Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Mingled Thoughts, Painting Inspired by Picasso, by k Madison Moore

Mingled Thoughts

Inspired by Picasso and Tarkey

11 x 14 inches Oil painting on canvas

Art within Art Series

This is a little different than most of the Art within Art 
paintings I have been doing. Just wanted try try something 
a bit different. I found this painting of Picasso's and was the
first time I saw it. The pretty lady, I" I think" may have been
inspired by Tarkey. I say "think" because after I painted her
I realized how similar she looked to Tarkay's work. I wasn't
even thinking Tarkay when I painted her. It is funny when 
I study so many artists how much they influence my personal
compositions. The Picasso lady seems to be wondering
what the Tarkay lady is thinking?...or maybe she already 
knows? Are they having Mingled Thoughts?

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Itzchak Tarkay (born 1935) is an Australian -born Israeli painter and watercolourist.
In 1944, Tarkay and his family were sent to the  Mauthausen Concentration Camp  until Allied liberation freed them a year later. In 1949 his family emigrated to Israel, living in a kibbutz  for several years. Tarkay attended the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design from 1951, and graduated from the Avni Institute of Art and Design  in 1956.
His art is influenced by French  Impressionism, and  Post Impressionism. and Toulouse- His work was exhibited at the International Art Expo in New York in 1986 and 1987, and he has been the subject of three books.
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Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso known as Pablo Ruiz Picasso25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973) was a Spanish painter and  sculptor who lived most of his life in France. He is widely known for co-founding the  Cubist movement and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore

Monday, June 27, 2011

"Corked", by k Madison Moore


4.5 x 14 inches Oil Painting on Canvas

Still Life Series

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A friend and collector in Canada recently renovated a
floor in her home to make a gallery for her all her paintings
collections. She makes me laugh when she calls it
kMM Gallery North. Here are just a few of the paintings
she purchased from my Connoisseur Wine Collection
Series to hang over her new bar area. She has many more!

After she hung all of them there was a small space that
needed something especially designed for it. She gave
me artistic license to create something for this spot.

This was a fun, out of the box painting for me
to challenge....and it was a challenge being so small
and having all the little details.

Thanks Milvi, Happy you like it.

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Here is some cool info on corks.

  • Cork is an impermeable, buoyant material, a prime-subset of generic  cork tissue that is harvested for commercial use primarily from Quercus suber (the Cork Oak), which is endemic to southwest  Europe  and northwest Africa.
  • Once the trees are about 25 years old the cork is stripped from the trunks every ten years. The trees live for about 200 years. The first two harvests produce poorer quality cork.
  • Cork's elasticity combined with its near-impermeability makes it suitable as a material for bottle stoppers, especially for  wine bottles. Cork stoppers represent about 60% of all cork based production.
  • As late as the mid-17th century, French vintners did not use cork stoppers, using oil-soaked rags stuffed into the necks of bottles instead.
  • Wine corks can be made of either a single piece of cork, or composed of particles, as in champagne corks; corks made of granular particles are called "technical corks".
  • Natural cork closures are used for about 80% of the 20 billion bottles of wine produced each year. After a decline in use as wine-stoppers due to the increase in the use of cheaper synthetic alternatives, cork wine-stoppers are making a comeback and currently represent approximately 60% of wine-stoppers today.
  • Cork is used in musical instruments, particularly woodwind instruments , where it is used to fasten together segments of the instrument, making the seams airtight. Conducting baton handles are also often made out of cork.
  • Cork can be used as bricks for the outer walls of houses, as in Portugal's pavilion at Expo 2000.On November 28, 2007, the Portuguese national postal service CCT issued the world's first postage stamp made of cork.
  • Cork is used as the core of both baseballs and cricket balls. Replacing the interior of a baseball bat with cork—a practice known as corking—was historically a method of cheating at baseball; the efficacy of the practice is now discredited.
  • Cork is often used, in various forms, in spacecraft heat shields.
  • Cork is also used inside footwear to improve climate control and comfort.
  • Corks are also hung from hats to keep insects away.
  • Cork has been used as a core material in sandwich composite construction.
  • Cork can be used as the friction lining material of an automatic transmission clutch , as designed in certain mopeds.
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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Peters Piano by k Madison Moore

Eddy Gugliotta
The Max Collector

Peters Piano
Homage to Peter Max 

Art within Art series

Eddy is a avid Peter Max Collector.
He commissioned me to do Peters Piano for him in
larger format of 24 x 30. I have done a similar  painting
before in small format but it is amazing how different
 this one looks so large. I am happy that you like it
Eddy and that it will be hanging in your beautiful home 
in Miami.  Thanks for sending this photo of you
with the painting. 

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Composing with Beethoven, by k Madison Moore

Composing with Beethoven


11 x 14 Oil painting on canvas

Art within Art Series


I have so many fans and collectors that
love music as well as art so I thought
It would be cool to do a painting around
the late great Beethoven. When Warhol
was asked why he painted Beethoven, he
said because so many people love Beethoven
that he thought is was and interesting subject.
I guess I feel the same way. I just had to sneak
in a silhouette of a conductor here to portray
Ludwig van Beethoven. Enjoy!


Andy Warhol was born Andrew Warhola August 6, 1928.
Born to Slovak immigrants, he was reared in a working class suburb
of Pittsburgh. From an early age, Warhol showed an interest in
photography and drawing, attending free classes at Carnegie Institute.

Throughout the nineteen fifties, Warhol enjoyed a successful
career as a commercial artist, winning several commendations
 from the Art Director's Club and the American Institute of
Graphic Arts. During this period, he shortened his name to
 "Warhol." In 1952, the artist had his first solo exhibition at the
Hugo Gallery


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), the second-oldest
child of the court musician and tenor singer Johann
van Beethoven, was born in Bonn. Ludwig's father drilled
 him thoroughly with the ambition of showcasing him as a
 child prodigy. Ludwig gave his first public performance as
a pianist when he was eight years old. At the age of eleven
he received the necessary systematic training in piano
 performance and composition from Christian Gottlob Neefe,
organist and court musician in Bonn.

Beethoven's career as a virtuoso pianist was brought to an
 end when he began to experience his first symptoms of
 deafness. In a letter written to his friend Karl Ameda on
1 July 1801, he admitted he was experiencing signs of deafness.

How often I wish you were here, for your Beethoven's career as a virtuoso
pianist was brought to an end when he began to experience his first symptoms 
of deafness. In a letter written to his friend Karl Ameda on 1 July 1801, 
he admitted he was experiencing signs of deafness.

The final years in the life of the restless bachelor
(he changed living quarters no fewer than fifty-two times
) were darkened by severe illness and by the struggle over
the guardianship of his nephew Karl, upon whom he poured
his solicitude, jealousy, expectations and threats in an effort
 to shape the boy according to his wishes. When the most
 famous composer of the age died, about thirty thousand
mourners and curious onlookers were present at the funeral
procession on March 26, 1827.

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Room for My Pansies, Happy Birthday Marti, by k Madison Moore

A Room for My Pansies

14 x 14 Oil painting on canvas

Happy Birthday Marti
and many more

Art within Art Series 

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I have a wonderful friend and collector that celebrated her
 Birthday yesterday. She ordered and Art within Art painting
a couple of months ago for a gift for herself for her birthday.

She wanted Pansies all over the room and the floor in her 
favorite colors. I guess you can figure that Pansies are her
favorite flowers. She gave me total artistic license to create
this painting for her which is always fun and they always seem
to turn out great. 

Even though she has has this painting for weeks
 she would not open it until yesterday, her Birthday.
I am so happy that she loved it and that I came so close with
her and her sweet little dogs. 

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I would be happy to paint a similar for you.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Melody For The Kiss by k Madison Moore

Melody for The Kiss


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    •    11 x 14 inches
    •    Oil painting on Canvas
    •    Art within Art Series

  •      I always enjoy painting with Klimt but there are sooo many details. They just go on and on.
         I have done  "The Kiss by Klimt" so many times and never get tired of it as it is my favorite
         his.  I already did a Klimt with a harp but it was so popular I thought I would try another.
         The Harpist  and the flooring is from two more Klimt paintings.

         I used a lot of Metallics in this one just as Klimt did in many of his paintings.
         It is very hard to capture metallic's with a camera. I used 3 shades of red and over layed
         them as glazes along with deep gold, siennas, blacks, blues, gree and whites. Enjoy!

  •    Inspired by Gustav Klimt
       The work of the Austrian painter and illustrator Gustav Klimt, b. July 14, 1862, d. Feb. 6, 1918,  founder of the school of painting known as the Vienna Sezession, embodies the high-keyed erotic, psychological, and aesthetic preoccupations of turn-of-the-century Vienna's dazzling intellectual world.

He has been called the preeminent exponent of ART NOUVEAU. Klimt began (1883) as an artist-decorator in association with his brother and Franz Matsoh. In 1886-92, Klimt executed mural decorations for staircases at the Burg theater and the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna; these confirmed Klimt's eclecticism and broadened his range of historical references. Klimt was a co-founder and the first president of the Vienna Secession, a group of modernist architects and artists who organized their own exhibition society and gave rise to the SECESSION MOVEMENT, or the Viennese version of Art Nouveau. He was also a frequent contributor to Ver Sacrum, the group's journal. The primal forces of sexuality, regeneration, love, and death form the dominant themes of Klimt's work. His paintings of femme fatales

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