There are probably as many reasons for creating something as there are for creations. However this is the way our latest work of art came about.
We were watching a movie in which a work by a famous artist featured prominently. DH said he knew there was a later artist by the same name whose work he admired more.
So he did an internet search and really became temporarily very interested and very admiring of this artist. He decided to make a copy of the artist self portrait, which is what appears here. It is done in pastels. DH is by no means satisfied with this copy, but it suffices as an "instant" ancestor. As luck would have it we had the very ornate frame, but lacked the wall space to hang it.
This replaces an original work of DH's which he would much prefer to show so this will not be here long.
Wow Emily. Why is he not satisfied with this? I am green with envy over his talent. I'd love to have his artistic talent to paint.
****Look at objects not only for what they are, but for what they could be, vg****
Whether You Think You Can Or You Think You Can't..... You're Right - Henry Ford
I was not familiar with artists copying works of art by other artists until I attended a showing in a gallery of "forgeries". This is, apparently, a well known way artists use to practice techniques. It's perfectly legal and they are not really "forgeries" as long as signed by the actual artist who painted it. Some artists had also put the name of the painting and the original artist's name on the painting in the opposite corner. It was a very enjoyable show. The display card also showed a picture of the original and gave info on the original painting and artist.
I understand that many artists are their own worst critic and are often not satisfied with their work. Perhaps a good thing as they don't become complacent and continue perfecting their art.
"I have always had an aversion to the concepts of in style and out of style." ~Rose Tarlow
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This is exactly what DH does. There is no way he would not credit the original artist.
My mother owned a painting by Frederick Roesen who is fairly famous and has paintings in major museums. He had lived in her hometown. My sister inherited the painting but I wanted a copy of it so DH made me one. He also made a copy of a pastel which I inherited from my mother. He did this for a nephew who had particularly admired this work. As a general practice though DH does his own work.
Brenda he is not satisfied with this portrait because it is not exact enough a copy of the original. He is always his own worst critic.
BTW, there are many artists in this small town. Today we made a trip to the swap shop and out of the handful of people there three were artists!This message has been edited. Last edited by: lady of shallot,
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