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2019 Challenge

This year I have

challenged myself to 

paint 1 painting

per week in the 

style of one of the 

historical Top 100

artists.  I am trying to 

use the techniques, medium and colours that they used but the goal is to refrain from copying them.  The time restriction of 1 week puts limitations on the oil painting and those artists who produced very detailed works

1 week - 1 artist

Quiet Beauty

Acrylic on Canvas

Week 38 - Edouard Manet (1832 - 1883)

“There are no lines in nature, only areas of colour, one against the other.” 

“Black is not a colour."

"The attacks of which I have been the object have broken the spring of life in me...People don't realise what it feels like to be constantly insulted."

"This woman's work is exceptional.  Too bad she's not a man."




Week 40 - Vincent Van Gogh (1853 - 1890)

"What would life be if we no courage to attempt anything?"

"In spite of everything, I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing."

"Love many things, for therein lies true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and what is done in love is done well."

Clover Hill

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Week 39 - Kazemir Malevich (1879 - 1935)

“A face painted in a picture gives a pitiful parody of life... but a painted surface lives.”

"In 1913 trying desperately to rip art from the ballast of the representational world, I took refuge in a square."

"Only when one's consciousness to see in paintings bits of nature, Madonnas, and shameless nudes... has disappeared, shall we see a pure painting composition."

Alpha and Omega

Week 41 - Roy Lichtenstein(1923-1997)

“Pop Art looks out into the world.  It doesn't look like a painting of something it looks like the thing itself."

"The importance of art is in the process of doing it, in the learning experience where the artist interacts with whatever is being made."

"Something terrible can happen in my life but I wouldn't put it in my art.”

Facebook Heartache

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