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Not sure if there is a thread dedicated to art in here. (Too lazy to search.)
So I'm making one now. Basically just share and discuss art you like, or exhibits you've been to and so forth.

And here's obviously the reason why I'm making this thread, I wanted to share some images from an art installation that's located here in Trondheim where I live, and I finally got to see today. It's quite a sight to behold, and definitely something that needs to be experienced to fully be able to appreciate. It's called Salamandernatten and was made Kjell Erik Killi Olsen for the São Paulo biennial in Brasil in 1989. It consists of 72 sculptures all over 3 meters tall. They're basically all lining up the walls of the room they're set in, and eerily looms over you in a somewhat frightening way. The room is almost pitch black except for a really dim light in the ceiling, and it makes for quite the atmosphere.
These first two images are taken by me, not very good quality unfortunately. So I found a third one to show it in all it's glory.
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Cool!

And great topic.

Francisco de Goya is one of my favourites and definitely thematically appropriate for the Souls titles.

Here is his painting "The Colossus":

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Love that exhibition, olavrell. definitely an eerie, atmospheric piece.

One of my favorites, there are a few different variations of this painting by the same artist:

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A Lion Attacking A Horse by George Stubbs.
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Proportions of Man (The Vitruvian Man)

-Leonardo da Vinci
-1490
-Pen and ink with wash over metalpoint on paper
-34.6 cm × 25.5 cm


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I look at this before working out, every time. Extremely inspiring for me.
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Praise-the-sun wrote:Proportions of Man (The Vitruvian Man)

-Leonardo da Vinci
-1490
-Pen and ink with wash over metalpoint on paper
-34.6 cm × 25.5 cm


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I look at this before working out, every time. Extremely inspiring for me.



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LostMyHeadache wrote:Another Goya - Witches Sabbath (I actually use this as my Twitter AVI):

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I love this Goya painting, and as a bit of trivia one of my favourite Doom Metal bands Reverend Bizarre, used this painting as coverart for their first record.
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Not sure of the title, but here is something by Moebiüs, one of the all time greatest science fiction / fantasy illustrators.

Hugely prolific, especially in the 60s through the 80s.

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A small sample of artworks/painters I like. I guess most of you can spot some similarities in all of it. Biblical themes as well as anything related to "Memento Mori" and the macabre has always interested me.

Triumph of Death, 16th century ~ by Antoine Caron
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Seventh Plague of Egypt, John Martin, 1823.
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Mihály Zichy,
The Triumph of the Genius of Destruction ,1878
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Dance of death
Antoni Gruszecki, 1767
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and of course my avatar on here:
Jean-Paul Laurens, Le Pape Formose et Étienne VII ("Pope Formosus and Stephen VII"), 1870.
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Satan presiding at the Infernal Council ( by John Martin, 1824.)
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The four horsemen of the Apocalypse, Arnold Böcklin. 1896.
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The Bell of Huesca, José Casado del Alisal.
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Jean Delville, Strength, 1940
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The martyrdom of Saint Denis by Léon Bonnat.
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The triptych “War” by Otto Dix
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