Houses and trees… by Lyonel Feininger.
“Self-Portrait” - Francis Picabia, c.1929-30.
(French, 1879-1953), Gouache, pen and black ink, and black crayon on cream wove paper, 63 x 48.3 cm.
I want to go to a party with her…
Artwork by Mary Lloyd Jones.
Following a recent study-trip to Turtle Island, investigations into Native American art have reaffirmed Mary Lloyd Jones’s life-long interest in ancestory. Throughout her illustrious career, Mary has remained fundamentally an expressive artist, preoccupied with how landscape language and history define our sense of self.
Using paint, digital media or textiles, her tirelessly exploratory eye remains as vivid as ever. For this exhibition, Mary Lloyd Jones returns to the use of fabric and dye, creating intense, abstract colour-field banners that reference the textiles of both Wales and the Americas.
Table… by Alessandro Mendini.
Alessandro Mendini (b.1931, Milan) is an Italian designer and architect. He played an important part in the development of Italian design. He also worked, aside from his artistic career, for Casabella, Modo and Domus magazines. His design has been characterized by his strong interest in mixing different cultures and different forms of expression; he creates graphics, furniture, interiors, paintings and architectures and wrote several articles and books; he is also renowned as an enthusiastic member of jury in architectural competition for young designers.
Artwork by Howard Hodgkin…
(His paintings draw me in to their depths…)
"Skyskrapor" ~ Gösta Adrian-Nilsson, c.1918-19.
Gösta Adrian-Nilsson (b.1884 in Lund - d.1965 in Stockholm), usually referred to as GAN, was a Swedish artist and writer. He is regarded as a pioneer of the Swedish modernist art movement.
GAN debuted as an artist 1907 with an exhibition at the Art Museum of the University of Lund. After studies at Zahrtmann’s School in Copenhagen he traveled in 1914 to Berlin to study modernism. Through the writer Herwarth Walden’s gallery “Der Sturm” he came into contact with the contemporary art scene. Both Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc were of huge importance when he began developing a semi-abstract style with deep, vibrant colors, a style of expressive Cubism. He was fascinated by modern technology and “masculine strength” which was reflected in his artistic works.
In 1916 he moved to Stockholm, where his modernistic art and propaganda for the new art gained much attention. Around 1919 his art was developing into pure abstraction, and in 1920 he made several collages in the Dadaist style. Between 1920 and 1925 he lived in Paris where he came in contact with Alexander Archipenko and Fernand Léger. Léger’s influence can partly be seen in his rendering of mechanical human figures. GAN produced geometric abstract works around the end of 1920s, and during the 1930s developed his own personal relationship with surrealism and took part in exhibitions such as Kubisme-Surrealisme in Copenhagen in 1935 ~ Wiki