Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Vivienne Strauss

Ray Johnson

Renee Magritte

Collage by Vivienne Strauss
Collage by Vivienne Strauss

I hate talking about art, it tends to get pretty pretentious awfully quickly. Mr. Man always elbows me when I tell an artist "I like your stuff". I try to keep it simple, like me. I recently told the wonderfully gifted artist, Vivienne Strauss that her work reminded me of Ray Johnson and Renee Magritte. I actually said that if Mr. Johnson and Mr. Magritte had a baby it would be her. Thankfully she took this as the compliment it was intended to be.
Artist, Lee Godie

Painting by Vivienne Strauss
I am happy to report that Vivienne was also quite gracious when I compared her portraits to a homeless woman's art who I passed on the street everyday in Chicago in the late 1980's..
Kitty Carlisle Hart

I also have this highest of compliments to say about her wonderful paintings, I can imagine them hanging in the apartment of the late Kitty Carlisle Hart. Kitty's 5th Avenue penthouse would have been brimming with Vivienne's work!

Paintings by Vivienne Strauss
Please check out Vivienne's blog and many Etsy shops. Perhaps I haven't articulated it very well, but I love her stuff!


Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I love the whimsy and elegance she combines. Very neat!

Lani Robertson said...

her work is really wonderful...a new etsy fav! :0

Saucy said...

You certainly know how to craft a compliment! Can you imagine being called the child of Ray Johnson and Renee Magritte! That is toooo funny! I agree wholeheartedly, your knack for eyeing art is spot on!

vivienne strauss said...

thank you so much Linda for all your fabulous compliments! what fun it has been getting to know you :)