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Friday, April 18, 2014

Effie Gray - Her Passionate Lives Painting of Interior by k Madison Moore Pennsylvania Artist


 Effie Gray
Her Passionate Lives
©kMadisonMoore2014


Painting with The Masters
Art within At Series
14 x 18 Oil Painting of Interior on Canvas



A painting worth £50,000 has been found behind an old mattress in an attic where it had lain collecting dust for decades. 

The 45-year-old woman owner had been given the art work for her ninth birthday but had kept it in her loft for years and forgot about it until she put her house up for sale.


An eagle-eyed auctioneer who was valuing her belongings spotted the oil painting and was stunned when he realized it was by 19th century artist John Everett Millais.

I just love it when I find stories like this. I automatically have visions of a painting. In reading more of the details of her life 
(below) the composition just fell right in place within minutes. 
Here is the painting of Effie in the attic but on an easel instead of being hidden behind a mattress where it was found after many years.

I created the attic as a special private place where Effie may have gone to be alone and think , maybe read her love letters ( on the ottoman) or write some secrets in her diary (on the chair) or read a favorite book (on the chest). Keeping her company is her little bird friend. 
This is Effie's special place......or her spirit's.
Enjoy


A Special Gift for the Collector
that purchases this painting.

I am including this book by John Ruskin
and John Everette Millais
Effie
The Passionate Lives of Effie Gray

The authors - her lovers!



This is a short description of the story.
Now you will have the book and the entire
story to go with the painting.





Effie: The Passionate Lives of Effie Gray, John Ruskin and John Everett Millais

$70,000

Effie Gray, a beautiful and intelligent young socialite, rattled the foundations of England’s Victorian age. Married at nineteen to John Ruskin, the leading art critic of the time, she found herself trapped in a loveless, unconsummated union after Ruskin rejected her on their wedding night. 

On a trip to Scotland she met John Everett Millais, Ruskin’s protégé, and fell passionately in love with him. In a daring act, Effie left Ruskin, had their marriage annulled and entered into a long, happy marriage with Millais. 

Suzanne Fagence Cooper has gained exclusive access to Effie’s previously unseen letters and diaries to tell the complete story of this scandalous love triangle. In Cooper’s hands, this passionate love story also becomes an important new look at the work of both Ruskin and Millais with Effie emerging as a key figure in their artistic development. Effie is a heartbreakingly beautiful book about three lives passionately entwined with some of the greatest paintings of the pre-Raphaelite period.
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I just received this beautiful email from one of my collectors in the UK and wanted to share it. Thanks so much Heather.

Love this.  Tks for yr beautiful paintings. 

 You have a 'beautiful' mind, beautiful thoughts that you express in yr colourful  paintings - a  'Kaleidoscope' mind.   

You have  been blessed with a marvelous gift.   The carpet is beautiful, can feel the texture. Love the pensive look on the young girl's face on the decorative easel.   If we had bay windows in our  home. we would have gone in for a window seat just  like the one in yr painting.  The room looks so  warm and cosy. The suspended light from the timbered ceiling looks like something my ma-in-law bought from a palace in Palanpur, Western  region of India.    When we had  left India,  we had  left behind some of our stuff in our  company's (Not really our Company -'Coats Viyella') warehouse in Bangalore, amongst which were a couple of  pretty ceiling lights, like the one in yr painting -  they disappeared.   One of these , when in our possession, was suspended ,  over a bar which had wooden beams , to which my pa-in-law had suspended his  miniature collection of  bottles of liquor/liqueur.  It was a beautiful cobalt blue, slightly different in design, that looked like an inverted cup  with a metallic rim and a pretty metal appendage at the bottom , suspended by 4 metal chains to the middle of the bar area.  

Sorry, if I've gone on and on - your painting evoked memories in me.

Best wishes and warm regards from Deepak and self,

God Bless!

Heather






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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Interior Painting Inspired by Klimt by k Madison Moore Melodies of Klimt




Melodies of Klimt
 ©k.MadisonMooreFineArtInc.2014

11 x 14 inches 
Oil on Canvas

Art within Art

Who doesn't love Klimt?  I always loved Klimt's work. I have done several works of my impression of Klimt. Each time I say, Oh, it will be easier this time as I have done so many. Not so. It always amazes me how many symbols he used in his works, symbols within symbols within.... I wonder what he was thinking? Every artist has a reason for what they paint and why? Many are never explained so we have only to guess what was on the artists mind when they painted that painting. Of course his works were a lot larger than mine so it actually makes it easier to paint all of those symbols.

In Melodies of Klimt, the paintings on the wall are "The Kiss" and 
Fulfillment - The Embrace. They are miniature paintings within this painting 2.5 x 3.5 inches and much more difficult to paint.
These are my two favorite Klimt paintings. What better way to express how you feel about that someone special.....
With and Big Hug and Kiss!

  

Gustav Klimt
Many of his paintings from this period used gold leaf; the prominent use of gold can first be traced back to Pallas Athene (1898) and  Judith I(1901), although the works most popularly associated with this period are the Portrait of Andele Bloch-Baie(1907) and The Kiss (1907–1908). Klimt travelled little but trips to Venice and Ravenna, both famous for their beautiful mosaics, most likely inspired his gold technique and his Byzantine imagery

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Painting of Interior Inspired by Edward Hopper by k Madison Moore


Hotel Window
Inspired by Edward Hopper
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22 x 30 Oil Painting of Interior on Canvas

Sold - Commission
On it's way to England
Thank you Eleanore


My collector was so great to work with. She gave me a list of ideas, colors and elements to make this composition hers. Hotel Window is her favorite painting by Edward Hopper. She shared several ideas with me and made it so much easier for me to design for her.
This painting projects how a room can be changed to reflect your favorite things or even a fantasy. Do you have a room in your house that you would like painted with all the elements you want and even paintings from the Masters hanging on your walls. If so, email me with your ideas and photos of your room.




Hopper’s evocative exploration of the theme of isolation in American urban life in the 20th Century. Depicting an elegantly dressed older woman seated on a navy couch in an anonymous hotel lobby staring absently out of a darkened window, the large-scale (40 by 55 in.) canvas expresses the loneliness and alienation that defined not only a certain aspect of American experience, but also, in the artist’s phrase, the “whole human condition”.  The pre-sale estimate is $10 to 15 million. Edward Hopper’s “Hotel Window” sold for $26.8 million
The stark light, spare setting and lone female figure create an atmosphere of unease and emptiness which characterized this genre’s particular brand of human disconnection.  Self-imposed solitude, the result of the individual’s disappointment in human interaction, was a societal ill that defined the American experience as depicted by both Hopper and the auteurs of contemporary fiction and film.  Hopper’s interest is not in telling a story, however, it is in the single image and its evocative possibilities”.
Of Hotel Window Edward Hopper himself wrote: “It’s nothing accurate at all, just an improvisation of things I’ve seen.  It’s no particular hotel lobby, but many times I’ve walked through the Thirties from Broadway to Fifth Avenue and there are a lot of cheesy hotels there.  That probably suggested it.  Lonely?  Yes, I guess it’s lonelier than I planned it really.”

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Magritte Inspired Painting of Interior Face to Face with Magritte Again by k Madison Moore


Face to Face with Magritte Again
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18 x 24 Oil Painting of Interior on Canvas


SOLD - COMMISSION

I am blessed that my paintings sell very quickly.
However, many collectors are interested in the same
paintings so I offer to re-paint similar to sold paintings
for them. I like to make changes so that each one is an
original for the collector.


This one is larger 18 x 24 than the first 14 x 18 to
work in a specific area for this collector. As you can see
we added Magritte's Eye for the carpet, changed the
colors to blues, more brilliant colors for the bricks,
 made some changes to our lady, added the dove
 in the mirror, lightened up the frames and several
other small changes. However, the original concept
still remains.

If you see paintings of my work that you like that
have already been sold, contact me with your 
specifications and I will design just for you.
You can also add elements that you would like to
have.

Enjoy
Face to Face with Magritte Again

On their way to Texas
Thanks so much for the commissions
Michelle and Jason




Face to Face with Magritte
14 x 18

Seeking to make “everyday objects shriek aloud,” or make the familiar unfamiliar, Belgian artist René Magritte created some of the 20th century’s most extraordinary—and indelible—images.
Throughout these seminal years, Magritte used displacement, transformation, metamorphosis, and the “misnaming” of objects as well as the representation of visions seen in half-waking states, consistently unsettling the balance between nature and artifice, truth and fiction, reality and surreality. His images, then and still today, force us to question the nature of appearances—both in the paintings and in reality itself.



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Friday, March 28, 2014

Painting of Interior Inspired by Peter Max The Presence of Peter by k Madison Moore


The Presence of Peter
©kMadisonMooreFineArtInc.2014


12 x 16 Oil Painting of Interior on Canvas

I always love to pay homage to Peter Max.
He has the greatest bright colored palette
and of course you know by now I do as well.
I love to do my take on some of his elements.

I could spend hours enveloped in this this room.
Was Peter here before me?

Enjoy
The Presence of Peter


Peter Max- Magic of Vibrant Color Palette

Peteг Maҳ?s famous pop art has become an iconic representation of Americana. Hiѕ work has rɑnged widely in thеmes over the course of his long standing career. Throughout his career however, Peter Max?s artwork has remained identifiɑble by his signature usе of vibrant color. This sіgnature vibrant color palette creates a magіc touch easily noticed in any Peter Max work. During his early career, Peter Max paintіngs became recognized as a part of the counteг culture due to his cosmic and psychedelic themes which often demonstrated an almost maǥical quаlity due to theiг use of bold colors. 


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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Copenhagen Denmark Show Off The Wall by k Madison Moore



Copenhagen Off The Wall Exhibit
©kMadisonMoore Fine Art Inc. 2014

40" x 50" Oil on Canvas
Contemporary Black and White Oil Painting

Commission

Last August I was requested to do a collaboration with a sculptor
in Kopenhagen for an Exhibit in March in Copenhagen.

The painting on the wall was in part designed by her  in addition to
my creative efforts. She wanted the painting placed in a very contemporary room
painted in black and white. The show was in a very industrial scene
with concrete floors. In the photos below she placed the painting behind
the bench that she designed that is also in the wall painting. The painting
as the centerpiece for the show.

Thanks so much Merete Slynborg for the great collaboration and show.







The exhibition The Black Hand focuses on design, interiors and spacious shift in an exhibition context and the trend mechanisms that are at play in this regard. I wish to look at how concepts such as taste, trends and tendencies emerge and position themselves, as well as why some aesthetics are transient, while others remain. Through painting, digital print and sculpture, I want to place different styles and trends in contemporary works of art together with classical art historical references embedded in long cultural traditions and thereby erase the hierarchical boundaries, which usually differs crafts, contemporary art and design.
The painting (no title yet) is for me about artistic collaboration and exchanges between artists as well as it is an interest in the documentation of earlier works and how to work with space two dimensional. The work must also be seen as a historical interest in interior design as well as a study of the personal artistic expression.

Apart from the painting which I consider as the focal point of the exhibition. One of the gallery walls will be painted based on a series of studies of the gallery wall and the history of framing art works. The work takes its inspiration from the painter Giovanni Paolo Panini (1691 -1765) who made an extra spacious dimension of the representation of the exhibition space with painted walls covered with paintings, and Erich Buchholzs (1891-1972) geometric prints, producing his "studio" as a two-dimensional spacious surface. The work becomes a commentary on past thoughts and expressions as well as the movement in looking back. The wall will serve as a work in itself as well as a form of "natural" framing for two framed works.

The two framed works are digital prints. One with the interview The hopes and fear of a whole society are Reflected in the cut of a dress. It is a dialogue between the Danish curator Mette Woller, trend researcher Dr. Maria Mackinney-Valentin and me. Mackinney-Valentin research into consumer behaviour in relation to the status and representation in fashion. The other work is a framed photo of the original photo of the mural at Grimmuesum, Berlin.
The last work in the exhibition Loop Stand is an interpretation of the Danish design company HAY's Loop stand table which is a modern rebirth and development of the classic wooden table stand. The work is in paper clay and glazed red. There will only be produced one version and it will serve as an amputated sculptural comment on the modern classics and our common awareness of good taste as well as the financial aspect of this.

Merete Slynborg





Excerpts from the interview “The Hopes and Fears of a Whole Society are Reflected in the Cut of a Dress” with Dr. Maria Mackinney-Valentin, who holds an M.A. In literature from the University of Copenhagen and a Ph.D. in Trend Studies from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design, Copenhagen. The interview is structured by Merete Vyff Slyngborg and art historian Mette Woller and was first published in the catalog MOTION DAZZLE, 2013





OK Corral, Malttorvet 2, 1799 København V

A Note from Merete

A lot of people have been asking about the painting and I think it made the whole show come together. I choose to hang it on the largest wall on it's own so that it would give the feeling of a center piece, when you walk in the room. The room is kind of rough with concrete floor and very industrial, and I think it gives a nice contrast to the painting and the interior motif. Hope you like it as much as I do.


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with you please feel free to email me with your ideas.

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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Pin-Up Girls Miniature Painting Oo LaLa by k Madison Moore




Oo LaLa
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Miniature Paintings
Pin-Up Girls

6 x 8  Miniature Painting on Canvas

Pin-ups were artwork depicting idealized versions of what some thought a particularly beautiful or attractive woman should look like. An early example of the latter type was the Gibson girl, a representation of the  New Woman  drawn by Charles Dana Gibson  "Because the New Woman was symbolic of her new ideas about her sex, it the New 
Woman was symbolic of her new ideas aboutsex, it was inevitable that she would also come to symbolize new ideas about sexuality. Unlike the photographed actresses and dancers generations earlier, fantasy gave artists the freedom to draw women in many different ways.





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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Miniature Painting Pinup Girls by k Madison Moore




Manhattan Cocktails
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Looks like this may be a Manhattan Lovers
evening?

Miniature Paintings
PinUp Girls Series
6 x 8 Oil Painting on Canvas



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Miniature Painting PinUps Manhattan Cocktails by k Madison Moore

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Fashion Oil Painting Jeanne Lavin by k Madison Moore


Lavin
Black and White
©kMadisonMooreFineArt Inc. 2014

14 x 18 Jeanne Lavin Fashion 
Oil Painting on Canvas



Being in the fashion industry when I was younger still lingers.
I designed many gowns for fashion show models and loved it
but I  loved painting more. This is my way of still being involved.
to now honor the great designers in the industry.
Jeanne Lavin was a wonderful prolific artist.


Jeanne Lanvin was born in Paris on 1 January 1867, the daughter of Constantin Lanvin and Sophie White. The eldest of 11 children, she became an apprentice  milliner at Madame Félix in Paris at the age of 16 and trained at dressmaker  Talbot  before becoming a milliner on the rue du Faubourg Saiint-Honore  in 1889.

In 1909, Lanvin joined the  Syndicat de la Couture , which marked her formal status as a couturier.  The clothing Lanvin made for her daughter began to attract the attention of a number of wealthy people who requested copies for their own children. Soon, Lanvin was making dresses for their mothers, and some of the most famous names in Europe were included in the clientele of her new  boutique on the  rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore.
Designs by Mme Lanvin in “La Gazette du Bon Ton”   1922
From 1923, the Lanvin empire included a dye factory in  Nanterre. In the 1920s, Lanvin opened shops devoted to home décor, menswear, furs and lingerie.



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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

New Series - PinUps - Will She or Won't She by k Madison Moore


Will She of Won't She?
©kMadisonMooreFineArtInc.2014

Decisions, decisions, will she take his gift or not?
Why is she so undecided?

Miniature Paintings
PinUp Girls Series

6 x 8 Oil Painting on Canvas


In the late 19th century, burlesque performers and actresses used photographic advertisement as business cards to promote themselves. These adverts and business cards could often be found in almost every green room , pinned-up or stuck into "frames of the looking-glasses, in the joints of the gas-burners, and sometimes lying on-top of the sacred cast-case itself. Understanding the power of photographic advertisements to promote their shows, burlesque women self-constructed their identity to make themselves visible. Being recognized not only within the theater itself but also outside challenged the conventions of women's place and women's potential in the public sphere.


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