Monday, September 17, 2007
St.Paul de Vence is a picturesque 'village perché' between Nice & Cannes. On the outskirts of the village, hidden amongst woodland, lies the Fondation Maeght. It holds a collection of modern & contemporary art by artists such as Miro, Giacometti, Chagall & Braque. The Maeght family created the Fondation as a kind of refuge for these artists & hosted visitors like Duke Ellington, Simone Signoret, Ella Fitzgerald, Fernand Leger.
The gardens are interesting to explore.
I drew the weird sculpture dotted around the garden.
The gallery contains a great collection of art journal 'Derrier le Miroir'. Check out some of those cover artists - Miro, Bacon, Steinberg, Kandinsky . . .
Duke Ellington & Joan Miro.
Miro at work.
Friday, September 14, 2007
I'm not too keen on Chagall but here in Nice there is the Musée Marc Chagall so I thought I'd give it a go. It's dedicated to a series of large scale works on a biblical theme & sure enough was all a bit too flowery for me! The building is also yawn-inducing & I ended up drawing in the garden-the most interesting feature. That's the end of me & Chagall. (I do like his auditorium ceiling for the Opera Garnier in Paris however). Bonne weekend!
Monday, September 10, 2007
Thursday, September 06, 2007
The big man has sadly passed to the great concert hall in the sky & I thought this would make a fitting tribute. Back in 2001 at Uli Meyer's studio I designed this character based on him for a title sequence for German TV. 3-D model built by CG whizz-kid Leo Sanchez .