Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday Inspiration: Turner, Monet, and Twombly

This week I want to travel to Liverpool to visit Tate Liverpool to see the exhibit Turner, Monet, and Twombly: Later Paintings

Here is a short video about the exhibit with director Mike Leigh, artist Fiona Rae, and Tate director Nicholas Serota. From this video two quotes caught my imagination...

"I took it for granted all the discoveries that the Impressionists made about how a painting can be" ~ Fiona Rae

"You give these paintings time, they will start speaking to you" ~Nicholas Serota

Do paintings speak to you?


Lisa Mende Design said...

i just found you through PVE and love your work!

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Hi and Welcome Lisa! I am glad you stopped by :)

Things That Inspire said...

I remember the first time I saw a Twombly painting - in the Tate Gallery - it truly spoke to me (actually, I think it was the Four Seasons series) and has stayed with me ever since.

= Holly

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Hi Holly,

I too can remember the first time I saw a Twombly painting (at the Menil in Houston, TX), it was magical, I was surprised that so much emotion could be conveyed with muted colors and lines.