samedi 22 septembre 2012

The Mix .

I do not know how I came up with this idea . But does anyone really know how ideas suddenly appear in our minds. I remember that I was searching something "new" for a show in Bergamo , an exhibition that took place in Palazzo Moroni ( at the same time as Salon in 2009). I was working with William Cochran in the US and one evening in my hotel room this "idea" of mixing up ornaments, preferably sketchy ones, quite loosely painted with waterbased technique and "central images" painted realistically in oils came to me. I did a few quick sketches , I thought it was a cool idea.
Did I really find someting or did I help memories to come back to the surface of my consciousness? This idea is certainly not new , others have done it before me ( I have seen this afterwards) but when this happened I really thought this mix was original...here are the results. These are paintings I did a few years ago but I still love them.
 I love  the art of painting per se. I feel grateful towards all the artists of the past who where strong enough to deal with the Beauty of the world and so talented that they added to it... I am impressed by all the artists of our time who dare do the same  . I have been given the gift of painting too and I try my best.

" Liz" , a mix of Renaissance ornaments and detail of a painting of F.Clouet , XVIth century.

Detail


"Grenades", a mix of a late XVIIIth century fabric and a still life of Chardin.

Detail


"Mop", a mix of images from "Marie-Antoinette" by S.Coppola ( I just changed the dog) and a Renaissance ornament.

Detail

"Orta", a mix of an ornament by Berain and a landscape of Corot.

Detail



"Grappa", a mix of a Louis XVI ornament and a detail of a dutch still life of the XVIIth century.

Detail

"Champagne", a mix of a "Regence" ornament and a picture of "Marie-Antoinette" by S.Coppola.

Detail



4 commentaires:

  1. Génial, j'adore ! plus précisément, tout ce qui concerne les fruits ;encore une fois, vous nous transportez dans un monde de rafinement et de beauté...

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  2. these ornamental panels are so thrilling! I love to look at details and moments in things, and framing them in a good ornamental cartouche is a brilliant way to celebrate those details.

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  3. Lynne,

    I like the word " celebrate" , I do not think we have a perfect equivalent in french , it seems to mean exactly what these paintings are about, I also like the parallel between moments and details . Moments are the details of time and when you look at a detail in a painting I think you create a detail in time....
    Pascal

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