Friday, April 23, 2010

Charles Burchfield


Painted in 1917 this is in the style of Kay Nielsen, and and Mary Blair. Printed in Harper's magazine.

22 comments:

Katie said...

How beautiful! I can totally see the Kay Nielsen influence...I'm gonna google Charles Burchfield right now...I'm not familiar with him. Thanks Jim!!

Niki said...

I can see it to! It's so weird because I have a sick obsession with both of them! Put together it makes it all the better! And I know how I want to paint life now!

RooniMan said...

So beautiful...

Jim Smith said...

Thanks Katie and Niki. Cool and glad to hook you up to a forgotten master. I had not heard of him until the mag came out last month. Let me know if you find more good stuff on him.

T Arthur Smith said...

the atheneum.org has a good gallery of his work. That's where I first heard of him. If you have any more images of his work, I'd love to see it. Random fact, but you have the same name as my dad.

Elana Pritchard said...

Beautiful! Very psychedelic and quivery. Is he American?

Roberto Severino said...

Stunning paintings, Mr. Smith.

ryan said...

Those are both awesome.

Jim Smith said...

These are the only images I have seen so far. Let me know if there are more. I haven't googled yet. I think he is an American.

thomas said...

There was a big exhibit of his work at the Hammer Museum this past fall. They must have a good catalog for it. I think its traveling to the east coast.

And he came before them.....
Started in the teens.

Other people you may be interested in looking at are Arthur Dove and Marsden Hartley.

Rusty said...

Beautiful work Jim. Has a psychedelic feel to it. Considering its from 1917 way ahead of its time. I wish there were more innovators like that around today. That's what we need these days.

kanishk said...

Those are both awesome.
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Elana Pritchard said...

hey, if you have a spare bit-o-time, do another post!

Zoran Taylor said...

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Ted Blackman said...

Hey Jim, I started my own blog because I'm tired of waiting for you to post something new. Lunch this Friday? -Ted

Ted Blackman said...

Hey Jim, are you hangin' back and buildin' suspense till you post again? Or maybe you're sequestered in your home, hittin' the bottle and doing your best Ray Milland impersonation. Time to post something new, buddy. -Ted

Zoran Taylor said...

Please, please, PLEASE don't be sick/dead.....

Jim Smith said...

Hey folks just been out of the loop and the net connection has been uncooperative. I will post again soon. Thanks for the patience.

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