Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Inspired by Picasso, An Evening with Francoise by k Madison Moore

An Evening with Francoise
Inspired by Picasso
Homage to Francoise Gilot


11 x 14 Oil Painting on Canvas

Painting with The Masters
Art within Art Series


Picasso had so many women in his life that it is hard
to keep up with them. I was very surprised that Francoise
is still alive and still painting and writing.

She is the mother of Picasso's children, The now famous
designer Paloma Picasso and son Claude. The wall paintings
in this painting are my impression of Picasso's paintings of
Francoise. The perfume bottle on the fireplace is Paloma's
famous fragrance. I can see Francoise surrounded by
beautiful things and paintings in a room like this.

Is that Picasso sneaking down the steps.....and
where is Francoise?

Françoise Gilot (born November 26, 1921) is a French painter and  bestselling author. She is also known as the lover and artistic muse  of Pablo Picasso from 1944 to 1953, and the mother of his children, Claude Picasso and Paloma Picasso. She later married the American vaccine pioneer, Salk . She was awarded a Chevalier de la  Legion d' Honneur, in 1990.

At 21, Gilot met Pablo Picasso, then 61. His mistress,  Dora Mar, was devastated to learn that Picasso was replacing her with the much younger artist. Eleven years after their separation, Gilot wrote Life with Picasso, a book that sold over one million copies in dozens of languages, despite an unsuccessful legal challenge from Picasso attempting to stop its publication.

Gilot married Luc Simon in 1954. The couple divorced in 1962. They had a daughter, Aurelia.
In 1969, Gilot was introduced to Jonas Salk, the polio vaccine pioneer, at the home of mutual friends in  La Jolia, California. Their shared appreciation of architecture led to a brief courtship and they were married in 1970 in Paris.[They remained married until Salk's death in 1995. During her marriage, she continued painting in New Yourk, La Jolla, and Paris.
Gilot lives in New York City and Paris, working on behalf of the Salk Institute in California, and continues to exhibit her work internationally.


Saturday, January 28, 2012

Inspired by de Lempicka, The Gift by k Madison Moore

The Gift - After Tamara de Lempicka


14 x 14 Oil on Canvas
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After The Masters Series


The Gift

Is the gift from a secret admirer from across the room or...does
she know him?... or are they strangers? Is he trying to win her over with
"The Gift" or is it an  apology? Lovers or Strangers? I'll leave it up to you.

Comments are appreciated

Inspired by Tamara de Lempicka
The woman in yellow, the man in blue, these are two new painting
of Tamara de Lempicka's that I have just come across and have
never seen before. I had the idea for this painting immediately.
I just imagined him looking at her from across the room and
wanted him to reflect in the mirror behind her so you could see
where her focus is. Of course I had to add some of Tamara's beautiful
Calli lilies from another of her paintings.

Tamara de Lempicka (Łempicka) (May 16, 1898–March 18, 1980), born Maria Górska in Warsaw, in partitioned Poland.was a Polish Art Deco painter and "the first woman artist to be a glamour star."
In Paris, the Lempickas lived for a while from the sale of family jewels. Tadeusz proved unwilling or unable to find suitable work, which added to the domestic strain, while Maria gave birth to Kizette de Lempicka.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Marilyn's Spirit, Inspired by Warhol's Marilyn Monroe, by k Madison Moore

Marilyn's Spirit

Inspired by Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe


11 x 14 Oil Painting on Canvas

Sold - Commission

Painting with The Masters
Art within Art Interiors Series

This is a similar painting commission to a previous
painting that I did " The Spirit of Marilyn".
I never do the same painting twice. However, I will do similar
paintings to those that have been sold.
Many times collectors see sold paintings that they love
and order commissions from them but I like to make each one
an original for the collectors.
In this one I changed the carpet and the print on the walls
and many other small changes. It looks so different and the
collectors is so happy.

If you see paintings that have been sold that you would
like to have as an original please contact me with your
ideas.  You can have any size and elements that you wish
or I can design one for you to your specifications.

You can see The Spirit of Marilyn to compare Here

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Peter's Piano, by k Madison Moore

Peters' Piano - Homage to Peter Max
48 x 60
Oil painting on canvas

Sold - Commission

Art within Art Series

I was thrilled to paint a similar Peter's Piano again but in a much
larger size this time. I did change a few details and colors to make this
one original. It was great fun seeing it all come together on a big canvas.

The collector that ordered this from me is a HUGE Peter Max Collector
and has a great website for all his Max collections. You might want to check
out his website if you are a Peter Max fan. www.themaxcollector.com
His wife is also an artist and makes very unusual big jewelry. Check her work
He liked this composition because it includes elements from four Peter Max
paintings. As soon as it dries and is framed it will be off to their beautiful home 
in Florida. Thanks so much for the commission Eddie.

If you see paintings that are already sold and would like a similar painted or
you have your own idea for a commission, please contact me with your ideas.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Welcome to My Jungle, Henri Rousseau Inspired Painting, by k Madison Moore

Welcome To My Jungle

Inspired by Henri Rousseau


16 x 16 Oil Painting on Canvas

Art within Art Series

You cannot imagine how confusing this was to paint!
Sometimes I wonder why I must challenge myself so much.
I guess I have to prove I "can" do it! lol!
It really was fun to paint this and all of the patterns 
and yet still keep things separate so the patterns didn't blend
all together. Painting it on a much larger canvas 16 x 16
did help. The curtains are a little more gray than the bluish
tint you see here but just could not get  the correct lighting
but all in all is very close. Can you imagine walking into
a room and seeing him sitting there!

Henri Rousseau (May 21, 1844 - September 2, 1910) (May 21, 1844 - September 2, 1910) was a French Post-Impressionist painter. He is also known as Le Douanier (the customs officer) after his place of employment. Ridiculed during his life, he came to be recognized as a self-taught genius whose works are of high artistic quality. 
In 1893 Henri Rousseau took the chance to retire at the age of 49 on a small pension to realize his dream of becoming a full-time artist. Henri tried to supplement his pension by giving violin and painting lessons and by making portraits on commission. He earned some extra money as a street musician.
Rousseau was self-taught in every way. Even his painting technique was different. He painted the different colors one by one - first the blues and then the greens and so on - and he painted from top to bottom of the canvas.
Rousseau's work is characterized by heavy dependence on line, stiff (and unrealistic) portraiture, wild juxtapositions and flattened perspective from which the Cubists and Surrealists drew heavily. His imagination plays a major role in his work; Rousseau never personally set foot in a jungle. He did, though, spend considerable time viewing the plants and animals at Paris' Jardin des Plantes. It seems wrong to label his work as "primitive" without acknowledging the sense of wonder behind it.

Read More Here

Monday, January 16, 2012

Mother and Child, Inspired by Picasso by k Madison Moore

Mother and Child
Inspired by Pablo Picasso - Marie and Maya

16 x 16 Oil Painting on Canvas

Art within Art Series

This painting took soooo long to complete!
I just kept adding more and more details, such fun!
It is so hard to keep all of Picasso's wives and lovers
straight. Here is my impression of Picasso's
Marie- Therese Walter  from one painting and their
daughter Maya from another. With all of my paintings
of his women I try to include a portrait of him.
He sure was some lover!
 Read about their relationship below.
I think the play on shapes and colors makes this
an interesting composition.

Marie-Thérèse Walter (July 13, 1909 – October 20, 1977) was the French mistress and model of  Pablo Picasso from 1927 to about 1935, and the mother of his daughter, Maya Widmaier-Picasso. Their relationship began when she was seventeen years old; he was 45 and still living with his first wife, Olga Khokhlova . It ended when Picasso moved on to his next mistress, artist Dora Marrr.

In 1935, Marie became pregnant. When Picasso's wife, Olga, was informed by a friend that her husband had a longtime mistress who was expecting a child, she immediately left Picasso with their son Paulo and moved to the South of France. Picasso and Olga never divorced, because Picasso wanted to avoid the even division of property dictated by French law; instead, they lived separately until her death in 1955.
Picasso and Marie's daughter, María de la Concepción, called "Maya", was born on 5 September 1935.
In 1940, Marie and Maya moved to Paris, Boulevard Henri IV no 1, since the house at Le Tremblay-sur-Mauldre was occupied during World War II.
Picasso supported Marie and Maya financially, but he never married Marie.
On 20 October 1977, four years after Picasso's death, Marie-Thérèse committed suicide by hanging herself in the garage at Juan-les-Pins, South of France.
In 2004, Maya's son and Marie-Thérèse's grandson, Olivier Widmaier Picasso, published a biography of his famous grandfather titled Picasso: The Real Family Story.
Read more Here

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Inspired by Lichtenstein, Reflections of Roy by k Madison Moore

Reflections of Roy
Inspired by Roy Lichtenstein


11 x 14 Oil Painting on Canvas

Art within Art Series


To see more in this Series

Original Paintings make great gifts for
The Holidays! Ask me about my layawy

I think I have only painted with Roy Lichtenstien 
once before so thought I would try another. I was
surprised to fins a couple of his works that were
similar to Picasso like this crazy lady on the sofa
reflecting in the mirror, just had to  paint her twice,
the paintings on the wall, the fish tank and table,
the flowers and the carpet are my impression of 
elements from several of his works. This on is 
full of detail and brilliant colors!  I love to do
reflections, almost like doing a puzzle.

Roy Lichtenstein was born in New York City on October 27, 1923
American painter, sculptor, and printmaker, startled the art world in
1962 by exhibiting paintings based on comic book cartoons.

Lichtenstein was best known for his paintings based on comic strips,
with their themes of passion, romance, science fiction, violence, and
war. In these paintings, Lichtenstein uses the commercial art methods:
 projectors magnify spray-gun stencils, creating dots to make the
pictures look like newspaper cartoons seen through a magnifying glass.
 In the late 1960s he turned to design elements and the commercial art
of the 1930s, as if to explore the history of pop art (a twentieth-century
 art movement that uses everyday items). In 1966 his work was included
 in the Venice (Italy) Biennale art show. In 1969 New York's
 Guggenheim Museum gave a large exhibition of his work.

Read more: Roy Lichtenstein Biography

Monday, January 9, 2012

Jacqueline's Boudoir, Inspired by Picasso Painting by k Madison Moore

Jacqueline's Boudoir
Inspired By Picasso


11 x 14 Oil Painting on Canvas
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Art within Art Series

I few months ago I did a painting of Picasso's
Wives and Lovers all in one painting. Now I am going
to paint each one of them in their own single
composition and interior.

I really like Picasso's works of his last wife 
Jacqueline who was married to him for 20 years before
his death and was so devoted to him. Picasso painted
hundreds of portraits of her in the last years of his life.

I painted Paloma's Boudoir early in this series
who was Picasso's daughter and the painting
 was a big hit. Jacqueline missed Picasso so much
 that I envisioned her in deep thought about
him looking out at the water in the South of 
France where she lived. The figure of Jacqueline
is my take from one of his paintings as well
as the self portrait. Enjoy!

Jacqueline Roque (February 24, 1927 – October 15, 1986) was the second wife of  Pablo Picasso and his frequent model. Picasso spent the last 20 years of his life with Roque, during which time he created more than 400 portraits of her. They had no children.
Roque was married previously; from her first marriage she had a daughter, Catherine Hutin-Blay. Before meeting Picasso, she was a saleswoman at  Madoura Potteryy in  Vallauris, where Picasso's ceramic works were created. After Pablo Picasso separated from Franqoise Gilot, they began their relationship.
Picasso was 79 and Jacqueline 35 when they were secretly married on March 2, 1961 in  Vallaurison . Duncan observes: "Jacqueline is the only person I've ever met who gave herself up completely to another."

Jacqueline and Picasso
in The South of France

Roque's image began to appear in Picasso's paintings in May 1954. These portraits are characterized by an exaggerated neck and feline face, distortions of Roque's features. Eventually her dark eyes and eyebrows, high cheekbones, and classical profile would become familiar symbols in his late paintings. It is likely that Picasso's series of paintings derived from Eugene Delacroi's The Women of Algiers was inspired by Roque's beauty; the artist commented that "Delacroix had already met Jacqueline.  In 1955 he drew Jacqueline as "Lola de Valence", a reference to  Edouard Manet's  painting of the Spanish dancer. In 1963 he painted her portrait 160 times, and continued to paint her, in increasingly abstracted forms, until 1972.

After Picasso's death in 1973, Roque fought with his children over the distribution of the artist's estate, and agreed to establish the  Musee Picasso in Madrid.

Jacqueline Roque killed herself with a gun 13 years after the death in Mouguns.
She was the most devoted woman in Picasso's life, the last of many of  Picasso
Read about Jacqueline

Friday, January 6, 2012

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

Life without Modi
©kMadisonMoore MkM

14 x 18 inches Oil on Canvas
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Art within Art Series

I haven't painted anything after Modigliani for so long that I decided this one would be great to add to my Art within Art Series. This on is a really nice size of 14 x 18 inches to show all the great details.
Here is the link if you want to purchase it and well worth the $10.00. Modi Here

It is a true love story about the Artist Amedeo Modigliani and his addictions, his art and his true love for Jeanne ans seemed like it was set in the real times of the artists including Picasso who was Modi's true rival! Very interesting, educational and heartfelt. Treat yourself.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Inspired by Warhol, The Spirit of Marilyn by k Madison Moore

The Spirit of Marilyn
" Inspired by Warhol"

11 x 14 Oil painting on canvas

Art within Art Series


I loved Marilyn Monroe and always liked the way Warhol portrayed her.
She was such a glamor puss that I thought it would be fun to bring a little
 of "The Spirit of Marilyn" to a boudior scene that may have been some of her favorite things.
She loved furs and jewelry, perfume, flowers and hot pink and I am sure she had plenty of mirrors!
Another fun painting to add to my Art within Art Series. Enjoy!

Quick Facts about Marilyn Monroe

    •    Born: June 1, 1926 (Los Angeles)
    •    Zodiac Sign: Gemini
    •    Trivia:
Signed with Fox in 1946 for $125 per week.
Studied at UCLA
Was voted Miss California Artichoke Queen of 1947
Was a descendant of President James Monroe
Underwent psychoanalysis
Roomed with Shelley Winters during her early Hollywood days
Was a fan of Beethoven, Mozart, and Louis Armstrong
Was Truman Capote's original choice for the part of Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's
    •    To Read More and see a Video on Marilyn Click Here

Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jeane MortensonJune 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) but baptized and raised as Norma Jeane Baker, was an American actress, singer and  model. After spending much of her childhood in foster homes, Monroe began a career as a model, which led to a film contract in 1946. Her early film appearances were minor, but her performances in The Asphalt Jungle and  All About Eve (both 1950) were well received. By 1953, Monroe had progressed to leading roles.

Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe

Andy Warhol was one of the most influential and talked about artists of 20th century. No mention of Andy’s works can be complete without a mention of Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe Paintings. Why is it so and what is that in these Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe Paintings that has drawn the attention of art lovers and critics from all over the world to gather in thousands at Andy Warhol museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the last 20 years or so? Andy passed away in 1987, but his pop art is still a source of inspiration for budding artists across the globe.

This mass reproducible painting was a beginning of a revolution called pop art that emerged in the 60’s and was copied by many other artists during the era. Andy used many colors to change the face and the mood of the painting. Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe prints inspired many a budding artists who carried forward pop art. Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe prints are resonating with different colors and popularized silkscreen printing that is still a source of attraction for millions all over the world.

More Here

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Salvador Dali Inspired Painting, A Passion for Dali by k Madison Moore


A Passion for Dali
Inspired by Salvador Dali


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11 x 14 Oil Painting in Canvas

Painting with The Masters
Art within Art Series

I have only done a few paintings with Dali. I always
find his work so far out that I get stuck with the composition
....until now! I love this piece and all the drama and passion
it projects. Nothing is prettier than red with black and white.
I would love to have that sofa and carpet!
In researching him today I find that I 'was born on his
birthday. Humm....is that good or bad?

Salvador Domènec Felip Jacint Dalí i Domènech, Marquis de Púbol (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989), commonly known as Salvador Dalí was a prominent Spanish surrealist painter born in Figures, Spain,
Dalí was a skilled  draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His Painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance  masters] His best-known work,  The Persistence of Memory, was completed in 1931. Dalí's expansive artistic repertoire includes film, sculpture, and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media.
Dalí attributed his "love of everything that is gilded and excessive, my passion for luxury and my love of oriental clothes" to a self-styled "Arab lineage", claiming that his ancestors were descended from the  Moors
Dali was highly imaginative, and also had an affinity for partaking in unusual and grandiose behavior. His eccentric manner and attention-grabbing public actions sometimes drew more attention than his artwork to the dismay of those who held his work in high esteem and to the irritation of his critics.
Dali produced over 1,500 paintings in his career in addition to producing illustrations for books, lithographs, designs for theatre sets and costumes, a great number of drawings, dozens of sculptures, and various other projects, including an animated short film for Disney.

Read More of this great article about Dali Here

The Dali Museum
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