Monday, February 02, 2009

Must Checko El Groupo.

A happy recommendation today to check out the El Groupo photos of Walt's goodwill trip to South America on Google's Life photos search here. There are four pages of photos to sift through, all of which are wonderful.
The collection highlights a lot of work by Mary & Lee Blair as well as some really nice Herb Ryman paintings.
As an artist, the greatest thing for me (being such huge fans of these remarkable artists) is that a lot of the photos capture the subject in which you see painted by one or more of the artists. A great compare and contrast to learn more about their style, how they saw objects, and their composition. Just a fascinating tour all around. How lucky to be able to roam around new places with a sketchbook, watercolors, and some fantastic artists in your company. Don't miss it!


Major Pepperidge said...

I worked with a guy who knew Lee and Mary Blair personally (Lee even went to his wedding), he was full of good stories.

Don't these pictures make you wish that you could have joined El Groupo??

Tinker Bell said...

That's so great! I'm such a huge fan of them both. Amazing work.

And I couldn't agree more. In fact, they inspired me to pull out the watercolors this week. I can't be in South America in 1941, but I can pretend for a bit! :)