Doomstead Diner Menu => Art & Photography => Topic started by: g on April 13, 2013, 07:37:47 AM

Title: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on April 13, 2013, 07:37:47 AM
Diners, Starting a new topic in the hope it is a place where we can place fine art works that have a special meaning to us personally. Hopefully, a place where we can get to know each other and our special tastes without the friction that sometimes develops when using the written word.

No comments on the art work necessary, but an explanation of why it is something special to you would be welcome, only if desired.

Starting it off with a painting discovered six months or so ago that I fell in love with for some reason, don't know why but I find myself going back and looking at it often, have even used it as desktop background for a week or so. Just relaxes me and puts me in a thinking mood, the colors are very soothing to me for some strange reason.

By an artist named Paul Cornoyner whom I was unaware of until happening across this work, have come to admire many of his others as well ans will be posting favorites in the future.

Perhaps, just as a suggestion of course, it might be wise to limit ourselves to only a few of these a week where they take quite a bit of space and are personal messages rather than strictly doomer material? RE any of your suggestions or other admins as to the viability of the thread or common sense rules are of course welcome.

                                                         
Madison Square Sunny Day
Madison Square Sunny Day
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Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: Ashvin on April 13, 2013, 07:58:25 AM
Is music allowed? If so, here is a song by DMB that I really enjoy. I'm a big DMB fan in general, but this song especially resonates with me and the intro (before the lyrics start) always takes me back to Genesis 1:2 for some reason - "Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters."

http://www.youtube.com/v/iQVZR6UACT8?feature=player_detailpage

"Two Step"

Say, my love, I came to you with
best intentions
You laid down and gave to me just
what I'm seeking
Love, you drive me to distraction

Oh, my love, do you believe that
we might last a thousand years
Or more if not for this,
our flesh and blood
It ties you and me right up
Tie me down

Chorus:
Celebrate we will
Because life is short but sweet for certain
Hey, we climb on two by two
To be sure these days continue
These things we cannot change

Say, my love, you came to me like
wine comes to this mouth
Grown tired of water all the time
You quench my heart and you
quench my mind

(GO, if you would rather keep this thread specific to paintings, I totally understand)
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on April 13, 2013, 08:11:28 AM
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(GO, if you would rather keep this thread specific to paintings, I totally understand)

Not at all Ashvin, Fine Art has many forms, it's all about personal likes that say something about us, who we are, what we like, what has special meaning for us.

The song poem is just beautiful, haven't listened yet.  Thanks for reply; just what my intent was, personal favorites.  :icon_sunny:
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery F-111 (The little girl under the hair dryer section)
Post by: JoeP on April 13, 2013, 11:17:31 AM
(http://www.moma.org/images/explore/f111/detail-girl.jpg?1365715095)


F-111 (The little girl under the hair dryer section)

JAMES ROSENQUIST: What intrigued me was the paradox of all these middle-class families prospering from building this death-dealing machine [the F-111], which is why I put the little girl under that bomb-shaped hair dryer. That image was a metaphor for the jet pilot’s helmet. The little girl was really the pilot of the plane just as middle-class society was really the momentum behind the plane. The little girl under the hair dryer is a big-stretch metaphor; this little girl from Texas or Long Island is the thing that was pushing the market that built war weapons. She’s the motivation and the beneficiary of this way of life that guarantees that everybody have all these things—the house in the suburbs, the TV, the washer-dryer, the lawn in the backyard. The grass behind her is painted in radioactive shades of green. The little girl in the painting was a child model. When she saw a picture of F-111 she sent me a picture of herself grown up. She’d become a beautiful blond woman with two beautiful blond children.

http://www.moma.org/explore/f111 (http://www.moma.org/explore/f111)
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: Eddie on April 13, 2013, 03:58:32 PM
Banksy is the working artist today whom I respect the most.

(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT8uCtWJBYwqr2zu1gNP15ChaztFDOcrLlcs6Yr1BTe42awglEY)

This video documenting the punking of the Paris Hilton CD is a favorite of mine.

http://www.youtube.com/v/RLvLg6aoxvc&fs=1

Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: Eddie on April 13, 2013, 04:11:19 PM
I like impressionism. Emile Claus is largely forgotten today.

(http://www.wikigallery.org/paintings/376501-377000/376829/painting1.jpg)
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on April 13, 2013, 04:31:22 PM
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I like impressionism. Emile Claus is largely forgotten today.

I hear you Doc, one of my many Impressionist favorites

                                           
Degas  Jockeys
Degas  Jockeys
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Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: Eddie on April 13, 2013, 05:44:42 PM
Degas  Jockeys

Nice.

This is by a personal friend, Daryl Howard. She is one of America's premier Japanese  woodblock print artists. I've bought one of these but I haven't gotten it yet.

(http://www.darylhoward.com/new_work/images/2012WhereIEnterTheMountain.jpg)

Not the greatest image.Hmm. Here's her website.

http://www.darylhoward.com/index.htm (http://www.darylhoward.com/index.htm)

Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on April 13, 2013, 05:54:05 PM
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Degas  Jockeys

Nice.

This is by a personal friend, Daryl Howard. She is one of America's premier Japanese  woodblock print artists. I've bought one of these but I haven't gotten it yet.

Must be nice to be artistic. I have tried painting and watercolors but am a complete failure, Couldn't draw a picture of Peanuts the cartoon character if I had too. Always amazed me how so few people possess that special gift of artistic expression and take it for granted. Although I guess a lot of very hard work goes into it as well. 




Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: Petty Tyrant on April 13, 2013, 07:07:51 PM
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Degas  Jockeys



Must be nice to be artistic. I have tried painting and watercolors but am a complete failure, Couldn't draw a picture of Peanuts the cartoon character if I had too. Always amazed me how so few people possess that special gift of artistic expression and take it for granted. Although I guess a lot of very hard work goes into it as well.

I need a tin foil hat, yet another GO telepathic transmission. I saw this yesterday and thought there seems to be theme in GOs art taste which would lead to impressionist as its pinnacle, also the name degas popping into my head this morning. And today Voila there they are.

I might be creating a false impression of culturedness, but only know history of art from school, still uncouth as ever.  :laugh:



Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery: Sunday Afternoon Seurat
Post by: g on April 14, 2013, 05:01:47 AM
Sunday Afternoon on the Island of la Grande Jatte 1886


Georges Seurat

                                           
Sunday Afternoon
Sunday Afternoon
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Death and the Miser
Post by: JoeP on April 14, 2013, 09:44:54 AM
Death and the Miser by Hieronymus Bosch


(http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/bosch/death-miser/death-miser.jpg)
                           
Of all fifteenth-century artists, Hieronymus Bosch is the most mysterious. His puzzling, sometimes bizarre imagery has prompted a number of false assertions that he was, for example, the member of a heretical sect, a sexual libertine, or a forerunner of the surrealists. What can be said is that he was a moralist, profoundly pessimistic about man's inevitable descent into sin and damnation.

In this slender panel, probably a wing from a larger altarpiece, a dying man seems torn between salvation and his own avarice. At the foot of the bed a younger man, possibly the miser at an earlier age, hypocritically throws coins into a chest with one hand as he fingers a rosary with the other. In his last hour, with death literally at the door, the miser still hesitates; will he reach for the demon's bag of gold or will he follow the angel's gesture and direct his final thoughts to the crucifix in the window?

Avarice was one of the seven deadly sins and among the final temptations described in the Ars moriendi (Art of Dying), a religious treatise probably written about 1400 and later popularized in printed books. Bosch's painting is similar to illustrations in these books, but his introduction of ambiguity and suspense is unique.

This panel is thinly painted. In several areas it is possible to see in the underdrawing where Bosch changed his mind about the composition. His thin paint and unblended brushstrokes differ markedly from the enamellike polish of other works in this gallery.

http://www.nga.gov/collection/gallery/gg39/gg39-41645.html (http://www.nga.gov/collection/gallery/gg39/gg39-41645.html)
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on April 16, 2013, 02:19:02 AM
Just a glimpse of what Boston was like once, the horrible events yesterday had me looking for a happier more peaceful time.

                                         
Hassam  Boston Common
Hassam  Boston Common
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Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on April 17, 2013, 03:31:42 AM
Death and the Miser by Hieronymus Bosch

JoeP, That was quite a painting, went back and studied it a few times already. Thanks for responding to my new thread.
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: JoeP on April 17, 2013, 04:32:20 PM
Death and the Miser by Hieronymus Bosch

JoeP, That was quite a painting, went back and studied it a few times already. Thanks for responding to my new thread.

GO, Glad to hear you found it interesting.  I kinda posted it in the spirit of RE's feature article on gold (same with my film clip post).   ;D
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery: At The Races Lautrec
Post by: g on April 21, 2013, 08:44:47 AM
Have always enjoyed the brilliant pastel colors of Lautrec, soft, relaxing, eye pleasing art.

                                           
At The Races
At The Races

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - 1899

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Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery Pope Innocent X
Post by: g on April 22, 2013, 06:31:20 AM
the art work of Francis Bacon shocks me; or perhaps startles me is a better word.

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Study Innocent X
Study Innocent X

                                                       
Study Innocent X
Study Innocent X

                                                       
Pope Innocent X
Pope Innocent X
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: Eddie on April 22, 2013, 07:00:55 AM
Francis Bacon +++

Great art has that capability to shock, to grab you and make you focus. Sometimes it's hard  to understand exactly what is being triggered in one's deep subconscious, but SOMETHING is.
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: Petty Tyrant on April 22, 2013, 11:58:43 AM
what do we know of what the artist is trying to convey here? Seems to be trying to capture the soul of the subject and the transmigratory nature.
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: Eddie on April 22, 2013, 12:04:52 PM
what do we know of what the artist is trying to convey here?

I believe that first one GO posted could be the Pope learning that God is Buddhist, and He's pissed.
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery: Anne-Sophie Mutter plays "Lullaby op.49,no.4"
Post by: g on April 25, 2013, 05:59:37 AM
The first time I saw this lady my eyes could not stop perusing her breathtaking beauty and talent. I am a great fan of hers and often wonder why God bestowed some certain people with such beauty, talent, wealth, and fame, while so many of us are not as fortunate, or I suppose you could say unfortunate, whatever your views on such matters. In my mind if ever  a woman deserved the description of Goddess it is Anne-Sophie Mutter.

Of course, as far as the Diner goes, no one can replace our Karpatok as the reigning Goddess.  :laugh:

                                                  http://www.youtube.com/v/GcqTxDsrMyo&feature=share&list=RD02GQqqIsRzJd0&fs=1
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: Eddie on April 25, 2013, 06:17:50 AM
She got your musical talent and mine, too. It's okay, we got her beauty, er...her...her. Okay, maybe we got her sense of irony, okay? That is something.
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery--- Robert Smithson
Post by: Eddie on April 25, 2013, 09:00:09 AM
My son is a fan of Smithson. My kids took the pilgrimage to see Spiral Jetty at Christmas, the last time we were up in the Salt Lake area. It isn't always visible, depending on lake levels...and it's hard to get to, way out in the boonies. It reminds me of those "ancient runways"  out at Chaco Canyon.

(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQYBmNjb-VvVbXOZibtmwRQSpCMZyDANirFJzfBTi-wBlfmPMrv)

Smithson is gone, but the art lives on. Art is about immortality, isn't it?

http://www.youtube.com/v/Cg_iJp6LAUc&fs=1
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on April 25, 2013, 09:16:16 AM
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Smithson is gone, but the art lives on. Art is about immortality, isn't it?

Thanks Doc, That was a new introduction for me. Just went to a few websites to view more of his work, wonderful art.

                                                         
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Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery: Cannaletto
Post by: g on April 28, 2013, 10:17:21 AM
The great Italian Master from Venice Cannaletto has always been a source of fascination for me, his paintings that is. How someone born in 1697 could paint with such detail and amazing realism always amazed me. There are many others of course, but his appear almost like photographs to me.                                                                                             

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Doge's Palace
Doge's Palace

                                                     
Campo San Rocco
Campo San Rocco

                                                     
Grand Canal Between Palazzos
Grand Canal Between Palazzos
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: Eddie on April 28, 2013, 10:48:04 AM
Lovely pieces. What is it about the light there?

Venice is a fascinating place...never been there but visited many times via those wonderful things we call "books".  GO, if you have not read John Berendt's City of the Falling Angels, you might enjoy it.
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on April 28, 2013, 10:56:06 AM
Lovely pieces. What is it about the light there?

Venice is a fascinating place...never been there but visited many times via those wonderful things we call "books".  GO, if you have not read John Berendt's City of the Falling Angels, you might enjoy it.

Thanks Doc, have not but will definitely look into it. Must be something special about Venice; it is the subject matter of so many great works of art.
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery: Cooper Colin Campbell
Post by: g on May 05, 2013, 05:41:16 AM
An Artist that did beautiful NYC paintings. Always got the feel of the city from them.

                                       
Hudson River Waterfront
Hudson River Waterfront

                                       
NY From Brooklyn
NY From Brooklyn

                                       
Metropolitan Building
Metropolitan Building

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Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery: Rainy Day NY City - Paul Cornoyer
Post by: g on May 19, 2013, 08:39:14 AM
  Just love his Rain Paintings                                                             
                                                       
Rainy Day NY City
Rainy Day NY City

                                                         
After The Rain
After The Rain

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Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery: An Art Museum Uses technology to Lure Young Patrons
Post by: g on May 20, 2013, 09:29:37 AM
An art museum uses technology to lure young patrons

The Cleveland Museum of Art is embracing cutting-edge technology to try to lure new audiences to its collection of masterworks.
 
                                                 
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    The untitled sculpture by Anthony Gormley is shown during an exhibition called "The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection" at The Cleveland Museum of Art in Cleveland through July 7, 2013.
    (Tony Dejak/AP/File)

By Nicole Wallace, The Chronicle of Philanthropy   
posted May 20, 2013 at 11:52 am EDT

As cultural institutions across the country struggle to attract young visitors, the Cleveland Museum of Art is embracing cutting-edge technology to try to lure new audiences to its collection of masterworks.

In the museum’s new Gallery One, visitors can try to match the expressions of faces in a painting or strike the pose of a sculpture in the collection and then share photographs of the results via social media. Display screens paired with original works of art show people how the pieces were made and where they come from.

The goal is to make the museum more welcoming, especially to young people who “mediate the world through the screen,” says David Franklin, director of the museum.

“The outcome is intergenerational,” he says. “But one of the inspirations was certainly trying to attract a younger demographic to the art museum, a demographic that might see the museum as off-putting or forbidding.”

The Collection Wall, a 40-foot touchscreen, features images of artworks grouped by theme, time period, and materials used, acting as a bridge between the interactive gallery and the rest of the museum. Visitors can create their own tours by saving their favorite pieces from the wall to an iPad, either their own or one borrowed from the museum.

The new space culminates with a gallery devoted to small exhibits. The first artwork exhibited was La Vie, a painting from Pablo Picasso’s Blue Period. The layout encourages visitors to take what they’ve learned from the interactive experiences to engage deeply with the artwork, says Mr. Franklin.

“There might be a temptation to put storage pictures there, works that wouldn’t necessarily belong in the main galleries,” he says. “But we’ve put works there of the highest order and therefore you’re interacting with the best of the best.”

The museum declined to reveal the total cost of the new gallery, saying only that it exceeded the $10 million grant the museum received from the Milton and Tamar Maltz Family Foundation for the project.

As the museum world debates the best ways to incorporate technology, leaders of cultural institutions are watching the experiment at the Cleveland Museum of Art carefully, says Joshua Jeffery, manager of digital engagement at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.

“A lot of people were excited; a lot of people were really turned off,” he says. “But everyone was like, 'We can’t wait to see what’s going to happen.’”
http://rss.csmonitor.com/~r/feeds/csm/~3/x92CjG37fEs/An-art-museum-uses-technology-to-lure-young-patrons (http://rss.csmonitor.com/~r/feeds/csm/~3/x92CjG37fEs/An-art-museum-uses-technology-to-lure-young-patrons) :icon_study:
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery James Howard Kunstler
Post by: g on May 23, 2013, 04:19:54 AM
Have been studying the work of JHK lately and was surprised to find out he is an accomplished artist. Thought I would place a few of his works here where he has become a welcome presence on the Diner. Thought RE and Monsta might find some of these especially interesting because of their obvious ties to the age of cheap oil.

 
Mobile and Mac
Mobile and Mac
                         
gallery3 ramps at exit 28
gallery3 ramps at exit 28
 
Gallery5 chestertown 08
Gallery5 chestertown 08
                       
gallery3 ramps at exit 28
gallery3 ramps at exit 28

gallery6 Fort Edward Factories
gallery6 Fort Edward Factories
             
Gallery7 Rainy Spring Day
Gallery7 Rainy Spring Day

gallery6 Woodlawn snow
gallery6 Woodlawn snow
               
painting kmart
painting kmart

Gallery5 Starks Knob
Gallery5 Starks Knob
Gallery5 Muscle Car
Gallery5 Muscle Car
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery: Paul Signac
Post by: g on June 02, 2013, 04:23:30 AM
Always admired this master of Pointillism.
                                           
                                                           
Cape Canaille, Cassis
Cape Canaille, Cassis

                                                         
Evening Calm
Evening Calm

                                                         
Lighthouse St Tropez
Lighthouse St Tropez
         
                                                         
The Masts
The Masts

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Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery: Christ as the Man of Sorrows Albrecht Durer
Post by: g on June 09, 2013, 07:20:17 AM
A most unique presentation from a master artist.

                                                 
Christ Man of Sorrows Durer
Christ Man of Sorrows Durer

Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery Self Portrait at 26 Albrecht Durer
Post by: g on June 09, 2013, 07:33:08 AM
Another masterpiece by Durer.

                                                           
Durer Self Portrait at 26 1498
Durer Self Portrait at 26 1498

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Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery Henri Rousseau
Post by: g on June 15, 2013, 08:18:18 AM
One of the most ridiculed artists.

Rousseau claimed he had "no teacher other than nature",[3] although he admitted he had received "some advice" from two established Academic painters, Félix Auguste Clément and Jean-Léon Gérôme.[10] Essentially he was self-taught and is considered to be a naïve or primitive painter.
 
                                                       
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Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery: Paul Gauguin
Post by: g on July 14, 2013, 07:37:43 AM
What an Artist!!!
                                                                 
Women on the Beach
Women on the Beach

                                                                 
Self Portrait with Yellow Christ
Self Portrait with Yellow Christ

                                                                 
Two Tahitian Women
Two Tahitian Women

                                                                 
The Great Buddha
The Great Buddha

                                                                 
Horse on the Road
Horse on the Road

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Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery: Rembrandt van Rijn: A Dutch master remembered
Post by: g on July 15, 2013, 09:27:10 AM
Rembrandt van Rijn: A Dutch master remembered in a Google Doodle

                                                                           
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0714 Rembrandt full 380



Monday would have been the 407th birthday of acclaimed Dutch artist, Rembrandt van Rijn, and Google is honoring this occasion not with a doodle per se, but with a self-portrait.

That Rembrandt, who took his first name as his artist’s signature at 27-years-old, should be honored with a self-portrait is fitting: the artist painted some 50 self-portraits, in addition to about 30 etchings and seven drawings of himself. Those works express not just introspection, but also the thoughtful attention that Rembrandt levied on his painted subjects - to the lowest and highest points of character, to our capacity for change, to motives and desires, and to how that humanity could resonate from oil lacquered on a page.

Rembrandt, who was born in Leiden, Netherlands in 1606 and left school to study painting at 14 years old, is perhaps best known for the paintings that depict not himself, but his particular understanding of the world. Rembrandt’s subjects are broad – biblical tales, inherited legends, contemporary dramas arrested mid-action, landscapes swathed in light – but what they share is a common interest in the unfolding of narrative, the telling of a story in just one frame. That was accomplished in painting stories arrested not just in mid-motion, but in painting portraits and landscapes that appear to refer to a broader narrative, that in their resonate emotion seem to imply a beginning and an end.

Rembrandt’s work makes scenes borrowed from remote ancient or fictional worlds bristle with palpable emotion. The people in his paintings are tactile, painted almost as illustrations, but with a roughness and thickness that makes them seem to stand from the paper. Their faces and limbs are expressive, caught in the narrative action and emotive in ways that translate from fictional tale to modern viewer. The landscape answers their pain or sorrow or rage and responds to it in sweeping shades of rich color.

Rembrandt achieved fame quickly. At just 22 years old, he had amalgamated enough prestige to take on his own students, and throughout his years he acquired fans – and sums – often not earned to painters until after their death. He, as well as many of his pupils, are now included in lists of the greatest painters of the Dutch School, which spans some 200 years from about 1400 to 1600.

Still, Rembrandt’s private life was not a happy one. His first wife died at just thirty years old, and only one of his four children lived to adulthood. Though he was fortunate to have been popular and well-paid for his works, most of his fortune was squandered to his expensive tastes. He declared bankruptcy about 13 years before he died, at the end of a tragic and deeply human tale that resonates like those he painted.

Perhaps, then, Élie Faure, the French art critic and historian, was writing about both his work and Rembrandt himself when he wrote: “His humanity is truly formidable, it is fatal like lament, love; change continues, indifferent and dramatic, between all that is born and all that dies. He follows our steps to death in the traces of blood which mark them. He does not pity us, he does not comfort us, because he is with us, because he is us.”
 
http://rss.csmonitor.com/~r/feeds/csm/~3/NgQjKr7qsAM/Rembrandt-van-Rijn-A-Dutch-master-remembered (http://rss.csmonitor.com/~r/feeds/csm/~3/NgQjKr7qsAM/Rembrandt-van-Rijn-A-Dutch-master-remembered)  :icon_study:

                                                                     
Rembrandt self Portrait
Rembrandt self Portrait

                                                                   
Rembrandt self Portrait
Rembrandt self Portrait

                                                                   
Head of Christ
Head of Christ

Top image appears in article.  Bottom three personal picks
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery: Ginsberg - Father Death Blues
Post by: g on July 20, 2013, 07:19:07 AM

                                                                   http://www.youtube.com/v/Ew6ef3nE-E4&fs=1
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: Eddie on August 05, 2013, 10:12:04 AM
My son called me yesterday, and we braved the traffic to San Antonio to visit ArtPace and see their Trevor Paglen exhibit. The exhibit turned out to be a single piece...this one, or a close facsimile.


(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSd_exawSHOPdrnh09gprULi87wQ3uK122dXQzHdBKptj_9NImk)

It's not a ceiling fan, it's a satellite. A very elegant little satellite that starts out all folded up, but when deployed, has long arms that extend, unrolling a six inch wide strip of reflective mylar down each of its six arms. It's purpose? Purely esthetic, designed to shine light back at earth and be visible for a couple of months before its orbit decays.

Sound fun to build? On the table is a full set of scale drawings, describing the piece in intricate detail.

The idea is to get some corporate donor to piggyback the extremely lightweight "pinwheel" on the back of some other payload, and you have art in outer space.

Very cool, but I was hoping for some of his photos of black ops sites. No such luck.
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery: Long-lost Van Gogh Painting Found in Attic
Post by: g on September 12, 2013, 06:41:02 PM
Poor Vincent, wonder if he knows?

                                                             http://www.youtube.com/v/WdIPOXMfJMo&fs=1

                                                     
Click for Hi Res

The French painting had been stored in an attic for a century because it was considered a fake.

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam said Monday that it has identified a long-lost Vincent Van Gogh painting that spent years in a Norwegian attic because it was thought to be "fake."

Axel Rueger, the museum director, described the discovery of the new work by Van Gogh as "a once in a lifetime experience" as the painting was unveiled at a press conference.
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery: Long-lost Van Gogh Painting Found in Attic
Post by: RE on September 13, 2013, 12:52:58 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/dipFMJckZOM?feature=player_detailpage

RE
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: Surly1 on September 18, 2013, 11:36:39 AM
GO,
I rarely comment on this thread but just want you to know I always look and always enjoy these.
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on September 18, 2013, 12:12:44 PM
GO,
I rarely comment on this thread but just want you to know I always look and always enjoy these.

Thanks Surly, I had very high hopes for the thread when I started it. Had hoped we could express ourselves and who we were, and what we liked, much like the Juke Box thread.

Also thought it might be a way for our silent members to get their feet wet posting and telling us what they liked and posting on it.

Some took it wrong as an art appreciation class, or expression of wealth. I still have high hopes for it becoming a popular thread in the future, much as our Juke Box, and Diner Comics.

Thanks for calling attention to it and thanks to the many members who have participated.

                                                         
Winter in NY
Winter in NY
    click and then click box for huge hi res image
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Mariano Villalba
Post by: JoeP on September 26, 2013, 02:59:01 PM
(http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18lu20hopjld5jpg/original.jpg)

The Midnight Clown Show
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery Robert Bevan
Post by: g on September 29, 2013, 05:57:18 AM
Just adore the works of this artist.

                                                           
Sale at Tattersails
Sale at Tattersails

                                                           
Road in Sunlight
Road in Sunlight

                                                           
Showing at Tattersalls
Showing at Tattersalls

                                                           
From the Artist's Window
From the Artist's Window

click images and then click box with arrow for huge high res

Birth name   Robert Polhill Bevan
Born    5 August 1865
Hove, England
Died    8 July 1925
London, England
Nationality    British
Field    Painting
Training    Arthur Ernest Pearce,[1] Westminster School of Art, Académie Julian
Movement    Camden Town Group, London
Despite memorial shows in 1926 and an Arts Council exhibition in 1956, his unique contribution to British art was not widely recognized until 1965, the centenary of his birth.[19] In that year the artist's son published his memoir and organised a series of exhibitions.

Bevan’s modesty and reticence and his “almost complete inability to put himself forward”[20] ensured that most of his works were unsold and a considerable number were left to his wife on his death. Stanislawa Bevan left her estate equally between her son R.A. Bevan and daughter Mrs Charles Baty.[21] In 1961 they presented the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford with The Bevan Gift in honour of their parents’ work. As well as a number of paintings, drawings and lithographs this included the 27 surviving Bevan sketchbooks. Further works were added subsequently.

He was one of nine out of the 17-strong Camden Town Group to be shown in a major retrospective of the group at Tate Britain in London in 2008.[22]



Works by Bevan can be found in many public collections in the United Kingdom. He is also represented in public collections in Australia; France; New Zealand; South Africa and the USA.
         

Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery --- Robert Bevan
Post by: Eddie on September 29, 2013, 04:11:51 PM
I especially like the Road in Sunlight piece. I'd love to see the real thing....google says it's in a private collection though.
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery: Portraits
Post by: g on November 02, 2013, 08:02:16 AM
Talking a bit about art with Bot Blogger yesterday that brought some of my favorite famous portraits to mind.

                                                 
Gauguin
Gauguin

                                                 
John Lennon Acrylic
John Lennon Acrylic
 

                                                 
Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
   

                                                 
Van Gogh selfportrait1889
Van Gogh selfportrait1889

                                                 
Al Pacino
Al Pacino
 

                                                 
Marilyn
Marilyn

                                                 
Portrait of Jeanne Hebuterne
Portrait of Jeanne Hebuterne

                                                 
Picasso self portrait 1906
Picasso self portrait 1906

                                                 
Robert louis Stevenson 1887
Robert louis Stevenson 1887

                                                 
Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: Petty Tyrant on November 03, 2013, 05:38:31 AM
DD synchronicity jinx I got to thinking of John Lennon today following the discussion of radical quotes, letting go and everything you know etc. I cant say I always follow Johns advice to Let It Be.

Lincolns legendary quote; "Madam if I was really two faced as you say I would not be wearing this one!" ;D

 
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on November 03, 2013, 06:02:30 AM
DD synchronicity jinx I got to thinking of John Lennon today following the discussion of radical quotes, letting go and everything you know etc. I cant say I always follow Johns advice to Let It Be.

Lincolns legendary quote; "Madam if I was really two faced as you say I would not be wearing this one!" ;D

Hi Unc, Just amazing what staring at a portrait can pull from the recesses of the mind.
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: Eddie on November 03, 2013, 09:41:33 AM
No Lucian Freud?

(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTdnWSiV7xXwHApwvkaL9erJMQv7NeS7VVvAXOKa_ZlfEOhTzRm)

(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSmchJg2ufMxQv2xvOM4ufnFuR3YQ6g21Q0ulHW1-cYfemBNSYI)

(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTQYPKj5bRAWCUbOq61cr9WmL-vGE1Fp6zTTRdmBCHaIxTcdyn4)

No Ralph Steadman?

(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRNC_BhkzhjvxntX1072yk0nuDjAQknKz7ilS4-XRtJJXXWmVfJnA)

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQLY2Drh6hNQOh_yuAiQMPiVRLViUwck6Lwlk0Gbv5wOCSuyPTt)
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on November 03, 2013, 09:54:33 AM
No Lucian Freud?

(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTdnWSiV7xXwHApwvkaL9erJMQv7NeS7VVvAXOKa_ZlfEOhTzRm)

(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSmchJg2ufMxQv2xvOM4ufnFuR3YQ6g21Q0ulHW1-cYfemBNSYI)

(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTQYPKj5bRAWCUbOq61cr9WmL-vGE1Fp6zTTRdmBCHaIxTcdyn4)

No Ralph Steadman?

(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRNC_BhkzhjvxntX1072yk0nuDjAQknKz7ilS4-XRtJJXXWmVfJnA)

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQLY2Drh6hNQOh_yuAiQMPiVRLViUwck6Lwlk0Gbv5wOCSuyPTt)

Talk about ESP Doc, I had Lucian up and removed him in favor of Al Pacino, just amazing coincidence I guess.

Great group Doc, just love portrait art. People are all so different and interesting and their faces can say so much about them it seems, as do artistic representations of them.
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on November 27, 2013, 12:03:03 PM
I realize it is heresy to say so, but I never really cared for the art of Vincent Van Gogh! It had a crude undisciplined look to it,  so it seemed, appeared hastily done. Determined to find some works I liked because of his renown and worship by the art community; his portraits became my favored works. Ahaa, now that is the Vincent they all loved and saw it seemed to me.

Took my first trip into the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, actually to see Gauguin's work. He filled me with dreams as an adolescent of escaping to Tahiti and spending a grand life on the beach, painting the beautiful woman, eating tropical fruit, basking in the sun. It seemed a far better situation than riding Boston's subways and studying for the next exam, as well as working menial jobs after school to earn some pocket money. The foolishness of youth was something very pleasant, especially when you possessed it in such abundance.

The Gauguin's were there, spellbinding, the colors, better than imagined. Time to go see Vincent's famous portrait of Postman Roulin, see what it looks like in real life rather than the art books.

There it was, it stood out like a sapphire on white satin cloth, all alone, a gorgeous breathtaking singularity. The Blue color is beyond belief, it makes you stare, look and wonder at the depth of it, feel it's intensity. Gazing at that face and wondering about this wonderful kind man that befriended Vincent, who wrote letters to his family notifying them he was well and had been hospitalized in  a mental institution. It was all there, in a moment, the indelible imprint of the work of a great artist.   

Immediately my eight grade art teacher, Sister Mary Noreen, came to mind. She had always told us that you could never see a great art work unless you saw the original in person, they can never be reproduced, the color, the texture, you can only imagine the real thing by these pictures she said.

Was she ever correct. Vincent's portraits are were I spend the most time when enjoying his work.

 Double clicking most of these images and then clicking the box with the arrow will bring up detailed hi res images                                                   

                         
Postman Roulin at Boston MFA
Postman Roulin at Boston MFA

                         
                           
Postman Roulin
Postman Roulin


                           
Madame Roulin
Madame Roulin

                           
                           
Dr Gachet
Dr Gachet

                         
                           
Madame Roulin Rocking The Cradle A Lullaby Vincent Van Gogh 485x728
Madame Roulin Rocking The Cradle A Lullaby Vincent Van Gogh 485x728


                             
Vincent self port
Vincent self port


                     
VanGoghSelfPortrait1889
VanGoghSelfPortrait1889


                                 


 









Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery Happy Thanksgiving
Post by: g on November 28, 2013, 04:41:49 AM

                                                     
goulds wild turkey xiv donna van vlack
goulds wild turkey xiv donna van vlack


                                                     
Painting MonarchMeadow
Painting MonarchMeadow


                                                     
wild turkey adam jewell
wild turkey adam jewell


                                                     
wild turkey 1 sue jarrett
wild turkey 1 sue jarrett

                 
                                                     
wild turkey jan piller
wild turkey jan piller


                                                     
the thanksgiving parade patti gilley
the thanksgiving parade patti gilley


                                                     
IMG 1433
IMG 1433
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: Surly1 on November 28, 2013, 05:29:25 AM
Nice images, GO. really like "The Thanksgiving Parade."
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery Canaletto
Post by: g on January 25, 2014, 06:28:57 AM
All the recent postings of cameras and photos brought to mind again the famed Human Camera favorite Canaletto.

A few of his masterful 18th century painted Kodachrome Venice masterworks. Just Amazing.  :laugh:

                                                                (http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/display_image.php?id=232434)

                                                               
                                                                (http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/display_image.php?id=364029)


                                                              (http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/display_image.php?id=44667)

                                                               
                                                                (http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/display_image.php?id=44299)


Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery: Brothers In Arts - Gao Brothers
Post by: g on February 12, 2014, 07:44:57 PM


                                                                 (http://guernica.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Standard-Hair-Style-Mao-ZedongDeng-XiaopingJiang-Zemin.Hu-Jintao.oil-on-canvas-300x385cm-x4-600x391.jpg)

Standard Hair Style-Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin, Hu Jintao. Oil on canvas 300x385cm x 4, 2009

                                                               
                                                               (http://guernica.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/The-Execution-of-Christ-.2009-594x420.jpg)

The Execution of Christ. Bronze sculpture, life-size, 2009


                                                                 (http://guernica.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Double-Portrait-Hitler-300x400cm-x2-600x400.jpg)

Double Portrait - Hitler. Oil on canvas, 300x400cm x2, 2007


                                                                (http://guernica.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Double-Portrait-The-Dalai-Lama-oil-on-canvas-400-x-300cm-x-2-600x396.jpg)

Double Portrait - The Dalai Lama. Oil on canvas, 400 x 300cm x 2, 2010


                                                                 (http://guernica.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/The-Forever-Unfinished-Building-No.4-2008.jpg)

The Forever Unfinished Building No.4. 100x296cm, 2008


                                                                 (http://guernica.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Goodbye-Tiananmen-525x420.jpg)

Goodbye Tiananmen. Photo, 120x150cm, 2007

                                                             
                                                                 (http://guernica.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Arresting-Prostitutelife-size-2007-499x420.jpg)

Arresting Prostitute. Painted bronze sculpture, life-size, 2007

Evading Chinese censorship, the Gao Brothers challenge authority through sculpture, painting, performance, and photography.

Beijing-based artists Gao Qiang and Gao Zhen (born in the Shandong province of China) are known as the Gao Brothers. They have collaborated on projects in a wide variety of media including sculpture, painting, performance, and photography since 1985. Much of their work is inspired by their family’s experience during China’s 1966-1967 Cultural Revolution. In 1968, brothers’ father was arrested as a counter-revolutionary, and days later, died in custody.
   



Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery 'Scapegoating'
Post by: g on July 18, 2014, 06:42:24 AM

                    (http://www.csmonitor.com/var/ezflow_site/storage/images/media/content/csm-photo-galleries-images/photos-of-the-day-images/2014/0717/06/18739007-1-eng-US/06_full_900x600.jpg)

     'Italian artist Gilbert Proesch (r.) and British artist George Passmore, known as Gilbert & George, pose with their artwork 'Scapegoating' during the launch of their new exhibition 'Scapegoating' at the White Cube gallery in Bermondsey, London. Luke MacGregor/Reuters
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: Eddie on July 18, 2014, 01:44:51 PM
(http://ww2.hdnux.com/photos/30/32/64/6401337/5/960x540.jpg)


GO, this is a piece from my son's recent show. Basically, you're looking at the roof of a vacant department store in old downtown San Antonio. It's a two story building, and it's surrounded by high rise office buildings and hotels. He painted that old air shaft "doghouse" to look like a cottage, then put up a clothes line and parked a bicycle out front. Eventually he also added a table and chairs, and essentially made it look like a dwelling.

I might add that he had a grant, and permission from the property owner to do this. But it took several days, and he was watched with interest by many, many people in the surrounding high rises (as he later learned), who wondered what in the hell he was doing. Many of them thought he was intending to live there.

Someone called the police, actually, and he was busted as he left the building one day. Cops surrounded him, made him lie down spread eagle, the whole nine yards. He said that for the first ten minutes or so they absolutely heard not one word he was trying to tell them, just kept asking him questions. Asked him if he was taking any drugs. Asked him if he was squatting. Wanted to know how he got into the building.

He had a key, and he tried to tell them who he was and what he was doing there, that he had permission, that it was an Arts Council project...but to no avail. They had their ears turned off. Finally, they settled down and he was able to give them the name and phone number of an official to call and verify his credentials.

It was hilarious, except that it could have easily turned out badly if he hadn't kept his cool.
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: Eddie on July 18, 2014, 02:25:43 PM
In another corner off that same roof, there is an old pigeon coop. No telling how old. wish I knew the story on that one.

Reminded me of this, of course.

http://www.youtube.com/v/5PPQutDwpmw&fs=1

Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on July 19, 2014, 04:02:54 AM
(http://ww2.hdnux.com/photos/30/32/64/6401337/5/960x540.jpg)


GO, this is a piece from my son's recent show. Basically, you're looking at the roof of a vacant department store in old downtown San Antonio. It's a two story building, and it's surrounded by high rise office buildings and hotels. He painted that old air shaft "doghouse" to look like a cottage, then put up a clothes line and parked a bicycle out front. Eventually he also added a table and chairs, and essentially made it look like a dwelling.

I might add that he had a grant, and permission from the property owner to do this. But it took several days, and he was watched with interest by many, many people in the surrounding high rises (as he later learned), who wondered what in the hell he was doing. Many of them thought he was intending to live there.

Someone called the police, actually, and he was busted as he left the building one day. Cops surrounded him, made him lie down spread eagle, the whole nine yards. He said that for the first ten minutes or so they absolutely heard not one word he was trying to tell them, just kept asking him questions. Asked him if he was taking any drugs. Asked him if he was squatting. Wanted to know how he got into the building.

He had a key, and he tried to tell them who he was and what he was doing there, that he had permission, that it was an Arts Council project...but to no avail. They had their ears turned off. Finally, they settled down and he was able to give them the name and phone number of an official to call and verify his credentials.

It was hilarious, except that it could have easily turned out badly if he hadn't kept his cool.

What a lucky man you are to have such gifted creative children Eddie. My hat is off to you and your wife in obviously bringing them up to be such upstanding individuals.

Keep the proud father stuff coming when it suits you, it is the nicest part of the Diner, the personal glimpses we get of each other and our families. Your son is a real talent, as is your lovely daughter, and you have every right to beam with pride as their proud father.

The Art world is a world where peace and understanding, as well as respect for the ideas of others are to be found in my view Eddie. How I wish it were a major, rather than a minor subject of study in most of our schools.
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: agelbert on July 21, 2014, 03:57:01 PM
(http://th05.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2010/034/7/d/The_picture_of_Dorian_Gray_by_FrankVenice.jpg)
US foreign policy truth versus the main stream media version.  :evil4: (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-devil12.gif)
 

USA! USA! ... ::)
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Masters Agony in the Garden Gallery
Post by: g on August 06, 2014, 04:04:22 AM

                                                     
                                                           (http://www.jesus-story.net/images/Ambrogio_Bergognone_1501.jpg)

                                                            The Agony in the Garden, Ambrogio Bergognone, 1501



                                                           (http://www.jesus-story.net/images/Christ_in_Garden_Gethsemane_Heinrich_Hofmann1890.jpg)

                                                           Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, Heinrich Hofmann, 1890



                                                          (http://www.jesus-story.net/images/FRa_Angelico_1450_fresco.jpg)

                                                           The Agony in the Garden, Fra Angelico, fresco, 1450



                                                          (http://www.jesus-story.net/images/Mantegna_Andrea_1431.jpg)

                                                           The Agony in the Garden, Andrea Mantegna, 1431



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                                                             The Agony in the Garden, Hans Holbein the Elder, 1505



                                                            (http://www.jesus-story.net/images/tissot-the-grotto-of-the-agony-746x570.jpg)

                                                             The Grotto of the Agony, James Tissot



                                                         



                                                         
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - 400th Anniversary of El Greco's Death (1541-1614)
Post by: g on September 09, 2014, 03:43:29 AM

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A woman looks at two paintings during the inauguration of the exhibition 'El Greco: Arts and Profession' at the Santa Cruz museum on the occasion of the 400 Anniversary of Spanish painter El Greco's death (1541-1614), in Toledo, Spain, (September 8, 2014. (EPA/ISMAEL HERRERO)
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: Surly1 on September 09, 2014, 04:08:57 AM
GO, any idea of the back story on those two very similar paintings?
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on September 09, 2014, 05:04:01 AM
GO, any idea of the back story on those two very similar paintings?

Hi Surly, I can only tell you that the lighter on the left is Titled St. Mary Magdalene and the other The Penitent Magdalene.

What an artist, one of the true Masters. Here are a few more he did of St Magdalene.

                                                       (http://www.el-greco-foundation.org/126083/Penitent-Magdalene-large.jpg)
                                                                                       
                                                                  Penitent Magdalene
                                                       El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos


                                                       (http://www.el-greco-foundation.org/117861/The-Magdalene-large.jpg)

                                                                 The Magdalene         El Greco
                                                     
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - 400th Anniversary of El Greco's Death (1541-1614)
Post by: g on September 09, 2014, 05:33:44 AM

                                                       (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/01/El_greco.JPG)


                                                       (http://medeainesperidi.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/el_greco_-_christ_as_saviour_-_wga10550.jpg)

                                                                   Christ as Savior


                                                       
St Peter
St Peter


                                                         
Christ driving the Traders from the Temple
Christ driving the Traders from the Temple

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           El Greco

    1541–1614
    Nationality: Greek

El Greco was the first great personality in the history of Spanish painting. He had a highly individual, very emotional style that makes his work easy to recognise.

El Greco is a nickname meaning 'the Greek.' The painter’s real name was Domenikos Theotokopoulos. He was born on the Greek island of Crete and moved to Italy in his mid-20s.

In 1577 he settled in Toledo, one of Spain’s major cities, and there he produced almost all his important works. He was highly respected in his lifetime, but after his death his reputation faded. It was not until the 20th Century that he was once again widely recognised as one of the greatest artists of his time.

El Greco was mainly a religious painter. He produced large altarpieces for churches and also many smaller pictures for private use. One of his most magnificent paintings is The Disrobing Of Christ (1577-9), which was painted for Toledo Cathedral and is still there. Another of his best known pieces is The Burial Of The Count Of Orgaz.

Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Van Gogh Alive Exhibition in St. Petersburg
Post by: g on September 11, 2014, 03:38:02 PM

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   People visit the Van Gogh Alive exhibition in St. Petersburg, September 11, 2014. More than 3,000 images associated with the life and work of Van Gogh are on display during the exhibition. (REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk)
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: Eddie on September 11, 2014, 03:55:37 PM
I have only seen a very few real Van Gogh pieces. Reproductions do not do them justice, do they?

 That would be my wife's dream trip. St. Petersburg to see Van Gogh. She loves Russian literature and knows way too much about Nicholas and family. She's been wanting to go to St. Petersburg, specifically, since I met her nearly forty years ago.
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on September 11, 2014, 04:12:00 PM
I have only seen a very few real Van Gogh pieces. Reproductions do not do them justice, do they?

 That would be my wife's dream trip. St. Petersburg to see Van Gogh. She loves Russian literature and knows way too much about Nicholas and family. She's been wanting to go to St. Petersburg, specifically, since I met her nearly forty years ago.

No, although some computer images are improving. 

I am fortunate to live near the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and let me tell you Doc, the colors and brush strokes are simply amazing.

Another poor bastard destined to a life of misery and pain, and now the billionaires fight over his works at auction. Nothing seems to make any sense whatsoever at times.  :icon_scratch:

                                                                 
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Title: Itzhak Perlman Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D,Hollywood Bowl 9-13-12
Post by: g on September 14, 2014, 05:19:39 AM
Some things do get better with age.  :emthup: :icon_sunny:


                                                              http://www.youtube.com/v/z83aiQz8RrU&fs=1




   
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: agelbert on September 14, 2014, 11:17:56 AM
GO,
I think you will enjoy this violin performance too. This lady is truly gifted AND inspired by God's Holy Spirit.  :emthup:  :icon_sunny:

http://www.youtube.com/v/DvwAC42dyWA#&fs=1
박지혜 바이올린 violinist Ji-Hae Park playing her gospel arrangement 25000 audience 누군가널위해기도하네
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on September 15, 2014, 06:00:14 AM
GO,
I think you will enjoy this violin performance too. This lady is truly gifted AND inspired by God's Holy Spirit.  :emthup:  :icon_sunny:

http://www.youtube.com/v/DvwAC42dyWA#&fs=1
박지혜 바이올린 violinist Ji-Hae Park playing her gospel arrangement 25000 audience 누군가널위해기도하네

I am speechless after witnessing such talent and beautiful compassionate delivery, inspired by God indeed.

Thank's Agelbert 
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: Surly1 on September 15, 2014, 08:10:12 AM
GO,
I think you will enjoy this violin performance too. This lady is truly gifted AND inspired by God's Holy Spirit.  :emthup:  :icon_sunny:

http://www.youtube.com/v/DvwAC42dyWA#&fs=1
박지혜 바이올린 violinist Ji-Hae Park playing her gospel arrangement 25000 audience 누군가널위해기도하네

I am speechless after witnessing such talent and beautiful compassionate delivery, inspired by God indeed.

Thank's Agelbert

Inspired is truly the word.
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Duchess of Alba - Goya
Post by: g on September 27, 2014, 05:46:39 AM

                                                         (http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/77839000/jpg/_77839131_e16ab6e9-39ac-4c16-9fff-cdeb147bb6cb.jpg)

   The Duchess of Alba, a painting from 1797, is hung for the Goya: Order and Disorder exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery: Autism did not stop this Artist
Post by: agelbert on September 27, 2014, 03:34:06 PM
Jonathan Wynn: The Next Bob Ross?
(http://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/burlingtoncountytimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/f/6f/f6fa17fd-7df5-595f-9a61-9d95d9f01789/531f4fe2bb211.image.jpg)

http://m.burlingtoncountytimes.com/life-style/local-feature/a-colorful-talent/article_61a48641-7b00-56f9-9313-7893a2f8688a.html?mode=jqm_gal (http://m.burlingtoncountytimes.com/life-style/local-feature/a-colorful-talent/article_61a48641-7b00-56f9-9313-7893a2f8688a.html?mode=jqm_gal)

http://guff.com/these-autism-sufferers-have-used-their-disability-to-achieve-great-things/ (http://guff.com/these-autism-sufferers-have-used-their-disability-to-achieve-great-things/)  :emthup: :icon_sunny:
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - 'Harlequin and Columbine - Heinrich Campendonk
Post by: g on October 08, 2014, 05:31:53 AM


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    A patron looks at Heinrich Campendonk's 'Harlequin and Columbine' at the 'From Van Gogh to Kandinsky: Impressionism to Expressionism' exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal, Canada. The exhibit runs from Oct. 11 to Jan. 25. Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press/AP
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on October 15, 2014, 06:18:32 AM

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      A man photographs Rembrandt's 'Simeon with the Infant Christ in the Temple,' painted in about 1669, during a media event at The National Gallery in London. The gallery will be holding an exhibition entitled 'Rembrant: The Late Works' which runs from Oct. 15 until Jan. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/) Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on October 15, 2014, 06:23:58 AM

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  A woman looks at Rembrandt's painting The Sampling Officials of the Amsterdam Drapers' Guild, known as 'The Syndics', 1662 during a media event at The National Gallery in London, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. The National Gallery will be holding an exhibition entitled 'Rembrant: The Late Works' which runs from Oct. 15 until Jan. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on October 16, 2014, 05:26:02 AM

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   Artist Giovanni da Bologna's "Virgin and Child" is seen at the Galeri G. Sartie exhibition stand at the Frieze Masters in London October 15, 2014.
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Henri Matisse
Post by: g on March 01, 2015, 09:15:19 AM
Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse (French: [ɑ̃ʁi matis]; 31 December 1869 – 3 November 1954) was a French artist, known for his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He was a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but is known primarily as a painter.[1] Matisse is commonly regarded, along with Pablo Picasso and Marcel Duchamp, as one of the three artists who helped to define the revolutionary developments in the plastic arts in the opening decades of the twentieth century, responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture.[2][3][4][5] Although he was initially labelled a Fauve (wild beast), by the 1920s he was increasingly hailed as an upholder of the classical tradition in French painting.[6] His mastery of the expressive language of colour and drawing, displayed in a body of work spanning over a half-century, won him recognition as a leading figure in modern art.[7]

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                                               Madras Rouge, Oil on canvas. In the Cone collection of the Museum of Modern Art, Paris



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                 Henri Matisse, 1907, Les trois baigneuses (Three Bathers), oil on canvas, 60.3 x 73 cm, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts.jpg



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                          Les Capucines (Nasturtiums with The Dance II), 1910–12, oil on canvas, 193 x 114 cm, Pushkin Museum



                                                 (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/2e/La_danse_%28I%29_by_Matisse.jpg/1280px-La_danse_%28I%29_by_Matisse.jpg)
                 
                                                       The Dance (first version), 1909, The Museum of Modern Art, New York City




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                                                          The Conversation, c.1911, The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia



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                                                       A Glimpse of Notre-Dame in the Late Afternoon, 1902, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York




Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - LIZ - Andy Warhol
Post by: g on April 08, 2015, 03:43:23 AM

                             
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      Visitors take photographs of the painting 'Liz #6 [Early Colored Liz] 1963,' by Andy Warhol, during the 'American Icons' exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris Tuesday. The exhibition features images by 20th-century American artists including Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Jacques Brinon/AP
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Johannes Vermeer
Post by: g on May 12, 2015, 03:38:44 PM
One of the true masters imho.

Johannes Vermeer is now one of the most celebrated Dutch artists of the 17th Century, second only to Rembrandt. Yet he did not achieve success in his lifetime and his life remains a mystery. He is renowned for the serene harmony of his works, which show his dazzling ability to capture the effects of light.

It is thought that Vermeer lived all of his life in Delft, where he seems to have run an inn and been an art dealer. He probably painted only part-time, which could explain why only about 35 of his paintings are known.

He had a large family to support - he had 15 children, 11 of whom survived him - and had severe money worries. Although for a time he enjoyed the financial support of a wealthy collector, he died in poverty.


                                                   
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                                                                        A Young Woman seated at a Virginal



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                                                                         The Guitar Player



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                                                                        Christ in the House of Martha and Mary



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                                                                        A Young Woman standing at a Virginal
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on June 09, 2015, 03:02:06 AM

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 An employee walks past artworks by Andy Warhol, left, and a light display by Tim Noble and Sue Webster, right, at Sotheby's auction house in London. The art works, all part of a private collection of 21 works estimated at £50 million, or around $76 million, will go up for auction in London on July 1 and 2. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP
         
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on June 11, 2015, 03:33:46 AM

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      Children walk past a sculpture titled 'Maman' by late French-born US artist Louise Bourgeois during the inauguration of the 'I Have Been to Hell and Back' exhibition at the Picasso Museum in Malaga, Spain. Jon Nazca/Reuters
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on June 16, 2015, 05:32:58 AM


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     Graffiti artist Eduard Kasper works on his contribution to a joint graffiti project beneath the Theodor Heuss Bridge in Wiesbaden Mainz-Kastel, Germany, June 15, 2015. (EPA/FREDRIK VON ERICHSEN)
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on June 17, 2015, 02:48:55 AM

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         Plastic Tree' (2014) by Cameroonian artist Pascale Marthine Tayou, represented by the gallery Continua, is on display at the show Unlimited in the context of the international art show Art Basel, in Basel, Switzerland, June 16, 2015. Unlimited is Art Basel's exhibition platform for projects that transcend the limitations of a classical art-show stand, including out-sized sculpture and paintings, video projections, large-scale installations, and live performances. (EPA/GEORGIOS KEFALAS)
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Georges Seurat
Post by: g on August 07, 2015, 05:05:26 AM
How sad I become thinking of this master and creator of pointillism dying at 30. What a tragic loss to the Art World. A few of my favorites Diners. Hope you enjoy a brief break from doom.

Georges Seurat

    1859–1891
    Nationality: French


Georges Seurat was an influential French painter and the founder of the neo-Impressionist movement, which was defined by scientific interpretations of colours and lines.

Seurat began to study art at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1878. He started to develop his unique style after being stunned by the work of Claude Monet and other Impressionists. His technique was called Pointillism and he applied tiny dots of colour to a canvas to create a whole image. Seurat aimed to develop a scientific formula for successful painting, based on his knowledge of optics and colour theory.

Seurat distanced himself from the neo-Impressionist movement when he fell out with several other artists such as Pissarro and Paul Signac because they found Pointillism restrictive.

In 1890, he exhibited Young Woman Powdering Herself, a portrait of his mistress, Madeleine Knobloch. They had a son together the same year, but Seurat died of a mysterious illness - probably diphtheria - in 1891, aged just 31.

Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte is Seurat's most famous work, along with Circus Sideshow, La Chahut, Bathers At Asnieres and his final painting, the unfinished Circus.



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                                    Bridge at Courbevoie


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                                    Man Painting a Boat


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                                        Study for 'Le Chahut'


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                                            The Rainbow: Study for 'Bathers at Asnières'


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                                              Young Woman Powdering Herself



                                           
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: Surly1 on August 21, 2015, 09:14:16 AM
Learn to Fight Capitalism at the School of Disobedience (http://hyperallergic.com/230374/learn-to-fight-capitalism-at-the-school-of-disobedience/)

A forthcoming exhibition in Helsinki will offer visitors an education grounded in disobedience and protest, equipping them with tools and ideas to challenge society’s injustices and fight for change.

 

Learn to Fight Capitalism at the School of Disobedience

by Claire Voon

A forthcoming exhibition in Helsinki will offer visitors an education grounded in disobedience and protest, equipping them with tools and ideas to challenge society’s injustices and fight for change. The School of Disobedience, which opens on September 4 at Finland’s contemporary art museum, Kiasma, is part art show, part educational institution: visitors to the museum are treated as students, receiving lessons from the more than 100 works on view or through a series of workshops with curricula that encourage civil disobedience through different media. Conceived by Finnish artist Jani Leinonen, whose own work is very critical of capitalist systems, the school intends to instill in the public — particularly young people — an urgent desire for social justice.

“For a long time I have been worried that kids around the world will take their obedient place in society and look to become successful cogs in the wheel — let the wheel spin them around as it wants without taking a look at what they’re doing,” Leinonen told Hyperallergic by email. “I’m concerned that kids become passive acceptors of the official doctrine that’s handed down to them from the politicians, the media, textbooks, teachers, and preachers.”

Jani Leinonen, "School of Disobedience" (2015) (courtesy the artist) (click to enlarge)

Jani Leinonen, “School of Disobedience,” 2015 (courtesy the artist) (click to enlarge)

All the world’s problems stem from obedience, he continued, citing war, genocide, and slavery as products of such silent compliance. The school’s workshops, for which anyone may sign up — though some are apparently already reaching capacity — invite seasoned local activists to teach people how to effectively disrupt any problematic, dominant discourse. The roster of mentors includes chairwoman of the Left Youth of Finland Li Andersson, who will lecture on social movement formation; journalists Riku Rantala and Tuomas Milonoff, who will teach media criticism; political hip-hop artist Paleface discussing music as a tool for revolution; and street artist Sampsaon using social media to critique big-name corporations. All the classes will focus on social media as a key tool for mobilizing resources — which, if they didn’t, in today’s age, would be a pretty glaring oversight.

“Instead of throwing real bricks at corporate windows, we are teaching the kids to throw digital bricks,” Leinonen said. “It’s important we realize we don’t have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world. In the age of social media, it’s getting easier and easier to work collectively toward common goals.”

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Jani Leinonen, “Hunger King, Budapest,” 2013 (courtesy the artist and Zetterberg Gallery) (click to enlarge)

The accompanying exhibition is a retrospective of Leinonen’s work, which is also centered on radical activism. It will include some new projects but also videos of his previous, controversial protest art, which some may find overly reliant on shock as a device. On view, for instance, will be “Food Liberation Army” — when Leinonen made international headlines for threatening to behead a Ronald McDonald statue —  and “Hunger King” — which drew attention to the Hungarian government’s poor treatment of the nation’s homeless. Sculptural works in the show will include “Death of Capitalism,” a graveyard of black granite headstones that memorialize international brands from Starbucks to Gucci. “Anything Helps,” an ongoing series exhibited at the 2009 Venice Biennale, features signs Leinonen purchased from beggars around the world and then displayed in ornate gold frames.

In the context of School of Disobedience, the artworks are displayed as successfully tested examples of “collective campaigning,” Leinonen explained, meant to encourage viewers to reenact them anywhere in the world and take up their social causes. Although he is “headmaster” and “founder” of the school, he intends for the exhibition to be inclusive, with his works existing as models for future, open-sourced forms of art. The School of Disobedience is technically his retrospective, but it is ultimately a collective endeavor between anyone aspiring to fight for a cause.

“I am a bit tired of the the art world, which is so very exclusive, even though art is very inclusive,” Leinonen said. “All we do and think comes out of interaction with others. In activism, politics, and art, to change things we don’t need individual heroes doing big things. We need movements, masses of people making small things.”

Jani Leinonen, "Still from Food Liberation Army: The kidnapping of Ronald McDonald," 2011 (courtesy the artist)

Jani Leinonen, “Still from Food Liberation Army: The kidnapping of Ronald McDonald,” 2011 (courtesy the artist)

Photo (c) Vilhelm Sjostrom [url=http://www.mustavalkoinen.fi]www.mustavalkoinen.fi[/url]

Jani Leinonen, “Food Liberation Army: the Kidnapping of Ronald McDonald,” 2011 (photo by Vilhelm Sjostrom, courtesy the artist)

Jani Leinonen, from the series "Death of capitalism," 2013 (courtesy the artist and Zetterberg Gallery)

Jani Leinonen, from the series “Death of capitalism,” 2013 (courtesy the artist and Zetterberg Gallery)

Anything helps detail copy

Jani Leinonen, from the series “Anything Helps,” 2009-2015 (courtesy the artist)

Jani Leinonen’s The School of Disobedience runs from September 4, 2015–January 31, 2016 at Kiasma (Mannerheiminaukio 2, Helsinki).

Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on September 06, 2015, 04:53:51 PM

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     Guests take cover from the rain under umbrellas as they make their way through a labyrinth of 125,000 sunflowers, as they head for a ceremony marking the opening of the new entrance to the Van Gogh museum and the 125th anniversary of the Dutch master's death in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Friday. Peter Dejong/AP
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on September 11, 2015, 05:26:08 AM

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       Residents sitting on the roof of their house with their dogs wait for help in the flooded city of Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, northeast of Tokyo, Thursday. Heavy rain is pummeling Japan for a second straight day, overflowing rivers and causing landslides and localized flooding in the eastern part of the country. Kyodo/AP
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on September 11, 2015, 05:27:57 AM

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        Macedonian soldiers try to keep migrants and refugees under control before they cross the border from Greece into Macedonia, near the Greek village of Idomeni, Thursday. Most of the people flooding into Europe are refugees fleeing violence and persecution in their home countries who have a legal right to seek asylum, the United Nations said on Tuesday. Yannis Behrakis/Reuters
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on September 11, 2015, 05:32:58 AM

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      Students sit in a wooden boat as they head home from school earlier than usual due to unhealthy air quality in Palembang, on Indonesia's Sumatra island, Thursday. Indonesia is investigating 10 firms over worsening forest fires that have created a blanket of smog over Southeast Asia, threatening them with sanctions if they are found responsible, a government minister said on Tuesday. The thick haze has forced the repeated cancellation of flights in the area and pushed air quality to unhealthy levels in neighboring Singapore and Malaysia. Beawiharta/Reuters
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on September 11, 2015, 05:38:25 AM
A country in the grips of the hyperinflation doom that we Gold Bugs fear and warn against.  :-\


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      Supporters of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez shout to supporters of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro as Venezuelan National Guards stand between them during a gathering outside the courthouse during Lopez's trial in Caracas Thursday. Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on September 11, 2015, 05:45:32 AM
A tax on tuition, no wonder their pissed, nothing like taxing learning to get out of the problems we face, huh Diners.  ::)

                             
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     Bangladeshi students shout slogans standing above a passenger bus which they stopped and got parked across the road to block traffic during a protest in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, Sept.10, 2015. Thousands of students from different private universities blocked traffic in different parts of the city protesting the 7.5 percent value-added tax (VAT) on their tuition fees in the 2015-16 budget. (AP Photo/ A.M. Ahad)
     
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on September 11, 2015, 05:50:31 AM
Guess this find was really important, lots of references to it appearing on the net.

                           
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     South Africa Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, kisses a reconstruction of Homo naledi's face during the announcement made at Maropeng Cradle of Humankind in Magaliesburg, South Africa, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. Scientists say they've discovered a new member of the human family tree, revealed by a huge trove of bones in a barely accessible, pitch-dark chamber of a cave in South Africa. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
     
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on September 15, 2015, 04:14:37 AM
A most memorable threatened Nuclear Attack captured by a Pop  Art Artist.

                       
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     A gallery worker poses for photographs in front of Italian artist Sergio Lombardo's enamel paint on canvas works entitled 'John F. Kennedy' and 'Nikita Krusciov' at the press launch of 'The EY Exhibition: The World Goes Pop' at the Tate Modern gallery in London Monday. The exhibition, with about 160 works from the 1960s and 70s on display, runs from Sept. 17 to Jan. 24 and shows how artists around the world engaged with the spirit of pop art. Matt Dunham/AP
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on September 22, 2015, 10:36:56 PM
I realize it is heresy to say so, but I never really cared for the art of Vincent Van Gogh! It had a crude undisciplined look to it,  so it seemed, hastily done. Determined to find some works I liked because of his renown and worship by the art community; his few portraits became my favored works. Aha, now that is the Vincent they all loved and saw it seemed to me.



Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on September 27, 2015, 06:01:39 AM
There she is again, the lady in the blue dress from China. Sense anything different about her than the other three rubes? I do.

                               
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        President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama pose with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Madame Peng Liyuan as they arrive for a State Dinner at the White House in Washington Friday. Mike Theiler/Reuters
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on September 27, 2015, 06:08:04 AM
Fortune telling isn't my strong suit, but Big Trouble is brewing in this South American neighbor I dare say.  :-\


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 Police stand guard on Arpoador beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday. Police stepped up security after mass robberies at the beach. Leo Correa/AP
                                             
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on September 27, 2015, 06:17:02 AM
What a lovely blue car.  ;D  This places the Ukraine situation in a whole new light for me, and is a welcome respite from the tank photos. :exp-laugh: :exp-laugh:

Cant take my eyes off that blue car, anyone know what it is? Looks like OPEL, but hard to see.  :icon_scratch: :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen:

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     A woman wearing a bikini tops up fuel at a petrol station in Kiev, Ukraine, September 26, 2015. One of the largest networks of petrol stations in Ukraine organized a campaign in which anyone who showed up in swimwear at a particular gas station during specified hours would receive free gasoline, according to representatives of the company. (REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko)
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: Eddie on September 27, 2015, 11:24:34 AM
It's a Fiat. There's probably a hundred of them pahked in Havhad Yahd. Try to focus, you horny old curmudgeon.
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: Eddie on September 27, 2015, 11:37:11 AM
I realize it is heresy to say so, but I never really cared for the art of Vincent Van Gogh! It had a crude undisciplined look to it,  so it seemed, hastily done. Determined to find some works I liked because of his renown and worship by the art community; his few portraits became my favored works. Aha, now that is the Vincent they all loved and saw it seemed to me.


With Van Gogh, and all the great impressionists, it's all about the light. They got the light right. Hard to see it except in person in the museum. I can't really see it in any of these small photos, but I can appreciate it in a well lighted gallery.

One of my favorites is the lesser known Belgian, Emile Klaus. Maybe I posted this already.

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I get a very real sense of the season of the year, even, when I look at his various pieces...just from the light.
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on October 02, 2015, 05:36:41 AM
What a gorgeous majestic art treasure. What a rich and marvelous history has Russia, often portrayed as a cold ruthless military state by others. Not an edifice built by warriors in my opinion.

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     Members of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights attend a meeting, chaired by Russian President Vladimir Putin, at St. Alexander's Hall in the Kremlin in Moscow Thursday. Yuri Kochetkov/Reuters
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on October 02, 2015, 05:42:11 AM
Not exactly the Stop & Shop, but it works.

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      A woman buys fish from a vendor in the early morning in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday. A.M. Ahad/AP
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on October 02, 2015, 05:57:08 AM

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     Authorities carry a shooting victim away from the scene after a gunman opened fire at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (Mike Sullivan/Roseburg News-Review via AP)
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on October 03, 2015, 03:41:23 AM


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     A worker walks in front of the monumental panoramic artwork 'Great Barrier Reef', which is printed on cloth widths, of artist Yadegar Asisi during a press preview at the Leipzig Asisi Panometer in Leipzig, central Germanyon October 2. On a 1:1 scale, the panorama presents the unique underwater world of the coral reef off the coast of Australia in all its fragile beauty and complexity. The exhibition opens for visitors on October 3. Jens Meyer / AP
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Parmigianino 1503–1540
Post by: g on October 26, 2015, 08:08:23 PM
Parmigianino

    1503–1540
    Nationality: Italian

(b Parma, 11 Jan. 1503; d Casalmaggiore, nr. Parma, 24 Aug. 1540). Italian Mannerist painter, draughtsman, and printmaker; his nickname (the Little Parmesan) comes from his native city, which was also his main place of work. He was precociously gifted, and as early as 1522–3 he painted highly accomplished frescos in two chapels in S. Giovanni Evangelista, Parma; they show his admiration for Correggio, who was working in the same church at this time.

The originality and sophistication he displayed from the beginning, particularly his love of unusual spatial effects, is most memorably seen in his Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (1524, KH Mus., Vienna), in which Vasari said he looks ‘so beautiful that he seemed an angel rather than a man’. In 1524 Parmigianino moved to Rome, possibly via Florence, and his work became both grander and more graceful under the influence of Raphael and Michelangelo. The Vision of St Jerome (1526–7, NG, London) is his most important work of this time, showing the disturbing emotional intensity he created with his elongated forms, disjointed sense of space, chill lighting, and lascivious atmosphere. Parmigianino left Rome after it was sacked by German troops in 1527 and moved to Bologna. In 1530 he returned to Parma and contracted to paint frescos in S. Maria della Steccata. He failed to complete the work, however, and in 1539 was imprisoned for breach of contract. Vasari says he neglected the work because he was infatuated with alchemy—‘he allowed his beard to grow long and disordered…he neglected himself and grew melancholy and eccentric’.

                                                     
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                                                                Vision of St Jerome

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                                                           Portrait Tax Collector




                                         (http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/display_image.php?id=325838)

                                                          Portrait of a Man




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                                                          The Madonna and Child with the Infant Saint John the Baptist, the Magdalen and Saint Zacharias



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                                                                   Virgin and Child

Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Edgar Degas 1834-1917
Post by: g on November 21, 2015, 08:10:56 AM
(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/artists/thumbs/edgar-degas.jpg)

Edgar Degas was an acclaimed painter, printmaker and sculptor. He was an early pioneer of Impressionism, although he disliked the term. Today he is best known for his paintings of ballet dancers and race horses.

His early paintings showed very traditional subjects, but Degas was strongly influenced by his friend Edouard Manet to paint from life. Like Manet, Degas liked painting people rather than landscapes. His portraits show a strong interest in facial expressions.

Degas' father died in 1874, leaving large debts to pay off. Degas was forced to rely on his paintings to earn money. To help raise his profile, he organised the first exhibition of Impressionism with Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.They collaborated together many times, but did not see eye to eye. Degas often created work in his studio using models, which alienated him from other Impressionists who preferred painting from real life.

In the 1880s, an eye infection weakened Degas' sight. He was forced to focus increasingly on sculpture over painting. His sculptures were as ground-breaking as his paintings. He painted them in flesh colours and dressed in them real clothes with wigs of human hair, so that they looked like real people. With the exception of The Little Dancer Of 14 Years none of the sculptures were exhibited until after he died.


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                                                      Before the Performance



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                                                      Blue Dancers



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                                                       Race Horses



                                     (http://www.chinaoilpaintinggallery.com/oilpainting/Edgar-Degas/Jockeys-in-the-Rain.jpg)

                                                      Jockeys in the Rain


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                                                       Jockeys pastel on cardboard


                               
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                                                                     Fourteen Year Old Dancer Sculpture


   
                                                    (http://uploads2.wikipaintings.org/images/edgar-degas/dancers-in-pink-1885.jpg)

                                                                   Dancers in Pink

                                                   
                                               (http://www.ilibrarian.net/art/edgar_degas_rehearsal_of_the_scene_lg.jpg)

                                                                  Rehersal



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                                                                                       Dancer Sculpture     Edgar Degas
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on November 23, 2015, 05:08:52 AM
One of them nice people we all come across in our lives.  :emthup: :icon_sunny:

                             (http://images.csmonitor.com/csm/2015/11/12_20.jpg?alias=standard_900x600)
   
     Spanish volunteers performer to entertain migrants and refugees while waiting to cross the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni on Friday. The United Nations refugee agency says Macedonia has begun allowing only people from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan to cross its southern border from Greece, while Greek authorities say migrants of other nationalities are gathering on the Greek side of the border and blocking the crossing completely. Giannis Papanikos/AP
     
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on November 25, 2015, 04:48:48 AM

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     A visitor photographs the work 'Mural,' 1943, by Jackson Pollock during a press preview of the 'Jackson Pollock's Mural: Energy Made Visible' exhibition at the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle on November 24, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. The exhibition, which among other works includes the mural considered to have helped pave the way for the Abstract Expressionism movement, runs from November 25, 2015 until April 10, 2016. (Adam Berry/Getty Images)
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Happy Thanksgiving Diners
Post by: g on November 26, 2015, 04:40:13 AM
 
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Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - The Boy Pharaoh - Tutankhamun
Post by: g on December 18, 2015, 04:48:05 AM
 Gold, "The Flesh of Their God" is what the Egyptians considered it. Could there ever be a more stunning display of the most Noble of precious metals.?

                              (http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03528/potd-Tutankhamun_3528926k.jpg)   

                             Egyptian antiquities authorities announced the completion of restoration work conducted on the mask of Egypt's famous boy king, TutankhamunPicture: REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Merry Christmas Happy New Year Diners
Post by: g on December 24, 2015, 05:31:03 PM
Enjoy Diners, Season's Greetings

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Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - BAZILLE, Jean-Frédéric 1841-1870
Post by: g on December 28, 2015, 04:32:58 AM
It has always amazed me how much some folks accomplish before an early untimely death.

  French Impressionist painter who was born into a wealthy family. He became interested in painting after seeing some works of Eugčne Delacroix. His family agreed to let him study painting, but only if he also studied medicine. He moved to Paris in 1862 where he met Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Alfred Sisley, was drawn to Impressionist painting, and began taking classes in Charles Gleyre's studio. After failing his medical exam in 1864, he began painting full-time. His close friends included Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley, and Édouard Manet.

Bazille, who had a comfortable allowance from his family, was able to help other young Impressionist artists who were often in dire financial straits. Monet and Auguste Renoir shared his studio when they could not afford their own. Bazille also bought paintings from his friends.

Bazille volunteered for service when the Franco-Prussian War broke out in July 1870. He was killed a few months later. During his short career he produced about sixty paintings that survive today. Bazille is less well known than many of his contemporaries, in part because his family retained most of his work for many years.




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                                                 Self-Portrait with Palette 1865  -  Art Institute, Chicago


                                                 (http://www.wga.hu/art/b/bazille/04meric.jpg)
                                             
                                                 The Terrace at Méric (Oleander) 1867   Art Museum, Cincinnati



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                                                 Portrait of Auguste Renoir  1867   -   Musée d'Orsay, Paris


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                                                View of the Village 1868 - Musée Fabre, Montpellier



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                                                Bathers (Summer Scene)  1869  -  Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge



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                                                The Artist's Studio  1870  -  Musée d'Orsay, Paris



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                                                 The Artist's Studio (detail)  1870  -  Musée d'Orsay, Paris



                                                 

















Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on January 14, 2016, 02:38:38 AM

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     US photographer Annie Leibovitz talks to the press during a media preview of her exhibition 'WOMEN: New Portraits' at Wapping Hydraulic Power Station in LondonPicture: Reuters
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: Eddie on January 14, 2016, 07:33:25 AM


I saw the bronzes you posted a while back.. I had missed them.

Not sure if the late Charles Umlauf is on your radar. He's one of a handful of significant 20th century sculptors who lived here locally. His one-time home is now a sculpture garden full of his work, which he donated to our city. It is a popular place for both weddings and memorial services. This first one is in marble, but I put it in because it shows the garden.

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Here's an Umlauf bronze. it's in the garden too, actually.

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He did a number of ballet dancers, reminiscent of Degas. The model, I think, was his wife. He also used the late Farrah Fawcett as a model, when she was a student here.

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I have one of the dancers, which I feel privileged to have stewardship over.

Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on April 15, 2016, 04:51:43 AM

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     Munich, Germany
A woman stands next to a Banksy artwork during a preview of an exhibition

Photograph: Matthias Schrader/AP
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Spring
Post by: g on May 15, 2016, 05:59:50 AM
Spring is my favorite time of year. Thought of posting a few art works about this wonderful season on this lovely Sunday Spring morning in Boston.

                                           
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An Orchard in Spring
Claude Oscar Monet - 1886


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After Spring Rain
József Rippl-Rónai - Date unknown



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The Awakening of Spring
Jean Mannheim - Date unknown


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Battery Park - Spring
Willard Leroy Metcalf - 1902

                               
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The Canal du Loing in Spring, Morning
Alfred Sisley - 1897



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Church in Labastide in Spring
Henri Martin - Date unknown


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The Creek in Spring
William Forsyth - Date unknown


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Early Spring
Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi - 1890-1895


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Elm Forest in Spring
Edvard Munch - circa 1923


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Fishing in the Spring, Pont de Clichy
Vincent van Gogh - 1887

                                 
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The First Day of Spring
Alfred Sisley - 1889


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A Park in Spring
Vincent van Gogh - 1887


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Spring at Catou
Pierre Auguste Renoir - circa 1872-1873


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Spring Landscape in Tegernsee
August Macke - 1910


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Willows in Springtime
Claude Oscar Monet - 1885






Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - It's Summer Diners
Post by: g on June 26, 2016, 05:41:13 AM
 :icon_sunny: :icon_sunny: :icon_sunny: :icon_sunny: :icon_sunny: :icon_sunny: :icon_sunny: :icon_sunny: :icon_sunny: :icon_sunny:


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Afternoon Stroll, Summer
Maurice Prendergast - circa 1918-1919


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Beach at Treport, Summer Day
Narcisse Guilbert - Date unknown




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Hillside in Summer
Robert Lewis Reid - Date unknown



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The House in Summer
Henri Le Sidaner - 1924



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Planter with Oleanders and Pots of Geraniums on the Terrace at Marquayrol in Summer
Henri Martin - Date unknown



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The Bath, Summer Evening
Felix Vallotton - 1892



                                  (http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/display_image.php?id=287171)


Summer at Ekely
Edvard Munch - 1921-1930


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A Summer Garden, Gloucester
Paul Cornoyer - Date unknown



                                    (http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/display_image.php?id=281076)


Summer Landscape
Edvard Munch - 1896



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A Summer's Day
Berthe Morisot - 1879

















Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on October 12, 2016, 03:45:45 AM
What a wonderful photo. The wonderful civilized people of Greece.  :emthup: Something awfully Good will come from this in the future.
I just know it. :icon_sunny:

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     Refugee children enter a primary school in Athens on the first day of class under the new refugee schooling program, Monday. More than 60,000 refugees are stranded in Greece due to European border closures. Petros Giannakouris/AP
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on October 12, 2016, 04:09:31 AM
 ;D ;D ;D :laugh: :exp-grin:   What a shot. :exp-grin:

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     A frog appears to have a big smile for the camera in Russia.

Photograph: Artyom Krivosheev/Barcroft Images
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on October 12, 2016, 04:24:54 AM
How different our customs and religions are.

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      A Shiite Muslim child beats himself with knives attached to chains to mourn the death of their spiritual leader on the ninth of Muharram, in Islamabad. During Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, ten days of mourning is observed by Shiites in remembrance of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of prophet Mohammed.  Anjum Naveed, AP
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: Petty Tyrant on October 12, 2016, 06:49:30 PM
How different our customs and religions are.

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      A Shiite Muslim child beats himself with knives attached to chains to mourn the death of their spiritual leader on the ninth of Muharram, in Islamabad. During Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, ten days of mourning is observed by Shiites in remembrance of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of prophet Mohammed.  Anjum Naveed, AP

Different in that our boys are taught to self-flagelate all year round Herr Oxenhausen.

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Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on October 12, 2016, 08:44:36 PM
 
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Different in that our boys are taught to self-flagelate all year round Herr Oxenhausen.

My Dear Major Bob, Are you suggesting there might be something unsavory in my past?  :-\


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                                                                            ;D

Title: DD Favorite Art Gallery: Paintings from the Refugee Jungle
Post by: RE on November 04, 2016, 12:11:35 AM
(http://www.greanvillepost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Calais-street-scene-Paintin-740x388.jpg)

(http://www.greanvillepost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/woman-protest-Paintin-302x300.jpg) (http://www.greanvillepost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Calais-Police-registration-lines-Paintin-350x243.jpg)

(http://www.greanvillepost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Jungle-house-on-fire-Paintin-350x219.jpg) (http://www.greanvillepost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Jungle-burning-scene1-Calais-350x201.jpg)
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Gustave Loiseau - Artworks
Post by: g on November 13, 2016, 08:53:42 AM
Gustave Loiseau (3 October 1865 in Paris – 10 October 1935 in Paris) was a French Post-Impressionist painter, remembered above all for his landscapes and scenes of Paris streets. [1]

Brought up in Paris and Pontoise by parents who owned a butchers shop, Loiseau served an apprenticeship with a decorator who was a friend of the family. In 1887, when a legacy from his grandmother allowed him to concentrate on painting, he enrolled at the École des arts décoratifs where he studied life-drawing. However, a year later he left the school after an argument with his teacher.[2]

While working as a decorator, Loiseau redecorated the apartment of the landscape painter Fernand Quigon (1854-1941). After he left the École des arts décoratifs, he invited Quignon tutor him in painting. In 1890, he went to Pont-Aven in Brittany for the first time, fraternizing with the artists there, especially Paul Gauguin and Émile Bernard. After experimenting with Pointillism, he adopted his own approach to Post-Impressionism, painting landscapes directly from nature. His technique known as en treillis or cross-hatching gave his works a special quality, now recognized as his speciality.[2]

Loiseau first exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants in 1893 and at the Salon de la Société Nationale in 1895 as well as at impressionist exhibitions in 1890 and 1896.[2]


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                                                                             The Arc de Triomphe


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                                                                             Autumn near Saint Cyr du Vaudreuil



                                                      (http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/display_image.php?id=703514)
                                                                         Beach at Fecamp
                                                                                  



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                                                                         Beach at Fecamp 2



                                                        (http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/display_image.php?id=297971)
                                                                              Boats Beached in Port



                                                         (http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/display_image.php?id=793697)
                                                                                 Bridge at Moret sur Loing



                                                          (http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/display_image.php?id=337139)
                                                                                     By the Oise at Pontoise: Quai du Pothuis



                                                           (http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/display_image.php?id=92466)
                                                                                     By the Oise River



                                                       




                                                                       
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Thanksgiving
Post by: g on November 24, 2016, 05:09:57 AM


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                                    The First Thanksgiving, 1621
Jean-Leon Gerome Ferris - circa 1915


                            (http://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium-large/thanksgiving-dinner-colette-raker.jpg)



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                                          November 1, 1926 cover of The Country Gentleman magazine.



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                                                         (http://www.learnersonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Thanksg1.jpg)
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on November 26, 2016, 04:03:56 AM
 Dirty Rotten Cocksuckers! 

                                              (http://media1.s-nbcnews.com/j/newscms/2016_47/1806656/sophia_1_9678091dad52926afc5214bd66225277.nbcnews-ux-2880-1000.png)
   Sophia Wilansky, 21, is undergoing surgery at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis today, after she was hit with a concussion grenade in clashes with police near the Dakota Access Pipeline construction site, according to her father. This provided photo was the least graphic of those sent to NBC News depicting her injury. Standing Rock Medic and Healer Council
       


     Pipeline Protesters Say Police Nearly Blew Off Woman's Arm

 A 21-year-old woman is undergoing surgery and may lose her arm after she was hit with a projectile in clashes with police near the Dakota Access Pipeline construction site, according to her father.

Sophia Wilansky joined the pipeline protest three weeks ago and was bringing water to fellow activists — who call themselves water protectors — when she was hit by a concussion grenade, according to the Standing Rock Medic and Healer Council.

"She was trying to protect herself with a shield and the shield was falling down so she reached to grab it, and they threw the grenade right at her," Sophia's father, Wayne Wilansky, said in a phone interview from the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, referring to police. "The force of the explosion blew the bone out of her arm and all of the arteries and all of the muscle that supports her arm. It just blew out."

NBC news

Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on November 26, 2016, 04:19:40 AM

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        Policemen take position near residents during an operation against drug dealers in Cidade de Deus (City of God) slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Wednesday. Ricardo Moraes/Reuters
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on November 26, 2016, 04:21:50 AM

                        (http://images.csmonitor.com/csm/2016/11/15_10.jpg?alias=standard_900x600nc)

         Oil fields burned by Islamic State fighters are seen in Qayyara, south of Mosul, Iraq on Wednesday. Goran Tomasevic/Reuters
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Autumn on the Seine at Argenteuil by Claude Monet
Post by: g on December 13, 2016, 05:21:23 PM
A sixty second brain refresher Diners.


                                       http://www.youtube.com/v/XdPLiOitXis
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Augusto Giacometti
Post by: g on January 02, 2017, 06:04:30 AM

Was introduced to the works of an artist I was not familiar with and found his work to be most pleasant and delightful. He is noted for his work on stained glass found in historic churches, but it is his colorful paintings I fell in love with.  Stained Glass work never appealed very much to me. Hope you enjoy.

Augusto Giacometti (16 August 1877 – 9 June 1947) was a Swiss painter from Stampa, Graubünden, cousin of Giovanni Giacometti who was the father of Alberto, Diego and Bruno Giacometti.

He finished -among others- stained glass windows in both of the most important churches of Zürich, Grossmünster and Fraumünster, as well as the inner decoration of the so-called Waisenhaus Zürich.

From 1909 to 1913 Augusto Giacometti was a great inspiration for Czech born sculptor Helen Zelezny-Scholz.



                                                 (https://media.mutualart.com/Images/2015_06/03/12/125407244/7ec8c8d0-c611-4e89-8a84-a070462da555.Jpeg)
                                                              Marseille II


                                                   (https://media.mutualart.com/Images/2014_11/25/23/235615089/3d8a306d-a374-43e8-9332-27febc92ca20.Jpeg)

                                                              Bell Flower - Campanula


                                              (https://media.mutualart.com/Images/2012_09/19/12/125039844/4b2c668c-85fe-4fd0-9ebd-468d3d7916b4.Jpeg)
                                                               Ignuda, um 1915


                                             (https://media.mutualart.com/Images/2012_09/19/12/125015727/a14b09f7-ffa9-4860-b3a4-a5ea5139bde5.Jpeg)
                                                               Palu (Stampa)


                                             (https://media.mutualart.com/Images/2011_05/26/16/163910039/930a9664-4de2-4357-abc3-8686604cee6e.Jpeg)
                                                                Tranquility


                                            (https://media.mutualart.com/Images/2010_06/04/0008/861062/129200291128628632_69c2dded-92b0-4fbd-a4ca-52255e543003_95679.Jpeg)

                                                              Bergell


                                          (https://media.mutualart.com/Images/2009_07/25/0206/582693/3fab4d59-f727-418b-8cd5-7f2b79edb6ba_g.Jpeg)

                                                               Italian Landscape


                                         (https://media.mutualart.com/Images/2009_07/17/0191/567450/54cb42da-a420-4bda-a425-0d43417218c4_g.Jpeg)

                                                              House in Stampa


                                         
 
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: Eddie on January 02, 2017, 06:21:25 AM
Nice. Not on my radar either.
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on January 02, 2017, 06:39:32 AM
I have been blocked from responding on the 2016 thread for some reason.

Keeps telling me the thread has been closed or I was blocked.
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on January 02, 2017, 06:51:49 AM
I have been blocked from responding on the 2016 thread for some reason.

Keeps telling me the thread has been closed or I was blocked.

Still locked out.
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on January 02, 2017, 07:09:10 AM
I have been blocked from responding on the 2016 thread for some reason.

Keeps telling me the thread has been closed or I was blocked.

Still locked out.
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: Eddie on January 02, 2017, 07:54:29 AM
Free Golden Oxen!!

Release all political prisoners!
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Egyptian Art Treasures
Post by: g on January 07, 2017, 11:30:38 AM
Snowing hard in Boston. My favorite pass time in this sort of weather is to gaze at art works, One of the great gifts of the internet which is never taken for granted by me. How I wish this marvel of technology was available to me in my youth.

Egyptian art is my favorite, fascinated by it since a little boy. My home is decorated with it, the figures have a magical effct on me that is beyond me to describe.  :icon_scratch:

Going to post  a few this snowy afternoon that I came across on the net today that struck me. Not going to bother posting the names and references with this small exhibit, no one cares anyway. Looking and wondering is the only thing that counts. Hope you enjoy a brief colorful diversion.


                                         (https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/b5/6c/32/b56c320c0ea7d331e02b7a47f6bc5b3f.jpg)


                                               (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ef-MQYniCY8/TVmwLHxZBUI/AAAAAAAAEfQ/NAtzEYzVzqY/s1600/img099.jpg)


                                        (http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/ca/c4/09/cac409aa781d7a0e53cbeec794806fb0.jpg)


                                              (https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/c9/28/0d/c9280dc52920083c3f983896a43652cc.jpg)



                                (https://zealnyc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/met-museum-ancient-egypt-transformation.jpg)


                                                (http://www.leisureopportunities.co.uk/images/HIGH183150_776643.jpg)


                                        (http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/images/hb/hb_16.1.3.jpg)


                                                             (http://mfas3.s3.amazonaws.com/objects/SC28626.jpg)


                                      (http://www.museumofmythology.com/Egypt/horus%20elder/horus%20elder/horus%20elder-5.jpg)


                                               (http://www.ancient.eu/uploads/images/3396.jpg?v=1431033400)




                                                    (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fd/Replica_Horus_Falcon_British_Museum.JPG)

                                             
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art - The Burning of the Houses of Parliament - Turner 1834
Post by: g on January 07, 2017, 12:33:09 PM
A sixty second Art lesson for the busy Diner  :laugh:

                                       
                                         http://www.youtube.com/v/IvKhNbwiA8o
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art - The Burning of the Houses of Parliament - Turner 1834
Post by: azozeo on January 07, 2017, 12:52:21 PM
A sixty second Art lesson for the busy Diner  :laugh:

                                       
                                         http://www.youtube.com/v/IvKhNbwiA8o


Bravo, Oxie....
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Summertime by Edward Hopper (1943)
Post by: g on February 11, 2017, 06:21:28 AM


                                       http://www.youtube.com/v/06q3Ky8AqXk?ecver=2
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Dance II by Henri Matisse (1910)
Post by: g on February 11, 2017, 06:29:30 AM


                                         http://www.youtube.com/v/HwnIME45IbQ?ecver=2
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Woman's Head by Leonardo da Vinci (c 1508)
Post by: g on February 16, 2017, 03:48:01 AM
Good morning Diners. A minute of wonderful art to enjoy with morning coffee.                        :coffee:

                                 
                                           http://www.youtube.com/v/cGVOGXVHhn0?ecver=2
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Claude Oscar Monet - The complete works HD
Post by: g on September 27, 2017, 08:34:14 AM
 Find and hour in your busy schedule and enjoy the enchantment of this exceptional  Grand Master.     

 Lovely gentle music companions the masterpieces as well.

 What amazing gifts some people have to create.

                                  (http://www.famous-paintings.org/Claude-Monet/1.jpg)

     Eventually, my eyes were opened, and I really understood nature. I learned to love at the same time.

         
      I wear myself out and struggle with the sun. And what a sun here! It would be necessary to paint here with gold and gemstones. It is wonderful.

     
    My life has been nothing but a failure.


                                                    http://www.youtube.com/v/1SQXw42wqBI
                               
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Salvador Dali
Post by: g on October 01, 2017, 06:27:58 AM
 The world famous acclaimed artist from troubled Catalonia.

 Thought it would be fitting to feature this master artist as a tribute to his currently troubled homeland.

                 
                                    (https://use2-uploads3.wikiart.org/images/salvador-dali/arithmosophic-cross.jpg)
                                             Arithmosophic Cross


                                    (https://uploads3.wikiart.org/images/salvador-dali/celestial-ride-1957.jpg!HD.jpg)
                                            Celestial Ride


                                    (https://uploads2.wikiart.org/images/salvador-dali/crucifixion-corpus-hypercubicus-1954.jpg!HD.jpg)
                                              Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubicus)


                                   (https://uploads4.wikiart.org/images/salvador-dali/design-for-the-set-of-romeo-and-juliet.jpg)
                                         Design for the set of 'Romeo and Juliet'


                                   (https://uploads3.wikiart.org/images/salvador-dali/figure-inspired-by-the-adam-of-the-ceiling-of-the-sistine-chapel.jpg!HD.jpg) 
                                          Figure Inspired by the Adam of the Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel


                                   (https://uploads3.wikiart.org/images/salvador-dali/hitler-masturbating.jpg)
                                                    Hitler Masturbating


                                   (https://uploads4.wikiart.org/images/salvador-dali/les-clemolselles-d-avignon-the-girls-of-avignon.jpg)
                                           Les Dlemoilselles D'Avignon (The Girls of Avignon)
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - John Coltrane - Brodie - Modern Portrait Art
Post by: g on October 07, 2017, 06:34:02 AM
Coltrane fan here.

                                       (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DLibDd7XcAA3y28.jpg)
                                                John Coltrane - Gandy Brodie


                                            (http://www.udiscovermusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/John-Coltrane1.jpg)

                                               The Man They Called "Trane"


                                                  http://www.youtube.com/v/YHVarQbNAwU


                                     (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_AJTwTx5_HBM/TSEyFQdf4WI/AAAAAAAAAYo/aQajdm2hbhQ/s1600/john coltrane.jpg)
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - John Coltrane - Brodie - Modern Portrait Art
Post by: Surly1 on October 07, 2017, 10:14:26 AM
Coltrane fan here.

                                       (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DLibDd7XcAA3y28.jpg)
                                                John Coltrane - Gandy Brodie

                                            (http://www.udiscovermusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/John-Coltrane1.jpg)

                                               The Man They Called "Trane"

                                                  http://www.youtube.com/v/YHVarQbNAwU

 :emthup: :emthup: :emthup: :emthup: :emthup: :emthup: :emthup: :emthup: :emthup: :emthup:

Ahhhh.... listening now while waiting for a shoot.
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Maurice Prendergast
Post by: g on October 08, 2017, 04:59:16 AM
 An artist who never was considered great by the academics that tell us what we are "supposed" to like.

 Their usual BS comes to mind.

 He was too prolific. He used watercolors mostly. Blah Blah Blah

 Perhaps because he lived and painted mostly scenes from around Boston, he is a favorite artist of mine.

 Pleasant eye appealing relaxing art is how GO would describe it as this small gallery of his works is presented this Sunday Morning.  :icon_sunny:


                                      (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/41/Marblehead_Maurice_Prendergast.jpeg)
                                                Marblehead


                                      (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e9/New_England_Harbor_Maurice_Prendergast.jpeg)
                                              New England Harbor


                                     (https://uploads3.wikiart.org/images/maurice-prendergast/franklin-park-boston-1.jpg)
                                             Franklin Park Boston


                                   (https://uploads4.wikiart.org/images/maurice-prendergast/revere-beach-1.jpg)
                                            Revere Beach


                                    (https://uploads7.wikiart.org/images/maurice-prendergast/south-boston-pier.jpg)
                                            South Boston Pier 1896


                                   (https://uploads8.wikiart.org/images/maurice-prendergast/the-grand-canal-venice-1899.jpg)
                                            Grand Canal Venice 1899


                                   (https://uploads2.wikiart.org/images/maurice-prendergast/merry-go-round-nahant.jpg)
                                              Merry Go Round Nahant 1901


                                  (https://uploads7.wikiart.org/images/maurice-prendergast/boston-also-known-as-park-st-boston.jpg)
                                                  Park Street Boston


                                  (https://uploads6.wikiart.org/images/maurice-prendergast/boston-snowy-day.jpg)
                                             Boston Snowy Day 1907


                                  (https://uploads4.wikiart.org/images/maurice-prendergast/central-park-1.jpg)
                                           Central Park NY


                                                (https://uploads7.wikiart.org/images/maurice-prendergast/the-hay-cart-1918.jpg)
                                                 The Hay Cart 1918
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - The Soundtrack (To My Life) 2004 - Cheuh
Post by: g on November 11, 2017, 07:05:13 AM
 The Soundtrack (To My Life) 2004 - Luke Chueh
           
 Born: 07 March 1973; Philadelphia, United States *
Nationality: American
Art Movement: Lowbrow Art
Field: painting, design, illustration   


                                        (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DOWlYsIXcAAof3w.jpg:large)           
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Café 1957 - Tetsis
Post by: g on November 11, 2017, 07:13:47 AM
Cafe - Panayiotis Tetsis
 
 Born: 1925; Hydra, Greece *
Nationality: Greek
Art Movement: Post-Impressionism, Expressionism
Painting School: Armos
Field: painting

                                            (https://uploads6.wikiart.org/images/panayiotis-tetsis/cafe-1957.jpg)
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Destroyed Place - Klee
Post by: g on November 11, 2017, 07:24:56 AM
Destroyed Place - Paul Klee

 Date: 1920
Style: Expressionism
Period: Early Works
Genre: cityscape
Media: oil, paper

                                                (https://uploads3.wikiart.org/images/paul-klee/destroyed-place-1920(1).jpg)

Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Come On - Strider
Post by: g on November 11, 2017, 07:30:16 AM
Come On - Marjorie Strider

 Marjorie Strider
Style: Pop Art
Genre: portrait

                                         (https://uploads3.wikiart.org/images/marjorie-strider/come-on.jpg)
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - The Soundtrack (To My Life) 2004 - Cheuh
Post by: Surly1 on November 11, 2017, 08:20:23 AM
The Soundtrack (To My Life) 2004 - Luke Chueh
           
 Born: 07 March 1973; Philadelphia, United States *
Nationality: American
Art Movement: Lowbrow Art
Field: painting, design, illustration   


                                        (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DOWlYsIXcAAof3w.jpg:large)           

Wow. Just wow.
Nice to see you posting here again.
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - The Soundtrack (To My Life) 2004 - Cheuh
Post by: g on November 11, 2017, 08:31:34 AM
The Soundtrack (To My Life) 2004 - Luke Chueh
           
 Born: 07 March 1973; Philadelphia, United States *
Nationality: American
Art Movement: Lowbrow Art
Field: painting, design, illustration   


                                        (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DOWlYsIXcAAof3w.jpg:large)           

Wow. Just wow.
Nice to see you posting here again.

Thanks Surly, Most appreciated.   
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery 'Winter Sunset'
Post by: g on November 17, 2017, 04:19:06 AM


                                   (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DO1NVraX0AA63yF.jpg)

                                                  'Winter Sunset'  -  Krista Eaton
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Thanksgiving Day
Post by: g on November 23, 2017, 04:16:27 AM

                  (https://use2-uploads3.wikiart.org/images/currier-and-ives/home-to-thanksgiving-1867.jpg)
                              Home To Thanksgiving 1867 - Currier&Ives



                     (https://uploads3.wikiart.org/images/grandma-moses/catching-the-thanksgiving-turkey-1943.jpg)
                             Catching the Thanksgiving Turkey 1943 - Grandma Moses


                     (https://lakeimagesweb.artic.edu/iiif/163e36f8-ae93-898a-a79c-9410e899053a/full/!800,800/0/default.jpg)
                                            Thanksgiving 1935 - Doris Lee



                         
                            (https://www.earnthenecklace.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/happy-thanksgiving-images.jpg)



                   


                   
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: Surly1 on November 23, 2017, 04:56:33 AM
Thanks for posting these, GO.

Interesting how these images, and I'm thinking of the Currier and Ives print, inform our idea of what "the holidays" should mean. Over the river and trough the woods, etc...

Great finds.
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - New Paintings 2016 -17 - James Howard Kunstler
Post by: g on December 03, 2017, 05:10:17 AM
Am quite an admirer of Mr Kunstler's gift for exquisite writing, his art as well, though not nearly as much as the former.

What a remarkable gifted person. His art has a way of relaxing me, while his prose does the opposite.


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                                             Sacred Heart Lake


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                                             Bedlam Corners, West Hebron, New York


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                                             Lawn Party


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                                              Cozy Hollow Road


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                                             Louse Hill Road, Greenwich, New York, in October


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                                            Washington Square, Greenwich, Spring


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                                        Tripps Antiques, Shusan, New York


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                                                Reggie's Veggies


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                                                 Eddy Plough Factory, Greenwich, New York


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                                               View from O'Donnell Hill Road, Winter
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Seated statue of Amenemhat II - Egyptian Art
Post by: g on January 27, 2018, 05:17:37 PM


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Seated statue of Amenemhat II

Period:
    Middle Kingdom

Dynasty:
    Dynasty 12

Reign:
    Amenemhat II

Date:
    ca. 1919–1885 B.C.

Geography:
    From Egypt

Medium:
    Granodiorite

Dimensions:
    H. 320 cm (10 ft. 6 in.); W. 110.5 cm (43 1/2 in.); D. 209 cm (82 5/16 in.)
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on February 10, 2018, 02:55:08 PM
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Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Nelson Shanks - American -Realism - 1935 2015
Post by: g on February 17, 2018, 04:34:43 AM
John Nelson Shanks (December 23, 1937 – August 28, 2015) was an American artist and painter.[1] His best known work is probably his portrait of Diana, Princess of Wales, completed in 1996. The painting was first shown at Hirschl & Adler Gallery in New York City, April 24 to June 28, 1996.[1]

Shanks had been on the faculty of the Memphis Academy of Arts, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Art Students League of New York, the National Academy of Design and Studio Incamminati and was a resident of Andalusia, Pennsylvania. He was an honorary member of the American Society of Classical Realism Guild of Artists.[2]

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Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - The Puritan - Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Post by: g on February 17, 2018, 05:00:23 AM
Diners, If you are interested I have posted at the bottom of this posting a full sized detailed image of this magnificent work.

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In 1881 Saint-Gaudens was commissioned by Chester W. Chapin, a railroad tycoon and congressman, to sculpt a large-scale bronze likeness of an ancestor, Deacon Samuel Chapin (1595–1675), one of the three founding fathers of Springfield, Massachusetts. The sculptor wrote in his "Reminiscences" that: "The statue . . . was to represent Deacon Samuel Chapin, but I developed it into an embodiment . . . of the 'Puritan.'" On Thanksgiving Day 1887, "The Puritan" was unveiled on Stearns Square in Springfield, at one end of a site designed by Stanford White. The monument was relocated to Merrick Park in 1899. In "The Puritan," Saint-Gaudens successfully translated an abstract idea into three-dimensional form. The figure is not an individual portrait, but a representation of Puritan dogma. Eyes focused downward, he strides with a knotty walking stick across the pine-strewn New England wilderness, symbolized by a few scattered branches on the base. About 1894, Saint-Gaudens resolved to make reductions after the full-size "Puritan," because of the statue's popularity and for the income he would derive. Located reductions, which number more than forty, reveal minor alterations to the figure, which at once add energy and soften the facial expression. By mid-1898 bronze reductions were being cast in Paris. Examples vary in the angles of the hat and the walking stick and particularly in the coloration, which ranges from gold to brown to the green of the Metropolitan's cast.



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Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - The Puritan - Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Post by: Surly1 on February 17, 2018, 06:34:28 AM
Diners, If you are interested I have posted at the bottom of this posting a full sized detailed image of this magnificent work.

                                   (https://images.metmuseum.org/CRDImages/ap/web-large/DT90.jpg)

In 1881 Saint-Gaudens was commissioned by Chester W. Chapin, a railroad tycoon and congressman, to sculpt a large-scale bronze likeness of an ancestor, Deacon Samuel Chapin (1595–1675), one of the three founding fathers of Springfield, Massachusetts. The sculptor wrote in his "Reminiscences" that: "The statue . . . was to represent Deacon Samuel Chapin, but I developed it into an embodiment . . . of the 'Puritan.'" On Thanksgiving Day 1887, "The Puritan" was unveiled on Stearns Square in Springfield, at one end of a site designed by Stanford White. The monument was relocated to Merrick Park in 1899. In "The Puritan," Saint-Gaudens successfully translated an abstract idea into three-dimensional form. The figure is not an individual portrait, but a representation of Puritan dogma. Eyes focused downward, he strides with a knotty walking stick across the pine-strewn New England wilderness, symbolized by a few scattered branches on the base. About 1894, Saint-Gaudens resolved to make reductions after the full-size "Puritan," because of the statue's popularity and for the income he would derive. Located reductions, which number more than forty, reveal minor alterations to the figure, which at once add energy and soften the facial expression. By mid-1898 bronze reductions were being cast in Paris. Examples vary in the angles of the hat and the walking stick and particularly in the coloration, which ranges from gold to brown to the green of the Metropolitan's cast.


Truly remarkable. Had no idea.

We tend to forget the long shadow and influence the early Puritans cast on the American psyche, and only remember the belt-bucks hats. In their struggle with the Anglican Church for being "too Catholic," they laid the foundation for the religious, intellectual, and social order of New England.
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: Surly1 on February 17, 2018, 07:46:23 AM
Have gone back to look at this, and was wondering what SPECIFIC imprint the Putitans left on the national psyche. Because if you ever had to encounter Cotton Mather in school, you know they did.

In casting about, I found this: http://www.history.com/topics/puritanism (http://www.history.com/topics/puritanism)
Pretty elementary, but a worthwhile summation:

Quote
Puritanism as a basic attitude was remarkably durable and can hardly be overestimated as a formative element of early American life. Among its intellectual contributions was a psychological empiricism that has rarely, if ever, been exceeded in categorical subtlety. It furnished Americans with a sense of history as a progressive drama under the direction of God, in which they played a role akin to, if not prophetically aligned with, that of the Old Testament Jews as a new chosen people. Perhaps most important, as Max Weber profoundly understood, was the strength of Puritanism as a way of coping with the contradictory requirements of Christian ethics in a world on the verge of modernity. It supplied an ethics that somehow balanced the injunction to charity and the premium on self-discipline; it counseled moderation within a psychology that virtually ensured exertion toward worldly prosperity as the best sign of divine favor...

Though “the New England Way” evolved into a relatively minor system of organizing religious experience within the broader American scene, its central themes recur in the related religious communities of Quakers, Baptists, Presbyterians, Methodists, and a whole range of evangelical Protestants. More recently, the word “Puritan” has once again become a pejorative epithet, meaning prudish, constricted, cold–as in H. L. Mencken’s famous remark that a Puritan is one who suspects “somewhere someone is having a good time.” Puritanism, however, had a more significant persistence in American life than as the religion of black-frocked caricatures. It survived, perhaps most conspicuously, in the transmuted secular form of self-reliance and political localism that became, by the Age of Enlightenment, virtually the definition of Americanism. And in its bequest of intellectual and moral rigor to the New England mind, it established what was arguably the central strand of American cultural life until the twentieth century.


It may not be too much to say that the entire myth of "American Exceptionalism" has its origins in America Puritan experience. Certainly the Mayflower Compact laid a foundation stone for the Constitution. It informed the vision of a "shining city on a hill."

This is what good art does: it challenges and makes its think.

Thanks again, GO.
Title: American Indian Artist T.C. Cannon’s Work Reflects Still-Current Conflicts
Post by: g on February 27, 2018, 05:00:57 AM
Have the good fortune to live near this museum. Took the grand kids there last year. What a wonderful interesting place.  :icon_sunny: :emthup: :emthup:

  American Indian artist T.C. Cannon’s work reflects still-current conflicts


The poignancy and tension that run through artist Cannon’s art speak to a larger discussion going on today as the United States grapples with thorny questions of ethnic identity, land rights, and cultural heritage.

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American Indian artist T.C. Cannon’s work reflects still-current conflicts

The Christian Science Monitor


February 27, 2018 —T.C. Cannon’s impressive body of work that explored his American Indian cultural identity, primarily during the tumultuous backdrop of the 1960s and ’70s, is on display in an exhibition, “T.C. Cannon: At the Edge of America,” at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, Mass., from March 3 to June 10. The exhibition moves to Tulsa, Okla., in July and New York in March 2019.

Drawing on his experience as a Vietnam War veteran, Cannon infuses his work with personal and political themes that still resonate. The exhibition features almost 90 pieces, including paintings, poetry, and music. “Through Cannon’s figurative work, he rejected the accepted, expected representations of Native ritual life and instead chose to surface issues of the brutal traumas wrought by colonialism and power dynamics,” Karen Kramer, PEM’s curator of Native American and Oceanic art and culture, said in a statement.
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The poignancy and tension that run through Cannon’s art speak to a larger discussion going on today. As the United States grapples with thorny questions of ethnic identity, land rights, and cultural heritage, American Indian stories and activism are at the center. 2017 saw the release of “Wind River,” a film about the murder of a local woman on a Wyoming Indian reservation, and “Tribal Justice,” a documentary about tradition-based tribal courts. Both films won awards from the American Indian Film Institute. Meanwhile, the acclaimed book “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI,” by David Grann, recounts how members of the Osage tribe were cheated out of their oil-rich land and killed. And tribes have protested the incursion of the Keystone XL pipeline and the Dakota Access pipeline on or near their lands, while others are suing the Trump administration over its decision to reduce federally protected land at Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument.

Although separated by decades, Cannon’s art and the work of modern storytellers are inextricably tied to the historical saga of American Indians.   

                             
The following images are not in the article. Took the liberty of choosing them from the net, hope you enjoy them.

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                                                      Bob Dylan


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                                                         Self Portrait

   
https://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/Arts/2018/0227/American-Indian-artist-T.C.-Cannon-s-work-reflects-still-current-conflicts (https://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/Arts/2018/0227/American-Indian-artist-T.C.-Cannon-s-work-reflects-still-current-conflicts)  :icon_study:
 




                                             
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Yu Youhan - Chairman Mao
Post by: g on March 10, 2018, 07:21:55 AM
How about a bit of Communist Art this morning from a famous Chinese Pop artist?

It would appear that Chairman Mao was a very important figure in his life.


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Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on March 11, 2018, 05:31:09 AM

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Performance artist Kong Ning dresses in a gown depicting black granules during a street performance to raise awareness of air pollution in Beijing on March 4, 2018.
Ng Han Guan / AP
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on March 11, 2018, 05:36:54 AM
That's what you call voter participation, Italian style ;D :icon_mrgreen: :emthup:
           
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          A topless protester with "Berlusconi you've expired" written across her chest stands on a table while confronting Silvio Berlusconi, (center, back to camera), President of Forza Italia (Go Italy) and former Italian Prime Minister, who was casting his vote at a polling station during the Italian General Election on March 4, 2018 in Milan, Italy. #
Emanuele Cremaschi / Getty
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on March 11, 2018, 05:41:51 AM
This ones for Palloy.  :icon_sunny: :emthup:
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                 Female Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters watch on as they release a bear into the wild in the Gara Mountains near the northern Iraqi city of Dohuk on March 4, 2018, after Iraqi Kurdish Animal rights activists from a local NGO rescued it from a private home.
Safin Hamed / AFP / Getty
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on March 11, 2018, 05:49:06 AM
Now that's a dog I could enjoy my morning coffee with. :laugh: What a great shot. :emthup:

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            Claudia Kelleway lies with Ruby the Great Dane during the first day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, England, on Mar. 8. Darren Staples/Reuters
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on March 11, 2018, 05:57:09 AM
What a wonderful and amazing world we live in. We have to do something to save it and get this runaway to Mars idea or somewhere else out of minds.  :-\
 
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                      Two black rhinoceroses play in the snow in a zoo in Dvur Kralove, Czech Republic, on Mar. 7. The animals are a critically endangered species.  :'(  Petr David Josek/AP
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on March 11, 2018, 06:09:10 AM
It may be old fashioned but it sure is easier on the environment.

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            People carry their goods in Rickshaw in Dhaka, Bangladesh, March 4. Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on March 11, 2018, 06:22:16 AM
Here is one of my favorite artist's creations, showing of her splendid colors again, that I just had to share :icon_sunny:
       
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        Visitors are seen under blooming cherry blossoms at the East Lake Cherry Blossom Park in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, on Mar. 9. Reuters

     
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on March 18, 2018, 07:08:52 AM
Wish I could attend.

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        A woman looking at Pablo Picasso's Girl before a Mirror, 1932, during a preview of the exhibition 'Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy' at Tate Modern in London on Mar. 6. The first ever solo Pablo Picasso exhibition remains at Tate Modern for the summer. Yui Mok/PA/AP
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on March 18, 2018, 07:12:01 AM
Wow! 

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         The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is seen over the sky near Rovaniemi in Lapland, Finland, Mar. 14. Alexander Kuznetsov/Reuters
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Maximilien Luce
Post by: g on June 06, 2018, 05:23:58 AM
Maximilien Luce (13 March 1858 – 6 February 1941) was a prolific French Neo-impressionist artist, known for his paintings, illustrations, engravings, and graphic art, and also for his anarchist activism. Starting as an engraver, he then concentrated on painting, first as an Impressionist, then as a Pointillist, and finally returning to Impressionism.

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                                            Le Port de Saint-Tropez


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                                            The Execution of Varlin


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                                           The Port of Rotterdam, Evening


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                                         Une Rue De Paris En Mai 1871


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                                             La Seine À Herblay
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - WheatField on a Summer Afternoon - Marc Chagall
Post by: g on June 29, 2018, 05:04:56 AM
A favorite of mine by the master, backround setting on my PC for July.  :icon_sunny: :icon_sunny: :emthup:


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Honored for his distinct style and pioneering role among Jewish artists, Marc Chagall painted dream-like subjects rooted in personal history and Eastern European folklore. He worked in several mediums, including painting, printmaking, and book illustration, and his stained glass windows can be seen in New York, France, and Jerusalem. Chagall arrived in Paris in 1910 and began experimenting with Cubism, befriending painters Robert Delaunay and Fernand Léger. Chagall’s style has been described as a hybrid of Cubism, Fauvism, and Symbolism, and his supernatural subjects are thought to have significantly influenced the Surrealists. Though he actively engaged in the Parisian artistic community, art for Chagall was first and foremost a means of personal expression. He preferred to be considered separately from other artists, his imagery and allegory uniquely his own.

Russian-French, 1887-1985, Vitebsk, Belarus


Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Egyptian Art
Post by: g on July 03, 2018, 05:27:43 AM
Ancient Egypt, what a trip. Never tire of it.  :Thinkingof_: :cwmddd:


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  Despite his divinity, the death of the god Osiris plays a central role in Egyptian mythology. He is mourned by his sisters Nephthys and Isis as he lies on a .funerary bier in this detail of a Roman Period gilt coffin. Graeco-Roman Period, c. 1st century BC @metmuseum
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Cubism - Photo by Koen Hauser
Post by: g on July 03, 2018, 08:21:24 AM
This one's for Surly.


                               (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhMJJhDX0AEsZ0S.jpg)

                                         
                           

  Koen Hauser (1972) is currently based in Leiden. Hauser frequently uses existing photographs and archives in his work, in which he often constructs alternative realities, worlds within worlds. Hauser studied Social Psychology at the University in Leiden from 1992-1996. Two years later he went to the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, later moving on to the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Hauser's photos have been published in numerous magazines and his work has been exhibited at Galerie Ron Mandos, GEM, Historisch Museum Rotterdam; Frans Hals Museum and l'Institut Néerlandais in Paris.
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Cubism - Photo by Koen Hauser
Post by: Surly1 on July 03, 2018, 08:37:04 AM
This one's for Surly.

 (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhMJJhDX0AEsZ0S.jpg)
           

  Koen Hauser (1972) is currently based in Leiden. Hauser frequently uses existing photographs and archives in his work, in which he often constructs alternative realities, worlds within worlds. Hauser studied Social Psychology at the University in Leiden from 1992-1996. Two years later he went to the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, later moving on to the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Hauser's photos have been published in numerous magazines and his work has been exhibited at Galerie Ron Mandos, GEM, Historisch Museum Rotterdam; Frans Hals Museum and l'Institut Néerlandais in Paris.

Wow.

Those lines. Completely counter-intuitive to what you expect from a nude form. "Alternative realities," indeed. Just remarkable.

Now I have to do a search on this guy!
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Cubism - Photo by Koen Hauser
Post by: g on July 03, 2018, 08:44:56 AM
This one's for Surly.

 (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhMJJhDX0AEsZ0S.jpg)
           

  Koen Hauser (1972) is currently based in Leiden. Hauser frequently uses existing photographs and archives in his work, in which he often constructs alternative realities, worlds within worlds. Hauser studied Social Psychology at the University in Leiden from 1992-1996. Two years later he went to the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, later moving on to the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Hauser's photos have been published in numerous magazines and his work has been exhibited at Galerie Ron Mandos, GEM, Historisch Museum Rotterdam; Frans Hals Museum and l'Institut Néerlandais in Paris.

Wow.

Those lines. Completely counter-intuitive to what you expect from a nude form. "Alternative realities," indeed. Just remarkable.

Now I have to do a search on this guy!

Came across it surfing the net a while ago and it had the same effect on me. Fitted so well with our discussion yesterday  on the topic as well.   :emthup: :emthup:
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Add Koen Hauser
Post by: Surly1 on July 03, 2018, 09:24:32 AM
This one's for Surly.

 (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhMJJhDX0AEsZ0S.jpg)
           

  Koen Hauser (1972) is currently based in Leiden. Hauser frequently uses existing photographs and archives in his work, in which he often constructs alternative realities, worlds within worlds. Hauser studied Social Psychology at the University in Leiden from 1992-1996. Two years later he went to the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, later moving on to the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Hauser's photos have been published in numerous magazines and his work has been exhibited at Galerie Ron Mandos, GEM, Historisch Museum Rotterdam; Frans Hals Museum and l'Institut Néerlandais in Paris.

Wow.

Those lines. Completely counter-intuitive to what you expect from a nude form. "Alternative realities," indeed. Just remarkable.

Now I have to do a search on this guy!

Came across it surfing the net a while ago and it had the same effect on me. Fitted so well with our discussion yesterday  on the topic as well.   :emthup: :emthup:

For your further consideration.

Image result for koen hauser  Image result for koen hauser

Image result for koen hauser   Image result for koen hauser

Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on July 03, 2018, 10:11:14 AM
He sure has a unique style.

Some really interesting art works are coming our way in this medium Surly, not to say the past presentations haven't been spectacular. 


                             (http://erikalmas.imgix.net/555_greenhaus_newport_beach_crystal_cove_mg_1452_wip_4_flat.jpg?fit=crop&h=788)

                  Newport Beach - Erik Almas

                              (http://erikalmas.imgix.net/555_venablesbell_sheraton_yosemite_n1a1327_wip_14_v3.jpg?fit=crop&h=788)

                                      Yosemite - Erik almas


                             (http://webneel.com/daily/sites/default/files/images/daily/01-2014/diana-princess-by-mario-testino-famous-photographer.jpg)

                                 Princess Diana - Mario Testino


                            (http://webneel.com/daily/sites/default/files/images/daily/01-2014/annie-leibovitz-famous-photographer.jpg)
                                            photo by Annie Leibovitz


                            (http://webneel.com/daily/sites/default/files/images/daily/11-2017/4-tribal-by-famous-photographer-jimmy-nelson.jpg)

                                    Tribal - Jimmy Nelson


                               (http://webneel.com/daily/sites/default/files/images/daily/11-2017/6-elba-cuba-by-famous-photographer-rehahn.jpg)
                                               Smoking in Cuba - Rehan
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: Surly1 on July 03, 2018, 11:25:58 AM
Each one a masterpiece of craft and imagination. I've just gone backl to lok at them again the second time. The Eric Almas really captivates, but they are all superb.

Yer on a roll today.
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: Surly1 on July 14, 2018, 10:21:02 AM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/ks1LnWhYYA0C48IYo35jKQyPBPwMoun3YR9A0JyinWQ.jpg?w=588&s=eba5b7d26e5c2d890c3b5ccef1c30c05)

He is Walking on Sunshine [OC][Artificial Intelligence Art]
I have no other info.

https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/8yn32u/he_is_walking_on_sunshine_ocartificial/ (https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/8yn32u/he_is_walking_on_sunshine_ocartificial/)
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: azozeo on July 14, 2018, 01:30:00 PM
Rainbow body of light, in motion.
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - 2018 Audubon Photography Awards
Post by: g on July 15, 2018, 05:42:02 AM
Stunning photo art Diners. Hope you enjoy.

                        (https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2018/07/2018-audubon-photography-awards/a02_Mattheis/main_1200.jpg?1531165464)

                               
Grand Prize Winner. Great Gray Owl in Teton County, Wyoming
Steve Mattheis / Audubon Photography Awards


                        (https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2018/07/2018-audubon-photography-awards/a03_Gertsman/main_1200.jpg?1531165464)

       

Youth Winner. Cobalt-winged Parakeets in Yasuní National Park, Ecuador
Liron Gertsman / Audubon Photography Awards



                       (https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2018/07/2018-audubon-photography-awards/a09_Goeddel/main_1200.jpg?1531165464)

     Mallard and bobcat in Yellowstone National Park. After five hours of active stalking, this bobcat successfully caught a mallard drake.
Cindy Goeddel / Audubon Photography Awards


                        (https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2018/07/2018-audubon-photography-awards/a11_Brannon/main_1200.jpg?1531165464)

     Reddish Egret in Fort De Soto Park, St. Petersburg, Florida
Peter Brannon / Audubon Photography Awards


                        (https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2018/07/2018-audubon-photography-awards/a15_Malloch/main_1200.jpg?1531165465)

     Pyrrhuloxia on Santa Clara Ranch, McCook, Texas #
Judy Lynn Malloch / Audubon Photography Awards


Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Pablo Picasso
Post by: g on July 15, 2018, 06:43:28 AM
A nice collage of the master's periods. Never could really figure out why but the Rose period has always been my favorite.

                                          (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DiJl_8XVQAEl1Zk.jpg)



                                   
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on July 30, 2018, 04:40:06 AM
Good morning Diners. Just an artwork to start your day.

                 (https://uploads7.wikiart.org/images/paul-signac/le-clipper-asnieres-1887.jpg!Large.jpg)

 Le Clipper, Asnieres

Paul Signac

    Date: 1887
    Style: Pointillism
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: Surly1 on July 30, 2018, 04:23:48 PM
Good morning Diners. Just an artwork to start your day.

                 (https://uploads7.wikiart.org/images/paul-signac/le-clipper-asnieres-1887.jpg!Large.jpg)

 Le Clipper, Asnieres

Paul Signac

    Date: 1887
    Style: Pointillism

Synchronicity: I listen to podcasts while commuting, and just finished listening to Lewis Lapham's The world in Time" podcast: Steven Ujifusa, author of Barons of the Sea: And Their Race to Build the World’s Fastest Clipper Ship. Fascinating discussion about clippers ship[s and the capitalists of that era. Don't know if you do podcasts, but I found it wonderful.

https://www.laphamsquarterly.org/content/steven-ujifusa (https://www.laphamsquarterly.org/content/steven-ujifusa)
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on July 30, 2018, 07:23:15 PM
Good morning Diners. Just an artwork to start your day.

                 (https://uploads7.wikiart.org/images/paul-signac/le-clipper-asnieres-1887.jpg!Large.jpg)

 Le Clipper, Asnieres

Paul Signac

    Date: 1887
    Style: Pointillism

Synchronicity: I listen to podcasts while commuting, and just finished listening to Lewis Lapham's The world in Time" podcast: Steven Ujifusa, author of Barons of the Sea: And Their Race to Build the World’s Fastest Clipper Ship. Fascinating discussion about clippers ship[s and the capitalists of that era. Don't know if you do podcasts, but I found it wonderful.

https://www.laphamsquarterly.org/content/steven-ujifusa (https://www.laphamsquarterly.org/content/steven-ujifusa)

We have met before in the strange little understood world of brain communication.

Was wondering what happened to you this morning when posting and thought a bit of extra posting would be appropriate since the forum seemed eerily quiet.

Then again there is my evil presence thread. Crazy GO got a big time vibe that something very evil had happened or arrived and things were going to get very very bad, very very fast.     :-[


                                        (https://blog-001.west.edge.storage-yahoo.jp/res/blog-6d-2c/tankathangka/folder/630028/60/27962360/img_0)
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: azozeo on July 30, 2018, 08:12:05 PM
Strange Days INDEED....

http://www.youtube.com/v/_6xSA-V0TtY&fs=1
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Post Card - Matisse
Post by: g on August 03, 2018, 12:01:28 AM
A postcard Henri Matisse sent to a friend.


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Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on August 12, 2018, 04:15:55 AM
What reverence. What a demanding task. What a gorgeous work of art.  :icon_sunny:

     (https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/2d157b6f6029bf76a2c9d0773fbc9969b46e5dd8/501_636_4566_2740/master/4566.jpg?w=1010&q=20&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&dpr=2&s=68e9c32b6a647bededf8d7fa2d787122)

Palembang, Indonesia
A visitor looks at pages of the Qur’an that have been carved on to large panels of Tembesu wood at the Bayt al-Qur’an al-Akbar Museum

Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on August 15, 2018, 04:33:49 AM
 Happened across this magnificent photo this morning and felt compelled to share it with all my friends and fellow art lovers.

What a  shame the grand master isn't alive to witness these children enjoying his masterpiece.

Who say's the dead can't communicate with us?


        (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cl9m1QDWQAAfVt6.jpg)

                 Matisse and Children Photo Taken at Russian Hermitage Museum




                                (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8f/Henri_Matisse_Self-Portrait_in_a_Striped_T-shirt_%281906%29.jpg)
                                         Henri Matisse Self Portrait
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Significant Form - Tate
Post by: g on August 22, 2018, 05:19:59 AM
Significant form

Term coined by art critic Clive Bell in 1914 to describe the idea that the form of an artwork or forms within an artwork can be expressive, even if largely or completely divorced from a recognizable reality

                                   (https://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/T/T02/T02080_9.jpg)
                                   Studland Beach. Verso: Group of Male Nudes by Duncan Grant 1912 - Tate

 

Clive Bell’s theory of significant form was explained in his book Art published in 1914. He begins the book with the lines: ’ What quality is shared by all objects that provoke our aesthetic emotions?’. The answer, according to Bell, is ‘significant form’ which he goes on to loosely describe as: ‘lines and colors combined in a particular way, certain forms and relations of forms, [that] stir our aesthetic emotions’.

Bell was a member of the Bloomsbury Group in London, and his ideas can be seen reflected in artworks created by the artists associated with the Group.

                                 

                                  (https://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/T/T01/T01143_10.jpg)
                                          Interior at Gordon Square 1915 - Duncan Grant - Tate
                                 
Click image for screen fit. Shown enlarged for depth and brushwork

The Bloomsbury artists often focused their attention on their immediate surroundings, painting their friends engaged in such activities as painting, reading or writing, as well as the objects and furnishings (often home-made) in their rooms. This painting shows the view between the front and back rooms on the first floor of 46 Gordon Square in London, where Grant lived for a time with Vanessa Bell; the front room was her studio. The composition shows that Grant was familiar with recent developments in France such as cubism.



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                               River with Poplars 1912 - Roger Fry - Tate

 This view was painted from the bridge at Angles sur l’Anglin near Poitiers in France. Fry had discovered the painting of Paul Cézanne in 1906, the year of Cézanne’s death, and had built an aesthetic theory largely based on the way Cézanne constructed his pictures. The style of this painting is like Cézanne in the suppression of detail, and in the organisation of the colouring into clear masses. The shapes are deliberately made to look solid, even the clouds and the banks of reeds in the river.



         https://www.tate.org.uk/art/art-terms/s/significant-form?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social_art_words (https://www.tate.org.uk/art/art-terms/s/significant-form?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social_art_words)  :icon_study:
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Faberge Imperial Silver Cat - Julius Rappoport
Post by: g on August 26, 2018, 05:02:26 AM
Some folks do things right. The world renowned mark of Faberge assures that you have a work created by a perfectionist.
Feast you eyes on this magnificent creation. Don't let the photos fool you, it is a masterpiece done in miniature, a little over 3 inches of meticulous exacting artistry.   

                                   
                       (https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/LYIAAOSwYkBa1~zd/s-l1600.jpg)


                        (https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/7P0AAOSw1LRa1~z3/s-l1600.jpg)


                        (https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/nqUAAOSwnc1a1~1A/s-l1600.jpg)


                        (https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/lbIAAOSwwAFa1~17/s-l1600.jpg)


                         (https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/p8IAAOSw5m1a1~3D/s-l1600.jpg)


                         (https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/HIwAAOSwyCla1~4B/s-l1600.jpg)


                          (https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/X7UAAOSwFiBbc1l0/s-l1600.jpg)


 
A Faberge Imperial Russian 84 Silver Cat Figure by Julius Pappoport, St. Petersburg Circa 1908-1916,


modelled crouching low on a nephrite base with paw feet, garnet eyes.  Marked;  84 zolotnik, maker's mark in Cyrillic "KФ" for Karl Faberge with Imperial warrant, "I.P." for Julius Rappoport on rim and on body. The figure measures: height 1 1/2 inches x length 3 inches ( 3.81 x 7.62 cm), height overall 2 1/2 inches - 6.35 cm. Weight: approx. 54 ounces - 154 grams.

 Reference: Rappoport , Julius (1864-1916) Faberge's most important supplier of silver objects in St.Petersburg. His mark is 'I.R.' in Cyrillic (I.P.).

                       
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: Surly1 on August 26, 2018, 08:18:52 AM
Just spellbinding.
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on September 05, 2018, 05:15:19 AM

          A German officer visited Pablo Picasso in his Paris studio during the Second World War. There he saw Guernica and, shocked at the modernist (chaos») of the painting, asked Picasso: “Did you do this?” Picasso calmly replied: “No, you did this!”
- Slavoj Zizek


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                                 (https://proxy.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9JVPE9AfZ5A/VpKDWB1pooI/AAAAAAAAVZc/bLv4lkPzAKU/s1600/1937%2B-%2BGuernica%2B%28particolare%29%2B%281%29.jpg&f=1)


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                                  http://www.youtube.com/v/hUpwj4inhH4

    DemocracyNow.org - On April 26, 1937, Nazi-German aircraft carpet-bombed the Basque town of Guernica in an attempt to support the Spanish dictator, Francisco Franco. The bombing killed as many as 1,600 and wounded hundreds. Eighty percent of the city's buildings were destroyed. It was one of the first aerial attacks on a civilian target. Pablo Picasso's painting, "Guernica," was inspired by the bombing. Amy Goodman is in Guernica today and talks about the impact of the assault 75 years later.







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                                             Pablo Picasso Self Portrait
                                 



                       
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Edward Hopper
Post by: g on September 13, 2018, 05:22:00 AM

  “If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.”
~ Edward Hopper


                        (https://uploads8.wikiart.org/images/edward-hopper/chop-suey-1929.jpg!Large.jpg)
                                         Chop Suey 1929


                       (https://uploads5.wikiart.org/images/edward-hopper/early-sunday-morning.jpg!Large.jpg)
                                           Early Sunday Morning 1930


                        (https://uploads6.wikiart.org/images/edward-hopper/the-long-leg.jpg!Large.jpg)
                                      The Long Leg 1930


                         (https://uploads3.wikiart.org/images/edward-hopper/cape-cod-afternoon.jpg!Large.jpg)
                                     Cape Cod Afternoon 1936


                         (https://uploads3.wikiart.org/images/edward-hopper/the-circle-theatre.jpg!Large.jpg)
                                      The Circle Theater 1936


                           (https://uploads6.wikiart.org/images/edward-hopper/ground-swell.jpg!Large.jpg)
                                         Ground Swell 1939


                           (https://uploads5.wikiart.org/images/edward-hopper/hotel-lobby.jpg!Large.jpg)
                                          Hotel Lobby 1943


                           (https://uploads4.wikiart.org/images/edward-hopper/summertime.jpg!Large.jpg)
                                          Summertime 1943


                            (https://uploads4.wikiart.org/images/edward-hopper/el-palacio.jpg!Large.jpg)
                                             El Palacio 1946


                            (https://uploads5.wikiart.org/images/edward-hopper/morning-sun.jpg!Large.jpg)
                                              Morning Sun 1952


                            (https://uploads7.wikiart.org/images/edward-hopper/western-motel.jpg!Large.jpg)
                                              Western Motel 1957
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Edward Hopper
Post by: azozeo on September 13, 2018, 06:31:56 AM

  “If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.”
~ Edward Hopper


                        (https://uploads8.wikiart.org/images/edward-hopper/chop-suey-1929.jpg!Large.jpg)
                                         Chop Suey 1929


                       (https://uploads5.wikiart.org/images/edward-hopper/early-sunday-morning.jpg!Large.jpg)
                                           Early Sunday Morning 1930


                        (https://uploads6.wikiart.org/images/edward-hopper/the-long-leg.jpg!Large.jpg)
                                      The Long Leg 1930


                         (https://uploads3.wikiart.org/images/edward-hopper/cape-cod-afternoon.jpg!Large.jpg)
                                     Cape Cod Afternoon 1936


                         (https://uploads3.wikiart.org/images/edward-hopper/the-circle-theatre.jpg!Large.jpg)
                                      The Circle Theater 1936


                           (https://uploads6.wikiart.org/images/edward-hopper/ground-swell.jpg!Large.jpg)
                                         Ground Swell 1939


                           (https://uploads5.wikiart.org/images/edward-hopper/hotel-lobby.jpg!Large.jpg)
                                          Hotel Lobby 1943


                           (https://uploads4.wikiart.org/images/edward-hopper/summertime.jpg!Large.jpg)
                                          Summertime 1943


                            (https://uploads4.wikiart.org/images/edward-hopper/el-palacio.jpg!Large.jpg)
                                             El Palacio 1946


                            (https://uploads5.wikiart.org/images/edward-hopper/morning-sun.jpg!Large.jpg)
                                              Morning Sun 1952


                            (https://uploads7.wikiart.org/images/edward-hopper/western-motel.jpg!Large.jpg)
                                              Western Motel 1957

great stuff.
Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: Eddie on September 13, 2018, 07:16:33 AM
I'm not an art expert by any means, but I can see the resemblance between Hopper and some of his contemporaries, like Georgia O'Keefe (when she wasn't obsessing about vaginas).

(http://cdn8.openculture.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/OKeeffe-1.jpg)

I like that style of art, which no doubt has some name I can't remember now without looking it up...

Hopper's art morphed into that photo-realism thing. The Night Hawks says a lot without using any words too.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a8/Nighthawks_by_Edward_Hopper_1942.jpg/600px-Nighthawks_by_Edward_Hopper_1942.jpg)

The MOST  interesting thing to me as someone who is interested in the social science aspects of art, is how often and how well this piece gets parodied. The link below is to a google image search that lists literally PAGES of clever parodies of The Night Hawks.

(http://www.laboiteverte.fr/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/nighthawks-parodie-001.jpg)

https://www.google.com/search?q=hopper+parodies&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiIwoLPj7jdAhUB26wKHfHbAPwQ_AUICigB&biw=1200&bih=612 (https://www.google.com/search?q=hopper+parodies&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiIwoLPj7jdAhUB26wKHfHbAPwQ_AUICigB&biw=1200&bih=612)


Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Edward Hopper
Post by: g on September 13, 2018, 07:22:38 AM

 
great stuff.
Thanks for sharing.

Glad you enjoyed it AZ.

There is something special and fascinating, as well as enriching, visiting  the world through the eyes of an artist that educates us and enhances our own perception.   

The internet and my computer where great gifts to me from the world of technology in this regard. The hours I spend daily looking at art are a priceless gift for me.  :icon_sunny:


                                    (https://uploads3.wikiart.org/images/edward-hopper/seven-a-m.jpg!Large.jpg)

                                                      7 AM - Edward Hopper - 1953


                                       
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on September 13, 2018, 07:34:32 AM
I'm not an art expert by any means, but I can see the resemblance between Hopper and some of his contemporaries, like Georgia O'Keefe (when she wasn't obsessing about vaginas).

(http://cdn8.openculture.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/OKeeffe-1.jpg)

I like that style of art, which no doubt has some name I can't remember now without looking it up...

Hopper's art morphed into that photo-realism thing. The Night Hawks says a lot without using any words too.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a8/Nighthawks_by_Edward_Hopper_1942.jpg/600px-Nighthawks_by_Edward_Hopper_1942.jpg)

The MOST  interesting thing to me as someone who is interested in the social science aspects of art, is how often and how well this piece gets parodied. The link below is to a google image search that lists literally PAGES of clever parodies of The Night Hawks.

(http://www.laboiteverte.fr/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/nighthawks-parodie-001.jpg)

https://www.google.com/search?q=hopper+parodies&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiIwoLPj7jdAhUB26wKHfHbAPwQ_AUICigB&biw=1200&bih=612 (https://www.google.com/search?q=hopper+parodies&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiIwoLPj7jdAhUB26wKHfHbAPwQ_AUICigB&biw=1200&bih=612)

James Howard Kunstler's art works remind me of Hopper. I sensed the similarity immediately when first viewing James Kunstler's works.

James is a very talented extraordinary person in my view. 

                              (http://kunstler.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Bedlam-Corners.jpg)

                                                        Bedlam Corners West Hebron NY


                               (http://kunstler.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Eddy-Plough.jpg)

                                                Eddy Plough Factory Greenwich NY


                                (http://kunstler.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Tripps-Antiques.jpg)
                                         Tripp's Antiques Shushan NY
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: Eddie on September 13, 2018, 07:44:53 AM
Yep. I see it.
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on September 24, 2018, 04:33:16 AM

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                           (http://www.jesus-story.net/images/headofChrist_Rembrandtattrib..jpg)



                         (http://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.fuCYvIyyPmabIrVn7VC9MwHaHa)



                              (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1c/Raffaello_Sanzio_-_Christ_Blessing_%28Pax_Vobiscum%29_-_WGA18639.jpg)


             “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you."
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on September 26, 2018, 05:40:58 AM

 "I sense a scream passing through nature. I painted ... the clouds as actual blood. The colour shrieked." - Edvard Munch, on his painting The Scream.


                            (https://uploads2.wikiart.org/images/edvard-munch/the-scream-1893(2).jpg!Large.jpg)
                                         The Scream


                            (https://uploads5.wikiart.org/images/edvard-munch/anxiety-1894.jpg!Large.jpg)
                                        Anxiety


                          (https://uploads6.wikiart.org/images/edvard-munch/jealousy-1895.jpg!Large.jpg)
                                        Jealousy



                            (https://uploads5.wikiart.org/images/edvard-munch/despair-1892.jpg!Large.jpg)

                                      Despair


                            (https://uploads8.wikiart.org/images/edvard-munch/melancholy-1892.jpg!Large.jpg)

                                      Melencholy


                             (https://uploads1.wikiart.org/images/edvard-munch/self-portrait-in-hell-1903.jpg!Large.jpg)
                                     Self Portrait in Hell

                           
                         
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Michelangelo
Post by: g on November 04, 2018, 04:52:34 AM
Good Sunday morning Diners. Difficult to imagine this is but a tiny sample of work of this Grand Master. How different we all are in artistic talent as well as other matters.   GO
                                      (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5e/Miguel_%C3%81ngel%2C_por_Daniele_da_Volterra_%28detalle%29.jpg/800px-Miguel_%C3%81ngel%2C_por_Daniele_da_Volterra_%28detalle%29.jpg)

   Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni or more commonly known by his first name Michelangelo (/ˌmaɪkəlˈændʒəloʊ/; Italian: [mikeˈlandʒelo di lodoˈviːko ˌbwɔnarˈrɔːti siˈmoːni]; 6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564) was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet of the High Renaissance born in the Republic of Florence, who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. Considered by many the greatest artist of his lifetime, and by some the greatest artist of all time, his artistic versatility was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with his rival, the fellow Florentine and client of the Medici, Leonardo da Vinci.

A number of Michelangelo's works of painting, sculpture and architecture rank among the most famous in existence. His output in these fields was prodigious; given the sheer volume of surviving correspondence, sketches and reminiscences, he is the best-documented artist of the 16th century. He sculpted two of his best-known works, the Pietà and David, before the age of thirty. Despite holding a low opinion of painting, he also created two of the most influential frescoes in the history of Western art: the scenes from Genesis on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, and The Last Judgment on its altar wall.


  “If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.” ~ Michelangelo


                                           (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/24/%27David%27_by_Michelangelo_JBU0001.JPG)

                                  The Statue of David, completed by Michelangelo in 1504, is one of the most renowned works of the Renaissance.


                 (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d6/Michelangelo%2C_Deluge_02.jpg)

                                                 The Deluge (detail)



                 (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ac/Creaci%C3%B3n_de_Ad%C3%A1m.jpg)
                           The Creation of Adam (1510)



                 (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ab/First_Day_of_Creation.jpg)

                                      The First day of Creation



                 (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d7/Michelangelo%2C_giudizio_universale%2C_dettagli_33.jpg/1280px-Michelangelo%2C_giudizio_universale%2C_dettagli_33.jpg)
                             The Last Judgment (detail)


                 (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4c/Michelangelo%2C_paolina%2C_martirio_di_san_pietro_01.jpg)
                          The Crucifixion of St. Peter



               (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/79/Last_Judgement_by_Michelangelo.jpg)

                         The Last Judgement


              (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1f/Michelangelo%27s_Pieta_5450_cropncleaned_edit.jpg)
                       Pietà, St Peter's Basilica


                  (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/43/Michelangelo%27s_grave4.jpg) 

                                             Michelangelo's tomb in the Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence.


                 
                           
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Happy Thanksgiving Everybody
Post by: g on November 22, 2018, 05:15:17 AM


                                                       (https://greetings-day.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/thanksgiving-glitter-gif-animated-picture.gif)


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                                                 Thanksgiving Day - Grandma Moses

Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Happy Thanksgiving Everybody
Post by: Eddie on November 22, 2018, 07:53:05 AM


                                                       (https://greetings-day.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/thanksgiving-glitter-gif-animated-picture.gif)


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                                                 Thanksgiving Day - Grandma Moses

My best to you and your family, and to all the Diners.
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: K-Dog on November 22, 2018, 11:56:10 AM
Great Pics as always GO!
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Happy Holidays to All Diners
Post by: g on December 24, 2018, 04:54:25 AM
Another wonderful year draws to a close and let's be thankful doom has spared us again from what we all fear. :emthup: :icon_sunny:


                                        (http://officialyankeessale.com/wp-content/uploads/ktz/holiday-quotes-awesome-holiday-sayingshelen-keller-intended-for-happy-holidays-quotes-36xiog2ydto7rlef7i8yru.jpg)




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Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on December 24, 2018, 05:09:00 AM
Great Pics as always GO!

Just noticed this when posting my latest K-Dog. Sorry I missed it at Thanksgiving.

Thanks for the compliment but I'm reminded of the American Indian portfolio of photos you published during the pipeline protest. Those were "Spectacular!"                                                  Thanks again and regards, GO
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Paul Klee
Post by: g on January 13, 2019, 04:52:35 AM

"Color has taken possession of me; no longer do I have to chase after it. I know that it has hold of me forever... Color and I are one. I am a painter."
 
-Paul Klee


                                    (http://www.paulklee.net/images/paintings/Red-Balloon-1922.jpg)
                                                               The Red Balloon


                                    (https://uploads7.wikiart.org/images/paul-klee/highway-and-byways-1929(1).jpg!Large.jpg)
                                                               Highways and Byways


                                    (https://uploads5.wikiart.org/images/paul-klee/fish-image-1925.jpg!Large.jpg)
                                                       Fish Image


                                     (https://uploads6.wikiart.org/images/paul-klee/monument-1929(1).jpg!Large.jpg)
                                                       Monument


                                     (https://uploads8.wikiart.org/images/paul-klee/untitled-still-life-1940(1).jpg!Large.jpg)
                                                            Still Life


                                      (https://uploads1.wikiart.org/images/paul-klee/a-kind-of-cat-1937(1).jpg)
                                                        A Kind of Cat


                                      (https://uploads0.wikiart.org/images/paul-klee/characters-in-yellow-1937(1).jpg!Large.jpg)
                                                         Characters in Yellow


                                      (https://uploads7.wikiart.org/images/paul-klee/rock-chamber-1929.jpg!Large.jpg)
                                                               Rock Chamber

 Dear Readers, Left clicking on most of these image will increase their size if you wish closer study of the master works of this master abstract artist.

Hope you enjoy your Sunday Morning  :icon_sunny:


                                     


                                   
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: g on January 15, 2019, 05:01:54 AM
 I became aware of Sister Wendy's death this morning and have had that empty, sad, almost tearful recollection of her just pass.

What an educator and wonderful person. A woman truly inspired to bring Art and it's wonders to everyone.

Saying I was a fan of the famous Carmelite Nun would be understatement, since owning and relishing every book she has ever written as well as every video and PBS show. My mind now has me back in Grammar school with the different nuns who devoted their life to educating kids and preparing them to make their way through life.

It took me so many years to realize the difference between a job and a vocation. Strange the effect a single stranger can have on you in this world, heh Diners. 

         (https://screenshotscdn.firefoxusercontent.com/images/8f89a516-ff1d-4b9a-b264-6226c780ae07.jpg)

http://www.dailyartmagazine.com/tribute-sister-wendy-beckett/ (http://www.dailyartmagazine.com/tribute-sister-wendy-beckett/)  :( :(
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - SISTER WENDY - Las Minias - Velasquez
Post by: g on January 15, 2019, 05:21:37 AM

Las Meninas is a 1656 painting in the Museo del Prado in Madrid, by Diego Velázquez, the leading artist of the Spanish Golden Age. Its complex and enigmatic composition raises questions about reality and illusion, and creates an uncertain relationship between the viewer and the figures depicted. Because of these complexities, Las Meninas has been one of the most widely analyzed works in Western painting.


               (https://content3.cdnprado.net/imagenes/Documentos/imgsem/9f/9fdc/9fdc7800-9ade-48b0-ab8b-edee94ea877f/41866afd-6396-45e7-bd26-944263cf92f7.jpg)


                                        http://www.youtube.com/v/CMvBZSeeS1k
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Wassily Kandinsky
Post by: g on January 19, 2019, 10:24:56 PM

  "The sound of colors is so definite that it would be hard to find anyone who would express bright yellow with base notes, or dark lake with the treble."

-Wassily Kandinsky


                                         (https://uploads1.wikiart.org/images/wassily-kandinsky/autumn-in-murnau-1908.jpg!Large.jpg)
                                                      Autumn in Murnau


                                          (https://uploads5.wikiart.org/images/wassily-kandinsky/white-sound-1908.jpg!Large.jpg)
                                                             White sound   


                                           (https://uploads1.wikiart.org/images/wassily-kandinsky/winter-landscape-1909.jpg!Large.jpg)
                                                                Winter Landscape


                                            (https://uploads3.wikiart.org/images/wassily-kandinsky/improvisation-31-sea-battle-1913.jpg!Large.jpg)
                                                        Improvisation 31 (Sea Battle)   


                                             (https://uploads3.wikiart.org/images/wassily-kandinsky/contrasting-sounds-1924.jpg!Large.jpg)
                                                            Contrasting sounds

 
  The creator of the first modern abstract paintings, Wassily Kandinsky was an influential Russian painter and art theorist. In his youth, he studied law and economics at the University of Moscow, and was later hired as a professor of Roman law at the University of Dorpat in Estonia. He was 30 years old when he began his studies in painting, focusing on life drawing, sketching, and anatomy, at the University of Munich.

He was not immediately accepted into the school as an art student, and so in the meantime he began learning art by himself, gaining artistic insight from Monet’s Haystacks and Richard Wagner’s composition Lohengrin. He was also influenced by the teachings of anthroposophy
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Wassily Kandinsky
Post by: Surly1 on January 20, 2019, 04:04:11 AM

  [size=12t]"The sound of colors is so definite that it would be hard to find anyone who would express bright yellow with base notes, or dark lake with the treble."[/size]

-Wassily Kandinsky

(https://uploads1.wikiart.org/images/wassily-kandinsky/autumn-in-murnau-1908.jpg!Large.jpg)

Just love it when you post this stuff. Kandinsky is not someone I have ever spent much time with.
Breath of fresh air. Thanks, GO.
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery - Wassily Kandinsky
Post by: g on January 20, 2019, 05:00:40 AM

  [size=12t]"The sound of colors is so definite that it would be hard to find anyone who would express bright yellow with base notes, or dark lake with the treble."[/size]

-Wassily Kandinsky

(https://uploads1.wikiart.org/images/wassily-kandinsky/autumn-in-murnau-1908.jpg!Large.jpg)

Just love it when you post this stuff. Kandinsky is not someone I have ever spent much time with.
Breath of fresh air. Thanks, GO.

Gald you enjoyed it Surly. He is quite remarkable.

The internet and my PC were the best things that ever happened to me.
Spend at least an hour a day looking at art works. What a gift technology can be as well as a curse I guess.

I have piles of Art books, the large cumbersome kind that are as obsolete now as the floppy disc.  I cannot bring myself to throw them out, despite the constant prodding from the old lady. She claims I'm a hoarder, calls all my hoarded goods junk.   :-[

                                (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51nLVvuOi0L._SX414_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg)


                                 (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/510ZbDjXGRL._SX345_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg)
Title: Re: DD Favorite Art Gallery
Post by: Surly1 on January 20, 2019, 05:32:39 AM
Quote from: GO
I have piles of Art books, the large cumbersome kind that are as obsolete now as the floppy disc.  I cannot bring myself to throw them out, despite the constant prodding from the old lady. She claims I'm a hoarder, calls all my hoarded goods junk.   :-[

If that's a curse, I share it with you. I no longer have room to store all my books in my house, and have a bunch in storage. This is after several purges. Books are like old friends, and as we get older we are loathe to lose either.