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Old 04-06-2012, 05:41 PM
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OK, this will be pretty hard for me to explain without seeming weird, but my recent visit at the museums in Spain reminded me once again about all those funny coincidences that keep me excited and inspired since the day Iīve started painting.

I have seen these kind of things many times throughout the years, so Iīm just curious if any of you have experienced something similar within your branch of art. You know, Iīm talking about that sweet surprise when your realize that your creation has already been made in some form by someone else just recently or maybe several years ago.

That some of the most successful painters, like Picasso and Dali, copied old famous paintings was a great surprise for me anyway, mostly because that is how I, an amateur, began to paint in the early 90īs. This was my second painting ever. Not a good copy, not even finished, just my version without the cows and the girl.






But what surprised me even more lately at the Dali museum, was the similarities to some of my old motifs and themes.

After my oil painting period I became restless and wanted to produce things faster. So I started to scrawl and scribble almost everyday for 2-3 years.
It was (and in a way still is) like an obsession, I just had to do it.
I have hundreds of drawings and scrawls in notebooks, on paper pieces and sheets that I later scanned and processed further in Photo Shop.
I guess there are limited amount of things on this Earth to depict, so sooner or later we all make things that others already have done before, but some of the combinations are indeed fascinating.






Have you met with or witnessed coincidences like this within music or other art?
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:30 PM
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No, but I like your art! Especially that last one!
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:48 AM
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Oh, Iīm glad you like it, thank you! This is just the original. The processed one is slightly different and looks more like a female behind something, so I named it Helen Cage. Itīs from 2008

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Old 04-09-2012, 07:24 AM
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Do you know why everybody has that sweet obsession for that black?

There is a room at the Dali museum in Figueres with Daliīs private collection of works of art.
I donīt know what I loved the most - Daliīs taste or Urgell Modestīs untitled version of that black.
Well, It seems I wasnīt the first one with the idea of painting a whole picture with only black, either. But my version had the title SMILE - a Layer 1 painted with #000000 in Photo Shop Elements.







(Sorry for the bad quality. I had a camera with extremely good exposure ability without flash, but somebody stole it at the Barcelona Sants station. It was extremely difficult to take a proper picture behind that air-conditioned glasswall with my new substitute.)
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:09 AM
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That some of the most successful painters, like Picasso and Dali, copied old famous paintings was a great surprise for me anyway, mostly because that is how I, an amateur, began to paint in the early 90īs. This was my second painting ever. Not a good copy, not even finished, just my version without the cows and the girl.



Great picture. I think yours has a much softer feel and warmer look. Great work.
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:40 PM
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Iīm glad you liked it!
Yet the original color is too vivid. I never bothered to take a proper pic of it because itīs not finished yet (and perhaps never will be )

The colours look more like this:
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:28 PM
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I think you've misused the word 'coincidence' with the word 'likeness'. But I get what you mean.

WOOOW, faaaarrr out maaaan, or dudette. That words always make me giggle because it reminds me of my Mum correcting me and saying, 'Ette isn't a word. You should say 8." LOLOLOL
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Old 04-29-2012, 04:48 AM
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oh Iīm sorry, but english is not my native language, not even my second language
but I don't think anybody understand what I mean anyway so please, just ignore it
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:39 PM
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You know I like and love you & you're art. MORE of the clothes! But then again I know how you fashion designer type sewing people fear others biting(80's slang for stealing ideas) on techniques and such.

OH! MORE KITTENS AND PUPPIES!!!
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:44 AM
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You know, if I lived in your city I would ask you out for a coffee and tell you the truth. That I never copy or steal ideas, that it just pours out. Sometimes every day squeezing ītill you burst into laughter or crying, sometimes not at all. Just like it is described on the diary today. You see, that is the only truth that makes me happy in this otherwise bittersweet experience.

MORE of the clothes? MORE KITTENS AND PUPPIES?? ....you make me blush like it still was the 70īs

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