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My Apologies To Anthropologie / Channelling Paul Klee

My Apologies To Anthropologie

“Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible.” ~ Paul Klee

The Passing Time
I’ve been laying low the past while. Last month I suffered a concussion playing hockey and I’m still pretty foggy. I haven’t been able to watch TV, be on the computer, or exercise. To pass the time, I’ve been rediscovering my art books … and I created the above image.

Channeling Paul Klee
Paul Klee is one of my favourite artists and I’ve always loved flipping through his books. His ideas and artwork really connect with me. Some of the titles of his paintings are like snippets from a whimsical song and I’ve always been fascinated by his use of colour, shapes and personal symbols. Below are a few of his inspirations behind my image.

Paul Klee Images: Ancient Harmony (top left), Ad Marginem (top right), Ad Parnassum (bottom left), Comedians’ Handbill (bottom right)

Paul Klee / Inspiration
Van Gogh’s Mosaic Brushstrokes
I have a few gorgeous coffee table books of Van Gogh’s paintings. His creations of night skies are mythical and legendary. A major inspiration is his brushstrokes in the painting Starry Night Over the Rhone. I’ve enclosed the image below with a zoomed detail. Check out those big blue brushstrokes … they reminded me of pasted “collaged” squares.

Starry Night Influence

Photo Collage and David Hockney
A few years ago I also purchased a beautiful book called Hockney’s Pictures. I was familiar with Hockney’s photo collage imagery, but I was really blown away by some of his recent paintings. Seriously, check them out. It might be a wonderful surprise. Enclosed below is one of his photo collage images.

David Hockney

My Apologies to Anthropologie
My sister loves the clothes from Anthropologie and my wife started receiving their printed catalogues. I was really impressed by the art direction, photography, colours and textures. To create my image, I started snipping out swatches and glueing my colour chips together. Below are some of the wonderful imagery that I hacked up. Once again … My apologies ;-P

Anthropologie Photos

Copyright Note:
I only own the copyright for the top image. I do not own any other images in this blog post. They are shown for research and educational purposes only.

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Brainstorming

Brainstorming

Early morning … getting my wheels turning …

Blue Rhythm

Blue Rhythm

Another of my creations during “Art Time” with my nieces and nephews at Grandma’s.

After I titled the image, I found a 1931 Mickey Mouse film with the same name.

Enclosed below is a link of the colourized version of the animation …

Mickey Mouse – Blue Rhythm – (1931)

Waiting For Her

Waiting For Her

It’s always exciting when my wife and daughter come home!

Scattered Light

A coloured masking tape activity with Jade at StrongStart.

Niece Of Matisse

My wife and Jade seem like descendants of the great Matisse.

Migration

Almost autumn, the weather is cooling off. Time to fly.

Jade & my wife collaborated with the shapes and colours. I added the black string wrappers.

Late Summer Bouquet

It’s cool in the air and very beautiful outside.

More Sun Please ???

Swirling, vibrant light and colours (Sun detail above).

Thinking about the sun … can’t wait to see you again.

Flower Chalk Art


Doodling on our street.