Thursday, September 20, 2018

Exhibition:  Alexander Calder at the Museum of Fine Arts of Montreal.

Alexander CALDER, ( 1898-1976), American sculptor,  painter and inventor of motorized and wind blown Mobiles, is being showcased from September 21, 2018 - February 24, 2019 at le Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, 1380 Sherbrooke St. West. Tel: 1-800-899-6873.

Calder was a mechanical engineer and a third generation sculptor who achieved international fame with several of his artistic innovations .  In the 1930's, he was a member of the Paris avant-garde which included writers and abstract artists such as Piet Mondrian whose influence is detected in the paintings of Calder. 

#1.."Black Frame" (1934) wood, metal, paint, motor.
#2.. Santos (1956) Oil on Plywood

 #3. "Little Spider" (1940) Standing Mobile
#4 .  "Fish & Bird" (1944) Suspended Mobiles

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Museum & Gallery visits:

Berthe Morisot (1841-1895), French Impressionist is in Quebec City until September 23, 2018.
The Morisot exhibition is at Le Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec: 179 Grande Allée West, Quebec City. 1-866-220-2150.

Below are 2 of my favorite paintings by Berthe Morisot: #1: The Mirror (1876) Oil on canvas
#2: Mr. Manet and his daughter (1883) Oil on canvas.


Monday, August 13, 2018



I was a student in the sixties; that was before the era of computer technology and the internet.  "Cool" at that time, meant going to art school , so I embarked upon an artistic journey at the age of seventeen, one which was punctuated by many abrupt starts and stops.  As a matter of fact, I left art school one year later and went on to experiment with a number of jobs and careers.  Today, having retired from a career of teaching,  I am proud to have recently completed a bachelor of  fine arts at Concordia University, Montreal, and to enjoy many hours of painting and reading on art on a daily basis. 
This blog is new and its creation is an ongoing adventure, hopefully a productive learning experience.  I plan to post some of my paintings on this blog since many artists and professionals have asked me to display my artwork online for reference. 
There are still many unwritten pages which must be filled in the coming months. Thanks for referring to my blog.
Josette Wecsu,
B.A Psychology, Concordia University 
B.F.A. Studio Arts, Concordia University (2018)