Posts Tagged: painting

Cy Twombly

Cy Twombly was born in 1928 in Lexington, Virginia. He arrived in New York in 1950 during the explosion of the New York art scene and abstract expressionism headed by Pollock and De Kooning. As an art student in New

Cy Twombly

Cy Twombly was born in 1928 in Lexington, Virginia. He arrived in New York in 1950 during the explosion of the New York art scene and abstract expressionism headed by Pollock and De Kooning. As an art student in New

Gerhard Richter

“Picturing things, taking a view, is what makes us human; art is making sense and giving shape to that sense. It is like the religious search for God.” – Gerhard Richter 1962 Gerhard Richter was born is Dresden in 1932.

Gerhard Richter

“Picturing things, taking a view, is what makes us human; art is making sense and giving shape to that sense. It is like the religious search for God.” – Gerhard Richter 1962 Gerhard Richter was born is Dresden in 1932.

Pieter Bruegel – The Months

In 1565 Pieter Bruegel painted a series of paintings dedicated to the months of the year. He broke the cycle of the year into six stages in six paintings, two months per painting, one of these paintings have been lost,

Pieter Bruegel – The Months

In 1565 Pieter Bruegel painted a series of paintings dedicated to the months of the year. He broke the cycle of the year into six stages in six paintings, two months per painting, one of these paintings have been lost,

Deep Sea

A subjectivity immersed in the deep sea, looking up at the sun through miles of water. This is the second grid painting I’ve completed, the first since Pale Composition. The idea for this painting came from a number of different directions

Deep Sea

A subjectivity immersed in the deep sea, looking up at the sun through miles of water. This is the second grid painting I’ve completed, the first since Pale Composition. The idea for this painting came from a number of different directions

Interval

Interval – 2013 – oil on canvas – 31′ x 42′ – Michael Burris Johnson Interval sketch – december 2012

Interval

Interval – 2013 – oil on canvas – 31′ x 42′ – Michael Burris Johnson Interval sketch – december 2012

The Archangel Michael

Tadeusz Zielinski 1379 Hans Memling 1466 Jacob Tintoretto (ca 1565) Annibale Carracci (ca 1595) Guido Reni 1635 Luca Giordano 1650 Francesco Maffei 1656 Benjamin West (ca 1780)

The Archangel Michael

Tadeusz Zielinski 1379 Hans Memling 1466 Jacob Tintoretto (ca 1565) Annibale Carracci (ca 1595) Guido Reni 1635 Luca Giordano 1650 Francesco Maffei 1656 Benjamin West (ca 1780)

Pieter Bruegel, the elder

Pieter Bruegel, the elder, is an artist from the 16th century.  It is uncertain when or where Bruegel was born, nothing is known about his education or where he lived before 1563. He began his career as a draftsman, his

Pieter Bruegel, the elder

Pieter Bruegel, the elder, is an artist from the 16th century.  It is uncertain when or where Bruegel was born, nothing is known about his education or where he lived before 1563. He began his career as a draftsman, his

Pale Composition

Pale Composition – 48′ x 60′ – oil on canvas – January – Decemeber 24, 2012 This painting took me one full year to complete. It is an attempt to create something that touches a limit of what a painting

Pale Composition

Pale Composition – 48′ x 60′ – oil on canvas – January – Decemeber 24, 2012 This painting took me one full year to complete. It is an attempt to create something that touches a limit of what a painting

Rainer Maria Rilke – The Book of Hours

Why am I reaching again for the brushes? When I paint your portrait, God, nothing happens. But I can choose to feel you. At my senses’ horizon you appear hesitantly, like scattered islands. Yet standing here, peering out, I’m all

Rainer Maria Rilke – The Book of Hours

Why am I reaching again for the brushes? When I paint your portrait, God, nothing happens. But I can choose to feel you. At my senses’ horizon you appear hesitantly, like scattered islands. Yet standing here, peering out, I’m all

View from a Burrow

View from a Burrow – 48′ x 48′ – oil on canvas – November 2012 this is the first of what will be a series of paintings, exploring the concept of the burrow. Kafka was the jumping off point with

View from a Burrow

View from a Burrow – 48′ x 48′ – oil on canvas – November 2012 this is the first of what will be a series of paintings, exploring the concept of the burrow. Kafka was the jumping off point with