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6/28/21 6:23 P

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I haven't used this Visual Arts Encyclopedia website in quite awhile, but came across it again today when I was looking up an analysis of the painting "Bacchus and Ariadne by Titian" that was shown in the PBS Masterpiece show "Us" last night. I had forgotten about this site, and glad I came across it again.

visual-arts-cork.com/index.htm

My typical modus operandi: I watch a TV show and it leads me to look up something else about Art History. No wonder I get distracted frequently and forget about the day-to-day chores I should be doing! LOL!


Bacchus and Ariadne by Titian
ca. 1521-23
Oil on Canvas
176.5 cm × 191 cm (69.5 in × 75 in)
National Gallery, London


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6/17/21 1:10 A

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Beautiful.Original.

Love

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6/15/21 9:10 P

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Did you go to Sergio Bustamante's web site? Wow! I'm blown away!

coleccionsergiobustamante.com.mx/ind
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6/15/21 7:09 P

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I've never heard of Sergio Bustamante. LOVE his work!
Thanks for the introduction.
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6/15/21 2:57 A

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From Guadalajara Mexico

Amazing

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Edited by: HOBBESIS49 at: 6/15/2021 (02:57)
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6/14/21 11:57 A

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"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
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6/14/21 2:20 A

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This has been one of my favorite teams... lol, I have learned so much. I wish we could take this team and combine it with the other Artists teams and keep them... roll them into one. Thinking about ALL of THIS disappearing makes me very sad.

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6/9/21 12:15 A

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That's so nice of you, HOBBES. I'm not an Art Historian by profession, but I've enjoyed sharing what I've learned through the many classes I've taken, the videos I've watched, and the books I've read -- and of course, finding so much information on the internet when someone in this group has mentioned something that I've known nothing about.

It's been so great to be able to interact with others on this team who appreciate art and to be motivated to learn more. I haven't found anyone where I live now to discuss artists and art history with, so this team has been satisfying for me, even through the times of inactivity on these discussion boards when I've been basically talking to myself. I will definitely miss this team.

Edited by: IMPROVINGME at: 6/22/2021 (15:48)
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6/8/21 3:48 A

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Wow, Louise...

I am REALLY going to miss out on all that you have provided here on this TEAM.



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4/24/21 6:05 P

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I attended an online art history lecture yesterday about Archibald Knox, a designer who specialized in Celtic ornaments and was best known for his "Cymric" and "Tudric" metalwork designs for Liberty and Co. He is closely associated with three art movements: Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, and Celtic Revival.

This is from the website linked below. Take a look at some of his works, if you have time!

"Archibald Knox was born in the Isle of Man of Scottish parenthood. His designs were synonymous with British Art Nouveau and he is regarded as being a prominent influence in the Arts and Crafts movement. His Celtic designs and calligraphy are world famous and iconic in the Isle of Man. Today both his art work for Liberty & Co and his watercolours are highly sought after."

archibaldknoxsociety.com/

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4/23/21 5:43 P

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LOL! The first part of that quote was quite unexpected! I have to agree what he said about Michaelangelo and Raphael.
Thanks for sharing!

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4/23/21 2:34 A

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Famous Quote by Jean-Honore Fragonard

If necessary, I would even paint with my bottom. I was in awe of Michelangelos energy. I felt things that I could not express. When I saw the beauty of the Raphaels, I was moved to tears, and I could scarcely hold my pencil.

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3/14/21 3:37 P

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IMPROVINGME,

How very interesting and apropos...

I had a delightful time watching this video about Piet Mondrian

Wonderful, thank you for posting.



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3/13/21 4:26 P

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Piet Mondrian's birthday is March 7, and HOBBESIS49 and I both posted quotes by him under our Artsy Quotes Worth Repeating topic. I was searching YouTube for another artist this afternoon, and I came across this video about Mondrian posted by the Art History School channel. They have other short videos about artists, as well, designed for school children, students, teachers teaching art in schools and those interested in art history.

Piet Mondrian:A Life in 10 Snippets
youtube.com/watch?v=pTIDrkRvCJI

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9/12/18 11:42 A

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This gave me a smile this morning: Art History as Sandwiches

neatorama.com/2018/09/11/Art-History
-a
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7/22/18 7:25 P

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This is the dialog for the cartoon below. Sorry it came out so small.

Wow! Is that Heptup?

He looks amazing.

How was Greece, Heptup? You look really relaxed.

Yeah. I got into Contropposto over there. It's where you put all your weight on one leg. I feel really dynamic.

I love how his hips and shoulders aren't parallel. He just looks so...alive.

And so graceful.



Edited by: IMPROVINGME at: 7/22/2018 (19:26)
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7/22/18 7:18 P

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I had to LOL when I saw this one:



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Well, gosh! I hope you can see it. It came out pretty tiny.

Edited by: IMPROVINGME at: 7/22/2018 (19:25)
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6/11/18 1:11 P

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Isn't that the truth?!?!!! They certainly aren't glossing over those ugly parts of Picasso's life.

I didn't know at the time that the Einstein series was being shown, but I hope to catch it if or when it airs again.

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6/11/18 12:52 P

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Yes! So interesting. Both Picasso and last year's subject, Einstein, were fascinating people. I'm still having difficulty with the idea that both treated people (mostly women) in their lives so cruelly. I hope that's not a prerequisite for genius!

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6/2/18 10:34 P

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Is anyone else watching the TV series on the National Geographic channel titled "Genius: Picasso"? I'm really enjoying the shows. It airs on Tuesday nights here, and I can hardly wait each time for the next week's episode.

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6/2/18 10:32 P

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Stop by for a visit!

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