Thursday, September 18, 2014

Black




collage by Derek Gores







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Vietnam War Memorial by Maya Lin





ceramic plate by Kentucky artist Wayne Bates





Native American totem pole, Smithsonian





Goddess by Donna Iona Drozda






Small Dreams by Claudio L'Estremo Montgriffo




The color for "Searching for Roy G Biv" this month is black, and my goal was to find the widest variety of black art works possible.  Do you think I achieved it?

For more photos of basic black, check out the blogs of our hostesses, Jennifer Coyne Qudeen and Julie Booth.  Thanks for looking!






19 comments:

  1. Some really fun finds here! Very eye catching. I'm popping by to let you know that you won your choice of photo magnet over on my blog today. Pick your fave and send me an email with it & and your shipping address & I will get it right out to you.

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  2. oops forgot address - artsnark@verizon.net

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  3. I think you found amazing pieces, I so enjoyed seeing each one.

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    1. Tammie, I'm really glad you like them! Thanks for visiting!

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  4. Wonderful choices ... powdered charcoals, shiny blacks and black on black are good picks!

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    1. Thanks, Mary Ann, I'm glad you enjoyed them! I thought it was a pretty wide variety of styles and techniques...

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  5. my favourite blacks are made by the South African artist William Kentridge
    http://www.annandalegalleries.com.au/exhibition-list.php?exhibitionID=460

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    1. Thanks for the link, Mo! I checked out the work and found it very engaging.

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  6. I really enjoyed all the variety you found...such different works of art...such different blacks! Thanks for playing this month!

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    1. Thanks, Julie... I really enjoyed playing along...

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  7. Excellent examples, Sharmon. Thanks for view.
    -sus

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    1. Glad you like them, Sus! Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Gorgeous post, stunning and beautiful..such a wonderful array of images! I especially loved the last one..powerful! So many talented and creative souls!

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    1. The predominance of black does seem to give an artwork a certain powerful effect, doesn't it? Thanks, Victoria!

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  9. I'd say you accomplished your goal - great collection! I'm interested to follow up on some of these artists. And I was thrilled to see Maya Lin featured - I was just rereading her book Boundaries yesterday...not sure if you know it, but the book concept/design is just as much a work of art as her sculptures/monuments/architecture.

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    1. I wasn't aware of Maya Lin's book, but I'll definitely have to look that one up now; thanks for letting me know. Glad you enjoyed the work; thanks for visiting!

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  10. A wonderful collection of blacks. The Vietnam War Memorial by Maya Lin is imressive! - eric

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    1. Thanks, Eric. The Vietnam Memorial is very impressive when you're there; it's extremely moving to see all those names on that long wall...

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