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Fox November 30th, 2013 03:48 PM

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Originally Posted by antonina (Post 1656929)
Could you explain what this painting shows- ladies in waiting swordfight? :unsure:

Those women are doing 칼춤, a kind of Korean sword dance. I've never seen it actually performed.

antonina December 1st, 2013 12:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Offspring (Post 1656941)
Some info about the masks: Folk Romania.com > Articles > Traditional Handicrafts > Traditional MasksThat site seems to be interesting.

It is, when you read about all those rich and varied rituals, it hits you how atomized and sterile our 21st century urban world has become.

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Originally Posted by Offspring (Post 1656941)
I have seen the first 3 paintings you showed before, but didn't know who made them. All 4 are nice, but I really love the 3rd one. Another one I like by him:

The third Andreescu is reminiscent of those sunless December days. Fine use of various shades of white and grey.

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Originally Posted by Offspring (Post 1656941)
You might like Romanian eggs.

They're very pretty. It's true there's a wide range of traditional methods of decorating Easter eggs - sadly most have become obsolete, as few mums have enough time nowadays. "Pisanki" belonged to the organic pace of life of Polish peasants, not today's corporate world. ;)

When the kids were still small we used to make these. Eggs boiled in onion peel become rich brown, then you scratch out paterns with a sharp needle.
http://konin24.info/file_data/images/news/640_6750.jpg

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Originally Posted by Offspring (Post 1656941)
One of my favourite places here is this: Merry Cemetery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It's refreshing to see a different, less solemn, view on death.

The Maramures cemetery is very famous indeed, great idea. :)
Intriguing about the Dacians and their religion.

But I was surprised to read in your link that the first tombstones were made in 1930s! I imagined its an old folk tradition.

antonina December 1st, 2013 01:45 AM

"Polish poster school"

Lots of excellent graphic designers contributed. You can see some original prints from 1960s, 70s and 80s in the Poster Museum in Warsaw. In spite of communist-quality paper they're still amazing.

Wilanów Poster Museum

Wojciech Fangor:

http://bi.gazeta.pl/im/da/6d/e0/z147...el-to-dzis.jpg

http://www.desa.pl/assets/images/_Au...plakat_010.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-emzX2LnBPH...ie+wakacje.jpg

Waldemar Świerzy:

http://www.contemporaryposters.com/p...y_sunsetbv.jpg

http://stgu.pl/wp-content/themes/mim...azowsze_78.jpg


http://www.polishposter.com/images/1375.jpg
Jazz Jamboree festival - in high school we used to cue all night to get tickets.:D

http://www.postersquare.com/images/04%20Muppet.jpg

Jan Lenica:

http://www.mmpulawy.pl/sites/igc3/fi...t_2.jpg?l6adn6

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ztOxaX2llh...ona%2Bmini.JPG

http://1.fwcdn.pl/po/13/13/1313/7028475.3.jpg

Franciszek Starowiejski:

http://www.teatralia.com.pl/archiwum...50209_omry.jpg

http://www.robmydobrze.pl/wp-content...rowieyski-.jpg

mansamusa December 1st, 2013 07:03 AM

Very Good Idea for a thread. The Most famous artist in my country is Dunstan ST. Omer, famous for his Black Madonnas:
http://0.static.wix.com/media/980ef2...191d3.jpg_1024
http://www.caribbean-beat.com/issue-...unstan-st-omer
Derek Walkott is better known for his poetry, but also paints as well:

http://kalamu.com/neogriot/wp-conten...3/08/dw-03.jpg

http://kalamu.com/neogriot/2013/08/1...tts-paintings/

Offspring December 1st, 2013 07:38 AM

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Originally Posted by antonina (Post 1657386)
Eggs boiled in onion peel become rich brown, then you scratch out paterns with a sharp needle.

We also have that in some parts of Romania.

antonina December 1st, 2013 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by mansamusa (Post 1657527)
Very Good Idea for a thread. The Most famous artist in my country is Dunstan ST. Omer, famous for his Black Madonnas:

Thank you Manamusa, I love to see reinterpretations of the Mother of God in diferent parts of the globe.

Dustan St.Omer, b.1927 (Saint Lucia)

http://arcthemagazine.com/arc/wp-con...ltar-Mural.jpg

I like the red version of your Madonna as well:

http://arcthemagazine.com/arc/wp-con...na-469x690.jpg

Our most holy Madonna of Czestochowa is black as well. :)

http://www.parafiaradogoszcz.pl/wp-c...stochowska.jpg

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Originally Posted by mansamusa (Post 1657527)
Derek Walkott is better known for his poetry, but also paints as well:
VISUAL ARTS: Derek Walcott?s Paintings | Neo-Griot

Derek Walcott b.1930

Goodness, just noticed he got the Nobel Prize for literature and I never even heard his name.:o I see he writes in English so I'll be able to catch up.

I envy you the sunshine and those rich colours, if one visits an island like yours it must be with a paintbox.

http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/cl...kson-close.jpg

http://www.albany.edu/museum/wwwmuse...ll/dw_bait.jpg

http://www.offoffoff.com/art/2005/im...otherlife1.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_8h6e4AOops...s400/Molly.bmp

Offspring December 1st, 2013 01:48 PM

This thread reminds me of this: What I did | A year of reading the world
"The list" and "Rest of the world" are pages worth checking out.

antonina December 2nd, 2013 05:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Offspring (Post 1657867)
This thread reminds me of this: What I did | A year of reading the world
"The list" and "Rest of the world" are pages worth checking out.

Just my point! You've put your finger on why I'm so keen on digging up artists working in countries around the globe.

We're all hopelessly anglophone-centred. As far as this continent goes, public awareness (and consequently - interests) hardly ever extend beyond "old Europe". Historum reflects how we tend to stew in our own juice (ever counted the Tudor threads here? ;)) Mind, this is psychologically understandable. We all have a tendency to stick to our own backyard and mull over our own stuff.

As far as art goes, this is a huge loss.

Your link concerns literature, which unfortunately is sometimes practically untranslatable. Happily, visual arts aren't.

Isleifson December 2nd, 2013 05:18 AM

hopelessly anglophone...

No, one village is not ready to surrender


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Wenge December 2nd, 2013 06:04 AM

I cannot represent my own paintings here so I will have to defer to Pollock or Warhol.

The greatest painting ever painted:
http://ts2.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.45441...43297&pid=15.1

The most interesting, intriguing and relavent to the society in which he lived.
http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.45154...15640&pid=15.1


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