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Posted by rhythmicsonline on August 5, 2010 at 10:08 AM

Throughout my life, I've been known to be a little eclectic.  I was never a khaki pants & white shirt kind of girl.  Anyone who knows me can atest to the fact that my taste is a little, well, different.  In fact, I keep tossing around the idea of taking Mrs. Becky's art class- my kids love it- but I'm afraid I don't meet the age requirement.  Maybe she'll do an adult class.  Anybody else up for some "art therapy" with me?

 

I was that girl in high school with the clunky jewelry & platforms (long before they were popular the 2nd time around, young people).  I was also known to sport a blonde wig on occasion- maybe I'll dig that photo out of the file one of these days...

 

As with my taste in clothing, my art taste is incredibly varied!  With regard to visual art, I am a great lover of all things Renaissance, especially Dutch artist Jan Van Eyck.  Of all of his work, this is my favorite:

 

 Arnolfini Marriage

I had my first encounter with this painting on a trip to Washington D.C. when I was in high school.   I was mesmerized by the detail, the richness of color & the study in perspective.  To this day, it remains a favorite of mine.

Another artist I love: Modigliani.  I'm a sucker for a portrait (in fact, the strange "heads" I have on my wall drive my mother crazy...she is of the ilk that art in your home should be part of an over all theme and should blend in.  Needless to say- that's not my motto).

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And then of course, there's the Funky Chicken Man.  Ernest Lee peddles his wares here in Columbia.  Google him and you'll see that he's quite popular with his brand of outsider folk art.  I personally LOVE his funky chickens, and own several.  His website is: www.chickenmanernestlee.com

 

Here are my funky chickens (with random Ernest Lee palm tree):

 

 

Other work by Ernest Lee:

            OUTSIDER FOLK ART ERNEST LEE FUNKY CHICKEN MAN CHICKEN   OUTSIDER FOLK ART FUNKY CHICKEN MAN ERNEST LEE PALM RED

 

For one reason or another, each of these artists move me.  I find myself profoundly in awe of Van Eyck, personally in love with the style of Modigliani, & inspired to be just a little "funky", like Ernest Lee.

 

So, I ask you-

What moves you?

 

Let me know,

Blake

 

 

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