Taliesin Through a Painters Eye

Frank Lloyd Wright's Residence in Spring Green, Wisconsin

 by Genevieve Davis, M.F.A.

 

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 Midway Barns

I had a good time painting this on a hot day in July, sitting on the ground at Taliesin in the sun, with a watermelon on ice in the car

 

Staircase with Statue

This is the incredible moment in the courtyard where it leads to the inside, which leads you up the stairs to the outside again

 

 Red Studio Window

This was the very first painting of the series, where I first took pine needles from the forest I was living in and threw them into the wet paint

 

Corner of Angles

This is one of those amazing places where the natural beauty of a tree dynamically interacts with Wright's vibrant geometry

 

Romeo & Juliet Windmill

This shows the  embrace of the hexagon with the diamond, and a few flames of Shakespearean passion burning at the top

 

 

  Blue Bowl

While I was painting his enormous blue bowl, a flock of geese tucked their wings in and dive bombed to the pond behind the residence 

 

  Residence - Hill View

I sat in my car, using my steering wheel as an easel, looking up through the cracked windshield at  Taliesin 

 

 Pond View of Residence

I worked on this one on a warm, sunny in the fall, when the rushes were golden and dry,  rustling with the wind 

 

Hillside Home School

This view seems very Japanese to me, with the shoji windows, red roofs and the asymetical tall white pine 

 

Residence West Face

Here you see how the  structure of Taliesin rambles over the hillside, with the echoing shapes of  low mountains in the distance 

 

 Visitors Center on the River

This view shows the beautiful setting on  the Wisconsin River - to get it, I  shot my camera out the window while driving myself  across the bridge 

 

  Midway Barns on the Hill

This view, with the naked trees in autumn, shows how the barns of Midway, once part of a working farm, complete the slope of the hill 

 

  Hillside Theater

I remember well the tour my family took of Wright's architecture school when I was a little girl, particularly our guide, a soft spoken, gentile, student 

 

Windmill Top

I hope one day soon, just like the old farm days, everyone will have a windmill and make their own green energy 

 

 Hillside Corner and Tree

This beautiful old maple, clinging to a few golden leaves, had grown around a corner of the Hillside roof

 Door with Pool & Cat

Sherpa the cat was a great help in my work, flipping q-tips from my paint box up in the air while I painted 

 

 

Stairs with Figure

My guide, like Dante's Beatrice, leading me  through the cantos of the glorious Paradiso of Taliesin 

 

 

Door with Pillar

Some paintings came easily and some were like this one, where I was going somewhere with it and I didn't know where that was, til I got there several years after starting it

 

Wright’s Creations Inspire Davis’ Paintings

excerpted from

Oak Park Journal, Wednesday, June 7, 2006

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Red Windows

This moment of harmony in the fenestration, is one of the myriad of details that did not escape the master's attention

 

Cottage with Windmill

This little gem is by a student of Wright's and every summer some lucky person, an elf perhaps, gets to inhabit its tiny interior

 

Provenance: Paintings exhibited by Taliesin at the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitors' Center, Spring Green, Wisconsin in 2005

The only comprehensive series of contemporary paintings of Taliesin in the world.  These one-of-a-kind original oils, depicting the artist's vision of Wright's grand masterpiece, took three years to complete.

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