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« Reply #45 on: February 28, 2014, 01:43:19 AM »

Btw, all the American works of art that I've been posting here in the past couple of days, were from MoMA's exhibit called "AMERICAN MODERN" HOPPER TO OKEEFFE," which ran from August 17, 2013 - January 26, 2014. I visited MoMA twice during this exhibit (once with DJ, and courtesy of his member passes  Wink ). Here are all 119 works from the exhibit (all from MoMA's permanent collection) in alphabetical order by artist http://www.moma.org/collection/browse_results.php?criteria=O%3ATA%3AE%3AAmericanModern&page_number=1&template_id=6&sort_order=4


Besides the de Chiricos, everything I've posted till now was American. Now, we shall move on to some works from the European masters, on MoMA's fifth floor.

Firstly, here is Vincent Van Gogh's The Starry Night (1889)




Van Gogh's The Olive Trees (1889)




Henri Rousseau's The Dream (1910) This is an enormous canvas; it's more than six-and-a-half feet high, and more than nine-and-a-half feet wide! The exact measurements are 80.5 inches by 117.5 inches, or 204.5 centimeters by 298.5 centimeters.


This picture is of the same painting; but for this photo, I stepped back a little, to give some perspective on how enormous this canvas is




Henri Rousseau's The Sleeping Gypsy (1897)





Edvard Munch's The Storm (1893)




Gustav Klimt's The Park (1910 or earlier)

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« Reply #46 on: February 28, 2014, 04:02:37 AM »

whew! okay, that's all for now.

I have some more MoMA paintings, including some Monets, to post. Plus I have a huge file of Hoppers from a major Hopper exhibit at Whitney, I'll post them sometime soon, since I know there is at least one person (CJ) that wants to see them

in the meantime, until I get around to posting my own, you can check out the Monet collection at MoMA here http://www.moma.org/collection/artist.php?artist_id=4058 (of the seven works shown there right to left, I saw the four on the right.

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« Reply #47 on: February 28, 2014, 05:12:22 AM »

thanks, CJ

I have to find a new file-sharing site to use, ImageShack is awful. Once I find a new site, I can hopefully post more of these pics and at a greater resolution. Any suggestions?

I use Photobucet, but I usually re-size my images (they are poster size when taken) and I often crop them and then bring them down to 16x20 or 8x10 efore I upload.
PS I would have cropped out the picture frames.

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« Reply #48 on: February 28, 2014, 06:34:23 AM »


PS I would have cropped out the picture frames.

If I had taken all these photos from straight-on with a tripod or sumthin, then maybe I could have cropped the frames. But I took these with a handheld camera - of course, I tried as much as possible to take it from straight-on, but often that's difficult with all the people around, some are taken slightly from the side, as you can see; therefore, some of these pics are at angles or slightly crooked or whatever, so it would be very hard to crop the frames, and I couldn't crop all the frames and just the frames, cuz I'd have to crop a straight line. So, if it's a choice of cropping part of a frame or part of a picture, etc., I figured, why mess with it, just keep it as is. I don't think there's anything wrong with seeing the frames (besides, when you go to the museum, that's how you see the painting  Wink )

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« Reply #49 on: February 28, 2014, 06:37:45 AM »

I use Photobucet, but I usually re-size my images (they are poster size when taken) and I often crop them and then bring them down to 16x20 or 8x10 efore I upload.

well I uploaded the full-size pics to Image Shack, but these links here are to what Image Shack calls the "medium sized" version of each picture, which is 640X480.  I am not sure how much resolution/quality is lost, but I think it's alright.

Does Photobucket give everyone a permanently free account for unlimited uploads, or do they do like Image Shack and give free account for a while and then charge you for further uploads?

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« Reply #50 on: February 28, 2014, 06:44:30 AM »

Does Photobucket give everyone a permanently free account for unlimited uploads, or do they do like Image Shack and give free account for a while and then charge you for further uploads?
I've been using it for free the whole time I've been a SLWB member. No problems ever.

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« Reply #51 on: February 28, 2014, 07:08:41 AM »

alright thanks, I just made a Photobucket account  Afro

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« Reply #52 on: February 28, 2014, 03:12:52 PM »

well I uploaded the full-size pics to Image Shack, but these links here are to what Image Shack calls the "medium sized" version of each picture, which is 640X480.  I am not sure how much resolution/quality is lost, but I think it's alright.

Does Photobucket give everyone a permanently free account for unlimited uploads, or do they do like Image Shack and give free account for a while and then charge you for further uploads?

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« Reply #53 on: March 02, 2014, 10:57:49 AM »

thanks, CJ

I have to find a new file-sharing site to use, ImageShack is awful. Once I find a new site, I can hopefully post more of these pics and at a greater resolution. Any suggestions?

Yeah Photobucket is definitely better than Imageshack. Keep the pics coming Drink. Afro

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« Reply #54 on: March 03, 2014, 01:32:44 PM »

Thanks, glad to hear you appreciate 'em; as long as there's someone who's interested, I am glad to keep posting more.... So, a few months ago, I went to the Whitney museum for a major Hopper exhibit; once I get the pics uploaded to my new Photobucket account, I'll post them here.

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« Reply #55 on: March 04, 2014, 01:22:29 AM »

Okay, so now I am using Photobucket, I am still figuring it all out, how to use it and re-size stuff, etc., so please bear with me, excuse me if the images are occasionally too big; I am doin my best to set it right:

and here is the Whitney Hopper exhibit: all paintings are oil on canvas unless otherwise noted

first two links I am posting are to photos I did not take myself, but they are great pics so I am posting them. First is to Wikipedia's photo of Nighthawks, which I am posting cuz, having seen Nighthawks, I can tell ya that this pic looks exactly like the real thing, it's the best photo of this painting I've ever seen



and here is a watercolor called The Lily Apartments (1926) (I ripped this off somewhere online, I wish I could remember; I think it may be artnet.com)


okay, all the rest of the pics were taken by yours truly (a few of these are duplicates of Hoppers I posted earlier; the earlier ones were taken at MoMA, these at Whitney, and with the same camera, so you can compare the lighting between the two museums

here is the great Gas (1940)


Route 6, Eastham (1941)


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« Reply #56 on: March 04, 2014, 01:56:09 AM »

This beaut is Manhattan Bridge Loop (1928), Frayling says Leone used it in designing the sets for OUATIA



Here is another 1928 oil that was used in designing sets for OUATIA: From Williamsburg Bridge


Here is Early Sunday Morning (1930), displayed on the actual easel that Hopper used for many years, in his Washington Square studio. Frayling never mentioned this painting as influencing the sets for OUATIA, but I wonder if it did.....


Conference at Night (1949)




Sun in an Empty Room (1963)



Morning in a City (1944)




A Woman in the Sun (1961)




Office at Night (1940)


an early painting, The Artist's Bedroom, Nyack (1905-1906) oil on board


Here is another early painting, called Soir Bleu (1914) (IMO, this is the most uncharacteristic Hopper painting ever; the most unlike any of his other paintings; show this to anyone who doesn't know it's a Hopper, and they'd never guess  Wink )



more to come....  Wink

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« Reply #57 on: March 04, 2014, 03:13:29 AM »

Soir Bleu (1914) looks a bit like a Degas or Lautrec Afro

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« Reply #58 on: March 04, 2014, 03:29:22 AM »

Soir Bleu (1914) looks a bit like a Degas or Lautrec Afro

I don't really see Degas in it, but Hopper was a Degas fan, so maybe...

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« Reply #59 on: March 04, 2014, 03:43:02 AM »



Conference at Night (1949)



Here is a funny story: someone purchased this painting, then returned it soon thereafter, cuz he said it looked like a Communist cell meeting  Grin (notice the year, 1949, which is smack in middle of the blacklist/anti-Communist period)

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