Some art links : LUSENET : Unk's Troll-free Private Saloon : One Thread

There was a thread a while back at WWW where some of y'all shared art and artists that you enjoyed. Figgered I might do that here. I tend towards landscapes and tropical themes, but also enjoy a few of the old masters, such as Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Monet.

Some modern artist I like...

Ken Hawk

Hillary Younglove

Eileen Seitz

More Seitz

Seitz again

One last of hers

Mary Jane Schmidt

Schmidt again

I like Hatian art too, but haven't found anything online worth posting here.


-- Uncle Deedah (, October 29, 2001


Oh yeah, I also enjoy the aviation art of Robert Taylor, Nicolas Trudgian, and Heinz Krebs. Purists group their art in with illustration moreso than "true art" in the classic sense, but I still like it.

Of course I'm kinda goofy about anything aircraft related anyway.

-- Uncle Deedah (, October 29, 2001.

Unk, given your examples (which I like too) I think that Winslow Homer (sp) would appeal to you.

-- Peter Errington (, October 29, 2001.

Yes Peter, he does in fact appeal to me. I think even folks who don't know who Homer is can probably recall seeing his painting of the black man on a demasted boat surrounded by sharks...cannot recall the name of it right now. I heard that he added the ship in the background later, after having been told that his painting was too somber and hopeless.

-- Uncle Deedah (, October 29, 2001.

Wow Unk, would never have guessed you would like art. I like it a lot too, in fact I have a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts. I'd have to say the Impressionists are among my favorites, also Dali and Picasso.

The style of art you like (tropical plants, bright colors) seems to draw a lot of influence from a famous French painter named Henri Rousseau.

Here is one of his most famous images, The Dream

-- Art Fan (, November 01, 2001.

Very nice, Art Fan, I will look for more of his work. I enjoy impressionism also, but am not a big fan of Dali, his paintings leave me feeling's kinda like looking into the mind of the mentally deranged, heehee.

As I said earlier, Robert Taylor's aviation art appeals to me, here are a few links to his stuff, and a couple of Nicolas Trudgian's works also.

Robert Taylor




Nicolas Trudgian


Not exactly traditional "art" according to some, but still nice to look at.

-- Uncle Deedah (, November 02, 2001.

Rather than look into the mind of the mentally deranged, I would prefer to be transported to a tranquil refuge...

Some works by Robert Selkowitz

-- Uncle Deedah (, November 02, 2001.

BTW, the aviation art isn't exactly something I would hang in the dining room. But I do have a few of them hanging in my office.

-- Uncle Deedah (, November 02, 2001.

When I was young and alienated, I was attracted to Edward Hopper.

Now I prefer watercolors of landscapes and old buildings. I also like the exotic colorful works that you posted Unk.

I never had much affection for surreal art.

-- (, November 02, 2001.

-- Pammy (this@is.lovely), November 02, 2001.






Ce zanne



-- Art Fan (some artists @ I. like), November 02, 2001.

I like this one

Childe Hassam "Marechal Niel Roses" 1909

-- (cin@cin.cin), November 02, 2001.

-- Pammy (picture@for.cin), November 02, 2001.

Hey Pammy, there is a reason that the posters are taking the extra trouble to link to the pictures, rather than posting them directly... this thread will take more time to download if we start filling it with pictures.

-- FYI (easy to click @ try. it!), November 02, 2001.

Sorry, FYI. You must have an old computer if it takes very long to download those 2 little pictures.

-- Pammy (, November 02, 2001.

LOL, the age of the computer has nothing to do with it! Since you obviously don't understand these things, I was merely informing you of a little bit of proper netiquette. But hey, if it makes you happy, go ahead, put up a copy of ALL the pictures! I think you'll learn something, no matter how new your computer is.

-- FYI (some servers @ are. slow), November 02, 2001.

I'm just a barmaid at this here saloon. I'm not supposed to understand memory and megabytes. Now, the other kind of bites I understand. That desert dog has been tryin to give me some of those. I just thought the place needed some decoration is all. ;)

-- Pammy (, November 03, 2001. my browser the thing that takes a while to download is the pics, not the words. So I can still read everything, just have to wait if I wanna see the pics.

-- Uncle Deedah (, November 03, 2001.

I don't think it's the browsers, a cable connection downloads those babies pronto.

-- capnfun (, November 03, 2001.

Here's one cin might like

-- Uncle Deedah (, November 03, 2001.

Oh, btw that's Renoir's "Dance in the City"...a little birdy told me cin like's Renoir.

-- Uncle Deedah (, November 03, 2001.

Thank you Unk, very nice. I do like Renoir, and that one is lovely.

I have since yesterday, been enjoying looking through some art sites.

Some that catch my eye:

William Merritt Chase

more Childe Hassam

Thomas Wilmer Dewing

Edgar Degas

more Degas


Albert Joseph Moore - yay I found it, I have this is print

more Moore

Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema

more Tadema

Arthur Hughes

Love the pre-raphaelite stuff.

-- (cin@cin.cin), November 03, 2001.

not sure what happened to some of those links *sigh*

-- (cin@cin.cin), November 03, 2001.

trying again




-- (cin@cin.cin), November 03, 2001.

grrrr lol


-- (cin@cin.cin), November 03, 2001.


-- :) (just @ little misplaced. quote), November 03, 2001.

Who needs Renoir

-- (Renoir @ free. zone), November 03, 2001.

"I don't think it's the browsers, a cable connection downloads those babies pronto.

-- capnfun (, November 03, 2001."

Allow me to clarify what happens with many images; Images are simply large chunks of digital information, they use a lot of bandwith, text uses very little. Browsers have nothing to do with download speeds. As capnfun points out, a cable connection has more bandwith, thus it can download large amounts of information faster, but most of us probably have 56k modems. Often times, the download speed is dependent upon the servers that are dishing out the information. If they are very busy, or not especially powerful, you can still find yourself waiting for information, regardless of the available bandwith on your end of the connection. So it logically follows that the more information you are trying to download, and the greater number of different servers you are connecting to, the higher the likelihood that you will find yourself waiting. A few images is not usually a problem, but the more you try to get, the longer it takes. Simple as that.

-- FYI (just@the.facts), November 03, 2001.

I believe that Monet was perhaps the greatest genius of the master painters, but let us not forget Van Gogh, the "crazy one", also one of my all-time favorites...

Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)

Lyrics and Music by Don McLean

Starry, starry night
Paint your palette blue and gray
Look out on a summer's day
With eyes that know the darkness in my soul
Shadows on the hills
Sketch the trees and daffodils
Catch the breeze and winter chills
In colors on the snowy linen land

Now I understand
What you tried to say to me
And how you suffered for your sanity
And how you tried to set them free
They would not listen, they did not know how
Perhaps they'll listen now

Starry, starry night
Flaming flowers that brightly blaze
Swirling clouds in violet haze
Reflect in Vincent's eyes of china blue
Colors changing hue
Morning fields of amber grain
Weathered faces lined in pain
Are soothed beneath the artist's loving hand

For they could not love you
But still your love was true
And when no hope was left inside
On that starry, starry night
You took your life as lovers often do
But I could have told you Vincent
This world was never meant for one as
beautiful as you

Starry, starry night
Portraits hung in empty halls
Frameless heads on nameless walls
With eyes that watch the world and can't forget
Like the strangers that you've met
The ragged men in ragged clothes
The silver thorn of bloody rose
Lie crushed and broken on the virgin snow

Now I think I know
What you tried to say to me
How you suffered for your sanity
How you tried to set them free
They did not listen they're not listening still
Perhaps they never will...

-- Art Fan (I@love.Vincent), November 03, 2001.

I have to agree with you about Van Gogh. Just the sheer volume of his work alone is mind boggling.

-- Uncle Deedah (, November 03, 2001.

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