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 Post subject: Mining Art and Design
PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 4:49 pm 
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"The Miner" by Bill Hunter (Miner Bond)

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Epic Dewfall an Amateur Artist Poet from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Abandoned Coal Mine unknown location or artist

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Francios Francia "The Parys mine Anglesey" 1799 Britain
Link for more parys mine painting: http://www.parysmountain.fsworld.co.uk/ ... _parys.htm

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Vitali Markin Russian "Coal Mines" - 1955


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:13 am 
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Very interesting Bond! I should point out I did a painting once of the interior wall inside the Richard Mine changehouse a few years ago. It is somewhat abstract and unfortunately the wall no longer stands. I wish I had photographed it as well but I have learned better since.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 9:54 am 
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That first drawing kinda looks like you Bond. heehee.

I like all those drawings, thanks for putting them up!


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:lol: that's good Dan yeah it kinda does. I think that where I found the painting online the caption under it said it's "The Miner" I'll let everyone think that it's me. :lol: Yeah that's cool Mike never knew that. Would have been cool if you took a picture to. You could have posted up the picture and the painting well, you still could post up the painting if you still have it at the house.

This is pretty awesome that I just thought of it but I know someone that can paint really good. My sister in-law used to paint real good but I don't think that she has created any paintings in awhile. I should ask her if she would want to paint a mine scene for us. If I were to give her a mine picture she might do it. I'll ask her and let you know. In the meantime let me know what mine picture would be really sweet to give to her.

I'm glad that you guys enjoyed the post.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 11:15 pm 
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Those are pretty cool pictures. They look like hard rock mines.. Where are those mine paintings from if you know?

Miner Greg


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 11:22 pm 
Kelly is an artist too. She started a painting of the Cobb Furnace in blast a while ago, but never finished it. You guys should comission some art work from her.


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Yeah that would be awesome if Kelly would want to paint one for all of us. I spoke to Mike the other day that we should look through the pictures and pick one or two that we all like, then have it made up as a work of art by Kelly or my Aunt Ann or both. I'm really looking forward to this. It would be great to have a spring/summer and a fall/winter painting done.

I found more mining paintings and additional information about each painting:

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The Miner, by George Luks, 100% hand painted

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The Discovery
Copper-plate engraving (ca.1880's) depicting Swiss strahlers discovering a quartz crystal cleft in the Alp. Original publication: unknown.

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From Under the Sea
by James Clarke Hook (1819-1907)
Oil on canvas, 32 x 45 inches (1864). The painting depicts a scene at the cliffside Botallack tin mine on the coast of Cornwall, which extends hundreds of feet below sea level. The miners, impregnated with red hematite dust, have just been hoisted up the steeply inclined shaft and out of the mine as their family members watch. The painting is in the Manchester, England City Art Museum.

Excellent Link for coal mine paintings
IN THE DEPTHS OF A COAL MINE.
http://history.osu.edu/projects/coal/Cr ... Depths.htm


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I just got the ok from my aunt Ann to work on a painting of an iron mine for us. Let me know on your suggestions for what picture to use and should their be miners in the picture of not? Thanks I want to get the picture to her soon so she can start working on it.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 10:03 am 
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Speaking of mine artists, if anyone has ever seen the Second Annual Geological Survey of New Jersey book from 1855, there are a lot of nice wood carvings in there. Pictures of Hibernia Mine, Sweeds Mine, Dickerson Mine, I believe Andover Mine, and more. Impossible book to find, but well worth it. Many of those wood carvings were reused from that book and used in the Abandoned Mine books, the state geologist FInal Reports, etc.

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hey in the first one i think it looks like paul hummel, eh greg?

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