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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.

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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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on Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:19 am
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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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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)

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

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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...  

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...and created Scottie's nightmare sequence:




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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:

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

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on Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:46 pm
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Just marvellous!

You're a poet and don't know it. Don't Edit Yourself---An Artist's View on The World - Page 2 Tongue

This was [literally!--Mr. K] one room of a museum we visited on our first evening in Mindelo. In fact it's the only art museum on Sao Vicente! Its modest collection includes much wood and metal sculpture from the mainland--fascinating!    

They have a Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/akuabamindelo/

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on Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:45 pm
Mr. K wrote:The paintings of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema have long intrigued me, and this one may well be the most intriguing of them all:

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I passed this on to my friend when at PSF, who's a big fan of Ancient Rome and Carthage, and much to my delight it now features in her splendid new blog:

https://thecarbonfreeze.com/2019/04/08/elagabala-the-fabulous/

I may have pointed her at the video as well...

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on Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:45 pm
Omar Rayyan`s paintings are just too wonderfully bizarre! Too many just to put one or two on here.

Link: http://www.studiorayyan.com

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on Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:10 pm
DarkGothicQueen wrote:Omar Rayyan`s paintings are just too wonderfully bizarre! Too many just to put one or two on here.

Link: http://www.studiorayyan.com

Wow! Those are stupendous! Thanks, DGQ. Don't Edit Yourself---An Artist's View on The World - Page 2 Smile

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on Sun May 12, 2019 10:22 pm
Felix Mendelssohn was a Renaissance Man--truly he was! He seems to have excelled at everything in his short life (he died aged 38). See the page linked below (the entire website is well worth investigating).  



http://www.mendelssohninscotland.com/mendelssohn-artist

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on Mon May 13, 2019 7:37 pm
Mr. K wrote:Felix Mendelssohn was a Renaissance Man--truly he was! He seems to have excelled at everything in his short life (he died aged 38). See the page linked below (the entire website is well worth investigating).  



http://www.mendelssohninscotland.com/mendelssohn-artist

A young age to die, however, what a talent he had! Thanks for sharing.

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on Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:53 pm
While tidying up the shelves in the shirk room I came across a book of Outsider Art compiled by a former neighbour of ours in the UK. The work of Madge Gill (1882–1961) caught my eye immediately. Almost all her pictures (and there are thousands of them) contain stylized female faces with questioning expressions. Are they self-portraits? Or do they represent the daughter she lost at birth in 1919?    
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https://www.outsiderart.co.uk/sites/default/files/styles/whitespace/public/portfolio-img/gillnewlg.jpg?itok=f36UNzHi

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

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