Tuesday, November 21, 2006

the navaraise bull (2)

10 comments:

Matt J said...

Congrats on DRAWN too, by the way!

Joshua James said...

Can we take requests?????

Heh.

How bout a Leyendecker Style Limbolo piece???

^_^

Oscar Grillo said...

I hope someday you´ll draw Le Chien Andalou also....
Yesterday I´ve shown you art to some Argentinean colleagues and they loved it. Stay well, Limbolo.

limbolo said...

Matt,
Thanks, yes, suddenly there were all these people out there.

JJ,
I love Leyendecker - I see you've mentioned him on your blog. You're fortunate to get close up to his work. In Europe he's not a well known figure. I honour him as one of the great masters of American illustration and I hope I've learned some lessons from him but I don't plan on doing any pastiches.

Oscar,
The Andalusian dog...Hmmm... Interesting.
Thanks for the Argentinian exposure. There is more to come from the Navaraise bull.
I must be off: Alan Yentob has a program on HOLBEIN in 5 minutes.

Cali said...

I like it (as usual !)

Stef said...

Is it a detail of a bigger painting Limbolo? J'aime Beaucoup.

Jenya said...

Hi Neil! It reminded me of your your Egypt series of work, I truly loved it. Beautiful use of shapes and light ! I wish I could see your process someday. Maybe a flash movie or something similar...

KaRLa said...

i always love your work is amazing the lights shadows really beautiful

limbolo said...

Cali, Stef, Jenja, Karla,
Good evening and thanks.

Jenja,
The egyptian series was based on the art of AKHENATEN's court and culture. I find these links and benchmarks in history very fascinating.

This image is part of a larger picture in the 'Navaraise Bull' series I am working on. The costume of the youth is accurate - I hope - to the XIVth.C. It is based on paintings from the kingdom of Navarre which depict primitive corridas in a region which is now split between Spain and France.

Alina Chau said...

gorgeous, love the composition!! simple yet so elegant and dynamic.