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axerules
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PostSubject: Frank Frazetta, RIP   Mon 10 May - 18:55

Artist Frank Frazetta died today.


http://www.thecimmerian.com/?p=14335

http://sandboxworld.com/frank-frazetta-dead/

http://www.comicsbeat.com/2010/05/10/frank-frazetta-rip/

http://www.joevicas.com/frazettaforum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1995



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PostSubject: Re: Frank Frazetta, RIP   Mon 10 May - 22:30

A sad day indeed. RIP Mr. Frazetta.
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PostSubject: Re: Frank Frazetta, RIP   Tue 11 May - 1:11

Sadly he wasn't in the best of health for a long while, he will be missed.
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PostSubject: Re: Frank Frazetta, RIP   Thu 13 May - 13:26

Oh.

Just read that new.

...

Will be missed. For sure.

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PostSubject: Re: Frank Frazetta, RIP   Mon 17 May - 13:09

What we want from any artist is a PERSONAL VISION - something distinctive. Well done, Frank, you sure had that, and it changed all our lives.
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PostSubject: Re: Frank Frazetta, RIP   Tue 18 May - 5:18

Sad news, but at least he can rest now. Though I'm sure he'll be turning over in his new grave when the new film comes out. tristme

He made fantasy art what it is today. Where did we lose that precious gift?
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PostSubject: Re: Frank Frazetta, RIP   Tue 18 May - 6:48

AOster wrote:

He made fantasy art what it is today. Where did we lose that precious gift?

Probably... when instead of that precious gift we chose ludicrous amounts of money.

tristme

Being interested only in making lots of money means not taking any risk. And not taking risks means: no art, whatsoever.

This is not an anti-capitalist rant; it's an anti-obsessive-capitalist rant. Fantasy art is not ONLY a product, it's OVERALL a genre of art.

Art serves to inspire and awake people's mind.

But today's fantasy art, apparently only serves to idiotize and turning us all uninspired and unoriginal.

Definitely, some people got it totally wrong, ain't them, Frank. Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Frank Frazetta, RIP   Wed 19 May - 8:54

Anybody else notice that the straight sword wont fit that curved sheath on that painting? Mr. Green
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PostSubject: Re: Frank Frazetta, RIP   Thu 20 May - 15:57

Such a good moment for a joke like that. Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Frank Frazetta, RIP   Fri 21 May - 3:22

Oh loosen up Turd. You could've said, oh he used another sword from the pile of of the dead's weaponry. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Frank Frazetta, RIP   Fri 21 May - 22:53

Cromulus The Destroyer wrote:
Anybody else notice that the straight sword wont fit that curved sheath on that painting? Mr. Green
IIRC, that's not the first time I've seen that type of mix-up.

I'm too lazy to look right now, but doesn't the movie poster (the US version anyway) from Conan also show him holding the Atlantean sword & wearing a curved scabbard?
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PostSubject: Re: Frank Frazetta, RIP   Fri 21 May - 23:48

Mr. Green Yes and Mighty actually asked Casaro about it.

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- Some friend of mine told me to ask you why Conan's scabbard is curved, whereas his sword isn't?

CASARO- Please tell your friend this is artistic license! (laughs) Perhaps he should watch the girl's sword?

So, he just copied Frazetta so closely he didn't even think about it. Laughing

Nah, I do know Frank wasn't perfect; I am not into covering his defects or making up some silly fanboy story to fix the innacuracies. I dislike that (and it's the reason why I dislike any kind of fandom attitudes in general -they are very neurotic). I prefer wonderfully flawled personas. I like Milius cause he is so obviously imperfect, yet his virtues are also so obvious.

I always saw Frank limitations, they are very evident to me. Still, I also see he had the magnetism enough to hypnotize and make me dream. His paintings FEEL, they are full of energy and made with a very elegant and refined technique, enough to look powerful and same time aesthethically beautiful. Also, they are fresh and original, since he was the original fountain all the modern imagery has drank from. He was influenced by previous artists, of course, but he was original in the sense he created a personal signature wich had been never seen before, and influenced several subsequent generations. That is a lot, enough to pay my respects to him and feeling a littlebit hurt in my heart knowing he went away in a so miserable way.
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