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The Weekend Arts Show with TB!

October 23, 2014


You wouldn’t think that someone, anyone in fact for that matter, from Queensland would possess any sort of artistic inclination whatsoever. And you’d be right.

However TB has turned this long-held perception on its head (despite his “quirky” dress sense) by taking this impressive black and white photograph during a trip to Fraser Island..

Nice work TB!  🙂


276 Comments leave one →
  1. Tony permalink
    October 23, 2014 7:31 pm

    Like your new boat, TB. Is that a Bertram?

    Seriously, nice shot Mr B. Do you have colour up there yet. 😉

  2. October 23, 2014 7:35 pm

    “Do you have colour up there yet. ”

    LOL… I’m not even sure they have “negatives” yet… 🙂

  3. TB Queensland permalink
    October 23, 2014 8:05 pm

    LOL! I’ll send, sreb … the original … some photos look much better in B&W …

    Actually I’ll do that …

    That was shot in September this year on our trip to Fraser Is … anyone who’s been to Fraser knows SS Mahino … my son, commented this year that he remembers walking on the bridge when we camped at Eli Creek in 1971 … be a bit hard today!

    Paintings are created … photographs are opportunity and “seeing” …

    The photo above is the final shot in the vid I’ve just finished of our six days “boys” trip – couple of my son’s mates, another dad and me … vids called “K’gari” – the Aboriginal name much nicer than Fraser Island, I reckon …

  4. TB Queensland permalink
    October 23, 2014 8:11 pm

    Original sent, sreb … not to put any pressure on ya … chuckle!

  5. Tony permalink
    October 23, 2014 8:16 pm

    In Europe, I took a lot of pictures of doors. I’m not sure why, but here’s an example.


  6. Tony permalink
    October 23, 2014 8:18 pm

    Aaah, TB. The colour shot is so much better. It’s orange and blue, for a start. 😉

  7. Tony permalink
    October 23, 2014 8:22 pm

    French street art.


  8. Tony permalink
    October 23, 2014 8:24 pm

    Dammit. I’ll work it out, eventually.


  9. Tony permalink
    October 23, 2014 8:31 pm


  10. Tony permalink
    October 23, 2014 8:43 pm

    Doors are much more interesting in Europe.

  11. October 23, 2014 10:01 pm

    Looks like I’m trying to monopolise the thread. Sorry.


  12. eggboxtroll permalink
    October 24, 2014 7:49 am

    David Henry Souter

  13. eggboxtroll permalink
    October 24, 2014 8:33 am

    The Lindsay family is well known, here is a sketch from Lionel in Hunter street at a ‘plant sale’.

  14. Tom R permalink
    October 24, 2014 8:46 am


    (someone had to get that our of the way) 😉

  15. Tom R permalink
    October 24, 2014 8:49 am

    It’s orange and blue, for a start


    You sure you’re not a repressed art critic tosy ❓

  16. Tom R permalink
    October 24, 2014 9:00 am

    But personally, I loved the art of Albert Namatjira

    He seemed to capture the essence of the outback, if not the reality (imo)

  17. October 24, 2014 9:21 am

    “It’s orange and blue, for a start”

    So is the Telstra logo…

    In marketing we consider the significance in colours in influencing mood and perception.

    The Telstra logo is an excellent example.

    Blue represents truth, honesty, sincerity, inner-security and confidence. It promotes physical and mental relaxation, calmness and order. The paler the blue the more freedom we feel.

    Orange offers emotional strength in difficult times. It is optimistic and uplifting and rejuvenating. It conveys a sense of spontaneity and encourages a positive outlook on life.

  18. Tom R permalink
    October 24, 2014 9:50 am

    Blue represents truth, honesty, sincerity, inner-security and confidence.

    Well, there goes that theory 😉

  19. October 24, 2014 9:56 am

    Some people hijack it for their own purposes Tom…!

  20. Tom R permalink
    October 24, 2014 10:24 am

    Bloody Cadbury!

  21. Tom R permalink
    October 24, 2014 10:25 am

    Back to hijacking the thread, I’m also quite partial to Frank Frazetta

  22. Tom R permalink
    October 24, 2014 10:36 am

    Also a big fan of John Buscema

  23. October 24, 2014 10:38 am

    Isn’t that the cadbury colour?

    Purple combines the calm stability of blue and the fierce energy of red. The color purple is often associated with royalty, nobility, luxury, power, and ambition. Purple also represents meanings of wealth, extravagance, creativity, wisdom, dignity, grandeur, devotion, peace, pride, mystery, independence, and magic.

  24. Walrus permalink
    October 24, 2014 10:41 am

    Is that TBs houseboat that he hangs out on when he’s at Bribie Island ????

  25. October 24, 2014 10:51 am

    “Isn’t that the cadbury colour?”

    *strokes chin and takes a long puff on pipe*

    I think it’s a split-complementary colour scheme. The orange of the beards against a background of blue-purple and red-purple mountains. 😉


  26. TB Queensland permalink
    October 24, 2014 11:51 am

    “””It’s orange and blue, for a start.”””

    Yer a surfer aren’t ya! LOL! 🙂

    “””Looks like I’m trying to monopolise the thread. Sorry.”””

    BS … great stuff … maestro …


    “””Is that TBs houseboat that he hangs out on when he’s at Bribie Island ????”””

    Only shiny arse knobs hang out on Bribie now, Wally, way out of my league … or should I say not even in my league …

    The Minister’s uncle and aunt had a beach property we used to stay at with the kids occasionally, in the late 70’s/80’s … first time we went the rangers shot seven dingos! Lots of ’em there now … not the four legged kind tho’ … 😉

  27. TB Queensland permalink
    October 24, 2014 11:52 am

    “””I think it’s a split-complementary colour scheme.”””

    WTF! 🙄

  28. Tom R permalink
    October 24, 2014 1:04 pm

    ““””It’s orange and blue, for a start.””””

    He’s obviously one of the greats then 😉

  29. eggboxtroll permalink
    October 24, 2014 4:29 pm

    The orange jumps forward and the blue recedes, which probably allows for greater depth of field.

  30. TB Queensland permalink
    October 24, 2014 5:12 pm

    Not one mention of creative use of natural light to demonstrate the varying shades of blue and orange …

    Philistines … 😎

  31. TB Queensland permalink
    October 24, 2014 5:13 pm

    He’s obviously one of the greats then

    I didn’t need to show you my etchings to prove that, TR … 😉

  32. Walrus permalink
    October 24, 2014 5:46 pm

    This is me on my way to a meeting with the Australian Taxation Office

  33. October 24, 2014 5:50 pm

    Oh that’s nonsense Walrus!

    I caught this photo of you on the way to meet the tax office just the other day…

  34. October 24, 2014 8:27 pm

    Hey reb (or anyone). Last night I could click on my flickr pictures and “copy image URL”, then post them here. Today that’s not happening. Taking into account I was under the influence last night, what am I doing wrong?

  35. October 24, 2014 8:31 pm

    I don’t know Tony. I don’t actually use flickr myself… I’m one of these people who just recommends things to others arbitrarily without having any idea whether they’re any good or not.

    (In case you hadn’t noticed)…

  36. October 24, 2014 8:32 pm

    Heehee. Thanks A LOT!

  37. October 24, 2014 8:39 pm


    Did I mention you really ought to check your firewall security settings before installing it?

    (I sometimes forget to mention that.)

  38. October 24, 2014 8:42 pm

    I don’t even know what that is.

    Anyhoo, Race 5!

  39. October 24, 2014 8:53 pm

    I wanted to put up a Man Ray painting, but couldn’t find one I liked. So here’s a photo of him with Dali.

  40. October 24, 2014 8:57 pm

    Think I got it. Test.

  41. October 24, 2014 8:57 pm

    Haunted Man 1

  42. October 24, 2014 9:01 pm

    Tony You gotta be logged in is all

  43. October 24, 2014 9:02 pm

    I’ll see yours, Ricky, and add this.

  44. October 24, 2014 9:04 pm

    Thanks RP. 😉

  45. October 24, 2014 9:08 pm

  46. October 24, 2014 9:10 pm

  47. October 24, 2014 9:12 pm

  48. October 24, 2014 9:18 pm

  49. October 24, 2014 9:21 pm

  50. October 24, 2014 9:28 pm

  51. October 24, 2014 9:34 pm

  52. October 24, 2014 9:42 pm

    Mmmm. Soup.

  53. October 24, 2014 10:09 pm

  54. October 24, 2014 10:13 pm

  55. Ironic Man permalink
    October 25, 2014 10:00 am

    Dots are good and the layout is harmonious. Overall the painting has strong commercial possibilities.

  56. ironicman permalink
    October 25, 2014 12:25 pm

    Escher Doodle

  57. October 25, 2014 6:13 pm

    Op art.

    Jeffrey Steele, Unterhaltung 1964

  58. October 25, 2014 6:44 pm

    Johannes Vermeer, The Girl With The Pearl Earring c.1667

  59. ironicman permalink
    October 25, 2014 6:45 pm

    Bridget Riley

  60. October 25, 2014 6:52 pm

    Scarlett Johanssen, Girl With a Pearl Earring (film, 2003)

  61. October 25, 2014 6:55 pm

    Vermeer, Girl With a Red Hat, c.1666

  62. October 25, 2014 7:02 pm

    Girl With a Famous Face c.1506

  63. October 25, 2014 7:03 pm


  64. October 25, 2014 7:08 pm

    Speaking of unknown young artists.

    Michelangelo, The Torment of St Anthony c.1488

  65. October 25, 2014 7:15 pm


    Donatello, Bust of Some Italian Dude c.1400s?

  66. October 25, 2014 7:18 pm



    vs. Donatello

  67. October 25, 2014 7:23 pm

    (A fairer resoution)

  68. October 25, 2014 7:34 pm

    Versailles window.

  69. October 25, 2014 7:48 pm

    16th century Indian Moosie Mughal (miniature) painting.

  70. October 25, 2014 7:52 pm

    Later Indian painting, 1870

  71. October 25, 2014 8:05 pm

  72. October 25, 2014 8:12 pm

    Soviet propoganda art. (Note the colour scheme. 😉 )

  73. October 25, 2014 8:13 pm


  74. Tom R permalink
    October 25, 2014 8:15 pm

    I’m glad you finally got to the absolute master Tosy, Michelangelo

    For its scale, grandeur, detail, pure artistic ability, incredible workload, and underlying and diverging themes, for me, the Sistine Chapel is The Greatest work ever done.But that’s just imo 😉

    There was a website with a 360 panoramic, but it appears to be down?

  75. October 25, 2014 8:28 pm

    I think you might be right about the ceiling, Tom R.

    Meanwhile, a homo-erotic Nazi propaganda poster. “We build body and soul.”

  76. October 25, 2014 8:32 pm

    Is everybody enjoying themselves?

  77. October 25, 2014 8:34 pm

    I am . I’m probably annoying the shit out of everyone else. 😯

  78. October 25, 2014 8:38 pm

    No, not at all ToSY…! Far from it….! 🙂

  79. October 25, 2014 8:39 pm

    David Chen, Sunlit Cloud – Princes Bridge c.recently

  80. October 25, 2014 8:39 pm

    It’s come to my attention that I might be unfairly singling out egg for some criticism.

  81. October 25, 2014 8:44 pm

    I think your open door policy is admirable. Let all opinions run free.

  82. October 25, 2014 9:07 pm

  83. October 25, 2014 9:12 pm

    Would you believe that as we speak I am currently negotiating online to buy this piece…

  84. October 25, 2014 9:25 pm

    The guy in the photo is Deny Monchai, a friend of mine and artist who lives in Bangkok. this isn’t one of his paintings, but I let him know what I’m looking for and he tracks it down for me… 🙂

  85. October 25, 2014 9:39 pm

    Just agreed on the price… now arranging shipping… 🙂

  86. October 25, 2014 9:44 pm


    (Are you “under the influence”? I am.)

  87. October 25, 2014 9:47 pm

    Let me put it this way.

    I don’t think I’ve ever bought any piece of art sober.

  88. October 25, 2014 9:49 pm

    So yes – a few reds under the belt makes negotiating with artists back in JJ market in BKK quite fun. 🙂

  89. ironicman permalink
    October 25, 2014 10:30 pm

    Richard Diebenkorn

  90. October 26, 2014 9:04 am

    Banksy, The Girl With The Pierced Eardrum

  91. October 26, 2014 12:48 pm

    Leonid Afremov, Misty Umbrella

  92. October 26, 2014 12:59 pm

  93. ironicman permalink
    October 26, 2014 3:13 pm

    Not bad, perhaps our star is a little over done, composition is fine.

  94. ironicman permalink
    October 26, 2014 3:14 pm

    Misty Umbrella is wonderful.

  95. TB Queensland permalink
    October 26, 2014 3:43 pm

    ToSY, the boats actually look way too symmetrical for me … and “centred” … colours are noice … shades of orange and blue I’d say … 🙂

  96. October 26, 2014 3:45 pm

    Racing colours.

    These are the silks worn by any jockey riding a horse owned by the queen. A harmonious colour scheme of purple, crimson and gold.

  97. October 26, 2014 3:46 pm

    Hehe. Correct TB. 😉

  98. October 26, 2014 3:57 pm

    The picture reb bought last night is a beauty, but that kid’s eyes will follow him around.

  99. October 26, 2014 4:43 pm

    Thank you Tony… I’m well pleased with it.. 🙂

  100. TB Queensland permalink
    October 26, 2014 5:36 pm

    Finally found the fkr!

    That’s a stunner, sreb, is it old, damaged or just dirty?


    Just jokin’ … 🙂

  101. October 26, 2014 6:00 pm

    Three years ago now, we stopped in at this Chateau, somewhere in rural France.

    Pretty unremarkable place, really, but I had a big aha! moment. There was this round structure, like a silo with a door, where they used to keep their pigeons. That day I found out the original meaning of pigeon-hole.

  102. October 26, 2014 6:24 pm


    How very dare you!

  103. TB Queensland permalink
    October 26, 2014 6:38 pm



    Chateau, somewhere in rural France … isn’t that a bit of an oxymoron?

    I hate the those bloody stately homes and cathedrals throughout Europe … built while nine year old kids were dying in workhouses and mines and on farms and fishing boats … disgusting fkn things … sorry to pee on the parade but the reality needs to kick in once in a while …

  104. October 26, 2014 6:48 pm

    Too right TB. And god only knows what happened to those poor pigeons.

  105. TB Queensland permalink
    October 26, 2014 7:27 pm


  106. TB Queensland permalink
    October 26, 2014 8:23 pm

    Anybody watching the new BBC cop show Happy Valley?

    Shot in the area where I was born and spent the first 11 years of my life – it looked familiar so I did a quick check – its about six km from the village I was born in … the place is called Armitage Bridge (in the show its Sowerby Bridge) …

    And the show is pretty good too … the first two episodes have been screened (iView is good for catch-up) …

  107. October 26, 2014 10:02 pm

    “Anybody watching the new BBC cop show Happy Valley?”

    Yes I watched it the other night and enjoyed it… 🙂

  108. armchair opinionator permalink
    October 26, 2014 10:49 pm

    I saw it too, it was good TV drama, I don’t know her name but I liked that same actor in last tango in halifax [still not entirely sure what that show was about]

  109. October 27, 2014 11:04 am

    Van Gogh, Sunflowers 1887

  110. October 27, 2014 1:03 pm

    Italian Renaissance.

    Sandro Botticelli, St. Sebastian 1474

  111. ironicman permalink
    October 27, 2014 2:00 pm

  112. October 27, 2014 3:05 pm

    Art parodies are amusing, and not many pictures are more parodied than this.

    Edvard Munch, The Scream 1893

  113. October 27, 2014 3:12 pm

    (Even Munch himself did four versions of the picture.)

  114. ironicman permalink
    October 27, 2014 3:36 pm

    On a more serious note, Tim Storrier.

  115. TB Queensland permalink
    October 27, 2014 4:02 pm

    I don’t know her name

    Sarah Lancashire … KL … I think that’s funny ’cause its set in West Yorkshire …

    … but the scenery and village just screamed Huddersfield when I saw it … and of course The Minister has been there thrice now …

    … I lived in Marsden for 12 months before we sailed for the Antipodes (parents had fish and chip shop) – where Last Tango in Halifax was shot I believe … and no, I didn’t quite get it either!

  116. TB Queensland permalink
    October 27, 2014 4:03 pm

    On a more serious note, Tim Storrier.

    If this constitutes “serious” to you, egg, it explains so much …

  117. October 27, 2014 4:13 pm

    Nice one, ironicman. The artist says that picture, The Histrionic Wayfarer, refers to Hieronymus Bosch’s The Wayfarer c.1500

  118. ironicman permalink
    October 27, 2014 4:58 pm

    Yeah, good catch.

  119. ironicman permalink
    October 27, 2014 5:17 pm

    David Hockney

  120. October 27, 2014 6:50 pm

    Ok you have redeemed yourself in my eyes egg.* Hockney was one of my favourite artists. I liked his photo collages..

    *I’m sure it will be short lived.

  121. October 27, 2014 7:26 pm

    “I… c… t. m. a…….. t… I m…. b. u……. s……. o.. e.. f.. s… c………”

    * guffaw

  122. October 27, 2014 7:34 pm

    They’re dovecotes, those things with the pigeon holes. I thought youse’d wanna know that.

  123. ironicman permalink
    October 27, 2014 8:28 pm

    Australia bought this, but you already knew that.

  124. October 27, 2014 8:43 pm

    Another one from the NGA.

    Sidney Nolan, Ned Kelly 1946

  125. October 27, 2014 9:17 pm

    Russell Drysdale, The cricketers 1948

  126. TB Queensland permalink
    October 27, 2014 9:50 pm

    Some art is really just a con job … c’mon admit it …

  127. Meta permalink
    October 28, 2014 12:05 am

    (No; Art is real, it’s on the streets, and it’s watching.)

  128. ironicman permalink
    October 28, 2014 8:32 am

    Howard Arkley

  129. ironicman permalink
    October 28, 2014 8:45 am

    Interesting read on Keane, some men are pathetic. Reminds me of the story surrounding Edward Hopper, his wife was arguably a better artist but on her death all her paintings were destroyed to secure his place in history.

  130. October 28, 2014 9:10 am

    19th Century Greek Art: The Munich School.

    Konstantinos Volanakis, Fishermen at sea

  131. October 28, 2014 11:29 am

    Henri Matisse, Red Room 1908

  132. ironicman permalink
    October 28, 2014 11:52 am

    John Brack

    Professor this art class appears to be unstructured, not that here is anything wrong with that, but perhaps we need a sharper focus for our own edification.

  133. October 28, 2014 12:18 pm

    (I thought we should start at the start, ironicman: Art Appreciation 1.01 😉 )


    Andre Derain, Charing Cros bridge, London 1906

  134. TB Queensland permalink
    October 28, 2014 5:02 pm

    sreb, I commented on that Fisherman at Sea painting – is its stuck, lad?

  135. ironicman permalink
    October 28, 2014 5:46 pm

    The Fauves were outlandish in their colour arrangement, a streak of nihilism and a break with classical schools.

  136. October 28, 2014 5:58 pm

    It’s not in the spaminator TB..

  137. ironicman permalink
    October 28, 2014 6:31 pm

    If Modernism began around the turn of last century, what is your idea of Post Modernism?

    And in the digital age can we expect new movements and breakthroughs in art?

  138. TB Queensland permalink
    October 28, 2014 6:52 pm

    Thanks, cobber … anyway I really, really loike – Fisherman at Sea – that water almost moves …

    sreb, movie review FURY on ‘tother fred …

  139. October 28, 2014 7:32 pm

    Lindauer was a Bohemian who moved to New Zealand in 1874, and was eventually commissioned by many Maori chiefs to paint their portraits. It’s not hard see why they liked his depiction of them.

    Gottfried Lindauer, Hinepare 1890

  140. October 28, 2014 7:46 pm

    Gold Death Mask of Tutankhamun, c.1323 BC

  141. Tom R permalink
    October 28, 2014 8:45 pm

    Tutankhamun, is this how he really looked?

  142. ironicman permalink
    October 28, 2014 9:04 pm

    Post Modernism

  143. ironicman permalink
    October 28, 2014 9:12 pm

    Post Modernism

  144. October 28, 2014 9:14 pm


    Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batllo Barcelona 1906

  145. October 28, 2014 9:42 pm

    Port Vell, Barcelona.

  146. October 28, 2014 10:11 pm

    Paul Cezanne, The Black Marble Clock 1871

  147. October 28, 2014 10:38 pm

    Gustave Courbet, Self Portrait (The Desperate Man) c.1845

  148. ironicman permalink
    October 29, 2014 5:44 am

    Courbet was a shocking realist and definitely broke the ground for the impressionists who followed.

    ‘I am fifty years old and I have always lived in freedom; let me end my life free; when I am dead let this be said of me: ‘He belonged to no school, to no church, to no institution, to no academy, least of all to any régime except the régime of liberty.’

    Gustave Courbet

  149. ironicman permalink
    October 29, 2014 5:56 am

    Is Banksy Post Modern?

  150. ironicman permalink
    October 29, 2014 8:04 am

    I’m tending to concentrate on street scenes in a country town, with characters pulled from the Bulletin artists to soften the overall aspect. This alone puts me in the Post Modern camp.

    Appropriation is acceptable in the digital age because most people involved in the artistic community are aware of what the artist is attempting, while the average punter may remain unaware its of no real consequence.

    Breaking away from my usual stuff, I have taken an Escher skyscraper doodle as seen from above (girders only) and cloaked it in Bridget Riley’s checkerboard, pink and black. Out of this a couple of vortices developed naturally, plunging into the abyss.

    Getting close to the bottom a colleague said stop there, leave the dazzling white because “at every ending there is always a new beginning.”

    I assumed this has something to do with near death experiences, anyway it works well visually and is optimistic. I then threw in a dozen photo realistic tennis balls of varying sizes to give a feeling of depth.

  151. ironicman permalink
    October 29, 2014 8:53 am

    Courbet was influenced by the Dutch.

  152. ironicman permalink
    October 29, 2014 9:04 am

  153. October 29, 2014 9:05 am

    Edouard Manet, The grand canal of Venice (Blue Venice) 1875

  154. October 29, 2014 9:11 am

    (You need to click on “Copy Image URL”, ironicman.)

    I like this from those Dutch pictures.

    Willem Claeszoon, Breakfast Table with Blackberry Pie 1631.

  155. ironicman permalink
    October 29, 2014 10:34 am

    Thanks, I’ll keep that in mind.

    The Dutch golden age of photo realism.

    Jumping forward to Futurism, which developed around the early part of the 20th century, now revitalized through the digital process.

  156. October 29, 2014 12:05 pm

    Another one of those Dutch paintings caught my eye, complete with butterfly and ladybug.

    Willem van Aelst, Still Life With Flowers 1665.

  157. ironicman permalink
    October 29, 2014 2:57 pm

    Still Life raked in the most cash. Jan Brueghel the Elder 1607.

  158. October 29, 2014 7:47 pm

    Chinese Painting.

    Qianlong Emperor Practicing Calligraphy, mid-18th century.

  159. October 29, 2014 7:57 pm

    Court portrait of Emperor Shenzong of Song (reigned 1067–1085)

  160. October 29, 2014 8:14 pm

    Russian Romanticism.

    Ivan Aivazovsky, The Ninth Wave 1850

  161. ironicman permalink
    October 29, 2014 8:45 pm

    The Great Waves by Hokusai

  162. October 29, 2014 8:47 pm

    Aztec Painting.

    Random image from the Codex Borgia.

  163. ironicman permalink
    October 29, 2014 9:37 pm

    The Bradshaws, more natural, less stylized.

  164. Meta permalink
    October 30, 2014 1:26 am

    (Speaking of qualia, futurism and the digital process: “I leave you with this last horrible thought. What would art history look like if this virus had infected mankind hundreds of years ago?”)

  165. ironicman permalink
    October 30, 2014 7:24 am

    The Tasili frescoes also had a naturalness, but coming at a much later date than the Australians. At the time the Sahara was awash because of global warming.

  166. October 30, 2014 8:18 am

    Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel, The Creation of Adam 1508-1512

  167. Tom R permalink
    October 30, 2014 8:22 am

    That’s me on the right 😉

  168. Tom R permalink
    October 30, 2014 8:23 am

    “Time is a dream — or a nightmare —from which there is never any waking. We who travel in Time are dreamers who occasionally share a common experience.”

  169. October 30, 2014 8:34 am

    Salvador Dali, The Sacrament of the Last Supper 1955

  170. ironicman permalink
    October 30, 2014 8:47 am

    I’ve heard it said that Dali was a fake Surrealist.

  171. ironicman permalink
    October 30, 2014 8:51 am

  172. October 30, 2014 8:58 am

    Back to Impressionism.

    Pierre-Auguste Renoir, A Girl with a Watering Can 1876

  173. TB Queensland permalink
    October 30, 2014 4:57 pm

    That’s me on the right

    Your right or my right?

  174. TB Queensland permalink
    October 30, 2014 5:01 pm

    Gold Death Mask of Tutankhamun, c.1323 BC

    ToSY, we’ve seen the mask in the Cairo Museum … it really is magnificent! And the other objects from his tomb …

  175. Tom R permalink
    October 30, 2014 5:34 pm

    Your right or my right?

    I’m always right

    (btw, it’s you’re) 😉

  176. ironicman permalink
    October 30, 2014 9:09 pm

    Charles Conder ‘Holiday at Mentone’

  177. TB Queensland permalink
    October 30, 2014 9:17 pm

    (btw, it’s you’re)

    Chuckle … modern school of journalism? You’re are not right ’cause its on your right … that’ll stir the grammar cops, TR …

  178. October 31, 2014 7:08 am

    Rembrandt, Belshassar’s Feast c.1638

  179. October 31, 2014 7:22 am

    Anthony van Dyck, Self portrait With a Sunflower c.1633

  180. ironicman permalink
    October 31, 2014 7:29 am

    Sir Anthony enjoyed ‘great success in Italy and Flanders. He is most famous for his portraits of Charles I of England and his family and court, painted with a relaxed elegance that was to be the dominant influence on English portrait-painting for the next 150 years. He also painted biblical and mythological subjects, displayed outstanding facility as a draftsman, and was an important innovator in watercolour and etching.’


  181. ironicman permalink
    October 31, 2014 7:34 am

    We touched on Rupert Bunny earlier and some of his stuff is OK, but the mythological influence has seriously dated. Let this be a lesson to all of us.

  182. October 31, 2014 7:38 am

    Antoni Gaudi, interior ceiling, Sagrada Familia

  183. October 31, 2014 7:41 am

    Sagrada Familia

  184. ironicman permalink
    October 31, 2014 7:46 am

    Speaking for laymen everywhere, its kinda gaudy.

  185. ironicman permalink
    October 31, 2014 8:14 am

    David Lake at White Cliffs.

  186. October 31, 2014 3:24 pm

    The Venetian School.

    Canaletto, Piazza San Marco c.1735

  187. October 31, 2014 3:34 pm

    Vienna Secession.

    Gustav Klimt, The Kiss c.1908

  188. October 31, 2014 6:04 pm


    Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Roses of Heliogabalus 1888

  189. October 31, 2014 6:13 pm

    Naiive art.

    Henri Rousseau, Self Portrait 1890

  190. October 31, 2014 6:49 pm

    The obligatory Warhol.

    Shot Red marilyn 1964

    ‘Warhol actually painted five colored Marilyns in 1964 with different colored backgrounds: red, orange, light blue, sage blue, and turquoise and he stored them at The Factory, his studio on East 47th Street in Manhattan. Dorothy Podber (1932–2008), a friend of Factory photographer Billy Name, saw the recently completed paintings stacked against one another at the studio and asked Warhol if she could shoot them. Believing that she meant she wanted to photograph the paintings, Warhol agreed. Podber doffed her pair of white gloves, withdrew a small revolver from her purse, and fired a shot into the stack of four “Marilyn” paintings, which became known as The Shot Marilyns. (The fifth painting with the turquoise background was not in the stack.)’ – Wiki

  191. October 31, 2014 6:51 pm

    I’ve seen more ‘artistic’ Navajo spackle jobs…

  192. October 31, 2014 6:53 pm

    Imagine if the other RWDB’s knew you aspired towards membership of the intellectual ‘elite’…

  193. October 31, 2014 6:58 pm

    One for TB. 😉

    Abstract Expressionism.

    Franz Kline, Painting Number 2 1952

    ‘As with Jackson Pollock and other Abstract Expressionists, he was labeled an “action painter” because of his seemingly spontaneous and intense style, focusing less, or not at all, on figures or imagery, but on the actual brush strokes and use of canvas. For most of Kline’s [mature and representative] work, however, as the phrase goes, “spontaneity is practiced”. He would prepare many draft sketches—notably, commonly on refuse telephone book pages—before going to make his “spontaneous” work.’

  194. October 31, 2014 7:01 pm

    Not taking the piss…just borrowing it (with no intention of return).

  195. October 31, 2014 7:03 pm

    “Imagine if the other RWDB’s knew you aspired towards membership of the intellectual ‘elite’…”

    Hopefully VRWC HQ won’t find out.

  196. October 31, 2014 7:06 pm

    I won’t tell…

  197. ironicman permalink
    October 31, 2014 7:30 pm


  198. October 31, 2014 7:32 pm


  199. October 31, 2014 7:35 pm

    School of London.

    ‘Francis Bacon (28 October 1909 – 28 April 1992) was an Irish-born British figurative painter known for his bold, graphic and emotionally raw imagery. His painterly but abstracted figures typically appear isolated in glass or steel geometrical cages, set against flat, nondescript backgrounds.’

    Head VI 1948

    Study after Velasquez’s Portrait of Pope Innocent

  200. ironicman permalink
    October 31, 2014 7:38 pm

    He is also postmodern.

  201. October 31, 2014 7:40 pm

    (The cesond one was done in 1953.The first one was obviously inspired by the same Velasquez picture.)

  202. October 31, 2014 7:41 pm

    cesond second

  203. TB Queensland permalink
    October 31, 2014 7:43 pm

    Gawd this fred is hard to download … must be awful on dummy fones …

  204. October 31, 2014 7:45 pm

    Fire…to begin, whipping dance of the dead…

  205. October 31, 2014 7:45 pm

    True TB. It might have run its race.

  206. ironicman permalink
    October 31, 2014 7:47 pm

    Thanx Tony

    Damien Hirst

  207. October 31, 2014 7:48 pm

    Don’t be silly.

    It’s awesome…and so different that it’s definitely worth persevering with (or starting a new thread)…

    It’s the new thread for zealots in marginal circumstances…

  208. October 31, 2014 7:50 pm

    From personal experience…the Hereford word scarcely give a fuck about the rooster (?) on its back…

    That’s just how they roll …

  209. October 31, 2014 7:50 pm

    Breathing underwater is not one of their strong points though…hybrid vigour can only ever take you so far…

  210. October 31, 2014 7:55 pm

    reb might start a new one: ‘Weekend Art Show with toiletunsoiledbyterrorinvertibrateboxtrolls”, featuring various ‘artistic’ album covers.

  211. October 31, 2014 8:11 pm

    Italian Renaissance.

    Antonello da Messina, Portrait of a Man c.1475

    My art history books tell me he was born in Sicily but travelled to the Netherlands where he learned the Flemish techniques he brought back to Italy. (Wikipedia claims there is no documentary evidence that he ever travelled.) HIs paintings show a “blend of Italian simplicity and the Flemish delight in meticulous detail”.

  212. ironicman permalink
    October 31, 2014 8:19 pm

    Toilet is a postmodernist and might kick off with this.

  213. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 31, 2014 8:22 pm

    Some art that’s bound to be popular with many here!

  214. October 31, 2014 8:33 pm

    I like the colours, ToM. Have you got any more animals playing cards?

  215. October 31, 2014 8:41 pm


    “Having left Germany and Romania during World War I, the artists found themselves in Switzerland, a country recognized for its neutrality. Inside this space of political neutrality they decided to use abstraction to fight against the social, political, and cultural ideas of that time. The dadaists believed those ideas to be a byproduct of bourgeois society, a society so apathetic it would rather fight a war against itself than challenge the status quo.”

    Hannah Höch, Cut with the Dada Kitchen Knife through the Last Weimar Beer-Belly Cultural Epoch in Germany 1919

  216. October 31, 2014 8:58 pm

    Pop Art, Neo-Dadaism.

    Jasper Johns, Flag 1955

  217. ironicman permalink
    October 31, 2014 9:07 pm

    Dadism grew out of the collective mass murder of WW1 and I see no similarity with Jasper Johns.

  218. ironicman permalink
    October 31, 2014 9:12 pm

    On the other hand …

    ‘Neo-Dada artists are known for their usage of mass media and found objects, as well as a penchant for performance. These artists rebelled against the emotionally charged paintings of the Abstract Expressionists that dominated the art world in the 1950s. By introducing mundane subject and emphasizing performance, the Neo-Dada artists ushered in the radical changes modern art underwent during the 1960s and paved the way for Pop art, Minimalism, and Conceptualism.’

  219. October 31, 2014 9:19 pm

    “The influence of Dada is evident as he [Johns] deliberately set himself against the tenets of conventional art. Thus, originality is eschewed by taking previously existing and immediately recognizable objects and emphasising their very ordinariness.” – History of Art, Flametree Publishing, 2013.

  220. ironicman permalink
    October 31, 2014 9:47 pm

    Charles Conder

  221. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 31, 2014 11:13 pm

    Some traditional “animals playing cards” art…

  222. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 31, 2014 11:14 pm

    I prefer a contemporary version …

  223. November 1, 2014 7:38 am

    Proto Surrealism.

    Giuseppe Arcimboldo, The Librarian 1566

    “Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526 or 1527 – July 11, 1593) was an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of such objects as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, and books … After a portrait was released to the public, some scholars, who had a close relationship with the book culture at that time, argued that the portrait ridiculed their scholarship.In fact, Arcimboldo criticized rich people’s misbehavior and showed others what happened at that time through his art. In The Librarian, although the painting looked ridiculous, it criticized some wealthy people who collected books in order to own them, instead of to read them.”

  224. ironicman permalink
    November 1, 2014 5:29 pm

    Sydney Long

  225. November 1, 2014 9:09 pm

    “James Abbott McNeill Whistler (July 11, 1834 – July 17, 1903) was an American-born, British-based artist active during the American Gilded Age. Averse to sentimentality and moral allusion in painting, he was a leading proponent of the credo “art for art’s sake”. His most famous painting is “Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1″ (1871), commonly known as Whistler’s Mother, the revered and oft-parodied portrait of motherhood. Whistler influenced the art world and the broader culture of his time with his artistic theories and his friendships with leading artists and writers.”

  226. November 1, 2014 9:36 pm

    ‘In September 1939, the outbreak of World War II caused Ernst to be interned as an “undesirable foreigner” in Camp des Milles, near Aix-en-Provence, along with fellow surrealist, Hans Bellmer, who had recently emigrated to Paris. Thanks to the intercession of Paul Éluard and other friends, including the journalist Varian Fry, he was released a few weeks later. Soon after the German occupation of France, he was arrested again, this time by the Gestapo, but managed to escape and flee to America with the help of Guggenheim and Fry. He left behind his lover, Leonora Carrington, and she suffered a major mental breakdown. Ernst and Guggenheim arrived in the United States in 1941 and were married the following year. Along with other artists and friends (Marcel Duchamp and Marc Chagall) who had fled from the war and lived in New York City, Ernst helped inspire the development of Abstract expressionism.’

    Max Ernst, L’Ange du Foyer, (1937)

  227. ironicman permalink
    November 1, 2014 10:26 pm

    ‘Abstract expressionism is a post–World War II art movement in American painting, developed in New York in the 1940s. It was the first specifically American movement to achieve international influence and put New York City at the center of the western art world, a role formerly filled by Paris.’

  228. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    November 1, 2014 10:29 pm

    BUY NOW!!!

    The perfect memento for the Spring Racing Carnival

    (contact Tom)

  229. ironicman permalink
    November 1, 2014 10:30 pm

    Jackson Pollock / Blue Poles / abstract expressionism / National Gallery

  230. ironicman permalink
    November 2, 2014 1:36 pm

    Neo-Classic Charles Meere

  231. November 2, 2014 2:52 pm

    This is the painting Francis Bacon based these two pictures on.

    Diego Velasquez, Portrait of Pope Innocent X 1650

  232. ironicman permalink
    November 2, 2014 4:00 pm

    Its a good likeness.

  233. ironicman permalink
    November 2, 2014 5:53 pm

    Apparently the Nazis ‘attacked almost all schools of modern art, including Expressionism, Art Deco, Cubism, Purism, De Stijl and Dada.’

  234. ironicman permalink
    November 2, 2014 6:58 pm

    Rene Magritte, Le Chateau des Pyrenees.

    The Surrealists were influenced by Sigmumd Freud and Karl Marx.

  235. November 2, 2014 9:43 pm


  236. ironicman permalink
    November 3, 2014 7:50 am

    Funny, that’s how I imagined you. The average punter may not be able to see the quiet intelligence behind the eyes.

  237. November 3, 2014 10:47 am

    Thomas Gainsborough, Johann Christian bach, 1776

    ‘Gainsborough was noted for the speed with which he applied paint, and he worked more from observations of nature (and of human nature) than from application of formal academic rules. The poetic sensibility of his paintings caused Constable to say, “On looking at them, we find tears in our eyes and know not what brings them.”‘

  238. November 3, 2014 11:00 am


    John Constable, Wivenhoe Park, 1816

    ‘Although his paintings are now among the most popular and valuable in British art, Constable was never financially successful. He did not become a member of the establishment until he was elected to the Royal Academy at the age of 52. His work was embraced in France, where he sold more works than in his native England and inspired the Barbizon school.’

  239. ironicman permalink
    November 3, 2014 11:06 am

    ‘The Barbizon school of painters were part of an art movement towards Realism in art, which arose in the context of the dominant Romantic Movement of the time. The Barbizon school was active roughly from 1830 through 1870. It takes its name from the village of Barbizon, France, near the Forest of Fontainebleau, where many of the artists gathered. Some of the most prominent features of this school are its tonal qualities, color, loose brushwork, and softness of form.’


  240. ironicman permalink
    November 3, 2014 8:10 pm

    Jeffrey Smart, Woolloomooloo 1947

  241. ironicman permalink
    November 4, 2014 7:37 am

    Robert Clinch

  242. ironicman permalink
    November 4, 2014 7:47 am

    Clarice Beckett

  243. November 4, 2014 8:07 am

    Spanish School.

    Francisco de Goya.

    “The [Majas] were never publicly exhibited during Goya’s lifetime. They were owned by Godoy, the Prime Minister of Spain and a favorite of the Queen, María Luisa. In 1808 all Godoy’s property was seized by Ferdinand VII after his fall from power and exile, and in 1813 the Inquisition confiscated both works as ‘obscene’, returning them in 1836 to the Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando.”

    The Nude Maja, c.1800

    The Clothed Maja, c.1803

  244. November 4, 2014 8:29 am

    Neoclassicism, Romanticism.

    Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Oedipus and the Sphinx, 1864

    ‘A man profoundly respectful of the past, he assumed the role of a guardian of academic orthodoxy against the ascendant Romantic style represented by his nemesis, Eugène Delacroix. His exemplars, he once explained, were “the great masters which flourished in that century of glorious memory when Raphael set the eternal and incontestable bounds of the sublime in art … I am thus a conservator of good doctrine, and not an innovator.” Nevertheless, modern opinion has tended to regard Ingres and the other Neoclassicists of his era as embodying the Romantic spirit of his time, while his expressive distortions of form and space make him an important precursor of modern art.’

  245. November 4, 2014 8:35 am

    Eugène Delacroix, Liberty Leading the People, 1830

    “Delacroix’s most influential work came in 1830 with the painting Liberty Leading the People, which for choice of subject and technique highlights the differences between the romantic approach and the neoclassical style … Probably Delacroix’s best known painting, it is an unforgettable image of Parisians, having taken up arms, marching forward under the banner of the tricolour representing liberty, equality, and fraternity; Delacroix was inspired by contemporary events to invoke the romantic image of the spirit of liberty. The soldiers lying dead in the foreground offer poignant counterpoint to the symbolic female figure, who is illuminated triumphantly, as if in a spotlight.”

  246. ironicman permalink
    November 4, 2014 8:40 am

    Not quite in the same class, Norman Lindsay.

  247. ironicman permalink
    November 4, 2014 8:44 am

    “…who is illuminated triumphantly, as if in a spotlight.”

    I like that idea, similar to Carravagio (sic), a light from an unknown source and it doesn’t matter.

  248. November 4, 2014 9:13 am

    Off to the Cup. Might take some horsie pictures. See “use” later.

  249. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    November 4, 2014 11:09 am

    That’s an early start. Fifi would last the distance if she started that early, off soon.

    I’ll get some photos of drunk young women to truly capture the spirit of the day!

  250. TB Queensland permalink
    November 4, 2014 11:13 am

    I’ll get some photos of drunk young women to truly capture the spirit of the day!

    You can do that at anytime in Melbourne, ToM … 😆

  251. November 4, 2014 12:46 pm

    “You can do that at anytime in Melbourne”

    Especially at South Yarra… 🙂

  252. November 4, 2014 7:53 pm

    “Especially at South Yarra… 🙂 ”

    Sad, but true.

  253. November 4, 2014 9:05 pm

    British School of Portraiture.

    Sir Henry Raeburn, The Reverend Robert Walker Skating on Duddingston Loch, 1784

    “Raeburn had all the essential qualities of a popular and successful portrait painter. He was able to produce a telling and forcible likeness; his work is distinguished by powerful characterisation, stark realism, dramatic and unusual lighting effects, and swift and broad handling of the most resolute sort.”

  254. November 4, 2014 9:14 pm

    El Greco, Portrait of Jorge Manuel Theotocopoulos, 1605

    Picasso, The Portrait of a Painter after El Greco, 1950

  255. November 4, 2014 9:26 pm

    “Tiziano Vecelli or Tiziano Vecellio (c. 1488/1490 – 27 August 1576), known in English as Titian, was an Italian painter, the most important member of the 16th-century Venetian school.”

    The Allegory of Age Governed by Prudence (c. 1565–1570) is thought to depict Titian, his son Orazio, and a young cousin, Marco Vecellio.

  256. November 4, 2014 10:26 pm

    German School.

    Hans Holbein, Portrait of Henry VIII, c. 1536

    “Hans Holbein the Younger was a German artist and printmaker who worked in a Northern Renaissance style. He is best known as one of the greatest portraitists of the 16th century. He also produced religious art, satire, and Reformation propaganda, and made a significant contribution to the history of book design. He is called “the Younger” to distinguish him from his father, Hans Holbein the Elder, an accomplished painter of the Late Gothic school.”

  257. ironicman permalink
    November 5, 2014 7:05 am

    ** Thanks for your support professor **

    Clifton Pugh / Gough

  258. ironicman permalink
    November 5, 2014 7:12 am

    Vincent / selfie

  259. ironicman permalink
    November 5, 2014 7:26 am


  260. November 5, 2014 7:43 am

    No worries.

    “The Place du Tertre is a square in the 18th arrondissement of Paris. Only a few streets away from Montmartre’s Basilica of the Sacré Cœur and the Lapin Agile, it is the heart of the city’s elevated Montmartre quarter.

    “With its many artists setting up their easels each day for the tourists, the Place du Tertre is a reminder of the time when Montmartre was the mecca of modern art. At the beginning of the 20th century, many penniless painters including Picasso and Utrillo were living there. Le Montmartre – Place du Tertre L’Espace Salvador Dalí, a museum principally dedicated to the sculpture and drawings of Salvador Dalí, can be found a few steps from Place du Tertre.”


  261. November 5, 2014 8:08 am

    Outside L’Espace Dali.

  262. ironicman permalink
    November 5, 2014 8:22 am

    The street artists are very capable.

  263. November 5, 2014 8:33 am

    You’re not meant to take pictures of the artworks, of course.

  264. November 5, 2014 8:35 am


  265. ironicman permalink
    November 5, 2014 9:40 am

    That’s a terrific idea. Henry Moore did something similar, I’ll try and find it.

  266. November 5, 2014 10:02 am

    Franz Kafka statue, Prague.

  267. November 5, 2014 11:26 am

    Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Prague.

    Wikipedia: ‘It shows seven bronze figures descending a flight of stairs. The statues appear more “decayed” the further away they are from you – losing limbs and their bodies breaking open. It symbolises how political prisoners were affected by Communism.

    ‘There is also a bronze strip that runs along the centre of the memorial, showing estimated numbers of those impacted by communism:

    205,486 arrested
    170,938 forced into exile
    4,500 died in prison
    327 shot trying to escape
    248 executed’

  268. ironicman permalink
    November 5, 2014 3:00 pm

    Post Modern / Futurist Splinter

  269. ironicman permalink
    November 6, 2014 7:00 am

    Arthur Streeton Central Station Sydney

  270. ironicman permalink
    November 6, 2014 1:56 pm

    So what are you working on now?

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