Monday, March 21, 2011

Madison and AUAM Featured Digital Artist Daily

Digital Artist Daily Feature - Kitchen Art
Art Under A Monkey and k Madison Moore Artist

What a nice Feature! Another surprise for this week!
Susan from Art Under A Monkey - UK has been
working  hard to promote her unique line of Kitchen
Art Original Paintings. Digital Artist Daily surprised
us with this really nice article.  7 of My Huge
Still Life Paintings are Featured in AUAM
Kitchen Art Ad. Thanks Susan.
If you may be interested in these paintings
please contact AUAM link below. 
I thought you might want to see close ups
of these paintings. If you have
an idea for a Kitchen Art Painting for your
kitchen large, medium or small contact

Colmans Mustard

Golden's Syrup
16 x 20 

It’s an oft-overlooked genre now, but back in the 17th Century kitchen subjects were all the rage, especially in the northern European countries that spawned the style and in Spain, the nation that gave the earthy, foody still life genre its name – bodegon painting. Less prissy and decorative than traditional still life or vanitas, the genre wedded realism to classical motifs and a practical, pragmatic subject matter. Now affordable art site Art Under a Monkey (named for the fact that all of the art on the site is under £500, or a ‘monkey’ in London marketplace slang) has introduced a range of paintings specifically for the kitchen. So what exactly is it?
Well, if you imagine Warhol crossed with Zurburan you might just be onto something – Marmite jars, Golden Syrup tins and baked beans take on the iconic mantle of a Campbell’s soup can (you can get one of those as well) alongside semi-abstracts of sweets, cakes and cutlery. Created in oil on canvas or panel, they feel a bit more visceral than the common or garden Pop Art print. It’s certainly an intriguing idea and could potentially spark all sorts of theories on the changing role of the kitchen in 21st Century society, but as it’s a Friday I’ll spare you my cultural anthropology musings!
One thing though: I don’t know about you, but my kitchen is a shrine to the stereotypical – the ubiquitous Keep Calm and Carry On poster, some folksy ceramics and a Jurassic 5 album sleeve blu-tacced to the fridge is about as artistic as I get.   Take a look at Art Under a Monkey’s kitchen range by visiting the website here and navigating to Search Art Gallery, then use the drop-down Subject menu to select Art For Kitchens.

Another Golden's Syrup
16 x 20

Allsorts Candy
14 x16

Big Beans
16 x 20

Heinz Ketchup
20 x 20

Campbells Soups
18 x 28

Saturday, March 19, 2011

"Painting with Modi by k Madison Moore"

Life with Modi

Jeanne My Love
....and the work goes on.....
OMG...there is sooo much work going on in my studio!!!
It is just amazing what goes into a studio!
After retiring from the Art Restoration and Appraisal business
with a 3000 sq ft studio it is really hard turning a small space
in my home into a functional studio.

I have been working in this space now for a few years but 
due to painting all the time I never had it organized as it should have been.
Now my dear husband has been building beautiful new melamine
shelving with wide stained edges to match the wonderful working tables
that wrap around the room. I have shelves everywhere, even under the tables.

It is amazing just how organized I can be with a lot of shelving. 
There is so much more to go so I am still not able to paint.
It is making me crazy but hopefully I will be back at to work soon.
Until then, I will be posting some of my past work with The Masters.
All of these are sold. However, if you would like a similar painting to
any of these please contact me so we may discuss details.
Below these paintings I have posted a very cool article on Modi and
a very interesting New Take on his life. Enjoy!

Modi and Jeanne in The Studio

Modi and Jeanne Exhibit

Life without Modi

 Beyond the Modigliani Myth  

Modigliani's Portrait de Jeanne Hébuterne assise dans un fauteuil, an image of his girlfriend painted in 1918, two years before his death and her suicide.

A new biography disputes the notion of the artist as a dissolute madman
by Ann Landi
The standard portrayal of Amedeo Modigliani is of an alcoholic, dissolute bohemian: wantonly self-destructive, addicted to hashish and absinthe, and dead from his overindulgences at the age of 35.
That was a portrait that didn't quite sit right with Meryle Secrest, the award-winning biographer of Bernard Berenson, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Kenneth Clark, among others. What convinced her to take another look at the story was the art itself. "Modi­gliani's works are restrained, most of all," she says. "The exact color is always in just the right place. And you don't get that if you're fumbling around, knocking over paint cans in the morning." As recently as 2006, responding to a show about Modigliani and his models at the Royal Academy, Secrest notes, "the art critic of the Guardian said he had never liked his work because Modigliani was drunken, ranting, and stoned. It has been said so often that it's received as fact. And I thought, 'This can't be right.'"
What Secrest discovered, in five years of research, was that the artist was doing his best to conceal the tuberculosis he had contracted as a child and using drugs and alcohol to kill the pain from the disease. "If he had talked about his TB, he would have been socked away in a convalescent home or a hospital, and that would have been the end of it."
Secrest's highly readable and clear-eyed account of the artist's life, Modig­liani, out March 4 from Alfred A. Knopf, also delves into his upbringing as a Sephardic Jew from an impoverished Italian family, his affairs with the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova and the English journalist Beatrice Hastings, and his fascination with psychic phenomena. "One of the things that interests me is the painting that was on his easel when he died," Secrest says. "He liked to annotate canvases, and on this one he wrote, 'Here begins a new life.' My theory is that he had convinced his girlfriend that she could follow him into another world." Two days after his death, Jeanne Hébuterne, pregnant with his child and a talented artist in her own right, pitched herself from a fifth-story window.
Hébuterne's heirs were none too helpful to Secrest in her research, forbidding her to publish any of their photographs. But she found an ally in Marc Restellini, author of Modigliani: The Melancholy Angel, an expansive catalogue accompanying a 2002 retrospective in Luxembourg; he afforded her entrée into the Paris art circles that held information about the notoriously moody but charming artist.
"There were some really awful people perpetuating the Modigliani myth, this version of him as a madman," Secrest says. One of them was André Salmon, a contemporary poet and critic, who "figured he could make some money off him after his death by fantasizing this story of the beautiful, doomed artist.
"Wouldn't it be nice if people finally looked at him with more of a nuanced eye?" asks Secrest. "That's what I'm hoping for."
Ann Landi is a contributing editor of ARTnews.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

van Gogh in The Studio

van Gogh in The Studio

14 x 16 Oil Painting on Canvas

Art within Art Series


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Madison's XO Painting Featured in Foxtons UK

Madison's XO Painting Featured in 
Foxton Realtor News UK
for Kitchen Art

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Madison featured in Scotlands Homes and Interiors

I was so thrilled to receive this news yesterday.  My 18 x 28 Huge Tobasco 
Painting was featured in Scotland in Homes & Interiors Magazine.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Meant to be! Mondrain by k Madison Moore

"Everything Primary" - After Mondrain

  Meant to be!!

Some things are just meant to be!!

I really believe that some things are just meant to be!
I have a new collector from Beverly Hills who found my painting "Everything Primary"
after Mondreain and purchased it. The funny thing is that when I researched for this painting,in trying
to find all Mondrain objects for it, I found these great sneakers. Who would have 
thought that the collector would actually own those sneakers! How funny!
He was so nice to take a photo of them with the painting.
I thought this would make a fun post and wanted to share.
Thanks James!

If you have a pair of favorite sneakers or shoes that you would like
to have painted contact Me with details!

Napping at a Matisse Place, Matisse painting by k Madison Moore

Napping at a Matisse Place

(click on the image for a closer view)

11 x 14 Oil Painting on Canvas 


Art within Art

This was such a fun painting.  Just browsing through all the Matisse paintings to come up with one
design idea brings so much joy. This painting is a room full of Matisse. It is a combination of 6 Matisse works. The flooring is a design that he uses in many of his pieces, the table setting and wall paper is from two others as well as the little sleeping lady from yet another and of course the three paintings are small renditions of his works. I never really know where they are going until I start sketching elements for all the different paintings and it starts coming together....with a lot of erasing! 
I don't think I would be sleeping if I was in a room full of Matisse.... Napping at a Matisee Place was
a fun place to be!

 Henri Matisse was born at Le Cateau-Cambrésis in the North of France on December 31, 1869. His parents, Emile Matisse and Héloise Gérars, had a general store selling household goods and seed. Henri planned on a legal career, and in 1887/88 studied law in Paris, in 1889 he was employed as a clerk in a solicitor’s office. It was in 1890 that he was first attracted to painting. Confined to his bed for nearly a year (1890) after an intestinal operation, he chose drawing as a pastime. Then the hobby took best of him and he decided for the painting career.
            The long years of learning followed: in 1891 Matisse studied under Bouguereau at the Académie Julian, and in 1892 transferred unofficially to Gustave Moreau’s studio at the Ecole Beaux-Arts, where he met Marquet, at the same time attending the Ecole Nationale des Arts Décoratifs. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Love Is.. Watching Her Dream."Leighton painting", by k Madison Moore

Love is Watching Her Dream

11 x 14 Oil Painting on Canvas

Art within Art Series

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Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton  (3 December 1830 – 25 January 1896), known as Sir Frederic Leighton, Bt, between 1886 and 1896, was an English painter and sculpture. His works depicted historical, biblical and classical subject matter. Leighton was bearer of the shortest-lived peerage  in history; after only one day his hereditary peerage became extinct.

Flaming June is a painting by Lord Fredric Leighton  produced in 1895. Painted with Paintis on a 47" x 47" square canvas, it is widely considered to be Leighton's magnum opus, showing his classicist nature. It is thought that the woman portrayed alludes to the figures of sleeping
Flaming June was auctioned in the 1960s, during a period of time known to be difficult for selling Victorian era paintings, where it failed to sell for its low reserve price of $140  USD (the equivalent of $840 in contemporary prices). Afterward, it was promptly purchased by the Ponce Museum of Art in Puerto Rico where it currently resides (see the following account).
The painting was honored in a song by Paul Weller on his Stanley Road album and Mexican singer Luis Miguel in his music video  for the song Amarte es un placer.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Life without Modi III, Modigliani Inspired, by k Madison Moore

Life without Modi III

11 x 14 Oil Painting on Canvas

Art within Art Series

Sold - Commission

My collector just loved the original Life without Modi that I painted. However, after the original I had another request to repaint it again. I didn't want to make it exactly like the first so we made several changes and therefore created another original.

Now, this one, Modi III was created for yet another Collector and we only used part of the elements from the others and did this one in a vertical format. I love the way it turned out and that there was even one more original painted inspired by the first one.

This painting was so popular. Modigliani is a big favorite of mine and obviously my collectors.
If you may be interested in a painting that has already been sold, we can always create another original from a similar painting.  You can see the other two on my portfolio gallery/ Just email me with your requests.

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