Palm beach diptych
A collection of artworks by Xu Bing
Ikebana, besides the beauty of form and colour, is an art form that also conveys profound meaning through its forms and colours. The spirit of Ikebana comes from Buddhist churches in Japan, where it was created along with Zen Buddhism. It has evolved into a unique Japanese style that has been passed down to the present day. In this new collection of artworks, Xu Bing has created a series of works that have been named after the Japanese term “Ikebana”.
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Bryce canyon, Utah
A deep canyon in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah. This is the second picture of the Ikebana series I did with my girlfriend. The last one you can see here . She had this idea of taking selfies while pretending to be dead for some time now and I thought it would be cool to recreate that idea with some…
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…
There are two possible reasons why Misaki has chosen to paint flowers in oil painting format for this piece. One is that the artist wanted to portray the beauty of nature by using images related to flowers, while adding a slightly abstract feel to the pieces. Another reason is that by using flowers and plants, she was making reference to…
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…