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Re: Visual Artists

Postby Harvey » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:34 am

Colours are a bit weird (it's an ancient (but good) Epson scanner which neither Windows nor the manufacturer any longer support)

Oil on stretched paper.


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Re: Visual Artists

Postby brainpanhandler » Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:37 am

@Harvey

I'm curious about your avatar image. I've always seen a chinese demon mask.
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Re: Visual Artists

Postby brainpanhandler » Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:55 am

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Re: Visual Artists

Postby brainpanhandler » Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:55 pm

brainpanhandler » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:37 am wrote: I've always seen a chinese demon mask.


Or perhaps Cat 3 by Louis Wain

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Re: Visual Artists

Postby Harvey » Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:44 am

BPH, it's a blurred tree line. Samuel Colman is quite a discovery for me, thanks!



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Re: Visual Artists

Postby Harvey » Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:48 am

Van Gogh, at his most luminous amongst the trees...



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Re: Visual Artists

Postby Harvey » Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:47 pm

A couple of experiments I've done since begining this thread, based on the artist in the OP. I'm going to do a series of 'machinemals' ostensibly to play with the machine metaphor of life and hopefully point toward its inadequacies.



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Re: Visual Artists

Postby Harvey » Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:33 pm

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt 1736 - 1783



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Re: Visual Artists

Postby Harvey » Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:12 pm

Otto Dix, self portrait.



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Re: Visual Artists

Postby Harvey » Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:13 pm

Alastair Adams, portrait of Bruce Robinson.




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Re: Visual Artists

Postby Harvey » Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:15 pm

Portrait of Alan Garner by Andrew Tift.




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Re: Visual Artists

Postby MacCruiskeen » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:56 am

^^England's greatest living writer. Thank you for that.

Garner's books have meant a lot to me since I was nine years old (though, as AG himself has always stressed, he is "not a children's writer").

One of those great books was illustrated by the great Charles Keeping:

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The anti-Narnia: Elidor by Alan Garner
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Re: Visual Artists

Postby Harvey » Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:53 am

I wholeheartedly agree. I think I was seven when we were read Weirdstone of Brasingamen each afternoon in school, one chapter at a time. Luckily there was a book fair at the school that week and I begged my mother to buy it for me and delighted in reading ahead the night before so that I knew what was coming before everyone else.

It would be hard to overestimate the impact his work has had upon me, from the early novels, through Redshift and his book of essays The Voice That Thunders to later novels like Strandloper, Thursbitch and Boneland. An astonishing, uncategorisable writer and essential reading for RI folk, I would have thought. There's no one like him. Unfortunately, apart from a few, his work is criminally under available in print.

A friend of mine worked on a number of projects with him a few years ago and I think he has hours of interview with Alan. I'll ask if he's released any of it and let you know where to find it.








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Re: Visual Artists

Postby Harvey » Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:57 am

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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Re: Visual Artists

Postby Harvey » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:57 am

Chiharu Shiota



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