Thursday 21 October 2010

Art for Art's Sake

I love the circular nature of art.

In December we visited the Magritte museum here in Brussels, and I gained a lot of insight into this man's mind, whom I had only known previously for a hat, an apple and a pipe (or not a pipe, if you prefer).

In July, during the National Day celebrations, we witnessed a group of drama students interpreting Magritte and his work. My talented fiance took a photograph which subsequently inspired me to make this album (during the super-rainy August we had). But I knew there was more. I just had to wait for it to come out.

And this is what came out:

A tribute to Magritte, to Brussels, to Belgium, to art. Here are the 'don't be afraid' splodges:

 I used bubble wrap and a plastic cup to imprint the patterns on the canvas. And added some French newspaper and raindrops.
 I cut out the words with the Cricut, purely because I got to choose my exact font that way.

And there you go. That's my homage to Magritte. 


  1. OOH that is lovely, I like the colours, they all go so well together. Love the way the little splodges of paint look so fluid and natural.. great font as well.

  2. I've scrolled up and down several times looking at this and taking in all the details. There is so much to see!

  3. I came back because I meant to say thank you for your lovely comment about my writing the other day and for today's one about the dogs - my son said the Westie looked like a rat and the bulldog like a rat that had let itself go!

  4. This is GREAT!! Love the splotges!! This is very artistic!! I must show my dd!! Thanks so much for sharing it!!

  5. I love the textures and the little bits of subtle bling! :)

  6. This is just amazing, such fabulous texture and colour .. love the raindrops and newspaper on it .. you've got such great talent

  7. Oh look at that texture! Just so strokable. Love this.

  8. that photo is quite inspirational... very nice use of paint i see... arty...