Best time of the year. Summer cooling down, school starting in a week, fantasy football drafts drafting, still a bit of time to chill.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
One more day in France. Soon to hop on a train to Paris, or so I thought. Everybody seems to be sleeping still. It's a rainy day in the country... I might just try to enjoy that.
In going to wait to post my project until it's done in a couple weeks. I had a great, tough critique yesterday from wade and the other artists. I've been searching for this thing it's going to take for me to get to this next level and I think all the information is there now.
I actually wish I could spend the day painting, but dry time won't allow. I thing I might be making a big switch to pastel. Seriously. It's not just for kids anymore.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Only 3 days of France left! One of those days being a painting day,
one a crit day, and one free in Paris. Spent the day down in Paris
once again today with Amber from the residency. We hit up Palais de
Tokyo / Musee d'Art Moderne for an amazing contemporary exhibition DYNASTY. So much
inspiration. Most definitely one of those life-changing art
experiences. One of these days I'll parse through all my museum
photos and get them uploaded.
There were some brilliant art blurbs alongside the work, particularly
the bad work. My favorite (and I'll be using this in my midterm
crits, thank you) was "situating his painting method in an underground
faction of art history where pleasure and irony reign in unison."
This is the best way I've ever heard to rationalize painting
cheeseball paintings (in this case, bunnies).
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
It's been raining every day here for most of the trip, but a few of us managed to find a dry morning to explore Monet's gardens. They were breathtaking and tourist-filled - an odd experience. The inside of his house was filled with quality Japanese woodblock prints including about 20 from Hiroshige and Hokusai, which was of great interest to me as they inform the linear and spatial qualities of much of my work.
Crits with Wade Schuman monday. I'll be back with some images.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Firstly, sorry Wade about your nose. The train was a bit bumpy and you kept moving.
It was a full day. Train ride into Paris, a full day at the Louvre with Wade as guide, some Pigeon theatrics at lunch overlooking the pyramid, a late train back, a couple hours in the studio, a quick absinthe tasting, and then back up the hill to watch the meteor shower. With our first critiques coming up on Monday, it's going to be a long weekend in the studio.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Biked up the hill, up a trail, traversed a barbed wire fence, and found this little spot where you can see 4 towns, the Seine river, and probably as much sky in one glance as I've seen in all my days in New York combined.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
Sunday, August 8, 2010
I haven't had much wifi or time to draw in Paris, where I got in on
Friday, but I'll be back on the ball tomorrow when I get out to the
countryside. Writing from the lobby of Centre Pompidou, which is one
of my favorite places in the world.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Must have walked about 20 miles today, hit up 3 museums, climbed to
the top of Montjuic. Sleep time. When I finished this drawing I
couldn't tell if I'd been at it for 10 or 90 minutes.
Hard to draw guys moving this fast with awkward posture.
Currently having a coffee at Caixa Forum in Barcelona, one of the best contemporary art spaces I've visited, up there with Palais de Tokyo and PS1.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
In line for the Picasso museum in Barcelona.
I'm loving Barcelona on my second day here. I could definitely live here, which I could not say for Madrid. There's an amazing energy to the city, art everywhere, and so much to explore. Splurged a bit on lunch at Tapas 24 and ate a McFoie burger with truffle mayo. Also a jamon iberico croquette, some tomato bread concoction, and a cerveza.
The Picasso museum was good, but more centered on his early works, which was interesting but not too inspiring. None of his great stuff, but I can't complain having just seen guernica in Madrid and having some important pieces in NY. I'd definitely suggest the Picasso museum in Paris over this one as it has a more comprehensive survey of his work. That one blows my mind.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Stolen compositions from photos at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Also saw that Guernica painting which was, you know, real good.
When you type "Guernica" into the iPhone it replaces it with "Firebugs".