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Re: enriching my exposure to fine literature

Postby Ice.Maiden » 31 Aug 2013, 15:12

Hello Paris.

No, no rudeness intended.

I'd never throw the childrens' artwork away. It's very precious, but I joke about it because we have boxes of it. : )

John Constable's a famous painter, born in England in the 18th century. I bet you've seen some of his work, and probably not realised who they were by, but he painted some beautiful sea and landscapes.

I don't know a great deal about Thomas Kinkade apart from what I've seen reproduced on Christmas cards. I don't think the actual scenes were of superb quality, but his use of light was pretty good.
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Re: enriching my exposure to fine literature

Postby Tomsk » 31 Aug 2013, 16:39

John Constable is was English Painter,,
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Re: enriching my exposure to fine literature

Postby Ice.Maiden » 31 Aug 2013, 16:51

See above. Yes.
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Re: enriching my exposure to fine literature

Postby Tomsk » 31 Aug 2013, 18:18

:x smartarse..

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Re: enriching my exposure to fine literature

Postby Ice.Maiden » 31 Aug 2013, 18:33

Concentrate.
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Re: enriching my exposure to fine literature

Postby Paris » 31 Aug 2013, 19:04

Thank you! And as for the works of Thomas Kinkade: Pure schmaltz!

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Re: enriching my exposure to fine literature

Postby Tomsk » 31 Aug 2013, 19:14

beautiful though...
You don't get much schmaltz in London town..
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Re: enriching my exposure to fine literature

Postby Paris » 31 Aug 2013, 19:24

This is not art. It's not, I tell you!

Any self-respecting painter started gritting his/her teeth when the general public went wild over these pieces.

Idiots. They should have just taken schmaltzy Christmas cards and enlarged them, then tacked them up on a wall in their bathroom.

Idiots!
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Re: enriching my exposure to fine literature

Postby Tomsk » 31 Aug 2013, 19:32

it's ok by me..!
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Re: enriching my exposure to fine literature

Postby Paris » 31 Aug 2013, 19:42

Hrrrmph. :snoot:
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Re: enriching my exposure to fine literature

Postby Tomsk » 31 Aug 2013, 20:04

it's cosy...
I couldn't draw it!
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Re: enriching my exposure to fine literature

Postby Ice.Maiden » 31 Aug 2013, 20:32

To me, the bit that catches the eye's the sunlight or mist, top left to centre. The house itself, garden ... no ... but the light's done well, and if you look at some of his other work in the same vein, he reproduces it time and again. I think that's where his talent lies - not in the picture-book way in which he paints buildings and shrubbery, etc.

Kinkade's paintings seem to wander into the fantasy realm, like with his one of Snow White ...

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That could've been used as a book cover - you see what I mean? However, look at the light coming through the trees and reflecting on the water. That's what gives it a dream-like quality, and what he's perhaps best at. I haven't seen that much of his work - maybe half a dozen different scenes; all very similar, and no, I wouldn't be tempted to buy any of his paintings, but they're good for discussion.
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Re: enriching my exposure to fine literature

Postby Tomsk » 31 Aug 2013, 23:31

it's like for Christmas cards..
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Re: enriching my exposure to fine literature

Postby Ice.Maiden » 01 Sep 2013, 06:40

His pics ARE used for Christmas cards Tomsk.
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Re: enriching my exposure to fine literature

Postby Paris » 01 Sep 2013, 14:03

Yes. As long as they are viewed as something like book cover art, I can understand.

Just don't get all ga-ga over them as if they were paintings done by Georgia O'Keefe.

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Re: enriching my exposure to fine literature

Postby Ice.Maiden » 01 Sep 2013, 14:54

Not seen that one before. Interesting.

Must admit that my fave are the Old Masters though. Modern art doesn't do much for me, but all art has its own merits.
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Re: enriching my exposure to fine literature

Postby Tomsk » 01 Sep 2013, 18:21

I agree..
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Re: enriching my exposure to fine literature

Postby Ice.Maiden » 04 Nov 2013, 13:05

No one can paint like the Old Masters.
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Re: enriching my exposure to fine literature

Postby Tomsk » 04 Nov 2013, 15:52

Like Tracey Emin?
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Re: enriching my exposure to fine literature

Postby Ice.Maiden » 04 Nov 2013, 17:57

You jest! Some of her stuff seems ridiculous to me. No - I meant like ... Reubens, for example.
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