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18-05-2013, 03:41 PM
RE: Favorite historical art
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Ramsund carving:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigurd_stones

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Picture stones from Gotland and Sweden:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stora_Hammars_stones


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ledberg_stone
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18-05-2013, 04:52 PM
RE: Favorite historical art
Well, mine used to be this one


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Undecided but not anymore....


lol


Starry Night has always stuck out to me.

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I would stare at the sky, it seems to move like a current and I like to imagine everything whirling about in space like that. Dreamy!
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19-05-2013, 10:33 AM
RE: Favorite historical art
Here is a 13th-century wood sculpture of the Japanese Buddhist monk Kuya. What I love about it is the life-like quality. The Japanese were masters of woodworking.

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My favorite part is the string of 6 small Buddha figures emanating from his mouth. They represent the syllables of a prayer to the Amida Buddha.

[Image: Kuya+Shonin.jpg]
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19-05-2013, 12:13 PM
RE: Favorite historical art
I like Grünewald's Isenheim altarpiece:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isenheim_Altarpiece
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20-05-2013, 01:59 AM
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(19-05-2013 10:33 AM)ghostexorcist Wrote:  Here is a 13th-century wood sculpture of the Japanese Buddhist monk Kuya. What I love about it is the life-like quality. The Japanese were masters of woodworking.

[Image: tumblr_mjtgwcXY9S1qc8khqo2_500.jpg]

My favorite part is the string of 6 small Buddha figures emanating from his mouth. They represent the syllables of a prayer to the Amida Buddha.

[Image: Kuya+Shonin.jpg]

Japan throughout history, you see many things that were done at very high quality.
Take their weapons and armor for example, all very finely crafted stuff. Even the writing is amazing and artful.

I really like these Bonsai trees.

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My dad has a couple that he's made from scratch ages ago that are of very high quality.

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Now with 40% more awesome.
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