Sunday, June 03, 2007

Women in Art (paintings)

I found this rather wonderful u tube. Apart from being clever, it is beautiful.

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Blogger Erik said...

Fantastic! I saw a fragment of it earlier on TV but it didin't have the impact of the original on Utube. While watching, I almost got hypnotized: all these artitsts wanted to give their subjects "that special expression", many looking into your eyes. I didn't see who made it. A perfect example of virtual reality.

7:41 am  
Blogger Amanda J. Sisk said...

Typical male fantasy: all women within one. Enjoyable, nonetheless. I'd like to see one of men, now, perhaps with some of those Bronzinos S.G. posts!

11:36 am  
Blogger Robert said...

Dear Amanda, I will find out how it was done and have a go. I expect it was a flash movie. My younger daughter who you will see here very soon at the opening of her exhibition in Birmingham has commented that they were not in chronological order! May I ask you for some suggestions of paintings to include!

Like Marley I only have a few minutes each day to blog at present, so it may take a day or two!!

Actually on second reading of your comments, to me it was rather different. I remember the third time I watched it I thought to myself how strange it was that I found so many of them beautiful and how different they were, long noses, short noses, dark eyes, blue eyes, brown eyes, high cheek bones hair and bonnets and in fashions a thousand years apart etc. No real male fantasy at all; other than the painters'; and they may have been kind, " missing out" the odd wart and blemish and perhaps a little idolisation for reasons of flattery to the pay master/ mistress! I will email you on this!

1:07 pm  
Blogger Robert said...

Found one for you Amanda! Same person doing Picasso most of them men! Here:

5:26 pm  
Blogger Amanda J. Sisk said...

Hmmm. Yes, valid points. For me, the imagery moves too quickly, highlighting the shared features rather than the individuality of each woman.

I look forward to seeing your daughter's work! My best wishes to her.

Not partial to Picasso. Signor Gawain needs to make this for me :).

7:53 pm  
Blogger Marly Youmans said...

Oh, yes, send her our best wishes--and post pictures afterward!

5:48 pm  
Blogger Marly Youmans said...

Perhaps slower would be better--I felt a little seasick.

Some of Amanda's impression may come from the constant move from a vertical head to a "cocked" one and back again, as that has a rather "come hither" effect at times.

But I enjoyed it. I think it would be interesting to do it more as a "family of man" portrait and include men and children.

2:21 pm  

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