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Archive for December, 2007

Mark Rothko Quote

Monday, December 17th, 2007

“When I was a younger man, art was a lonely thing.
No galleries, no collectors, no critics, no money.
Yet it was a golden age, for we all had nothing to lose and a vision to gain.
Today it is not quite the same, it is a time of tons of verbiage activity, consumption.
Which condition is better for the world at large, I will not venture to discuss
But I do know that many of those who are driven to this life are desperately searching for those pockets of silence where we can root and grow.
We must all hope we find them.”

View my post below to know more about Mark Rothko.

Power of Art – Mark Rothko

Monday, December 17th, 2007

I absolutely adore these BBC documentaries from Simon Schama about the emotions that lay behind art. I’ll be looking for all 7 episodes, but right now I can present you with the one about Mark Rothko.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sunday, December 16th, 2007


The Met, originally uploaded by keatl.

Theo Jansen – Strandbeest (Beach Animal)

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

Also visit the official website of Theo Jansen.

A.F.A Schneck – Anguish (1878)

Thursday, December 13th, 2007


ANGUISH, originally uploaded by Kilego.

To me this is 100% kitsch, how people can make up these scenes.

Aboriginal Art

Sunday, December 9th, 2007


Aboriginal Art, originally uploaded by canardo.

Turner Prize 2007: Mark Wallinger

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

Mark Wallinger

This week will be mostly about the prestigious Turner Prize issued by the Tate Gallery. This years winner was Mark Wallinger with his art installation.

This year, Mark Wallinger, hot favourite for the 2007 prize, has entered a single work – a video of himself dressed in a furry bear suit wandering as if in a daze around a modern art gallery in Berlin.

For 10 consecutive nights, Wallinger, 48, best known for his sculpture Ecce Homo erected on Trafalgar Square’s vacant Fourth Plinth, was locked into the Neue Nationalgalerie alone. On the final night, he filmed himself in the costume on three cameras pacing the floors, gazing at onlookers outside through glass windows and slumping to the ground

Modern Art Part 1

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

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Giovanni Segantini – Ave Maria

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

Giovanni Segantini

Updates are raining in on Artinthepicture.com. While I’m adding lots more paintings, I’ve also recently added painter Giovanni Segantini to the database.

MoMa Art Gallery – New York

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007