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Don't Edit Yourself---An Artist's View on The World

on Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:45 pm
""When you paint look at your work in a mirror; when you see it reversed, it will appear to you like some other painter's work and you will be a better judge of its faults.""

- Leonardo da Vinci

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Re: Don't Edit Yourself---An Artist's View on The World

on Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:22 pm
This painting took myself and John years to find out who the artist was. Until we found out, it was a very tedious time!  lol!


Steppes between Perekop and Simferopol, 1856, by Carlo Bossoli

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Re: Don't Edit Yourself---An Artist's View on The World

on Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:46 pm
Back in my foolish youth I was pushed into making weekly visits to a local artist--teacher to talk about music I wasn't interested in (avant-garde British stuff, Beethoven's late string quartets). Basically I wasted the poor man's time and effort. He once gave me a serious and prolonged drubbing for saying that Picasso's Guernica had no structure (what a prat----me, not him). In a curious but not uncommon twist
of fate, I'm now exploring the very composers I rejected during my visits to his house in the mid '60s.    

Anyway, I googled him today and discovered that he's now aged 91 or 92 and very active as a painter
and exhibitor in the new millennium. I remember him once asking me for suggestions for names for
a series of paintings of boxers that were to be exhibited. Great to see he's still going strong.

https://www.redfern-gallery.com/exhibitions/22



Arnold van Praag: Street (2006)

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Re: Don't Edit Yourself---An Artist's View on The World

on Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:25 pm
^^^

A great story and a wonderful piece of art! Cool

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on Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:46 pm
Albrecht Altdorfer is a name I came across while on holiday last week. Seems he had a thing about architecture and would work it into his paintings whether it belonged there or not. His Birth of the Virgin (1525) is strange even by his standards----in fact it gives me the shivers.



Source: https://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/altdorfer/

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on Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:58 pm
Mr. K wrote:Albrecht Altdorfer is a name I came across while on holiday last week. Seems he had a thing about architecture and would work it into his paintings whether it belonged there or not. His Birth of the Virgin (1525) is strange even by his standards----in fact it gives me the shivers.



Source: https://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/altdorfer/

Magnificent!

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Re: Don't Edit Yourself---An Artist's View on The World

on Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:54 pm
Mr. K wrote:Albrecht Altdorfer is a name I came across while on holiday last week. Seems he had a thing about architecture and would work it into his paintings whether it belonged there or not. His Birth of the Virgin (1525) is strange even by his standards----in fact it gives me the shivers.

I've worked out why---it reminds me of Franco's megalomaniac monument in the hills near Madrid:



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valle_de_los_Ca%C3%ADdos

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Re: Don't Edit Yourself---An Artist's View on The World

on Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:06 pm
Brilliant photograph of Stephen Hawking by Dutch lensman Anton Corbijn, showing Hawking as a rock star among physicists:


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Re: Don't Edit Yourself---An Artist's View on The World

on Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:14 pm
I remember seeing this painting when I was a child. It inspired my fascination with tornadoes. I have had to take shelter from them numerous times. Most likely I`m one of those idiots that goes outside to see if I can see it, like all Kansans.  Laughing  My father was one of the people who was always on call to watch for them when the weather was right for them to occur and I would often accompany him. So add 'tornado hunter' to my list of badass accomplishments.

The painting is by artist John Steuart Curry titled Tornado In Kansas.

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Re: Don't Edit Yourself---An Artist's View on The World

on Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:56 pm
CherokeeRose wrote:I remember seeing this painting when I was a child. It inspired my fascination with tornadoes. I have had to take shelter from them numerous times. Most likely I`m one of those idiots that goes outside to see if I can see it, like all Kansans.  Laughing  My father was one of the people who was always on call to watch for them when the weather was right for them to occur and I would often accompany him. So add 'tornado hunter' to my list of badass accomplishments.

The painting is by artist John Steuart Curry titled Tornado In Kansas.


Wonderful!

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Re: Don't Edit Yourself---An Artist's View on The World

on Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:01 am
Someone I know is doing a course on Poland and they came across the name Bernardo
Bellotto, whose paintings of Warsaw were used as a model to rebuild the city after WWII:




Bernardo Bellotto, Miodowa Street, 1777 (detail)

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on Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:00 pm
Here's another Pole, a Symbolist this time, name of Jozef Mehoffer:



http://culture.pl/en/work/the-strange-garden-jozef-mehoffer

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on Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:03 pm
Mr. K wrote:Here's another Pole, a Symbolist this time, name of Jozef Mehoffer


Amazing painting! Józef Mehoffer was quite the artist until his death in the late '40s. I love colours and use of shade on the shadows, just superb.

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Re: Don't Edit Yourself---An Artist's View on The World

on Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:49 am
I was reading an essay last night that touched on Ancient Rome's relationship with Carthage. I'd always been an admirer of Hannibal since learning about him in programmes for schools on the radio back in the 1950s. Most depictions of his journey across the Alps (a fantastic if utterly foolhardy achievement) are rather childish portrayals of trundling elephants. Turner's magnificent painting by contrast shows just one of the hazards of this undertaking: a snowstorm.



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Re: Don't Edit Yourself---An Artist's View on The World

on Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:13 pm
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Just superb!

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Re: Don't Edit Yourself---An Artist's View on The World

on Fri May 11, 2018 1:10 pm
A detail from An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump by Joseph Wright of Derby concludes a long series of 50 essays posted by my friend at PSF. Rather than trouble her as to what it was, I looked around (for quite a while, as it happened!) and eventually threw "candlelight" into the strings I was googling. And there it was. I'd seen the painting before but just could not place it.



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Re: Don't Edit Yourself---An Artist's View on The World

on Sat May 12, 2018 10:42 pm

A wonderful painting and a great story, John!

I found this documentary after your post out of interest.



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Re: Don't Edit Yourself---An Artist's View on The World

on Tue May 22, 2018 8:26 am
^^^

Splendid.

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Re: Don't Edit Yourself---An Artist's View on The World

on Sun May 27, 2018 12:05 pm
I've bought great Marvin Gaye and Bo Diddley comps at the local tobacconist's and today I found this great book (in French) about Marc Chagall in the mini-library at the local allotment. Chagall painted Le rêve (the dream) in 1927. Reading the blurb in the book (and assuming I can trust my French), it refers to the dream world of Lewis Caroll's Alice in Wonderland. The animal is a typical Chagall mixture but the ears to me are more than a suggestion of the White Rabbit in Caroll's novel.



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on Sun May 27, 2018 5:38 pm
Mr. K wrote:I've bought great Marvin Gaye and Bo Diddley comps at the local tobacconist's and today I found this great book (in French) about Marc Chagall in the mini-library at the local allotment. Chagall painted Le rêve (the dream) in 1927. Reading the blurb in the book (and assuming I can trust my French), it refers to the dream world of Lewis Caroll's Alice in Wonderland. The animal is a typical Chagall mixture but the ears to me are more than a suggestion of the White Rabbit in Caroll's novel.  



Interesting.

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Re: Don't Edit Yourself---An Artist's View on The World

on Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:27 pm
Forest Walk
Artist Boris Groh


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Re: Don't Edit Yourself---An Artist's View on The World

on Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:15 pm
DarkGothicQueen wrote:Forest Walk
Artist Boris Groh



Is that known as "anime styled artwork"? Anyway I think it's cool! Cool

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on Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:34 am
Saw this curious painting in the branch of the Tate Gallery at St. Ives in Cornwall. Christopher Wood painted Zebra and Parachute in the summer of 1930, not long before taking his own life.



http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/wood-zebra-and-parachute-t12038

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Re: Don't Edit Yourself---An Artist's View on The World

on Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:25 pm
Mr. K wrote:Saw this curious painting in the branch of the Tate Gallery at St. Ives in Cornwall. Christopher Wood painted Zebra and Parachute in the summer of 1930, not long before taking his own life.



http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/wood-zebra-and-parachute-t12038

Brilliant painting, but sad story behind it. Neutral

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