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trafford
02-01-2010, 06:03 AM
Our art movement this month is EXPRESSIONISM. Though it is listed under art movements...some do not think it was really a movement at all. A lot of the artists listed here are also associated with other artist's groups as well. From what I gather if your painting was slightly askew you were an Expressionist. Of course there is more to it than that.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expressionism

All artists whose images I've posted can be copied or be inspired by.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexej_von_Jawlensky

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Marc

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernst_Ludwig_Kirchner

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Klee

trafford
02-01-2010, 06:17 AM
Some wonderful artists still under copyright...but very inspiring.

Georges Roualt-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Rouault
Lyonel Feininger-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyonel_Feininger
Max Beckman-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Beckmann
Oscar Kokoschka-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oskar_Kokoschka
Edvard Munch-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edvard_Munch
Otto Dix-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_Dix

and some familiar faces.....

Emily Carr
Emil Nolde
Amedeo Modigliani
and Gabriele Munter (in case you don't get to her in the next few days in Oldies and Goodies)

All of these artists have images in Google. Please give them a look.

Very excited to see what you all come up with. :clap:

trafford
02-01-2010, 06:38 AM
Here are the links again...my PC is fighting me this morning.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Beckmann

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Rouault

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oskar_Kokoschka

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyonel_Feininge

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edvard_Munch

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_Dix

gakinme
02-01-2010, 09:51 AM
Ooh, I like the first three already. Thank you, Janet, for posting all these links!!! I'll get on with it.

artbyjune
02-01-2010, 11:59 AM
Hi Janet. This was my favourite art movement when I first took an interest in painting...and I still love it. Looking forward to exploring your links.

brianvds
02-01-2010, 08:30 PM
Some of these artists' work might indeed still be under copyright, but I do not think there will really be any problem at all with an online study group making copies for study and discussion purposes. Especially considering that reproductions of the originals are already freely available on the web anyway.

To all the famous ones noted above, I'd like to patriotically add the work of two of South Africa's famous expressionists (they have recently begun achieving high prices at auctions, so perhaps they'll soon be more internationally famous than they are now!):

Irma Stern (1894 - 1966):

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Feb-2010/142294-167-6727_IMG.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Feb-2010/142294-167-6720_IMG.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Feb-2010/142294-167-6721_IMG.JPG

I have quite a bit more by her if anyone is interested. Some years ago I was lucky to be able to attend an exhibition of her work, including a large number of oils, watercolours and drawings; it was a highlight of my art appreciation career. ;-)

And then there is Maggie Laubser (1886 - 1973):

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Feb-2010/142294-Maggie_Laubser_cat_and_japonicas_1936_61cm_2.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Feb-2010/142294-Maggie_Laubser_hoeing_1924_60cm.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Feb-2010/142294-Maggie_Laubser_landscape_with_cow_oil_cardboard.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Feb-2010/142294-Maggie_Laubser_Indian_girl_with_poinsettias.jpg


Well, that ought to keep everyone busy for a while... ;-)

azulparsnip
02-01-2010, 09:24 PM
wow. I'm glad we have a whole month. Lots of good links and paintings.
Thanks for hosting Janet.

trafford
02-02-2010, 06:42 AM
Brian lots of paintings! Good ideas to paint. This should be a fun month.

I'm OK with the copyrights on the posted pictures...the cut off is 1940 and the only one over is Jawlensky (1941) and I understand he wasn't feeling well that past year...sorry bad joke. :)

gakinme
02-03-2010, 07:57 PM
Art Advantage Gouache
Pentalic 140 lbs Nature Sketchbook

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Feb-2010/86669-gouache_expressionism1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Feb-2010/86669-gouache_expressionism2.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Feb-2010/86669-gouache_expressionism3.jpg

Wow, Brian, even more paintings to tempt me. Great ones, thank you!!!

brianvds
02-03-2010, 10:57 PM
Nice work, Sandra. You seem to have a good feel for expressionism. I tend to be way too stuck up for it. ;-)

I look forward to seeing your renditions of some of the ones I posted!

artbyjune
02-04-2010, 02:45 AM
Very cool work, Sandra.

gakinme
02-05-2010, 12:19 AM
Thank you, June, Brian, for your comments. I love the easy style of this art movement.

An expressionist rendition of the WDT guy this week (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=605685).

Gallery Oil Pastel
Academie Heavyweight Sketchbook 8.5 x 11 inch

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Feb-2010/86669-op_expressionist1.jpg

azulparsnip
02-05-2010, 11:00 AM
way to go Sandra, your enthusasim is great.....this expressionism seems to be all about enthusasim and directness.

gakinme
02-05-2010, 12:04 PM
Thank you, Robin. I'm going to work on some more piece soon. I'll get TIME very soon!!!

artbyjune
02-11-2010, 08:10 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Feb-2010/106623-passersbyf1a6kb.jpg

'Passers-by', oils, 5 by 7 ins.

I may glaze a few more layers but this is my 'expressionist' painting for now.

trafford
02-11-2010, 09:25 AM
Love the feel of this painting June and the heavy paint.

Good work Sandra. Isn't that tiger grand?

trafford
02-13-2010, 08:42 AM
I did this, inspired by Kokoschka, a while ago and put myself in it. Well, sort of me. :) Magic marker in sketch book.

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gakinme
02-13-2010, 11:51 AM
June, great intense colors!!!!! Ooh, I love so much the patches of intense colors. Is this after someone's piece or totally your own concoction.

Janet, I love that tiger. Such a graphical approach. I'll try some more this afternoon. Janet your piece is so inspiring. I've been staring at my markers and wonder when I could use up all the odds and ends. You are inspiring.

Love it that you put yourself in there with the great fusion of colors. You look like you are sitting there explaining something to an audience. An elegant lady!

gakinme
02-14-2010, 01:48 PM
I'm following Janet's footsteps and used my very used up markers.


Markers
Academie Heavyweight Sketchbook 8.5 x 11 inch half page

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Feb-2010/86669-marker_owl1.jpg

Here is the photoshopped copy.

The owl is based on mbeckett's WDE Feb 12 here (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=607739).

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Feb-2010/86669-marker_owl1_PS.jpg

gakinme
02-16-2010, 11:59 AM
This piece kept popping in my head as I was waking up this morning and I had to put it to paper even before I brushed my teeth.

Gallery Oil Pastel
Canson Mi-Tientes salmon toned paper rough side 9x12 inch

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Feb-2010/86669-op_canyon.jpg

This could easily be the background for animated movies like Mulan or some kid practicing their skills in the mountains ready to avenge his parents' death.;)

gakinme
02-16-2010, 05:12 PM
Really in the mood for bold colors today.

SMi soft pastel sticks
Cretacolor Chunky Charcoal sticks
General's charcoal stick
Canson Mi-Tientes salmon toned paper smooth side 9x12 inch

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Feb-2010/86669-pastel_abstract1.jpg

trafford
02-16-2010, 07:37 PM
Wow, Sandra...I like them all, especially your background for an animated film....all that lucious red.

Here I am in another painting, this one a Jawlensky. I'm really not an ego maniac. I'm just my only live model.

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gakinme
02-16-2010, 08:28 PM
Janet, thank you for your comment. I like yellow face and yellow skin. Good live modeling!!! Still amazed how you could make markers look so good.

artbyjune
02-23-2010, 04:02 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Feb-2010/106623-redgirl1a6k.jpg

Thought I'd use the old OPs tonight. Here is an 'expressionist' portrait. 'Red girl', on red pastel paper, 9 by 12 ins.

Thanks for the comments on my figures earlier. I think I've added a bit more glazing to it since then..

Janet I love those marker pen works of yours. You're really good with them!!

And Sandra, expressionism seems to suit your style!! Love your works too....:thumbsup: :D

gakinme
02-23-2010, 05:03 PM
June, so nice to see you use oil pastels too. Nice loose approach to your portrait.

I do like all the colors of expressionism.

This is in response to February Animal Art Challenge - Fin, Feather and Fur! (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=605918).

This started out as watercolor and I couldn't get the color to work and I put Prismacolor pencils on this textured Fabriano Tizano paper which was difficult to use. Then messed it up some more with Loew-Cornell soft pastel sticks. I think it's sufficiently messed up. :lol: But it looks expressionist at the moment.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Feb-2010/86669-pastel_fish.jpg

azulparsnip
03-03-2010, 01:02 AM
Janet - I'm sorry I didn't get anything posted on this thread. It is a fab topic.

brianvds
03-04-2010, 07:19 PM
A bit late to participate in this project now. But better late than never. Yesterday I took out some old tubes of acrylic that have been lying around here for ages, set up a mirror for a self portrait, and then started flinging paint with cheerful abandon until I had made myself look like a demon from the depths of Hades. Well, YOU wanted expressionism, and now you got it... :evil:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Mar-2010/142294-184-8498_IMG.JPG

artbyjune
03-05-2010, 01:22 AM
Well Now...that is an expressionist portrait and a half, Brian. I LOVE it!! I am very partial to expressionism.

gakinme
03-05-2010, 09:56 AM
Wow, this is really very good, Brian. And totally you. I think this is my favorite self portrait of yours so far! Bold strong strokes! Is this oil? How big is it?

brianvds
03-07-2010, 06:58 AM
Wow, this is really very good, Brian. And totally you. I think this is my favorite self portrait of yours so far! Bold strong strokes! Is this oil? How big is it?

Thanks for the kind comments. I was actually not all that impressed, because I think I messed up the tonal balance a bit. Expressionism is one of those styles that look much easier than they actually are. ;-)

The painting is in acrylic on watercolour paper, and is about A4 size, i.e. it is about 30cm (12 inches) high.

I have been thinking of taking up post-impressionism, seeing as my abilities in realism are rather limited (although I am also trying botanical art, where you need a lot of realist talent, so I am not really being internally consistent here!) But time and again I find that the post-impressionists are the painters whose work I enjoy the most, and every now and then I discover a new one that I was not aware of before, and then I like the style all over again.

Now I tend to see at least some of expressionist art as sort of a subcategory of post-impressionism - there isn't a very clear dividing line between the two. So when I have time I'll do some more of this sort of experiment, though probably nothing quite this ferocious. I prefer art that is actually beautiful and doesn't flash fry the retinas. ;-)

Here's an artist I discovered recently. A self-portrait by Duncan Grant:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Mar-2010/142294-Duncan_Grant_Self-portrait_1920.jpg

Just love this sort of thing!

trafford
03-07-2010, 07:44 AM
Everyone really took to this art movement.

I think your pencil/pastel on textured paper Sandra, has a really great look.

"Red Girl" really makes use of that red paper well...and has your whimsy too, June.

Brian, love the fierce you with green eye balls. I like the idea of getting your hands directly into the paint.

Great self portrait of Duncan Grant. I used to be besotted by The Bloomsbury Group, and scoured second hand bookstores for anything about them. I wound up with several wonderful books on their paintings, life style and home decor. I also bought a biography of Duncan Grant, which I haven't even read yet. Love the use of paint in his self portrait. :cool:

brianvds
03-07-2010, 08:06 AM
Brian, love the fierce you with green eye balls. I like the idea of getting your hands directly into the paint.]]]

---Some years ago I experimented with finger paintings in acrylic on paper - wildly smeared paint directly from the tubes onto the surface, using nothing more than my hands and fingers. It was huge fun, and goes especially well with copious amounts of red wine. ;-)

Alas, at the time my drawing ability wasn't well enough developed, but I now think the style itself was actually not too bad and my work suffered from my inability to draw rather than from my primitive tools. Here are two examples; they are decidedly expressionist in nature and actually sort of fit in with the subject of this project:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Mar-2010/142294-knysna_lourie.JPG


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Mar-2010/142294-moonlit_tree.JPG

[quote]Great self portrait of Duncan Grant. I used to be besotted by The Bloomsbury Group, and scoured second hand bookstores for anything about them. I wound up with several wonderful books on their paintings, life style and home decor. I also bought a biography of Duncan Grant, which I haven't even read yet. Love the use of paint in his self portrait. :cool:

Yup, the Bloomsbury group produced some very striking art, and of course their lifestyle would today hardly raise an eyebrow, although I'm told it was the subject of some scandal at the time.

Duncan Grant, incidentally, was at one time the lover of Lytton Strachey, the writer with whom Dora Carrington was hopelessly in love to the point that she committed suicide after his death. But he, er, "batted for the other team", so he could never reciprocate in any but a Platonic fashion. Some of this is portrayed in the film "Carrington."

Grant was also intimately involved with John Maynard Keynes, the guy who invented modern economics. What an amazing concentration of talent they had in that little group of theirs!

I have been looking around on the web for some of Grant's work, but there isn't much to be found. I did find this simply stunning landscape, but alas, it was in a Flash window, so I couldn't download the picture and had to settle for a screenprint, which of course automatically included the Flash tools with which one navigates around the picture:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Mar-2010/142294-Duncan_Grant_The_Farmyard_Charleston_1949_127cm.jpg

LGHumphrey
03-07-2010, 02:58 PM
Brian, FABULOUS self portrait.

LGHumphrey
03-07-2010, 03:03 PM
This is after a selfportrait by Marianne von Werefkin, Jawlensky's wife.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Mar-2010/60616-DSC_000184.JPG

LGHumphrey
03-07-2010, 03:21 PM
The Bloomsbury group was certainly amazing. After Strachey, Grant's lover was David Garnett, but Grant lived many years with Vanessa Bell, Virginia Woolf's sister. Grant and Vanessa had a daughter Angelica. Garnett was present at the birth, and wrote shortly afterwards to a friend that one day he might marry "it." And 23 years later he did, much to Vanessa's discomfort.

LGHumphrey
03-07-2010, 03:24 PM
Brian, don't you think that the Mm at the moment might be by Duncan Grant? Can't find it.

gakinme
03-07-2010, 08:18 PM
Brian, your latest two are very Van Gogh like.

Lawrence, very nice bold strokes.

brianvds
03-07-2010, 09:24 PM
Brian, don't you think that the Mm at the moment might be by Duncan Grant? Can't find it.

Hmm, that is possible. But I discovered Grant too recently to instantaneously recognize his style.

Oh, and thanks for the kind comments on my very fauvish self-portrait. Never really done anything like it, and I feel a bit like someone who has fired a gun for the first time, and doesn't know whether to be ecstatic or to apologize for the noise. ;-)

brianvds
03-07-2010, 09:26 PM
Brian, your latest two are very Van Gogh like.


At least in the case of the tree it was sort of deliberate, but it is also an effect of the finger painting technique: one's finger does not hold a lot of paint, which makes for short strokes, and thus sort of automatically creates the Van Gogh-like effect.

brianvds
03-07-2010, 09:38 PM
This is after a selfportrait by Marianne von Werefkin, Jawlensky's wife.

This one looks familiar; I think I have seen the original before, probably in a book on expressionism. Nicely bold colours and brush strokes.

I find that expressionism is not as easy as it looks, and anyone who thinks "my four year-old niece could do that" should pick up a brush and try. It is technically probably way easier than 19th century French academic realism, to be sure, but still, it requires that one pay careful attention to such aspects as tone, so that one achieves good contrast between light and dark (otherwise the thing ends up too flat and one-dimensional), and it also requires a certain boldness of approach, splashing down a brushstroke and resisting the temptation to mess around with it any further.

Furthermore, given that the colours are somewhat arbitrary, how do you decide which ones to use? They do not in fact all work out equally well. My personal approach was to take colours I could actually see in my face in the mirror and then greatly exaggerate them, e.g. I had recently been in the sun and my face had a somewhat reddish tinge which I turned into very bright red, and my eyes are greenish, but not quite THAT shade of demonic green. But one might also use other approaches, e.g. deciding beforehand on some harmonious or deliberately jarring colour scheme.

So even though expressionist paintings may look very spontaneous it would not surprise me if many of them are in fact the culmination of lots of preparatory studies, to the point where the eventual painting is perhaps faster to execute than all the preliminary studies.

gakinme
03-08-2010, 12:04 AM
Brian, you don't have demonic green eyes? That's a disappointment. LOL.

I missed that self-portrait you posted of that Duncan Grant. He has great colors.

azulparsnip
03-08-2010, 11:32 AM
Brian - SUPPFABLOUS self portrait.......

Lawrence - she has a definite manish quality - the thick neck maybe

LGHumphrey
03-08-2010, 03:28 PM
Discovered this guy yesterday at "Art 4 2 Day," a Hungarian painter named Hugo Scheiber, 1873-1950. After one of his selfportraits.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Mar-2010/60616-DSC_000253.JPG

brianvds
03-08-2010, 11:02 PM
Discovered this guy yesterday at "Art 4 2 Day," a Hungarian painter named Hugo Scheiber, 1873-1950. After one of his selfportraits.

Well, waddya know. Never heard of this one. Nice copy!

Looks like this thread might survive way beyond its original expiry date. ;-)

Now I hope it will be a while before we do a big post-impressionist thread here, because I first want to develop a post-impressionist style so I'll have something to contribute. ;-)

gakinme
03-08-2010, 11:28 PM
Lawrence, another beautiful piece. You always have such colorful and bold strokes perfect for the portraits!

I don't want to let go of this thread either. I love expressionism. Alright, I need to paint a bit so I could post.

trafford
03-09-2010, 05:58 AM
Brian, really like the finger paint idea and what you did with it. I'm going to give it a try.

LG, neat Jawlensky and Hans Scheiber (will have to look him up)...Jawlensky had such wild colors.

I have this big, heavy Bloomsbury book, that has a lot of Duncan Grant. Paintings, wall decor, rugs. Maybe we can do a thread on him in the future, or the whole group.

Anyway, I hoisted the book up to my scanner...and here is another Grant:

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Portrait of Miss Holland-1937

LGHumphrey
03-09-2010, 04:47 PM
Thanks Brian, Sandra, Janet.

Another one after Hugo Scheiber.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Mar-2010/60616-DSC_00061.JPG

brianvds
03-09-2010, 11:33 PM
Brian, really like the finger paint idea and what you did with it. I'm going to give it a try.

It's huge fun - I recommend copious amounts of alcohol to go with it. :D

I have this big, heavy Bloomsbury book, that has a lot of Duncan Grant. Paintings, wall decor, rugs. Maybe we can do a thread on him in the future, or the whole group.

Anyway, I hoisted the book up to my scanner...and here is another Grant:
Portrait of Miss Holland-1937

Thanks! Another very attractive work. I find I rather like his slightly more subdued palette. I have noticed that after a few days of exploring expressionist art I begin to feel slightly nauseous and dizzy with all the intense colour. Seems like it is actually the brushwork and clear outlines that appeal to me more than all that colour. A weird combination of classical and modernist tastes then, and Grant neatly falls into it.

I should go see if there isn't a book specifically about his work somewhere...

brianvds
03-09-2010, 11:57 PM
And just to keep the thread alive, some more works by Irma Stern (the real ones, not my copies!):

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Mar-2010/142294-167-6705_IMG.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Mar-2010/142294-167-6709_IMG.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Mar-2010/142294-167-6713_IMG.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Mar-2010/142294-167-6716_IMG.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Mar-2010/142294-167-6717_IMG.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Mar-2010/142294-167-6723_IMG.JPG

And some of her charcoal drawings:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Mar-2010/142294-167-6710_IMG.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Mar-2010/142294-167-6714_IMG.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Mar-2010/142294-167-6715_IMG.JPG

azulparsnip
03-12-2010, 12:38 AM
oh , I like Irma Stern - she is new to me

gakinme
03-12-2010, 01:42 AM
Wow, neat charcoal drawings! Thank you, Brian.

trafford
03-12-2010, 10:05 AM
Wanted to look up Hans Schieber and Irma Stern on the web, but for some reason I can't get in to the web site this morning. Very annoying. Will try later.

Meanwhile, Brian.....here are a couple more Duncan Grants for you:

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Angelica Playing the Violin-1934

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Vanessa Painting-1960

Enjoy!

LGHumphrey
03-12-2010, 04:01 PM
Tried to paint myself in a primitive Expressionistic style this morning.

Is it ugly enough? I mean, the worse it is the better.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Mar-2010/60616-DSC_000255.JPG

LGHumphrey
03-12-2010, 04:03 PM
Tried to paint myself in a primitive Expressionistic style this morning.

Is it ugly enough? :evil: I mean, the worse it is the better. :lol:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Mar-2010/60616-DSC_000255.JPG

trafford
03-12-2010, 04:57 PM
Pretty ugly, LG :lol: Only kidding...it's very nice and loose.

Glad you all like this art movement...let's have more. :cool:

brianvds
03-12-2010, 07:42 PM
Wanted to look up Hans Schieber and Irma Stern on the web, but for some reason I can't get in to the web site this morning. Very annoying. Will try later.

Meanwhile, Brian.....here are a couple more Duncan Grants for you:



Thanks! I like them both. He does seem to have a fairly distinctive style.

brianvds
03-12-2010, 07:50 PM
oh , I like Irma Stern - she is new to me

Her work is not very well known internationally, although some of it has recently started fetching good prices at international auctions. She spent some years in Germany during the big flowering of German expressionism there but being a Jew had to return to South Africa when the Nazis came to power. Our gain and their loss, if you ask me, and her country of birth did seem to inspire her like no other place.

There's a brief Wiki article about her here, with an example of her work:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irma_Stern

I like her rich and harmonious but not garish colours; she never went quite as wild as most of the other expressionists. In this respect her work resembles that of the more "subdued" expressionists like Modersohn-Becker.

gakinme
03-14-2010, 01:41 PM
Perhaps this would qualify as Expressionism. :lol: I messed up on my favorite Japanese actor and gave him an emanciated look.

Sennelier La Carte black toned paper
Girault Skin Tones pastels
SMi Soft Pastels

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Mar-2010/86669-juni_17.jpg

gakinme
03-16-2010, 01:26 AM
Not sure about this one but it's my first abstract person.

Basic Liquitex Acrylic paint - blue, white
65 lb black cardstock

I was very surprised that the cardstock didn't even curl whereas the Canson Mi-Tientes paper I also tested on at 98 lbs curled much more in all directions.



http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Mar-2010/86669-acrylic_doodle1.jpg

artbyjune
03-16-2010, 01:48 AM
You have certainly got an expressionist style going on in your people paintings here, Sandra. Emotional, bold and expressive. The Japanese actor with figure works well.

I find that even thin black paper takes acrylics very well.

gakinme
03-16-2010, 10:15 PM
June, I love drawing on black paper. You do too? What kind of medium do you use on your black paper most. Thanks for comment on these two pieces. I love bold colors and bold strokes. I'm so glad to learn of this period.

azulparsnip
03-17-2010, 01:08 PM
Lawrence - couldn't think of a color you DIDN'T use - your portrait is humorous and life like. I pictured you a little different- for some reason I thought you would look like a butler - short dark oily hair, beady black eyes and a wide middle . -( must be the name Lawrence Humphrey )....... So ....you have come out all the better!!

azulparsnip
03-17-2010, 01:08 PM
Sandra - yes, you got the expressionistic vibe goin' on. Oh that floating head is tooo cool.

LGHumphrey
03-19-2010, 05:31 PM
Hi Robin, is this more like what you expected? :lol: Sp after Jawlensky.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Mar-2010/60616-DSC_000323.JPG

gakinme
03-19-2010, 10:42 PM
Hahaha....ROFL. Well done, Lawrence. Very cute rendition of the not so real you.

brianvds
03-20-2010, 12:24 AM
Hi Robin, is this more like what you expected? :lol: Sp after Jawlensky.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Mar-2010/60616-DSC_000323.JPG

Now that's what I call expressionism! :D

We should do a group exhibition, me and you. We'll just have to make sure everybody gets handed sunglasses or welding goggles before they enter. :lol:

LGHumphrey
03-21-2010, 12:37 PM
Good idea, Bri.

For those who want to see the REAL Lawrence Humphrey, here he is (after one of Picasso's last paintings.)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2010/60616-DSC_000194.JPG

trafford
03-21-2010, 03:25 PM
OMG!:eek: Better and better.

gakinme
03-21-2010, 03:49 PM
Hahaha...the multi-faceted Lawrence!

LGHumphrey
03-22-2010, 02:45 PM
Thanks Trafford, thanks Sandra.