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Nickel
12-09-2006, 06:18 PM
Ho ho ho, can you believe that number :clap: :clap: :clap:
Welcome to week 50 of Classical Art Journey.
You are invited to join us, any media is welcomed.
Each week is a little different.
I can't wait to see where we go this week. :wave:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Dec-2006/39040-1oz.jpg

Follow the yellow brick road Dorothy...........


but watch out, there's a wicked witch hiding behind
the tree up ahead.........:eek:

Nickel
12-09-2006, 06:23 PM
Worked on finding yellow brick roads or links if you will
of places to visit.

Swarovski, this is something I couldn't believe when I saw it.
Mony you should get a kick out of this. :)

http://shopping.msn.com/content/shp/?ctid=6014,ptnrid=175,ptnrdata=200969

Blog or webpage info

http://www.tripod.lycos.com/

Chanticleer

http://www.chanticleer.org/
http://www.singers.com/chanticl.html

Color Index

http://www.rexart.com/colorindex.html

Manuscripts

Very cool :thumbsup:

http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/dept/scwmss/wmss/medieval/browse.htm

Handmade paper

http://www.exploratorium.edu/exploring/paper/handmade.html

blog or website poll here on wc

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=307434

Nickel
12-09-2006, 06:30 PM
Balthasar, Caspar, and Melchior names that have inspired countless artists and many journeys.......


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Dec-2006/39040-tomb.jpg

The mortal remains of the Magi, interred in a sumptuous shrine in the Cologne Cathedral, have drawn pilgrims to the Rhine for centuries.

http://www.goethe.de/ges/rel/thm/en585205.htm


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Dec-2006/39040-3king.jpg

Adoration of the Kings
Sandro Botticelli
Egg Tempera on poplar
National Gallery London

Nickel
12-09-2006, 06:33 PM
Check out that cool looking peacock in the painting above.
I think there must be a lot of stories connected to this bird.
Have fun this week, make art. Sincerely Nickel

Nickel
12-09-2006, 06:42 PM
Don't forget the challenge from last week.
Me too, don't forget :) something from the kitchen. See ya soon! Nickel

tyree
12-09-2006, 07:32 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Dec-2006/65063-ireland_400,church.jpg this was an early frosty morning in Ireland....tyree

Nickel
12-09-2006, 07:34 PM
WOW beautiful Susan!

tyree
12-09-2006, 07:35 PM
nickel...that tripod blog is free if you dont mind the ads!!!! thanks for the neat sites and beautiful art...week 50...wow...tyree:wave:

Nickel
12-09-2006, 07:43 PM
Thanks Susan, I am exploring different sites, will see what's out there.
Tonight, tv night, special program on the Mughals.
http://www.historyinternational.com/
lol, you wouldn't think I like history too much would you ((wave back & a smile too)) Nickel

PushingPixels
12-10-2006, 12:30 PM
Balthasar, Caspar, and Melchior names that have inspired countless artists and many journeys.......


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Dec-2006/39040-tomb.jpg

The mortal remains of the Magi, interred in a sumptuous shrine in the Cologne Cathedral, have drawn pilgrims to the Rhine for centuries.


Nickel... How do you think they found the remains of these guys??? I was just wondering they were not mentioned in the Bible by name (that I know of) just wondering??? Duh I just read the link good info!!


Verry cool Pic Tyree!!! shiver me timbers bring on the long-handles.

PushingPixels
12-10-2006, 12:34 PM
Nickel... I hereby decree and bequeath you the illustrious title of "Search Queen".

You find the most obsure and interesting links. Do you remember the renaisance era artist who made faces or poitraits from fruits and veggies....
who was that guy??

Here is the challenge to your title dear.:D :cat:

Nickel
12-10-2006, 02:56 PM
Lol Barb, you are cracking me up.
Lets see what I can come up with.

In the Eastern church a variety of different names are given for the three, but in the West the names have been settled since the eighth century as Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar. The names of the Magi derive from an early sixth Century Greek manuscript in Alexandria, translated into the Latin Excerpta Latina Barbari. The Latin text Collectanea et Flores continues the tradition of three kings and their names and gives additional details of their clothes, coming from Syria. This text is said to be from the 8th century, of Irish origin. In the Eastern churches, Ethiopian Christianity, for instance, has Hor, Karsudan, and Basanater, while the Armenians have Kagbha, Badadakharida and Badadilma (cf. Acta Sanctorum, May, I, 1780 and Concerning The Magi And Their Names).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biblical_Magi
and more here
http://www.farsinet.com/wisemen/magi.html


Now neither one of these would I want to smooch with :p

Janson's Art History is a good book to have.
This kind of work "eccentric realism"
I wonder why ;)


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Dec-2006/39040-arci.jpg


Zima, 1563, olej na desce lipowej, 66,5 x 50,5 cm

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Dec-2006/39040-arcimboldo.jpg

Summer
1563
Limewood
H 67 cm, W 50.8 cm




Giuseppe Arcimboldo

Both of these have that inky black background.
I wonder what he would have done with a toaster oven.
That is what I've decided to work on. :p for the challenge.



http://images.google.com/images?q=Giuseppe+arcimboldo&hl=en&lr=&sa=X&oi=images&ct=title


lol, do I get to keep the title for the rest of today,
up for grabs, I like to share, and hey
lol, odd stuff I stumble across, you ought to see real life.......:rolleyes:
it's a crazy life:wave:

Nickel
12-10-2006, 03:01 PM
How do you think they found the remains of these guys???
Oh, how did they find these things, lots of time they stole them from each other. Come see the bones of so & so. I kid you not.

PushingPixels
12-10-2006, 06:19 PM
In those days it was bones... these days body parts... do you think our memories will be up for grabs next. Reminds me of the movie Island....ewwwwweee.:evil:

You can keep it you passed the test with flying rudabeagers. LOL

Nickel
12-10-2006, 07:05 PM
Not just the mind or parts, but the whole thing. ewwweee is right
although it is suppose to be a benefit of science.
http://www.mos.org/
http://www.bodyworlds.com/index.html

tyree
12-10-2006, 07:47 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Dec-2006/65063-grapevines_in_spain.jpg vines in spain...have a great week everyone....tyree:wave:

Granby
12-11-2006, 10:55 AM
Hi Everybody,

Tyree, those pictures are beautiful - especially like those spanish vines.

Here's my effort for the week - The peacock is in tempera - the rest is a mish mash of oil and tempera. The peacock is slighly more centered in the original, my scanner cut off a couple inches on the left. I'm not sure about that burnt orangeish background color - may repaint that whole section - any suggestions appreciated.

A peacocks feathering is just amazingly complex - it seemed like one of those efforts that would need weeks to do it right. I borrowed that backwards L Botticelli framing that June has been using in her tempera portraits and I think it worked well here.

Nickel - that manuscripts link is so cool..

Take care everyone...

PushingPixels
12-11-2006, 11:47 AM
Hi Everybody,

Tyree, those pictures are beautiful - especially like those spanish vines.

Here's my effort for the week - The peacock is in tempera - the rest is a mish mash of oil and tempera. The peacock is slighly more centered in the original, my scanner cut off a couple inches on the left. I'm not sure about that burnt orangeish background color - may repaint that whole section - any suggestions appreciated.
Take care everyone...

Do not change that yellow orange background I like, I like:clap: :clap: :clap:
It adds just the right zip. Your peacock is so lovely.

Did you know that they came from Egypt?



Great pics tyree... keep em-coming!

Nickel
12-11-2006, 12:11 PM
It's Monday isn't it? :0
Yes lovely picture Susan, I know you wish you where still there.
Nice landscapes, let's paint them....:)
Granby, the background reminds me of your area, Southwest for sure.
Adds a feeling, hot! and cool bird.
I have ink, want to do manuscript line work next year.
I think can use a brush too, don't know, will see.
What do you think? Anybody want to?
Hi Barb, I saw the Island last night. Freaky!
Must work today..It's Monday. lol!

azulparsnip
12-11-2006, 06:50 PM
Tyree - what beautiful photos

Granby -beautiful bird....can't stop looking at it!!!!!!!

I don't think I could handle a blog but if yous guys do one I'll read it:D

I worked for 20 minutes on the Curran and saw a great composition for the pantry thing...............but mostly have to work on a lino for a exchange that is due in January - don't want to cut it too close ..oops....:p .no pun intended

Nickel, thanks for all the cool links and the advise to make art.....I needed that.

PushingPixels
12-12-2006, 02:36 AM
Here is something different. A photo collage using some photos of archetectural elements I took several years ago and a picture from the internet. "Book of Hours" from Library of Congress Rare Books on line collection.

Happy Holidays
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Dec-2006/44004-nativity.gif

Book of Hours
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Dec-2006/44004-050v.gif

Nickel
12-12-2006, 12:51 PM
This is very pretty Barb! I really like it!!!!
Very, very nice!
Nickel

tyree
12-12-2006, 09:17 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Dec-2006/65063-pantry.jpg here is my pantry assignment...op's on Artagrain paper...it is not my pantry, but from a photo in the w.c. photo archives...tyree

tyree
12-12-2006, 09:18 PM
granby...leave the bg as is ...very stunning colour and detail...barb..how beautiful!!!! tyree:heart:

Nickel
12-13-2006, 12:17 AM
Oh my Susan, lol, what a face you got tonight in your tiny picture!:thumbsup: :heart: :heart: :heart: a face only
a painter can love. :)

Lovely pantry painting!!!! I do so like it, and love the touch of green,
must be some Irish rubbing off.......or out, lol.
You did really nice with this one!
I've not given up, it is now Wednesday, still have much to do this week.
You make me feel guilty :crying: I haven't done mine yet.I will, I will!!!

:wave: :wave: :wave: Nickel

Granby
12-13-2006, 11:21 AM
Hi everybody,

Tyree, that still life is very good - good color and the highlights are well done. I tried some oil pastels once and after a couple disastrous efforts gave them to my kids to use as extremely messy crayons (which my wife wasn't happy about at all).

Barb - that is really beautiful computer work. I liked your banana last week too, it had a very tropical feel to it.

I stumbled across this link and thought all you lovely ladies might be interested in it. It is a classically designed, peacock themed dress designed by Christian Dior.

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/god5/ho_C.I.53.40.5a-e.htm

Also, at the bottom of that page is a link to he costume department at that musuem - it has some really awesome photos of different clothing that would be really fun to draw. It never occurred to me that a musuem would have clothes in it.

(Thanks for the kind encouragement about my peacock painting - I'm going to follow advice and leave the background as is)

Take care everyone..

Nickel
12-13-2006, 06:27 PM
Granby, that's an awesome dress. I want one ;)

Just popping in before I head off to try and paint .....maybe..
My neighbour came by and asked me if I wasn't gonna do
anything for Christmas, do decor yet...said I was working on
it. I am, Iam.

Here's a sample of the girl I've been working on.
Nose looks better, but the eyes are off.
Nobody ever said this stuff was easy. :p
But I enjoy myself.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Dec-2006/39040-eyes.jpg

If I can ever get daylight long enough, I'll mix up some skin color.
It just dosn't turn out well to do it with electric light.

Take care, Nickel

PushingPixels
12-13-2006, 10:55 PM
Tyree gret Pantry piece. I like it!!!
Where is the pretty lady hiding out, Did the goblins and elves take her down to the Netherworld while she was in Ireland???

Lovely Nickel!!! very victorian feel to your lady!!

:cat:

Nickel
12-14-2006, 06:27 PM
Thanks Barb, enjoyed very much seeing your Christmas ornament! I just love red birds. My favorite. I have them all over as do dads. :) Well stop the press, it has been beautiful weather here, tomorrow in the 70's. Blows my socks off. But, more important, I started on the challenge piece. Tomorrow maybe if it looks better than tonight, I'll post an update. It's a first time for me painting a black background. Just a little timid. I know, shocking! :)
Then the ornament, I've been drawing them. Need to add some paint.
I'm thinking this Saturday, I'm going to do a two week thread. It will take us up to the New Year. I did hang my wreath on the door today. But I'm ready to crash and burn. See you later. Nickel

artbyjune
12-14-2006, 07:45 PM
:thumbsup: My goodness, you've all been busy this week. I've not done anything classical except a copy of a Botticelli portrait for the It. Ren. workshop.

I plan to do a kitty-cat in egg tempera on paper on Sunday to see if ET looks as good on paper as it does on panel. An experiment.

I just adore that peacock, Granby!!

I love the pantry piece too, Tyree. I like doing OPs too and haven't done anything in that medium for ages.

Also, I love those books of hours and illustrations from Medieval manuscripts. I lived in Canterbury (UK) for a few years and that's a great city for getting you interested in Medieval things. :thumbsup:

Hope you are all getting ready for the holidays...:D :heart: :wave:

PushingPixels
12-15-2006, 01:42 AM
Tyree you inspired me with your still life!! I did one tonight just to relax. sharing with all my friends.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Dec-2006/44004-stillife2.jpg

azulparsnip
12-15-2006, 12:14 PM
oh, I am glad somebody is posting work........maybe I'll get to soon.....

Nickel said-------I have ink, want to do manuscript line work next year.
I think can use a brush too, don't know, will see.
What do you think? Anybody want to?

What are you thinking about, Nickel, I mean how would you go about this....I have an affinity for ink and letters( roman and chinese) and would welcome a nudge in that direction......:rolleyes:

Nickel
12-15-2006, 02:15 PM
Lol, Barb, you make me smile. Want to know why, check out my background in my painting. Now how in the world did we both come up so much alike :p awesome.
It's Susan's inspiration:thumbsup:

I like the painting you put together! Nice choice of colors!

Now since I took this pic, have wiped off some parts I don't like, will think about the lines....this is pretty much just a wash still, like I said, I've not done the black background and still teetering with it. ;)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Dec-2006/39040-11wc.jpg

Hi Azulparsnip :wave: I've got some info in books & magazines, I'll try to put something together for us to study and see what we can do with it. I've been thinking of us on the journey taking field trips, so to speak. I'm going to work on that too. I do want to be more productive in studies next year. More so than this past year. I have good intentions anyway. Anyway, if we like what I find, good, we can run with it and see what happens. :angel:

It's always great to see what you all find interesting, It's the best!
I truely enjoy you all!

Hi June! Good to hear from you! It's such a busy time of year. It's nice weather, I've just come in from sitting outside in a chair, watching about six big black crows chase the neighborhood hawk. I live such an exciting life!!!:D

It's all mostly good! :thumbsup:

Here's an link to Zuckerman's Farm! http://movies.msn.com/Movies/movie.aspx?m=579570&stab=3&GT1=7701

Nickel

tyree
12-15-2006, 08:17 PM
wow...busy week...work and christmas....:eek: :eek: ...thanks for kind comments on my still...ops are very messy to work with and they do not seem to me to work well at all with some paper...but they are vibrant in colour...and somewhat easy to blend..if you dont overdo...but i may try another this coming week...nickel..your lady is coming along very nicely..nose looks good too!!!! yours and barbs still are quite lovely and im glad i inspired you:smug: ....well up at 4:30 for my other job..so nite nite till later....tyree:wave:

tyree
12-15-2006, 08:18 PM
ps nickel...my avatar was my creation for the halloween contest this year ....its a scary artist....tyree:lol: :lol: :evil:

Nickel
12-16-2006, 10:45 AM
Susan your scary artist is cute as a button! :)

Thanks for the comments on the lady!!:) and still :)