Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Son of Man, Interiors Painting Inspired by Magritte by k Madison Moore

The Son of Man Exhibit
Inspired by Rene Magritte


Painting with The Masters
Art within Art Series

11 x 14 Interior Painting Inspired by Rene Magritte

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René Magritte was a Belgian surrealist artist best known for his witty
 and thought-provoking images and his use of simple graphics and
everyday objects, giving new meanings to familiar things. Before
finding success as an artist, Magritte was designed wallpaper and
advertisements. After a poorly received solo show in 1927, he
moved to Paris and became firmly lodged in the surrealist 

Three years before Magritte died; he painted one of the most
 unusual paintings of all, The Son of Man in 1964. It shows a
 man in a bowler hat and suit, but with a green apple in front of
his face. Is it supposed to relate to Adam eating the apple? Or is
 it just a man with an apple in his face? Or, like Magritte said,
is it unknowable?

This painting was great fun trying to fit all these guys into
an 11 x 14 space but I think it looks great. Just about every
element used was inspired by his paintings accept for the chair.
I couldn't resist to do a green apple ottoman. Love the 
Boot Feet on the steps. Where did he ever get that idea?
"The Son of Man"

Rene Magritte’s pieces are associated with Surrealism. This was a period in art where the paintings tried to confuse people by fusing reality with the imagination, forcing the viewer to contemplate the image. One of his paintings during this time, The Lovers, painted in 1928, depicts a couple kissing, with their heads enshrouded by grey bags. This was meant to be a play on the picture. The people really aren’t kissing; the painting is just showing them kissing. Another piece, painted one year later, Ceci N’est Pas Une Pipe (The Treachery of Images), has the same ideals. It really isn’t a pipe; it’s just a picture of a pipe.

Magritte made a quote about his paintings, which he thought explained them all. “I paint visible images that conceal nothing; they evoke mystery, and indeed, when one sees my pictures, one asks oneself this simple question. ‘What does it mean?’ It does not mean anything because mystery means nothing either, it is unknowable.”

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Living with Roy Interior Painting Inspired by Lichtensteing by k Madison Moore

Living with Roy
Inspired by Roy Lichtenstein


 Interior Painting Inspired by Roy Lichtenstein


Painting with The Masters - Art within Art Series

Roy Lichtenstein is very graphic with his work and his colors.
He uses a lot of lines, straight line patterns, dots and solid bold colors.
I find it very interesting that he uses dots on the human figure. I had to 
give it a shot and I like the way this turned out.
I have always been a big fan of reflections and use them a lot in my work
especially in my Still Life Series. I like seeing what is on the other side
of a room through a mirror. Lichtenstein painted several interiors using
mirror reflections. It was fun painting what was on the other side of the room
from the perspective of being in the room, yet I wasn't in the room! Strange
but that's the way I felt it and I think I captured it here, I hope.
Black and white is very hard to work with. You have to let each dry before
you paint the other. The grid on this being white painted on black was a
Living with Roy!

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Roy Lichtenstein (pronouncedOctober 27, 1923 – September 29, 1997) was a prominent American pop artist.  During the 1960s, his paintings were exhibited at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York City and, along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, James Rosenquist, and others he became a leading figure in the new art movement. His work defined the basic premise of pop art better than any other through parody. Favoring the old-fashioned  comic strip as subject matter, Lichtenstein produced hard-edged, precise compositions that documented while it parodied often in a Tongue-in-cheek humorous manner. His work was heavily influenced by both popular advertising and the comic book style. He described Pop Art as, "not 'American' painting but actually industrial painting".

Lichtenstein Painting, Missing for 42 Years, Surfaces in Warehouse
The Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein’s black and white “Electric Cord” painting, which disappeared 42 years ago, has turned up in a New York City warehouse, The Associated Press reported.
The painting was reported stolen after it was sent out to be cleaned by its owner, the art dealer Leo Castelli, in 1970 and never returned.
The 1961 painting — which depicts a tightly wound electrical cord and whose value is estimated at $4 million — re-emerged last week when the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation notified Castelli’s widow, Barbara Castelli, that someone was trying to sell it.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

After The Ball, Interiors Painting Inspired by Pableo Picasso

After The Ball - The Paris Ritz

16 x 20

Interior Oil Painting Inspired by Pablo Picasso

Painting  with The Masters 
 Art within Art Series

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Another painting on the way to Australia
This is a very special painting for two very special
collectors who live in Australia.  Last night's post,

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With some input from the collectors:  they went to a
ball at the Ritz Hotel in Paris France last year for New
Years Eve. It was requested that all guests wear a mask.
They sent me photos of the masks which you can see
on the coffee table. They wanted an interior of them
at "After The Ball"enjoying a bottle of Champagne.
 They requested the Eiffel Tower to reflect that they 
 were in Paris.

The background paintings are Lovers by Picasso
and The Kiss by Picasso which were perfect for this
composition. I couldn't resist and had to paint little
masks on the lovers, hard to see in the photo.

The champagne bottle says The Ritz Paris on the
label and they love it! Just sooo much fun to work
with the collectors and design something for them
that has so much meaning. Here's what they said:

"Well really don’t know what else to say. 
Words are just mere words and cant possibly convey
 how happy we are with the paintings. Absolutely brilliant.

So, many many many thanks from us both for
 such an amazing job on both paintings and we cant
 wait to have them hanging in our house."
Thanks so much Chris and Sandra
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special theme.

The paintings arrived safely to Australia, yay!
I just received this beautiful email from my 
collectors and had to brag a little.
Thanks Chris and Sandra

We just wanted to let you know the paintings arrived late last Friday. Sorry it has taken a few days to let you know yet we were literally walking out the door for a few days as they arrived.

The paintings are beautiful, amazing, wonderful, fantastic, brilliant, outstanding, astounding and any other word in the thesaurus that describes astonishing pieces of work.

The colours in parts are more vivid than we expected, such as the gold for the Eiffel Tower never looked as bright in the photos, yet the wall colour on the Monet is more pale and washed out than the photos.

We have had plenty of time to study them now and they are truly wonderful, so a big big big thanks from us both.

Our only problem is now to decide where to hang them: where we will see them constantly, or where we can see them yet more show them off. Hard decisions will be required.

Once again, thanks so much and you will indeed hear from us again.

Chris & Sandra


There are many painters, good painters that did a lot for the art world. What made Picasso famous i think is the fact that his work was different. He was basically responsible for a lot of the movements that came after. He influenced people like Duchamp and other Avant Gard artists. Keep in mind he perfected cubism and created the collage technique...which eventually lead to abstract art... things we look at now as ordinary were things he did first. Picasso influenced minimalism also. For the time, his work was revolutionary because not many people were painting like him, well a group of his friends did, but he was just the most famous of them all... it was not the norm at the time. If you think about his work was controversal. Anything in art that is controversal is tended to evolve and become famous later. Look back at history, its just the way life and art works.
He started out creating the realistic art that you may be more apt to consider 'real art'. Essentially, he mastered it, and then created something entirely new.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Elegance of Monet, Interior Inspired by Claude Monet by k Madison Moore

The Elegance of Monet

Inspired by Claude Monet

16 x 20 Oil Painting on Canvas

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Soon to be on it's way to Australia

Painting with The Masters
Art within Art Series

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A couple of years ago I painted an interior similar to this 
but basically just using the same window and piano. I
left the choice of wall paintings mostly to the collector
who is a big fan of Monet. I only added a couple that I
thought would be great with the others.

This one is very different and larger from the first 
one but is staying within the same Monet Theme.

The chandelier, the formal furniture in brilliant
colors  with the soft walls and simple but elegant carpet
made this one a bit more formal than my usual interiors
but I think it does very nicely reflect
The Elegance of Monet.

This is the first original for
The Elegance of Monet
Square 14 x 14

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Claude Monet was born on November 14, 1840, in Paris, France. He enrolled in the Academie Suisse. After an art exhibition in 1874, a critic insultingly dubbed Monet's painting style "Impression," since it was more concerned with form and light than realism, and the term stuck. Monet struggled with depression, poverty and illness throughout his life. He died in 1926.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Dreaming Peter, Painting Inspired by Peter Max by k Madison Moore

Dreaming Peter

Painting with The Masters
Art within Art Series

11 x 14 Interiors Oil Painting


I don't paint with Peter Max too often as he is a living
artist. That said when I do I try not to paint too close to
his work and just let his paintings inspire what I want to
do with them to make them my own. 

The main character is my impression of his Lounging
Lady with Flowers. Really so different but similar.
The right wall mural and back wall paintings are from
two of my favorite Peter Max ladies.

I just found the beach scene by Peter and with my
changes thought it would create a great mood for
this composition.

Colors in the floor were also inspired from a clip
of another Max painting. I wasn't sure if the floor 
was going to work but I do like it a lot. So colorful!

Shuffled drawers, high heels and bag, a nice scarf
and a great decanter of wine made for nice details.
Not to mention the lovely floral pillows!
Hum...wonder where I could buy them since
they came from my imagination. lol!

Our three ladies here all look so dreamy, hence the
Dreaming Peter

Peter Max (born Peter Max Finkelstein, October 19, 1937) is a German-born Jewish American illustrator and graphic artist. At first, works in this style 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.
Read More About Peter Max

Peter Max was born in Berlin in 1937 but his family moved to China when he was still very young. In fact the young Max would move frequently with his family, learning about a variety of cultures throughout the world while traveling from Tibet to Africa to Israel to Europe until his family moved to the U.S. In American Max was trained at the Art Students League, Pratt Institute, and the School of Visual Arts, all in New York. After closing his design studio in 1964, Peter began creating his characteristic paintings and graphic prints.

One of the most famous of all living artist's, Peter Max is also a pop culture icon. His bold colors, uplifting images and an uncommon artistic diversity have touched almost every phase of American culture and has inspired many generations.

Peter Max has painted for six U.S. Presidents and his art is on display in Presidential Libraries and in U.S. Embassies.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Expressions of Jeanne, Painrting Inspired by Amedeo Modigliani by k Madison Moore

Expressions of Jeanne
Inspired by Amedeo Modigliani

Painting with The Masters
Art within Art Series

14 x 18 Oil Painting on Canvas

If you haven't seen the movie, "Modi", the life story of
Amedeo Modigliani, then see it. You won't regret it.
It was a wonderful movie about his life and the lives of 
Picasso and several other artists during that time and the 
way they competed in the salons with their art. It is a love
story about Modi and his love Jeanne Hebuterne.

Jeanne was born in Paris to a Roman Catholic family. Her father,
 Achille Casimir Hébuterne, worked at Le Bon Marché department store.
 A beautiful girl, she was introduced to the artistic community in
 Montparnasse by her brother André Hébuterne who wanted to become a
painter  She met several of the then-starving artists and modeled for 
Tsuguharu Foujita. However, wanting to pursue a career in the arts, 
and with a talent for drawing, she chose to study at the
 Académie Colarossi. It was there in the spring of 1917
 that Jeanne Hébuterne was introduced to Amedeo Modigliani 

by the sculptor Chana Orloff (1888–1968) who came with many
 other artists to take advantage of the Academy's live models. 
Jeanne soon began an affair with the charismatic artist, and 
the two fell deeply in love. She soon moved in with him, 
despite strong objection from her deeply Catholic parents.

As gentle, shy, quiet, and delicate, Jeanne Hébuterne became a 
principal subject for Modigliani's art. In the fall of 1918, the couple moved
to the warmer climate of Nice on the French Riviera where Modigliani's 
agent hoped he might raise his profile by selling some of his works
 to the wealthy art connoisseurs who wintered there. While they were
 in Nice, their daughter was born on 29 November. The following spring, 
they returned to Paris and Jeanne became pregnant again. 
By this time, Modigliani was suffering from tuberculous meningitis
 and his health, made worse by complications brought on by 
substance abuse, was deteriorating badly.

The end will surprise you.......

I have done several paintings of Jeanne inspired by Modi
and I love every one of them.  Jeanne has so many expressions
in the paintings he did of her. The one over the fireplace was painted
before he started painting her eyes. He used to leave the centers blank.
He told Jeanne that the day he painted her eyes is the day he will be
able to see her soul. I decided to paint them in for this composition.
I keep finding more and more paintings of Jeanne that Modi painted.
This one of her on the sofa was a new one that I recently found
and made me realize how different she looked in several of'
his paintings, hence the title, "Expressions of Jeanne."

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Friday, September 14, 2012

The Critics, Inspired by Multiple Masters by k Madison Moore

The Critic's


Painting with The Masters

Art within Art Series - Interiors

Inspired by Magritte, Dali, Picasso,

Warhol, Matisse, and Peter Max 

36 x 48 Oil Painting on Canvas

This is the never ending painting! I cannot believe
how long it took to paint. Even though it is 14 x 18
it took me twice as long because there are six artists
represented here. Generally, I have two - three wall
paintings, this painting has six. Two figures instead
of one plus all the other details! Whew!!

Of course it was fun! I have been thinking about a 
composition using several different artists for so 
long and it finally came to me in a dream. I do that
a lot and when I do something really good comes out
of them.

I think the title explains the theme totally...
Enjoy, The Critic's

The Man in the Bowler Hat (1964) by Rene Magritte

René François Ghislain Magritte (21 November 1898 – 15 August 1967) was a  Belgian Sureealist artist. He became well known for a number of witty and thought-provoking images that fell under the umbrella of surrealism. His work challenges observers' preconditioned perceptions of reality.

Magritte's earliest oil paintings, which date from about 1915, were Impressionistic in style. From 1916 to 1918 he studied at the Academie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, under Constant Montald, but found the instruction uninspiring. The oil paintings he produced during the years 1918-1924 were influenced by Futurism and by the offshoot of Cubism practiced by Metzinger. Most of his works of this period are female nudes.

Read more about Magritte Here


Meditative Rose by Salvador Dali (1958)

Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, 1st Marqués de Dalí de Pubol (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989), known as Salvador Dalí was a prominent Spanish surrealist painter born in  Figueres Spain.

Salvador Dali was born May 11, 1904 in Figueres, Spain. From an early age Dali was encouraged to practice his art and would eventually go on to study at an academy in Madrid. In the 1920's Dali went to Paris and began interacting with Picasso, Magritte, and Miro leading to his first Surrealist phase. The rise of the fascist leader Franco in Spain led to Dali's expulsion from the Surrealist movement, but that did not prevent him from painting

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Pablo Picasso - The Dreamer

“Everyone wants to understand art. Why don’t we try to understand the song of a bird? Why do we love the night, the flowers, everything around us, without trying to understand them? But in the case of a painting, people think they have to understand. If only they would realize above all that an artist works of necessity, that he himself is only an insignificant part of the world, and that no more importance should be attached to him than to plenty of other things which please us in the world though we can’t explain them; people who try to explain pictures are usually barking up the wrong tree.”
-- Picasso

Pablo Picasso was born on October 25, 1881 in Malaga, Spain, as the son of an art and drawing teacher. He was a brilliant student. He passed the entrance examination for the Barcelona School of Fine Arts at the age of 14 in just one day and was allowed to skip the first two classes. According to one of many legends about the artist's life, his father, recognizing the extraordinary talent of his son, gave him his brushes and palette and vowed to paint never again in his life.

Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, known as Pablo Picasso 25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973), was a Spanish painter, sculptor, print maker, ceramicist and stage designer who spent most of his adult life in France. As one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, he is widely known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture,[2][3] the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore.

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Henri Matisse - Large Reclining Nude ( The Pink Nude)

Henri Matisse was born December 31, 1869 in northern France. As a young man, he went to Paris to study law, graduated, and in 1889 returned home to work as a clerk in a law office. It was at this time that he had an acute attack of appendicitis, requiring surgery and a long convalescence. His mother gave him a paint box, and at the age of 21, Matisse discovered painting. He returned to work, and every morning before work, he attended drawing classes; at lunch time he would paint for an hour or so, and then return to work. After work he would paint till night fell. It was his life.

Peter Max - Rare Lady
Peter Max
(born Peter Max Finkelstein, October 19, 1937) is a  German-born Jewish American illustrator and graphic artist. At first, works in this style 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 Starring Johnny Carson  and The Ed Sullivan Show.

Read more about Peter Max Here


Andy Warhol's - Marilyn

Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987) was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became a renowned and sometimes controversial artist. The Andy Warhol Museum in his native city, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, holds an extensive permanent collection of art and archives. It is the largest museum in the United States of America dedicated to a single artist.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Painting Inspired by Alexander Calder by k Madison Moore

Playing Calder
Inspired by Alexander Calder


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18 x 24  Oil on Canvas

Painting with The Masters

Art within Art Series

I have been wanting to do a composition on Calder and it has really been a challenge. He uses mostly primary colors and very simplistic design so you would think it would be easy! With research and finding that Calder invented the Mobile and many other toys and large sculptures, the word "Playing" just stuck in my head. In this composition the mobile suspends playfully from the ceiling above one of Calder's Sculptures downsized. The original, is Huge! Playing in the paint to create this piece brought to mind "playing" music so this is where the huge Baby Grand  Piano came in on the floor, almost a carpet effect with the objects floating upon it. My way of "playing" in the painting! Oh boy...where do these thoughts come from! Enjoy!

Alexander Calder (July 22, 1898 – November 11, 1976) was an American sculptor and artist most famous for inventing the mobile. In addition to mobile and stable sculpture, Alexander Calder also created  Paintings, lithographs, toys, tapestry, jewelry and household objects. Calder was born in Lawton Pennsylvania, on July 22, 1898.

The Cirque Calder can be seen as the start of Calder's interest in both wire sculpture  and kinetic art. He maintained a sharp eye with respect to the engineering balance of the sculptures and utilized these to develop the kinetic sculptures Duchamp would ultimately dub as "mobiles", a French pun meaning both "mobile" and "motive." He designed some of the characters in the circus to perform suspended from a thread. However, it was the mixture of his experiments to develop purely abstract sculpture following his visit with Mondrain that lead to his first truly kinetic sculptures, manipulated by means of cranks and pulleys.

Two months after his death, Calder was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States' highest civilian honor, by President Gerald Ford. However, representatives of the Calder family boycotted the January 10, 1977 ceremony "to make a statement favoring amnesty for Vietnam War draft registers.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Picasso - A Consuming Passion Original Painting by k Madiason Moore

Picasso - A Consuming Passion

Inspired by Pablo Picasso

Sold - Commission

I always have fun working with Picasso. I never
really know what I will come up with. Obviously he
is one of my very favorites. So many people are passionate
about his work. I read that he created over 20,000 works
including his sculptures, ceramics and all the other phases 
of art her was so talented to create. There will be many 
more inspirations for me from his work, I am sure!
Enjoy " Picasso - A Consuming Passion"

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Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, known as Pablo Picasso  25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973), was a Spanish  Painter, sculptor, print maker, ceramicist, and stage designer who spent most of his adult life in France. As one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, he is widely known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture the co-invention of  college, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore.

Picasso demonstrated uncanny artistic talent in his early years, painting in a realistic manner through his childhood and adolescence; during the first decade of the twentieth century his style changed as he experimented with different theories, techniques, and ideas. Picasso creativity manifested itself in numerous mediums, including oil paintings, sculpture, drawing, and architecture. His revolutionary artistic accomplishments brought him universal renown and immense fortunes throughout his life, making him the best-known figure in twentieth century art.

Picasso  is one of the most famous artists in the world. Pablo was very creative and had a deep passion for his work. He even created a new way to sculpt and paint! His work was also an important step in Modern art. Picasso painted things the way he saw and felt about them. The way he saw things wasn't always as they really were. He kept on working right up to his death in 1973.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Solitude for van Gogh, Inspired by Vincent van Gogh by k Madison Moore

Solitude for van Gogh
Inspired by Vincent van Gogh


11 x 14 Interiors Oil Painting on Canvas

Painting with The Masters
Art within Art Series

Sold - Thanks again Tom :)

I have painted Vincent's Bedroom many times. I get a kick out of redecorating it every time I do it.
In the original there were simple shutters on the window. Since Starry Starry Night is one of his most popular paintings I thought it was a great idea to use as the window scene.  The painting he did of his bedroom was one of his very favorite paintings. He wrote about it many times in letters to his family.  Click the link below to read some of those letters.

 He did not have sunflowers in his bedroom paintings so I thought I would use some that he painted in this composition as well as some of the elements on the table and of course a fun little portrait of him inspired by one of his self portraits.
He always looks so troubled. So talented but so far away. I wonder what thoughts he had in the solitude of this bedroom? Maybe you will find out by clicking the link below.
Enjoy "Solitude for van Gogh"

Vincent Willem van Gogh  30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose work, notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty and bold color, had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. After years of painful anxiety and frequent bouts of mental illness, he died at the age of 37 from a gunshot wound, generally accepted to be self-inflicted (although no gun was ever found). His work was then known to only a handful of people and appreciated by fewer still.

Vincent's Bedroom in Arles is one of the artist's best known paintings. The striking colors, unusual perspective and familiar subject matter create a work that is not only among Van Gogh's most popular, but also one that he himself held as one of his own personal favorites.
The painting shown here is actually one five versions: three oil on canvas and two letter sketches. This specific painting, now in the collection of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, was the first of the three oils that Van Gogh produced and, some would argue, the best executed. Furthermore, because Van Gogh was so pleased with the painting he described it at great length in letters to his family. In fact, Vincent describes this painting in no less than thirteen letters and, as a result, a great deal is known about the artist's own feelings about the work.
In a letter to his brother, Theo, Vincent wrote: Click Here to Read More
Quotes by Vincent van Gogh
For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.

I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.

But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.
Read More Here


Friday, September 7, 2012

Reading with Fernand II, Inspired by Fernand Ledger by k Madison Moore

Reading with Fernand
Inspired by Fernand Ledger

14 x 18 Interiors Oil Painting on Canvas

Painting with The Masters
Art within Art Series

Sold - Commission
Thank you Marion

A couple years ago I did a smaller and
square version of this painting. For this
collector the painting was stretched to 14 x 18
which gave me much more space to add more elements
and colors. 

I really like Ledgers work as he used brilliant
colors and a lot of fine straight lines and details,
some of my favorite things to do. His people
are so cute with their blown up bodies and round

Here's a Ledger Quote:

"Enormous enlargements of an object or a fragment give it a personality it never had before, and in this way, it can become a vehicle of entirely new lyric and plastic power."
He must have loved to read. He did several
paintings of people reading so I used a few 
for reference for this composition.

Of course I changed a few elements since this
one is similar to the first, to make this an original
as well for my collector.
Joseph Fernand Henri Léger (February 4, 1881 – August 17, 1955) was a French painter, sculptor, and filmmaker. In his early works he created a personal form of Cubism which he gradually modified into a more figurative, populist style. His boldly simplified treatment of modern subject matter has caused him to be regarded as a forerunner of Pop art.

After moving (1900) to Paris he worked as an architectural draftsman and a photographic retoucher and also studied informally at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and the Académie Julien. By 1911, Leger had become a key member of the evolving cubist movement. His personal style of cubism is characterized by tubular, fractured forms and bright colors highlighted by juxtaposition with cool whites -- a decorative scheme that conveys a sense of form in relief.

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More Quotes by Fernand Ledger

Man needs colour to live; it's just as necessary an element as fire and water.

The realistic value of a work is completely independent of its properties in terms of content.

This truth must be recognized as a dogma and assume the validity of an axiom in the general understanding of painting.

What does that represent? There was never any question in plastic art, in poetry, in music, of representing anything. It is a matter of making something beautiful, moving, or dramatic - this is by no means the same thing. 

Fernand Leger
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Moonlight in Blue, Nude Painting by k Madison Moore

Moonlight in Blue

Emotions in Blue Series

11 x 14 Blue Nude Oil Painting


I finally started an new coffee table book for this
"Emotions in Blue Series." I have been wanting to
do this for awhile but I only want to use my personal
favorites so I have to paint several more. 

This was such a great dramatic pose but it was
 so hard getting the lighting correct on the model for this
photo. I took the photos several years ago and
 just came across them so I will be continuing this series
for awhile. The book will be ready before the holidays. 
Original Art Coffee Table Books make great gifts for
someone special.

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info for commissions.

The intensity of Moonlight varies greatly depending on the lunar cycle but even the full moon typically provides only about 0.2 luxilluminationWhen the moon is viewed at high altitude at tropical latitudes, the illuminance can reach 1 lux. The full moon is about 500,000 times fainter than the Sun.
The color of moonlightparticularly near full moon, appears bluish to the human eye compared to most artificial light sources. This is because of the Purkinje effect - the light is not actually tinted blue, and although moonlight is often referred to as "silvery" it has no inherent silvery quality. The Moon's albedo is 0.136, meaning only 13.6% of sunlight incident on the Moon is reflected.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Peter and Me with The Max Collector by k Madison Moore

What an honor to have my work collected and hung with Peter Max's work!! Here is Eddie, probably the biggest Peter Max collector I know. Last year he ordered My Homage to Peter Max painting in large format, Peter's Piano and here he is pointing at it among his Peter Max collection. How cool!
Click Here to Read the article and see his Peter Max Collection Here
Hopefully soon My Peter's Piano II will be the next he will be adding.
Below are a few great photos of Peter and his piano from Eddie's site.
Thanks so much Eddie. - M :)

Peter's Piano

I painted  Peter's Piano before but this one
is much larger and has subtle changes from the
first to make it an original for the collector.

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