7 November 2020

Painters

 Here are three of my favourite painters:-

David Hockney
Georgia O'Keeffe
Hieronymus Bosch

And here's the proof that I am also a great painter - or maybe not as a lot of the paint ends up on my blue shirt and old trousers. Perhaps I should donate these splattered  items of apparel to an art museum or sell them to a collector. Any offers?

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  1. If I may be forgiven for misquoting Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 10:31:
    It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the legendary Hieronymus Bosch.

    We know Paul did not actually write that letter: It was one of his students.
    And sometimes I think Bosch did not paint his fearful pictures: It was one of his occult apprentices, guided by the hand of a demon. Even his Adoration of the Magi scares me not to mention his Last Judgment.

    Do you remember the music of the Black Mass in Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut?
    Bosch's images are like the voices of those Romanian Orthodox priests.
    Watch YouTube: *Jocelyn Pook Masked Ball Eyes Wide Shut Backwards Original.*

    Thank the 20th Century for Georgia O'Keefe and David Hockney both of whom wanted to do dazzle us with images, but never scare the bejazus out of us.
    There are delightful YouTube videos on Hockney's return to Yorkshire, where he painted his gorgeous green landscapes.
    I think a lot about eyesight since reading a book called *Notes on Blindness* which was made into a DVD documentary.

    Maybe it would have been better never to have seen the genius of Bosch.
    Mind you, I like my easy-to-use Bosch washing machine, which would clean your shirt and breeches a treat, Neil.

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    1. Even Hieronymous Bosch could not clean those decorating clothes but it could make the basis of a memorable TV commercial. If Marty Feldman is still alive, he could play Hieronymous's part... oh, I see that he is dead so there's an opening for you there John. Bosch was so modern, so quirky, so irreligious, so inventive. In The Prado in Madrid I was two feet away from "The Garden of Earthly Delights" and spent half an hour studying the triptych closely. It was almost incredible that I could get so close. It was painted over five hundred years ago.

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    2. Hemingway spent many hours in The Prado, and Madrid Cathedral haunted Laurie Lee.
      You find Bosch irreligious, Neil? He was earthy like Rabelais and Chaucer, but like those two writers, Bosch had the *terrible* faith of which Paul wrote.

      I do not care for horror stories (with the exception of Stephen King who doesn't really write those) but I like ghost stories, from M.R. James to Margaret Oliphant and Edith Wharton.

      Order online the DVD of a BBC TV ghost story, *Schalcken the Painter* (1979). Shot mostly in candlelight, this winter tale is about a medieval Flemish painter who loses the girl he loves to a fiend from hell.

      Years ago we had a power cut: I was in the middle of R.L. Stevenson's novel, The Master of Ballantrae.
      I can tell you, the story read very differently by candlelight.
      If you ever write a tale to chill the blood, try turning off the electric light, and writing it by candle !

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    3. I may try it when there's a bright full moon and the owls are hooting in the sycamores that shield the ruins of the old church.

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    4. The unseen world was closer when we lived by candlelight.
      My mother remembers when her tenement switched from gaslight to electricity.
      In the film *Jude the Obscure* there is a gaslit scene filmed in The Cafe Royal in Edinburgh.
      Margaret Craven's 1967 novel *I Heard the Owl Call My Name* has been reissued.

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  2. I thought the paint was supposed to be on the walls. What the hell YP:)

    When I saw Heironymous Bosch, I thought of the tv show, "Bosch". Not the same guy, but he show was excellent.

    And favorite painters, I really like Gustav Klimt.

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    1. In my defence, I have used those same painting clothes on several occasions.

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    2. Raoul Ruiz made a movie *Klimt* with John Malkovich in the title role, again on DVD.

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    3. I know that Christmas is coming up Lily but there's no way I am buying you a Klimt!

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    4. For Xmas buy Lily a poster of the Chinese girl (with the blue face) by Vladimir Tretchikoff. It hung in the living room of my pal's house when I was young.
      Tretchikoff was despised by the art establishment as was Pietro Annigoni (YouTube) who was told by his art master in Florence: *There's nothing I can teach you that you can't do already.*

      The art world is stuffed with fluent charlatans like Nicholas Serota.
      Some pseud wrote a book like *Why Your Eight Year Old Can't Do This.*
      Chimps in the zoo can do it never mind tiny tots.

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    5. YouTube.
      *Annigoni: Portrait of the Artist (Promo).*
      mycompasstv.

      I tried to order a copy of this documentary from HMV but it was not available.
      I wish I had a framed print of Annigoni's Christ Healing the Sick and Lame.
      It owes much to Goya.
      Annigoni, who painted the best portrait of our Queen, had a *fearful* faith.

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  3. This is why the paint rag was invented :D

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    1. Ha! But how come the paint rag is never where you just left it?

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  4. Well done on the clothes! Can we see the results of your artistic endeavor?

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    1. For security reasons, I will not be able to comply with your request Bonnie Biden!

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  5. Looks like a paint can was spilled!

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  6. Might be interested in the trousers. Do they come with the belt?

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    1. I will also throw in the used handkerchief in the pocket.

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  7. I am not familiar with the other two artists but I love Hockney's work. https://highriser.blogspot.com/2017/02/the-visitor.html Yorkshire gets a mention too. No offers on your art. I have my own similar, except mine are shorts and a tee shirt.

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    1. Thanks for directing me to that blogpost. I grew up fifteen miles from Hockney's Woldgate location.

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  8. Always an original writer YP surely your paintings would be surreal in the tradition of Salvador?

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    1. I think so too Thelma. Those trousers would look amazing on your living room wall.

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  9. Get someone like Liam Gallagher to wear the clothes any you will have your ow Yorkshire Pudding fashion range.

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    1. It could become a named brand like Ben Sherman.

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  10. Sorry for the typos. Must turn the light on.

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    1. Reducing early morning alcohol intake would also assist.

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    2. Ha,ha. I suppose if you could prove they once belonged to Banksy they would be worth a fortune?

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    3. What? Gordon Banks wore a pristine goalkeeper's jersey and shorts that admittedly got rather muddy on wet days.

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  11. Can you imagine the (visual) effect had you painted in the nude to spare the clothes? Or what you and your walls would like if you'd done a Jackson Pollock? No, not "kissing" a tree; the other one, throwing cans of paint at a canvas - or so the folklore goes.

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    1. That's a rabbit hole I wish to dodge!

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  12. All you have to do now (or rather when things return to normal) is to put on those clothes and go for a walk in Fitzalan Square and you'll have arty young ladies asking for your autograph.

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    1. I would be happy to give them it Tasker.

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  13. Is your art installation called Walking In A Blizzard?

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    1. Ha-ha! I like it. You should have been a stand-up comedian JayCee.

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  14. Good God. And I thought I was messy when I painted. Did you fall in the paint tin?

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    1. Please don't mock me ADDY! I am a sensitive chap.

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  15. I should hang on to them if I were you. If you're that good at painting you will probably need them again !!

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    1. Wise advice which I shall cherish like a jewellery box Jean.

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  16. Heaven's above, you're a messy worker.

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    1. I imagine that you decorate in your best suit and never spill a drop!

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    2. You have a very vivid imagination.

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  17. Trash. Throw 'em in the bin.

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    1. No way Mama Moon! I will need them for the next decorating project.

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  18. I like Hockney's work, not so keen on O'Keeffe and Bosch. It doesn't matter how much paint you splattered over yourself as long as you achieved a good result (I usually manage to step in the paint tray).

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    1. It's 99% finished now - just like the US presidential election. Her Royal Highness is happy now - at least for a little while. You know what women are like.

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  19. Ha! That is a heck of a lot of paint!

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    1. I swear that some ended up on the walls and ceiling.

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  20. Hang on to those clothes YP, at some stage the V&A Museum are bound to find an excuse to mount an exhibition on such thing. If yours take centre stage, it's probably a good job you didn't take up Ursula's suggestion of painting in the nude! It's a long time to stand around with people peering at you, and you wouldn't want to make an exhibition of yourself!

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    1. A very naughty comment from a lady who is supposed to be mature!

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