M. C. Escher's allusion(?) to John Martin's "The Bard"

[left] Maurits Cornelis Escher: Cimino Barbarano, 1929 (in Escher's "Italian" period). This reproduction of the original print has been horizontally compressed and segments on the right side and of the left side of the image have been removed. [right] John Martin: The Bard, ca. 1817. The colors of the original painting have been completely desaturated and segments on the top and the bottom of the image have been removed. As for calling this "allusion", I am just polite. See also: flipsideflorida.wordpress…

M. C. Escher's allusion to John Martin's "The Bard"

www.flickr.com/photos/bonnetmaker/8460032132 This discovery is a kind of "bycatch" from my Snark hunt: M. C. Escher's "Italian" scene shown above (left side) is not a copy like his version (1935) of a segment from a paintig by Hieronymus Bosch. The scene is a more subtile allusion to John Martin's The Bard. Segments: [left] Maurits Cornelis Escher: Cimino Barbarano, 1929 (in Escher's "Italian" period) [right] John Martin: The Bard, ca. 1817 For this side-by-side comparison, I redrew and then horizontall…

Johannes Vermeer & Salvatore Dalí: The Lacemaker

¤ Johannes Vermeer: The Lacemaker (1669-1671) ¤ Salvatore Dalí: "paranoiac critical" allusion to Vermeer's The Lacemaker (1958); mirror view. In 1955, Dalí made a copy of Veermer's work as well as a "rhinocerotic" version and a another "paranoiac critical" version. In September 2013, artwork from Dalí had been exhibited in the Künstlerhaus in Munich. The exhibits belong to the collection of Richard H. Mayer (Kunstgalerie Böttingerhaus Bamberg). Among the objects also was one of the prints made in 1958. In…

Millais, Anonymous, Galle

[top]: John Everett Millais: Christ in the House of His Parents aka The Carpenter's Shop (1850). Location: Tate Britain (N03584), London. Literature: * Deborah Mary Kerr (1986): John Everett Millais's Christ in the house of his parents (circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/26546) p.34 in (01) Éva Péteri (2003): Victorian Approaches to Religion as Reflected in the Art of the Pre-Raphaelites, Budapest 2003, ISBN 978-9630580380 (shortlink: www.snrk.de/EvaPeteri.htm) * Albert Boime (2008): Art in an Age of Civil Struggle…

The Carpenter and Ahasuerus

[left]: Vectorized segment from John Everett Millais: Christ in the House of His Parents aka The Carpenter's Shop (1850). Location: Tate Britain (N03584), London. [right]: Vectorized segment from Philip Galle after Maarten van Heemskerck, Redrawn print Ahasuerus consulting the records (1564). Location: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

The Paul Juraszek Monolith (by Marcus Wills, 2006)

I added this to my photostream by courtsey (date: 2010-02-10) of Marcus Wills. This painting won the Australian Archibald Prize in 2006. To me it is an excellent example for "art about art", which is an art in its own right. This painting not only is about Marcus Gheeraert's probably most famous etching, it also is about the sculptures of Paul Juraszek (Melbourne). Something like this should be treated like the pictorial equivalent to a good variation of a musical composition (e.g. like Koechlin's variatio…

Victor in Your Dreams (2013)

Mahendra Singh (Montréal) holds the copyright to the illustration (depicting Victor Hugo) on the right side. Compare it to the 16th century etching The Image Breakers (1566-1568, mirror view, right side) by Marcus Gheraerts the Elder. I added that comparison as shown above to my photostream with Mahendra's consent (2010-07-22). Source of Mahendra Singh's illustration: justtheplaceforasnark (blog, 2009-12-03) Mahendra knows the art of deniability very well. Mahendra's "heads": • justtheplaceforasnark.blo…

False Perspective

Satire on False Perspective (1753) by William Hogarth:''Whoever makes a Design without the knowledge of Perspective will be liable to such absurdities as are shewn in this Frontispiece.'' Inset: Kerby (After Hogarth) (1975) by David Hockney, New York, Museum of Modern Art, Gift of the Artist, J. Kasmin, and the Adversory Committee Fund, 1977 (Reproduction for research purposes with longest side smaller than 200 px)

Dancing in Rio 2016

=== left === Logo of Olympic games, Rio 2016 === right === Artist: Henri Matisse Year: 1909 Type: Oil on canvas Dimensions: 259.7 cm × 390.1 cm (102.2 in × 153.6 in) Location: Museum of Modern Art, New York City Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dance_%28Matisse%29#mediaviewer/File:La_danse_%28I%29_by_M atisse.jpg (uploaded by Fentener van Vlissingen) See also: www.ipernity.com/doc/laurieannie/24054645 === Links === ¤ Discussion: www.google.com/search?q=danse+matisse+olympic+2016 ¤ Images: www.google.com/sear…
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