~Le Institute D'Art--For Discussion and Appreciation of Fine Art~

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  1. DeJade_Vu Jedi Master

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    You have entered the realm of the Artistic Muse, otherwise known as Dejade.

    I happen to love fine art.

    I'm talking about the real things--Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Rembrandt, , Monet, Van Gogh, Seurat, Toulose-Lautrec, Dali, Goya.

    Therefore I have created this thread for all those who do not necessarily consider comic book pictures to be the epitome of artistic ingenuity, and for those who would like to share their appreciation of true art with others who feel the same.

    Links and pictures are very welcome--don't be shy about it!! :)

    "There is only one valuable thing in art; the thing you cannot explain." --Georges Barque

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  2. solojones Chosen One

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    Wouldn't it be L'institute D'art? Eh, me and my French....

    I love fine art. Monet is my favourite painter by far. I really love his use of colors, it totally opened up people's minds as to what colors could be used in art. He never had just white things, he had white with hues of violet and blue. Wonderful stuff. I also like all of Degas' dancer series. There are many more I like as well. :)

    -sj loves kevin spacey
  3. DeJade_Vu Jedi Master

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    Wouldn't it be L'institute D'art? Eh, me and my French....

    Oh drat I thought I got that down right.....me + languages = [face_plain]

    If that is true I'll have a mod change it.

    I love Degas' dancers too. I dance myself, which helps, and I love the colors.
  4. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Aha! I must call this. Comic book pictures are not art.

    Are you familiar with the work of Roy Lichtenstein? As I Opened Fire, Drowning Girl, etc . . .?
  5. solojones Chosen One

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    Touche, Rogue (darn stupid accents aren't working! :p ) Those are certainly art and great one too in my opinion, but fine art is it's own category of art, too :)

    -sj loves kevin spacey
  6. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    So, should we define "Fine Art." What makes Fine Art "fine?"
  7. DeJade_Vu Jedi Master

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    As you puzzle over this mystery I shall stop by to merely make an "UP".

    I shall make a longer post later.
  8. solojones Chosen One

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    Rogue, it's not a status thing it's just that the type of art is called "Fine"

    Anyway, DeJade, do you have a favourite type of art? I prefer impressionism, myself. Right now we're doing cubism in art, though. It's not my favorite thing... I really don't like Picasso that much, but there are some other cubists that I like a lot.

    -sj loves kevin spacey
  9. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    I grant that, but I debate the calling, as you put it. Robert Hughes calls Lichtenstein fine art and yet he's excluded from this thread?
  10. solojones Chosen One

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    I never said he was excluded. I didn't get the impression those kinds of artists were. I was under the impression that we were talking about non-commercial art, basically. This isn't a debate, it's just supposed to be an appreciation.

    -sj loves kevin spacey
  11. DeJade_Vu Jedi Master

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    That is true.....non-commercial art in museums. :)

    Lichtenstein is considered fine art, true. But you knew exactly what I meant, Rogue, don't deny it. ;)

    I do like impressionism! One of my favorites is Seurat. His pointillism paintings have this dreamy quality that appeals to me. Due to my eclectic tastes, however, it's hard for me to find a favorite type of art, though. Dali I really like, I admit. And Toulose-Lautrec. You can see the lights, color, and riotous nightlife of Paris when you see his paintings.

    Then of course there's Michelangelo, who almost every art lover likes.....
  12. solojones Chosen One

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    As far as cubism, I rather like Braque

    Terrace of Hotel Mistral
    [image=http://www.masters-of-photography.com/artchive/b/braque/mistral.jpg]

    I want that one as a poster.


    Oh yes, I really like Seurat as well. His work shows so much dedication, and you know he had to really put care into those painting because they took so long to complete.

    Un dimanche après-midi à l'Ile de la Grande Jatte
    [image=http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/seurat/grande-jatte/seurat.grande-jatte.jpg]

    Of course that one's very famous. But I think I like this one better.

    Une Baignade, Asnières
    [image=http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/seurat/baignade/seurat.baignade.jpg]


    -sj loves kevin spacey
  13. CBaoth_The_Crazy Jedi Master

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    Moi, je préfère le Pop Art...


    Seriously though, yeah, Pop Art is my type of Art... Warhol, Pollock, Johns, and my favorite... Lichtenstein...

    [image=http://www.artkrush.com/thearticles/011_woa_weschleronhockney/1-9/1.imageduplicator.jpg]

    [image=http://www.artprintresources.com/_borders/FL309A.jpg]

    Also... I like a lot of surrealist art... Dali, Magreet, etc.
  14. solojones Chosen One

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    Oh yeah, I love Lichtenstein! In one art class I took we did comic paintings in his style, and it was one of my favourite units. Really fresh stuff, not just your same old art you see all the time :)

    -sj loves kevin spacey
  15. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Magritte is one of my favorites as well. His ability to create lasting images in my mind is just amazing. Can't shake the images of his that I've seen.

    Matisse is one of my other favorites.
  16. Tobie_Wan Jedi Master

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    Magritte muygreat!

    [image=http://pro.wanadoo.fr/quatuor/63322000.jpg]
    [image=http://www.kwc.edu/academic/religion/magritte.jpg]
    Mark Tansey has been influenced by Magritte
    [image=http://www.mbam.qc.ca/lundi/ancien-lundi-08-09-97/images/action.jpg]
    [image=http://www.hawaii.edu/lruby/art302/PLEASUR.GIF]



  17. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    I don't have a great knowledge of art history, but Ido liketo thinkI have a good eye. My own interests are very wide ranging but I have a favorite of sorts:

    [image=http://www.artmagick.com/images/p99999/draper/draper1.jpg]

    This is by Herbert Draper, called "Lament To Icarus", it is probably his most famous painting. Here is a lil bio:

    nter of historical and imaginative subjects and portraits of his contemporaries. Born in London. Studied art at St John?s Wood School of Art and in 1884 gained admission to the RA Schools. In 1887 he was awarded a prize of £40 for a design for a wall decoration. He also gained the Landseer Scholarship for two years at £40 p.a. Travelled at that time in Spain, Morocco, Italy, France, Holland and Belgium. Worked in Paris at the Académie Julian in 1891 and took a studio for the winter 1891-92 at Rome. Returned home and established a studio in Kensington. Exhibited at the RA from 1887. Achieved his first public success with ?The Sea Maiden? exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1894, and became a very popular painter of his day. A retrospective exhibition was held in 1913 at the Leicester Galleries. Died in London on 22nd September 1920.
    Although Draper found great favour in his lifetime, and his enormous essay on mythology The Lament for Icarus was bought by the Chantrey Bequest and is now owned by the Tate Gallery, his work is now largely forgotten and seldom seen in the auction rooms.


  18. solojones Chosen One

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    Oh yes, Magritte has some of the most striking images in his work. I also like the ones you shared, Tobey, which were influenced by his work. I especially love the one of the rocket taking off and all the artists painting the scene.

    Check out this great Magritte I found. Thanks to your trivia contest, Rogue, I get this one ;) Only have a screen capture from the CD Rom right now though...

    [image=http://www.magritte.com/img/cd_04.jpg]

    -sj loves kevin spacey
  19. DeJade_Vu Jedi Master

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    ".....de la Grand Jatte" One of my favorites; once again, the dreamy quality is very appealing to me.

    Here's my favorite Dale site: This place is Dali heaven

    Magritte I really like a lot too! That one picture posted on here, with the floating rock...that is striking. You can almost feel the weight of that boulder, and it's just drifting there...the senses are boggled in one fell swoop! (I am rather tired; it's late. ;) )

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  21. solojones Chosen One

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    You know, it's really not easy to make cubist art. We're doing it right now in graphic arts (computer) and I'm having quite a bit of trouble with it...

    Are there any other people here who have works of art they'd like to share? I was thinking of opening an artists longue thread...

    -sj loves kevin spacey
  22. Tobie_Wan Jedi Master

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    Heres a favorite Dali of mine
    [image=http://www.the-artfile.com/gallery/artists/dali/lastsupper.jpg]
    I also enjoy the Surrealist work of Paul Delvaux
    [image=http://www.syba.co.jp/Christmas/deka/delvaux.JPG]
    and Frida Kahlo--
    [image=http://parallel.park.uga.edu/~lisaboyd/art/twofrida.jpg]

    I would like to throw some other 'movements' out for discussion
    German Expressionism (Kirchner, Nolde, Kollwitz, Beckmann, Grosz etc.)
    Also Abstract art and sculpture--

    IMHO, this is FINE art
    [image=http://facstaff.uww.edu/allsenjm/WOTA/IMAGES/Pieta.jpg]
  23. solojones Chosen One

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    Oh yes Kahlo has some interesting pieces. Some I like:

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    But I don't really know much of German work...

    -sj loves kevin spacey
  24. DeJade_Vu Jedi Master

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    The Pieta is so beautiful....when you really study it, you can see that it is just amazing. The folds in Mary's robe for example. The creases are really deep! And it was all carved out of solid marble. Then there's Jesus' skin. You can even see the veins. When I see that, I'm speechless. I tried making a clay pot once and it looked like a deformed cup. I can't imagine carving such beauty out of solid marble...

    Tobie_Wan suggested we discuss abstract art and sculpture also. That reminds of something that I swore I saw in Ep.II. Have any of you heard of Constantin Brancusi? He made abstract sculptures. One of his sculptures was called Bird in Space, and it looked like a shiney, streamlined gold rod that tapered at both ends. It stood up on one of it's ends. Well, in Ep.II during the scene where Anakin says "her prescence is....intoxicating" I could have sworn I saw that sculpture.

    I should try and find a pic of it!

    Are there any other people here who have works of art they'd like to share? I was thinking of opening an artists longue thread...

    I'm not positive but I think I saw an artist's lounge thread listed in the Amphitheatre Index....
  25. DeJade_Vu Jedi Master

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    UP Someone start discussing, PLEASE! :(
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