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posted on Feb, 9 2009 @ 06:25 PM
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Hey There,

My favourite would have to be the third you posted, it looks so mysterious.


Thanks for posting




posted on Feb, 9 2009 @ 07:49 PM
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Okay, a couple more from me


A sculpture by Noguchi:



And a painting by Paul Klee. I think Klee may be my favorite painter altogether, so it was so hard to pick a single painting. I chose this one for the sense that the world, though solid, is not always where you expect it to be.



(edit because apparently we can't hotlink from flickr)

[edit on 2/9/09 by americandingbat]



posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 09:20 AM
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...When one puts meaning to a piece of art, which could have many meanings, it becomes personal in my opinion...

Therefor it has everything to do with the thread.

Not off topic at all


somehow I missed this - sorry :-)

this is one reason why I love art

the artist can show whatever they want - or at least, they can try :-)

trying to recognize and understand that is one thing - and it's endlessly fascinating

but art has a life of it's own - and becomes something else when it leaves the artist

what art means to the viewer is just as important as what it meant to it's creator

because of you - and your thread :-) I spent the better part of my day the other day trying to find some of my favorite pieces on the web - so I wouldn't have to scan from my books

turns out it would've been faster for me to just scan them :-)

ended up putting a bunch on my profile page - but I have MANY more

I'll put up a couple more in a bit

[edit on 2/10/2009 by Spiramirabilis]



posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 09:42 AM
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Magnus Enckell
Youth before a Skull


this is just a section from a much larger painting - it's a great piece - but too long to really see it well here

Ferdinand Hodler
Die Nacht

a little grim first thing in the morning maybe - but I love both of these

[edit on 2/10/2009 by Spiramirabilis]

[edit on 2/10/2009 by Spiramirabilis]



posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 09:42 AM
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Both pieces are vey nice, but you know what, I love your Avatar!

Thanks for posting



posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 09:47 AM
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but art has a life of it's own - and becomes something else when it leaves the artist

what art means to the viewer is just as important as what it meant to it's creator


I so agree.


because of you - and your thread :-) I spent the better part of my day the other day trying to find some of my favorite pieces on the web - so I wouldn't have to scan from my books

turns out it would've been faster for me to just scan them :-)


Yea, sometimes it's hard to find what you like on the Internet. I wish i had a scanner.

I'll put up a couple more in a bit

Sure Thing



posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 09:48 AM
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Little grim in the morning


I love the first one though, that could have so many meanings.


Thanks for posting



posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 10:24 AM
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...I am stunned that someone else would react to DeChirico the same way I do. He has always felt very true to me...


yes - hard to put into words - but I first saw his stuff when I was a kid - had an immediate and very strong reaction to it

probably ended up influencing me more than anyone else - not so much what I do - but really influenced how I see



... I'm going to go dredge up some Paul Klee to add to the thread...

... And maybe some Georgia O'Keefe – not so much the flowers or the bones, but the southwest landscapes and buildings ...


love Klee

lol - I agree - I love O'keefe - but was never keen on the bones and flowers stuff either -

her landscapes though - really nice

I do have a genuine fondness for her - crazy old bat (at one point at least)

living out there in the desert - all alone - painting god knows what - for no apparent reason

:-)

I totally get her



posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 10:35 AM
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I too love staircases :-)

here's a symbolist I like - Giovanni Segantini

was going to post a painting of his - but just doesn't read well on screen

but here are 2 that are nice - something about stairs...





[edit on 2/10/2009 by Spiramirabilis]



posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 11:17 AM
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love her too

the really intense pieces - like your choice (that's a nice one)

and - her very simple self portraits




posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 06:01 PM
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Originally posted by darcon
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Both pieces are vey nice, but you know what, I love your Avatar!


I really like my avatar image too


It's cropped from a photomanipulation by acidlullaby at deviantArt – she has it in her "scraps" file believe it or not



posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 07:03 PM
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DeviantArt is one of my favourite Sites for amateur art.

Some of my favourite pieces are there.



posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 07:08 PM
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Another of my fav artists:

Gustav Klimt



*edited to fix the size =)



[edit on 10/2/09 by plutoxgirl]



posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 11:55 AM
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One more by Klimt




(The Kiss)



posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 11:55 AM
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sorry dp

[edit on 11/2/09 by plutoxgirl]



posted on Feb, 14 2009 @ 01:58 PM
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Johfra Bosschart
I came across this artist today and was truck by his pictures. He painted the 12 signs of the zodiac. Wikipedia says that Johfra described his works as "Surrealism based on studies of psychology, religion, the Bible, astrology, antiquity, magic, witchcraft, mythology and occultism."

en.wikipedia.org...

www.myastrologybook.com...

This is libra, its shows the weighing of the heart. I'm not sure what the right side represents but i think the left is meant to be Thoth (Hermes). I not all that up on this topic but i this the snakes could represent the caduceus/rod of hermes.



I also like it because the 2 griffin type statues at the bottom remind me of the statues out of the never ending story (all time favourite film :lol
, well a bit anyway:





I obviously liked the Gemini one as it is my own star sign but it resonated with me quite a bit, escecially the caduceus symbol. I liked it so much, i made it my avatar









I found a link to a virtual gallery for anyone who like his work or would like to see more of it: visionaryrevue.com...

and a link if you wish to learn more about the artist.
visionaryrevue.com...



This was his final painting.When i saw it it reminded me of the trees reaching out to one another, not unsimilar to a photo i have recently seen


Johfra Bosschart The Journey Home

I can't fix the link so yu will need to click on the X-icon:





this has a sad but almost tender tale attached to it:


Johfra’s last years were the most productive, creating an average of one painting per month. But, in 1998, he became progressively weaker as cancer spread through his body. On the 31st of May, he completed The Journey Home, his last painting. That evening he confided in his Journal “I cannot paint anymore...” In his final months, he corrected the final drafts of an account of his life, Symphonie Fantastique, fondly remembering each of its phases. He and Ellen spent more quiet moments together in the garden of their home, with its waterfall and forest.



source:
visionaryrevue.com...




















[edit on 14-2-2009 by MCoG1980]



posted on Feb, 14 2009 @ 02:21 PM
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Very cool indeed


I like his style for sure...
I've bookmarked it and will check it out.

'Tis a sad tale too

But his art lives on.


Cheers for that


[edit on 14/2/09 by blupblup]



posted on Feb, 14 2009 @ 02:40 PM
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ooooh, i love this one, very nice


I shall look up more by Gustav



posted on Feb, 14 2009 @ 02:50 PM
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Awesome pictures, i looked at his some of his stuff, my favourite is this,




Plus cause i am a SAG.

I looked at some of his other works, it seems to be either, grim and morbid, or light and ominous.

Polar extremes, nonetheless good artist.



posted on Feb, 14 2009 @ 03:47 PM
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Hey, you guys know the song hey ya by outcast right?

Well, i stumbled across this cover, and i couldn't help but put it up here, it is just inspirational, and i will be bold and say it is better than the original in my opinion.

[edit on 14-2-2009 by darcon]



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