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Amazing dedication and skill required to paint a picture with detail like that. Thanks for showing.
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Amazing dedication and skill required to paint a picture with detail like that. Thanks for showing.
It put's those who consider an "unmade bed" to be art to shame doesn't it
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It put's those who consider an "unmade bed" to be art to shame doesn't it
Last time we visited the Tate in Liverpool, people were enthusing and commenting about the artistic merits of a washing machine sliced in half with an angle grinder, also on another exhibit a coil of ships rope. We didn't stay long.



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Last time we visited the Tate in Liverpool, people were enthusing and commenting about the artistic merits of a washing machine sliced in half with an angle grinder, also on another exhibit a coil of ships rope. We didn't stay long.Darkroom
And someone's actually being paid for this load of *&^%$£" ...... and thinking about that, with whose money?
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Re: Resolution and Image Quality

For me, the zenith of the style of painting minute details and in representing the effects of natural light on various surfaces occurs in the work of Jan van Eyck.



I often call in at the National Gallery just to marvel again at his Arnolfini Portrait. It seems that the artist himself knew he'd achieved something special, since he wrote on the wall in the background: 'Jan van Eyck was here 1434' That's about 400 years before the first photograph was taken! How on earth did he do it?
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Thank you so much for hunting down that link.


I have to confess that I used the Image search option in Firefox. I select the image on the screen then RM click and select the appropriate action Search Google for Image
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Re: Resolution and Image Quality

I also liked the way this artist put the shadow of her hat across her face.

Such a clever observation, especially in a self portrait.

https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/p...in-a-straw-hat
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Re: Resolution and Image Quality

Depends whether you want ‘art’ or ‘reproductions’ and what your budget is (tens or hundreds of quid, or more), and whether you like modernist stuff and Britart. However, I’ve found these people a good source of sensibly-priced art prints (by the current market’s definition of ‘sensible’ anyway!), and in my experience they’re well described and often come with some provenance. They respond promptly to enquiries as well, and I believe they are happy to do a bit of negotiating if you’re buying more than one.

Some of the artists are extremely well known & trendy (Francis Bacon, Henry Moore etc) and priced accordingly, but there are also some less well known artists with good work here for under a thousand quid.

https://www.modernprints.co.uk
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I feel sure The National Gallery would be grateful for any help you supplied in determining the identity of the artist.


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Assuming one of the Dutch Masters (or a fan thereof), then ID is unlikely. The painting is sublime but not terribly unusual for the period.
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There’s a perennial and entertaining debate to be had between ‘art’ and ‘craft’: so, for everyone laughing at piles of bricks and Tracey’s unmade bed, there are people who say the ‘perfect’ representation of the real world in hyperreality art is just sterile reproduction, so lots of craft, but derivative, unoriginal and no detectable art at all.

Nothing sterile about Tracey’s sheets of course

However, the number signing up to like post #17 above show that the piece amply satisfies on of the best definition of ‘art’ I’m aware of, which broadly is “something that moves you”. It doesn’t matter how or in what way, of course, and ridicule and hatred are just fine

Anyway, I do recommend this little book to anyone who’d like to look up non-pretentious descriptions of what modern artists meant by their often-strange creations. There’s also one in the same series on photography, which is similarly good.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/...ge-review.html
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Re: Resolution and Image Quality

The only comments one can make about art is either

I do not like it

or Yes I do like it - I like it because....


If you do not like something then do not spend effort in understanding the work. Do not waste your time on it, thus leaving space and time for people that do enjoy the work to get to the front of the queue and see and enjoy the work.
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The only comments one can make about art is either

I do not like it

or Yes I do like it - I like it because....


If you do not like something then do not spend effort in understanding the work. Do not waste your time on it, thus leaving space and time for people that do enjoy the work to get to the front of the queue and see and enjoy the work.
Seems very self-limiting to me, Derek.
Havn't you ever learned to appreciate something by learning more about it?
Anyway, it's the individual's choice.
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This young lady produces the most amazingly intricate drawings of wildlife and landscapes, some of which are almost indistinguishable from photographs:

https://www.staceymooreart.com/
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http://www.nationaltrustcollections....object/1101497

The Awakening of Galitea

Here is a thing. A medical student lodging at my Grandmother's house in Bridgend, after the war left the above print with her after he moved out. Why? It was a goodbye gift. Because of the nude content, the print was confined to the loft where it remained and was handed down though the family from one generation to the next, always hidden out of view.

In 1998, I posted it up on google to try and find out about the artist and the history of the print. A collector in the USA, made contact and told me he just had to have it. But I had to let him down and tell him, for sentimental reasons, it was not for sale.
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Seems very self-limiting to me, Derek.
Havn't you ever learned to appreciate something by learning more about it?
Anyway, it's the individual's choice.
The things I mentioned were to help people get to appreciate art without getting prescriptive about things like Emin's Bed. I went to an Emin show at Tate Britain which included the bed, I was not unhappy about it, I was glad that I went to the show.

I have a reasonably wide appreciation of art including a collection of South Western (AZ and NM) original art that has been collected over the last 18 years or so.

Subject to physical capability we go to the various exhibitions in London and other places and enjoy them.
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