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Post by Rutabaga » 2 years ago

Seen any good art lately?

I am really looking forward to this: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesig ... ate-modern

That image (Eine Kleine Nachtmusik) is one of my favourite ever paintings; it stopped me in my tracks the first time I saw it. Tanning was an amazing artist, challenging and well ahead of her time.
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Post by Rocky » 2 years ago

Wow!! Those look interesting.....and remind me a bit of my dream last night. I think I might pay it a visit. Thanks for flagging up
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Post by Dunckel » 2 years ago

I hope to make it down to Buck House later in the summer to see the Royal Collection's exhibition of more than 200 Da Vinci sketches, it should be a corker.

https://www.rct.uk/about/press-office/p ... i-from-the#/
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Post by Rutabaga » 2 years ago

Two months after feeling excited about the Dorothea Tanning exhibition, and having forgotten all about it in between due to being distracted by life events, I am actually going to see it next week, before it closes.
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Post by Rutabaga » 2 years ago

Anyone like to hazard a guess as to who this is?
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Post by Iris » 2 years ago

Spoiler
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Victoria Wood.
(I did recognise it, but I did also check)
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Post by Dunckel » 2 years ago

Rutabaga wrote:
2 years ago
Anyone like to hazard a guess as to who this is?

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I heard about it on the radio news earlier.

It was also likened to Wendolene from Wallis & Gromit
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Post by Rutabaga » 2 years ago

I suppose it is an approximation of what she looked like, but I don't much like it.
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Post by Sonic Budgie » 2 years ago

Rutabaga wrote:
2 years ago
Anyone like to hazard a guess as to who this is?

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Done by the same bod as this one by the looks;
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Post by Joan » 2 years ago

Is that the David Beckham who visits me in my nightmares?

(<Google image search>: Ah, no)
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Post by Rutabaga » 2 years ago

The sculptor of Victoria Wood also did Eric Morecambe, and Laurel and Hardy. I think they are better likenesses, but they still seem slightly crude compared to, say, Gillian Wearing's tender portrait of Millicent Fawcett.
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Post by Iris » 2 years ago

You can buy your own scale model of the Wood statue. Only £1500...

https://www.bury.gov.uk/vic

Apparently she rather liked the sculptor's works. It takes all sorts.
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Post by Rutabaga » 2 years ago

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The Dorothea Tanning exhibition at Tate Modern was absolutely worth a visit. I've always liked her work, but now I realise that I only really knew about part of it. As well as her early meticulously painted little oils beloved of the Surrealists, and the soft fabric constructions that are strangely disturbing, she also made huge dreamy canvases that reveal more and more details the more you look at them. She seems to have lived a happy and very creative life (I had forgotten that she was married to Max Ernst), and she died at 101!
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Post by Rutabaga » 2 months ago

If you're having a bit of a bad day this guy is the perfect antidote - what a street art hero. He paints exquisite miniatures on discarded chewing gum, all commemorating people and events that have been requested by passers-by. And he does all sorts of other inspiring stuff as well. And he's got an antique Pashley, apparently. (You can bung him a coffee fiver through the link at the end of the article.)
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesig ... ben-wilson
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Post by The Real Ravenhurst » 2 months ago

Lovely.
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