To be completely honest, its not often that I finish a painting and am happy with it, most of the time I tell myself what would Andy do - don't look back and move onto the next one. That is probably why so many artists find the biggest challenge of creating, is knowing when to stop! But with this piece, I am truly happy at the result. Painting is a journey, one that I rarely appreciated, and with this one I can see that I'm moving somewhere. Improving - not much, but the improvement is there. All this just makes me excited for the future. This is the second piece of the Explanation series - "Consultation" 1.2m X 0.9m acrylics and flashe on cotton canvas. #lolek#yabartstudio#yanoosh#mteden
Belgian Surrealist #ReneMagritte work “Le Primcipe du Plaisir” (The Pleasure Principle), has broken the artist record @sothebys earlier this week at the Impressionist and Modern Art Sale, being sold at $26.8 million with fees (est. $15 million–$20 million)
Le Primcipe du Plaisir was a commissioned work by Surrealist English poet, Edward James. James provided a photograph of himself, taken by Man Ray to Magritte. Magritte rendered the image with great precision, apart from the sitter’s head, which he transformed into a glowing aura of light.
Edward James, a poet and a lifelong collector of art, is particularly remembered for his patronage of Surrealist painters including Salvador Dalí, Leonora Carrington, and Rene Magritte.