Sunday, July 23, 2017

Salvador Dali Inspired Painting, Watching Time by k Madison Moore

Watching Time
Inspired by Salvador Dali

Painting with The Masters
14 x 18 Dali oil painting on canvas

I recently painted an 8 x 8 Dali Inspired chair for my new 
Collectable Chairs Series "Take Seat. That painting inspired this painting. I love when that happens and now from this I have
yet another idea that I may paint at some point.

I love clocks so I love Dali too. 
I found a few titles for his Eye painting:
Subconscious Mind, Surrealist, Dreams, Subconscious.  
He sure did have a strange way of  "seeing things!"

The Persistence of Memory  is one of his most recognizable works. The painting has been in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New Your City, which received it from an anonymous donor. It is widely recognized and frequently referenced in popular culture and sometimes referred to by more descriptive (though incorrect) titles, such as 'The Soft 
Watches' or The Melting Watches.

The well-known Surrealist piece introduced the image of the soft melting socket watch.   Dali stated that the soft watches were inspired by the surrealist perception of a  Camembert  melting in the sun.

Salvador Dalí was born Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dalí y Domenech on May 11, 1904, in Figueres, Spain.
From an early age, Dalí was encouraged to practice his art and would eventually go on to study at an academy in Madrid. In the 1920s, he went to Paris and began interacting with artists such as Picasso, Magritte and Miro, which led to Dalí's first Surrealist phase. He is perhaps best known for his 1931 painting The Persistence of Memory, showing melting clocks in a landscape setting. 

The rise of fascist leader Francisco Franco in Spain led to the artist's expulsion from the Surrealist movement, but that didn't stop him from painting. Dalí died in 1989.

If you have an idea for a special painting just for you
or you would like me to design one for you, contact
me with your ideas or the artist that inspired you.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Frida Kahlo - Parrots for Frida Kahlo - Painting by k Madison Moore

Parrots for Frida

8 x 8 Mini Painting
Wired and ready to hang
Certificate of Appraisal included

Take a Seat Series


Fanciful and amusing oil paintings of
Chairs and Miniature Paintings
with a sense of humor.

Commission Projects Welcome 
Contact me with your ideas.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Picasso Painting, Sitting Around with Picasso Again. by k madison Moore Pennsylvania Artist

Sitting Around with Picasso
Inspired by Pablo Picasso

Painting with The Masters

This is somewhat of a pilot painting for a new series that 
I have been working on. The series will be called
"Take a Seat". I have no idea how this popped into my head but I 
 Have been having a lot fun creating it.
Curious? .... Stay tuned!

Sitting Around with Picasso is in addition to my previous Sitting 
with Picasso paintings that were so popular and the fine art prints 
 still are. I just laughed through this whole painting with 
making the chairs into people. 
Very Picasso! How fun is that!

A great size of 16 x 20 x 2 oil Painting on Canvas
Wired and ready to hang. No frame needed

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Chair Paintings by k Madison Moore, The Acrobat Inspired by Picasso

Take a Seat Series
8 x 8 Monet Inspired Oil Painting on Canvas

Fanciful and amusing oil paintings of
Chairs and Miniature Paintings
with a sense of humor.

The chair is La Lecture is a painting Picasso completed in January 1932. It depicts Picasso's mistress and muse,  Marie Therese Walter with a book upon her lap. 

This painting shows off the spontaneous agility of the acrobat's body.
In this painting, The Acrobat, Picasso depicted the human figure with the cube of the frame despite the apparent freedom of movement. 

There's always room for one more little painting!

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Claude Monet Inspired Painting, by k Madison Moore, Flowers for Monet

Flowers for Monet

8 x 8 Monet Inspired Oil Painting on Canvas

Take a Seat Series
Fanciful and amusing oil paintings of
Chairs and Miniature Paintings
with a sense of humor.

Claude Monet was born on 14 November 1840 in Paris. Monet's ambition of documenting the French countryside led him to adopt a method of painting the same scene many times in order to capture the changing of light and the passing of the seasons. From 1883 Monet lived in Giverny,  where he purchased a house and property and began a vast landscaping project which included lily ponds that would become the subjects of his best-known works. In 1899 he began painting the water lilies, first in vertical views with a Japanese bridge as a central feature, and later in the series of large-scale paintings that was to occupy him continuously for the next 20 years of his life.

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Toasting Kandinsky, Miniature Oil Painting by k Madison Moore

Toasting Kandinsky
Inspired by Wassily Kandinsky


8 x8 oil painting on canvas

New Series -"Take a Seat"
8 x 8 Oil Painting on Canvas

Fanciful and amusing oil paintings of
Chairs and Miniature Paintings
with a sense of humor.

Kandinsky heard music when he saw colors, especially when he was painting.

Kandinsky is believed to have had synaesthesia, a harmless condition that allows a person to appreciate sounds, colours or words with two or more senses simultaneously. In his case, colours and painted marks triggered particular sounds or musical notes and vice versa. The involuntary ability to hear colour, see music or even taste words results from an accidental cross-wiring in the brain that is found in one in 2,000 people, and in many more women than men.

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Chair Oil Painting Inspired by Picasso - Lights Out by k Madison Moore

Lights Out
Picasso Inspired

Take a Seat Series

8 x 8 Chair oil painting on canvas

Fanciful and amusing oil paintings
of Miniature Paintings and Chairs with a 
sense of humor

Frida Kahlo - Thoughts of My Life, Oil painting by k Madison Moore

Thoughts of My Life - Frida Kahlo
Happy 110th Birthday Frida 

24" x 24" Original Frida Kahlo Painting on Canvas

I wanted to have this finished by July 6th, Frida's 110th birthday but it
is a large painting and took longer than I thought. It is amazing how she is celebrated.
There are festivals going on all over the US and especially in California where they will
be celebrating her birthday for this entire month so I will be also with  several more paintings.

I am especially happy about the way this one turned out and is the largest 
I have painted Frida thus far. I love the huge Magnolias surrounding her. They were her
favorite flowers. Her signature large jewelry had to be included and I will mention
that the silver is metallic paint and looks great.

Are you wondering what Frida is thinking about?

Below are Frida's thoughts and a copy will be included 
with the purchase of this

Frida Kahlo - thoughts of My Life

My name is Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderon

I was born July 6, 1907 in Mexico City, Mexico. I was the seventh daughter of Guillermo Kahlo, a successful German photographer who emigrated to Mexico from Pforzheim, and of a Mexican- Indian mother. Matilde Calderon y Gonzalez. My father encouraged my interest in art, photography and archaeology. My mother was no so well educated and was also very religious.

At the age of 6, I suffered an attack of poliomyelitis which left me with a deformed leg. Exercise and determination helped me make a good recovery.  At 14 I enrolled into one of Mexico’ s best schools hoping to forge a good education and become a medical doctor.

On September 17, 1925 I suffered a serious injury in a traffic accident in Mexico City and broke my spinal column and pelvis in three places as well as my collar bone and two ribs and a rod piercing my abdomen. My right leg already deformed from Polio was shattered and fractured in 11 places and my foot was dislocated.

I spent the next month in the hospital and another 3 months at home recuperating, followed by 32 operations during my lifetime. My father made a special easel for me so I could paint in bed. During my recovery “I painted many self portraits because am the person I know best.” My prolonged illness gave me the opportunity to rethink my life and become a painter in spite if all my discomfort and pain.

I met my future love and husband Diego Rivera when he painted a mural at my school in 1923. We met again on 1927 and began an affair. Although my mother objected to me dating Diego, mostly because of our age differences, he was 20 years older than me. She felt we looked awkward together as I was only 5’3” tall and 100 lbs and he weighed nearly 300 lbs and was 6’ tall. We were married in traditional Catholic ceremony in 1929.

Melancholia, illness, separation, divorce and re- marriage marked our relationship. Diego was a womanizer and our marriage was stormy. I was frustrated by our marriage so I had several affairs including with the revolutionary Leon Trotsky in 1938. My career as an artist was highly successful and took me around Mexico City, New York and Europe.

Diego and I divorced early 1940 and soon after my health deteriorated. My moderate to heavy drinking and chain smoking and a steady diet of candy exacerbated my infirmity. In the early 1930’s I developed an atrophic ulcer on my right foot and had several toes amputated and eventually lost my leg.

Diego and I reconciled and were re-married on his 54th birthday, December 1940 in San Francisco California. Following the amputation of my leg in 1953 I became a recluse and more deeply depressed. I and was loosing the will to live. I was found dead at home in Mexico City on July 13, 1954 from kidney failure and liver and heart failure. Some believe I committed suicide by taking an overdose of my pills. No-one will ever know accept me.

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Owls Painting, Whooo's in The Attic by k Madison Moore

Whooo's in The Attic?

Another Dream come true. I love it when I dream about art and then
execute it as a painting and it works! Sometimes I wish my brain would just stop 
working so I could sleep sounder but most times this does not happen with an insomniac.
It is like your asleep but you think your awake so at least something good comes out of it.

Owls are my favorite birds. I wish I could have a few but it is totally illegal to own
them so I just have to enjoy what I have in my trees on my property. I love to hear all
the who's!

Imagine having a bunch of them and hanging out with them in a big attic under
the moonlit starry sky. Here Mr Owl decided that he would be the artist and paint
portraits of his friends.

My last owls painting was so popular that I am still selling prints
of it I am hoping for the same with this one.

16 x 20 x 2 Owls oil painting on canvas

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Thinking Pablo - Dora Marr Oil Painting by k Madison Moore Fine Artist

Thinking Pablo - Dora Marr
Picasso Inspired

Take a Seat Series

Fanciful and amusing oil paintings
of Miniature Paintings and Chairs with a 
sense of humor

Dora Marr, the photographer and painter who was Picasso’s lover and the principal model for many of his weeping woman portraits in the late 1930’s and 40’s. After their relationship ended she suffered from depression and opted to live in reclusion, living in the shadow of the image that Picasso created for her. Picasso said, I could never see her, never imagine her, except for crying. Is Dora thinking about Picasso here?

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Pink Nude Oil Paintings, Modesty I and II by k Madison Moore

Modesty I and II

Emotions in Color Series

2 - 12 x 16 Pink Nude Oil Paintings on Canvas

These were fun to paint but you would think they would be easy
and they were not. Trying to blend colors in such a narrow space was
a challenge but I love the way they turned out.

I think they look great together but may be purchased separately 
as well. They are very "Modest" and contemporary so they would 
be nice in a living room, bedroom or anywhere.

 Frames are for display only so you can see how they look framed.
   The sides are painted so you really do not need frames. Either way looks great!

Modesty I

Modesty II

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Engaged, Pop Art Chair Painting Inspired by Roy LIchtenstein by k Madison Moore

Inspired by Roy Lichtenstein

8 x 8 Lichtenstein Oil Painting on Canvas

Take a Seat Series
Fanciful and amusing oil paintings of
Chairs and Miniature Paintings
with a sense of humor.

Another fun, colorful small painting or my new series.
Always love painting with primary colors and Pop Art is
so fun and brings back my comic book days.

Roy Fox Lichtenstein was an American Pop Artist during the 1960's along with Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns. He became a leading figure in the new art movement. His work  defined the premise of Pop Art through parody.

Roy Lichtenstein was one of the most influential and innovative artists of the second half of the twentieth century. He identified with Pop Art, a movement he helped originate. His fully achieved paintings were based on imagery from comic strips and advertisements and rendered in a style mimicking the crude printing process of newspaper reproduction.

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Welcome to My Dream, Rousseau Inspired Oil Painting by k Madison Moore

Welcome to My Dream
Inspired by Henri Rousseau

Painting with The Masters
Art within Art Series

14 x 14 x 2 Jungle Oil painting on Canvas

I love doing jungle paintings inspired by Henri Rousseau.
He had such a fun imagination. I was thinking about about working
with him again on another jungle piece before I went to sleep one night
so I had a dream about the composition and this is my dream. How cool is that!
…and yes, I do dream in color. I have been asked that many times because I do paint
a lot from my dreams. My brain never stops.

If I didn’t dream this I probably would have never thought to use the pinks 
 in a jungle painting but I do love the way it worked out with my take on Henri’s
wild jungle flowers. Just love Mr Tiger laying there chilling! Maybe he just woke up 
from a dream too!

Henri Julien Felix Rousseau  ( French) May 21, 8144 - September 2, 1910 was a French post impressionist painter in the Naive or Primitive manner.   He was also known as Le Douanier ( the customs officer)  a humorous description of his occupation as a toll and tax collector. He started painting seriously in his early forties: by age 49, he retired his job to work full time on his art.

Ridiculed during his lifetime by critics, he came to be recognized as a self taught genius whose works are of high artistic quality. Rousseau’s work exerted and extensive influence on several generations of avant-garde artists. He was well known for his jungle and animal paintings. His works are worth millions today.

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Irises for van Gogh Chair Painting by k Madison Moore

Irises for van Gogh
Inspired by Vincent van Gogh

8 x 8 van Gogh Oil Painting on Canvas

The a Seat Series

Fanciful and amusing oil paintings of
Chairs and Miniature Paintings
with a sense of humor.

In May 1889, after episodes of self-mutilation and hospitalization,
Vincent van Gogh chose to enter an asylum in Saint-Rémy, France. 
There, in the last year before his death, he created almost 130 paintings.
Within the first week, he began Irises, working from nature in the asylum's garden.

Each one of Van Gogh's irises is unique. He carefully studied their 
movements and shapes to create a variety of curved silhouettes bounded by
wavy, twisting, and curling lines.

"How well he has understood the exquisite nature of flowers!”

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Salvador Dali Oil Painting by k Madison Moore

Time for Dali
Inspired by Salvador Dali
8 x 8 Dali Oil Painting on Canvas
Take a Seat Series

Sold - On it's way to Canada

Fanciful and amusing oil paintings of
Chairs and Miniature Paintings
with a sense of humor.
Salvador Dalí was a skilled  draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. Dalí's expansive artistic repertoire included film,sculpture ,and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in  a variety of media.
 His eccentric manner and attention-grabbing public actions sometimes drew more attention than his artwork, to the dismay of those who held his work in high esteem, and to the irritation of his critics.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Peacock Chair Oil Painting by k Madison Moore

Peacocks in The Room
Inspired by Walter Crane

Take a Seat Series
8 x 8 Peacock Oil Painting on Canvas

I recently found this artist and love his very detailed work. The mini  painting on the wall is inspired by one of his Peacock paintings and is approximately 2” x 3.5” without the frame.
Love doing this small paintings in between my commissions and larger projects. These little gems would make great gifts and areaffordable.Great for the collector that is running out of wall space too

Take a Seat Series

The Concept
Fanciful and amusing oil paintings of
Chairs and Miniature Paintings
with a sense of humor.

My Meta Art

Meta is when I refer to The Master’s creative work. 
In this work is the inspiration. It's art about their art! 
It’s Art within Art. It's less about using their style 
and more about expressing my passion for and 
interpretation of what their body of work represents.

Walter Crane (15 August 1845 – 14 March 1915) was an English artist and book illustrator. He is considered to be the most i
Influential, and among the most prolific, children’s book creator of his generation andone of the strongest contributors to the child's nursery
motif that the genre of English children's illustrated literature would exhibit in its developmental stages in the latter 19th century.
Crane's work featured some of the more colourful and detailed beginnings of the child-in-the-garden
 motifs that would characterize many nursery rhymes and children's stories for decades to come. He was part of
 the Arts and Crafts movement  and produced an array of paintings, illustrations, children's books, ceramic 
tiles and other decorative arts. Crane is also remembered for his creation of a number of iconic 
images associated with the International Socialist movement. 

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