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Posted 07/05/09 - 12:56 PM:
Subject: Favorite art pieces and artists
I'll start with a few:



Architectural Irreality, Vladimir Vitkovsky.



The Flatiron, Edward Steichen (photograph).
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Posted 07/05/09 - 1:51 PM:



"ghost of you" by tim cantor

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"into the cosmos" by exper

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Posted 07/05/09 - 3:23 PM:



Fireside Angel (1937) by surrealist painter Max Ernst

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Posted 07/06/09 - 2:16 PM:

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Querkraft wrote:
Architectural Irreality, Vladimir Vitkovsky.


Would you not mind describing 'Irreality' from your perspective?

Would you tell me whether you like many other works by Vitkovsky?

Would you please take pains to articulate your observations regarding the 'Architectural Irreality'(first picture of this thread)?

What strikes you most in these pictures?


Querkraft wrote:
The Flatiron, Edward Steichen (photograph).


As far as I observe( Pardon me for not being an educated artist!):

1.Images in water
2.Foggy surroundings.
3.human images which are not vivid.
4.Twilight.
5.Trees which have very few leaves on their branches.
6.Hazy sky

And many other details combined together,give an impression of Neptunian foggyness,dreamlike suggestiveness. As if you are recalling a 'very distant past' or an 'emotional dream'. The picture impresses me most!



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Posted 07/06/09 - 2:22 PM:

Querkraft wrote:
I'll start with a few:Architectural Irreality, Vladimir Vitkovsky.


I observe that this picture is your 'avatar'.

There are feminine figures and misty details including incomplete(or say 'irreal') architecture,as the name suggests.

How do you interpret this,picture Querkraft?

BTW: Thank you for starting this thread,which would not enlighten some of us with a few artistic nuances,but also,add some comely colors to 'The Couch'.claphug



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Posted 07/06/09 - 2:26 PM:

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lib wrote:
"ghost of you" by tim cantor


Is Tim Cantor your most favorite artist?

Is there a single person in various stages of life or different beings?

How do you interpret these images?


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Posted 07/06/09 - 2:29 PM:

lib wrote:
"into the cosmos" by exper



Reminds me of a recent picture by Yahweh,which was interpreted by you as 'Cosmos born from womb of Lila'...

What is most interesting about this picture?


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Posted 07/06/09 - 2:33 PM:

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Nihil Loc wrote:
Fireside Angel (1937) by surrealist painter Max Ernst


Is surrealism your favorite in art?

Reminds me of 'Frankenstein'.

What does impress you most about it?


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Posted 07/07/09 - 11:44 AM:

Thinker13 wrote:
Is Tim Cantor your most favorite artist?

i have a lot of favorite artists with different styles, i don't think i could pick just one as being "most favorite". this piece is my most favorite of cantor's work, however.

Is there a single person in various stages of life or different beings?

as you wish. smiling face

How do you interpret these images?

this particular piece by cantor is to me a very accessible representation of the masculine and feminine archetypes.

on the right side is expressed the masculine archetype, which in a positive way can be associated with science, knowledge, logic, control. in a negative way it may be associated with being dogmatic, elitist, manipulative, judgemental.

on the left side is expressed the feminine archetype, which is associated with emotionality, spirituality, and surrender. in a positive way it can be both seductive and liberating, in a negative way very chaotic and destabilizing.
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Posted 07/07/09 - 11:59 AM:

Thinker13 wrote:
Reminds me of a recent picture by Yahweh,which was interpreted by you as 'Cosmos born from womb of Lila'...

it was lila born of the cosmic womb (not quite the same. an interesting variation though)

What is most interesting about this picture?

i like that it reminds me of how vast the cosmos is, and yet knowable by its fractal nature. the colors are appealing too.

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Posted 07/07/09 - 12:23 PM:

libertygrl wrote:
it was lila born of the cosmic womb (not quite the same. an interesting variation though)


Perfectly so.zen


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Posted 07/07/09 - 3:41 PM:

Thinker13 wrote:
Nihil Loc wrote:
Fireside Angel (1937) by surrealist painter Max Ernst


Is surrealism your favorite in art?


I like it but can't say that I have a favorite genre or category in the arts.

Thinker13 wrote:
Reminds me of 'Frankenstein'.

What does impress you most about it?


Frankenstein is a good reference.

He is a monstrous composite being in a great expanse. Reminds me of the material elements of life, and human culture. As we go along doing what we do, we may be a mere piece or module of a greater organization about the whole nature of which we are ignorant. In the sense that we are merely a piece of all 21st machinations, it lends an image of little central control. The creature looks to be dancing across the landscape.

The materialistic elements of this figure remind me of our own biological machinery and how it all kind of works in the background of the cerebral life of our will and purpose. We do not need to think in order for our heart to function or the intestines to absorb food. In some sense there is an automatic nature, a trajectory which we add to but don't control.

I also like the grotesque aspect of surreal works.
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Posted 07/08/09 - 6:12 AM:

Nihil Loc wrote:
I like it but can't say that I have a favorite genre or category in the arts.



Ok,no problem.



Nihil Loc wrote:
Frankenstein is a good reference.


Indeed.

Nihil Loc wrote:
He is a monstrous composite being in a great expanse. Reminds me of the material elements of life, and human culture. As we go along doing what we do, we may be a mere piece or module of a greater organization about the whole nature of which we are ignorant. In the sense that we are merely a piece of all 21st machinations, it lends an image of little central control. The creature looks to be dancing across the landscape.


Yes,seems like dancing across the landscape,and grotesqueness of the figure,like Frankenstein,is quite apparently striking one. As you say,we are 'tiny cogs' in gigantic wheels of civilization.

The materialistic elements of this figure remind me of our own biological machinery and how it all kind of works in the background of the cerebral life of our will and purpose. We do not need to think in order for our heart to function or the intestines to absorb food. In some sense there is an automatic nature, a trajectory which we add to but don't control.


Yes,very much so.





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Posted 08/29/09 - 12:06 PM:

Nihil Loc wrote:

Fireside Angel (1937) by surrealist painter Max Ernst

Ernst is absolutely wonderful. I prefer these http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBDfAivqFKM to his paintings, though.

Joseph Cornell:




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Posted 08/29/09 - 3:22 PM:

I like these. Why? They 'strike me as a whole'. I am dazed . In a stupor. I cannot suggest that there are parts. No,they must strike me as a whole. Otherwise: I am too poor in my exaltation. Nay,even stupid.sticking out tongue




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Posted 08/31/09 - 9:17 PM:

yesterday i saw some of john anderson's work at the weinstein gallery and really enjoyed it, especially this piece, "creation in love":



almost 8 feet tall, it was much more spectacular to see in person
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Posted 09/27/09 - 5:06 PM:

More Cornell,



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Marcel Broodthaers,



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Posted 09/27/09 - 5:10 PM:

More Vladimir Vitkovsky,



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Posted 09/28/09 - 9:09 AM:

nice.
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