Tonight land-water-agro visionary Wim Kol and I struggled a bit with our Dike Mysticism work. Two weeks ago we had the black lines printed over our acrylics and the results were not quite what we had hoped for.Continue reading
Tonight Dutch architect (and land-water-agro visionary) Wim Kol and I finished the second to last phase of the first phase of the Dike Mysticism project. In the post before this one, I described how we stressed the clouds in the the sky with white acrylic paint and a palette knife, after we discovered that sanding was not the answer.Continue reading
What am I working on? Still studying expressionism through the years. This time I am looking into the last officially labelled form of expressionism before XP20/20 (Expressionism 20/20): the Neue Wilde (The New Wild Ones).Continue reading
The story of the mystical dike continues. Today Wim Kol and I tried to distress the clouds, but it wasn’t as easy a we thought it would be…Continue reading
What am I working on? Still thinking about COBRA. Still looking at Karel Appel, the most famous member of COBRA. In Appel I see a strong link with folklore. Not straight folklore, but indirect, thematic, suggested folklore.Continue reading
What am I working on? One thing I am working on – or maybe I should say thinking about – is ‘Expressionism Twenytwenty‘. And, being a great fan of Karel Appel, I was wondering: how does COBRA fit in with XP20/20?Continue reading
Wim Kol and I are getting closer to finishing our first canvas in the ‘Dyke Mysticism’ series. Last night we added the abstract clouds to the yellow sky. The week before we had solidified the dike itself with a more opaque blue-green.
This is the announcement of a neo movement in art and a related community called XP20/20. The article gives a short overview of expressionism in history and its four main movements. It describes the five characteristics of Expressionism Twentytwenty.
Please note: I keep a better updated version of this article on Behance.
What am I working on? I think I finished the painting I showed you two earlier stages of. The one I critiqued with ‘This painting is too…”. Well, basically when I ask myself “This painting is too…?” and nothing comes up, I feel the painting is finished.Continue reading
Wim Kol and I took the next step in our Dyke mysticism project. We set up Wim’s architectural design on canvas, my usual format, 90 x 90 cm.
Then we looked at the palette of a painting by Dutch artist Jannes de Vries. Jannes de Vries was a member of ‘De ploeg’. An expressionist movement in the northern Dutch province of Groningen. They were most active from the 30’s to the 50’s of the last century. Strongly inspired by German expressionism from the 30’s, especially Kirchner. My wife Anneke and I are fortunate enough to own several paintings by Jannes de Vries.Continue reading