The Triptych Series, 27 large oil Paintings: ISSN Vol 2, No. 6 Melinda Camber Portet Archive of Creative Works

The Triptych Series, 27 large oil Paintings: ISSN Vol 2, No. 6 Melinda Camber Portet Archive of Creative Works

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Melinda Camber Porter explains, “The Triptych Series is twenty-seven large oils on canvas exploring the triptych form as both altarpiece and sculptural shape.” Walter Wickiser, gallery owner states, “As an artist, Melinda Camber Porter’s use of line and form is completely original as ‘figurative abstraction’ and her extraordinary use of color, she pursued her own ‘cosmology.’ Peter Trippi, Editor of Fine Art Connoisseur, “compares Melinda Camber Porter’s own ‘cosmology’ to that of Michelangelo, whose conflation of the spiritual and the material, the chaste and the sensual, horrified and aroused his contemporaries even as it communicated his highly personal understanding of God, man and their interrelationship.” Melinda Camber Porter’s Triptych Series will on exhibition at the John A. Day Gallery at the University of South Dakota from September 19 to October 14, 2016. The Melinda Camber Porter Archive of Creative Works comprises two series of books. Volume 1 is a collection of journalism books. Volume 2 is a collection of art and literature books. Melinda Camber Porter passed away of ovarian cancer in 2008 and left a significant body of work in art, media, and literature.

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ISBN-13: 9781942231400
Publisher: Blake Press
Publication date: 02/15/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 112
File size: 16 MB
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About the Author

Melinda Camber Porter (1953 - 2008) was born in London and graduated from Oxford University with a First Class Honors degree in Modern Languages. She began her writing career in Paris as a cultural correspondent for The Times of London from Paris than New York. French culture is the subject of her book Through Parisian Eyes (published by Oxford University Press), which the Boston Globe describes as "a particularly readable and brilliantly and uniquely compiled collection." She interviewed many leading cultural figures including four Nobel Prize winners: Saul Bellow, Gunter Grass, Eugenio Montale, and Octavio Paz. She interviewed over 50 major writers and film directors including: Joyce Carol Oates, Joan Diddion, Frances Sagan, Michael Apted, Martin Scorsese, and Wim Wenders. Camber Porter's left over 50 audio recordings of these interviews. Her novel, Badlands, a Book-of-the-Month Club selection, was set on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Publishers Weekly stated "a novel of startling, dreamlike lyricism." A film documenting the creation of the paintings featured in this solo exhibition, entitled, The Art of Love, showed regularly on Public Television stations nationally with her poetry and paintings. Camber Porter's paintings have also served as the primary inspiration and as backdrops for several of her theatrical works. She created the backdrops, book, and lyrics for the musical Night Angel, with music by Carmen Moore and was originally performed at Lincoln Center in New York City. She created the book, lyrics, and backdrops for the rock-opera-in-progress, Journey to Benares, with music, direction and choreography by Elizabeth Swados, and was performed at the Asia Society and Museum in New York City. Melinda Camber Porter leaves a prolific and creative legacy with thousands of paintings; over two hundred hours of audio and film interviews with international creative figures in the arts, film and literature; and her tens of thousands of pages of writings: novels, plays, essays, journalism and volumes of poetry. Her creative and spiritual works will be enjoyed for generations.
Walter Wickiser is President of the The Walter Wickiser Gallery, located in the prestigious Fine Art Building in Chelsea - located at 210 Eleventh Avenue, Suite 303, New York, NY 10001 - was established in 1992. As the son of artist and art educator Ralph Wickiser - who was former the Chairman of the graduate art program at Pratt University from 1962-1978 - Walter Wickiser was born and raised in the American art world amongst internationally renowned modern artists including Franz Kline, Jacob Lawrence, George McNeil, and Stephen Pace.

Table of Contents

Metadata triptychs toc index v1 Table of Contents Index of Paintings Foreword by Walter Wickiser Introduction by Melinda Camber Porter Excerpted samples of text found on Triptych Series No. 4 27 Plates with details The Melinda Camber Porter Archive About Art Literature Film Journalism Praise Index Published Works of The Melinda Camber Porter Archive Index triptychs mcp final 2016 8 22 abstract art, vi, xii, xxvi abstraction, xii Art of Love (Camber Porter), xii Asia Society and Museum, xii, xv Asian and Western traditions, xii backdrops, xv-xvi Badlands (Camber Porter), xxvii Barcelona Point Series, xii, xiv-xv, see also painting technique as metaphor for material and spiritual reality, xix comparison to Luminous Bodies Series, xxvii exploration of primitive and rational, xxvi watercolour and oil, xxvi Baudelaire, xxii Camber Porter, Melinda bio of, 57-58 cosmology of, xiii list of creative works, 59-67 autobiographical content in work, xiv, xxiii affinity with nature, xx-xxviii choreography, xv, xx, 58 composers, xii Correspondances (Baudelaire), xxii Cotter, Holland, vii Curves of Infinity's Flesh (Camber Porter), vii, xxiv Doeda, Masumi, xii emotions, exploration of, xxi, xxiv Fertility (Camber Porter), xii figurative abstraction, xii figurative art, vi, xii Gauguin, xiii Hamlin, Robyn, vii Hepworth, Barbara, xxii-xxiii Hindu gods and goddesses, xviii, xx Journey to Benares (Camber Porter), xvi-xix Ganga, xviii, xx India, as setting for, xvii, xviii Lavinia, xviii, xix as narrative that unifies different media, xv Parvati, xviii, xx set design, xii Shiva, xviii, xx Skanda, xviii, xx Lebron, James, vi, xxxii libretto, xv, xii Lorenzetti, Pietro (Frontispiece), iv Luminous Bodies Series, xxii lyrics, xv, 56 Mandala For My Father, xxiv, xxvii Matisse, xxvii MoMA, vi Monet, xiii Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena, (Frontispiece), iv My Breath, The Blissful Wind; My Heart, Opening Nature, (Camber Porter), xxviii Myself Inscribed in Nature (Camber Porter), xxiv, xxvii Nativity of the Virgin (Pietro Lorenzetti), Frontispiece, iv New York Times, vii Night Angel (Camber Porter), xii painting technique, cutting action of dividers, xxviii use of dividing lines in, xvi emotions expressed in, xx-xxiii language, in paintings, xxvii line drawing and oil, relation between, xxvii material and spiritual reality, conveyed through, xxi music and theater connection, xii painted and unpainted canvas, as narrative, xxvi poetic imagery in, xiv texture and tonalities of paint, xxiv, xxv primitive thought vs. rationality, xxiv Renaissance Art, vi-vii set design, xii space and time, perception of, xii-xiv Spanish Inquisition, vii Swados, Elizabeth, xv, xix triptych art, vi-vii, xiv-xvii Triptych Series, xii-xiii, xv-xxviii, see also painting technique alterpiece and sculptural shapes of, xv as backdrops for Journey to Benares, xvii dividing lines in, xiv as inspiration for composer, xx time and memory exploration in, xiv, xx Gothic curves of, xiv Renaissance Art, vi-vii theme of series, xiv visionary perception, in paintings, xxiii-xxiv Wells, John, xxiii Wickiser, Walter, Foreword by, xii-xiii William Blake, vii, xxii, xxv

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