After Munch’s Kiss by the Window

•April 5, 2020 • Leave a Comment

We all have our favorite artists I think. Mine is and always has been through my adult life Edvard Munch. His complete body of work is to me THE most complete body of work encompassing human emotions any artist has ever created.
It is my personal belief that his obsessive nature is what allowed him to capture so much if what we foolish creatures experience in a visual manner.

One of his most famous works is called A Kiss By The Window, or sometimes just “Kissing by the Window.” It was painted as part of his series known as The Frieze of Life. That series also (in my opinion) holds his greatest works.

This is the painting…

Kiss By The Window

When I look at this I see so much… note that outside there exists movement, people, light in the dark, the world, but… here we have these two people removed from all that. Their moment is timeless, silence and seclusion, just them, alone with none to see, know, or bother them. The are melded together, tho separate they have in a sense become one thing. You can’t really tell where one becomes two.
I could probably write 20 pages on what Munch captured so perfectly here. It is paintings like this that show how a simple visual image can go beyond poetry and tell stories that no words ever could.

Munch was obsessive. He had things to say. This kiss was revisited many times in pretty much every medium under the sun (and moon) which you can imagine being used for two dimensional art. Besides multiple versions of this imagery he played around with the concept of it and created multiple images of those as well. I will show you just a few, but note that these are just a few of many.

Kiss by The Window Examples

So… anyways, the reason for that brief bit of Munch babble was because I figured most of you would need it to get what the painting I am posting is about. Obviously if you are a total art geek you would have gotten it even without the title, but total art geeks probably make up less than .01% of the population.

and now… without further without further ado… here is my painting titled “After Munch’s Kiss by the Window.” Or… an untitled painting which happens to be after Munch’s Kiss By The Window.

After Munch's Kiss by the Window painting by Aarron Laidig

Think of it what you will. It captured what I wished successfully. I am pleased with it almost 50% which is an awful lot for me.

For Prints (if you like this) just go to Pixels/Fine Art America. You can also check out ArtPal. If you purchase a print via Art Pal really appreciate it if you messaged me about your experience. Speed, ease of ordering, quality of print, and anything else that sticks out to you. I’ve only uploaded a few things to them so far and they seem like they have a cool setup, but I have yet to start promoting my gallery as I would like a good bit of feedback first and am still collecting that. Thanks.

Impetus and Repose

•March 9, 2020 • 2 Comments

Interesting course of creation here with this one.

I started it a while ago as part of my Two Moons series of paintings. The feeling I was going for was one of total comfort, togetherness, and ease. Basically a type of closeness that I can’t even begin to put into words, but thought I could capture the feeling of visually.
The painting was about two thirds done when I was pulled away from it and all of my other artistic endeavors as well. I’m still pulled away from them and it is driving me batty, but… one must do what one must do in life and often that includes moving in strange directions outside of the normal path.
So, this one (painting) was making me especially distressed sitting there undone. I had to finish it. I had been up and working (at the thing that has temporarily pulled me from my art) for over thirty hours. This undone painting had sat for a full month. I decided to tackle it anyways. Time enough for sleep in the grave I like to say. I sat down and stared at it… searching for the feelings that inspired it, and… they were gone.
All of the other Two Moons paintings have been done with the feelings and emotional mindset in place while creating them, but this one is a hybrid. It is a blend of what I had been feeling when it started and a bit of something more recent. I had no other way to complete it as I am focusing on feelings rather than thought out ideas with these. That second set of emotions / feelings I worked from was more frenzied, lusty, needy, and zestful. My end result when I looked at the painting initially annoyed me, but after it sat a few days I started to see something cool in it.
Those two things I captured complemented each other in a sense I hadn’t thought of. Though tackled in reverse order… from the calm to the storm… on canvas it could be red in the opposite manner. That frenzied, lust filled needy force feeling and then the calm and perfect tranquility of oneness rather than the other way around. All of a sudden I liked this piece.
It still has a bit of a different vibe than the rest of the paintings in the series, (some I have posted , but most I have not as yet) but still fits nicely in both look and feel.
Impetus and Repose. That is what I have titled this. It is 18″ wide x 24″ high on stretched canvas.

Impetus and Repose semi abstract erotic painting by aarron Laidig from the two moons series of paintings

If you are loving on this artwork you can get prints of Impetus and Repose via Fine Art America / Pixels or via ArtPal. If you purchase a print via Art Pal I’d really appreciate it if you messaged me about your experience. Speed, ease of ordering, quality of print, and anything else that sticks out to you. I’ve only uploaded a few things to them so far and they seem like they have a cool setup, but I have yet to start promoting my gallery as I would like a good bit of feedback first.

Aggregated

•January 7, 2020 • Leave a Comment

You and I are poetry together.
We are empty words apart.

Collectively we quiet quandaries.
Alone we feel the peace depart.

Asunder life’s splendor fades.
When merged we become art.

poem © Copyright 2020 Aarron Laidig

and I know you all are here mostly for my scribbles rather than my attempts at wordsmithing , so… here is the original scribble sketch without the words and color tint.

Belated Concern

•January 4, 2020 • Leave a Comment

A little too little, and a little too late… isn’t that how the saying goes?
Too little, too late. Inadequate and not enough? Lacking. I don’t know…

Anyways, this is an allegorical painting of an expressive nature I suppose. Make of it what you will.

Title = Belated Concern. Size = 16″ wide x 20″ high. Medium = Acrylic paints on stretched canvas. Style Expressive.

Prints can be found via Pixels/Fine art America as usual, or… you can try out ArtPal which is a site I am am just starting to check out. If you purchase a print via ArtPal I’d really appreciate it if you messaged me about your experience. Speed, ease of ordering, quality of print, and anything else that sticks out to you. I’ve only uploaded a few things to them so far and they seem like they have a cool setup, but I have yet to start promoting my gallery as I would like some feedback first.

Lachesis’ Fantoccini

•January 2, 2020 • Leave a Comment

Lachesis is one of the fates in Greek mythology. I’d guess you know that if you have followed me for very long. Her main job so it seems is to measure the thread of life which is spun on the spindle by her sister Clotho. Being in charge of measuring out that thread made her responsible for deciding how how long and when a person lived on earth. She also got to decide a person’s destiny.

A fantoccini is basically a show put on with puppets operated from above by rods and/or strings. Lachesis is definitely a master at putting on these shows, and we are obviously all sometimes her marionettes or as some have liked to call them… “fantocci.”

So here it is, Lachesis’ Fantoccini.


Lachesis' Fantoccini painting

This painting is part of my Two Moons series of paintings. You can get prints of this via Pixels/Fine art America as usual, or… you can try out ArtPal which is a site I am am just starting to check out. If you purchase a print via ArtPal I’d really appreciate it if you messaged me about your experience. Speed, ease of ordering, quality of print, and anything else that sticks out to you. I’ve only uploaded a few things to them so far and they seem like they have a cool setup, but I have yet to start promoting my gallery as I would like some feedback first.

Tweet

•December 26, 2019 • Leave a Comment
Tweet Trump Painting by Aarron Laidig

This painting was specifically painted as a closure to the year 2019. One thing I’d say everyone in the world pretty much had in common for the year was that at some point they talked about Donald J Trump, the 45th president of the United States Of America. Opinions varied of course, and the man was viewed in many ways depending on an individual’s perspective, but they did talk about him.
Most of us read about him, watched reports, heard opinion pieces, etc.
I think we all pretty much heard of his tweets as well. Follow him or not, you’d hear about a tweet now and then. You’d read the tweet and again it all came down to perspective as to what you would make of it.
He used the tweet to do something no president before him has ever done through any form of media. He talked directly to the people in real time. No middle man, and no filter. It was instantaneous.
So, the title here is “Tweet.”

You can get prints of this via Pixels/Fine art America as usual, or… you can try out ArtPal which is a site I am am just starting to check out. If you purchase a print via ArtPal I’d really appreciate it if you messaged me about your experience. Speed, ease of ordering, quality of print, and anything else that sticks out to you. I’ve only uploaded a few things to them so far and they seem like they have a cool setup, but I have yet to start promoting my gallery as I would like some feedback first.

Love song at dusk

•December 20, 2019 • Leave a Comment

The original painting is 20″ wide x 24″ high on stretched canvas. Love song at dusk is a semi abstract, highly expressive, slightly erotic, and very sensual part of my Two Moons series of paintings.

It is not the first of the series, but it is the first of the paintings I am posting here. No particular reason for that except random chance. 

Love song at dusk is a semi abstract, highly expressive, slightly erotic, and very sensual part of my Two Moons series of paintings.

So… semi abstract, highly expressive, slightly erotic, and very sensual is how I just described this. I guess that was part of my goal at least.
My main thing here is to combine (or attempt to combine) the raw energy and feelings which can be brought forth via abstract expression type artwork and combine it with expressive visual storytelling. My end result has turned out to be a bit of a visual puzzle for some while others get what is happening immediately. A few people can’t see anything in these works I’ve found as well. In this particular one for example many people see nothing beyond a leg or the moons. I’m ok with that, and I hope that the feeling I am pushing is still coming through.
This series of paintings is all about passion, connection, and fate. Ill divulge more as I go along with posting the images from the series.

Prints of this painting can be had via my pixels/Fine Art America portfolio.