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

on Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:48 am
This is one I saw on holiday (and bought as a postcard). We were in St. Ives, Cornwall, and visited the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, which was most impressive (Tate St. Ives was less so). I was intrigued by the surreal title--it's all explained in the first link.



Dame Barbara Hepworth, Fenestration of the Ear (The Hammer), 1948 (sorry it's so big!)

https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/hepworth-fenestration-of-the-ear-the-hammer-t02098


http://artiststudiomuseum.org/studio-museums/barbara-hepworth-museum-and-sculpture-garden/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9vnd8p6U3AIVRp4bCh2SwQrTEAAYASAAEgIGNvD_BwE

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

on Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:19 am
Mr. K wrote:
Dame Barbara Hepworth, Fenestration of the Ear (The Hammer), 1948 (sorry it's so big!)

No need to apologise. The bigger the jpeg, the better! I say this as you can then see all the detail in a bigger picture, and delve into the genius of the artist. Wink

A very unusual sketch, however, brilliant at the same time. The first thing that came to my mind on first glance was the sheer attention to detail of the hands. Just superb!

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on Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:05 am
This is Dame Barbara at work. Some familiar views there...


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

on Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:57 pm
Pandora is a fascinating figure in Greek Mythology and has been portrayed by artists many times. The Frenchman Odilon Redon painted her in about 1914: "Between 1908 and 1914, Redon repeatedly depicted beautiful women from classical mythology, including Pandora, who was fashioned by the god Vulcan and sent to earth by Jupiter. Here, she appears nude, in a state of perfect innocence, and surrounded by flowers, like Eve in the Garden of Eden. According to legend, when Pandora opened the box cradled in her arms, she unleashed all the evils destined to plague humanity, bringing to an end the idyllic Golden Age. Such imagery may have had particular resonance for Redon and his compatriots as World War I approached." (Source)

 

For other portrayals of Pandora look through the selection linked here.

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

on Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:49 pm
The American artist John Ferren is presumably best known for his work with Alfred Hitchcock, most notably in Vertigo, for which he painted the portrait of Carlotta...  



...and created Scottie's nightmare sequence:




https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Ferren

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

on Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:26 pm
The paintings of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema have long intrigued me, and this one may well be the most intriguing of them all:



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Roses_of_Heliogabalus

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