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Re: Visual Artists

Postby Harvey » Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:22 pm

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Re: Visual Artists

Postby Harvey » Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:26 pm

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Re: Visual Artists

Postby Harvey » Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:28 pm

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Re: Visual Artists

Postby Harvey » Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:33 pm

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Re: Visual Artists

Postby Harvey » Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:35 pm

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Re: Visual Artists

Postby Harvey » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:29 am

Begun as a portrait of a friend and remained unfinished because the sitter didn't come back. Much later I started to play around with it and something else began to emerge which is why I originally acquired a ram skull, leading to all of the other paintings. Completed in fits and starts over the last year or two, a week here, a week there, the painting made itself up as it went along.

After the Wars. Oil on stretched paper.




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Re: Visual Artists

Postby Harvey » Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:00 am

Isle of the Dead, after Arnold Böcklin. I did this over the last few weeks, the last picture in my studio having moved out yesterday (the building has been sold.)

It started as a still life, two ewe skulls on a mirror and would have been less interesting if it hadn't gone off at a tangent...

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Re: Visual Artists

Postby chump » Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:12 pm

^Definitely interesting and strangely alluring...


Some of Ralph Steadman’s farcical renderings (that I found on FB) of Ray Bradbury’s fictional Farenheit 451:

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Re: Visual Artists

Postby Harvey » Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:00 pm

chump » Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:12 am wrote:^Definitely interesting and strangely alluring...


A quality inherited from the originals. So much so, Böcklin painted the same theme several times.



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And they certainly captured the imaginations of Beksinski and Giger, to some degree.



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Re: Visual Artists

Postby Harvey » Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:31 pm

So much so that both painters returned to the theme for the rest of their careers.




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Giger in ever increasing resolution,




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Down to the microscopic.




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Until I think Giger's alien ship, rebooted in Prometheus (and the other film) is essentially a journey begun with Böcklin's isle of the Dead, although by this time it equally resembles so many other things, from a torc to a lamprey, that it would become increasingly difficult to argue, but no less the same image.




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While Beksinski zooms ever further out, his image returns to the theme shorn of life. Not even Böcklin's dark, enticing thatch of Cyrpus nestled inside the broken circle (or perhaps English/Irish Yew, found in most country graveyards and favoured for it's ready use as a poison for arrows) makes it into any of Beksinski's images. Anyway, more later.
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Re: Visual Artists

Postby chump » Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:34 am

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Re: Visual Artists

Postby Harvey » Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:08 am

:lol:
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Re: Visual Artists

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