old man with Crystal

25 08 2015

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Carl Warner

25 08 2015

Landscapes. Made from vegetables. Human flesh. Very odd man.





the three clowns

25 08 2015

The Three Clowns





Giovanni Lanfranco

25 08 2015

Giovanni Lanfranco (26 January 1582 – 30 November 1647) was an Italian painter of the Baroque period.

Unlike Domenichino, Lanfranco was fairly eclectic in terms of style but preferred a visionary, theatrical approach suitable for the ceiling paintings gaining currency in the early 17th century. His works suggest some influence from the late work of Ludovico Carracci, a cousin of Agostino and Annibale, and possibly from Caravaggio (as, for example, in the altarpiece depicting the Inspiration of Saint Luke at Piacenza(1611)), though the stylistic importance of Caravaggio to Lanfranco has been disputed. In other works, he assimilated and adapted the style of his compatriot and predecessor of the 16th century, Antonio Correggio, as in his Adoration of the Shepherds painted before 1608 for the Marchese Clemente Sannesi and his brother the Cardinal Jacopo.

I find Lanfranco’s work a little over the top. Its almost amusing. And quite interesting. Reminds me of the sword and sandal movies of the 50s.





Claudia Rogge

25 08 2015

Heaven and hell. Debauchery. Climax. Crowds. Mobs. The behaviour of the masses. Or perhaps the nature of human kind. Claudia Rogge’s work is exciting, thought provoking, and threatening. You somehow feel as if human beings have been reduced down. To a certain body type. A certain age. A certain attitude. Everything is very corporal.





Priape

25 08 2015

Priape





Linda’s quiet repose…

25 08 2015

Linda's Quiet Reposeby David Halliday