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Anyone know where to search for art that you don't know the name of?


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#1 TOMIS13LACK

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 10:18 AM

There are a few pieces of art that I have seen. I don't know the name of them. They are paintings. Anyone know how I may find these? I had trouble using google, as when I looked it up with a bunch of keywords nothing even related showed up.


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 11:37 AM

Only a couple of not-too-focused suggestions.

 

One is find a forum (online) about that kind of art, and describe what you are looking for as well as you can and ask where it is or where it can be found.  Someone might be able to identify it.

 

Do you already know the name or title of what you trying to find?  Maybe who created or drew or painted it?  Try an Internet search based on what you know.



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Posted 19 November 2017 - 12:11 PM

Not without more information than that to narrow down the scope of the search.


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 12:37 PM

There are a few pieces of art that I have seen. I don't know the name of them. They are paintings. Anyone know how I may find these? I had trouble using google, as when I looked it up with a bunch of keywords nothing even related showed up.

Where did you see them?  How did you see them?  If through a broadcast, maybe you should try to contact the publisher and tell them the episode on which you saw the paintings and ask them to identify the paintings and where are they stored, kept, archived.  What was the nationality of the artists-painters?  If you already know this, it may be helpful in finding the names and locations of those paintings.  



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Posted 19 November 2017 - 12:51 PM

Ditto cafejose's advice.
Some info that may/may not help:
https://www.quora.com/How-can-I-track-down-a-work-of-art-I-once-saw
As a personal example: we have a painting from a deceased artist whose signature is so stylized as to be illegible, and I've used Google images with descriptions including subject matter (jazz music/comical character) medium/style (watercolor with slight wash effect) area depiction (New Orleans) and description (drummer sleeping on a couch with glass of wine) to see if there's anything recognizable which would reveal the name.  Even with that effort, no success thus far.
Unfortunately the person who gave it to us, also from New Orleans, is also deceased.
Unlike your dilemma, we could post a photo on a site or take it to an art appraiser and possibly nail it down.  
I certainly hope you eventually recognize something somewhere for a clue as your post indicates an appreciation of art. Believe me, I've seen stuff in the past that falls under today's phrase coulda-woulda-shoulda. :)

Edited by r.a.d., 19 November 2017 - 01:03 PM.

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 01:50 PM

r.a.d.,

 

         If you have the painting, or a picture of the painting (which is what you'll need, anyway), then you could try TinEye reverse image search.  If the work has ever been discussed anywhere online with an image of it TinEye can lead you to it.


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 02:08 PM

britechguy, site is bookmarked, many thanks. Unfortunately it greeted me with 'your device does not support file uploads', not surprising with a 1st. Gen. iPad, soon to change. :)
'If you have the painting...'
It hangs in our foyer, looks cool there & catches the eye of guests.

Edited by r.a.d., 19 November 2017 - 02:23 PM.

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 03:14 PM

r.a.d.,

 

       You're quite welcome.  TinEye has come in handy for me on more than one occasion.


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Posted 20 November 2017 - 06:44 PM

Google images can also do a reverse image search if you do an upload.
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Posted 21 November 2017 - 12:21 PM

rp88, it doesn't seem the OP has anything tangible other than the memory of the art. If they could describe their recollection of said art here (main reason why I illustrated details of my own search) perhaps we could add some help to their endeavor. I'd give it a try anyway, at least to see if similar work is on the 'net. Chances however are probably slim to none.

A question popped in my head: if TinEye and other reverse image search engines can match something uploaded if it resides elsewhere in cyber space, I wonder if it also displays others quite similar? 

While typing, thoughts here are probably not, as that would require fuzzy logic/artificial intelligence beyond today. But being a bit behind today's technology, might be wrong, often been, much to my own chagrin.
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Posted 21 November 2017 - 12:29 PM

r.a.d.,

 

Yes, TinEye displays similar results.   Try using any celebrity's face shot in TinEye and you'll see the multitude of matches that come back.  It's not a "perfect match alone" engine, as the differences between photographs of "the same thing" would cause a lot of false "there's nothing out there" findings.

 

I also just tried it with a small, and partial, image of the Mona Lisa.  There are over 68K results returned.


Edited by britechguy, 21 November 2017 - 12:42 PM.

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 12:49 PM

britechguy, good to know, as it (in my own case above) could show similarities leading to the artist's name. Thanks yet again.
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