Friday, March 10, 2017

Introducing...Michael Cheval

Today I'm doing a post on a topic I have never done before.  A post  I haven't really been into artists before.  Especially ones that are still alive and all that.  I do know Mr. Thomas Kinkade (though he passed away in 2012), but that is because we have some of his art work.  If you don't know Kinkade I will show you one of his works real quick before we get into Cheval...

Beautiful, isn't it?  We have this one currently hanging in our family room.  Although, ours in my opinion, has a much prettier frame with a cool light shining down on it.  This painting is called, The Garden of Prayer.  If you look closely, at the pathway at the right Jesus is walking to meet you here.  Kinkade has sooo many beautiful paintings.  

The next artist I am about to show is not exactly everyone's taste.  I have recently been exposed to his works thanks to the cruise I told you guys about in my previous post.  You see, the cruise ship had lots of art and we were over there quite a bit.  Which was fun!  And Mr. Cheval had not only me, but my family enchanted by his creative art.

I will first show you one of my favorites.  And I'm glad to say it will soon be hanging in my room.  Yes.  My first piece of real art!  Well, technically, it is embedded onto metal, going through a whole procedure and finished with Cheval's real signature.  Which is sooo cool!  And to add, mine is going to be a little one, which is fine with me!  That way I have lots of room on my walls to add more pictures.  Anyways, here it is...

Isn't she beautiful?!  Ahh...I just love her!  This picture is called, Melody of Rain.  So fitting.  It's so whimsical and enchanting.  It's so much fun that you can get creative and make your own story of what is going on in the picture.  I love it.

Michael Cheval

Michael Cheval is a contemporary artist specializing in Absurdist paintings, drawings and portraits. He is the co-founder of Cheval Fine Art Inc. and currently resides in New Jersey, United States. His work is internationally acclaimed and has been exhibited regularly in galleries across the United States and Europe.

If you would like to learn more about Michael, there is more about him on his Wikipedia page. :)   And now, time for more of his "absurdist" paintings I fancy.  Quick disclaimer, I do not love all of his paintings, but I do like quite a few and find them fascinating and unique, creative, and magical.

Flight of Inconceivable Consequence
Discord of Analogy
Flippant Benevolence
Fortuity of Choices
Time to be a Queen
The Mirror Asylum
Sounding Silence
Promises of the Parting Summer

Dance of the Little Swans

I just love Dance of the Little Swans.  It's not as absurd as some of his other paintings, yet it is so fascinating!  I mean come on, a piano AND a typewriter keyboard?!  Together?!  <3 You may have also noticed a couple fairytales in there.  Such as; Cinderella, Snow White, and Little Red Riding Hood.  Also, with Discord of Analogy you can hang the picture either way and he signs his name on the side of the picture so there is no "right" or "wrong" way to hang it.  Pretty cool, huh?

Well, I hope you liked getting to see some of Cheval's paintings.  I think they are really whimsical and imaginative.  And just to let you know, they look wayyyy better in real life.  The computer screen doesn't do paintings justice.  Although, I haven't seen all of these in real life, but the ones I have  Amazing.

Many blessings! ~ Morgan

P.S.  Happy March!  And I realize I forgot to say that on my last post...but I'm saying it on this one! =D  And since spring is right around the corner, I decided to do a new blog look.  I know I do it often, but I love new headers! :D


  1. Oh, good gracious - I LOVE his paintings that you showed us, Morgan <3. I tried to pick a favorite, but there was NO WAY. There's so much story inspiration in all of them - I'll have to try and find it!

    It's so cool that you're getting one of your own! You'll have to take a picture of it hanging in your room ;).

    ~ Savannah

    1. I am SO glad, Savannah!! :D <3 Right?! Yes, so much story inspiration! =D

      I am really excited! Yes, I think that's a great idea! ;D

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment, Savannah! I hope you have a great weekend! :D

  2. Beautiful paintings! I love your new blog look! =)


  3. Wow! His paintings are interesting. That's cool you're getting one to hang in your room. Which one are you getting?

    I hope you have a lovely week!
    Blessings in Christ,
    ps. Here's my etsy shop! I hope you check it out. :)

    1. I think so, too! Yes, I'm really excited! I am getting, Melody of rain. =D

      Thank you! And the same to you, Ashley! Blessings, Morgan

      I shall! :)

  4. Thomas Kinkade pictures are really lovely! We have one of his pictures hanging in our home as well. It's actually a puzzle my dad put together and framed. :)

    I never heard of Michael Cheval before. His paintings are probably a bit far out for my taste, but at the same time I have to admit they are really creative. There's a lot to look at in each of them. The Dance of the Swans is pretty cute. Also the Little Red Riding Hood one.

    It's fun to discover new artists, isn't it? :)

    1. Yes, he does have lovely pictures! That's cool! :)

      His paintings are not everyone's taste. Just like music, style, food, everyone is different. :) Agreed, they are really creative! I think so, too! I realllllly like The Dance of the Swans!! =D

      It is! I hope you have a wonderful day, my friend!! =D

  5. Very interesting post, my friend!
    I remember taking an art appreciation class at a homeschool co-op when I was in High School. I really enjoyed that class because I learned a lot about different paintings and what they mean and what the artist was trying to say... stuff like that. So nowadays, when I look at a painting, I really LOOK at it, and I appreciate the work.
    He has some very neat artwork and you are very privileged to own one of them!
    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you, Amaris!
      That's cool! I am so grateful that I get to own one. <3
      Thank you for your lovely comment! =D