Art
Tracie and Mark



Art Museum:Hello

Tomma Abts:Hello My name is Tomma Abts.

Art Museum: How Can I Help you?
Veeke- Tomma Abts
Veeke- Tomma Abts


Abts: Well I'm and artist and I would like to have some of my paintings in you museum.

Art Museum: Very well, can you describe your paintings?

Abts: Yes, my paintings are small. I like to paint with thick layers.

Art Museum: So you are and abstract painter?

Abts: No, my paintings don't really have a retro feeling.

Art Museum
:What size of canvas do you use.

Abts:My canvas size is usually 48 by 38 centimeters and are painted with oil and acrylic paint.

Art Museum: Please tell me more about your paintings.

Abts:None of my painting representational,my paintings do not follow the traditional rules of abstract painting. My paintings also are built up with paint until they crystallize. Many people believe that beneath all the paint on my paintings lies another picture or possibly and error.

Art Museum:Go On....

Abts:My paintings involve complex shapes and not much detail but, that was intentional.
Meko-Tomma Abts
Meko-Tomma Abts


Art Museum: Tell me more about yourself.

Abts:I was born in 1967. I am a German artist. I currently live in London, England. I am 41. I like to add shadows and a sense of depth to my paintings.

Abts: I kind of have my own style of painting. The colors in my paintings are not obviously vibrant and work with other tones in each art piece.

Art Museum: Your paintings sound unique Feel free to bring in some of them in. I am almost positive that we will put some up. Good Bye.

Abts:Good Bye.











Mark Notes:
Tomma Abts
http://www.cmoa.org/international/the_exhibition/artist.asp?Abts
Tomma Abts' decision to make small paintings seems against the grain and entirely personal.
Abts approaches each canvas without preconception, building up layers of paint until a form crystallizes.
She achieves a range of painterly effects from transparent veils of color to thickly painted passages through meticulous masking, painting, and over-painting.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomma_Abts
Tomma Abts (born 1967) is a German artist and abstract painter living and working in London, England.
All of Abts’ paintings are 48 x 38 centimeters of oil and acrylic.
Abts creates a 3D effect by continually and meticulously layering and working up each painting.
The works are thickly painted, almost over-painted, which gives a hint of something created by trial and error. It seems as though the layers of paint could be covering up something underneath the finished product.
Abts’ style can be classified as abstract, but also in opposition to Germany’s Neo-Expressionist figurative painting. None of her paintings are representational. There are no references to nature, the world or any other theme. The abstraction in her paintings is supported by the lack of detail and an over all retro feel. The paintings do not follow the traditional rules of abstract art though. They involve complex shapes that are layered and woven in different ways with added highlights, shadows and sense of depth.

The colors are not obviously vibrant and work with each other’s tones within each work of art.



Tracie notes:

http://www.wga.hu/tours/mini/e_german.html

Lucas **Cranach**
As court painter to the dukes of Saxony in Wittenberg he was obliged to produce **portraits** but was also responsible for the decoration of churches. He had links with humanist thinkers and was friendly with **Martin Luther,** whom he often portrayed. Besides the religious paintings (e.g. **The Martyrdom of St Catherine)** Cranach was particularly interested in the depiction of worldly and mythological subjects (e.g. **Venus and Cupid,** **Apollo and Diana,** and the **Judgment of Paris),** and such works clearly show the importance for Cranach's art of the new Renaissance concept of beauty that emerged from the rediscovery of the antique.

http://www.cometogermany.com/ENU/culture_and_events/germany_culture.htm

Germany's culture and art and indulge in the country's famous and historically significant music, prose, fine art and architecture.Germany's art has been shaped by regional, European and international influences.From science and technology, cinematic history, photography and sculpture, to emigration and depictions of everyday life in the former GDR - the depth and breadth of the topics covered by Germany's prestigious museums is astounding.


http://www.germangalleries.com/Baukunst-Galerie/index.html
Meta Isæus-Berlin

You and your friends are cordially invited
to the opening of our exhibition
Meta Isæus-Berlin ­ inside out, outside in
at the Baukunst Galerie
on Wednesday, the 4th of february 2009
from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Introduction: Dr. ISABELLE MALZ,
K20 KUNSTSAMMLUNG NRW, DÜSSELDORF
On Wednesday, the 4th of February 2009 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the Baukunst Galerie opens a large solo-exhibition with current paintings of the Swedish artist Meta Isæus-Berlin. "Inside out, Outside in" is already her second exhibition at the Baukunst Galerie. At the opening Dr. Isabelle Malz, curator of the K20 Kunstsammlung NRW in Düsseldorf, will give an introduction in Isæus-Berlin's uvre. In the exhibition exclusive paintings from 2007 and 2008 will be shown, which induce a multilayer discourse about the interplay of the inner and outside world.

The artist ­ born in Stockholm in 1963 ­ studied applied arts and design at the Konstfack Stockholm from 1984 to 1986 before she graduated in fine arts at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in 1993. Her works have already been world-widely presented in international exhibitions ­ amongst others in the context of the biennial art festivals in Venice, Istanbul, Johannesburg and Melbourne and exhibitions in museums in Breda, Thessaloniki, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Madrid and Barcelona. In 2006 the Liljevalchs konsthall in Stockholm organized a considerable solo-show, which was accompanied by an extensive catalogue, which includes her early installations as well as her first paintings. Since 2005 the works of the Swedish artist are present at art fairs as the Art Basel, the Art Basel Miami Beach and the Armory Show in New York. In 2008 a monograph was published, which provides an extensive outline of the paintings from the past two years.

Tracie raft draft


ART MUSEUM: Hello and Welcome to the Art Museum. How May I help You?

Meta Isæus-Berlin
: Hello I'm the Swedish Artist Meta Iseaus-Berlin. And I came to ask if you can put my art in this fine Art museum?

ART MUSEUM: Sure. But first I need to see if you a school of art.

Meta Isæus-Berlin: Why yes I did. You see I went to the Royal Academy Of Fine Arts. I graduated in 1993.

Meta Isæus-Berlin:
I was born in
Stockholm,Sweden in 1963,studied applied arts and design at the Konstfack Stockholm from 1984 to 1986. My work has already been world-widely presented in international exhibitions ­ amongst others in the context of the biennial art festivals in Venice, Istanbul, Johannesburg and Melbourne and exhibitions in museums in Breda, Thessaloniki, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Madrid and Barcelona. In 2006 the Liljevalchs konsthall in Stockholm organized a considerable solo-show, which was accompanied by an extensive catalogue, which includes her early installations as well as her first paintings.Since 2005 the works of the Swedish artist are present at art fairs as the Art Basel, the Art Basel Miami Beach and the Armory Show in New York. In 2008 a monograph was published, which provides an extensive outline of the paintings from the past two years.

ART MUSEUM: WOW!! That is really cool. Now I just have to see Your art just to make sure that it's good.

Meta Isæus-Berlin:
Okay. Let me get my art out of the car. Um... My art pictures are a little bi
g, so can I get some help?

ART MUSEUM: Sure you can. One minute. "HELP TO THE FRONT, HELP TO THE FRONT, THANK YOU"

Meta Isæus-Berlin:
Thanks You!

Meta Isæus-Berlin: Here is one of my panting.

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http://www.baukunst-galerie.de/ausstellungen/img/prev_Isaeus-Berlin_April_2008_132x157cm_72dpi.jpg
http://www.baukunst-galerie.de/ausstellungen/img/prev_Isaeus-Berlin_April_2008_132x157cm_72dpi.jpg

Meta Isæus-Berlin: It's called Inside out, Outside in

ART MUSEUM:
This
is good, can you tell me more?

Meta Isæus-Berlin: Sure.It was made in April, 2008 and its a
oil on canvas
.


The Rehearsal-Meta Iseus Berlin
The Rehearsal-Meta Iseus Berlin