Sunday, May 20, 2012

Art Foraging

The Latest Catch

Edward del Rosario

Mitra Walter

Liu Baojun 劉保軍

Carlo Maria Mariani

(I am enamored with this new find. I almost like it better than some of Sandro Boticelli's paintings.)

(This one is for Crow by way of Susan. Perhaps he can enlighten us about this character) 

I first encountered the work of Henry Darger during a visit to The American Folk Art Museum. A reclusive artist and writer, his work of a lifetime was discovered for the first time posthumously.
Henry Darger 

Gustave Klimt

(I love Klimt's portraits but it is his landscapes that really take my breath away.)

Look familiar?
Michael Page

Edward Burra

Dimitri Freund

Romare Bearden


  1. Very different but very good.
    I like drop by drop best.

  2. Crow, who happened by this afternoon on his way from Heare to Theare, was surprised to see this image of his old Uncle Theosophis, a distant relation he hasn't met personally since 1652. Phisty was infamous among the larger Corvid paterfamilias as being an inveterate explorer of climes, latitudes, expanses, declinations, drafts, drops, and remote depths. His idiosyncratic inclinations led him to plunge into chasms of unfathomable proportions where he met obscure creatures unnamed and well nigh unknowable to his ancient avian alliance. Theosophis sounded the mysteries, charted the undiscovered, explored the obsolete, pursued the indefinable, quested after the obtuse, analyzed the oblique, examined the unfamiliar, scrutinized the strange, investigated the unexplained, and rummaged the vasty deep. In the fullness of time these penetrating pelagic surveys made him a consummate interpreter of dreams but an unintended consequence saw his wings atrophy and hands appear in their stead. His shame was such that he left the company of his Corvid kindred and moved to the South Pole where he mentors penquins in the madness of men.

  3. Thank you for bringing me these other ways of looking at life. Some amazing stuff here!

  4. Apologies for getting so caught up in Crow's reminiscing I completely missed telling you just what a nice collection you've chosen. The Klimnt is especially lovely.

  5. I saw you'd posted and wanted to say hello and now, with all these choice works to look over, well, it's too much for a short visit. what excellent finds I want to keep looking and looking. I just love that Liu Baojun. and the Klimt - those colors. I want that on my wall (yeah right Becky). That Freund is interesting. I love strolling through your personal museum Gina. always a delight. happy day to you.

  6. Thanks, everyone!

    Sandy and Becky - it's particularly nice to hear from you!

    Stewart - nothing quite as weird as cellophane wrapped Barbie dolls here! ;-)

    Susan - I knew I'd get an earful!

    Among my favorites is what I call a sort of Chinese Botero - the Beajun. And I love the busy and bizarre world of Henry Darger - there is a lot of analyze there!

  7. fabluous collection as always, dont you just love those bottechellis


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