"Her strokes varied in length, she
darkened the ochre colour
Reinstated lines formed
angles and confidence.
Umber Initial observations fell
Her hand darted and sped
, vivid between paper palette and
cup. She looked at the model up in
brief This rhythm repeated for
ten minutes, specified.
Her body, still besides right
arm hands and Eyes taking
the view all in.
, added emotion
Her interpretation is forgiving
, She expresses the living and
the solitude of the subject’s place
in the room."
With a creative eye, the casual observer can espy characters or faces in the everyday objects all around us. French artist Gilbert Legrand takes this a step further by painting and otherwise modifying totally mundane objects to turn them into cute characters and give them new life.
Art Everywhere UK: David Hockney’s “My Parents” (1977) will be displayed across 30,000 billboards and outdoor sites throughout the UK as part of Art Everywhere UK’s public art initiative. Of the 25 artists included in the project, Hockney’s work was voted the “nation’s favorite” in an online Facebook poll.
POP QUIZ: RICHARD KERN
Richard Kern on hating selfies, and that time he got mistaken for a drug dealer.
David Milne (Canadian, 1882-1953), Blue Reader. Oil on canvas, 18 x 20 in.
David Milne (Canadian, 1882-1953), The Defiant Maple, 1910. Pastel on illustration board, 23¼ x 18½ in.
Edward Hopper - Gloucester Mansion
Edward Hopper, Square Rock, 1914
John Singer Sargent - 1905-1906
Henri Edmond Cross - Meersbucht (South of France)
They are horizontal atop me, she is awake
He is sleeping. Still, only beats and breaths and
flickers He sees beneath lids and lashes. She moves
, slightly Reacts to his lack of interaction with softness
Motions on his shoulder
, then rests again.
They are content in me,"