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    �*Theres a ton of art work out there.... just waiting to be seen !
























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    One of my favourite Artists - J.W. Waterhouse.



    He painted a number of works featuring the Lady of Shalott, inspired by the Alfred Lord Tennyson poem.



    I went to a J.W. Waterhouse exhibition here at the Groningen Museum last year and saw it ................knowing at least 11 verses of this poem by heart, and feeling very connected to the poem and the works of Waterhouse, this must be my favourite Waterhouse creation.















    In the stormy east-wind straining,

    The pale yellow woods were waning,

    The broad stream in his banks complaining.

    Heavily the low sky raining

    Over tower'd Camelot;

    Down she came and found a boat

    Beneath a willow left afloat,

    And around about the prow she wrote

    The Lady of Shalott.




    And down the river's dim expanse

    Like some bold seer in a trance,

    Seeing all his own mischance --

    With a glassy countenance

    Did she look to Camelot.

    And at the closing of the day

    She loosed the chain, and down she lay;

    The broad stream bore her far away,

    The Lady of Shalott.




    Lying, robed in snowy white

    That loosely flew to left and right --

    The leaves upon her falling light --

    Thro' the noises of the night,

    She floated down to Camelot:

    And as the boat-head wound along

    The willowy hills and fields among,

    They heard her singing her last song,

    The Lady of Shalott.




    - Alfred Lord Tennyson

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    Digital painting in Photoshop.........Theres some Fantastic artists out there using CGI..........








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    And art takes many varied forms....











    The fantastic art of Liu Bolin:























    Liu said he wanted to show how city surroundings affected people living in them.



    He added that the inspiration behind his work was a sense of not fitting in to modern society and was a silent protest against the persecution of artists.



    He said: 'Some people call me the invisible man, but for me it's what is not seen in a picture which is really what tells the story.



    'After graduating from school I couldn't find suitable work and I felt there was no place for me in society.



    'I experienced the dark side of society, without social relations, and had a feeling that no one cared about me, I felt myself unnecessary in this world.



    'From that time, my attitude turned from dependence into revolting against the system.'



    Liu said he was further pushed on with his work when the Chinese authorities shut down his art studio in Beijing in 2005.



    He said: 'At that time, contemporary art was in quick development in Beijing, but the government decided it did not want artists like us to gather and live together.



    'Also many exhibitions were forced to close.



    'The situation for artists in China is very difficult and the forced removal of the artist's studio is in fact my direct inspiration of this series of photographs, Hiding In The City.'



    Liu's art credentials were formed after he graduated from the prestigious Sculpture Department of Central Academy of Fine Arts in China.



    He said his work requires a lot of patience with him having to pose and work on his photographs for more than ten hours at a time to get it just right.



    'My job is to choose a good background where I want to be "disappeared", and then stand there unmoved until a design has been painted on me,' he said.



    'There are many people who like my work I think because my work has a quiet strength, in the photographs.



    'I am standing, but there is a silent protest, the protest against the environment for the survival, the protest against the state.

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    Of �*course �*Tennyson was virtually worshipped by the PreRaphealites was nt he !

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    name='lovegod' timestamp='1283782225' post='471694']

    Theres a ton of art work out there.... just waiting to be seen !
    Who is the artist, Lovegod?

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    name='lovegod' timestamp='1283784343' post='471704']

    Of course Tennyson was virtually worshipped by the PreRaphealites was nt he !
    They were quite a match, yes.






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    Great thread! Unfortunately i cannot post pictures so can someone post a john singer sergent or a john atkinson grimshaw please?

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    name='jaycad' timestamp='1283784875' post='471707']

    Great thread! Unfortunately i cannot post pictures so can someone post a john singer sergent or a john atkinson grimshaw please?
    But of course - here's a few by John Atkinson Grimshaw for you.



    Fantastic artist.


















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    And a couple of JSS's for you Jay:








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    Johannes vermeer The Master of light.......
















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    Gothic art for me!



    Friedrick. Cloister cemetry in snow.









    Alexander Jansson









    Victoria Frances







    Victoria Frances. From the Misty circus collection




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    Many thanks onedin and gogglebox-they're my favourite artists of that period!

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    Derek Rigs, most famous for Iron Maiden album covers:




















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    name='jaycad' timestamp='1283787185' post='471715']

    Many thanks onedin and gogglebox-they're my favourite artists of that period!
    Anytime, Jay...............they are fabulous artists.






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    I have always been a lover of Dutch seascapes - must have something to do with me being an islander's daughter............







    Jacob van Ruisdael







    Frans Hals







    Willem van de Velde









    Here are a few by Ludolf Backhuysen..............


















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    Dutch seascapes are the worst advertfor sea travel ever!







    Great light and motion though, very powerful images.

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    Dutch seascapes are the worst advertfor sea travel ever!







    Great light and motion though, very powerful images.




    I love the drama in those paintings....................my own ancestors arrived here from the west coast of France, they suffered a shipwreck in a storm back in the 1700s, near one of the Dutch islands in the north, on their way to Scandinavia.

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    Dali's Hallucinogenic Toreador




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    Another of my favorites






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