Great Art in 90 Seconds

 
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Image: Joy of Life, Henri Matisse

Film by Kirby Kendrick
Animation by Simon Christopher, Light-Matter Media

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2017-01-09T15:00:55+00:00

59 Comments

  1. Cornelia January 10, 2017 at 9:23 am - Reply

    Very cool!

  2. Kathryn Golden January 10, 2017 at 9:50 am - Reply

    A great way to start the new year with a big smile! I love weather! Congratulations Kirby! XO K

  3. Barret January 10, 2017 at 10:45 am - Reply

    I love it!

    • Kirby Kendrick January 10, 2017 at 5:38 pm - Reply

      I am so glad! It was really fun to make! Thank you Barret for following my blog.

  4. Gigi Woodward January 10, 2017 at 11:37 am - Reply

    It looks really great. I could watch it many different ways and get something different each time!

    • Kirby Kendrick January 10, 2017 at 5:48 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Gigi. That is just what I hoped for. Each masterpiece can be viewed in different ways. I wanted to introduce a comic element!
      KK

  5. david kremenak January 10, 2017 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    Kirby, you seem to be growing more effusive,eclectic, and, perhaps just a tad, frenetic. That’s quite a heap of fine and varied art to absorb in less than 2 minutes, even w/ the help of a red hat and a raven.
    Thank you, and HAPPY NEW YEAR. All is well. Tu amigo, d

    • Kirby Kendrick January 10, 2017 at 5:45 pm - Reply

      I always value your comments, David. It is a lot to absorb in 90 seconds, but alas, some of us only want a short, concise foray into the art world. Thank you for following the blog!

  6. Pia Stern January 10, 2017 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    This is pretty darn wonderful, Kirby! :-))

    • Kirby Kendrick January 10, 2017 at 5:50 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Pia! It was a ton of fun selecting the masterpieces and composing the story and animation!

  7. Lydia January 10, 2017 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    Hey Kirby. You give us a lot of pleasure with this one. Smiles and a sense of wonder about your process of developing it….an art history lesson, and a desire to save it for watching when one needs a mood tonic. How can this be shared universally? Thank you!!

  8. Margo Palmer January 11, 2017 at 6:17 am - Reply

    Kirby! This is pure playfulness! It makes me smile, feel cold, & warm. It educates me & inspires me. It’s my favorite. You are so full of fantastic fun!

    • Kirby Kendrick January 11, 2017 at 7:27 am - Reply

      Yes! That’s just what I had in mind, Margo! To have fun with the masterpieces! Thank you for following my blog!!

  9. pamela nigro January 11, 2017 at 7:13 am - Reply

    I’m always amazed at how willing you are to take risks in your art making. I Love that you keep expanding and exploring the deep well of creativity you possess. You were so instrumental in helping me to discover that deep desire for expression within my own soul. Loved the film! Loved how you directed the viewers eye and created a whole different way to experience the art. Bravo!

    • Kirby Kendrick January 11, 2017 at 7:18 am - Reply

      That’s exactly what my goal is, Pam! To experience art in a different way…to use our imagination to make a story of the masterpieces. Thank you for your encouragement!

  10. Diane Rudy January 11, 2017 at 11:45 am - Reply

    Kirby,
    You magical woman. Your creativity knows no bounds! The video was beautiful, enchanting, and totally a creative experience for the viewer. Congratulations and go girl!
    Diane

    • Kirby Kendrick January 14, 2017 at 3:08 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Diane! Your comments are very important to me! Thanks for following my blog so faithfully!

  11. Bob Wolf January 11, 2017 at 6:58 pm - Reply

    Big Hit at the snowed-in art making party in Portland this week!
    awesome!!

    • Kirby Kendrick January 14, 2017 at 3:06 pm - Reply

      Yeah! This video was really appropriate for Portland last week! Thanks for commenting!

  12. Martin January 12, 2017 at 11:15 am - Reply

    Liked it. Great job.

  13. Tomas Blanco January 12, 2017 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    Kirby,

    What fun !!!

    Very stimulating and creative

    I could see your own smiles in it.

    Tomas

    • Kirby Kendrick January 14, 2017 at 2:55 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Tomás. It was a lot of fun working on this video!

  14. Victor DePratti January 13, 2017 at 11:17 pm - Reply

    Storm to art. Art to storm. Fun. Fun. Fun. Love it. Although writing while cozy in bed, felt a bit of chill viewing the video. Love story weather. Stormy scenes. Neat concept.

    • Kirby Kendrick January 14, 2017 at 2:49 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Vic, for following my blog. It gives me a thrill to bring art to our attention!

    • Kirby Kendrick January 14, 2017 at 2:52 pm - Reply

      I always enjoy your incisive comments!

  15. Bill Helton January 14, 2017 at 9:52 am - Reply

    Kirby what a treat it is to be your friend and to be able to accompany you on some of your wild rides. Really enjoyed this and remain amazed at your ongoing creativity. With such apparent ease you go places most of us would never be able to conceive. You’re such an inspiration. Keep it up and enjoy 2017!!
    Bill

    • Kirby Kendrick January 14, 2017 at 2:46 pm - Reply

      Art is truly a wild ride, isn’t it Bill! Thank you for your comments. I am honored!

  16. Anne January 14, 2017 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    Sounds great, Anne! Thank you for following my blog so faithfully. I am so glad you enjoy it!

    • Anne January 14, 2017 at 3:44 pm - Reply

      Fabulous!!!! Would love to catch up one of these days!

  17. Susan and Patrick January 14, 2017 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    Terrific, Kirby! Congratulations, and thank you for sending.
    All best and Happy New Year to you both!

    • Beverly January 14, 2017 at 3:49 pm - Reply

      Too fun!!

    • Kirby Kendrick January 14, 2017 at 4:18 pm - Reply

      Susan, your comments mean a great deal to me. Thank you for following my blog!

  18. Beverly January 14, 2017 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    Too fun!!

    • Kirby Kendrick January 14, 2017 at 4:17 pm - Reply

      It was so great to hear from you, Beverly! Thank you for following my blog!

  19. Signe January 14, 2017 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    Kirby, your video is great! I loved it and will send it to others.

    • Kirby Kendrick January 14, 2017 at 4:17 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Signe. It was amazing to research these masterpieces!

  20. Pia January 14, 2017 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    Loved this, Kirby – thanks! Tried to leave a comment, but it wouldn’t allow for some reason.
    Hope you are doing really well.

    • Kirby Kendrick January 14, 2017 at 4:16 pm - Reply

      Pia, I so appreciate your comments. They come from a wealth of knowledge and talent…yours’ of course!

  21. Ellen January 14, 2017 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    This is so cool Kirby! Gosh I miss seeing you!
    Happy New Year!

    • Kirby Kendrick January 14, 2017 at 4:15 pm - Reply

      Margaret, thank you for following my blog. It is always very meaningful to me to receive your comments!

    • Kirby Kendrick January 14, 2017 at 4:15 pm - Reply

      From one artist to another, I consider that a huge compliment! Thanks Ellen!

  22. Margaret January 14, 2017 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing your film with me, it is lovely.

    I hope 2017 is a good year for you,

  23. Stephen January 14, 2017 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    LOVE IT!!

  24. Geoff January 14, 2017 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    Great film Kirby.

    Happy New Years!
    gs

    • Kirby Kendrick January 14, 2017 at 4:13 pm - Reply

      Geoff…I am sure you recognized these masterpieces! Thanks for you comment!

  25. Robert January 14, 2017 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    Love the video!

    • Kirby Kendrick January 14, 2017 at 4:12 pm - Reply

      Robert, I value your comments tremendously! Thank you! Sight Unseen, is your very own masterpiece!

  26. Larry January 14, 2017 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    Kirby,
    This is terrific.

  27. Richard January 14, 2017 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    Thanks a bunch! What fun!

    • Kirby Kendrick January 14, 2017 at 4:11 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Richard! It is always so gratifying to hear from another artist!

  28. Shanti January 14, 2017 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    Fabulous, Kirby. I’m so glad to be on your email list. Your talent is daunting.

    • Kirby Kendrick January 14, 2017 at 4:11 pm - Reply

      Shanti! It is always a pleasure to hear from you! Surprising isn’t it to see how many masterpieces are painted about weather!

  29. Michelle Kantor March 21, 2017 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    Beautifully done, Kirby!!!

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