David Lang

September 26, 2011

David Lang is an artist who became and official artist much later in his life. He is a New England based artists currently working out of Natick Massachusetts.  I was first introduced to his work in Cohasset at the South Shore Art Center and was delightfully surprised to find such whimsical little kinetic sculptures filling the main gallery. The sculptures are so captivating that time begins to vanish, but what was most interesting was the delicate movement that these sculptures were capable of. The wings moved so softly as if truly gliding along the wind. I was so excited when I visited Sowa today to see that he was having an exhibit at Boston Sculpture Gallery. He currently is showing 20 or so sculptures all fantastic and all unique. I must admit that I stumbled upon this artist and hope that others do as well. I encourage you to see his work in person as the experience would never be the same online. However I have included a few photos bellow of works that I found inspiring and captivating. Enjoy.


Odilon Redon 1840-1916

September 10, 2011

So I know I have already touched base on this artist but you know what sometimes it is completely worth reviewing your favorite artists again. Granted I’m pretty sure I have never posted about him on this page so at least this is not a duplicate.

Odilon Redon was a French symbolist artist, draughtsman, and printmaker born in 1840. His work ranges from fantasy, to landscape to portraits and each have their own unique qualities. However, I must admit that I am a biggest fan of his works between 1880 and 1890. During this time he focused primarily on Charcoal drawings and Lithographs, which were a great combination allowing him to create similar tones, textures and atmosphere. A lot of the work created at this time is considered his Niors. I have chosen a few pieces of work which really influence me and I hope you enjoy them. I do recommend taking some time to investigate his work since it is full of so many interesting images and ideas.

The Dream Finished by Death 1887 charcoal

I primarily chose this image because of the atmospheric qualities it possesses. Such a ghostly undertone of a skeletal figure creeps from within a mass of cloud or smoke. It is eerie and yet intriguing and lures you in the way that I suppose death sometimes does.

The convict 1881 charcoal

In this image the color of the paper really helps create such a strong mood. The convict in this image has such an expression of longing for what he has lost, gazing out the window at a freedom he no longer possesses. The composition of this image also has such a strong read, forcing the figure to be squished into the righthand side of the image space and curled into himself as if it is the only comfort he still has.

araignee (spider) 1887 Lithograph

This image for me shows such a whimsical crisp image, utilizing the similarity to drawing in the lithograph.

Haven’t been doing all that good recently with posting artists but I haven’t really been looking all that hard either. Instead I have been taking photographs of things that inspire me and I’ve included a few below. I use them for everything from color to imagery. All of these images were taken by me throughout my daily experiences and adventures.

Alberto Giacometti

October 11, 2010

Alberto Giacometti was a swiss artist who was the son of a neo-impressionist painter. Art was in his blood and he stuck with it until his death in the 1960’s. His first major show was in 1948 at a gallery in New York, it was this show that put his name out there. Primarily focusing on his elongated emaciated figures. He also did paintings, drawings, and prints but his sculptures are my favorite. Below I’ve included a couple of images of both sculpture and drawings.

These are the two artists I decided to post today. I came across Anselm when searching the Moma archives and Lisa actually did an artist talk at my school the other night that I was unable to attend due to monitoring.. Boo. I was curious about her work though and now sadly enough I wish I could have attended the talk. Her pieces are controversial in the way they depict the female figure but are so intriguing and eye-catching. One can not just walk by without stopping and thinking about the image. Below are a couple of the pieces I especially liked hope you enjoy them as well.

Next is Anselm Kiefer who is a german painter and uses painting to show the violence that once ran though that land. The paintings seem to have a pysicality to them and emotional charge that amplifies the experience. Below are two paintings “Seraphim” & “Margarete.”