Sunday, March 13, 2011

Basoeki Abdullah- “My Fair Lady” and “Mother and Kid”

A master of realism, Basoeki Abdullah brings his horses to life in his paintings. Horses are visually powerful animals that symbolize nature at its most magnificent with its speed, virility and nobility.

The horse has a special seat in history, often prized and revered by various cultures. Horses are by far one of the most important animals that have contributed to the development of human civilization.

The independent free spirit of the horse is captured in “My Fair Lady” in full gallop through a misty setting. The raw power the horse’s musculature and the atmospheric rendering of the action make this awe-inspiring work by the late master. There is a dream–like quality to “My Fair Lady” and the horses seemed mythical in depiction with a otherworldly spectral of slender maiden in their midst.

My Fair Lady

In comparison, “Mother and Kid” is a touching representation of a mare and her baby at ease in nature. Traditionally,”Mother and Kid” painting celebrate the bond of the maternal figure to her offspring, and here we see a powerful maternal figure seemingly preparing her child for its new adventure in the big wide world as represented by the spacious plains and the mountain scenery.

Mother and Kid

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Ye Yongqing - Mix Media Work

Hello all and a happy Saturday.This is a continuation of yesterday's post and am glad to say I've kept one more promise to write today. So I'll start writing now as I really have to go to the mall to get Ray and Roy (my twin children) some rab clothing as they are having a camp out tonight

This mix media work by Ye Yongqing was previously part of a set of installation mix-media works entitled “9 birdcages in winter”. “9 birdcages in winter” first made their debut at the 1st Shanghai Biennale and were considered an important milestone of Ye Yongqing’s creative processes. In them, the Chinese art critic, Li Xianting felt that Ye “has put fragments of his different temporal life experiences together on a single surface, evoking that state between dreaming and waking”.

In the 1990s back from his travels from USA and Europe, Ye started creating paintings inspired by images of daily life like bird cages, automobiles, vintage photographs and caricatures. To him these paintings filled with graffiti like scribbles, were like a blog, a record of his random thoughts and expression independent of regionalism. Yet his mix media works with the bird cage as a theme seemed to show that the artist felt restraint. The birdcage traditionally symbolizes the loss of freedom, that of the bird. A man- made device to trap and contain nature, or in this case, a free spirit.

Yong Qing’s enduring artistic endeavor is to move beyond his cultural, physical and mental confines, be they real or self imposed. As an artist, he has learned to change and adapt beyond his own boundaries and across borders.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Japan hit by an earthquake and tsunami

Hello all, this is not a schedule post as I actually have another post that I intend to publish. But as you all might know a tragedy had recently hit Japan. To be precise it is an earthquake and a tsunami.

I’ve this video to share about what happened in Japan and hope this helps. To all my readers and fellow bloggers in Japan please be careful and stay safe. This is all a test and God’s will. We’re with you guys in heart and prayers.

Biography Of Ye Yongqing (b.1958)

Hello again all and a happy Friday to all. I need to find a logo designer for my real work before I enjoy my weekend but I wanted to write today's post first.

Today, I would like to feature a very famous Chinese artist. He is not only a gifted painter but also you can say a kind of all around player in the art world. He is non-other then the famous Ye Yongqing. Also don’t forget to check out my tomorrow’s post edition that will be featuring more of his art work. Now here is his biography and a few of his famous paintings. Enjoy all……

Ye Yongqing was born 1958 in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China. He is a pioneering artist who was part of the Sichuan School of artists. Begun in 2000, which he executed in a signature quirky style featuring scratched black lines using the traditional medium of Chinese brush and ink on rice paper. In recent years he also focused on creating colorful collages. But for years he was been better known as a curator, arts events organizer and artist’s community booster. Ye Yongqing is perhaps best known for his bird paintings. He is a close friend and colleague to artists who worked in western particularly Sichuan and Yunnan. Ye Yongqing graduated from the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts in 1982.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Biography Of Hamdan Omar

Hello all and again this is another post edition of “fulfill promised”. But I think this would be the last of the edition as office works have been catching up on me. And I really hate if I were to break a promise.

As for this last “fulfill promised” edition I’ve chosen a special painting title Doa (Prayer). To reminds us all how important it is to pray and the power of prayer. This painting is the work of a very famous Malaysian painter name Hamdan Omar. Now here is his biography and his famous painting. Enjoy all……

Hamdan Omar was born in Malaysia. He attended the School of Art and Design at MARA Institute of Technology currently called UITM, Malaysia. In 1977, he graduated as a Graphic Designer and joined the Malaysian advertising industry. He was very successful and won the prestigious Best of the Best of Indonesian Advertising Award in 1995. He retired from the industry in 2005 to become a full time painter. He started exhibiting his works since 2007 in group shows and in 2008 staged his first solo exhibition in Jakarta.

Doa (Prayer)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Biography of Dao Quoc Huy (b.1971)

Hello all and welcome to the post edition of “fulfill promised”. This time I would like to feature a famous painter from Vietnam. He is non other then the famous Dao Quoc Huy. Here is his biography and his painting. Enjoy all….

Dao Quoc Huy was born 1971 in Vietnam. He graduated from the University of Fine Arts located in Hanoi, Vietnam. Later he taught from the university and became a member of the distinguished Vietnam Fine Art Association. Since 1996, he has been honored with awards from the Vietnam Fine Art Association. In 2000, he was awarded the silver medal at the National Exhibition held in Vietnam. Dao Quoc Huy has exhibited extensively in Vietnam and abroad in countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, China and Switzerland.

Woman with a Bird

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Biography of Takashi Murakami (b.1963)

Hello all and a happy Tuesday to all of you may today bring us all the happiness and joy that we all hope for in our lives. OK, back to today’s post edition and in my quest to write about different “as promise” famous artists from different countries, I’ve choose to feature this famous painter from Japan. He is non-other than the famous Takashi Murakami and here is his biography and a few of his paintings. Enjoy all……

Takashi Murakami was born 1963 in Tokyo, Japan. Murakami attended the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, initially studying more traditional Japanese art. He is a prolific contemporary Japanese
artist who works in both fine arts media, such as painting as well as digital and commercial media. He borrows popular themes from mass media and pop culture, and turns them into huge sculptures, “Superflat” paintings, or marketable commercial goods such as figurines of phone candles. In 2008, Takashi Murakami made Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” list, the only visual artist included.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Music Monday: Blindman (Whitesnake)

Hello all and a happy Monday to all. When Monday comes then its time for MM ( Music Monday ) and in today’s post edition of MM I like to feature a slow rock song. Long been since I heard this song again and I would like to share it with all of you. Its from the legendary rock n roll band called Whitesnake and the song is entitled “Blindman“. Enjoy all and happy MM!

Come join Music Monday and share your songs with us. Rules are simple. Leave ONLY the ACTUAL LINK POST here and grab the code below and place it at your blog entry. You can grab this code at LadyJava's Lounge Please note these links are STRICTLY for Music Monday participants only. All others will be deleted without prejudice.

PS: Because of spamming purposes, the linky will be closed on Thursday of each week at midnight, Malaysian Time. Thank you!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Biography OF Kim Tschang-Yeul ( b.1929 )

Hello all and in this post edition “as promise” I’ve written about a new famous painter biography from a country which I’ve not feature before. He is none other than the famous painter from Korea name Kim Tschang_Yeul. Enjoy all…..

Kim Tschang Yeul was born 1929 in Mangsan, Pyeongahnamdo, Korea. He graduated from the College of Fine Arts at Seoul National University in 1950. From 1950 to 1968 he was a member of The Art Students League of New York. He has held several solo and group exhibitions in many countries including China, Japan
of China in 2005 and during that same year he also exhibited his artwork at the famous Guimet Museum of Asian Art in Paris, France. His works are collected by art institutions and museum around the world


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Biography Of Tan Juat Lee ( b.1953 )

Tan Juat Lee was born 1953 in multi-racial Singapore. After completing her BA ( Hons ) in Nanyang University of Singapore in 1976, she continued a fine art education at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore in 1987. A self-acknowledged romantic realist, she describes her pieces as Chinese Singaporean with a touch of the current “East Meets West” ideology. She won many awards, including Grand Prize in the UOB Painting of the Year Competitions in 1997 and 2004, Juror’s Choice in Philip Morris ASEAN Art Awards in 1998. Her highly personal artworks have been exhibited in Singapore, China, Brunei and Japan.

A Millenial Blessing

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Henri Matisse paintings and "Lyric Waltz" by Dmitri Shostakovich.

Hello all and a happy new month of March to all of you, may this new month bring all the happiness and joy to our lives… In today’s post I don’t think I would be featuring any biography of any famous artists. Instead I like to feature or share a video of many beautiful and famous painting from a youtube.

I’ve actually done a biography post edition of this famous artist and you can read about it HERE. Now in this post edition the video will be displaying many paintings at once and added a nice music to listen too makes this video a treat to watch and listened. It’s from the famous Matisse. Enjoy all…….

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