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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 05:04 PM

The Friday Afternoon Challenge returns! Today: “The African Encounter with European artists!”

The title reveals the nature of the images for you to identify.

And, remember, cheating is a no-no...

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Reply The Friday Afternoon Challenge returns! Today: “The African Encounter with European artists!” (Original post)
CTyankee Nov 2012 OP
gateley Nov 2012 #1
CTyankee Nov 2012 #2
gateley Nov 2012 #3
CTyankee Nov 2012 #4
gateley Nov 2012 #6
DoBotherMe Nov 2012 #5
CTyankee Nov 2012 #7
frazzled Nov 2012 #8
CTyankee Nov 2012 #20
frazzled Nov 2012 #28
CTyankee Dec 2012 #29
pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #9
CTyankee Nov 2012 #12
frazzled Nov 2012 #10
CTyankee Nov 2012 #13
pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #11
CTyankee Nov 2012 #15
librechik Nov 2012 #14
CTyankee Nov 2012 #16
CTyankee Nov 2012 #17
pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #18
CTyankee Nov 2012 #19
pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #22
CTyankee Nov 2012 #23
pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #25
CTyankee Nov 2012 #26
Baitball Blogger Nov 2012 #21
CTyankee Nov 2012 #24
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2012 #27
CTyankee Dec 2012 #30
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #31
CTyankee Dec 2012 #32

Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 05:06 PM

1. 1. Norman Rockwell?

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Response to gateley (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 05:09 PM

2. Not Rockwell. A very different century...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 05:12 PM

3. I was sure I was WAY off, but thought I'd get the ball rolling.

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Response to gateley (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 05:16 PM

4. Hey, thanks! Interesting subject, no?

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 05:22 PM

6. Yes! And as always, beautiful art, and educational!

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 05:19 PM

5. Hmmmm

1 - van gogh
5 - rembrandt
6 - vermeer

??? Dana ; )

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Response to DoBotherMe (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 05:36 PM

7. sorry, those artists' works don't appear here.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 05:51 PM

8. My guesses are for naught

I kind of want 1. to be a Delacroix study, because I know he spent a lot of time in Northern Africa. On the other hand, he painted more "exotic" subjects, not men in European dress. Stumped.

I want 5. to be a Hals, because of the brushstrokes, and it's very near a Hals, but again, I don't think it is.

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Response to frazzled (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:38 PM

20. With that wonderful laugh, it is Hals. How could it be not? With that era, who else did all

the laughing? And yes, the brushstrokes give it away as well as the laugh. So Hals.It is titled "The Mulatto."

Did I tell you I went on a barge trip to all these places in the Netherlands where the great Dutch artists painted? It was terrific. Hals was in Haarlem, I saw Vermeers in the Hague, Rotterdam had serial artists, Amsterdam had Rembrandt and Van Gogh. It was a humbling experience...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #20)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:01 PM

28. I should trust my first guess, huh

I'm envious of your trip. I'm a little odd in that I have a soft spot for Rotterdam, but I've never been in love with Amsterdam, at least as a city. But the art spaces are great! Too bad the current Dutch government has absolutely gutted money for the arts.

I was half expecting from your quiz title about African influences on European artists to see some early 20th century works. Picasso, Braque et al. were so influenced by African art! Next time, maybe.

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Response to frazzled (Reply #28)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 01:44 AM

29. I had considered Picasso and Bracque. But this came up thanks to an exhibit at the Walters

Museum in Baltimore, but its show was lilmited to the Renaissance and Mannerist perioids. I knew that the 19th century had expanded the African presence so I wanted to include it, which is a good thing because it is so rich, as you can see here with the Gericault and Gerome. Had considered expanding to the U.S. artists because Winslow Homer did some fine work right after the Civil War during Reconstruction. But his works didn't fit with the portraiture so that's for another time...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 05:53 PM

9. #6: Jacopo Pontormo - Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:16 PM

12. Got it! How did you find it? I know portraits are hard...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 05:55 PM

10. Géricault!

No. 3. I was thinking: this is a revolutionary, and it led me to remember a show I'd seen at the Morgan Library of David and Gericault drawings of the French Revolution. It's Gericault's style, no?

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Response to frazzled (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:19 PM

13. Good! There you go! Isn't it wonderful? It was his study for "Raft of the Medusa."

I love the Morgan...and good for you!

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:03 PM

11. #4: Agnolo Bronzino - Alessandro de' Medici

Same subject as #6, different artist.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:20 PM

15. I was wondering when someone would say "Hey, isn't that the same guy?"

Both were Florentine artists of the Mannerist period. I only recently learned that Alessandro had an African forebear, perhaps his mother's side...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:19 PM

14. # 1 Peter Paul Rubens

he was a great painter of life, but these studies are like looking at a real man on the canvas. And what a man! Love it!

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Response to librechik (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:23 PM

16. Yes, indeed, Librechik. I was in his Antwerp house last month when I was in Belgium.

An interesting place. I really love "quatre tetres" as it is so enlivening and humanistic.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:25 PM

17. So, # 2 and #5 are left unsolved!

Uh, oh. What to do?

Hint: there WAS a hint earlier on #5...so it is your guess...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #17)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:29 PM

18. #2: Jean-Léon Gérôme - Black Bashi-Bazouk, ca.1869

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #18)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:31 PM

19. Wow, you are good, Pinboy! How did you get this? It is a little off the track for most

art stuff, altho I really like his works.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:45 PM

22. Just by doing google searches based on the info you gave

That gives a lot of images to search through, and modifyiing the search terms slightly each time turns up more.

Because I lacked info to narrow the searches, I turned up everything from images of Paris Hilton, Nixon, and that painting in Spain that that woman "cleaned," to an Italian artist's self-portrait that was in a past Challenge (Bernino, I think), Whistler's Mother and portraits of famous African Americans. The results can be pretty funny.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #22)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:48 PM

23. My god, what an odyssey! Geez...and Bernini and Whistler weren't even it in this!

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #23)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:02 PM

25. Well, Bernini is European and Whistler worked there, and if European artists is one search term...

...then some of those hits aren't so surprising. Others, though, are completely off-the-wall. Nixon?!

Your Challenges are like a box of chocolates. I never know what I'm gonna get.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #25)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:13 PM

26. Is that how you got Gerome? He was a tough one...but I love his stuff...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:39 PM

21. These are great! Thanks!

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #21)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:48 PM

24. Thanks! Glad you like them...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:21 PM

27. My dear CTyankee!

No clue, as always, but they're beautiful. I'm happy to K&R your beautiful post!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #27)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 01:48 AM

30. Glad you like them! There will be more fun next week...and not portraiture, which can be a bit

of a bore if you aren't an art aficionada, as I am...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #30)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 01:54 AM

31. I LOVE portraits! I wanted you to see my picture.......

After you included a photo of the Wade Chapel in Cleveland, I was inspired to visit it when I was there visiting friends....



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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #31)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 01:59 AM

32. Yes, I remember your post in that thread! I recall I had been in Boston at Trinity Church and

had included a stained glass window in my Challenge that week. You shared one from your visit to Wade Chapel in Cleveland. There is such beauty in architecture as I learn more about the fabulous examples all over the world...

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