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: Art that really moved you

03-23-2013, 01:20 AM
Every now and then through out the years I'll come across a piece of art that really moves me. It could be a book, painting, or even a television show. One that really did move me, and had a big impact on me was when I was child.

It was the summer of 1987, and I was out on school holidays for the summer. It had become kind of a tradition during that summer that me and my dad would go out once a week garage sailing. After which we would go to the mall where my dad would shop for groceries. Across from the grocery store there was a small book shop (which is still there today). The book stop sold magazines, and also comics. So I would browse through them usually starting with the magazines so I could check out star log, and comic scene magazine.

This one day in particular I was browsing through the comics when the cover of one of them jumped out at me. It was an issue of Detective comics starring Batman. Now before this I was never really a fan of Batman. That was about to change how ever this one fateful day. The issue was drawn by a little known comic artist at the time named Todd Mcfarlane. His art work in that comic totally blew my mind. I had never seen anyone draw Batman like that before with his long gothic ears, and over sized twisting cape.

I bought the comic, and was totally captivated by it. I can't really put the feeling into words, but it was like being in love. That is as best a comparison I can come to it. As a child it totally inspired me, and catapulted my imagination. Like I said how the artwork made me feel is hard to put into words. I have never been moved by something like that before or since.

Has anyone else had a similar experience upon a piece of art?

03-23-2013, 08:44 AM
The Hubble deep field. To me this picture is just mind blowing. The Hubble telescope focused on one spot in the sky with the shutter open. The area of sky was like holding a dime at arms length and looking at it for 11 days. Over 10,000 galaxies in one shot. If you've got the time Google the image.All we are is dust in the wind is an understatement.

03-24-2013, 07:13 PM
I checked that image out, and that is very mind blowing. The distance is something a person will never be able to appreciate.

03-25-2013, 03:58 PM
As a horse crazy child I was always drawn to the books of Marguerite Henry. While I loved the books for their literary value - it was the illustrations that always captivated my attention. Wesley Dennis was my hero. I wanted to draw like him so so bad. His art always had "life" to them. He could bring out the character of the animal or person he was drawing and always drew you in. He wasn't a technically perfect artist - He wasn't the greatest artist in the world by any means - but he was my inspiration and I will always regard his art as special for just that reason. To this day I still wish I could get even just a smidge of the whimsy he was able to capture.

04-01-2013, 06:48 PM
It's interesting to hear about what things move and inspire people.

03-07-2014, 09:28 AM
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