Painting of the Day/Drawing hair in art class

7 Feb



Requiem. by Franz Kline (1910-1962). Oil on canvas, 1959. Currently on view at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York. 

FIRSTLY: I just updated my Foundation Drawing page with a new post on what we did in class today, along with some drawings I made that I’m really happy with, something I haven’t been able to say before. So check the page out!

My comments:

I know this is a bit repetitive since I used a Franz Kline painting earlier in the week, but when I saw this painting as I was flipping through a book on Franz Kline, I absolutely fell in love with it–while love at first sight may not exist in real life, it definitely happened for me with this painting. I don’t know why I have responded to it so much. Something about the colors Kline used and his mark making really speak to me on a deep level. Somehow this painting really engages my emotions and my psyche even though there are no people, no story, no objects, nothing. It doesn’t try to be anything other than paint on a canvas. If I was not feeling pretty calm and zen as I do right now, I bet this painting could bring me to tears, I think it’s so beautiful. This is why I love art more than almost anything else.

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