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Old 03-10-2002, 08:40 AM
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Wayne- Check out Georg Miciu-Nicolaevici and his Knife Work!

Wayne....

Many artists draw inspiration and direction from predecessors or protege's and when I saw this artist's work in American Art Review I thought..."this is Wayne's style right here!

The artist's name is Georg Miciu-Nicolaevici...born in 1946...
evidently most the sites are set up in Spanish, but I found that if you query his name in the www.googlecom search engines, you can click on the "translate" feature on each link description and it will convert it to English. I know you'll love this artist's work. -Larry

Here are a few links.....

About the artist-
http://www.grinfeld.com/aboutthe.htm

Gallery of his works-
http://translate.google.com/translat...%3Den%26sa%3DG

homepage-

http://translate.google.com/translat...%3Den%26sa%3DG

couple samples of his work-



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Old 03-10-2002, 09:43 AM
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Geesh Larry, if I didn't know better I'd think you were telling me to put away my knife

Absolutely amazing, I will definately be giving these the all over today. Thanks tons. It is miserable here today .. windy, wet snow, just crap and to make matters worse I pinched a never in my neck sholder area so it looks like it's gonna be a long day but now I'll just mosey over to this guy's site again and fill my eyes with some knife mastery.

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Old 03-10-2002, 12:06 PM
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Wonderfull links, Larry!
Had never heard of this guy before, but what a pleasant surprise.

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This is so strange! I know I posted here this morning and ...Nothing now...
Larry, This is incredible! I love his works! MOON ON THE NAHUEL, LAST ATTEMPT and QUILA-QUINQ'S TO GLITTER in particular.
Water and reflections are amazing!

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Thanks for the link, Larry!
This work is amazing......thick juicy paint, colors swirled together, very interesting. I will have to get my knives out and give them another try!
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Old 03-10-2002, 01:58 PM
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hmmmmmmmmmmmm.. who's been reading my thread?
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Astounding .. must give this some reflective thought before my next attempt and wielding the knife.
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Whoa , that guy is something else. I think Ill just keep my knives for pointing the plaster between the bricks.
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Anybody ever read about the life of Bruce Lee, the martial arts phenomenon? I was obsessed with him when I was in my 20's especially as I competed for our university on the karate team.

A kung fu/karate expert, Lee's mind was wholly absorbed in moves, philosophy, quickness.

He would walk down the street talking with friends, and suddenly he would not be there. Friends would stop, look back and discover Lee had stopped walking and was working out a move shadow boxing against the wall. During his walk and conversation with friends, his mind had not stopped thinking about martial arts.

I drive my wife nuts I think, but my mind is like that today with art and music. Has been for years and years, as well as with ethics, worldviews and philosophy/faith. I think its healthy, but my wife worries. At anyrate, I have my constant art magazines, books, and they trail with me everywhere I go. I have my thoughts that I take from looking at people's work here on WC, ideas, critiques, and it never stops.

Right now I'm going over Kessler's book again...."Painting Better Landscapes" and I feel like the author and I are almost two peas in the pod. I could and have said many of the things in her book.

When I look at this work you've posted Wayne, I am struck by the complexity of the strokes and work...but aware that the work ONLY WORKS because it must have unifying factors. It might be good to discuss some of that here amongst ourselves because I often see work among more novice and intermediate painters that are as busy as say this piece here, but fail because they lack certain things that unify the piece. That pull it together.

For one...knife marks are well thought out and contrived. The beauty of this piece is...it is made to look as though done easily, and spontaneously...but the painter no doubt engaged war and won! John Singer Sargent was known for his work that appears as effortlessly done, but in fact took a warrior's pose about 12 feet back, studied the painting then suddenly rushed the canvas like a mad man and made his several bold marks. Then he'd stand back to study the piece from afar once again.

Calculated. Intentional. Controlled. Genius.

The marks around that whole area of the fenceline, the tree, everything is laid down in a pattern that swirls and directs the eye to these two little children. That alone is amazing. There is a rose color along the top of the fence posts that acts as a wayshower...a pointer a presenter might use in a projection talk on the screen. The color is harmonious with the colors in the children and ties that diagonal together with them very strongly. Thus, even though there is a myriad of strong knife marks...the artist has assured himself that the viewer psychologically/physically will not be able to break away from zeroing in on those children. He has the swirling action of the marks that work their way toward them....he has the fence post and unifying strength of similar color. What's more...the color he has chosen for the fence posts and children is a complement of the greater dominant existing greens.

Finally, he made sure that surrounding the children...the knife flattened the surface texture to not compete with the children but more importantly to provide an area of rest for the eyes. A neutral or negative space.

Note as well how that one stroke of warm yellow on the back calf of one of the children is repeated in that color carefully placed elsewhere throughout the work.

Again....it looks hurried; looks as done with ease; looks spontaneous, but the truth is...this piece with all its marks and complexities required much thought and control to make it all work. It really is an amazing piece.

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.. don't forget the perception of depth .. there is no far expansive fields but you can walk into this painting and keep going .. it's like being in the forrest .. there is a wall of green but you can walk through that wall at any point you so choose and here the artist has achieved that .. there is no dead end.

I have a print of a painting that I think inspired this piece. The Guarding Angle print with 2 little children crossing a broken down old bridge that hangs over a misty deep valley. The whole painting is veils of green but done more realistic in painter approach. It is one of the best pieces I have ever seen. My mom had it given to her by her sister and she gave it to me. It was just a calander print and it eventually rotted away. My wife found a copy of it in a religious book store so I now have it framed up again. I even have a copy of the print that was the inspiration for the Angle piece. It is done in black and white. Too bad I have it archived away as I have no wall space. Would be nice to see all 3 pieces togeather. As well, my wife made me a cross stich of the piece.

The artist has not done the same composition in any way shape or manner but this artist has captured that painting in spirit to the letter. It is a feel good pjainting.
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this is the painting I think could been the inspiration. The scan is dark but the robes are greens and the background is greens and everything is in a misty sort of feel .. on the print .. this is just a little calander and it's colors are not quite correct.
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