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Old 10-30-2017, 09:26 AM
 
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Halloween Special: I was going to post lots of Gustave Dore's insanely spooky etchings/illustrations, but I got lazy so here's a link instead :

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q...045E2C065F642A
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Old 11-05-2017, 03:52 PM
 
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Another Dore selection, a bit different from his Dante's Inferno illustrations:

"Oceanides (Naïads of the Sea)" [c.1865]




Wiki site, with more sizes
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Old 11-15-2017, 03:26 AM
 
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White Center, Yellow, Pink and Lavender on Rose by Mark Rothko, 1950.

When I first saw it during my trip to Europe, I feel this immense excitement while I was staring at it. Till today, I cannot explain it, I guess that is what painting does to you.
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Old 11-18-2017, 04:19 PM
 
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White Center, Yellow, Pink and Lavender on Rose by Mark Rothko, 1950.

When I first saw it during my trip to Europe, I feel this immense excitement while I was staring at it. Till today, I cannot explain it, I guess that is what painting does to you.
Rothko was a master of mixing close-value colors which cause the eye's color cones some trouble. The human eye is very sensitive to color differences; we can see many more colors than other species, so we can perceive very slight color shifts between two colors that are almost the same in value.

This causes a throbbing sensation, and Rothko paintings often have that effect, and others, on the viewer. Rothko could make a viewer excited, or placid, or contemplative, happy or sad. Intentionally. It wasn't done by accident.

Those sensations were very deliberate. As he explored this phenomenon, he got better at creating it, and he tried it out in different ways. Sometimes the throbbing occurs in the center of a painting, sometimes between one colored square and another, and in the paintings with only one large square, either the square or the background color can throb.

It's a super-difficult thing to paint. After a while, Rothko suddenly abandoned it all, and turned to using only black, white, and grey. He continued to paint in very close values, but I find his late stuff more ominous than exciting or tranquil.

He became alcoholic and depressed, so that may have had something to do with his late stuff.

The most interesting thing about this is the effect is only present when viewing an actual painting. All our other ways of seeing art- in print, on screen, and on the computer- don't have the technical ability yet to reproduce all the colors the eye can see, and Rothko's paintings defy reproduction. They have to be seen to be understood.
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Old 11-20-2017, 12:40 PM
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I have long been a fan of Winslow Homer, particularly Dressing For the Carnival.

https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/images/hb/hb_22.220.jpg
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:39 AM
 
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Martin Aagaard [1863-1913] - Sailor with Telescope



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Old 01-11-2018, 09:44 AM
 
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Winslow Homer [1836-1910] - Signal of Distress



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Old 01-16-2018, 03:32 AM
 
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I like this picture.She is working so hard.
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Old 01-16-2018, 07:47 AM
 
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Van Gogh's "Starry Night over the Rhone". Not as immortalized as the other "Starry Night", but I love the depths of the blues and his little romantic gesture at the bottom of the painting.
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Old 01-16-2018, 10:03 AM
 
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Van Gogh's "Starry Night over the Rhone". Not as immortalized as the other "Starry Night", but I love the depths of the blues and his little romantic gesture at the bottom of the painting.
I just love this first Starry Night ^^^ piece. https://i.ytimg.com/vi/UoPZVkOuWaQ/maxresdefault.jpg

There are several Van Gogh paintings that I could list but here is another - Irises (1889) which
he painted when he first entered the asylum.
http://www.canvasreplicas.com/images...van%20Gogh.jpg
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