November's Challenge: Remembering and Forgetting

Updated: 4 days ago


The challenge this month is to create a piece that is from your memories. And as usual you will need to use the elements of design and composition to evoke the emotions that this memory brings to you and that you hope to share with your viewers. Paul Gauguin said “I shut my eyes to see." November is a month about remembering. It is marked by the observation of the end to World War 1, and a time to consider war and peace in our own lives. It’s a liminal time after harvest and before the celebration of a new year, leaving an empty space for memories to grab hold. Our memories are a powerful resource to be mined for inspiration in our art. There is a lot of interesting information on the internet about memory and art. The Tate Museum has this interesting podcast about Pierre Bonnard's use of memory in his art.


https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/pierre-bonnard-781/art-memory


It is interesting to look at other artists' work and take note of the elements of design and composition that they use to evoke a sense of memory in their work. Here is a list of artist who's work attempts to capture this.


https://www.artsy.net/gene/contemporary-traces-of-memory-1 I hope you find this challenge inspiring and I look forward to seeing what you create!  Enjoy and be brave!

Here are the responses that we reviewed in our meeting on November 25th. Thank you all who submitted their art.

Joanie Winnitoy

Nostalgia, mixed media 17.5 X 24


Joanie Winnitoy

Brothers in Arms

Acrylic 12 X 12



Natasha Baronas

Stump Studies

Acrylic

Natasha Baronas

Stump Studies

Acrylic

Natasha Baronas

Sketch of skull


Josslyn Meyers

Watercolour and mixed media

Josslyn Meyers

Watercolour

Josslyn Meyers

Watercolour

Astrid Notte

Mixed Media



Leslie Baronas


Leslie Baronas

Acrylic

Leslie Baronas

Acrylic

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