Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Dorothea Tanning by Alix Olson


Oil on canvas
11 1/8 x 12 1/8 in.
Dorothea Tanning by Alix Olson

"There's this Dorothea Tanning painting and the arm is barely breaking through."

-Alix Olson, Dorothea Tanning

Beautiful and haunting. Alix Olson the visual art of surrealist Dorothea Tanning as a metaphor. However it feels more like she uses it as a ready made work of art. Making try the art her her own. If I didn't look know better it seems as though miss Olson has single handedly immortalized the works of surrealist Tanning.

The blog of Dorothea Tanning is art the very concept that Olson and Tanning could actually be a singularity works for me and as a work of Alter Art(alter-ism). Then again I may be just laying out a diagram or a style for others to follow. Of course I realize that Dorothea Tanning Actually Existed, Painted, Lived(to Over 100), Loved(Married Max Ernst) and is totally deserving of all the praise. She certainly is a worthy artist. I am commenting on the simple concept of reality and the way Alter-ism can be used to question reality.

Either way. Have a look.

B Holden Vance III

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