Sunday, September 19, 2010

Wild Rosebush

How it stands there against the darkening
evening rain, young and pure;
its arched branches pouring out in giving
and yet deeply immersed in its rose-being.

the shallow blossoms, here and there already open,
each one unwilled and uncared for:
and so, each endlessly surpassed
and indescribably excited by itself,

calling to the wanderer, who in evening
reflection passes down the way:
Oh look at me, look here, see how safe
and unprotected I am, having only what I need.

Rainer Maria Rilke

art path

Matty and I ducked in to the NSW art gallery to take a look at Paths to Abstraction 1867 - 1917. It was a great show and I took some photos of the work on display un-knowingly this was illegal, and non of those shots were worth putting up here..
We loved this gorgeous painting by visionary Sydney artist Del Kathryn Barton. Alluring, lightness of pen and ink, colour that illuminates the canvas, a dream like vision. Her very personal work is a treat to stand before. To be invited into her world, enticed in to ever mark, dot and swirl to see the references of her own animal dreamings and feminine belongings is magical.

At the art show Paths to Abstraction 1867 - 1917
It was a magic moment to stand with some of Paul Klee's intricate linear sketches, so simple and minimal it felt to me that he had invented his own visual language that expresses complexity with the lightest touch. It was also marvelous to see some of Peirre Bonnards work. His colour and compositions are so up lifting. I love that he created visions from his every day life, introducing the use of complex textural colour palette's, intimate imaginary colour scapes that drew me into his own world.

this painting is not in the show

this painting by Bonnard is in the show,
this is one of the shots I took.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Inside you there is an artist
you do not know about...Say yes
quickly, if you know, if you've
known it from before the beginning
of the universe.