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message 1: by Heather, Moderator (new)

Heather | 8246 comments Picture of the day for February 1, 2017 (because I missed yesterday)

Going along with our current book read



Las Meninas
Diego Velazquez
1656
Baroque

Las Meninas, or The Maids of Honor, depicts a room in the Madrid palace of Spain’s King Philip IV. The painting is famous for its complexities regarding reality and illusion. Uncertainty is played out in the relations between the viewers and the figures, as well as between the figures themselves. These complex uncertainties have welcomed much discussion and analysis among critics and scholars.

http://totallyhistory.com/art-history...


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Heather | 8246 comments

The Great Wave off Kanagawa
Katsushika Hokusai
c. 1829-32

The Great Wave off Kanagawa is a woodblock print that is Hokusai’s most famous work. This woodblock is the most well-known piece of Japanese art in the world. It depicts an giant wave towering boats near Kanagawa. Mt. Fuji appears in the background.

http://totallyhistory.com/art-history...


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Heather | 8246 comments





"Democratic societies are unfit for the publication of such thunderous revelations as I am in the habit of making."

"So little of what could happen does happen."

"I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject, rather does the person grow to look like his portrait."

Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dalí



message 4: by Heather, Moderator (new)

Heather | 8246 comments Frank Coldewey







"Born in 1956 he lives and works in Berlin, Germany."


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Heather | 8246 comments

Vesuvius
Andy Warhol


message 6: by Heather, Moderator (new)

Heather | 8246 comments Who is this?




message 7: by Galicius (new)

Galicius We saw this last year but . . . ?

https://www.facebook.com/diaartfounda...


message 8: by Heather, Moderator (new)

Heather | 8246 comments Galicius wrote: "We saw this last year but . . . ?

https://www.facebook.com/diaartfounda..."


Would that be considered Minimalist art? Looks pretty minimal to me, and minimally artistic!


message 9: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 1879 comments Smithson's more known as an earthworks artist. This is tiny scale for him. I think it's beautiful.


message 10: by Wendel (new)

Wendel (wendelman) | 23 comments Heather wrote @6: "Who is this?"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Praxiteles


message 11: by Heather, Moderator (new)

Heather | 8246 comments Good job Wendel! Yes it has his name by the face but is it Latin? I would think so.


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