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There does seem to be a bit of an overload of depressing art in the thread.   :p

 

You think? There's a couple I'd call depressing (Boltaksi or Berni for example, and I can see how Beksinski can be deemed depressing too even though there is a comedic element to all of his work, however grim it may seem), but for the most part a lot of the art I've posted has a pretty distinct spiritual or transcendent motive to them.



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For anyone who is a fan of Art Nouveau, Alphonse Mucha's Le Pater was reprinted by The Century Guild Museum and Gallery.  A larger more extensive hard bound reprint is forthcoming. 

 

Unlike his typical poster art, or his magnum opus series of paintings The Slav Epic, Le Pater was created as a printed book.  Since the original only had about 500 copies made of it, its a new opportunity to see the book as it was intended to be seen (as opposed to the various images taken out of the book setting seen reprinted over the years). 

Oof, that is lovely. I'd love to get my hands on that.

 

Its really nice - I have the smaller softcover they did first; apparently the hardcover is going to have additional writing about the work and photographs (I believe from Mucha's production photos).

 

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My favorite "art" piece was a painting by Andrew Wyeth that has been re-printed a million times:

 

Andrew Wyeth is considered to be a top US artist.  His dad, N. C. Wyeth, is considered to be one of the top US illustrators.  His work on TREASURE ISLAND is legendary.

 

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I did introduce a friend to the art of Luis Royo a few weeks back.


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Exhibition on Russian Art from 1917-1932 in the royal academy of arts in London, some of my favourites....

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boris kustodiev demonstration on Uritsky

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isaak brodsky lenin in smolny

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alexander deineka the defense of petrograd 1928
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I know this is more about painting than photography but I found this on http://www.art.com

 

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Algoth this thread is going to end up costing me money. You've got me looking around on that site for something to liven up this house. I've never been one for decorating and the walls are pretty bare.



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I know this is more about painting than photography but I found this on http://www.art.com

 

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Algoth this thread is going to end up costing me money. You've got me looking around on that site for something to liven up this house. I've never been one for decorating and the walls are pretty bare.

Photography is very much admitted here, as is the case with Duane Michals for example a page back. Can't say I'm a fan of that particular example, I've never been a fan of dogs to put it mildly (sorry). :(

 

And sorry to hear that too, but hey, it'll be for a good cause (or so I'll tell myself?)! :lol:


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Exhibition on Russian Art from 1917-1932 in the royal academy of arts in London, some of my favourites....

 

Really nice stuff there, Ben! That Konstantin Yuon piece looks wonderful, I'll be looking into him a bit more.



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Exhibition on Russian Art from 1917-1932 in the royal academy of arts in London, some of my favourites....

Really nice stuff there, Ben! That Konstantin Yuon piece looks wonderful, I'll be looking into him a bit more.
Happy to help :)


Some more cause I got time on my hands:

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kliment redko insurrection

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andrey golubev; red spinner

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kazimir malevich; red cavalry

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state porcelain factory leningrad; dish "moulding workshop"

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kuzma petrov-vodkin; after battle

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Some very nice stuff there, Ben. Malevich is probably my favorite Soviet artist of that time alongside Naum Gabo. Here's another for you, by Aleksandr Gerasimov:

 

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Also, Ilya Repin

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Cornelis van Dalem (some in collaboration with Jan van Wechelen)

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Hubert Robert

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Just realized that I missed noting the 100 anniversary of the death of one of my favorite Pre-Raphelite artists, John William Watterhouse:

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One of his Lady of Shalott Paintings

 

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Been on a Rodin exhibition some time ago and forgot to post about it. Anyway, by far my favourite of his works; the kiss:

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Don't know if you can tell, but their lips are actually connected.

Edited by Ben No.3, 13 May 2017 - 08:33 AM.

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The Delaware Art Museum is making a lot of their documents available online - http://www.delart.or...al_collections/

 

Included are correspondence from Pre-Raphelite painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti and correspondence and talks by and about Howard Pyle.  I believe they are still adding things to the digital collection (the Pyle section is currently only a couple of items).


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Hubert Robert

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Every one of those is gorgeous. Its a shame nowadays art like that is relegated to concept work or illustration while abstract post modern garbage gets all the attention

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Every one of those is gorgeous. Its a shame nowadays art like that is relegated to concept work or illustration while abstract post modern garbage gets all the attention

 

 

Agreed on the former, not on the latter. Abstract and modernist/post-modern art have their well-earned place as do any other artstyle (I have posted a number of contemporary works in earlier posts for example which I would rank amidst my favorites), the problem is when it becomes so monopolistic in the contemporary scene that it relegates the more classical forms to what you describe. All the same, glad you enjoyed these!


Edited by algroth, 16 May 2017 - 09:06 PM.


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Have you ever seen Art School Confidential? It pretty much sums up how I feel about art nowadays. If you haven't, its about a talented artist who goes to art school and his work is seen as pedestrian while everyone fawns over the work of an undercover cop who has never painted before in his life and is essentially producing children's artwork.

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I've seen it and read the inspiration for it -  a Daniel Clowes short comics story from his EIGHTBALL anthology series.  While I agree with some of the sentiment in it, I also agree with algroth that not all post-modernist or abstract or 'modern' art is bad (and I say that as someone whose dumped a lot of criticism on the likes of Duchamp and his collaborator for fostering bad ideas on art at the same time that they tried to challenge what art could be).


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Have you ever seen Art School Confidential? It pretty much sums up how I feel about art nowadays. If you haven't, its about a talented artist who goes to art school and his work is seen as pedestrian while everyone fawns over the work of an undercover cop who has never painted before in his life and is essentially producing children's artwork.

 

I have not seen it, but I get what you mean all the same - the Emperor's New Clothes argument and all that jazz. I can see how one can feel that way about abstract art but I for one find a lot to appreciate in experiences and ideas expressed in manners that stray from classical, hard-lined conventions; actually I would hope a fan of fantasy and a medium as broadly shunned as videogames and comic books to be more open about such means as well, given the bad rep any of these categories has received over time from those who believe they're only Harry Potter, Call of Duty and superheroes respectively. I mean, as with any such category there's a good and bad side to it, I certainly don't think all abstract artists are great and I do think some can feel quite fraudulent - but then, for every Hubert Robert there's also a dozen mediocre landscape artists painting the same city landmarks over and over so that some housewife can fill an empty wall in her dining room. There are contemporary artists who may be extremely simple in regards to their techniques while others (see Shahzia Sikander, Luis Felipe NoƩ or Duane Michals in this thread for example) to put a great degree of skill on display as well. In fact the scene is so varied that one cannot rightly point at any piece or art and say 'everything is like that': when you find yourself with a scene that incorporates everything from sculpting and painting to forging to creating electric circuits to manipulating photography to collage, all the way down to readymades and performance, it's pretty disingenuous to me to try and find a blanket statement with which to dismiss it all. In the end I value the effect and impact it has on me regardles of technical or virtuous display - to me the right technique or appropriation, however simple it may be, to convey rightly an idea or feeling is more worthwhile than any amount of skill placed on something that, ultimately, is little more than 'pretty'. That, I think, is worthy of its own place and praise in art.


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I've seen it and read the inspiration for it -  a Daniel Clowes short comics story from his EIGHTBALL anthology series.  While I agree with some of the sentiment in it, I also agree with algroth that not all post-modernist or abstract or 'modern' art is bad (and I say that as someone whose dumped a lot of criticism on the likes of Duchamp and his collaborator for fostering bad ideas on art at the same time that they tried to challenge what art could be).

 

I would also agree, but I'm curious as to what bad ideas you think Duchamp fostered. :D


Edited by algroth, 17 May 2017 - 02:17 PM.





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