Picture Gallery Part VIII
“Ornithoptera priamus impensus”, made 25.5.2001, 29 x 21 cm, acryl on cardboard.
This is my very first acryl painting ever. It shows a birdwing butterfly first described by Linné 1758 (but which species is not first described by Linné?). The subspecies impensus was first described by Parrott 1990, it can be found on Manipa Islands.
“The 6th Hymn, Water Soluble”, made 28.5.2001, 13 x 27 cm, collage of acryl and ink on acryl decalcomanie.
A reprise of “The 6th Hymn”. Both acryl colors and ink are water soluble, therefor the title. By the way, if I mention “ink”, I usually mean “Indian ink” („Tusche“, nicht „Tinte“).
untitled, made 31.5.2001, 13 x 18 cm, acryl and ink on acryl decalcomanie.
„Grüner Badeanzug“ [“Green Swimsuit”], made 20.8.2001, 16 x 17 cm, acryl and ink on cardboard.
„Bildniss des großen Vorsitzenden Frank Vincent Zappa mit 2 Pinseln und meinen Fingern gemalt; die beiden Pinsel sind dabei kaputtgegangen, die Finger sind noch heil“ [“Portrait of the Great Chairman Frank Vincent Zappa painted with 2 brushes and my fingers; the two brushes got broken, the fingers are still complete”], made 30.10.-7.11.1991, 40 x 30 cm, oil color on watercolor paper, privat collection
This is done after a photo published with the “Burnt Weeny Sandwich”-album, as a gift for a friend who introduced me to the wonders and miracles of Zappa’s music. It’s rather old, but I never made a photo or copy of it untill recently.
„Baustelle“ [“building site”], made 13./14.10.2001, computer graphic, using an acryl painting.
I had the idea of drawing a girl beeing a building site. The first study I did was a computer graphic. Shown here is a 0.25 x 0.25-version of this graphic (and, additionally, compressed with JPEG). It is based on an acryl painting (the shirt), and a drawing (the face), the drawing being filled with some flood fillings. The hair contains some digits, not too visible on this resolution. Also used is a photo of an excavator.
“building Building Site”, made 30.10.2001, photo/computer collage.
...after finishing the study, I started working on the final version...
„Baustelle“ [“building site”], made 14.10.2001, 14 x 31 cm, acryl, ink and computer print.
The final version is an acryl painting, with some ink additions. I scanned a part of the image, added the excavator, and printed the lower right corner of the image, with the additional excavator. Next, I glued the computer print on the original painting. Finally, I added some construction tape as a frame.
„Portrait der Vicomtesse Louise-Albertine d’Haussonville, wenn sie von Korsaren geraubt und als Sklavin in einen türkischen Harem verkauft worden wäre“ [“Portrait of the Vicomtesse Louise-Albertine d’Haussonville, if she would have been captured by corsairs and would have been sold as a slave to a Turkish harem”], made 5.11.2001, computer graphic.
This is a collage of two pictures of Ingres, for more details see my article on Ingres.
I had the idea to illustrate a scene of the Orlando Furioso (for more details, see my essay on Ariost). The scene is this: Angelika is chained to a rock, a monster approaches to eat her, Roger comes with a winged horse to save her. The scene, obviously, is a copy of the story of Andromeda. Angelika is an asian princess, but she has blond hair, we learn. So I took an image of Yuko Aoki, a japanese underwear model which I kept in stock for another reason (see here), painted it with acryl colors and dyed her hair. Like this:
Untitled, made 2.9.2001, 21 x 29 cm, acryl color.
Next, I added chains, a rock, sea, a monster, and a knight on a winged horse, and I reduced the light:
“Orlando Furioso X 110”, made 6.10.2001, 30 x 45 cm, acryl color.
I was not very satisfied with the result. Everything looked dark and sad, naturally, since the image shows a stormy night. Why not paint the scene on a sunny sunday noon? Like this:
“Ariost X 110 - Sunday Version”, made 7.10.2001, 21 x 29 cm, drawing.
More like it, it starts to work. But still some way to go. First, I repainted Yuko Aoki/Angelika:
„Yuko Aoki als Angelika“ [“Yuko Aoki As Angelika”], made 11.11.2001, 21 x 29 cm, acryl color.
Now I copied this image and used it to built the finale version, and two spin-offs:
„Roger befreit Angelika (Orlando Furioso X 110)“ [“Roger frees Angelika (Orlando Furioso X 110)”], made 8.12.2001, 29,75 x 29,75 cm, collage.
„Ohne Titel“ [“Untitled”], made 9.12.2001, 29,75 x 29,75 cm, collage.
„Yuko Aoki als Angelika am Strand ohne Roger oder Monster“ [“Yuko Aoki as Angelika at the Beach without Roger or Monster”], made 4.12.2001, 29,75 x 29,75 cm, collage.
The image on the left is a collage using the following elements: a copy of an acryl picture of Angelika and of Roger on his winged horse, an acryl picture of sea and sky, copies of an oil color decalcomanie, printed in altered colors, used as rocks and as monster, and acryl and ink for the chains and the monster eyes. The middle image is a collage, using a modified print of Yuko Aoki/Angelika, and prints of colored rectangles created on the screen, and ink words. The image on the right is a collage, using an acryl picture of something like a beach, copies of two acryl pictures and a photo that was used for a collage earlier.
“Latex”, made 27.12.2001, 29 x 21 cm, acryl and ink.
A simple remake of an earlier drawing. I liked to return to the light effects of the latex cloth, and I also wanted to try a different style of drawing the head.
„Angelika und Roger“ [“Angelika and Roger”], made 27./28.12.2001, 20,5 x 28,5 cm, collage (acryl, ink, prints).
„Yuko Aoki und der Drache“ [“Yuko Aoki and The Dragon”], made 29.12.2001, file, original size 5100 x 6800 pixels.
Two more pictures of Angelika and Roger. The first one uses a decalcomanie as a background, with a transition effect between brown and green, the armor of the knight is based on a marbled paper, with heavy modifications (the original paper was red on white, which I changed to green on green), with ink lines added and acryl white light. The face of the knight is taken from “The Rock of Doom” by Edward Burne-Jones (an image showing Perseus and Andromeda), I just added the beard.
I thought it to be unjust that only the knight should have an own image with Angelika, so I made another image with the dragon and Angelika. Being as lazy as me, it is a nice thing to be able to recycle imgages, but I thought it would be time to paint a new picture of Yuko Aoki:
Untitled, made 28.12.2001, 21 x 29 cm, acryl and ink.
I scaned this image and combined it with a computed image of a Julia fractal dragon. The value of c is -0.744126583764957515 + 0.128061181387032756i, this is taken from the so-called seahorse-valley (from a small copy of the seahorse-valley within a small copy of the Mandelbrot set within the seahorse-valley, strictly speaking). The original image has a size of 5100 x 6800 pixels, this page links to a 20 % copy (1020 x 1360 pixels), since the original version has a size of 1,51 MB (to be printed with 600 dpi).
„ „Ich halte mir selbst einen Vortrag“ “ [“ “I Give Myself a Lecture” ”], made 29.12.2001, 21 x 29 cm, acryl and ink.
I really don’t know what this image is about, I just painted it. I guess the person on the left is giving the person on the right a lecture; at least the title indicates something like this. I have no idea what the lecture may be about. While the previous image uses acryl colors like oil colors, this one uses acryl like water colors - one of the advantages of acryl that you can have it both ways (and it takes a shorter time to dry - and it smells less and causes less headache than oil color). The hair is made with ink painted with a brush, mixed with water.
„Elektronische Orgie in Orange“ [“Electronic Orgy in Orange”], made 24.9.2002, original file 4800 x 6400.
This is a version of an earlier picture, this time I scanned (a new version of) the drawing and added the textures with the aid of the machine. The sunflower is based on a photo I took years ago. The image is 20 % of the original size.
“Revolution”, made 22.5.2002, original files 1414 x 2000 each.
I intended to use these pictures for another version of the Revolution Applet. But since I had trouble loading a PNG-image online (possible, but difficult), I dropped the idea. So these two images are just by-products. (Since I meanwhile found a much easier way to load PNGs in applets (via the normal image-loading mechanism), perhaps I still will release the applet some day.)
Click here for 44 more or less abstract images I did sometime before 2.11.2002, (mis-)using Excel as a drawing program.
“Xev Bellringer Manga Style”, made 13./14.12.2002, original file2408 x 4320 px.
Some viewers of “LEXX — The Dark Zone” may note that Xev’s costume is taken from the third season, while the whig dates from the second season. The super-deformed Kai and Stan quote Raffael, but are mirror-flipped (to preserve the balance of the image). The floor is a Corel floodfill texture. The background is a Lyapunov exponent fractal. The costume is based on a marbled paper, while skin, hair and boots are decalcomanies.