Category Archives: Painters

this day in the yesteryear: Edvard Munch’s The Scream is Stolen at Gunpoint (2004)


Edvard Munch’s The Scream is Stolen at Gunpoint (2004)

Edvard Munch completed four versions of his most famous work, The Scream, an expressionist depiction of modern humanity’s spiritual anguish. In 1994, the version belonging to Norway’s National Gallery was stolen, but it was soon recovered in a sting operation. A decade later, thieves stole the version belonging to the Munch Museum. Despite rumors that the painting had been burned, the Oslo government offered a hefty reward for information leading to its recovery. What was its fate? More… Discuss

Triumph of Death (El triunfo de la muerte) Psalter. Germany (S., Augsburg?), 1st half of the 16th century: Bibliophilia (@Libroantiguo) August 22, 2014


Ottorino Respighi – Three Botticelli Pictures: grest compositions/performances


Ottorino Respighi – Three Botticelli Pictures

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quotation: The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. Pablo Picasso


Giotto


Giotto

Giotto di Bondone (1266/7 – January 8, 1337), known as Giotto (Italian: [ˈdʒɔtto]), was an Italian painter and

Uffizi Giotto.jpg

Statue representing Giotto, outside the Uffizi
Born Giotto di Bondone
1266/7
near Florence, Republic of Florence, in present-day Italian Republic
Died January 8, 1337 (aged about 70)
Florence, Republic of Florence, in present-day Italian Republic
Nationality Italian
Known for Painting, Fresco, Architecture
Notable work(s) Scrovegni Chapel frescoes, Campanile
Movement Late Gothic
Proto-Renaissance

architect from Florence in the late Middle Ages. He is generally considered the first in a line of great artists who contributed to the Italian Renaissance.Considered the father of European art, he turned from the formulaic, impersonal Byzantine style to a more natural representation of human expression and movement. Compared with the gracefulness of Byzantine forms, Giotto’s figures are monumental, even bulky, but imbued with a new compassion for the human being. His innovative style likely influenced Renaissance artists. His main works are cycles of frescoes inside churches in what Italian cities? More… Discuss

today’s birthday: Marcel Duchamp (1887)


Marcel Duchamp (1887)

Duchamp was an innovative French-American artist who influenced the Dada, Surrealist, and Pop art movements. His irreverence for conventional aesthetic standards led him to exhibit commonplace objects as works of art that he called “ready-mades,” intended as a derisive gesture against the excessive importance attached to works of art. His most famous works include the controversial Cubist-Futurist painting Nude Descending a Staircase and Fountain, which features what object? More… Discuss

along the trail by George-B_FotoSketcher (Painting 8-excessive strokes-2-framed) my art collection_FotoSketcher


along the trail by George-B_FotoSketcher (Painting 8-excessive strokes-2) my art collection

along the trail by George-B_FotoSketcher (Painting 8-excessive strokes-2) my art collection

along the trail by George-B_FotoSketcher (Painting 8-excessive strokes-2-framed) my art collection_FotoSketcher

along the trail by George-B_FotoSketcher (Painting 8-excessive strokes-2-framed) my art collection_FotoSketcher

“along the trail” by George-B (oil-emergence-2)_FotoSketcher (my art collection)


along the trail by George-B (oil-emergence-2)_FotoSketcher

along the trail by George-B (oil-emergence-2)_FotoSketcher

along the trail by George-B_FotoSketcher pencilsketch-1_FotoSketcher (my art collection)


along the trail by George-B_FotoSketcher pencilsketch-1_FotoSketcher (my art collection)

along the trail by George-B_FotoSketcher pencilsketch-1_FotoSketcher (my art collection)

today’s birthday: Rembrandt van Rijn (1606)


 

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606)

Rembrandt is considered one of the greatest European painters. Early on, he displayed an interest in the “spotlight effects” of light and shadow that dominate his later paintings and began the studies of his own face and the more formal self-portraits that make up much of his painted and etched work. After moving to Amsterdam around 1631, he quickly became the city’s most fashionable portrait painter and a popular teacher. However, he went bankrupt in 1656. What had happened to his money? More… Discuss

La prise de la Bastille (Sketch Guru – my art collection)


Prise de la Bastille (MyArtCollection)

Prise de la Bastille (MyArtCollection) 

I sketch this painting with Sketch Guru on my Android phone :-) http://bit.ly/sketchguru

After that, I turned to Fast Stone Image Editor to resize, adjust colors and crop…

 

virtual solar systems (my art collection)


virtual solar systems

virtual solar systems

great compositions/performances: Mussorgsky: Pictures at an exhibition ( Full ) – BPO / Karajan*


Mussorgsky: Pictures at an exhibition ( Full ) – BPO / Karajan*

Herbert Von Karajan for PIFAL

Herbert Von Karajan for PIFAL (Photo credit: Arturo Espinosa)

With the original survived pictures of Hartmann and others

Gustave Dore: Engraving of Don Quixote and several other works (19th Century)


Gustave Dore engraving of Don Quixote19th Century

Gustave Dore engraving of Don Quixote19th Century

Gustave dore crusades miracles

Gustave dore crusades miracles (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Gustave Dore Enigma

Gustave Dore Enigma (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Français : Gustave Doré licence : source : htt...

Français : Gustave Doré licence : source : http://www.antiquemapsandprints.com/gustave-dore.htm (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Gustave Doré (French, 1832-1883), "Little...

Gustave Doré (French, 1832-1883), “Little Red Riding Hood” (Photo credit: sofi01)

Gustave Dore (1832-1883), "Les Fées (Scèn...

Gustave Dore (1832-1883), “Les Fées (Scène Tirée de Shakespeare)” (Photo credit: sofi01)

Gustave Dore Contes drolatiques cover

Gustave Dore Contes drolatiques cover (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The first ascent of the Matterhorn by Gustave Doré

The first ascent of the Matterhorn by Gustave Doré (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Gustave Dore Inferno23

Gustave Dore Inferno23 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Andromeda exposed to the sea-monster (1869) Gu...

Andromeda exposed to the sea-monster (1869) Gustave Doré. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jonah Cast Forth By The Whale, by Gustave Doré.

Jonah Cast Forth By The Whale, by Gustave Doré. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Over London–by Rail from London: A Pilgrimage ...

Over London–by Rail from London: A Pilgrimage (1872) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

today’s birthday: Marc Chagall (1887)


Marc Chagall (1887)

Chagall was a Belarusian artist often considered a forerunner of the surrealist movement. He began studying painting in 1907 and soon blended elements of cubism into his expressionistic style. His Jewish heritage served as a source of great inspiration to him, and images of Jewish life and folklore and biblical themes frequently feature in his art. He explored a variety of mediums, including painting, printmaking, etching, tapestry, mosaic, and stained glass. Where can his work be seen? More… Discuss

‘Voltaire’ (FotoSketcher Emergence,) (My art collection)


'Voltaire' (FotoSketcher Emergence,) (My art collection)

Voltaire‘ (FotoSketcher Emergence,) (My art collection)

130520_185756-foto_fotosketcher-_bamboo-heart-pencil-sketch-framed.jpg (My art collection) (click to full size)


130520_185756-foto_fotosketcher-_bamboo-heart-pencil-sketch-framed.jpg

130520_185756-foto_fotosketcher-_bamboo-heart-pencil-sketch-framed.jpg (My art collection) (click to full size)

 

130520_185756 foto_FotoSketcher “Bamboo Heart – Pencil Sketch” (my art collection)


 

130520_185756 foto_FotoSketcher "Bamboo Heart" (my art collection)
130520_185756 foto_FotoSketcher “Bamboo Heart” (my art collection) (Click  to full size)

130519_215256_FotoSketcher_DREAMOID OF NO ROTATION(©ALWAYS – MY ART COLLECTION)


130519_215256_FotoSketcher_DREAMOID OF NO ROTATION (MY ART COLLECTION)

130519_215256_FotoSketcher_DREAMOID OF NO ROTATION (MY ART COLLECTION)

 

make music part of your life series: “Mona Lisa” Song by Nat King Cole


Mona Lisa Song by Nat King Cole

 

The Mona Lisa (or La Joconde, La Gioconda).

The Mona Lisa (or La Joconde, La Gioconda). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Nat King Cole’s song  “Mona Lisa” is an Academy Award-winning song written by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston for the Paramount Pictures film Captain Carey, U.S.A. (1950).

The soundtrack version by Nat King Cole spent 8 weeks as
number 1 in the Billboard chart in the USA in 1950.

Also, Cole’s version of the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1992. In 1987, it was used as the theme of the British film Mona Lisa. An unaccredited version of Mona Lisa plays in the background of one scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window (1954).

The famous painting: Mona Lisa (also known as La Giaconda) is a 16th century portrait painted in oil on a poplar panel by Leonardo da Vinci throughout the Italian Renaissance.

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The Mona Lisa


The Mona Lisa

One of the most famous paintings in history, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa can be seen at the Louvre museum in Paris, where it is on permanent display. The work’s name was not chosen by the artist; rather, it was derived from a posthumously published biography of da Vinci, which identifies the subject as Lisa, wife of a wealthy Florentine businessman. Still, her identity remains the subject of debate, and theories regarding the owner of the enigmatic smile abound. What are some of them? More… Discuss

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great comopositions/performances: Johannes Brahms, How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place, Caspar David Friedrich


Johannes Brahms, How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place, Caspar David Friedrich

Johannes Brahms (1833- 1897), Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen (How lovely is thy dwelling place), from Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45. Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.
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With works by Caspar David Friedrich (1774- 1840).

Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen,
Herr Zebaoth!
Meine Seele verlanget und sehnet sich
nach den Vorhöfen des Herrn;
mein Leib und Seele freuen sich
in dem lebendigen Gott.
Wohl denen, die in deinem Hause wohnen,
die loben dich immerdar. Psalm 84:1,2,4

How lovely are thy tabernacles,
O Lord of hosts!
My soul longs, yea, even faints
for the courts of the Lord:
my heart and my flesh cries out
for the living God.
Blessed are they that dwell in thy house:
they will always be praising thee. Psalm 84:1,2,4

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FotoSketcher – manastirea sambata de sus – emergence 2 (my art collection)


FotoSketcher - manastirea sambata de sus - emergence 2

FotoSketcher – manastirea sambata de sus – emergence 2

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Van Gogh’s Portrait of Doctor Gachet Sold for $82.5 Million (1990)


Van Gogh’s Portrait of Doctor Gachet Sold for $82.5 Million (1990)

In June 1890, shortly before his death, Vincent Van Gogh created two versions of a painting depicting his doctor, Paul Gachet. The paintings, called Portrait of Dr. Gachet, portray the doctor seated beside a foxglove plant, an extract of which is used to treat heart conditions. In 1990, 100 years after it was first painted, Japanese businessman Ryoei Saito purchased one version of the work for the record sum of $82.5 million. Why did he later say he would have the painting burned? More… Discuss

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Great Compositions/Performances: Emil Gilels plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s – Piano Sonata #31 in A-Flat, Op. 110


Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Sonata #31 in A-Flat, Op. 110

Composed in 1821.

I. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo (@ 0:00)
II. Allegro molto (@ 7:29)
III. Adagio — Fuga (@ 9:49)

Performed by Emil Gilels.
Paintings by William Blake.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 

The Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, Op. 110, by Ludwig van Beethoven was composed in 1821. It is the central piano sonata in the group of three opp. 109–111 which he wrote between 1820 and 1822, and the thirty-first of his published piano sonatas.

The sonata is in three movements. The moderato first movement in sonata form, marked con amabilità, is followed by a fast scherzo. The finale comprises a slow recitative and arioso dolente, a fugue, a return of the arioso lament, and a second fugue that builds to an affirmative conclusion.

Composition

In the summer of 1819 Moritz Schlesinger, from the Schlesinger firm of music publishers based in Berlin, met Beethoven and asked to purchase some compositions. After some negotiation by letter, and despite the publisher’s qualms about Beethoven’s retaining the rights for publication in England and Scotland, Schlesinger agreed to purchase 25 songs for 60 ducats and three piano sonatas at 90 ducats (Beethoven had originally asked 120 ducats for the sonatas). In May 1820 Beethoven agreed, the songs (op. 108) already being available, and he undertook to deliver the sonatas within three months. These three sonatas are the ones now known as opp. 109–111.

Beethoven was prevented from completing all three of the promised sonatas on schedule by factors including an attack of jaundice; Op. 109 was completed and delivered in 1820, but correspondence shows that Op. 110 was still not ready by the middle of December 1821, and the completed autograph score bears the date December 25, 1821. Presumably the sonata was delivered shortly thereafter, since Beethoven was paid the 30 ducats for this sonata in January 1822.

Form

Alfred Brendel characterizes the main themes of the sonata as all derived from the hexachord – the first six notes of the diatonic scale – and the intervals of the third and fourth that divide it. He also points out that contrary motion is a feature of much of the work, particularly prominent in the scherzo second movement.

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: LEONARDO DA VINCI (1452)


Leonardo da Vinci (1452)

Da Vinci was an Italian painter, sculptor, architect, musician, engineer, and scientist. His drawings depict subjects ranging from flying machines to caricatures

The Mona Lisa.

The Mona Lisa. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

and are rendered with scientific precision and consummate artistry. Included among his works are intricate anatomical studies of humans, animals, and plants. The richness and originality of intellect expressed in his notebooks reveal one of the greatest minds of all time. Why are most of his journals written in mirror-image cursive? More… Discuss

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NEWS: STOLEN MASTERPIECES FOUND IN UNLIKELY PLACE


Stolen Masterpieces Found in Unlikely Place

Nearly 40 years ago, an Italian factory worker bought two paintings at a lost-property auction for 45,000 lire (23.24 euros). He hung the works in his home, enjoying them but never knowing their true value until recently, when his son began probing their origins. The paintings in question are now believed to be a Paul Gauguin and a Pierre Bonnard that have a combined estimated value of between 10.6 million and 30.6 million euros. The works had been stolen from a London home in 1970 and then, for reasons that remain unknown, abandoned on a train in northern Italy. After no one stepped forward to claim the then-unidentified paintings, the state railway company put them up for auction. More… Discuss

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Great Compositions/Performances: Stravinsky Divertimento from “The Fairy’s Kiss” (Muti-Philadelphia Orch.)



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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Mozart / Divertimento in B-flat major, K. 137



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Divertimento in B-flat major for string quartet, K. 137/125b (1772)
00:00 – Andante
07:52 – Allegro di molto
11:17 – Allegro assai
(Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemble (1986))

“Three early Mozart pieces, K. 137, 137 and 138, are labeled divertimentos on the manuscripts and are so listed in Grove. However, few Mozart scholars accept that tag as an accurate description of the works, and most doubt that the title came from Mozart. For one thing, a divertimento should have two minuets, and these three have none. At first glance they seem to be straightforward string quartets–yet many experts contend that they don’t sound at all like string quartets. 

So what are they? Mozart scholar Alfred Einstein fancies them as small symphonies for strings, to which the composer was prepared to add extra parts for winds; they are sometimes known as the ‘Salzburg symphonies.’ Musicologist Hans Keller has given them the curious designation of ‘orchestral quartets.’ Others insist that they are indeed string quartets even if they lack the serious temper of that rarefied form. Yet (to complete the confusion) they are universally referred to as divertimentos–the one thing everyone agrees they are not.

Whatever they’re called, they are fine examples of Mozart’s early essays in chamber music…Mozart composed them in 1772, when he was 16, not long before leaving Salzburg on his third (and, as it turned out, his last) trip to Italy. He was going to Milan to produce the opera ‘Lucio Silla‘ on a commission from Count Firmian, governor-general of that city. He probably expected, from previous experience, to need music to entertain the count’s court while he was at work on the opera. So it seems likely that these three works were composed to meet that need. Mozart may have planned to present them with a small orchestra, as Einstein surmises, but here they are played by the four instruments of a string quartet.

The Divertimento in B flat, K. 137…differs from [K. 136 & K. 138] by starting with a slow movement. This affecting ‘Andante’ is led by the first violin and is punctuated by dramatic responses from the accompanying strings. A spirited ‘Allegro di molto’ movement follows, leading to a delicate finale marked ‘Allegro assai’. This section, while not actually a minuet, has a courtly air that suggests a roomful of dancers bowing and curtsying under brilliant chandeliers.” – Harvey B. Loomis

Painting: Still Life (Morning Glories, Toad, & Insects), Otto Marseus van Schrieck

 

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Rie Sinclair Island of Loneliness Art – Painter: Ilia Efimovich Repin (1844-1930) Painting: Volga Boatmen (1870-1873)


 

 

 

 

 

Rie Sinclair – Island of Loneliness

 

 

 

Ilya Repin, Self-portrait, 1878

Ilya Repin, Self-portrait, 1878 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Art – Painter: Ilia Efimovich Repin (1844-1930)
Painting: Volga Boatmen (1870-1873)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barge Haulers wading. Oil on canvas. 62 × 97 c...

Barge Haulers wading. Oil on canvas. 62 × 97 cm. The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ilya Repin. Apples and Leaves

Ilya Repin. Apples and Leaves (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: IL GUERCINO (1591)


Il Guercino (1591)

Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, better known as Il Guercino(“The Squinter”), was an Italian painter whose work had a profound impact on the development of 17th-century Baroque decoration. One of the outstanding draftsmen of his age, he was known for his frescoes, altarpieces, oils, and drawings. When he was 30, he was called to Rome by Pope Gregory XV and spent a productive two years there. Later, he moved to Bologna and was its leading painter until his death. How did he get his nickname? More… Discuss

 

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Sistine : Michelangelo’s David and Goliath


Sistine : Michelangelo’s David and Goliath.

QUOTATION: Edith Wharton


There’s no such thing as old age, there is only sorrow.

Edith Wharton (1862-1937) Discuss

 

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ROLLING HILLS_FotoSketcher_Emmergence 2-MYARTCOLLECTION


ROLLING HILLS_FotoSketcher-MYARTCOLLECTION

ROLLING HILLS_FotoSketcher-MYARTCOLLECTION

 

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ANOTHER WAY TO SAY YOU’RE MISSED – PHOTOSKETCHER- EMERGENCE 2 (MY ART COLLECTION)


ANOTHER WAY TO SAY YOU'RE MISSED - PHOTOSKETCHER- EMERGENCE 2 (MY ART COLLECTION)

ANOTHER WAY TO SAY YOU’RE MISSED – PHOTOSKETCHER- EMERGENCE 2 (MY ART COLLECTION)

 

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Hilltops (my art collection)


Hilltops

Hilltops

Nutricide – Criminalizing Natural Health, Vitamins, and Herbs


 

Nutricide – Criminalizing Natural Health, Vitamins, and Herbs

 

WHO

WHO (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The Codex Alimentarius is a threat to the freedom of people to choose natural healing and alternative medicine and nutrition. Ratified by the World Health Organization, and going into Law in the United States in 2009, the threat to health freedom has never been greater.

This is the first part of a series of talks by Dr. Rima Laibow MD, available on DVD from the Natural Solutions Foundation, an non-profit organization dedicated to educating people about how to stop Codex Alimentarius from taking away our right to freely choose nutritional health.

Natural Solutions Foundation
: Dr. Rima Laibow MD.

 

 

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‘Ultimate Masquerade’ – FotoSketcher Stylized emergence 2


'Ultimate Masquerade' - FotoSketcher Stylized emergence 2

‘Ultimate Masquerade’ – FotoSketcher Stylized emergence 2

 

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Surveying the Link Between Modernist Mexican Painting and Murals | Writing on the Wall | Departures Columns | KCET


Paisaje Mexicano_Scripps.jpgSurveying the Link Between Modernist Mexican Painting and Murals | Writing on the Wall | Departures Columns | KCET.

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‘Alexandra Leaving’ (FotoSketcher – Stylized Effect ‘Emergence 2′)


'Alexandra Leaving' (FotoSketcher - Stylized Effect 'Emergence 2')

‘Alexandra Leaving’ (FotoSketcher – Stylized Effect ‘Emergence 2′)

 

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Silhouette – Pencil Sketch 5 – GB, 2014 (digital-FotoScketcher)


Silhouette - Pencil Sketch 5-GB, 2014

Silhouette – Pencil Sketch 5-GB, 2014

 

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The Public Catalogue Foundation


 

The Public Catalogue Foundation.

Winding Trail Pencil Sketch – Turnbull Cyn (My Art Collection)


Winding Trail Pencil Sketch - Turnbull Cyn (My Art Collection)

Winding Trail Pencil Sketch – Turnbull Cyn. (My Art Collection)

irreconcilable differences oil painting-emergence 2 (My art collection)


irreconcilable differences oil painting-emergence 2 (My art collection)

irreconcilable differences oil painting-emergence 2 (My art collection) (Click to enlarge)

Surrender Emergence 2 (my art collection)


Surrender Emergence 2 (my art collection)

Surrender Emergence 2 (my art collection)

“Near Life Sharps”- Drawing Style – Emergence 2 (My Art Collection)


“Near Life Sharps”- Drawing Style – Emergence 2 (My Art Collection):

FOTOSKETCHER SETTINGS:

"Near Life Sharps"- Drawing Style - Emergence 2 (My Art Collection)

“Near Life Sharps”- Drawing Style – Emergence 2 (My Art Collection) 

(click to enlarge to full size)

Level of abstraction-222
Number of iterations-114
Level of contrast- 8
Minimum Radius- 38
Maximum Radius-198
Texture 9-strong texture

“Black Snow II: A DREAM SHATTERED ” Stylized Effects-Emergence 2 (My art Collection)


"Black Snow II: A SHATTERED DREAM" (My art Collection)

“Black Snow II: A DREAM SHATTERED ” (My art Collection) (Click to enlarge for viewing…)

“Black Snow II: A SHATTERED DREAM” (My art Collection):

  • “Black Snow II: A SHATTERED DREAM” (My art Collection): Color Sketch – Emergence II: 
  • Level of abstraction-203;
  • Number of iterations-122;
  • level of contrast-10;
  • minimum radius-104;
  • maximum radius-180;
  • texture 9-strong texture;

 

Black Snow Faux Pas – painting Emergence 2 (my Art Collection)


Black Snow Faux Pas - painting Emergence 2 (my Art Collection)

Black Snow Faux Pas – painting Emergence 2 (my Art Collection) (Click to enlarge..or remain unclicked…your choice)

“hid’n-seek-negative”-oil-painting-digital-(my-art-collection)


http://euzicasa.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/hidn-seak-negative-oil-painting-digital-my-art-collection.jpg

“hid’n-seek-negative”-oil-painting-digital-(my-art-collection)