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.
I visited Pete McKee's A Month Of Sundays gallery/shop yesterday. Never been before. Fell in love with this scooter immediately. Is it high art? - Christ no! - but is it people-friendly and puts smiles on faces? Undoubtedly.
I've been fortunate enough to have seen Dali's Persistence Of Memory in person a few times over the years, still my favorite painting of all time.
Lifelong Chicagoan, I've been blessed with the opportunity to see so many great works such as Seurat's A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte and Grant's American Gothic at the Art Institute, Field Museum, and other galleries.
Changed my mind - they became ridiculously expensive for the posting service they provided. I've left them. Hope you found somewhere.
I like Joan Miro.
As this is primarily a music forum, I thought some may like to see McKee's overview of certain icons.
Have to say, I LOVE the one of Elvis getting served at the fish & chip shop.
At first I didn't twig it was the Stone Roses as I'm not used to seeing Mani without his hat.
Dig all the penguins on the Oasis cover too.
Nice touch having everyone's favourite Menace with a Pistols poster on his bedroom wall.
Anyone passing through through the city will find his gallery A Month Of Sundays on Sharrowvale Road. A great way to spend a LOT of money fast!
Also.... I found this rather lovely. Clearly not a McKee, but on display upstairs. Couldn't see any indication of who the artist was. I would have asked one of the staff, but they were all busy.
We just got back from a trip to Belgium (Ghent, Bruges, and Brussels) and Amsterdam. We saw a lot of masterpieces. There are masterpieces and then there's "The Jewish Bride" by Rembrandt Van Rijn at The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam
First "painting" that came to mind -
Raft of the Medusa, Théodore Géricault
The "all time" description annoys me. Despite the supposed romanticism of the work it's pretty much how I view humanity in general. I've probably lived in New York too long.
You've SEEN it in person??!
Yes. At the risk of stating the obvious. No reproduction can prepare for seeing the real thing. I instantly saw why Van Gogh was so transfixed by it. In a related, but unrelated note. At the same museum people would sit on the floor while viewing "The Night Watch"
I am speechless. Beyond 'lucky you'
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