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uair01

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http://uair01.blogspot.nl/2017/01/per-kirkeby-overpaintings.html

Last weekend I fond a wonderful old book in the Rotterdam library: Per Kirkeby: Übermalungen, 1964-1984. The book contains deliberate overpaintings (Overmalinger, Übermalungen) of second-hand kitsch paintings. The interventions reveal or enhance the landscapes that hide under the surface.
 

FrKadash

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COLLECTABLE HIERONYMUS BOSCH FIGURINES
01.12.2017
12:24 pm

I’m not a big knickknack person. I like to keep my home sparse in the “tiny objects” departament. But I must admit I really do dig these Hieronymus Bosch figurines. They’re kinda cool-looking in their own obviously weird way. I especially like the ones from Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights.

They’re also not too expensive. The figurines start at around $45, depending on quality, size and detail. I’ve posted a range of different figurines and where to purchase below each image if you’re interested.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/collectable_hieronymus_bosch_figurines
 

Ulalume

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http://uair01.blogspot.nl/2017/01/per-kirkeby-overpaintings.html

Last weekend I fond a wonderful old book in the Rotterdam library: Per Kirkeby: Übermalungen, 1964-1984. The book contains deliberate overpaintings (Overmalinger, Übermalungen) of second-hand kitsch paintings. The interventions reveal or enhance the landscapes that hide under the surface.
I think I understand, though I couldn't describe it so poetically. I think sometimes I do something similar, but not on canvas. I'm no good at painting on canvas, but am good at painting objects - tables, chairs, flower pots, that kind of thing. When I see a certain object, there seems to be a pattern or structure hidden within it that begs to be painted.

I used to sell quite a few of these painted objects, and people would ask how I'd made up the patterns. It sounds too weird to say that the pattern was there all along, so I'd just shrug my shoulders and look mysterious. :p
 

uair01

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Dante and Virgil in Hell. William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1850
Oh! That must be Ugolino and Ruggieri :eek:

You need to know I was Count Ugolino,
And this is the Archbishop Ruggieri.

His mouth raised up above his savage meal,
That sinner wiped his lips upon the hair
Of the head that he had chewed on from behind.

Recently I saw a similar painting in Dordrecht (Paolo and Francesca). Notice the similar posture of the pilgrims :p
francesca.jpg
 

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The Distorted, Absorbing New Portraits of Mathieu Laca

Canadian artist Mathieu Laca crafts oil paintings that use texture and abstractions that toy with the conventions of portraiture. Whether it’s famous subjects or the vague everyman or everywoman, the artist packs both meticulous, odd flair and personality into each of the paintings. In his historical portraits, he’s given this treatment to anyone from Henry David Thoreau and Albert Einstein to arts figures like Vincent Van Gogh.






http://hifructose.com/2017/06/07/the-distorted-absorbing-new-portraits-of-mathieu-laca/
 
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