Monday, June 27, 2011

Piermateo or the Bohemian Style

After that gloomy post yesterday, I thought I should cheer myself up by looking for some colourful paintings again.
And I found it in the embodiment of an Italian artist's works. Well at least I think he is Italian.
His name is Piermateo. Born in 1963 on the Adriatic coast of Italy, this colourist has kept the dazzling brightness of his country and made them shine through his paintings.
Squares and circles are floating in the space throughout all his work and it doesn't look or feel one bit out of place.

Moon Crescent
 Since then, he has been exhibited a few times in France. And maybe Paris?
Just a wild guess! ;-)

To our right, the little red sailboat.
I like the boldness in this mosaic of colours. It takes on a naive turn that I found refreshing and youthful.
You can guess by the palmtrees and the arches that this must be the South of France or somewhere quite exotic.

The Rowboats

I like the silence present in this paint. We feel the only one awake while the city is asleep at nightime.

This one is called The Troubadours.
Even though the Troubadours seem to be boosting with energy, there is somehow a touch of sadness in their faces.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Cathy Wilkes

On my lookout for inspiration I hunted for the one artist that would inspire me on the website. From random flicking, I wasn't very successful so I decided to do a research by Nationality and being Irish, it kind of made sense to search for Irish artists.
The result was..Should I dare to say it? Hollow, empty and disappointing. I am not saying that all Contemporary Irish works are so. But from the ten Irish artists that uploaded their work on the website, it certainly wasn't very inspiring to me.
I thought it was either so avant-guard that I felt like a chicken having found a computer or so experimental and abstract that I was pulling my hair and asking myself :"Why? Why are they making their art so out of reach or obscure that you're feeling stupid."
I mean I am open minded when it comes to Arts.  As long as I am being given some kind of explanation, I am willing to accept the artist's intent but often enough, you are not given anything.
Some will say it is open to interpretation. And I would disagree with that. Arts is a mean to communicate something. It shouldn't be ramdom. The artist shouldn't shrug it off and say "oh well look at it and take  whatever rocks your boat out of it!"
It's like they don't care. And art is about caring. You care for you do, for what you believe in.
If they are not taking responsibility for they are doing, then to me, they might as well give it up.
So often in those comtemporary galleries, I feel like looking for a manual or a guide or some sort of enlighting text coming with the painting, the sculpture or the display but most of the times, there isn't any and so you are looking at something and it feels like you are looking at nothing.
Here is an artist that I picked. Cathy Wilkes. She is from Northern Ireland.
This installation is dated from 2004 and is called Moons.
Don't ask me.

Description says: Painting (She's Pregnant Again), sink, pram, grinding machine, cup, SIM card, bottle, lace, DVD box, glass, lampshade, toothbrush, steel parts, silicone, wood and battery; dimensions Variable.
Well I will let you the judge of that.

To the left, Figure with left arm raised - 2003

To the right, we are Pro choice -2008

  Alone - 2004
Broken glass, glass pane, battery, grinding machine

 And last but least. I give you " I give you all the Money" (detail)

And yes this Installation view got the Turner Prize 2008, (nominee), in the Tate Museum, London 2008.

About this artist, Stephen Deuchar, director of Tate Britain and 2008 Turner Prize chairman, said: "Cathy’s work is not always going to be comfortable for the viewer. It’s like fragments of episodes in her life that we are not quite sure about. At some level, she’s inviting us to share issues that are deeply personal, almost too personal. One of the strongest visual features is the shop mannequin which has several attachments around her head. It is almost as if the mind is burdened with too many ideas."
Is it?
Well I am personally burdened with puzzlement.

I am sorry but three years in the Glasgow School of Art from 1985–1988, and an MFA at the University of Ulster 1991–1992 and all an artist can come up with, is this?
Seriously I am lost.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

All the Shades of Australia of Marcus Beilby

What I like about a painting in general is the story that it tells whether by the technique, the choice of colours or the theme. It is been a while since I had visited the TerminARTors website and although it is the greatest and the most professional website about Art I have ever seen, it can be a little overwhelming when you don't know what you are looking for. Like the Internet.

So I flicked randomly through the pages and I found it. This wowed me, the colours made my day. I could almost feel the connections in my brain lighting up like a Christmas tree and the satisfaction it created at this little gem. Everybody is entitled to disagree but as far as I am concerned, I love that painting.
Look at those colours. Just look at them! The purple, the shades of blue, all the shades of Cyan, from Light Sea Green to Turquoise and Aquamarine , the dark cyan, and the green almost yellow. You don't even see the sky. You don't even have a hint about the surroundings. We just see a patch of a beach and not even a big patch. But what a patch! No sand, just water in its most beautiful representation. The moment I saw this I was amazed. And I am still amazed.
Now about the three figures. Three women. And three different points of their life. One on the edge of the ocean, at the beginning of her life. One half way through and the other elderly woman at the end of her life returning to the sea maybe?
That's just my interpretation.

Maybe Marcus Beilby (born in 1951) Australian artist could explain to us what he meant when he called this painting but he is not there to tell, is he? So i guess we will leave at that.  .

Mr Beilby became well known in the early 1980s for his photo-realist style paintings. Well I know the first you saw wasn't really photo-realist was it? But look at the next one. The art of moving.
Hard to say whether it is a painting or a picture.
Well it is a painting. After spending two years in America (1982–84) he became very aware of regional differences in people and places. When he returned to Australia he created work with a distinctly local character that explored how people are shaped by their environment.
This one is called the Voyeurs. A moment within a moment. The painter is watching the viewers who are watching whaterver is in front of them.
It makes us want to know they are watching isn't it?
I kind of like that he is playing with our curiosity.

None of those paintings have a date which is a shame because sometimes it helps to know the progression of the artist in his years of work. Oh well. So much for that.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Orient Slowness or Tamara Halabi

Still from that website, I present you not the Orient Express but Orient Slowness or Tamara Halabi's lustful work.
She grew up in Dubai and pursued her undergraduate studies in Beirut.

The little article described the artist as someone fascinated by colours, shapes and textures.
I agree to the colours and shapes. I really like the fairy-like almost child like approach to the city of Beirut on this painting. However I can say I can agree with the textures since we are not told the medium she was using nor can we see the strokes of brushes through this picture.

On this painting, she depicted her version of Istanbul. I guess it must be the hillsides of the Bosphorus. The sky is on fire while the buildings remains almost lifeless It makes sense since the title she chose for this is Istanbul Sunset.

She obtained an Arts residence in the U.S. Hence this very nice painting of New York 's skyscrapers.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Behnaz Ashraf or Atoms of Nature

I have discovered yet another website about Art. It is called "".
The website aims to give exposure to emerging artists from the Middle East.

Born in 1977 in Tehran, Behnaz Ashraf graduated in Chemical Engineering from the Azad University in Iran and now lives and works in Dubai.

This painting is called "Ascent". The website doesn't say when this was painted.
To be honest I am not sure what is ascending here but something is ascending alright!
Being a Chemical Engineering maybe there are Ions or Electrons? Atoms of nature released in the sky? or But there are definitely particles of love in the way she depicting this effervescence of nature in the darkening sky.

There is also this paint called "Motion".
I am not sure either if and where the movement is. I see again more of a cell than a something moving. Like a close up on one basic unit of life or the negative of a dandelion flower head composed of hundreds of smaller florets.

She has more than 8 years of diverse and hands-on graphic design experience, including outdoor & indoor design, art directing and printing, and has worked on several art projects during this time. Along with her profession as a graphic designer, she continues to paint as a second career, and teaches painting and mix media in Art Sawa Gallery in Dubai.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


I have been reading Goddess's website today and one thing led to another, I found one, two, ten blogs about writers which I now follow. I am delighted to have found some of them because their blogs were up-lifting.
You don't feel so lonely any more in that arduous task of becoming a writer.  And as Jayne did point out on her blog, it is a long process to become a writer.
It also made me think back of my own blog and what direction I want it to take.
Direction? What direction! There aren't any!
I know! My point exactly!
As I said on someone else's blog, I am not a plotter. I can't even "plot" my own blog for Heaven's sake.
Initially, I started creating a blog about writing and deviated completely!!
And now I am writing about painting and arts.
To be honest, I am very happy with that (not that I intentionally chose it) but I read some painters's biographies which were very inspiring and discovering their art opened up my mind and kept the flow of my writing going.

I do think I would like more to offer inspiration to writers rather than advice on writing. Not that I can any way. I could only describe my own struggle ( and everyone struggles differently when it comes to writing)
Besides I realise I couldn't renew my struggle on a daily basis.
Don't get me wrong the struggle/ frustration/joy on writing do vary but not enough to write about it on a daily basis!

Besides when you write everyday, you want to have a break from it and maybe that's why I chose to talk about Art. I secretly searched for some relief.
Have anybody felt this way? And how/where do you find inspiration?

And maybe I thought I can offer that to others too.

However doing it on a daily basis, is rather time consuming, so I am going to do from now on, is to put a picture up every two or three days rather than every day and hope it inspires people to write a bit of prose or poems about it.

If not write about it, it might provide a little breeze to their overheated brain! ;-)

And since the summer is upon us, I am choosing this painting.
It is called "woman with yellow and white parasol". It is from a painter called Roland Peterson, painted in 1987.
Danish originally, he now seems to live in the USA.
I obviously love the colours and the strong emphasize of light and shadow on the ground but what I found clever is the approach to use complementary colors to set off forms. He abstracts the forms, and reduce them to geometric shapes. Yet they are not that abstact that we can't recognize them, which makes it all the more interesting.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Iain Crawford or why use a Drop when you can use a Bucket!

Yesterday, I was searching for Valery's work and I found a blog that specialized mainly in fashion marketing and development. The name of the studio is called LABELED and the result is a collaboration between Japanese and Russian designers.
On their website, I found some very interesting pictures from a photographer called Iain Crawford. I know nothing about this guy. I just saw his Pictures and they spoke with more than words to me. Here they are:

I mean wow: a model wearing paint like a clothe. That's what I call: a conceptual art. And what a beautiful fluid cloth indeed!
The effect of splash yellow around the model's neck and her shoulders is just splendid! Who knew throwing painting at someone could be so sensual! 

Did someone ask for a scarf?

Here is the website:

And his personal website with more conceptual pictures of colourful dust being thrown at models:

Monday, June 13, 2011

Valery Koshlyakov's Crumbling Russia

Still made in Russia is Valery Koshlyakov. You won't find this artist on Wikipedia nor will you see him on the Terminartors website.
I discovered this artist's work through an Art magazine from a friend.
I remember watching this "version" of Mona Lisa thinking to myself:" So overly reproduced, it is nearly an insult to Art. And if not to Art, to the viewers who are so bored to see other artists reproducing the same thing!"
Then I read the comment next to the picture and realised it was made of sellotape.
Still some of us could say :" So? You don't expect us to believe this is Art!"
Well maybe not, but once you will know what's behind his sellotape art, you might. You see Mr Valery Koshlyakov is actually comparing his art to his country's choice in politic stating that Socialism is as crumbly and ever lasting as this piece of art, which knowing how difficult it is to express your opinion in this country  is rather bold.

This artist has been exhibited quite extensively around the world and still is. (USA, France, Slovenia, Russia, Brazil, Germany) and he is only 39.
The first exhibition of the group took place on March, 1988 in Taganrog. There were avant-garde paintings and the show finished with a kind of scandal. Only the well known Rostov’s art historian and collector Alexander Tokarev helped them to clear the issue.
He was part of an Association called "Art or Death" ( it says it all) and was one of the quietest members.

The second exhibition of the Association was entitled "Bugbear" and was held in a few months in the cooperative... toilet. Shortly after the "toilet exhibition" artists moved to Moscow.With time ( in the early nineties) Valery found the perfect material for his works - packaging carton. Unique technique of the artist is a combination of "poor" materials with an exalted theme. Koshlyakov became famous due to the majestic "canvases" with the image of architectural and sculptural monuments of various empires. Through his technique, he re-invents Roman buildings, Greek statues, Gothic cathedrals, government buildings of the Stalin era...

This one is called Embankment. Dated when? Embankment of what? Where? We don't know. All the website I visited didn't mention anything except the fact that it is now a private collection.

This one is a reproduction from Le Louvre dated from 2010, made of cardboard box. I kind of like the classic post-modernist approach to the building. He creates  fantasies of classical art. His large-scale paintings are a kind of "portraits" of the great architectural monuments of Greece and Rome, the legacy of the Renaissance and the ideal "compositions" of constructivism.
I guess that is for today.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Vladimir Ivanovich Ovchinnikov or Art through the eyes of Russia

Oh am I glad to be back and see there is been some interest shown over the weekend.
Strangely enough even though I was away, I was at a friend's place who had loads of Art magazines. One series was covering artists by movements, by themes and one was doing a theme on Russia.
Now I don't remember who were the names of the artists but I remembered wondering how it must have felt like to be an artist during Lenin time. Artists had to promote the glory of social work and emphasizes the value of human conditions working in mine, farms and family.
That would kind of suck.
I tried to look for it but couldn't it. However I did find a Russian artist whose one painting did remind me of that "imposed" theme.

This was painting in 1975 and even though they say on wikipedia that his style is realist, there is a dream-like  quality about this painting of farmers working on the Volga river.
It nearly makes you wish you were a farmer which everybody knows is an extreme ardous job to do.
He should know better.
Vladimir Ivanovich Ovchinnikov was born in a peasant family in 1911 near the city of Saratov. His mother died when he was 5  and during the war his father worked in a slaughterhouse. So the 3 brothers remained in the care of grandmothers and aunts. Hard luck to be an artist with that start in life right?
Somehow and that's quite surprising to me, he joined the Saratov Art College at 16. Rough background, rough past but no problem there, Mr Ovchinnikov goes to do art. Maybe because he is surrounded by women he manages to influence his aunts and grandmothers and that's what he gets in. Any how,  in 1931, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, when 20, he graduated from Saratov Art College and moved to Leningrad, where he entered the Institute of Proletarian Fine Arts (since 1932 known as Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture).
I wonder how the family get to pay for all this expensive type of studies. On wikipedia, his life is described as if he glided through his life with easiness. He gets a son at 22,  runs a designer in various institutions of Leningrad from 1932 and 1941 at the same time. Simultaneously he engaged in painting and drawing and then as if it was yet another silly little detail, he goes to war from 1941-1945, gets wounded and marked by military awards, and then returned to Leningrad carrying advertising and design orders for the largest shops in the city. At the same time he restores his creative skills that were lost during the war years, many works on nature studies in the city and its suburbs.
I mean, come on! Do you just go like that through your life? With no crisis, no doubt, no problem of any kind? It kinds of bugs me. Yet nine years after the war, he is able to paint very subtle and lyrical type of paintings  like this one:
Evening on the Dnieper River. 1956 -

You can see that the painting is filled with sun and light and quiet very much like the impressionist style.
War is the last thing on your mind when you view this work.
I guess some artists don't get bugged by outside events.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Warashina, wha'?

Wow! I don't know what happened: I got 27 viewpages today. That's probably the highest record within a day I got since I started this blog.
Any way, let's not deviate from the subject. Well still in a mode of looking for strange art, I found today a very peculiar sculpture.

 Not everybody's cup of coffee. I must admit. Yet it does stir something in me, which is the purpose of art, right?
But what does it do exactly? Well, I don't know. I think it makes me frown at first. This Figure A ( very original title! not!) does look a little bit weird, out of proportion to say the least.
The head is huge. The legs and arms are ridiculously small and the body seems half twisted, like the smile I must add and the strange squares covering the body. Some red, some black. There are all over the place.
And then I am getting it, this art is twisted and I am smiling because maybe that's what the artist meant to do: to twist with the viewer's mind. So I decide that I like it. Because it is twisted.
I must say some of her works is way more twisted than this. But twisted in a kind of dark way whether this above seemed to me twisted but in a bright/not too serious type of way.

Here are two other examples of her work:
Balk talk- 2009- And even I don't think this one is that bad. So what if you are glued to your seat and there is a bullhorn sticking to the back of your head? It could get worse. The brows and expression of the figurine is actually positive. Is it hope or surprise?

And what about this one? I thought it looked very gloomy from the small picture I first saw. But when I enlarged the picture, it is not that bad either. It kinds of makes me laugh even. It is a self portrait. Made in 2009. Wow. And I thought I had problems with accepting the way I look. No, actually I don't! But still. I could. And I could feel a lot better all of a sudden.

I forgot to say a few words about the artist. Born in Wahsington in 1940, Warashina, her name comes from a Japan roots inherited from her two parents.  She went to college in Seattle and received her Bachelor 's and later her Master's of Fine Arts degree from the University of Washington in l964. I should not make fun of her strange art as Patti Warashina has received several awards for achievements.
Warashina's teaching career spans over 30 years and includes positions at the University of Wisconsin, Platteville; Eastern Michigan University; Cornish Art Academy in Seattle; and at her alma mater where she has taught for over 25 years. Her work is featured in museum collections in both the U.S. and abroad.

Now that's it for today. This post will have to last 4 days as I am going away and I won't be able to commit to my daily post until I return on monday.
Until then, toodle-oo!

Monday, June 6, 2011


I wouldn't be a fan of collage. I don't really even consider this technique as an art. But today I thought I should try to look for something different and that image called me.
The author name is Judit Wellisch Tehel.  Born in Hungary in 1931, after the revolution in 1956 she had to flee the country. She studied Art,  2 years in Vienna, and 2 years in Oslo. At the beginning of her career she was inspired by Expressionism, by Edvard Munch and by artists of the COBRA-group. In the 1970s these elements develop in the direction of human/anatomic fragments. Not only do her compositions get more classic, but the painter also relates her work to the ancient periods  in the history of Art, from Hellenism, to Renaissance and Mannerism.
Although this piece "Athenes" is from 1998, there is no doubt that her her interest in Greek architecture is still predominant. Her technique is not always of collage so that
I really like the effect of the veil that surrounds the statue and the effect of the grey pebble on the ground which disappears in the distance. It makes the scene a bit dreamy-like or almost apocalyptic. It feels like you are looking at the remaining of civilisation after a nuclear bomb. That's my favourite piece of her work. I must say the rest of her pieces are either too realist ( see right picture - Coast of Northern Seas- 1996) or too abstract/fragrmental for me to appreciate it. As you can see below.
Fragments of a town -1988-

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Acostaneyra or the Cuban dream

Today we are going to Cuba.
This painter is called Acostaneyra. And on the biography section of the Terminartors website, there is absolutely nothing said about his journey as an artist. All we know is that he was born in 1962 which makes him 49 years old.
This painting on our right was painting in 2009 and is called "Busquedas del posible espejo" which translated as "Searches of the possible mirror". I don't think that's given us much information about the piece except that it looks like this has been painted out of a dream, a very colourful dream. I really like the tones of red, magenta, purple and blue. The colours fit well together and the painting is well balanced because of it. (Acrylic technique)

This painting is called "Cabizbajo" (2005) which translates as Downcast or Crestfallen. This at least makes sense. It is a watercolour and boy, do I like the colour on this one too? I really like the position, the mosaic technique in which he painted this, the theme and the fact that the face of the character remains hidden from us. It could be a boy, a man or a woman even.
We just don't know and that's okay because the poetry is in the "position of the sitter and the way his or her hands falls on him or her not in knowing who is this person or why is he or she down.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Anita Barabas or Hungary is singing

Today I went to the Terminators website as usual and well since I am happy I chose a picture called " Happy cats". It is from a modern artist called Anita Barabas. She is Hungarian and we are therefore going to travel to Hungary. She is a self-taught artist and was born in 1965. For some reasons now, her style reminds me a bit of Gustav Klimt. I don't know if it is because of the gentle posture of the painted subjects or the bright colours, but there is something definitely delicate and sensitive at work here.

I think it might be due the fact that in this "Happy Cats" (2008) painting for instance the two cats stand so close too each other for comfort or reassurance or...
.. in this "Singing Birds" (2008) painting , the way the girl is leaning towards the bird almost kissing it.
It makes those two paintings quite vulnerable and touching. I don't know if this bird is singing but these paintings are definitely singing to me.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Bridge to Kirchner

While I am immersed in Expressionism, I thought I might dive a little deeper and see what other artists there were for me to discover. I thought: " I hope the artist I will pick won't be German because we have been twice to Germany this week!"
I should laugh. Actually I did laugh. Because you see when I came back to wikipedia to check about that painter I noticed yesterday, I thought: "ah man, he is German!"
Ludwig Ernst Kirchner's painting of Nollendorfplatz caught my eye.
Well of course he was bound to be German! Expressionism was originating in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century!
Again here there is the idea of the prime colour being at work. And the deformed angle of the angle as if we were watching the painting through a magnifying glass.
I really like this painting. I look at it and i am thinking:" Am I drunk?" and it is nice to have your perspective changed. This painting was made in 1912.
So where is Nollendorfplatz? Well apparently it is in Berlin. I have checked.

I am going to put another painting of his work. As he was a very productive artist. But I am only going to say a few words about the artist as I realised my posts are getting longer and longer. Like Church, Kirchner was also born in Bavaria. He was an architect before becoming a painter . He was one of the founders of the artists group Die Brücke or "The Bridge", a key group leading to the foundation of Expressionism in 20th century art.
It is rather strange to hear when an artist volunteers to enrol in the army but that's what he did in the first World War. That wasn't a good idea because he had a nervous breakdown due to the insubordination and was discharged. He spent most of his life in Germany except for a few years in Switzerland. In 1933, Kirchner was labelled a "degenerate artist" by the Nazis and asked for his resignation from the Berlin Academy of Arts; in 1937, over 600 of his works were confiscated from public museums in Germany and were sold or destroyed. I can't even begin to imagine what it must have felt like to see many of your work and hours of your life, years of dedication and sweat being sold or destroyed. As a result in 1938, the psychological trauma of these events, along with the Nazi occupation of Austria, close to his home, led to his suicide. Sad. Very sad.

 Landscape under the Winter Moon-1919

1908- To the left, Knot of Girl with Green Divano reminds me of Edvard Munch's Symbolist style.

1912-1920 - To the right, Three Bathing to the Sea, reminds me of Picasso's Cubist style.

So much for a short post!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Bummer, it is Bluemner!

I must say I am not entirely "au fait" with all the Art movements. Say the Expressionism for example. I am not sure why it is called as such except that it must be because they want to "express" something which all movements do any way.
Let me check the definition for you:
Expressionism's style is to present the world solely from a subjective perspective, distorting it radically for emotional effect in order to evoke moods or ideas. Expressionist artists sought to express meaning or emotional experience rather than physical reality.
In other words, it could get messy, depending how one views the world.
So to give me an idea of the style, I went on the Terminators website and click on that movement.
Well as I suspected some of it can be a little disconcerting, to say the least.

There is an artist however who caught my attention. I am sorry that we are yet going to travel to Germany again! It is a pure coincidence. Besides I am paying for the trip so what are you complaining about? ;-)
Any way we are not going to Munich we are going to Hanover. That's where Mr Oscar Florianus Bluemner was born in 1867. However he then moved to Chicago at age 25 and then settled in New York City at age 34. He was initially an architect employed to design public then private building and then moved towards painting.

As a color theorist, Bluemner was interested in how pure color carried emotional and psychological impact.
I must say I completely agree with his theory. Bluemner used bold colors in daring combinations and forms to evoke mood. No matter what the subject matter, Bluemner always insisted on the primacy of color as a source of power and energy in his images.
This is really funny because that's exactly why my eye was caught on that specific painting.
First it was the colour. Simple. Blue, red and green. Not necessarily the best of colours together but maybe because it doesn't go together did that catch my attention. The next thing that I noticed was the title: Downpour.
I liked the name. So I got hooked and double clickled on the image. Now I really liked the effect of veil on the painting. You don't know whether it is you who is having a moment of hallucination or if there is something wrong with the painting. It feels like it is floating in front of you. But it is not. It is the effect of rain. Nicely done. There is no date as to when it was painting.

Anyhow I decided to look at the rest of his works. His style can vary greatly from painting to painting. I like when an artist diversify his work. To me it shows that he or she is willing to explore or won't settle down to something he or she knows well already. They want to try out new things and grow as artists as much as individuals.
Well they as individuals and their work always do evolve but what I mean is at least it shows they are more complexed and maybe also more troubled individuals. There is no certainty about their work or their path unlike some painters who you always see the same recognisable genre which to me tells me they knew of their path and never thought of another path to deviate to. But maybe that's just me.

Any way, here is another painting that I liked. It is called the Morning. Painted between 1912 and 1916. Again it looks like it was painted through a kaleidoscope or a deformed mirror. I really like the effect and the colours of course. I guess that's it for today.