Tuesday, September 25, 2012

still life, quick heart: rabbits

untitled                 21st   c.                Andy     MacLEAN

Rabbits                                 1920                              M.    C.      ESCHER
Dutch,        Graphic    Artist            woodcut        print

Still     Life     with     Fruit,     Flowers     and     White    Hare  
late - 17th   early - 18th  c.            Esaias    TERWESTEN  
Dutch       Master,             oil      on      canvas

The    Rabbit's     Meal                    1908                      Henri    ROUSSEAU
French,           Post - Impressionist  in  the  Naïve  or   Primitive   manner            The    Barnes    Foundation

 Minke                                     20th    c.                                Bruce    MOORE
American,            conté   crayon   and   crayon   on   paper          Renwick   Gallery,    the   Smithsonian

Summer     Hares           late - 19th -  early - 20th  c.         Bruno     LILJEFORS
Swedish,         oil    on    canvas,          influential    late   19th-   early- 20th    c.    wildlife     painter

The     Bunnies                   20th  c.                      B.   VOUMAN
oil           on         canvas

Rabbits                                  21st     c.                           Mary      SUMNER
English,                      acrylic        on       canvas

 Five    Angora    Rabbits             1898               Theo    van    HOYTEMA
Dutch,              Lithograph    printed    on    chine    applique,           Rijksmuseum    Amsterdam 

Arctic     Hare                 1841              John    James    AUDUBON

 Rabbit,  Lizard  and  Mushroom        19th  or  20th c.         artist unknown  
Tile,   mosaic                        Metropolitan    Museum    of    Art,                      New  York 

Templenoe   Hare   2            2005           Christine   BOWEN

Still   Life   Near   a   Fountain,   detail            1685             Peeter     GYSELS

Hare,  All  Creatures  Great  and  Small               2006               Tanya   LING

Rabbits                                    1920                                Mildred    BENDALL

Winter      Hares                    date    unknown                       Nils      TIRÉN

Rabbits     Feeding              1851             John     Frederick     HERRING,  Sr.

Sleeping    Hare   (Sitting)           21st   c.             Anna     RAVENSCROFT

As in  other "Still Life,  Quick Heart" posts, the artists represent  America,  Britain, Holland, Sweden, to name a few.   Spanning the 17th through the 21st centuries, multiple media are also represented, as are well-known artists such as M. C. Escher,  Henri Rousseau,   John James Audubon, and Dutch Master, Peeter Gysels.   
Many thanks, as always, to "Still  Life,  Quick  Heart" for all images and inspiration!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Red Rooms: Brick + Rust + Terra Cotta

How     would     you    describe     these     reds ? 
" glowing . . . spicy . . . rich . . . earthy . . . cognac . . . clay . . . adobe "  - perhaps ?

T E R R A     C O T T A     (Italian   for   "baked   earth")    tends   to    include   more  orange    and    brown    than    any    other    red.     It's    synonymous    with     words     like     "amber,"      "ginger,"     and     "russet." 

 B R I C K      tends    towards   darker,    brownish - red.    Words   used   to   describe  BRICK   include :    "burnished,"     "burnt sienna,   and    "mahogany."

R U S T      falls    into    a    similar   category   as   BRICK,    a  "reddish - brown"  or  "bittersweet"   or   "russet,"    but    has    less    red    than    BRICK.
Farrow     and     Ball's             "RED      EARTH"                64

Farrow    and    Ball's              "LOGGIA"               232
"This     shade     of     Tuscan     red    [is]    warm     and     open     and     down - to - earth,    with  a  little  patina.     I'm off to Italy to tour villas and gardens in the lakes region, and Loggia evokes all things alfresco — tall cypresses, umbrella pines, terracotta rooftops, limoncello on ice in the late afternoon..."       -  Charlotte   Moss

Farrow   and   Ball's         "TERRE     d'EGYPTE"          247,
is   a   terra  cotta    with    lots    of    orange   and   brown.       Colors    in    the    following    photos,    however,     gradually    shift    more    towards    red    and    less   towards     brown.     Several    overlap    with    the    salmons   and   corals   described   in   recent   posts.

Benjamin    Moore's            "PILGRIMAGE    FOLIAGE"              2175 - 20

Pratt     and    Lambert's               "TERRA       COTTA"               5 - 14
Designer     Steven     Gambrel     recommends     this     color 
“ for     the     inside     of     cabinets. ”   –  Domino Magazine

Sherwin     Williams'                "EMOTIONAL"                  SW6621
"I think it's funny they named this "Emotional," because color in general is so emotional — scientists are always doing these studies about what a red room or a blue room does to you.        This    is    a    brick    orange    that    feels     energetic,      confident,     and     protective   —   no mental health therapy required here! I thought this small coatroom needed a strong color to make it an individual space of its own, not just an afterthought. It seemed slightly risky to use it, which might be why I liked it so much."        -  Thomas   Jayne

Farrow  and  Ball's        "CHARLOTTE'S    LOCKS"         268
"It's new and a little different —  not    quite    orange    and    not    quite    red.      More     of     a     persimmon.       It feels warm and inviting when you come in from the cold, and if there's a little mess in the mudroom, you don't notice because you're so surprised by this    rich,    exciting    color .     We even painted the moldings and doors to make it more intense."       -   John   Barman

Valspar's           "FIRE    ORANGE"          2009 - 7

paint color unknown

Sherwin   Williams'            "FIRED     BRICK            SW6335

Benjamin    Moore's          "DARK     SALMON"        2009 - 30


Benjamin    Moore's          "TUCSON      RED"           1300
(above)    is   a    long - time    favorite   brick - red,   as   well   as   one   of    
Benjamin    Moore's     own     " Top    Five    Reds. "

Farrow    and    Ball's           "PICTURE      GALLERY      RED"            42
"I painted this   rich,   exotic   red   right onto rough plaster walls in a bathroom and added Moroccan tile to create a Moorish fantasy that automatically makes you want to shed your clothing and plunge into a delicious rose petal-scented bath. A bathroom should be at least the second sexiest spot in your house, and this color will get you into just the right mood." - Martyn Lawrence - Bullard

Farrow     and     Ball's              "ETRUSCAN       RED"                  56       (above)

“This reminds me of those wonderful neoclassical rooms by Karl Friedrich Schinkel in Berlin or Robert Adam in England.      It    has    an    excitement    that    straight    brown   doesn’t    have    because    of    that    hint    of    red,   and  I  love  red.    I  would  glaze it  for  extra  depth  and  do  the  woodwork  in  faux  stone.     Bring    in    a    little    gold,     a    deep    green.      Modern furniture on bare wood floors with a Greek vase in the middle.
–    David     Easton     on    ETRUSCAN   RED

"This color envelops you, quietly penetrating like a deep massage. You can relax and regroup, physically and emotionally, until you regain your strength. It's the color of the clay pipes made by the indigenous people of our land to communicate with the creator. It doesn't feel like paint. It feels like mother earth herself." 
-    Kathryn    Scott     on    ETRUSCAN    RED

Farrow   and   Ball's          "EATING    ROOM    RED"              43

Benjamin    Moore's           "SOUTHWEST    POTTERY            048

There   aren't   any   hard - and - fast   rules . . . but   these    tones    have      little -  to  -  no      cool     or     blue     undertones . . . they're      all      warm !

all    designer    quotes    from    House    Beautiful    magazine

PHOTOS:   1., 2. source unknown,    3. , 17.   jeffrey bilhuber,   4. benjamin moore,   5. domino magazine (?)  6.,7., 11., 16.   house beautiful magazine,    8. favorite paint colors blog,    9. lucy interior design,    10.  katie brown,    12. stedila design,   13. interior style design,    14. elle decor,    15. circa interiors
directly      below      a      photo      or      paint      color      sample,
PAINT      COLORS      IN      PHOTOS      ARE      UNKNOWN