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Seduced by the East: Van Gogh, Jane Peterson, Zheng


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Seduced by the East: Van Gogh, Jane Peterson, Zheng


seduced by the east

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    Vincent Van Gogh     Railway Carriages

Vincent Van Gogh Railway Carriages

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    Vincent Van Gogh     Orlenaders

Vincent Van Gogh Orlenaders

Van Gogh and others had their vision seduced by the East with its vivid colors, spontaneous brush strokes and different compositions. These Impressionist painters short “impressionistic” brush strokes of pure color borrowed from Chinese paintings coincided with the brand new, vibrantly colored synthetic paints that were for the first being squeezed out of a tube. Here is a link to our Color post on this transformational time - Synthetic Pigments.

Jane Peterson

Jane Peterson

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     Zhang Daqian  -  Lotus

Zhang Daqian - Lotus

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Jody Harrow artwork


 

Here are some “Western” picks, many of whom, including myself, being influenced by the East. 

Jody Harrow artwork


 

Here are some “Western” picks, many of whom, including myself, being influenced by the East. 


the shackles were lifted

Western artists soaked up the compositions and vibrant colors they saw in woodblock prints of Japan - traveling through the centuries over the Silk Route from their  origin in Persian painting

 

 

The art world was rocked

Even if an artist did have academic training suddenly all restraints were off. The sky was the limit and art evolved in all directions. 

Arthur Beecher Carles

Arthur Beecher Carles

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    Miklos Suba

Miklos Suba

Europeans and Americans borrowed this ‘stacked perspective’ doing away with its longstanding Renaissance tradition of 2 point perspective and vanishing points.

 


Miklos Suba an architect by training his painting eventually took prominence. We are lucky it did!

Miklos Suba

Miklos Suba

Stacked Perspective


STACKED PERSPECTIVE

Stacked Perspective


STACKED PERSPECTIVE

There are relatively unknown artists such as Florine Stettheimer, Miklos Suba and Mary Price, who’s art holds up compared to the art of their better known contemporaries, yet can still be bought relatively inexpensively. 

Close-up of a stained glass mural that I discovered was once part of a Lord and Burnham’s conservatory from the early 1900’s in Mamaroneck, NY. 

 

Mary Elizabeth Price

Mary Elizabeth Price

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    Florine Stettheimer   ,  THE CHATHEDRAL OF ART,  1942. She designed her own frames.

Florine StettheimerTHE CHATHEDRAL OF ART,1942. She designed her own frames.

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    Mary Elizabeth Price   , brought a centuries old gilding technique into the 20th century.

Mary Elizabeth Price, brought a centuries old gilding technique into the 20th century.


consecutive movement

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Animated Perspective


CONSECUTIVE MOVEMNET

Kurt Kranz Bauhaus Art Exhibit, MoMA

Animated Perspective


CONSECUTIVE MOVEMNET

Kurt Kranz Bauhaus Art Exhibit, MoMA

telling an animated story on a 2D surface

I have been interested in working this concept of portraying a film-like animation of consecutive movements on a surface material. 


In these textiles I produced in the 80's I was inspired by the dancer Min Tanaka with his quick movements. He was perpetually trying to free himself out of a self imposed cage-like environment. At the time I was studying movement with him in Tokyo his performance art was well received internationally.

Malevich  shown at MoMA 2017

Malevich shown at MoMA 2017

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   Russian Constructivist  Kazimir Malevich  reducing art to its essence.

Russian Constructivist Kazimir Malevich reducing art to its essence.

The Future is Now title only


the future is now

The Future is Now title only


the future is now

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TeamLab + Hollister


 

A live cam of the surf 24/7 Huntington Beach, CA at the 5 Ave, NYC storefront of a Hollister Store.

 

 

TeamLab + Hollister


 

A live cam of the surf 24/7 Huntington Beach, CA at the 5 Ave, NYC storefront of a Hollister Store.

 

 

Always changing, always moving, never the same. TeamLab creates digital art on a massive scale: sometimes as stand-alone wall art or made to interact with the observer who is enveloped in the work projected on them, the ceiling, floor, and walls - sensitive and changing with our every move. My daughter, Eileen, aptly coined it, “the future of interior painting”.

 TeamLab@PACE Gallery 2014

TeamLab@Japan Society 2013