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With Halloween coming up this month I thought we might try a little Gothic art. ( Now extended to 2 month project: oct and Nov)!!

from Artcyclopedia:

5th Century to 16th Century A.D.

Gothic Art is the style of art produced in Northern Europe from the middle ages up until the beginning of the Renaissance. Typically rooted in religious devotion, it is especially known for the distinctive arched design of its churches, its stained glass, and its illuminated manuscripts.

In the late 14th century, anticipating the Renaissance, Gothic Art developed into a more secular style known as International Gothic. One of the great artists of this period is Simone Martini.

Although superseded by Renaissance art, there was a Gothic Revival in the 18th and 19th centuries, largely rooted in nostalgia and romanticism.

Ok, I'm learning as I go along...and the Gothic period is quite fascinating.

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Granach Paridiso

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Gruenwald Monsters

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Re: GOTHIC-October 2010

Here are more images and links:

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St George-Stained Glass
Hermitage, So Germany 1400-1410

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Notre Dame

and links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gothic_art
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Gothic

This a really good one that includes illuminations:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Gothic

Some artists:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucas_Cranach_the_Elder
note: Paradiso was done by Cranach not Granach, as I wrote above.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthias_Gr%C3%BCnewald

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simone_Martini

A couple of beautiful You Tubes:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLuUrad5-hA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5Z1gxGhRQQ

Please have fun and do any Gothic style you wish, even your own idea. Post what you do and have fun. Since I'm new at Gothic, please add any information you want......janet
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Re: GOTHIC-October 2010

I'm really out of it today...I posted the link International Gothic twice. Here is the one with the best info http://witcombe.sbc.edu/ARTHgothic.html An aspirin and a nap for me.
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Re: GOTHIC-October 2010

Ooh, yes, gothic stuff!!!!! I don't really know what gothic means but I'll read up. But love the paintings already. I want to copy to my heart's content this month. Thank you, Janet.
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Re: GOTHIC-October 2010

This looks really fun. I've never really looked at Gothic, and like Sandra don't know exactly what it is. I do love all the gargoyles though. Will surely have a go at this.
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Re: GOTHIC-October 2010

I love Gothic art, especially the late Gothic works, like the early Netherlandish artists. Their work is on such a high standard that I'm always kind of terrified to try copying it, but now I have an excuse... ;-)
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Re: GOTHIC-October 2010

This is certainly inspiring. I like gargoyles, illuminations, and the revival with animal monsters etc...all very imaginative!!
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Re: GOTHIC-October 2010

Here's the first one.

Japanese calligraphy brush pen and Chinese brush and ink

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Re: GOTHIC-October 2010

Yes, this is a wonderful opportunity Janet. Thanks for all your work.

Sandra - great copy!
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Re: GOTHIC-October 2010

Thank you, Robin. Here's the second piece.

Cretacolor pastel carre sticks
65 lbs khaki green cardstock with clear colorfix pastel ground 8.5 x 11 inch

At one point I wanted to abandon it because it was so ugly. Now it didn't look so bad after one hour.

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Re: GOTHIC-October 2010

Sandra - you've got alot down with the minimal color. Alot of tension and the depth on the grapes is wonderful...like they are fighting over those beautiful grapes.
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Re: GOTHIC-October 2010

Sandra, the first one was a detail of...I never found out what...I like the brush strokes your use, very fast and defining. The second one is wonderful. Don't know whether to be scared or burst out laughing. It's great.
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Re: GOTHIC-October 2010

Thank you, Robin, Janet.

Alright, I tried copying the pieces but just got distracted by my own ideas. Anyway, some monster and some ghastly business anyway.

This is Copic Sketch marker in the first one. The freedom I have doodling the monster cannot be achieved using watercolor pencil or watercolor and waterbrush. It's just so much more creative.

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A very difficult piece for me because I keep going out of lines.

First sketch - Faber Castell watercolor pencils and wash
Second layer - Daniel Smith watercolor
Third layer - Holbein Designer's Gouache
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Re: GOTHIC-October 2010

nice watercolor, Sandra - good depth....the pillar reminds me the the pillars in the Margritte. Like the body language on the prone figure....the soft edges makes it look so helpless
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Hi Sandra, I love your monsters and knights!! Very exciting!!
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