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Here is a linocut that I've been meaning to upload for a long time now. As per often, it doesn't fit on my scanner so I had to shoot a digital photo of it and mess about on photoshop to make it presentable. Meh, I need a tripod.

Anyhow, here's Bob "happy trees" Ross painting Albrecht Dürer's famous self-portrait. It's playing off a number of themes connecting to artist-as-genius (a notion that began to catch on in Dürer's time and to which he himself subscribed), high versus low art and many mroe besides. I'm going to stop talking now.
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Aurahleth Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Student General Artist
sweet.
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uhlrik Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012   General Artist
Thank you very much! I had a lot of fun with this one.
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syringe-love Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Some great cutting there, very effective linocut.
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uhlrik Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011   General Artist
Thank you very much! I had a LOT of fun making this one.
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syringe-love Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I like the degrees of existence, the durer, then the artist, then the viewer, all in woodcut, brilliant.
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uhlrik Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011   General Artist
Thank you so very much! I had a great deal of fun dreaming up and executing this piece, and I hope it was a fitting homage to everybody concerned.
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Jessii333 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2007
he's gunna paint a rainbow and some happy trees????!!! huh is he!
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uhlrik Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007   General Artist
What else would he paint?
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coveredinspittle Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2006
This is great.
It literally made me laugh out loud.
Not at the quality mind you, very talented. I found the idea humorous.
Spot on.
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uhlrik Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006   General Artist
Thank you very much! I was hoping that a few people would appreciate my sense of humor, and maybe even dig at the deeper meanings too. :-D
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coveredinspittle Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006
I used to watch Bob "Happy Trees" when I was sick, to fall asleep.
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uhlrik Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006   General Artist
He's good for that. There are actually several key similarities between him and the father of the German Renaissance, though... which I thought was an interesting thing to examine in a compare and contrast fashion.
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coveredinspittle Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006
Rather an oblique and interesting inference.
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uhlrik Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006   General Artist
It's certainly not the most direct reference a guy could make. But then, I don't tend to like when too much of an art piece's message is too obvious from a one-second read.
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CatieVG Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I used to watch this guy on tv, but I never had a stand or palette ready. Or canvas for that matter. It was so amazing how he could just sneeze a painting right out and it would look terrific. Anyways, the inking is amazing, like usual. I don't know how you do it.
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uhlrik Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2006   General Artist
I actually never really spent much time watching the guy. I saw him a few times, but it was always more just that he was something I was aware of.

I really love relief printing. It's one of my very, very favorite media to work in.
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elixirx Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2006
this is perfect..the technique and the theme is great..so sarcastic,so impressive..i loved it:) i think art is something that has to be related with both imagination and handwork,copying and repeating yourself all the time has nothing to do with creating something!! congratulations!! great idea,great job:))
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uhlrik Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2006   General Artist
I agree with you about art. Imagination's important, and technique shouldn't be abandoned either.

I must admit I'm quite pleased with this piece.

Thank you for your comment!
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