Psychedelic Mushroom

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Francis Picabia – Birthday

A free spirit takes liberties even with liberty itself.
Francis Picabia

A new gadget that lasts only five minutes is worth more than an immortal work that bores everyone.
Francis Picabia

Between my head and my hand, there is always the face of death.
Francis Picabia

God invented concubinage, satan marriage.
Francis Picabia

Good taste is as tiring as good company.
Francis Picabia

If you want to have clean ideas, change them as often as your shirt.
Francis Picabia

Knowledge is ancient error reflecting on its youth.
Francis Picabia

Let us never forget that the greatest man is never more than an animal disguised as a god.
Francis Picabia

Maybe men are separated from each other only by the degree of their misery.
Francis Picabia

Men have always need of god! A god to defend them against other men.
Francis Picabia

My arse contemplates those who talk behind my back.
Francis Picabia

My ass contemplates those who talk behind my back.
Francis Picabia

Only useless things are indispensable.
Francis Picabia

Pain has its reasons, pleasure is totally indifferent.
Francis Picabia

The essence of a man is found in his faults.
Francis Picabia

The family spirit has rendered man carnivorous.
Francis Picabia

The world is divided into two categories: failures and unknowns.
Francis Picabia

Youth doesn’t reason, it acts. The old man reasons and would like to make the others act in his place.
Francis Picabia

RWE Exhibition

I am very fortunate to have been asked for two of my paintings to decorate the offices at RWE gas company and I am very delighted to have them there.  Below are some pictures taken.  Fame is coming my way 🙂

RWE James Presley

Marten Jansen

This is a very good abstract artist I came across,  I really enjoy the strong colours.  Here is autobiography and some of his paintings.  Please click on his link at the bottom of the page to view more of his works.


I was born on September 12th, 1964, in Naarden, The Netherlands and grew up in Bussum, a suburb of Amsterdam. I moved to Amsterdam in 1983, to study economics at the University of Amsterdam.


My interest in art started when I was 17, when I became seriously interested in music and wanted to become a composer. Because of the tacit opposition of my parents, and possibly my own doubts, I did not pursue a career in music, but went to study economics in 1983, which I managed to keep up for no less than two and a half years. Later on I developed an interest in physics and mathematics, which I studied on my own account (and still do, occasionally, to humor the nerd in me), but economics still doesn’t particularly interests me, so much for that.

In physics I specialize in relativity and have proved that simultaneity is not relative.


In 1990 I started to paint in a casual and decidedly amateurish way, until in 1997 “something clicked” and I became far more motivated, producing a series of figurative works.

In 1989 my father died during heart surgery and in 1990 my only sister died of cancer. When I quit my economics studies it became clear to me that becoming an artist was my destiny, taking into account the economic insecurity that goes along with that. While living in Amsterdam, in 1993 I ran out of financial resources and moved back to Bussum, to live with my mother (told you I’m a nerd).

In 1998 I made a series of semi-abstract female portraits (inspired by Picasso and Corot), then in 2003 I began to paint in a social realism style, which only now I’m beginning to feel comfortable with. The social realism is inspired by photo journalism, the painter Daumier and also by Munch, to an extent, and by Rembrandt and Rubens (for the way they brought “drama” to painting). In a general artistic sense Mahler and Bach (the composers) have also been of influence.

Marten Janssen
Marten Jansen’s Abstract Art Blog

Jazz Concert, Friday Night

I went to an absolutely amazing jazz concert on friday. I really was pleasantly surprised. Another amazing experience which really does want to make you paint.







Gina Mariotto

A friend of mine just introduced me to this abstract artist and I really liked what she was doing.  It reminded me very much of the American Abstract Expressionist and her work was very inspiring, I hope you all like it as much as I did.  She also had some nice things to say.  To find out more about her and to see more of her works you can visit her site here: Gina Mariotto

Richard Pousette-Dart

Richard Pousette-Dart was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, to a poet mother and a painter father who throughout his formative years strongly encouraged their second son to pursue his art. While he was still a young child, his parents relocated to Valhalla, New York. Pousette-Dart briefly attended nearby Bard College before moving to New York City to devote himself full time to painting and sculpture.

White Gothic No 5 (1961) oil on canvas by Richard Pousette-Dart

Along with artists Robert Motherwell, Mark Rothko, and Willem de Kooning, Pousette-Dart became a founder of the New York School, which thrived during the immediate postwar decade. Like its other members, Pousette-Dart turned away from realism, creating abstract, spontaneous-seeming compositions that incorporated Freudian and Jungian symbolism and elements of European modernism. In the 1950s the artist produced a series of white paintings with penciled lines in which the bird motif of his small brass sculptures from the 1930s reappeared. Abandoning the all-white approach in the late fifties, Pousette-Dart began to build up thick, stucco-like surfaces of expressive color. His work grew in scale in the 1960s and 1970s, and by the late seventies his simplified, pointillist compositions were suggesting exploding stars, planets, and the depths of infinite space.

Throughout his career, Pousette-Dart also taught painting at a number of New York institutions, including the New School for Social Research, the School of Visual Arts, Columbia University, Sarah Lawrence College, and the Art Students League. In 1981 he received the first annual “Distinguished Lifetime in Art” award from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation. The following year Pousette-Dart was chosen by the International Committee of the Venice Biennale to exhibit in the main pavilion.