Hello friends, How's life? Hope you are enjoying the changing of the seasons. I do so love Fall!
I've been taking the online course - "Studying under the Masters" with Jeanne Oliver and I'm eating up all the information and reveling in the feeling of artistic growth! Along the path of studying, my thoughts were brought back to an artist that I love but never truly researched before - Marie Laurencin.
She was a French painter (1883-1956) and lived in Paris for most of her life. She hung out with other powerful artists of the time including, Pablo Picasso, Jean Metzinger, Albert Gleizes, Robert Delaunay, Henri le Fauconnier and Francis Picabia. She was celebrated as one of the few female Cubist painters. Her style only emulates the elements of Cubism early on and quickly fades after World War 1.
Her style moves toward an ethereal look of soft colors, gentle curving shapes and doe eyed female figures. These resonate a beautiful feminine power and grace - a serenity and grounded energy that I find captivating. I had the pleasure of seeing her work at the Musée de l'Orangerie in Paris when I was there in 2012. I feel deeply in love with her work. What do you think?
One of the most important things I have learned from this online course is to NEVER EVER stop learning about Art. It feeds my soul and is such a wellspring for inspiration and growth.
If you are in a rut, creatively, I encourage you to research a favorite artist, experiment with a medium you've never used before or sign up for an online Art course! Don't give up on your creativity just because you've hit a wall. Find a rope and climb over it! Be open to your potential and trust your path.
All images via here.