Tag Archives: Art
There is something really appealing about this little drawing of a tomato, something I can’t quite put my finger on.
“If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint.” ~ Edward Hopper
This painting is deceptive. At a glance it looks almost like a cartoon or a coloring book, simple lines filled with color. But the more you look, the more you find.
The artists I’ve known have always started with a clear image in their head, then struggled to make the canvas mirror their imagination. Giovanni Lomi was self-taught, which makes his paintings even more amazing, but I wish I could ask him: Did you have the image of the water’s reflection in your mind first, or …
Salzburg von einer Loggia by Georg Pezolt (1879-1951) It’s unlikely this was meant as a tribute to Maxfield Parrish, but it’s hard to look at without thinking of him. I suppose they had similar influences.
There’s a lot going on in this picture. I like the way a simple image, the heart, is made from such complex images, the people. (I think the guy in his underpants has some explaining to do.)
The “Ain Sakhri Lovers” is the oldest known depiction of two lovers embracing– over 11,000 years old. Cool!