Monday, May 9, 2011

Impressionist FABstracts...say what?

Impressionism was given its name from one of Monet's pictures, Impression: Sunrise. 

 Impressionism: The impressionist style of painting is characterized chiefly by concentration on the general impression produced by a scene or object and the use of unmixed primary colors and small strokes to simulate actual reflected light.  

Monet, Claude (b. Nov. 14, 1840, Paris, Fr.--d. Dec. 5, 1926, Giverny)
French painter, initiator, leader, and unswerving advocate of the
Impressionist style. He is regarded as the archetypal Impressionist in that his devotion to the ideals of the movement was unwavering throughout his long career, and it is fitting that one of his pictures--Impression: Sunrise (Musée Marmottan, Paris; 1872)--gave the group his name.
Impression, Sunrise 
1873 (210 Kb); Oil on canvas, 48 x 63 cm (19 x 24 3/8"); Musee Marmottan, Paris


Stuck inside of Knoxville commented about P.EN. Studio's style... "This month's  featured artist is Pamela Neal. Her art is billed as "abstract impressionism" and maybe that's as close a description as any. There is clearly an abstract quality." 

The intention of all art is to reach out and to touch the sense's in some make an impression.  Ergo, Impressionistic FABstrats.  My goal is to make an emotional connection with the viewer and to leave an impression.  FABstract?  To me all of my abstracts are FABulous!  Time to hop on over to the Urban Dictionary and add FABstract and blART...both P.E.N. terms in the blogosphere .  SoKno Gal blARTS about her FABstracts! 

SoKno?  SoHo is in New York.  SoKno is in = South Knoxville.  The southern portion of our Scruffy little city.  Another term made popular with local bloggers. 

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