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antonina December 2nd, 2013 06:08 AM


Originally Posted by Isleifson (Post 1658269)
hopelessly anglophone...

No, one village is not ready to surrender
Asterix - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

And do you know the author's mother was a Polish Jew from Chodorków near Żytomierz (try saying that ;))? So my and Mr.Gościnny's ancestors hailed from the same Kresy (eastern half of II Polish Republic, cut off by Ribbentrop-Molotov line; today in Ukraine).:cool:

Visual creator of Asterix - Albert Uderzo - deserves a prominent place on the list of French artists:


Actually, I think illustrators should absolutely be included as well.

antonina December 2nd, 2013 06:16 AM


Originally Posted by Wenge (Post 1658291)
I cannot represent my own paintings here so I will have to defer to Pollock or Warhol.

The greatest painting ever painted:


I wrote my MA thesis on Rothko and Abstract Expressionism. Back then I used to like them a lot, now I feel the whole phenomenon was way overhyped. Rothko and Pollock alone defend themselves.

I wouldn't call this the greatest painting ever...though it's probably the only painting in the world attempting to convey the first second after God created the universe. :)

Any other work by American authors appreciated, too few painters/photographers/sculptors from the US are known (beyond household names like Pollock and Warhol)

antonina December 2nd, 2013 06:56 AM


Originally Posted by Isleifson (Post 1654540)

I missed that one, goodness, is de la Tour also from Lorraine?

Absolutely incredible painter. My no.1 is always Rembrandt, but since I saw an original da la Tour at the Berlin Alte Gemaldegalerie he's no.2.

Out of this world - such stillness.


Kind of intimidating Isleifson, don't know if I"ll dare post anything after such stuff. :o

antonina December 9th, 2013 08:43 AM

Well, I've finally scraped up the courage to post something after Georges de la Tour.

I revive the thread hoping for some more photos of artwork from your countries.

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Polish school of illustration

There were plenty of unique book illustrators here. Their illustrations have become inseparable from the books I read as a kid (like "Alice in Wonderland" isn't itself without John Tenniel's creepy and surreal engravings) .

Adam Kilian
b. 1923 in Lviv (Ukraine)

Inspired by Polish folklore, eg traditional painting on glass of Polish górale (Tatra mountains people) He also worked for a Warsaw theatre as stage and costume designer.









newhandle December 9th, 2013 04:42 PM

Shawn McNulty

antonina December 10th, 2013 02:25 AM


Originally Posted by newhandle (Post 1664821)
Shawn McNulty

Big thanks Newhandle, it's always great to see contemporary work. I see Americans take to Abstract Expressionism like fish to water and are doing a good job of it. The man has an obvious sense of colour and texture. Still, I feel the movement has become totally commercialized (in fact was even back in the 1970's) Looking up McNulty's website, he just paints and posts them. On the other hand, I bet loads of Baroque still-life and naked godess serial painters would have opened virtual shop just the same.:D

Shawn McNulty | Artist Biography Bio Information Process

There was a thread on abstract art with interesting posts from fellow-Historumites. And what's your opinion?

Shawn McNulty b.1975




"Aloe" :)

"Chaperone" :eek:

newhandle December 10th, 2013 10:13 AM

There is such a demand for modern art, both good and bad, due to the sheer number of buildings we have constructed. I think many people would find looking at traditional landscapes and portraits all day, instead of abstracts, exhausting.

antonina December 10th, 2013 11:32 AM


Originally Posted by newhandle (Post 1665413)
There is such a demand for modern art, both good and bad, due to the sheer number of buildings we have constructed. I think many people would find looking at traditional landscapes and portraits all day, instead of abstracts, exhausting.

You've got a point and very practical as far as corporate interior decor is concerned. Question is, is it human any more and what becomes of art - and us - once we detach ourselves from the earth.

I don't know about you, but abstraction appeals to me insomuch as it absorbs the essence of a real landscape.

Piotr Potworowski (1898-1962)

This is a view at sunset from my favourite spot in Poland: Albrechtówka hill in the smal town of Kazimierz Dolny looking out on the lazy Vistula river :


That's the waterfall in our granite Tatra mountains, with the green coolness of fir trees as we followed the trail:


That's a storm in Cornwall, with its white foam and craggy rocks:



We human beings need something we can relate to.

The Gushel December 11th, 2013 04:41 AM

Excellent thread, keep it coming folks! :)


Isleifson December 11th, 2013 10:24 AM

Ousmane Sow to join the french Académie des Beaux Arts

allAfrica.com: Focus Sur » Le "géant" Ousmane Sow ŕ l'Académie des Beaux Arts de Paris

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