vendredi, décembre 16, 2005

ILLUSTRATIONFRIDAY: IMAGINE


Évidemment, on pense immédiatement à la chanson de John Lennon. Imaginez tous les peuples vivant leur vie dans la Paix... Et j'avais ce dessin que j'avais fait en l'honneur de Paul Klee, mon peintre préféré. J'ai donc choisi cette image. Elle me fait penser à une photo des années 60 où une jeune fille donnait une fleur à un soldat, lors d'une protestation contre la guerre au Viet-Nam...
With this theme it's hard not to think about the Lennon's song. Imagine all the people living life in Peace... And I had this drawing I had done in the way of my favorite painter, Paul Klee. So I choose this image to illustrate this week subject. It makes me think of that pic of a girl giving a flower to a soldier, during a manifestation against the Vietnam War, in the sixties.

27 commentaires:

Urban Convert a dit…

Stylically, this is so cool and the colors arer fantastic. Wonderful.

melba a dit…

You are so talented, I always love your interpretations of the themes. I love how there is so much to see in your work. Amazing!

merlinprincesse a dit…

U.Convert: I've seen a lot of Klee's paintings. I have been influenced a lot by him.
Melba: You are very kind. Thanks!

goldo a dit…

on retrouve en effet le coté monotype de chez Klee :o) ... pour le thème, au premier coup d'oeil (sans rien lire) j'ai vu Bacchus avec un bon verre de rouge ... ;o))

merlinprincesse a dit…

Bacchus! Hi Hi Hi! J'imagine que c'est mon subconscient qui a parlé... LOL

andrea a dit…

Klee is one of my very favourite artists, too. Lovely that you used his style to do this. I "imagine" you had a lot of fun with it! (I hea you had a big dump of snow yesterday -- well, I heard Montreal did.)

steve a dit…

This is wonderful. Klee is one of my all time favorite artists too (esp. his "Twittering Machine"). It's funny how some people are saying how "cliche" it is to refer to the Lennon song yet so many people have done it here (including me). It just goes to show how great art or music can influence others (like yourself and the many other artists here) to make more great art.

Caroline a dit…

Love the colours and the lines and a great way to interpret the Lennon song too. Klee is one of my faves too.

scott a dit…

yes, I have to concur that it is virtually impossible to 'imagine' 'imagine' without thinking of john and yoko as I pointed out in my entry too.
a great colourful image you have posted and thanks for your *blush*
now just let me know when your plane is arriving and I will met you at the airport and we can begin our new life together being goofy and laughing a lot.
"dogs and cats living together" bill murray in ghostbusters.
undying love from scott
:)

merlinprincesse a dit…

Andrea: Thanks. And yep, 41 cm of nice snow. Now it will take 4 or 5 days before returning to normal. I think it was worst in Montréal...
Steeve: I absolutely LOVE the twittering machine. I laughted a lot when I sat it for the first time. I want to post some animal drawings of Klee on my other blog soon...
Caroline: Wow! Lots of Klee fans here! I read a lot about him. He was a teacher at the Bauhauss of Weimar and wrote many things about art and art teaching. Those have been edited in two big books that I'm lucky enough to possess. And he died from a terrible disease: sclérodermia!

merlinprincesse a dit…

Scott: I love you too but as a big sis... I'm tooooo old for you, thirtysomething... If I were 10 years younger, I would go right now to your casba and we would make butiful music togezer......:o)

Mei Shile a dit…

Une image que je trouve joyeuse et pleines de couleurs :-)!

merlinprincesse a dit…

mERCI, mEI!

Perriette a dit…

This is magical! Very lovely.

merlinprincesse a dit…

Thanks, FIFI. Hope your hibernation is gooooood! And this clown on your blog is a bit frightening. I don't like clowns very much, but this one, I would go to see his show!

Majeak Ann a dit…

Very rich illo. Nice interpretation!! Love the pastels color you used.
-Marjorie Ann

carla a dit…

I see the Klee influence, but it has such a personal look as well. This is so pretty - the colors and movement create a positve message of peace.

merlinprincesse a dit…

Marjorie Ann and Carla: Wish you both PEACE for this Holliday season. Thanks for taking the time to comment.
And THANKS to you all above too! Hope the Hollidays will be good for all of you! I love you all!
Merci beaucoup!

Anonyme a dit…

I must've missed this first time around. Lovely interpretation and stylistically you are (very) true to your favourite artist....and while it is true that it is hard not to think of John Lennon's song, you have done something different with it. Bravo.

Detlef
http://www.detlefjumpertz.com

merlinprincesse a dit…

Thank you detlef from Australia. I love your drawings BTW. You are a excellent artist and such a compliment coming from you is cooooooool! :o) (Hey guys! go see his drawings!!!) And Merry Christmas to you and Family! A big woof to your dog and a little mew for your kitty. >^..^<

Perriette a dit…

You wouldn't want to see this clown's show, he is a carnivore. But thanks anyway!

Have a Very Merry Christmas!

(going back into hibernation soon)

merlinprincesse a dit…

Dear FIFI, I'm a CARNIVORE too. And I love dinosaur's steak! Mwahahahaha. Good Hibernation! Me too soon...

Anonymous a dit…

Makes me imagine how much acid you had taken when doing a sixities image of a girl with a flower during a manifestation (aha). Love it! };-}

merlinprincesse a dit…

anonything: The girl was REAL! iT WaS A pIC IN LIFE MAGAZINE...aNd i nEvEr tOOk ACID IN THE SIXTIES, i WAs ToO yOuNg....pSSSS: iF YOuUUuu SEE THIs CoMMeNT ALLlLlLl Wrong, You HavE a ComE BaCk FrOm LLLLSSSD.
Mwaaaaahahahahahahahaha.!!!

Ginnie a dit…

I love your artwork, MP. You are quite the artist :)

Aravis a dit…

This is so very lovely. I can see the girl with the flower, and the colors add to the overall feel of peace.

merlinprincesse a dit…

Ginnie and Aravis: Thanks girlzzzz!