Tuesday, November 9, 2010

ABC Wednesday Q is for - yes there are some Q artists!

As I began the search for Q artists for ABC Wednesday this week, I had my doubts of finding many artists. I knew there would be Chinese artists but not sure of any others. So I was a bit surprised to find a few!

Here are 3 different artists, 2 from before the 16th century and 1 very current.

Thomas Quinn - he is an American naturalist, living in California.
Here is a quote of his about his work:

"Sometimes," Quinn says, "the paint can transcend the flat surface of the canvas, and the result assumes the elusive quality of a wild thing." The philosophy of "less is more" is evident in Quinn's art. He has "always admired the magic of negative space, what is left unsaid."

Enguerrand Quarton - the 15th Century French painter and manuscript illuminator
Qian Xuan -the 13th century Chinese painter of landscapes, flowers and birds

Be sure to visit the other great participants of ABC Wednesday here.


Roger Owen Green said...

OK, don't know ANY of these folks., unsurprisingly. good job finding them.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Sylvia K said...

Always love your ABC posts and find more artists and their work to enjoy! My favorite this week is Thomas Quinn, have always enjoyed his work! Hope you have a great week, Bev!


Erika B said...

Very educational! I learned something new today!

Erika B

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I am a Chinese, but ashamed to say I don't know much Chinese arts.


Gattina said...

Never heard of them but it doesn't matter it's impossible to know all the painters in the world !
Nice findings for Q !

VioletSky said...

good research.
Enguerrand Quarton - what an intriguing name!

jabblog said...

Anthony Quinn's work looks like something I would appreciate. As for Chinese art, I love it - the fine detail, the colour, the intricacy of the work.

Lis said...

years of art history and I have to say, i would have been stumped by Q - love what you found! I love that quote by Quinn ... beautiful image too!