Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Celebrating Peter, Inspired by Max by k Madison Moore

Celebrating Peter
Inspired by Peter Max

11 x14  Oil Painting on Canvas

I have so many Peter Max fans that I thought
it would be great  to do another tribute to him.
Since Peter Max is still living I didn't want to
come too close to his work so I did my impression
of a few of his paintings. The lady on the wall,
the window scene and the flowers are my take on
elements from three of his works. 
Peter Max is another artist that loves to work
in brilliant primary colors so of course fits
right in with my own work. Until I started
this series I never realized how many artists
paint with primary colors and how many
collectors love them as well. I guess becasue
they are all happy colors!  Doing all those
circles in the chairs was a real challenge
but of course the harder it is the more fun
it is! Enjoy!

Peter Max (born Peter Max Finkelstein, October 19, 1937) is a  German-born Jewish American artist best known for his iconic art style in the  1960's. At first, his “Cosmic 60s” art, as it came to be known, appeared on posters and were seen on the walls of college dorms all across America. Max then became fascinated with new printing techniques that allowed for four-color reproduction on product merchandise. Following his success with a line of art clocks for General Electric, Max’s art was licensed by 72 corporations and he had become a household name. In September 1969 Max appeared on the cover of  Life Magazine with an eight-page feature article as well as the  Tonight Show with Johnny Carson  and the  Ed Sullivan Show.


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