Woman in Blue (Michael Newberry, 1981)

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Submitted by Newberry on Wed, 2005-11-30 11:35
Woman in Blue (Michael Newberry, 1981)

Michael Newberry's "Woman in Blue", 1981.


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Thanks Olivia! Yes, I was

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Thanks Olivia! Yes, I was studying Vermeer a lot then, while I was living in Holland. When I would run into trouble with the painting I would hop onto the tram, ride 10 minutes to the Maurits House in The Hague, and check out his original Girl with the Pearl Earring

http://www.michaelnewberry.com/art/fig/pw/winbfaceE.jpg

BTW, my tribute to Vermeer is on the table next to her.

http://www.michaelnewberry.com/art/fig/pw/winbbookE.jpg

 

Michael

 

 

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Mark: "I remain suspicious

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Mark: "I remain suspicious of you Michael, for all those grounds on which we have crossed swords in the past, most importantly honour amongst friends..."

Silly man, I have been using a toothpick. Smiling

"...but I do recognise greatness, and that these are that.
The Writer and Artist particularly is powerful, and would be a joy to have on any wall. Well done, the world is a better place for your painting. And I love the Ayn, upper left"

That was a wonderful thing to say, unfortunately you had to mar it by stating that I am not honorable with my friends. I doubt you will find a friend of mine to agree with you. I will gladly take the compliment, but you can keep the b.s.

Michael

 

 

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Michael...

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I love the Woman in Blue.... the details of her bones and the light on her skin is just beautiful, and very Vermeer.

Yo the man!
Smiling

"Do not go gentle into that good night
Rage, rage against the dying of the light."

I remain suspicious of you

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I remain suspicious of you Michael, for all those grounds on which we have crossed swords in the past, most importantly honour amongst friends, but I do recognise greatness, and that these are that.

 

The Writer and Artist particularly is powerful, and would be a joy to have on any wall.  Well done, the world is a better place for your painting. And I love the Ayn, upper left.

Last week I was in Los

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Last week I was in Los Angeles, repairing a painting from 1982 (it is 26 years old!) which had been damaged in an earthquake. A Writer and an Artist. The owner, Gordon Ecker, has won an Academy Award for sound production, nominated for AA ten times, did sound for over 90 films, and worked with such people as Speilberg. There was a little celebration party, and I shared with them that I did a series of realist, life sized works at this time. Another one of which was Woman in Blue.

My education was postmodern in the late 70's, but I wanted to develop large realistic works. Especially after reading Rand, I simply said "fuck it" to the B.S. of the contemporary art world and developed my skills that I loved so much in Monet, Rembrandt, and Vermeer. 
In A Writer and an Artist, the woman is dutch woman, Lynia Saayer, and the man, is Robert Mechielsen, an exceptional architect living in California.

My little hat tip to Rand can be seen in the portrait on the wall (upper left).

Anyway, I told someone at the party about Woman in Blue and promised to send a link to her, and I found her here after a googel search...cool! BTW, the woman posing for this is Jette vonder Mije, she is a soap opera star in Holland now. 

Here is a better image: 

 

I hope you enjoy my reminiscing about two of my past works.

Michael

 

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