© COPYRIGHT 2016 Rebecca Klementovich

November 2014

18.11.14 - Poets and Painters

 Painters and the Poets

Picasso’s first Parisian friend, Max Jacob, was a poet and journalist who helped him learn the French language and its literature. Soon they shared an apartment. Max slept at night. Picasso slept during the day and worked at night. These were times of severe poverty, cold, and desperation. Picasso burned much of his work to keep the small room warm. Poet Guillaume Apollinaire, and writer Alfred Jarry, who were close to Picasso while living in the Montmartre quarters, were also key influences on Picasso.

 

Katherine Ferrier’s work

For me, it being a painter and having a friend like Katherine a poet, I see the connection of conceptual forms of work or paint. Katherine’s work,

How we share the sky is an exploration of continuousness, commitment and connection. Each day she writes of the sky in her poetic form, leaving the reader in a new space. Katherine reminds me of the local talent of ee cummings, in her unassuming brilliance with words.
I work in similar ways in that I try to leave the viewer with a new language through painting with unseen energy, such as in the Blinking series. There is a special bond between painter and poet, as developing a new language in any form is a formidable yet rewarding challenge.
More of Katherine can be found at www.howwesharethesky.com
She also posts daily on her Facebook page.

Below: Katherine Ferrier with Klementovich

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04.11.14 - Teacher, Student and Painting

Teacher, Student and Painting

Here is a kind quote from one of my students, a successful painter named John LeCour: “Rebecca Klementovich is super intelligent and is the finest instructor I have ever had.  She customizes her curriculum organically to each of her students so that they can  follow their own specific  and unique pathway to personal growth.  Rebecca is one of those rare beings –a combination of a highly gifted artist who is also an extremely skilled and articulate teacher. Her paintings and her teaching have inspired me to push myself to try to attain the highest  possible levels in my own personal development as an artist.”

John firsdt saw my work in a show and it affected him so much. He began taking classes shortly after. John now shows in New England, and is on his second series of work.

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01.11.14 - Birds supporting freedom?

Bird watching in the 18oo Century

In the nineteenth century, bird watching affo leave the house unaccompanied. The study of birds, their environment and  anatomy was best known by Cordelia Stanwood in the 1870’s. She was undervalued of her remarkable ideas of photographing and understanding birds which I learned from reading Cynthia Melendy’s dissertation on the subject of woman and birds. During these years woman were advocates of the protection of birds, an example is the essay “When Women Were Women, Men Were Men, and Birds were Hats.” Due to the work of Cordelia and books such as the one mentioned the Plumage laws were enacted in 1913-1920. This dissertation by Cynthia has some facts that the general public is not privy to with the relationship between birds and woman. If you would like to read Cynthia’s work you can find her on Facebook.

My friendship with Cynthia is defined like the that of Spock and Kirk’s on the Enterprise,- unknown destination of uncharted  arena’s. Between our exploring art, birds, galleries, and social context we are expanding the never ending viewpoint woman and art.

 

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