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Topic 22 of 55: 20TH century Art

Sat, Aug 8, 1998 (06:02) | Riette Walton (riette)
Apparently there are more practising artists in the world today than were alive in the whole three centuries of the Renaissance. 20th Century Art is almost indefinable. The story of painting at this point in time loses its way, and we enter upon an enco







unter with the unknown. Only the passage of time can reveal which artists in our contemporary world will last, and which will not.
75 responses total.

 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 1 of 75: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Aug  9, 1998 (07:29) * 2 lines 
 
Again, as I queried in some of your other topics, Riette, which artists
spring to your mind?


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 2 of 75: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sun, Aug  9, 1998 (09:24) * 15 lines 
 
MANY!!!

Picasso, of course (Les Demoiselles D'Avignon 1907)
Henri Matisse (The Conversation 1909)
Wassily Kadinsky (Sea Battle 1913)
Piet Mondrian (Diamond Painting in Red, Yellow and Blue 1921)
Paul Klee (Death and Fire 1940)
Salvador Dali (Persistence of Memory 1931)
Jackson Pollock (Number 1, 1950)
Mark Rothko (Black and Grey 1969)
Andy Warhol (Marilyn 1962)
Jasper Johns (Dancers on a Plane 1980)
Lucian Freud (Standing by the Rags 1989)

And many, many, many more!


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 3 of 75: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Aug 10, 1998 (11:28) * 1 lines 
 
What about Benton?


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 4 of 75: Riette Walton  (riette) * Mon, Aug 10, 1998 (16:22) * 11 lines 
 
Now there's an American whose name I do know!

Thomas Hart Benton. His style was richly coloured and vigorous and full of rhythm, and his work include the scenes from American life murals at the New School for Social Research in New York; he was also the one who called Modern art a "simple smearing


and pouring of material, good for nothing but to release neurotic tensions", and that it became like a "bowel movement or a vomiting spell" (!!).
Must say with some modern art my opinion pretty much matches his!!!

For those who want to find out more about Benton: he wrote two biographies "An Artist in America" (1937) and "An American in Art" (1969) - neither of which I have read.




 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 5 of 75: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Aug 10, 1998 (19:51) * 3 lines 
 
I was in awe of Thomas Hart Benton the first time I saw his monumental
pieces in the state capitol of Missouri. Very powerful.



 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 6 of 75: Riette Walton  (riette) * Tue, Aug 11, 1998 (00:34) * 1 lines 
 
Do you have some photos to post? I'd love to see it.


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 7 of 75: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Aug 11, 1998 (06:32) * 123 lines 
 

Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975)


picture of Benton

Another photograph of Benton.




Thomas Hart Benton, Grant Wood and

John Steuart Curry
are considered the most important artists of the
Regionalism movement.
Benton is also remembered as the teacher of abstract expressionist painter

Jackson Pollock
.


The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
in Kansas City, Missouri has an excellent collection of Benton's work,
including Persephone and Hollywood (see below). If you're
in the Kansas City area, other work by Benton can be seen at the
Harry S Truman Library in Independence and at
Benton's home and studio, which are
open for tours.
Benton's mural A Social History of the State of Missouri
can be seen at the
Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri



Work by Benton that you can see on
http://math.furman.edu/~dsmead/benton.html:



Here are some links to other sites that include artwork by Benton:




Bibliography and Filmography





 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 8 of 75: Riette Walton  (riette) * Tue, Aug 11, 1998 (06:43) * 1 lines 
 
Wow, that's brilliant! Thank you, Terry. You have great stuff.


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 9 of 75: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Aug 11, 1998 (06:50) * 4 lines 
 
No, actually, http://www.inference.com has great stuff. It takes me all
of 7 seconds to find it! Just go there and type in an artists name and
you'll be amazed at the results. And 'view source' is such a powerful
command.


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 10 of 75: Riette Walton  (riette) * Tue, Aug 11, 1998 (06:53) * 1 lines 
 
Right! So I should take the compliment back?


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 11 of 75: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Aug 11, 1998 (07:02) * 3 lines 
 
Something like this knocks me off my feet.




 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 12 of 75: Riette Walton  (riette) * Tue, Aug 11, 1998 (10:51) * 4 lines 
 
It's very well done, but has a very sinister feel to it, what with Charles Manson lurking in the background and everything. Something bothers me about this painting - don't think I've ever really taken note of it before, Terry. Certainly can't remember


it from any of my books or the museums I've visited. Can you tell me more about it?


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 13 of 75: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Aug 11, 1998 (11:19) * 2 lines 
 
I just saw it for the first time. It would be interesting to hear the
history on it.


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 14 of 75: Riette Walton  (riette) * Tue, Aug 11, 1998 (13:11) * 1 lines 
 
And you don't know who painted it?


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 15 of 75: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Tue, Aug 11, 1998 (16:00) * 1 lines 
 
It's quite creepy.


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 16 of 75: Wolf  (wolf) * Tue, Aug 11, 1998 (21:40) * 2 lines 
 
ok, is the guy being malicious or curious? cuz that would alter the way i feel
about that piece of work.


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 17 of 75: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Aug 11, 1998 (23:52) * 54 lines 
 
Thomas Hart Benton painted it.

A search reveals:

Persephóne
Daughter of god king Zeus, wife of Hades, who kidnapped her as she was a
girl. Since this time she lives a third of the year in the underworld
realm of Hades (during this period the plants wither on earth) and the
other two thirds she lives with her Mother, the earth goddess Demeter.

And

Demeter and Persephone

(Greece/Rome)


Demeter (Roman: Ceres) was one of the six children of Kronos and Rhea,
and the sister of Zeus, to whom she bore the child Persephone (Roman:
Proserpina). One day, Persephone was out picking flowers with the other
maidens (among them the godesses Hecate and Artemis, the sister of
Apollo) when she spied a particularly beautiful flower that had been set
there as a trap by Hades, the god of the underworld. When she picked it,
the earth split open and Hades carried her off to his kingdom in his
chariot, to become his queen. When Demeter learned what happened, the
grief-stricken goddess began to search for her daughter. She took the
guise of an old woman and became the nurse for a king's young son. At
night, Demeter would hold the child by his heel in the fire, in order to
make him immortal; but the queen discovered this one night and let out a
scream, causing Demeter to remove the child from the flames just before
he would have gained immortality (notice the similarity to the story of
Isis). To make up for their lack of trust in the goddess, the king's
family established the Mysteries of Eleusis, the principal ceremonies of
worship of Demeter, which lasted well into the Christian era.

Demeter demanded that Hades return her daughter, when he refused, and
Zeus refused to intervene, Demeter neglected her duties as goddess of
agriculture, causing the crops to die and animals and humans to become
barren; eventually the other gods relented, but it was ruled that because
Persephone had eaten a pomegranate seed, she would have to stay in the
underworld for part of the year. (see other examples of "the sacrifice
and the gift")

According to one tradition, Persephone, rather than Semele, is the mother
of Dionysos.

Sources:

Campbell, Joseph. Primitive Mythology. New York: Arkana, 1991.

The Homeric Hymn to Demeter, trans. by David G. Rice and John E.
Stambough in Classical Mythology, ed. by Stephen L. Harris and Gloria
Platzner. Mountain View, CA, London, & Toronto: Mayfield, 1995.



 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 18 of 75: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Aug 11, 1998 (23:56) * 17 lines 
 
And we find an even more amazing connection, of relevance to our community:

Most of our information about the Eleusinian Mystery comes from the
Homeric Hymn to Demeter, an anonymous seventh century B.C. poem. The poem
describes the mythical founding of the Mystery by Demeter, who was grief
stricken by the abduction of her daughter Persephone (also called Kore)
by the god Hades, lord of the underworld. Demeter caused all of the
plants on the Earth to die. Zeus, fearing humankind would also die and
leave nobody to make sacrifices to the gods, interceded with Hades and
forced him to return Persephone to Demeter. However, Persephone had eaten
a pomegranate seed in the underworld and was therefore condemned to
return to Hades for part of each year. This always saddened Demeter, who
would again cause the plants to die, to be reborn again in the Spring
with the return of Persephone to the world of light. This myth symbolized
for the Greeks the natural mystery of the changing seasons and the
miracle of the springtime rebirth of cultivated grain, which was
essential to their civilization.


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 19 of 75: Riette Walton  (riette) * Wed, Aug 12, 1998 (01:12) * 1 lines 
 
Brilliant!!! Thank you for all that, Terry! Very very interesting!


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 20 of 75: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Aug 12, 1998 (12:14) * 6 lines 
 
I thought that was kind of cool, albeit a bit of a digression.

What other modern artists can we discuss, have we exhausted Benton?

I never did come across examples from the Mo. Capitol building, but that
doesn't mean I won't keep searching.


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 21 of 75: Riette Walton  (riette) * Wed, Aug 12, 1998 (13:00) * 12 lines 
 
Can we discuss August Macke? His work is a great inspiration to me. Do you have any pictures of his that you can post here for us to discuss, Terry? I have quite a few, but Wer is up to his ears in work, so I don't want to bother him with it right now.


If you don't have any, I can post you mine, and you can post them here.

To start with, here's a short biography:

August Macke was born in 1887, and was killed in action in the First World War when he was only 27 years old.
His painting style can be described as expressionist, but his work evolved into a personal synthesis of Impressionism, Fauvism (painting in intensely vivid non-naturalistic colours) and Orphism (cubism with an element of lyricism and colour). Together


with Kadinsky and Marc formed the 'Blaue Reiter' artist group; but as time went on his work moved less towards abstraction than that of the other members of the group.


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 22 of 75: wer  (KitchenManager) * Wed, Aug 12, 1998 (14:57) * 1 lines 
 
Michael Parks is intriguing, as well.....


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 23 of 75: Riette Walton  (riette) * Wed, Aug 12, 1998 (15:52) * 1 lines 
 
Michael Parks? I don't know that name at all - American? Have you got any examples of his work? I love getting to know the work of artists I don't know of - always hoping to find the ultimate painting.


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 24 of 75: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Aug 12, 1998 (16:42) * 21 lines 
 


How I did this.

1. Go to http://www.inference.com and click on inference find
2. Find a cool picture you like.
3. Right mouse click on it to get properties
4. Hightlight the address or url with your mouse (swipe over it while
holding down the right mouse button).
5. Copy it with control-c or Edit > Copy
6. In your response type a left angle bracket
7. Then type in
img src="
8. Then paste in your url with Edit > Paste
9. Then add a right angle bracket

Try this Riette, for real! It works good.

More help is available if you get stuck or have questions.




 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 25 of 75: Riette Walton  (riette) * Thu, Aug 13, 1998 (01:32) * 1 lines 
 



 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 26 of 75: Riette Walton  (riette) * Thu, Aug 13, 1998 (01:42) * 1 lines 
 



 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 27 of 75: Riette Walton  (riette) * Thu, Aug 13, 1998 (01:43) * 1 lines 
 
It's not working. How did I guess? And now I've mucked up this topic.


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 28 of 75: wer  (KitchenManager) * Thu, Aug 13, 1998 (14:44) * 1 lines 
 
no more so than I have in some...


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 29 of 75: Riette Walton  (riette) * Fri, Aug 14, 1998 (03:39) * 1 lines 
 
Relieved! Can't even remember what I was trying to post anymore!


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 30 of 75: Riette Walton  (riette) * Tue, Aug 18, 1998 (06:13) * 9 lines 
 
Here's something pretty eye-popping:



Egon Schiele (1890-1918)
'The Man and the Monk'

Although I never ever want any of his paintings hanging on my walls, I think Schiele's work is brilliant and erotic in a rather disturbing way. The figures he portrays are always lonely or anguished.
Unfortunately he died just as he was beginning to receive international acclaim in the influenza epidemic of 1918, and only three days after his wife. Today he is recognized as one of the greatest Expressionist artists.


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 31 of 75: Wolf  (wolf) * Tue, Aug 18, 1998 (22:24) * 2 lines 
 
i think the man is dying (look at his face) and the monk is there to comfort him.
it is rather disturbing and bold...


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 32 of 75: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Wed, Aug 19, 1998 (14:30) * 1 lines 
 
You can see the influence of cubism in this one; I really like it!


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 33 of 75: Riette Walton  (riette) * Thu, Aug 20, 1998 (11:43) * 12 lines 
 
Yes, it's great.

Now for one by a wonderful artist who I believe we have discussed briefly once before:



Henri Rousseau
'Woman Walking in an Exotic Forest"
1905
100cm x 80.7cm




 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 34 of 75: Gi  (patas) * Thu, Aug 20, 1998 (19:13) * 3 lines 
 
Beautiful!
Let me try:



 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 35 of 75: Gi  (patas) * Thu, Aug 20, 1998 (19:15) * 2 lines 
 
I can't believe it worked! Thanks, Terry!
BTW, this is "Katia reading", by Balthus.


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 36 of 75: Wolf  (wolf) * Thu, Aug 20, 1998 (21:47) * 2 lines 
 
love how she's sitting in the chair. and look the way she reads, almost as if
she's trying to tear her eyes away but can't...


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 37 of 75: wer  (KitchenManager) * Fri, Aug 21, 1998 (02:14) * 7 lines 
 
Sorry, in response number 22, I should have said
Michael Parkes...

are we going to get around to Swiss surrealist H.R. Giger?
his two official sites are
http://www.hrgiger.com/
http://www.giger.com/


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 38 of 75: Riette Walton  (riette) * Fri, Aug 21, 1998 (02:15) * 1 lines 
 
Very, very nice, Gi. I quite like Balthus. The child prodigy who in the end made it without any formal training! He didn't paint many pictures, but I find his work full of energy and eroticism. Great to have you here, by the way!


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 39 of 75: wer  (KitchenManager) * Fri, Aug 21, 1998 (02:53) * 5 lines 
 
and to be out of order again, for Michael Parkes, go to
http://www.accnorwalk.com/~sgr1/index2.html
and especially visit
http://www.accnorwalk.com/~sgr1/gorgoyles.html
as this is the one we have a print of hanging upstairs...


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 40 of 75: Riette Walton  (riette) * Fri, Aug 21, 1998 (04:18) * 6 lines 
 
Sorry I neglected you. I had a look at his stuff in inference com, and LOVE it! Really modern, but mega-well-done. Let's see what the others think:



Unfortunately I know nothing more about this picture or indeed the artist, so Wer, can you do a short summary on him for us?



 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 41 of 75: wer  (KitchenManager) * Fri, Aug 21, 1998 (10:07) * 1 lines 
 
I'll see what I can find...


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 42 of 75: Gi  (patas) * Fri, Aug 21, 1998 (11:59) * 3 lines 
 
Reminds me of the Yes LP covers of twenty years ago... Surrealist, or maybe sci-fi-esque. Very beautiful, at least as prints. Give us more.
As for Balthus, it often takes him 5 or more years to finish a painting, but he does several at the same time and they're large. And very rich in texture.
I'd love to evolve towards that richness in my work. He and Hopper are fantastic in their use of colour to create texture.


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 43 of 75: wer  (KitchenManager) * Fri, Aug 21, 1998 (12:47) * 14 lines 
 
"Michael Parkes was born in 1944, in Sikeston, Missouri, USA.
After his school years he studied at the University of Kansas,
and immediately after graduating was appointed a lecturer
in graphic techniques first at the Kent State University
and later in Florida. He taught at the university for five years,
from 1965 to 1970, and then at the age of twenty-six,
he and his wife went on a study trip to Europe and Asia.
This journey meant a definitive departure from America.
Since 1975 Michael Parkes has lived and worked in Spain.
He has one-man exhibitions in the USA, Spain, The Netherlands,
Switzerland, France, and Germany."

Excerpt from the book "Michael Parkes" by John Russell Taylor
and Steltman Galleries.


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 44 of 75: Riette Walton  (riette) * Fri, Aug 21, 1998 (13:07) * 3 lines 
 
Thank you for that, Wer!!! What do you think - shall we start a topic?

Gi, what kind of paintings do you do? What medium? And how would you describe your style?


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 45 of 75: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Sat, Aug 22, 1998 (14:14) * 1 lines 
 
Very interesting, wer! Is it hanging in Zoe's room?


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 46 of 75: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sun, Aug 23, 1998 (00:49) * 3 lines 
 
Gargoyles?

No, it is in Robin's...


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 47 of 75: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sun, Aug 23, 1998 (01:03) * 1 lines 
 
ha-ha!


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 48 of 75: Gi  (patas) * Sun, Aug 23, 1998 (04:13) * 4 lines 
 
(Riette)Gi, what kind of paintings do you do? What medium? And how would you describe your style?
I use oils on canvas. I do figurative paintings, maybe I should call it naturalistic - I like to paint human figures, and use photographs (taken by myself, mostly) to work from.
I'll either try to have some photos of finished works scanned and post them, or send them to you so you can do it for me, as you kindly suggested.
Recently I've been doing a series on Tango dancers - Tango is another passion of mine.


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 49 of 75: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sun, Aug 23, 1998 (06:42) * 1 lines 
 
Great! I also do mostly figures - I like exploring the expression pouring from our bodies all the time, no matter how unimpressed we are on the inside. Can't wait to see your Tango dancers - I can imagine them being bright, vivid, lively figures. Do you dance yourself?


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 50 of 75: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sun, Aug 23, 1998 (07:39) * 11 lines 
 
Here is a painting I just found on the net. See what you think of it.



Ivan Albright (1897-1983)
'Into the World there came a Soul named Ida'
1929-30

All I know about this artist is that he was American. I don't know many works by him, and I don't think he needed to produce that much as he came from a wealthy family; but like this one, they all show a morbid obsession with death: the sagging, putrescent flesh, decrepit, decaying bodies.
I find it disturbing - as if he were in constant mourning for youth and beauty that is past.
By the way, he also did the painting for the Hollywood film of Oscar Wilde's 'Picture of Dorian Gray' (1943), showing the loathsomely currupted title figure. His identical twin brother, Malvin Marr Albright (who is still alive), did the portrait of the young, beautiful Dorian for this film.


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 51 of 75: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Mon, Aug 24, 1998 (21:58) * 1 lines 
 
What a sad painting. And what a sad thing to need to express.


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 52 of 75: Riette Walton  (riette) * Tue, Aug 25, 1998 (01:47) * 1 lines 
 
Terribly.


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 53 of 75: Riette Walton  (riette) * Fri, Aug 28, 1998 (15:29) * 7 lines 
 


Gustav Klimt
'The Virgin'
1913

I find this one BRILLIANT, just BRILLIANT!


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 54 of 75: Wolf  (wolf) * Fri, Aug 28, 1998 (18:14) * 2 lines 
 
this is interesting. it looks like your style with all the colors and people
intertwined.


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 55 of 75: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sat, Aug 29, 1998 (00:47) * 3 lines 
 
Yeah?

He is just SOOOOO much better at it than I am. And I've never managed SIX in one before! I just adore the colourful materials of their dresses. Some people interpret the six figures to be six different women. I think they merely represent different facets of a single woman, a virgin's dreams and desires.


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 56 of 75: Wolf  (wolf) * Sat, Aug 29, 1998 (12:54) * 1 lines 
 
this is interesting....it may be so


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 57 of 75: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sun, Aug 30, 1998 (01:33) * 1 lines 
 
I'm going to go open a topic on Klimt - his work is really great.


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 58 of 75: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Aug 30, 1998 (15:27) * 2 lines 
 
Dutch?



 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 59 of 75: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Sun, Aug 30, 1998 (15:50) * 1 lines 
 
Love the painting--CRAZY about the colors!! Bring on the Klimt topic!


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 60 of 75: Riette Walton  (riette) * Mon, Aug 31, 1998 (01:20) * 1 lines 
 
Austrian, Terry.


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 61 of 75: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sun, Sep 27, 1998 (05:08) * 11 lines 
 
Let's have a look at some paintings from the period of Fauvism.



Henri Matisse
'Harmony in Red'
1908-1909

Fauvism was a short-lived movement, lasting only as long as its originator, Henri Matisse (1869-1954), fought to find the artistic freedom he needed. Matisse needed to make colour serve his art, as Gauguin needed to paint the sand pink to express an emotion. The Fauvists believed absolutely as colour as an emotional force. Colour lost its descriptive qualities and became luminous, creating light rather than imitationg it. This is a period I would have loved to have lived through as an artist.

By the way, if I post something by an artist, and you like it alot, feel free to go ahead and create a topic, and I'll find the pictures for it. Or tell me to create the topics you desire.


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 62 of 75: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Oct 28, 1998 (13:10) * 10 lines 
 
My cousin, Barney Ebsworth, collects art for investment. An
(unsubstantiated) rumor has it that he recently turned down an offer from
golfing buddy Bill Gates (who owns some software company) for this
painting:



which brings up the subject of Edward Hopper, American painter. Any
Hopper fans around here?



 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 63 of 75: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Oct 28, 1998 (13:11) * 5 lines 
 
The referring url for the above Hopper painting is:

http://www2.iinet.com/art/artists/major/h/hopper03.htm




 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 64 of 75: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Oct 28, 1998 (13:12) * 1 lines 
 



 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 65 of 75: Wolf  (wolf) * Wed, Oct 28, 1998 (20:04) * 1 lines 
 
i've not heard of edward hopper. riette, do we need to open a topic for him?


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 66 of 75: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Oct 28, 1998 (22:09) * 1 lines 
 
Any guesses as to the title of the above Hopper work?


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 67 of 75: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Jun 15, 1999 (12:20) * 1 lines 
 
OK, y'all give up?


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 68 of 75: Alexander Schuth  (aschuth) * Tue, Jun 15, 1999 (12:32) * 3 lines 
 
Hopper is okay enough for me. "Nighthawks at the Diner" - that's his best known, I guess (also title of brilliant Tom Waits album - listen to it, and you know why...).

Dunno that title though. Must be something to do with broadway revue dancers, the way it feels. They're off from rehearsal, small town girls with big thoughts in their heads, stranded in the big city, huddling together so they survive, while already down to selling their bodies.


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 69 of 75: Wolf  (wolf) * Wed, Jun 16, 1999 (21:37) * 1 lines 
 
what did i miss? hmmmm....


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 70 of 75: wer  (KitchenManager) * Thu, Jun 17, 1999 (20:48) * 1 lines 
 
well, it wasn't the (posting of response number) 69...


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 71 of 75: Wolf  (wolf) * Fri, Jun 18, 1999 (13:30) * 1 lines 
 
you know i planned it that way.....*grin*


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 72 of 75: Alexander Schuth  (aschuth) * Fri, Jun 18, 1999 (14:13) * 1 lines 
 
You Kabbalists! Say, is there anything mystic in this world y'all DON'T subscribe to?


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 73 of 75: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sat, Jun 19, 1999 (23:53) * 1 lines 
 
anything that costs money...


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 74 of 75: Alexander Schuth  (aschuth) * Sun, Jun 20, 1999 (10:07) * 1 lines 
 
...huh, that's a harsh rebuke to a struggling publisher...


 Topic 22 of 55 [art]: 20TH century Art
 Response 75 of 75: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sun, Jun 20, 1999 (10:40) * 1 lines 
 
sorry, just being honest...

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