Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Picasso Inspired Painting, The Power of Picasso by k Madison Moore

The Power of Picasso

16 x 20 Oil Painting on Canvas

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Art within Art Series

This was a fun painting. My collector's hubby loves
Picasso and she loves spirals.  This is a good
combination of what they both love.
It was interesting to design and paint the
carpet and I think it added a lot of interest
to the black and white exhibit.

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Lovers and Other Strangers, Guayasamin Inspired Painting by k Madison Moore

Lovers and Other Strangers 
after Guayasamin


24 x 24 Oil Painting on Canvas

Art within Art Series

I think what I like about Guayasamin is that his work is so emotional. Many of his paintings are sad but beautiful. They make you think. They make you feel. I love that. Each one I look at pulls me in and makes me wonder  about the emotions on each face. Am I reading their emotions correctly or did Guayasamin mean something else totally different?

His use of large hands is so interesting. . Maybe because we use our hands and a means of communicating. He did several series on just hands. Hands depicting emotion such as love, anger, fear.
and protest. Here is a link where you can quickly view them.

They say that the first thing we look at when communicating is the face and second the hands.

Guayasamin's painting of the lovers is my very favorite and I have painted it several times in different manners. When I was browsing my extensive collection of artists photos for a background painting for this composition, I came across one of Oswaldo's paintings of masks. I understand that he had an extensive collection from all over the world including his own sculptures. I fell in love with this piece for obvious reasons. He is another artist that liked to use brilliant colors as you well know I do. If you look closely you will see that all of the mask faces are blending one into the other almost as one
unit yet there are 10 faces. This painting called for a large canvas of 24 x 24 inches  to appreciate the details and colors.

When I was painting all of those faces I was wondering who the faces were painted after. Where they his friends, where they his relatives, lovers or just strangers. Needless to say this is how the theme and the tile were born for this painting - ' Lovers and Other Strangers"

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Oswaldo Guayasamín (6 July 1919, Quinto, Ecuador  – 10 March 1999, Baltimore, United States was a Quechua Indian and Ecuadorian master painter.

Oswaldo Guayasamín was born in Quito,to a native father and a Mestiza mother, both of Quechua descent.[His family was poor and his father worked as a carpenter for most of his life. He later worked as a taxi and truck driver. He was the first child of ten children in his family. When he was young, he enjoyed drawing caricatures of his teachers and the children that he played with. He showed an early love for art. He created a Pan-American art of human and social inequalities which achieved international recognition.

He graduated from the School of Fine Arts in Quito as a Painter and  sculptor. He also studied architecture there. He held his first exhibition when he was 23, in 1942. While he was attending college, his best friend died during a demonstration in Quito. This incident would later inspire one of his paintings, "Los Niños Muertos." This event also helped him to form his vision about the people and the society that he lived in.

His death on March 10, 1999 was marked by a day of national strikes by the indigenous people (whom he spent his life supporting) and other sectors of society, and was considered a great loss to Ecuador. He is still lauded as a national treasure.

In 2002, three years after his death, Oswaldo's masterwork,  La Capilla Del Hombre("The Chapel of Man"), was completed and opened to the public. The Chapel is meant to document not only man's cruelty to man but also the potential for greatness within humanity. It is co-located with Guayasamín's home in the hills overlooking Quito.

Monday, November 21, 2011

An Eye on Magritte, by k Madison Moore

An Eye on Magritte

11 x 14 Magritte Oil Painting on Canvas


Art within Art

Here is the email I just received from
my new collector that purchased this painting
today. Makes me so happy!
Thank you Marti.

I can't thank you enough, Madison!  As talented as you are, you are just as sweet and thoughtful.  Not to mention your humor in your paintings!
I shall think of you every time I look at the painting, and I know it will give me a smile, joy, peace, and happiness.
Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2011.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Puzzled with Matisse by k Madison Moore Pennsylvania Artist

Puzzled with Matisse
Inspired by Henri Matisse

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11 x 14 Oil Painting on Canvas
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Painting with The Masters
Art within Art Series

I remain always fascinated with Matisse, his colors and his textiles.
He used so many brilliant colors together and a lot of red!
Always makes me happy!

The pattern on the wall is one of Matisse's textiles.
My impression of part of one of his paintings hangs over the fireplace.
The window view is from another, as well as the plants on the table 
and in the window.  The sofa is my idea of what maybe Mr Matisse
would like to have in his parlor.....hum...?

While I was researching his use of combining several
different patterns in his paintings, the word puzzles came to mind.
I think that I was wondering if his use of all those patterns in one
composition ever puzzles people??? Therefor the inspiration
for "Puzzled with Matisse"  born. Silly, I know, but true!
I never get tired of paintings with him


John Berger, however, captured the essence of Matisses powers: 'He clashed his colours together like cymbals, and the effect was like a lullaby.

Read More of this Great Article about Matisse and his Textiles Here 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Melody of The Kiss by k Madison Moore, Inspired by Gustav Klimt

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.
         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, sienna's, blacks, blues, green 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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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

My Poiret by k Madison Moore

My Poiret

Influenced by Paul Poiret


14 x 14 Oil Painting on Canvas

Art within Art Series


Paul Poiret is an artist that we do not see mentioned
much, at least where I have been. Since I have 
always loved fashion design and did design for fashion
in my younger years I admire many of the old designers.
Poiret was from 1979 - 1944 but I love his fashions and 

 In this painting I hung one of Poiret's paintings in the back
ground but wanted to design my own fashion. Of 
course I had to add the big hat. I think I love them
because I can't wear them. I love the way the tow women 
are in such deep thought...hummm?

Paul Poiret (20 April 1879, Paris, France – 30 April 1944, Paris) was a French fashion designer. His contributions to twentieth-century fashion have been likened to Picasso's contributions to twentieth-century art.

Paul Poiret,  (born April 20, 1879, Paris, France—died April 30, 1944, Paris), French couturier, the most fashionable dress designer of pre-World War I Paris. Poiret was particularly noted for his Neoclassical and Orientalist styles, for advocating the replacement of the corset with the brassiere, and for the introduction of the  hobbie skirt, a vertical, tight-bottomed style that confined women to mincing steps. “I freed the bust,” boasted Poiret, “and I shackled the legs.”
After serving as a designer in the house of Parisian Fashion designer Charles Fredric Worth, Poiret opened a small shop in Paris in 1903. By 1907 he had been instrumental in reviving the Empire style, popular in France during the reign of  Napoleon. Inspired by a widespread interest in Eastern art and Russian Ballet, he created flamboyant, theatrical designs. His evening gowns, turbans, and harem pants appeared in brilliant shades of purple, red, orange, green, and blue. He was extremely influential in the pre-World War I period, but his popularity waned in the 1920s.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Alphonse Mucha Inspired Painting, Lonely Heart by k Madison Moore

Lonely Heart
Inspired by Alphonse Mucha


11 x 14 Oil Painting on Canvas

Painting with The Masters
Art within Art Series


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Every once in awhile I have to do a more
realistic type painting in more suttle
colors than my usual brilliant colors.
I have always loved Mucha and admire
his talent and the beautiful women he 
She looks like she is so lonely
sitting there looking out the window.
Is she? What is she thinking about?
Maybe she is waiting for Alphonse?


Alphonse Mucha

Mucha applies to the Prague Academy of Fine Arts. His application is turned down with the recommendation: "Find yourself another profession where you'll be more useful".

Goes to Vienna to work as a scene painter for the firm of Kautsky-Brioschi-Burghardt.

Leaves Vienna when the Ringtheater, his employer's best customer, burns down in a fire in which 500 people died. Mucha, as the youngest employee, receives his notice. Goes to Mikulov where he earns a living by painting portraits. Meets Count Khuen Belasi who commissions him to decorate his castle at Emmahof.

Moves to Castle Gandegg, Tyrol, where Count Khuen's brother, an amateur artist, becomes Mucha's patron.

Begins studies at the Munich Academy of Art, sponsored by Count Khuen's brother.

Moves to Paris to study at the Academie Julian, still under the Count's sponsorship.

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Engagement - Alphonse Mucha Wine Label Painting by k Madison Moore

The Engagement?
Inspired by Alponse Mucha 

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14 x 18
Oil Painting on Canvas
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Wine Series
Will she marry him...or not?

As I approached my friend to discuss her engagement, she was
sitting under a tree, chin in hand with a serious look
 on her face. It reminded me immediately of Alponse Mucha's
painting, "Poetry"  which I have changed dramatically but with
him in mind when I did this painting.

Yes, she did marry him after all.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Alphonse Mucha Wine Label Painting, by k Madison Moore

Alphonse Mucha Wine Label 

9 x 12 Oil Painting on Canvas

Connoisseur Wine Masters Series

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tamara deLempicka Inspired Painting, Secret Hat Society by k Madison Moore

Secret Hat Society
Inspired by Tamara de Lempicka


11 x 14 Oil Painting on Canvas

Painting with The Masters
Art within Art Series'

Love, love Big Hats!
Tamara loved them too!
She painted many of her models
with high fashioned hats. I guess because
she was so involved in the fashion world
and Holywood. She painted many of the stars
of her time.
This is a short post as I am totally
burnt out from all the recent surgeries
and trying to get caught up on things.


Tamara 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. In 1925 she exhibited her works at the first Art Deco show in Paris. She moved to America in 1939 with her second husband, Baron Raoul Kuffner.

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