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shoot # 58

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Lund, November 24, 2016
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Welcome to shoot – a gateway to the art world
• It’s that time of the year: Bright colours
 New editions, including photo paintings
• GlobalArt Magazine
 Instagram – let’s follow each other!

 

Jan Oberg – Oberg PhotoGraphics – Click

 

Dear Art Photo Lover

Welcome to shoot # 58
The photo above is a digital gift – a moment of joy or reflection – to you from Oberg PhotoGraphics.
Welcome to new recipients. Here is the preceding shoot. 

shoot aims to stimulate art curiosity and share positive stuff. It’s a gateway to the online “flip” GlobalArt Magazine and the blog I write as an art recommender, not an art critic.

shoot wings into your mailbox now and then. Sometimes I shoot just a single image your way. Exclusively for shoot recipients.

I believe in global networking, sharing and in positive energy. Please share with me if you have photo and other art news and views.

It’s that time of the year
About a month to go. What more unique gift than an original art photography?
In limited edition, signed and numbered, printed on exquisite fine art photo papers such as Canson and Hahnemühle. Everything done to perfection by the artist from shooting to printing. And only for sale from his studio, no middle-man’s profit. Continue reading

shoot # 57

 

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Between Two Clocks And The Bed – Photo Collage 2011 – Click on the image for info

Lund, November 6, 2016
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Content  

Welcome to shoot – a gateway to the art world
• On Edvard Munch, Jasper Johns and crosshatching
 New editions, including photo paintings
Collages from Iran
• GlobalArt Magazine
 Instagram – let’s follow each other!

Jan Oberg – Oberg PhotoGraphics – Click

Dear photo-and-other-art friend!

Welcome to shoot # 57
The photo above is a digital gift – a moment of joy or reflection – to you from Oberg PhotoGraphics.

A special welcome to many new subscribers and social media and other friends – here is the preceding shoot. 

shoot aims to stimulate art curiosity and share positive stuff. It’s a gateway to the online “flip” GlobalArt Magazine, the blog I write as an art recommender, not an art critic.

shoot wings into your mailbox now and then. Sometimes I also shoot just a single image your way – exclusively for shoot recipients.

I believe in global networking, sharing and in positive energy. Please share with me if you have news and views.

Edvard Munch and Jasper Johns
Want to alert you to the fascinating “Jasper Johns and Edvard Munch: Love, Loss, and the Cycle of Life” exhibition (incl video) to open in a few days at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art (VMFA): 130 works by Munch and Johns and how they connect and how Munch may have inspired Johns. Curated by John B. Ravenal.

There is a new blog post here on the Munch-Johns connection with reference to two works in which I connected them in 2011, one of which is shown on the top.

Little did I know that five years later Continue reading

Munch and Johns and crosshatching

“Take an object
Do something to it
Do something else to it”

– Jasper Johns

 In 2011 I made two photo collage works (see below) dealing with the similarities between the Norwegian Edvard Munch and American Jasper Johns – both outstanding painters and printmakers, both interested in psychological explorations and one associated with European/German expressionism, the other with American abstract expressionism.

I was inspired, of course, by their crosshatching or, rather, John’s use of crosshatching. It was only a short time back that I had visited the Munch Museum in Oslo.

While I have never particularly liked The Scream in any of its versions or his – too many – many self portraits, I was struck by the Self Portrait. Between the Clock and the Bed painted between 1940 and 1943:

 

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Edvard Munch, Self-Portrait: Between the Clock and the Bed 1940–3 © Munch Museum/Munch-Ellingsen Group/DACS 2012

 

And I was fascinated by the crosshatch pattern on the bedspread and Johns’ somewhat similar crosshatching as a connector between the two.

It belongs to the story that I own a few prints by Johns, among them the 1977 Untitled from ULAE – United Limited Art Editions created by legendary Russian American Tatyana Grosman:

 

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Jasper Johns “Untitled” 1977 – Photo from ULAE’s homepage

 

This is a very typical Johns print from those years: the Savarin instant coffee metal can with paint brushes on a wooden table, the crosshatch pattern in light and dark versions, the image divided in three parts and some enigmatic stuff in the middle – brush dots and fingerprints. (Johns has always been enigmatic, a bit like Bob Dylan*). And it’s printed on a thick rough-surfaced J. Green paper with amazing saturation and depth.

I’ve been looking at it almost every day since 1977.

 

Little did I know…

Little did I know at the time that 5 years later Continue reading