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post #16 of 27
PHV, He has quite a few bolder landscapes as well, look through the site and see what you think. I was posting impressionist style works because others were interested in those. My father likes big bold landscape elements such as mountains and natural bridges as well. Bryce Canyon Zion: Lower Falls: Yellowstone: English Gardens: Munich: His more recent works have also been bolder, a work that I don't currently have a picture of is currently being displayed in Florence at a international art awards tour, that one is of particular interest to me because it was based on one of my photos (which also won a few awards):
post #17 of 27
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I've always kind of frowned on prints and the like, because I always thought it looked really cheesy and cheap. However, I stumbled on a place where they have a huge collection of reproductions by professional artists, but to me I'm almost kind of thinking that it's like buying a fake Kiton suit or something. I love art, so I guess it doesn't matter, I just want to look at it obviously. What's your opinions on owning reproductions?
I've got a print that's by a very famous artist who mainly did prints.  I didn't buy it for the artist, but for the subject matter.  In general, I don't frown on prints, if there is something about the form that is inherent to the subject matter. That being said, it's a tough call because original art can be horrible, while a repro (a painting I assume you mean), can be very nice.  Especially if you can justify it as the repro. interprets the original. Another thing you could try is photos.  If there's an artist you like, who did photos, getting a photo from the original negative can be pretty swell. Edit: I have some original art that was bought pretty cheaply by my parents and is now worth something because the artists are famous. My friend, right after College, had some amazing Calder's (sp?) in his apartment. I asked if he knew about them and he said, no, I just needed something from the wall and took these from the basement.
post #18 of 27
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Always get originals, otherwise its not art its just a copy. Chinese may argue differently howeveR
Try telling that to Warhol.
post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by Brian SD,Feb. 11 2005,16:41
Always get originals, otherwise its not art its just a copy. Chinese may argue differently howeveR
Actually, traditional Chinese art is some of the best bargains you can find for really beautiful art at tiny prices.  A large and (to my mind) beautiful painting that hangs in my dining room cost me $9 at a BeiJing street market.
What's the best place to try and find some?
Do you mean the best place in China? I've purchased art at Hong Kong bookstores, the BeiJing dirt market, a tourist shop in GuiLin, university art exhibits in NanJing, and a gallery in BeiJing. You just need to be patient, and be willing to look at a lot of art you don't like to find that piece that you really do like. If you mean places on the web that sell Chinese art, I don't know.
post #20 of 27
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He does shows sometimes locally, and has sold some items at shows, and to friends, we're working on putting together a new website, right now he has done about 300-400 works and is constantly painting more so we're going to try to put most of them online.  Almost all of his earlier work is on www.ckchang.com but i have another 200 or so pictures on my computer that I haven't put up yet...  If you see anything on the site you like, I can see if it is for sale.
Dloubt I could afford it, I love the first piece, very similar tyoe of Monet to Water Lilly...beautiful stuff, my aplause goes out to him. I loved Lilly Pads, University Bay Walk, and Lily Pond....great works.
post #21 of 27
All set in good ol' Madison, WI Those are all pretty nice, I think two of those are sold though and one of them is here in my living room. (along with one of the others I posted, oregon coast) I personally like this one as well (which I have here) of Venice, this is one of his earliest works.
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All set in good ol' Madison, WI  Those are all pretty nice, I think two of those are sold though and one of them is here in my living room.  (along with one of the others I posted, oregon coast)  I personally like this one as well (which I have here) of Venice, this is one of his earliest works.
That painting is gorgeous. Is it available? That photo you took is breathtaking, such excellent composition, not to mention the crispness of the quality. I imagine photography is quite a forte of yours.
post #23 of 27
Nah, sorry, that painting has quite a bit of sentimental value to me so unfortunately it's not available. Photography is one of my hobbies, I've taken a few of the pictures that my dad has later painted, I wouldn't say I'm a great photographer, but I do manage to get to a few places that I think would look good in pictures though.
post #24 of 27
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Nah, sorry, that painting has quite a bit of sentimental value to me so unfortunately it's not available.  Photography is one of my hobbies, I've taken a few of the pictures that my dad has later painted, I wouldn't say I'm a great photographer, but I do manage to get to a few places that I think would look good in pictures though.
Yes, I've found that a lot of the time a good photograph is just being lucky enough to find the right scenery. If often takes a lot not to take a good picture given the right scene. That painting is just really something to treasure.
post #25 of 27
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All set in good ol' Madison, WI  Those are all pretty nice, I think two of those are sold though and one of them is here in my living room.  (along with one of the others I posted, oregon coast)  I personally like this one as well (which I have here) of Venice, this is one of his earliest works.
That resembles a little alley way off the San Marco plaza where we stayed a couple of summers ago, beautiful setting, please pass on my kudos to your father for his works.
post #26 of 27
here is another fun painting based off one of my pictures, this one is not particularly serious but I think it is interesting nonetheless. Setting is Capitol Reef national park in Utah. And the painting:
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