Tuesday, July 31, 2007

People who paint, meditate

Perhaps thats true. I am in the studio at the moment trying to recreate IKB (international Klein blue) as its the perfect colour to introduce to a triptych I'm working on.

This blue is extra special. You can never truly represent it on a screen, but face to face it draws all the light from the room and the blue seems to pulse back at you. If you are interested in seeing more of Klein's work, a good place to start is at the website www.yvesklein.org
and if you ever happen to find yourself in Nice, you must visit the Museum of Modern Art there, which has an entire floor dedicated to this artist's work.
Apparently he died young - at 34 - suddenly and tragically from a heart attack following a bad review from a critic. Sobering thought for all of us.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I know what you mean about meditation and painting…you can be drawn into a picture as it develops…searching for the rhythms and flow…it’s one of the joys of painting…enjoying the time you spend within the “story” you’re creating…Perhaps the further you’re drawn into this world, the stronger the final work?