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Old May 25th, 2017, 11:53 AM   #41

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I find Richard Dadd fascinating:
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Not least for his mental illness:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Dadd

Lois Wain is also fascinating.
Starting off as a humorous cat illustrator (think card playing dogs), he developed schizophrenia and began to paint fractal cats that look like he was seriously dosed on LSD..

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After:...
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Old May 25th, 2017, 12:24 PM   #42

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Léon Spilliaert, "Vertigo":

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https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...=1495740178705

And Félicien Rops:
https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...85.cHT1d4HpY2g

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Old May 25th, 2017, 12:58 PM   #43

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I find Richard Dadd fascinating...Not least for his mental illness
So do I, not so much for his illness (although that plays its part in his work) but because he was also an astoundingly good draughtsman. I saw the 'Richard Dadd: The Artist and the Asylum' exhibition of at the Watts Gallery about eighteen months ago and in particular one small incredibly fragile looking drawing of his completely blew me away 'Port Stragglin'.

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Old May 25th, 2017, 01:11 PM   #44

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So do I, not so much for his illness (although that plays its part in his work) but because he was also an astoundingly good draughtsman. I saw the 'Richard Dadd: The Artist and the Asylum' exhibition of at the Watts Gallery about eighteen months ago and in particular one small incredibly fragile looking drawing of his completely blew me away 'Port Stragglin'.

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Wow! Thanks for that, Dave! That is an amazing little drawing --never seen it before. There is a certain obsession with detail and textures in his work that is very interesting... You are lucky to get to see a show of his work! I've never seen one in person.
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Salvador Dali, the Temptation of Saint Anthony:

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I also like the Disintegration of Persistence of Memory:
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Old May 25th, 2017, 01:38 PM   #46

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Yes, Rops remains one of the most provocative, most iconoclast painters ever.

Even now, after more than a hundred years, he and his shocking painting reaming shocking, unlike others that became "classic", which isn't a small thing to achieve.

Pornokrates and Calvary, for example …
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Yes, Rops remains one of the most provocative, most iconoclast painters ever.

Even now, after more than a hundred years, he and his shocking painting reaming shocking, unlike others that became "classic", which isn't a small thing to achieve.

Pornokrates and Calvary, for example …
That is amazing indeed --perhaps the perceived "satanic" elements shocked people long enough at the time that he never made it close to the mainstream later, having been mostly forgotten?
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Salvador Dali, the Temptation of Saint Anthony:

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I also like the Disintegration of Persistence of Memory:
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I like Dali too, but am really an Ernst Fuchs fan:
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https://www.google.com/search?q=erns...=1495746359108

Dali, Fuchs and Giger knew each other, while they were all alive.
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Old May 28th, 2017, 01:46 PM   #49

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Why thank you Mr. Feinman.


The Arts and Social Sciences are so important.

I was very fortunate to grow up in a house that appreciated them.
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I've never seen Richard Dadd.

Thank you for the introduction.
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