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Re: Art Chat

#261  Postby Mike_L » Jul 04, 2012 8:44 am

ElDiablo wrote:[re matte-painter Albert Whitlock]
Wow!
He had a phenomenal understanding of light.

Yes, indeed! :thumbup:
...and texture, and perspective (both linear and aerial).

Edit to add:
For anyone interested in the art of classic (i.e. pre-digital) matte-painting, this link is a treat!

Some matte-artists at work (from the link)...

For 20 000 Leagues Under the Sea
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For Golden Voyage of Sinbad
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For Demolition Man
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For Ghostbusters
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For Ghostbusters 2
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For Robocop
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For Return of the Jedi
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More (much more!) at the link above.
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Re: Art Chat

#262  Postby Mike_L » Jul 14, 2012 7:41 am

Today's Google Doodle...

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Celebrating what would've been the 150th birthday of Gustav Klimt.
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Re: Art Chat

#263  Postby Mike_L » Jul 25, 2012 11:28 am

Think of the art of Ancient Egypt and the side-on view is probably the style that comes to mind first...

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However, Greek and Roman influences during the Coptic Period resulted in an altogether different, very naturalistic style of art... showcased in the beautiful Fayum mummy portraits...
The portraits [on wooden boards] covered the faces of bodies that were mummified for burial. Extant examples indicate that they were mounted into the bands of cloth that were used to wrap the bodies. Almost all have now been detached from the mummies. They usually depict a single person, showing the head, or head and upper chest, viewed frontally.
[Wikipedia]

Created in Egypt almost 2000 years ago, the mummy portraits have proved remarkably durable. Some were rendered in encaustic (pigment in hot beeswax), others in egg tempera (pigment in egg yolk).
Unlike oil painting, these media are not subject to yellowing, darkening and crack formation. The result is an opportunity to see the faces of people who lived and died nearly two millennia ago...

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Re: Art Chat

#264  Postby Mike_L » Aug 31, 2012 7:25 am

These are not photographs! They're drawings, done with...
ballpoint pen!

Samuel Silva uses just eight pens to create a full range of colours and tones. There's no physical mixing of the inks. Lines are overlaid in fine cross-hatched patterns. Optical mixing creates the different colours (in much the same way that the halftone dot patterns in printed images can create a huge range of colours with just four inks).

[The first of these images can be enlarged (click upon).]

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Article at:
http://todayentertainment.today.com/_news/2012/08/28/13509781-thats-not-a-photo-amazing-artworks-done-with-ballpoint-pen?lite
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Re: Art Chat

#265  Postby Scot Dutchy » Aug 31, 2012 8:27 am

A white ball pen?
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Re: Art Chat

#266  Postby Mike_L » Aug 31, 2012 9:38 am

Yep, I've seen them at art supply stores... even at stationery shops.
Here's an example of one...
Pentel Hybrid Gel Grip DX White K230W
Superb broad line from this chunky gel roller. Rubber finger grip and metal pocket clip. Opaque white pigmented gel ink is water and fade-resistant.
http://www.cultpens.com/acatalog/Pentel-Hybrid-Gel-Grip-DX-White-K230W.html#a12920

It's also possible (although less likely) that he used the same approach used by watercolour painters... what is to appear white is simply left blank, and the white that one sees is the white of the paper. Looking at the fine white whiskers of the tiger, this seems almost impossible. Then again, the approach that he's using requires very fine precision already, so it's not inconceivable. But I think it's more likely that one of his eight colours is an opaque white.
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Re: Art Chat

#267  Postby Scot Dutchy » Aug 31, 2012 9:41 am

Thanks. :cheers:
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Re: Art Chat

#268  Postby Mike_L » Dec 22, 2012 8:00 am

I missed this a couple of months ago. Still, better late than never...

Michelangelo's masterpiece work on the Sistine Chapel ceiling is now 500 years old! :cheers:
As noted in the video, the frescoes have endured the half-millennium remarkably well.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fwl640Yc6JM[/youtube]
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Re: Art Chat

#269  Postby ElDiablo » Dec 24, 2012 6:09 pm

Excellent posts Mike.
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Re: Art Chat

#270  Postby Mike_L » Dec 24, 2012 6:26 pm

Thanks! :cheers:
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#271  Postby Jacquitoo » Feb 13, 2013 8:34 am

Cito di Pense wrote:

Klee is one of the best in this regard. What an imagination! .... Klee is very playful


I agree

am going to set up avatar of Klee's "Beauty" ... am more of a nerd than a geek and only getting into internet for entertainment in last few months ... believe it or not
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from Times Power by Adrienne Rich ... I also like Wilfred Owen's war poems
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Re: Art Chat

#272  Postby Mike_L » Mar 04, 2013 7:50 pm

Some excellent anamorphic art done with pencil upon paper...

At left, this looks like a model of the Eiffel Tower standing on a half-opened drawing pad. But, as revealed by the pictures on the right, it's a pencil sketch drawn across two pages. The artist incorporates a distortion in the drawing in order to compensate for the perspective. The result is that when it's viewed from a particular angle, the perspective of the drawing matches that of the layout to create the illusion of a 3D drawing. (See Wikipedia link above for a more detailed explanation).

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Another two...

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Full set (thirty in total) at this link...
http://www.dailyharbor.com/30-amazing-3d-drawings/1/
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Re: Art Chat

#273  Postby ElDiablo » Mar 05, 2013 12:34 am

However well executed, they seem to be a one-trick pony. Once you get it, you get it. Unless I'm missing something?
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Re: Art Chat

#274  Postby orpheus » Mar 05, 2013 12:58 am

ElDiablo wrote:However well executed, they seem to be a one-trick pony. Once you get it, you get it. Unless I'm missing something?


I have to say, I agree. (Very cool trick, admittedly.)
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Re: Art Chat

#275  Postby Mike_L » Mar 05, 2013 9:54 am

Yep, I agree that it's a "one-trick pony"... but that's an impressive pony!
It requires absolute mastery of linear perspective... first to match the drawing with the camera view, and, second, to compensate for the distortion.

Some anamorphic street art...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8tngtNgXl4[/youtube]
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Re: Art Chat

#276  Postby ElDiablo » Mar 05, 2013 2:06 pm

^^^
I agree. Impressive, creative and cool.
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Re: Art Chat

#277  Postby Wiðercora » Apr 12, 2013 2:06 pm

Any one else watching What Do Artists Do All Day? on BBC4?
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Re: Art Chat

#278  Postby Mike_L » Apr 12, 2013 2:59 pm

Aargh! It doesn't seem to be included in the limited range of BBC programmes available to me. But I did find a webpage on it.
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Re: Art Chat

#279  Postby Wiðercora » Apr 12, 2013 7:04 pm

I just watched the one on Jack Vettriani and realised that our front room wall is decorated with prints of his. I set them all up to tape, but someone, in their oh-so infinte wisdom, thought that it would better not to do so, and so they have been deleted from the schedule.

I'd hoped they'd do one on a photographer. And not a sodding wedding photographer; a fine art photographer or street photographer or landscape photographer.
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Re: Art Chat

#280  Postby Wiðercora » Apr 14, 2013 8:44 pm

Aha! Through the power of teh YouTubez, I have found one of the episodes:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kS-_UUiSgQ[/youtube]

I also found this one on the world's most expensive paintings. And it comes in 720p HD! :yay:

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