Nicolette, Kim Rempel
Danae, Gustav Klimt
Snow Clouds, Frank Carmichael, Group of Seven
Kneeling female in orange-red dress, Egon Schiele
Frau mit totem Kind, Kathe Kollwitz
Widows and orphans, Kathe Kollwitz
One blog I belong to (Daily Painters International Art Gallery) requested a special entry to celebrate International Artists Day so I posted a piece I did a few years back, "Nicolette", inspired by the work of Gustav Klimt. I have so many artists who take my breath away, and favourite pictures that move my soul that I thought I would take this opportunity to share a tiny sampling. Above is Klimt's glorious "Danae" and I found an absolutely lovely, elegant slide show of the artist and his works here. It REALLY is worth a look. The reproductions fairly shimmer. I had the good fortune to see his work in person at an exhibit in Ottawa and...wow. But then again there is also the strong, fabulous Group of Seven, Egon Schiele, Kathe Kollwitz (man could she draw - and bring me to tears), and the list goes on... I hope you enjoy looking at these pictures. What are your favourites?