New This Week 7-28-2014

Rebecca Wilson 37 Artworks curated by Rebecca Wilson Chief Curator and VP, Art Advisory at Saatchi Art
  1. Dan Adams This collection contains work very derivative of other artists work, past & present. Maybe by design, since I noted actual reference in the titles, Renoir, Goya. Some really good work, not very original in some cases, but maybe originality isn't everyone's cup of tea, or coffee.
    July 26, 2014 at 3:26 pm
  2. DOMINAULT EVELYNE je decouvre avec plaisir les oeuvres de young, lentz,yamaoka, whadcock, hallinan,hawry crockett,keller merci et j'aime toujours les oeuvres de esteves de cooman, mark horst, pour le collage orange, je ne comprends pas l'interet de reprendre technique et motif d'un celebre artiste, l'art doit venir du plus profond de nous même
    July 26, 2014 at 3:46 pm
  3. Sheila Prieto A bit sad collectively, needs more summer. Some great achievements, my respect and congratulations to all artists.
    July 26, 2014 at 5:33 pm
  4. Wolfgang Alt Hi Dan, thanks for starting this ball rolling. I think originality is a goal every serious-working artist dreams of. This quest can be very hindering in the beginning of a career, I found. See: the greatest masters in history directly started on the shoulders of their predecessors, peers and role models like Titian did with Giorgione and da Vinci or Picasso did with Toulouse-Lautrec, Cezanne and Matisse (yes!). I think looking at the Masters is not the worst thing to do.
    July 27, 2014 at 11:38 am
  5. Wolfgang Alt ... and a possible goal could be to find the ones which individually fit us the best.
    July 27, 2014 at 11:41 am
  6. Christian Bahr Great collection, thanks Rebecca... Speaking about originality: no man is an island, there's always an influence from other painters, but this is like a bridge towards your own self-defined style. As long as you paint in the way that your soul/heart tells you, as long as your painting is a deep native part of you, everything is great and not a question of originality.
    July 27, 2014 at 1:19 pm
  7. Christopher Shadd aka SHADDSTONE A very enjoyable collection.
    July 28, 2014 at 4:34 am
  8. George Antoni We'll put Christian. I don't know what originality means. Good luck to anyone who can actually copy another artist. You would have to live their life to do it.
    July 28, 2014 at 11:51 am
  9. Irene Raspollini After the XXth century, it is practically impossible to do something really original. Just think that even Picasso stole many of his most beautiful ideas from African art, and Duchamp made a piece of art out of an everyday object. As a friend of mine said once: everything can be original, if we forget what we have seen before. I think that we have not to discuss about originality (it is a loss of time) but about what and how a painting communicate through the depicted subjects or the technique.
    July 28, 2014 at 3:52 pm
  10. Irene Raspollini Yes, it seems that the most important thing for a piece of art is to be original, to shock, to impress us: but art is not only this, and artists who persever in this direction often create useless and empty monsters. The images remains the most powerful and transnational means to communicate something: this is the real power of art.
    July 28, 2014 at 3:59 pm
  11. Anna Patricia Keller Great looking collection, many very interesting works and new artists to see. Thank you so much for including me with this group!
    July 28, 2014 at 6:00 pm
  12. Odilia Fu Nice interesting works!
    July 28, 2014 at 6:39 pm
  13. Anneke Zwager Interesting works in this collection. I love Small chlidren of Bruce Williams. Thank you
    July 28, 2014 at 7:21 pm
  14. Christa Haack Great collection. Some works are really interesting-
    July 28, 2014 at 8:13 pm
  15. Kate Williamson I agree Irene. We live in a such a saturated consumer culture, many artists are like photocopy machines, as dealer galleries want repeated images like ads. This leaves no room for true experimentation as the dealer can't cope with spontaneous art/artists. Many paint by numbers works are the most popular with an endlessly repeated safe style. If it wasn't for this site showing amazing international works I would have died of boredom. Keep it fresh*
    July 28, 2014 at 8:27 pm
  16. Kate Williamson Replace ads with ART I say, the Dunedin airport has an Artist in the Terminal initiative, the manager of the airport has replaced the ads with shows of large art works. I have 11 works on show there at the moment. Artists need more initiatives like this from public business spaces.
    That's why Banksy rocks, wake people up from mindless corporate sales pitches.
    July 28, 2014 at 8:45 pm
  17. Daniel Maczynski in painting the easiest is talking
    July 28, 2014 at 9:04 pm
  18. ESTEVES DE COOMAN beaucoup de difficultés pour comprendre une partie des commentaires, par la traduction catastrophique. Je le regrette. Merci pour ma peinture si bien accompagnée par celles de KELLER CROCKETT YOUNG HALLINAN DE LOMAS LATINE ...bravo à tous
    July 28, 2014 at 9:04 pm
  19. Alessandro Papari Agree! nothing comes from nothing!
    nice collection!
    July 28, 2014 at 9:10 pm
  20. Ichiro Yamamoto Nice to have discussion about originality. Originality comes from the intentionality of the artist's mental expression and the individual's mental intentionality never be the same with others', so mimicking others' arts never be unique.
    July 29, 2014 at 1:53 am
  21. Julien Porisse I like 'Mildew Swoosh' plenty of contrast and the line is pretty good. The info about the artist is a little light, maybe a newcomer, but of the few works on display they're all quite decent. The painting 'Bridges' I likes the white on white effect, and the almost figurative side of the abstraction.
    July 29, 2014 at 4:36 am
  22. Nestor Toro four of these paintings are like... really?
    July 29, 2014 at 4:40 am
  23. Patrick Hillard Originality is a myth, a kind of oasis out there on the horizon that we keep reaching out for but can never actually reach.
    July 29, 2014 at 11:22 am
  24. Massimiliano Malimpensa nice
    July 29, 2014 at 1:31 pm
  25. H Wesley Wheeler Nice collection. Originality is a myth to me. I think we find a master or two whose work inspires in us the urge to paint, and then we tweak composition, color and concept until we are comfortable within our own niche.
    July 29, 2014 at 3:12 pm
  26. Shehla Anjum All artists are influenced by others who came before them and by their contemporary. I found some of the work in this collection somewhat boring, but I laud the effort, the thought and the time that went into the creation of these works. Painting, like writing, is solitary work and its rewards are just as elusive as in writing.
    July 29, 2014 at 3:12 pm
  27. Pam Malone I agree with the importance of originality and not looking like a glossy ad. However, more important than being original, for originality's sake, is the effect the painting has on the viewer. A painting should illicit a response, an emotional impact that lasts. I was at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC on Saturday. I saw Bonnard's "After The Bath" probably for the 20th time. I stood before it amazed, every part of my flesh alive, gasping, as if seeing it for the first time.
    July 29, 2014 at 3:23 pm
  28. Linda Bladen wow. these comments are getting a little heady. you know what i like about these pictures? they are pleasing to look at
    July 29, 2014 at 5:49 pm
  29. Nelly van Nieuwenhuijzen love Linda Bladen comment, agree with her! Love to walk around in your selection every time again, always a surprise and always happy moments.
    July 29, 2014 at 6:27 pm
  30. Mahesh Chandra ' Jeena ' & ' Beautiful Calcium ' I found compelling to look at and again. ' Intruder II ' is an also ran. The rest I'd not consider for a purchase. A comment about originality in art : Art at its best can only be authentic & sincere. Also hugely skilful. Originality belongs to all that is unknowable . Call it God if you will.
    July 30, 2014 at 4:03 am
  31. Ichiro Yamamoto The more buyers feel familiar beauty and popularity for a marchandise, the more they loose their own originality to progress the culture world.
    July 30, 2014 at 11:53 am
  32. Tim Hallinan Wonderful collection, thank you for including one of mine! "Please Ring Bell For Service", "Conjure" & "Bridges" are excellent!
    July 30, 2014 at 6:58 pm
  33. ILYA Volykhine Kudos Tim! I think diversity is always the primary key to Rebecca's collections, thanks again for the inclusion.
    July 30, 2014 at 11:20 pm
  34. Linda O'Neill Some amazing, unique imagery in this collection. Kudos to all the Artists!
    July 31, 2014 at 12:02 am
  35. Irene Raspollini Discussing about art matters HAVE to be heady, and this is the right place to do it. Unfortunately, social networks used us to too superficial and empty comments (thumb up!). Maybe we should all be re-educated to a more changelling, deep and inspiring way to discuss. I think that some of previous comments contents a lot of concepts to think on. Thank you everybody for sharing your opinions.
    July 31, 2014 at 9:29 am
  36. Wolfgang Alt Conversation about art. I think if we discuss about art we devolop our skills. Even just 'talking' (I refer to Daniel's comment way up the thread) can do it, I believe. Think of the surrealists in Paris of the 1910s to 1930ies: They were literally talking for years, in the Cafes, on the streets. And they produced some results we can enjoy and respect. Maybe this here is our Paris and our Cafe, today.
    July 31, 2014 at 8:27 pm
  37. Charles Gomila
    I've just added many paintings (including nudes) under $500 to my profile. Enjoy!
    August 1, 2014 at 12:15 am
  38. Ichiro Yamamoto With concept of Equality, in so-called this Democracy era of the human history, no need of authorized arts, but nor need of old concepts of the arts.
    August 1, 2014 at 2:42 am
  39. Caio Papai More collages..please =)
    August 1, 2014 at 4:38 pm
  40. Holly Larner Thank you so much for including something from my collection --very much appreciated!
    August 1, 2014 at 8:17 pm
  41. dominique mondo les artiste préférés de cette nouvelle collections sont
    Christine Crockett ,
    Newton Scheufler,
    Antoine Cordet
    Mark Horst, et
    merci pour ce partage et ces découvertes
    August 3, 2014 at 7:29 am
  42. Sylvia Batycka It is almost impossible not to be inspired by other artist works. However I must say I am particularly unpleasantly surprised by the choice of "Erica in orange" for this collection. This work I couldn't even call a tribute, it is a plagiarism. Especially at the time of Matisse cut outs being shown at Tate Modern it seems to be the case of cutting coupons of somebody's else work and current trend. Surely Saatchi Art can do better then this.
    August 3, 2014 at 2:37 pm
  43. jeffrey davies The best comments ever!!! many time originality is not rewarded--too scary!! What if no one agrees?
    August 3, 2014 at 5:31 pm
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