Castalian Visions

* A blog where I will collect everything I like, but cannot easily give a place on my own site, and also a storage place for my future virtual Museum.

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* this blog is a sister-blog to Beautiful-Grotesque



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Brueghel Jan I (Brussel 1568 - Antwerpen 1625)
and Tobias Verhaecht (Antwerpen 1561 - ??? 1631)
The Tower of Babel
1602-1610
oil on canvas, 225x172cm

Brueghel Jan I (Brussel 1568 - Antwerpen 1625)

and Tobias Verhaecht (Antwerpen 1561 - ??? 1631)

The Tower of Babel

1602-1610

oil on canvas, 225x172cm

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Jan I Brueghel : Circe and Odysseus
(  Circe is probably painted by Hans Rothenhammer )
1595oil on copper51x35cm
Based on the famous engraving by Ghiorgio Ghisi
It’s fascinating to observe how in those days composers used eachother’s themes and visual artists used eachother’s compositions and ideas. Bruegel’s elder son Pieter II took over his father’s studio and kept on recreating the thems his father was famous for. Perhaps with lesser talent, but no-one can doubt his talent for story-telling.
Nowadays, everything has to be original. And I sometimes wonder to what extend this I-me-mine defineability is inspired by copyrights and blatant shake your money-maker commercialism…
Art as a means to growth and evolution is *not* about doing things differently or leaving something behind and replacing it by something new, but about adding to personal experience and growth. It’s not about following a path, but about adding year-rings, like a tree.

Jan I Brueghel : Circe and Odysseus

(  Circe is probably painted by Hans Rothenhammer )

1595
oil on copper
51x35cm

Based on the famous engraving by Ghiorgio Ghisi

It’s fascinating to observe how in those days composers used eachother’s themes and visual artists used eachother’s compositions and ideas. Bruegel’s elder son Pieter II took over his father’s studio and kept on recreating the thems his father was famous for. Perhaps with lesser talent, but no-one can doubt his talent for story-telling.

Nowadays, everything has to be original. And I sometimes wonder to what extend this I-me-mine defineability is inspired by copyrights and blatant shake your money-maker commercialism…

Art as a means to growth and evolution is *not* about doing things differently or leaving something behind and replacing it by something new, but about adding to personal experience and growth. It’s not about following a path, but about adding year-rings, like a tree.

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Jan Brueghel I

Aeneas and the Sybil in the underworld
Painted on copper

Jan Brueghel I

Aeneas and the Sybil in the underworld

Painted on copper

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Frans Floris De Vriendt

Falen Angels

Frans Floris De Vriendt

Falen Angels

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Frans Floris De Vriendt
Fallen Angels (detail)

Frans Floris De Vriendt

Fallen Angels (detail)

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Pieter Bruegel
Fallen Angels

Pieter Bruegel

Fallen Angels

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Pieter Bruegel

Fallen Angels ( detail )

Pieter Bruegel

Fallen Angels ( detail )

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Witold Pruszkowski (1846-1896)

Tree Nymphs

Witold Pruszkowski (1846-1896)

Tree Nymphs

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Witold Pruszkowski (1846-1896)

Rusalki

Witold Pruszkowski (1846-1896)

Rusalki

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Witold Pruszkowski (1846-1896)

Falling Star

Witold Pruszkowski (1846-1896)

Falling Star