Sunday, May 1, 2016

Dare to be Different - Banksy / Bowie by k Madison Moore


Dare to be Different - Banksy Painting Bowie
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18 x 24 Bowie / Banksy Oil Painting on Canvas

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My Collector loved Bowie and wanted to a composition with him standing under a street light in England at night watching the ghost of Banksy painting him on an alley wall. Banksy of course is in ghost form since no-one really knows who he is. F I did a similar previous painting of Banksy painting Marilyn Monroe for another collector.

Banksy is an England-based graffiti artist, political activist and film director of unverified identity. 

Banksy displays his art on publicly visible surfaces such as walls and self-built physical prop pieces. Banksy does not sell photographs or reproductions of his street graffiti, but art auctioneers have been known to attempt to sell his street art on location and leave the problem of its removal in the hands of the winning bidder.

Banksy is a household name in England but his identity is a subject of febrile speculation. Elusive street artist Banksy has kept his identity a closely guarded secret. Banksy, a street artist whose identity remains unknown, is believed to have been born in Bristol, England, around 1974. He rose to prominence for his provocative stenciled pieces in the late 1990s. 

Banksy’s stencils feature striking and humorous images combined with slogans. The message is usually anti-war, anti- capitalist or anti - establishment. Subjects often include rats, aprs, policemen, soldier, children and the elderly. 


The Spirit of Banksy







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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Monet in The Garden Exhibit Landscape Painting by k Madison Moore





Monet in The Garden Exhibit
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24 x 36 Monet Landscape Oil Painting on Canvas

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My collectors love flowers and landscapes but they

also love my Art within Art Series. We decided to try
it in an outdoor garden scene instead of an interior
or museum. Who better to exhibit but Monet for this
garden composition.

The water is flowing through the garden while the

ladies walk about. One is resting at the waterfalls
edge while another looks on from the top of the stairs
at all the Monet paintings hanging from the trees.
Can you find all four of them?

This was a fun painting but took a very long time.

Enjoy


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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Philippines ural - Picasso Inspired by k Madison Moore



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Romancing Picasso

8' x 10'

Mural at El Cocinero @ La Bella  Tangaytay Philippines

This is my Romancing Picasso in the entrance of a small romantic restaurant in the Philippines.
Not great photos but you get the idea.







Just received another beautiful comment from a collector:

Thank so much Heather
Wow! Madison - this is great  news -the mural is beautiful. Picasso would have been honoured if he was alive.   When are you going to do something like this in London?  Wish you all the best, may this be only the start of what lies ahead for someone with your talent - looking forward to seeing your work all over the globe.  This has made my day, warm regards, God Bless! Heather




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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Sitting with Picasso Again by k Madison Moore


Sitting with Picasso Again
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Painting with The Masters
Art within Art Series

11 x 14 Still Life Interior Oil Painting on Canvas





It has been so long since I added to my Painting with The Masters
Art within Art Series. Always so much fun and still one of my
favorite series.

I love Picasso!!  I love to paint with him and see what I can come
up with in a similar style to his. This was a fun painting working
with my impressions of some of his sitting paintings. Did you
ever notice how many paintings he has of people sitting for him?

The Hand Sculpture and the Vase are also similar to some of
his works. The wine is his brand too, let's join him!  lol!

Enjoy Sitting with Picasso Again


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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Expressions of Roy by k Madison Moore - Masters Studio Series


Expressions of Roy
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Painting with The Masters
Masters Studio Series 
Roy Lichtenstein Studio

14 x 18 Roy Lichtenstein Inspired oil painting on canvas

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Roy must have been a fun guy. He loved comics and did many paintings
after them. Many and most of them were designed with tiny dots and bright colors.
No way was I doing that!

  He painted so many different expressions so I thought
it would be fun to  do my impression of some of them and have them
hanging in his studio with his favorite leather sofa.

He designed some furniture as well. I just loved this crazy curvy chair
and stool so had to include it in this composition. Looks like he was having
tea and someone forgot their sneakers!


Here's a photo of Roy lounging on his leather sofa in his studio






Roy Fox Lichtenstein was born on October 27, 1923, in New York City, the first of two children born to Milton and Beatrice Werner Lichtenstein. Milton Lichtenstein (1893–1946) was a successful real estate broker, and Beatrice Lichtenstein (1896–1991

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

In August 1997, Lichtenstein fell ill with pneumonia. He died unexpectedly of complications from the disease on September 29, 1997, at the age of 73, in New York City.




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Friday, March 4, 2016

Painting My Dreams for Bella by k Madison Moore Inspired by Marc Chagall



Painting My Dreams for Bella
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Painting with The Masters Series

11 x 14 Chagall  Inspired Oil Painting on Canvas

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“Love and fantasy go hand in hand “- Marc Chagall


This is perfect quote for this composition! I love to do work like his.
The room is Chagall's "Interior with Flowers", of course altered for this
piece. I added Chagall's Self Portrait and have him painting his work titled:


"The Birthday".

It’s her birthday and in a moment of emotion and passion, her husband decides that the flowers he got for her are not enough. And so, he literally ‘leaps’ to kiss her, catching her by a wonderful surprise and carrying her away.

I thought it would be fun to also have Bella and Chagall floating from his imagination above 
the flowers towards the window as he has them in the Birthday painting. 


This is my first time painting with Chagall but will not be my last.
This was a really fun painting with a lot of thought and my imagination.
A Great painting for Chagall lovers.



The Birthday by Marc Chagall




“The Birthday” or “Anniversary” as it’s also known, is a 1915 Marc Chagall composition featuring a simple interior  typical of Russian provincial tastes of the turn of the 20th century. The two figures, a man and a woman appear to be free of having to conform to the common laws of physics. They simply float, unburdened by gravity. The woman in the painting is none other than Chagalls’ beloved first wife Bella Rosenfeld whom the artist met in St. Petersburg in 1908. Bella, in a simple black dress is shown tilted forward towards the window as if running, holding a festive bouquet of flowers. Chagall – floating lovingly above her, kissing her with his head bent and twisted, his torso turned away from her. This is an intimate setting, meant for the loved one, and that’s how the viewer gets a feeling of being in the same room as the couple and almost intruding upon an intimate moment. Like so many of Marc Chagall’s other loving tributes to his wife, this painting is filled with intimacy, caring affection, love and warmth.

Interior with Flowers by Marc Chagall




Self Portrait by Marc Chagall

Self-Portrait with Seven Fingers was Marc Chagall’s first self-portrait, painted in 1912-13. He was about 25 years old at the time. It was painted in his first Paris studio in Paris, where he and 200 fellow artists lived in very poor conditions. It’s an example of how artists can include personal meaning and history in their self-portraits.




Chagall (born 1887- died 1985) grew up in Belarus, now an independent country, but then part of the Russian empire. His father was a laborer (unskilled construction worker) who struggled to make enough money to support the family. While Chagall spent most of his life in France, he never stopped returning to Belarus in his mind and in his art. In Self-Portrait with Seven Fingers, two landscapes hover above the painter:  his new home of Paris and the memories of his childhood village in Belarus.
Chagall’s Jewish heritage shows strongly in much of his work, with references to traditional folktales, fables, and beliefs. In Study for Self Portrait with Seven Fingers, Chagall refers to the colorful Yiddish folk expression Mit alle zibn finger, (with all seven fingers,) meaning “working as fast and as hard as possible”.  That explains the extra fingers!
The broken, puzzle-like appearance of the objects in the painting is an influence from Cubism, a popular style of painting at the time. Chagall was experimenting with Cubist methods of breaking up reality and reassembling it in new ways. 



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Monday, February 29, 2016

In A Blue Dream by k Madison Moore - Blue Nude Oil Painting



In A Blue Dream
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Emotions Blue Series
11 x 14 Blue Nude Oil Painting



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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Her Black Swan Original Oil Painting by k Madison Moore



Her Black Swan
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“But when the swan departs, you shall remain behind, like an abandoned woman.” - Sri Guru Granth Sahib

I painted this a few months ago and used a different palette
of earth tones.  I was never happy with it though. I love the 
piece and felt it was well worth working again.  This week I
 revisited it and added much more color, more my style and now
I am much happier. Of course they are always much nicer in hand
where you can appreciate all of the beautiful glazes and details.

 Is the Black Swan her mate, her lover, her friend?
Can you tell this story? I am leaving this one to you.
Would love to hear your rendition :)

Figurative Series

14 x 18 Swan Floral Oil Painting on Canvas

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Comments from a Collector

Hi Madison,

This is  beautiful - hadn't a clue that the Black swan in Hindu mythological and Vedic literature had spiritual qualities, or that Sikhs compared a saintly person to a Black Swan (someone who performed good deeds).  Fuschia or deep Pink go really well with the Black of the swan.  The magnolia flowers are really pretty.  Pretty girl.
 In India we have the  Magnolia Champaca (The Temple tree or Champa tree) - the flowers have a beautiful fragrance, also called Frangipani

Kind regards
Heather


Thank you Heather for your always kind words ~ Madison




Saturday, February 20, 2016

Dreamer by k Madison Moore - Fine Art Nude Oil Paintings

Dreamer
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A dream is a wish your heart makes ~ Walt Disney

Emotions in Color Series

14 x 18 Semi - Nude Oil Painting on Canvas





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Friday, February 12, 2016

Secrets by k Madison Moore - Nude Oil Painting

Secrets
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Emotions in Color

16 x 20 x 2 Nude Oil Painting on Canvas





“Loved” painting this one. 
I think I will let you wonder what her Secret is?



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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Peter's Parlor by k Madison Moore

Peter’s Parlor
Inspired by Peter Max
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Painting with The Masters
Art within Art Series III

18 x 18 x 2 Interior Oil Painting on Canvas



I haven’t painted an interior for some time and have had
Peter Max on my mind for awhile so decided to start off the
New Year with some inspiration from him. I always like painting
with him because of his use of bold colors.

He does a great job of mixing primary colors with pastel colors
in one composition. Always loved that about him. He certainly is
not afraid to mix and paint whatever and how ever he wants and
not according to the “so called rules” of thumb for artists of using 
the same palette and genre all the time. So boring!

Enjoy “Peter’s Parlor”

Peter Max (born Peter Max Finkelstein, October 19, 1937) is a German-born American illustrator and graphic artist currently living in New York City. He's known for his use of psychedelic shapes and color palettes, spectra in his work, and the counter-culture, pop-art-focused nature of his art.

His work has been featured in various popular publications, events, and various museums and galleries worldwide. Examples of his commissions include being the official artist of the 1994 World Cup, painting of the hull art of a Norwegian Cruise Line, and border murals along entry points to the USA from Canada and Mexico.



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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

In Love with Jeanne by k Madison Moore

In Love with Jeanne
Inspired by Modigliani

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11 x 14 Oil Painting on Canvas

Art within Art Series

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As all my collectors know, I  just love Modi and Jeanne.
This is one of many paintings that I have done of them.
I actually had the violet paint custom made for this
painting.  I just could not find the correct color so
I decided to go for it an have it made. Needless to say
it was very expensive, probably the most I have
ever paid for paint but when I want what I want for
a special piece then I get it. I will be using it  in many 
paintings to come.

I was surprised to find a few landscapes that Modi
Painted so thought it was a great idea to have a view of one
of them from the window.

I love working on all the little details, the clock,
the high button shoes, lamp, tea pot and cup and the
floral design in the carpet. Took me a very long time
but I was so excited seeing it all come together.
Of course the details can never really be fully 
appreciated  with a photo on the internet. Ask any
collector how much nicer they are in hand. Enjoy







This is the only self Portrait of Modi


Jeanne Hébuterne (6 April 1898 – 25 January 1920) was a  Frenchartist, best known as the frequent subject and common- law wife of the artist Amedeo Modigliani
Before Modi met Jeanne, Modigliani had had more than his share of lovers and affairs. It was as if no woman in Paris could resist his charm and sex appeal. But with Jeanne – a shy, gentle, delicate, innocent young woman – Modigliani found the person who would come closest to a true companion, and presented his best hope for a deep and meaningful relationship. Whether his destructive habits would allow that relationship to prosper, however, was a different matter.

This is Jeanne Hebuterne. Quite a magnetic, almost confrontational, gaze for a girl described as “shy”:
Jeanne had much to deal with in addition to the high-maintenance lover that was Amadeo Modigliani. Her conservative family took tremendous issue with her romantic involvement with Modi. They objected vehemently for a few reasons. First, he was a penniless artist. Second, he was a wild living degenerate. Third, he was a Jew. So what did young Jeanne do? Did she capitulate to her family’s wishes and abandon the man she loved? Or did she defy her family to be with him? Do I even have to answer that question, folks? I think you all know the answer. Disowned by her family, off she went, to love Modigliani completely, faithfully, and ultimately to her own devastation.

Unmarried, Modi and Jeanne moved in together. They had a child, a daughter, born in November of 1918. Jeanne sat for over 20 works by Modigliani, and still found time to devote to her own art as well.
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I thought you would enjoy seeing the real
Modigliani and Jeanne

Lazy Days with Matisse by k Madison Moore

Lazy Days with Matisse
Inspired by Henri Matisse

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11 x 14 Oil Painting on Canvas

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I know we all have had those days where we feel
like just doing nothing! Nothing but lying around
and relaxing, maybe from a cool breeze in front
of a window, thinking about the future and the 
days to come or what is in store for us?
Wonder what these ladies are thinking about
on their " Lazy Days with Matisse?"
Enjoy!


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I was very grateful to one of my collectors for notifying me of an issue I had on the internet. I could have lost this entire portfolio and 8 years of work had he not emailed me with his concerns.
I was so grateful that I sent him this painting as a gift and here is what he said. Thanks so much Tom :)

This was "perfect" timing!!!

My goodness, Madison, you take my breath away!

I would have been pleased beyond words to receive one of your lovely post cards, or a calendar.  But ANOTHER original painting, and such BEAUTIFUL one, I am absolutely THRILLED!!

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, and, if I seem ungrateful, THANK YOU!!!  It really is too much, but so VERY generous, and sweet of you.  I certainly have done nothing to deserve this truly wonderful gift, and you really have my full gratitude (and admiration!).  I love the vibrant yellow, reds and, particularly, the wonderful oranges, and the contrasting languishing calm of the women and the sea.  Marvelous!

And the cat, oh the cat!  I came home Wednesday this week to find I had lost my dear cat friend to an infection.  She was such a sweet girl, and I’m quite saddened, as you can imagine, but her memory will now be forever with me in your paining.  The cat on the chair is now named Lexi, so you know.  Your timing, and content, is serendipitous.  She was a black Siamese mix!

You have REALLY surprised (!) me with a gift of bright happiness and solace at a very sad time, and you touch my heart.  It is PERFECT, and you are a dear!

Thanks, Madison, you are generous and wonderful! An “old soul” if I ever met one.

And, one hell of an artist!

Wow!

Your Fan,

Tom


















Henri Emile Benoît Matisse was born in a tiny, tumbledown weaver's cottage on the rue du Chêne Arnaud in the textile town of Le Cateau-Cambresis at eight o'clock in the evening on the last night of the year, 31 December 1869 (Le Cateau-Cambrésis  is in the extreme north of  France near the Belgian border).

Matisse’s discovery of his true profession came about in an unusual manner. Following an attack of appendicitis, he began to paint in 1889, when his mother had brought him art supplies during the period of convalescence. He said later, “From the moment I held the box of colors in my hands, I knew this was my life. I threw myself into it like a beast that plunges towards the thing it loves.

Matisse’s uninhibited celebration of women is often believed to have initiated from Cézanne’s painting Three Brothers  (1882) (which he had acquired for himself along with a Van Gogh and a Gauguin). However, Matisse depicts women as nurturing, welcoming, and unlike the forbidding, massive clay-like presence of those of Paul Cezanne.

Matisse died of a heart attack at the age of eighty-four, on November 3, 1954, with Marguerite and Delectorskaya at his side. Lydia Delectorskaya left immediately with the suitcase she had kept packed for fifteen years.

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Exhibit de Lempicka by k Madison Moore

Exhibit de Lempicka

14 x 28   de Lempicka Oil Painting on Canvas


Art within Art Series

This painting took soooo long to complete!
There are 12 characters and all detailed.

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I love de Lempicka. She was way ahead of her time with her work. I thought it 
would be fun to do a preparation of a de Lempicka exhibt. Can you imagine
what they go through with hanging an exhibit? Just the care in handling the
 work to insure no damage of such large works with frames must be a task
Everything is handles with white gloves as you see here with each person
handling a painting. Some day I hope to see a "Tamara de Lempicka Exhibit."
  
Tamara de Lempicka (Łempicka) (May 16, 1898–March 18, 1980), born Maria Górska in Warsaw,
in partitioned Poland was a Polish Art Deco painter and "the first woman artist to be a glamor star."

Lempicka is best known for her Art Deco-styled portraits. Sexy, bedroom-eyed women in stylish dress are rendered in haunting poses. Perhaps it was her own dramatic life mirrored in her art. Married twice to wealthy, she moved from her native Poland to Russia, and then to Paris. In 1918, she studied painting at the Academe de la Grand Chaumiere, and was privately tutored by Maurice Denis.



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