THE ART OF MARINE PAINTING —See Page 6 MAY, 1964 todays art THE 1964 GUGGENHEIM AWARDS —See Page 5 TONDO, X, oil on canvas, 62 M: inches in diameter, by Vera Haller (Switzerland). Done entirely in white-and- Kray. Lent by the artist. Photograph Courtesy The Solomon R. Gug genheim Museum, New York City. 532 POYDRAS STREET NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA 70130DIXIE ART SUPPLIES, INC. 532 CHARTRES STREET (French Quarter Branch) NEW ORLEANS 16, LOUISIANA
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THE GUGGENHEIMINTERNATIONAL LARGE NUDE, oil on canvas, 68-%x27/4 inches, by Alberto Giacometti (Switzer- land), winner of the $10,000 GuggenheimAWARD 1964 International Award, 1964. The nude is actually smaller than life and it is a de- caying black corpse rather than a nude. Lent by Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York.by Ralph FahriPhotographs Courtesy The Solomon fl. Guggenheim Museum,Mew York City. TROPIC OF CAPRICOKN, oil on canvas, WW HETHER you climbed up the world-famous spiral ramp 58,4x85 inches, an odd, yet carefullyof the Guggenheim Museum in New York City or took one i executed work by Wifredo Lam (Cuban- born, now living in Italy), winner of aof the half-circular elevators to the top and walked down, $2,500 award. Collection of Sonja Henie and Niels Onstad, Los Angreles.you were hit at every turn, in every odd corner, by paintingsof the Guggenheim International Award Exhibition. Mostof the paintings would be too big for the largest wall in theliving room of the biggest apartment. With few exceptions,they were also striking, often staggering, in color and ve-hement pattern. Several had circular shapes, even concentricstripes, like giant targets on a shooting range; some were three-dimensional with enormous heaps of plaster-paint; others hada perfectly smooth lacquer-finish. Barnett Newman of the United States had a 101 x 12P/4-inch canvas painted all-orange with two straight yellow stripesrunning all the way up—one near the left side, the other nearthe right; the left edge of the canvas was decorated withswirls of white, like waves running vertically. Its title, "TheThird" was of little help. At the request of the artist, thepainting was not considered for an award. William Turnbull of the United Kingdom painted a slightly-curved lemon-yellow strip near the left end of a medium- THANKS. SAM, vinyl paintyellow canvas, 7 4 x 1 0 0 ^ 4 inches, and called it "Mango". on canvas SS^xTBVfe inches,Incomprehensible? Sure, but "Cardiogram of the Cyclops" by by Atsuko Tanaka. Does the title imply that the artist isHeinz Mack of Germany could almost be guessed, and its thankful to Uncle Sam fororiginality was undeniable. One of the truly fascinating having introduced this kind of art to Japan? Lent byworks was "Doctor Livingstone, I Presume" by the Swedish Minami Gallery, Tokyo.artist Oyvind Fahlstrom. Lines, curlicues, spots in black inkon the 93/4 x 8914-inch pure white canvas created the effectof an African jungle with all its dangers and mysteries; per-haps humans and animals lurking, too—one cannot be sure,but this panel had a strange decorative power. Wherever you looked in the museum, you were bound tofeel dizzy from the vibrant, often clashing colors. You metfriends, colleagues and total strangers who exclaimed: "Doesthis mean anything?", "Is this art?", "Isnt this wonderful!","Look at the originality!", "Isnt it dreadful!", "Isnt itridiculous!" Or they just stared and shrugged their shoulders."The artist must have gone blind doing this!" was onepertinent remark. "It sure is big!" was another. But mostvisitors talked in whispers as if awe-stricken by this new world. Is it really a new world? Hasnt this kind of splashinggone on long enough now to look slightly stale? . . . No, actu-ally, this exhibition seemed to prove that there is much true CARDIOGRAM OF THE CYCLOPSself-expression. There are many similarities, of course, as in —and it does look like the title—by Heinz Mack (Germany). Oil on canvas, 49%x43Vi inches. Lent by (Continued on page 12) Galerie Alfred Schmela. Dusseldorf.
FIG. 1 : The Charles W. Morgan, last of FIG. 2: Nantucket Sleigh Ride. One the old blubber-hunters. Courtesy Har- model was employed for the various bour Houxe Restaurant. figures. Courtesy Grand Central Art Galleries.by Kay Crosby FIG. 3: Ghosting In, a. ship emerges from the fog. Courtesy Mr. and Mrs. John Spader.THE ART OF MARINE PAINTING with bare sticks alongside the wharf; I studied photographs An I dont care if its North or South and I learned from Eduoard Stackpole, curator of the Marine The Trades or the China Sea, You paint me a ship as is like a ship Historical Association, that although she had been built as a . . . An thatll do for me. ship, she made most of her voyages as a bark. Armed with C. Fox Smith the facts, I reconstructed the Morgan under sail at the dra- matic moment when a voice from aloft sings out "Thar blows!" The first attempt at painting the whaleboats was not • HE above quotation from a poem entitled "Pictures" has right, so I laid a piece of acetate over that section and re-been the inspiration for my attitude towards marine painting. painted them on it. When I was satisfied with the result, IStrictly speaking, marine paintings are those that concern made the necessary changes on the canvas.themselves only with the sea and ocean. Frederick Waugh was Nantucket Sleigh RiJe is another example of such creativea master at interpreting the many moods of the ocean in a painting. (Fig. 2 ) . The important thing here was to capturedirect, convincing manner. Marine paintings, in this sense, the movement through the water as the boat races down ashould stand on their own feet without such accessories as big swell. The swell should have a feeling of weight and theships, gulls, seamen or, heaven forbid, mermaids. But, as an boat must appear to be IN, not ON the water. To accomplishaccepted fact, any picture dealing with the sea, ships or harbor this, I painted the boat at an angle, drawing the entire hull,scenes is classified as a marine painting. then painting the water up and over the keel and sides. Spume During the summer months, I cruise offshore and visit is shown at the bow and a frothy wake trails off astern, fol-many harbors. I carry a wooden paintbox; salt water causes lowing the form of the swell.tin to rust, aluminum to corrode. The top of the box holdsseveral 12 by 16-inch canvas panels. On the basis of sketchesmade along the way, I make larger, finished paintings in mystudio during the winter. Pictures can be found anywhere,particularly if we exercise the artists creative prerogative ofdesigning, composing, changing the elements of a scene. Manymarine paintings must necessarily be compositions. You could PIG. 4: The Intruder,not, for instance, go out and paint the whaleship Charles W. with a shark underMorgan at sea, because such a ship no longer sails and would the oily slick and a hazy b a c k g r o u n d .not pose for you; but here she is, the last of the old blubber Courtesy S. A. Kron- heimer.hunters, sighting a pod of whales far out in the ocean. (Fig. 1) Paintings of this kind require considerable research. I madevisits to Mystic Seaport where the Charles W. Morgan lays
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LAST JUDGMENT, in- sizes, prices have gone up, too, from the taglio by Ernest Freed, two copper plates printed former 15 or 20 dollars to 40, 50, 75, on one sheet of paper, 100 and 150 dollars a print. These prices received the Henry B. Shope Award of $50. are still reasonable enough compared with the general inflation. One should also realize that prints can- not be dashed off like certain types of modern paintings. An artist must be highly skilled before he can undertake the creation and printing of a complicated piece of graphic arts. A plate, a stone,S.A.G.A.ANNUALby Stuart Hilton TEMPTATION OF ST. AN- THONY, masonite-intaglio byPhotographs Courtesy Associated American Edward Stasacks, won theArtists, Inc., New York City. Teleguide, Sterling Informa- tion Services, Ltd. Purchase Prize of $100.THE Society of American Graphic Art-ists (1083 Fifth Ave., New York 28)held its 45th Annual at the AssociatedAmerican Artists Gallery, 605 Fifth Ave.,N.Y.C. It was the Societys third showwithin one year. In the first, "100 Printsof the Year", members and nonmembers a woodblock, a screen can quickly behad to pass before the same jury of selec- spoiled by even a small mistake. Most oftion. The second was the final appear- the prints in the show were in the con-ance of the S.A.G.A. Overseas Exhibition temporary vein, but much of it wasafter its return from more than two years recognizable and all of it was manifestly travel around the world under the aus- done with gusto.pices of the United States Information Five 100-dollar prizes and five 50-Agency—one of the most successful U.S. dollar prizes were awarded to the fol-exhibitions abroad. The 45th Annual was lowing participants: Adolf Dehn (War- for members only; 122 artists showed one ren Mack Memorial Prize), Chaim Kop- work each. pelman (John B. Turner Prize), Antonio Frasconi (Joseph H. Hirshhorn Prize), Years ago, graphic arts used to be THE ORATOR, lithograph by June C. Wayne, Federico Castellon (American A r t i s t s called black-and-whites, but this has be- received the Edna Pennypacker Stauffer Prize Group Prize), Edward Stasack (Tele- come a misnomer. A great many graphic of $50. guide, Sterling Information Services, Ltd., artists work in color, so that a print Purchase Prize), E d m u n d Casarella show resembles a watercolor exhibition. (Pierce Wetter Memorial Prize), War- Another change is from the small, inti- rington Colescott (Alice Standish Buell mate size to huge prints. Rembrandt, Memorial Prize), Gerson Leiber (Graphic Durer, Goya and other masters of graphic Chemical & Ink Co. Purchase Prize), arts would be stunned if they saw six- June C. W a y n e (Edna Pennypacker foot-high woodcuts. One of the prize- Stauffer Prize) and Ernest Freed (Henry winners in the S.A.G.A. show, Last Judg- B. Shope Prize). The Jury of Awards ment, was made on two copper plates consisted of Leo Katz, Jacob Landau, placed next to each other and printed on Clare Romano, Ansei Uchima, Romas one sheet of paper. Viesulas, and a special jury for the Shope There is much experimentation with Prize: Ferdinand Eiseman, Lorimer Rich, new techniques and materials, such as masonite, collage, the mixing of various Edgar I. Williams, all Fellows of the media. Often only the artist himself or American Institute of Architects. Mr. VOYAGE WEST, intaglio by Chaim Koppelman, herself could possibly tell how certain winner of the John B. Turner Prize of $100. Williams is also President of the Nation- Print goes to Turner Collection of Metropolitan effects had been obtained. With the Museum of Art. al Academy.
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paintings resemble Impressionism and their subjects are occasionally less ornate than what was fashionable in their en- vironment. Now, the American Federa- tion of Arts is circulating a major exhibi- tion, "Tuscany in the Nineteenth Cen- tury"—about 90 pictures by fourteen artists, including G i o v a n n i F a t t o r i , Giuseppe Abbati, Giovanni Boldoni, Vin- cenzo Cabianca, Silvestro Lega, Cristiano Banti, Telemaco Signorini. Fattoris work is featured; much of it is illustrative of military life and historical scenes. None of the paintings in this exhibition is shocking today. On the contrary, in their plush-lined, highly-gilt f r a m e s , they bring back Victorian memories. Father Egidio Guidubaldi, Director of the Tus- can Association of Arts, "Europa Oggi" (Europe Today), has made a tremendous effort at assembling this quiet, nostalgic show with its small, intimate paintings, WALK IN THE RAIN, by Cristiano Banti (Grattacielo Art Center, Livorno), seems old-fashioned to us, but was an objectionable innovation 100 years ago mostly in subdued tones, from many because of its sketchy style. private and public collections. After its initial showing at the AFA Gallery in New York, the show is now on a tour of various museums of the U.S.A. and will also be presented in Japan, India, Pakistan, Iran, Paris, London, Grenoble, Lisbon and Madrid. It is a charming show, unpretentious; it is likely to be popular everywhere. Current Events Baltimore, Md.: Walters Art Gall. Tuesday Lec- ture Lunches: May 5, Roman Mosaics (Anne- BESIDE THE ARNO AT THE CAS- ROCKS AT CASTIGLIONCELLO. by marie Weyl) ; May 12 & 19, The Sassanians CINE PARK, by Giuseppe Abbati (Grat- Vincenxo Cabianca (Grattacielo Art Cen- (Dorothy Miner). tacielo Art Center), was denounced on ter), ridiculed as "European spotmaking" Beloit, Wis.: Theodore L. Wright Art Ctr., B. account of its total lack of fine details. 90 years ago, now strikes us with its College, Masterworks from Permanent Coll. thru Now we consider it similar to Impres- calm monumentality. June 7 ; Non-Christian Religious Art, thru May 10. sionist works done at the time in France. Birmingham, Ala.: B. Mus. of Art, Scandinavian Exh., Festival of Arts, thru May 17 ; Marietta Coleman one-man show, May 18-June 7 ; Ala. Watercol. Soc. Members Exh., May 23-June 12. Boston, Mass.: B. Mus. of Fine Arts, PhotographyTHE MACCHIAIOLI in the Fine Arts IV, 1B2 great contemp. photos. May 21-June 21. Brooklyn, N. Y.: B. Mus., Turner Watercolorsby Martin Harrison from British Mus. thru May 31 ; 14th Ntl Print Show, 165 prints from 30 states, thru Aug. 10.Photographs Courtesy The American Federation of Arts, N.Y.C. Cambridge, Mass.: Fogg Art Mus., 20th C. Master drwgs, thru May 24. the fanatic attacks on Monet, Manet, Chicago, 111.: Art Inst. of C. Ceramics by Juanita IACCHIAIOLI—pronounced mak-ki-a- May, visiting artist at School of Inst., thru May Gauguin, Cezanne and other artists now 10 ; 67th Annual by Artists of C. & Vicinity, thruyoli—is a strange word for most Ameri- so greatly admired in the world. May 31 : Annual of Soc. of Contemp. Amer. Art,cans in more ways than one. In the fall May 8-31. The fact is that most people object to Cleveland, O.: C. Mus. of Art. 46th May Show,of 1862, a group of artists of Tuscany any new idea or movement in art and thru June 14; Contemp. Ptg. & Enamels (Lake-held its first exhibition in Firenze (Flor- wood H.S.) thru June 8; "Texture" (Library that a new generation can hardly com- Art Gall.) thru May 22.ence) and created a sensation—a very prehend the furor of a previous one . . . Clinton, N. J.: Hunterdon Co. Art Ctr. 8th Ntldisagreeable one at that. Members of the Print Exh., thru May 17. because it is already accustomed to the Denver, Colo.: D. Art Mus. "The Indian & thegroup were denounced as "Europeans", past and it is invariably in the midst of West" thru May 17.a derogatory term at a time when patriot- developing frenzied hatred against some- Des Moines, Iowa: D. M. Art Ctr. Iowa Artistsism in Italy excluded any association with Annual thru May 17 ; Fantasy & Ideals, May 22- thing new. Are we ever going to try to June 21 ; Sculp, of Romanesque Cathedral ofother European trends in art. They were understand the present in the light of past Autun, May 22-June 28; "The Tombs: Architecture of Ancient Egypt" Junior Art Mus., thru Sept. 7.also called Macchiaioli, that is, Spot- experiences! Are we ever going to say La Jolla, Cal.: Art Ctr in L. J., Six Painters &Makers, because their paintings seemed that this is new, we dont like it, but, in the Object, thru May 17 : Exh. of L. J. School ofto be uncouth, weird, unfinished, childish. Arts, May 21-June 21. all probability, well find it quite accept- Lewisburg, Pa.: Bucknell Univ., oils by NeilThe denunciation in Tuscany was no able or even marvelous after a while! Anderson, thru May 21; Student Show, May 24- June 7.worse than what was happening else- All the Macchiaioli did was to simplify Mill Hall, Pa.: Millbrook Art Gall., exh. of artswhere: the ridiculing of Impressionism, forms and enhance colors; some of their & crafts all year round.
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Art of Marine Painting (Continued from fiage 7)the bow is fairly sharp, the rest is soft, blending into thebackground, but the red and green lights are bright. TheIntruder (Fig. 4) represents island fishermen. If you lookclosely, you can detect a shark just under the oily slick sur-face of the water. The boat and men are strong in color, butthe background is hazy. As for reflections, still water lendsitself to pleasing effects by mirroring objects on or around it,as in Sunday Morning. (Fig. 5 ) . Rough water reflects little asthe images are broken up by the waves. Usually, a light objectreflects darker and a dark object lighter. Yachtsmen, regardless of the size of the boat they own,are fanatical about their sport. A yachtsman will commis-sion a painting of his craft when he would not even think ofhaving a portrait done of his wife. He is meticulously fussyabout details—not just the hull, but the set of the sails ascompared to the direction of the wind (indicated by the sea);the rigging, numbering, burgees, pennants, relationship toother boats. He is also critical of markers, buoys, lights, etc. (Fig. 6). After he is satisfied that all these are technicallycorrect, he sees the painting as an artistic effort. So, unlessyou have spent years on and around yachts, youd better con-fine yourself to other aspects of marine painting.RAY CROSBY is a ucll-known marine painter. He lives andiforks in Mamaroneck, N. Y., and is now preparing a bookon Marine Painting. NATIONAL CARD, MAT and BOARD CO. The "perfect 36" of the lettering field? The choice of 36 different points that Speedball gives you! Speedball not only offers the widest variety of lettering combinations — 5 styles and 36 points plus 4 steel brushes — but gives you two different ways to use them. For quick, effective lettering in the field with uninterrupted speed, use the "no dip — no drip" pushbutton Auto-feed. Clips to the pocket like a fountain pen. Use it at drawing board too — or if you prefer, insert your Speedball points in a regular wooden holder. Either way — specify Speedball Pens for drawings that earn immediate approval! Comprehensive lettering chart on request, for only 10£ in stamps. Write: to our store what else s in as many sizes and shapes? SPEEDBALL! ADVERTISED PRICES IN THIS PUBLICATION ARE SLIGHTLY HIGHER IN CANADA & WEST OF ROCKY MTS. IN U.S.A. 13
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