Friday, February 1, 2013

Grapes and Pears at Boerne Second Saturday Feb.2013 Artcrawl



Sidney Sinclair
Grapes and Pears

***Featured artist for Feb 2013
Second Saturday in Boerne, TX***

In the early 18oo’s, those following the chiaroscuro influence, (Italian for the play of light and dark) worked through illusionistic shading; defining the illusion of volume on a 2-D canvas. As artists gravitated toward changing principles in pictorial space, they began to fully understand the portrayal of depth in fine art; no longer tied to an archaic “aspective” Egyptian modeling. However, Modernist Masters gained artistic ground in understanding this.  For example, Cezanne “used a strong dark and light side to develop the illusion of volume in figures and fruit (Dunning, pg 143, A History of Spatial Illusion in Painting)   With a mixed bag of painterly swatch applications; including planar separations of color and highlights, still-life objects began to come to “life”.

Sidney Sinclair’s Grapes and Pears presents a simple still-life composition of two prominent produce; the Pear and Grape bunches. Each of equal importance as they reflectively mock each other; battling for prominence from the viewer. Taken simply, Sinclair’s painting alludes to a simple complementary color study- Purple and Yellow, with the vibrant edges of color theory and the push and pull of tone, value, and hue.  However, that aesthetic answer is not as simple as one would guess from Sidney; take a closer look at the shapes, those of the left sided grape cluster and the single pear- echo in a reverse emulation of each other. A playfully mirrored pear shape with rounded bottom and sleek neck, reflected to fit within the organic shape limitations. 

On the right side, two grapes play volley for compositional anchor, balancing out the triad of this arrangement. How can two small ovals kept on the right side peripheral match the impact of the left sided cluster? Sinclair intuitively makes it happen.

With a textbook table-edge horizon line, the soft beige and creamy cloth adds a delicate softness that juxtaposes the hard edges of the still-life elements

© Gabriel Diego Delgado, 2013
J.R. Mooney Galleries



Boerne’s 2nd Saturday

Art and Wine



Choreographed Compositions

“The Dance of the Banal”

 
Wikipedia states a still-life is a: work of art depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which may be either natural (food, flowers, plants, rocks, or shells) or man-made (drinking glasses, books, vases, jewelry, coins, pipes, and so on). 

For February, J.R. Mooney Galleries celebrates this timeless genre with a selection of paintings showcasing a plethora of styles within this variety of painting. Photo-Realism to Abstract to Impressionism captures the essence of the individual artists’ muses. 

Immerse yourself in the infinite depth of Ferenc Tulok’s oil on copper paintings or look for your reflection in wine glasses and bottles of Thomas Arvid’s hyper realism. 

Come experience Boerne’s Second Saturday Art and Wine


What could be more alluring than fabulous fine art, excellent wines and delectable chocolates? Boerne’s Second Saturday Art and WineFebruary 9, 2013 will treat you and your valentine to an unforgettable evening.  Plus, visitors can take advantage of the complementary trolley service to five gallery locations.  Be sure you mark your calendars and plan on attending this FREE event from 4:00 to 8:00 pm.

Who: 
Boerne’s 2nd Saturday Art and Wine

What: 
Free monthly Art Walk at select galleries and art venues throughout Boerne, TX

When:
February 9, 2013, 4:00 – 8:00 PM

Where: 
JR Mooney Galleries of Fine Art: 305 S. Main Street Boerne, TX 78006 830.816.5106

J. R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art, the oldest fine art gallery in Texas (established 1947) specializes in Texas Landscape, Impressionism, and Realism. J.R. Mooney Galleries celebrates the timeless genre of still life painting with a selection of fine art showcasing a plethora of styles within this variety of painting. Photo-Realism to Abstract to Impressionism captures the essence of the individual artists’ muses. Immerse yourself in the infinite depth of Ferenc Tulok’s oil on copper paintings or look for your reflection in wine glasses and bottles of Thomas Arvid’s hyper realism.

For more information and to download a map to all the galleries, go to
www.secondsaturdayartandwine.com,
or call 830.249.1500.  Mark your calendars–don’t miss any of these future dates for Second Saturday Art and Wine:
March 9, April 13 and May 11.

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