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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


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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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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).  



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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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on Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:03 pm
On entering the sumptuous Yusupov (or Moika) Palace in St. Petersburg last week, one of the first paintings we saw was this Portrait of an Unknown Girl with Roses, painted in 1914 by Victor Stember. Three years later, the Russian way of life it embodied would disappear for ever...

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on Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:12 pm
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Wonderful indeed. I really like the gilt frame, too! When I look at paintings I always look at the frames as well. I have a few gilt frame-paintings - my oldest dates from 1850 both oil painting + g-frame.

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on Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:24 pm
Cool Cool Water wrote:Wonderful indeed. I really like the gilt frame, too! When I look at paintings I always look at the frames as well. I have a few gilt frame-paintings - my oldest dates from 1850 both oil painting + g-frame.

Some of the frames of paintings we saw in the Russian Museum (sort of an all-Russian baby brother of The Hermitage) were stupendous. I have at least two examples from that museum coming up in due course. Wink

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on Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:38 am
Mr. K wrote:I have at least two examples from that museum coming up in due course. Wink

Looking forward. Cool

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on Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:19 pm
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Mr. K wrote:I have at least two examples from that museum coming up in due course. Wink

Looking forward. Cool

Here you go. Sadko (see the upper link for an explanation) is arguably my favourite painting in the Ilya Repin exhibition we saw at the Russian Museum. In a way, it is atypical Repin, as he is renowned for being a realist painter.

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on Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:14 pm
Mr. K wrote:Here you go.


Amazing! Thanks.

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on Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:47 pm
One more Repin to come, when the time is right. For now, this is Musizierende Gesellschaft ("Musical Party") by the 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Voorhout. 

To quote Wikipedia, "Voorhout may be the man in the feather hat. A dedication 'to brothers Buxtehude and Joh: Adam Rein[c]k[en]' is now thought to identify the gamba and keyboard players, while identification of the boy holding a canon [the music resting under his elbow] as Johann Theile has been thrown into doubt by the recent discovery of a portrait in Lübeck."

For a more detailed explanation of the painting and its personages, click on the ridiculously long url below. It will bring to you to the wonderful book I'm reading about the composer Dieterich Buxtehude, the viola da gamba player in the picture. Reading the linked description, it seems he has been pretty conclusively identified as such from the position of his fingers on the neck, creating the pitches d and b!    

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https://books.google.nl/books?id=qSXGOoambNcC&pg=PA109&lpg=PA109&dq=%22reincken,+the+famous+organist+who+still%22&source=bl&ots=PwkCWscM1T&sig=ACfU3U3jzoNoUHfGiivqRqep7U-pwk_AtQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjwrPjo-OTmAhWDCewKHXf8AGYQ6AEwAHoECAEQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22reincken%2C%20the%20famous%20organist%20who%20still%22&f=false

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on Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:04 am
I was confronted by this painting (or rather by its disappearance from a blog) something like a month ago. The link has all the information you need about Nicolas Régnier's The Death of Sophonisba, which dates from 1645 or thereabouts: 

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I stumbled across this wonderful oil painting this morning. Apparently this painting is in the Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands. Has anyone ever been there? I guess the question is more pointed at the local resident of the country on this board. Razz


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The Artist Painting a Cow in a Meadow Landscape, 1850, by Hendrik van de Sande Bakhuyzen


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Cool Cool Water wrote:I stumbled across this wonderful oil painting this morning. Apparently this painting is in the Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands. Has anyone ever been there? I guess the question is more pointed at the local resident of the country on this board. Razz
The Artist Painting a Cow in a Meadow Landscape, 1850, by Hendrik van de Sande Bakhuyzen


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

Who might that be?! Yes, I've visited the Rijksmuseum on several occasions over the years. I believe the last time was last year. Your splendid painting has done a runner (no pun intended), so here it is again:

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on Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:46 am
Cool Cool Water wrote:The Artist Painting a Cow in a Meadow Landscape, 1850, by Hendrik van de Sande Bakhuyzen

This reminds me of another painting that includes its painter, Salvador Dalí's spectacular The Ecumenical Council:

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