Monday, December 31, 2007

CONTEST!!!! Who is it?

"Opposites and contradictions- this is our harmony. Composition on the basis of this harmony is the juxtaposition of coloristic and linear forms that have an independent existence as such, derived from internal necessity, which create within the common life arising from this source a whole that is called a picture."
Sentences like these are why I often just look at the pictures in my art books! But a highly influential artist (and one of my muses) said this. Who was it? I've included a pic of him when he was 6, about as helpful as his adult photo as he is not recognizable like Picasso or Dali. Here's your chance to gain recognition as a highly erudite person or just someone with too much time on their hands. Each month I will be posting a pic of an important artist and a quote from or about said artist. Use the comments section for your best guess or start doing some real research. Immediate family members and persons with whom such members are domiciled are excluded from this contest. G, that means you! First person to get 3 correct wins something, I haven't figured out just what. No time limit! Go for it!
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9 comments:

rueben said...

Looks like Jesse James the train robber. I didn't know he could paint?

Anonymous said...

The pic is of Childe Hassam. Dave

Hennie (Artmoshpere) said...

Wow! Childe Hassam, really good guess Dave. But it's not him.

painterchum said...

I think Cezanne.
Sally

Hennie (Artmoshpere) said...

Well Sally, you've brought us to the right continent but it is not Cezanne. I'll add some more clues...
Hennie

Stlukesguild said...

Vassily Kandinsky...

He is almost Eurasian in appearance. I initially thought of Foujita.

Silverbear said...

I believe that this is an early pic of Gauguin.

Anonymous said...

I think Claude Monet
H.v.S

Anonymous said...

I think Claude Monet
H v S