Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Emilio Vedova "Image of Time" - 1951

“Your actual duty is that of saving your dream.”- quote Amedeo Modigliani

Artist Emilio Vedova at work in his studio in Venice, 2003

"Abstract art has found the unexpected confirmation in atomic physics. All the material is dissolved in forces." - Dr. K. Farner, 1964 'Uprising in abstract art

‘Image of Time’ (Barrier),1951 – Egg tempera on canvas 130 x 170 cm, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice

Emilio Vedova, Plurimo nr. 4 – Absurd Berliner Journal, 1964 Wood and iron, 206 x 360 cm. (Artist collection)

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Van Gogh Vincent "Postman Joseph Roulin" - 1889

"In my opinion, I am often wealthy, not in money, but (not all days though) rich because I found my work. Something which I live for with heart and soul and that gives passion and meaning to life." - Vincent Van Gogh, The Hague, March 11, 1883

Portrait of the Postman Joseph Roulin - Ooc 65 x 54 cm. Arles: April, 1889 - Otterlo: Kröller-Müller Museum
"Now I'm working on a different model, a postman in blue uniform decorated with gold, a big bearded head, very sociable. [...] A more interesting man than many other."

Friday, 6 October 2017

Frantisek Kupka - "Story about Pistils and Stamens I" -1920

"If we search for the principle, we will see that it conforms to the principle of elementary life forms: the movements which expand and contract correspond to the universal rhythm of alternation and reproduction... in nature everything is moving, whether this can be observed or not." - Frantisek Kupka

Frantisek Kupka

Frantisek Kupka - "Story about Pistils and Stamens I" 1920 - ooc 110 x 100cm

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Victor Servranckx 'Opus 1' - 1921

"Another matter is, whether this abstract art, in the country of Rubens, will be anything more than a single phenomenon ..." - M. Stijns, 1926 "The Fine Arts in Belgium"

servranckx opus 1
Victor Servranckx – ‘Opus 1’, 1921, bronze sculpture, collection Mu.Zee Ostend (30 x 40 x 30 cm)

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Wassily Kandinsky 'Composition VII' - 1913

"To enjoy art, art-receptivity is the first requirement." - Dr. Achilles Stubbe (B), 1960
Kandinsky’s ‘Composition VII’, 1913 – OOC 200 cm x 300 cm (78.7” x 118.1”)
The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow Russia

Friday, 15 September 2017

Oscar Jespers 'The Hooded Coat' - 1922

“Art is often a selective re-creation of reality according to an artists metaphysical value judgments.”


‘De Kapmantel’  carved stone, 1922 - Collection: Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp

Thursday, 7 September 2017

The Philips Pavilion by Le Corbusier and Iannis Xenakis - Expo 1958

“Colonization equals adventure. The scholar and the artist colonize daily. They discover and reveal. By revealing they change the view of things and they give the past a future.” - Le Corbusier

VMAN - ‘Philips Pavilion’ by Le Corbusier - Expo 58

The Philips Pavilion was a World's Fair pavilion designed for Expo '58 in Brussels by the office of Le Corbusier. Commissioned by Philips, an electronics company based in the Netherlands, the pavilion was designed to house a multimedia spectacle that celebrated postwar technological progress. (


Friday, 28 July 2017

Still Clyfford's '1951-E'

Still Clifford - Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery
1951-E , 1951 by Still Clyfford,  American (1904-'80), OOC - 297 x 363 cm
Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York (Gift of the artist, 1964)

"He rose above the commonplace that oppressed him."
Andrew Graham-Dixon about Still Clyfford in ‘Art of America’

Friday, 7 July 2017

Otto Gutfreund - "Cubist bust" 1913/14

"The ceremonial perpendicular lines (lines that are at right angles of 90° to each other) are the backbone of life within space" wrote Frantisek Kupka in 'The creation of Art and Sculpture' - 1923
Otto Gutfreund Cubist bust
Otto Gutfreund - "Cubist bust" 1913/14, bronze H 60cm - National Gallery Collection, Prague

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Joseph Beuys - "I Like America and America Likes Me, May 1974"

"We have to revolutionize human thought. First of all revolution takes place within man. When man is really a free, creative being who can produce something new and original, he can revolutionize time." - Joseph Beuys ('Performance Art' by R.L.Goldberg)

Joseph Beuys – “I Like America and America Likes Me, May 1974”

'This action also represented a transformation of ideology into the idea of freedom.'
-  Joseph Beuys on 'Coyote, 1974, at the René Block Gallery (NY)

Thursday, 15 June 2017

"Same old sh*t (c) for the so called avant garde" - J.M. Basquiat, 1979

Photo credit: Henry Flynt, 1979
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled (Fallen Angel), 1981
Medium: acrylic and oilstick on canvas - size: 167.6 x 198.1 cm. (66 x 78 in.)
Private collection, Courtesy Tony Shafrazi Gallery, NY.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

"Journey to Seven Light Bay" by Mariko Mori - 2011

Mariko Mori
“ Spiritual energy is eternal ;  no death or birth can touch it.” - Mariko Mori  °1967 Tokyo