Caravaggio in Mexico City

👀 HELLO BEAUTIES! CARAVAGGIO WORKS ALWAYS ARE MAGNIFICIENT. THANKS TO MELANIE FOR HER REMINDING AND HER GREAT SKETCH.

Melanie Franz

I went to a Caravaggio exhibition at the Museo Nacional de Artes in Mexico City back in spring 2018.

I have to admit that I was a little bit disappointed (maybe also my fault as I did not look at the information properly), but they only had one painting by Caravaggio. The rest of the exhibit was about him in form of a multimedia show and artworks by other artists that got inspired by him.

Nevertheless, I learned a lot about his style and especially his use of light and shadow. The museum in general was definitely worth a visit, as it is in a stunning building. Especially the permanent exhibition was great. That´s where I spotted the little horses from yesterday.

Below my impression of the only painting by Caravaggio at the exhibition.

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I BISOGNI DELL’ARTISTA

🎨🇮🇹 HI LOVELIES ! ‘THE NEEDS OF THE ARTIST’. IT IS WORTH TRANSLATING THE TEXT OF THIS POST. .

I tesori di Amleta

I bisogni di un artista sono diversi da tutti quelli degli altri. Certo un artista mangia, dorme, va in bagno. Può avere delle cose e delle persone a cui tiene molto. Può avere interessi e hobby. Ma una cosa lo distingue profondamente da tutte le altre persone: il bisogno di stimoli. Un artista alimenta la propria arte da se stesso e da ciò che vede, conosce e sperimenta. Gli stimoli visivi, mentali, empirici sono profondamente necessari ad ogni artista perchè in mancanza di questi la sua linfa creativa si prosciuga. Infatti se un artista non è messo nelle condizioni di poter avere questi stimoli, che soddisfano i suoi bisogni, egli andrà spegnendosi lentamente. La sua fantasia, non venendo alimentata, diventerà arida e stenterà a dargli l’input per la creazione artistica. Così come un animale va morendo nei suoi istinti, se messo dentro una gabbia, un artista muore nella sua vita…

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Art in the Time of Coronavirus, or, “The Big Tree”

🌳💚🌳 HELLO SISTERS! IN MY OPINION A BURNED TREE IS LIKE A WOUNDED FRIEND. THIS IS A WONDERFUL WORK.

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AnimationDay01-28It will not surprise you to hear I made myself a massive, hunker-down, shelter-in-place project, now nearly three-quarters completed.

In January I received the people’s choice award at a local juried show. One option for the award is an exhibit on a large wall above the checkout counter at a nearby public library. Before the lockdown went into effect, I made it over there to check out the space. One side of the wall is 24 feet wide, with about 6 feet of vertical space. There is also a smaller wall on the other side of a central doorway.

I’ve always meant to try one of my burned tree paintings on the lengthwise axis of a roll of watercolor paper — but been intimidated by the time commitment required. With my beloved wilderness off-limits, I knew I needed something demanding to do.

When completed it will be 22 feet long…

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don’t spin me right round

🎶👂HI LOVELIES! THE ART BY QUIXOTIC MAMA IS SO GENUINE AND HER WORDS FULL OF FEELINGS.

Quixotic Mama

the grooves are set
deep
so the song will play
flawlessly
he loves me
he loves me
not
he doesn’t want me
i fall apart
i put myself
back
together again…
the record spins
round
i recover
i always
recover
until the song plays
again.

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A conversation with an ODALISQUE

🎨 HI SISTERS! FOR A FEW YEARS, THAT I EXCHANGE FOLLOW-UP WITH DIEVCA BLOG. I THINK TODAY’S POST IS SPLENDID AND WONDERFUL. ENJOY!

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Lying on the bed, with the sun coming through the windows — dievca laps up the Sun’s energy like a cat absorbing Vitamin D. dievca could be on her back, her side, her belly — in whatever position Master has finished with her.

Master loves to see His dievca in this somnolent state and will watch her from afar for a few moments before coming back to bed and pulling her in for aftercare.

 Master calls dievca His ‘odalisque’.

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Definition of ODALISQUE

1:  a female slave
2:  a concubine in a harem

Origin of ODALISQUE

First Known Use: circa 1681
The word “odalisque” is French in form and originates from the Turkish  odalık, meaning “chambermaid”, from oda, “chamber” or “room”.

Joan DelPlato has described the term’s shift in meaning from Turkish to English and French:

The English and French term odalisque (rarely odalique) derives from the…

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You’re my sunflower

🌻🌻🌻 OH DEARS, MAYBE YOU PREFER TO SKETCH WITH MUSIC.

Samasya Tapasya

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Ma dernière toile été 2o2o

✔🎈 WELL BEAUTIES, I AGREE WITH STÉPHANIE AND ALSO WITH THE VIEW OF MICHELANGELO: ‘UNFINISHED WORK IS ALWAYS BETTER’. CONGRATS TO THESE ARTISTS.

Stephanie Huguenot

Peintre est une activité difficile , une aventure avant tout mentale où l’on passe la moitie de son temps à regarder et à  faire un examen critique des poids de couleurs des forces et des  faiblesses. On reste donc sur une chaise en regardant. L’acte de peindre est aussi cette attente.En général quand un morceau de peinture fonctionne, le chemin est long pour harmoniser l’ensemble .Par exemple,  Léonard de Vinci  disait qu’il fallait mettre son tableau à l’épreuve du miroir, ainsi en inversant l’image il voyait les failles.  Mais à notre époque,vous pouvez aussi utiliser l’outil retournement horizontal ou vertical sur wordpress pour avoir l’image inversée.
Bref je ne suis pas pleinement satisfaite du résultat et je vous montre pour instant ma peinture en cours de travail.

Parfois il faut laisser tomber….et ne pas s’acharner cela me rappelle une visite au monastère de la grande chartreuse où j’ai entendu la…

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Yennefer WIP

🏰 SO TRUE, LOVELIES. A GOOD SKETCH CAN BRING US A WITCHER OF 12th CENTURY, LIKE JENNEFER DE VENGERBERG.

Janice Duke Illustration

yenneferwipYennefer of Vengerberg fan art, work in progress. I loved her in the Witcher books and in the Netflix show. Anya Chalotrawas perfect for the part. Take note Hollywood, this is how you write a strong female character.

It’s been too long since I’ve done something like this just for fun and I’m hoping you guys enjoy it too. I’m basing this piece on some of the shows promo photos, but will be deviating a lot once it gets to colour, as I’ll be adding in magic effects and something a bit different but, to me, representative of her character and her magic: a phoenix. That’s the plan anyway.

Hopefully I’ll find some time to finish her soon.

Music while drawing: Tessa – Steve Jablonsky (warning, contains clips with spoilers)

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Indigenous tattoo art gets a new inning

🌏 🌎 🌍 SO TRUE DEARS ‘AN ARRAY OF ARTISTS ARE PREDICTING THIS ART’S FUTURE BY CREATING IT’ LIKE THIS INDIAN EXAMPLE.

In one way or the other, knowingly or unknowingly, as social animals we tend to exercise our intrinsic habit of strengthening our position within the larger community to which we belong.

There is enough evidence across cultures worldwide that highlight mankind’s inclination towards creating visual markers like body piercing and tattoos that collectively narrate the stories of the communities those marked bodies belonged to. With time, the culture of visual markers, especially tattoos, progressed from being interpreted to one that began to serve aesthetic purposes; denoting man made symbols of birth status, branding of certain sections of society and social rank, religious and spiritual emblems, protective charms for love and luck, and much more.

With increasing urbanisation, tattooing has gained popularity amongst urban youth as a form of self-expression. However, often I always used to wonder – is there an indigenous story from India that’s still untold? Little did I…

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Profile Portrait of a Black Woman

👓 WELL BEAUTIES, IN MY OPINION A PERFECT PORTRAIT IS NOT ONLY A GREAT WORK. IT SHOULD BE GENUINE TOO. JUST LIKE THIS.

Patsy's Creative Corner

Hello Friends!

Yesterday I got all caught up with my portraits for Let’sFaceIt2020! Our instructor last week was Misty. I skipped this lesson at the time, because I was working on other things.

Misty took a picture of herself with rays of light shining on her. Then she fixed the color the way she wanted it in Photoshop. Next she painted her own portrait in oils with gold leaf paper for her background.

I, on the other hand, painted my whole painting in acrylics.  I have never used oils or bought gold leaf paper. This was such a fun painting to do! I thoroughly enjoyed it. And with the whole movement of Black Lives Matter happening, it was great timing for her class.

I hope you all had a productive and happy week!

Have a wonderful day!

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