Archive for Realist

Miriam Escofet

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on October 9, 2012 by Beth West Studio

Oberon

Gillian

Olive Tree and Goat

Detail from The Witching Hour

From Miriam’s website “There are many influences in my work and it would be impossible to list them all. I am fascinated by art and architecture of the classical period, when aesthetics and proportion were thought to communicate eternal and divine truths and art was considered a physical depiction of the divine. In paintings of the gothic and renaissance period, I am mesmerized and completely seduced by the details and textures of these works, by their sheer beauty and skill of execution. I find the ‘structure’  of their compositions fascinating; the marriage of perspective (the rational) with divine themes (the mystical) which brings an almost surreal quality to the paintings. Sometimes I feel that looking at these works is like opening a door into a hyper real universe. I look at paintings as worlds one can visually step into and be transported and sometimes even transformed by. For me the way into these worlds is invariably through the detail: I like to be visually seduced and pictorially convinced by art. I believe the primary function of art is to fill you with wonder.”

http://www.miriamescofet.com/page3.htm

http://www.albemarlegallery.com/artists.php

 

Abbot Anderson Thayer

Posted in American Art with tags , , , , on October 7, 2012 by Beth West Studio

Brother and Sister 1889

Virgin Enthroned 1891

Angel  1889

Roses