blessed are the painters of the sublime light

Deborah Barlow: O R B I L I N I A

JMW Turner: TURNER FROM THE TATE


 

Deborah Barlow - Peridawna

Deborah Barlow, Peridawna, detail

Orbilinia is a series of abstract paintings that explores the nature of otherworldliness. Rarefied, meditative and serene, they hang together to round out a suggestive sense of celestial sanctuary and sacred retreat. Complex and meticulously layered, their atmospheric materiality shows no trace of brushes or traditional painting tools. Their surfaces grow by slow accretion similar to the way nature marks the land, with each layer exposing as well as veiling its elements.
– Orbilinia website

Deborah Barlow: O R B I L I N I A – A PAINTING INSTALLATION

March 11 through March 16, 2013. An opening and artist reception will be held on Tuesday, March 12, from 5-8PM.
The public is invited to attend.

Woodbury Museum
575 E. University Parkway N250
Orem UT 84097
801.863.4200

ORBILINIA website
Deborah Barlow
Slow Muse


 

JMW Turner - Sun Setting over a Lake

J M W Turner, Sun Setting over a Lake (c 18400)

Turner was supreme …  in his response to real places. In the notebooks and in the many watercolours of sites in Britain, Switzerland or Italy, he is able to see and to reveal to us something that all too often remains invisible before our very eyes: the wholeness and life of nature manifested in the light that dissolves all particular things into unity.
– Christoper Allen in The Weekend Australian

TURNER FROM THE TATE: The Making of a Master

To May 19
Art Gallery of South Australia
North Terrace  Adelaide SA 5000
(08) 8207 7000


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2 thoughts on “blessed are the painters of the sublime light

  1. Nice post, thanks for it, Miriam Lousia…. my painter husband adores Turner, and thanks to him I have a newly found apprecation for his work. Barlow echoes his style a little bit…. capturing light is one of the most difficult tasks a painter can attempt. Blessings of Light and Love to you from Denmark! Leigh

    1. Thanks for visiting Leigh, and for your comment – I didn’t know your husband was a painter. I haven’t spent much time in Denmark, but the delights of Norway are very familiar to me. The light! Everywhere, even in the glowing rocks.

      Deborah’s work seems, to me, to explore that light held within the earth, whereas Turner’s passion was for air and water.

      Blessings for springtime!

      Love from Australia … ml

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