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Re: help needed in finding suitable artist

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GladRabbit001_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Sun Nov 04 2001 - 16:18:33 PST


My first reaction is for you to look at 17th c. Baroque painters,
particularly Netherlandish Dutch painters like de Heem, Claesz...they painted
vases of beautiful flowers or plates from a dining table, but within each
picture, the closer you got the more you saw....insects, bugs, little
animals...the clarity with which they painted is amazing, and except for
knowing the pieces of works are paintings, you might think they were
photographs...there is a translucence to their work...you might also look at
turn of the century 19th century painters such as Fucilli or Redon who were
fascinated by the use of phosphorus (and its luminescense)..there are others
of that period also (It is the same time period that the Sherlock Holmes
stories were written (Like the Hound of the Baskervilles)...and the
preoccupation with the attributes of luminscense was very prevalent in both
literature and art. Hope this is helpful. Susan Sanders

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