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Old 08-13-2007, 11:00 PM   #46
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some different book artists funforever: dont try this at home

but I especially like these from Cara Barer. paradoxically, I think being a booklover actually helps.





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Old 08-14-2007, 12:47 AM   #47
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I agree that loving books makes those photos more compelling. It's not just the words in books that I love -- I'd much rather read a paper book than an e-book. I love the feel and smell of the paper and different types of covers, the physical experience of seeing the turning of the page. I spent a lot of time as a kid up to my nose in books and books and books...

They're meant to be handled and pored over, their spines broken, pages bent. Those photos evoke stains on my grandmother's favorite cookbooks, and the pages falling out of my copy of James and the Giant Peach. Folding and curling one into an angel or a chrysanthemum is high praise indeed. If I were a book, I'd dream of it.
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Old 08-14-2007, 07:20 AM   #48
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Absolutely nothing better than well loved book. The Alice in Wonderland bookart was impressive too.

So glad I found this thread!! I've enjoyed all the art and comments. I'll be back with pics and thoughts to share.
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Old 09-01-2007, 09:06 PM   #49
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I was thinking about apples in art the other day. They're so commonly offered as subjects. What is it about them that makes them so ripe for the painting? They often have Christian symbolism, of course, from the whole Eve-apple debacle,

Albrecht Durer (gotta love the placement of those leaves; so casual)

...but sometimes they're just apples, because they've been commonly available for still lifes for a long time, and they're gorgeous.

I think Cezanne's apples are my favorite. He had a nuanced understanding of the true colors of apples.


And then of course, sometimes they are anything but apples:

Magritte, "This is not an apple." Because it's an image of an apple, you see, and not the apple itself. Perhaps everything is like that? Especially pipes.

Here are some more modern examples.

Warhol


"Rotten Apples" Stephen Routledge


"Vita Tranquilla del Apple" by Claudio Missagia
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Old 10-07-2007, 06:51 AM   #50
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multimedia slide show on the Astrohome, latest project of a Dutch Architectural firm named UNStudio


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Old 10-07-2007, 05:59 PM   #51
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The review says:
"Elaine Bradford’s show, Crocheting Deer, Hidden Squirrels, consists of crocheted sweaters for taxidermied animals. Her pieces are meant to illicit memories of a grandmother crocheting. Now pair that warm-fuzziness with the absurdity of once warm and fuzzy creatures clad in multicolored-yarn clothing. A recent series of taxidermied squirrels wearing ninja-like striped sweaters will be exhibited. The main work on display is a taxidermied deer head covered in crocheted yarn that morphs into a seven-foot circular afghan."

Ninjas. Squirrels. Crochet.
I am so there.
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Old 10-08-2007, 01:19 AM   #52
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And then of course, sometimes they are anything but apples:

Magritte, "This is not an apple." Because it's an image of an apple, you see, and not the apple itself. Perhaps everything is like that? Especially pipes.
I love René Magritte's work
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Old 10-09-2007, 04:23 AM   #53
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I especially love Magritte's

The Empire of Lights




Personal Values


Titanic Days



The Red Model
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Here's an interesting commentary from this site that links the last two paintings: http://www.x-traonline.org/vol9_4/desouza.htm



also check this out - I found it looking through T.I.P.'s multi-media slideshow up above...http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2007/10/04/style/tmagazine/20071007_VIDEO_SLIDESHOW_index.html
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Old 10-09-2007, 06:06 AM   #54
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I especially love Magritte's

[i]The Empire of Lights

^ Me too ! Definitely my favorite.

They have The Empire of Lights II (below) at the MOMA, last time I was in town I spent quite a long time in front of it. Rendering a proper quality of light is a difficult task, and Magritte reveals his mastery of the exercise in these paintings. The conflict between dusk and the bright blue noontime sky creates a strange and interesting mood.

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Old 10-09-2007, 10:05 PM   #55
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I read the enos autobiography i really enjoyed it..





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Old 10-24-2007, 03:10 AM   #56
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The Burble is a really beautiful marriage of art and community cooperation. It's fragile, kinetic, and ephemeral - more like theatre or performance art than anything - and it's so massive that it completely holds its own against a backdrop of skyscrapers!




Check out the site,which includes a video showing how the public designs, builds and operates this installation!

HFox - I keep going back and staring at those beautiful books - thanks very much for posting those.
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Old 11-20-2007, 11:46 PM   #57
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I was thinking about Odilon Redon.
I had a piece of one of his as my avatar for a while.


And he did a nice Ophelia.


This is my favorite, though.

It's the eyelashes and ropes that I love.
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Old 11-21-2007, 02:33 AM   #58
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^^^Frieda...Don't look!!!...although of course it will be too late by the time she reads this...poor Frieda.
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^Some friends of my parents used to have a poster of that when I was a child. The bottom of it was right at my eye level. I remember looking at it many times, especially the fish man.
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