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.
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…
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…
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…
This photo was taken on my solo art trip to lake tahoe for winter break. It rained the entire time which made everything extra beautiful. This is a photo of “Pine, Bamboo and Plum.” I liked how all the lines seem to meet at one point creating this perfect vortex.