Monday, March 24, 2008

A Movie Recommendation

This weekend we rented the DVD "Goya's Ghosts." It was directed by Milos Foreman and stars Stellan Skarsgard,Natalie Portman, and evil incarnate from "No Country for Old Men", Javier Bardem. It is visually beautiful and terrible and places Goya's life and work into the context of The Inquisition, war, and all the atrocities he witnessed and expressed in his work. There is a wonderful quick sequence of the art of etching which quickly illustrates the process. Acting is first rate with Skarsdard as Goya, Portman as a model and victim of the Inquisition, and Bardem as a Catholic priest who breaks free and then is undone by his rebellion. I will say no more specifics about that. I highly recommend the film if you love Goya, history, or masterful filmmaking.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Taking A New Plunge

This week my work arrived at a new gallery in Charlotte, North Carolina. The gallery is the Elder Gallery, Larry Elder is the dealer there. His response to my work was very positive, so we'll give it a shot.The gallery has an eclectic assortment of art from non-objective to classical Russian art. The website is Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Spring Has Sprung

I see I'm many paintings behind even my once a week post. Three to be exact. Let me try and make it up to you. Let's face it. There's been a break in the monsoons, the daffodils are out, and the garden is loaded with things to do. I have been at work in the studio, however. Here's some of the results.