Friday, May 10, 2013

other people's work part 33


There are many artists whose work I admire but a few days ago I came across some images painted by a young, self taught, Dutch painter named Thijme Termaat that quite blew me away. Not only are they exquisitely crafted but what's so striking to me is their inherently positive vision of life. You can read an interview with the artist as well as see larger versions of paintings shown in the video by going here. He's a pretty fascinating young man.

Thijme made this video over the course of three years (yes, one year per minute) using simple, stop-motion and time-lapse techniques and no digital effects. What he did do was to always wear the same shirt in order to not distract the viewer from the paintings but if you look closely, you'll notice his steadily growing hair is suddenly tied in a knot. Watching it full screen is even more of a treat.



Hmmm. He also seems able to paint using both hands.

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  1. One time watching is certainly not enough.
    Thanks for sharing, Susan.

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    1. I've watched it more than a few times myself.
      I'm so glad you like it too, Sean.

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    1. Hi Claude. You're very welcome.

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  3. what an amazing painter!! that was such fun to watch and i was amazed at how he was able to achieve all that wonderful depth and brilliance. how fun.... how are you my dear? i haven't been out and about much and came over to your house first tonight. i see i may have a bit to catch up on with you here. hoping spring has sprung in your neck of the woods. xxx

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    1. He apparently went to art school for two months and then returned home where he could paint in peace. Amazing results, eh?

      I'm fine. Went to a craft show last weekend and then spent four days making a crafted thing. I have a feeling I'm not cut out for multiples of anything.

      Spring was fine (glorious actually) for two days but now it's chilly and raining again. Ah well, summer will be here soon and I'll complain of the heat.

      I'm glad, glad, glad to see you back.
      xoxoxo

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    2. on the multiples thing, neither am I! boring boring... well have to keep stopping, it quits I mean, previewing to get it moving again and then off ... grrrrr

      mucho lovo

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    3. One doesn't like to feel like a factory, eh? I have to admit though, that sometimes I'll really get into seeing how this would look with that and things spin off for a while. I've been back in the bead boxes again.

      Sorry you've been having connect problems. It's always so good to see you.
      xoxo :)

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  4. He certainly has the technical skills in his painting and his presentation of himself at work. Does he always use a pencil thin brush on each hand? But, I hope you don't mind my honest opinion, I personally think his work is kitschy. With maturity, his work should improve for he does have tremendous ability. Maybe he does need to go back to art school for that.

    Thank you again for finding such interesting gems, Susan. I'm sorry to hear spring was short-lived out your way. Good that you are keeping your hands busy. We've had very hot weather for the last 8 days but we're in for some cooler and wetter days. If not too wet, maybe I'll get a little more gardening done without passing out in the heat. Wish you could come and help with your green thumbs!

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    1. At the beginning of the video I noticed he was laying the ground color with a largish flat brush but it's hard to know what else he uses. It's quite the flashy little movie, isn't it? He is very young so the kitsch aspect isn't much of a surprise. What makes him unique is the joyous quality he exudes in his work. He's already become very successful so my guess is he'll ride that for a while.

      It's fun sharing some of what I find interesting. Yes, spring is still being a bit intermittent around here as it's been foggy and rainy most of the day with more forecast for tomorrow. What's interesting after living on the west coast where spring starts sooner is seeing forsythia, daffodils, early tulips, hyacinths, pansies, and magnolia all blooming at the same time. There aren't many cherry trees here but the few I've noticed in other springs are still some weeks away from blooming.

      I hope you get some soft, damp days for planting and, yes, I'd love to help.

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  5. Wonderful. Inspirational. Made my day and my day has just begun. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I'm delighted you enjoyed it so much.

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  6. Facebook friends are enjoying very much the video and interview links. Bringing you their thanks.

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    1. That's great, Claude. I saw he was already pretty well known in Europe but I'm glad you've been able to point more people his way.

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  7. What delightful work! Thanks for "drawing" it to Bear's attention.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting
    Life in the Urban Forest (poetry)

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    1. Glad you made it by, Bear. Hope you're enjoying the thaw.

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