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A home bursting with joy is something you can feel the instant you walk in the door. But what is it that makes a home joyful? Check out these Houzz suggestions, then see some art suggestions to generate joy.
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Fine art for your walls by artists left: Hyunmee Lee. Right: Helen Frankenthaler.
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Left: Drawing by Jan Kirstein. Top right: painting/drawing by Lingmu Meizhi. Bottom left: Painting by Hyunmee Lee.
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Painting by Elke Trittle.
Art by Stephan Leberloa.
Painting by Robert Rauschenberg
Ode to a Skylark
Hail to thee, blithe spirit–
Bird thou never wert–
That from heaven or near it
Pourest thy full heart
In profuse strains of unpremeditated art.
Collage by Jane Cornwell
Higher still and higher
From the earth thou springest,
Like a cloud of fire;
The blue deep thou wingest,
And singing still dost soar and soaring ever singest.
In the golden lightning
Of the sunken sun,
O’er which clouds are brightening,
Thou dost float and run,
Like an unbodied joy whose race is just begun.
Collage by Hildy Maze
The pale purple even
Melts around thy flight;
Like a star of heaven,
In the broad daylight
Thou art unseen, but yet I hear thy shrill delight.
All the earth and air
With thy voice is loud,
As, when night is bare,
From one lonely cloud
The moon rains out her beams, and heaven is overflowed.
Painting by Joyce Stratton
What thou art we know not;
What is most like thee?
From rainbow-clouds there flow not
Drops so bright to see
As from thy presence showers a rain of melody:–
Painting by Hildy Maze
Like a poet hidden
In the light of thought;
Singing hymns unbidden,
Till the world is wrought
To sympathy with hopes and fears it heeded not.
Teach us, sprite or bird,
What sweet thoughts are thine:
I have never heard
Praise of love or wine
That panted forth a flood of rapture so divine.
Or triumphal chaunt,
Matched with thine, would be all
But an empty vaunt–
A thing wherein we feel there is some hidden want.
What objects are the fountains
Of thy happy strain?
What fields, or waves, or mountains?
What shapes of sky or plain?
What love of thine own kind? what ignorance of pain?
Teach me half the gladness
That thy brain must know,
Such harmonious madness
From my lips would flow,
The world should listen then, as I am listening now!
These images are all from the Art Journal- Expression Through Abstraction
80 x 80 cm
Anna Hryniewicz draws us into her colour fields by her vigorous, dramatic and energetic painting. I want to live in these colourscapes – whether they be landscape, mindscape, or heartscape. Once we had to travel to immerse ourselves in the experience of other visual art traditions; now the vibrancy of other traditions comes to us in the guise of an incoming generation of artists from other parts of the globe. Anna Hryniewicz is part of this new force which will invigorate and augment visual art culture on this island, in particular the practice of abstract painting.
Magda Snarska on the work of Anna Hryniewicz:
… The works of Anna Hryniewicz result from artistic considerations of the light problem in the picture. In her abstract compositions she makes an unusual record of light which constitutes a synthesis of her personal experiences. With great patience and inquiring mind she creates colorful compositions and in this way she presents her emotional and visual feelings by means of painting. The intensification of such a mature artistic ‘translation’ comes from the clear composing of colorful ranges in which the author moves with natural grace and intuition. Spontaneity of painting expression, deep sensitivity as well as humbleness in arriving at interesting solutions all determine the values of this painting. The meeting with her pictures is a journey through extraordinary lit up remote parts created on canvas thanks to great sensitivity and imagination of the author…’
I create art that resonates with my life and I hope it brings emotional experience that others will recognise in their own existence. As I struggle with life’s difficulties, loss, and defining who I am in the world I try to capture moments in time. This is how I feel the real beauty and flavour of life.
I have been painting abstract art since I obtained my MA in Fine Arts in 2004. But I have loved and leaned towards abstract ever since I can remember.
I create works that are about colour and line, I explore surface in search of light, gesture, space and motion. I have an open and dynamic practice, which doesn’t have a formula, it’s all about experimenting and looking for interesting solutions. Once I begin to paint the original idea evolves in unexpected way through a messy, intuitive process of collecting marks, traces lines and overpainted surfaces.
When I start painting I step into the “unknown” to discover something new, that I cannot plan beforehand. I am constantly looking for lines and colours that create evocative, emotional image. I draw and paint over until I feel the work is complete. Each piece becomes very personal and evolves through “chaos”, with marks and traces of the previous layer. I carefully decide which of them will stay, and which will go in order to let others exist.
Anna Hryniewicz born 1975 in Wroclaw, Poland.
Graduated with distinction from Wroclaw School of Music (Piano Performance);
and University in Poland (Art Education, Painting) and in 2004 received Masters in Fine Arts with distinction.
Alongside my painting work, from 2000 to 2007 I was a graphic designer in multimedia companies, and illustrator for children magazines, and a teacher of art and music.
I moved to Ireland in 2007 and until 2010 I worked with preschool children running creative art activities. From 2011 to 2015 I ran art sessions for adults and children with disabilities in Dublin.
But first and foremost I am a painter.
I was shortlisted for the Winner Prize Award in RUA RED 2015 Winter Open Show in Dublin, and my works can be found in private collections in Ireland, the UK and Poland, as well as in OPW Ireland’s public collection.
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