Spiritual Paintings

Art blog by painter and beekeeper Jan Karpíšek about buddhism, zazen, painting, permaculture gardening etc.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Lady (Svitava)

The Lady (Svitava), the natural pigments from Rudice on canvas, 195x120 cm, 2009

Karpíšek's ecological painting "The Lady" (Svitava) created with the natural clays only shows a goddess with bewitched eyeview and long curly red hair standing in the meadow. She represents the Svitava river, our Lady of calm woods in Moravian karst. The natural pigments are not fixed by any medium.

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Hagazussa (One Who Sits on the Hedge), acryl on canvas, 55x65 cm, 2009

Karpíšek's "Hagazussa" (One Who Sits on the Hedge) shows a witch on the fence between two worlds, surrounded with a fog.

The Roof of the Field

The Roof of the Field, the natural pigments from Rudice on canvas, 55x60 cm, 2009

Karpíšek painted "The Roof of the Field" with the natural pigments (clays) from the Rudice village in Moravian karst and fixed it with linen oil and the damar resin afterwards. It shows the relevancy of soil and roof (As above, so below).

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IBM carrots

IBM carrots, acryl on canvas, 95x130 cm, 2009

Karpíšek's "IBM carrots" is a contemporary satirical interpretation of "The Angelus" by Jean-Francois Millet showing the today world's dependency on IT specialists. Everything in our civilisation disconnected from nature including the machines in agriculture and workers using the cell phones do need computers.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Virtual tour of Punkwa art group exhibition "Pack of Bats" in the Gallery of the city Blansko