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Golden Oxen

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Arthur Ballard, 1915 - 1994, was an exciting figure on the Liverpool art scene, an ex-boxer and lecturer at Liverpool School of Art. His work passed through many phases, returning to figurative, almost illustrative, work late in his life.   

     



     

                                        Children Playing


         

                                         Boxers



         

                                          Still Life



         

                                         Boxers II


       
     

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Re: Favorite Art Works of Members Horses
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2014, 10:03:53 am »
Just hate animals, dogs and cats ugh!  Horses however, I just adore them. Nothing more appealing to me in the entire animal world. Don't know why or much care, I just love horses.   :-*

                               


                               



                               



                               


                                 



                                 


                                 


                           
                                 
                           

                               
                               

Golden Oxen

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Re: Favorite Art Works of Members - ICARUS
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2015, 12:09:38 am »

 
                                                        Icarus . Son of Daedalus who dared to fly too near the sun on wings of feathers and wax. Daedalus had been imprisoned by King Minos of Crete within the walls of his own invention, the Labyrinth. But the great craftsman's genius would not suffer captivity. He made two pairs of wings by adhering feathers to a wooden frame with wax. Giving one pair to his son, he cautioned him that flying too near the sun would cause the wax to melt. But Icarus became ecstatic with the ability to fly and forgot his father's warning. The feathers came loose and Icarus plunged to his death in the sea.



                                                 
                                                                 
The Fall of Icarus
Peter Paul Rubens - 1636


                                                 

The Fall of Icarus
Laurent de La Hyre - Date unknown



                                                 


Lament for Icarus
Herbert James Draper - 1898



                                                 


Study for Daedalus Attaching Icarus' Wings
Joseph Marie Vien - circa 1754




                                                   


Daedalus Attaching Icarus' Wings
Joseph Marie Vien - circa 1754




                                                   

Henri Matisse: The Fall of Icarus (1947)



                                                   

Icarus (Henri Matisse,1947)




Landscape with the Fall of Icarus



William Carlos Williams, 1883 - 1963



According to Brueghel
when Icarus fell
it was spring

a farmer was ploughing
his field
the whole pageantry

of the year was
awake tingling
near

the edge of the sea
concerned
with itself

sweating in the sun
that melted
the wings’ wax

unsignificantly
off the coast
there was

a splash quite unnoticed
this was
Icarus drowning



Golden Oxen

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Re: Favorite Art Works of Members - Paul Klee
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2019, 08:28:02 am »
"Color has taken possession of me; no longer do I have to chase after it. I know that it has hold of me forever... Color and I are one. I am a painter."
 
-Paul Klee


                                   
                                                               The Red Balloon


                                   
                                                               Highways and Byways


                                   
                                                       Fish Image


                                     
                                                       Monument


                                     
                                                            Still Life


                                     
                                                        A Kind of Cat


                                     
                                                         Characters in Yellow


                                     
                                                               Rock Chamber

 Dear Readers, Left clicking on most of these image will increase their size if you wish closer study of the master works of this master abstract artist.

Hope you enjoy your Sunday Morning.


                                     


                                   

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Re: Favorite Art Works of Members - Wassily Kandinsky
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2019, 04:14:56 pm »

   "The sound of colors is so definite that it would be hard to find anyone who would express bright yellow with base notes, or dark lake with the treble."

-Wassily Kandinsky


                                         
                                                      Autumn in Murnau


                                         
                                                             White sound   


                                           
                                                                Winter Landscape


                                           
                                                        Improvisation 31 (Sea Battle)   


                                             
                                                            Contrasting sounds

 
  The creator of the first modern abstract paintings, Wassily Kandinsky was an influential Russian painter and art theorist. In his youth, he studied law and economics at the University of Moscow, and was later hired as a professor of Roman law at the University of Dorpat in Estonia. He was 30 years old when he began his studies in painting, focusing on life drawing, sketching, and anatomy, at the University of Munich.

He was not immediately accepted into the school as an art student, and so in the meantime he began learning art by himself, gaining artistic insight from Monet’s Haystacks and Richard Wagner’s composition Lohengrin. He was also influenced by the teachings of anthroposophy

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Re: Favorite Art Works of Members
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2019, 12:16:57 pm »
GO,
I had heard of Kandinsky but had never really given his work much attention. This post urges me to correct that oversight.

Many thanks.