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Village Alley 36” x 24” $6,600 oil painting by Sandra Pratt (left)
Portal #99 12” x 6.5” $7,200 glass portal by Nick Leonoff (bottom right)
Rabbit 2.5" x 2.5" x 2” Polychrome sculpture by Kevin Box arriving soon! More details to come. (Top right)
We see a dramatic scene involving gladiators in the Colosseum in Rome, sometime at the height of the Roman Empire. “Pollice Verso” means “with a turned thumb” in Latin, and it is the famous thumbs-up, thumbs-down referendum that the Colosseum crowd rendered when a gladiator’s foe was badly wounded. Thumbs-down, of course, meant the crowd wanted to see the victim killed; thumbs-up was a vote for mercy. You can see what’s going on here. The women in the box are the Vestal Virgins.
Apart from the gladiators and Vestals, the picture shows the emperor in his box. Gérôme deliberately used the light and perspective to depict some features. The blend of voyeurism and a sense of moral superiority is a specific 19th-century feature.
Gérôme's depiction of Colosseum's architecture is based on accurate drawings and the armour of gladiators follows the design of those found in Pompeii. Gérôme also checked the written sources for archaeological reference. Some Latin textbooks used Pollice Verso to illustrate Roman customs.
I always try and remember to have fun with whatever I’m creating. If I think too much about the end result or painting what’s in my head or trying to paint like someone else, I either freeze or paint something lifeless. But I’m also trying to go a bit easier on myself. My mantra for this year has been “Keep Your Cup Filled.” I find that creating revitalizes my spirit, making me feel most like myself, so I try to create something everyday, whether that’s painting or writing or sketching or playing with inks on a new canvas. But I’m also remembering that if I don’t finish a piece, that’s okay. It’s enough that I feel creative. I spent so much time trying to push myself and hustle that I’d forgotten to enjoy the journey and soak in the beauty of life. That’s why now, it’s so important for me to create and just have fun with it, in the moment. Then that joy gets infused into all other areas of my life and continues to fill me up. From there, I have more to share and can be of some help and inspiration for others too.
Photo by @DaveKreisman
Еще весной я начинаю фотать худо-бедно небо и облака, особено золотой час заката. С наступлением лета так вообще небо радует красками. Бывают такие закаты , что смотришь - все розово-персиково-лососевого цветов, с примесью голубого-лилово-серого оттенков. Простите за мой русский , слов не хватает передать всю красоту. А перечислить все цвета вовсе не хватит воображения. Давно мечтаю собрать кусочки неба. И вот, благодаря одному заказу , толчок сделан. А я постараюсь выкладывать почаще .
P.s. кто-нибудь вообще читает посты или весь этот бред никому не интересен и могу просто выкладывать фоточки ? 🤔
Baltic Sea, 2019
pastel, paper, 28x39
The picture is sold.
Pastel is a pure powdery pigment mixed with a small amount of binder. This makes pastel softer than chalk and the field of painting - more versatile. They differ in color from calm tones to very bright and they are a great tool for creating large and small paintings.
Acuarela sobre papel de cuaderno de viaje. Pinturas realizadas en el exterior sin retoque posterior en estudio.
Embalse de Lanuza. Pirineos Oscenses.
Maravilloso lugar para perderse en cualquier época del año. En invierno a 5 kilómetros de la estación de esquí de Formigal y en verano rodeado de infinidad de senderos, de todos los niveles de esfuerzo, para la práctica del trekking o BTT.
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Geranium in a Flowerpot
Oil on canvas 46.0 x 38.0 cm. Paris: Summer, 1886
My dear Theo,
Together with this letter you’re receiving the first proofs of one lithograph, Digger, and one lithograph, Coffee drinker.
I’d very much like to know as soon as possible what impression they make on you.
I still plan to retouch them on the stone, and would like to have your opinion for that.
The drawings were better, I put a lot of work into the Digger especially; now various things have been lost through the transfer and printing. Yet what I think of these impressions is that there’s something rough and unabashed in them that I indeed wanted them to have, which partly reconciles me to the loss of things that were in the drawing.
The drawing was done not only with lithographic crayon; the strengths were reinforced with autographic ink as well.
Now the stone has only taken part of the autographic ink, and we don’t know exactly what to attribute this to, probably the water with which I mixed them. Anyway, as a result I’ve seen that where it has taken it gives good strengths of black, with which I hope to be more successful later on. Then, when the printer has time, we’re going to experiment by putting on a kind of wash during printing, and will try out various types of paper and different sorts of printing ink.
I hope that these two stones will improve further through the retouching after the two studies, done directly from the model, which I still have.
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