Saturday, October 10, 2009

The colors in the photographs of the mosaic don't show the depth of color as I experienced them.
Might have been having an out of body experience, but if so, it was with 100 other people!

I've been thinking about why these mosaics are such masterpieces, and at this point, I think it is because of their depth of color and complexity of design. The whole composition is so richly textured and patterned that they are a feast for the eyes. I've been looking at other artists work to see if I can get a better understanding of how to accomplish this level of richness (someday in the future). Pamela Allen, an art quilter, does similarly beautiful and interesting work, with lots of detail and embellishment. Nancy Crow, uses a rich palette of color as well, and many of her art quilts glow as the mosaics do. Lino Tagliapietra is an Italian glass blower who also has complex shapes, designs, and very rich color in his pieces. All are masters, creating masterpieces, and it is the richness of their work that is teaching me what raises their work from the GOOD to the GREAT.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Jeannie,
    Great Blog, keep it comin', especially the thoughts on why particular art moves you. I love hearing about this. I just got back from the Grand Canyon and Sedona, I took about 800 pics, I kept trying to think about composition while I was photographing, paying particular attention to the negative spaces. It's all about "seeing". So glad to hear you are having a fabulous time.