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« on: October 03, 2006, 07:36:43 PM »
Holbein portraits on exhibit at Tate Britain until January 7, 2007:
http://www.tate.org.uk/britain/exhibitions/holbein/default.shtm
Go to the Room Guide which links to each room; you can see many of the paintings.  Also a link to biographies of many people in the portraits:
http://www.oxforddnb.com/public/holbein/

The above links are from HNN; a multifarious post by Ralph Luker, with a number of links to visual history sites and art history about specific topics here: http://hnn.us/blogs/entries/30434.html

If you only try one link, http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/ posts all sorts of wonderful book illustrations; check out the archives.
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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2006, 08:00:50 PM »
That is lovely, holly! Thank you.
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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2006, 07:53:23 AM »
Wonderful, Holly -- I looked at all the Holbeins they've been able to use (it appears that the queen does not worry about copyright -- good for her), kept thinking about how many of those heads were lost ...   :wink:

I like the silhouette book very much from your last site. I wonder: would one call Picasso's drawing of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza a silhouette?

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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2006, 12:26:56 PM »
I stayed up late last night after teaching a watercolour class and couldn't go to bed until I had visited every room in the exhibition. It was wonderful!

Holbein's use of line in his drawings was cleverly understated. A simple line to define a facial feature, but correctly placed and not overworked, was enough to portray the humanity (or lack of it) that Holbein saw.
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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2006, 05:22:20 PM »
The Web Gallery of Art is awesome and comprehensive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2006, 12:58:05 AM »
Ralph Luker of Cliopatria has come up with links to old colour photographs of Czarist Russia, and several collections of colour World War I photos.
http://hnn.us/blogs/entries/30795.html
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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2007, 01:26:29 AM »
This is one of my favorite artists, and one whose name popped up again recently.  His name is Thomas Allen, and last week he discovered some comments my friend and I made about him on her blog way back in late 2005... fortunately, he thought we were funny.  Anyway, he introduced himself, and seems like a nice chap in addition to being a top notch artist.  




He delicately cuts figures out of the front of pulp novels (known to me as "Penny Dreadfuls"), stands them up into little scenes and then photographs them. They really are gorgeous.  

You can find some of his work at the Foley Gallery.

ETA: I'm just taking this thread to be a place to recommend great eye candy generally, even though it started out being about something in particular.  I thought I should mention this as I get anxious about thread etiquette, you see.  It's a legacy of being a Virgo raised by an English mother.

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« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2007, 02:47:03 AM »
Quote from: suzette
ETA: I'm just taking this thread to be a place to recommend great eye candy generally, even though it started out being about something in particular.  I thought I should mention this as I get anxious about thread etiquette, you see.  It's a legacy of being a Virgo raised by an English mother.
Yes indeed, that's what the thread is for.  Do Virgoness and Englishness amplify each other into excessive anxiety about politeness?  That should qualify you to be a Canadian. :wink: That is, an old-fashioned Canadian who does not have a habit of getting into Internet pissing matches, but instead takes out their aggression watching hockey. :nhl_fight:

And Allen's art is interesting.
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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2007, 07:37:48 AM »
More book slicing in  the name of art: today I bring you Brian Dettmer,  practitioner of the Book Autopsy. These really are fantastic.

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« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2008, 05:53:20 PM »
Here comes Bernini...

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...Bernini is only now receiving his first major American exhibition—at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles (through October 26) and then at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa (November 28, 2008-March 8, 2009...

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/bernini-genius.html?c=y&page=1#

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« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2008, 07:14:48 PM »
Ottawa in January-February ... not out of the question. I would love to see those sculptures, even if they're just the little ones.

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« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2011, 10:21:04 PM »
Time to revisit bibliodyssey and rest your eyes on things far away from current events. There are several posts with various book illustrations on the front page, and links to many more down the right side. The Magic Pudding illustrations at the bottom right now are particularly charming.
 
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« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2011, 07:25:04 PM »
This is so cool! A phantom has been leaving gorgeous intricate paper sculptures in libraries and museums all over Edinburgh:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2011/11/29/142910393/the-library-phantom-returns

More photos of more of her sculptures here:

http://thisiscentralstation.co.uk/featured/mysterious-paper-sculptures/

My alderman/woman Druh Farrell tweeted the first link.
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« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2011, 07:57:26 PM »
I just scanned, the feathers are amazing. I'm saving this for my morning coffee, thank you very much Holly Stick.
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