Saturday, February 18, 2012

Women In Art

(If you must have politics, please scroll down)

Enjoy this presentation of 500 years of female portraits in Western art! With thanks to commenter FreeThinke:

12 comments:

  1. I'm glad you thought well enough of this to share it, AOW. Every time I look at it -- and listen to the wonderful cellist Yo Yo Ma playing Bach -- I see and feel something different.

    It's fun to try to identify the paintings as they seem to grow organically out of one another. I recognized Matisse for the first time just now.

    Concentrate on the eyes on one play through, then look only at the mouths on another, then try hair styles, costumes and other facets you an think of. It makes it a different experience each time.

    Seems to have a life of its own, doesn't it?

    This kind of photoshop-animation technique accompanied by great music could easily become a new art form.

    Have a good weekend!

    ~ FreeThinke

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  2. Have you posted this before? I seem to remeber it.

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  3. Brooke,
    Yes, I posted this a while back at my previous site.

    But it's a beautiful video, so I decided to post it again.

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  4. That was lovely. I am going to post it at my personal FB. I'm sure everyone will enjoy it. Thanks for posting it.

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  5. It's interesting -- and more than a little sad -- to see how reluctant people are to express appreciation of something beautiful, wonderful, brilliant, fascinating, ingenious or reassuring, yet how eager they are to express their contempt, disdain, anger, grief, fear, disappointment, and disapproval whenever a show of negative passion seems warranted.

    I'm not sure I like that that suggests we ought to realize about the human condition.

    Well, thanks anyway for taking the high road, AOW, and posting this intriguing item -- certainly not because I brought it to your attention the other day, but because it's clever, attractive and fundamentally worthwhile.

    Stay on the upward path. It may get rocky, and the air a bit thin up there, but it's by far the best way to go.

    ~ FreeThinke

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  6. It was lovely, but then I had to take a dramamine. But I dont do boats either! Enjoyed the music though.

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  7. FT,
    Many who frequent my web site are more interested in politics than in other topics.

    BTW, I found a beautiful video with music at YouTube yesterday. A few weekends from now, I'll be posting it. No more hints. It will be a pleasant "surprise" for those who enjoy classical music.

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  8. "This kind of photoshop-animation technique accompanied by great music could easily become a new art form."

    I agree with FreeThinke.

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  9. Thank You, Beloved Always, for this wonderful journey in appreciation of Woman's vital role in God's expression of Beauty. Artists spend their entire lives, and sometimes fortunes trying to adequately portray it. I was told a French artist spent 3 years trying to capture the Mona Lisa smile- could not do it, and threw himself out a 3rd story window-
    thus ending his career.

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  10. Sharon,
    Hello!

    Glad that you enjoyed the art video.

    Hey, are you the Sharon whom I know?

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  11. " ...a French artist spent 3 years trying to capture the Mona Lisa smile- could not do it, and threw himself out a 3rd story window-
    thus ending his career."


    Good LORD, what a FOOL!

    The world is probably better off without him.

    ~ FreeThinke

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