Maui scape triptych
This is the second article in a series I plan to do on the art of Lyle Ritz. Ikebana #2 is one of my favorites. The triptych format seems only possible by mounting each panel on separate stretchers that are attached to each other. I think that the triptych format is very effective for this piece, It gives you a better sense of distance and perspective within the picture plane.
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Lake tahoe moonrise
Lake Tahoe is the highest lake in USA. It’s quiet deep and blue color gives off an air of mystery. The lake contains 39 species of fish, most introduced either by accident or as gamefish; only the critically endangered Lahontan cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarki henshawi) is native to the lake, many of the other native fish having become extinct. Water…
Indian canyon #1, Palm Springs, CA.
In the early 1960s, art dealer Tita Kaye gave a solo exhibition of paintings by Agnes Martin to poet and publisher George Whitman. In addition to the show, she invited Whitman to visit her Palm Springs home, known as “Indian Canyon,” where–over glasses of wine–she suggested that he consider publishing a book by David McIntosh. Whitman readily agreed, and in…
Stairway to light
This painting brings out the true beauty of nature, a flower arrangement that can be seen as a stairway to heaven. This type of flower arrangement is called “Kengai”, which means “hanging” in Japanese, and consists of hanging flowers from vines or branches.
No. Cal. Coastal Paradise
The painting is part of the second series made by Yoshimi Mise in Fukuoka, but it also seems to incorporate some elements from her earliest works. This period saw a flourishing of the Fauvism movement started by Matisse, to which Mise was exposed through Kondō Yoshijirō (近藤義次郎), an art dealer who was also her stepfather. The painting is done in…