“Creativity is that marvelous capacity to grasp mutually distinct realities and draw a spark from their juxtaposition.”–Max Ernst
“An artist without ideas is a mendicant; barren, he goes begging among the hours.”–Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy
A few months back there was a Black Mountain College exhibition at the Wexner Center for the Arts. I bought this pennant from their gift shop on Wednesday (50% off!).
A few weeks ago, I posted about the Carmen Herrera documentary The 100 Years Show (2015). She is one of my favorite artists, and the short film is an inspiring look at the woman and her work.
As luck would have it, there’s an amazing Carmen Herrera exhibition running at the Wexner Center for the Arts. On Wednesday, my mom joined me for a tour of the show. Here are a few images from Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight.
Her precision makes me giddy.
The exhibition runs through 16 April.
I’ve been sick since Tuesday/Wednesday. I should be back to regular blogging soon. Until then, please enjoy this painting by Michael Ancher. She looks how I feel.
Ophelia by Artur Grottger, 1865:
I enjoyed this book so much that I bought a copy.
Ophelia by Frances MacDonald, 1898:
The 100 Years Show (2015) is a charming, sweet, and inspiring documentary short about Cuban-American artist Carmen Herrera. Her work is extraordinary.
Just as intriguing?
Her life story and glacial climb to prominence in the art world. (She turned 99 during filming of the documentary.) Oh, and a work ethic that puts us all to shame.
The 100 Years Show (2015):
- Directed by: Alison Klayman
- Starring: Carmen Herrera
- Runtime: 30 minutes
- Release Date: January 2017
The film is currently streaming on Netflix (USA).
Ophelia by John William Waterhouse, 1910: