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FROM THE ARCHIVE 6th October 2015

The original photograph is by Joshua Hibbert at Unsplash and I had enormous fun changing the dimensions of each element and layering the result with a couple of my textures, one orange and one a gr…

Source: First Night Design | The Magic Lighthouse #Art


Max Ernst “The Entire City”

“Painting is not for me either decorative amusement, or the plastic invention of felt reality; it must be every time: invention, discovery, revelation.”

– Max Ernst

In the late 1930s and early 1940s there was a mass exodus of artists out of Europe, fleeing expanding Nazi power. Many came to America and settled in New York City, and went no further. They kept aloof from the local art scene and showed little interest in learning anything about their host country.

Surrealism was the dominant movement at the time, and most…

Source: ARTISTS: Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning in Arizona | THE REMODERN REVIEW


carringtonOn the 6th of April 1917, the Surrealist painter Leonora Carrington was born in Clayton-le-Woods, Lancashire, England. The artist and writer lived most of her adult life in Mexico City, and was one…

Source: Surreal Memories: Leonora Carrington’s Trip Down Below | A R T L▼R K


Lee Miller was an extraordinary Jewish American photographer and model who, through acquaintance/sexual liaisons with several famous Surrealists and photographers,  became  a Surrealist and documentary photographer of WWII, traveling to the front where no women were allowed, and shooting famous images of the Dachau concentration camp. When shown Hitler’s home…

Source: Lee Miller | kinneretstern


The Magic Lighthouse © Sarah Vernon

The Magic Lighthouse © Sarah Vernon

The original photograph is by Joshua Hibbert at Unsplash and I had enormous fun changing the dimensions of each element and layering the result with a couple of my textures, one orange and one a grungy yellowy cream. The outsize marigold is from The Graphics Fairy. I guess you might call it a cross between surrealism and magic realism.

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Using exactly the same combination of photo and textures, Mr FND created his own surrealistic take.

Lighthouse © Mr FND

Lighthouse © Mr FND


“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
Roald Dahl


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Sarah


Originally posted in July 2013, here is Architectural Oddity again with all the gallery links (below).

Surreal art created with a vintage postcard in my collection of the British Textile Pavilion at the 1908 Franco-British Exhibition in London.
Background layer: Playing with Brushes.
Texture: Textures of Italy.

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

Available at the following galleries:
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Zazzle US
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Fine Art America
Fine Art England
Saatchi Art

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah



“When a day that you happen to know is Wednesday starts off by sounding like Sunday, there is something seriously wrong somewhere.”
― John WyndhamThe Day of the Triffids


If my father had appeared in the film version of John Wyndham’s The Day of the Triffids (1963), I could probably recount some interesting story about filming that has never before been published. But he didn’t. He did, however, have a part in the adaptation of Village of the Damned (1960). But I know nothing of his experience in that film!

Birth of a Triffid is my idea of how these monsters start life and bears no resemblance to any triffid living or dead. Just so’s you know.

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Sarah


Connection News: While I’m still trying to work out what I’m supposed to have downloaded onto my new computer that added up to 30 gb in just one week – I was very circumspect and made sure not to download more than 5gb per week, which is why I’m so confused – I’ve had more news from the locals about the connection in this area being exceedingly slow because the service provider is digging up the road.  Sound familiar!

Keep Calm & Then Scream Throw Pillow
Keep Calm & Then Scream Throw Pillow

Even when I get to next month’s bandwidth allowance – from 8th March – it’s still not going to be a great connection. Don’t you just love the 21st century? In any case, it is still making it very difficult to like or reply to your comments with any consistency, let alone visit and do the same on your blog posts. 

On a pleasurable note, I have been at play once more and created Dark Angels, a somewhat surreal piece in feel, even though it doesn’t actually contain anything in the scene that wouldn’t be there in life. I hope it tickles your fancy!

Textures from Kerstin Frank and 2 Lil’ Owls.
Birds photograph by Patryk Sobczak at Unsplash.
Venice building background from Didier Descouens on Wikimedia.

Available at the following galleries:
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Zazzle UK
Fine Art America
Fine Art England
Redbubble

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Francis Bacon in his studio. Photograph: Jane Bown

Francis Bacon in his studio. Photograph: Jane Bown

Francis Bacon’s fame is best assessed retrospectively, Robert Hughes says | Art and design | The Guardian

I feel ever so strongly that an artist must be nourished by his passions and his despairs. These things alter an artist whether for the good or the better or the worse. It must alter him. The feelings of desperation and unhappiness are more useful to an artist than the feeling of contentment, because desperation and unhappiness stretch your whole sensibility.

Artist Francis Bacon [1909-1992], whose work encompassed Surrealism, Cubism and Expressionism, quoted in John Gruen’s The Artist Observed: 28 interviews with contemporary artists.

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Architectural Oddity © First Night Design

Surreal art created with a vintage postcard in my collection of the British Textile Pavilion at the 1908 Franco-British Exhibition in London.
Background layer: Playing with Brushes.
Texture: Textures of Italy.

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

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