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Monday, October 28, 2013

Inspired by Pablo Picasso Collection Honored to be Selected in Saatchi online Inspired by Picasso Collection.

Pure Luck by Rizwana Mundewadi
 Inspired by Picasso Collection,Pablo Picasso, I am so honored to be a part of this prestigious online art collection compiled by Rebecca Wilson Director at Saatchi Art Gallery London for choosing my work, " Pure Luck White Chrysanthemums".
Pablo Picasso the father  of cubism, the first abstract art in form of cubism style. A visual language of squares representing an image. It is a fact that Picasso depicted three dimensional objects into a two dimensional but he never progressed to make total abstract works, so strong was his upbringing and thought processes ingrained in his psyche about figurative art.
He had brought a tremendous change into art after the impressionists and the fauvists .
Born October 25, 1881 Malaga Spain
Died April 8, 1973 Lougins France
Since childhood Pablo was fascinated with drawing geometric forms and shapes.He continued painting even without earning enough to support him form his art,  and Picasso "was the boy-genius who had grown disinterested in classical art"
The famous Blue period where all his works dominated with color blue. A more sentimental and emotional works brought forward this blue period and he was deeply affected by the death of his close friend Casagemas.A series of paintings depicting his emotional state of shock and depression, the blue period, after which began the pink period, the prominence of the color pink, the rose period which lasted till the end of cubist period.
"he simply enjoyed to imitate other artists,just like an actor, to occasionally emulate the styles of other artists,"
Cubism is not just an art style it marked the entry of a new style of abstract art by Picasso.
Picasso's the rose period is of greater importance in art history. Started 1904 a more optimistic style and positive brighter colors used in works during the Rose Period.
While the blue period depicts sorrow and mourning, the rose period depict acceptance and a life of its own. The art pieces became more abstract subjects and characters in his works could not be specified as a person.
He continued to explore expressionism combined with classicism along this rose period. The most expensive painting from May 2004 to June 2006 was "Boy with Pipe" The Harlequin period where picasso inspired by circus artists 19th century.  He continued to make figurative art but not keeping this as his prominent style.According to some he did "adapt his style to the wishes of his potential buyers, balancing artistic with commercial needs".
Picasso Black Period 1906 to 1907 where he was influenced by African art, a series of drawings, paintings and wood carvings.
One of the reason for Picasso interest in African Totem Art was the element of exorcism, he identified with.His friend Alice Toklas summed this up when she first saw "Demoiselles" as "painful and beautiful..and oppressive but imprisoned" which sums up how Picasso felt during the black period during which he was caught between commercial interests and artistic interests.
Picasso didn't so much faucet objects like Georges Braques,but used the geometry of Braques',to create an style that was pure abstract combined with Braques'cubism  style.
Untitled -Diamond, small sacred geometry cubism painting

Spiritual Gateway, Year 2000 symbolic large oil painting on canvas framed and varnished , ready to hang

Sophistication , big sized spiritual abstract cubism oil painting on paper

Untitled - Faith  small water color on paper 

Opening of the Third Eye, year 2005 small oil on paper

"Transition" large size Spiritual Geometry abstarct oil on oil sketch  paper

Universal Love , big oil painting on Hand made paper

Vase of Contentment medium sized oil on Paper, Year 2002

Perfection in Octad large size oil on canvas Varnished

The View Year 2002,big  Cubism abstarct painting oil on canvas

Compassion Love,small  Reiki symbol healing painting in Pink by  Rizwana Mundewadi

Untitled Abstract Portrait Imprint Technique, oil on A4 size paper

Untitled sacred Geometry small painting on oil sketch paper

"The Triangle" Cubism Painting on Paper by Rizwana Year 2006

Innocent Happiness Feng Shui Painting on Oil Sketch Paper

"Possessions" cubism abstract Oil on Canvas Framed varnished ready to hang painting Year 2000
Destiny, Sacred Geometry Cubism Painting by Rizwana Year 2005
Divine Balance year 2012 medium sized oil on paper

History of art continues with new artists entering this journey, the emerging ones  who  paint, express, combine styles or follow old masters, I have begun this beautiful journey unknowingly , what the future holds, what is the history behind selecting the  symbols, the , why do I love shapes, sacredness of the circle, royalness and representation of art and sacred geometry,feng shui and symbolism, color symbolism, representational art, expressionism, the total pure abstracts, My Green Tara,
My Green Tara Symbolic Figurative Canvas Painting
a figurative abstract painting,year 2012,   a deep pause, .......looking into the past helps so much to understand and with so many answers to the n number of questions and curious  exclamations in my mind and heart.
The journey continues to excite me , and enough creative inspirations to paint for, so much to  paint so little time! the mind is bombarded continuously with ideas, colors, longing for the fresh "fragrance" of oils and raw canvas, the most beautiful feeling in front of the bare canvas, a mystery to unfold...reading on Sufism, since the past year, maybe some fresh work inspired by Sufism would follow..I still don't know what and when the canvas will come to life  with vibrant energy!

While on this spiritual journey of The Red Pilgrim, as I continue to paint healing art...I wish to make simple colorful understandable art, art that heals.  
you can buy paintings form my website, shipping is free.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Red Pilgrim symbolic abstract self portrait Selected for Next Showdown at saatchionline

The Red Pilgrim Mrs Rizwana A.Mundewadi
Online Blogging began with a simple way to express my works, share my paintings, but this has made my life  magical. Thank you Google for this opportunity to all Bloggers.
The Red Pilgrim has been still continuing to inspire me, from different points of view, while I see this as a simple image of the  lady in red, there is such strong symbolism attached with this artwork. I am awestruck with her beauty and innocence, simplicity and spiritual appeal. The best part is I painted the work first and then after years started to find explanations for this !
While this beautiful day has come up with a chance to project my work among great artists, its an honor to be selected by The Saatchi Online Art Gallery , as a part of The Picasso Collection.

The next showdown at Saatchionline gallery , Painted Faces was what made me think, I do not do portraits, faces, and thinking, this beautiful baby is a part of the next showdown at saatchionline. among so many artists who have joined, I wish them all Luck.

While on this spiritual journey of The Red Pilgrim, as I continue to paint healing art…I wish to make simple colorful understandable art, art that heals.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Photographing Art Products and Models Simple Kit for Photographers to make your art and Products look attractive and Appealing

Photographing art, models, products most of the time now we know in the best photographs , it all depends upon the right way to photograph. While we buy good quality high resolution digital cameras we hardly pay attention to the background which really matters a lot in the end result of the success of your photograph. We can at home photograph our products and art easily using a black muslin backdrop cloth or with an easy kit available online on photography material websites with 32 inch umbrella lighting kit with 10 feet telescopic background support and three 9 feet backdrops. 
Black, a dark color brings out the beauty of any product and also is easy to highlight the product with proper lighting.  A good 20 feet ( L) x 10 feet (W). Ideal for any portrait, costume, product photography, large object photography, the black muslin cloth backdrop is good for photographers. This one is very essential for professional photographers,  a must for their profession.
Black color is great to highlight any products and it brings out the beauty in the product. An important tip while selecting a cloth for photographing your art is that to look carefully and see the cloth has no stitching lines as this shows in the high resolution photograph.
The black backdrop muslin cloth when laid properly on a metal stand makes a beautiful contrasting backdrop for any object or art. While taking photographs of models the simple black backdrop brings out the total focus on the live model and covers the other objects and colors fighting for attention in the surrounding environment.
Gem Stone Jewellery Photograph
The assembled photography kit available at many online websites having different backdrop curtains highlight your art and models as well as objects and creates a good portfolio photographing very easy. Now with most sales online we really need good photographs to sell our goods and art pieces. Digital images of high resolution photographed judiciously using proper lighting and backdrop sure effects the sales of your products.
photographing goods for online sales
The backdrop material needs to be soft, non reflecting and seamless. Umbrellas are an important part of photographing your art and objects as they help to focus light in proper perspective and avoid shadows on the final image. A good quality umbrella along with tripod has good adjustable stands as well as locking arrangements to keep the umbrella in one position for photographing the objects displayed.
photographing jewellery
Photo reflectors also are an important part of good photography. 5 in 1 foldable photo light reflectors are another important photography kit accessory needed to click great photographs of art. They help to focus light and also avoid shadows by creating a glow on the final object to be photographed.  This  kit is not only helpful for professional model photography and art photography but also for websites who sell products online, like jewellery, containers, ceramic goods, gemstones jewellery, car, and just about anything can be easily uploaded online with good quality images.
Buying a complete photography kit once helps for years to create beautiful photographs and make good quality portfolios. A must for professional photographers this kit and  products are also needed by online selling websites to upload great good quality images of their goods.  A very profitable investment.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

White and Black the Magic of Simple Black and White Paintings Drawings Symbolism in White and Black

White and Black , only two colors, simple black and white pencil drawings, pen drawings and sketches have a beauty of their own. Not only does making sketches and drawings require refined hand control but also a lot of experience and though I am not very good at this during the process of understanding  myself there have come up a few good drawings and pencil skecthes.
Be it a process of personal discovery, a process of emerging with personal style or a soul searching pathway towards the spiritual path of enlightenment, these simple drawings have a beauty and simplicity of their own.
White of the original paper, the emptiness that emerges as form when it is touched by black pencil or charcoal, is just like giving life to the lifeless emptiness of the white. The paper itself on no value just emerges as an prized piece of art when touched by the artist. While portrait artists do loads of hard work in getting the portrait drawing right the effort really works magic, catching the expressions on face, the eyes, on paper with such a limited palette, white and black.
White and black two very very powerful colors in the whole color filed have immense symbolism.  As in feng shui we see these  two colors having strong powerful energy of the Yin and the Yang. The universal Tibetan Tao symbol of Yin and Yang, seen around the globe in so many different forms,  is a sure great example of this white and black color symbolism. Black represents Yin , passive, negative, downward energy force. The other color white represent active, upward growth ,  white with its aura of beauty and peace sure is enough to bring in lots of positive energy.
Good luck Ship of Prosperity Pencil Drawing on Paper by Rizwana

Spiritual Habitat Pencil Drawing

Prized Possessions Pencil drawing Series by rizwana

Prized Possessions Pencil drawing Series by rizwana

Prized Possessions Pencil drawing Series by rizwana

Trans Connection with Guides, a spiritual pen drawing by Razarts

Trans Connection with Guides, a spiritual pen drawing by Razarts

Meerabai Eternal pen Drawing Series

Spiritual Symbolic Pencil Sketch

Symbolic Pen drawing on Paper

Pencil drawing white and black on paper

Pencil Drawing on paper
Pencil Drawing on paper

Enchanting Kerala pencil drawing
Pen Drawing Mira Bai Eternal
Water color white and black painting
Pencil drawings, pencil sketches are what every artist does try at sometime or other  of their career, maybe a process of learning art or trying different styles in painting to discover their signature style. 
Pencil sketches and pen drawings also sell fast as they are reasonably priced and affordable.
Charcoal drawings give freedom to express with this simple medium  of limited palette and white along with black brings out  the hidden beauty on the paper.
Simple drawing on paper
While artists specializing in drawings and sketches churn out very refined pencil artworks this is more than quite difficult as seen to the eye. Some tips for drawing neatly with pencil - 1)keep an good eraser and white muslin cloth handy  to erase any mistakes in drawings.2)  Keep your  hand steady a big ruler or stick helps here or keep a box or table edge,  for supporting your hand so that your hand does not touch the drawed  part.3) Practice Practice and Practice,pencil sketches portraits and drawings need lots of practice.
Pencil drawing on paper  white and black
While drawing pencil sketches one has to be very very careful as the black of lead charcoal may spoil the whole artwork. So many different numbers of pencils are used in making pencil drawings and artworks and each with its size brings out a different look to the drawings. Shading is an important part of every drawing as it provides the much needed texture to the white and black art.
There are some artists who make huge pencil charcoal works done on large papers, and the spiritual works look great when framed. When hung on any colored walls or white walls they sure bring another magical level of serenity and aura to the place.
While on this spiritual journey of The Red Pilgrim, as I continue to paint healing art...I wish to make simple colorful understandable art, art that heals.
You can buy paintings from my website shipping is free.

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