4.12.2009

LATENT REALITIES

A couple months ago, I introduced you all to pretty much my favorite artist ever, Egon Schiele. Now it's time for round two: Paul Klee.

Fire in the Evening, 1929

I get very picky when it comes to abstract art, especially when it gets all cubist-y, mostly because geometric shapes completely offend me. I cannot tolerate a straight line. It's just so... unnatural! My aversion stems all the way back to my kindergarten years when cutting in a straight line was not my strong suit. (It's still not.) Right angles just feel blasphemous, no?

Fish Magic, 1925



I am reminded of the time when MattBry and I tried to paint together and it ended in a battle of opposing, underlying philosophical foundations on art and world that had hitherto remained buried. My attempt to blend his completely linear, harsh cityscape into the wild brush of the landscape I was working on was met with fire. Crazy. red-headed. fire.

Ghost of a Genius


But Paul Klee. When he's good, he's golden.
"Formerly we used to represent things visible on earth,' he wrote in 1920, 'things we either liked to look at or would have liked to see. Today we reveal the reality that is behind visible things, thus expressing the belief that the visible world is merely an isolated case in relation to the universe and that there are many more other, latent realities ..."

The Twittering Machine, 1920

How apropos.


In other news, I received my prize from chickdowntown.com that I won last week. Expect a fun fashion pfoto post next. Annnnnnnnnnnndddd... I finished the rough draft of my thesis. It's only 13,761 words, roughly 50 pages NBD.

7 comments:

  1. I absolutely adore the last two...if only I had the money to spend on art... <3

    xox, mavi

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  2. HAHAH the twittering machine...way ahead of his time, huh.
    YAY more outfit posts to come. i cant wait! good luck on the thesis. i cant imagine ever pursuing something like that...
    thanks for the compliment!

    andrea oxoxx
    Life In Technicolor.

    ps: yes, own scowl. ahhah. loveyou!

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  4. I just saw me some Paul Klee in Berlin! He's moving up on my favorites list.

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