Thursday, 17 November 2016

Collage and more

Hi Everybody!

Hope your week is going well. 

I have an A3 mixed media collage which went through a few changes before reaching its final form. I used bits and pieces from the prospect I got at one of the art museums after cutting some of the pics into strips.I also added a part of the security bracelet you need to wear there. Apart from that I used lots of fragments of old letters, stamping, and  more or less everything but the kitchen sink.
I am also linking to Moo Mania and More, stripes.




It started out as a piece of card from the back of a paper pad.  I painted it with a quick coat of gesso into which I stamped to give some texture, before adding a sprinkle of brushos and a spray of water. I love watching the colours move and change:


Today I wanted to show more photos from the exhibition,  
'Behind the curtain' at the art museum. In the brochure
they write, 'The starting point of this exhibition is the tale of 2 ancient painters who sought to outdo each other's virtuosity in the art of trompe l'oeil. While Zeuxis, however, was merely able to fool the pigeons, which attempted to peck at the grapes he had painted. Parrhasius succeeded in actually deceiving the eye of his rival, who attempted to draw the curtain painted by Parrhasius to reveal the picture assumed to be behind it. The fascinating interplay between concealing and showing, veiling and revealing.....is shown  in this exhibition which shows work from 6 centuries'

My fave painting is the one by Titian:


This one is by Christo, who usually packs objects and buildings in masses of fabric:


This is from Hans-Peter Feldmann- a curtain!


I love this self portrait from Liotard (1770):


Raphaelle Peale's painting from 1822 is called
'Venus rising from the sea - a deception'


Here some photos from the outside of the museum complex which is near the Rhine:






Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by:

39 comments:

  1. Hi Val, love your collage, great idea with the bits and bobs, and love the photos of the exhibition. We're coming home in 10 days, I'm so happy! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Was für eine coole Collage! Richtig toll ist die und fabelhafte Impressionen von Deinen Museumsbesuchen!
    Hab einen guten Donnerstag!
    Bussi
    Susi

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  3. I think you've been inspired by all the rt you have seen lately! I love this piece today though. It feels complete and interesting to look at! And am loving the art-you've inspired me to go see some art soon. The draped painting made me laugh. Hope all is well and you are still having fun out exploring. Hugs-Erika

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    1. Yes, you're supposed to imagine what could be behind it!

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  4. What an interesting post and great mix of photos from the museum - thanks for showing more of them Valerie :)
    Your collage is awesome and I love the Brushoed piece that you started with.
    Have a great day!....... Gill xx

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  5. The page is terrific with one of my favourite sayings. Just love the way your eyes are drawn from one bit to another and you are left wondering? The eyes and the glasses spoke to me today for sure lo.

    More great pictures of the art places you have visited. I love the outside ones with the wonderful sculptures

    Hope you are having a good day-dark and very wet here now.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  6. Your collage really made me look and then I had to enlarge it to see if I missed anything, it looks fantastic. Super photo, but the red curtain does have me wondering 'why' and did they get paid money for creating it.
    hope you are having a good day.
    Yvonne xx

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    1. I got black looks for standing laughing in front of that piece!

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  7. Fascinating tour, I always learn so much from you. I don't get that Feldman piece, is it just a curtain? Anyway, lovely work for the challenges!

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    1. Yes, it's just a curtain - you have to imagine what could be behind it!

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  8. Another fun visit to the museum. Love the piece, especially the no sense, no feeling. Isn't it the truth.
    I hope you are feeling exuberant today.
    Hugs

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  9. Geniale Kunst- und Photowerke, liebe Valerie

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  10. Was für eine herrliche Kollage! Mir gefallen die vielen schönen Details und ich entdecke immer etwas Neues in deinem Bild!
    Schön, dass du uns an deinem Museumsbesuch teilhaben lässt ... wunderbare Impressionen.

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  11. I love the photo of your paint trickling down the page. Actually, I thought that was one from the museum at first, and I'm not saying that just to be nice! And I like the energy and movement in your piece.

    I, too, like Titian and really all the ones you showed today. Great post!

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  12. Your piece has a great energy, I love how you juxtapose so may elements. Thanks for sharing your museum adventure too, I also love the Titian.

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  13. so many wonderful bits to see in your fab collage Valerie! Thanks for sharing all the interesting art from the museum too. Happy PPF!

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  14. Fabulous page, love all the interesting bits to look at. Another great visit , and some rather odd art !!!!

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  15. I really love how that journal page came out, very cool indeed! Happy PPF!

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  16. What an interesting exhibition - I love the Titian! Your collage looks great!

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  17. schöne seite. und tolle farben auch.
    dir einen schönen tag.

    hugs jenny

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  18. I like the juxtaposition between the vertical strips of paper and the horizontal pieces of tape in your collage, Valerie.

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  19. I really like the idea of using pieces from your visit to the museum as collage bits and integrating them into a fabulous page. It looks and sounds like a really interesting exhibition.

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  20. I really enjoyed the collage you created. I can tell you were influenced by some of the art you saw, and using it in your art added to that feeling.

    Some of those "curtains" were very good, and I enjoyed them a lot. The one I didn't care for was Christo. Somehow that looked like a construction project rather than an art assemblage. Hope your Friday is great. I'm off to try to catch up.

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  21. Just like visiting a museum, I could spend all day here:-)

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  22. Your collage is Fabulous! I love how you brought together all of the elements you used into such a pleasing design Valerie!! Well done!
    More great shares from your museum visits- thank you so much for sharing with us!
    hugs and happy weekend,Jackie

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  23. Love the collage!!!! Interesting concept art at the museum. All of those curtains certainly make you wonder :)

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  24. whoa this piece is pretty spectacular. This has so much depth, not just in the art but with emotions. Thank you for sharing the art exhibit. Have a great weekend.

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  25. Your use of "things" from the art show is fantastic. Great color's and design! I do like the Titian piece....thinking of how it was created with the curtain in front of the subject. There is such movement and balance. Not easy to accomplish. I'm constantly amazed at what artists can do!!

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  26. What a lovely colorful post! I love the variety of your artistic talents. You are just amazing. Happy PPF!

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  27. great post I love seeing your photos of your art visits and like the painting with the veil the best and I like your collage too happy ppf

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  28. I really like this journal page! So much to see in it. Thanks for the pics from the museum too. Happy PPF!

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  29. Wonderful post. Love the collage. Happy PPF!

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  30. This looks like a fun piece to put together and using so many different arts combined. Gorgeous. Wow, love the museum visits. Blessings, Janet

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  31. I love your art piece! I love your creativity!!
    The museum pieces are very interesting!!! I love your photos!
    Big Hugs!

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  32. Geniale Collage mit den Papierstreifen in den bunten Farben, und die Stempel sehen super dazu aus,klasse Komposition. Gefällt mir sehr. Die Fotos sind auch richtig klasse geworden, und interessant diese Vorhangvariationen. Du bist unser Museumsführer,danke.
    Liebe Grüße
    Sabine

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  33. Your colors and placement are wonderful. I always enjoy the quotes you put in and how you have a theme.

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  34. Wow! Your collage is a stunner - had to spend some time just taking it all in! The exhibition looks fun too! Hugs, Chrisx

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  35. I have missed so much!! Beautiful collage! Really enjoying all the exhibitions of late...just gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs Giggles

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