Monday, November 3, 2008

Artist of the Week

Isabelle du Tout


Isabelle du Toit
Chinese Gliding Tree Frogs

John James Audubon


Last Friday, WP and I took the day off from work and, after a fine brunch at The Lone Wolf in Amherst, went down to Springfield to check out an exhibition called The New Reality: The Frontier of Realism in the 21st Century. It was quite good; showing the new realism paintings juxtaposed with small, comparative labels of classic works of Realism depicting a similar subject matter.

Cameras were not allowed into this exhibit but from the brochure, I did a little web research on some of the artists whose work I enjoyed the most - Isabelle du Toit (Rouaud) of Germany is one of them.

8 comments:

  1. Great pics! Sounds like a fun day -- we could probably all use one of those this week, for sure.

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  2. Great post for a frog lover like me!

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  3. Those are great and so different in their styles! I'm crazy about that du Toit painting.

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  4. Beautiful, as always!

    "Taking the day off" seems like such a luxury to me; it hasn't been an option in years!

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  5. Tres bien! Here at last is art to adore, art to admire, art to delight all the senses, including the amphibian ones poor humans only dream about. I remember a spring spent with a grenouille tres chic at tres jolie, as the one on the wall. She was perhaps une petit bit more green than these, but that just made her all the more alluring. Merci, for showing such inspiring images.

    Au revoir,

    Grenouille

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  6. Oh, Grenouille! You make even human ladies blush! ;-)

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  7. CR: ((hug))

    DCup: WP really liked the frogs. And the two frogs are different but apparently the artist drew inspiration from the Audubon.

    Kenju & Bobbie: when we lived in another part of the county, the local librarian was a frog affectionado who had a collection of hundreds of faux froggies spread around her house and the library.

    Sylvia and CR: the whole contry deserves a day off after this election! Obama will win, Obama will win...please.

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