Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Getting Stuck into the past

Caravaggio. St Matthew and the Angel. C1602
and Titian. The Worship of Venus. 1518-20

. Portrait of a Lady with Dog. 1532-33
and a Self Portrait of
Me with Bird.

Nicolas Poussin
. The Ecstasy of St Paul. 1649-50



Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I am really digging these, how totally fun.

(How did you make the background so black without it bleeding through the paper?)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

That portrait exchange thing sounds like fun.

ian russell said...

will I be getting your moleskine first? what I want to know is, do you wish us to continue with the theme of reinterpretation of great works? it looks like fun.

baggelboy said...

I've been using Gouache to paint these things. I use "lukas gouache" it's good pigments for sometimes half the price.

baggelboy said...

Yes Ian if you want to carry on the theme that would be great.
It's not necessary.
And not necessary the Renaissance.
But it is fun.

ian russell said...

I'm glad I asked! I have no idea about the renaissance or any other period, group or whatsit - but I know what I like! I'll do you a damien hirst and, if I have time, an antony gormley.

ian russell said...

...the antony gormley might put the postage up.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Oh, I can see a trip to the art supply store in my near future. I am a newby all this, remember!

I love these!

How totally fun. Will be interested to see other people's interpretations if they decide to continue on the same theme.

Jess said...

I was just thinking last night how fun it will be to riff off of what other people have done before me in any of the journals. (Haha, "riff off" sounds too much like "rip off".)

Not that I expect anyone to carry on with the theme of mine (does it even have a theme? I don't even know what it is).

Andrea said...

All this theme talk ... reminds me of that scene in A Christmas Story ... "I want you to write ... a theme". lol!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I love the lady with the dog.

I don't have a theme.

But I am really enjoying other people themes and styles, so much FUN!