Monday, April 11, 2016

Favorite painters

Monday, April 11, 2016
I went to an art high school  from when I was 14 years old and loved it. Most off my time I would spent my time painting, drawing, printing and making sculptures. But what I loved the most was always painting. Now I study graphic design which I like, but it’s nothing like that joy I feel when I am making a painting were I have been working on for months, and than seeing a result you’re happy with. I really want to share some of my inspirations. I never see artists as people I want to paint like. I have very much my own style of doing things and copying techniques of other amazing painters never turns out great for me. I see these people more as reasons why I started painting. Looking at there amazing work gives me the desire to do this.
“If you want to really hurt you parents, and you don’t have the nerve to be gay, the least you can do is go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possible can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.” 

― Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

This couldn’t be more truth, when you try to make art to make a living. Stop. It’s something you should do as a passion, because you can’t live without. It can be any form off art. It need to make you a better person and needs to make you grow in live. Art is so important for me.
Modigliani was a French/Italian artist and expressionist. His style is just perfect. He doesn’t paint with very much detail you would think, but the people he paints look still very realistic and make make me think that there is so much detail you just miss the first time you look. I want to spent so much time looking at his work. He is mostly known for his paintings and drawings but he also made a lot of sculptures. His main subject was portraits and full figures of humans, both in the images and in the sculptures.
His live may not be as pretty as his work…he developed the philosophical belief that the only path to creativity was through defiance of social norms and disorder in life. Thus began a life long affliction with corrupted beauty, which would ultimately end with his untimely death and the suicide of his grief-stricken wife and their unborn child.

When you ask me who my all time favorite artist is, he is probably the first one I think about. He was born in Austria, and lived a very simple life.
Klimt created a series of paintings that made extensive use of ornamental gold leaf. This is were he became very known for, I guess you all know “The Kiss”. What I loved about him was his combination between realistic and his decoratif print. The skin was always painted very realistic and detailed in contrary with the cloth which were always painted with unrealistic prints. The combination between these two makes his painting so much more interesting. All his work has this erotic feeling.

She is the only one in the list that is actually from this time. I like her work because it’s a combination between  She discribes her work as: “My oil work is amid figurative and abstract art, with an special touch of expressionism that characterize my personage’s soul.” The thing I like about her work is the combination between her delicate oil work,  overlaid by thick, expressive strokes of color.

Let me begin by saying I don’t like all his work. It’s very very dark. And sometimes a bit to much for me. But this painting “Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion”. I my all time favorite painting. No doubt. Before I even know what it meant I loved it. It’s so weird and amazing at the same time. He related these figures to the Eumenides – the vengeful furies of Greek myth, associating them within a broader mythological tradition. This explanation doesn’t really give me a reason to love it more. Sometimes I like work because I like looking at it for hours. This is what it’s like with this painting. I saw it in Tata modern and was blown away.

Rothko is an American abstract expressionist painter. He’s one of my inspirations for the way I paint. The way he uses so much layers to give his work dept and emotions inspires me so much. When I make a painting, no matter small or big, there are always countless layers used. It gives your work so much more character.


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