You didn't think I'd forgotten, did you?
Week two of Four Weeks of 40 is here and it's all about art!
This week I've compiled a list of 40 creative individuals who, for some reason or another, intrigue, inspire, or simply delight.
I stuck mostly to visual art: painters (though many were fluently creative in multiple mediums), a few photographers, and, just to keep it interesting, I threw an architect/designer into the mix.
In some cases I linked to an official artist's page, others to something generic like a Wikipedia article. Sometimes I simply linked to a Google search for images, because the images are what speak most to me about that particular artist (note: with this last one, there may be images that aren't by the artist, but are somehow tagged so that they show up).
Voici, in no particular order, artists that intrigue, inspire or delight...
6. Emily Carr
7. Paul Klee
8. Claude Monet
9. Odilon Redon
"My drawings inspire, and are not to be defined. They place us, as does music, in the ambiguous realm of the undetermined." - Odilon Redon
10. Pablo Picasso
11. Diego Rivera
12. Ansel Adams
13. Edward Weston
14. Marc Chagall
16. Mary Delany
From a description on the British Museum's website:
"At the age of 72 she [Mary Delany] began to imitate flowers in paper collage as an ‘employment and amusement... '... Her skill was such that the great eighteenth-century botanist Sir Joseph Banks declared that these collages were ‘the only imitations of nature that he had ever seen from which he could venture to describe botanically any plant without the least fear of committing an error'."
17. Vincent Van Gogh
18. Gerhard Richter
20. Henri Rousseau
22. Gustav Klimt
24. Mark Rothko
25. Henry Darger I learned about Henry Darger in a documentary I randomly picked up at the library; though I find some of his art disturbing, his story fascinates me. The link is to the documentary trailer.
26. Georgia O'Keeffe
27. Edward Hopper
28. René Magritte
29. Paul Cezanne30. & 31. Frances and Margaret MacDonald (image below by Frances MacDonald McNair (watercolour) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)
32. Rolf Armstrong
33. Man Ray
36. Maud Lewis
37. Lawren Harris
"We were told, quite seriously, that there never would be a Canadian art because we had no art tradition." - Lawren Harris, Canadian artist and member of the Group of Seven
38. Edwin Holgate
39. Tamara de Lempicka (image below via WikiPaintings)
40. Joan Miro
"The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness." - Joan Miro