October 05, 2013

call me surreal, baby

"a short allegory of dawn" by annton beate schmidt *oil on canvas

Bring your own cup. When reading about Stefanie Selter throwing a little party for the 6th of October, to celebrate her own birthday as well as reminding of the incredible artist Meret Oppenheim, who was born exactly one hundred years ago in Berlin, I was instantly in for some cup loving; entering the party with a painting I made a couple of years ago. A Short Allegory of Dawn. So here I am, singing Happy Birthday for you Stefanie, Happy Birthday to my mum, who's birthday will be tomorrow as well, and Happy Birthday to one of the most impressive artists, I have learned about so far. To the rest of you, have a wonderful Saturday and an even greater Sunday.




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24 comments:

  1. What a great party, Stefanie is putting on for all of us! Love your progression of photos to the last. A cup of insomnia...clever. Have a great week.

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    1. yes, she'd put together some kind of circle and it was so nice meeting all those brilliant characters. a wonderful week for you too!

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  2. Ja tolles Bild, mir gefällt neben der Tasse samt Inhalt aber besonders der Ohrring der schönen Dame.
    Barbara

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    1. vielen dank, barbara. lustigerweise, seit ich die ohrringe gemalt habe, möchte ich sie wirklich!

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  3. happy birthday to those important people in your life.
    i wish we will meet one day in berlin. i love that city! feel so good there. but it was way way way to short, one and a half day.... :)
    hugs from holland !

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    1. thank you, for the birthday wishes, I've forwarded them ;) i know, there is always so little time, when visiting places. I am on the road right now and it feels like the hours are basically flying. one day, we will meet somewhere in this wild, wide world. have a great time in holland! xx

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  4. Fabulous to meet you, Annton. Your painting give us lots to contemplate. Insomnia spoon makes me smile! -sus

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    1. it is great meeting you too, susan! thank you for your words.

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  5. Vielen Dank, many thanks! I am really touched by this painting and I will look at it again and again, it´s so mysterious!
    Say hello to your mum, liebe Grüße
    x Stefanie

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    1. vielen dank für deine einladung. it has been a great tea party, with a lot of nice people and brilliant blogs, i didn't know before. and it always makes me so happy, when my work speak to others as well. greetings from my mother's couch x annton

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  6. wow! i'm really fascinated by your picture! so mystical! liebe grüße und fein dich zu treffen!
    dania

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    1. vielen dank und ich freue mich auch sehr dich zu treffen!

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  7. such a strong painting
    those eyes....
    and a cup of insomnia....

    Patrice A.

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    1. oh, i will take a sip of this cup quite often and i have learned to love it. thank you!

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  8. Ohhh La La this is a delightful arty cup of wonderfulness Annton! Just delicious to see. Love your painting style! Nice to meet you here. *smiles* Norma

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    1. thank you so much, norma. and I am very happy to meet you too!

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  9. ha haha... stirring insomnia into the cup. great allegory.
    i'm not sure at all we've met? hi!
    n♥

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    1. hi! yes, I sometimes ask myself if there is a special tea brand called "insomnia". I think, for some nights I would like it!

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  10. Hi, hallo!
    Dein Gemälde ist super, so intensiv. Starker Blick von ihr! die Tasse, die Aufschrift vom Löffel... alles Spiegelungen ihres Zustandes der Schlaflosigkeit (eigene Erfahrung?) Wunderbar surreal!
    Schön, dich hier zu treffen.

    Herzlich,
    Ariane.

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    1. definitif eigene erfahrungen; manchmal wälze ich mich ärgerlich im bett und dann, in anderen nächten, genieße ich den zustand der schlaflosigkeit und, dass mir die nacht gehört. liebe grüße annton

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  11. oh yes that's also a moment we rely on that cup, i can see the reality in your surrealism,
    nice to meet you by the way.

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    1. nice to meet you too. oh yes, there is a lot of reality in this painting ; )

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