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My favorite movement is the brief metaphysical art (pittura metafisica) period [1910-1920], which is considered by many to be a predecessor of surrealism. What is your favorite art movement? Post your favorite paintings from that genre, and say why you like them.

by Anonymousreply 809/07/2013

I was always attracted to abstract art of the 50's and 60's.

I'd go downtown to the Art Institute in Chicago and stare at these two small Kandinsky paintings. Our next door neighbors had these two exquisite Franz Klein paintings.

Over the years, there have been so many artists I fall in love with, so I don't think I have a favorite movement. Having been in the art biz for a long time I'm always thrilled when I see someone doing something I haven't seen before.

by Anonymousreply 109/06/2013

No other painting has the power to change my mood for the better as Matisse's Le Bonheur de Vivre.

by Anonymousreply 209/06/2013

I must say, though, that there is a soft spot in my heart for Bouguereau's deliciously campy / homoerotic "Dante And Virgil In Hell" [1850]. Behold Virgil's 'MARY!' moment...

by Anonymousreply 309/06/2013

I'm stuck because I grew up in a very flat, blue-collar, 1950s suburb.

I always jump for Hudson River School - a bunch of tourists climbing about and then returning home to paint what they'd seen.

by Anonymousreply 409/06/2013

Matisse, my favorite!

by Anonymousreply 509/06/2013

I believe it's spelled "Mattress", Whore @ R5.

by Anonymousreply 609/06/2013

I love Maxfield Parrish and Renoir's beautiful impressionistic work

by Anonymousreply 709/06/2013

Get some fucking culture.

by Anonymousreply 809/07/2013
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