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tobbA, the "giant cig" is actually a ceremonial candle, which usually sits on the candlestick right next to it. During an excommunication in the Catholic church, it was traditional to "extinguish the light" at the end of the ceremony, by inverting and smashing the clergy's hand-held candles, or a single large candle, violently into the floor...obviously putting out the flame.
The gold band that looks like a "filter end" is a gold/brass restraining tube that slides on the candle and prevents it from splitting when it's shoved down on the spike of the candleholder.
No position or belief, whether religious, political or social, is valid if one has to lie to support it.--Alj Mary
Ironically, the concept of SIMPLICITY is most often misunderstood by simple-minded people. --Alj Mary
There are actually too much pictures I can't stop thinking of. The one I choose is from Claude Monet.
Aaaahh can't decide!! Right now, maybe....
Mourning for Icarus, Herbert Draper (1863-1920)
..or something by Leighton or Caravaggio or... oops, no discussion!
This one has stuck with me since I first saw it. I've always loved the composition.
Sargent's Fumee d'Ambre Gris
In The Conservatory, Edouard Manet, 1879
EDIT: Just want to add that this beautiful work of art can be found in Old National Gallery at Berlin, which is itself a part of Museum Island. If you ever go to that city, don't miss this place. It has a quaint little room right at the top, with a few works by French masters. As you enter this room, you see In The Conservatory staring at you from the opposite wall. I implore you to spend at least a couple of days in this room. I know I did. One of the best experiences of my life.
Last edited by Vritra; September 25th, 2010 at 03:36 PM.
.......I guess rules are there to be broken.....
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All theses figure paintings are badass, but environment paintings are missing some love.
The Course of the Empire:consummation
Last edited by Eclypse; September 27th, 2010 at 07:15 AM.
"He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast." -Leonardo da Vinci
this one is my favorite by Joseph Zbukvic ( watercolor )
Frazetta always hits home for me
sketchbook updated October 6th
One of my 'absolute' favourites, the 1883 version especially.
(A 4th version was destroyed during WW2)
i cant for the life of me find a pic of the one im thinking of. Saw it on a poster and not even sure if im remembering it correctly even though i keep thinking back to it.
It's by Matisse (i think) of a woman from the back, its really only the very basic outline of a girl done with a fat blue brush - anyone know what its called? (its not that blue woman made with solid blue shapes) the memory is so distant that i think i might have made it up.
Last edited by lumar; October 10th, 2010 at 09:37 AM.
Maybe it's this one by Picasso?
wow thats awesome, but no this was a flat white background and the only paint was a fat blue linedrawing of a woman from pretty much the angle of picasso's there, maybe mirrored. i'll shut up about it and come back once ive checked out the place that had the poster up- i wonder what it will end up as :o
edit: ive scanned poster sites - im convinced its either not matisee or that ive just re-imagined his blue nude woman. frustrate!!
edit: not my favorite or one i always think off, but pretty high on both lists
thats an intense rabbit
Last edited by lumar; October 12th, 2010 at 06:19 AM.
Not sure if it is my all time favourite, but definitely it is up there.
Saint Eulalia by Waterhouse
"Complacency is the womb of mediocrity. " -- Jason Manley
"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." -- Bruce Lee
huge oils done over the course of 34 years from 1894 to 1928.
There's 20 of em altogether,
I managed to narrow down to 5 faves.
Selecting just 1 was too tough, sorry
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Most pictures don't really make me feel too much, most times my initial response to any image that other people gush over is either 'nice technique' or 'cool picture' then I study its composition for future reference.
This picture actually made me kind of sad.
I'm torn between this and Waterhouse's 'Lady of Shalott' (or Draper's 'Icarus', or Burne Jone's 'Fall of Lucifer').
Edmund Blair Leighton 'The Accolade' 1901. This painting really does it for me.
Last edited by dashinvaine; October 19th, 2010 at 06:54 PM.
Call me a Napoleon fanboy, but I've always liked two of his countless portraits... I still can't decide which I like more, Napoleon on his Imperial throne or the Coronation (not really a portrait)...
i hope that one day i too will witness a tempest of flying naked ladies.... or at least be good enough to paint one.
William Bouguereau's Les Oreades
Loved it the first time I saw it.
"I wish to paint in such a manner as if I were photographing dreams" - Zdzislaw BeksinskiMy Happy Little Sketchbook, please check it out and help me get better!