Wednesday, 23 March 2016

'Mercurius' by Marcel Lempereur-Haut (B) - 1930

"Through geometry one finds nature!" –quote LH

‘Mercurius’ by Marcel Lempereur-Haut (B) – 1930 Location: MSK Gent – Belgium

Friday, 18 March 2016

'Excavation' by Willem de Kooning - 1950

"The abstract-expressionists prefer expression over perfection, vitality over finish, fluctuation over calmness, the unknown over the familiar, the veiled over the clear, the individual over society and the inner over the outer." - quote by William Seitz
willem de kooning excavation
Excavation, 1950, oil and enamel on canvas, 81 x 100 1/4 inches
Willem de Kooning – American, born Netherlands, 1904-1997

Frank G. Logan Purchase Prize Fund; restricted gifts of Edgar J. Kaufmann, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Noah Goldowsky, Jr., 1952.1 © The Art Institute of Chicago

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Joseph Beuys 'Sand drawings' - 1974

"Art does not exist to serve the intellect, but to develop the creative potential and inner strength of man." - quote Joseph Beuys

joseph beuys sand drawings

The two lines in the sand refer to an early work “Intuition” Kat.28/mutiple” from 1968. They symbolise the difference between knowledge (the first limited upper line) and intuition (the second open line). Beuys believes that intuition is more reliable and stronger than acquired knowlegde. The second ‘intuition’-line ends in a well and gives the work an extra dimension.
Offset lithograph 1978: Joseph Beuys & Charles Wilp (photographer), Sand Drawings (portfolio -Sandzeichnungen)