tag : bright yellow-green apples: keep on looking 2

"I see little point in persisting in a discussion with one so obstinate as you" Martin White

Monday, March 21, 2005

keep on looking 2

After the slightly blistering crossfire of ideology, here's a couple of 'nice pictures' to settle things down a bit:

sensations
trust & the touch of skin

13 Comments:

Blogger Sarah said...

oh paper and stuff... looks like it would be nice to touch. Kurt Schwitters eat your heart out!

10:19 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

oh paper and stuff... looks like it would be nice to touch. Kurt Schwitters eat your heart out!

10:19 AM  
Blogger postliberal said...

Ah thankyou muchly - it's a pleasure to even be compared to one of my biggest heroes, and artistic mentor...

...texture's a good 'un if you can get it in, and luckily in this case it worked, more or less.

11:52 AM  
Blogger Martin said...

I didn't realise you had an artistic mentor - you seem so individualist much of the time, seems surprising you would let someone else guide you

7:23 PM  
Blogger postliberal said...

It's not a question of letting or chosing, it's just something that kind of happened. There's nobody, in the last five years, who's had more of an impact on my art than that guy - not even Georges Braque. He really is a stunningly potent fource, one of the most original makers of art in any centaury. Such hyperbole I know, but it's quite personal...

...not to say that I don't live my idiosyncacies very happily. It's just that other visions have been formulative in helping me find my own. And I respect them hugely.

11:32 PM  
Blogger Martin said...

Oh. You didn't mean mentor then?

8:57 AM  
Blogger postliberal said...

Oh, do we have a different understanding of what that word means, then? Tell me yours, and I'll see if it matches what I thought of it.

9:38 AM  
Blogger Martin said...

Well, there is only one morning of the word - someone who teaches, counsels and guides you. I think what you mean is that this person is an influence.

As I said to you, the second picture is very cute. Brings to mind the song 'Be Mine' by R.E.M.

12:51 PM  
Blogger postliberal said...

I meant all of that - neither an overwelming controlling factor no simply someone I take a little advice and style from. He's just been profoundly shaping on how I do my art.

I've never, as far as I can remember, had any of my pictures described as cute. That's a first, and I'm quite gratified to clock it up. It probably won't happen again, when you see a lot of the rest...I don't do 'nice pictures' all that well...

12:38 AM  
Blogger Martin said...

We'll see.

I understand when you said 'mentor' that you actually knew him. Since he couldn't be a mentor otherwise, rather an influence.

10:59 AM  
Blogger postliberal said...

It might be difficult to know him personally, as he died during the second world war in a fairly lonely state in the Lake District (after fleeing Nazi Germany through Norway). Plus I don;t speak German, so would struggle in early 20th centaury Hamburg.

I must have a broader sense of relating than you, then. At the very least, influence seems a little too superficial and limited to the end pieces, the final art that now sits in frames. His whole art 'thing' was holisitic.

Oh dear, this is starting to sound dangerously like "pseud's corner" in Private Eye!

9:27 PM  
Blogger Martin said...

'I must have a broader sense of relating than you, then.'

Cheeky!

9:52 PM  
Blogger postliberal said...

Even I can manage to be so sometimes... ;)

12:43 AM  

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