Fantasy,Roger Dean and Maxfield Parrish

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Fantasy,Roger Dean and Maxfield Parrish

Post: # 2521Post klaatukeeper
Sat Mar 29, 2003 11:50 am

I was wondering if any one else had ever noticed the similarity in style between the two artist?

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Post: # 44271Post fragilesi
Mon Mar 31, 2003 7:14 am

K, you're not getting much interest in this, who is Maxfield Parrish, I'm not sure that I'm familiar with his work? Do you have any links? I've been thinking about doing some "Dean Kindred Spirits" threads for a while but haven't gotten round to it. This might be a good start!

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Post: # 44284Post IngnoZac
Mon Mar 31, 2003 8:11 am

Here it is, Simon...

http://parrish.artpassions.net/

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Post: # 44296Post guilddigger
Mon Mar 31, 2003 9:47 am

<font face='Comic Sans MS'>yes there is a definite similarity. i didn't know about parrish before, thanks for the tip off. his paintings are very beautiful!</font id='Comic Sans MS'>

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Post: # 44312Post fragilesi
Mon Mar 31, 2003 3:53 pm

Hmmm, nice stuff, I liked the "reluctant dragon" but I must admit I would rate Dean as the more accomplished. Then again I might just be a little biased!

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Mon Mar 31, 2003 11:21 pm

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<b>fragilesi wrote:</b>
Hmmm, nice stuff, I liked the "reluctant dragon" but I must admit I would rate Dean as the more accomplished. Then again I might just be a little biased!

Simon.
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Sorry Simon, but much as I like Roger Dean's work he isn't in the same league as Parrish, at least from a technical standpoint. Apart from the vivid use of colour and general fantasy element (although Parrish is more often myth-based), I don't see much stylistic similarity.

Parrish is in the tradition of the PreRaphaelites/Arts & Crafts/Art Nouveau tradition, obviously very influenced by the Dutch/English artist Lawrence Alma-Tadema (see http://www.ocaiw.com/catalog/index.php? ... 217&page=1)
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Alma-Tadema was an even more stunningly accomplished draughtsman than Parish (These web images scarcely do justice). Roger Dean is however, arguably more original than either.

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Post: # 44349Post IngnoZac
Tue Apr 01, 2003 2:30 am

ROGER IS GOD! <img src=pix/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Post: # 44461Post theproffet
Wed Apr 02, 2003 11:32 am

<font color=blue>Parrish is indeed wonderful. I don't have any Dean framed, but I do with Parrish's "Daybreak," his most renowned painting . . .</font id=blue>

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Post: # 44819Post qman
Mon Apr 07, 2003 12:57 pm

Anyone familar with Mike Whelan, great artist, did the Tad Williams book covers for the Otherland series. If you haven't read the Otherland series oh my get to it just a mind blowing amazing read.

http://www.michaelwhelan.com/

http://www.tadwilliams.com/

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Tue Apr 08, 2003 7:59 pm

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Anyone familar with Mike Whelan, great artist, did the Tad Williams book covers for the Otherland series. If you haven't read the Otherland series oh my get to it just a mind blowing amazing read.

http://www.michaelwhelan.com/

http://www.tadwilliams.com/

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Yeah, I like his stuff. He was pretty well-known in the seventies for his cover paintings for Moorcock books, particualrly the Elric material. He was later commissioned to produce the cover artwork for the Jackon's Victory album. Rumour has it that he had to rework the image several times on Michael Jackson's insistence that he should be 'whiter'. Maybe he was expecting Whelan to make him look like Elric!<img src=pix/icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=pix/icon_smile_shock.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Post: # 45845Post Coalesce
Fri Apr 25, 2003 7:38 pm

Maxfield Parrish is, by far, my favorite painter. The fact that he was so far ahead of his time in terms of subject material and technique, and that he was commerically successful and recognized, is astonishing.

A friend of mine at work is a big tattoo art fan, and whenever he shows me Web sites of tattoo artists, many of them seemed to be fourth-generation Frazetta/Vallejo xerox copies, and not particularly good ones, at that. I showed him a few Maxfield Parrish images, told him that these were done in and around the turn of the century(!) without the use of any air brushes, and blew him away. I only wish that Maxfield Parrish got more recognition as being one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. It may not have been "high art," but every fantasy painter that followed owes a big "thank you" to Maxfield.

And speaking of Roger Dean, he has a gallery showing here in NYC this month. It's at the Grant Gallery on 7 Mercer Street. The phone number is 212 343 2919. Do yourself a favor and GO!!!! Seeing his work full-size is awe-inspiring.

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Chris2210 wrote:[indent]quote:<hr height="1" noshade="noshade" id="quote">
fragilesi wrote:
Hmmm, nice stuff, I liked the "reluctant dragon" but I must admit I would rate Dean as the more accomplished. Then again I might just be a little biased!

Simon.
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Sorry Simon, but much as I like Roger Dean's work he isn't in the same league as Parrish, at least from a technical standpoint. Apart from the vivid use of colour and general fantasy element (although Parrish is more often myth-based), I don't see much stylistic similarity.

Parrish is in the tradition of the PreRaphaelites/Arts & Crafts/Art Nouveau tradition, obviously very influenced by the Dutch/English artist Lawrence Alma-Tadema (see http://www.ocaiw.com/catalog/index.php?lang=en&catalog=pitt&author=217&page=1)
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Alma-Tadema was an even more stunningly accomplished draughtsman than Parish (These web images scarcely do justice). Roger Dean is however, arguably more original than either.



Great photo. That would have been cool if a band or other musician used this for an album cover!!
Don't know if Parrish is still alive, but maybe he can colloborate with Yes-type bands in the future.(?)
PreRaphaelites were great, especially what I've seen : "Lady of Shallot"
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