Eugene Ray SDSU 1970's

Eugene Ray SDSU 1970's
Eugene Ray 1970's. photo credit: Tom Davis

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

ARTISTS AS VISIONARIES / in the milieu of color, light, energy

+PIERRE BONNARD <
>like matisse, chagall, picasso and others<
>sought out the radiant light of the french<
+(APPOLLINAIRE / was+
+BORN IN >MONACO)+
>riviera to >create paintings that would be<
>boyant w/ the warmth of the african wind<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 
+PAUL KLEE+
>left the grey sleet of his swiss origins<
>to sail to tunisia (of all places) to find<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>> / KLEE IN TUNISIA)+
>the radiant milieu of arcadia / >his work<
>there was transcendental manifestations<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+CLAUDE MONET+
>found his arcadia on the italian-french<
>ligurian border at >bordagheria where<
+GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>> / BORDAGHERIA+
>the >vatican finds the palm fronds for<
>the >pope's palm sunday celebrations<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+ECSTACY+
>i found for myself was more available in<
>the color, light, energy >of the south< of<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY /+
+VILLEFRANCHE sur MER)+
>france / genetic memory of my de bresse<
>ancestors villefranche was a potent elixir<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+BONNARD IS FAMED FOR HIS+
+DOMESTIC PAINTINGS FROM+
>(marian and i searched for<
>pierre bonnard's home< &<
>were rewarded / >radiant)<
+HIS CANNES SUBURB  HOME+
+A NEW MUSEUM IS NEARBY+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
                                      
 +BONNARD'S GENIUS+
>was in colar & light / marthe bathing<
>was expressed in the shimmering h2o<
>of her tub w/ the magnificent light of<
+(RADIANCE WAS A FOCUS+
+OF BONNARD & MYSELF)+
>cannes / he captured a transcendental<
>aura that inspired m & i on the riviera<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +MARTHE BATHING+
>bonnard's life w/ marthe< was >poignant &<
>he focused on their >domestic life< in their<
>small home in a >cannes suburb / >marthe<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+> / PIERRE BONNARD)+
>suffered from a >bipolar illness / >much of<
>her day was devoted to bathing & dressing<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +BONNARD DRESSING+
>pierre & marthe lived a simple existence<
>but enjoyed the friendship of matisse who<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>> / HENRI MATISSE)+
>he visited w/ much empathy of color light<
>focus / >matisse lived in a nice hotel suite<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +MARTHE DRESSING+
>like marthe bathing was essential to<
>bonnard's passion to express cannes<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>> / COLOR & LIGHT)+
>sensual radiance / >the human body<
>is a transcendental focus in the light<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +ALFRESCO DINING+
>as i explained to our students "architecture<
>is more >"situation"< then object / environ<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / BIOTRONIC ENERGY)+
>design was my SDSU focus / biotronics is<
>the ultimate reward of a color light design<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +KITCHEN WINDOW+
>bonnard's garden and marthe are framed<
>causing a realization of the transcendent<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>> / FRENCH RIVIERA)+
>quality of nature on the rivera / marian &<
>marianne and i were also inspired by this<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+DRESSING TABLE+
>for friends interested in my devotion to<
>cap ferrat france / >roderick cameron's<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY /+
+ST JEAN CAP FERRAT)+
>"the golden riviera" is a must read book<
>am posting data on my >Facebook page<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+BAUHAUS >VISION+
+CAME EARLY,  1911+
>the remarkable work of professor kandinsky<
>at the bauhaus reflects the >atmosphere that<
>advanced academia provided for experiment<
+(ACADEMIA PROVIDED  >EARLY+
+EXPERIMENTAL< ATMOSPHERE)+
>as i began my academic career in 1965 only<
>five years after starting to build in louisiana<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+WASSILY KANDINSKY+
>(early abstract detail)<
+BLACK LINES  /  1913+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+WASSILY KANDINSKY+
>(early abstract detail)<
+IMPRESSION III  / 1911+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>30 years after these >early bauhaus experiments<
>our brother, randolph j. ray jr was beginning his<
+(OUR BROTHER PAINTED+
+>"ABSTRACTS"< IN 1941)+
>career with abstract paintings in old new orleans<
> / this was not easy>(this mode was not popular)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >"COLOMBE D'OR" / ARTISTS HAVEN+
>when >marian & marianne< stayed w/ me at<
>the >column d'or hotel we were surrounded<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / MAEGHET MUSEUM)+
>by the experimental early modern paintings<
>nearby was the famed maeghet art museum<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
                                      
+ITALIAN CINEMA+
>when marian & i moved to lajolla in 1970<
>one of the great attractions was>"mithras"<
+(GOOGLE :> EUGENE RAY+
+>>> / CREATIVE MEDIA)+
>bookshop & "unicorn" cinema where the<
>most >experimental films were daily fare<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +FRENCH BOOKS+
>each summer, in paris i found the best art<
>& architecture books in the "bouquenist"<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>> / BOUQUENISTS)+
>bookshops along the seine river / >these<
>books shall go to SDSU after i move on<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +ROME FOR VISION+
>marianne & i look forward to the >great<
>city of rome to celebrate her >85th birth<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>> / ROME ARTISTRY)+
>day / >visionary artistry thrives in rome<
>& we shall share this experience w/ you<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+GRATITUDE+
>to those of you who have so kindly<
>written to me / my email address is<
:>>>eugeneray1932@gmail.com<<<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+DEEP CONDOLENCE >TO OUR+
+ALUM->GOOD FRIEND PHILIP+
>(how well we >remember<
>that profound experience<
>in our own mothers way)<
+MATZIGKEIT / >HIS MOTHERS+
+RECENT PROFOUND PASSING+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
eugene ray, mfa, architect
professor emeritus, sdsu



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