George Inness - “In the Berkshires” - 1848-50
George Inness (May 1, 1825 – August 3, 1894) was an influential American landscape painter. His work was influenced, in turn, by that of the old masters, the Hudson River school, the Barbizon school, and, finally, by the theology of Emanuel Swedenborg, whose spiritualism found vivid expression in the work of Inness’ maturity. Often called “the father of American landscape painting,” Inness is best known for these mature works that not only exemplified the Tonalist movement but also displayed an original and uniquely American style.
A great crowd of people came out to the two free City Sounds concerts tonight, performed on the outdoor pianos.
Things I learned:
- Holly Figueroa. Wow. Need more of her in my ears like immediately.
- Max Jury is charming.
- I may never be truly Iowan again until I have a camp chair or carry around a blanket for which to sit on the grass.
CSA/DSM. Here’s a poster/catalogue I made for the photo series (it’s supposed to look like an advertising page at the back of an old comic book). These will be in the share boxes, but I’ll also have some of these and other freebies at the CSA share pick-up party. The second CSA pick-up is July 11 at Badowers on Ingersoll from 5-7.
Come say hi and grab one even if you didn’t get a CSA share.
artnet: Celebrating Yayoi Kusama - "My art originates from hallucinations only I can see. I translate the hallucinations and obsessional images that plague me into sculptures and paintings." - Yayoi Kusama - A famously provocative avant-garde artist, Yayoi Kusama is best known for her works featuring psychedelic imagery that evoke themes of psychology, feminism, obsession, sex, and intense self-reflection. - After representing Japan at the Venice Biennale in 1993, Kusama’s work received newly heightened recognition from the international art world and in 2008, Kusama became the best-selling living female artist, with works breaking record prices at auction. - Today marks her 85th Birthday