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TIGER SYMPHONY by dirk van Appeldorn



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25.10.2011 at 8:01h
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A collaboration between the Australian painter Adam Fenikowski ( and me which was sold on my last exhibition in Kensington. Curators and Gallerist liked the idea so much that Adam and I are preparing a show with 12 co-works between us which will also be shown in Germany. Like it or not... but it is new :-)

Eine Zusammenarbeit von dem australischen Maler Adam Fenikowski ( und mir. Diese Arbeit wurde waehrend meiner letzten Austellung verkauft. Galleristen mochten die Idee so sehr, dass eine show mit zwoelf Gemeinschaftswerken geplant wird... auch in Deutschland (juhuuu Im coming back)... Moegt es oder nicht...aber es ist zumindest was Neues!
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Klaus Kieslich, 25.10.2011 at 8:13h

Top Arbeit und herzlichen Glückwunsch
Gruß Klaus

Yacarandá, 25.10.2011 at 8:19h

ich mag es - I LIKE it :-)

Barbara Sch., 25.10.2011 at 8:33h

An art form that combines both ... Photo and painting.
It´s great and am looking forward to your next works :-)
And the show of course!
Rgds Barbara

BRYAN CRUTE, 25.10.2011 at 9:02h

What an eye catching picture 1
Superb editing, sure this will be well recieved


s. sabine krause, 25.10.2011 at 9:51h

i always find it hard to comment on this kind of "abstract" art! either an idea hits you right away, or it doesn't, and when it doesn't, everything you try to say anyway will seem forced and untrue! this may sound lame, but my very first associations had to do with a poem don't worry, not my own! ; )) , so when after those lines had popped up in my head, i couldn't think of anything else, i decided to just put them here. well, you probably know them anyway : )) greetings, sabine.

The Tiger
(by William Blake)

Tiger, Tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand dare seize the fire?

And what shoulder and what art
Could twist the sinews of thy heart? 10
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand and what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain?
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? What dread grasp
Dare its deadly terrors clasp?

When the stars threw down their spears,
And water'd heaven with their tears,
Did He smile His work to see?
Did He who made the lamb make thee?

Tiger, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

Ute K., 25.10.2011 at 9:51h

I feel the beat :-))
rgds, Ute

viola d, 25.10.2011 at 10:43h

Yes, my first association was with this poem by Blake but that could be because this poem always crosses my mind whenever I see or hear the word "tiger":))
So much going on in this collage of painting and photography. Interesting, no doubt. Yes, I think I like it. Bw, Viola

Alfred Schultz, 25.10.2011 at 13:49h

As always, I am trying to explain
a strange picture to myself.
Here, I see lots of things, but mainly
something out of "Yellow Submarine",
and some "Tiger Balm".
All in all: well done.
Gruesse - A.

Peter Kloth-Schad, 25.10.2011 at 14:35h

Aus eins und eins wurde hier nicht einfach zwei. Etwas ganz Neues, Überraschendes ist daraus entstanden. Quasi eine Symbiose...
Ich will es garnicht deuten. Spannend sieht es aus, zu eigenen Gedanken anregend.

A. Napravnik, 25.10.2011 at 17:30h

Klasse eine tolle Aktion
und eine schöne Arbeit.
LG Andreas

Markus 4, 25.10.2011 at 18:57h

I like it

RONSHI-Fotografie, 25.10.2011 at 19:27h

Ich mag das sehr und herzlichen Glückwunsch. Ich hoffe, wir hören und sehen mehr davon und es ist nicht so weit weg, dass ich mir das auch im Original ansehen kann.
LG Gudrun

Petra I. Henning, 25.10.2011 at 22:04h

Eine klasse Arbeit ...
sehr beeindruckend ...
gratuliere herzlich !!!
LG Petra

Adele Oliver, 26.10.2011 at 0:17h

What a splendid idea to marry photography and painting.... such beautiful results, excellent work. Congratulations and much luck with the next exhibition !
Greetings, Adele

André Reinders, 26.10.2011 at 7:56h

Great editing and composition, Dirk!!!! Congratulations :-)

Best wishes


Putty, 26.10.2011 at 9:14h

i LOVE iT!

Elfie W., 27.10.2011 at 9:55h

this picture lives in every way - congratulations on this great composition !!!
rgds elfie

Franz-Josef Eckenroth, 27.10.2011 at 15:11h

cool and very creative.
It`s the best of both worlds. :-))

indeed an outstanding pic.


adriana lissandrini, 27.10.2011 at 19:05h

I like very much! wishes for the new exhibition!

photo-josephine, 28.10.2011 at 11:08h

Meine herzlichen Glückwünsche!
Da bin ich schon gespannt auf Deine Ausstellung!
LG Barbara

Claudio Oldrini, 29.10.2011 at 12:19h

Very nice interesting composition.
Saluti Claudio

warth, 1.11.2011 at 13:29h

Eine Ausdrucksform vom feinsten. Zwei Künstler wachsen über sich hinaus.
LG warth

CsomorLászló, 5.11.2011 at 20:40h

Very interesting work!

Artemia Bor, 12.11.2011 at 1:36h

a great work
sensationnel and with large heart-beating
best wishes

Anca Silvia B., 14.11.2011 at 7:59h


Jörg Klüber, 20.11.2011 at 12:27h

Ich mag beide sehr Dirk!!!!
LG Jörg

Beatrice Kahnt, 26.12.2011 at 19:17h

it ist really a symphony! and congratulation Dirk. best wishes Beatrice (I'm back)

Paulo Pereira, 5.01.2012 at 12:00h

Interesting capture!
Regards, Paulo
P.S. Happy New Year!

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  • EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
  • 45.0 mm
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  • 0.6
  • ISO 100
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