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Posted: 9/3/2013 3:31:20 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/3/2013 3:47:02 PM EST by Johnny_Reno]
Tonight's featured avatar belongs to the team member, Axl - a team member of the site since 2003.






Tonight's theme is all about interpretation.

This image is an oil on canvass painting done by the British artist, Henry John Lintott (1877-1965) in 1916.






Henry Lintott was born in England, and trained there and in Paris before he finally became one of the founding members of the Edinburgh College of Art. His career there influenced many follow-on artists that passed through those doors. John specialised in the painting of portraits, landscapes and "dream-like allegorical subjects."

His portraits carried the precise strokes and defined lines that one would expect while his "allegorical" subjects were painted in a manner that led the observer to interpret the work through it's soft use of color and impression.

For instance, with a bit of background, the painting above carries a deeper meaning. The work was painted in 1916 when Britain was in the middle of the first World War and the country was losing a great number of its young men. We see that there are four figures carrying a man with a sword. The man with the sword is representative of a fallen soldier and the figures are lifting him up suggesting his ascent to heaven.




Now, the second bit of interpretation tonight is to suggest why our member, Axl would have selected this image for himself. Just a little more information might reveal the reason. That bit of information is the actual name of the artwork as shown below:

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....and now you know.





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Link Posted: 9/3/2013 3:33:56 PM EST
Ok wondered what that was looks better big.
Link Posted: 9/3/2013 3:34:11 PM EST
It looks different in a bigger picture.

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Link Posted: 9/3/2013 3:34:55 PM EST
Very good
Link Posted: 9/3/2013 3:35:26 PM EST
I would hang a print of that in my study.
Link Posted: 9/3/2013 3:35:42 PM EST
Originally Posted By Johnny_Reno:

His portraits carried the precise strokes and defined lines that one would expect while his "allegorical" subjects were painted in a manner that led the observer to interpret the work through it's soft use of color and impression.

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When faced with a situation where my lack of culture may show through, I go to the old standby....

"Ahhh, Bach"
Link Posted: 9/3/2013 3:36:17 PM EST


I like these threads.
Link Posted: 9/3/2013 3:37:01 PM EST
Interesting one.
Link Posted: 9/3/2013 3:37:32 PM EST
Cool
Link Posted: 9/3/2013 3:38:27 PM EST
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Originally Posted By substandard:

When faced with a situation where my lack of culture may show through, I go to the old standby....

"Ahhh, Bach"
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Originally Posted By substandard:
Originally Posted By Johnny_Reno:

His portraits carried the precise strokes and defined lines that one would expect while his "allegorical" subjects were painted in a manner that led the observer to interpret the work through it's soft use of color and impression.


When faced with a situation where my lack of culture may show through, I go to the old standby....

"Ahhh, Bach"



I just stand around uncomfortably until I feel the time is right for me to work in a fart joke.


Link Posted: 9/3/2013 3:41:07 PM EST
Very cool. I've wondered wth was going on there. Thanks!
Link Posted: 9/3/2013 3:41:28 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Johnny_Reno:

I just stand around uncomfortably until I feel the time is right for me to work in a fart joke.

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Originally Posted By substandard:
Originally Posted By Johnny_Reno:

His portraits carried the precise strokes and defined lines that one would expect while his "allegorical" subjects were painted in a manner that led the observer to interpret the work through it's soft use of color and impression.


When faced with a situation where my lack of culture may show through, I go to the old standby....

"Ahhh, Bach"

I just stand around uncomfortably until I feel the time is right for me to work in a fart joke.

The innate humor of body gas does transcend all levels of culture. It is practically a given that at one time or another that the Queen of England has summoned a servant to pull her finger. Upon which the Queen let rip a royal toot on the throne.

Link Posted: 9/3/2013 3:41:50 PM EST
Nice.
Link Posted: 9/3/2013 3:44:51 PM EST
Interesting.
Link Posted: 9/3/2013 3:58:25 PM EST
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Originally Posted By substandard:

When faced with a situation where my lack of culture may show through, I go to the old standby....

"Ahhh, Bach"
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Originally Posted By substandard:
Originally Posted By Johnny_Reno:

His portraits carried the precise strokes and defined lines that one would expect while his "allegorical" subjects were painted in a manner that led the observer to interpret the work through it's soft use of color and impression.


When faced with a situation where my lack of culture may show through, I go to the old standby....

"Ahhh, Bach"



Link Posted: 9/3/2013 4:05:41 PM EST
I feel...smarter!
Link Posted: 9/3/2013 5:13:09 PM EST
thanks - its a little deeper than most folks realize. I liked the theme of the fallen warrior being transported by the maidens but all the Germanic Valhalla types were too garish and operatic. The British had just gone through the Somme were seeking for some means of expression to symbolize the sadness and mourning. he accomplished that with the vision of the fallen warrior being brought as a sacrifice to the Gods. The maidens are the women who would never have a husband or bear his children. They have shorn their hair in mourning, Also they are traveling toward the light and are hiding their faces from the glory of the Gods. The warrior still grasps his sword in his right hand. Even in death he will stands as a symbol of war. It was this surreality of this painting got my attention. Got to admit its name is appropriate too.
Link Posted: 9/3/2013 5:17:43 PM EST
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Originally Posted By axl:
thanks - its a little deeper than most folks realize. I liked the theme of the fallen warrior being transported by the maidens but all the Germanic Valhalla types were too garish and operatic. The British had just gone through the Somme were seeking for some means of expression to symbolize the sadness and mourning. he accomplished that with the vision of the fallen warrior being brought as a sacrifice to the Gods. The maidens are the women who would never have a husband or bear his children. They have shorn their hair in mourning, Also they are traveling toward the light and are hiding their faces from the glory of the Gods. The warrior still grasps his sword in his right hand. Even in death he will stands as a symbol of war. It was this surreality of this painting got my attention. Got to admit its name is appropriate too.
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You put just slightly more thought in to your avatar than I put into mine.
Link Posted: 9/3/2013 5:19:40 PM EST
Outstanding.

The spoiler was very enlightening.

Link Posted: 9/3/2013 8:08:01 PM EST
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Originally Posted By axl:
thanks - its a little deeper than most folks realize. I liked the theme of the fallen warrior being transported by the maidens but all the Germanic Valhalla types were too garish and operatic. The British had just gone through the Somme were seeking for some means of expression to symbolize the sadness and mourning. he accomplished that with the vision of the fallen warrior being brought as a sacrifice to the Gods. The maidens are the women who would never have a husband or bear his children. They have shorn their hair in mourning, Also they are traveling toward the light and are hiding their faces from the glory of the Gods. The warrior still grasps his sword in his right hand. Even in death he will stands as a symbol of war. It was this surreality of this painting got my attention. Got to admit its name is appropriate too.
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and now we know.
Link Posted: 9/3/2013 8:16:13 PM EST
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Originally Posted By TechGal26:


I like these threads.
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Me too.
Link Posted: 9/3/2013 8:23:47 PM EST
Love these threads.
Link Posted: 9/3/2013 8:24:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By axl:
thanks - its a little deeper than most folks realize. I liked the theme of the fallen warrior being transported by the maidens but all the Germanic Valhalla types were too garish and operatic. The British had just gone through the Somme were seeking for some means of expression to symbolize the sadness and mourning. he accomplished that with the vision of the fallen warrior being brought as a sacrifice to the Gods. The maidens are the women who would never have a husband or bear his children. They have shorn their hair in mourning, Also they are traveling toward the light and are hiding their faces from the glory of the Gods. The warrior still grasps his sword in his right hand. Even in death he will stands as a symbol of war. It was this surreality of this painting got my attention. Got to admit its name is appropriate too.
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An insightful look deeper into your psyche. The shotgun shell in the ass was a great thread, however I am continually impressed by the depth of our membership.
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Morning bumpitude.

Link Posted: 9/4/2013 4:44:08 AM EST
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Originally Posted By uxb:
I would hang a print of that in my study.
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So would I
Link Posted: 9/4/2013 4:44:24 AM EST
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Originally Posted By TechGal26:


I like these threads.
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Me too.

Link Posted: 9/4/2013 4:51:01 AM EST
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Originally Posted By axl:
thanks - its a little deeper than most folks realize. I liked the theme of the fallen warrior being transported by the maidens but all the Germanic Valhalla types were too garish and operatic. The British had just gone through the Somme were seeking for some means of expression to symbolize the sadness and mourning. he accomplished that with the vision of the fallen warrior being brought as a sacrifice to the Gods. The maidens are the women who would never have a husband or bear his children. They have shorn their hair in mourning, Also they are traveling toward the light and are hiding their faces from the glory of the Gods. The warrior still grasps his sword in his right hand. Even in death he will stands as a symbol of war. It was this surreality of this painting got my attention. Got to admit its name is appropriate too.
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Excellent

Love these threads.
Link Posted: 9/4/2013 5:38:52 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Naamah:

Me too.

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Originally Posted By Naamah:
Originally Posted By TechGal26:


I like these threads.

Me too.


Thirded.


Link Posted: 9/9/2013 4:53:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/9/2013 4:53:58 PM EST by mdean2011]
And now I know

Thanks Johnny!!
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