Wednesday, April 11, 2007

new york inspirations

Just off the train from a research trip to New York ~ and so full of inspiration from that great city! In addition to accomplishing a great deal of work, I got to see several wonderful exhibitions including Jeff Wall and Armando Reverón at MoMA, and a fantastic show of Martin Ramirez drawings at the American Folk Art Museum. I had no idea that I would like the Reverón show as much as I did ~ beautiful, ethereal paintings that seem as if they were gently breathed onto canvas, or burlap, or an old flour sack. I perused the catalogue, but did not buy it (didn't want to lug it home on the train), but will order it this week for sure.

(image via Amazon)

3 comments:

Blissville said...

I tend to get lost in books and prints each time I go, serendipily seeing all sorts of handmade books that I'd never otherwise see, there seems something karmic about it. But now I am promising myself to head to sixth floor first. The Reverón looks amazing. Thank you for this!

Elizabeth said...

Reveron's work reminded me of the works I had done for my bfa show Years ago.... I used acrylics and charcoal on unprimed canvas- very... soft, and as you described "ethereal"... I often want to revisit that style of painting...

Janet said...

Oh, Elizabeth, I would love to see your paintings! R, sorry I missed you in NYC this time around ~ maybe next trip!?! XX!