Mute Monday: color

Henri Matisse "The Red Studio" 1911

Georgia O'Keefe "White Calico Flower" 1931

Pablo Picasso "Green Still Life" 1914

Marc Chagall "The Large Grey Circus" 1959

Mark Rothko "Untitled: Orange and Yellow" 1957

Andy Warhol "Turquoise Marilyn" 1962

Edgar Degas "Pink Ballerinas" 1904

Margaret Preston "Brown City" 1940

Franz Marc "The Blue Horse" 1908

Frank Stella "Black Abstraction" 1969

Paul Gauguin "The Yellow Christ" 1889

my own painting holding the painting above: "me and eva and gauguin" painted while in oaxaca mexico

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Blogger Zoely said...

wow, love all of these. i don't know why this direction didn't occur to me...d'oh! anyway you handled it beautifully.
Happy MM!

7:26 AM  
Blogger ArtfulSub said...

Honestly, with the possible exception of von Morisse, yours is the best! Happy Mute Monday!

Something from Magritte's "Red-Dot Obsession" years would have been nice!

7:47 AM  
Blogger moi said...

Super! Forgot how much I've always liked Franz Marc. And how much I just refuse to grok to Stella.

7:53 AM  
Blogger she said...

zoely: thanks...the red studio is a favorite...i also collect photographs of artists' studios

artful: okay. in an effort to perfect the post i changed the "pink" entry to a degas. red dot obsession? i dont know it (!!!)

moi: stella!!!! grrrherhahaha i hear ya.

7:56 AM  
Blogger Not that Type of Raven said...

Ah! Amazing! Just stunning. Happy MM!

9:09 AM  
Blogger ArtfulSub said...


"Red dot obsession" may have been "Troll with faulty memory". I had the idea that Belgian Surrealist Rene Magritte FREQUENTLY inserted large red dots into his works.

A quick trip through the innernets didn't show this, however. Mostly boobies, bowler hats, apples, and self-portraits.

9:32 AM  
Blogger Mayden' s Voyage said...

Yours is my favorite- and I'm not just saying that...nor am I biased or partial :)

I'd love to talk to you one day (at length and in person) about your Mexico trip- The painting is spiritual and mystical...reverent- but "open"- and the blue...the blue...the blue- sigh-
it's stunning. It is love.

I also liked the blue horse :) (but when I first looked at it- I saw a Unicorn- of course :)

O'keefe's flower looks soft enough to sleep on :)
Happy MM She...I was over here looking when you left me a note!
Great minds- same track :)

Now- I have to go write. I've been putting off a demon I have to deal with- and today is the day. It's curious how the vile and hard things in life seem more manageable on paper (in my journal) than they do in my head!

9:35 AM  
Blogger foam said...

love all the art...
esp. love the last one..:)

9:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

than a visit
to the metropolitan


10:22 AM  
Blogger Anonymous Boxer said...

I agree with "it" - what a lovely walk through some wonderful art museum.... and ending with the best! You. or She. Hee.

11:49 AM  
Blogger iamnot said...

Yea...I'm not getting why you would show the works of those hacks instead of your own.
At least you redeemed yourself with the last image.

12:12 PM  
Blogger SeaRabbit said...

This is just beautiful! Who better than painters to tell us about colours!!!!
I'm glad you put one of your painting, it is just beautiful!!!
And... did you live in Mexico? If so, I would love you to drop me a few lines about your experience there, because I'm close to think this is where I would love to live in around 5 years... ;-))

1:23 PM  
Blogger Aunty Belle said...

Ha!! Of course--this SO fits ya'.

Happy MM

2:43 PM  
Blogger moi said...

Oh, I just love that Degas! Glad you switched out. Now, if only we could do something 'bout Mr. Stella :o).

4:52 PM  
Blogger ThursdayNext said...

These are the times I wish that the special effects from Mary Poppins were real and one could step right into a painting...I would love to step into yours.

5:03 PM  
Blogger the.red.mantissa said...

great images ... esp like your painting.

we're moving to the uk (somerset, to be exact) in january. no shit.

6:01 PM  
Blogger puerileuwaite said...

Wow! I'm not a fan of all of these paintings, but I really like yours. I agree with Thursday, too. Except that I wouldn't want to be in The Yellow Christ, because knowing how gullible I can be, he might dupe me into standing in while he "hits the can".

6:20 PM  
Blogger Valyna said...

Love you post LOTS and LOTS. Your painting is fantastic and I love how you included the Gauguin in your painting as well :) Brilliant :)

6:46 PM  
Blogger Pete Bogs said...

that last one - nice!!! I still want a print of the one with you suckling from the wolf! love both eyes on one side of the face... very Picasso-esque!

11:01 AM  
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2:08 PM  
Blogger uriel said...

Colorific! Is there a theory of color?

7:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like yours the best! Happy MM!

11:19 AM  
Blogger Aunty Belle said...

sniff...sniff....is that cookies bakin' I smell?

4:24 AM  
Blogger ArtfulSub said...

Is this guy any good? I don't know much about Art.


7:33 AM  
Blogger Ms. Place said...

I didn't catch your last MM post. Fabulous. Love your painting.

12:38 PM  

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