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message 1: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl

Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889–1975)
The Hailstorm, 1940
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska


message 2: by Heather, Moderator (new)

Heather | 5308 comments Great painting! I haven't seen that one before. I really like his style and content. Thank you for posting that Lobstergirl!


message 3: by Ed (new)

Ed Smiley | 869 comments What he is doing with perspective is very unusual.
It's a little hard to describe, but I'll give it a shot....

If you were to place the tree into a box, and change the box so it tilted to the right so that its front and back faces were parallelograms instead of rectangles and then pulled the front and back faces together so that the box is shallower, all the time modifying the tree accordingly, this is kind of what you'd get, a flat, tilted tree. You also see a similar flattening of the man--look at his hat...

The tilt of the tree, and the other verticals are converging into a vanishing point inside the earth instead of at the horizon.

And the horizon... ...well... not your normal horizon by any means...


message 4: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl

Composition I, 1915
Hilla Rebay, 1890–1967
The Guggenheim Museum, NY, NY


message 5: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Heather wrote: "Great painting! I haven't seen that one before. I really like his style and content. Thank you for posting that Lobstergirl!"

You're welcome.


message 6: by Ed (new)

Ed Smiley | 869 comments Lobstergirl wrote: "Heather wrote: "Great painting! I haven't seen that one before. I really like his style and content. Thank you for posting that Lobstergirl!"

You're welcome."

Actually, I Googled (her). She's a woman.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilla_vo...

and some more images:
http://www.askart.com/AskART/artists/...


message 7: by Heather, Moderator (new)

Heather | 5308 comments I was talking about the first painting by Thomas Hart Benton. But thanks for the added info, Ed. I hadn't heard of Hilla Rebay before.


message 8: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl

“Renewal” (Ishin), from the Waves series (1990s)
Monden Kôgyoku (Japanese, born 1916)

Madake bamboo shaped with the twisted-weave (uneri-ami) technique
H. 14 in. (35.6 cm); W. 21 in. (53.3 cm); D. 21 in. (53.3 cm)

Currently on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC.


message 9: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl

Leon Kossoff
Booking Hall. Kilburn Underground Station No. 1
1976

Oil on plywood
45.7 x 38.1 cm
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid


message 10: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl That looks a little gritty....seems to be an effect of the jpeg, not the work itself.


message 11: by Ed (new)

Ed Smiley | 869 comments Heather wrote: "I was talking about the first painting by Thomas Hart Benton. But thanks for the added info, Ed. I hadn't heard of Hilla Rebay before."

Oh gosh, it's so hard to keep up! :)


message 12: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl

Untitled, 1965
Agnes Martin, 1912–2004
Ink on paper. 11 in. x 11 in.


message 13: by Heather, Moderator (new)

Heather | 5308 comments Lobstergirl wrote: "That looks a little gritty....seems to be an effect of the jpeg, not the work itself."

I wonder if it is gritty, I kind of hope it isn't the effect of the jpeg. I think the consistency adds to the effect. I like it!

The Untitled by Agnes Martin looks like some of those louver blinds, maybe from a tropical-style hotel room. But it being 'ink on paper' makes it more interesting.


message 14: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl

Saint Germain l’Auxerrois, 1867
Claude Monet
Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin


message 15: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl

Untitled, 1996
Louise Bourgeois
Lithograph, h: 19.5 x w: 25 in / h: 49.5 x w: 63.5 cm


message 16: by Heather, Moderator (new)

Heather | 5308 comments You post the neatest works, Lobstergirl! Thank you!


message 17: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Thanks, Heather. I can't stop, it's so much fun.


message 18: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl

A Spring Gloomy Day, 1965
Vladimir Feodorovitch Stozharov (Russian, 1926–1973)
Oil on cardboard, h: 43 x w: 69 cm / h: 16.9 x w: 27.2 in


message 19: by Ed (new)

Ed Smiley | 869 comments
An installation view of Lydia Kann Nettler’s “Embedded Legacies.’’

http://bostonglobe.com/arts/theater-a...


message 20: by Carol (new)

Carol (goodreadscomcarolann) | 1211 comments Pictures: "Bodies" Fill Underwater Sculpture Park

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/ne...


message 21: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl

Courtyard with Lunatics or Yard with Madmen, 1794
Francisco de Goya
Oil on tin plated iron, 43.8 x 32.7 cm.
Meadows Museum, Dallas, Texas.


message 22: by Ed (new)

Ed Smiley | 869 comments Perfect for Halloween! Very dark mood!


message 23: by Heather, Moderator (new)

Heather | 5308 comments Happy Halloween, All!!!




message 24: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl

Pink rabbit, 2009
Thierry Bisch (b.1953)
Mixed media on canvas


message 25: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl [image error]

Portrait of May Sartoris, c. 1860
Frederic Leighton (1830–1896)
Oil on canvas
59-7/8 x 35-1/2 in. (152.1 x 90.2 cm)
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX


message 26: by Dvora (new)

Dvora Doesn't really need a title, does it?

Lobstergirl wrote: "Pink rabbit, 2009
Thierry Bisch (b.1953)
Mixed media on canvas"



message 27: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Oh, I would rather it be called Pink rabbit than Untitled, I guess.


message 28: by Albin (new)

Albin Winters | 78 comments Love the 'Screaming' pumpkin and the Goya - wish I'd seen them in time to share for Halloween!!


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