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Bennyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 11:36 AM
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Post some art "that says it all"




Mark Henson Sacred Light Studios

http://www.sacredlight.to/paintings/winner.html
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siligut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 11:46 AM
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1. Suicide, by George Grosz


George Grosz (July 26, 1893 July 6, 1959) was a German artist known especially for his savagely caricatural drawings of Berlin life in the 1920s. He was a prominent member of the Berlin Dada and New Objectivity group during the Weimar Republic before he emigrated to the United States in 1933.
George Grosz was born Georg Ehrenfried Gro in Berlin, Germany, but changed his name in 1916 out of a romantic enthusiasm for America that originated in his early reading of the books of James Fenimore Cooper, Bret Harte and Karl May, and which he retained for the rest of his life. (His artist friend and collaborator Helmut Herzfeld changed his name to John Heartfield at the same time.)
Grosz grew up in the Pomeranian town of Stolp, where his mother became the keeper of the local Hussars Officers mess after his father died in 1901. In 1914 Grosz volunteered for military service; like many other artists, he embraced the first world war as the war to end all wars, but he was quickly disillusioned and was given a discharge after hospitalization in 1915. In January 1917 he was drafted for service, but in May he was discharged as permanently unfit.
Grosz was arrested during the Spartakus uprising in January 1919, but escaped using fake identification documents; he joined the Communist Party of Germany (KPD) in the same year. In 1921 Grosz was accused of insulting the army, which resulted in a 300 German Mark fine and the destruction of the collection Gott mit uns (God with us), a satire on German society. Grosz left the KPD in 1922 after having spent five months in Russia and meeting Lenin and Trotsky, because of his antagonism to any form of dictatorial authority.
Bitterly anti-Nazi, Grosz left Germany shortly before Hitler came to power. In June 1932, he accepted an invitation to teach the summer semester at the Art Students League of New York. In October 1932, Grosz returned to Germany, but on January 12, 1933 he and his family emigrated to America. Grosz became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1938, and made his home in Bayside, New York. He taught at the Art Students League intermittently until 1955.
In America, Grosz determined to make a clean break with his past, and changed his style and subject matter. He continued to exhibit regularly, and in 1946 he published his autobiography.

http://mycoloredlinks.com/goodBlogs/archives/3572
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 11:50 AM
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2. Guernica - Picasso
Edited on Mon Feb-21-11 12:02 PM by Richardo
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fizzgig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 12:30 PM
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5. beat me to it
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demmiblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 01:20 PM
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13. Guernica in 3D:
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 11:54 AM
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3. DU calling Swamp Rat! Come in, Swamp Rat!
:hi:
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 12:09 PM
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4. WTF? by Jackson Pollock
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Bennyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 12:47 PM
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7. My son paints like Pollack!
Some of it is really good too, but some, like the one above, are not my thing...
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 01:23 PM
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14. I love Pollock!
Because he found a way (whether he was aware of it or not) to visually represent the sensation of texture :)
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 12:36 PM
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6. The Scream
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Bennyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 12:50 PM
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8. You can almost hear the horn.....


Obamandela
Ryan Kerrigan http://www.ryankerrigan.com/home.html
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 12:58 PM
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9. The Kiss
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 07:03 PM
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29. Oh Yes!
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charlie and algernon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 01:10 PM
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10. The Annunciation by Henry Tanner
The only painting I've seen where you can see the "Oh SHIT!" racing through her mind.

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Prisoner_Number_Six Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 01:12 PM
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11. One of my own
America Land Of The Free

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MiddleFingerMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 02:22 PM
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23. Very impressive!!! n/t
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 01:14 PM
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12. Here are just a few:






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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 01:47 PM
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15. a few to think about


Did I choose the road less traveled by and truly lose my way~

Be careful what you wish for ~

There really is no place like home ~
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Tikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 01:49 PM
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16. I'm a Raymond Pettibon fan...


http://www.raypettibon.com/gall2.html
http://www.raypettibon.com /

My office has repros of his flyers and all like that...my livingroom has 19th Century fantasy prints.. :shrug:


Tikki

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demmiblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 01:56 PM
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17. Detroit Industry by Diego Rivera











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LuckyTheDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 02:15 PM
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20. REALLY great!
I love that. I can't go to the DIA without spending a lot of time in that room.
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demmiblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 02:34 PM
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25. We are certainly lucky that this "Marxist propaganda" survived (many thanks to Edsel Ford)!
Sigh... I haven't been there in awhile.
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demmiblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 02:45 PM
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26. Hey Lucky, check out this link...
it is almost as if you were there:

http://www.synthescape.com/media/rivera_court/
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LuckyTheDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 02:49 PM
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27. WOW! Very cool.
I had no idea that site existed. Nice!
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 02:11 PM
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18. The State of The Union
Edited on Mon Feb-21-11 02:13 PM by lunatica


and Phil Lewis' art



And The Teabagging Party redefined



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LuckyTheDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 02:13 PM
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19. I really like this painting..


The Nut Gatherers (Les Noisettes) is an 1882 painting by William-Adolphe Bouguereau. It is one of the most popular pieces at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nut_Gatherers
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 02:21 PM
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21. I don't know if this says it all, but it says something:


:evilgrin:
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MiddleFingerMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 02:21 PM
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22. This comes really CLOSE to saying it all.
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Elvis is in the kitchen getting everybody snacks.
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And travel money.
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 02:33 PM
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24. One I made yesterday.
Thanks to the original cartoon of Gaddafi from Swiss cartoonist Silvan Wegmann, which I used:

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IcyPeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 04:40 PM
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28. The Garden of Earthly Delights-Hieronymus Bosch
Edited on Mon Feb-21-11 04:45 PM by IcyPeas
very large - but best looked at in hi res here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Garden_of_Earthly_Deli...

click on the picture for hi res image
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BlueJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 07:45 PM
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30. Like
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