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Old 06-14-2019, 07:26 PM
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artist in his studio


oil on canvas 20" x 16" " artist in his studio "

Well here we have it - the mad artist in a nice big studio, surrounded by
canvii [ plural of canvas ???] in the act of painting. The artist figure was taken
from a jackson pollock video and the poses of the figures viewers upper left
are taken from Leonardo of course. The background notion was to use the
idea of the " one of you shall betray me " which in my 200 year old bible is
" one of you shall deliver me " but that's another story. So pollock here is
the deliverer of the divine spark of abstract expressionism to the world of
the west. Wither any of this is true of not is another story but that's the
background story anyway. Without Judas there would be no Christianity and
without Pollock there would be no abstract expressionism. And - wither that
is right or wrong is another story - its just the thought behind the work.

To create a good painting - in my grande theorie of painting one needs a
theme - that's the missing element really in a lot of modern art works - at
least to my addled brain.
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Old 06-16-2019, 10:54 AM
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Re: artist in his studio

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oil on canvas 20" x 16" " artist in his studio "


To create a good painting - in my grande theorie of painting one needs a
theme - that's the missing element really in a lot of modern art works - at
least to my addled brain.


I agree!
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Old 06-17-2019, 01:59 AM
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Re: artist in his studio

You have put a LOT into this. On one level I find it very appealing. I also see a dark side which makes me look away...
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Re: artist in his studio

Very powerful. I also think it's dark, very dark, to the point of being creepy. Good work!
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Old 06-17-2019, 07:19 PM
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Re: artist in his studio

thanks folks, most kind. " Creepy" you say ... possibly. I suspect its all that
black. Still tho ... pollock was not a stable person, heavy drinker and so on.
With my own history, my father was an alcoholic and the " dark side " is
understandable because I've seen it so painting an alcoholic may very well bring
that sort of thing out. Perhaps a few bright ones in my attempt to understand
the cubist way of doing things before I attempt a landscape.
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Well John you certainly give us plenty to look at and think about. I love the way you spread colours and shapes throughout the painting.
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John, always love your style mate. i like the complexity here.
excellent.
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Re: artist in his studio

Amazing, as usual. But I'd change the title to "Untitled" and let the viewer guess the subject. That's not what I would have guessed!

What title would I have guessed? Won't say, but works with that kind of title are usually accompanied by a long, political artist's manifesto.
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A lot to look at here. A complex and intriguing picture
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