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Hopper - Edward Hopper House By The Railroad

Edward Hopper House By The Railroad

House By The Railroad Then & Now Photo and Oil Painting.

The house is on the west side of Rt. 9W, three houses north of the intersection of Main and 9W in Haverstraw, NY, on the Hudson River. The house has had some renovations.

The left photo shows the railroad tracks, the house is to the far right. The middle photo shows the house at the same angle as the painting and the right photo is the oil painting. Hopper is known for changing scenes, adding or deleting things for the sake of the painting. So this house by the railroad tracks, about 3 hours north of New York City where he lived, is the correct house. It is said that this painting was an inspiration for the house used in the Psyco movie in the 60s.

Original Edward Hopper House by the Railroad

Tilt-Shift Edward Hopper House by the Railroad

Tilt-Shift Edward Hopper House by the Railroad Photo.

For the Tilt-Shift Edward Hopper House by the Railroad, there are a couple of possible areas where to concentrate on the tilt-shift, but the obvious one is not the house, but the railroad tracks. Bringing the tracks info clear focus adds a greater depth of field to the painting.

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Hopper - Edward Hopper East Wind Over Weehawken

Edward Hopper East Wind Over Weehawken

East Wind Over Weehawken Then & Now Photo and Oil Painting.

Edward Hopper's East Wind Over Weehawken was painted in 1934. It is a street scene depicting the gabled house at 1001 Boulevard East at the corner of 49th Street in Weehawken, New Jersey, and is considered one of Hopper's best works. A lot of things have changed in the over 80 years since this work of art was completed, the house is still there, but the empty lot at the bottom right is still an empty lot, now made into a little park. This painting was recently sold for $40.5 million at Christie's in NY in 2013, which is a record price for his work.

Original Edward Hopper East Wind over Weehawken

Tilt-Shift Edward Hopper East-Wind over-Weehawken

Tilt-Shift Edward Hopper East Wind Over Weehawken Photo.

The Edward Hopper East Wind over Weehawken oil painting is a relatively flat painting where everything is in focus, very little depth of field vision. The obvious choice would be to selective focus on the main house of the painting on the corner, but that did little in producing any desired effect, therefore the focus was changed to the lamp posts and the middle house.

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Monet - Oscar Claude Monet Arrival of the Normandy Train Gare Saint Lazare

Oscar Claude Monet Arrival of the Normandy Train Gare Saint Lazare

Arrival of the Normandy Train Gare Saint Lazare Then & Now Photo and Oil Painting.

The Gare Saint-Lazare was then and is now the biggest and busiest train station in Paris. Early in 1877, after his return to France from London, with the assistance of his companion Gustave Caillebotte, Claude Monet leased an apartment and a studio close to the Gare St-Lazare train station

In the nearby Rue Moncey, he started the first of 12 paintings showing this symbol of modernity. He showed seven of them, including this one, at the Third Impressionist Exhibition, in April of that year. Legend has it that he masterminded to have the standing trains fed with additional coal so he could watch and paint the effects of belching steam, dull gray when caught inside the station, white and cloud-like when seen against the sky. Monet's excellent perspectives of the Gare St-Lazare look like inside scenes, with smoke from the engines making an indistinguishable effect as clouds in the sky. Quick brush strokes show the sparkling motors to one side and the horde of travelers on the platform. This painting is one of only four remaining paintings of the inside of the station. Trains and railways had been depicted in earlier Impressionist works and by Turner in his 'Rain, Steam and Speed', yet were not by and large viewed as stylishly satisfactory subjects.

Original Oscar Claude Monet Arrival of the Normandy Train Gare Saint Lazare

Tilt-Shift Oscar Claude Monet Arrival of the Normandy Train Gare Saint Lazare

Tilt-Shift Claude Monet Arrival of the Normandy Train Gare Saint Lazare.

Tilt-shift Oscar Claude Monet Arrival of the Normandy Train Gare Saint Lazare oil painting is a painting where everything is in out of focus, except for the front of the train, therefore that is the obvious focal point of the painting, but more importantly than the engine is the smoke the steam locomotive is producing.

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Munch - Edvard Munch The Scream

Edvard Munch The Scream

The Scream Then & Now Photo and Oil Painting.

The location of The Scream is Valhallvein road, which is a hillside road sitting above Oslo, Norway and its harbor. Towards the upper left corner of the first photo, it shows the harbor jutting out, thereby separating the two coves that are shown in the painting.

It is said that the scene of The Scream was based on a real, real place located on the hill of Ekeberg, Norway, on a path with a safety railing. The faint city and landscape represent the view of Oslo and the Oslo Fjord. At the bottom of the Ekeberg hill was the crazy house where Edvard Munch’s sister was kept, and adjacent was also a slaughterhouse.

Normal people, standing on a dark forested road at night by themselves, might have uneasy feelings or fears. Now, you take a person that is starting to go slightly crazy and strange, in the same scenario. And it is very easy to see how his mind would start to envision these sights and start to hear noises or voices.

Original Edvard Munch The Scream

Tilt-Shift Edvard Munch The Scream

Tilt-Shift Edvard Munch The Scream Photo.

Tilt-shift Edvard Munch The Scream most obvious area to do selective focus would be on the screamer, but, highlighting that would do nothing to the painting, since it is already such a powerful image. Highlighting the bay and the two people walking, and not highlighting the screamer, puts more mystery on that image.

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Percy - Sidney Richard Percy A Rest on the Roadside

Sidney Richard Percy A Rest on the Roadside

A Rest on the Roadside Then & Now Photo and Oil Painting.

Sidney Richard Percy's art interests were not restricted to painting as he was also a novice picture taker, in a day when photography was new and exciting, yet still a poorly comprehended medium. He habitually utilized his own photographs of gypsies in the Barnes or Wimbledon Common as the basis for comparable figures in his oil paintings.

An illustration of this is Storm Gathering on Cader Idris, North Wales, which he exhibited in 1856 at the Royal Academy, and which has the same young gypsy girls in it as one of seven of his photographs on exhibit in the Victoria and Albert Museum. These same young ladies appear in his 1861 work A Rest on the Roadside shown above, and they show up once more, but reversed, in his 1873 version of Llyn-y-Ddinas, North Wales, demonstrating that he rehashed themes when convenient. The photo of the two gypsy girls in the Barnes Common, London are utilized as a part of this artwork A Rest on the Roadside, on the left side is the photograph used as models for his painting, the center photo is the full painting, the girls are in the lower center of the painting, and the right photograph shows the enlarged girls in the painting.

Original Sidney Richard Percy A Rest on the Roadside

Tilt-Shift Sidney Richard Percy A Rest on the Roadside

Tilt-Shift Sidney Richard Percy A Rest on the Roadside Photo.

Tilt-shift Sidney Richard Percy A Rest on the Roadside really looks like miniature people placed on a landscape. The effect is simply done by highlighting a horizontal line through the figures, and making the distant mountains completely out of focus.

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Picabia - Francis Picabia Notre Dame The Effect Of Sunlight

Francis Picabia Notre Dame The Effect Of Sunlight

Notre Dame The Effect Of Sunlight Then & Now Photo and Oil Painting.

Notre Dame Cathedral has been painted many times by numerous celebrated, its play on light and dark shadows is outstanding. In this painting by Picabia, based on the perspective angle of the church, it is painted not looking from ground level but a higher location.

So we assume he took a rented a small room across the Seine at a hotel the nearby Place Du Petit Pont and from an upper floor room in the hotel, he sketched and painted this oil painting. Only from up high, can the perspective and angle of the cathedral be the same as in his oil painting. The height of the majority of Paris buildings is five or six stories tall.

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Picabia - Francis Picabia Port Of Saint Tropez Evening Effect

Francis Picabia Port Of Saint Tropez Evening Effect

Port Of Saint Tropez Evening Effect Then & Now Photo and Oil Painting.

A greatly changed modern interpretation from the original location of the old port of Saint-Tropez, on the right side of the photo you can see the Bailli de Suffren statue that is also on the right side of the painting.

Who is Saint-Tropez? Who has ever known a holy person named Tropez? In 55AD, one of Nero's centurions named Torpes refused to forsake his religion and was beheaded in Pisa. His body and head were placed in a boat, alongside a dog and a chicken. The creatures should eat his body and cover up the wrongdoing, however when the boat glided into the estuary of what was then called Athenopolis, the head and body were discovered in place. Evidently, the pooch watched over it and protected it. The town name was changed to Ecclesia Sancti Torpetis, and after the French Revolution, it became Saint-Tropez.

Original Francis Picabia Port Of Saint Tropez Evening Effect

Tilt-Shift Francis Picabia Port Of Saint Tropez Evening Effect

Tilt-Shift Francis Picabia Port Of Saint Tropez Evening Effect Photo.

Tilt-Shift Francis Picabia Port Of Saint Tropez Evening Effect is a rather flat oil painting with no depth of field vision. The alignment of the different scenes in the painting made it difficult to chose an area, but, it was settled on the fishing boats and it truly gave an excellent effect.

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Pissarro - Camille Pissarro Statue of Henry IV

Camille Pissarro Statue of Henry IV

Statue of Henry IV Then & Now Photo and Oil Painting.

At the point where the Pont Neuf bridge connects and crosses the Île de la Cité, there stands a bronze equestrian statue of King Henry IV of France, initially commissioned in 1614 and raised on its pedestal by Pietro Francavilla, in 1618. It was demolished in 1792 during the French Revolution but was rebuilt in 1818, following the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy.

Bronze for the new statue was acquired with the bronze from a statue of Louis Charles Antoine Desaix, and also from the statue of Napoleon in Place Vendome, which was melted down. The new statue was cast from a mold made using a surviving cast of the original. Many paintings of this statue and the small square on the island have been made by many different artists.

Original Camille Pissarro Statue of Henry IV

Tilt-Shift Camille Pissarro Statue of Henry IV

Tilt-Shift Camille Pissarro Statue of Henry IV Photo.

Tilt-Shift Camille Pissarro Statue of Henry IV is focused on the middle group of people, keeping a bit of the statue and base which helps to accentuate those features.

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Schiele - Egon Schiele Self Portrait With Black Clay Pot and Star Trek Vulcan Hand Salute

Egon Schiele Self Portrait With Black Clay Pot and Star Trek Vulcan Hand Salute

Self-Portrait With Black Clay Pot and Star Trek Vulcan Hand Salute Then & Now Photo and Oil Painting.

Was Egon Schiele's girlfriend, Walburga "Wally" Neuzil Jewish?

In 1911, Egon Schiele painted the oil painting Self-Portrait With Black Clay Pot, and this painting features him doing the Vulcan salute devised by Leonard Nimoy. The salute showed up in 1967 on the Star Trek second season opening scene, "Amok Time" The Vulcan “live long and prosper” salute is based on a blessing used by the Jewish Rabbi during the worship service, and was created by Nimoy, who drew on his on adolescence synagogue experiences for the inspiration.

The hand motion itself wasn’t the only part that was obtained from Jewish custom. The “live long and prosper” and the lesser known Vulcan traditional response of “Peace and long life” was based on the Jewish “Shalom Aleichem, peace be upon you”, and the traditional reply of “Aleichem Shalom, Upon you, be Peace”. The Vulcan salute is detailed in a mosaic in the Synagogue of Enschede, Netherlands. The building was built in 1927-1928 by request of the Dutch-Jewish Community of Enschede. The mosaic text reads "בשמאלה עשר וכבוד" ("in her left-hand riches and honor"), which is a part of Proverbs 3:16.

In 1911, Egon Schiele met the seventeen-year-old Walburga (Wally) Neuzil, when he was 21 and she was only 17, she became his lover and model for quite a long while, depicted in a number of Schiele's most striking compositions. She moved in with him in Vienna and modeled for him. Very little is known of her; she may have before modeled for Gustav Klimt and might have been one Klimt's mistresses. Schiele and Wally wanted to escape what they perceived as the claustrophobic Viennese milieu and went to the small town of Český Krumlov (Krumau) in southern Bohemia. Despite the fact that Krumau was the birthplace of Schiele's mother, and now the site of a Schiele museum, he and his lover were driven out of the town by the residents, who objected to their way of life which included his alleged work of the town's high school young ladies as models.

Is it conceivable that Walburga "Wally" Neuzil was Jewish? Schiele and Neuzil met in 1911, the painting Self-Portrait With Black Clay Pot was also done in 1911. No one is going to pose with this very particular and uncomfortable hand sign, without someone showing Egon how it is done with the left hand. Considering that Schiele never set foot in a Jewish Temple to know about this gesture, the coincidence of him meeting Walburga and painting this hand sign both in 1911, suggests that he was showed how to do it, and incorporated it into the painting. The hand gesture is code for “riches and honor”, and considering he was only 21, starting out, she did the gesture as a means of encouraging him to greater riches and success, the same way you would give a thumbs up ok sign.

Original Egon Schiele Self Portrait With Black Clay Pot

Tilt-Shift Egon Schiele Self Portrait With Black Clay Pot

Tilt-Shift Egon Schiele Self Portrait With Black Clay Pot Photo.

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Shinn - Everett Shinn Madison Square And The Dewey Arch

Everett Shinn Madison Square And The Dewey Arch

Madison Square And The Dewey Arch Then & Now Photo and Oil Painting.

The arch stood at the crossing point of 5th Ave. and Broadway in NYC. The painting is viewed from inside the park looking towards the side of the Arch.

The Dewey Arch was a temporary triumphal arch that stood from 1899 to 1900 at Madison Square in Manhattan, New York. It had been raised for the parade in honor of Admiral George Dewey to commend his triumph in the Battle of Manila Bay in the Philippines in 1898.

With just around two months left, it was decided to build the arch and its colonnade in staff, a material that had been utilized for the temporary structures of several World's Fairs. Modeled after the Arch of Titus in Rome, the Dewey Arch was decorated with the works of 28 stone carvers and topped by a large quadriga that showed four stallions drawing a ship. Around evening time, the arch was illuminated with electric lights.

After the parade on September 30, 1899, the arch quickly began to disintegrate. An endeavor to raise cash to have the arch rebuilt with more durable materials, as had been accomplished for the arch in Washington Square Park, fizzled, and thus the arch was demolished in 1900. The larger sculptures were sent to Charleston for an exhibit and were destroyed afterward. The left side photo of the Dewey Arch, the middle photo is the intersection today, and on the right is the oil painting by Shinn, painted from inside the park, looking towards the buildings on the left of the center photo.

Original Everett Shinn Madison Square And The Dewey Arch

Tilt-Shift Everett Shinn Madison Square And The Dewey Arch

Tilt-Shift Everett Shinn Madison Square And The Dewey Arch Photo.

Tilt-Shift Everett Shinn Madison Square And The Dewey Arch has a lot of detail that is closely packed together and the challenge was isolating the mother and child keeping a sense of movement.

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