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Steven Pearson





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PostPosted: Sun 12 Jul, 2009 12:23 am    Post subject: Any good medieval artists?         Reply with quote

Anyone know of any good artists that paint the medieval period? I have bought a print or two but mostly I like to use them for my PC's desktop.

I think Graham Turner's art is fantastic, but the problem is all the images that I can find on the net are too small to use as wallpaper.

Here is a link to his work. Some great stuff.

http://www.studio88.co.uk/acatalog/Medieval_Prints.html
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PostPosted: Sun 12 Jul, 2009 3:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

have a look @ www.chriscollingwood.com

for one.

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PostPosted: Sun 12 Jul, 2009 9:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

His stuff is pretty good, but I like Turner's a bit better. Didnt see too many large images on site either.

I will post others if I can find any.
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PostPosted: Sun 12 Jul, 2009 11:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Take a look at the Osprey books. They use a number of different illustrators (Graham Turner is one). You'll find people like Gerry Embleton and Angus McBride, etc. Maybe you can find their pictures somewhere on the internet.

Below is an illustration by Gerry Embleton. IMO, not as good as Graham Turner's work.



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PostPosted: Sun 12 Jul, 2009 12:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Angus McBride.... hm. His armour is riddled with technical, not to mention proportional errors. He gives too many men-at-arms the 'Michelin Man' look. They all look like toys.
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PostPosted: Sun 12 Jul, 2009 1:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Peter Dennis has done some pretty good work for DK, Osprey and others.

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PostPosted: Sun 12 Jul, 2009 7:11 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I like that last one. I think that archer is in for a world of hurt, even though he ducked the lance and is readying a bobkin. (Speaking as someone who once got run into by a horse. Bounce bounce. Wink )
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PostPosted: Mon 13 Jul, 2009 12:03 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Just as a comparison, here is Graham Turner's Battle of Tewkesbury. The man knows how to draw. You can buy some of these as greeting cards. Some of them would be great Christmas cards, though kind of pricey.


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PostPosted: Mon 13 Jul, 2009 2:00 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Roger,
That does not look like a current Embleton picture at all, either it is an early work of Gerry's, somehtign made for Child's book or it is not made him at all. I for one have never seen it before and I have an extensive collection of Gerry Embleton's work. GE's work for Osprey show a level of historical accuracy and skill which is far superior to that in the images you linked to. Why not use one of thise pictures as an example of his work?
Also the Turner painting is in oil while the alledged Embleton painting is mostly likely in Gouache

Here are 3 images from recent work both men did for Osprey which provide a far better comparison of the skill of both men.

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PostPosted: Mon 13 Jul, 2009 10:34 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Daniel Staberg wrote:
Roger,
That does not look like a current Embleton picture at all, either it is an early work of Gerry's, somehtign made for Child's book or it is not made him at all. I for one have never seen it before and I have an extensive collection of Gerry Embleton's work.



Daniel, here is where I found the Embleton picture -

http://www.bridgemanartondemand.com/artist/10312/Gerry_Embleton
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PostPosted: Mon 13 Jul, 2009 11:02 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

While the Turner works are totally amazing in their detail and technical proficiency, I always get the impression in his depictions of combat that everyone's just standing around holding a pose. There's something static about most of the figures.

Embleton, for example, seems to be able to infuse his scenes with a sense of action.
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PostPosted: Mon 13 Jul, 2009 10:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Are there any cheaper ones? I mean 38 pounds for a print? Isn't that like 57 dollars? Shouldn't prints be a lot cheaper?
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PostPosted: Mon 13 Jul, 2009 10:27 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Michael Curl wrote:
Are there any cheaper ones? I mean 38 pounds for a print? Isn't that like 57 dollars? Shouldn't prints be a lot cheaper?


That's pretty reasonable for a print. Well-known artists sell prints for several hundreds of dollars. Art ain't cheap. Nor should it be.

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PostPosted: Mon 13 Jul, 2009 10:41 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Some good suggestions, especially like the Peter Dennis pic. I will have to try and find some Osprey or DK art when I have some more time.
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PostPosted: Mon 13 Jul, 2009 11:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

James Arlen Gillaspie wrote:
Angus McBride.... hm. His armour is riddled with technical, not to mention proportional errors. He gives too many men-at-arms the 'Michelin Man' look. They all look like toys.


That's true to a significant extant, but not universally so. It seems to be a trend in his later work, but his earlier stuff is not as bad as that, and is generally excellent. While Gerry Embleton became much better over the years, Angus' work got worse, for the reason you cite.

Certainly his work was much more detailed then most - I remember in his "Germanic Warriors" for the Osprey Elite series he had a painting of a feast. If you look closely in the background under the table you can see a couple of dogs fighting over a bone. Its those kind of little things that tended to make his works come alive much more than any other artist I've seen.
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PostPosted: Tue 14 Jul, 2009 10:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

What does everyone think of Mark Churms work?

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PostPosted: Tue 14 Jul, 2009 12:27 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Two more names - Brian Palmer and Tom Lovell.
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PostPosted: Sun 21 Mar, 2010 12:33 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Most of the guys who work for Osprey are worthy of mention since they generally know their stuff. Graham Turner is my favourite but, as was said before, his battle scenes are quite dull. I do not know why exactly, but his figures seem to look much better when they're just marching somewhere or chilling after a battle.

There's also this Osprey artist whose style I like who seems to be a débutante. He did the illustrations for Osprey's books on the battles of Otterburn (in 1388) and Flodden (1513). Incidentally, both are battles between the Scots and the English, and both are battles where the Scottish overall leader died in combat. :P
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PostPosted: Sun 21 Mar, 2010 12:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I've got to say, as one that focuses on 16th century social life- particularly clothing- McBride's depictions of the garments worn seemed to be on the very poorly researched side.

I've got to agree though, that image above doesn't look like Embleton... his illustrations tend to be very well researched. I could be wrong though, I tend to only check out Ospreys from periods that interest me. These are some of the kind I'm used to seeing from him (off his website)




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PostPosted: Sun 21 Mar, 2010 7:13 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The web gallery of art: http://www.wga.hu/index1.html
I entered the word "battle" in the search engine. It's hard to beat Altdorfer, Durer or Breughels.

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