Thursday, February 21, 2019

Dusk Falls and Paul Klee

Good news! What a wonderful surprise when I heard that my painting, Dusk Falls, was accepted into the International Association of Pastel Societies biannual show Pastel World in Albuquerque NM. If I could give one piece of advice to artists... you can't be accepted if you don't apply.

I love to read about other artists, don't you? In my reading I found excerpts from Paul Klee’s Pedagogical Sketchbook (1925).
Paul Klee interesting tid-bits:
Paul Klee kept sketchbook since he was very young. The museum actually has ten from those days.
He was left-handed.
Another fact I didn't know was that he was the stay at home dad for the first 6 years of his child's life. His wife was a concert pianist and teacher. She traveled widely. He said his domestic duties got in the way of his art.  (imagine that!)
He said that it was in Tunisia that he began to understand and explore color. Here's a brief outline.
Wonderful quote: "Art does not produce the visible but make it visible. "

This is the link to the full article.
I love "Observe a fish tank."


Lisa Le Quelenec said...

'..domestic duties...' :o) that did make me laugh out loud! Thank you for the link I will explore.

A big congratulations on the show but I have to say it is very well deserved - it is a beautiful painting. Best wishes.

njart73 said...

Loriann, Congratulations !! That is great news about your acceptance into the IAPS exhibition. The painting "Dusk Falls" is beautiful.

Thanks for the post on Paul Klee one of the most unique artists of the 20th century.

loriann signori said...

Hi Lisa,
The "lack of time due to domestic duty" was a good one... I think many will feel a twitter. Thanks about the IAPS acceptance!

loriann signori said...

Hi NJ! Thanks about IAPS! I am not surprised that you also appreciate Paul Klee's art. I never get tired of it. Since he was so prolific we really get to view the way his ideas morphed and grew through time. WOW! Good to hear from you again!