lesson 6

tuesday morning. i have been asking myself lately why on earth i didnt take this course years ago. i am enjoying the coffee breaks too.

this lesson we continued with colour and more specifically, complementary colours. the exercise was to paint the 3 primary colours and 3 secondary colours on the page so that they are all of the same value. when you look at the paper all colours are equal and no one colours stands out more than any other. harmony.

we then took a five minute walk to the tel aviv museum of art.

our teacher showed us some of his favourites in the permanent collection. we talked about a pierre bonnard painting, a monet and a picasso but his favourite in the whole museum is a beautiful painting by morandi and i could see why (similar to this one but each one is unique).

i was so excited so hear him talk about these works. i was also introduced to two new (for me) artists. one of them is avigdor arikha whose work i just love - reminding me of lucian freud.

the other artist ori reisman. wonderful contrasts in work.



another fantastic morning.

8 comments:

Sarah said...

Nice post! I also really like Morandi and there were a few works by him at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, when I was there. http://www.guggenheim-venice.it/inglese/collections/artisti/biografia.php?id_art=173

Must be quite a difficult process to arrive to this harmony!

lisa s said...

how great is that your class is so close the museum....

i heart morandi. i could look at his still lives ALL day...
xo

French Blast said...

your course sounds great

louise said...

Ah coffee breaks on Art course days, they were always nearly as much fun as the course. Sounds like you're having a ball. xo lj

Lisa Isaacs said...

Hi Julie -
Lovely photos as usual! So glad you're having such fun. I have left you a tag over at 'Handmaid in Israel'. Not sure you are into these things, but I thought I'd join in for once! Now you can too...
Lisa

gracia said...

Here's to learning great new things and to discovering new ways of seeing. Here's to a limited palette, and here's to the still life! Here's to coffee breaks, too.

Kelly McClorey said...

thanks for sharing these amazing artists...morandi...wow! those colours : ) your enthusiasm is bouncing off my computer screen...wonderful! xxx

katie said...

sounds like a great course. i hope to soon have the extra monies to take a few courses myself!