Thu 26 Jul, 2007 03:59 pm
and I like them - painterly, interesting to me for a variety of reasons.
Link - http://www.firstpulseprojects.net/jg_2006/StrangeWeather-NAS.html
I saw a few of them in conjunction with an article in an old copy of Harper's magazine that I just found while doing some unpacking. The article was interesting as well - "Owning the Weather, The ugly politics of the pathetic fallacy" by Ando Arike, January 2006 issue.
I like the ery first one because it catches in few lines and colrs, a post rain drive into the sunset with the roads still slick. A tourbus going to lAramie, lonely life on the road, and then you see that sky.
The rest, I can take or leave, Im not stirred like number 1.
This one curiously resembles a famous Cezanne:
Or, perhaps I was thinking of a Mondrian:
Like that Mondrian....
That article was in part about induced weather changes (much of this amazing news to me.... such as nuking for atmospheric change) and some of the paintings of the weird skies were a good expressionistic fit with all I was reading.
Ain't easy to paint a tree....
I have a cottonwood or two in Corrales that I'm thinking about..
Anyway, I like this one for gooey weirdness -
I've a tree painting of my own to show (I like it for its ambiguity), given I rack up my scanner. Or take some more photos and get a disc. (I apparently am waiting until hell freezes over to get my digital camera going.) Anyway, I appreciate the Mondrian.
There is a Cezanne but I can't find it and would likely have to skim through volumes of my art library to find it. The again, it might have immediately reminded me of the Modrian. It's the structures in the background and are very Cezanne.
I only have one rather common book on Cezanne, alas, and besides, even it is in a box. Would be interested to see the painting if you ever run across it.
The Harper's weather article HERE
I can't access it since I'm not a subscriber this year (though I have been for some years on end).