Watercolourist/Artistic Fiend Uses Markers Too (Part 1)

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my first tribute to Frank Stella

I believe I have mentioned Frank Stella in the past but did not show you my marker works inspired by him!  I had a wonderful opportunity to view an installation called The Michael Kohlhaas Curtain by artist Frank Stella and architect Santiago Calatrava at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, Germany.   The installation ran from April 15- August 14, 2011 and was an experience I will not soon forget!  I also viewed an exhibition of Frank Stella’s at the same time showing at the same gallery.

Here is what Wikipedia had to say about them:   “Frank Stella (born May 12, 1936) is an American painter and printmaker, significant in the art movements of minimalism and post-painterly abstraction. He is one of the most well-regarded postwar American painters still working today. Frank Stella has reinvented himself in consecutive bodies of work over the course of his five-decade career.”

Santiago Calatrava Valls (Valencian pronunciation: [santiˈaɣo kalaˈtɾava ˈvaʎs], born 28 July 1951) is a Spanish architect, sculptor and structural engineer whose principal office is in Zürich, Switzerland. Classed now among the elite designers of the world, he has offices in Zürich, Paris, Valencia, and New York City.”

Over the next few days I will show you some of the work that I was inspired to create after this awesome experience.  Enjoy, view the work of Frank Stella and of Santiago Calatrava and keep making art!

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10 responses »

  1. Obviously I know the Calatrava’s work (mainly architecture) but I must google for Stella. Thanks for the name, I like this kind of art.

    You did a nice rendition. I’ll be waiting for new posts inspired by these artists.

  2. Thank you it is interesting for me, I will read more tomorrow, just know this I loved this post, and inspirational and also giving so many informations… Thank you dear Lorelei, with my love, nia

    • Thanks nia, I know it’s hard to read everything all of the time! I try to give a bit more information sometimes so that I and others can learn more. I also like to tell a bit of a story about where the inspiration came from. Thanks and good night!

    • Thanks Margie! I do just go for it! I believe I always have as my eldest sister read your comment and said she is in complete agreement! I am inspired by so many things in life..it’s what makes each day so worthwhile and so much of a gift! My blogging expereince and all of the amazing folks here have enriched my everyday as I draw so much inspiration by viewing all of your amazing works!! Thanks Margie!!

  3. Thank you so much for this information, this education. I did not realize that Frank Stella is still alive. I like your work better than the Stellas I have seen, truth be told.

    • Wow! Thanks so much for your tremendously complimentary comments. My first exposure to Frank Stella’s work made quite an impression. I have received quite a response for these works (both online and in person viewers) and I have 9 in total so far. Who knows where I’ll go with them next! Thanks so much again.

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