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Axes in Art

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by I'mSoSharp, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. I'mSoSharp

    I'mSoSharp

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    Mar 8, 2011
    I recently visited the Russian museum (art gallery) in Malaga, southern Spain, it houses some amazing old paintings on loan from the major Russian art galleries.
    Below are a few of the many axes & weapons depicted in various paintings as best I could catch them with a phone! Sorry the measurements are metric, these paintings are HUGE.


    1891 - Siege of the Trinity & St Sergius monastery - Varsely Vereshchagin - 2.82 X 4.58 metres.

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    1866 - Battle of Grengam on 27th July 1720 - Alexei Bogolyubov - 2.3 X 3.8 metres.

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    A favourite of mine, this fantastic carved chair, sadly I didn't record the information but remember it was oak.


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    1879 - Pugachev's Judgement - Varsily Perov - 2.36 X 3.3 metres.

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    Hope you like these images, anyone any more axe related artwork to add?
     
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  2. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Not as refined but this picture has been on my desktop for a while. It qualifies?
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  3. I'mSoSharp

    I'mSoSharp

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    Mar 8, 2011
    Definitely, it's cool..... in a bad way...........
     
  4. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    That was well put lol.
     
  5. junkenstien

    junkenstien

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    Feb 15, 2017
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  6. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Putin PR print? ;)
     
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  7. I'mSoSharp

    I'mSoSharp

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    Mar 8, 2011
    Do you know where that's from Agent H? Image search didn't name it. I thought it might have been the Bayeux Tapestry but it isn't.

    Some of many axes on the Bayeux Tapestry.
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    Junkenstien, thanks to image search ;) that is " Cossack fighting off a tiger" Alexander Orlowski 1811.
     
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  8. phantomknives

    phantomknives

    Mar 31, 2016
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    the footnotes of history are not as accurate as reported
     
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  9. BitingSarcasm

    BitingSarcasm

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    Feb 25, 2014
    Wonder how long until Frazetta shows up?
     
  10. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    I'll bite. I did have to look Frazetta up.
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    Soon I hope.
     
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  11. Steve Tall

    Steve Tall

    Aug 28, 2010
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  12. Steve Tall

    Steve Tall

    Aug 28, 2010
    Edvard Munch, The Lumberjack, 1913:

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    His well-known painting The Scream:

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  13. A17

    A17

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    Jan 9, 2018
    I don't own these but.... This is art, right?
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  14. I'mSoSharp

    I'mSoSharp

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    Mar 8, 2011
    Yes. It's all art.........

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    ....... whether you like it or not. ;)
     
  15. Miller '72

    Miller '72

    Jul 25, 2017
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  16. jake pogg

    jake pogg

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  17. I'mSoSharp

    I'mSoSharp

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  18. Miller '72

    Miller '72

    Jul 25, 2017
    What he said.o_O:cool:

    Careful that saw is running...hot:eek:
    Sharp things...ouch!:oops:
    Just critiquing art...;)
     
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  19. Square_peg

    Square_peg

    Feb 1, 2012
    Fantastic stuff!

    Steve Tall's 'Woodcutter' in New York has an Adirondack.
     
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  20. Miller '72

    Miller '72

    Jul 25, 2017
    Saw that right off;):thumbsup::cool:

    Verplank Colvin was charged to survey the high peaks and Adirondack state park... for his triangulation coordinates he had the peaks and summits clear cut.
    By axe and saw much like this gentleman I am sure.
    This is an excellent picture and axe handle:thumbsup:
     
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