Saturday, November 17, 2012

For The Love of Mary, Interior Painting Inspired by Peter Max by k Madison Moore

For The Love of Mary
Inspired by Peter Max


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


I found a really nice article on how Peter Max met his wife (below)
and immediately thought of how nice it would be to do a painting
inspired by many of Peter's paintings in honor of his love for her.

Maybe she would have a room with all her favorites or some of 
them of Peter's works and furniture just as funky.  Peter Max
used so many shades of pinks and oranges, peaches and blues. I 
really like the way this came out. Would just love to have a 
yellow stripe sofa too.

For The Love of Mary

“She’s so stunning,” he sighed, sounding 17 instead of 71. How’d they meet? Max exited his New York studio one day about a decade ago and spotted one Mary Baldwin chatting with friends on the sidewalk.
She was no stranger: he’d doodled her exact profile for years. Max rushed into his studio, returned with a drawing and handed it to the stranger, blurting, “I’ve been drawing you all my life.” His crush was politely unimpressed. “Her friends said to her, ‘That’s Peter Max!’ And she said, `Who?’”
He gave her his number, fretted until she called, then coaxed her to go to lunch. And that was that.
“I remember reaching over the table, kind of clumsy, and putting my palms on each side of her face and saying, ‘I’ll take care of you for the rest of your life,’” he said. “And she put her hands on my hands and said, `You’re in good hands with me.’”
They married the next year.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Blue Skies, Blue Nude Painting by k Madison Moore

Blue Skies

Emotions in Blue Series

11 x 14 Nude Oil Painting on Canvas


I wish I had more time to paint more of my Blue Nudes.
I really enjoy painting them.  They take a bit of time as I 
use a layers of glazes. The more glazing I use the deeper
the color. This is not really easy to see in a photo but'
better in hand. 

I think when I get more in the series maybe for
the holidays I will do another coffee table book.

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Art Calendar 2013 by k Madison Moore

Art Calendars Make Great Gifts for The Holidays


All Calendar Images are  created from
My Original Paintings

Painting with The Masters
Art within Art Series

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Eclectic Klimt Interior Painting by k Madison Moore

Eclectic Klimt
Inspired by Gustave Klimt


Art within Art Series
Paintings of Interiors after The Masters

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Eclectica person who derives ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.

I am sure you can guess by now that I am a very Eclectic person. 
At one time I called my art eclectic because of my diversity with style, 
technique genre. I love eclectic rooms and every room in my house 
is this way. I never bought things because they were all one style or 
because they  matched or art that matched a sofa, not me!
I like so many different styles but somehow they all look 
great together.

So, this painting was created with my eclectic style in mind. Here the wood 
walls are very traditional. The furniture is traditional with some artsy 
upholstery. I did this many times to special pieces of furniture, 
old and new, just great together! Add in some funky Klimt style pillows
my favorite color red along with my symbolistic carpet after Klimt, a sip
of wine and a good book...... and a cozy,colorful room is born!
 What better than the tree of life to hang with
 Klimt's  "Mother and Child!"

Eclectic Klimt

Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 - February 6, 1918) was an Austrian Symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Art Nouveau (Vienna Secession) movement. Klimt's primary subject was the female body and his works are marked by a frank eroticism. His works include The Kiss, Adele Bloch-Bauer, Judith and the Head of Holofernes, Avenue in Schlob Kammer Park, Danae, The Friends, The Virgins, Mada Primavesi, Mulher sentada, Tree of Life, Water Serpents, Beethoven Frienze, Apple Tree, Death and Life, and many others.
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Friday, November 9, 2012

Dancing in My Dreams Interior Painting by k Madison Moore

Dancing in My Dreams

Inspired by Henri Marisse

11 x 14 Oil Painting of Interior

Art within Art Series

This was so much fun. Working on making the dancers
translucent as to be the vision of the dancers in her dream
was a challenge against the back ground of the window scene 
and buildings.
The flowered wall and vase are my impression of a few
elements from his works as well as the nude and just had to
add a peek of Matisse's painting The Dance. My connection
to him is his use of primary colors and mixing of pattern 
in one composition. 

Dancing in My Dreams

 The Dance by Henri Matisse

In March 1909 Matisse painted a preliminary version of this work, known as Dance (I)It was a compositional study and uses paler colors and less detail. The painting was highly regarded by the artist who once called it "the overpowering climax of luminosity"; it is also featured in the background of Matisse's La Danse with Nasturtiums (1912).

It was donated by Nelson A. Rockerfeller  in honor of Alfred H. Barr Jr. to the  Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Dance, is a large decorative panel, painted with a companion piece,  Music, specifically for the Russian businessman and art collector Sergei  Shchukin with whom Matisse had a long association. Until the October Revolution  of 1917, this painting hung together with Music on the staircase of Shchukin's  Moscow mansion.

The painting shows five dancing figures, painted in a strong red, set against a very simplified green landscape and deep blue sky. It reflects Matisse's incipient fascination with primitive art, and uses a classic Fauvist color palette: the intense warm colors against the cool blue-green background and the rhythmical succession of dancing nudes convey the feelings of emotional liberation and hedonism. The painting is often associated with the "Dance of the Young Girls" from Igor Stravinsky's famous musical work The Rite of Spring.

Dance is commonly recognized as "a key point of (Matisse's) career and in the development of modern painting". It generally resides in the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, but was loaned to  Hermitage Museum for a period of six weeks from April 1 to May 9, 2010.

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Ravished Blue Nude Painting by k Madison Moore



Emotions in Blue Series

12 x 16  Nude Oil Painting on Canvas


This is my second Blue Nude that I have done in reverse.
I started with a black canvas instead of white. I find it more difficult
to do but I love the drama it creates and a slight change in the blues
that I normally use. So interesting to work this way. That's a good
part of being an artist......anythings goes!

I think the title speaks for itself


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George Barbier Inspired Painting The Other Woman by k Madison Moore

The Other Woman
Inspired by George Barbier

11 x 14 Oil Painting on Canvas


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Does she see herself as a different woman?
Is she seeing what she wants to be, or is he seeing what he wants her to be?
How does he see her?  

George Barbier is one of my favorite Art Deco artists. He always has
a great story to tell with his paintings. However, from my impression
of his work I created this neat theme of "The Other Woman.

How do you see yourself when you look in a mirror? Do you ever
visualize yourself in a different way? Do you think you see yourself
as you really are. How do you think others see you? How about him...
how does he see you? What about our lady here...who is she looking at?

Loved doing this paintings with all of the fine little details and
the very contrasting colors in the style of  Barbier.

It is common, and commendable, to be curious about how others see you in general, or in specific situations. The more insight you have in this area, the less time you are apt to lie awake at night, wondering. And even when you may have acted differently in a specific situation, upon review, this insight generally provides the best answer for moving forward.

It is quite possible to see yourself exactly as other people see you; however, this takes courage, and the development of some insight. So, if you dare, have a peek in the mirror...

George Barbier  (1882 - 1932) was one of the great French illustrators of the early 20th century. Born in Nantes, France on October 10, 1882, Barbier was 29 years old when he mounted his first exhibition in 1911 and was subsequently swept to the forefront of his profession with commissions to design theatre and ballet costumes, to illustrate books, and to produce haute couture fashion illustrations. For the next 20 years Barbier led a group from the Ecole des Beaux Arts who were nicknamed by Vogue "The Knights of the Bracelet"—a tribute to their fashionable and flamboyant mannerisms and style of dress. Included in this élite circle were Bernard Boutet de Monvel and Pierre Brissaud (both of whom were Barbier's first cousins), Paul Iribe, Georges Lepape, and Charles Martin. During his career Barbier also turned his hand to jewellery, glass and wallpaper design, wrote essays and many articles for the prestigious Gazette du bon ton. In the mid 1920s he worked with Erté to design sets and costumes for the Folies Bergère and in 1929 he wrote the introduction for Erté's acclaimed exhibition and achieved mainstream popularity through his regular appearances in L'Illustration magazine. Barbier died in 1932 at the very pinnacle of his success.
Pierre Louys.Les Chansons de Bilitis 1922.Georges Barbier

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