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Offline vandermolen

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Re: Pictures I like
« Reply #5080 on: April 29, 2020, 01:57:17 AM »
It is, thanks for posting it.

My pleasure. His other paintings are all rural/pastoral type scenes. The 'Oak Tree Splintered by Lightning' must have been the equivalent of Suk's 'Asrael Symphony' in his oeuvre.
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« Reply #5081 on: April 29, 2020, 06:40:14 AM »
My pleasure. His other paintings are all rural/pastoral type scenes. The 'Oak Tree Splintered by Lightning' must have been the equivalent of Suk's 'Asrael Symphony' in his oeuvre.

Are you familiar with Aivazovsky's oeuvre?  My favorite Russian painter hands down. Most of his paintings are pure Sturm und Drang at sea.



I have seen live the Black Sea during a storm (fortunately, I was at safe distance on the shore). I swear the colors are exactly like above.

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« Reply #5082 on: April 29, 2020, 07:42:30 AM »
Are you familiar with Aivazovsky's oeuvre?  My favorite Russian painter hands down. Most of his paintings are pure Sturm und Drang at sea.



I have seen live the Black Sea during a storm (fortunately, I was at safe distance on the shore). I swear the colors are exactly like above.
Beautiful work and the colors of that sea are amazing!

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« Reply #5083 on: April 29, 2020, 07:57:37 AM »
Beautiful work and the colors of that sea are amazing!

https://www.freeart.com/gallery/a/aivazovsky/aivazovsky.html

I once had a painting of his as my avatar. It blended perfectly with the GMG's blue-nuanced layout.
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« Reply #5084 on: April 29, 2020, 09:40:38 AM »
https://www.freeart.com/gallery/a/aivazovsky/aivazovsky.html

I once had a painting of his as my avatar. It blended perfectly with the GMG's blue-nuanced layout.
;D  I love particularly (in your example above) how he did that light turquoise (more like an alexandrite stone) and the way that it looks like you can see through it.

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« Reply #5085 on: April 29, 2020, 09:42:06 AM »
This was on the front of a Myaskovsky CD and is called:
'Oak Tree Splintered by Lightning. Allegory on the Artist's Wife's Death' by M. Vorobiev (1842).
I think it's an extraordinary painting:

That one is cool as well.  Would love to see it live.   :)

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« Reply #5086 on: April 29, 2020, 09:49:39 AM »
I love this artist's lithographs--Stow Wengenroth.  Would love to get one of his owl prints: 



He's done ones of a number of types of birds including Red-winged blackbirds, black-capped chickadees, etc.  :)

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Re: Pictures I like
« Reply #5087 on: April 29, 2020, 11:52:24 AM »

They look like they're out to rumble!

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« Reply #5088 on: April 29, 2020, 11:56:51 AM »
They look like they're out to rumble!

 ;D

Beware of that pair!

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« Reply #5089 on: April 29, 2020, 12:07:14 PM »
;D  I love particularly (in your example above) how he did that light turquoise (more like an alexandrite stone) and the way that it looks like you can see through it.

He was a genius, no doubt!
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« Reply #5090 on: April 29, 2020, 04:39:40 PM »
on my page-a-day art calendar at home:



on the ever-changing screen saver at work:



(Legzira Beach, Sidi Ifni, Morocco)
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« Reply #5091 on: May 03, 2020, 02:28:57 AM »
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« Reply #5092 on: May 12, 2020, 07:25:11 AM »
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« Reply #5093 on: May 12, 2020, 07:27:11 AM »

Is that a den of juvenile kit foxes?   :)

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« Reply #5094 on: May 12, 2020, 08:04:48 AM »
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« Reply #5095 on: May 13, 2020, 08:42:25 PM »


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« Reply #5096 on: May 22, 2020, 06:59:07 PM »
"That wouldn't be believable. Well, not if you don't believe it" (Trick, 1999).

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Re: Pictures I like
« Reply #5097 on: May 22, 2020, 07:01:38 PM »
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Re: Pictures I like
« Reply #5098 on: May 22, 2020, 10:50:45 PM »
Are you familiar with Aivazovsky's oeuvre?  My favorite Russian painter hands down. Most of his paintings are pure Sturm und Drang at sea.



I have seen live the Black Sea during a storm (fortunately, I was at safe distance on the shore). I swear the colors are exactly like above.
Just seen this. What a great painting. Never heard of him. Will look him up. Would be a great cover image for Sibelius's or Nystroem's 'The Tempest'!
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Re: Pictures I like
« Reply #5099 on: May 23, 2020, 10:11:16 AM »
"That wouldn't be believable. Well, not if you don't believe it" (Trick, 1999).

"You'd like me to be dumb and nothing more. Maybe you think that, but I don't. But that's how it should be" (Undertow, 2009).