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Old 06-06-2019, 10:17 AM
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Re: The recent painting that you like.

Those are cool Derek. I like them a lot.

John, not that you were asking me, but I wouldn't go so far to call those surreal realism. I think you were more right on with the impressionistic realism. I really love that aspect of these.
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Re: The recent painting that you like.

Arty and John: yes I'm glad that he puts that little spin on his technique.....rather than going full tilt photo-realism.....and there IS a dream-like quality.
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Re: The recent painting that you like.

I just stumbled upon the artist, Graham Little graduated with an MA from Goldsmiths College, London in 1997. The artist blends Romanticism and Postmodernism in his intricately detailed gouache and coloured pencil drawings, in which he revels in the textures, patterns, and composition of fashion advertisements, while simultaneously re-positioning his subjects as emotionally complex protagonists.

Little’s process is time-consuming and meticulous. He works for months on an individual painting, constructing richly textured scenes, interior and exterior tableaus referencing histories of visual representation from a range of archival imagery. Sourcing images from iconic fashion magazines such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, dating from the mid-1970s to now. The works combine elements from the past and present to create enigmatic and ambiguous scenes woven with quiet narrative and emotion.

The quiet interiors suggest a contemporary take upon Vermeer... but his calm and textured classicism and the hatched textures also suggest elements of the pointillists as well as artists such as George Tooker and Alex Colville... and even John Koch and Paul Fenniak.























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Weasel Among the Wild Strawberries c. 1928, by Katayama Bokuyo was painted on a folding screen in two panels, rendered in sumi ink, gofun or clam shell gesso and mineral pigments. It presents a scene from the margins of a deep forest glade, focusing on a weasel pausing amid wild strawberries. The tall verticals of hinoki or Japanese cypress trunks pace across the screen, their bark cracked and weathered. Below, rich undergrowth textures the forest floor. Horizontal slivers of brown earth dash around the weasel, balanced by two lines of crimson wild strawberries in dotted counterpoint.

Katayama Bokuyo was born in Hiroshima. He studied painting under Tsutaya Ryuko. In 1927, he was first accepted into the annual Imperial art exhibitions where his entry took the tokusen or grand prize. The next year he exhibited this painting, Mori or Forest, at the 9th Teiten, where it earned him mukansa or non-vetted status. Thereafter he exhibited every year through 1931. He died in Hiroshima at the young age of 37 in 1937.

This painting is now in the collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
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Weasel Among the Wild Strawberries c. 1928, by Katayama Bokuyo was painted on a folding screen in two panels, rendered in sumi ink, gofun or clam shell gesso and mineral pigments.

That is one lovely picture. Probably took him ages to do.
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Such a lovely and soothing scene.
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Very beautiful, and very Japanese.
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Roberto Ferri


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Recently seen on Gandalf's Gallery:



Edward Okuń - War and Us [1917], oil on canvas, 88 x 111 cm.

I can think of at least one member here who, having a liking for semi-abstract background patterns, might just like this. Assuming he is not already familiar with this artist's entire output. :-)
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Oh yes... I'm aware of Edward Okuń... but especially that painting. It was reproduced in a book on Post-Modernist and Symbolist Art that I have owned for at least 20 years. Snakes and Butterflies! This gives me many ideas for my backgrounds.
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Re: The recent painting that you like.

Here's a couple of screen grabs from my friend's Beth Parker's site (a bit outdated). I just mentioned her. I hope she doesn't mind me pulling these from her site. I just think she's really good even though she doesn't think so "yet."






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