Gaby Divay's WebArt Gallery

Introductory Remark:
    These artful images are inspired by whatever strikes me as "beautiful" at whatever time or in whatever state of mind. In that, I follow the glowing example of the NY dadaist Else Baroness von Freytag-Loringhoven* (née Ploetz, divorced Endell, abandoned FPG-Greve). Like her New York friends Man Ray & Marcel Duchamp & her lesser-knoen German Dada compatriots Hans Arp, Johannes Baargeld, Helmut Herzfeld / John Heartfield & Kurt Schwitters, she was fond of using "Ready-Mades" & "Objets-Trouvés."
    The first seven pages posted here were adaptied from two of Saskia Hornung's interior design creations, four shots of her family, & the "Found Object" titled Saskia on a Bottle.
    Unnumered, above & below this inaugural sequence are links to previously established webpages, only one of which - "Starry Nights" - has a detailed accompanying "commentary" page at present.

* For three gdArtGallery pages related to my work on Freytag-Loringhoven's artistic development "from Dachau to New York Dada," see the following works by her art teacher Adolf Hölzel:
  - the traditional landscape canvas Dachauer Moos (1905), which is paired with the cosmic "NASA-Pic of the Day" (29apr2017)
  - the abstract painting Dynamic Circle Rhythms (1930), which is also paired with a "NASA-Pic of the Day" (23apr2017), and finally,
  - his equally abstract 1932 Pastel for a Stained Glass Window

For FrL's New York work & affiliations, see
  - her dada sculpture " God," and her
  - her" Portrait of Marcel Duchamp"
Duchamp and Man Ray, in turn, included two photo portraits of her in their one-and-only issue of New York Dada in 1921, and the latter used
  - a nude photo of FrL as the capital "Letter A" in a very witty pun about American dada.

Himmelsscheibe von Nebra, ca. 1.600 B.C. (in German)
(Commentary on this amazing bronze-age sky-disk coming soon)

Adolf Hölxel's Pastel for a Stained Glass Window, 1932
He painted abstract canvasses, alongside traditional landscapes, as early as 1901, years before Kandinsky or Franz Marc

Battle Scene of the Spanish "Reconquista" (ca. 1250) - reminiscent of early Picassos, as confirmed in E. Horton's 2010 Thesis)

Franz Marc's "Tiger" (1912)
A good examle of cubism as propagated by Kandinsky & Marc around this time in their artists' circle "Der Blaue Reiter / The Blue Rider"

Kandinsky's "Kuh / Cow" (1910)
Kandinsky, at the time of in his collaboration with Franz Marc on the "Blaue Reiter" exhibitions & publications, adopts a radically abstract style

Picasso's "Nature morte" (1914)
This "Still Life with Compote and Glass" is painted from a cubist perspective
in her Calgary Dining Room, Sept. 2016

Saskia's Birthday Flowers
1. Composition in Blue
(Saskia Hornung's Interior Design, TILES)

2. Composition in Beige
(Saskia Hornung's Interior Design, KNOBS)

3. Big & Smal !.
(Three Kids in front of Chinese Center Gate)

4. Big & Small II.
(Three Kids' Silhouttes i the Telus Science Center)

5. Body Art
(Effi Hornung's Face Painting)

6. Father & Child
(Ian & Effi Hornung, March 2014)

7. Saskia on a Bottle
(Spring-Water Bottle, labeled "SASKIA")

gd's Very Own "Artful Adaptations"
Photos of mundane objects found in her home environment
Various "objets trouvés"
adapted in the vein of the New York Dada Baroness von FrL
1. Dada Word-List (screen-shot, 23oxt2018), or
2. Red Dada Lips (from a photo of a Brown Leaf)
Photos by Friends & Family

Mr. Kitty, Sitting Pretty
Sabine, babysitting this Cat

Red Bag
Sabine's Old Leather Bag

Red Sand
Sand in Sabine's Florida Shower

Zwei Schwäne[nach photos von Lawrence Finlay]

"Thamse" by Lawrence Finlay
[from a photo, Jun 2018]

Lake Scene Rosemarie Finlay's GlassArt
[from a photo, June 2018]

1. Riga 1572 -- 2. Rima Rivers -- 3. Brahms' Gipsy Song No. 2

Escher's Circle Limit
Susan's Round Pecan Pie
Card, Cake Kaleidoscope

Starry Nights / Starry Skies
Commentary (Van Gogh, 1889 & Whirlpool Galaxy, 2017)

Three Cats: Egypt, ca. 500 B.C. - Peru, ca. 1250 A.D. -
Meissen, Germany, ca. 1800 A.D.

Two Cats, Blue & Yellow (Franz Marc, 1912)

Two Riders - Two Worlds
African Khou, 1830s A.D. & Scythian, ca. 330 B.C.

Two Greek Riders (ca. 450 B.C.)

Two Horses - Two Stone-Age Worlds: Vogelherd Ivory Figurine,
ca. 35,000 BC & Lascaux Cave Painting, ca. 17,000 BC.

Sumerian Chariot Horses: Three in a Row, Looking like One

Sumerian Chariots & Horses:
From the War-Panel of the "Standard of Ur" (2,600 BC)

One Blue Horse: Franz Marc's "Blaues Pferd" (1911)

Blue Horses: Franz Marc's "Grosse Blaue Pferde" (1911)

Sumerian Eagle-Headed God: Birdman

Sumerian Gods: Birdman & Warrior God

Peaceful Manitoban Winter Scene:
Photo by Patti Barss, 2015

Sunset over Winnipeg:
watched by our son Jan & Brenda on her birthday in June 2023

Landscape near Haderslev, Denmark
(where my great-grandfather B. Asmussen was a Pastor in the 1860s)

Water Lilies Rosemarie Finlay's GlassArt
[from a photo, August 2018]

Water Lilies, surreal ... Rosemarie's GlassArt, Detail
[gd's adaptation shows parked cars at the bottom (orig. photo, Aug. 2018)

Moon over a Spanish Castle (19dec2016)

Moon over Philadelphia (14nov2016)

Blue Moon (Dec. 2016)

Three Times a Full Red Moon: Total Lunar Eclipse, New York, Oct. 2014
1. Neo-impressionist pointillistic - 2. orig. Photo - 3. Expressionistic

See also: gd's NASArt Gallery
In due time, further information, observations, or commentaries will be added.
gd, 31mar20, rev. 9dec2020

Dr. Gaby Divay
Senior Scholar, Archives & Special Collections
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
(204) 832 2179 ; eMail ; gd's Website