Tuesday, March 3, 2015
I have been watching videos on his style and life and it's fascinating to me. I hope you are interested in this too. I have long loved his work, so when his name came up for our next fiber art challenge, I was content. I know how I will make my art piece but not the content yet.
I made a sort of pointillist work years ago, that I'll show when I venture into the quilt room to find it.
For now, I learned that Georges lived to only 31 years of age, that he was dissed by the experts of the day
(I feel your pain Georges) and he was very Scientific about his use of color.
He and a group of like minded artists were all rejected from the Paris salon, the experts of the day who did not like their use of bright color or way of blending color. They joined together and did their own thing.
I love that they did not lose self esteem or time worrying over bad reviews. They just painted what they needed to paint, and the world is richer for their bravery and beliefs.
I am learning...
My process on this tiny little sketch was to start with a pink pen, and make dots. I went where I wanted, and it led to a portrait and I love it. It's so off the cuff, so indistinct, so charming to me. I am more than sure some critics would not like something about it. I am only following my heart. I strongly feel we should encourage each other, in our efforts to express ourselves in our art.
Thanks for sharing today's moment with me.
Enjoy the video on youtube as blogger won't let me embed it here today... Link: artrageous