Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Gallileo, Jul 20, 2013.
The colors in this painting are so vivid when you see it in person....
A couple of years ago I was there and as usual standing and contemplating this wonderful painting. Two young kids were in front of me looking too and one said to the other, "Yeah! This is it, this is the one." Just as I was going to engage them in conversation the other kid says, "Your old man actually LIKES this? He's nuts!".
Bahahahahaha - that's great!
Anyone who watched this year's Sky Arts 'Portrait Artist Of The Year 2018' will be familiar with Hetty Lawlor's work. Only 18? Cripes - this lass is really good. Certainly captured Dave Tennant. One to watch, I believe.
Portrait of a Pope Innocent X
If you get a chance to see this painting in person, it will knock your socks off.
Just for laughs, here is a study I did a few months ago. Clearly I am no Velasquez, I’m scarcely qualified to clean his brushes . . .
Henri Regnault - Salome.
Thanks, that IS very good.
I have this Salome LP with that picture on it!
Not that all these are exactly from Fantastic Art the book by David Larkin - just that Delville's painting - but it's off the top of my head & not in any particular order:
Salvador Dali Swans Reflecting Animals, 1937
René Magritte The Empire of Light, 1950
Jean Delville Les Treasures de Satan, 1894
Ljuba Afternoon, 1972
Dado La Guerre civile, 1967
What are yours?
Last weekend, I saw an exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Howardena Pindell: What Remains To Be Seen. It's a retrospective of her work and is worth seeing if you get a chance. It's in Richmond until November and then goes to Waltham, MA.
Most of the works are collage instead of straight painting and at least half of the works have a strong political message. The exhibit includes a video that's a was bit gut wrenching for me. In it she describes instances of racism that she's endured, followed by examples of minimizing her experiences she's received from white feminists in the arts community.
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