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It's spring again, and I'm still alive. :shock:

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:HoppingMad: Three days later! :HoppingMad2:

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(Taken at 5 AM, 30 s at f/5.6.)
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Witness wrote: Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:25 pm :HoppingMad: Three days later! :HoppingMad2:
(Taken at 5 AM, 30 s at f/5.6.)
You do good work.
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Ah, the Stockport Plaza in all its glory, well done, AC!

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You also loosened up a bit, getting a more "watercolor" feel, nice. :figamagee:

And got rid of the municipal uglies.
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A Not-So-Still Life with White Vase, Duane Keiser, painting/animation, 2018.
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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Giovanni Battista Bracelli engraved similar bizarre figures:

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You can download the full book here: https://www.loc.gov/resource/rbc0001.2002rosen1345/ :)
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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Interesting use of materials. Wood and resin.

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Anaxagoras wrote: Wed May 29, 2019 4:05 pm Interesting use of materials. Wood and resin.
He's a (very productive) digital artist.

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https://www.digitalmanipulation.com/eve ... days-2017/
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Witness wrote: Thu May 30, 2019 2:33 am He's a (very productive) digital artist.
:oops:

I guess it was mis-labled as a "sculpture" in the reddit thread where I saw it.
Shoulda known.
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Anaxagoras wrote: Thu May 30, 2019 2:37 am :oops:
Don't be ashamed, it's a nice homage to his skills. :wink:

There is an anecdote about a (Renaissance? Baroque? Can't remember) painter who added a fly on one of his paintings just to poke fun at people trying to chase it away.
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Artist auctions off virus-ridden laptop for $1 million

A laptop infected with some of the most destructive pieces of malware ever may sound like the kind of ticking time bomb you'd expect only in sci-fi movies. But one man has created just such a machine, and it can be yours — if you have about $1 million to spare.

No, this isn't some shady dark web marketplace. It's an art auction, and the current bidding price is around $1.2 million.

The piece, by artist Guo O Dong, is titled "The Persistence of Chaos," and the name is apt because the laptop could wreak some serious havoc. The old Samsung Netbook that runs Windows XP is infected with half a dozen extremely dangerous pieces of malware that, cumulatively, have caused nearly $95 billion in damages, according to Dong.
https://mashable.com/article/virus-ridd ... -of-chaos/

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Working on old pictures, here's a Parisian cat from June 1995:

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The same, December 2004:

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I wrote: "The weather is awful. The cat stays near the radiator." :mrgreen:
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A tutti frutti of street photography. Music is bearable.



Could go in Abdul's awesome thread. :mrgreen:
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Diane Arbus with her Mamiya (I have one :coolspecs: ):

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Pictures by the lady:

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The Art Institute of Chicago Has Put 50,000 High-Res Images from Their Collection Online

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https://kottke.org/18/11/the-art-instit ... ion-online for details.
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We should celebrate indiginous art. With the new world order, we will see the replacement of patriarchal trash like this

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with glorious indiginous creations like this
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You think I am kidding?
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Happy Muricans:
Lack of space at the British Museum sees major loan of Assyrian collection to Getty

Since the closure of a basement gallery in 2006 there is little room to store the whole collection

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The British Museum is to lend an "important group" of Assyrian sculpted reliefs to the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles for three years because it lacks the funds to create an adequate display space for all of its outstanding collection. The loan will include the Banquet Scene, which is widely regarded as the world’s finest single relief panel from Assyria.

The Los Angeles show, Assyria: Palace Art of Ancient Iraq (from 2 October), will comprise 12 large gypsum panels like those destroyed by Islamic State extremists in Iraq in 2015. The sculptures on loan date from the ninth to seventh centuries BC and were excavated at Nimrud, Nineveh and Khorsabad in the mid-19th century.
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/no ... ish-museum


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First Verrocchio exhibit to open in the U.S.

50 masterworks by Leonardo's master at NGA

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(ANSA) - Washington, September 11 - Andrea del Verrocchio, one of the greatest Renaissance artists and the master of Leonardo and Perugino, will star in the first-ever monographic exhibition in the United States, at the National Gallery of Art (NGA) in Washington. The exhibit will showcase some 50 masterworks including paintings, sculptures and drawings.
It will run from September 15 through January 12.
http://www.ansa.it/english/news/2019/09 ... f7f3c.html
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Robert Frank Dies; Pivotal Documentary Photographer Was 94

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Mr. Frank, best known for his groundbreaking book, “The Americans,” had a visually raw and personally expressive style that made him one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century.

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Mr. Frank would later reject Cartier-Bresson’s work, saying it represented all that was glib and insubstantial about photojournalism. He believed that photojournalism oversimplified the world, mimicking, as he put it, “those goddamned stories with a beginning and an end.” He was more drawn to the paintings of Edward Hopper, before Hopper was widely recognized.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/10/arts ... raphy.html

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"City of London, 1951."

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↑ It's a montage (not that I mind):

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A bit disappointing.
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Went to a concert of my old Sardinian friend Marina and her accomplice Lucia (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-kwNH-SIx0 for a recent video):

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Lighting was a nightmare, with some old dude constantly fiddling with the color, but the acoustics were excellent: what a pleasure to hear voices & guitar without any amplification!

I had planned my route to get back home so that I had a long hike along the local marshalling yard:

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Modern cameras are really astonishing, that's taken by hand around 11 PM. Interesting factoid: they keep sheep on the grassy borders of the tracks (with a barrier so they don't get quashed by a train). :mrgreen:
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Pictures by Sabine Weiss:

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"humanist" photographer of the fifties:

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Françoise Sagan

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Wait, are you saying this was not a hit with a capital H?
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Some photographs by Michael Kenna:

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Hokkaido

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Craców, Poland (with Nova Huta in the background :mrgreen: )


Lots more: http://www.michaelkenna.net/imagearchive.php
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We all know Hopper's urban scenes, but I was unaware he also painted landscapes (I even saw an exhibition of works and there was nothing like that).
Now there's an exhibition near Basel:

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More: https://www.lemonde.fr/culture/portfoli ... _3246.html
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Isleworth Mona Lisa

The Isleworth Mona Lisa is an oil-on-canvas painting of the same subject as Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. In 2015 and 2016, peer-reviewed academic publications concerning it confirmed its attribution to Leonardo da Vinci.

In 1913 English connoisseur Hugh Blaker spotted and acquired the painting which had been hanging for over a century in a manor house in Somerset, having been bought in Italy as an original Leonardo. In a monograph published shortly thereafter, Blaker's stepfather, John R. Eyre, proposed that two versions of the Mona Lisa had been worked on by Leonardo; the "Isleworth" picture (named after the location of Blaker's studio in Isleworth, west London) being the first.

The painting was subsequently bought by Henry F. Pulitzer, who argued that it was Leonardo's only real portrait of Lisa Gherardini. When Pulitzer died in 1979 his partner, Elizabeth Meyer, inherited the painting. When she died in 2008, the Isleworth Mona Lisa was sold to a private collection and is not currently on display to the public. Ownership of the painting is disputed as an anonymous "distinguished European family" has claimed that the painting's former owner had sold a 25% in the painting, but a lawyer stated that the claim was clearly without merit.

The Isleworth Mona Lisa has been examined by many experts in recent years, and been filmed for a TV documentary.

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The Louvre painting:

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Witness wrote: Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:21 am In 2015 and 2016, peer-reviewed academic publications concerning it confirmed its attribution to Leonardo da Vinci.
Sounds like there is some doubt about its provenance.
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That's often the case with old paintings, especially when the master had a school/workshop/apprentices… Often he would just paint the difficult or characteristic parts like faces or hands.

But not only. Most of the Dalí lithos you see (e. g. in tourist traps) are fakes. Picasso himself never complained about forgeries in his style, arguing that if he did he'd have to be in court and they would drag in one of his friends. :mrgreen:
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The backgrounds are very different. I wonder if it is just exposure/wear on the louvre version that makes the rocks look so different... or if it was a different hand?
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↑ Indeed, and he experimented too much. Some works are beyond repair. While medieval tempera and even Van Eyck's oils still look fresh. (A problem with old oil paintings is that they become transparent, you see the artist's pentimenti.)

What strikes me with the Isleworth Mona Lisa is that she seems much younger, while the Louvre ML already sports some unhealthy face fat. :mrgreen:
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:P


Anyway, that's my favorite Leonardo:

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Lady with an ermine
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1489 – 1490.
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A long video, I know. :(



But I found it quite interesting! :)