Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Basking in Blue by k Madison Moore Blue Nude Oil Painting

Basking in Blue II

Emotions in Blue Series

16 x 20 Blue Nude Oil Painting on Canvas


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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Melodies of Klimt by k Madison Moore Interior Paintings

Melodies of Klimt

11 x 14  Oil Painting of Interior on Canvas

Art within Art Series

Who doesn't love Klimt?  I always loved Klimt's work. I have done several works of my impression of Klimt. Each time I say, Oh, it will be easier this time as I have done so many. Not so. It always amazes me how many symbols he used in his works, symbols within symbols within.... I wonder what he was thinking? Every artist has a reason for what they paint and why? Many are never explained so we have only to guess what was on the artists mind when they painted that painting. Of course his works were a lot larger than mine so it actually makes it easier to paint all of those symbols.

In Melodies of Klimt, the paintings on the wall are "The Kiss" and 
Fulfillment - The Embrace. They are miniature paintings within this painting 2.5 x 3.5 inches and much more difficult to paint.
These are my two favorite Klimt paintings. What better way to express how you feel about that someone special.....
With and Big Hug and Kiss!


Gustav Klimt
Many of his paintings from this period used gold leaf; the prominent use of gold can first be traced back to Pallas Athene (1898) and  Judith I(1901), although the works most popularly associated with this period are the Portrait of Andele Bloch-Baie(1907) and The Kiss (1907–1908). Klimt travelled little but trips to Venice and Ravenna, both famous for their beautiful mosaics, most likely inspired his gold technique and his Byzantine imagery

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Hotel Window Painting of Interior by k Madison Moore Inspired by Edward Hopper

Hotel Window
Inspired by Edward Hopper

22 x 30 Oil Painting of Interior on Canvas

Sold - Commission
On it's way to England
Thank you Eleanore

My collector was so great to work with. She gave me a list of ideas, colors and elements to make this composition hers. Hotel Window is her favorite painting by Edward Hopper. She shared several ideas with me and made it so much easier for me to design for her.
This painting projects how a room can be changed to reflect your favorite things or even a fantasy. Do you have a room in your house that you would like painted with all the elements you want and even paintings from the Masters hanging on your walls. If so, email me with your ideas and photos of your room.

Hopper’s evocative exploration of the theme of isolation in American urban life in the 20th Century. Depicting an elegantly dressed older woman seated on a navy couch in an anonymous hotel lobby staring absently out of a darkened window, the large-scale (40 by 55 in.) canvas expresses the loneliness and alienation that defined not only a certain aspect of American experience, but also, in the artist’s phrase, the “whole human condition”.  The pre-sale estimate is $10 to 15 million. Edward Hopper’s “Hotel Window” sold for $26.8 million
The stark light, spare setting and lone female figure create an atmosphere of unease and emptiness which characterized this genre’s particular brand of human disconnection.  Self-imposed solitude, the result of the individual’s disappointment in human interaction, was a societal ill that defined the American experience as depicted by both Hopper and the auteurs of contemporary fiction and film.  Hopper’s interest is not in telling a story, however, it is in the single image and its evocative possibilities”.
Of Hotel Window Edward Hopper himself wrote: “It’s nothing accurate at all, just an improvisation of things I’ve seen.  It’s no particular hotel lobby, but many times I’ve walked through the Thirties from Broadway to Fifth Avenue and there are a lot of cheesy hotels there.  That probably suggested it.  Lonely?  Yes, I guess it’s lonelier than I planned it really.”
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