Self portrait Irish-born English figurative painter Francis Bacon was born, October 28, 1909 in 63 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin, Ireland ❦ Focusing on the human form, his subjects included crucifixions, portraits of popes, self-portraits, and portraits of close friends, with abstracted figures sometimes isolated in geometrical structures. Rejecting various classifications of his work, Bacon claimed […]Francis Bacon [1909-1992] — Marina Kanavaki
Self Portrait Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and theatre designer Pablo Ruiz Picasso was born, October 25, 1881 in the city of Málaga, Andalusia, in southern Spain ❦ Not much introduction needed for Picasso! He is regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century and known for co-founding the Cubist movement, […]Pablo Ruiz Picasso [1881-1973] — Marina Kanavaki
*Picasso — short astrological analysis.
Paul Cézanne is perhaps one of the best-loved painters of Western art. Yet the popularity of his still life and landscape works has perhaps tamed the radicality of his vision in our own eyes. It is easy to forget that these seemingly traditional 19th century Post-Impressionist paintings caused ‘a landslide in art’. Jacky Klein explains […]Cézanne: ‘The Father of Modern Art’ — msamba
Dutch painter and glass artist Albert August Plasschaert* was born, October 10, 1866 in Delft, Nertherlands. ❦ A painter whose work I first saw in Amsterdam at the Rijksmuseum. He was trained as an engineer at Polytechnic school in Delft. After his training and not being active as an engineer became a draftsman, graphic artist […]Albert August Plasschaert [1866-1941] — Marina Kanavaki
“With an apple I will astonish Paris.” – Paul Cézanne, 1839-1906 Fruit’s existence is one of my favorite parts of being a human. It sounds silly, but the sensation of eating something that is explicitly designed by nature for that purpose fills me with a wonderful sense of contentment. Fruit is beautiful to look at, […]A History of Fruit and Art — Where Creativity Works
I’d like to paint the way you write; says Cezanne to Zola. I think there fits also the other way round; I’d like to write the way you paint. It’d be a short post (because my lovely granddaughter Mila will come soon?)I have watched this movie yesterday, though I have recorded some weeks ago and […]Cézanne and I — lampmagician
*Cezanne is probably my favourite artist. A book about him.
Brittany has been a great source of inspiration for artists from across the world drawn to the beauty of its natural landscapes and unique quality of light. The women artists who came to draw inspiration from the rich colours and distinctive landscapes of the region have sometimes been overlooked and I highlight some of these pioneering painters here.Women Artists in Brittany — Bonjour From Brittany
Marie Bracquemond (1 December 1840 – 17 January 1916) was a French Impressionist artist, who was described retrospectively by Henri Focillon in 1928 as one of “les trois grandes dames” of Impressionism alongside Berthe Morisot and Mary Cassatt. Her frequent omission from books on artists is sometimes attributed to the efforts of her husband, Félix […]Art Sunday: Marie Bracquemond – Under the Lamp — Random Writings on the Bathroom Wall
*Impressionism radically changed the way we view the world.
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee- the home of Sun Studio- considered by many to be the birthplace of Rock “N” Roll. Sam Phillips-[pictured above} founded Sun Studio and Sun Records in the early 1950’s. At first he recorded the blues artists such as B.B. King and Howlin’ Wolf got their start at Sun- but then […]THE BIRTHPLACE OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL- SUN STUDIO-SUN RECORDS- MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE// SUN SOUNDS-“ROCKET 88”- JACKIE BRENSTON AND HIS DELTA CATS — slicethelife
I follow you,
my Buddha in the being,
born to fame and luxury,
subject to loss and tragedy.
You lead a life of example,
of peace and patience.
I judge you by what is done,
not by what you say,
though such few words
Better a good man
Rather than one who is great
I can follow you
copyright Francis Barker 2020
This one was a bit of a departure for me. I haven’t done much abstract style painting but I will certainly try to do more.
This one is of a dark, brooding landscape straight from the imagination.
copyright Francis Barker 2019