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Paintings on velvet

 
 
Reply Tue 3 Aug, 2010 08:57 pm
I'm surprised that I like one, but I guess I shouldn't be. Velvet is a kind of canvas, after all..


http://www.visualartsource.com/E-Announcements/2010/0810/salt0810/MBarraza0810d.jpg
Mayra Barraza, "Bunny" (detail), oil on black velvet, 43 x 39"


The exhibit announcement, here:
Salt Fine Art
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Tue 3 Aug, 2010 09:16 pm
yeah I have Elvis dressed as a bull fighter on horseback painted on dark blue velvet hanging above our bed. It's stunning.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 3 Aug, 2010 09:22 pm
@ossobuco,
I was expecting something stomach churningly kitch. This painting is really kind of cool! Cool
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roger
 
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Reply Tue 3 Aug, 2010 09:28 pm
@dyslexia,
Ya got "Poker Playing Dogs"?
dyslexia
 
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Reply Tue 3 Aug, 2010 09:30 pm
@roger,
roger wrote:

Ya got "Poker Playing Dogs"?
totally tacky!
ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 3 Aug, 2010 11:26 pm
@roger,
Not on velvet, I don't. This is the first velvet painted art that I've seen since some visits to Tijuana many moons ago, and I didn't think of those works as art, even back then.

Here ya go, Rog - there are a lot of poster sites that sell this -

http://www.art.com/products/p11716145-sa-i1271253/dogs-playing-poker.htm?sorig=cat&sorigid=0&dimvals=0&ui=3d3284f9a9dc4fab9d63c21bed49ecf9&searchstring=dogs+playing+poker
roger
 
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Reply Tue 3 Aug, 2010 11:28 pm
@ossobuco,
Gotta be velvet. What about that guy that painted all those Polynesian women on velvet?
ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 3 Aug, 2010 11:31 pm
@ossobuco,
This all reminds me of the Durer Hare - not that I'm saying they're comparable -

http://andreatachezyova.blogspot.com/2008/04/about-hares.html


but not so much, this italian hare -

http://able2know.org/topic/98479-1#post-2715020
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 3 Aug, 2010 11:33 pm
@roger,
You talkin' Gauguin?
roger
 
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Reply Tue 3 Aug, 2010 11:36 pm
@ossobuco,
Yeah, that one. The one with all the almost identical originals.
Pronounce
 
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Reply Tue 3 Aug, 2010 11:39 pm
@ossobuco,
I'm not a fan of velvet paintings, but my daughter likes them. She found this place in Portland, OR, http://velveteria.com/ that she found interesting.
roger
 
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Reply Tue 3 Aug, 2010 11:40 pm
@Pronounce,
It velveteria a place to go sample Velveeta?
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 3 Aug, 2010 11:42 pm
@dyslexia,
I don't think you've noticed my totally tacky "rug" or "wall hanging" (it's in the laundry room). It's a manufactured thing with a fancy border featuring a lake with a bunch of swans and an overhang of what seem to be willow trees, all in colors like olive green, cream, black, brown. It's truly awful, but I liked it and bought it, at an "antique" store in Ferndale. My business partner rolled her eyes..

Anyway, I don't think the painting in the thread post is tacky.
I have to go check her other art work.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 3 Aug, 2010 11:44 pm
@roger,
I dunno, did someone print his stuff onto velvet?
You're pulling my leg, aren't you...
ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 3 Aug, 2010 11:47 pm
@Pronounce,
Aha, that looks grotesque, no, no, I mean... gauguin-esque.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 4 Aug, 2010 12:05 am
More on Marya Barraza (this is in that link to the gallery in the first post) -


MAYRA BARRAZA
During her distinguished career of the past 15 years, Barraza has not only earned national recognition for her art in her homeland of El Salvador but also in Europe and the United States. Winner of both the most recent MOLAA awards (2008) and the Iberoamerican Bienniale (2009), she has exhibited her work at the II Biennial in Lima, Peru, Casa de America Latina in France, Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno in Spain, Museo del Barrio in New York and Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña in Puerto Rico, among other institutions.

Here's another one - from
http://www.mayrabarraza.com/

http://www.mayrabarraza.com/static/dyn-images/35/35840.jpeg
From HAWK´S FLIGHT series (detail)
Oil on light blue velvet
2010



And I see the bunny is a detail (heh, like the photo link said) of the larger painting - but I'm having trouble linking that photo.
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roger
 
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Reply Wed 4 Aug, 2010 12:08 am
@ossobuco,
No, but if he got the right model in the right pose, and with the right background, he tended to make more of the same, or such is my understanding.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 4 Aug, 2010 12:12 am
@roger,
Tangenting, as is my way, I read recently that the latest view is that it was Gauguin who sliced off Van Gogh's ear. I suppose I have a link for that, but I'm sleepy now..
roger
 
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Reply Wed 4 Aug, 2010 12:21 am
@ossobuco,
Wonder what he wanted it for.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 4 Aug, 2010 08:04 pm
@roger,
OK, here's the link (there were a lot of articles about the book back in 2009) -

http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/31320/book-claims-gauguin-lopped-off-van-goghs-ear/
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