Things aren’t going too great on the art front I’m afraid. It seems that I have forgotten how to paint. I have spent hours on 2 separate canvases and both ended up in the garbage. So it is back to the drawing board for me and time to dig out some old acrylic books. I will admit that I am more than a little frustrated considering they were big art pieces. I guess it is all in the experience. (A glass half full thing.)
I have been reading a little Art History and instead of Realism, maybe I should give Impressionism a go 🙂
Since visiting the National Gallery of Art, I have been absolutely enthralled with Impressionism. My love began with the piece by John Singer Sargent entitled “Repose”. And then there was Monet, Manet, Pissarro, Renoir….I could on about these Masters of capturing light and darkness. I have always appreciated art, but being in front of the actual work, the actual piece that they laid their very hands on almost brought me to tears and made my heart hurt. But what I found very strange is that I didn’t care for the work of Degas and I only liked one of Van Gogh’s pieces and that was “Starry Night”.
Although, I do love Monet’s work, I found piece entitled “Death Bed” disturbing . Death Bed is Monet’s wife as she lay dying. And it bothers me. It angers me. His wife lays there probably in pain, scared and alone. While he sits across the room and paints her! Wow! he should win husband of the year!
In the book, it talks about how much Monet loved his wife. He may, I’m not the Great Judge, but he had to have loved painting more. He was a great Artist though and I am doubly glad David is not an Artist….he does golf though…..
Be Well and Happy!