Evolving canvas : 14th day of almost daily improvisation. A few extra layers of paint, more sparkle in the sky, some relief on the bird’s head…
Auguste Rodin / Carved by Jean Turcan
H. 181,5 cm ; W. 112,5 cm ; D. 117 cm
The Kiss is a sculpture of an entwined couple, of which Auguste Rodin created as early as 1882 small versions in plaster, terracotta and bronze.
In 1888, the French government commissioned Rodin to realize the first large marble version of The Kiss, for the 1889 Paris Universal Exhibition. But Rodin will take almost ten years to deliver it.
What many people don’t know is that Rodin’s The Kiss, like a lot of the Rodin Museum’s works, was not sculpted by Rodin…
Thirteenth day of live improvisation (WIP – Work In Progress) of a new acrylic painting. We just add more paint in the sky, more paint on the characters…
Watercolor and gouache on paper by Raoul Dufy
Executed around 1934 – Artwork size : 50,8 x 66,8 cm
Sold £50,000 at Sotheby’s London on Feb 6, 2014
In 1926, while watching a little girl running on the dock of Honfleur, Raoul Dufy realizes that the mind records color faster than the outline. He will then dissociate the colors and the drawing. Dufy adds his drawing to large bands of horizontal or vertical colors, or to large colored spots.
Watercolor and gouache become more and more important after 1930. The “puddles of color” of the background are spread on a paper previously wet and stretched on a drawing board. When they are dry, he draws with a fine brush the various elements of the subject.
For the twelfth episode of the improvised painting, a beautiful multicolored thunderstorm sky that will serve as a decor for our three curious characters in their magical forest …
Day 11 and the live improvised painting continues to evolve, with a new haircut (or feather-cut) very trendy at the moment among Saturnian owls.
Another 3 days to enjoy the ART CAPITAL exhibition in Paris !
ART CAPITAL brings the four historic Parisian salons together under the glass roof of the Grand Palais :
Salon des Artistes français (Salon of French Artists)
Salon du Dessin et de la Peinture à l’eau
(Drawing and Watercolour Salon)
Salon des Artistes Indépendants (Salon of Independent Artists)
Tenth day of the creation, step by step, of an acrylic painting. And the hat has turned into a little red being…