"Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul." Vincent Van Gogh

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Dogs, a Cat and Masterpiece #4

Four paintings, now beautifully framed, ready for shipment to the Reinert Fine Art Gallery in Blowing Rock, North Carolina gallery.






According to Miles Unger in his biography of Michelangelo, masterpiece #4 is the magnificent Moses that forms the riveting centerpiece for the tomb of Pope Julius. Moses is so powerful that he overwhelms the rest of the tomb. He is singular in conveying restless dynamism and smoldering power in a seated figure. He is thrust slightly forward as if about to rise and his gaze is fully riveted on something outside our field of vision. Michelangelo depicted Moses with two horns, something that is still debated by art historians.



According to legend, when the statue was completed, Michelangelo was so pleased with the realism he had achieved that he slapped the statue and demanded it to speak!

18 comments:

  1. Hi Susan, these are beautiful!!!

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    1. How nice to hear from you, Gina - I h ope all is well with you and your beautiful family!

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  2. I love the story Susan! Thanks for sharing!!!!! These paintings are beautiful and they will look so amazing at the gallery! I especially love the painting with the four hunting dogs!!! A definite winner.....

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    1. That one is my favorite as well - I have separating anxiety after mailing it out this afternoon!

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  3. As a dog lover I'm always going to appreciate these paintings of yours: so real!

    The Moses statue is mind-blowingly marvellous. The logo at the top of my blog is the Tiki (Maka Tiki) I carved from a piece of wood. I found it very difficult, and I find it impossible to imagine how any human could carve something so magnificent as this statue of Moses. Great post again, Susan.

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    1. "Mind blowingly marvelous" is a perfect description of this incredible, huge (8 1/2 feet tall), perfect creation! I cannot get my mind around just how M. was able to sculpt this so perfectly in hard, cold,marble - with such vitality and human presence. I even dream of it at night!

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  4. Vic.Susan, they are beutiful, all of them. Best of luck with the sales. All the best.
    Vic

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    1. You are so kind, Vic - thank you so much!

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  5. I have been busy catching up with all you've done Susan--and it's all wonderful. Sales of your work is no surprise to me. It is outstanding and most of all memorable with a great sense of humor.

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    1. I greatly appreciate your support, Linda, and am following your classical painting with great interest!

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  6. All of your paintings have an energy of movement I find brilliant.
    My jaw drops and I enjoy marveling at your talent.
    The other guys work is pretty brilliant too!
    My jaw dropped when I saw that one too!

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    1. Hi, Julie - what a nice thing to say - thank you so much! I hope the gallery is pleased with them as well! I am still dreaming about the brilliance of Michelangelo - what a guy!

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  7. I have no doubt that these will sell in no time! They look so gorgeous all together in their frames! :0)

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    1. That would be a delight, Sandra! Many thanks for your nice comment - I always think a beautiful frame dresses up a painting perfectly!

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  8. Your paintings look even more beautiful in their frames!
    Amazing sculpture, wow, as if he is about to stand up and walk!

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    1. I am awe struck by this statue - so perfectly formed with an energy that is almost supernatural!

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  9. Hallo Susan, deze werken zijn fantastisch hoor !
    groetjes van Simonne

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    1. Thank you so much, Simonne - they were such fun t paint!

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