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Post by Montreal Wanderer » Mon Jan 12, 2015 3:44 pm

Little Green Man wrote:Went to see a few things yesterday afternoon; the Vaughan Turner's at the National Gallery on The Mound, plus William Strang's dark etchings, then went to see Ponte City at the Portrait Gallery followed by Robert Douglas's exhibition at the Fruitmarket. I could have happily walked out with this were it not far too big to fit under my arm.

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:shock: Does the building on the left have a sign that says "Canadian Junk Co Ltd"? Well, really!
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Little Green Man wrote:Went to see a few things yesterday afternoon; the Vaughan Turner's at the National Gallery on The Mound, plus William Strang's dark etchings, then went to see Ponte City at the Portrait Gallery followed by Robert Douglas's exhibition at the Fruitmarket. I could have happily walked out with this were it not far too big to fit under my arm.

http://fruitmarket.co.uk/wp-content/upl ... lowres.jpg
:shock: Does the building on the left have a sign that says "Canadian Junk Co Ltd"? Well, really!
Not that surprising - the alley was in Vancouver.

And it's Stan Douglas not Robert Douglas. Robert Douglas is too busy trying to keep a clean sheet at Forfar to faff around with digital reconstructions. :oops:

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Little Green Man wrote:
Montreal Wanderer wrote:
Little Green Man wrote:Went to see a few things yesterday afternoon; the Vaughan Turner's at the National Gallery on The Mound, plus William Strang's dark etchings, then went to see Ponte City at the Portrait Gallery followed by Robert Douglas's exhibition at the Fruitmarket. I could have happily walked out with this were it not far too big to fit under my arm.

http://fruitmarket.co.uk/wp-content/upl ... lowres.jpg
:shock: Does the building on the left have a sign that says "Canadian Junk Co Ltd"? Well, really!
Not that surprising - the alley was in Vancouver.

And it's Stan Douglas not Robert Douglas. Robert Douglas is too busy trying to keep a clean sheet at Forfar to faff around with digital reconstructions. :oops:
Oh! :oops: Well that makes a difference! I thought it must be in Scotland for some weird reason.
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Montreal Wanderer wrote:
Little Green Man wrote:
Montreal Wanderer wrote:
Little Green Man wrote:Went to see a few things yesterday afternoon; the Vaughan Turner's at the National Gallery on The Mound, plus William Strang's dark etchings, then went to see Ponte City at the Portrait Gallery followed by Robert Douglas's exhibition at the Fruitmarket. I could have happily walked out with this were it not far too big to fit under my arm.

http://fruitmarket.co.uk/wp-content/upl ... lowres.jpg
:shock: Does the building on the left have a sign that says "Canadian Junk Co Ltd"? Well, really!
Not that surprising - the alley was in Vancouver.

And it's Stan Douglas not Robert Douglas. Robert Douglas is too busy trying to keep a clean sheet at Forfar to faff around with digital reconstructions. :oops:
Oh! :oops: Well that makes a difference! I thought it must be in Scotland for some weird reason.
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Post by jaffka » Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:33 pm

So this art gallery in London which is specialising is quite average drawings of naked women and their bits, that link that boris posted is going to severely dent its business when the fecking weirdos who go realise that they can see the real deal.

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Post by TANGODANCER » Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:46 pm

Just caught up with the BBC's art programme on The Hermitage Museum in St Petersbourg. Absolutely staggering place and so much collected art...It's still on i-player and well worth a watch. I was completely dazzled by Caravaggio's The Lute Player.
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TANGODANCER wrote:Just caught up with the BBC's art programme on The Hermitage Museum in St Petersbourg. Absolutely staggering place and so much collected art...It's still on i-player and well worth a watch. I was completely dazzled by Caravaggio's The Lute Player.
I went there in 1961 as a callow youth. It blew me away and put Blenheim Palace and Longleat House into perspective.
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Post by mummywhycantieatcrayons » Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:34 pm

I'm giving a talk on Matisse's late works at the Williamson Art Gallery on the Wirral at 11.30am on Saturday 31 Jan if anyone knows anyone from round there who might be interested.
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Post by TANGODANCER » Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:51 pm

In praise of Hercules Brabazon Brabazon (died 1906) a Victorian impressionist artist who had his first exhibition at the age of 71. Was a friend of John Singer Sargent and turned out an amazing amount of work, a lot of it on tinted paper.

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Post by thebish » Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:35 pm

now this - I would love to see! :D

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Post by TANGODANCER » Sat Apr 18, 2015 12:04 pm

I like John Singer Sargent's paintings. ( I have a small copy of his Flamenco dancers on a bedroom wall) He was a terrificly talented man. His portaits are marvelous. What I can't understand is how a portrait of two French children can be described thus by an Art critic in the Guardian. Is he suffering from an overtly fertile imagination, or is it just me?


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Sargent’s 1881 painting of two French children, Portraits de MEP … et de Mlle LP, is a tale of modern terror. Are these severe young people haunted by ghosts, or are they themselves ghosts? Marie-Louise Pailleron sits in a white dress looking straight ahead, her face as pale as death. Her older brother is more guarded and just as mirthless. They are intelligent and dangerous. The red silk hanging behind them and the rich carpet on which they sit add to the mystery and power of this anything but cosy portrayal of childhood.

The full article is here for anyone interested.

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Post by Prufrock » Sat Apr 18, 2015 12:16 pm

They do look f*cking terrifying to be fair!
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Post by TANGODANCER » Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:20 pm

Prufrock wrote:They do look f*cking terrifying to be fair!
Oh look, here's John Haber's ( an American critic) description from 2005 on the same painting:

"Edouard Pailleron broods in black, while his younger sister Marie-Louise, in white, sits in front of him, at very the edge of the bench, her feet not quite touching the ground, another ghost. Flashing yellows and reds consume the wall behind them, like fire. If the pair resemble Hamlet and Ophelia, they grew up in the theater, as son and daughter of a French dramatist. If the boy resembles a puppeteer learning the extent of his powers, Sargent himself was turning twenty."
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Post by Jugs » Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:25 pm

That painting was used as the front cover for a copy of The Turn of The Screw (a terrifying ghost tale by Henry James) that I own.

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Post by Bruce Rioja » Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:13 pm

Just been in the Art Gallery in town, and whether you like him or not, there's a fantastic portrait of Amir Khan in there that was apparently painted by the winner of a Sky Arts portrait competition, Christian Hook.
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Post by TANGODANCER » Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:27 pm

Last time I went to the library I was a bit pushed for time so just fast-tracked around the art gallery and its exhibition of British prints. Today, I decided to take a more leisurely look. An interesting, -something for everybody- collection, mostly in black and white but not all. Two that really caught my eye were The Lounge by Lynton Lamb and a lovely delicate work hardly more than six inches square titled Towards Borrodale by Lakeland artist Donald Wilkinson. This is made into an eye-catchng picture by the excellent carding and framing (as lots in the collection are, good job there). I couldn't find it in images online, but this is another of his. The exhibition's well worth a visit.

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sculpture by Frances Bruno Catalano ( at the waterfront in Marseille), which symbolizes the vacuum created by being forced to leave your land, your life, your people... for any reason. These figures with missing mid-sections are something of a specialism of his!
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Post by William the White » Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:14 pm

Well, i could post this in the 'happy' thread, or the holiday thread, but it probably belongs here.

The 4 art-loving, beer and wine drinking BWFC season ticket holders have just booked the next art and alcohol outing. Four days in Florence, next March.

We have previously found art and alcohol in Madrid, Bruges, Amsterdam, Porto, Seville/Cordoba and Vienna.

But I've heard a rumour there's a little Renaissance Art on display in Florence. :D :D :D

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thebish wrote:Image

sculpture by Frances Bruno Catalano ( at the waterfront in Marseille), which symbolizes the vacuum created by being forced to leave your land, your life, your people... for any reason. These figures with missing mid-sections are something of a specialism of his!
I can see great sculptural skill, intelligence and vision in that. Impressive to say the least.
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TANGODANCER wrote:
thebish wrote:Image

sculpture by Frances Bruno Catalano ( at the waterfront in Marseille), which symbolizes the vacuum created by being forced to leave your land, your life, your people... for any reason. These figures with missing mid-sections are something of a specialism of his!
I can see great sculptural skill, intelligence and vision in that. Impressive to say the least.
Not sure how it would last in a strong wind.... let alone an Italian cruise ship hitting it.
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