A Second Discussion On My Recreation of Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo’s Cira-1759 “Roofs and Chimneys of Country Houses”

The following correspondence originally took place on my Facebook wall, upon my artwork, “Recreating Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo’s Circa-1759 ‘Roofs and Chimneys of Country Houses’,” after I shared it using the memories feature…

(this is a continuation of a first discussion, which took place here)

Rayn: Created in Spring 2000 for art class at Stony Brook University.

The assignment was to recreate an illustration of Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo‘s circa-1759 “Roofs and Chimneys of Country Houses” using black ink, a dip pen, water and a paint brush on white 8×10 paper.

(Artwork by Rayn, and originally located here)

Sara: Amazing! I wish I had gotten a chance to work with a dip pen, it looks like a more effective way to work with shading then destroying your hands with colored pencils lol

Rayn: Thanks for the compliment! Dip pens are definitely fun! Well, so long as you’re willing to give up color to work in black and white, that is!

Sara: You should get back into the black and grey inkworks. You are so good at it!

The Free and Equal Campaign Against Fascism

Click here to “like” my artwork on the Facebook page, "Free and Equal," where it is currently being shared!

Click here to “like” my artwork on the Facebook page, “Free and Equal,” where it is currently being shared!

My Commentary: I can’t say it enough: I truly love it when I’m scrolling through my Facebook news feed, and I see my artwork staring back at me! And, this particular message has become insanely popular, apparently! I’m honored! 🙂

It’s literally AMAZING to see that this piece has 2,000+ likes, 16,500+ shares, and 225+ comments! I actually had to do a double-take to make sure I was seeing these numbers correctly!

Thank you so much, Free and Equal!

Debate Upon a Highly Popular Share of My Artwork, “Defining Fascism”

The following debate originally took place upon my Facebook wall, after I posted my artwork, being shared from here

Rayn: Ha! This one keeps making the rounds! 🙂

“Fascism: a merger of State & Corporate power’ – Mussolini
(Artwork by Rayn)

Brian J.: That’s why we love Superheroes. We like positive fascism. Lol! 🙂

Rayn: What’s this “we” business? 😉

Brian J.: Don’t you like “X-Men?” Or “Spawn?” That’s fascism. Lol! (Click Here to Continue Reading This Post)

A Third Discussion on My Artwork, “Defining Fascism”

The following correspondence originally took place on my Facebook wall, upon my post, “Defining Fascism“…

(this is a continuation of a first discussion, which took place here, and a second, which took place here)

Rayn: Created in August 2010 using Photoshop.

“Fascism: a merger of State & Corporate power’ – Mussolini (Artwork by Rayn)

“Fascism: a merger of State & Corporate power’ – Mussolini
(Artwork by Rayn, and originally located here)

Charles C.: I might have to steal that lol

Sara: lol that’s right! Very funny and true!

Stephen K.: CLASSIC!

Discussing the Anti-Media Campaign Against Fascism

The following correspondence originally took place on my Facebook wall, upon my post, “The Anti-Media Campaign Against Fascism“…

Rayn: ❤ I love it when I’m scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed, and see one of my un-propaganda posters making the rounds! 🙂

Click here to “like” my artwork on the Facebook page, “The Anti-Media,” where it is currently being shared!

Click here to “like” my artwork on the Facebook page, “The Anti-Media,” where it is currently being shared!

Sara: That’s so cool Rayn! 122 shares and countless comments! Your pics are going viral! WOOT WOOT!

Brooke N.: Rayn, did you do the graphic? That’s great!

Rayn: Thanks, Brooke. This is actually an old WWII poster that I edited and altered a bit. First, I meticulously erased the original pro-war, “buy defense bonds message” surrounding the graphic (while careful to retain the artwork underneath), then I chose my own special message – all to turn propaganda into un-propaganda! 🙂

Here is the original, created in 1941:
https://images.northwestern.edu/multiresimages/inu:dil-b29bd0f8-9660-4a78-aa07-3efe6b7fd3b5

Brooke N.: Perfect.