The art thread

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Re: The art thread

Postby fueryIre » 01 Apr 2017, 11:43

Surrealist night on BBC4 on Tues from 9 pm with a rare outing for Bunuel and Dali's Chien Andalou
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Re: The art thread

Postby echolalia » 01 Apr 2017, 14:56

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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.

I’m a massive fan of Caravaggio. Standing in front of one of his paintings is a totally unique and thrilling experience. I went to the Beyond Caravaggio exhibition in London a few months back and there were only 4 or 5 Caravaggios but they were all streets ahead of the other stuff – and they weren’t even his best either (apart from the Taking of Christ).

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Postby echolalia » 01 Apr 2017, 15:26

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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Those are great. I love empty swimming pools!

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Postby echolalia » 01 Apr 2017, 15:34

Adorning my walls:
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Paul Delaroche

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Gustave Moreau

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Postby algroth » 03 Apr 2017, 12:17

Luis Felipe Noé (father of Gaspar Noé)

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Re: The art thread

Postby algroth » 03 Apr 2017, 12:53

Of course, it would be egregious to leave out Mati Klarwein in this forum...

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Re: The art thread

Postby Graham Murakami » 03 Apr 2017, 23:45

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Hockney at Tate Britain is fantastic - one of the best retrospectives in years. Sadly it didn't include the computer drawing of Green Gartside I remember from my youth, but so many great big paintings.

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Tillmans at Tate Modern wasn't as good - he had chosen the work and written the catalogue himself or something, so it lacked somebody attempting to put the work into context. There was an interesting room where you sat and listened to Colourbox through lovely speakers: presenting the band's studio output as art.

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Re: The art thread

Postby PresMuffley » 05 Apr 2017, 03:54

Thomas Gainsborough:

Portrait of a Lady in Blue

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The Artist's Daughters With a Cat (unfinished)

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Mary, Countess of Howe

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Re: The art thread

Postby fueryIre » 05 Apr 2017, 08:38

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Hockney at Tate Britain is fantastic - one of the best retrospectives in years. Sadly it didn't include the computer drawing of Green Gartside I remember from my youth, but so many great big paintings.



Would have love to have gone and seen the Hockney retrospective but won't be able to meet the dates unfortunately.

Have you read his History of Pictures from the back end of last year, GM? He really is wonderfully thought provoking when it comes to explaining the intricate ins and outs of what's involved in actualising both his own and other artists' vision

https://www.amazon.co.uk/History-Pictur ... ds=Hockney
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Re: The art thread

Postby Fonz » 05 Apr 2017, 10:21

algroth wrote:Of course, it would be egregious to leave out Mati Klarwein in this forum...

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The 'Bitches Brew' dude, right!
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Re: The art thread

Postby algroth » 05 Apr 2017, 11:39

Fonz wrote:The 'Bitches Brew' dude, right!


That and many other Miles covers! And, of course, Abraxas (which is one of the above artworks).

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Re: The art thread

Postby Fonz » 05 Apr 2017, 12:31

algroth wrote:
Fonz wrote:The 'Bitches Brew' dude, right!


That and many other Miles covers! And, of course, Abraxas (which is one of the above artworks).


Of course- thought I recognised it!

Nice thread.
Maybe we should have a separate photo thread.

What's the best picture-hosting site at the moment?
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Re: The art thread

Postby PresMuffley » 05 Apr 2017, 15:56

Faustino Bocchi:

Head Formed Out of Pygmies

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Landscape with Heron

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L'assalto del Gatto

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Re: The art thread

Postby algroth » 05 Apr 2017, 23:52

Great stuff there, Pres! :)

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Postby algroth » 05 Apr 2017, 23:55

Fonz wrote:
algroth wrote:
Fonz wrote:The 'Bitches Brew' dude, right!


That and many other Miles covers! And, of course, Abraxas (which is one of the above artworks).


Of course- thought I recognised it!

Nice thread.
Maybe we should have a separate photo thread.

What's the best picture-hosting site at the moment?


Actually, despite opinions about the community and so on, I find DeviantArt's sta.sh service is really simple and effective myself. http://sta.sh/ I think Imgur is supposed to be good too? I've never used it though.

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Re: The art thread

Postby PresMuffley » 06 Apr 2017, 02:38

Georges de La Tour:

Job Mocked by his Wife

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St Sebastian tended by St Irene

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La Femme à la puce

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Re: The art thread

Postby PresMuffley » 06 Apr 2017, 09:32

George Bellows:

Margarite

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Paddy Flannigan

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Return of the Useless

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Both Members of This Club

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Re: The art thread

Postby driftin » 09 Apr 2017, 16:07

Keith Alexander. A relatively famous South African surrealist and a close family friend for years. Unfortunately he died in the late 90s at age 52 but he left behind a great legacy. Many of his paintings adorn the walls of my and my family's homes.

I'm not sure it's fair to call it surrealism when many of these scenes can actually be found in real life in the Namib desert, in the crumbling buildings ravaged by sandstorms, or the severely weathered remains of early 20th century shipwrecks.

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