Friday, May 8, 2015

Beatriz Milhazes


Beatriz Milhazes  Crianas Fizeram Um Homem De Neve  1993-94  acrylic on canvas  61" x 64"
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The seed from which so much current painting has developed. Love the color, texture, pattern and more than that the reason why they are what they are.

4 comments:

  1. Yes, I agree Cathy. She uses it sparingly and it lets the painting breath without becoming too illustrative.

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  2. I love the charm of this relatively small work, created over a two year period, with both light and dark underpainting and translucent color breathing in a semi symmetrical composition , but I fear her work has become more flat and mechanical as she has scaled up huge "museum" paintings and perhaps overproduced to please the art market.

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    1. Interesting observations Douglas. Market forces can be an impingement to an artists growth. She also seems to have spawned a large group of imitators over the years.

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