Wednesday, July 17, 2013

All Around

First Day of Creation - from the 1493 Nuremberg Chronicle



Something about circles has been so appealing lately, to the point where I included two new paintings of them in my own show that just opened at Quirk Gallery (more on this soon!). I may have to do a bit of meditating on what could be the personal current significance with this particular geometric connection, but for now I wanted to share some artwork by others (from a variety of eras, and that I haven't already posted about before) that focus on a prominent roundness. They are everywhere!

Julio Le Parc

Emil Bisttram

Anne Nowak

Alexander Rodchenko

Naum Gabo

Michelle Tavares

Lena Wolff

Erika Giovanna Klien



  1. Hi, Sara!

    I came across your comment on Ana's blog today, browsed through your outstanding blog, and have decided to follow you. I am dazzled by the colors and the fascinating art exhibited throughout. I appreciate art in all its forms and love your emphasis on vintage and psychedelia. You even posted the album cover of one of my favorite 60s bands, Arthur Lee's Love.

    I find spheres such as those included in this post, aesthetically satisfying. I never heard that 1966 recording of "Circles" and I enjoyed it very much. It brings to mind "I Can Hear the Grass Grow" by The Move.

    In the first post of your new blog you wrote:

    << As I've recently experienced in my personal life, new beginnings (no matter how small and regardless of what nature) are often perfect prescriptions.
    There are so many lovely rounded archways of new doors out there ready to be opened!>>

    With those sage musings in mind, I cordially invite you to explore with me the possibilities of a friendship. I grew up in the 1950s and 60s in York, Pennsylvania, east of the Gettysburg Battlefield. My blog centers around a hangout for teenagers called the Shady Dell and the music and memories of my youth. I encourage you to come over and have a look at what I'm doing these last five years. I would very much enjoy having you as a new friend and follower. Thank you, Sara!

    1. Hello! So nice of you to drop in and comment - will look forward to following you! I don't keep up with updating here nearly as often as I probably should, but I do check in with the blogs of others, and have so far loved all the memories of the past that you've shared! Thank you for writing about it for all of us to catch a meaningful glimpse into it as well, especially those of us too young to ever experience those days firsthand! :)

  2. beautiful pictures :)
    would you like to follow each other?