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#181 Kane

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 05:25 AM

Found this tribute painting on another forum. I believe it does an excellent job of summing up all the wishes of Frazetta's fans.
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You might want to enlarge it to get an idea of who is coming through the door.

Edited by Kane, 14 May 2010 - 05:26 AM.

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 02:06 PM

Great idea behind that illustration. I can take a good guess as to who the sillhoutte is.
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Posted 14 May 2010 - 05:02 PM

Unfortunately, this screening has been canceled. Fear not, similar events are planned for the future!

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ddvorchak@provcomlib.org for more info!

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Edited by provcomlib, 19 May 2010 - 04:49 AM.


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Posted 14 May 2010 - 05:46 PM

Nice idea , I've passed the info. over to my Group.

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 07:02 PM

I generally find images like this to be unbearably cheesy, but frankly, this is my favourite of the Frazetta tributes so far. Particularly since it's Luana taking Frazetta's hand: Luana was the first Frazetta image I ever laid eyes on. B)

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 07:34 PM

Superb, brilliant, fantastic, favourite Artist !
Has inspired so many, and will inspire millions more... forever...

RIP Frank.
I can never thank or salute you, enough.

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 11:25 PM

Hey, I'd like to see that bad boy. When's it coming to Raleighwood, NC?

Saw the IMax Vincent Van Gogh film last fall and it was very cool.

Yeah, I'm just going to have to buy Painting with Fire. Buy it. Own it. Watch it xxx times while hoisting a brew to Frank's shade.

Edited by jak, 14 May 2010 - 11:30 PM.

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 11:47 PM

Cool. I've seen the dvd (and intend to watch it and Fire and Ice again soon) and would love to see it on the big screen. What a treat.
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Posted 15 May 2010 - 11:40 PM

My own small tribute to the memory of Frank Frazetta:

The Lurking Humour
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Posted 16 May 2010 - 08:42 AM

Al Harron looks at the intersections of Frazetta and REH here:


http://www.thecimmerian.com/?p=14380

Lots of similarities (and differences). B)

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 02:39 AM

With this sad news I have had a great desire to watch my copy of Fire and Ice/Painting with Fire: What should have been a breakout flick for such a great artist and his biography. A superb way, in my opinion, to honor Frank Frazetta, the man who captured my heart and helped release my creativity with his work...

And I couldn't find my dvd!

What a frantic search that began, as there was a chance it might've disappeared mysteriously, but thankfully I found it. So in the coming days I will be watching Fire and Ice, followed by Painting with Fire -- and might top it off with The Whole Wide World in honor of the other man who captured my heart and helped release my creativity with his work.

May my favorite artist and writer share interesting times together in the afterlife...
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Posted 17 May 2010 - 02:59 AM

The more I think about it, the sadder I get. It's a shame I never got to meet the man. I also have friends in East Stroudsburg, so I really don't have an excuse for never going to the museum.

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 07:03 AM

Jeffrey Shanks, who's seen Mr. Frazetta's work up close, has written a tribute to the Master here:


http://www.thecimmerian.com/?p=14742

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 07:52 AM

Small Washington Post piece about the debt REH Fans owe Mr. Frazetta.

http://www.washingto...0051703706.html
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Posted 18 May 2010 - 04:10 PM

Small Washington Post piece about the debt REH Fans owe Mr. Frazetta.

http://www.washingto...0051703706.html



That's by Lee Breakiron. He's a long-time REH fan.

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:40 PM

The bottom line is Frank sr owns the paintings.So its up to him to sign a complaint or drop the charges.This is a weird situation.



Frank Sr. may have "owned" his paintings for the last 9 months of his life, but as soon as he set up that LLC (at the urgings of Frank Jr's siblings, from what I hear), he no longer had ANY real control over said paintings. I go over the details here:


http://www.thecimmerian.com/?p=8559

BTW, I've heard rumors that Fritz's painting, "Kane and the Golden Sea", has been missing since late 2009 (no, NOT related to Frank Jr's "heist").

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 05:43 PM

My own small tribute to the memory of Frank Frazetta:

The Lurking Humour



Very cool. Liked how you had Painbrush greet Frank.

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 07:05 PM

I read this and thought of Frazetta (and, in Platonic ascent, from Frazetta to visual artists generally):



from 'Vermächtnis'

Den Sinnen hast du dann zu trauen,
Kein Falsches lassen sie dich schauen,
Wenn dein Verstand dich wach erhält.
Mit frischem Blick bemerke freudig
Und wandle, sicher wie geschmeidig,
Durch Auen reichbegabter Welt.

-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

from 'Legacy':
Next, you must trust your senses: they will show you nothing false if your intelligence keeps you awake. Keep your eyes fresh and open and joyful, and move with sure steps, yet flexibly, through the fields of a world so richly endowed.
-- Johann Wolfgang Goethe; trans. David Luke


Edited by guilalah, 21 May 2010 - 12:28 AM.


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Posted 24 May 2010 - 09:58 PM

I took a trip to a Fantasy plus art site I frequent and took a peek at a latest offering (repeated sets of art by various artists) and by the fifth piece I had to scroll down to their Frazetta offering. Why? 'Cause of how static each piece was in the latest offering. A barbarian in full garb standing there with sword in hand, a barbarian and wizard standing there with blue dragon standing in background, a silly looking woman with tattoos and piecings standing there with absurd gun and sword in hand, a scantily clad woman with absurdly sized sword standing there... Standing, standing, standing! Motionless. Just there.

Well, with Frazetta I found what thrills me in Fantasy art -- his art! Tarzan with woman in arm leaping out a window, Tarzan, perhaps, punching a hunter, A soldier cradling a comrade, machinegun blazing, Frankenstein's Monster strangling a man, the mob in full swing behind him, a woman cringling as she eyes a headless human body reaching out, bodiless heads on a shelf behind... Wow! All filled with movement! Frazetta was the master of bringing his paintings to life. Going through them truly set my heart to pounding.

And even in his static pieces -- The Barbarian from Conan the Adventurer for example -- there is a...tenseness to them, as if some movement is about to be unleashed.

Anyway, not saying the more static pieces were bad. Far from it. Some are rather good. But to see so many bunched in a row...

Thank you, Frank, for the thrills.
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Posted 25 May 2010 - 01:26 AM

I took a trip to a Fantasy plus art site I frequent and took a peek at a latest offering (repeated sets of art by various artists) and by the fifth piece I had to scroll down to their Frazetta offering. Why? 'Cause of how static each piece was in the latest offering. A barbarian in full garb standing there with sword in hand, a barbarian and wizard standing there with blue dragon standing in background, a silly looking woman with tattoos and piecings standing there with absurd gun and sword in hand, a scantily clad woman with absurdly sized sword standing there... Standing, standing, standing! Motionless. Just there.

Well, with Frazetta I found what thrills me in Fantasy art -- his art! Tarzan with woman in arm leaping out a window, Tarzan, perhaps, punching a hunter, A soldier cradling a comrade, machinegun blazing, Frankenstein's Monster strangling a man, the mob in full swing behind him, a woman cringling as she eyes a headless human body reaching out, bodiless heads on a shelf behind... Wow! All filled with movement! Frazetta was the master of bringing his paintings to life. Going through them truly set my heart to pounding.


Indeed! Well spoken - you put the finger on something I was having a hard time articulating. The kineticism of his paintings are what makes them standout - that, and that for the most part, they come entirely from his imagination. So many modern fantasy artists use photos and models - the Star Wars artists in particular - you can pretty much sift through production stills and find the exact pose that was used to compose their paintings. Not so with Frazetta. When you see one of his paintings, you are looking into the mind of the man himself.





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