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Old May 28th, 2017, 05:30 PM   #51

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Ivan the Terrible Killing his Son, by Ilya Repin:

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There's something very haunting about it.
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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.
One thing that never shows up in photos of 'The Fairy Feller's Master Stroke' is the thickness of the paint. The surface is practically 3D, it almost resembles embroidery or a tapestry and I know everybody raves about the level of detail but I honestly find that secondary to the sheer skill on display at orchestrating so many figures (try counting them, I guarantee you'll miss a couple the first time) and so much plant life in that space.
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Ivan the Terrible Killing his Son, by Ilya Repin:

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There's something very haunting about it.
It's the look in Ivan's eyes. It's just the expression of someone who would do anything to take back what they'd done. How they captured it, the sheer emotion of it, I'll never know.
And it's also the fact that his boy is reaching up to him, more like a little child than a grown man.
It's horribly tragic.
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Just bought book on Edwin Georgi. WONDERFUL understanding and use of color and light. The Golden Age all the way right up through 60's --excellent illustrators.

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