South Dakota-based artist John Lopez (previously featured here) creates awesome life-size sculptures of animals by welding together pieces of scrap metal, often pieces of abandoned farm machinery collected from local ranchers and farmers that he’s known since he was a kid. The creatures he creates are so lifelike that it’s hard to believe their myriad parts and pieces were ever used for anything else.
The Woman Painter (1903). Károly Ferenczy (Hungarian, 1862–1917). Oil on canvas. Hungarian National Gallery.
The model of “Woman Painter” was a woman from Nagybánya, who is portrayed in other Ferenczy works. The composition is built on the rhythm of the shadows of the tree trunks and sunny strips. The paintress is standing in the middle of dazzling greens on the hill-side. Colours of the picture are identical with those on the palette.
“Landscapes provide an array of environments and familiar imagery to work with as a starting point. From here, elements of abstraction, color theory and spontaneity are merged to form rural and urban scenes that appear as if in constant transition, taking the viewer from what was to what may be. It is through this idea of continual movement by which my work suggests that the places we know are always changing, whether we are ready for them to or not.”