jeudi 12 avril 2018

L'univers de Bob Bartlett

C'est un peintre américain. A voir le décor où il réside, au bord de la mer, dans une ile, on le sent intégré à la nature, plus : à la mer.

à l'intérieur de la maison, forcément, des personnages féminins

pareil sur la plage

quand on vit sur la mer, on regarde la mer

on scrute le souffle des baleines

elle souffle !

et en dépeçant, on a des surprises !

on fait du bateau sur les vagues :

il faut bien vivre : on expose :

vous aimez ?

"Bo Bartlett is an American realist with a modernist vision. His paintings are well within the tradition of American realism as defined by artists such as Thomas Eakins and Andrew Wyeth. Like these artists, Bartlett looks at America’s heart—its land and its people—and describes the beauty he finds in everyday life. His paintings celebrate the underlying epic nature of the commonplace and the personal significance of the extraordinary.

"Bartlett was educated at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where realist principles must be grasped before modernist ventures are encouraged. He pushes the boundaries of the realist tradition with his multilayered imagery. Life, death, passage, memory, and confrontation coexist easily in his world. Family and friends are the cast of characters that appear in his dreamlike narrative works. Although the scenes are set around his childhood home in Georgia, his island summer home in Maine, his home in Pennsylvania or the surroundings of his studio and residence in Washington state, they represent a deeper, mythical concept of the archetypal, universal home."