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Andy Warhol – The Met

REGARDING WARHOL

SIXTY ARTISTS, FIFTY YEARS at THE MET

Yes Andy Warhol has been a great influence on many artist. I’m on the list, just not as famous as those in the current exhibit at the Met in NYC. If you’re in the area, don’t miss this exploration of an American icon. The last show I saw of Warhol was at MOMA. Who would have thought that his art would one day be at the Met?

artist - Jackie Jacobson

Andy Warhol

Sixty Artists - Fifty Years

About the Exhibition

For decades, critics have observed that Andy Warhol exerted an enormous impact on contemporary art, but no exhibition has yet explored the full nature or extent of that influence. Through approximately forty-five works by Warhol alongside one hundred works by some sixty other artists, Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years juxtaposes prime examples of Warhol’s paintings, sculpture, and films with those by other artists who in key ways reinterpret, respond, or react to his groundbreaking work. What emerges is a fascinating dialogue between works of art and artists across generations.

SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS

“Daily News: From Banality to Disaster”

Andy Warhol - American Culture 1960

Left: Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987). Green Coca-Cola Bottles, 1962. Acrylic, silkscreen, and graphite on canvas, 82 3/8 x 57 in. (209.2 x 144.8 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, purchase, with funds from the Friends of the Whitney Museum of American Art © 2012 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Right: Ai Weiwei (Chinese, born 1957). Neolithic Vase with Coca-Cola Logo, 2010. Paint on Neolithic vase (5,000-3,000 BC), 9 3/4 x 9 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. (24.8 x 24.8 x 24.8 cm). Mary Boone, New York

explores Warhol’s engagement with the imagery of everyday life, his interest in items of consumerist American culture in the 1960s, and its his keen attention to advertising, tabloids, and magazines. This section also examines the connection to later artists who also appropriate objects from the supermarket or the department store or share Warhol’s fascination with disaster or death, including Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, and Ai Wei Wei.

Portraiture: Celebrity and Power

Andy Warhol - Portraits

Left: Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987). Red Jackie, 1964. Acrylic and silkscreen on canvas, 40 x 40 in. (101.6 x 101.6 cm). The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. © 2012 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Right: Alex Katz (American, born 1927). Lita, 1964. Oil on canvas, 60 x 60 1/8 in. (152.4 x 152.7 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York, gift of Lita Hornick, 1991 © Alex Katz/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

“Portraiture: Celebrity and Power” looks at Warhol’s engagement with portraiture to illuminate contemporary artists’ continuing interest in the issues of fame or infamy in the age of the tabloid. Here the best of Warhol’s notable portraits of celebrities are paired with contemporary examples by Elizabeth Peyton, Karen Kilimnik, and Cindy Sherman. Warhol’s practice of society portraiture of the 1970s, as well as his artistic engagement with political figures, is explored here through links with the work of artists who take this practice in new directions.

No Boundaries: Business, Collaboration, and Spectacle

Andy Warhol - Flowers

Left: Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987). Flowers, 1964. Acrylic and silkscreen on canvas, 24 x 24 in. (61 x 61 cm). Mugrabi Collection © 2012 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Right: Jeff Koons (American, born 1955). Wall Relief with Bird, 1991. Polychromed wood, 72 x 50 x 27 in. (182.9 x 127 x 68.6 cm). Private collection © Jeff Koons

the final section of the exhibition—examines Warhol’s interest in artistic partnership through filmmaking, magazine publishing, music, and design. Also foregrounded is his fascination with creating environments that envelop the viewer entirely. Warhol’s frequent use of decorative motifs, such as flowers, are part of this practice, and are contrasted with similar work by artists such as Jeff Koons and Takashi Murakami.

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How to Design a Painting

Painting - Collage - Poppy

Poppy Bouquet Painting

“The art of arranging flowers was first documented in the 17th century, when the Dutch, in particular, painted wonderful informal arrangements of flowers…”

Painting –  Collage  – Design

Start with the Idea and Photos for Your Collage Painting

  1. To paint an arrangement of flowers in similar colors into a bouquet collage composition.
  2. This is really a “collage” even though I’m not gluing/pasting .
  3. I am assembling different forms into a collage painting.
  4. Start with inspiration photos, which I use for reference to do the painting

A Simple Plan for Your Collage

  1. Create a design idea -composition drawing of the shapes that I want to use.
  2. Paint images into that design idea layout

Composition – The Design Idea Drawing

Design Composition

Composition Design Idea

  1. The process I used here was to draw circles of varying sizes.
  2. I did about ten of these little design drawings
  3. I decided to use this plan of 6 shapes
  4. I still have the other nine plans to explore with future paintings.

Reference Photos

Inspiration Photos to Paint into the Collage of Shapes

The Painting Process

  1. I painted the focal point flower #1 (the star) larger than the plan
  2. I pushed #2 back further and really subdued its value
  3. I needed a bud somewhere so chose the upper left corner and lower left corner (with another flower)
  4. #4 became my next star (the supporting actor) of the collage
  5. Without the design plan – the composition idea for the painting, and a ton of  inspiration photos I would have been lost doing the collage.

So, there it is. How I do it.

I hope you’ve enjoyed moving through the design process of creating a collage. Painting is fun when you plan it and… the plan works.

Let me hear your thoughts.

Your comments are really appreciated.

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Are Plumeria on Your Favorite Flower List?

Art Pint - Plumeria

Plumeria I Square

FIVE FACTS ABOUT PLUMERIA

  1. Plumeria is related to the Oleander
  2. It’s common name is Frangipani
  3. Both possess poisonous, milky sap (similar to Euphorbia among them the Poinsettia)
  4. Flowers are most fragrant at night in order to lure sphinx moths to pollinate them. The flowers have no nectar , and simply dupe their pollinators as they move from flower to flower in their fruitless search for nectar.

AND THE BIG NUMBER 5 It’s the flower most requested by people at my street fair booth.

Every week, without fail, I get asked, “Do you have a painting of Plumeria?“ And weekly for about 5 years, my answer was simply…No, but I will soon. Then last fall a couple bought 3 pieces of my artwork, which were all tropical in nature.

Of course she asked the famous question. And I promptly answered…no, but I will soon.

OK I finally did it. The painting…Plumeria I White. (I knew there were more in sight)

DO YOU HAVE A PAIR OF PLUMERIA?

That became the next most often asked question. It didn’t take very long and then there was Plumeria III Pink.

Art Print - Plumeria

Plumeria III Square

Now there are a pair of Plumeria paintings and that’s just how people are buying them.

OK so you want to know … where is Plumeria II painting? That is another story, for another time.

Where Can I Buy Your Plumeria Prints?

How to make a Plumeria LEI

If you love Plumerias, then here’s what you need in order to make a Plumeria LEI

  • Jar of Vaseline
  • 6″ or 12″ Lei needle or…
  • ( 3″ or 4″ Upholstery needle, buy smallest Diameter.)
  • 4 to 8 Pound Fishing Line or strong thread.
  • 50 to 60 Plumeria Flowers
  • One 1 Gallon Ziplock bag
  • Measuring Tape

Now go to Plumeria 101 and learn to make a Lei Step by Step

Join Me in the Studio

Are You Visiting Palm Springs Soon?

What to do on the weekend in the Palm Springs area?

Meet me at the College of the Desert Street Fair.

I’m in booth #75, every Saturday and Sunday, October – May.

Personal Studio Tour

Call ahead for an appointment to have your tour of my studio and gallery in Palm Springs. 760.831.1190. I love spending time with people who are interested in art, painting and meeting the artist. Recent visitors from Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, New York, Boston, and Vancouver BC have all enjoyed their art studio visits.

If your vacation brings you to Palm Desert Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Indio, Desert Hot Springs, Banning, Yucca Valley, East Hemet, Coachella, San Jacinto, Hemet, Beaumont, Yucaipa, Twentynine Palms, or any other close by city, then definitely drop by when you are in the area.

New Painting Series

I took a break from the blog for about a week. I’m back, I’m rested and I’m painting.

PORTRAIT SERIES

Hydrangea II Close © Jacobson

After exploring the Still Life in depth, I have begun to miss my roots. This is a the first piece of the new series.

The Plan

  • To explore upclose and personal portraits of friends, family and flowers.
  • Paint or draw daily 
  • Do a variety of images, in a variety of styles
  • Post as soon as a piece is completed
  • Group them into themes.

As you can see from this image, the theme for this one is FLOWERS. I’ve painted Hydrangea II Close in the photorealistic style. I will also be exploring the same image in different styles.  In the end, I will probably have a new question. Should I group them by style, or group them by type (ie. Flowers, people, architecture)  My hope is that once the series is complete, I will include you in the decision of style or type.

Come back often, watch the process and be a part of the evolution of this project. It’s fun to know that you are out there and watching. And…I really appreciate your comments.

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