Thursday, 15 May 2008

Chris Peters Vanitas

wonderful painter of Vanitas / themed still life paintings. Skulls as barriers that protect
his website
direct link to the vanitas paintings

Friday, 8 February 2008

Lorraine Shemesh Swimming Pool Paintings

Water as a barrier

Trees as barriers

Trees as barriers, views through.

Craig Stephens Bridges and Dams

Craig Stephens is a practicing Artist and Art teacher in California. Amazingly as well as holding down a full time job he is producing a painting a day and exhibiting them on his Blog

A Dam as a barrier holding back the water

A bridge as a barrier

Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Hieronymus Bosch

Ascent of the Blessed attributed to Hieronymus Bosch 1500-1504. This painting relates to the photographs of Robert Mapplethorpe earlier in the blog as it uses a similar composition and way of framing the figures.

Pieter Bruegel Trees and barriers

16th Century painting of a landscape by Pieter Bruegel

Piet Mondrian Trees as barriers

Piet Mondrian Gray Tree 1911

Piet Mondrian Red Tree 1908

Here the trees are barriers that we are looking at the sky through. They are also a beautiful paintings.

Thursday, 24 January 2008

Fernand Leger Scafolding as a barrier

Anselm Kiefer

Trees creating barriers Andrew Wyeth

Andrew Wyeth paintings of trees with the branches and leaves creating a screen or barrier that we are looking through

Edward Hopper Outside Looking In

Excellent paintings looking into spaces. Elements of Pop Art with hoardings, signs, lights and street furniture with atmospheric spaces. The windows are the barriers and we are looking into bright uptouchable spaces.

Edward Hopper website
Excellent website on Edward Hopper exhibition

Edward Hooper Interiors With Windows

Edward Hooper superb American painter records these very cool spaces full of people deep in thought. Slightly melancholic

Andrew Wyeth Interiors With Windows

Andrew Wyeth works in watercolours building up wonderfully textured atmospheric paintings, often with a great sense of light

Andrew Wyeth Wikipedia webpage
Andrew Wyeth's official website

George Tooker

George Tooker painting of American Immigration Control with people queuing up to visit or move to America.

Subway Rather melancholic painting by George Tooker with the banisters and turn styles creating barriers

George Tooker Self Portrait with the hand obscuring the face or creating a barrier

George Tooker double portrait - door creates a barrier between the two figures and different moods.

George Tooker - slightly scarier image - is that a second figure or somekind of twisted reflection good webpage with good images that you can grab using print screen

David Hockney - Pearblossom Highway Photo Joiner

David Hockney - Pearblossom Highway Photo Joiner 1986
The roadsigns and instructions painted on the road create a barrier to the drivers etc.

Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Greek Vase Figures - link to Matisse

These do not particularly link to Barriers but they are similar to the Henri Matisse with the movement in the figures, the flowing shapes and flat colours.

Henri Matisse The Dance 1909

Here are two versions of Matisse's The Dance the top one is a sketch the lower one if the final painting. The painting shows circling figures with interesting use of negative space .

Matisse blue figure again with an interesting use of positive and negative space

Pablo Picasso image of figures - similar composition to the Matisse painting.

Monday, 21 January 2008

Kathe Kollwitz

Etching of a figure - look at how the hands create a barrier across the face a characteristic of Kollwitz's work.

Woman With Dead Child 1903

Survivors 1923 Lithograph

Call Of Death 1936

Out Of Work Lithograph

Kathe Kollwitz Museum

Kathe Kollwitz on wikipedia more images