Artists, philosophers, composers, filmmakers, writers, playwrights, poets
Influences on the Artistic Work of Rick Doble



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SO MANY GREAT ARTISTS

SO LITTLE TIME!
BY RICK DOBLE

This and related pages are a listing of people, artists, thinkers etc. who have influenced my work.

NOTE: Like so many of my Internet projects this is just the beginning. Over time I hope to add links to relevant sites, examples of work etc. Stay tuned.

This is a listing of over 100 people and movements that have and are affecting my work.

No one works out of a vacuum. We take what others have developed, combine that with our own unique ideas and ideas from still other artists, add our own twist and perspective and particular skills and viola you have artwork.

The point of this listing is NOT to say that these are the best artists to the exclusion of others. These are simply the people that I became aware of and that grabbed me in such a way that they influenced my work. I am sure that there are many that I missed or did not have time for or that I didn't respond to because I was not receptive at the time. In any case my response was personal (how could it be otherwise) and heartfelt.


MAJOR INFLUENCES:

(In chronological order, i.e. the order in which I came to know them.)

SIBELIUS, JEAN

BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN

WILLIAMS, TENNESSEE

BERGMAN, INGMAR

NIETZSCHE, FRIEDRICH

FELLINI, FEDERICO

VAN GOGH, VINCENT

KEROUAC, JACK

CALDER, ALEXANDER

MATISSE, HENRI

KANDINSKY, WASSILY

KLEE, PAUL

ELIOT, THOMAS STEARNS (T.S.)

POLLOCK, JACKSON

STEICHEN, EDWARD

CARTIER -BRESSON, HENRI

WOLS (SCHULZE, WOLFGANG)

BACH, JOHANN SEBASTIAN

JUNG, CARL GUSTAV

SEURAT, GEORGES

EVANS, WALKER

ARBUS, DIANE

MUYBRIDGE, EADWEARD


-- COMPLETE LISTING BY CATEGORY ---
(In alphabetical order and alphabetical order within each category.)

ARCHITECTS:

Islamic - esp the Alhambra Palace, Granada, Spain
Gaudi, Antonio
Wright, Frank Lloyd


CLASSICAL MUSIC:

Bach, J.S. (esp. keyboard works performed by Glenn Gould)
Bartók, Béla
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Brahms, Johannes
Chopin, Frédéric
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (esp. Requiem Mass)
Ravel, Maurice
Schubert, Franz
Sibelius, Jean
Stravinsky, Igor


FILM:

Bergman, Ingmar
Cassablanca (of course)
Film Noir (see below)
Fellinni, Frederico (esp. 8 1/2 and La Dolce Vita)
Hitchcock, Alfred
Kubrick, Stanley
On the Waterfront - Kazan, Elia
The Last Picture Show - Bogdanovich, Peter

NOTE: See my original photographic animations and
read a review in a major British film journal
about my animations:
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PAINTERS:

Albers, Josef
Boccioni, Umberto (States of Mind series)
Cézanne, Paul (landscapes)
De Staël, Nicolas
Duchamp, Marcel
Dürer, Albrecht (esp. woodcuts)
Giotto, di Bondone
Gorky, Arshile
Hofmann, Hans
Ingres, Jean-Auguste-Dominique
Kandinsky, Wassily
Klee, Paul
Leonardo da Vinci (notebooks)
Louis, Morris
Matisse, Henri
Mirň, Joan
Mondrian, Piet
Monet, Claude
Pollock, Jackson
Rembrant (drawings)
Seurat, Georges
van Gogh, Vincent
Vermeer, Jan
Wols (Schulze, Wolfgang)


PHOTOGRAPHERS:

Adams, Ansel
Arbus, Diane
Cartier-Bresson, Henri
Evans, Walker
Family of Man (Steichen, Editor)
Lartigue, Jacques Henri
Muybridge, Eadweard
Weston, Edward

NOTE: See my online digital photographs:

NOTE: See my Eadweard Muybridge photographs transformed by the computer:


POETS:

Dickinson, Emily
Eliot, T.S. (esp. 4 quartets)
Haiku and Oriental poetry
Williams, W.C.
Yeats, William Butler

NOTE: Read some of my recently published haiku poetry:


SCULPTORS:

Brancusi, Constantin
Calder, Alexander
Giacometti, Alberto
Michelangelo, Buonarroti (esp. unfinished)
Noguchi, Isamu
Picasso, Pablo (sculpture)
Smith, David


THINKERS:

Einstein, Albert
Freud, Sigmund
Fuller, Buckminster
Gamow, George (coined the term "Big Bang")
Graves, Robert
Jung, Carl
King, Martin Luther
Maslow, Abraham
McCluhan, Marshall
Nietzsche, Friedrich
Plato

NOTE: Read my short essays about where we came from,
where we are now and where we are going:
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NOTE: Read my lengthy essays about the modern world:


WRITERS AND PLAYWRIGHTS:

Anderson, Sherwood (Winesburg, Ohio)
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
Kerouac, Jack (On the Road)
Miller, Arthur (Death of a Salesman)
Russian Short Stories
Williams, Tennesse

NOTE: Read and perform my monologues and one act play
(free to non-profits and students):

NOTE: Read my short-short stories about the experience of love at different ages:
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--- OTHER INFLUENCES ---


NEW AND CONTEMPORARY INFLUENCES:

Banks, Russell (short stories)
Barber, Samuel
Bentley, W. A. (snowflakes)
Kovacs, Ernie
Field, John (nocturnes)
Górecki, Henryk - Symphony No. 3 (Smyphony of Sorrowful Songs)
Glass, Philip
Haring, Keith
Hovaness, Alan
Jarrett, Keith
Judd, Donald
Mann, Micheal director (esp. his use of color in Miami Vice and Last of the Mohicans)
Swing Music (Goodman, Miller)
Videos on AMP (MTV 2AM, Sunday)
What's Eating Gilbert Grape (film)
When Night is Falling (film), Patricia Rozema (writer, director)

See my transformed and colorful snowflakes from the work of W:A: Bentley:

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POP CULTURE:

Beatles
Blind Faith
Brubeck, Dave
Cline, Patsy
Cream
Doors
Duets by Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner
Dylan, Bob
Everly Brothers
Holly, Buddy
Jefferson Airplane (1st album)
Joplin, Janis
Presley, Elvis (early Sun recordings)
Rolling Stones


SCHOOLS/FORMS/MOVEMENTS/:


ANCIENT AND HISTORIC ART:

Celtic
Egyptian
Greek
Medieval
Romanesque

DADA/SURREALISTS:

Cornell
Dali
de Chirico
Ernst
Magritte
Man Ray
Schwitters
Tanguy
Twilight Zone (TV series)

FILM NOIR:

Double Indemnity
The Postman Always Rings Twice (Garfield, Turner)
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

GERMAN AND OTHER EXPRESSIONISTS
PLUS OTHER MODERN EUROPEAN ARTISTS:

Ballŕ
Beardsley
Carrŕ
Delaunay
Derain
Dubuffet
Ensor
Heckel
Jawlensky
Kirchner
Klimt
Macke
Marc
Munch
Nolde
Schmidt-Rottluff
Turner
Vlaminck

NEW YORK ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISTS
AND OTHER AMERICAN PAINTERS:

Davis
Frankenthaler
Gottlieb
Hopper
Kline
Motherwell
Newman
Reinhardt
Rothko
Still
Tobey

FOLK ART/OUTSIDER ART/ART BRUT/
NAIVE ART/PRIMITIVE ART:

African art
Australian Aboriginal art
Cave drawings of early humans
Children's paintings
---(I looked at 100s of when I taught young children in the late 1960s.)
Graffiti
Hampton, James, The Throne, Smithsonian, Washington DC
Hip-Hop
Photographs by teenagers
---(I looked at 1000s when I taught photography to teenagers after school in Durham in the mid-1970s.)








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