This Page

has moved to a new address:

Sorry for the inconvenience…

Redirection provided by Blogger to WordPress Migration Service
/* ----------------------------------------------- Blogger Template Style Name: Minima Designer: Douglas Bowman URL: Date: 26 Feb 2004 ----------------------------------------------- */ body { background:#fff; margin:0; padding:40px 20px; font:x-small Georgia,Serif; text-align:center; color:#333; font-size/* */:/**/small; font-size: /**/small; } a:link { color:#58a; text-decoration:none; } a:visited { color:#969; text-decoration:none; } a:hover { color:#c60; text-decoration:underline; } a img { border-width:0; } /* Header ----------------------------------------------- */ @media all { #header { width:660px; margin:0 auto 10px; border:1px solid #ccc; } } @media handheld { #header { width:90%; } } #blog-title { margin:5px 5px 0; padding:20px 20px .25em; border:1px solid #eee; border-width:1px 1px 0; font-size:200%; line-height:1.2em; font-weight:normal; color:#666; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.2em; } #blog-title a { color:#666; text-decoration:none; } #blog-title a:hover { color:#c60; } #description { margin:0 5px 5px; padding:0 20px 20px; border:1px solid #eee; border-width:0 1px 1px; max-width:700px; font:78%/1.4em "Trebuchet MS",Trebuchet,Arial,Verdana,Sans-serif; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.2em; color:#999; } /* Content ----------------------------------------------- */ @media all { #content { width:660px; margin:0 auto; padding:0; text-align:left; } #main { width:410px; float:left; } #sidebar { width:220px; float:right; } } @media handheld { #content { width:90%; } #main { width:100%; float:none; } #sidebar { width:100%; float:none; } } /* Headings ----------------------------------------------- */ h2 { margin:1.5em 0 .75em; font:78%/1.4em "Trebuchet MS",Trebuchet,Arial,Verdana,Sans-serif; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.2em; color:#999; } /* Posts ----------------------------------------------- */ @media all { .date-header { margin:1.5em 0 .5em; } .post { margin:.5em 0 1.5em; border-bottom:1px dotted #ccc; padding-bottom:1.5em; } } @media handheld { .date-header { padding:0 1.5em 0 1.5em; } .post { padding:0 1.5em 0 1.5em; } } .post-title { margin:.25em 0 0; padding:0 0 4px; font-size:140%; font-weight:normal; line-height:1.4em; color:#c60; } .post-title a, .post-title a:visited, .post-title strong { display:block; text-decoration:none; color:#c60; font-weight:normal; } .post-title strong, .post-title a:hover { color:#333; } .post div { margin:0 0 .75em; line-height:1.6em; } { margin:-.25em 0 0; color:#ccc; } .post-footer em, .comment-link { font:78%/1.4em "Trebuchet MS",Trebuchet,Arial,Verdana,Sans-serif; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.1em; } .post-footer em { font-style:normal; color:#999; margin-right:.6em; } .comment-link { margin-left:.6em; } .post img { padding:4px; border:1px solid #ddd; } .post blockquote { margin:1em 20px; } .post blockquote p { margin:.75em 0; } /* Comments ----------------------------------------------- */ #comments h4 { margin:1em 0; font:bold 78%/1.6em "Trebuchet MS",Trebuchet,Arial,Verdana,Sans-serif; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.2em; color:#999; } #comments h4 strong { font-size:130%; } #comments-block { margin:1em 0 1.5em; line-height:1.6em; } #comments-block dt { margin:.5em 0; } #comments-block dd { margin:.25em 0 0; } #comments-block dd.comment-timestamp { margin:-.25em 0 2em; font:78%/1.4em "Trebuchet MS",Trebuchet,Arial,Verdana,Sans-serif; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.1em; } #comments-block dd p { margin:0 0 .75em; } .deleted-comment { font-style:italic; color:gray; } /* Sidebar Content ----------------------------------------------- */ #sidebar ul { margin:0 0 1.5em; padding:0 0 1.5em; border-bottom:1px dotted #ccc; list-style:none; } #sidebar li { margin:0; padding:0 0 .25em 15px; text-indent:-15px; line-height:1.5em; } #sidebar p { color:#666; line-height:1.5em; } /* Profile ----------------------------------------------- */ #profile-container { margin:0 0 1.5em; border-bottom:1px dotted #ccc; padding-bottom:1.5em; } .profile-datablock { margin:.5em 0 .5em; } .profile-img { display:inline; } .profile-img img { float:left; padding:4px; border:1px solid #ddd; margin:0 8px 3px 0; } .profile-data { margin:0; font:bold 78%/1.6em "Trebuchet MS",Trebuchet,Arial,Verdana,Sans-serif; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.1em; } .profile-data strong { display:none; } .profile-textblock { margin:0 0 .5em; } .profile-link { margin:0; font:78%/1.4em "Trebuchet MS",Trebuchet,Arial,Verdana,Sans-serif; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.1em; } /* Footer ----------------------------------------------- */ #footer { width:660px; clear:both; margin:0 auto; } #footer hr { display:none; } #footer p { margin:0; padding-top:15px; font:78%/1.6em "Trebuchet MS",Trebuchet,Verdana,Sans-serif; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.1em; } /* Feeds ----------------------------------------------- */ #blogfeeds { } #postfeeds { }

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Ten on Tuesday | American Artists.

...perhaps inspired by her recent visit to the Wyeth Exhibit, Carole's asked us to share our favorite American artists. I love this topic! art is near and dear to my heart; I learned it growing up. And my parents (especially my mom) learned it from their parents (who learned it from least on my mom's side :-)

I had a hard time limiting my list to just ten. I'm a huge fan of American art. pretty much all of it. But these ten have a special place in my heart.

1. Dale Chihuly. I first saw his work in Seattle, years and years ago. Then I saw an installation he did at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens (2004?). Glass, color, movement. It's amazing.

2. Ansel Adams. Marc had a print in his college dorm room when I met him. Fate?! Family rumor has it that my grandparents were friends with him in the 1930's and 40's. Sadly, none of his work has made its way to my generation.

3. Norman Rockwell. My first artist crush.

4. Georgia O'Keeffe. My first female artist crush.

5. Jonathan Green. Bold bright colors...I can feel the hot humid nights of the Low Country.

6. Brian Andreas. An artist and a story teller (and a rather brilliant marketer - I have four of his greeting cards framed and hung to the left of my desk).

And these last few are ones whose work I have in "important" frames and places in both my home and my heart.

7. R.C. Gorman. This print was a housewarming gift from my dear friend Francie ... when Marc and I moved into our first home in 1985.

8. Harold Altman. Francie shared her love of this artist with me early on. I bought this print with my very first bonus from work (she was my boss at the time). He loved parks... I wish I had one of his Central Park prints, too.

9. Peter Johnson. He was a "local artist" when my parents lived in El Dorado, Kansas in the 1990's. They amassed quite a collection while they lived there and gifted me this one - a favorite of mine - for my 50th birthday. I love the story(ies?!) it tells...and the colors. And 1/3 :-)

10. Nancy Ricker Rhett. She's a "local artist" in Beaufort, South Carolina, where we've been visiting since 2007. The Rhetts are a well-known artist family in town and their gallery is a must-see on every visit. This watercolor was my special memento from our 2009 trip. It evokes the calm stillness of the Low Country - such a contrast with Green's work! I was beyond delighted when my sister snapped this photo after Nancy penned a special note to me on the back of the painting. and yep, she's a knitter - check out her cardigan!

Maybe someday this guy will be there, too! Instead of tacked up on the refrigerator :-)  I shared this collage on Instagram today with the caption "more Jackson Pollock than Picasso" (but obviously much cuter than both!)
I took his shirt off before we opened the markers... Katie tells me these "super washable" colors get everywhere!
Obviously ten (eleven?!) was just too few - I had to leave so many wonderful artists (Audubon, Benton, Hopper, Wyeth to name a few) off this list. Hopefully you captured them on yours! If you're not playing along with Ten on Tuesday, click here to join the fun!

Labels: ,


Blogger Bonny said...

The next time I head to CO I'm going to Denver Art Museum so I can see their stunning Chuhuly collection in person. It looks like Princeton also has some Chihuly glass, so maybe I can even see some nearby if I get a free day. I love your important works, and the work of your artist! He is seriously contemplating that yellow!

Tuesday, 21 July, 2015  
Blogger margene said...

R.C. Gorman! I loved his paintings and think I remember needlepoint canvases of his work. Great list, Mary. I love the local artist, Nancy Ricker Rhett. Her watercolor is so peaceful. Charlie, as always, is just a charmer!

Wednesday, 22 July, 2015  
Blogger Debbie said...

Great selection of artists! My favorite has to be Charlie, there is something irresistible about his work!

Wednesday, 22 July, 2015  
Blogger Lydia said...

I forgot to play but LOVE pretty much anyone from the 19th Century, especially those from the Ash Can school- Morse, the Peale's, Pollack, etc. Darn those art history courses-makes it nearly impossible to short list favorite artists. I guess my favorite 21st Century artist will have to be little Charlie Clay!

Wednesday, 22 July, 2015  
Blogger Carole said...

I missed the Chuhuly exhibit when it was in Boston and I've always regretted that. Great list, Mary, and Charlie shows wonderful potential.

Wednesday, 22 July, 2015  
Blogger Kym said...

What a wonderful list, Mary! (And you're so right --- 10 is just not enough "room" when it comes to American artists.) I love Chihuly! Especially in the garden. We're lucky to have many, many of his pieces on display locally/regionally. Lovely pieces in your home, too!

Thursday, 23 July, 2015  
Blogger Vicki Knitorious said...

Oh my goodness, look at him!! What an adorable collage.

Thursday, 23 July, 2015  
Blogger Honoré said...

Super great post; love your artists, especially the budding one! Did you know Georgia O'Keefe and I share same b-day? And there the similarity ends .

Thursday, 23 July, 2015  
Blogger said...

It has been a wonderful introduction to some artists I didn't know, so thank-you for that! And Charlie is just the best, don't you think?

Friday, 24 July, 2015  

Post a Comment

Thanks for the feedback!

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home