Page 1 of 8 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 184

Thread: Mandolins in visual art

  1. #1
    Grasslander B. T. Walker's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts
    1,237

    Default

    I've been keeping a file of mandolin art gleaned from the internet and thought I'd share some favorites. #Do any of you have examples you'd be willing to post?

    Who do you reckon this first one is a picture of?

    It's entitled "Mandolin Player", by Jerry Garcia.



    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Mandolin_Player_jerry_garcia.jpg 
Views:	280 
Size:	19.3 KB 
ID:	17324  
    Brian T. Walker
    Down beside the Alamo
    In the Lone Star State

    "Ignorance is when you don't know something and somebody finds it out."
    -- Kenneth "Jethro" Burns

  2. #2
    Grasslander B. T. Walker's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts
    1,237

    Default

    Here's another entitled "Mandolin", by Nelson Shanks.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Mandolin_Nelson_Shanks_2003.jpg 
Views:	232 
Size:	34.4 KB 
ID:	17325  
    Brian T. Walker
    Down beside the Alamo
    In the Lone Star State

    "Ignorance is when you don't know something and somebody finds it out."
    -- Kenneth "Jethro" Burns

  3. #3
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    SF Bay Area
    Posts
    3,729

    Default

    Looks like Grisman in that Garcia drawing, eh?!

    This is a portrait by well known photographer Laurence Bartone
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Bartone_2_web.jpg 
Views:	298 
Size:	84.4 KB 
ID:	17326  

  4. #4
    Grasslander B. T. Walker's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts
    1,237

    Default

    A very pleasant photograph, Arthur. Nice kitty. Really nice mando.
    Brian T. Walker
    Down beside the Alamo
    In the Lone Star State

    "Ignorance is when you don't know something and somebody finds it out."
    -- Kenneth "Jethro" Burns

  5. #5
    Grasslander B. T. Walker's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts
    1,237

    Default

    Okay, I couldn't get my favorite Picasso mandolin portrait to post, so I'll try this one. #"Mandolin and Guitar" #I like the colors.



    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	mandolin_and_guitar_1924_Picasso.jpg 
Views:	251 
Size:	88.8 KB 
ID:	17328  
    Brian T. Walker
    Down beside the Alamo
    In the Lone Star State

    "Ignorance is when you don't know something and somebody finds it out."
    -- Kenneth "Jethro" Burns

  6. #6
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    south florida
    Posts
    140

    Default

    Botero, Still Life with Mandolin
    Foley #268
    Janish #183
    Newell #22
    Weber D-hole Hyalite

  7. #7
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    SF Bay Area
    Posts
    3,729

    Default

    Black smoke Maine Coon cat & a Gichrist Model 3A, bound f holes, with tweed blocks like on Steve's jazz guitars.
    The stealth look in cats & mandos. Oh yeah.....art glass in the background completes the portrait.




  8. #8
    Grasslander B. T. Walker's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts
    1,237

    Default

    How about "Mandolin Player", by Sherman Barnes. #That's sbarnes to you cafe types.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Mandolin_Player_sherman_barnes.jpg 
Views:	189 
Size:	17.2 KB 
ID:	17329  
    Brian T. Walker
    Down beside the Alamo
    In the Lone Star State

    "Ignorance is when you don't know something and somebody finds it out."
    -- Kenneth "Jethro" Burns

  9. #9
    Grasslander B. T. Walker's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts
    1,237

    Default

    I like this one. #My favorite Picasso mandolin protrait. The girl looks like she just got to the serious part of the break and is gettin' down.

    "Girl with a Mandolin (Fanny Tellier)", Pablo Picasso, Paris 1910



    Brian T. Walker
    Down beside the Alamo
    In the Lone Star State

    "Ignorance is when you don't know something and somebody finds it out."
    -- Kenneth "Jethro" Burns

  10. #10
    Grasslander B. T. Walker's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts
    1,237

    Default

    Marc Chagall did a number of paintings with mandolins, but the colors in "The Lute Player" are really stunning (in a good way, of course). Thanks, Niles.

    Talk about a tubby mandolin in that Botero. Good one, acumando.
    Brian T. Walker
    Down beside the Alamo
    In the Lone Star State

    "Ignorance is when you don't know something and somebody finds it out."
    -- Kenneth "Jethro" Burns

  11. #11

    Default

    I am creating a series of prints called "Mandolin Dreams" here is one from that series.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Mandolin_Dream_3.jpg 
Views:	269 
Size:	80.4 KB 
ID:	17331  

  12. #12
    Grasslander B. T. Walker's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts
    1,237

    Default

    Very nice, Stillpicking.

    Here's one from impressionist Henri Rousseau, "The Sleeping Gypsy" (1897), in which the mando is an unnamed prop.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Sleeping_Gypsy_henri_rousseau_1897.jpg 
Views:	189 
Size:	38.9 KB 
ID:	17332  
    Brian T. Walker
    Down beside the Alamo
    In the Lone Star State

    "Ignorance is when you don't know something and somebody finds it out."
    -- Kenneth "Jethro" Burns

  13. #13

    Thumbs up

    Thanks I am working on #4 and hope to post it in the next few days. Nice thread thanks for starting it up.

  14. #14

    Default

    If the original things called "mandolin" count, I'm recently fond of Longhi's "The Little Concert."



    plami launched a thread like this a great long time ago, but I can't seem to find it anymore.

  15. #15
    Grasslander B. T. Walker's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts
    1,237

    Default

    This glass sculpture is 24" high, 8" wide. "Mandolin", by Dino Rosin.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Mandolin_dino_rosin.jpg 
Views:	189 
Size:	116.0 KB 
ID:	17341  
    Brian T. Walker
    Down beside the Alamo
    In the Lone Star State

    "Ignorance is when you don't know something and somebody finds it out."
    -- Kenneth "Jethro" Burns

  16. #16
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    SF Bay Area
    Posts
    3,729

    Default

    That glass art is beautiful.......but a bit brittle sounding on the E string.

  17. #17
    Grasslander B. T. Walker's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts
    1,237

    Default

    This poster I got from the ASDM website after reading about it on the cafe home page almost exactly a year ago. Sounded like it would be great, something to save up for and attend, but there is no sign of it this year.

    I used this for my desktop until one of my students saw it one day and told her mother I had "porno" on my laptop. No worries; I'm still employed in the same job, but the desktop was changed.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Au_Son_des_Mandolines_2005.jpg 
Views:	178 
Size:	86.1 KB 
ID:	17449  
    Brian T. Walker
    Down beside the Alamo
    In the Lone Star State

    "Ignorance is when you don't know something and somebody finds it out."
    -- Kenneth "Jethro" Burns

  18. #18
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    San Jose, CA
    Posts
    198

    Default

    Here's one I asked local painter/musician Wayne Jiang to do of my house. He suggested putting me in there with my old Harmony. An Alvarez Yairi classical and my old Guild D-35 are on the wall behind me.
    This was a Christmas present to my wife in 2004.
    If you're in the SF Bay Area, Wayne's got a show in the Los Gatos Museum of Art opening August 3rd.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Jiang.jpg 
Views:	278 
Size:	68.8 KB 
ID:	17457  

  19. #19
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Bedford, Indiana
    Posts
    822

    Default

    One of my favorite contemporary artists is Nikolai Blokhin. His painting Harlequin with Mandolin can be found at this website. (I hestitated copying and pasting it here as I'm pretty sure it's still under copyright. It should stay on that page until the gallery sells it.) Once there, click on the small picture for a larger image.



    John Craton
    "Pick your fingers to the bone, then pick with the bone"

  20. #20
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    St. Louis
    Posts
    273

    Default

    Footnote on Picasso: Guy Clark has a fine song, "Picasso's Mandolin" "He was born in Spain and did in France. He was not 'fraid of baggy pants." They don't write'em like that anymore.

  21. #21
    Registered User Brad Weiss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Williamsburg VA
    Posts
    1,324

    Default

    I recently saw this Vermeer at an estate in Hampstead Heath. It's called The Guitar Player- but it's a four course instrument, looks more mando-like to me!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	vermeer_GuitarPlayerLarge.jpg 
Views:	179 
Size:	15.4 KB 
ID:	17500  

  22. #22
    Grasslander B. T. Walker's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts
    1,237

    Default

    Probably Vermeer was in the crowd that calls mandolins "little guitars", and we're fortunate it isn't called "The Ukulele Player".

    Brian T. Walker
    Down beside the Alamo
    In the Lone Star State

    "Ignorance is when you don't know something and somebody finds it out."
    -- Kenneth "Jethro" Burns

  23. The following members say thank you to B. T. Walker for this post:


  24. #23

    Default

    Here is another print in my "Mandolin Dreams" series.
    Hope you all enjoy it.
    Mike
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	mandolin_dream_4_2.jpg 
Views:	173 
Size:	118.5 KB 
ID:	17503  

  25. #24
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    SF Bay Area
    Posts
    3,729

    Default

    hole-y scrolly

  26. #25

    Default

    Yep that about says it all!
    I must be sick.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •