Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Mast

    "The Mast" by Andre
    Size: 70x100 cm
    Media: oil colors on stretched canvas

Rain? Snow?

"Rain? Snow?" by Vanessa
Size: 90x120 cm
Media: oil colors on stretched canvas
Updated. See here the new version (2013)

From Wikipedia:
Snow is a type of precipitation within the Earth's atmosphere in the form of crystalline water ice, consisting of a multitude of snowflakes that fall from clouds. Most precipitation that reaches the ground actually begins as snow high in the atmosphere. These snow flakes develop somewhere above the freezing level where the air temperature is less than 32 F, and begin to fall toward the earth as snow. If ground temperature is above 32 F, the freezing level must be located somewhere above the ground. The falling snow passes through the freezing level into the warmer air, where it melts and changes to rain before reaching the ground.

"Castle" by Andre
Size: 80x120 cm
Media: oil colors on stretched canvas

Franz Kafka:
"The Castle hill was hidden, veiled in mist and darkness, nor was there even a glimmer of light to show that the castle was there."


    "Patrool" by Andre
    Size: 50x40 cm
    Media: oil colors on stretched canvas


  1. Dorothy Fabian, NYCNovember 10, 2011

    I tried to pick a favorite. Of Andre's, it may be "The Mast" or "Castle." I love that kind of misty-moisty atmosphere. The fact that painting is his secondary pursuit is quite amazing. One can only imagine what prodigies he performs in his own specialty. Of Vanessa's, my favorite may be "Rain? Snow?", which is very striking, with "Red Cows" a very close second. Another of Vanessa's ("Rope-walker") immediately reminded me of "Uprising," a great favorite of mine by Lyonel Feininger. The similarity is not apparent, but a kindred spirit seems to enliven both paintings. For me, anyway. I am a very visceral responder to art.

  2. Dear Andre! Your "Castle" rocks!
    Very impressive composition and amazing pallet of white colors. Tall and dark pillars look misterious - not really threat but protect small houses between shining snow valley.

  3. It's a bit difficult to comment 4 pictures in one post. They are so different. I like they all.
    "The Mast" is just super! Very British mood.
    The flying girl that can't decide if it's snow or rain - I guess it's the dream. Isn't it?
    I am courious if "Castel" is painted on plein air? Where is this magic place?
    "Patrool" is one of my favorites too.
    Really impressive stock of paintings.

  4. Воина в тумане неизвестности и непредсказуемости.

  5. For "Castle":
    - Професор, происжодяшие реально или оно в моей голове?
    - Конечно в твоей голове! Но почему Ты решил что если это в твоей голове то оно не реально?

  6. Your paintings are wonderful. Thought provoking and other worldy.
    All the best to you
    Duncan Smith

  7. Dear friends!
    most of these pictures will be presented at he OPEN STUDIO event at May 15th, 2013. Some of them were refreshed (actually, re-painted) and they became even more awsome ;-)Come to see them alive in our studio in Ramat Gan, or, if you can't arrive, search for renovated pieces by date - in April-May 2013 in this blog.

    15-05-2013 11am-21pm
    12 Motza Str, Ramat Gan
    Tel:(972)52 4778615

    You are very welcome!
    Yours V&A