14 November 2009

Beethoven painting + link to larger images

Here's a link to my art website www.wroberts.com.au showing the recent LVB9 painting/installation.
The images are larger and sharper.
It's kind of a curious synchronicity, that the painting (LVB9) and the movie In Search of Beethoven were composed/released within months of each other. The artwork LVB9 was completed approx 4-6 months beforehand, and i had no idea a major film about Beethoven was about to be released at any stage during the time i was working on this piece.
The movie In Search of Beethoven has received rave pre-release reviews in the media (one paper awarding it a 10/10 within the past week or so. Almost all reviews i've seen have been positive.

12 comments:

Nick said...

You operate on a stratospheric frequency that could be receiving transmissions from the beyond....perhaps the Sublime One made contact! (I'm only half-kidding)

Nick said...

And I'll be looking for the film. Also, Michael Lawrence's Bach film will be coming out soon. (I'd like to state here for the record that I thought "Amadeus" was a horrendous waste of celluloid, and I have to get the memory of that thing out of mind to enjoy the music!)

wayne said...

Hi Nick,
A film on Bach I'll definitely be on the look-out for!
I totally agree re the movie Amadeus. I came out of that movie with a good deal less respect not only for the movie makers of that, but Amadeus himself! (In search of Mozart reversed that for me) Movies can have a powerful effect that's hard to get out of your system.
The upcoming In search of Beethoven has had rave pre-release reviews across much media here, so I'm expecting something better than other 'celluloid offerings'.
Regarding stratosphere, the Sublime, etc >> glad you qualified those kind words with "..only half-kidding"!!
Take care, best wishes
& sorry about my delayed reply
cheers, Wayne

Catherine said...

Hello Wayne !
Thank you for sharing these images that offer a better examination of your incredible work.
No news about the movie, here in Europe ... Maybe later ...
I just saw one of your watercolors today, in the "Pratique des Arts" French magazine, a special issue dedicated to watercolor.

wayne said...

Hi Catherine!
So sorry for a delay getting back to you .. I have been away in Sydney over Christmas, and before that, getting ready, etc..
I'm very appreciative of your kind words & glad you like the larger pictures of the Beethoven symphony 9 inspired piece LVB9 (on my website) :)
I am not aware of any watercolours of mine in the magazine you mention (Are you sure you didn't mean the L'Art de l'Aquarelle magazine??) Anyhow, thank you again for your kind words. [Btw, imo your figurative drawings (dessins) are superb! And your aquarelles have a beautiful lyrical musical mystical quality..]
Thanx Catherine, and very best wishes for 2010!
Wayne

David Burge said...

Hi Wayne, A belated Happy New Year.
I hope all is well.
This is a beautiful piece Wayne, marvelous and pure. An awesome statement connecting the personal with the universal. The work of a great thinker and artist.
Wishing you the best in 2010!
Dave

wayne said...

Hi David,
Thanks for kind words ... Lately I've been trying to 'get my act together' (Is it a 'new-decade/mid-life confluence plus the rest' kind of thing?? er, maybe :∫ In other words, i'm sorry for a bit of a delay in replying (and even posting(!) this time) your comment.
I've turned to music a lot lately. [I know you're a muso, so you'd understand how that can feed back into visual art.] I've been thinking/trying to combine the two (music/visual art) variously ..

..btw I just checked your blog again >> the watercolours you posted there from 09 are really inspiring. ..a spare poetry of expression ... apt to the medium of watercolour .. like coloured Haiku ..
Happy New Year too, to you & family,
cheers,
Wayne

David Burge said...

Wayne, I know the tug of music oh too well and wish I had twice the time to devote to it.
Thanks for supportive words in regards to the poetic quality of some of my watercolours.
I check in here often.
It's great to see that your son is kickin-arse in his band.

W. K. Moore said...

Hello Wayne.. don't know how I missed the comment button on this one - but I've made the rounds several times. Your installation piece on Ludwig B. bends the eye/ear waves to greater spheres of comprehension. Can't imagine the time it takes to assemble such beauty but it takes no time at all to realize the brilliance. A doorway to another doorway...

wayne said...

Hi Bill, Thank you for checking my blog in your rounds, and i do appreciate your time in coming back repeatedly despite a protracted pause in my posting, and that you found this text-post with its embedded links to larger pics of the LVB9 piece. Thank you for your kind words which mean a lot to me coming from someone such as yourself. Thank you again.
cheers, wayne

Nick said...

Love the pic in the May post - looks like something you might have painted. Did you add the piano key pattern, or was that in the shot? People on the right falling on a cluster chord with a D or D# in the bass. That's out man, like waaaaay out! :) Imagine the artist who would arrange them in a simple C6, heheh. I hope you'll post here more often, but your fascinating contributions on our blogs are jewels of wisdom and always appreciated, Wayne!

wayne said...

Hi Nick, many thanks for your very generous words and interpretation in reference to the Opera House/keys graphic above! Curiously your comment got me to thinking about how i really felt while working on that small graphic comp. And your mentioning of "a cluster chord with a D or D# in the bass" transported me back to the time when i first saw and heard the pipe organ in its concert hall, ..and of the whole experience of the Opera House itself, and of Utzon's visionary design, realized. The "cluster" chords, of which the SOH pipe organ is capable, i've attempted to translate via several simple but bold vertical 'keys'.

..btw.. i simply can't keep pace with your work right now Nick, but do have some pieces in tow. Congrats on your many accomplishments and awards of recent times, and also stretching back over many years now! Thank's for checking in here and thanks again for such generosity of spirit.
May return kindness be much multiplied,
best wishes to you and family,
wayne