Georgia o’Keeffe is renowned for painting close ups of flowers. Her paintings are recognized for their abstract qualities.
This last class we channeled the spirit of Franz marc and the results gave us inspiration in the way we drew, our choices in use of colour and also our in wine. We were joined by Anita who embodied for us the animalistic nature of Franz Marc’s art.
Franc Marc was a member of the “Der Blau Reiter” a group of artists who wished to re unite man with nature. Marc painted in a expressionist style, his signature was he choice of using colour as a spiritual representation of emotion in his paintings, red would represent anger or violence and blue serenity and yellow feminity or peace.
Keeping with this theme pete selected his wines on the basis of the colour of their labels. This is how i used topick my wines for personal consumption before Pete helped me develop a better understanding of wines.
Our red label wine…
Our yellow/orange/gold label…
Sadly my camera was out of commision for this round so i don’t have as many snaps as in my usual posts…
see you all next week..
Grey Eye society is starting again this coming tuesday, this semester has unfortunately sold out but if you are keen to participate in one of our courses please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our first semester of Grey eye society has concluded last week with a famous living artist. David Hockney is an amazing artist and a brilliant drawer whose skill in this medium has been recognized through out his lengthy career as an artist. In class we dedicated our attention to Hockney’s portraiture works as our excersize for the class was to draw one anothers portraits a great farewell gesture for the first class of 2013.
Pete focused on the british influence in wine history and introduced us to various wines which had been popular in England through out history. His focus was on wines which the UK imported from it’s neighbours in the olden days.
being an early choice from Portugal the Branco Seco fell out of favour when the british grew tired of the wine “over” fermenting during it’s journey to England. As the taste for wine developed in England, drinkers sought more complex grapes.
The Bordeaux was a next step a wine which was closer to England but which was also more complex and beautifully aged. It maintained it’s flavour over the long voyage to England.
The Port, was our final tasting for the evening a fortified wine. Wines are fortified by adding more alcohol to wine in order to bolster their resistance to spoilage a technique which allowed the ports flavours to be preserved for long journeys. Needless to say the fortification of wines does not mean they will neccesarily ever leave their place of birth, especially if they are as good as this one.