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Alphonse Mucha









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↑ Aha! The sugary Moravian Freemason! (Thanks Wikipedia… :oops: ) But even for an "illustrator", once his work is on an umbrella, it becomes:

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And he alas also produced this kind of painting:

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So I really prefer the earlier and rougher ribaldry of Toulouse-Lautrec, e. g.:

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He does not measure up to Alphonse.

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Francisco was kitsch all by himself (bloody kitsch, but kitsch):

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And a Protector of the Arts®:

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:BlowChunks:
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Is he still dead?

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Art for ed:

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More: http://federicouribe.com/
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:Just because an objet trouvé composer was placed by a smartass makes it no less truly ARTTM. :coolspecs:
Hey, for once I agree with you!

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Ansel Adams, pianist & iconic Murican photographer:

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For something truly different:

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To the (slightly NSFW, of course) gallery: http://www.juxtapoz.com/erotica/book-of ... ions-nsfw/
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Marc Riboud, who took this famous picture:

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has bitten the dust.

Some other works:

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That is just terrible.

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Scraping reddit again, are we? :twisted:

As most old Oriental carpets have of course disappeared, their representation on paintings interests historians of the subject a lot, e. g. by the Flemish Masters:

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(unknown master)

Now the oldest surviving carpet (ca. 2400 years old) comes presumably from the Pazyryk burials:

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(note that some internal anatomy seems to be represented)

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(Scythian warriors?)
Wikipedia wrote:Pazyryk carpet

One of the most famous finds at Pazyryk is the Pazyryk carpet, which is probably the oldest surviving carpet in the world. It measures 183×200 cm and has a knot density of approximately 360 000 knots per square meter, which is a higher knot density than most modern carpets. The middle of the carpet consists of a ribbon motif, while in the border there is a procession with deers and in another border warriors on horses. The Pazyryk carpet was probably manufactured in East Turkistan around 400 B.C. When it was found it had been deeply frozen in a block of ice, which is why it is so well-preserved. The carpet can be seen at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.
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Witness wrote: Scraping reddit again, are we? :twisted:
Oh absolutely. But can you blame me?
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Grammatron wrote:Oh absolutely. But can you blame me?
I'm certainly not throwing the first stone… :oops: :mrgreen:

Here, some more terrible Russia (also with carpets):

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(Like the small guy on the left – would make a more convincing Gandalf, no?)
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I have an interest in obscure things. On reflection, it is probably becasue if no one else knows anything about the subject, it is easy to be an "expert" and diminsish those about you. Sort of in the land of blind men a one eyed man is king thing.

Anyway, a few years ago I came across this at a flea market in CT
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I thought that the peace had merit and looked into the artist. One Charles Howard Johnson

A sad sad story. Guy had talent, moved to NY, got married, had a daughter, illustrated for Life and Look and a bunch of rags of the time. There were even a few writeups which characterized him as a leader of the art movement in NY. He had shows.
Fucker, just when he had the world by the balls, dropped dead at age 28 in 1896.
Obit is here
http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-fr ... ref=slogin

It was really sad. Guy had talent and everything going for him, was a "celebrity" of the time. Now I bet no one here even heard of him.
Anyhoo, felt bad and did his bio on wiki

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Howard_Johnson
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:x :x

You could make him a gay icon :D
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Didn't know. I am an initiator, those that come after have their reward.
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"Shadow doodles" by Vincent Bal. Lots more: https://www.instagram.com/vincent_bal/
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Neat
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All this variously NSFW.

The artsy Parisian Eroticism Museum is closing and sells its collections. (Of course never got a grant from the State or the city.)

Presentation (French): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNmis4dh2NI

Another one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNmis4dh2NI
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Some Stonehenge:

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John Constable (1776-1837)

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Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851)

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William Turner of Oxford (1789 - 1862)

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(from 1877, before reconstruction)
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I put some "art news" here:
BBC wrote:Poland buys da Vinci and famous collection for bargain price

The Polish government has purchased a world-famous art collection, including one of Leonardo da Vinci's most famous paintings, for a fraction of its value.

The Czartoryski collection of about 86,000 pieces, based in the city of Krakow, includes da Vinci's Lady with an Ermine and works by Rembrandt.

It was sold for €100m ($105m; £85m) despite being estimated at about €2bn.

The management board of the Czartoryski Foundation resigned in protest at the bargain price.

The board says it was not consulted about the sale, which was negotiated between Poland's culture Ministry and the head of the family which owns the collection, Adam Karol Czartoryski.

Mr Czartoryski said he was supporting the Polish nation by accepting the offer, effectively making a large donation to the state.

He said he "felt like making a donation" and that it was his choice to make.

In addition to the artworks, the Czartoryski collection includes about 250,000 manuscripts and books. All are now the property of the Polish state.
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Lady with an Ermine, painted in 1490, is one of only four portraits of women by Da Vinci.

It shows Cecilia Gallerani, a young woman in the Milanese court who was mistress to Ludovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan.

His nickname at court was "the white ermine" - explaining the animal's presence in her arms.

It was stolen from Poland by Nazi forces during World War Two, but later repatriated and restored to its owners.

In 2014, new techniques revealed that the painting had been changed at least twice - with the eponymous animal only being added in a later version.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38462474
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I'm not sure if it really counts as "art" but I spent a few weeks rising at ungodgly hours to snap this pic of dawn rising through the Reddish Vale Viaduct.

And if you don't like it, I don't give a fuck. Although I might travel to Finland and throttle pillory to cheer everyone up for the New Year.

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And another one. Amazing how our stopfunians are able to grafitise a remarkable piece of civil engineering, isn't it?

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Dali's The Great Mastubator. Posed for by pillory?

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asthmatic camel wrote:Dali's The Great Mastubator. Posed for by pillory?

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That's some awful copy/interpretation. :HoppingMad: :HoppingMad2:

Here's the Real (Nice?) Thing®:

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http://www.museoreinasofia.es/coleccion ... dor?id=180
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See? A forum full of pedantic assholes, as has been previously mentioned.

pillory looks just the same in both of them.
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asthmatic camel wrote:See? A forum full of pedantic assholes, as has been previously mentioned.
And I thought I was the resident Pedantic Asshole®! :(
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You are towards the height of the pedantic assholery bell curve, my friend but you need to do some work to meet Doctor X at the zenith.
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asthmatic camel wrote:You are towards the height of the pedantic assholery bell curve, my friend but you need to do some work to meet Doctor X at the zenith.
I am not sure Doctor X has ever started a thread for the precise purpose of being a pedantic asshole. Unlike some people...
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Modesty forbids, dear chap.
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You, sir, are in rare form today. What's up? New meds? :-)
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Um, sort of. I allow myself a few drinks over the Christmas week. Back to boring normality tomorrow. :(
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asthmatic camel wrote:Um, sort of. I allow myself a few drinks over the Christmas week. Back to boring normality tomorrow. :(


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Bloody Mary for breakfast. :) Haven't done that since my pub days, 20 years ago.
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asthmatic camel wrote:Bloody Mary for breakfast. :) Haven't done that since my pub days, 20 years ago.
So how's the aftermath?

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Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.
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Dilaudid, stat!
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