Sunday, May 28, 2006

My Ten Favorite Works of Art

Art comes in many forms, so I'll limit this to the visual arts. Even still, it was tough to pick only ten and I can still think of many more:

1. Anything by Edgar Degas. I love the way he captures the female form and movement. It has an ethereal reverence about it.

2. Starry Night by Vincent VanGogh. I love the texture and color of the painting. And, the dreamy nature suggested by the sky - like magic is happening outside while we are snug in our beds.

3. My Gigi original hanging in my apartment. I love her use of color.

4. A charcoal of my grandmother and grandfather. I think it was done by my grandmother but I'm not sure.

5. A portrait of my brother Chris as a child done by my grandmother.

6. Anything by Norman Rockwell. He captures nostalgia like no one else.

7. Many - many of Judith Heartsong's. It's hard to choose just one. Her women have a mystical quality. Some of her flora and animals have a bit of whimsy and then there's the brooding of some of her random other pieces. Emotion definitely shines through her paintings. Here are two that I particularly like. I think the close-ups express a certain sense of vulnerability.

8. A recent find, Trevor Romain. A talented children's author and artist. He recently used a technique of combining his photos with watercolors. The results are amazing and inspiring.

9. A mask that a friend created for me years ago.

10. Last, but certainly not least since I bumped so many just to keep this list down to ten, is my cousin Mallette. She has wonderful talent and I think she's the only one in the family who has dared to pursue it as a career.

The idea for this entry was brought to me by The Imagination Prompt Generator.


gigi said...

Ohhhh....I'm number 3! On the same list as Degas, VanGogh and Judith Heartsong! I know you're just being kind, but thank you anyway. :)!

Now when do I get one of yours to hang on my walls?

I love what you did with the photo of the mask, and that painting of your brother is so sweet! Maybe that's another aspect of why we create ~ in addition to meditation and exploration, as a purely personal expression of love. How lovely.

V said...

Aww, Great choices, robbie!

Judith HeartSong said...

wow, I am most honored to be on that list. :):):) Big hugs Robbie. judi