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Malcolm T. Liepke (1953)

Posted by Suzay Lamb on February 6, 2011


Desire

Sideways Glance

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Curled Up Nude

The Wild One

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Blue Eyes

Couple In Love

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Brunette Girl – Girl In White Blouse

Longing In Grey

Cascading Hair

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In Olive

Rendezvous

Head Study Brunette

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Arms Up

Intensity II – Breathless

7 Responses to “Malcolm T. Liepke (1953)”

  1. Sohail Iqbal said

    God bless you to let us watch such poetic melodic and harmonious paintings

  2. Francine Courbet said

    Ridiculously bad stuff. Each picture is an astonshing example for poor taste.

  3. Dave Woods said

    Bordering on bad taste…possibly, though I don’t believe so, rather, the works are honest. Good or bad, taste doesn’t confront the quality of the brushwork. If a student needed a ‘how to paint’, here it is.

  4. Rev. Ugh said

    Honest – and frankly carnal.

    In another vein, he did a portrait from a 60s photo of John Coltrane that was head and shoulders above the usual jazz album cover knock-offs. Trane had a sort of pensive inner glow. Liepke brought it out, with honesty.

  5. Liepke is among the top ten artists in America. When I see comments like those of, “Franine and Dave, I think maybe they need to consult: A)-an eye doctor, 2)- A shrink, 3) Join the Cardinal who said much the same about Michelangelo’s paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. For revenge MA [painted him in Hell.

  6. vincenzo said

    Even I think this is an artist with excellent technical qualities and pictorial, with which can effectively represent the feminine beauty erotica together. I am not a fake moralist, or a religious bigot and a hypocrite, but are simply one who likes painting, and art in general, so, in the paintings of Liepke, I do not find anything so outrageous to offend the so-called “common decency”.

    P. S.
    I’ve said many times, and I gladly say it again: American Gallery blog is a beautiful and interesting from all points of view. A site very appreciated and followed, both in the U.S. than in many other parts of the world. It proposes and spreads knowledge of American painting and graphic art from its origins until today. I think its the case to say that day after day, with patience and passion, Suzay Lamb is forming a large and interesting visual archive, I would call a true anthology. It is coming off a very ample view of historical and artistic, which contains all the different expressions of figurative painting produced in the USA. Sometimes the site has been targeted (in my opinion, unjustly), from harsh and exaggerated moralistic controversies, especially when it has presented the works of some artists not conformists, where he appeared nude in scenes deemed too hard. But we should honestly admit that artists of every historical epoch, as a whole, have always reserved a special predilection for the female nude, in all its aspects. In this regard, one need only think of the representations and prehistoric matriarchal, the so-called “Venus” (rather fat) of fertility and abundance, the exaltation of the beauty and harmony of the female body in the classical age, until you get to work artists of our day. What everyone should know, I think this: The purpose of American Gallery is not so much propose monotonously only one kind of artistic expression, but on the contrary, his real objective is to offer a vision that is as broad as possible, American painting the whole production. And all this, irrespective of individual currents and artistic styles. It ‘clear that, presenting such a wide panorama of artists and art forms, different periods, there may be reproductions of images that perhaps not everyone will like, this is normal. But this should not induce think, incorrectly, that American Gallery wants to purposely irritate certain “moral”, or even less, food controversy. That we want to admit it or not, the beautiful and the ugly in art belong to the subjective feelings of those who work and who observes, and what pleases one may not appeal to another, and vice versa. Obviously, there are standards of beauty that can put all agree. Fortunately!

    • vincenzo said

      Because I fear that the English translation of the script above, perhaps I have not succeeded very well, then I enclose the comment originally written in Italian.

      °°°°°

      L’ho già detto tante volte, e lo ripeterò ancora volentieri: American Gallery è un Blog bellissimo, e interessante sotto tutti i punti di vista.

      Un sito molto seguito e apprezzato, sia in USA che in tante altre parti del mondo. Esso propone e diffonde la conoscenza della pittura e dell’arte grafica statunitense, dalle origini fino ai nostri giorni.

      Mi sembra proprio il caso di dire, che giorno dopo giorno, con pazienza e passione, Suzay Lamb stia formando un consistente e interessante archivio visivo, che io definirei una vera e propria raccolta antologica.

      Ne sta venendo fuori un panorama storico e artistico molto ampio, che contiene tutte le diverse espressioni dell’arte figurativa pittorica prodotta negli USA.

      Alcune volte il sito è stato bersagliato (a mio parere, ingiustamente), da dure ed esagerate polemiche moraliste, soprattutto quando esso ha presentato le opere di alcuni artisti poco conformisti, dove comparivano nudi in scene ritenute troppo hard.

      Ma bisognerebbe ammettere onestamente che gli artisti, di ogni epoca storica, nel suo insieme, hanno sempre riservato una particolare predilezione per il nudo femminile, in tutti i suoi aspetti.

      A questo proposito, basterebbe pensare alle raffigurazioni preistoriche e matriarcali, le cosiddette “veneri” (piuttosto grasse) della fertilità e dell’abbondanza, all’esaltazione della bellezza e dell’armonia del corpo femminile nell’età classica, fino a giungere alle opere degli artisti dei nostri giorni.

      Ciò che tutti dovrebbero capire, mi sembra questo: lo scopo di American Gallery non consiste tanto nel proporre monotonamente un solo genere di espressione artistica, ma al contrario, il suo vero obiettivo è quello di offrire una visione, che sia più ampia possibile, di tutta la produzione pittorica americana.

      E tutto ciò, a prescindere dalle singole correnti e stili artistici.

      E’ chiaro che, presentando un così ampio panorama di artisti ed espressioni artistiche, appartenenti ad epoche diverse, possono esserci anche riproduzioni di immagini che, forse, non a tutti piaceranno; questo è normale.

      Ma ciò non dovrebbe indurre a pensare, erroneamente, che American Gallery voglia di proposito indispettire certi “moralisti”, né tanto meno, alimentare polemiche.

      Che si voglia o no ammettere, il bello e il brutto nell’arte appartengono alle sensazioni soggettive di chi opera e di chi osserva, e ciò che piace ad uno, può non piacere ad un altro, e viceversa.

      Ovviamente, esistono anche canoni di bellezza che riescono a mettere tutti d’accordo. Per fortuna!

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