Anthropomorphic Landscapes

I used this small image in a comment to publicdomainreview.org/collections/the-art-of-hidden-faces-anthropomorphic-lands capes Antropomorphism isn't about faces only. Actually, humans have two pairs of cheeks. One pair of these cheeks is part of our faces. The other pair of cheeks is elswhere on our bodies. (If sitters are sitters, you don't see that pair too well.) In the example below from one of Henry Holiday's illustration to Lewis Carroll's "The Hunting of the Snark" (engraved by John Swain), Holiday…

John Martin - The Bard

recto, unframed deliver.odai.yale.edu/content/id/594cf828-e6b8-4ec4-bf14-cac45880305d/format/3 ===================== John Martin: The Bard ca. 1817 Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/1671616: "Based on a Thomas Gray poem, inspired by a Welsh tradition that said that Edward I had put to death any bards he found, to extinguish Welsh culture; the poem depicts the escape of a single bard. In mydailyartdisplay.wordpress.com/the-bard-by-john-mar…

John Martin' s "The Bard" prepared for analysis

Source of the painting on the left side: deliver.odai.yale.edu/content/id/594cf828-e6b8-4ec4-bf14-cac45880305d/format/3 left: John Martin, The Bard center: desaturated, increased contrast of large dark area (rocks) on the right side right: GIMP, Retinex filtering: Scale=160, ScaleDivision=6, Dynamic=2.5 ===================== John Martin: The Bard ca. 1817 Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/1671616: "Based on a Thomas Gray poem, inspired b…

The Bard (detail)

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Bard and Bellman

[left] John Martin: The Bard (ca. 1817), detail [right] Henry Holiday: Illustration (1876) to chapter The Beaver's Lesson in Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark, detail

Bellman & Bard

[main image]: John Martin: The Bard (ca. 1817), by GIMP: contrast enhanced in the rock area & light areas delated. [inset] Henry Holiday: Illustration (1876) to chapter The Beaver's Lesson in Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark, detail In mydailyartdisplay.wordpress.com/the-bard-by-john-martin, "Jonathan" connects the painting to the poem The Bard written by by Thomas Gray in 1755. Inspired by a Welsh tradition that said that Edward I had put to death any bards he found, to extinguish Welsh…

Bellman & Bard

[main image]: John Martin: The Bard (ca. 1817), by GIMP: contrast enhanced in the rock area & light areas delated & (most of) color removed [inset]: Henry Holiday: Illustration (1876) to chapter The Beaver's Lesson in Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark, detail In mydailyartdisplay.wordpress.com/the-bard-by-john-martin, "Jonathan" connects the painting to the poem The Bard written by by Thomas Gray in 1755. Inspired by a Welsh tradition that said that Edward I had put to death any bards he found…

Bellman & Bard after retinex filtering

[main image]: John Martin: The Bard (ca. 1817), by GIMP: contrast enhanced in the rock area & light areas delated & (most of) color removed & retinex filtering [upper inset]: Detail from preperatory draft for Henry Holiday's illustration (1876) to chapter The Beaver's Lesson in Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark [lower inset]: Henry Holiday: Illustration (1876) to chapter The Beaver's Lesson in Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark, detail It seems, that initially Henry Holiday saw anthropo…

John Martin's Bard and Henry Holiday's Snark Illustrations

top left: John Martin, The Bard (1817). top right: John Martin, The Bard modified using GIMP, Retinex: Scale=160, ScaleDivision=6, Dynamic=2.5 bottom left: Illustration (1876) by Henry Holiday to Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark, Fit 8. Changes: GIMP "delate" applied in order to yield a less darker printing. bottom right: Illustration (1876) by Henry Holiday to Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark, Fit 5 4800 px × 6500 px 20.3 cm × 27.5 cm (@ 600 dpi) ====================================…
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