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ART APPRECIATION THREAD (One Minute Quiz--Guess the Artist series)
7/9/05

Posted on 07/09/2005 5:22:20 AM PDT by Liz



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: art; turass
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To: macamadamia
After reading a relatively recent bio of Salvador Dali, I have to admit that he was more seriously bent than I had thought. Too bad he and Kanonenkoenig Krupp couldn't have gotten together and debated the aromatic qualities of human vs. horse excrement.

Still, I considered Dali to be an absolute hoot when he opened up the throttle on his ego and roared past. I especially enjoyed the grand statements he occasionally issued once he had reached old age... I often wondered whether he was being serious or just tweaking everyone (or a combination of the two).

After all these years, I still have a friendly feeling for Dali's limp watches and Magritte's locomotive choogling out of the fireplace.

21 posted on 07/09/2005 6:34:31 AM PDT by niteowl77 (I DEMAND that Chuck Schumer explain his hair.)
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To: Liz

Well, I'd call 2, 5, 6, and 7 art.


22 posted on 07/09/2005 6:43:54 AM PDT by GOP_Proud (...when the Iraqi soldiers stand up, we will stand down...GWB)
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To: Liz

It hangs in the closet at the National Gallery.

(does that count)


23 posted on 07/09/2005 6:59:02 AM PDT by bert ( The final Crusade is possible......... just piss us off a little more.)
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To: Ichneumon

Thank you. I am glad to have added a little sunshine to your day.:)


24 posted on 07/09/2005 7:07:39 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Liz

Would love to be on your ping list...


25 posted on 07/09/2005 7:20:23 AM PDT by EverOnward
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To: Liz

Leger, Dali, Nevelson, Delacroix...don't recognize others.

Love that Delacroix...


26 posted on 07/09/2005 7:36:27 AM PDT by eleni121 ('Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!' (Julian the Apostate))
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To: macamadamia
The Jews were very good at being dominated. They adopted the styles,mores and customs of their captors to keep the peace, so to speak.
Jesus has always been shown as long haired, but the scriptures condemn long hair on a man.

The Roman hair style of the time was short hair.

Jesus was not a rebel, but the truth, and by so being, was anathema to anything false.

His truth demanded of well meaning, but (IMO) misreligioned (If that's not a word, I coin it) ... artists to depict Jesus as a long haired man when that goes against His own truth, the scriptures, that it is a shame for a man to have long hair.

27 posted on 07/09/2005 7:42:59 AM PDT by knarf (A place where anyone can learn anything ... especially that which promotes clear thinking.)
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To: Liz

All I know is the first picture, by Salvadore Dali. I can't remember the correct name of it, though.


28 posted on 07/09/2005 7:44:10 AM PDT by exnavychick (There's too much youth; how about a fountain of smart?)
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To: exnavychick

Ooops...make that the SECOND picture!


29 posted on 07/09/2005 7:44:37 AM PDT by exnavychick (There's too much youth; how about a fountain of smart?)
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To: exnavychick

Sorry, no.


30 posted on 07/09/2005 7:48:16 AM PDT by Liz (First God made idiots, for practice. Then he made Congress. Mark Twain)
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To: Liz

bump


31 posted on 07/09/2005 7:53:14 AM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Democrats haven't had a new idea since Karl Marx.)
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To: EverOnward; Sam Cree

On ping list:

everOnward;razorback-bert;society-by-contract


32 posted on 07/09/2005 7:57:13 AM PDT by Liz (First God made idiots, for practice. Then he made Congress. Mark Twain)
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To: knarf; macamadamia
Many of the very earliest depictions of Christ (at least of those that remain) actually show him as beardless with hair cropped in the Roman style...


33 posted on 07/09/2005 9:23:41 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack
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To: edskid

"After reading a relatively recent bio of Salvador Dali, I have to admit that he was more seriously bent than I had thought."


LOL. Yeah he was something else. I suspect some of what he said was "tweaking." His draftmanship was amazing, as was his way of bringing together his interest in 20th century cosmology with religious subject matter.


34 posted on 07/09/2005 9:48:23 AM PDT by macamadamia
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To: Joe 6-pack

I find those very early depictions very moving, very haunting.


35 posted on 07/09/2005 9:51:03 AM PDT by macamadamia
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To: macamadamia
In college I had actually done a fair amount of research regarding the "evolution" of the depictions of Christ. There are some interesting linkages with the appearance of the Shroud of Turin, the Crusades, the Great Schism and other historical events and how Christ was depicted.

By the 11-1200's Christ's beard was pretty much the accepted standard in the West.

Interestingly enough, Christians in E. Africa kept Christ clean-shaven for sometime after that. The depiction below from an Ethiopian Ms. is believed to be from the 1400's.

Iconographically, you can usually identify Christ regardless of the number of other persons depicted in a scene, as his halo typically has a cross inscribed; that will generally be unique to Christ and no other figure's halo / nimbus will bear the cross.

36 posted on 07/09/2005 10:08:53 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack
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To: Ichneumon; Liz

Yeah, but you're using a different period from Picasso. I don't recognize it so it probably is a Leger.

Dali

Marcel Duchamp?

The two historical paintings are Delacroix.

No idea who the self-portrait is.


37 posted on 07/09/2005 11:45:46 AM PDT by wildbill
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To: Liz

Thanks, from a know-nothing. }:^)


38 posted on 07/09/2005 12:05:39 PM PDT by Roccus (The collective has started.)
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To: Roccus

Now, now.....don't be so hard on yourself.

You live, you learn, and FR is the best place to learn.


39 posted on 07/09/2005 1:14:19 PM PDT by Liz (First God made idiots, for practice. Then he made Congress. Mark Twain)
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To: Liz

OK Liz. I just got home from a long day at work. What are the answers to the art quiz?


40 posted on 07/09/2005 4:56:56 PM PDT by PGalt
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