Monthly Archives: November 2016

Saints’ day. Andrew, Andy, André, Andrés, Andresu, Ander, Andrea, Andreana, Andreas, Andressa and Andreu

By Vignon, Claude - The martyrdom of St Andrew, tied to the cross with the shape of an X

By Vignon, Claude – The martyrdom of St Andrew, tied to the cross with the shape of an X

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Abstract

By Marc, Franz - Unknown title

By Marc, Franz – Unknown title

By Klee - Unklaich

By Klee – Unklaich

By Matta, Roberto - Untitled

By Matta, Roberto – Untitled

By Kandinsky - Two verticals

By Kandinsky – Two verticals

By Miró - Composition dedicated to the poet Jacques Prévert

By Miró – Composition dedicated to the poet Jacques Prévert

By Mondrian, Piet - Three studies of rhombuses

By Mondrian, Piet – Three studies of rhombuses

By Towmbly, Cy - Venus and Adonis embraced

By Towmbly, Cy – Venus and Adonis embraced

By Picasso - Untitled

By Picasso – Untitled

By Picabia, Francis - The sphinx

By Picabia, Francis – The sphinx

By O'keeffe, Georgia - Perspective

By O’keeffe, Georgia – Perspective

By Le Corbusier - Woman, sculpture and buildings

By Le Corbusier – Woman, sculpture and buildings

By Ernst, Max - Fantasy insects

By Ernst, Max – Fantasy insects

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Saints’ day. Catherine, Cathy, Katharine, Caterina, Catalina and also Екатерина

By Raphael - Four Studies for Saint Catherine

By Raphael – Four studies for Saint Catherine

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The Saint of the Music: Cecilia (also Cecily)

Dear friends, in the lands where the northern seas waves break, people say she had been born under a grove of beeches, holding a lyre with its thin arms and guarded by a bunch of wolves. His eyes have the green colour of the ferns and no one has ever heard his music. They don’t even know her real name, or if she really could be a saint or a princess. It is only said that whoever that could hears her voice, will never stop singing.

Let fly imagination and listen to her.

By Minardi, Tommaso - Saint Cecilia sleeping beside her lyre

By Minardi, Tommaso – Saint Cecilia sleeping beside her lyre

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Landscapes everything. The Quiz

The european Romantic landscapers of 19th-century, considered that ‘Someone that sees nothing in himself, he should stop depicting the landscape that is in front of him, till he can feel the nature’.

 Hi folks, today we have a funny quiz to guess. You only have to discover (not Wally… ha,ha…) where is the Tired Bearded.

I know…  Too easy, doesn’t it?

I want to use that work as example to remind my own theory about the ‘AMBIVALENCES’.  This  double effect that makes us to read a smile   🙂   instead of a colon, a hyphen and a parenthesis, is also another current example that often appears on the our life’s feedbacks.  

If you’re able to translate from spanish, I invite you to read six short paragraphs, about the ‘Ambivalences’ that I contribute when I was in the UAB (a university in Barcelona). Here is the link:

http://literariamentegrafologico.blogspot.com.es/2013/05/expresionismo-aleman-parentesco-entre.html?q=ambivalencias
THANKS FOR YOUR VISIT!

By Renoir, Pierre A. - A path near Saint Paul de Vence

By Renoir, Pierre A. – A path near Saint Paul de Vence

By Hollar, Wenceslaus - A coastal landscape

By Hollar, Wenceslaus – A coastal landscape

By Nash, Paul - An Iron Age hill-fort in Winterborne Monkton

By Nash, Paul – An Iron Age hill-fort in Winterborne Monkton

By Van Gogh - Field with sheaves

By Van Gogh – Field with sheaves

By Turner, J.M.W - People near a swiss lake

By Turner, J.M.W – People near a swiss lake

By Da Vinci - A mountain range

By Da Vinci – A mountain range

By Balthus - Unknown title

By Balthus – Unknown title

By Cézanne - A landscape with a church tower in the background

By Cézanne – A landscape with a church tower in the background

By Pissarro - Sunset

By Pissarro – Sunset

By Poussin - A grove

By Poussin – A grove

By Lorrain, Claude - Landscape in the Roman Campagna

By Lorrain, Claude – Landscape in the Roman Campagna

By Hockney - The lonely road

By Hockney – The lonely road

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The Xmas Big Mosaic

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This is a thought that was in my mind some time ago. It would be a true proud for our community see your contribution in a Big Mosaic that will be post in this blog during the Xmas days. You’re an excellent fellow the rest of the year, and what better than you be here with us these special days too.

If you like this idea, you only must send an old photograph taken during your childhood or when you were a teen. It can be a half-body photograph, a simple portrait or a full body one.

No worries about resolution, and if the photograph is not squared, a software is ready to do the rest, composition included.

Also you can send the words of congratulations that you want. Less than nine is recommended.

 

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So, the appearance will be similar than my own example.

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Behind this project, there isn’t other reason that simple proud and pleasure of your companionship.
The blogger,  known as Enric, Enrique, Quique, Harry, Henry, Henri, Enrico or Heinrich, is so grateful.

Thank you very much.

This is the address:  sketchuniverse.wordpress@gmail.com

You can send your picture before December, the 15th

Of course, your picture will have a link to your site. When your personal tile will be ready to the Big Mosaic, then you will receive the picture finished and you will can view its effect.

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Hair

By Degas - Studies of hairstyle with short bang

By Degas – Studies of hairstyle with short bang

By Burne Jones, E. - Preliminary studies for the Masque of Cupid

By Burne Jones, E. – Preliminary studies for the Masque of Cupid

By Zenou, Izak - A blonde girl with a notebook

By Zenou, Izak – A blonde girl with a notebook

By Matisse - Lying woman

By Matisse – Lying woman

By Toulouse-Lautrec - The headdress of Mademoiselle Marcelle Lender

By Toulouse-Lautrec – The headdress of Mademoiselle Marcelle Lender

By Mount, Shepard Alonzo - The woman of the corset and chignon

By Mount, Shepard Alonzo – The woman of the corset and chignon

By Anquetin, Louis - The artist portrayed by himself

By Anquetin, Louis – The artist portrayed by himself

By Modigliani, Amedeo - Study of a head

By Modigliani, Amedeo – Study of a head

By Ellenrieder, Marie - Portrait of a girl raising her gaze

By Ellenrieder, Marie – Portrait of a girl raising her gaze

By John, Augustus E.- Four studies of disheveled children

By John, Augustus E.- Four studies of disheveled children

By Shunsho, Katsukawa - The hairdresser and the makeup man

By Shunsho, Katsukawa – The hairdresser and the makeup man

By Beardsley, Aubrey - The woman of a stolen lock of hair

By Beardsley, Aubrey – The woman of a stolen lock of hair

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Letters, diaries and manuscripts

By Picasso - A tie and an envelope, with writings and sketches

By Picasso – A tie and an envelope, with writings and sketches

By Dalí - Several studies about riders and horses on a sketchpad

By Dalí – Several studies about riders and horses on a sketchpad

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By Chicago, Judy - Sketch with writings to her work 'The dinner party for Great Ladies', The seat for Virginia Woolf

By Chicago, Judy – Sketch with writings to her work ‘The dinner party for Great Ladies’, The seat for Virginia Woolf

See some view of this important feminist work, about a fictional dinner party for historical great women

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By Fantin-Latour, Henri - A toast to the truth

By Fantin-Latour, Henri – A toast to the truth

By Kirchner, Raphael - In front the mirror

By Kirchner, Raphael – In front the mirror

By Von Menzel, A. - The hand of the Creator and other sketches

By Von Menzel, A. – The hand of the Creator and other sketches

By Van Gogh - Sketches of labourers in a hut and on a barge

By Van Gogh – Sketches of labourers in a hut and on a barge

By Marc, Franz - The blue stallion

By Marc, Franz – The blue stallion

By Benois, Aleksandr N. - A dress for the actress Vera Komissarzhevskaya

By Benois, Aleksandr N. – A dress for the actress Vera Komissarzhevskaya

By Hoefnagel, Joris - Writing and studies of reed grass, french rose, toad, and gillyflower

By Hoefnagel, Joris – Writing and studies of reed grass, french rose, toad, and gillyflower

By Ibels, Henri G. - 'Le 27' ('The 27')

By Ibels, Henri G. – ‘Le 27’ (‘The 27’)

By Burne-Jones, Edward - The small bird of a farewell

By Burne-Jones, Edward – The small bird of a farewell

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Special Movie. Gerda Wegener, the Danish Artist and the Erotism (1886-1940)

patriciaThanks so much!   ¡Un millón de gracias, Patricia!

Dear friends and followers, I publish this unexpected post because Patricia Alvárez one member of this community has given us, a great contribution with the tip that she suggested. This is the movie:

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The story:

In mid-1920s Copenhagen, portrait artist Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander) asks her husband, popular landscape artist Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne), to stand in for a female model who is late to come to their flat to pose for a painting she’s working on.
The act of posing as a female figure unmasks Einar’s lifelong identification as a woman, whom she has named Lili Elbe. This sets off a progression, first tentative and then irreversible, of leaving behind the identity as Einar, which she has struggled to maintain all her life.
This takes place as both Lili and Gerda relocate to Paris; Gerda’s portraits of Lili in her feminine state attract serious attention from art dealers in a way that her previous portraiture had not. It is there that Gerda tracks down art dealer Hans Axgil (Matthias Schoenaerts), a childhood friend of Lili (Hans had been the first boy who had ever kissed her as Lili).
Hans and Gerda’s mutual attraction is a challenge, as Gerda is navigating her changing relationship to Lili; but Hans’ long-time friendship with and affection for Lili cause him to be supportive of both Lili and Gerda.

The official trailer

The full movie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwcNasBbhY8

Thanks for your visit and … enjoy

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