Arnold Bocklin

19 01 2013

Arnold Bocklin. He is called a symbolist painter. Lots of metaphors and symbolism. He would have fit well into the 1970s neon poster craze.

Influenced by Romanticism his painting is symbolist with mythological subjects often overlapping with the Pre-Raphaelites. His pictures portray mythological, fantastical figures along classical architecture constructions (often revealing an obsession with death) creating a strange, fantasy world.

Perhaps its my age or the age I’m living in but I shake my head looking at Bocklin’s work. It seems kind of juvenile. Like Batman movies (which I love).

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19 01 2013

I love great street art. We don’t have a lot in Toronto (our mayor wants to fine people who allow graffitti on walls they own).

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