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Re: Visual Artists

Postby brainpanhandler » Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:43 pm

"Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." - Martin Luther King Jr.
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Re: Visual Artists

Postby Harvey » Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:36 pm

Mmmm, thanks.
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Re: Visual Artists

Postby Harvey » Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:48 pm

Sound paintings, pioneered by Welsh singer Margaret Watts-Hughes using an invention of her own devising, the eidophone.

More here: https://publicdomainreview.org/essay/pi ... -eidophone



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Re: Visual Artists

Postby brainpanhandler » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:38 am

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Dubya self portrait

If I cover half of his face, the left side from the viewer's perspective, is an angry sort of disgust and if I cover the other half, the right side appears blank and expressionless.

It's not awful. I could almost believe the asymmetry is artful.
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Re: Visual Artists

Postby Harvey » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:30 am

Which brings us full circle very neatly.

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Re: Visual Artists

Postby Harvey » Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:15 pm

What I feel looking at that self portrait is that the painter is representing someone haughtily projecting contempt, perhaps through sadness. "I'm sad you haven't seen what I've seen. You couldn't possibly understand."

Which could as easily be read as "I'm saddened you don't understand my contempt." But author and subject are the same person and for me at least, his left (our right) side seems more stunned or surprised and bewildered than it does blank. The self bewildered by the urgencies and imperatives of its own self, represented by the pitiless, unconscious and devouring gaze of his right (our left) side.



In any case, altogether more honest and unattractive than this bullshit:


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Re: Visual Artists

Postby Elvis » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:37 pm

Aside from some painting lessons around age 10, I'm untrained in drawing and painting, and never pursued it with any resolve. But I occasionally get the urge.

I recently found this among some papers I was going through...from 20 years ago maybe?


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I just guessed what running deer look like, feel free to critique. Rendered with an ancient set of "Nupastel Color Sticks" that belonged to my father.

Anyway, here's a sketch of a friend, also from some years ago:


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Re: Visual Artists

Postby Harvey » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:46 pm

It has my vote, the dear deer. :thumbsup I like it.
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Re: Visual Artists

Postby brainpanhandler » Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:09 am

Harvey » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:57 am wrote:Here's my latest work with the final element in place, the willow frame which I finished yesterday. Very pleased with it.

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What I find interesting about this piece is that it defies my attempts to explain it. The elements charge my imagination but refuse to coalesce into meaning. I think that's actually very difficult to do. Or, maybe I just don't get it. What size is it?
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Re: Visual Artists

Postby Harvey » Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:00 am

In the frame it's approx 100 cm x 75 cm.
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Re: Visual Artists

Postby MacCruiskeen » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:33 am

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The pyckpurse and eke the pale drede,
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Re: Visual Artists

Postby Harvey » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:28 pm

You just can't beat a bit of Durer. (Or Da Vinci) The relationships between the subjects in his drawings are so very interesting aren't they? I suspect there's much still to be revealed in his work. In this Adam and Eve for instance we see the beginning of the end of the moment of grace, when all life is at peace with itself and the couple seem almost appendages of the trees, themselves fruits of the forest. I love the master of the ramparts up at the top right.

Is that your picture at the bottom Mac? I love the expression of frustration (which mirrors my own) at the awkwardness of hands. They're a right bugger to draw!



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Re: Visual Artists

Postby Harvey » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:08 pm

Ah, it's Python. I've never seen the image before, it is brilliant.
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