This is too strange. Using digital photography, someone called Wojtek Kwiatkowski has found a way to recreate those paintings of horses they used to sell at the corner shop up the road from my parents’. Are the results weirdly beautiful or impossibly naff?
15Feb06 — 13
I like but i no nothing of this what you speak.
Ultimate kitsch….poor old Tretchikoff. I wonder if he’s still alive? This Kwiatkowski is going to make a mint…
Never mind him. David Kettley is the man. Check out his “Diana Tretchikoff“, “Buffet“, and “Hedgehenge Angel“—the last being part of a whole series of paintings of fantasy topiary.
I know of what I speak. These pictures are simply revolting and I recommend that you stop looking at them.
I want that one!
Aaaaah Pretty!!!! So muscular and yet so elegant!
I don’t know art but I know wot I like: The Spirit of Majesty is best, though Lord of the Prance and Stable Boy’s Delight are a close second.
Do your parents have a “.”?
Anyway I could never get such wonderful art at my corners’.
Just puzzled. Asked a copywriter/chum:
“No apostrophe. There would be if it went on to read ‘my parents’ house’, but my parents, via vagaries of language, is I believe a place in its own right.”
Interesting because one might argue the saving grace of those sort of pictures arose from the wonder they inspired that someone would go to all that trouble, given the end results. However, the convenience of digital photography and photoshop negate that sense of awe.
Do you think this is another example of that deconstructivism like what those contraversialist artists done recently?
I think they reward a second look. The reason they are actually beautiful is that they are so kinetic, whereas the paintings always had that slightly awkward feel, no matter how skilled the artist, and that rendered them kitsch.
In life, horses are aesthetically pleasing creatures, like cats. It’s partly in the movement but also the carriage, the gleaming coat and the rippling mane … I used to go to the races and didn’t mind losing money just for the chance to admire those powerful limbs stretching into the gallop. I expect you lot think I’m deeply weird.
Weird? Not at all.
Horses have given me a great deal of pleasure.
These photos are pretty amazing too, making large real structures look like tiny models of themselves. I can’t work out how they do it, or even what the ‘it’ is that makes them work, but they’re veh pretty.