The Community's Art Gallery

Drama queens must check their tiaras at the door.
User avatar
ed
Posts: 35894
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:52 pm
Title: The Hero of Sukhbataar

Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by ed » Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:17 pm

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
Image
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
Wenn ich Kultur höre, entsichere ich meinen Browning!

User avatar
Abdul Alhazred
Posts: 77525
Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2004 1:33 pm
Title: Yes, that one.
Location: Chicago

Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:33 pm

ed did the bio on wiki?

This is a situation that cries out for "correction". :BigGrin3:
Image "If I turn in a sicko, will I get a reward?"

"Yes! A BIG REWARD!" ====> Click here to turn in a sicko
The arc of the moral universe bends towards chaos.
People who believe God or History are on their side provide the chaos.

User avatar
ed
Posts: 35894
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:52 pm
Title: The Hero of Sukhbataar

Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by ed » Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:30 pm

:x :x

You could make him a gay icon :D
Wenn ich Kultur höre, entsichere ich meinen Browning!

User avatar
Abdul Alhazred
Posts: 77525
Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2004 1:33 pm
Title: Yes, that one.
Location: Chicago

Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:49 pm

A quick peek over by wiki reveals that there's been a lot of editing going on by a lot of users.

All your sox? :lmao:
Image "If I turn in a sicko, will I get a reward?"

"Yes! A BIG REWARD!" ====> Click here to turn in a sicko
The arc of the moral universe bends towards chaos.
People who believe God or History are on their side provide the chaos.

User avatar
ed
Posts: 35894
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:52 pm
Title: The Hero of Sukhbataar

Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by ed » Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:01 pm

Didn't know. I am an initiator, those that come after have their reward.
Wenn ich Kultur höre, entsichere ich meinen Browning!

User avatar
Witness
Posts: 22562
Joined: Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:50 pm

Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Witness » Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:51 pm

Image

"Shadow doodles" by Vincent Bal. Lots more: https://www.instagram.com/vincent_bal/

User avatar
Grammatron
Posts: 34596
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2004 1:21 am
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Grammatron » Sun Oct 16, 2016 5:41 am

Neat

User avatar
Witness
Posts: 22562
Joined: Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:50 pm

Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Witness » Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:49 am

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

User avatar
Witness
Posts: 22562
Joined: Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:50 pm

Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Witness » Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:07 am

Some Stonehenge:

Image
John Constable (1776-1837)

Image
Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851)

Image
William Turner of Oxford (1789 - 1862)

Image
(from 1877, before reconstruction)

User avatar
Witness
Posts: 22562
Joined: Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:50 pm

Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Witness » Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:11 am

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.
Image
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

User avatar
asthmatic camel
Posts: 18746
Joined: Sat Jun 05, 2004 1:53 pm
Title: Forum commie nun.
Location: Stirring the porridge with my spurtle.

Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by asthmatic camel » Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:54 am

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.

Image
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.

User avatar
asthmatic camel
Posts: 18746
Joined: Sat Jun 05, 2004 1:53 pm
Title: Forum commie nun.
Location: Stirring the porridge with my spurtle.

Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by asthmatic camel » Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:43 pm

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

Image
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.

User avatar
asthmatic camel
Posts: 18746
Joined: Sat Jun 05, 2004 1:53 pm
Title: Forum commie nun.
Location: Stirring the porridge with my spurtle.

Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by asthmatic camel » Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:29 pm

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

Image
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.

User avatar
Witness
Posts: 22562
Joined: Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:50 pm

Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Witness » Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:22 pm

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

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

Here's the Real (Nice?) Thing®:

Image
http://www.museoreinasofia.es/coleccion ... dor?id=180

User avatar
asthmatic camel
Posts: 18746
Joined: Sat Jun 05, 2004 1:53 pm
Title: Forum commie nun.
Location: Stirring the porridge with my spurtle.

Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by asthmatic camel » Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:41 pm

See? A forum full of pedantic assholes, as has been previously mentioned.

pillory looks just the same in both of them.
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.

User avatar
Witness
Posts: 22562
Joined: Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:50 pm

Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Witness » Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:47 pm

asthmatic camel wrote:See? A forum full of pedantic assholes, as has been previously mentioned.
And I thought I was the resident Pedantic Asshole®! :(

User avatar
asthmatic camel
Posts: 18746
Joined: Sat Jun 05, 2004 1:53 pm
Title: Forum commie nun.
Location: Stirring the porridge with my spurtle.

Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by asthmatic camel » Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:17 pm

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.
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.

User avatar
Grammatron
Posts: 34596
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2004 1:21 am
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Grammatron » Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:26 pm

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...

User avatar
asthmatic camel
Posts: 18746
Joined: Sat Jun 05, 2004 1:53 pm
Title: Forum commie nun.
Location: Stirring the porridge with my spurtle.

Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by asthmatic camel » Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:40 pm

Modesty forbids, dear chap.
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.

User avatar
sparks
Posts: 15446
Joined: Fri Oct 26, 2007 4:13 pm
Location: Friar McWallclocks Bar -- Where time stands still while you lean over!

Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by sparks » Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:29 pm

You, sir, are in rare form today. What's up? New meds? :-)
You can lead them to knowledge, but you can't make them think.