Tuesday, January 4, 2011

ABC Wednesday - Y

(January 5,1900-1955)

And it just happens to be his birthday!
Happy Birthday, Yyves Tanguy

I Came Like I Promised (Je suis venu comme j'avais promis, Adieu) 


"The painting develops before my eyes, unfolding its surprises as it progresses. It is this which gives me the sense of complete liberty, and for this reason I am incapable of forming a plan or making a sketch beforehand.Yves Tanguy

                               The Hand in the Clouds (La Main dans les nuages)

The Ribbon of Extremes 

"Beloved imagination, what I most like in you is your unsparing quality."
~Andre Breton's Minifesto of Surrealism


Olga's Gallery

Mental Floss

Yves Tanguy World


ABC Wednesday


  1. "The painting develops before my eyes, unfolding its surprises as it progresses." Yves Tanguy
    I like that quotation. I really like it. With an attitude like that, he didn't have to worry.
    Good post for the letter Y.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  2. Great idea to feature the work of Yyves Tanguy. Great selections of his art.

  3. A lovely, most interesting post. I want to go now and explore your blog!

  4. Thanks for the introduction to another artist I wasn't familiar with. I went and looked at the links to see some of his other work and really like the monochromatic landscapes with flashes of color.

    It was interesting to read that his original studio was so small he could only work on one painting at a time. Sounds like mine.

  5. Lovely art work!

    Thanks for sharing them.

    ABC Wednesday Team

  6. Most interesting style!

  7. Happy Birthday to this fine painter. Thanks for the introduction to his work.

  8. I've always been a fan of strangeness, and anyone whose name starts with two Ys certainly fits the bill!


    Cool stuff there, Gina.

  9. I don't think I've ever seen Yves' paintings and they quite interesting. The painting entitled Je suis venu comme j'avais promis, Adieu would be translated: I came like I promised, Goodbye. :-) Super choice for Y day.

  10. Happy Birthday, Yves! Wherever you might be. Interesting artwork - enjoyed the 'gallery'...


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