The Art Thread

These are beautiful!

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Once upon a time I was around Julian Schnabel for a period of time. Great admirer of his work.

Julian Schnabel, I’m a girl in your head and a boy in your bed, 1997. Oil, enamel and resin on canvas, in artist’s frame. Overall: 107 ½ x 102 in. (273 x 259 cm.)


Visited Stedelijk Museum today, the big Amsterdam museum for contemporary art. Saw the exhibit of Nan Goldin’s work. Didn’t know her and was blown away. I only saw half of the works and will be back next week to see the rest. It’s 7 different slide shows/movies with music depicting her life, her friends. It deals with life, with sex, with gender, with addiction, with recovery, with relationships, with abuse and domestic violence. And more. Half was all I could take. Her biggest work, The ballad of sexual dependence, touched me especially. This one picture from it I put under a tab because it comes with a TW for abuse.

Nan Goldin self portrait after being battered


It’s almost all old. I think. She doesn’t photograph much these days she said in an interview
I saw on youtube. No more people. Landscapes and skies she still does some.


Last weekend I went to visit to my AA friend I really enjoyed the increíble artist he is!!!

Step one


After my second visit this morning the Nan Golding exhibit, some expansion and correction on my previous answer: There’s six of her works on display, consisting of slide shows and movie fragments, mostly of her own pictures but not all, each with their own music score and spoken word. All of these works progress and change through time, with both the images and music being edited through the years. Today I was most touched by Sisters, Saints and Sibyls (2004–2022), about her sister’s suicide, her family, and her own mental health problems and more. The pic is Nan with her older sister Barbera who died in 1965.


Posted April 08, 2024, Total Solar Eclipse for many.

Solar Eclipse, 1851 by Bengt Nordenberg. @MrsOdh


This is actually a very famous Swedish artist.
And yet I didn’t know that he had made a painting about a solar eclipse.
Unfortunately yesterday’s eclipse wasn’t really visible for us here.

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Abstract artist who goes by norrisyimart.
I love these


I would title these “free speech”


These are impressive and super awesome. Thanks for sharing :pray:t4:

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Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

“We’re getting the Tulip Fever from looking at this painting. :tulip: Jacob Marrel specialized in ‘portraits’ of tulips in bloom. Tulip bulbs were collected fanatically in 17th-century Holland during the so-called Tulip Mania. Astronomical prices were sometimes paid for a single bulb. These whimsically shaped red-and-white and red-and-yellow striped tulips were highly prized.

Although nature creates them, it also lets them wither and die – just like the dead frog on the right. Fortunately, we have this painting to cherish for eternity.”

:framed_picture:Still Life with a Vase of Flowers and a Dead Frog, Jacob Marrel, 1634

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“We krijgen al Tulpenkoorts van het kijken naar dit schilderij.:tulip: Jacob Marrel specialiseerde zich in ‘portretten’ van tulpen in bloei. Tulpenbollen werden fanatiek verzameld in 17de-eeuws Nederland tijdens de Tulpenmanie. Er werden soms astronomische prijzen betaald voor een enkele bol. Vooral deze grillig gevormde rood-wit en rood-geel gestreepte tulpen waren erg gewild.

Hoewel de natuur ze creëert, laat ze ze ook verwelken en sterven - net als de dode kikker rechts. Gelukkig hebben wij dit schilderij om voor altijd van te genieten.”

:framed_picture:Stilleven met bloemenvaas en dode kikvors, Jacob Marrel, 1634

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Literary Art

“Remember the sky that you were born under,

know each of the star’s stories.

Remember the moon, know who she is.

Remember the sun’s birth at dawn, that is the strongest point of time. Remember sundown and the giving away tonight.

Remember your birth, how your mother struggled to give you form and breath. You are evidence of her life, and her mother’s, and hers.

Remember your father.

He is your life, also.

Remember the earth whose skin you are:

red earth, black earth, yellow earth, white earth, brown earth, we are earth.

Remember the plants, trees, animal life who all have their tribes, their families, their histories, too.

Talk to them, listen to them. They are alive poems.

Remember the wind. Remember her voice.

She knows the origin of this universe.

Remember you are all people and all people are you.

Remember you are this universe and this

universe is you.

Remember all is in motion, is growing, is you.

Remember language comes from this.

Remember the dance language is, that life is.


~ Joy Harjo, the United States’ first Native American Poet Laureate and member of the Mvskoke Nation “


I love this Alisa! Thank you thank you.

This is a recent piece by my son,Evan




Currently in the Van Gogh museum, a retrospective of the work of Matthew Wong, Chinese/Canadian artist who took his own life in 2019, 35 years old. Which is not the only parallel with Van Gogh’s life and work. Incredibly moving and beautiful IMHO. Seeing it was more than enough for me today, I didn’t go and check any of the fixed collections of Van Goghs.


Wow these are amazing :blush:


Lovely! Thank you.
The link includes his music playlist


I met a friend for a coffee this afternoon and on a whim we decided to go in to the National Gallery where I saw this amazing painting.

It’s called ‘The chalk cutting” and it’s by Arthur Melville and was painted in 1898.


After some very big exhibitions in Oude Kerk now there’s a relatively small one, presenting glass works for Latin American artist Ana Navas. I liked them, just as I liked the church has its wide open spaces without any interference at the moment, as the art is shown in some of the side spaces.