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The Hush of Stars: Pianist Giuseppina Torre at Arena 1 Gallery in Santa Monica

 

Gregg Chadwick

Sea and Shadow (Mare e Ombra)

30"x20" oil on linen 2014

Courtesy Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco

 

Last night Italian pianist Giuseppina Torre gazed attentively at my painting  Sea and Shadow (Mare e Ombra) and said to me,"La luce a Venezia è magica." I agreed, the light in Venice is magic. And there is light in Giuseppina Torre's music as well. Earlier that evening in the Arena 1 Gallery at the Santa Monica Art Studios she gave us a taste of her haunting piano compositions at the opening of an  Italian cultural event entitled All Roads Lead to LA, presented in conjunction with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Los Angeles.

The celebration continues tonight with  poetry, music, fashion and the visual arts.

The evening will begin with a poetry reading at 5 pm to be followed by an hour-long performance by Giuseppina Torre. A presentation of contemporary Italian fashion will round out the evening.

Watch a performance of Torre's The Hush of Stars below and join us tonight at the Santa Monica Art Studios ~ Sunday, April 6, 2014 ~ for a magical evening of music and light. My studio will again be open.

 

Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 4/6 | tags: Gregg Chadwick Santa Monica Art Studios painting abstract figurative installation performance conceptual realism surrealism traditional




Gregg Chadwick's "Trains and Stations" at Santa Monica Airport Artwalk 2014

Gregg Chadwick
The Emperor's Train 68"x144" oil on Japanese screen 2014 
and Empire State (Grand Central) 72"x36" oil on linen 2013 

Courtesy Sandra Lee Gallery

 

As part of the Santa Monica Airport Artwalk 2014, my installation "Trains and Stations" will be on view in the Hangar West Gallery at the Santa Monica Art Studios. My studio #15, directly across from the screen, will also be open and will include new paintings on this theme.

 

Opening reception - Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 12 - 5pm

 

"Trains and Stations" was inspired by the powerful music of Michael McDermott and his band The Westies and the memory of my Grandfather Arthur Desch who made his living as a train engineer on the Jersey Central Line.

 

 

 

SANTA MONICA AIRPORT ARTWALK 2014

SANTA MONICA ART STUDIOS 

3026 Airport Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90405 | 310-397-7449

 

 

 

 

Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 3/13 | tags: Gregg Chadwick Review by Jeffrey Carlson in Fine Art Connoisseur Gregg Chadwick and Painting Time Santa Monica Airport Artwalk 2014 painting figurative mixed-media installation conceptual realism modern traditional




The Simpsons' Tribute to Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli

 

by Gregg Chadwick


Beer for Homer at Miyazaki's Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Japan
photo by Gregg Chadwick

I just love this new clip from Sunday's upcoming Simpsons episode which includes a wonderful and comedic tribute to animator Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. The magic that Miyazaki has created resonates globally. Enjoy!

 
 





Robot From Castle in the Sky at Ghibli Museum
photo by Gregg Chadwick
 

Labels: animedavid silvermangregg chadwickHayao Miyazaki,japanspeed of lifeStudio GhibliThe Simpsonstokyo

 

Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 1/10 | tags: Hayao Miyazaki Studio Ghibli video-art pop modern




New Year's Exhibition at the Sandra Lee Gallery

 

Gregg Chadwick
l'Horloge de Baudelaire (Baudelaire's Clock) 
40" x 30" oil on linen 2013
courtesy Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco, California


 

Opening on January 9, 2014, from 5:00-7:30pm, at the Sandra Lee Gallery in San Francisco, California is a new group exhibition which includes my artwork along with work by Kathryn Arnold, Henry Jackson, Irena Kononova, Jeremy Morgan, Jeffrey Palladini, Hyun Su Park, Daniel Phill, George Rivera, Jungsan Senim and others. The exhibition runs until January 31, 2014.

 

The Sandra Lee Gallery is located at:

 251 Post Street, Suite 310, San Francisco, CA 94108

[t] 415.291.8000

art@sandraleegallery.com

Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 1/9 | tags: San Francisco first thursday sandra lee gallery abstract figurative sculpture conceptual pop realism surrealism modern traditional




Wednesday at Book Passage in Corte Madera - Burning the Midnight Oil: Illuminating Words for the Long Night's Journey Into Day

Indigo Night

 

Gregg Chadwick
Indigo Night 
30"x24" oil on linen 2013

Courtesy Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco, California


 On Friday, December 13th, we chased away the demons with an inspiring book reading at Book Soup on Sunset in Hollywood with the presentation of Burning the Midnight Oil: Illuminating Words for the Long Night's Journey into Day, which includes my essay Night Painting. Please join us at Book Passage in Corte Madera on December 18, 2013 at 7 pm for our next event. I will again be reading.

 

This marvelous book, edited by Phil Cousineau, includes an inspiring array of essays and poems: including pieces by Vincent Van Gogh, Walt Whitman, Pico Iyer, Rabandranath Tagore, Mary Oliver, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Jorge Borges, William Blake, Mikkel Aaland, Kent Chadwick, Alexander Eliot, Jane Winslow Eliot, Li Po, Antler, Annie Dillard, Charles Bukowski, R B Morris, Willis Barnstone, Bruce Chatwin, James Norwood Pratt, Tess Harper, Stuart Balcomb, Richard Beban, Gregg Chadwick, and more.


Phil Cousineau and I will be appearing with special guest Jeff "the Dude" Dowd. 

Yes, that one.


The event is free and open to the public.



More info at:  
 http://www.bookpassage.com/event/phil-cousineau-burning-midnight-oil

 

Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 12/16/13




Tonight at Book Soup - Burning the Midnight Oil: Illuminating Words for the Long Night's Journey Into Day

 

 

 

Gregg Chadwick
Night Swim, Kaufmann House
24"x30" oil on linen 2013


This Friday the 13th chase away the demons with an inspiring book reading.

 Tonight at Book Soup on Sunset in Hollywood at 7 pm we will be presenting Burning the Midnight Oil: Illuminating Words for the Long Night's Journey into Day, which includes my essay Painting at Night


This marvelous book, edited by Phil Cousineau, includes an inspiring array of essays and poems: including pieces by Vincent Van Gogh, Walt Whitman, Pico Iyer, Rabandranath Tagore, Mary Oliver, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Jorge Borges, William Blake, Mikkel Aaland, Kent Chadwick, Alexander Eliot, Jane Winslow Eliot, Li Po, Antler, Annie Dillard, Charles Bukowski, R B Morris, Willis Barnstone, Bruce Chatwin, James Norwood Pratt, Tess Harper, Stuart Balcomb, Richard Beban, Gregg Chadwick, and more.


Phil Cousineau and I will be appearing with special guest Jeff "the Dude" Dowd. 

Yes, that one.


The event is free and open to the public.



More info at:  http://www.booksoup.com/author-events

 


Tonight @ 7 pm - Please join , & Jeff Dowd for "Burning the Midnight Oil" … …

Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 12/13/13 | tags: Art essay Painting at Night book reading Book Soup hollywood figurative mixed-media performance conceptual pop realism modern traditional




Tonight at Book Soup - Burning the Midnight Oil: Illuminating Words for the Long Night's Journey Into Day

 

 

 

Gregg Chadwick
Night Swim, Kaufmann House
24"x30" oil on linen 2013


This Friday the 13th chase away the demons with an inspiring book reading.

 Tonight at Book Soup on Sunset in Hollywood at 7 pm we will be presenting Burning the Midnight Oil: Illuminating Words for the Long Night's Journey into Day, which includes my essay Painting at Night


This marvelous book, edited by Phil Cousineau, includes an inspiring array of essays and poems: including pieces by Vincent Van Gogh, Walt Whitman, Pico Iyer, Rabandranath Tagore, Mary Oliver, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Jorge Borges, William Blake, Mikkel Aaland, Kent Chadwick, Alexander Eliot, Jane Winslow Eliot, Li Po, Antler, Annie Dillard, Charles Bukowski, R B Morris, Willis Barnstone, Bruce Chatwin, James Norwood Pratt, Tess Harper, Stuart Balcomb, Richard Beban, Gregg Chadwick, and more.


Phil Cousineau and I will be appearing with special guest Jeff "the Dude" Dowd. 

Yes, that one.


The event is free and open to the public.



More info at:  http://www.booksoup.com/author-events

 


Tonight @ 7 pm - Please join , & Jeff Dowd for "Burning the Midnight Oil" … …

Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 12/13/13 | tags: figurative mixed-media performance conceptual pop realism modern traditional




The Courage to Create at Esalen December 6-8 2013

 

The Courage to Create

 

WEEKEND OF DECEMBER 6-8, 2013

The Painter (il miglior fabbro)

Gregg Chadwick

The Painter (il miglior fabbro)

24"x30" oil on linen 2013

 

What role does creativity play in our lives? Is it an inner imperative that helps us forge the well-lived life? This workshop at Esalen, situated along California's rugged Big Sur coastline, engages with the notion that creativity is a “battle with the gods” in light of its Latin origins in the word creare, the natural urge “to grow or make order of chaos."

Our point of departure is that creativity is an archetypal journey with recognizable stages, which are especially helpful when we are stuck or lost in our work. For the last thirty years, Phil Cousineau has used his three-stage model — Inspiration, Perspiration, and Realization — as a guide to help writers, artists, and filmmakers to deepen and complete their work. The artist Gregg Chadwick uses his own artwork and anecdotes from his lifelong study of painters to provide an inside look at practices that will help us find a balance between inspiration and the marketplace, traditional notions of beauty with daring acts of innovation, and personal discipline with the importance of building community. Together, they will alternate lecture, discussion, movie clips, slide shows, readings, and exercises that encourage cross-fertilization between the visual arts and the written word.

This workshop is designed for creative souls in every field who hope to rekindle their imagination and passion, and renew their sense of joy.

Recommended reading: Cousineau, Stoking the Creative Fires and The Art of Pilgrimage; Cousineau and Chadwick, The Painted Word.

Die Kathedrale Der Bücher (The Cathedral of Books)

Gregg Chadwick
Die Kathedrale Der Bücher (The Cathedral of Books)              
36"x48" oil on linen 2013

 

 

Phil Cousineau

Phil Cousineau is a freelance writer, filmmaker, teacher, and youth baseball coach. He has published more than 30 books, including the bestselling The Hero's Journey: The Life and Work of Joseph Campbell. He has written award-winning documentary films, and is the host of "Global Spirit," a nationally broadcast series on LINK TV and PBS.

 

Gregg Chadwick

Gregg Chadwick creates his artwork in an old airplane hangar in Santa Monica, California. The recurring sound of airplane take-offs and landings from the active airport runway outside his studio reminds him of his own history of travel. Chadwick has exhibited his artworks in galleries and museums both nationally and internationally. He earned a Bachelor's Degree at UCLA and a Master’s Degree at NYU, both in Fine Art. He has had notable solo exhibitions at the Manifesta Maastricht Gallery (Maastricht, The Netherlands), Space AD 2000 (Tokyo, Japan), the Sandra Lee Gallery (San Francisco), and the Lisa Coscino Gallery (Pacific Grove) among others. He has participated in nearly one hundred group exhibitions including at the di Rosa Preserve's Off the Preserve (Sonoma), the San Francisco Art Institute, the Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, the Monterey Art Museum, the LOOK Gallery (Los Angeles), the Arena 1 Gallery (Santa Monica), and the Arts Club of Washington (Washington DC). Chadwick’s art is notably included in the collections of the Adobe Corporation, the Gilpin Museum, the Graciela Hotel in Burbank, the Harbor Court Hotel in San Francisco; the Kimpton Group’s headquarters in San Francisco, the National Museum of the Marine Corps, Nordstrom Company Headquarters, the W Hotel Hollywood, and Winona State University.


Chadwick is frequently invited to lecture on the arts; in 2011-13 he spoke at UCLA, Monterey Peninsula College, the Esalen Institute, and at the World Views forum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands as well as at Categorically Not, a monthly forum that considers the arts and science, in May 2013.

 

Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 12/3/13 | tags: Gregg Chadwick Phil Cousineau creativity figurative mixed-media conceptual realism modern traditional




Mulholland Blue

Mulholland Blue by Gregg Chadwick on Saatchi Online.

 

Saatchi Online

There’s something very Lynchian about this work by Los Angeles-based artist Gregg Chadwick: http://goo.gl/Jl6yWI

Check out “Mulholland Blue” and more in our New This Week collection: http://goo.gl/rOsfOh

Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 11/3/13 | tags: Art Gregg Chadwick figurative pop realism surrealism graffiti/street-art




9th Anniversary of Santa Monica Art Studios on Saturday, October 12, 2013 , 6-9 pm

 

Gregg Chadwick

Mulholland Blue 

24"x30" oil on linen 2013

 

Please join me for the 9th Anniversary of Santa Monica Art Studios on Saturday, October 12, 6-9 pm and Sunday, October 13, 1-5 pm.

I will be giving a sneak peek of my new artwork and would love to see you!


Also all of the painters, printmakers, photographers, sculptors and mixed media artists who call Santa Monica Art Studios home will open their working spaces for the event.

Hope to see you soon.

Gregg

 

Gregg Chadwick

Vanishing Point

30"x40" oil on canvas 2013

 

 

Santa Monica Art Studios
3026 Airport Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90405
ph:  310.397.7449
fax: 310.397.7459 


http://www.santamonicaartstudios.com

 

 
Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 10/7/13 | tags: 6-9 pm 9th Anniversary of Santa Monica Art Studios on Saturday October 12 and sunday october 13 1-5 pm art art openings Gregg Chadwick Los Angeles speed of life abstract figurative sculpture conceptual pop realism surrealism modern traditional photography graffiti/street-art




Homage to VÍctor Jara

"As every cell in Chile will tell, the cries of the tortured men. Remember Allende in the days before, before the army came. Please remember Víctor Jara, in the Santiago Stadium. Es Verdad, those Washington Bullets again."

-from Washington Bullets, The Clash - 1980


"And in the world a heart of darkness, a fire zone. Where poets speak their heart, then bleed for it. Jara sang, his song a weapon, in the hands of love. Though his blood still cries from the ground."

from One Tree Hill, U2 - 1987

 


Víctor Jara

September 28, 1932 – September 16, 1973

Chilean Poet, Teacher, Theatre Director, Folk Singer, Songwriter, Political Activist

photo courtesy Victor Jara Foundation


 

In Santiago, on the 40th anniversary of the CIA backed coup in Chile, Bruce Springsteen gave homage to Chilean poet and activist Víctor Jara  by performing Jara's poignant songManifiesto. The 1973 Chilean coup ushered the brutal dictator Augusto Pinochet into power and marked the beginning of a bloody era in Chile. Thousands of people were arrested, tortured and killed by the military.


In Philip Sherwell's must read interview in The Telegraph - Joan Jara, Víctor's widow, recounts their last phone conversation on the afternoon of Sept 11, 1973:


"Victor called me to say that he couldn't get home because of the curfew, that he loved me and urged me to stay home and take care of the girls," she said. "What he didn't tell me was that he couldn't leave because the university was surrounded by tanks and under siege."


From a smuggled message, Joan Jara was informed that Víctor was among 800 students and faculty members taken from Santiago's Technical University on September 12, 1973 to Estadio Chile (Chile Stadium) where thousands were being held by the Pinochet government. 

 


Koen Wessing

Estadio Chile During the Coup

September 1973

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam


Many of those detained were tortured and killed by Pinochet's shock troops.Víctor's captors brutally beat him, smashing his hands with rifle butts and then, according to fellow prisoners, the guards mockingly suggested that Víctor play guitar for them with his battered hands. Defiantly, Víctor sang part of Venceremos (We Will Win), a song supporting deposed President Allende's Popular Unity coalition.

 


September 1973 - Estadio Chile (Chile Stadium)

 

 

Jose Paredes, one of Víctor's captors recently recounted in court how he and other soldiers from his regiment witnessed their superior officer Lieutenant Barrientos torture Víctor Jara and other prisoners held in the arena. Paredes then describes Víctor's death:


"After that, Lieutenant Barrientos decided to play Russian roulette, so he took out his gun, approached Víctor Jara, who was standing with his hands handcuffed behind his back, spun the cylinder, put it against the back of his neck and fired." Then Lieutenant Barrientos ordered his troops to follow up with a machine gun coup-de-grace.Víctor's bullet riddled body was dumped on a street outside Santiago. 


 A few months later in New York, Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger and Phil Ochs headlined a benefit in honor of Jara's life and work.

 

Joan Jara managed to escape from Chile to London with their two daughters and a number of Víctor's literary and musical works, including a poem Víctor wrote while imprisoned in Estadio Chile. Víctor's last untitled, unfinished work is a cry for hope amid brutality and injustice. 


Joan spent the next 10 years travelling the world bearing witness to the brutal coup in Chile, eventually moving back to Santiago in 1983. Joan established the Víctor  Jara Foundation to keep her husband's memory and artistic legacy alive and she continues to fight relentlessly to gain justice for him in death. 

 

 

 

 

 

September 12, 2013

Bruce Springsteen Sings Jara's Manifiesto in Santiago

 

 On September 12, 2013 in Santiago, Chile, Springsteen introduced his version of Jara'sManifiesto with heartfelt words in Spanish:


"En 1988 tocamos para Amnistía Internacional en Mendoza, Argentina, pero Chile estaba en nuestros corazones. Conocimos a muchas familias de desaparecidos, con fotografías de sus seres queridos. Fue un momento que se queda conmigo para siempre. Si ya es un músico político, Victor Jara continúa siendo una gran inspiración. Es un regalo estar aquí y lo tomo con humildad."

 

Translation via Backstreets

 

"In 1988 we played for Amnesty International in Mendoza, Argentina, but Chile was in our hearts. We met many families of desaparecidos, which had pictures of their loved ones. It was a moment that stays with me forever. A political musician, Victor Jara, remains a great inspiration. It's a gift to be here and I take it with humbleness." 

Springsteen and the E Street Band followed up Manifiesto with We Are Alive, off of his latest album Wrecking Ball. The final track on Wrecking BallWe Are Alive, is a folk hymn that weaves together death, sacrifice, memory, and transcendence. The song opens with the sound of a record needle scratching across vinyl - a nostalgic warmth that conjures up the history of recorded music. The sounds of We Are Alive bring us from Edison's wax cylinders, to vinyl LP's, to digital tracks. The words of We Are Alive lead us through the history of the struggle for human rights in the United States. Like a folk spirit cut loose from Dicken's A Christmas Carol,  the singer of We Are Alive touches down in three stages of our country's life: the historical past of the 19th century, the recent past of 1960's Civil Rights era, and the contemporary reality of new immigrants trying to reach this land of promise.  On September 12, 2013 in Santiago, Chile - We Are Alive also connected to global injustice and Nixon era America's brutal sins abroad. Víctor Jara's life and music continue to inspire resistance and revolution. Jara's Nueva Canción (New Song) continues to be sung in Latinoamérica and across the globe.

 

 

 

Bruce Springteen with Nils Lofgren on Guitar Sings Víctor Jara's Manifiesto 

(September 12, 2013 - Santiago, Chile)

 

 

 

Víctor Jara - Manifiesto (1973)

 

 

MANIFIESTO
Víctor Jara


Yo no canto por cantar
ni por tener buena voz,
canto porque la guitarra
tiene sentido y razón.

 

Tiene corazón de tierra
y alas de palomita,
es como el agua bendita
santigua glorias y penas.

 

Aquí se encajó mi canto
como dijera Violeta
guitarra trabajadora
con olor a primavera.

 

Que no es guitarra de ricos
ni cosa que se parezca
mi canto es de los andamios
para alcanzar las estrellas,
que el canto tiene sentido
cuando palpita en las venas
del que morirá cantando
las verdades verdaderas,
no las lisonjas fugaces
ni las famas extranjeras
sino el canto de una lonja
hasta el fondo de la tierra.

 

Ahí donde llega todo
y donde todo comienza
canto que ha sido valiente
siempre será canción nueva.

 

I don't sing for love of singing, 
or because I have a good voice. 
I sing because my guitar 
has both feeling and reason. 
It has a heart of earth 
and the wings of a dove, 
it is like holy water, 
blessing joy and grief.
My song has found a purpose
as Violeta would say. 
Hardworking guitar, 
with a smell of spring.

 

My guitar is not for the rich no, 
nothing like that. 
My song is of the ladder 
we are building to reach the stars. 
For a song has meaning 
when it beats in the veins 
of a man who will die singing, 
truthfully singing his song.

 

My song is not for fleeting praise 
nor to gain foreign fame, 
it is for this narrow country 
to the very depths of the earth. 

There, where everything comes to rest 
and where everything begins, 
the song which has been brave 
will be forever new.

 

(Many thanks to Salvdor Trepat at Point Blank for lyrics and translation.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Víctor Jara - Chile Stadium (his last song) English translation

Translated by Joan Jara. Read by Adrian Mitchell. From the album Manifiesto.

Lyrics Below:

Untitled - (Estadio Chile)
Víctor Jara

 

 

Somos cinco mil

 

en esta pequena parte de la ciudad.

 

Somos cinco mil

 

¿Cuantos seremos en total

 

en las ciudades de todo el pais?

Solo aqui, diez mil manos que sembran

y hacen andar las fabricas.

¡Cuanta humanidad

con hambre, frio, panico, dolor

presion moral, terror y locura!

…¡Y Mexico, Cuba y el mundo?

¡Que gritan esta ignomonia!

Somos diez mil manos menos

que no producen.

¿Cuanto somos en toda la Patria?

La sangre del companero Presidente

golpea mas fuerte que bombas y metrallas.

Asi golpeara nuestro puno nuevamente.

¡Canto que mal me sales

cuando tengo que cantar espanto!

Espanto como el que vivo

como el que muero, espanto.

De verme entre tanto y tantos

momentos de infinito

en que el silencio y el grito

son las metas de este canto.

Lo que veo nunca vi,

lo que he sentido y lo que siento

hara brotar el momento…

 

 

 

There are five thousand of us here

 

in this small part of the city.

 

We are five thousand.

 

I wonder how many we are in all

 

in the cities and in the whole country?

Here alone

are ten thousand hands which plant seeds

and make the factories run.

How much humanity

exposed to hunger, cold, panic, pain,

moral pressure, terror and insanity?

Six of us were lost

as if into starry space.

One dead, another beaten as I could never have believed

a human being could be beaten.

The other four wanted to end their terror

one jumping into nothingness,

another beating his head against a wall,

but all with the fixed stare of death.

What horror the face of fascism creates!

They carry out their plans with knife-like precision.

Nothing matters to them.

To them, blood equals medals,

slaughter is an act of heroism.

Oh God, is this the world that you created,

for this your seven days of wonder and work?

Within these four walls only a number exists

which does not progress,

which slowly will wish more and more for death.

But suddenly my conscience awakes

and I see that this tide has no heartbeat,

only the pulse of machines

and the military showing their midwives’ faces

full of sweetness.

Let Mexico, Cuba and the world

cry out against this atrocity!

We are ten thousand hands

which can produce nothing.

How many of us in the whole country?

The blood of our President, our compañero,

will strike with more strength than bombs and machine guns!

So will our fist strike again!

 

How hard it is to sing

when I must sing of horror.

Horror which I am living,

horror which I am dying.

To see myself among so much

and so many moments of infinity

in which silence and screams

are the end of my song.

What I see, I have never seen

What I have felt and what I feel

Will give birth to the moment…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 More at:

 

Eight Charged With Víctor Jara's Murder in Chile

 

More on Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's Wrecking Ball Tour 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 9/14/13 | tags: photography modern realism performance memory art in Chile Pinochet Allende coup Victor Jra chile




Introducing the Getty Museum's Open Content Program

by Gregg Chadwick

 

Unknown maker, French (photographer) , Polyorama Panoptique Lorchette Enchantée, French, about 1855, Lithograph, colored, Image: 8.3 x 16.5 cm (3 1/4 x 6 1/2 in.)

Digital image courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program

 

 

The Getty Museum in Los Angeles is making available, without charge, all available digital images to which the Getty holds rights or that are in the public domain. These images may  be used for any purpose. No permission is required. As an artist I am excited to delve into the Getty's rich collection in search of inspiration. In our litigious and money conscious world, it is refreshing that the Getty Museum and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam are putting creativity and scholarship above image control and profit.


Download free images of artworks in the Getty Museum's collection at Open Content Images. 


"Why open content? Why now? The Getty was founded on the conviction that understanding art makes the world a better place, and sharing our digital resources is the natural extension of that belief. This move is also an educational imperative. Artists, students, teachers, writers, and countless others rely on artwork images to learn, tell stories, exchange ideas, and feed their own creativity. In its discussion of open content, the most recent Horizon Report, Museum Edition stated that 'it is now the mark—and social responsibility—of world-class institutions to develop and share free cultural and educational resources.' I agree wholeheartedly." 

- Getty CEO James Cuno in The Getty Iris 

 

Info from the Getty Museum on Open Content:

Why Open Content?

The Getty adopted the Open Content Program because we recognized the need to share images of works of art in an unrestricted manner, freely, so that all those who create or appreciate art—scholars, artists, art lovers, and entrepreneurs—will have greater access to high-quality digital images for their studies and projects. Art inspires us, and imagination and creativity lead to artistic expressions that expand knowledge and understanding. The Getty sincerely hopes that people will use the open content images for a wide range of activities and that they will share the fruits of their labors with others.

Access to Open Content Images

Initially, the images available through the Open Content Program are of works in the J. Paul Getty Museum's collections. Over time, images from the Getty Research Institute and the Getty Conservation Institute will be added. Museum images can be found on the Museum's Collection webpages or on the Getty Search Gateway. Those available as open content images are identified with a "Download" link. Images provided are JPEG files at a minimum of 300 DPI. See the Guidelines for Successful Printing (PDF) for more information on file format

If you need new photography, resizing, or color correction, you can request those services by Contacting Museum Rights & Reproductions. A fee (PDF)will be charged for this service.

Public Domain and Rights

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Hippolyte Bayard (photographer) [French, 1801 - 1887]

Arrangement of Specimens

27.7 x 21.6 cm (10 15/16 x 8 1/2 in.) Cyanotype [Direct Negative]  about 1842

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Banner image, clockwise from left: Irises (detail), 1889, Vincent van Gogh. Oil on canvas, 28 x 36 5/8 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 90.PA.20; Mixing Vessel with Apollo and Artemis(detail), about 415–400 B.C., attributed to the Palermo Painter. Greek, made in Lucania, South Italy. Terracotta, 22 1/16 x 13 3/8 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 85.AE.101;Decorated Initial O (detail) in the Stammheim Missal, about 1170s, unknown illuminator. German, made in Hildesheim. Tempera colors, gold leaf, and silver leaf on parchment, 11 1/8 x 7 7/16 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. 64, fol. 154v (97.MG.21.fol. 154v)

Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 8/13/13 | tags: Open Content Getty Museum Gregg Chadwick speed of life figurative sculpture realism traditional photography digital




What’s New This Month: May, 2013

l'Horloge de Baudelaire (Baudelaire's Clock)

Gregg Chadwick
l'Horloge de Baudelaire
40"x30" oil on linen 2013

 

My paintings will be showcased in the Sandra Lee Gallery booth 

at artMRKT San Francisco - an international art fair held May 16-19, 2013 

Festival Pavilion - Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, California. 

 

 

 

I will be speaking at the upcoming “Categorically Not” event on Sunday May 19, 2013 at the Santa Monica Art Studios about my painting process and “what lies beneath” the layers of paint and the layers of ideas that go into each of my works. 

The event will be held in the Arena One Gallery. 

You can see more on this event at the Categorically Not website. 

 

Study for The City Dreams

Gregg Chadwick
Study for the City Dreams
12"x12" oil on linen 2012


My painting Study for the City Dreams will be in the Silent Art Auction at The 34th anniversary of the Venice Art Walk & Auctions which will take place on Sunday, 

May 19th, 2013 at Google Los Angeles in the Frank Gehry designed Binoculars Building

 



Review by Jeffrey Carlson in Fine Art Connoisseur:

Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 5/14/13 | tags: Art artMRKT San Francisco Categorically Not Gregg Chadwick May 2013 Venice Art Walk 2013 What Lies Beneath What's New realism figurative modern




Astronaut Performs David Bowies's Space Oddity While Orbiting the Earth

Tonight, a stunning cover of David Bowie's Haunting song Space Oddity was released from space by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station. The imagery is stunning, reminiscent of the film Moon directed by David Bowie's son Duncan Jones. Sometimes life really does imitate art, even while orbiting earth in a tin capsule in space.

  


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 With thanks to Emm Gryner, Joe Corcoran, Andrew Tidby and Evan Hadfield

Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 5/13/13 | tags: science orbit Art Chris Hadfield David Bowie Earth film international space station moon music Space Oddity video-art performance digital surrealism modern




Empire State
Empire State
 GreggChadwick 
Empire State
72"x36" oil on linen 2013

On View at artMRKT San Francisco
May 16-19, 2013
Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco
Booth #221

Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 5/10/13 | tags: graffiti/street-art realism the time between sandra lee gallery San Francisco painters NYC Gregg Chadwick grand central artMRKT SF Art empire state figurative modern





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