Those pictures make me wish I could swim.
Me too. :) But it's never too late to learn...
Like them all especially the first one.
Yes, that's a favorite of mine as well. I love Dame Laura Knight's work.
So beautiful and lovely on a hot day like this in the city. It's refreshing to see these paintings.I'm reminded of German water colorist Emil Nolde's beautiful seascapes, very unusual, but I'm not sure about his politics, so I'm torn. But just from an objective viewpoint, his paintings of the sea were incredibly inventive.
I'm familiar with Nolde's flower watercolors but that's about it. I'll to see if I can find his seacapes.
I do love the paintings and illustrations that you post Yvette. I've discovered some great artists that I'd be totally unaware existed otherwise, so thanks for posting them.
Oh you're so welcome, Michelle Ann. It's my pleasure. And thanks for dropping by. I'm discovering new artists as well. :)
Dame Laura Knight is another of my favourite painters - I love her paintings of the sea, and rocks with people swimming and playing around in Cornwall. This painting, however, is one that I have never seen before. Love the painting by Eric Zener - there is so much more to this painting than first meets the eye. I could imagine myself bobbing about in that sea with others and contemplating that dark azure line on the horizon.
Yes, there's lots of beautiful activity going on in the Zener painting. I'm wondering if prints are available. But first I'm aiming to get my hands on a couple of Laura Knight prints. The hard part is deciding which. Hopefully I can find some in this country. Maybe in poster form. I love her stuff. I also love Munning's horse paintings. That whole Cornwall crowd was SO talented. Lots of drama, but also great talent.Have you heard about the new film about Munnings and his wife? It's called SUMMER IN FEBRUARY. It will be available on Netflix next month.
Yes, I saw the film about a year ago and did a post on Laura and showed a clip from the film - you can see it here if you are interested:-http://wherefivevalleysmeet.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/dame-laura-knight-painter-1877-1970.html
They made me want to rush right over to the Jersey shore! I'll probably need to look at them again this week to cool off from the temperatures predicted!
I know! IT's been SO hot. But better hot than storming. Yikes! I keep inside with the air conditioner going night and day. Me and Rocky that is. :) I love paintings of water. I think, really, they do have a cooling effect. But they're also so beautiful to look at.
Dear Yvette,A belated Happy 4th of July to you!I like this theme. I've never painted a seascape, but I have a healthy respect for those who can make water so convincing. It's hard to choose a favorite amongst these, but while I like all the underwater views, i especially like the fourth painting by Eric Zener. That curved horizon is brillaint.
Yes, that is a wonderful painting by an artist that I wasn't familiar with myself, Mark. I'm probably not as familiar with contemporary work as I should be. But little by little I'm finding more and more to like. Painting water to look like water is a talent in itself. :)
Nolde's seascapes aren't pleasant nor do they show people. They're of the sea, sometimes with ships or boats, sometimes with storms or very dramatic. If it's serenity one wants, his paintings aren't the ones to see.They're intense, brilliant with colors.
Yes, even his flowers are unsettling. :)
His use of color! Reds on the sea? His politics were strange, too, as far as I know. Unfortunately, he agreed with the Nazis on some key policies, like anti-Semitism, which is why I hesitate. But then the Nazis banned his art and considered it "degenerate." So I don't know his beliefs or if they changed. Anyway, came to resee your blog again on this hot day, and they are cooling me off. Wish I were in that water!
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