N. C. Wyeth, self-portrait, 1940
Newell Convers Wyeth (October 22, 1882 – October 19, 1945), known as N.C. Wyeth, was an American artist and illustrator. He was the pupil of artist Howard Pyle and became one of America’s greatest illustrators. During his lifetime, Wyeth created over 3,000 paintings and illustrated 112 books, 25 of them for Scribner’s, the Scribner Classics, which is the work for which he is best known. The first of these, Treasure Island, was one of his masterpieces and the proceeds paid for his studio. Wyeth was a realist painter just as the camera and photography began to compete with his craft. Sometimes seen as melodramatic, his illustrations were designed to be understood quickly. Wyeth, who was both a painter and an illustrator, understood the difference, and said in 1908, “Painting and illustration cannot be mixed – one cannot merge from one into the other.”
“Cousin Mary” by Al Johnson Art 2014
20″ x 7.5″ mixed media on Masonite
private collection, inspired by John Coltrane
Expressionism corresponds to a basic need: to express themselves and communicate in their own language and chromaticity, in its own universe of emotions, thoughts and perceptions. Expressionism is an outward effort to explain the world and to understand himself in it. Expressionism is as Jazz a sense of the zeitgeist. For this reason, Expressionism will never be out of fashion, but sometimes more, sometimes less popular.
The New York artist Al Johnson describes himself as an Expressionist, rightly. And he has a visual language that speaks of joy of life, colorful visions and vestigial roots.
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A colorful fireworks display over the Olympic Stadium for the opening of 22 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi / Russia. 88 nations taking part. Some leaders do not come and others send only one representative. With over 33 billion euros it costs are the most expensive Winter Olympics ever. Ahead there were many inconsistencies and arbitrage in connection with political prisoners, organizations and groups. This should probably have been the reason why the song “Not Gonna Get Us” from the girl band t.A.T.u. was played for the invasion of the Russian team.