The Community's Art Gallery

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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:36 am

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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Witness » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:30 am

↑ Another icy subject:

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The sea of ice, by Caspar David Friedrich, 1823 – 24. (Notice the ship.)

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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:05 am

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There's a little bit of a "Pirates of the Caribbean" feel to it. (The ride, not the movies.)
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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:51 pm

Slightly:
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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Doctor X » Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:21 am

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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Anaxagoras » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:30 pm

Doctor X wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:21 am
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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by shemp » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:25 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:30 pm
Doctor X wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:21 am
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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Witness » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:47 pm

Some drawings by (and of) Johann Heinrich Füssli:

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Füssli by George Hayter

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Mme Füssli (probably) from the back

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Mme Füssli, frontview

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Frontispice for Erasmus Darwin's "The botanical garden"

Some late 18th, early 19th c. ladies, slightly
NSFW:
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All stolen from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Cate ... %C3%BCssli, where you can also see some of his very NSFW erotica.

I've been to an exhibition where there were incredibly hot drawings of yet (mostly) clothed ladies. Couldn't find them on the Web. :|

And of course everybody knows his Nightmare:

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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:29 pm

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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Pyrrho » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:29 pm

Well he's no Zardoz...
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Post by Doctor X » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:30 pm

Why does it have an ear?

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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Witness » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:54 pm

Art from toilet paper rolls (looks like G. W. Bush, no?).

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More: https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/08/ ... z-jacquet/

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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Witness » Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:34 pm

Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus, by Irving Penn:

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And Le Corbusier, the Swiss "inventor of auto-punitive architecture" (as Dalí said), by the same:

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So much joie de vivre! :mrgreen:

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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Witness » Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:52 pm

Botticelli 'imitation' is found to be the real thing

It was thought to be an imitation of a masterpiece but sometimes it just takes a bit of cleaning and science to find a treasure.

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A painting dismissed as an imitation of Sandro Botticelli's Madonna Of The Pomegranate has actually turned out to be the real thing.

The more famous and much larger version is displayed in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.

For years it was thought that the smaller version, painted in 1487, was a copy by an unknown artist.
[…]
"I noticed instantly that the painting bore a striking resemblance to the workshop of Botticelli himself.

"Stylistically it was too similar to be an imitation, it was of the right period, it was technically correct and it was painted on poplar, a material commonly used at the time.

"After removing the yellowing varnish, x-ray and infrared examination revealed under-drawing, including changes to the final composition uncommon in straight imitations."
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It was bought by diamond magnate Julius Wernher in 1897 and is now part of the Wernher Collection, which includes more than 700 works of art.
https://news.sky.com/story/botticelli-i ... g-11676922

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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Witness » Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:18 pm

Addendum: should also have posted the "original" from the Uffizi.

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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Pyrrho » Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:32 pm

NSFW:

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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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:53 pm

It dates to around 1410 and no one really knows why it’s there.
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4 teh LULz of course. Even in 1410. :mrgreen:
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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Witness » Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:10 am

Yep, having some fun after all that official work. But that could be cool too:

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Uta von Ballenstedt
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Quite hollywoodian, no?

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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Pyrrho » Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:39 pm



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.