Sunday, April 17, 2011

Less is More


Painting: Celeste Bergin, Less is More, oil on 6 x 12 canvas panel

12 comments:

mercè said...

expresivo minimalismo.
pura belleza !!

Laura Barber-Riley said...

Such a pretty painting!

AutumnLeaves said...

Such a dreamy piece and oh so beautiful! Oh please let me finally learn something from my couple of years of following art blogs! (Instead I seem to stubbornly plod along and never pick up a clue! LOL)

Janelle Goodwin said...

Light and airy, this painting is so beautiful in it's simplicity. Wonderful atmosphere.

Also the film clip on Mies was so interesting. Thank you!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

You've described the moisture in the air in this beauty! Interesting video, too. Breaking up the solid spaces with light-infused space/glass. Van der Rohe in architecture. Bergin in this painting.

Virginia Floyd said...

Less IS more, in this instance. You convey such a dreamy quality with this landscape. Very lovely.

William Cook said...

When I saw the painting, I was intrigued by the painterly handling of the grays and the wonderful color notes in the background. She just tries everything, I thought, and brings it off. Then I saw the Mies video, rolled my eyes and started it. Couldn't stop and watched all seven clips. I am so glad I did, and see what you are saying about simplicity. There is way more complexity in simplicity than meets the eye--just as in your painting. Outstanding post, Celeste. All that said, could you live in the Farnsworth house? I could sure suffer a try.

SamArtDog said...

If this painting exists for no more than to stage that gasp of green, it's a success.
Thanks for the video. I want to have lunch with Robert Hughes.

hw (hallie) farber said...

Yes, less is more--that's why we all rent storage buildings. Your painting is a breath of fresh air--beautiful.

graziano tessarolo said...

thank you Celeste for this very nice video and painting...

Shannon said...

This painting just jumped off the screen at me. I love it. I hope I can learn something from the less is more approach. I still haven't been brave enough to try painting loosely. Some day! Thanks for posting the painting and video.

Suzanne said...

Thank you for the video with a new way to appreciate the light, form and design. New approaches for painting ideas.
Such lovely paintings.