#westaustinstudiotour sampling (Taken with instagram)
Just picked up my WEST Austin Studio Tour catalog! So excited (Taken with instagram)
Research, research, research//life as an art history major (Taken with instagram)
"Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible."
UT Faculty show @ Gallery Black Lagoon
Finally went to Gallery Black Lagoon last night for the first time for a UT printmaking faculty show. All the work was really good - we’ve definitely got quite talented professors. The work shown was by: Lee Chesney, Neal Daugherty, Tom Druecker, Sandra C. Fernandez, Ken Hale, Tim High, and Margie Simpson.
Sandra Fernandez’s work caught my eye immediately. The shapes remind me of sea life or broken open rocks revealing the gems inside. It’s hard to tell from this picture, but words (in Spanish) make up the designs in the colored areas.
Unfortunately I forgot to bring my notebook to take notes on the other work I liked, but it was all fantastic. Gallery Black Lagoon was a bright and fun gallery space as well, much larger once inside than I thought it would be. I’ll definitely keep attending shows there in the future & would recommend it to anyone.
Would LOVE to see this in person - love the movement, texture, everything.
The Winged Victory of Samothrace, c.190 BC. Grey largos marble.
From the Musée du Louvre, Paris:
The winged goddess of Victory standing on the prow of a ship overlooked the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on the island of Samothrace. This monument was probably an ex-voto offered by the people of Rhodes in commemoration of a naval victory in the early second century BC. The theatrical stance, vigorous movement, and billowing drapery of this Hellenistic sculpture are combined with references to the Classical period-prefiguring the baroque aestheticism of the Pergamene sculptors
Joan Saló, “Untitled”, pen on canvas, 2011
Saw this at The Met - absolutely stunning in person. Van Gogh’s application of the paint gives the whole painting that teeter-totting feel the little girl must surely be feeling as she takes her first steps. The fresh yellows & greens that fill most of the canvas exude hope while allowing her parents blue hues to offer stability to their little girl as she embarks on her exciting (and wobbly) journey across the garden.
Vincent van Gogh - First Steps (After Millet), 1890. Oil on canvas