The art thread

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Re: The art thread

Postby algroth » 30 Mar 2017, 14:22

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algroth wrote:Zdzisław Beksiński.




Thanks for sharing these. I absolutely love his haunting dystopian style.

That is some seriously fucked up shit. I can't even stand to look at it.

Funny enough, according to Wikipedia Beksinski claimed much of his work was meant to be humorous and optimistic... I wonder if there is a context to his work that is lost in translation, of if he was just trolling the interviewer when he claimed that. :lol:

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Re: The art thread

Postby joels344 » 30 Mar 2017, 15:41

algroth wrote:
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Thanks for sharing these. I absolutely love his haunting dystopian style.

That is some seriously fucked up shit. I can't even stand to look at it.

Funny enough, according to Wikipedia Beksinski claimed much of his work was meant to be humorous and optimistic... I wonder if there is a context to his work that is lost in translation, of if he was just trolling the interviewer when he claimed that. :lol:


I mean, just look at that smile. That's one happy man.

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Re: The art thread

Postby martha » 30 Mar 2017, 21:54

Algroth, I love de Chirico. Zdzisław Beksiński and Max Ernst. I also like Grete Stern and Leonora Carrington.

The eerie shadow art of Christian Boltanski really appealed to me and I was utterly unfamiliar with Xul Solar and Prefete Dufaut. Both were new to me, and I enjoyed the discovery which is always a surprise and pleasure.
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Re: The art thread

Postby martha » 30 Mar 2017, 22:04

One of my favorite artists is Caspar David Friedrich.

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Re: The art thread

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Re: The art thread

Postby Geezee » 31 Mar 2017, 09:18

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pcqgod wrote:Nice. I see some Bosch influence in Leonora Carrington's art.


I was thinking the same thing. Did you get that Taschen book about HB they did to tie in with the massive retrospective in - I think - Amsterdam. It was terrific


Never heard of it, but sounds interesting.


Surprised to see some Leonora Carrington mentioned here - I came across her stuff via her association with Max Ernst, Man Ray, Lee Miller, Paul Eluard etc and really liked it. That whole group was so ridiculously talented.
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Re: The art thread

Postby Geezee » 31 Mar 2017, 09:20

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Re: The art thread

Postby Toby » 31 Mar 2017, 09:31

I'm a traditionalist when it comes to art. There's a lot of modern stuff I admire, but I rarely find it touches anything approaching something about the soul.

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I know Caravaggio is a bit of an obvious choice, but you can feel the changes at work in art itself with his material. The rawness, the realism and potent drama.

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Van Eyck's portrait of Jan de Leeuw is photographic in its quality, despite being over 600 years old. Astounding.

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Re: The art thread

Postby Geezee » 31 Mar 2017, 09:42

Toby wrote:
I know Caravaggio is a bit of an obvious choice, but you can feel the changes at work in art itself with his material. The rawness, the realism and potent drama.


Nothing to be apologetic about - a genius.
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Re: The art thread

Postby algroth » 31 Mar 2017, 10:14

Toby wrote:I'm a traditionalist when it comes to art. There's a lot of modern stuff I admire, but I rarely find it touches anything approaching something about the soul.


I would disagree, of course. I think that with the shift to modernism a lot of artists found a much broader palette to best reach what they wanted to convey, in a manner that is entirely personal. The artists I listed, for one, I would say are soulful, and many deal either with very personal experiences or with wholly spiritual themes and ambitions. For the former, see Shahzia Sikander for example, dealing with her exile from Pakistan and her experiences in her native country all through an artstyle that heavily borrows from its traditions and those of its neighbouring and conflicting regions; for the latter, Chul Hyun Ahn's work for example deals with zen beliefs and philosophy, and seeks in the confronted reflection of its figures in the mirrors an effect of eternal repetition and extensions that are seemingly infinite even within a confined space. I do think modern art has given a place for a lot of charlatans too, but part of the purpose to us sharing the things we like is to separate the wheat from the chaff. :)

And Caravaggio is of course an absolute monster.

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Re: The art thread

Postby Samoan » 31 Mar 2017, 11:24

I really like some of, but not all, Paul Nash's stuff -

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Re: The art thread

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 31 Mar 2017, 14:15

Right now I'm really digging Carmen Marie Alonso's stuff. She's the 19-year old daughter of an old friend of mine, and as you can see, has a bit of a theme going on with her current work:

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Re: The art thread

Postby pcqgod » 31 Mar 2017, 17:52

martha wrote:One of my favorite artists is Caspar David Friedrich.

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I like those.
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Re: The art thread

Postby algroth » 31 Mar 2017, 21:31

Samoan wrote:I really like some of, but not all, Paul Nash's stuff -


Really digging these! :)

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Re: The art thread

Postby algroth » 31 Mar 2017, 21:43

Friedrich and Alonso are also great, personally didn't have the latter and it's a nice find, she's very talented!

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Re: The art thread

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 31 Mar 2017, 21:46

algroth wrote:Friedrich and Alonso are also great, personally didn't have the latter and it's a nice find, she's very talented!


She is, and pretty much unknown at the moment. In fact I think she's still in art school!
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Re: The art thread

Postby Samoan » 31 Mar 2017, 22:45

algroth wrote:
Samoan wrote:I really like some of, but not all, Paul Nash's stuff -


Really digging these! :)

His younger brother, John Nash, was an artist also.
There's a familial similarity

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Re: The art thread

Postby martha » 01 Apr 2017, 06:25

I really like the original work and book illustrations of the artist Michael Whelan. While one should not judge a book by it's cover, I've read dozens of books because of his.

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Re: The art thread

Postby fueryIre » 01 Apr 2017, 11:42

Harvey K-Tel wrote:Right now I'm really digging Carmen Marie Alonso's stuff. She's the 19-year old daughter of an old friend of mine, and as you can see, has a bit of a theme going on with her current work:

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A bit like mid-period Hockney without the tricky watery bits...
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