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Gollator
05-23-2001, 07:06 PM
2 guys playing chess on death row. Oil on canvas, 50 cm x 50 cm (donīt know how much that is in inches). The idea is taken from the current ai-journal.
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This is my first posting, so shoot me if you will =)
Greetz,
Gollator

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May you be in heaven an hour before the devil knows you are dead.

ZOTMA
05-23-2001, 07:11 PM
Nice lines, shapes, relationships.
The duo look Greek dramatic masks, nice.
The somber palette works, I personally like it a lot.

Gollator
05-23-2001, 07:20 PM
Cool, thx.

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May you be in heaven an hour before the devil knows you are dead.

JeanineJ
05-23-2001, 07:21 PM
"Check!"
Wild, sad subject... well painted... I'm a little confused by subject on right side of canvas... perhaps a lttle more definition would help without destroying the powerful pattern you've achieved. I also cannot make out any pieces on the board...???

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Jeanine Jackson
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Gollator
05-23-2001, 07:39 PM
Hi again. Uhm, "subject" means that white thing on the right side? (I am german, I hope my dictionary worked correctly)
It is the pallet that guy is sitting on.
No, there are no pieces on the board. Canīt explain properly, it didnīt feel right when I painted the board. First, I made some on the first sketch, but I cut them.

Thx for your comments.

This is fast. I will answer as soon as I can, but itīs getting half past 1 (midnight) over here.

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ronin
05-23-2001, 09:52 PM
Cool piece. I have always liked German expressionism. Were you influenced by Die Bruke, Dix or Grosz?

cmorrow05
05-23-2001, 10:03 PM
Welcome Gollator! I truly like this painting. Very moody, and I think you were correct in leaving the pieces out. Their absence adds to the feel. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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Colleen
"I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine." -- John Galt, Atlas Shrugged

Gollator
05-24-2001, 03:57 AM
ronin: Hm, I like Dix, but I adore Kirchner, so I guess from those three you mention itīs "Die Bruecke" which influences me most.
I especially enjoyed your sentence "I have always liked German expressionism." Seems to me that I had no choice to do expressionism but the german way, had I? *laugh*
cmorrow05: Thx. I feel so too.


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[This message has been edited by Gollator (edited May 24, 2001).]

TeAnne
05-24-2001, 05:07 AM
Very powerful in subject and colour and death is showing on the faces. Well done for a first. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/evilgrin.gif

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Unni
05-24-2001, 05:51 AM
Beautiful work.

Unni

faymcivor
05-24-2001, 05:58 AM
beautiful and so strong ,shows plenty of strenght http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif Fay

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Gollator
05-24-2001, 06:00 AM
Thank You.

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jerryW
05-24-2001, 07:25 AM
very cool (~18 in X~18)
like yout tiny head too.

Gollator
05-24-2001, 05:20 PM
Again, thanks for your comments. This forum is rather interesting, but I think I donīt tell you anything new with this sentence.

Yours, Gollator


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David Acres
05-24-2001, 11:55 PM
Oh yeah! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Works well for me! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Welcome! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif I look fwd to more! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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'The artist is no more than a receptacle for sensations, a brain, a recording apparatus. But if it interferes, if it dares, feeble apparatus that it is, to deliberately intervene in what it should be translating, its own pettiness gets into the picture. The work becomes inferior.... Paul Cezanne...