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

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

A Lively Sense of Haste and Master pieces #5


My husband and I just returned from a short trip over the Sierra Nevada's to California and back so I have not had much time at the easel - just enough to dash off this lively bunny.


A Lively Sense of Haste / oil on linen panel / 11 x 14
 And his beginning oil sketch:
A Lively Sense of Haste
 And Michelangelo has now completed his 6th masterpiece  - the design and completion of the New Sacristy of the Medici Chapel in Florence. Here Michelangelo integrated architecture and sculpture with stunning originality.  The chapel houses the remains of two Medici Dukes, Lorenzo and Guiliano -  seated opposite each other ans sitting stiffly erect, gazing toward an unfinished Virgin Mary. Each Duke is underscored by writhing twisting figures arranged sprawled across their sarcophagi - Lorenzo by Dusk and Dawn and Guiliano by Day and Night. The result is "an essay in dynamic contrasts, of commensurate forms and unresolved tensions".

Duke Lorenzo de Medici with Dawn and Dusk

Duke Guiliano de Medici with Day and Night




12 comments:

  1. What I love about your paintings is that they exude such an energy and happiness , a joy to watch , and this lively hare is certainly no exception !

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    1. Thanks, Jane - as with my horse and ballerina paintings, catching the motion and energy is half the fun!

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  2. As Mad as a March Hare in November! I did enjoy this one, Susan.

    This series of Master Pieces is truly enjoyable and entertaining; thanks for sharing.

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    1. Glad you like him, John - I have jack rabbits that visit my property once in a while but have yet to get a good photo of them. Their long ears are a sight to see!

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  3. Oh! Susan these are beautiful. Full marks again. All the best.
    Vic

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    1. So happy you like him, Vic, and hope to see you back at your easel very soon. I miss seeing your work!

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  4. LOVE this bunny Julie!!! Beautiful movement and wonderful brush work!!!

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    1. Many thanks, HIlda! He was fun to paint!

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  5. I was typing too fast!!!!!! I meant Susan.....lol. So sorry!

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  6. It is a dancing hare, I love him! Thank you for sharing the beautiful works of Michelangelo, I really enjoyed it!

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    1. Thanks so much, Judy. I really enjoyed reading the biography of Michelangelo and looking at his work through new eyes and with a historical context. It brought many of his pieces alive to me.

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