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Legendary artist Ed Org will now be at all the following events so if you haven’t manged to catch up with him on his travels so far this year here’s your chance !!!
SEPT 16/17/18 Antiques, Collectors & Vintage Fair, Stamford Meadows, Lincs, PE9 2WE
23/24/25 Cornucopia Festival, Burton Constable Hall, Skirlaugh, East Yorks, HU11 4LN
OCT 29/30 Detling International Antiques & Collectors Fair,
Kent County Showground, ME14 3JF
NOV 26/27 Ludlow Medieval Fayre, Ludlow Castle, Shropshire, SY8 1AY
If your life is however so far impoverished by a lack of experience of Ed Org’s amazing art then take a look here.
Last night we watched 101 Dalmations after buying a remastered copy on Amazon. Yep, that’s right, the original Walt Disney cartoon from way back in 1961. The last time I saw this film I was just a wee little boy and Cruela was the most frightening woman a small boy could imagine. Of course, these far too many years later it doesn’t look quite the same and it is a little odd that all the “adult” characters have English accents whilst all the little doggies talk with American children’s accents. On the other hand, the artwork behind this animation is just superb. You look at the incredibly short list of animators responsible by comparison to the screenfuls nowadays that need a specially written 5 minute song to playout while they are being displayed and you wonder how it could have been possible. When you look at the loving detail and careful craftsmanship of these old Disney cartoons you also wonder if all the increased technology has been worthwhile. The modern cartoons are very bright and glitzy with lots of special effects but it is a very different kind of artwork. There is a charm to these old Disney cartoons that is somehow timeless. By comparison, the modern ones seem cold and impersonal. I don’t know how emotionally involved modern animators are in their work. Maybe some of them do really love what they do but I am certain that the animators who worked on 101 Dalmations and the other early Disney classics poured everything they had into their work. It is good to see that the cartoons have been so well remastered and can be preserved for future generations. Almost 50 years on from when 101 Dalmations was first released maybe some of those animators are no longer with us but what a legacy of love to leave behind. Maybe new is not always better …
Have you ever wondered how comic artists manage to conceive of some of the bizarre and outrageous poses of their characters? That leering expression or striding hero figure, that posturing or fawning servant, for instance? Well, Glenn Fabry, a comic artist of no small talent has given us the privilege of a glimpse into his world by showing us the photos he took of himself for some of his work, which flip over to the final artwork when you put your cursor on the photo. Go and have a look. It’s really a fun way to look at how an artist works. Then come back here and tell us what you thought of it. You just need to click here to go to the right page on Glenn Fabry’s website.
Another first from Artists UK DotNet! If you are an artist (or even if you’re not) perhaps you have had a piece of artwork, painting etc (or several even!) reported lost or destroyed by a publisher or manufacturer with no evidence. Or maybe the artwork or painting was just plain stolen from your house or exhibition. Whichever it was, at Artists UK DotNet we are offering a free listing service to help in the recovery of such items. Someone out there must know something! Our new section for these listings is here.
This may be of particular use to artists who did not have artwork returned by publishers in the bad old days before the legal requirements came in to do so. Of course, it may be that the current owner has no idea that the artist was never paid and that the artwork still belongs to them. It may be that they acquired it through perfectly honest means as far as they know. But maybe they would feel uncomfortable enough to part with it or make some form of payment if they knew that it had not been legitimatelyacquired from the artist.
If your painting or artwork was stolen then it must be somewhere, someone must know something and the Worldwide Web must be the best of all possible places to try to reach that ‘someone’. There are no guarantees so that is why we do not intend to charge for this service. What have you got to lose? Send us an email with as much information as you have and preferably a small jpg image of the painting or artwork that will come up around 3″ x 4″ on the screen. Make sure you tell us when and where the painting or artwork was lost or stolen as also who might be interested in owning it (so we can include relevant words in the listing to pick up on searches through search engines). We’ll also need your statement in writing in the email that you are the legal owner of this painting or artwork. If you are prepared to offer a reward for the return of this painting or artwork then please let us know how much.
We hope this new service will be of use to artists and art lovers in recovering their property. If you have any comments or suggestions about all this then please click the Comments link and tell us what you think.