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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…

 

FotoSketcher – manastirea sambata de sus – pencil sketch 1 (my art collection)


FotoSketcher - manastirea sambata de sus - pencil sketch 1

FotoSketcher – manastirea sambata de sus – pencil sketch 1

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Kim Richey – A Place Called Home (Studio version) – Paintings by Alexander Mann


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Kim Richey – A Place Called Home (Studio version) – Paintings by Alexander Mann

Music : Kim Richey – A Place Called Home (Studio version) . Paintings by Alexander Mann (1853 – 1908, scottish landscape and genre painter) – he was a member of New English Art Club and Royal Institute of Oil Painters.
Video by Laurentziu Ro (Romania)

It’s not hard to see anyone who looks at me
Knows I am just a rolling stone
Never landed any place to call my own
To call my own

Well it seems like so long ago
But it really ain’t you know, I started off a crazy kid
Miracle I made it though the things I did
The things I did

Some day I’ll go where there ain’t no rain or snow
Till then I’ll travel alone
And I’ll make my bed with the stars above my head
And dream of a place called home

I had a chance to settle down, get a job and live in town
Work in some old factory
I never liked the foreman standing over me
Over me

No I rather walk a windy road, rather know the things I know
See the world with my own eye
No regrets, no looking back, no good byes
No good byes

Some day I’ll go where there ain’t no rain or snow
Till then I’ll travel alone
And I’ll make my bed with the stars above my head
And dream of a place called home

Na na na na
Na na na na na
Na na na na
Na na na na na ah na
Ah na na na na na

And some day I’ll go where there ain’t no rain nor snow
Till then I’ll travel alone
And I make my bed with the stars above my head
And dream of a place called home

Some day I’ll go where there ain’t no rain nor snow
Dream of a place called home

Songwriters
HENDERSON, MICHAEL JAMES / RICHEY, KIM

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Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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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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ARTICLE: THE DEATH WAIL


The Death Wail

The death wail is a cry of mourning performed ritually in response to the death of a loved one. Though found in numerous cultures, it is closely associated with Australian Aboriginal peoples. Some accounts of the death wail describe its presence in conjunction with fighting and disputes. For instance, Edward Eyre, a British colonial administrator in 19th-century Australia, documented its usage between members of two rival tribes. Where can you listen to an 1898 recording of a death wail? More… Discuss

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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 Ă— 97 c...

Barge Haulers wading. Oil on canvas. 62 Ă— 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: JACKSON POLLOCK (1912)


After working on the Federal Art Project—a US program for the unemployed during the Great Depression—Pollock began developing the abstract, expressive style that made him a symbol of artistic revolt. Influenced by surrealism, Pollock energetically dripped paint in complicated linear patterns onto enormous canvases placed on the floor. Unlike most artists, Pollock was a celebrity during his lifetime, which was cut short by a car crash. Jackson was his middle name. What was his first name? More… Discuss

 

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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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ECLECTICISM


Eclecticism

In eclecticism, a concept used in many disciplines, elements from diverse styles are selected and combined into a single system. The term “eclectic” can describe artists who combine, for example, elements from the Renaissance and classical traditions in their paintings. It can also be applied to philosophers who take elements from different systems of thought without regard for possible contradictions. In this way, the term is sometimes used pejoratively. What musicians are considered eclectic?More… Discuss

 

“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

Today’s Birthday: SUZANNE VALADON (1865)


Suzanne Valadon (1865)

After a fall from the trapeze ended her career as a circus acrobat, Valadon modeled for many of the major impressionists. Encouraged by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec and Edgar Degas, she began painting and became known for her intensely personal works, including landscapes, nudes, and portraits featuring vibrant colors with heavy black outlines. Valadon was the mother of painter Maurice Utrillo. Somewhat eccentric, she kept a goat at her studio, claiming that it served what practical purpose? More…

 

Vittore Carpaccio: Young Knight_the Art Project_Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza_


Young Knight_the Art Project_Museums Virtual Tours_

Young Knight_the Art Project_Museums Virtual Tours_

Vittore Carpaccio (c. 1465 – 1525/1526) was an Italian painter of the Venetian school, who studied under Gentile Bellini. He is best known for a cycle of nine paintings, The Legend of Saint Ursula. His style was somewhat conservative, showing little influence from the Humanist trends that transformed Italian Renaissance painting during his lifetime. He was influenced by the style of Antonello da Messina and Early Netherlandish art. For this reason, and also because so much of his best work remains in Venice, his art has been rather neglected by comparison with other Venetian contemporaries, such as Giovanni Bellini or Giorgione.
(Source: http://wikien3.appspot.com/wiki/Vittore_Carpaccio)

Flight Formation: Regular Drill (My NAture Photography Collection)


Flight Formation _ Regular drill

Flight in Formation: Regular drill (My Nature Photography)

Lucian Freud – British painter of the human form – dies at 88, The Washington Post


Lucian Freud - British painter of the human form - dies at 88
Lucian FreudBritish painter of the human form – dies at 88             (click on picture to read the article at The Washington Post)

 

Today in History: Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans Exhibition Opens (1962)


Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans Exhibition Opens (1962)

One of the most influential artists of the late 20th century, Warhol began painting in the late 1950s and received sudden notoriety in 1962, when he exhibited 32 silkscreened paintings of Campbell’s soup cans in a California art gallery. The blatantly mundane content of the exhibition ran contrary to the abstract expressionist aesthetic of the time and generated much controversy, establishing Warhol as the leading exponent of the pop art movement. How did the soup cans differ from one another? More… Discuss

BBC Launches_Your Paintings 60,000 Paintings Online_ From UK National Collections + Crowdsourcing


BBC Launches_Your Paintings 60,000 Paintings Online_ From UK National Collections + Crowdsourcing

BBC Launches_Your Paintings 60,000 Paintings Online_ From UK National Collections + Crowdsourcing

This is something to look forward to over the next few days: are you going to be there too?
Source: InfoDocket

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcinternet/2011/06/your_paintings_opening_up_the.html

Today’s Birthday: Diego Velasquez


Diego Rodriguez de Silva yDiego Velázquez (1599)
The most celebrated painter of the Spanish school, Velázquez was one of the outstanding artists of the 17th century. His early works were mostly religious or genre scenes. After arriving in Madrid in 1623, he painted a portrait of King Philip IV that won him immediate success and an appointment as court painter. Notable among his portraits is his masterpiece, Las Meninas—The Maids of Honor. Why is there debate about who the true subject of the painting is? More… Discuss