Let's talk about them.
|by Anonymous||reply 396||06/01/2015|
I used to love Andrew Wyeth's paintings when I was a kid, but now I see how pedestrian they are, although they are well-executed. I'm drawn to the messiness and visceral pull of Basquiat's paintings, although i couldn't single one out as my favourite.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||11/06/2013|
It's hard to choose just one. But the first time I saw Van Gogh's "Starry, Starry Night OnThe Rhine, it brought tears ro my eyes.
I saw it as I turned into a long corridor at the museum. It was way at the other end. It caught my attention immediately, and everything else went into soft focus. It seemed to be twinkling and beckoning. As I got closer and saw how the brush strokes had been applied to create this magical effect, I almost lost it. ..
Every time I hear the song "Vincent" I am brought back to that moment. It will be a feel-good memory for me, for the rest of my life.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||11/06/2013|
I love the paintings of Thomas Hart Benton. He had an interesting technique. He would first make clay models of the figures or landscapes, then use a single light source and paint from that. Everything has the very fluid sort of look. Very imaginative, very colorful, VERY American.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||11/06/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 4||11/06/2013|
Any number of Lucien Freud portraits orFairfield Porter landscapes.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||11/06/2013|
My mother had a few painting classes with him at the Kansas City Art Institute in the late 40's.
She and the other girls were shocked and scandalized because he believed in free love!
CUE THE SMELLING SALTS!
|by Anonymous||reply 6||11/06/2013|
R2 I remember the first time I saw Starry Night. I was in the gallery where it hung, looking at other paintings when I noticed a crowd of people all gathered in one place. I went over and peeked over their shoulders to see what they were looking at, and there it was. I didnt even know it was at MOMA! The surprise along with the realization that I was actually looking at one of the most famous paintings in the western canon really blew me away.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||11/06/2013|
Richard Lindner has been a long time fave...love the pre raphaelites...whenever I am at the Met I make a pilgrimage to Ingre's " woman in a blue dress" ...a technical wonder
|by Anonymous||reply 8||11/06/2013|
I could never pick a favourite painting, nor could I pick a favourite song. It changes all the time, based on my mood. I'm a painter, and I'm often amused when people tell me what their favourite painting of mine is. Sometimes, it's one I thought I should trash instead of showing anyone. I'm glad everyone has different taste; otherwise, there'd be just one painting in the world, and we'd all agree it was the best and only one we needed.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||11/06/2013|
GS: "It doesn't look like me."
PP: "It will."
|by Anonymous||reply 11||11/06/2013|
I took my ex to the Art Institute of Chicago one time. At the time Nighthawks at the Diner and American Gothic were exactly opposite of each other.
He didn't realize that Nighthawks was a famous painting. He thought it was an image on a Starbucks coffee cup he had.
He was a cultural idiot.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||11/06/2013|
The problem with Nighthawks is that it's been parodied so many times, people DON'T realize it's a painting.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||11/06/2013|
I love anything by Gustav Klimt, but my favorite is probably Tree of Life. I have the print hanging in my bedroom.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||11/06/2013|
R13 I love Nighthawks, have since I was a kid. But you're right, its been parodied and (horribly) reinterpreted so many times, I am almost embarrassed to admit how much I admire it.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||11/06/2013|
Another I like is Salomé by Henri Regnault. I dont know why, its not the sort of thing I go for, too rich for my taste. I think its her expression. She seems to be saying, "Yea, I got the head of John the Baptist. What you going to do about it, bitch?"
|by Anonymous||reply 16||11/06/2013|
Paolo Uccello's The Battle of San Romano.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||11/06/2013|
Any painting by that murderous monster, Walter Sickert, that I can rip to shreds!
|by Anonymous||reply 18||11/06/2013|
r19 -- I was unfamiliar with Xiaogang's paintings, but googled him. They're excellent!
|by Anonymous||reply 20||11/06/2013|
Thomas Eakins, "The Swimming Hole"
|by Anonymous||reply 21||11/06/2013|
Caravaggio's painting of John the Baptist in Kansas City
|by Anonymous||reply 22||11/06/2013|
Vincent van Gogh, Self-Portrait with Felt Hat, 1888...Amsterdam.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||11/06/2013|
r19, that is pretty fantastic.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||11/06/2013|
Madonna of the rocks by LD
|by Anonymous||reply 25||11/06/2013|
The greatest painting of all is Bosch's "The Garden of Earthly Delights."
|by Anonymous||reply 26||11/06/2013|
Richard Diebenkorn's Ocean Park series. This is #115.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||11/06/2013|
"The Raft of the Medusa" by Theodore Gericault
|by Anonymous||reply 28||11/06/2013|
Yes, r27! Love his work.
Somehow I think this is appropriate for DL.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||11/06/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 30||11/06/2013|
Alexandre Hogue, "Drouth Stricken Area"
|by Anonymous||reply 31||11/07/2013|
Did anyone play the game "Masterpiece" when they were little? Even though I lived in the boonies, I really loved several of those paintings (all at the Art Institute, I believe).
|by Anonymous||reply 32||11/07/2013|
Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer's "Girl with a Red Hat" (1665-1666).
Allegedly made with a camera obscura.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||11/07/2013|
I loved playing Masterpiece.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||11/07/2013|
Wheatfield with crows- Van Gogh Something so sad and lonely about it, yet also very pastoral . Allegedly was his last painting.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||11/07/2013|
Emil Nolde and Turner
|by Anonymous||reply 36||11/07/2013|
Surprised that Henry Scott Tuke isn't considered a god around here.
Apparently Elton John has quite a private collection of his work.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||11/07/2013|
OK I will admit to my pedestrian tastes. I revel in Alma-Tadema. They are so lush and almost hedonistic. I love them.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||11/07/2013|
'Peach Trees in Blossom' by Van Gogh, in the Courtauld Gallery London.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||11/07/2013|
Portrait of Juan de Pareja--Velasquez
|by Anonymous||reply 41||11/07/2013|
That room in the Louvre where there used to be:
- Le Radeau de la Méduse (Géricault) - La Liberté guidant le peuple - La mort de Sardanapale
|by Anonymous||reply 42||11/07/2013|
Yes R35 it was his last painting, somehow I feel you can see it when you look at it.
I work some 20-30 min by train or car from the field he painted in Auvers sur Oise. It's very pleasant to visit.
Looks like this today.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||11/07/2013|
View of Delft by Vermeer, currently at Gemeenten Museum Den Haag. This painting may not seem like much viewed on your browser, but don't trust any reproduction: it is quite stunning once you are before it.
One of the very few exteriors Vermeer painted.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||11/07/2013|
Also anything by Rembrandt. When I was a kid I was crazy about his Carcass of Beef.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||11/07/2013|
Francis Cadell, The Orange Blind. When I first saw it I was blown away by how the colors worked together. I've become very fond of Cadell and all the rest of The Colourists.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||11/07/2013|
I remember my first trip to the Louvre and how entranced I was by the "Consecration of the Emperor Napoleon I and Coronation of the Empress Josephine" by Jacques-Louis David. I sat for hours studying that painting.
I also love anything by Hopper, especially The Usher.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||11/07/2013|
Execution of Lady Jane Grey by Paul Delaroche.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||11/07/2013|
Eduard Charlemont's "The Moorish Chief." I was awestruck the first time I saw it at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The on-line picture does it no justice. The realism, brush stokes, and play of light are just amazing. The jewels in his sword seem to sparkle from within. I'm drawn to it every time I visit.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||11/07/2013|
I like Mark Rothko, too. I generally prefer abstract presentations of color relationships to representational art.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||11/07/2013|
Another Rothko painting:
|by Anonymous||reply 51||11/07/2013|
I can't pick just one, but the first that came to mind was Guernica. Powerful stuff.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||11/07/2013|
r48, why do you like that painting? I think it is gruesome, and it set such a horrible tone for the National Gallery in London because that was one of the first paintings you saw as you entered. Albeit I haven't been to London since 1991; I don't know if that is still the case.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||11/07/2013|
Not R48 - I didn't know that painting at all but I like it, not something i'd place first thing when you enter a museum, but it sure makes an impression. Not sure how I'd feel about it if I saw the original.
Great thread, by the way. Love to discover new paintings and revisit more familiar ones
|by Anonymous||reply 54||11/07/2013|
I think it is interesting that R53 has such a strong memory of the Delaroche painting 22 years after seeing it in longer. Perhaps the artist got his point across. It was not intended to be a pretty painting.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||11/07/2013|
Turner did several paintings titled "The Rape of Europa," at least three of which are described as "unfinished." I believe that that's a mistake. They all seem like precursors to his stupendous late paintings, where he abandons any pretense of subject matter, apart from air and light. One of those is my favorite. Which one varies from moment to moment. In more than 150 years since his death, nothing more modern has been painted.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||11/07/2013|
I love this thread!! Everyone is pleasant and so accepting of one another's taste. Some beautiful art, here. I've discovered painters I didn't know. Thank you for that!!
.. And not a bitch in sight!!
|by Anonymous||reply 57||11/07/2013|
Re: Rothko. One of my most memorable gallery experiences was at Tate Modern, London. The Seagram Murals had been assembled, along with, as I recall, other late works.
Their power was unique - I've never felt so awed in a gallery before or since. Their mass and solemnity seemed to coerce viewers into silence.
The paintings were compelling: austere, mysterious, commanding, but somehow deeply humane. Unforgettable.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||11/07/2013|
Whistlejacket, by Stubbs.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||11/07/2013|
In case you jinxed us, R57: Rubens paints fat.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||11/07/2013|
I beg your pardon for being OT, but since both are mentioned here, I became curious.
Which painting by Van Gogh, "Sterry Night on the Rhone" or "Starry Night" is considered by experts as more important?
|by Anonymous||reply 61||11/07/2013|
Starry Night is more characteristic. But Starry Night on the Rhone might be considered more interesting, since it is less well known.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||11/07/2013|
The Garden of Earthly Delights
By Hieronymus Bosch
Absolutely incredible, it has to be viewed in sections to truly appreciate it's splendor.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||11/07/2013|
I love fashion illustration. I just saw a great show in Italy about Tony Viramontes who died in the 1980s. He was a bit like Antonio Lopez but more edgy.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||11/07/2013|
Otto Dix's portraits smack of personal commentary and wonderful pointed anti nazi messages. Hitler hated him and the article the other day in the NYTimes about him tells a little of this 20th century German portraitist. Pic to follow...
|by Anonymous||reply 65||11/07/2013|
Beautiful Otto Dix portraits at link.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||11/07/2013|
R65, no question of Dix's importance, and his faces were often extraordinary and even devastating, but do you really think that he was principally a portraitist? It seemed to me that those wonderfully executed faces were a means of characterizing the society that he was depicting, rather than the individuals, which is what I'd expect in a portrait. "Portrait" generally connotes a single subject or group of subjects whose likeness is the point of the painting, rather than a figure or group of figures included in a painting that is not primarily about any of them.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||11/07/2013|
R38 I love Alma Tadema too, and I don't care if its pedestrian! Love Among the Ruins and Coign of Vantage of my favourites, I make up long and complicated stories about what's going on in these pictures.
My all time favourite is Las Meninas by Valazquez. I was lucky enough to see it for real in Madrid at the Prado. One of my lifetime high moments.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||11/07/2013|
Post a pic, please, R69. I always like seeing what other people like. Here's another from me:
|by Anonymous||reply 70||11/07/2013|
Always liked Photorealism, especially those old aluminum diners and street scene storefronts.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||11/07/2013|
My posting was about Starry Night On The Rhone. Yes, Starry Night is the iconic painting, and undoubtedly a masterpiece.
But, for me, personally, SNOTR is the more beautiful work. The reflection of the lights from the shore, glistening in the water, is to die for.
I'm even getting verklempt just writing about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||11/07/2013|
Can't believe nobody has yet mentioned "Boys in a Pasture," Winslow Homer - probably the one painting I would save in a nuclear war. Obviously, when I went to the Boston Museum of Art to see it, it was on loan to another museum. Rolling my eyes.
Also Jean-leon Gerome's "Recto Verso" (Thumbs Down) in the Phoenix Museum of Art - just lovely and lusty. I like him as an artist - he'd be on my short list.
Goya, of course - any of his macabre paintings are masterful, very Rembrandt-like.
Spitzweg - Romantic German painter.
Illustrator Maxfield Parrish needs to be mentioned.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||11/07/2013|
R73 (among others), it sure would be nice if you could include a picture.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||11/07/2013|
When I was a student in Boston, I went to the Gardiner, knowing very little about art, and with little interest, frankly. I wandered from room to room until I saw this painting -- The Rape of Europa by Titian -- and could not stop looking at it. The composition, the color, the sheer beauty and drama of it all -- I was flummoxed by the whole experience of that painting. I go back every time I'm in Boston and still feel the power of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||11/07/2013|
Turner's Rape of Europa at the link. This one from the Taft Museum; the other versions are similar -- unlikely that they're all unfinished in the same state of completion.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||11/07/2013|
I am going to DC Sunday to see the Van Gogh exhibit. 30 years ago we saw the almost complete Van Gogh exhibit at the Smithsonian. The only well known painting we did not see was a "Sunflowers" that was in Japan at the time. We had the galleries entirely to ourselves. The only protected painting was "Self portrait", the one with one ear. We walked right up to Starry night, Olive Trees, San Remy....The Master had a quarter inch of paint in one brushstroke, bare canvas peeking though in another. We were so close we saw the master's brush hairs stuck in the paint. The most beautiful things I have ever seen. Starry night is my favorite. I look forward to seeing "The Postman", a painting of his drinking buddy which is featured at the Phillips collection.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||11/07/2013|
He did several versions of The Postman, R77, a couple of which were in the blockbuster show at the Met several years ago -- shockingly, one of the labels went into great detail on the price of the painting. It was deeply disturbing to see that addressed in a museum.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||11/07/2013|
I was already a fan of Seurat's Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grand Jatte. Then I saw Sunday in the Park with George which inspired me to learn more about Seurat and the painting. I visit the Art Institute every time I go to Chicago and spend a little time with the painting. Now it feels like an old friend.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||11/07/2013|
Wow, some of you bitches have horrid, pedestrian taste.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||11/07/2013|
Two Sisters 1944 by John D. Graham
|by Anonymous||reply 81||11/07/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 82||11/07/2013|
Sargent's portrait of Henry Lee Higginson. He is the old man I am becoming.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||11/07/2013|
R80, I'd be curious to know what you consider pedestrian. I'd also like to know what paintings or artists you do like.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||11/07/2013|
Then there's Sargent's Mr and Mrs Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes, mainly for its expression of Sargent's homoeroticism in Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes.
He looks like the kind of man who takes his dick out and feeds it to you hard.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||11/07/2013|
When we had one of these threads several years ago, someone linked to a Soviet Realism painting of a couple getting married amidst construction. Does anyone remember what it was? I thought it was lovely.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||11/07/2013|
The homoeroticism of Socialist Realism is under appreciated.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||11/07/2013|
R3, Benton is one of those painters where seeing the work in person makes all the difference. Prints don't do any painter justice, but it's really pronounced with him. In "Romance", the glow of the moonlight on the figures is really beautiful, but it doesn't show up in prints at all.
Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People is really amazing in person.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||11/07/2013|
R3 I had sex in his house, no lie. This ancient old man gave myself and the bf a guided tour through Benton's house in Kansas City. At one point he had to leave and said "come down to the studio and we will finish the tour". BF and I just stood there staring out the window and when I was certain that he walked across the drive I said "Let's do it, get out of your clothes, we're fucking in Thomas Hart Benton's house".
It was great fun. That was in 1997.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||11/07/2013|
I love Sargent's portraits! So lusciously beautiful, yet cruelly incisive. Some of the portraits reveal incredible anger, self-absorption, idiocy, or insecurity. Or sadness, as in this sketch of Princess Alexandra.
And his brushwork is lovely to behold in person, there's a wonderful freedom to the brushwork, yet the result is gleaming and lovely.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||11/07/2013|
Sargent's portrait of a frau in drag.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||11/07/2013|
I'm partial to "Killing Machine" by Brandon Bird, myself.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||11/07/2013|
Thomas Hart Benton was a raging homophobe, possibly because of repressed homosexual tendencies.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||11/07/2013|
I like "The Polish Rider" by Rembrandt.
I loved Monet when I was young.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||11/07/2013|
The original LOL cats...
|by Anonymous||reply 95||11/07/2013|
About ten years ago or so, I was holidaying on Maui with r80. After a vigorous morning of boogie boarding, we went to Lahaina for lunch and happened upon a Thomas Kincaide gallery (tm). We were both transported to a world that should be. Charming country cottages. A simpler and more fulfilling life. I was transfixed but Melvin (r80s real name) fell to the ground weeping and cried out, WHY GOD WHY? WHY CAN'T THE REAL WORLD BE SO IDYLLIC AND KIND?
When we got back to Cleveland I dumped his ass because he paid five grand for a fucking giclee.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||11/07/2013|
Thomas Anschutz's "the Ironworker's Noontime".
|by Anonymous||reply 97||11/07/2013|
I love Wayne Thiebaud's paintings, and this one is probably my favourite. It reminds me of an incredible pasty shop I visited in St Petersburg, Russia, with all the beautiful cakes laid out on display. I don't think WT gets his proper respect; he really was a precursor to Warhol and all the other pop artists, who found beauty in the mundane.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||11/08/2013|
Apollo in the Forge of Vulcan, Diego Velasquez
Because it's so fucking hot.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||11/08/2013|
Absolutely love Velasquez, Carravagio, Monet, and Van Gogh. From the last century, Hopper and Lichtenstien. Also Matisse.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||11/08/2013|
I love Edward Hopper's works.. My favorites are "Nighthawks" , "Ground Swell" and "French Six-Day Bicycle Rider"
|by Anonymous||reply 101||11/08/2013|
Yes R63. The Garden of Earthly Delights is at the Prado, right? In Portugal we have the Triptych of Temptation of St Anthony.
When I was a senior in high school we visited it after school with a teacher (it was just something he offered to do for those who were interested, it had nothing to do with "school") and stood for a good 45 minutes in front of the painting while he was commenting on the symbolism of the various details to the very interested audience. I could have listened for hours.
One of the most memorable afternoons of my life.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||11/08/2013|
Thank you R73! Of course, being a lesbian, the only painting I knew of Winslow Homer was A Summer Night.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||11/08/2013|
Wow R99! Hottest picture in ages.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||11/08/2013|
Senecio is a fave.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||11/08/2013|
R13 and R15, I have a photo of Nighthawks using peeps (the Easter candy).. It's kind of a parody of parodies.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||11/08/2013|
R106. If you like peeps, you need to check out the book "Bitter with Baggage, Seeks Same." It's a series of dioramas using peeps and props that is one of the funniest books I've ever seen.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||11/08/2013|
This was always one of mommy dearest's favorites.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||11/08/2013|
R103 - WOW! I have never seen that before. What a delight. Thank you. :-)
|by Anonymous||reply 109||11/08/2013|
Link to Guernica as requested upthread.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||11/08/2013|
I'm with R37 . Don't know why Henry Scott Tuke isn't more popular with the DL crowd.
AND hot young men!
|by Anonymous||reply 111||11/08/2013|
R37 and R111 - yes, I've seen his works before, very talented, and lovely nudes.
However, if there's a reason why he's not more talked about, it has to do with how taboos change, sometimes counter-intuitively. By that I mean, in the 19th Century, I guess these types of paintings were viewed innocently, just males playing nude, as how perhaps people would do in paradise, naturally and nude. And there is nothing vulgar about the paintings from what I see - they are painted honestly.
Meanwhile, in today's era, in light of the pedophilia scandals in the RCC and in some sports institutions, most people are hypersensitive about even the perception of being predatory and exploitive; thus, there probably won't be much discussion about it here, even though he was unquestionably one of the most talented gay artists.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||11/08/2013|
Quite a few of your favorites on this thread are in this (very funny) video.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||11/08/2013|
I've always been partial to the landscapes of Rockwell Kent. No other artist understood the play of light on snow like he did, and as far as I know no other major artist ever went to Greenland to paint.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||11/08/2013|
Icebergs by Frederick Church. Amazing in person.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||11/08/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 116||11/08/2013|
I love John Singer Sargent. How can I name just one? How about "Dr. Pozzi at Home"
|by Anonymous||reply 117||11/08/2013|
I like Tomas Nemec, a young painter in Prague.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||11/09/2013|
Nice, R118. Here's another from Tomas Nemec:
|by Anonymous||reply 119||11/09/2013|
I would have loved to hear the "Oh, Dears!" when viewing this classic Picasso at the time...
|by Anonymous||reply 120||11/09/2013|
Well, it's actually the [italic]commentary[/italic] that's so Oh, Dearworthy, R120, but I'll play.
Let's leave the best for first:
[quote]This paintings was painted in 1907.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||11/09/2013|
I love landscapes by Monet.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||11/09/2013|
alice neel's portraits
|by Anonymous||reply 123||11/09/2013|
Best painting I've ever seen of moonlight
Arkhip Kuindzhi--Moonlight on the Dneiper 1880
|by Anonymous||reply 124||11/10/2013|
A few years ago I saw a retrospective of an artist from Finland who I had never heard of, Helene Schjerfbeck. I loved it so much I bought the huge book from the exhibition, something I never do.
The retrospective mentioned in the comment is exactly what I saw.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||11/10/2013|
Gustave Caillebotte Rooftops in the Snow
|by Anonymous||reply 126||11/10/2013|
This one's even more startling:
|by Anonymous||reply 127||11/10/2013|
More Helene Schjerfbeck and I'll stop here:
|by Anonymous||reply 128||11/10/2013|
Love this thread. From Caillebotte I love this one, "Les raboteurs de parquet" (1875)
|by Anonymous||reply 129||11/10/2013|
Anselm Kiefer sulemith
I always thought he was under-rated, compared to Richter.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||11/10/2013|
[quote] I could never pick a favourite painting, nor could I pick a favourite song. It changes all the time, based on my mood.
Sarah Palin, is that you?
|by Anonymous||reply 131||11/10/2013|
Another vote for Stary Night. Also saw it at MOMA. Did not disappoint. See it first because there is a lot of crap at MOMA.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||11/10/2013|
[quote]Another vote for Stary Night. Also saw it at MOMA. Did not disappoint. See it first because there is a lot of crap at MOMA.
I'd like to buy a consonant.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||11/10/2013|
R133 for Wit.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||11/10/2013|
This one. The original hangs on the wall by my bed. The colours are much softer and powdery. It's a bit kitsch but the face is very sweet & it reminds me of someone.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||11/10/2013|
The Black Prince at the Battle of Crécy, Julian R. Story, 1888, oil on canvas, Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia
The picture does not do justice to the original 11ft. x 17ft. size.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||11/10/2013|
I was wondering when someone would be posting their own personal stuff. Should I be glad it wasn't a puppy?
|by Anonymous||reply 137||11/10/2013|
Thomas Kinkade. Seriously
|by Anonymous||reply 138||11/10/2013|
This is my latest favorite, after visiting the Masculin/nilucsaM shoe at the D;Orsay last month. Marsden Hartley.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||11/10/2013|
Okay that should have been "show at the D'Orsay." Very few shoes in evidence there, in fact.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||11/10/2013|
R140, "We can't find the news you want. Please use the menu."
|by Anonymous||reply 141||11/10/2013|
I like Jesse Trevino. This is one of my favorites. The way the sheet is flapping.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||11/10/2013|
Sorry, r141, I'll try again.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||11/10/2013|
So much of Peter Paul Reubens, "Judgment of Paris" Yeah he paints Fat, but it is a fine alternative to Bible stories.
Visited the Alte Pinakothekuld Museum in Munich, there was the most cavernous gallery I have ever seen of BIG scale Rubens!! Just goddamn HUGE room of these massive canvases, each one more stunning & mesmerizing than the last. Between jaw dropping spectacular paintings, I mused just how much of this art work was stolen by the Nazi's. I guessed most of it. It really was something to behold.
Another one for Starry night.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||11/11/2013|
R144, here is one of my favorites from the Alte Pinakothek, genius Albrecht Durer's autoportrait. A bunch of fraus prevented me from getting close as they were having their art appreciation class and were forming a semi circle around it. But I'll be back in April and watch out if they're still there.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||11/11/2013|
That's nice, R143. Thanks for reposting it.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||11/11/2013|
Another jaw dropping moment on my last visit to Munich was at the new Brandhorst museum (displaying one man's collection of modern art, including dozens of Cy Twombly). Here is one of two large rooms devoted to Twombly, showing only a portion of the room.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||11/11/2013|
R119, reminds me of "Weekend" the film.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||11/11/2013|
pablo goldenberg. amazing artist,
|by Anonymous||reply 149||11/11/2013|
The thing about artists like Twombley and Rothko is that their paintings rely so much on their large size to create a presence. If they were smaller paintings, would they have as much power? Would they be good paintings?!? I like their art, but I'm not sure they're great. Or, perhaps their greatness is that they thought to think on a large scale?
|by Anonymous||reply 150||11/11/2013|
I was really awestruck by Edouard Manet's "The Bar at the Folies Bergere" when I saw it in person. This crappy image at the link doesn't do it justice at all. You really feel as though you just stepped up to the bar and this poor unfortunate girl asked you what you'd like to have. I guess that would be Manet himself in the reflection on the right.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||11/13/2013|
I'm sorry, but I think of Rothko's work as examples of design or craft, more than true artistic genius. Come on. Really? It's almost as bad as saying "I love Ellsworth Kelly!"
|by Anonymous||reply 152||11/13/2013|
Vilhelm Hammershoi-great Danish painter of interiors.
I viscerally love this, but he's done better interiors with amazing light effects.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||11/14/2013|
Obviously, R152 is one of those who think a painting has to be [italic]of[/italic] someone or something. I hadn't heard of Ellsworth Kelly until you mentioned him, but yes, I do like his kind of art. Thanks for the introduction.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||11/14/2013|
George Seurat's "Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grand Jette
I find many of Claude Monet's works very peaceful
|by Anonymous||reply 155||11/16/2013|
I think that Rothko and Twombley are doing interesting studies, but I do not think that they're creating art.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||11/16/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 157||11/17/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 158||11/17/2013|
More Cy Twombly:
|by Anonymous||reply 159||11/17/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 160||11/17/2013|
Paul Jenkins' "Yellow Eye":
|by Anonymous||reply 161||11/17/2013|
Paul Jenkins' "Yonder Near":
|by Anonymous||reply 162||11/17/2013|
Paul Jenkins' "Uranus Burns":
|by Anonymous||reply 163||11/17/2013|
I love the one of the lame girl in the field twisting to look at the farmhouse.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||11/17/2013|
the drapers' guild line up shot by Rembrandt v. Rijn.
If you study the genre this type of portrait was always a pencil plain dull peon to moneyed jerks, and they generally look it.
ONLY rembrandt can instill these fat plutocrats (a drapers' guild?) with wisdom and saintliness. I could stare at it for hours.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||11/17/2013|
And more from Paul Jenkins:
|by Anonymous||reply 166||11/17/2013|
So what's the story behind Night Watch R165? I never really understood it. There was a plot? Rembrandt used the painting to expose it? What's the story?
|by Anonymous||reply 167||11/17/2013|
Michael Sweertz "A Wrestling Match."
|by Anonymous||reply 168||11/17/2013|
One for the ladies by Paul Delvaux
|by Anonymous||reply 169||11/21/2013|
R164, that's Andrew Wyeth, "Christina's World". I also think that's one of my favorites.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||11/22/2013|
I've come to really love Gustav Klimt. I find his paintings endlessly fascinating.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||03/06/2014|
The Robing of the Bride by Max Ernst decadent and disturbing I like this painting but I wouldn't want a copy of it hanging in my house.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||09/11/2014|
Very glad to have discovered Jesse Trevino...thanks for that.
A 4.5X4.5 foot giclée of this hangs in the living room of my little apartment.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||09/11/2014|
Kehinde Wiley is magnificent.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||09/11/2014|
Is it Max Ernst who did the painting of Mary spanking Jesus?
|by Anonymous||reply 175||09/11/2014|
175 replies and no one has yet confessed to this being his very favorite painting?
I call you all out as LIARS!!!!
(Scroll down in the link for the full picture.)
|by Anonymous||reply 176||09/11/2014|
Nothing will ever surpass Bosch's "The Garden of Earthly Delights."
|by Anonymous||reply 177||09/11/2014|
Renoir's "Luncheon of the Boating Party"
at the Phillips Collection near Dupont Circle, Washington, DC
|by Anonymous||reply 178||09/11/2014|
Juan de Pareja by Velazquez
|by Anonymous||reply 179||09/11/2014|
Those by Barbara Kruger
|by Anonymous||reply 180||09/11/2014|
I've always loved this painting by an unknown artist. If you're in the Louvre, you can hang out in that room and watch every single viewer go "What the FUCK?".
|by Anonymous||reply 181||09/12/2014|
I do love the portraits of John Singer Sargeant.
His paintings of women are all terribly glamorous, yet he could depict a subtle resting bitchface like no other artist.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||09/12/2014|
Another glamorous bitchface.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||09/12/2014|
Gustave Caillebotte -Man at His Bath
|by Anonymous||reply 184||09/16/2014|
Francis Bacon. I bought this print at The Met at show a few years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 185||09/16/2014|
Goya's "Saturn Devouring His Son".
For a court painter, the man could bring the weird!
|by Anonymous||reply 186||09/17/2014|
Fuck, HERE is Goya's "Saturn Devouring His Son"!
|by Anonymous||reply 187||09/17/2014|
I've really been getting into Contemporary art recently - not to be confused with abstract or modern art. There is a whole school of American Contemporary Realists who have an at-times photographic quality to their work, but really are quite expressive and even surreal. The detail can be amazing. And exquisitely beautiful.
Here's a new favorite of mine. If you're a NYC DL'er, check out his solo show which opens tomorrow at Arcadia Contemporary.
This guy is amazing
|by Anonymous||reply 188||09/17/2014|
Don't copy "The Robing of the Bride" onto your computer. You'll attract evil spirits and bad luck to your home. And no, that's not just a dumb superstition. Don't do it.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||09/17/2014|
"Paris Street, Rainy Day" by Gustave Caillebotte
|by Anonymous||reply 190||09/17/2014|
"I Can See the Whole Room" by Roy Lichtenstein. It originally sold for $550 in 1961. In November 2011, it was sold at auction for $42.6 million.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||09/18/2014|
"Bashi-Bazouk" by Jean Léon Gérôme. It's on the cover of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide. beautiful costume; the model has an intriguing dignified look about him
|by Anonymous||reply 192||09/18/2014|
I've always liked Van Gogh's Bedroom in Arles
|by Anonymous||reply 193||09/18/2014|
And Renoir's Dance At The Moulin De La Galette
|by Anonymous||reply 194||09/18/2014|
"Aurora" by Guido Reni
"Sacred and Profane Love" by Titian
|by Anonymous||reply 195||10/19/2014|
R48, that is a great painting.
|by Anonymous||reply 196||10/19/2014|
The Lady of Shalott
|by Anonymous||reply 197||10/19/2014|
Bat Woman by Albert Penot
|by Anonymous||reply 198||10/19/2014|
Vampire by Edward Munch
|by Anonymous||reply 199||10/19/2014|
[There is nothing more tedious than a race baiting troll. Except the people that talk to it.]
|by Anonymous||reply 200||10/19/2014|
"Eight Elvises" by Andy Warhol
|by Anonymous||reply 201||10/27/2014|
The Master: Thomas Kincaid, got rest his saintly soul.
|by Anonymous||reply 202||10/27/2014|
"Isle of the Dead" by Arnold Böcklin
|by Anonymous||reply 203||10/27/2014|
R203, must we do EVERYTHING for you?
|by Anonymous||reply 204||10/27/2014|
I tried to post a link but it wouldn't work. Thanks.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||10/27/2014|
"The Battle of Alexander at Issus" by Altdorfer
|by Anonymous||reply 206||10/31/2014|
"Lady with an Ermine" by Leonardo da Vinci
|by Anonymous||reply 207||10/31/2014|
"Flaming June" by Frederick Leighton
|by Anonymous||reply 208||10/31/2014|
Would love to have "The Flying Dutchman" by Howard Pyle on the landing of my staircase. I want my guests to feel as if they've just stepped into an episode of "Night Gallery".
|by Anonymous||reply 209||10/31/2014|
"Spring Bouquet" by Fantin-Latour
|by Anonymous||reply 210||10/31/2014|
"Newspaper, Bottle, Packet of Tobacco" by Georges Braque
|by Anonymous||reply 211||10/31/2014|
just trying something here.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||10/31/2014|
You people need to turn in your gay cards.
[italic]The Swimming Hole[/italic] by Thomas Eakins.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||10/31/2014|
I beg your pardon, r213!
[quote]Thomas Eakins, "The Swimming Hole" r21
|by Anonymous||reply 214||10/31/2014|
"Return of the Bucentoro to the Molo on Ascension Day" by Canaletto. I like it so much I use it as a screensaver.
"Portrait of Madame Récamier" by Jacques-Louis David
|by Anonymous||reply 215||10/31/2014|
[quote]Caravaggio's painting of John the Baptist in Kansas City
r22, I never knew St. John made it this far West.
|by Anonymous||reply 217||10/31/2014|
messy floor mosaic from ancient Rome, now in the Vatican museum
|by Anonymous||reply 218||11/02/2014|
The trompe l'oeil murals of John Pugh
|by Anonymous||reply 219||11/02/2014|
Albrecht Durer-Self Portrait at 28
|by Anonymous||reply 220||11/02/2014|
Do you like Vivaldi as well, R215? I think I've seen that Canaletto painting on a Vivaldi album cover.
|by Anonymous||reply 221||11/02/2014|
Magritte's Empire of Lights series.
|by Anonymous||reply 222||11/02/2014|
No, I don't listen to much Vivaldi, R221. I just like looking at art history books and I make a note of which paintings and statues I find the most attractive. I noticed the Canaletto painting in a book, probably "Art: over 2,500 works from cave to contemporary" foreword by Ross King 2008.
|by Anonymous||reply 223||11/02/2014|
r21 already posted that, r213.
Cornelis van Haarlem's "The Fall of the Titans" in the Statens Museum, Copenhagen.
|by Anonymous||reply 224||11/02/2014|
R224, WTF insects over the naughty bits?
|by Anonymous||reply 225||11/02/2014|
For you, R223. Turns out Canaletto got his start in his art by helping his father design sets for Vivaldi's operas.
Thanks for the cultural reminder.
|by Anonymous||reply 226||11/02/2014|
Thank you for the video, R221. beautiful music. What is the name of the piece?
|by Anonymous||reply 227||11/03/2014|
It is the "Concerto for trumpet and orchestra in D major (ed. Seiffert) (1998 Digital Remaster): First movement: Adagio" by Maurice André/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan.
|by Anonymous||reply 228||11/03/2014|
|by Anonymous||reply 229||11/03/2014|
Boy with Squirrel by John Singleton Copley
The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit by John Singer Sargent
both at Museum of Fine Arts in Boston
|by Anonymous||reply 230||11/03/2014|
Watson and the Shark by J.S. Copley
|by Anonymous||reply 231||11/03/2014|
The Honourable Mrs. Graham by Gainsborough - haughty, annoyed look on her face
|by Anonymous||reply 232||11/05/2014|
American Collectors by David Hockney
|by Anonymous||reply 233||11/05/2014|
Portrait of Doge Leonardo Loredan by Bellini at the National Gallery, London
|by Anonymous||reply 234||11/05/2014|
Richard Hamilton - I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas
This work from a British pop artist Richard Hamilton just titillates me for some reason. I love the Black Christmas version of it as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 235||11/05/2014|
Road with Cypress and Star by van Gogh
|by Anonymous||reply 236||11/06/2014|
Portrait of the Empress Josephine by Prud'hon
|by Anonymous||reply 237||11/06/2014|
The Family of Darius Before Aldxander - Paolo Veronese
|by Anonymous||reply 238||11/06/2014|
not a painting, but Edward Steichen's 1928 photograph of Greta Garbo for Vanity Fair. She's wearing a dark dress. She's sitting and holding her head in her hands. I think it's part of the Museum of Modern Art's collection.
|by Anonymous||reply 239||11/07/2014|
I have many of them but the one that popped first in my mind was this one:
Dante and Virgil in Hell by William-Adolphe Bouguereau
|by Anonymous||reply 240||11/07/2014|
Ansel Adams photographs:
Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico (1941)
The Tetons and the Snake River (1942)
close-up of leaves in Glacier National Park (1942)
|by Anonymous||reply 241||11/07/2014|
for male nudity:
Leonidas at Thermopylae by Jacques-Louis David
The Intervention of the Sabine Women, also by David
|by Anonymous||reply 242||11/07/2014|
Et in Arcadia Ego by Nicolas Poussin
|by Anonymous||reply 243||11/07/2014|
Chancellor Séguier by Charles Le Brun, Louvre
|by Anonymous||reply 244||11/08/2014|
a modern painting called "The Invisibles" by Yves Tanguy at the Tate gallery, London
|by Anonymous||reply 245||11/28/2014|
Samson hos filistrene by Carl Bloch
|by Anonymous||reply 246||11/28/2014|
"Venice, from the Porch of Madonna della Salute" by Turner
|by Anonymous||reply 247||12/11/2014|
"Carnival Evening" by Rousseau
|by Anonymous||reply 248||12/15/2014|
"Madonna of the Harpies" by Andrea del Sarto
|by Anonymous||reply 249||01/17/2015|
"Napoleon I on his Imperial Throne" by Ingres
|by Anonymous||reply 250||01/17/2015|
"Spring Bouquet" by Fantin-Latour
|by Anonymous||reply 251||01/17/2015|
"Venice from the Porch of Madonna della Salute" by Turner
|by Anonymous||reply 252||01/17/2015|
"The Battle of Anghiari" - drawing by Rubens which is a copy of a lost painting by Leonardo da Vinci
|by Anonymous||reply 253||01/17/2015|
"Road with Cypress and Star" by van Gogh
|by Anonymous||reply 254||01/17/2015|
"Flaming June" by Sir Frederic Leighton
|by Anonymous||reply 255||01/17/2015|
I like The Archduke Leopold Wilhelm in His Picture Gallery by David Teniers the Younger. It's a painting showing 4 men and two dogs in Wilhelm's gallery, surrounded by paintings, reproduced by Teniers in miniature. Fascinating.
|by Anonymous||reply 256||01/17/2015|
"Portrait of the Empress Josephine" by Prud'hon
|by Anonymous||reply 257||01/17/2015|
I love Michaelangelo's "Ignudos", and I love that he painted them into the pope's private chapel.
He was expecting centuries of gay popes, wasn't he.
|by Anonymous||reply 258||01/17/2015|
"The Vision after the Sermon" by Gauguin
|by Anonymous||reply 259||01/17/2015|
"The Boy with the Squirrel" by John Singleton Copley
|by Anonymous||reply 260||01/17/2015|
"Atalanta and Hippomenes" by Guido Reni
|by Anonymous||reply 261||01/17/2015|
"Bacchus and Ariadne" by Titian
|by Anonymous||reply 262||01/17/2015|
"Newspaper, Bottle, Packet of Tobacco" by Braque
|by Anonymous||reply 263||01/17/2015|
unswept floor mosaic by Heracleitus, 2nd century
in Vatican museums
|by Anonymous||reply 264||01/17/2015|
"Sacred and Profane Love" by Titian
|by Anonymous||reply 265||01/17/2015|
"The Wreck of the Hope" by Caspar David Friedrich
|by Anonymous||reply 266||01/17/2015|
"Cayambe" by Frederic Edwin Church
|by Anonymous||reply 267||01/17/2015|
Cathédrale de Rouen - Monet?
|by Anonymous||reply 268||01/17/2015|
"Bashi-Bazouk" by Jean-Léon Gérôme
|by Anonymous||reply 269||01/17/2015|
Quentin Matsys - The Moneylender and his Wife
|by Anonymous||reply 270||01/17/2015|
|by Anonymous||reply 271||01/17/2015|
The Honourable Mrs. Graham - Gainsborough
|by Anonymous||reply 272||01/17/2015|
Subleyras, "Charon Ferrying the Shades."
|by Anonymous||reply 273||01/17/2015|
"The Invisibles" by Yves Tanguy
|by Anonymous||reply 274||01/17/2015|
Another fan of Nighthawks, although I wouldn't turn down a print of Chop Suey either.
|by Anonymous||reply 275||01/17/2015|
Eight Elvises - Andy Warhol
|by Anonymous||reply 276||01/17/2015|
I'm afraid to look at the haunted painting
|by Anonymous||reply 277||01/17/2015|
"Chancellor Séguier" by Charles Le Brun
|by Anonymous||reply 278||01/17/2015|
Let's try this again. Chancellor Séguier
|by Anonymous||reply 279||01/17/2015|
Do you mean "The Robing of the Bride", R277? It's just a silly superstition of mine. I don't copy any paintings that are dark or disturbing onto my computer. It's really not that bad, less disturbing than the Goya painting of Saturn devouring his son.
|by Anonymous||reply 280||01/17/2015|
This is getting annoying. One more try.
|by Anonymous||reply 281||01/17/2015|
The Battle of Alexander at Issus - Altdorfer
|by Anonymous||reply 282||01/17/2015|
the menaced assassin by Rene fucking Magritte !!!
|by Anonymous||reply 283||01/17/2015|
Paris Street, Rainy Day - Gustave Caillebotte
|by Anonymous||reply 284||01/17/2015|
Woman holding a Balance - Vermeer
|by Anonymous||reply 285||01/17/2015|
Rembrandt's only seascape, "The Storm on the Sea of Galilee," has always had an undeniable hold over me.
I hope it is recovered soon. I'd love to finally see it in person.
And while we're talking the Isabella Gardner Museum, Sargent's El Jaleo is extraordinary.
|by Anonymous||reply 286||01/17/2015|
Jupiter and Io - Correggio
|by Anonymous||reply 287||01/17/2015|
"Aurora" by Guido Reno
|by Anonymous||reply 288||01/17/2015|
Sargent's El Jaleo
Amazing! And a stunning display in the museum.
|by Anonymous||reply 289||01/17/2015|
* Guido Reni
|by Anonymous||reply 290||01/17/2015|
Joseph the carpenter - Georges de La Tour
|by Anonymous||reply 291||01/18/2015|
Harmony in Red - Matisse
|by Anonymous||reply 292||01/18/2015|
Dali's "Mae West Room".
|by Anonymous||reply 293||01/18/2015|
Return of the Bucintoro to the Molo on Ascension Day - Canaletto
|by Anonymous||reply 294||01/18/2015|
Portrait of Doge Leonardo Loredan by Bellini
|by Anonymous||reply 295||01/18/2015|
Apologies if this has already been mentioned, but Bronzino's "Portrait of Andrea Doria as Neptune".
When I saw it as a teen it gave me the biggest hard-on. Just the base of the cock, teasingly revealed....
|by Anonymous||reply 296||01/18/2015|
"The Supper at Emmaus" by Jan Cornelisz. Veremeyen
|by Anonymous||reply 297||01/18/2015|
Portrait of a Young Man by Bronzino
|by Anonymous||reply 298||01/18/2015|
R297, Caravaggio's version is better, capturing the magnitude of a moment.
|by Anonymous||reply 299||01/18/2015|
Fowling in the Marshes, wall painting, British Museum
|by Anonymous||reply 300||01/18/2015|
St. George and the Dragon - Uccello
Ow, my nose. You speared my damn nose.
|by Anonymous||reply 301||01/18/2015|
A stunning painting you've probably never seen before:
"Sailing in the Mist," John H. Twachtman at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It was hard to find a good photo.
|by Anonymous||reply 302||01/18/2015|
Sunbather - David Hockney
|by Anonymous||reply 303||01/18/2015|
Still Life with Lobster, Drinking Horn and Glasses - Willem Kalf
|by Anonymous||reply 304||01/20/2015|
St. George and the Dragon - Tintoretto
|by Anonymous||reply 305||01/20/2015|
The Nubian Giraffe - Agasse
|by Anonymous||reply 306||01/20/2015|
Carnival Evening - Rousseau
|by Anonymous||reply 307||01/20/2015|
From the Lake - Georgia O'Keeffe
|by Anonymous||reply 308||01/20/2015|
Red Poppies - Emil Nolde
|by Anonymous||reply 309||01/21/2015|
Mrs. Mary Robinson, 'Perdita' - George Romney
|by Anonymous||reply 310||01/21/2015|
The Robing of the Bride - Max Ernst
|by Anonymous||reply 311||01/21/2015|
Lady with an Ermine - Leonardo da Vinci
|by Anonymous||reply 312||01/21/2015|
"Leonidas at Thermopylae" by Jacques-Louis David
|by Anonymous||reply 313||01/21/2015|
"The Intervention of the Sabine Women" by Jacques-Louis David
|by Anonymous||reply 314||01/21/2015|
"Leonidas at Thermopylae" by David
|by Anonymous||reply 315||01/21/2015|
Jeanne Hébuterne - Modigliani
|by Anonymous||reply 316||01/22/2015|
still-life by Josefa de Ayala at the Municipal Library in Santarém, Portugal
|by Anonymous||reply 317||01/22/2015|
The Large Blue Horses - Franz Marc
|by Anonymous||reply 318||01/22/2015|
Madonna of Chancellor Rolin by van Eyck
|by Anonymous||reply 319||01/22/2015|
R238's choice is very beautiful.
The Family of Darius before Alexander - Veronese
|by Anonymous||reply 320||01/22/2015|
Compotier, Glass and Apples - Cézanne
|by Anonymous||reply 321||01/23/2015|
"Lake Keitele" by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
|by Anonymous||reply 322||01/24/2015|
The Tempest - Giorgione
|by Anonymous||reply 323||01/24/2015|
Cary Grant #1 (2003) - Kurt Kauper
|by Anonymous||reply 324||01/24/2015|
The Vase of Water - Francis Cadell
|by Anonymous||reply 325||01/25/2015|
I can't pick one. I have many. One that I like is a J.C. Leyendecker cover of rowers.
|by Anonymous||reply 326||01/25/2015|
I just found this interesting painting. Hieronymus Francken II "The Archdukes Albert and Isabella Visiting a Collector's Cabinet" 1623
|by Anonymous||reply 327||01/25/2015|
Composition VI - Kandinsky
|by Anonymous||reply 328||01/25/2015|
Basket of Fruit - Caravaggio
|by Anonymous||reply 329||01/25/2015|
Metamorphosis of Narcissus - Dali
|by Anonymous||reply 330||01/25/2015|
Portrait of Madame Récamier - David
|by Anonymous||reply 331||01/25/2015|
|by Anonymous||reply 332||01/25/2015|
I wondered why this thread was so fucking dull: clicking trolldar revealed the problen -- it's basically just one tedious queen's taste, post after post. She's deleted her cookies halfway before continuing.
|by Anonymous||reply 333||01/25/2015|
Link to a staggering work of genius that the rest of us have missed, R333, or shut the fuck up.
It's buzzkilling little human farts like you that are killing this forum.
|by Anonymous||reply 334||01/25/2015|
R333, I don't know what happened but I did not delete my "cookies halfway before continuing." I'm not stopping you from posting your choices. Why pass up the opportunity to show what a sophisticated connoisseur of exciting, challenging art you are?
|by Anonymous||reply 335||01/25/2015|
Here's a tip Tedious Queen: when you create a thread to invite opinion you don't monopolise it with your own posts, you stand back and let others post. You don't do what you obviously do in real life, which is monopolise the conversation, droning in in your infinite wisdom long after everyone else has walked away in boredom. Time to board the cluetrain!
If the thread isn't getting any other posts it's because your choices are so utterly banal (a Bronzino boy: quelle surprise) it's killed interest.
|by Anonymous||reply 336||01/25/2015|
Christ in a bucket of snails, what the FUCK is wrong with R333/336? He gets so jealous of someone else's good taste that he tries to shut down the thread, and how he's trying to DEFEND his conduct?
Fuck off, R333/336, the cool kids don't want to play with you and neither do the art nerds.
|by Anonymous||reply 337||01/25/2015|
r299: This Caravaggio "Supper at Emmaus" in the Brera is much superior to yours.
|by Anonymous||reply 338||01/25/2015|
[quote] the cool kids don't want to play with you
R337 = 70 year old nanna furiously flipping through battered Phaidon art annuals.
|by Anonymous||reply 339||01/25/2015|
sorry, R338, I think the one in the National Gallery is far superior
|by Anonymous||reply 340||01/25/2015|
The thread would be infinitely more interesting if people posted photos of their own collections. Then we can really rip them to shreds!
I'll even help by starting off: here's one corner of the living room from where I'm sitting now. The painting directly ahead with the men bathing is Forest Pool. So now you can demolish me. I just noticed there's magazines stacked one of the chairs, so it should be easy!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 341||01/26/2015|
No way, R338.
The National Gallery's Supper at Emmaus is extraordinary. You feel the spiritual power of Christ revealing who he is to the disciples. It captures the moment in a way no other painting of the same scene does.
|by Anonymous||reply 342||01/26/2015|
I'm sorry but there are so many shitty picks in here. I'm looking at the paintings and getting no emotional or artistic power. The National Gallery Supper at Emmaus is a really special painting. So is Leonardo's Virgin of the Rocks there, and Ruben's Samson and Delilah, and The Hay Wain by Constable, and Turner's The Fighting Temeraire. It's definitely one of the most important museums for Western painting.
We should have a topic where we post best works of each artist. I'm really interested in what people consider to be the best (or most underrated) Leonardo or Vermeer or Caravaggio or Rubens or Rembrandt or Van Gogh or Manet or Monet even etc. etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 343||01/26/2015|
What are you talking about, R343? The naked Cary Grant is a work of genius. It's not laughable kitsch.
|by Anonymous||reply 344||01/26/2015|
[quote]The naked Cary Grant is a work of genius.
Oh definitely. Especially since he was an English, yet it portrays him with a mutilated penis.
|by Anonymous||reply 345||01/26/2015|
I'm guessing the painter is American. Americans are offended by uncut penises.
|by Anonymous||reply 346||01/26/2015|
Just old Americans.
|by Anonymous||reply 347||01/26/2015|
No mention of the Mona Lisa proves it's the most overrated painting in history.
I do like Leonardo da Vinci's work though, especially "The Last Supper" and
|by Anonymous||reply 348||01/28/2015|
almost every suzanne valadon.
|by Anonymous||reply 349||01/28/2015|
"The School of Athens" by Raphael. I love this painting.
|by Anonymous||reply 350||01/28/2015|
David Roberts : this is about death of gods when people no longer believe in them. This is about death of civilizations.
|by Anonymous||reply 351||02/04/2015|
And to cheer up (almost anything by Bonnard) this one for example : Cannes vue du Cannet
|by Anonymous||reply 352||02/04/2015|
Love this thread.
I live in FL, so we don't have a lot of museums. But we do have the Salvador Dali Museum, which features this beauty.
It's two stories tall, and amazing from both up and close as well as from afar.
|by Anonymous||reply 353||02/04/2015|
I haven't read all responses...I will never get the concept of favorite or best we Americans are so obsessed with...
different things for different reasons...
it's too bad that DL'ers seem totally unaware of contemporary art...or anything past those Impressionists. If I see Water Lilies one more time I'll poke my eyes out with a paint brush.
Expand your mind...those religious paintings are so fucking boring...I don't care who painted them...well, that's an exaggeration, but you get the drift...
|by Anonymous||reply 354||02/04/2015|
[quote]Expand your mind...those religious paintings are so fucking boring
Hmm. Maybe your mind also needs expanding...?
Favorite has nothing to do with best. People are just posting paintings they like. Relax.
Did you see the Hockney that was posted?
Please feel free to post examples of painting you personally like. It'd be more interesting than your bitching.
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I love Mark Bradford's work. He does very large paintings that investigate the maps of cities in bizarre and interesting ways. They are incredible in person.
|by Anonymous||reply 356||02/04/2015|
you do make a point 355...but this is a site of pointless bitchery
...and even favorite is constricting...
|by Anonymous||reply 357||02/04/2015|
It ticks me off that public galleries these days don't buy erotic nudes. When was the last time you puttered into a public gallery and said: "Man, that's one great hunk of fuckable flesh. And what a great cock!" When? So in this cultural desert, one is forced to buy such art oneself to stop one's eyes drying out from lack of cock. Here's Shaved Gardener. What EM Forster would have called 'honest English skin'. Yes indeedy...
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Mrs. Richard Yates,
We envision George Washington through the eyes of Gilbert Stuart, who painted a couple of his archetypical portraits. But Mrs. Yates' portrait's eyes follow you around the room.
This has been my favorite painting since I was seven years old. I've since loved much better paintings, but this is the one that will always haunt my dreams.
|by Anonymous||reply 359||02/04/2015|
I'm still waiting for a topic that can explain to me what makes a painting great. We're told yes, but what elevates something from a painting to a true masterpiece? And what are the so-called best paintings of famous artists?
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Body Parts by Jim Warren
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Boy with apple.
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The Horse Fair by Rosa Bonheur
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I LOVE your selection, R363, by an artist unknown to me.
What an amazing image.
|by Anonymous||reply 365||03/31/2015|
r366, was that Hitler?
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Men of the Docks by Bellows
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Miro - Dutch Interior iii
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One of the most intriguing portraits I have ever seen, by an unknown artist.
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I love Nigh Hawks by Edward Hopper, but he has so many more paintings that are just as good, if not better. His model, in the majority of his paintings, was his wife.
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I love this one.
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I guess you mean this painting, R378. It's one of my favorites too.
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Pierre Mignard - Marquise de Seignelay
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Manet - The Balcony
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Barnett Newman - Voice of Fire
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Van Gogh - Almond Blossom
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Raphael - Woman with a Veil
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Picasso - Two Women in Front of a Window
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Peacock - Jessie Botke
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Tree - Zdzislaw Beksinski
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Portrait of Léon Riesener - Delacroix
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