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BRIAN GOWER December 16th, 2013 02:27 PM

Ivor Novello for me is probably the most interesting artist from Wales.

antonina December 17th, 2013 01:04 AM


Originally Posted by BRIAN GOWER (Post 1670200)
Ivor Novello for me is probably the most interesting artist from Wales.

I've heard music best expresses the soul of Wales (there's a term "hwyl" isn't there? :) I've always wondered what it means) So no wonder you posted a composer - though the thread is about visual artists rather.

Do you perhaps know any painters/sculptors/cartoonists/designers/illustrators who hailed from Wales?

Btw, I looked Ivor Novello up, he seems to have been a famous star of pre-war cinema. There's a great cinema museum in Berlin, showing footage from silent movies - I was realy impressed, didn't realize just how good those films really were in their vintage way. Wonder if Welsh kids have even heard the name - for my teenage pupils "Marlene Dietrich" didn't even ring a bell.

Perix December 17th, 2013 02:24 AM


Originally Posted by antonina (Post 1669869)

So I'd rather post some work of the great and truly unique Brancusi :):

he is not the only:

[ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodor_Aman]Theodor Aman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

[ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolae_Grigorescu]Nicolae Grigorescu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

[ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolae_Tonitza]Nicolae Tonitza - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

[ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Enescu]George Enescu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

Ficino December 17th, 2013 02:29 AM

You forgot Ion Andreescu [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ion_Andreescu]Ion Andreescu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame], one of our greatest painters IMO.

Perix December 17th, 2013 02:37 AM


I like Sabin balasa whom paintings remind of Avatar movie, long before casting

Ficino December 17th, 2013 02:44 AM


Originally Posted by Perix (Post 1670522)

I like Sabin balasa whom paintings remind of Avatar movie, long before casting

He might have been a good painter, but he made certain compromises (political and commercial) which lower his status.

antonina December 17th, 2013 04:11 AM


Originally Posted by Ficino (Post 1670519)
You forgot Ion Andreescu Ion Andreescu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, one of our greatest painters IMO.

Andrescu wasn't forgotten, see # 108 Ficino. :)


Originally Posted by Perix (Post 1670517)

Wow, I see another really good Romanian artist, thanks Perix.

Btw, "-escu", "esco", seems to be the typical Romanian surname, like our Polish "-ski". It sounds very exotic. I must admit I'm getting more and more interested in Romania, your country seems such an amazing cultural mix (I was incredibly surprised to discover our górale originally came here from Romania - always loved their folklore, which differs markedly from that of other Polish regions, but didn't have aclue ablut the Vlach connection) Though I must frankly say your history beats me - too complicated by far to grasp (I suppose everyone thinks the same about Polish history). Perix, is it true 77% of Romanian vocabulary is the same as Italian? Do you understand them? Was Romanian really written first in cyrillic?

Nicolae Grigorescu 1838 -1907 (Romania)

Interesting to see how his style evolved under the influence of impressionism.

Really excellent pastel.






antonina December 17th, 2013 05:18 AM

Andrzej Krauze b.1947

Political cartoonist, works for the "Guardian".


Cartoons published in samizdat during the communist period in Poland:

The term is "geopolitics"

"Absurds of communism" series: Heroic railway workers combat snow in the streets of our cities. Heroic bakers combat snow on railway tracks.

"Now, be reasonable or I'll lose confidence in you!"

antonina December 17th, 2013 05:47 AM

Doubtful if anyone else understands Polish humour, but anyway here's some more:

Slawomir Mrożek (1930 -2013)

Great 20th century playwright, but I enjoyed his little cartoons as well (he studied architecture for a spell and was handy with the pencil) Scrawls from behind the Iron Curtain:


- Dad, why are we grovelling?
- Shut up, just keep grovelling


Fascination with the culture of the East.

- I suffer! D'you hear me?

"Traumatic childhood, war, occupation and now - you?"

- Daddy, where do babies come from?
- I forgot

- Daddy, what's "the prose of life"?
- Mummy

- Why wasn't I drawn by Leonardo, but by the other guy?

S?awomir Mro?ek - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Gushel December 17th, 2013 05:52 AM

Like the first cartoon Antonina, bang up to date. :)


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