MARCH LIVING ART ON THE EDGE

“We have art so we shall not die of reality. - Nietzsche

“BAUHAUS AND ART NOUVEAU”

What is Bauhaus? Bauhaus was considered the most influential modernist art school of the 20th century. It encompassed art, society, and technology and influenced not only artists but architecture and much more. It originated in Germany over the period of 1919 to 1933. Walter Gropius opened the Bauhaus school with the vision of bringing artists and craftsmen together. He had hopes it would change the future of the world. It did in many aspects.

My love of the works of Bauhaus artist, Wassily Kandinsky, inspired my pieces this month.

One of our subscribers, Tina Welter, took up last month’s challenge of choosing an art movement and sharing a piece for all to see. She chose Art Nouveau.

What is Art Nouveau? It is a style of decorative art, architecture and design in Western Europe and the U.S. from 1890 to World War I. It is characterized by intricate, linear lines and flowing curves based on natural forms.

Alphonse Mucha, Gustave Klimt, and Aubrey Bearsley are most likely the favorite artists of this movement.

I begin the images with Tina Welter’s Art Nouveau piece followed by my two Bauhaus pieces.

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“Little Bear Hug”

“Little Bear Hug”

“Kandinsky Tribute #1”

“Kandinsky Tribute #1”

“Kandinsky Tribute #2

“Kandinsky Tribute #2

Try something in an art movement that entices you. It is interesting to see the result and compare to those that were part and parcel of that particular style.

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SAD NEWS

On February 5, my friend & sculptor Peter Chinni passed away. He was an internationally known artist and the Rockefellers own his pieces and he had an exhibit in Iran where he sold out. His sculptures may be viewed at www.peterchinni.org

MUST NOT MISS

  • A book of Vasily Kandinsky poems has recently been released. “Sounds” published by Shearsman Books is available through online retailers.

  • Check out the delicate paper cut work of Maude White at www.bravebirdpaperart.com

  • Akie Nakata pains stones like none other…birds so real they could fly away plus other subjects.

  • She has no website but you can view her work on Instagram and Facebook.

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LOCAL

  • “Pablo Picasso” continues at the LewAllen Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico until March 16th.

  • Just a few days left to view “State of Play” at Vivo Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico which ends March 11th.

  • “Noel Anderson: Broken Boundaries” will be on view at Magpie Gallery in Taos, New Mexico the entire month of March.

  • “From Calder to Chicago: Sculptors on Paper” continues through March 23rd at the Albuquerque Museum of Art, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

NATIONAL

  • The Broad Museum in Los Angeles, California presents “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963 - 1983” opens March 23 through September 1.

  • “Annie Leibovitz: The Early Years 1970 through 1983” is on view at the Hauser & Wirth Gallery in Los Angeles through April 7th.

  • San Francisco’s MOMA continues “Paul Klee and the Pinzhorn Collection” through April 14th.

  • The Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona presents “Joseph Albers in Mexico through May 27th.

INTERNATIONAL

  • The Atkinson in Southport, England continues through March 23rd the photo works of Robert Maplethorpe.

  • The Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Ontario, Canad continues “Gods in My Home” through September 29th.

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Enjoy March and fill it with your creativity.

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All my work can be viewed at: www.thefullcirclestudio.com

I may be contacted at: livingartontheedge@gmail.com

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