Making sense of style

 

Rona Green, Bug Man, 1995, lithograph

 

When looking at an artists work I like to try and decipher who is in their ‘artistic family’ – who have they learnt from, who has influenced and inspired them.

 

Rona Green, Girl, 1995, lithograph

 

The following is a run down of my art family tree:

 

Egyptian art

Annubis God of the Dead Leaning over Sennutem's Mummy, Tomb of Sennutem, Luxor, Thebes, Egypt

 

African art

Bakongo Nkondi Fetish, Lower Zaire, Yombe

 

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso, Portrait of Gertrude Stein, 1906, oil on canvas

 

Alberto Giacometti

Portrait of Alberto Giacometti with his sculpture by Gordon Parks, 1951

 

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol, Self Portrait with Skull, 1977, acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas

 

Richard Avedon

Richard Avedon, Ronald Fischer, beekeeper, Davis, California, 1981, gelatin silver print

 

Robert Mapplethorpe

Robert Mapplethorpe, Self Portrait, 1980, gelatin silver print

 

Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus, Tattooed man at a carnival, Md., 1970, gelatin silver print

 

Paul Klee

Paul Klee, Senecio, 1922, oil on canvas

 

Jean Dubuffet

Jean Dubuffet, Man Eating a Small Stone, 1944, lithograph

 

John Brack

John Brack, Self Portrait, 1955, oil on canvas

 

David Hockney

David Hockney with his painting Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy, 1970-71, acrylic on canvas

 

Peter Blake

Peter Blake, Self Portrait with Badges, 1961, oil on board

 

Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon, Self Portrait, 1973, oil on canvas

 

Philip Guston

Philip Guston with his work Painter in Bed, 1973, oil on canvas

 

Gilbert and George

Gilbert and George, Dangling, 1991, mixed media

 

Ed Paschke

Ed Paschke, Sunburn, 1970, oil on canvas

 

And back to me…

 

Rona Green, Chips, 2008, linocut, ink and watercolour

 

Rona Green, The Surgeon, 2010, linocut, ink and watercolour

 

Hope you enjoyed the climb!

 


2 Comments on “Making sense of style”

  1. reniegarlick says:

    i think we may be related as we share many of the same artistic ancestors… thanks for sharing those in your family tree that I haven’t yet heard of. perhaps i’ll find them among my deep closets and ruins as well. happy hunting!


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