Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Egon Schiele "Mime Van Osen" 1910

“The value of a line, of a form consists for us in the value of the life that it holds for us. It holds its beauty only through our own vital feeling, which, in some mysterious manner, we project into it.” – Wilhelm Worringer (1881-1965) from ‘A contribution to the psychology of style’- 1906

mime van osen
Location: Courtesy of The Leopold Museum, Vienna
Technique: charcoal on watercolor, size: 37,8 x 29,7 cm

Sunday, 24 July 2016

"Art is a kind of science of liberty." - Joseph Beuys ‘In conversation’ 1986

For Beuys, art became a 'medium for revolutionary change in the sense of completing the transformation from a sick world to a healthy one'.

Saturday, 2 July 2016

'Leaving the factory' by Bart van der Leck - 1917

Bart van der Leck (NL,1876-1958) – Composition no.3 (Leaving the factory)
Oil on canvas, collection Kröller-Müller Museum, purchase 1917
Portret source:  J.D. Noske / Anefo; - Nationaal Archief, CC BY-SA 3.0 nl.

“Man has become a tool of his own work, and has no more sense, since he serves the machine. It has stolen him away from his soul. And now the soul demands his return. This is the vital point. All that we experience is but the strenuous battle between the soul and the machine fort he possession of man. We no longer live, we are lived; we have no freedom left, we may not decide for ourselves, we are finished, man is unsouled, nature unmanned.” – Hermann Bahr, Expressionismus, Munich 1914

Friday, 1 July 2016

'Little Owl' by Picasso 1951/53

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” - quote Pablo Picasso