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Post by Philosophe rouge » Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:34 am

More montreal street art/public art (note, none of these photos are my own). Last one doesn't technically count, it's for a club/bar/music place, but i love their decor

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Re: 100 Influential Paintings

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Lovely stuff, rouge. I should check that stuff out for myself some day.
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Post by Philosophe rouge » Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:49 am

if you are interested, a lot available on this website. it's a fairly thorough look at the city, legal and illegal works. We have a few graffitti fests in the city, like Under Pressure
http://mtlgraff.blogspot.com/

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Post by Macrology » Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:18 am

This is prescient. I just watched Exit Through the Gift Shop earlier today.
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Just wanted to add one from my neighborhood...

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Re: 100 Influential Paintings

Post by Philosophe rouge » Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:59 am

recent sketches from my notebook yo

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Re: 100 Influential Paintings

Post by Quite-Gone Genie » Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:04 am

Good stuff.
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Nice sketches. :up:
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Re: 100 Influential Paintings

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That mustache one. Ron Swanson.
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Re: 100 Influential Paintings

Post by Derninan » Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:12 am

The little "I can't keep dreaming of you" sketch just fucked with me for a bit. Well done.
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Surreal Saturday

Post by Philosophe rouge » Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:57 pm

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Two Children Are Threatened by a Nightingale, Max Ernst (1924)
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The Farmer's Wife, Joan Miro (1922/23)
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Aello, Francis Picabia (1930)
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Veglione, Francis Picabia (1924)
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Sample illustration for Contes Bizarres, Valentine Hugo (1933)
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Schlafende, Toyen (1937)
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Myten om ljuset, Toyen 1946
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Danger on the Stairs, Pierre Roy (1927-1928)
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The Virgin Spanking the Christ Child before Three Witnesses: Andre Breton, Paul Eluard and the artist, Max Ernst

*interesting note, though difficult to find any large sizes of her work online, probably the most important female member of the surrealist movement along with Meret Oppenheim and Toyen (surrealism is generally critisized in feminist essays, no surprise as it draws from the heavily problematic workings of Freud) actually worked in cinema as well. Though her greatest contributions were eventually to art direction/design in theatre and ballet, she did work as costume designer on La Passion de Jeanne D'Arc, some websites crediting her with an even greater contribution to general artistic design than IMDB lets on. Though not necessarily cinema, she also was very influential in the work of Jean Cocteau, along with her husband in charge of design for one of his ballets in the early part of the 1920s. She also has an uncredited performance in L'Age D'Or.
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Re: 100 Influential Paintings

Post by Philosophe rouge » Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:00 pm

forgot one

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Re: 100 Influential Paintings

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forgot one

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in b4 brightside
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BSB Soundsystem wrote:in b4 brightside
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Picabia and Ernst <3
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Re: 100 Influential Paintings

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Philosophe rouge wrote:forgot one

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Toyen (1937)
i kind of love this.
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Re: 100 Influential Paintings

Post by Blind Willy » Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:53 pm

Karel Tiege's collages are magick. Actually collage in general is pretty bomb.
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Blind Willy wrote:Karel Tiege's collages are magick. Actually collage in general is pretty bomb.
I'm a fan.
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Re: 100 Influential Paintings

Post by Gort » Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:12 pm

The robot went and looked up more about the Ernst painting of the spankin'. Until I read the title of this blog entry, I never noticed the little halo that has slipped off and is about to hit the ground!

EDIT: I also found a different title in the wiki article about Ernst:
The Blessed Virgin Chastises the Infant Jesus Before Three Witnesses: A.B., P.E. and the Artist (1926)

Change one word and it sounds all different and stuff.
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Post by Colonel Kurz » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:06 am

On film in 3D, these look really impressive:

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Colonel Kurz wrote:On film in 3D, these look really impressive:

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I like the multi-milennial old motion-lines around the upper rhino on the right! They almost had movies thousands of decades ago. If there had been some way to spin the cave around and cause the tallow lamps to flicker in sync, that Edison guy would have been 30,000 years too late.
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Post by Colonel Kurz » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:19 am

Gort wrote: I like the multi-milennial old motion-lines around the upper rhino on the right! They almost had movies thousands of decades ago. If there had been some way to spin the cave around and cause the tallow lamps to flicker in sync, that Edison guy would have been 30,000 years too late.
That's exactly what Herzog said! Well, he used different words, but still.
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Fire Down on the Labrador by David Blackwood, 1980
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The "Friend" bound for the Labrador by David Blackwood, 2007
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Man Warning Two Boys by David Blackwood, 1982
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House in August by Christopher Pratt, 1969)
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Catching the Sun by Ken Danby, 1989
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Sun on Lake Superior by Lawren S. Harris, 1924
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Muse in the Forest by Ozias Leduc Erato, 1906
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Mother and Child by Laura Muntz Lyall
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I love Blackwood's style. I'll have to see more about him.
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And just for fun, online Canadian history comic artist, Kate Beaton.

http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php

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Canada seems to be blessed with some of the best webcomics around.
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This is by far my favorite thread on this board. Your write-up on the Hopper Painting ("A Summer Evening") has changed my life.
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Colonel Kurz wrote:On film in 3D, these look really impressive:

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Late replying to this, but they did indeed.
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How much does a title affect your impression of a work of art? A title is superficial, much like an album cover, but a great one can make anything seem better.
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Quite-Gone Genie wrote:How much does a title affect your impression of a work of art? A title is superficial, much like an album cover, but a great one can make anything seem better.
titles are very important sometimes, like for Ernst.
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Philosophe rouge wrote: titles are very important sometimes, like for Ernst.
Indeed, and with further thought I suppose they could be considered more than superficial aspects of experimental art. Would Duchamp's Fountain be the same if it were titled Urinal?
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The significance of the title varies depending on the intent of the artist. I'd say it's often quite important in a lot of modern art, which encourages a thoughtful, dialectical approach to what's happening in a piece of art (for example, an abstract piece which purports to depict a specific object forces us to reconsider our visual preconceptions about that object). Classical paintings tend to have titles which document the scene being depicted (Christ Crucified, such and such historical conflict, etc). That's useful to know, but it's mostly a tool for categorization and it doesn't always impact our reading of the painting (in terms of the interplay of color, composition, craft). And of course a lot of artists eschew titles entirely, calling something "Untitled" or numbering paintings, presumably to encourage visual engagement rather than intellectual engagement (not that the two are mutually exclusive, of course).
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Post by Quite-Gone Genie » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:07 am

I think a majority of historical painters used the documentation approach as you've said, but some of them, such as J.M.W. Turner who is on my mind at the moment, used the title to set the mood of the piece. Turner even wrote poems to accompany some of his works. Modern representational artists like Tansey and whoever the hell I can't think of appear to be following in his footsteps. Edit: Although not with poems, of course. Turner was a tad nutty.

The master of literal titles was probably Vermeer. :D
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Post by Philosophe rouge » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:34 pm

Artist Maruyama Okyo's many interpretations of the Tiger:

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Post by Obscure » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:42 pm

Philosophe rouge wrote:And just for fun, online Canadian history comic artist, Kate Beaton.
This is kind of amazing.

Uh, and so are the paintings!
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Re: 100 Influential Paintings

Post by Philosophe rouge » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:15 pm

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Andromeda (Gustave Dore, 1869)
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The Trappistine (Alphonse Mucha, 1897)
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Ejiri in the Suruga province (Katsushika Hokusai, 1832)
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Allegory of Sculpture (Gustav Klimp, 1889)
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Mount Fuji seen throught cherry blossom (Katsushika Hokusai)
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Re: 100 Influential Paintings

Post by Stu » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:33 pm

Not real paintings, but these "snow paintings" made just by a few guys with snowshoes are definitely art:

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That does indeed resemble art.
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Post by Philosophe rouge » Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:52 am

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Battle of Lepanto by Unknown, 1571
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Battle of Orsha, by Unknown circa 1524-1530.
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The Outcast by Sandro Botticelli, 1496
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Moema by Victor Mereilles, 1866
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Melancholy by Odilon Redon, 1876
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St. Bride by John Duncan, 1913
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Madonna by Jean Fouquet, 1452
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Ellenai by Jacek Malczewski 1907
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Post by Quite-Gone Genie » Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:06 am

Incredible foreshortening in that last one; it reminds me of Lamentation of Christ.
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Girl with Flower by Bartholomaeus Bruyn, 1545
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The Merchant's Wife by Boris Kustodiev, 1918
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Woman in Yellow Dress by Max Kurzweil, 1899
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Post by Philosophe rouge » Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:15 am

Quite-Gone Genie wrote:Incredible foreshortening in that last one; it reminds me of Lamentation of Christ.
I think it's an allusion to that painting. It's a painting of his wife on her death bed.
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Re: 100 Influential Paintings

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I can't find Wally in Battle of Orsha :(
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Post by Blind Willy » Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:25 am

That Girl with Flower painting is gorgeous...
Is the Man Who is Tall Happy, (2013) - Michel Gondry
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Mariana, John Everett Millais 1851


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Amity, Bernard Fleetwood-Walker 1933
I recognize both of these from being on the cover of books. The first is on my copy of Middlemarch by George Eliot and I just really love it - I think most of all for her posture, like she's been absorbed for a while and is taking a physical break but her mind is still thinking on something.

The second one is on the cover of a book called Mariana by Monica Dickens, the great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens. I haven't read the book yet, but I remember the cover because of the striking look of the girl.
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Re: 100 Influential Paintings

Post by traboule » Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:43 am

Magic Fister wrote:
Ribs and I went to the National Gallery yesterday and took some photos/bought cheap prints of some of our favorite pieces. I should have taken better notes about what some of them were, but these were favorites:

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This was my personal favorite, more interesting as it is in a frame on the wall. A regular reproduction scan would hardly do it justice, so I like our own picture of it for that much at least.
Those are two of my favorites at the National Gallery too. I live in the D.C. area, so when I'm around the Mall and have the time, I like to pop in and go to the British Landscapes and also the American paintings. It's wonderful just to gaze for a while at my favorites.

My favorite at the National Gallery is Winslow Homer's Autumn.
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