Sunday, November 30, 2008

Watching People Paint

I love so much to see other people paint. Don't know what it is really... just the magic of seeing the brush cross the page or the canvas and the image appear. It's maybe the closest thing to understanding how someone else's mind works, and that fascinates me to no end.

This link was found via eb:

Art by Andrea Dorfman

This one is an ad for Macintosh:

Picasso painting

There is a really amazing film of Picasso painting - The Mystery of Picasso - where the camera is focused on the back of a blank canvas and Picasso sits on the other side and paints. Magically the picture appears on the screen as he works. If you share my fascination with seeing into an artist's mind, I highly recommend finding this movie.

F for Fake is another amazing movie where you can see a master painted at work. This one is actually one of my favorites for many reasons - Orson Welles is basically just an incredible man - but seeing Elmyr de Hory in action is right at the top. I love his description of how to copy a Matisse he has to make his hand less sure, slow himself down. Lots to think about there.

I am going to spend this dark, chilly Sunday making some things. I hope you are warm and cozy wherever you might be!

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