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pb

Sport climber
Sonora Ca
May 13, 2018 - 12:55pm PT
Credit: pb
three masks
MikeL

Social climber
Southern Arizona
May 13, 2018 - 08:15pm PT
What you think is art, makes you a critic. When you're doing art, when you are being artistic, then that's something completely different.

A work-in-process.

Copper and steel
Copper and steel
Credit: MikeL
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 13, 2018 - 08:23pm PT
I’m not much for modern but I must say that is very cool, Mike.

In researching my coming trip to the fatherland I came across this mural in the Täby Church
in Täby, Sweden...
Credit: Reilly
The church is best known as one of the churches with mural paintings by Albertus Pictor (died 1511). The ceiling frescos are from the 1480s and, unlike many of his other works, were never whitewashed over. They include a picture of a man playing chess with Death, a motif that inspired Ingmar Bergman to a famous scene in the movie The Seventh Seal. The motif is very unusual, known only from one other source.
jogill

climber
Colorado
May 14, 2018 - 10:50am PT
^^^ That's interesting, Reilly. Twenty years ago I visited a church in rural Norway and the pastor pulled back a tapestry behind the pulpit to reveal a similar image of the devil cavorting in an explicit sexual manner with a young maiden. The pastor said his congregation favored not destroying this remarkable imagery from the 1500s.




(Nice project, Mike!)
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
May 14, 2018 - 02:31pm PT
Woah, I had no idea the Grateful Dead were that old. Jerry doesn't even have a beard yet in that pic!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 14, 2018 - 06:56pm PT
hey there say, lars... wow, neat!! really neat...

mikeL... neat tree art, too!
phylp

Trad climber
Upland, CA
May 14, 2018 - 09:06pm PT
Saw the King Tut exhibit at the Science Center today. It was great.

Credit: phylp

Credit: phylp

Credit: phylp
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
May 15, 2018 - 06:57am PT
Playing chess with the dead... fascinating.

@ Phyl- was it crowded? Dead Sea exhibit had relly annoying crowds- even mid week with a reservation. I'll probably go see the Tut exhibit at the end of the year when I'm doing my stint in LA.
phylp

Trad climber
Upland, CA
May 15, 2018 - 08:35am PT
@ JTM, no it wasn't too crowded at all. Well worth seeing. The artistry and craftsmanship is stunning, especially when you remind yourself of the age of what you are looking at.
jogill

climber
Colorado
May 15, 2018 - 01:09pm PT


The Eye of Nefertiti


This is one of the many intriguing images that have arisen from the unique mathematics I enjoy. I've done my own programming in BASIC to produce them, and they are entirely unpredictable, which makes them examples of what philosophers and scientists call weak emergence. So, to some extent it might be said they arise from the subconscious mind of the mathematical programmer.

Can this be considered art? I am not creating an image in my mind to be coupled with a traditional "talent", like those exhibited by a painter or sculptor. On the other hand, the mathematics I toy with is unique and requires insights and a certain talent to explore and develop. Research mathematics is not solely rational, but is dependent upon epiphanies not completely unlike those of a more traditional artist.

Just curious how you feel about this.

Thanks


(oh, almost forgot. The Nefertiti bust is missing an eye!)
phylp

Trad climber
Upland, CA
May 15, 2018 - 01:25pm PT
Well, I always enjoy your images, They are very pleasing to the eye.
I don’t personally ever feel the need to define if things are “art” or not.
And it’s fun for us to share these things with each other.
climbrunride

Sport climber
Golf Wall, CO
May 15, 2018 - 11:41pm PT
Hey Lars, those are great paintings! Any of them for sale?
lars johansen

Trad climber
West Marin, CA
May 16, 2018 - 01:38pm PT
Absolutely.Best-lars
i-b-goB

Social climber
Wise Acres
May 16, 2018 - 03:38pm PT
This is great bonsai MikeL!
MikeL

Social climber
Southern Arizona
May 16, 2018 - 09:19pm PT
jogill: Can this be considered art? I am not creating an image in my mind to be coupled with a traditional "talent", like those exhibited by a painter or sculptor. On the other hand, the mathematics I toy with is unique and requires insights and a certain talent to explore and develop. Research mathematics is not solely rational, but is dependent upon epiphanies not completely unlike those of a more traditional artist.

I’d say it can be considered art.

Among certain philosophies in India, artistic values can refer to “rasas.” (See, Abhinavagupta.) Rasas are artistic expressions that expose an audience’s own higher consciousness to itself. That is, an artistic performance brings viewers to see consciousness in its pristine form.

If you have generated insights, then you have generated rasas. You have expanded the awareness of consciousness in viewers.

What more could one possibly ask for from an artist?

Be well.
MikeL

Social climber
Southern Arizona
May 16, 2018 - 09:29pm PT
Oh, yeah, and thanks all for the kind comments.

The bonsai will be a major fixture in an installation. These days I'm struggling with the rest of the context / installation so that it doesn't overwhelm the bonsai, so that an expression of harmony results. The other artist is my wife, and our conversations / dialogues end up exposing our views of art and ourselves. Collaboration can be a bitch, a kind of pleasant acrimony in our case--a mirror that exposes many discomforts. We often have to remind each other who's project the one we're working on is. :-D

I'll post an image when I'm finished.
jogill

climber
Colorado
May 17, 2018 - 10:03am PT
Thanks for your replies, Phylp & MikeL.

Anyone watching Picasso on Nat Geo channel?
i-b-goB

Social climber
Wise Acres
May 17, 2018 - 10:23am PT
MikeL, rock gardens would go good with your Bonsai !

https://www.google.com/search?q=rock+garden+ideas&tbm=isch&tbs=rimg:CUqd7g5bp7iUIjiuyx3OR7ozWpHmQwVuQHP32v_1m90TBDaLRSKNixGljhWfm7fzGp8k7Z-MFTtfw1xTI05kHZdAA6ioSCa7LHc5HujNaEY3b6kC1kUj1KhIJkeZDBW5Ac_1cRCMfpnKX0dE0qEgna_1-b3RMENohHPe1GYeRejmyoSCdFIo2LEaWOFEbr2AIoO8hiaKhIJZ-bt_1ManyTsRHhR3W0E58U4qEgln4wVO1_1DXFBHVKhn7ePa10CoSCcjTmQdl0ADqEcBeDSRljCUe&tbo=u&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjRnfO7oI3bAhUUH2MKHdkuBxEQ9C96BAgBEBs&biw=1440&bih=723&dpr=2


"Anyone watching Picasso on Nat Geo channel?"

Not yet but want to, we watched last seasons Einstein and liked it!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 18, 2018 - 08:46am PT
Found this metal smith in Sund, Lofoten. Be there in a month with VISA in hand.

Credit: Reilly

Credit: Reilly

http://www.sundfiskerimuseum.no
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
May 18, 2018 - 08:58am PT

Cool, made me think of my walking stick...

Credit: Marlow
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