Saturday, March 25, 2017
Sunday, March 19, 2017
"Man Ray" oil on canvas by Peter Bardazzi
My "Man Ray" painting is based on a detail seen above that is a detail of the lower left hand corner of the large painting, of May Ray's painting Le beau temps, painted in 1939. Its about the impending doom of WW2 and the terrifying days ahead while May Ray was trapped in France. Man Ray waited to the last minute to escape from France leaving a lot of artwork in Paris. He finally made it to Los Angeles. Below is the full image of Le beau temps.
Man Ray also did a small painting of that cone and ring circle which I saw several time at the Cordier & Ekstrom gallery.
Man Rays Paris studio with Le beau Temps. I actually saw Le beau Temps in 1970 at an exhibition at the Cordier & Ekstrom gallery NYC. Arne Ekstrom bought the painting and I think it is now in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. But I am still looking for that small May Ray painting of the cone & ring that inspired my painting. I saw it often for about a year and drawn to it for its simplicity and magic.
Painted at almost the same exact time in another part of France in 1939 was Picasso's 'Night Fishing at Antibes': About death at night and the impending doom of the invasion and war. This painting also inspired me very much, as both paintings intellectually, emotionally and with their color composition drew me into a timeless feeling that a painter understands.
Below is my Night Fishing in a time of impending darkness with the struggle for light.
Night Fishing at New York by Peter Bardazzi, 50x74, oil on canvas.
Friday, March 03, 2017
"Structures in Space" 1972, 60x90" by Peter Bardazzi. On view at Rockefeller University. The painting was bought by Dorothy Miller, who was Curator at the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA. It then became part of the Rockefeller University collection. It was part of my structural abstraction series, sometimes called the spiral paintings . I am happy to see it again, .....it makes one think.
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Friday, February 03, 2017
Portrait of the Artist Above the Glass Without the Glass by Peter Bardazzi
Oil, cardboard, and industrial sandpaper 45x32"
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Monday, January 16, 2017
Disrupting the Surface with the Goal of Passing Constructivism - assemblage in progress instagram webpage email