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Frazier Cranium

Artists - may I ask for a new Reg Topic Thread?

Howdy.

Now I like to learn things about stuff that interests me, but one of my great failures in this respect has been artists and Fine Art.  

Can we have a thread please where Reggers can write about their fave artists and post images to support their writings, or is this all a bit misguided and artyfarty of me?

Watched a Culture Show ages ago and saw works by two artists I'd never heard of (see, I'm seriously uneducated) - Samuel Palmer and John Piper.

Just a thought, I can handle rejection.
Frazier Cranium

I meant as a main Topic, a sticky, not just a thread.  Boy all this 21st century speak is too much for me.
Butts

I know next to nothing about art but I've always found William Hogarth fascinating, a chronicler of the underbelly of 19C London. The top one is his most famous work, Gin Lane. The detail is amazing, some of the images truly x certificate stuff.








Frazier Cranium

You just go ahead and hijack the thread Butts why don't you
Mick McCann

Quite a well known one but I always liked Egon Schiele:



fartcatcher

I like Edward Hopper. He did that avatar specially for me
bearing

That bottom one Mick, I've seen that somewhere before, but can't place where...
Forest

I'll knock something up for this section later.
Frazier Cranium

Forest wrote:
I'll knock something up for this section later.


Thank you  
Butts

Frank Auerbach, that was the other one I was rying to think of. His paintings don't look much on a screen but when you see them close up they're about 6-12 inches thick  - layers and layers of paint applied with a knife. Figurative is what he's called.

Forest

No offence but that looks like it could have been a dirty protest by the artist.
Butts

This one went for 150k at auction


Forest

This came to mind as soon as I saw that.

Butts

It's the same isn't it?
grunt

Butts wrote:




Would.
grunt

Butts wrote:
This one went for 150k at auction




I was going to say that using so much paint would work out very expensive but I can see now it's fairly cost effective.
Forest

Butts wrote:
It's the same isn't it?


Yes. Sort of. Maybe. There's definitely some similarity between them.
lolwarlol

Goya, saw a program on his works once, they hold me hypnotised in awe and terror.











lolwarlol

I will write more tomorrow when i9'm not weighed down by a delightful dinner or thinking of the cats again *cries*
lolwarlol

I will iclude this remarkable place and woman in the report that we visited today. This picture does it no justice.

Tank Girl

i like a bit of turner, the ones where he is just painting light really.





i can like that kind of atmospheric kind of thing but i can also like really detailed look up close things like dali.
we went to a dali exhibition in berlin, it was ace, love the sculpture.



i also like modigliani and his long necked women.



my all time favourite painting is this one. it made a massive impression on me as a child. it hangs in the art gallery in glasgow and when you are little it is awesome. it hangs at the end of quite a dark corridor - so as you walk towards it it feels like you are walking out of the sky. its st john of the cross by dali




sculpture similar to this was amazing, it was all lit so it cast shadows on the wall behind it.




its funny but paintings on the flash have a totally different effect on me. i can take or leave monet prints and pics really but i went to the monet exhibition and they were so massive and well. awesome, i was moved to tears.
i am a bit of a wuss that way right enough.
Forest



I'm not a massive fan of Picassos Guernica but I do like the story about it. Guernica was bombed to smithereens by the Germans, killing thousands of civilians in one day.

In 1942, during the 1940-1944 German occupation of Paris, German officers often visited Picasso's Paris studio at a time when some of his paintings were being burned as decadent. On one visit, an aggressive Gestapo officer found a simple postcard with an image of Guernica in the studio. The officer confronted the painter, and held before Picasso's face the postcard with its breathtaking indictments of war, national pride, meaningless death, pointless suffering, waste, government hypocrisy, inflamed leadership and self-destruction.

"Did you do this?", the officer asked.

No, sir. You did."


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_Guernica
Fin

my all time favourite painting is this one. it made a massive impression on me as a child. it hangs in the art gallery in glasgow and when you are little it is awesome. it hangs at the end of quite a dark corridor - so as you walk towards it it feels like you are walking out of the sky. its st john of the cross by dali

Lots of people were up in arms about the money spent on that painting,seems like money well spent now
lolwarlol

I love that old masterpiece of the Dogs playing Poker. It's timeless. Moving. Breathtaking.
Tank Girl

Fin wrote:
my all time favourite painting is this one. it made a massive impression on me as a child. it hangs in the art gallery in glasgow and when you are little it is awesome. it hangs at the end of quite a dark corridor - so as you walk towards it it feels like you are walking out of the sky. its st john of the cross by dali

Lots of people were up in arms about the money spent on that painting,seems like money well spent now


is that right? i didnt know that. it blew me away as a kid and i feel proud its in kelvingrove.
though i went back there a few years ago, just to see it again, to see if it would feel the same and it was away 'on tour'.

like a rock star
Butts

Lucian Freud can be described as 'unflinching'.








Forest

Just found my new desktop Wallpaper I think.
Fin

Dali created this painting in the summer of 1951 at Port Lligat in Spain. It is a reworking of a drawing of the Crucifiction believed to have been made by Saint John of the Cross, a 16th century Spanish saint.

Glasgow Museums purchased the painting and put it on display in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in 1952. The purchase aroused controversy at the time as many people felt that the price of 8,200 was too high. Today it is one of the best-loved works of art in the city.
Tank Girl

i wonder what the equivalent of 8200 would be today?

so according to this calculator i just found it is 189,502.

bargain. well done Glasgow city fathers.

a dali sold in feb for 13.5m.
it was 13 inches high.
Forest

Tank Girl wrote:
i wonder what the equivalent of 8200 would be today?

so according to this calculator i just found it is 189,502.

bargain. well done Glasgow city fathers.

a dali sold in feb for 13.5m.
it was 13 inches high.


The Spanish government offered 80 million for it.
Fin

Tank Girl wrote:
i wonder what the equivalent of 8200 would be today?

so according to this calculator i just found it is 189,502.

bargain. well done Glasgow city fathers.

a dali sold in feb for 13.5m.
it was 13 inches high.

TG there is a great documentary about it on YouTube,it wont let me embed it

http://youtu.be/37vInv-RFq8
sheeps

I'm aJM Turner fan also, my favourites.








lolwarlol

sheeps wrote:
I'm aJM Turner fan also, my favourites.


creep.
Fin

Turner and Pooch.
lolwarlol

Fin wrote:
Turner and Pooch.


Fucking genius you are Fin.

On the subject of art, check out these underwater sculptures.

http://twistedsifter.com/2011/01/...by-jason-decaires-taylor-30-pics/
Fin

Very eerie,excellent but eerie but probably more excellent than eerie,still eerie mind.
Tank Girl

Fin wrote:
Tank Girl wrote:
i wonder what the equivalent of 8200 would be today?

so according to this calculator i just found it is 189,502.

bargain. well done Glasgow city fathers.

a dali sold in feb for 13.5m.
it was 13 inches high.

TG there is a great documentary about it on YouTube,it wont let me embed it

http://youtu.be/37vInv-RFq8


nice one - thanks.
Mick McCann

sheeps wrote:
I'm aJM Turner fan also, my favourites.



You know where that is don't you Sheeps?

Tell him PM.
bearing

I was just about to say isn't that PM's abode in the distance?
Cutsyke

Me and my eldest were in the Met the other week That Van Gough fella's a bit special. Seen loads of old master, modern and everything in between, really spoilt for choice over here. Nothing comes close to Van Gough though when you see them up close. Would love to see Starry night.

Of the new breed, a mate has a gallery in Brooklyn, Mighty Tanaka, he just had Mat Sewell on there, good, child like, 60s inspired stuff. The things in the exhibition were very Wickerman. Can't put up picture but google him if you don't know him. Matt, not Van
bearing

I'm a fan of Van Gogh, we've been reading a book at school about him, it's a great book, especially for sociology.  It's about his time in Arles and how he was befriended by the Roulin family, the Roulin family were very dear to Van Gogh and he actually painted them all.
Mick McCann

Cutsyke wrote:
Me and my eldest were in the Met the other week That Van Gough fella's a bit special. Seen loads of old master, modern and everything in between, really spoilt for choice over here. Nothing comes close to Van Gough though when you see them up close. Would love to see Starry night.


Mrs Mick had a long weekend in Amsterdam couple of yrs ago and was knocked sideways by Van Gough...his paintings that is. Said the same thing, seeing the actual paintings brought a whole new perspective.
sheeps

Brian wrote:
sheeps wrote:
I'm aJM Turner fan also, my favourites.


creep.


It is possible as I am a couple of years older than TG that I began to appreciate JM earlier than her ladyship.
fartcatcher

Jenny Holzer.

I think she's what they call a performance artist. She projects verse in huge illuminated letters onto the sides of buildings.

All a bit weird

I used to have this as my tag line when i was on TOP and wanted everyone to think i was smart.

This particular example isn't projected onto the side of a large building. Obviously.


sheeps

fartcatcher wrote:
Jenny Holzer.

I think she's what they call a performance artist. She projects verse in huge illuminated letters onto the sides of buildings.

All a bit weird

I used to have this as my tag line when i was on TOP and wanted everyone to think i was smart.

This particular example isn't projected onto the side of a large building. Obviously.




Your signature say's more    
fartcatcher

sheeps wrote:
fartcatcher wrote:
Jenny Holzer.

I think she's what they call a performance artist. She projects verse in huge illuminated letters onto the sides of buildings.

All a bit weird

I used to have this as my tag line when i was on TOP and wanted everyone to think i was smart.

This particular example isn't projected onto the side of a large building. Obviously.




Your signature say's more


i think they're more 'succinct' now. I did like that one though.
Plastic Man

Mick McCann wrote:
sheeps wrote:
I'm aJM Turner fan also, my favourites.



You know where that is don't you Sheeps?

Tell him PM.


If you look very closely approximately 4/5ths of the way along the lower edge, you can make out one of Eddie's forebears waving at Turner.

Legend has it that he was shouting at Turner, "Fuck off His Grace the EoOII's property or I'll set the dogs on you".

Nothing much changes around here.
Grind

I like art, me.
lolwarlol

What a great film.
lolwarlol

Art to get your teeth into

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/14...europe/14muswell.html?_r=2&hp
Forest

Cutsyke wrote:
Me and my eldest were in the Met the other week That Van Gough fella's a bit special. Seen loads of old master, modern and everything in between, really spoilt for choice over here. Nothing comes close to Van Gough though when you see them up close. Would love to see Starry night.


Isn't that in New York?
Late Doors

The Art institute in Chicago has plenty of VG and loads of other impressionists if youre ever in the city on your travels. The whole museum is brilliant

We went on a bit of a VG trail in Arles and around Provence a few years ago, took these for a bit of fun but it was eerily memorable stood there taking these and others



bearing



Grind

That's some camera you have, Bearing.
Tank Girl

lovely stars
Frazier Cranium

So are we having theprivilege of a new Section, dedicated ti individual artists?


No I'm serious.  Ths thread is marvellous but already there are so many posts it's got confusing, I'm already mixed up more than a fresh paint palet on a pneumatic drill.  Individual topics for individual artists!!!!

It's a catchy chant, I know
Tank Girl

poor frazier, we have ruined his idea.

anarchy.
lolwarlol

A whole new art section?

I'm on it.
Tank Girl

but i think we may have all  now posted everything we have ever thought about art
lolwarlol

Well;, considering we're going to a gallery tomorrow i think it may have legs. If it doesn't work, we can blend it back in to Life in fish bowl.

What is great is that we do this, this forum goes on fads and phases, so we get a subject we're all fired up about, make a new section, then when that dies, we blend it back in and on to the next topic.
Tank Girl

god, the flexibility of it all.
we are winners.
are we not.
Tank Girl

that would be great.
i used to dream of having some of my masterpieces in the vision on gallery.
Frazier Cranium

Thanks Brian PL2 LOL or whoever it was to do this .

 

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