Sunday, July 23, 2017

Salvador Dali Inspired Painting, Watching Time by k Madison Moore

Watching Time
Inspired by Salvador Dali

Painting with The Masters
14 x 18 Dali oil painting on canvas

I recently painted an 8 x 8 Dali Inspired chair for my new 
Collectable Chairs Series "Take Seat. That painting inspired this painting. I love when that happens and now from this I have
yet another idea that I may paint at some point.

I love clocks so I love Dali too. 
I found a few titles for his Eye painting:
Subconscious Mind, Surrealist, Dreams, Subconscious.  
He sure did have a strange way of  "seeing things!"

The Persistence of Memory  is one of his most recognizable works. The painting has been in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New Your City, which received it from an anonymous donor. It is widely recognized and frequently referenced in popular culture and sometimes referred to by more descriptive (though incorrect) titles, such as 'The Soft 
Watches' or The Melting Watches.

The well-known Surrealist piece introduced the image of the soft melting socket watch.   Dali stated that the soft watches were inspired by the surrealist perception of a  Camembert  melting in the sun.

Salvador Dalí was born Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dalí y Domenech on May 11, 1904, in Figueres, Spain.
From an early age, Dalí was encouraged to practice his art and would eventually go on to study at an academy in Madrid. In the 1920s, he went to Paris and began interacting with artists such as Picasso, Magritte and Miro, which led to Dalí's first Surrealist phase. He is perhaps best known for his 1931 painting The Persistence of Memory, showing melting clocks in a landscape setting. 

The rise of fascist leader Francisco Franco in Spain led to the artist's expulsion from the Surrealist movement, but that didn't stop him from painting. Dalí died in 1989.

If you have an idea for a special painting just for you
or you would like me to design one for you, contact
me with your ideas or the artist that inspired you.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Picasso Painting, Sitting Around with Picasso Again. by k madison Moore Pennsylvania Artist

Sitting Around with Picasso
Inspired by Pablo Picasso

Painting with The Masters

This is somewhat of a pilot painting for a new series that 
I have been working on. The series will be called
"Take a Seat". I have no idea how this popped into my head but I 
 Have been having a lot fun creating it.
Curious? .... Stay tuned!

Sitting Around with Picasso is in addition to my previous Sitting 
with Picasso paintings that were so popular and the fine art prints 
 still are. I just laughed through this whole painting with 
making the chairs into people. 
Very Picasso! How fun is that!

A great size of 16 x 20 x 2 oil Painting on Canvas
Wired and ready to hang. No frame needed

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Frida Kahlo - Thoughts of My Life, Oil painting by k Madison Moore

Thoughts of My Life - Frida Kahlo
Happy 110th Birthday Frida 
Not for Sale

24" x 24" Original Frida Kahlo Painting on Canvas

I wanted to have this finished by July 6th, Frida's 110th birthday but it
is a large painting and took longer than I thought. It is amazing how she is celebrated.
There are festivals going on all over the US and especially in California where they will
be celebrating her birthday for this entire month so I will be also with  several more paintings.

I am especially happy about the way this one turned out and is the largest 
I have painted Frida thus far. I love the huge Magnolias surrounding her. They were her
favorite flowers. Her signature large jewelry had to be included and I will mention
that the silver is metallic paint and looks great.

Are you wondering what Frida is thinking about?

Below are Frida's thoughts and a copy will be included 
with the purchase of this

Frida Kahlo - Thoughts of My Life

My name is Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderon

I was born July 6, 1907 in Mexico City, Mexico. I was the seventh daughter of Guillermo Kahlo, a successful German photographer who emigrated to Mexico from Pforzheim, and of a Mexican- Indian mother. Matilde Calderon y Gonzalez. My father encouraged my interest in art, photography and archaeology. My mother was no so well educated and was also very religious.

At the age of 6, I suffered an attack of poliomyelitis which left me with a deformed leg. Exercise and determination helped me make a good recovery.  At 14 I enrolled into one of Mexico’ s best schools hoping to forge a good education and become a medical doctor.

On September 17, 1925 I suffered a serious injury in a traffic accident in Mexico City and broke my spinal column and pelvis in three places as well as my collar bone and two ribs and a rod piercing my abdomen. My right leg already deformed from Polio was shattered and fractured in 11 places and my foot was dislocated.

I spent the next month in the hospital and another 3 months at home recuperating, followed by 32 operations during my lifetime. My father made a special easel for me so I could paint in bed. During my recovery “I painted many self portraits because am the person I know best.” My prolonged illness gave me the opportunity to rethink my life and become a painter in spite if all my discomfort and pain.

I met my future love and husband Diego Rivera when he painted a mural at my school in 1923. We met again on 1927 and began an affair. Although my mother objected to me dating Diego, mostly because of our age differences, he was 20 years older than me. She felt we looked awkward together as I was only 5’3” tall and 100 lbs and he weighed nearly 300 lbs and was 6’ tall. We were married in traditional Catholic ceremony in 1929.

Melancholia, illness, separation, divorce and re- marriage marked our relationship. Diego was a womanizer and our marriage was stormy. I was frustrated by our marriage so I had several affairs including with the revolutionary Leon Trotsky in 1938. My career as an artist was highly successful and took me around Mexico City, New York and Europe.

Diego and I divorced early 1940 and soon after my health deteriorated. My moderate to heavy drinking and chain smoking and a steady diet of candy exacerbated my infirmity. In the early 1930’s I developed an atrophic ulcer on my right foot and had several toes amputated and eventually lost my leg.

Diego and I reconciled and were re-married on his 54th birthday, December 1940 in San Francisco California. Following the amputation of my leg in 1953 I became a recluse and more deeply depressed. I and was loosing the will to live. I was found dead at home in Mexico City on July 13, 1954 from kidney failure and liver and heart failure. Some believe I committed suicide by taking an overdose of my pills. No-one will ever know accept me.

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