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Nickel
02-18-2006, 08:21 PM
Hi there all you brave and adventurous travelers of classical art. :wave: Where shall we go and what shall we see this week? Below to get started is a short introduction to Peter Paul Rubens, an amazing man who was more than a great master of baroque paintings. He was an international diplomat, spoke many languages, and in these skills proved that an artist was more than a mere craftsman. On the oil channel, Barb is hosting a thread to paint your own Rubens. Much more can be read about his life here: http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=316012

Fire up your engines and step on the gas, we await your choice!!! Oh what surprise do you have for us to see? It is time for week 8! Take us to a place or introduce us to your choice! Week 8 starts now!

Sincerely your classical guides :wave:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Feb-2006/39040-rubensfull.jpg


Battle of the Amazons
1618
Oil on panel, 121 x 166 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

detail

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Feb-2006/39040-amazonsRubens.jpg

“Painted by Rubens when he was still young, the painting shows to the full the impetuosity of his talent. The whirlwind composition is typically Baroque, while the horse charging headlong into the fight was an image perfectly suited to this artist's passionate temperament. Rubens took the subject of The Battle of the Amazons from Classical Antiquity; it represents the battle between Theseus's Athenians and the women-warriors of Telestris.”
http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/r/rubens/22mythol/31mythol.html

tyree
02-18-2006, 09:49 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Feb-2006/65063-dela.jpg this portrait is from Paul Delaroche ..Herodias 1843...Delaroche was a French Academic painter, sculptor, history painter 1797-1856.....graphite and woodless colour pencils by koh i noor on Disegno paper...tried colour this week..:evil: lots of it :evil: tyree:wave:

Fish<><
02-18-2006, 10:09 PM
Beautiful Tyree! :clap: :clap: Love all the colors.

PushingPixels
02-19-2006, 12:20 AM
Oh Tyree... I love her. Wonderful color and composition. She looks so exotic!
Do you have a link for the artist? If I knew how to clap like Fish I would. LOL

tyree
02-19-2006, 10:44 AM
Thank you both kindly....I got this link from either Rose or Nickel...its really great...its called ARC..Art Renewal Center...then it has 225 of history most popular artists section...i dont know how to post the link in my message, so maybe they can do this for your...it is where i have been finding alot of my inspirations:D tyree

Nehalenia
02-19-2006, 03:25 PM
Hello everbody!!!! :wave:

Sorry to have been absent a little while. Browsing throught the art card gallery I see I have missed a lot of wonderful art. I'm not sure when it was I left off before this Flemish painter monopolized my time, lol!. I think I'm two or three weeks behind?

I hope I'm forgiven for posting some earlier work (I'll catch up, promise!)

First one a copy of Dutch author and illustrator Jan Veth.

Jan Veth: Dordrecht 1864 - Amsterdam 1925 - Woman with child

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Feb-2006/67591-finished_work.jpg

Jan Veth was an excellent portraitist who strived for a high degree of naturalism. He was most inspired by Dutch/German masters of the late Renaissance, such as Dürer and Hans Holbein.
Apart from being a great painter, he was also a great author.
The copy depicts a woman with child, made in Haarlem. Under her apron she's carrying a pan of soup. Jan Veth not only wanted to paint in a naturalistic way, he also wanted to paint realistic scenes, stripped of unrealistic romance. The woman with child is a depiction of the severe poverity in the late 19th century in Hollands' large cities. She got the soup from the poor relief and protecting it like it is the greatest treasure on earth. For her it was.

Margie

Nehalenia
02-19-2006, 03:48 PM
Second: 15 minute gesture drawing of the famous Discobolus (Discus thrower) statue. This statue is a Roman marble copy of the original bronze statue by the Greek sculptor Myron from the Hellenistic (c. 485 - c. 425 BCE) period.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Feb-2006/67591-discus15min.jpg

Margie

Nehalenia
02-19-2006, 04:02 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Feb-2006/65063-dela.jpg this portrait is from Paul Delaroche ..Herodias 1843...Delaroche was a French Academic painter, sculptor, history painter 1797-1856.....graphite and woodless colour pencils by koh i noor on Disegno paper...tried colour this week..:evil: lots of it :evil: tyree:wave:

Lovely serene and classical look! It reminds me a little of Roman portraiture. Love the strong lines and the well balanced composition. :clap:

Margie

PushingPixels
02-19-2006, 05:01 PM
My study this week is by Hippolyte Flanderin 1809 (French)
Sorry but I don't know much about him but I do admire his work. Done on the computer about 3 hours I think.
his - Young Man by the sea
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Feb-2006/44004-youngmanbyseasm.jpg

mine
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Feb-2006/44004-mystudysmall.jpg

Nickel
02-19-2006, 11:09 PM
Thank you both kindly....I got this link from either Rose or Nickel...its really great...its called ARC..Art Renewal Center...then it has 225 of history most popular artists section...i dont know how to post the link in my message, so maybe they can do this for your...it is where i have been finding alot of my inspirations:D tyree

Boy, I had to go back and look for this :wave:

ARC has listed 225 out of over 5,000 of the top names in all of art history viewed on their site:

http://www.artrenewal.org/articles/2...ns/museum1.asp

Nickel
02-19-2006, 11:11 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Feb-2006/65063-dela.jpg this portrait is from Paul Delaroche ..Herodias 1843...Delaroche was a French Academic painter, sculptor, history painter 1797-1856.....graphite and woodless colour pencils by koh i noor on Disegno paper...tried colour this week..:evil: lots of it :evil: tyree:wave:

She is lovely Susan, I love the jewel tones, you make her sparkel and glow just like a royal jewel! Beautiful work!!!!!!!!!!Again, I love the eyes too! Nickel:wave:

Nickel
02-19-2006, 11:20 PM
Jan Veth: Dordrecht 1864 - Amsterdam 1925 - Woman with child

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Feb-2006/67591-finished_work.jpg

Margie

Emotionally moving image Margie, I think the child adds so much to the mother's story and precious soup. For me, I read it more about a Mother's love to nourish her child. Very nice work, I love the faces!!!!

Nickel
02-19-2006, 11:25 PM
Discobolus (Discus thrower) statue. This statue is a Roman marble copy of the original bronze statue by the Greek sculptor Myron from the Hellenistic (c. 485 - c. 425 BCE) period.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Feb-2006/67591-discus15min.jpg

Margie




Very nice Margie, you are rocking good with your quick sketch. I like the movement very much. Good Job!!!!!!!

Nickel
02-19-2006, 11:33 PM
My study this week is by Hippolyte Flanderin 1809 (French)
- Young Man by the sea

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Feb-2006/44004-mystudysmall.jpg

Barbara, really nice work with the shadows, and you have captured the spirit of the painting. I don't know this artist, very timely work in spirit too I think, I wonder what this male is thinking? :) I like how you did the clouds too! I think it is the first nude male work I have seen at the sea shore. Thanks for sharing him! :wave: Nickel

tyree
02-20-2006, 08:34 PM
thanks nickel...for posting that site:D ...margie..your woman with child painting is quite moving, it comes to life at you with the child tugging the apron and the mothers protection, nice earthly colour too...a great job on the sketch too, great movement..pushing pixels...wow..great job on the male human form, an extremely difficult piece i would think..what was the young man thinking? great form...thanks all for kind comments on mine this week also...tyree:wave:

Fish<><
02-20-2006, 10:32 PM
Margie - Both are great work, but I REALLY like the disc thrower! BRAVO!
Pixels - Very nice! Great texture!

I told Nickel I'd WIP mine in the classical forum. (Hope I put it in the right place :) ) Here is the link: http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4366317#post4366317

Chloe_1
02-21-2006, 12:04 AM
Tyree, Your doing wonderful work with colors!
Nickel. Two great pieces.. Love them both!
PushingPixelsVery nice study of the male form!

Nickel
02-21-2006, 12:42 AM
Hi Chloe, thanks, I was looking hard for someplace to visit with my friends!

Pass the popcorn :D

Hi Keith, I am watching your wip! How cool, thanks for the link and for teaching me! I like it a lot!!! :wave: Nickel

Nickel
02-21-2006, 07:38 PM
Keith

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Feb-2006/39040-fishy.gif



http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=328653

:wave: Nickel

rhysyllanfair
02-24-2006, 01:28 PM
Hello, fellow travelers.

Here is my offering for week 8, inspired by Fragonard's 'Inspiration'. Here's a link to the original: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image%3AFragonard%2C_Inspiration.jpg

I tried to pay homage to the original, but took some liberties to try to capture a style of my own. I find myself comfortable somewhere between detailed classical realism and a style that puts more emphasis on brushstrokes - not that Fragonard didn't display magnificent brushwork. I'm just a little looser. I also went a bit larger than the 5"x7" pieces I've done the first seven weeks because it gives me more opportunity to work on details. This is 9"x12", oil on canvas board. As always, I appreciate any comments or criticism.

Robert

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Feb-2006/49654-Fragonard.JPG

Nickel
02-24-2006, 04:00 PM
:D Hi Robert, very nice painting!!!!!

I love the colors you have used for your palette!

It looks like you have captured the spirit of the moment!

Did you ever find the walnut alkyd oil?

I like it a lot.

If you would like more indepth review of your painting
a thread down in the regular forum may get more
members to view and comment.

You may want to show a larger
picture of your painting too. :)


:wave: Nickel

PS I saw your painting of your wife in the oil channel. She is very pretty!
Barb has started a thread to post your best paintings too
here in classics.



Also, Don't forget to stop in and see Keith's wip for this week.
He has a study of a mans head. Very nicely done Keith:clap: :clap: :clap:

I have to get going, I need to do my week 8 :cat:

Chloe_1
02-24-2006, 10:01 PM
Nice work nehalania and rhysyllanfair;-))

Nickel
02-25-2006, 12:56 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Feb-2006/39040-Image009.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Feb-2006/39040-Image010.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Feb-2006/39040-Image011.jpg

Remind me not to paint on paper canvas, arg!:lol:

This is Lady Hamilton as Bacchante

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Feb-2006/39040-Emma_HartHamiltonBacchante.jpg

Mine is around 3x4 oil
This would be nice on a gesso panel.
Where is the little thinkie smilie?

:wave: Nickel

tyree
02-25-2006, 09:35 PM
robert ...i love the looseness...great colour and style!!!! nickel...ooohhh a wonderful festive Lady Hamilton...very lovely...tyree:thumbsup: :clap:

Fish<><
02-25-2006, 11:05 PM
Robert - Very nice work! The colors are dead on the original! :clap:
Nickel - Thanks for the birthday thread! :) Very nice painting and interesting composition. Did anyone tell her there is a volcano exploding behind her? LOL I would love to see what you would do with this on a smoother support as well.

I've gotta find me a ref for next week. check in with you all again soon. :wave:

AriadneArts
02-26-2006, 01:07 PM
Tyree: Just beautiful. I love the colors and the sculpted manner in which you rendered her face. Lovely!

Margie: Lovely, soft and emotional image. I can't find any link to Veth, though. Do you have one you could share? Your discus thrower gesture drawing is excellent!

Pixels: Very nice work and so true to the original.

Keith: I checked out your WIP and you are doing awesomely.

Robert: You really nailed the colors, especially in his clothes and skin. Only nit I have (since you asked) is I'd like to see a bit more definition/detail in his nose. Very nice piece, all in all.

Nickel: Very nice study, despite the canvas paper, which I agree with you wholeheartedly on. That's what I used for my "Reverend Walker Skating" study and I was quite unhappy with the result. But, what's life for if not to try different things--that's how I learn best.

AriadneArts
02-26-2006, 01:39 PM
Here is my Week #8 offering and that brings me up to date----whew! :thumbsup:

Original: Vanitas by Phillippe de Champaigne, French, 1602-1674
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Feb-2006/6306-Vanitas_by_Phillippe_de_Champaigne.jpg

My Version: Vanitas, colored pencil on Arches 140 lb hot pressed paper, 3-1/2 x 4-1/2"
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Feb-2006/6306-Vanitas_rz.jpg

Fish<><
02-26-2006, 03:53 PM
Eileen - Grerat job. The subject is a little morbid but you brought out a great likeness. :) Oh, and congrats on being caught up. LOL

Nickel
02-26-2006, 09:36 PM
Thanks Susan, I liked her spirit! I really liked her long hair too! :)

Thanks Keith, I wondered if she knew too about the volcano! I think after getting into the painting, I realized she felt it was no threat. I might do a smoother support. Really :)

Eileen, nice vanita! It is different from some I have seen, and hadn't seen this one. Do you know the meaning of the tulip/flower? I keep looking for a skull. I use to have one, ceramic, with marbles for eyes, I think I lost it or broke it. I like the way you did the vase and skull and flower, so I like it all!
Very good job!!!!!!!!!


A vanita is on my list to do :D

Nickel

AriadneArts
02-26-2006, 11:44 PM
Thank you Keith and Nickel.

Keith, they are fascinating and it was fun. I've never done one before--in fact, I've never painted a skull before except the cartoonish ones for Mexican Day of the Dead. I chose this one because it was by far the most simple I've seen so far. Most of them have all sorts of objects around them, wine glasses turned on their sides, dangling bunches of grapes, thick open books with bookmarks and many pages. It'd take a while for me to do one of those. But I also like the simplicity of this one because it is so elegant and UN-Rococo, if you know what I mean. I plan to do more.

I wondered about the flower too, and took it to represent life, but cut away from its roots, so it's only a matter of time, hence the hourglass. Fascinating preoccupation they had with these reminders of mortality in that time, hey?

Nickel
02-27-2006, 10:43 AM
I wondered about the flower too, and took it to represent life, but cut away from its roots, so it's only a matter of time, hence the hourglass. Fascinating preoccupation they had with these reminders of mortality in that time, hey?

You made it all seem so easy, lol, I can never figure out a vanita, lol, cept for the skull, lol, thanks Eileen. There is so much stuff today, wonder how we could ever do a plain vanita? Paint a hospital? I don't know, what represents death today? :confused:

AriadneArts
02-27-2006, 11:20 AM
You made it all seem so easy, lol, I can never figure out a vanita, lol, cept for the skull, lol, thanks Eileen. There is so much stuff today, wonder how we could ever do a plain vanita? Paint a hospital? I don't know, what represents death today? :confused:

Thanks, Nickel. My thoughts on the subject are more about the impermanence of life, rather than actual death. You know, how we collect things, and treasure things and act as though we're going to be around always or, at least, can take them with us when we go. :rolleyes: I think we're in basic denial about our mortality, especially in this modern age. In the old days, the family washed and dressed the dead person--it was an honor and a sort of ritual. They were closer to death, and perhaps, because of this, treasured life more, especially that of their elders. Nowadays, a family member dies, and we leave them where they lay until the mortuary picks them up. They clean and dress the body (which, by the time they get through with it, doesn't even resemble the person, which is why I dislike wakes). We are as removed from death as we could possibly be. And don't even bring it up in conversation. When we do, we avoid the 'horrible' reality by using euphemisms like 'passed away, passed on, went to his/her reward, etc.). Oh, I could go on and on. Stop me before I get a soapbox! :D

tyree
02-27-2006, 07:53 PM
eileen...what an unique piece...like the choice of colour, and making the skull a larger focus...tyree:clap: :wave:

AriadneArts
03-03-2006, 09:27 AM
eileen...what an unique piece...like the choice of colour, and making the skull a larger focus...tyree:clap: :wave:

Thanks, Tyree. I do have to admit that it was my first drawing of a skull and I'm afraid the proportions are a bit off, or this person had a very large brain. Anyway, I enjoyed it thoroughly and have begun a fascination with the genre as a result, so I'll probably do a few more as our 52 weeks continue. I love that I'm learning so many things about artists I've never heard of and genres I'd not given much thought to before. Great project......:D

tyree
03-04-2006, 05:38 PM
eileen...im sorry, i thought you meant to make it larger, i thought it was an excellent idea....interesting thoughts you have on death...my thoughts are best to except its going to happen, that there is no afterlife,,,and live each day the best one can.....could be wrong:evil: could be right:angel: tyree