Saturday, November 20, 2010

Surrealistic Sunday



Some works of Monica Fagen







  
Figure for Strings








17 comments:

  1. Her work is truly magnificent and very magical without being precious. I read somewhere that she's a synesthete and perceives music and letters in color. That's a condition I wish I had as I surround myself with tubes and color mixes for glazes and wait for them to dry to see if they'll work as hoped.

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  2. This is a very interesting collection, Gina. I keep scrolling back to the one I call "The Guardian Angel". Thanks for these.

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  3. More wonderful paintings. Great stuff!

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  4. Being that we collect vintage dress forms, and that I use to play the cello, I LOVE the "Figure for Strings" that is really great! Put a smile on my face today!! Enjoy your week Gina!

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  5. Thanks to you all who take the time to leave a comment.

    Susan: interesting that you say her work doesn't fall into the "precious" category. I actually think it does a bit but it doesn't stop me from liking her anyway! :-) And regarding Monica's ability to perceive music in color, Joni Mitchell has frequently said the same thing. She views chords as strokes of paint. Fascinating. Now I for one would feel lucky if I could draw or paint anything at all that could be construed as even passable art! That is why I'm so appreciative of my artist friends who are so blessed and allow us to see their gifts.

    Summer Kitchen Girl: so nice to have you by! That particular painting you mention is one of my favorites. My mother was an amazing seamstress. It reminded me of her.

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  6. Fantastic surrealist. Her work is the stuff of dreams - just looking brings on that odd sensation that it 'is and is not' reality.

    Thank you for sharing Monica Fagen. My own favourites are the woman both in the bed and on the chair, and the women in the tiled corridor.

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  7. shocking shell gaze!


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  8. Your images have me thinking, to say the very least.

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  9. hmmm, you know it's weird but her work is not resonating with me tonight....no idea why either, they feel kind of flat but maybe *I* feel flat and i'm projecting? i like the top one the best because it's so complicated and intricate in it's message...interesting she's a synesthete!!
    xoxoxo

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  10. Beautiful works! I love her use of color, especially the reds.

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  11. so interesting and different from all the photos I usually watch :-)

    thanks for commenting!'

    christina, sweden

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  12. Mark: good to see your comment! :-) I like Monica Fagen for her red, too!

    Linda: I don't think it's weird. I know that a lot of your reactions to art are emotional. Not all of mine are. I like the way she uses red, so therefore her work caught my eye. She's not one of my all-time favorite contemporary surrealists but she is an interesting one. If you don't feel it, you don't feel it, my friend. That is always ok with me. I hope you know that. Love, Gina :-)

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  13. Sandy: what you say is often true of what I post. I like art that gets me thinking. Even as my heart is saying "I don't like it". But of course, I also love art is just simply beautiful to look at,too. I'm way too eclectic in my taste and sometimes I feel I'm not discriminating enough because I just don't know enough about art. But that's ok with me because not knowing enough about art allows me percieve it however I want.

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  14. I wish I had a wonderful imagination like so many surrealistic artists do!

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  15. Hi, PS.

    I notice that two American painters of some renown have died this month - Jack Levine and Nathan Oliveira. Both painted nudes and Oliveira's were particularly good, in my opinion. I just thought that perhaps you might like to do a Friday feature, or something, on them.

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