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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 3:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I figured it had to be something like that.

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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Fred, I knew you could pull it out. Bosch's work stems also of a highly religious education (sometimes I think Belgium is more catholic than the Vatican). So hell (earth for him) is always represented in his paintings. No Andy, you're not alone
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also the works of Francis Bacon, another great artist.
Compare his 1944 work 'Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion' to the design for Giger's work of the chestburster.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

my all time personal favorite out of Giger's work...


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A link to a Giger exhibition in Germany...

http://www.gigerworkcatalog.com/photos/frankfurt/

Great photos of the show (and the Alien itself) !!!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool find, Fred!!

Love this picture...

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a medical specimen. "What! That was in my colon?"

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing Fred...yes, great pics indeed!!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most Giger fans I used to meet were more Metal, Prog and Fantasy fans than 'Goths' (and yes I was a goth Embarassed ). The post-punk UK Goth imagery was like a weird mix of German Expressionism, Bowie, Glam Rock, 50's Horror B-Movies, Rocky Horror. It was tongue-in-cheek, theatrical, hedonistic and fun (Bauhaus, Sex Gang Children, Specimen, Christian Death, Cramps)

Did anyone here play 'Dark Seed'? I loved it but it's amazing how primitive it looks now.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Seed_(video_game)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

andy wrote:
Here is the back of my leather jacket that I wear almost everyday, painted by Bill Hand in 2001.



His work is actually a lot better than this when he has a better canvas too, and it is more original now as well.

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Thats excellent.

The coolest item of Giger-related clothing I've ever seen was a pair of sheer black tights on a Goth girl that had a Giger-esque motif 'embossed' up the outside leg.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's also this very interesting blog, from one of the ALIENEXPERIENCE guys...

Great analysis on the design origins of the Space Jockey... (I think there's also a little something of Philippe Druillet's art in the elephantine head)

Fred

http://alienexplorations.blogspot.com/
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SKIN JOB 66 wrote:
A link to a Giger exhibition in Germany...

http://www.gigerworkcatalog.com/photos/frankfurt/

Great photos of the show (and the Alien itself) !!!

Fred



We basicly got that same exhibition into Finland and I visited there few weeks ago. Mindblowing stuff!
Loved so much to see actual screenused Alien stuff and consept art for many of HR Giger's movieprojects. Museum guys were not experts of mr Giger's works. I did luckily watch Alien Makers III dvd before the exhibion, so got much better explanations how works were done, -and why.
Museum had also 30 min film about making of Alien, filmed by Giger himself. That was top cool. Sadly not for sale. For the merchandise they had nice exhibition book and 4 different posters. Felt so lucky to experience all that on my home country, just 160km from my home.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's truly one of a kind. Never seen his works in person, glad you had a chance to see some.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OOOPS, missed this post !!!

Very happy to have news from you, Kai !!!



Were you allowed to take pictures of the exhibition ???



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SKIN JOB 66 wrote:

Were you allowed to take pictures of the exhibition ???


Sadly not. I was prepared with new camera and loads of memorycards. Big disappoinment they didn't allow any kind of photographing. Even from distance or low-resolution. Exhibition is pretty well guarded, so there is no change to take pics. Every room had own guard.

On beginning of exhibition, there is Giger's famous harkonnen chair set from Dune. One of guides told elderly woman had touched and polished with her hand one of black skulls of chairset tablecorners. She was told to not touch, where this old lady said sarcastic; "I have similar on my home."

Maybe I return to see that exhibition once again. It was so great.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!!! That is Hilarious!!! I can just picture that with the old lady!!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"I have a similar one in my home" Shocked Who's the lady? Giger's mother ?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those HARKHONNEN armachairs (and chairs + table) were sold as limited editions through Knoll int. in the 80s, iirc...

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think they are still for sale...

here is an link I found....

http://hrgiger.com/gegauf/loft.htm

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some never before seen (at least by me) photos of the "translucent Alien" option finally not used in the film :

http://www.originalstormtrooper.com/downloads/SDS-Film-Work-1.pdf

Scroll down to the middle of page...

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