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mjp

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Wow, that's nutty. I'll have to watch that.

Justine, I thought of you when we pulled the trigger on our third Tibor Jankay painting on Wednesday. ;)

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justine

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i actually like that one more than the other 2!! still wouldn't hang on MY wall though...
 

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It's a later than the other two. He was moving toward his later style that he would really become known for.

The documentary at the link above is really a great movie about Jankay, and about art and struggle and pain and love. I always hoped it would become more well known. Everyone who has seen it has been moved by it.
 

bongobill

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Has anyone seen the kandinsky exhibition at the guggenheim?
I'm seriously considering making the pilgrimage to nyc just to see it.

 

justine

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haha chronic: you were the first person i thought of when i saw those films! knew you'd appreciate them.
 

Ambreen

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While visiting the Musée de L'Orangerie last week-end, I had a crush for Marie Laurencin's work. She was a painter belonging to Picasso's circle in the early 1900s and she had at the same moment a love story with the poet Guillaume Apollinaire:

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I particularly like her Spanish dancers
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And this is for you, Jocelyne:

Yesterday, I discovered by chance in a newspaper that the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal was currently hosting a retrospective on John William Waterhouse, untitled "Le Jardin des Sortiléges" ("The Garden of Spells"... what a beguiling title!).

http://www.mbam.qc.ca/waterhouse/fr/

Waterhouse is considered as a kind of modern Pre-Raphaelite (he belonged to the next generation):

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The exhibition is viewable till February 7th 2010. I envy you.
 
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nervas

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no, but this one may be mine soon, once I find out how much he charges for shipping to the Tundra.

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Hey Hooch, did ya buy that painting? I was browsing the site and it says sold. I hope so, because that thing is awesome and I'm hoping it's hanging on one of your walls! The first time I was reading this thread, I didn't visit Sesow's site, but man, that dude has some rockin' stuff!
 

hoochmonkey9

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unfortunately, no. it was sold before he got back to me. I didn't look for another one yet, but now you've poked me out of my stupor, I'll get on that.
 

d gray

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i saw that monkey sculpture in montreal last year. it was freaky man!
 

bongobill

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That's very cool, justine. thanks for sharing. my daughter it really into origami and i'll be showing that video to her.

we (my teenage son and i) just returned from new york city saw the kandinsky exhibition at the guggenheim museum while standing in line freezing our asses off before it opened i met a woman that flew in from los angeles to see the exhibit. not a rich woman, she was staying at the ymca. what an outstanding exhibit it an outstanding venue.

while in the city we also visited the MoMA where there was an exhibition of work by tim burton an unexpected suprise for my son, a huge fan of the man. burton is an amazing artist and incredibly prolific talent we also visited the Met.
here a few of the highlights of the weekend:
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van gogh

matisse

wyeth
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Black Swan

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And this is for you, Jocelyne:

Yesterday, I discovered by chance in a newspaper that the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal was currently hosting a retrospective on John William Waterhouse, untitled "Le Jardin des Sortiléges" ("The Garden of Spells"... what a beguiling title!).

http://www.mbam.qc.ca/waterhouse/fr/
The exhibition is viewable till February 7th 2010. I envy you.
Yes Ambreen, it is at at the museum at the moment.
My son has seen it. He stays that it was very beautiful. The museum's walls are painted black, so the paintings stand out.
After I deal with my doc's appointments, I'll be going. Thanks for thinking of me.
 
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I'm with you on Hopper, HiddenFormula. his paintings always look like something just happened or is about to happen. there's a lot of suspense in his work, which I like. understated suspense, I guess you could call it.
 

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^Yeah so true. When I look at them I get the sense of these invisible barriers around the characters seperating them from each other. So isolated and alone in their own worlds that they don't even see their surroundings.
I also like the ambiguity and intriguing of them - like a frozen snapshot from a film. I could sit looking at them for ages.
 

informal

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here's some art from a friend of mine Cristy C. Road, she is also a writer. (a couple are self portraits)









 

mjp

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Looks like someone went to art school. All they churn out any more are illustrators. No one paints or sculpts anymore.
 

Ambreen

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Yes Ambreen, it is at at the museum at the moment.
My son has seen it. He stays that it was very beautiful. The museum's walls are painted black, so the paintings stand out.
After I deal with my doc's appointments, I'll be going. Thanks for thinking of me.
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You're welcome, my dear Black Swan!
 

d gray

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looks like he flung a pot of paint at that top one!
 

hank solo

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They remind me of the hand and feet sculptures I was never able to successfully create with my late Seventies 'Replica' plaster-casting set. The jelly moulds just never set right.

I like this one DiB.




Thanks.
 
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