Just in case you don't know Carlo Zinelli, and just in case you thought I've abandoned this blog, here is a post. Carlo Zinelli was an Italian self-taught outsider artist. He was born in 1916 and died in 1974, having spent much of his life in institutions diagnosed as schizophrenic. I like what Dubuffet said about outsider artists: " Isolated from society they create their own feasts." Dubuffet also said he collected art brut and founded the Compagnie de'Art Brut because he "wanted to discover art that addresses itself to the spirit, not to our eyes." And as to my absence from this blog...there is just too much gardening to do! I'm sorry, but it will not wait. It may be slim now and then, but I will continue to blog.
|Karl Bielik Pram|
Just some artists I've been looking at lately. The world of Pinterest has opened my knowledge of artists more than I could have imagined. I have many pins of artists, studios, and sketchbooks over there.
Remember the post I did on French ceramicist Cecile Deladier back in January? Well, here she is again, with more work. I saw her featured on Remodelista, here, and here, and I was struck by how wonderfully she understands flowers. That's what makes her vases so perfect. She obviously loves to give flowers and plants something to accentuate their unique beauty. I also like the tenderness of her forms. I've been gardening like crazy since we returned from Italy. No time for anything else right now. It's amazing what a few weeks away in the middle of May will do to your garden. Havoc! So that must be why I am so drawn to these vessels. Also, I am taking a break from making ceramics because my teacher had a baby and is moving house (good excuses!) so we will start back up again in September. I miss working with clay so much.