Photographs of paintings and prints and art-in-progress; observations from the present or from past journals on our visits to and former life in New York and France; a journal of our current life in the Bay Area of California.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Ingres and Picasso....looking outward
I am in for the night. I stored some of my monotypes that were drying on the wall, and will decide later which ones (if any!) I should frame. I started a new painting in the style of my Lucian-Leigh-Jasper painting (see yesterday's post, below) based on The Turkish Bath by Ingres. Some people see this as one of the inspirations for Picasso's Demoiselles d'Avignon. Seems pretty likely! Only one of Ingres's women is actually (languidly) looking at us, however, and Picasso's women all pointedly stare:
Below is The Turkish Bath by Ingres:
And below is my take on Picasso's Demoiselles d'Avignon:
I am a painter. My portfolio can be found at annknickerbocker.com and my Instagram account is artistinanaframe. Over 20+ years, we took our children to France as often as we could, for 7 summers, and for 8 months in the Poitou-Charentes. Then the two of us spent two years in Normandy, where we bought a 19th-century stone house. But, we discovered we couldn't really BE French. We lived for seven years in Northern California, where I was a member of the wonderful Gallery Route One in Point Reyes Station. We left to come back East, first to Western Massachusetts, and in February 2020, we moved to Old Saybrook, Connecticut. I am en elected member of the Essex Art Association and a member of Gallery One CT.
Another blog "A Small, Fine-Art Sketchbook," a story with images, was written from February through June of 2013. And, before that, is my blog from 2010, available on my website.