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camille claudel bust of rodin 1888-89

February 17, 2016
ĽAdelaide

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Auguste Rodin, Sculptor at Work(Video)

The father of modern sculpture, Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917),  is seen working in his studio in Paris, 1915. The artist’s process  is shown close-up as he sculpts a piece in marble. Where did I learn to understand sculpture? In the woods by looking at the trees, along roads by observing the formation of clouds, in the […]

Leonora Carrington

May 7, 2015
ĽAdelaide

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Leonora Carrington ~ Artist. Writer. Period.

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Leonora Carrington on making art, seeing art and being who you are. A fascinating glimpse into the mind of a complex artist of her time and beyond it. Apologies I didn’t have the energy to get all the titles on these works but if the link is followed the information is easily discovered.

I painted for myself…I never believed anyone would exhibit or buy my work.” ~Leonora Carrington

 

seraphine_louis-©countrywomanpaints

April 26, 2015
ĽAdelaide

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Seraphine de Senlis, Visionary Artist

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Seraphine Louis (1864-1942) or “Seraphine de Senlis” was an artist during a time when women, especially impoverished women, never became “serious” artists. She was compelled to create soaring, lush paintings, some over two meters high. She painted at night and in secret, making paint with diverse ingredients like flowers, blood and candle wax. Much about her process she never divulged. She was illiterate and, in her later years, committed to an insane asylum, where she died.

Claude Renoir, youngest son as child

July 13, 2014
ĽAdelaide

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French Impressionist Painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir ~ Short Film in Studio

renoir arthritis+paintingFrench impressionist painter Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) painted despite partial paralysis and cruel rheumatoid arthritis until the end of his life. Painting with his brushes taped to his crippled hand, especially moves me. To the end of his life, Renoir’s three sons helped their ill father, who was wheelchair-bound later in life. His children often helped him in his painting, posing for him from the time they were small and later as he grew more disabled, binding his brush to his arthritic hand and with his paints, brushes and palette. Renoir’s wife passed away a few years before his death.

From an NPR interview linked here…

February 21, 2013
ĽAdelaide

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A Long Night with Tragic Lovers

Artwork & Text by L’Adelaide. All rights reserved. “Angel” watercolor and gouache on watercolor board {first splashes are here} This started out looking differently. Somehow as I painted, pouring more and more color, a catharsis, she stepped out from the mists. And I kept her. ~~~ Modigliani and Jeanne ~ A tragic love… Upon learning […]