Wednesday, September 15, 2010


In my time here in Italy, as I've explored art history and art museums so much, I've learned to really notice what art calls to me in some way. I've discovered it changes over time, as I change and grow. On this trip to Paris I found myself drawn again and again to abstract art. Art that explores color, form and composition separate from representation of real life. Especially bright, luminous colors. Vassily Kandinsky, Paul Rothko, Sonia Delaunay and Robert Delaunay (pictured here, in the Musee National d'Arte Moderne) were the artists whose works captured me repeatedly.

What does this mean for my art, my view of the world? What does the appeal of color and form and abstraction tell me? I don't know now, but I do know it will show up in some way. All of these explorations become fodder for my own creative endeavors, and the art that calls to me gives me the hint of the direction I will be heading. It should be interesting to see where I go next.


  1. I fell in love with color living in Brazil and then India - and I can see the influences in the things that attract me now that I'm back in the US. My house is more colorful, my clothes are more colorful, even my photographs seem to seek out more color.

  2. Hello Flyer! Happy to find your blog. Just subscribed and look forward to seeing more of your creativity while living among the Italians. Happy creations from germany, tj

  3. I also find inspiration in seeing other artists and visiting other places--I know Barcelona had a huge impact on me when we lived there and I still love Miro's art. It does make you see the world a little differently. The Delaunay is beautiful!

  4. I love that you could meet Sandra this weekend in Paris! That just sounds AMAZING! : ) I love your pictures. Your pictures and your words flow seemlessly!

  5. I am going to go be your fan on facebook right this second.

  6. This is wonderful.
    I always find myself wondering what the artist was thinking about when they create their abstracts.


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