Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Samovar Inspired by Matisse by k Madison Moore Pennsylvania Artist



The Samovar
Inspired by Matisse
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Painting with The Masters
11 x 14 Interior Oil Painting on canvas


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One of my collectors purchased a painting I 
did inspired by Matisse that had this unusual
element in it. I have seen Matisse use it in many
of his paintings and even though I didn't know
what is was I still used it as I liked the shape.
I assumed it was some kind
of heater and he obviously liked them.

My collector took the time to research it for me
when I told him what I thought it was but wasn't sure.
I wasn't too far off. It is used to make tea and is called
a Samovar.

Matisse being a French artist and this being mostly
Russian must have had a special reason for using it
so many times in his paintings. I wonder what that 
was?

In this painting I did my take on one of Matisse's
ladies, his window and the painting on the wall
in the reflection of the mirror. Love doing this kind
of work with mirrors and reflecting what is on the
other side of the room. Fun!

Enjoy
The Samovar




A traditional samovar consists of a large metal container with a faucet near the bottom and a metal pipe running vertically through the middle. The pipe is filled with solid fuel which is ignited to heat the water in the surrounding container. A small (6 to 8 inches) smoke stack  is put on the top to ensure draft . After the water boils and the fire is extinguished, the smoke-stack can be removed and a  teapot placed on top to be heated by the rising hot air. The teapot is used to brew a strong concentrate of tea known as заварка. The tea is served by diluting this concentrate with boiled water from the main container, usually at a ratio of about 10 parts water to one part tea concentrate, although tastes vary.
The samovar was an important attribute of a Russian household and particularly well-suited to tea-drinking in a communal setting over a protracted time period. The Russian expression "to have a sit by the samovar" means to have a leisurely talk while drinking tea from a samovar. 
In everyday use samovars were an economical permanent source of hot water in older times. Various slow-burning items could be used for fuel, such as charcoal or dry pinecones. When not in use, the fire in the samovar pipe faintly smoldered. As needed it could be quickly rekindled with the help of  bellows. Although a Russian jackboot  (сапог)  could be used for this purpose, bellows were manufactured specifically for use on samovars




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Friday, October 18, 2013

Original Nude Oil Painting Captivating by k Madison Moore

Captivating
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Emotions in Color Series
10 x 12 Nude Oil Painting on Canvas

Another Dramatic Nude Painting to add
to my new Emotions in Color Series.

There really isn't much to say about Nude paintings
so I try to ket the titles speak for themselves.


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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Jesus Christ Oil Painting by k Madison Moore




Jesus
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24 x 30 Oil Painting on Canvas

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What can I say, I love painting Jesus.
 It's good for the soul!

Original paintings make great gifts
for the holidays.

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Spirit of Banksy Graffiti Street Scene by k Madison Moore



The Spirit of Banksy - Follow Your Dreams
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24 x 36 Graffiti Scene Oil Painting on Canvas

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I am thrilled about this commission! One of my collectors 
from England had a great concept for this painting. He loved
the recent painting I did of  Warhol and His Marilyn's and came
up with the idea of having Bansky painting her on a wall in England.




Here's the kicker....no-one knows who Banksy is!! He has 
been around painting his graffiti on walls all over the UK 
many years and is now in New York.
He is known for slipping in, doing his thing and getting 
out before the police catch him. So now you know
why the Police in this painting. Is the cop looking though 
The Spirit of Banksy? What does he see?





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




My collector had a great idea. He gave me the facts and the 
artistic freedom to create such a great piece with a lot of
meaning! I have to say this is an all the favorite for this year.

Obviously Banksy "is" Followng His Dreams!
Enjoy 
The Spirit of Banksy


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Banksy
There have been numerous rumors and hypotheses as to Banksy's identity. Names often suggested include Robert Banks and Robin Gunninghm.
In 2004, an alleged photograph of him in  Jamaica at the Two-Culture Clash Project surfaced. In October 2007, a story on the BBC website featured a photo allegedly taken by a passer-by in Bethnal Green  , London, purporting to show Banksy at work with an assistant, scaffolding and a truck. The story confirms that Tower Hamlets Council  in London has decided to treat all Banksy works as vandalism and remove them. Through the pictures, Banksy's identity was speculated to be Robin Gunningham, a man born in Bristol on 28 July 1973. Gunningham was educated at Bristol Cathedral Choir School and, according to a former friend, was "extremely talented at art." Gunningham lived with artist Luke Egan. Around 2000, when Banksy moved from Bristol to London, Gunningham is known to have moved from Bristol to a London flat in Hackney, and a number of Banksy's most famous works appeared nearby. At that time, Gunningham lived with Jamie Eastman, who worked for a record label that used illustrations by Banksy.
In May 2009, the Mail on Sunday once again speculated about Gunningham being Banksy after a "self-portrait" of a rat holding a sign with the face of the man on the 2004 photo shot on it was photographed in East London. This "new Banksy rat" story was also picked up by The Time and the  Evening Standard. In response to reports that Banksy was Robin Gunningham, Banksy's agent refused to either confirm or deny the reports.
Simon Hattenstone from  The Guardianis one of the very few people to have interviewed him face to face. Hattenstone describes him as "a cross of  Jimmy Nail and British rapper  Mike Skinner and "a 28-year old male who showed up wearing jeans and a t-shirt with a silver tooth, silver chain, and one silver earring. In the same interview, Banksy claimed that his parents think he is a painter and decorator.
Banksy himself states on his website:
I am unable to comment on who may or may not be Banksy, but anyone described as being 'good at drawing' doesn't sound like Banksy to me.

Banksy is a pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter.
His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humor with graffiti done in a distinctive stenciling technique. Such artistic works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world.
Banksy's work was made up of the  Bristol underground scene which involved collaborations between artists and musicians. According to author and graphic designer Tristan Manco and the book Home Sweet Home, Banksy "was born in 1974 and raised in Bristol, England. The son of a photocopier technician, he trained as a butcher but became involved in graffiti during the great Bristol aerosol boom of the late 1980s." Observers have noted that his style is similar to  Blek le Flat, who began to work with stencils in 1981 in Paris,  Jef Aerosol, who sprayed his first street stencil in 1982 in Tours (France), and members of the  anarcho-punk band Crass, which maintained a graffiti stencil campaign on the London Tube System in the late 1970s and early 1980s. However, Banksy says he was inspired by 3D, a graffiti artist who later became a founding member of  Massive Attack.
Known for his contempt for the government in labeling graffiti as vandalism, Banksy displays his art on public surfaces such as walls, even going as far as to build physical prop pieces. Banksy does not sell photos of street graffiti directly himself; however, 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's first film, Exit Through the Gift Shop, billed as "the world's first street art disaster movie," made its debut at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.[9] The film was released in the UK on 5 March 2010.[10] In January 2011, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary for the film.

Banksy's stencils feature striking and humorous images occasionally combined with slogans. The message is usually anti-war, anti-capitalist or anti-establishment. Subjects often include rats, apes, policemen, soldiers, children, and the elderly. 
There have been numerous rumors and hypotheses as to Banksy's identity. Names often suggested include Robert Banks and Robin Gunninghm.
In 2004, an alleged photograph of him in  Jamaica at the Two-Culture Clash Project surfaced. In October 2007, a story on the BBC website featured a photo allegedly taken by a passer-by in Bethnal Green  , London, purporting to show Banksy at work with an assistant, scaffolding and a truck. The story confirms that Tower Hamlets Council  in London has decided to treat all Banksy works as vandalism and remove them. Through the pictures, Banksy's identity was speculated to be Robin Gunningham, a man born in Bristol on 28 July 1973. Gunningham was educated at Bristol Cathedral Choir School and, according to a former friend, was "extremely talented at art." Gunningham lived with artist Luke Egan. Around 2000, when Banksy moved from Bristol to London, Gunningham is known to have moved from Bristol to a London flat in Hackney, and a number of Banksy's most famous works appeared nearby. At that time, Gunningham lived with Jamie Eastman, who worked for a record label that used illustrations by Banksy.
In May 2009, the Mail on Sunday once again speculated about Gunningham being Banksy after a "self-portrait" of a rat holding a sign with the face of the man on the 2004 photo shot on it was photographed in East London. This "new Banksy rat" story was also picked up by The Time and the  Evening Standard. In response to reports that Banksy was Robin Gunningham, Banksy's agent refused to either confirm or deny the reports.
Simon Hattenstone from  The Guardianis one of the very few people to have interviewed him face to face. Hattenstone describes him as "a cross of  Jimmy Nail and British rapper  Mike Skinner and "a 28-year old male who showed up wearing jeans and a t-shirt with a silver tooth, silver chain, and one silver earring. In the same interview, Banksy claimed that his parents think he is a painter and decorator.
Banksy himself states on his website:
I am unable to comment on who may or may not be Banksy, but anyone described as being 'good at drawing' doesn't sound like Banksy to me.

Banksy is a pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter.
His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humor with graffiti done in a distinctive stenciling technique. Such artistic works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world.
Banksy's work was made up of the  Bristol underground scene which involved collaborations between artists and musicians. According to author and graphic designer Tristan Manco and the book Home Sweet Home, Banksy "was born in 1974 and raised in Bristol, England. The son of a photocopier technician, he trained as a butcher but became involved in graffiti during the great Bristol aerosol boom of the late 1980s." Observers have noted that his style is similar to  Blek le Flat, who began to work with stencils in 1981 in Paris,  Jef Aerosol, who sprayed his first street stencil in 1982 in Tours (France), and members of the  anarcho-punk band Crass, which maintained a graffiti stencil campaign on the London Tube System in the late 1970s and early 1980s. However, Banksy says he was inspired by 3D, a graffiti artist who later became a founding member of  Massive Attack.
Known for his contempt for the government in labeling graffiti as vandalism, Banksy displays his art on public surfaces such as walls, even going as far as to build physical prop pieces. Banksy does not sell photos of street graffiti directly himself; however, 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's first film, Exit Through the Gift Shop, billed as "the world's first street art disaster movie," made its debut at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.[9] The film was released in the UK on 5 March 2010.[10] In January 2011, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary for the film.



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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Color Me Kandinsky Interior Oil Painting by k Madison Moore



Color Me Kandinsky
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Painting with The Masters
24 x 34  Interior Oil Painting on Canvas

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I always just love working with Kandinsky and all his brilliant primary colors. Just had to do this one large format!
It's hard to believe how many paintings he did in black and white at one time in his career. See some of his black and whites at the link below - Kandinsky at MOMA.



I had a great time with all the details in his name



So much fun painting the glass on the table


Nothing better than high heeled Nikes to go with a Kandinsky!

Enjoy

Color Me Kansinsky


Kandinsky Concerning the Spiritual in Art

Published in 1911, Kandinsky's book compares the  Spiritual life of humanity to a  pyramid - the artist has a mission to lead others to the pinnacle with his work. The point of the pyramid is those few, great artists. It is a spiritual pyramid, advancing and ascending slowly even if it sometimes appears immobile. During decadent periods, the  sou sinks to the bottom of the pyramid; humanity searches only for external success, ignoring spiritual forces.
Colors on the painter's palette evoke a double effect: a purely physical effect on the eye which is charmed by the beauty of colors, similar to the joyful impression when we eat a delicacy. This effect can be much deeper, however, causing a vibration of the soul or an "inner resonance"—a spiritual effect in which the color touches the soul itself.
"Inner necessity" is, for Kandinsky, the principle of art and the foundation of forms and the harmony of colors. He defines it as the principle of efficient contact of the form with the human soul. Every form is the delimitation of a surface by another one; it possesses an inner content, the effect it produces on one who looks at it attentively. This inner necessity is the right of the artist to unlimited freedom, but this freedom becomes license if it is not founded on such a necessity. Art is born from the inner necessity of the artist in an enigmatic, mystical way through which it acquires an autonomous life; it becomes an independent subject, animated by a spiritual breath.






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