Friday, August 06, 2010

Art I Like
As I look back on artists links that I have saved on my computer in the past what I notice is that I have a strong preference for paintings of the figure and things with a mysterious or spiritual quality. The artist Lawren Harris from the Canadian "Group of Seven" is one of these and I have posted a picture of his to start things off.

I have also added links to other art that I find interesting. These are fairly conservative but somewhere to start.

Although the work by Lani Irwin, is highly realistic it is made interesting by the unusual subject matter.  There is a gallery in London that carrys a lot of work like this and I loved visiting it when I was living in the UK.  Unfortunately I just can't remember the name of the gallery at the moment.

Although I really like more abstract work I also like Bruce Holwerda's figure drawing which I find amazing, skillful and creative.  It's all the small details going on in the hair etc and the tension he gets in his figures.

What I like about Nicholas Simmons work is the way he builds interest into a fairly realistic image by overlaying patterns and shapes. You need to pan down the page to see all his work.   I also like his colours.  Notice 'colour' spelt the British Canadian way.  I always seem to stop and think...who am I writing this for and which way should I spell things today.

The next two are taken from my old list and they are not favourites but both have something more abstract and contemporary that I quite like.  Once again figures feature.

For an entirely different type of art I love Andy Goldsworthy site specific work. He has a lovely DVD called Rivers and Tides which is great to watch. Here are some of his images.

Two works by Will Maclean an  interesting Scottish artist whose work is very mysterious. These are just his sketches for paintings but I like the way they are drawn.

So far I haven't added any landscape that telling me something?  I also haven't added any really abstract work even though it's what I really like. That will be in the next post.

I hope you have found some of the work interesting.  Please send me your comments and share links to any artist that you love. 


Eva said...
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Eva said...

I deleted my comment as I decided my personal opinion of an artist's work is not appropriate here..
I appreciate your links to artists and their work. Some I have never seen before. They are quite remarkable artists, each in their own way.

Susanne said...

I liked the post and your comments Eva. To me that is what makes a blog interesting. Your reasons for liking and disliking were good and I was glad to hear that your favorite was Will Maclean!

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Very nice to see other artists work that you admire. I enjoyed this immensely!

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