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What is your favorite painting? (Part II)

Or what are some of your favorite paintings, if you can't choose just one? It seems like there was some interest in continuing this topic.

I'll start:

[italic]Salutat[/italic], Thomas Eakins

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by Anonymousreply 380Last Saturday at 8:28 AM

Link to Part I.

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by Anonymousreply 101/13/2020

Renoir: The Girl in the Yellow Hat

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by Anonymousreply 201/13/2020

Britney Spears "Squiggles and Flowers"

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by Anonymousreply 301/13/2020

[italic]And then we saw the daughter of the Minotaur[/italic], Leonora Carrington

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by Anonymousreply 401/13/2020

R3, lol!

by Anonymousreply 501/14/2020

Chaim Soutine

Carcass of Beef, 1925

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by Anonymousreply 601/14/2020

Carpaccio's Dream of St. Ursula. I don't know what is it about this one but I could stare at it for hours. It just makes you feel like you're peeping into some rich Renaissance-era girl's cosy bedroom.

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by Anonymousreply 701/14/2020

Current favorite, on view at the Philips Collection: Félix Vallotton, "La passante."

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by Anonymousreply 801/14/2020

So technically crosses the line - but love Andreas Gurky

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by Anonymousreply 901/14/2020

Dr. Phil and his sons nude

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by Anonymousreply 1001/14/2020

[italic]Man Drying His Leg[/italic], Gustave Caillebotte, 1884

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by Anonymousreply 1101/14/2020

[italic]Dante and Virgil[/italic], William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1850

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by Anonymousreply 1201/14/2020

Why the hell did you post that R10 and why did it oddly turn me on?

by Anonymousreply 1301/14/2020

R12 You beat me to it. One of the strangest and most homoerotic works of art.

by Anonymousreply 1401/14/2020

Now that's real art, R10. Love it.

by Anonymousreply 1501/14/2020

Love that photo, R9. Gursky digitally removed dog walkers and a factory building but he still thought it was an accurate representation of a modern river. A print sold for $4.3 million in 2011, making it the most expensive photograph ever sold.

by Anonymousreply 1601/14/2020

I'm a huge Chagall fan. I love so many, but this is my current favorite.

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by Anonymousreply 1801/15/2020

You forgot the link, R17.

by Anonymousreply 1901/15/2020

My favorite painting ever since taking Art History in college has been Correggio's Jupiter and Io (depicts Jupiter coming down as smoke to have sex with Io, a demi-goddess). If you look at the link, you'll see Jupiter's face in the smoke right about to kiss Io.

I was in Vienna a few years back and entered the art museum there. It was late and there wasn't much time before it closed, so I rushed around to get a look at everything. As I was leaving (through the gift shop), I noticed postcards with this painting on it. I had no idea this was displayed at the Vienna Museum!! Unfortunately, it was too late to go back as the museum was closing. Next time.

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Klimt The Kiss

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by Anonymousreply 2201/15/2020

loverly light!

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by Anonymousreply 2301/15/2020

This is an odd one, mostly because I have no idea why it affected me so. I recently visited the National Museum of African American History & Culture and saw this painting in their art exhibit. It's just a simple painting of a man walking away from the artist on a deserted beach but I came back to look at it multiple times before I left.

I didn't know then, and don't know now, why this appealed to me so much.

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by Anonymousreply 2401/15/2020

Thanks for the link R24. I like it.

by Anonymousreply 2501/15/2020

This one

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by Anonymousreply 2601/16/2020

portrait of Elizabeth I at Hatfield House

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by Anonymousreply 2701/22/2020

Classic art.

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by Anonymousreply 2801/22/2020

Frank Stella

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by Anonymousreply 3001/22/2020

I also love Chagall and Van Gogh, but this Picasso caught me off guard at the Pompidou and I just really love it. The detail in person was mesmerizing.

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Les Bunnies d’Avignon

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I really wish that posters would also give 1-2 sentences of why they like a particular artwork. Otherwise, it's just people posting random pictures.

by Anonymousreply 3401/22/2020

R20, when you go back to Vienna for Correggio's Io, also look for his companion piece, Ganymede, which is hanging nearby.

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by Anonymousreply 3501/22/2020

[quote]Otherwise, it's just people posting random pictures.

What's wrong with that? Whether you like a painting or not isn't an intellectual process. It either appeals to you or it doesn't.

by Anonymousreply 3601/22/2020

Gotta love Caravaggio!

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by Anonymousreply 3701/22/2020

Shut up, R36. It's an opportunity to educate others rather than just a waste of bandwidth.

by Anonymousreply 3801/22/2020

I love Chagall’s paintings overall because of the fantastical, undefined subjects and the play of color and movement. There is nothing subtle about his paintings. They should be gaudy looking with so many saturated colors and so much going on but they are elegant somehow, and they should be silly because they feature, for example, a car with a human face or a flying, violin-playing goat or cow, or a majestic juggling chicken, but they’re both childlike and serious and not at all superficial. And they should be called expressionist or cubist or fauvist or *something* but they don’t quite qualify as any of those labels. They’re just Chagall.

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The Polish Rider

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by Anonymousreply 4001/22/2020

*”car” above should be “cat.”

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by Anonymousreply 4101/22/2020

It’s kind of annoying that some of my favorite paintings are hanging in lots of dorm rooms as posters, but c’est la vie.

Van Gogh’s Cafe Terrace at Night. The painting shows what I *feel* when I am in a place like the one pictured, lit up in the dark with lights. Everything feels intense and hyperreal—but if you take a photo, it looks so much duller, not exciting at all. Van Gogh was able to represent emotional resonance with his color contrasts and his frenetic lines.

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by Anonymousreply 4201/22/2020

[quote]Shut up, R36. It's an opportunity to educate others rather than just a waste of bandwidth.

My, my, my. Aren't you bossy and controlling. Go ahead and show off your knowledge of art. No one's stopping you.

by Anonymousreply 4301/22/2020

[quote]Shut up, R36. It's an opportunity to educate others rather than just a waste of bandwidth.

Wouldn't you rather be talking about Louis Vuitton bags ad nauseam?

by Anonymousreply 4401/22/2020

This was posted back in the past thread but I'll post it again because it is one of my all time favorite paintings

Christina's World (1948) by Andrew Wyeth (July 12, 1917 – January 16, 2009): Is one of the best-known American paintings of the middle 20th century. It is a tempura work done in a realist style, depicting a woman semi-reclining on the ground in a treeless, mostly tawny field, looking up at a gray house on the horizon; a barn and various other small outbuildings are adjacent to the house.Wyeth was inspired to create the painting when he saw her crawling across a field while he was watching from a window in the house. Christina was crippled and I see so much in this piece of work.

I personally see/feel so much from this piece of work! First, it reminds me of some movie shot that you would see in some MGM movie. Think Elizabeth Taylor in the some field. Then I see acceptance and resolution. Christina has accepted her handicap and it's just part of her life. But, regardless of her handicap she is determined to make it to the house. I feel motivation too. These are just some of the things I see and feel when I view this work

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Truth coming from the well armed with her whip to chastise mankind

Jean-Léon Gérôme (11 May 1824 – 10 January 1904)

I mean... what more is there to say about this one? The title and the meaning of it are so clear. But, Gérôme made at least four paintings personifying Truth as a nude woman, either thrown into, at the bottom of, or emerging from a well. The imagery was inspired by an aphorism of the philosopher Democritus; "Of truth we know nothing, for truth is in a well."

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by Anonymousreply 4601/22/2020

Another one of my favorites! I have a lot.... "Dog on a Leash" (1912) by Giacomo Balla (July 18 1871 – March 1 1958): The painting is also known as "Leash In Motion"

Balla was a futurist and this is probably the most famous of his works. I tend to gravitate towards art that I can identify with and connect with. So, I just like seeing the woman walking with her doggie. But, what is really captivating here for me is how effectively Ballas has captured movement. You can feel the motion.

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by Anonymousreply 4701/22/2020

Maybe not favorite piece - but I do love Rothko. Rothko Capel is the ideal - one of the best things about visiting Houston.

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Monet's Quai du Louvre

I like it because it's pretty. Is that good enough, R34?

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[quote]It's an opportunity to educate others rather than just a waste of bandwidth.

You don't say. I copy other people's paintings on threads like this if I really like them. I can't say I've ever copied someone's explanation. They'd have to say something awfully clever for me to bother.

by Anonymousreply 5001/22/2020

O-kaaay.... time for me to deselect this thread. You folks enjoy your pretty pictures.

by Anonymousreply 5101/22/2020

Bye, R34. Kisses.

by Anonymousreply 5201/22/2020

You can't be R36 and R45. Those are two different people.

by Anonymousreply 5301/22/2020

R40 Do you know Frank O’Hara’s poem Having a Coke with You, that references that painting? He worked at MOMA, knew lots of the painters of his time and many of his poems are about art and artists. I had a bf who had never been to the Frick and I shared this poem with him and then we went on a Friday afternoon to see it and had one of our loviest dates

I put the written form of the poem here because it’s easier to scan and find the part about the painting, but there is also a video of him reading it that I will post too.

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Having a Coke with You by Frank O’Hara.

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by Anonymousreply 5501/22/2020

I'm enjoying this piece by contemporary Israeli artist Raphael Perez because, well, I find it lovely and quite enjoy homoerotic themes.

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by Anonymousreply 5601/22/2020

[italic]Ship at sunset[/italic], Edward Moran -- I love paintings with nautical themes.

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[quote]Maybe not favorite piece - but I do love Rothko. Rothko Capel is the ideal - one of the best things about visiting Houston.

Alas, not any more. was just in Houston and the Rothko CHapel is closed, ostensibly for "renovations", but seems murky and and dubious.

by Anonymousreply 5801/22/2020

R57 makes me think of this song.

As the day gave way

To nautical twilight

I turned

My back on

The force of which I was made

I abandoned it

Rupturing the delicate balance

When I left my world for his

Day after day

As my city fades

And is swallowed by his sea

She is boundless

Even breaking on the beach

Every hour commenced

No fusion and fission

Can unify or drive a force to split

He has been possessed

To drink of the spices

From the east by his liquid mistress

Which then pushed me into the lair

Of uranium, she divides time between

Greed and his twin, tyranny

Day after day

Cities all betrayed

And the earth, his songs lay their blade

She is boundless

But by then she has been frayed

As the night gives way

To nautical dawn I can see

I must activate the force of which I'm made

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by Anonymousreply 5901/22/2020

The Course of Empire, a series of 5 paintings depicting the dawn and collapse of a civilization.

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The collapse of a once great civilization

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by Anonymousreply 6101/22/2020

Jean-Léon Gérôme’s Bashi-Bazouk. It was owned by Jayne Wrightsman who donated it to The Met a few years before her death.

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[quote]I'm enjoying this piece by contemporary Israeli artist Raphael Perez because, well, I find it lovely and quite enjoy homoerotic themes.

It looks very similar to R26.

by Anonymousreply 6301/22/2020

Willem van de Velde

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by Anonymousreply 6401/22/2020

Currently it's Vallotton's La Passante, currently on view at the Philips Collection in Washington.

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by Anonymousreply 6501/23/2020

R65 That looks like a pretty prominent and iconic piece by him, how is it not in the current exhibition at the Met?

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R66 Because it’s owned by the private Phillips Collection in DC and the Met therefore has no claim to it?

by Anonymousreply 6701/23/2020

R67 You don’t really understand how special exhibits in art museum work do you?

by Anonymousreply 6801/23/2020

R68 I understand the Phillips would need to lend their work to the Met. The Met wouldn’t be able to just snatch a privately owned painting. And it is possible that the Phillips was not willing to lend out a painting that it wants to display.

I’ve been to many Van Gogh exhibits that featured some well-known works, but all were missing some of his best-known works because, well, the galleries don’t all have access to all paintings. Even the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam isn’t able to display all of Van Gogh’s most famous works.

by Anonymousreply 6901/23/2020

Taste in art is highly individual and personal. Sometimes so personal that it is virtually impossible to express exactly why you prefer one painting over another, other than to say "it just does it for me".

Such as R12's contribution. By an artist I'd never heard of (DL, ever a learning experience). Highly erotic, outstanding, memorable composition. In short, it just does it for me.

Such as Julian Schnabel's broken plate paintings. For most people, this period of Schnabel's work would remind them of an horrendous moving mishap. Or like some view Picasso's abstract paintings: "Looks like something my five-year old did in kindergarten". Unfortunately, the Schnabel plate painting that I saw once somewhere, that was so memorable and impressive that I thought if I had the money I'd buy it, I haven't been able to locate since. But that's the thing about personal taste in art. It grabs you and never lets you go.

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by Anonymousreply 7001/23/2020

"La Passante" is not owned by the Philips Collection, as R67 assumes; it's owned by Vicki and Roger Sant, whose collection of Nabi artists (if I understood correctly) is promised to the Philips and is currently forming the exhibition there. No doubt the Met would have liked to include it in *their* exhibition, R66 (it's a small painting but somehow feels monumental), but I guess the two exhibitions just coincided.

There's some overlap between the two exhibitions in Vallotton's prints. The painting of his that's closest in tone and style to La Passante that I saw at the Met was part of a triptych of shoppers. This is a poor reproduction; the woman's dress is a vivid rose and the subtle swing of her hips and shoulders as she walks away from us, with that quasi apotropaic design on her dress looking back at us, is vaguely Catherine Tramell-like.

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[quote]Taste in art is highly individual and personal. Sometimes so personal that it is virtually impossible to express exactly why you prefer one painting over another, other than to say "it just does it for me".

I agree with you 100%, R70. But, is it really so hard to share a bit of commentary about the image that one posts and why they feel it "worthy" of bringing to the attention of others? I mean... no one has to agree (or, they might) but it is interesting to see/learn another perspective. Like... how many can see Elizabeth Taylor in some field from some MGM movie like R45 does?

Some of us are not nearly as cultured and/or sophisticated compared to the rest of you. Threads, such as this one, opens an opportunity for teaching and learning. However, some of you are just so arrogant, condescending, and just plain nasty. You're just mean and hateful!

This thread reminds me of another one; "How well do you know your table settings?" of where the conversation was quite interesting, entertaining, and very educational. Unfortunately, you had those snobbish ones that entered the discussion who callously looked down upon some of us that had to be satisfied with using a plastic spoon for a large portion of our life. But, it doesn't mean there isn't a thirst and/or curiosity to learn more and do better.

Alas... c'est la vie...

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[quote]However, some of you are just so arrogant, condescending, and just plain nasty. You're just mean and hateful!

... says the bossy, rude person who wrote "Shut up." Nothing insulting about my comments at R36. Too bad you don't tolerate disagreement.

by Anonymousreply 7301/23/2020

Seems a crime not to include Hockneys LA pool paintings. I don’t like most of this later work - but these did get the color, isolation and Homoeroticism of the LA pool scene well.

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by Anonymousreply 7401/23/2020

"Taste in art is highly individual and personal. Sometimes so personal that it is virtually impossible to express exactly why you prefer one painting over another, other than to say "it just does it for me". "

That's why I always liked Sister Wendy Becket, she had the gift of being able to say what was good about any painting she discussed, what made it unique and marvelous. And even on the rare occasions when she admitted that she didn't love a painting herself, she'd say what made it important.

So yes, I'm going to join in asking people to say a few words about why they love a particular painting. I like hearing people describe what they love, and we're not asking for essays here, just a few words. I'll start by saying I love Rockwell Kent's paintings of Greenland, because I've never seen another artist capture the play of light on snow. Hell, I've never even seen another artist try! Most of them paint snow as pure white or pearly gray, when sunlight actually brings out a play of warm and cool colors, and high contrasts.

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by Anonymousreply 7501/23/2020

Bright sunlight and shade brings out a play of warm and cool colors in snow, but Rockwell Kent also captured how the filtered light of high clouds hit a snowy landscape.

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by Anonymousreply 7601/23/2020

There are so many Norman Rockwell (February 3, 1894 – November 8, 1978) paintings to love that it becomes difficult to choose. Rockwell was Americana! "Freedom From Want" (1943) is a favorite of mine but it is ever so slightly edged out by; "The Problem We All Live With" (1964)

The painting just so captured the time period. You have the innocence of Ruby Bridges (you see it as you view the painting closer) that must be protected/shielded by a wall from all of the hate that is beyond that wall.

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by Anonymousreply 7701/23/2020

"Freedom From Want" Norman Rockwell (1943)

"someone" could put a play on this and note that the painting includes no one of color.

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Your link doesn't work, Bossy R78 / R34.

by Anonymousreply 7901/23/2020

"Freedom From Want" Norman Rockwell (1943)

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Mary Magdalene Approaching the Sepulchre. Stopped me in my tracks at the National Gallery in London.

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R81, I really like that one!

by Anonymousreply 8201/23/2020

I swear I stood and stared at it a good twenty minutes or so, R82.

by Anonymousreply 8301/23/2020

I really like R12. It's not just the homo-eroticism that I get from it but I can't recall another painting of that time being so detailed re muscles.

by Anonymousreply 8401/23/2020

R75 Rockwell Kent, especially the arctic landscapes are wonderful. He was also a very refined engraver and his style is the epitome of Art Deco in there severe line and light and dark balance. Many of his males, usually sea faring men, are nude and very homoerotic. He did a stunning illustrated version of Moby Dick that is worth checking out.

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by Anonymousreply 8501/23/2020

The Rockwell Kents upthread remind me of Lawren Harris.

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by Anonymousreply 8601/23/2020

Rembrandt's portrait of his son, Titus, c.1657.

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by Anonymousreply 8701/23/2020

Beautiful R87. I love how Rembrandt can paint with thousands of shades of black. Love the darkness.

by Anonymousreply 8801/23/2020

He's shy ,R88.

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by Anonymousreply 8901/23/2020

And now for something light and uplifting --- The Execution of Lady Jane Grey by Paul Delaroche in the National Gallery London.

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by Anonymousreply 9001/23/2020

R90 Spill the tea on why you like this painting of Lady Grey.

by Anonymousreply 9101/23/2020

For the obvious reasons --- because old fashioned, realistic paintings are easier to appreciate. Because it's a dramatic subject but not too gory like Caravaggio's Judith Slaying Holofernes. Because you feel sorry for the victim and whoever the lady on the left is supposed to be.

Certain paintings just catch your eye and it's often difficult to explain exactly why. I don't know enough about painting technique and composition to explain what the artist got right.

by Anonymousreply 9201/23/2020

And the executioner looks kind of hot.

by Anonymousreply 9301/23/2020

I like the court Jester in his tights. Or, maybe I'm just horny.

by Anonymousreply 9401/23/2020

Yes, you get conflicted feelings about the sexy guy in tights who kills people.

by Anonymousreply 9501/23/2020

[quote]I like the court Jester in his tights. Or, maybe I'm just horny.

If he's holding an axe, he's probably not a court jester. Just sayin'

by Anonymousreply 9601/23/2020

^Oh! And, so he is! I was too attentive of his tights

by Anonymousreply 9701/23/2020

Yes, the tights are distracting.

by Anonymousreply 9801/23/2020

I love this from the American Art Museum but I can’t think of the painting or the artist’s name. It’s just striking and provocative.

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Such a drama queen. It would make good television!

[quote]While admitting to action considered unlawful, she declared that "I do wash my hands thereof in innocence". Jane then recited Psalm 51 (Have mercy upon me, O God) in English, and handed her gloves and handkerchief to her maid. The executioner asked her forgiveness, which she granted him, pleading: "I pray you dispatch me quickly." Referring to her head, she asked, "Will you take it off before I lay me down?", and the axeman answered: "No, madam." She then blindfolded herself. Jane then failed to find the block with her hands, and cried, "What shall I do? Where is it?" Probably Sir Thomas Brydges, the Deputy Lieutenant of the Tower, helped her find her way. With her head on the block, Jane spoke the last words of Jesus as recounted by Luke: "Lord, into thy hands I commend my spirit!"


by Anonymousreply 10001/23/2020

Well, it is a dramatic situation. I'd be crying and yelling and fighting with the executioner.

by Anonymousreply 10101/23/2020

RE; R90

I love the expression caught on the maiden's face sitting on the floor on the left. The intricacies of the clothing, folds, and hair, are all perfectly done. WOW! This is a very good painting. It captured the moment.

by Anonymousreply 10201/23/2020

Thanks, R102. It is a very affecting (is that the right word?) painting of a very sad situation. I wouldn't want a copy hanging at home but I do like to look at it online once in awhile.

by Anonymousreply 10301/23/2020

Well now! More Paul Delaroche.

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by Anonymousreply 10401/23/2020

Oh crap. Why is it so hard to link to wikipedia?

by Anonymousreply 10501/23/2020

Another try at the same painting. Quite voluptuous.

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by Anonymousreply 10601/23/2020

I'm quite taken with Conor Harrington's mix of street art, mural and graffiti. I like the mix of realism and looseness.

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by Anonymousreply 10701/23/2020

Ralph Fasanella

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by Anonymousreply 10801/23/2020

The President and First Lady portraits are fabulous and the most exciting thing to happen to presidential portraits ever. Actually getting famous contemporary artists to do them rather than some staid traditionalist portrait painter hack is truly inspired and these will go down in history as some of the most important portraits on the level of Picasso’s Gertrude Stein.

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by Anonymousreply 10901/24/2020

Ugh, why didn’t the link work for R109, was it because it’s gov? Anyways here they are, fabulous.

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by Anonymousreply 11001/24/2020

While I do like the painting of President Obama I'm just not connecting with it. However, I'm in love with the portrait of Mrs, Obama. For me, it just captures a statement of the Black woman in this country. The patchwork gown versus the gown, the play on Rodin's "The Thinker," versus the confident and assured face , etc ...

[quote]Actually getting famous contemporary artists to do them rather than some staid traditionalist portrait painter hack is truly inspired and these will go down in history as some of the most important portraits on the level of Picasso’s Gertrude Stein.


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by Anonymousreply 11101/24/2020

R111 Interesting take on the Michele portrait, I see it as a minimalist version of Klimt’s Adele Bloch-Bauer portrait, especially its monumentality and playful use of pattern. But unlike Wiley, who is one of the most exciting painters working today, I know nothing about the Michele artist.

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by Anonymousreply 11201/24/2020

HA! And, that's interesting R109 because whenever I (and, I speak only for ME) view a Klimt piece, I pick up either an eroticism and/or a vulnerability.

I see a few references to Americana folklore--R108 and R80. So, let me add this one;

"Gimme Dat Gum" ( creation date unknown) Annie Lee (March 3 1935 – November 24 2014) I call her the Norman Rockwell of Black Americana. In fact, she is called the artist of Black Americana. The painting below is probably in my top 5 pieces of artwork that I personally love! Annie Lee is known for her depiction of African-American everyday life. Her work is characterized by images without facial features. She used body language to show emotion and expression in her work. Hers artist journey is an interesting one too. She didn't start painting until she was 40.

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by Anonymousreply 11301/24/2020

I personally don't feel that enough is written about (or, that people know enough about) Edgar Degas ( July 19 1834 – September 27 1917) and his ballerinas. To me, the series show what people are forced to do for their love of their art. You have the delicacy, finesse, and beauty, of the ballerinas but underlying a harsh reality that many of them were forced into prostitution or some sexual relationship by men who were rich and who financed productions. But, it is the musician that is forgotten many times. Who remembers them and know who they are? That's way I like "The Orchestra at the Opera" (1869). The men are in the pit--lower than the stage. Under the ballerinas.

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by Anonymousreply 11401/24/2020

That's weird. I was just looking at those portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama last night. What a coincidence.

by Anonymousreply 11501/24/2020

R115 The original link was about the fact that they will be touring the country at five locations at major art museum starting in June of 2021 and it is all over the news. To give you a comparison on how awful these usually are, here is George W’s. Never would that tour to any art museum!

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by Anonymousreply 11601/24/2020

Not my favourite painting but an interesting, disturbing one.

Agnus Dei by Zurbaran

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by Anonymousreply 11701/25/2020

Oh dear. A wikipedia link doesn't work. What a surprise.

Agnus Dei

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by Anonymousreply 11801/25/2020

An expressionist painter that I like is Franz Marc (February 8, 1880-March 4 1916) I really like two of his works; "Deer In The Forest" (1913) which is a soft, cubist, depiction of deer that captures their serenity and how they blend with the forest.

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by Anonymousreply 11901/25/2020

Then you have his 1914 version which is much more severe. Much more angular. The deer are well-hidden in the forest. I believe that his painting became more caustic because of the affects of life. He was drafted and killed in war.

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by Anonymousreply 12001/25/2020

Is this by Renwah?

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by Anonymousreply 12101/26/2020

I wonder will the Trump impeachment sketches increase in value and find a market.

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by Anonymousreply 12201/26/2020

Another one.

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Why do I like it? Hot guys in loin cloths, of course.

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by Anonymousreply 12401/29/2020

I love everything about Edward Hopper. Rooms by the sea makes me feel like I'm just on the brink of freedom. Just one step more.

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by Anonymousreply 12501/29/2020

Hi Sanjay / R125.

That comment you made about the Obama portraits becoming more famous than Picasso's Gertrude Stein was a nice touch.

by Anonymousreply 12601/29/2020

I think you meant R115, R126.

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R124 Alan Funt, of Candid Camera fame, was one of the earliest collectors to revive Tadema after he had fallen out as a high Victorian painter of schmaltz. He had a sizable collection, but was forced to sell it when he was bankrupted by a thieving accountant. Fortunately, the paintings had increased in value exponentially and helped him regain his footing. But he lost one of the great collections in the stead.

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The Death of Chatterton

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Cover art is a type of artwork presented as an illustration or photograph on the outside of a published product such as a book (often on a dust jacket), magazine, newspaper (tabloid), comic book, video game (box art), DVD, CD, videotape, or music album (album art). The art has a primarily commercial function, for instance to promote the product it is displayed on, but can also have an aesthetic function, and may be artistically connected to the product, such as with art by the creator of the product.

Album cover art is artwork created for a music album. Notable album cover art includes Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon, King Crimson's In the Court of the Crimson King, the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Abbey Road and their "White Album" among others. Albums can have cover art created by the musician, as with Joni Mitchell's Clouds, or by an associated musician, such as Bob Dylan's artwork for the cover of Music From Big Pink, by the Band, Dylan's backup band's first album. Artists known for their album cover art include Alex Steinweiss, an early pioneer in album cover art, Roger Dean, and the Hipgnosis studio. Some album art may cause controversy because of nudity, offending churches, trademark or others. There have been numerous books documenting album cover art, particularly rock and jazz album covers. Steinweiss was an art director and graphic designer who brought custom artwork to record album covers and invented the first packaging for long-playing records.

Diana Ross: Greatest Hits Live (1989)

Royston Edwards

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by Anonymousreply 13001/29/2020

I like anything Monet because of the beautiful colors and dreamy imagery.

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Can’t find my favorite by her, but I love the work of Winifred Nicholson.

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by Anonymousreply 13201/29/2020

[quote]I think you meant R115, R126.

Sorry if I made the wrong assumption.

by Anonymousreply 13301/29/2020

Thanks for the interesting info, R128. I love his paintings and I'm glad they have become more popular and valuable.

by Anonymousreply 13401/29/2020

I'm especially fond of Pre-Raphaelite paintings . . .

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Poppies 17th century attributed to Kitagawa Sōsetsu,

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attributed to Kitagawa Sōsetsu

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the syndics of the drapers guilds

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A bit off topic but quite relevant. If you haven't seen this it is worth the watch.

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David Hockney's 'The Splash' sells for $29.8 million

Updated 12th February 2020

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I like Hockney's work. His paintings are lovely and uplifting. I don't get why ugly, depressing contemporary art is taken more seriously as a matter of course.

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Christopher Wool

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Christopher Wool

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Not this one by Richard Serra. Vera Wang has a similar one in her New York apartment because it fits in with her minimalist decor.

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Rudolf Stingel, Untitled (2013)

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R144 More remarkable, those aren’t actually paintings, but are drawings. At 2:00 in the video, they explain how he invented this new process to be able to make them. There was a 2011 retrospective of his drawings at the Met and it was revelatory.

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Re: [R90] - On my last visit to the National Gallery the painting of Lady Jane Grey kept pulling me back to it. I revisited it four or five times before leaving the museum. It really is vibrant and arresting in person (and much larger than you'd expect). Not my favorite painting, but I found it very moving.

by Anonymousreply 14702/18/2020

Earlier on the thread I said my favorite work was by Winifred Nicholson, whom I do admire, but it turns out I was thinking of the work of another British artist named Mary Feddin. I adore so many of her paintings.

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Oh and here it is, my favorite painting by Mary Fedden, whose name I misspelled

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Severin Roesen

Still Life: Flowers and Fruit

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July Hay by Thomas Hart Benton

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Charles Sheeler - Americana

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The Lighthouse at Two Lights - Edward Hopper

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Elijah Boardman by Ralph Earl

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Street Scene in Paris by Felix Vallotton

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Pool Parlor by Jacob Lawrence

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Oedipus and the Sphinx by Gustave Moreau

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Seated Bather by Pablo Picasso

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Grand Dame Queenie: Created 2012 by Amy Sherald (she painted the Michelle Obama painting)

One of the modern paintings that I like. I like it because of the vibrant colors, but also, (for me), the story is that Queenie is a lesbian slave woman who works and runs George Washington's Mount Vernon. Everyone in the family loves her and it is actually Queenie who is the Mistress/Master of the house. She is strict about how things should be done and takes no gruff from anyone.

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Thanks R160 - interesting and beautiful.

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Claude Monet's Water Lilies. (I think it's so peaceful and soothing)

Roy Lichtenstein's Drowning Girl (Fun and over dramatic and cartoonish)

These are the two that inspired me to purchase and renew my membership to MOMA.

by Anonymousreply 16202/24/2020

Hey R10, who is the artist? And where can I get a print?

by Anonymousreply 16302/24/2020

Not to be nit-picky, but as some on this thread have said they come here to learn new things and get educated about art, I wanted to bring up that Modern Art is a historical time period in Art History lasting from the 1880s up through the 1960s.

The period we are currently in is called Post Modern, which in itself is subject to change as we move forward in time as these names evolve and transform. Originally terms like Impressionism and Baroque were pejorative, but later became embraced to define the art of their eras.

When we talk about liking art of today we usually refer to it as Contemporary Art, especially when discussing the works of a living artist. So while it’s perfect to call a Picasso Modern Art, something by David Hockney would be Contemporary Art.

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"Going To Church" (about 1940) by Clementine Hunter (pronounced Clementeen) ca. 1886 - 1988

There are TONS of paintings that document the African-American experience. I suppose with this particular painting I just felt the intense desire to capture that snapshot of the moment--similar to R90. But then I learned the story of the artist and i was hooked on her work

Conceivably the most prolific African-American female artist, Clementine Hunter was born Clémence Reuben in late 1888 to Marie Antoinette Adams a descendent of Virginia slaves and Irish-Native American-French Janvier Reuben. The oldest yet smallest of seven children, Hunter was born into a family of Creole field hands under the harsh working conditions of Hidden Hill Plantation. Although slavery had been abolished 23 years prior, many Blacks and freed Blacks continued to work under the bitter circumstances of plantation life.

At the age of four or five Hunter and her family soon left the cotton fields and pecan groves, notably depicted in several of her works, and resettled in the nearby town of Cloutierville, Louisiana. She got her first yet brief formal education at a local Catholic school run by French nuns. Her time in the Catholic school was short-lived therefore she never got the chance to learn how to read or how to write.

At the age of 14 and speaking only Creole French, Clèmence Reuben, who had now chosen to be known as Clementine Reuben, moved with her family North of Cloutierville to Melrose Plantation in the famed Cane River Valley (now the Cane River National Heritage Area) to work for John Hampton and Carmelita Garrett Henry, also known as 'Miss Cammie.'

During her time working in the 'big house,' Hunter began to create elaborate quilts alongside hand-making garments for Ms Cammie and Mr Hampton’s children as well as garments for the children’s dolls. Her talents extended beyond her crafting skills as she was also known for her culinary skills, making Melrose Plantation one of the most sought after houses to dine in the region. Clementine Hunter’s unique talents were certainly recognized by Ms Cammie who had recently set up an artists residence on the plantation grounds. Hunter would soon cross paths with the most impactful advocate of her work, a Frenchman by the name of Francois Mignon, who had moved down to Melrose from New York to serve as Ms Cammie’s assistant on the plantation.

It was not until 1940 that Clementine Hunter came across old, discarded paints that a guest artist had left behind and created her first painting on a window shade. The piece detailed a baptism taking place in the Cane River, a recurring scene seen across Hunter’s dynamic depictions of the rural South. In the wake of that baptismal rendering on the window shade, Hunter began to paint or what she called 'marking a painting' on anything that she could get those gifted hands on; cardboard boxes, jugs, bottles, gourds, and so on.

It was at the New Orleans Arts and Crafts show of 1949 that she was finally able to display her work and that her work also began to garner recognition as well as a small following. Six years later in 1955 she became the first African-American to have a solo show at Delgado Museum (now known as New Orleans Museum of Art). Hunter’s momentous show had taken place prior to the 1960s Civil Rights Movement in the United States and Hunter was not legally allowed to see the exhibition of her work. Had it not been for a dear friend who smuggled Hunter into the museum after hours, she would not have seen her show at all.

Painting until the month before her death in 1988, Clementine Hunter left behind a legacy of 4,000 paintings and renderings created over the course of only 40 years; continuously allowing us brief access into the world as seen through her eyes.

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Frédéric Bazille's Young Woman with Peonies

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Thanks, R164

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R165 She is wonderful! Here house was recently restore and is open to visit.

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Daniel and the Kitty Cats - Rubens

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Alex Katz by Philip Pearlstein

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There is so much to see of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel's ceiling, painting, and I suppose you have to have a religious base to fully appreciate it, but I love the fresco "The Creation of Adam"

The Creation of Adam (Italian: Creazione di Adamo) is a fresco painting by Italian artist Michelangelo, which forms part of the Sistine Chapel's ceiling, painted c. 1508–1512. It illustrates the Biblical creation narrative from the Book of Genesis in which God gives life to Adam, the first man. The fresco is part of a complex iconographic scheme and is chronologically the fourth in the series of panels depicting episodes from Genesis.

The image of the near-touching hands of God and Adam has become iconic of humanity. The painting has been reproduced in countless imitations and parodies. Michelangelo's Creation of Adam is one of the most replicated religious paintings of all time.

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FYI, R111;

4 million people have flocked to see the Obama portraits. Here's why: Published 2nd March 2020

Written by Kim Sajet

Each year, we take more than a trillion digital photos, many of which will be shared on social media. But instead of people feeling more connected to the world, researchers are observing signs of growing social isolation.

Portraits, like real people, are demanding. They require not just face-to-face interaction, but deep contemplation of how the artists have brought their sitters to life.

I recently contributed an essay to a new book "The Obama Portraits," which explores the impact -- and unprecedented popularity -- of Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald's portraits of former US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. An estimated 4 million people have flocked to the National Portrait Gallery, where I serve as director, to see the two artworks, essentially doubling the museum's attendance since they were unveiled in 2018.

The question is why? Visitors know who the Obamas are, and what they look like. They've seen digital images of the portraits on their phones and laptops.

One online review of Wiley's portrait of Barack Obama offers one theory: "The colors are stunning and aren't done justice in the digital photography I've seen in the media." As the review suggests, you can't truly experience a portrait until you lift your head away from the device in your hand and look at the real thing. No matter how many reproductions you may have seen online, the original art is always far more profound in person.

That may be why millions have traveled to see the real thing -- and why millions more may do the same when the portraits go on a US-wide tour from next year. It may also be because museums serve as liminal spaces, where people can pause for reflection in the company of strangers. (Liminality, according to the French ethnographer Arnold van Gennep, is a "betwixt and between" moment of social or individual change.)

The Portrait Gallery, specifically, has provided a place for people to take a break from their often-harried lives and connect with two people they admire, either alone or in the company of others, before returning to the relentless pace of the "real world."

However, there is also, I believe, another force turning the museum into a meaningful place of social interaction, and that is technology -- or rather, the lack of it.

Ironically, for perhaps two of the most recognized people on the planet, it is paint not pixels, and conversations not cameras that make "visiting" Barack and Michelle Obama feel authentic. People often take selfies in front of the portraits as souvenirs of their visit, but I've noticed with interest how many of them then put away their devices and talk to each other.

Moreover, it is the shared experience of seeing the Obama portraits that is encouraging people to buck the trend described by James McWilliams in his article "Saving the Self in the Age of the Selfie" of shortened attention spans and "phubbing," when a person glances at their phone while talking to someone else.

"A genuine self can't be in two places at once," he observed, noting that true friendships have a better chance of success when they begin in defined social spaces where a certain behavior requires your full attention.

In the case of the Obama portraits, visitors have to use both their head and their heart to make personal connections while taking account of their surroundings. For example, there are similarities between the portrait of Barack Obama and the seated compositions of other former US Presidents Abraham Lincoln, John Fitzgerald Kennedy and George W. Bush.

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Yet, there are vast differences, like Wiley's fresh take on official portraiture by incorporating floral symbols that relate to the former president's life: chrysanthemums for Chicago, jasmine for Hawaii, African lilies for Kenya and roses for love. Reading the labels, or taking a guided tour with other people, is part of an interactive experience that transcends technology.

So too is standing in line. As the dedicated security personnel can attest, there is a real sense of camaraderie between visitors as they queue up to take their turn in front of the pictures. Groups debate, teachers teach, strangers overhear the comments of others and often chime in. It's the phenomenon of being connected and unplugged, offering emotional authenticity in a world of relentless feedback loops and "tech anxiety," that is part of the draw. As the Harvard historian and noted author, Jill Lepore mentioned in an interview on the museum's "Portraits" podcast, people-watching is a pleasure when it comes to seeing visitors approach the portraits for the first time.

There was once a time when I used to beat myself up that the National Portrait Gallery wasn't as technologically advanced as its peers. We didn't have audio guides and are just now introducing a free app to offer multiple languages and support for the visually impaired, rather than as an essential in-gallery tool.

But now I realize, as I walk around the museum, that its lack of technologies might, in fact, be adding to the liminal experience, helping us set aside our "digital selves" in order to connect with our "inner selves" and commune with those around us.

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I'm keeping my selection Datalounge-appropriate.

Henry Scott Tuke's "Ruby, Gold and Malachite" , 1901

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So, people really do not know what good art is.

But they do seem to have swollen labiae for bad art, especially if it serves up something for their social guilt.

by Anonymousreply 17503/02/2020

I like this portrait of Margot Bernard by Renoir, maybe because there is something slightly disturbing about it. Maybe because a friend I thought was sophisticated when I was young found it beautiful.

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That may be a Renoir, R176, but it still looks too much like a Keane for my taste.

by Anonymousreply 17703/02/2020

I like the face though the hand and the ermine look odd.

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The Obama Paintings are going on tour

(It's a year off. But...)

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Joan Mitchell, Riviere

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Sofía Bassi, I Am Looking At You

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Paula Rego, War

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That's one hang-y-looking, unattractive butt, OP.

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Dorthea Tanning, The Magic Flower Game

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John Singer Sargent. He painted everything but the male form was his specialty.

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R185 I wouldn’t say that at all, he was foremost a portraitist at the start of his career, which is what is is best know for as a genre.

by Anonymousreply 18603/09/2020

Dorothea Tanning - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

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"Mona Lisa, Age 12" (Fernando Botero)

I always liked his artwork because he painted fat people. Fat people are happy people. They enjoy life. That's why I like Botero's Mona Lisa. The DaVinci painting is taken so seriously (and, it's still a mystery to me why that it is) that I think that Botero was poking fun at all of that seriousness surrounding it with his interpretation of the work

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Fat people are happy people?

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The Intervention of the Sabine Women by Jacques Louis David.

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Yes, R189. I know that I am naive, and not nearly as cultured as many of you on this thread, but I seem to remember a period of time and painting period where one's heft was considered a proclamation of wealth, sexual desirability, and happiness. Would 'Rubenesque' fit in here somewhere?

by Anonymousreply 19103/09/2020

"Fat people are happy people? "

Well maybe they were back then, when most of the world was undernourished while they had more than enough to eat, and plumpness was thought of as sexually attractive and a sign of high social status.

If fat people are unhappy now, it's because fatness is out of style, and people look down on them for it.

by Anonymousreply 19203/09/2020

Well, maybe fat people were happy back then, R189, in an era when fat was in style.

Fat people had more than enough to eat, and were thought of as being sexually desirable and automatically high in social status, unlike today when everyone looks down on them.

by Anonymousreply 19303/09/2020

Tommaso and Maria Portinari by Hans Memling

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"Two Women Waltzing" (1892)--Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (November 24 1864 – September 9 1901) I really don't know why I'm drawn to Toulouse-Lautrec. Maybe it's all of the debauchery that he was able to capture at the Moulin Rouge. Or, I was just conditioned to like his work after years of being fascinated by his poster work

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Toulouse-Lautrec (November 24 1864 – September 9 1901)

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Jennifer Bartlett

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Hmm... That is quite interesting, R197. I like it!

by Anonymousreply 19803/09/2020

R196 I had the center one on my wall in college and felt oh so sophisticated, but that red scarf is a killer color, especially with the bump it gets from the orange.

by Anonymousreply 19903/09/2020

What triggered my Toulouse-Lautrec memory R199 was the contemporary painting below. I have a friend in Stockholm that has a gallery there and he runs a FB group.

Gunilla Mann , born in 1947 in Gothenburg , is a Swedish painter, artist, graphic artist and sculptor. Gunilla Mann's paintings, lithographs and gouaches are colorful depictions of life. The style is naive and narrative style and is characterized by great detail.

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[quote]Hmm... That is quite interesting, R197. I like it!

Thanks. I found it when I was looking at photos of the Met on tripadvisor. Never heard of the artist.

by Anonymousreply 20103/10/2020

[quote]Thanks. I found it when I was looking at photos of the Met on tripadvisor. Never heard of the artist.

Neither have I. What's interesting is that I did not like the rest of her stuff. This was part of a series and it definitely is my favorite of that series. Thanks again.

But, that's like R180. Normally, I'm not attracted to such styles because I'm trying to determine why it is art versus a child's creation in kindergarten. Anyway, in addition to that piece, I really LIKED the work of that artist!

by Anonymousreply 20203/10/2020

Maybe, it's that I just like pornography....

"Dans le lit, le baiser" (1892) Toulouse-Lautrec

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In The Village of The Mermaids

Paul Delvaux, Belgian Surrealist.

It used to be displayed all of the time at the Art Institute of Chicago, but I haven't seen it out in over a decade (I visit every few years).

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South of Scranton by Peter Blume

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I really like various works by René Magritte (René François Ghislain Magritte: 21 November 1898 – 15 August 1967) I find his work, (well, the ones that I'm aware of), to be very thought provoking. Below is probably one of his most famous works-- The Son of Man (1964). I learned that this is a self-portrait. Okay... But, that's not what I take away from it.

I see it as the future generation son, who is still wet behind the ears, that stands in the shadow of his father and therefore must prove himself as a man. He must prove himself not only in the eyes of society but more importantly in the eyes of his wiser father. For me, the low wall and sea represents failure (for lack of a better word.) If the man in the picture fails then it is easy to dispose of him by simply shoving him over the wall and into the sea.

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L. S. Lowry (Laurence Stephen Lowry; 1 November 1887 – 23 February 1976)

"Going To Work" (1959)

I suppose it's just the type of artwork that I'm attracted to. The type of artwork that captures the life of ordinary people ( see R165) I recall seeing this piece the very first time and my first thought was "Monday Morning Drudgery" and then I learned the name of the work. LOL!!!

Anyway, this is what Lowry is known for--capturing the ordinary. I guess he captures it so well that I believe, (if I remember correctly) that there is only one black person in every painting of his.

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Not this one. The beard makes me cringe.

Portrait of Joseph Roulin by van Gogh.

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The False Mirror - Magritte

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magritte, ]

Love In The Time of Covid19

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by Anonymousreply 21103/16/2020

Here’s a fun at home quarantine game, recreate your favorite painting and post it to IG.

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Salvador Dali, "Gala Contemplating the Mediterranean Sea". The painting looks pixelated and, seen from a distance, it becomes Abraham Lincoln. Some people can see Lincoln right away, some never see it. You can also see Lincoln if you use your peripheral vision.

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This is an interesting angle to study artists an their works.

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Yep R211... "The Lovers" (1928) by René Magritte (21 November 1898 – 15 August 1967) is a favorite of mine and just think how apropos given the current environment.

I've always viewed the work as showing the inability of most of us to become 100% intimate or fully give ourselves to another. It's the inability of most of us to truly reveal who we are. I have since learned that a lot of Magritte's work features subjects with shrouded faces. Apparently, when he was 14 his mother committed suicide by drowning. He witnessed her body being fished from the water, and her wet nightgown wrapped around her face. Art pundits speculate that this incident influenced his work. But, Magritte denied that.

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Albert Bierstadt

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Spring in Central Park by Adolf Dehn

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Lucian Freud. I find the continued need in the last 50 years to paint representative art, of the human figure, interesting.

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Henry Geldzahler and Christopher Scott (1969) - David Hockney

They were a gay couple. Geldzahler was a curator and Scott was a painter.

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The Banks of the Bièvre by Rousseau

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Daybreak Maxfield Parrish 1922 I have an old original print of this hanging on my wall

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Here’s a little interlude of plague era painters to consider. Disappointingly they did not include one from the AIDS crisis, but then again there were so many fine artists who died and those who continue to struggle and now have become ultra vulnerable.

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de Chirico

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Madame Ramon Subercaseaux by John Singer Sargent

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Allegory of Italy - Valentin de Boulogne

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Government Bureau - George Tooker

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The Great Sirens by Paul Delvaux

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But, here is my question for you art aficionados; What makes a work "art"? I ask this is all seriousness. I know that I have works that I like but that's my personal preference. I've seen a few works in these threads that I like, but then again, these are my preferences. Who determines what piece gets into a museum for display and therefore called art?

What is the significance of the painting in the link?

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R239 This might be a good place to start, especially if you are willing to give some time over to your question. On top of this introduction, this site offers many multimedia mini lessons on art that you can explore in what ever way your interests send you.

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Thanks, R231

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R230, probably the elites of the art world and art criticism decide what art is, eg. art historians who went to the right schools and teach at prestigious universities, art critics at prestigious newspapers and magazines, curators of certain museums, owners of the most respected art galleries. The reputations of many artists change over time. Certain artists are rediscovered. Others who were highly regarded in their time fade into obscurity. I'm sure no one knows which contemporary artists will stand the test of time.

It's a mystery to me. To me, this painting doesn't look radically different from ones that are dismissed as sentimental. It's "The Masqueraders" by Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta. It's part of the Met's collection so it must be real art.

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Grant Wood, American Regionalist, Gay Man


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Thanks, R233. From your example, what struck me immediately was how realistic the piece of work is. It looks like a photo image to me. Then I went to the work shown on R225 because I had the same initial reaction. However, I see a difference. Your example is much more realistic to me. So... I said to myself; "Self, look up a little something on this artist." i had never heard of him before and this is what I found;

[quote]Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta (24 July 1841 – 15 September 1920) was a Spanish painter from the Madrazo family of artists who worked in the Realistic style; Realism, sometimes called naturalism, in the arts is generally the attempt to represent subject matter truthfully, without artificiality and avoiding artistic conventions, or implausible, exotic, and supernatural elements. Realism has been prevalent in the arts at many periods, and can be in large part a matter of technique and training, and the avoidance of stylization.

So, I then looked at other works by the same artist and now I have gained a greater appreciation of what is the significance of the piece. It's the execution of realism

Painting: "Model Making Mischief" 1885

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Another one

"The Model Aline Masson" 1876

[quote]Aline Masson was Madrazo’s favourite model for genre paintings. Her heavy-lidded gaze and slightly defiant attitude convey the frivolous atmosphere of Paris, where Madrazo’s portraits met with great acclaim. Here, the artist displays his technical skill in using a reduced range of colours, applied with deft, confident brushstrokes.

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The Scout by Frederick Remington

The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA

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R237 The Clark Art Institute was founded by one of the Singer sewing machine heirs at the height of the Cold War purposefully to be outside the nuclear range of New York City should it be destroyed by a bomb including his brothers art collection given to the Met. If was part of the big fuck you in their rivalry.

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The guy who funded it, R238, Robert Sterling Clark, also tried to hire the head of the Marine Corps, General Smedley Butler, in 1933 to overthrow FDR because he took the US off the gold standard. Prescott Bush, George H.W. Bush's grandfather was in on the planning and funding of the proposed coup, as were the du Ponts and Tom Lamont, a J.P. Morgan partner.

Clark believed the US should be a fascist state. The power of money being what it is (and was, even in the depths of the Depression) he never was so much as indicted much less prosecuted.

General Butler, to this day the most decorated member of the Marine Corps (he died in 1940) turned them down flat. The coup's failure was the work of one patriotic Major General, and his life-long love of democracy.

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The Museum of Modern Art is offering free art classes online.

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Thanks [240]

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We did this a while back, so pleased to see it return. I've viewed many new works of art and I'm loving it.

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^Are you referring to the thread or the art courses offered in R240, R242?

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I’ve been doing virtual museum visits and I stumbled upon this 20th century Italian painter I never heard of before names Mario Mafai in a Milan museum. The other two are slabs of meat and dried flowers, and overall his repertoire is quite diverse. I really like his palette, he’s able to imbue his colors with an inner light.

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(243) the old fave painting thread

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R240, thank you. I can't think of a better use of all my free time right now.

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Raspberries and Goldfish - Janet Fish

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R247, I love Janet Fish.

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Yes, I love the bright cheerful colors, the busy composition and the way light reflects off the glassware. Never heard of the artist before. Just came across her recently when I was searching for something else on the Met's website.

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This one

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The North Cape by Moonlight - Peder Balke

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Portrait of Vsevolod Garshin by Ilia Efimovich Repin, 1884

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Who is the British kind of Industrial painter who did kind of figures of people in urban scenes?

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American George Bellows, who was associated with the Ashcan School, did some of those paintings. Here's "Men of the Docks".

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I like his "Blue Snow, The Battery".

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Hands down, nobody did snow in New York better than George Bellows, but what he was most know for were his paintings of boxers in the ring.

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Lovely painting I hadn't seen before, R256. Love the colors.

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The Gross Clinic by Thomas Eakins

Philadelphia Museum of Art

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One more NYC winter Bellows, as it’s an intriguing subject matter, the excavation of the site to build Penn Train station. Of course now days that is cavernous underground rabbit warrens of subway and commuter train platforms, waiting room spaces and shops all being squashed by the hideous circular eyesore of Madison Square Garden. Not the beautiful and majestic Train Station being laid out here.

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In the Studio - Alfred Stevens

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Bathers at Asnieres

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The Life Class of the Vienna Academy - Johann Jacobe

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The Ironworker’s Noontime - Thomas Anschutz

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I thought wikipedia links didn't work on DL.

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Renoir, Boy with Cat...

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Thank you, r264...

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Tripadvisor photo for The Met. Love the realistic detail. I wish I knew the name of the painting and could see the rest of it.

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El Jaleo - John Singer Sargent

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By the way R263 /R269, if you want to post a pic, just copy the web address of the image and paste it into the box labelled "Web Site Link". The best pic I can find of El Jaleo is on wikipedia, which often doesn't work for me as a link.

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Thank you for the info and for attempting to post it. It’s a wonderful painting...

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Yes, I love the dramatic action and lighting of the painting. There are probably better photos than the one I'm posting, but hopefully this one will work on DL.

El Jaleo - John Singer Sargent

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Ribbon Mania by Burhan Dogançay

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R272 I haven't seen it since the Gardner was expanded, so don't know if it's still displayed the same way (I think it has to be, though: Mrs. Gardner's will specified nothing could be moved from where it was when she lived there) but it was always lit so well from below, as if by footlights and amplifying the artist's use or light, darkness, and shadow. It's one of the great paintings in a treasure house of great art.

Sargent's Nude Study of Thomas E. McKeller (from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts next door to the Gardner) was never exhibited during the artist's lifetime. Perhaps because it speaks to his identity, whether homosexual or homoerotic. Make of it what you will: Sargent met McKeller in an elevator when he worked as a bellhop at the Copley Plaza Hotel and shortly thereafter he was posing nude for Sargent. Further down Huntington Avenue to Copley Square, Sargent’s early-20th-century murals for the Boston Public Library are usually rated among the artist’s driest, most academic works. The sexual tensions they convey have often been overlooked by art historians, but when Andy Warhol was shown Sargent’s study of male bodies for the mural of Hell, he immediately pronounced it a “gang bang.”

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[quote]R272 I haven't seen it since the Gardner was expanded, so don't know if it's still displayed the same way (I think it has to be, though: Mrs. Gardner's will specified nothing could be moved from where it was when she lived there) but it was always lit so well from below, as if by footlights and amplifying the artist's use or light, darkness, and shadow. It's one of the great paintings in a treasure house of great art

Sounds wonderful. I've been to New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. but unfortunately didn't make it to Boston and the Gardner museum. I've seen photos of the museum's courtyard which looks beautiful.

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[quote]But, here is my question for you art aficionados; What makes a work "art"? I ask this is all seriousness. I know that I have works that I like but that's my personal preference. I've seen a few works in these threads that I like, but then again, these are my preferences. Who determines what piece gets into a museum for display and therefore called art?

[quote]What is the significance of the painting in the link?

Delvaux has the skill to create a mysterious, unsettling atmosphere in his Great Sirens painting. You can't help but use your imagination to try to figure out what the painting means. It's not a straight forward, sensuous painting of female nudes. Maybe that's what makes it art.

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More unlabelled paintings from the tripadvisor entry on the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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Pretty much anything by J.C. Leyendecker.

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Who in 2020 uses TripAdvisor?

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R281 Nice bulge!

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look, TripAdvisor Troll, if you can't name those paintings and tell us a little something about them, they're hardly your "favorites", are they.

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R282, what's wrong with TripAdvisor? What do you use?

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[quote]look, TripAdvisor Troll, if you can't name those paintings and tell us a little something about them, they're hardly your "favorites", are they.

They may not be my favorites but I do like them and I'm pretty sure most DLers haven't seen them before so they're worth posting. Who knows? Maybe someone will recognise some of them and give me the names. That would be great. I'd sure love to know what R268. Aristocratic lady in old-timey fashions means CLASSY painting

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This is a relatively short introduction to the painter Manet and why he is important, highlighted by a overview of a handful of his most important works. It ‘s a perfect snippet to gain insight how art history works and how certain painting can represent important moments in an art’s life and art history. He really the perfect person to do this mini study with.

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R286 Not the one who called you troll, but am I’m sorry if we seemed to quash your enthusiasm for finding works you like. There are just better ways to go about looking than Trip Advisor. The Met has over 400,000 images from their collection online that you can search and find out about. I’m putting the link below.

I did a cursory search for the painting of the woman you like, but didn’t find it. Those images that people added may have been pictures they took at a special exhibition and the painting isn’t owned by the Met. My first guess of it being a Tissot also did not pan out, but it looks to me be an mid 19th Century French society portrait. I will keep looking.

While the link here is to the whole Met collection, the website also has a collection of works chosen to be highlights by the curators that I think is a better place to start. I will include it after this link.

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This version of the Met database is a better place to start as a casual viewer as it is highlights of the collections chosen by curators instead of everything they own.

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Amedeo Modigliani, Bride and Groom (The Couple), c. 1915

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Thanks for the kind words, R288. I'm not offended by the comments on this thread. I've had far worse on DL. The database you linked to at R289 is an excellent resource. There's also Heilbrunn's Timeline of Art History.

I'm not very knowledgeable about painting and I at first guessed that the painting at R268 could be John Singer Sargent. Then I realised that's probably unlikely because his paintings were a bit more impressionistic. He wasn't really into meticulous, realistic detail. I'm surprised the photographer didn't post a pic of the whole painting.

I've actually found the names of many of the artworks I like on Tripadvisors's entry about the Met by using the museum's search engine or I've come across them accidentally when searching for something else.

The Met's search engine does have its limitations sometimes. Some of the posters on Tripadvisor would photograph the label right before the artwork. Sometimes when I type in the keywords on the label into the search engine, I'm still unable to find the artwork.

I've visited the Met twice and I wasn't that impressed with it. The photos on tripadvisor have shown me how wrong I was. First of all, you have to be in the right frame of mind. You can't just breeze through and glance at many things from a distance and roll your eyes when you see big glass display cases full of many small objects. Of course there are going to be many things where the subject matter or style just don't appeal to you, others you thinks are bland and uninspired but the Met does actually have great paintings and many very beautiful art objects.

I'll post a few Met photos I like.

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The silver piece is probably a tureen and stand from the Gorham Manufacturing Company, 1900. The green glass object may be a roundel from Louis Comfort Tiffany.

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I like the pale green box. It's described on the Met website under the title "Jeweled Casket with Birds". It's from 19th century India.

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I get a kick out of this figurine. I haven't figured out what the name of it is.

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These photos of the entrance to the Met are dazzling.

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Haha. You have to click on the photo to see the link.

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Btw, I figured out what R294 is, if anyone cares. It's a leopard (hence the spots) made of soft-paste porcelain in Chantilly, France ca. 1735-40. I would have never guessed it was French. I thought it might be Middle Eastern or Asian.

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Fleur de Lis - Robert Reid

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OK TripAdvisor guy, I found it. The website was acting weird yesterday when searching and in fact said maintenance was happening. I thought that’s why it it posts dark, but it’s doing that again here as well. As I thought it is French from1876 and is of Catherine Lorillard Wolfe, she was the first female benefactor of the Met and was notoriously unmarried (lesbian?). Painting is by Alexandre Cabanel who was an Academic painter, the type who really fell out fo favor with the rise of Impressionism. At this time photography was reaching the point where highly realistic portraits were becoming passé.

She bequeathed this to the Met with other artwork and set up an endowment. Most likely she stipulated that nothing could be sold that she had given and that or out of respect for the endowment is probably why it wasn’t deaccessioned from the collection during the 100 years plus that Academic French Art was at its nadir. Note it says it is not on view, and I see little reason why they might show it even now, so I wonder why it might have been up for the visitor to take a picture. Benefactor portraits are not something you are going to show unless it’s a Sargent and your name is Stokes.

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There is still an Art Club named after Catharine Lorillard Wolfe in NYC.

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And here’s the Wikipedia entry for CLW and shows the portrait.

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That's amazing, R299. Thank you so much. How exactly did you go about finding it?

I don't mean to be an evil bitch but I can see why the poster on Tripadvisor left out the face. Not the most beautiful, feminine woman in the world.

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R302 Again, the database was sputtering on Friday night and better today. I just searched for woman, painting and portrait and concentrated on the 19th century until I saw it. It’s really amazing they chose to even have an image of it, they must have had some publication that they highlighted founders, or those who left endowments. The write up is considerably long, most likely to help explain why they would have a painting like that in the collection.

It’s really there for historical purposes more than artistic. They already own a version of Birth of Venus by Cabanel, which is his most famous work, given by a relative of CLW. He is more remembered for being one of the most vocal opponents of the artists who would become the Impressionists and refusing their entry into the Salon, resulting in them setting up their own art exhibitions.

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(R104) The painting looks good, but the perspective is way off. Notice that faces in background (dudes in towels) don't diminish in size as they should. (the hands are about the same size of the face in nature) Also the size of feet and hands are off. The woman on the right has the best looking and most realistic breasts I have seen in these ancient paintings. Yes, I am an artist, and an old one. Rules of perspective have not changed. These old artists were like our photographers today and most of the bigger paintings were not done by one person, hence the various quality. Some were good, some mediocre. For an artist with almost perfect perspective look at Pierro della Francesco's work.

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I don't like the portrait of Catharine Wolfe as a whole, the dress is beautifully painted but it literally overshadows her face. If you look at the painting you look at the dress, not the woman, and that's not what Ms. Wolfe was paying that artist for. Frankly, I suspect the artist of making the dress brilliant because he couldn't figure out how to flatter her face.

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[quote]Again, the database was sputtering on Friday night and better today. I just searched for woman, painting and portrait and concentrated on the 19th century until I saw it.

I would do google searches or use the Met's search engine with keywords like "painting woman white dress bustle brown fur trim" and never get anywhere.

by Anonymousreply 30705/03/2020

R307 when searching for something visual, it can only find something that has been “tagged” with those identifiers. There also tend to be controlled vocabularies that libraries, archives and museums databases use and those terms may not be part of it. I played with similar terms as well, but ultimately needed to weigh through a larger list of possibilities.

I had planned on mentioning that unfortunately the painting is by a European artist and not on view. If it has been an American artist you would have been able to see it. The Met has open storage for its entire American collection, which you can visit at the museum.

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That does look like a Gorham Martele piece at r292...

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True, R309. The silver object in the photo at R2 does look like the Gorham Martelé tureen I've linked below. Martelé means hammered and the fluid, organic shape of the tureen was meant to imitate the Art Nouveau style popular at the time.

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OH. for GOODNESS sake!

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The tureen looks fine but the stand looks too curvy and tortured for my taste.

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Just one more art object I like. It took me a long time to identify it --- Shrine by Matthias Walbaum, 1598-1600

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Henry II of France by François Clouet

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Gettin' Religion by Archibald John Motley Jr.

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Brooms with a View by Emily Mae Smith

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One interesting thing to note on the TripAdvisor post of the facade of the Met Museum is the fact that the four paired Corinthian columns are all topped by piles of limestone blocks that were meant to be sculptures that were never finished. For the most part the eye just glosses over them because one expects the building to be beautiful designed and a coherent architectural whole. But in reality once you notice them you can’t unsee them and it looks odd and unfinished.

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The Moon by Day - Margaret French

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Very cool, R317. I did not know that.

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Henry II looks so world weary and French, I’ll bet there’s a half-smoked Galoise dangling from his fingers.

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[quote]Henry II looks so world weary and French, I’ll bet there’s a half-smoked Galoise dangling from his fingers.

You're right. I hadn't even noticed that. I imagine a lot of portraits of aristocrats and royalty have the same haughty "I am not amused" facial expression. They're certainly not going to be smiling and accessible. I still find King Henry attractive.

I assume Margaret French in R318 is the wife of painter Jared French. They would go out to Fire Island in the 1930s. I assume that's the setting of the painting.

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R321 Is right about Margaret French being the wife of Jared French and the setting of R318 is most likely Fire Island, but I think there is a larger tease that R318 is making. You see she was the “F” in a MMF relationship for over 20 year between her husband and Paul Cadmus whose work is represented below. They even had a name for themselves called PaJaMa, the first two of each of their names, which they used for their photographic collaborations that they took on Fire Island. They were very homoerotic.

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Was/Is Paul Cadmus considered a serious, high quality artist? His paintings always look so amateurish and cheesy to me.

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R323 Paul Cadmus has a solid place in Art History, but there are many elements of his work that in ways puts him on the fringe. Foremost, he was a realist at a time, after WWII, that American Art was moving towards Abstraction. Abstract Expressionism was the reigning style of the day, think Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning. Instead he along with artists like Andrew Wyeth and another lover of his George Tooker we’re making realistic or sometimes magic realism works and Paul’s style also tipped into satire and caricature.

He was also working in the very old medium of egg tempra, which was an influence from his love of Renaissance painting and that Wyeth was using as well. They were very much the odd artists out, but their works were unlike any other artists of their era. Finally, as is obvious from the work posted, his subject matter was not at all subtle about homoerotism, and when he was working for the WPA administration a painting he did called The Fleet’s In caused a scandal with the Navy and was removed from exhibition. It was the Robert Mapplethorpe/Jessie Helms controversy of its day and it followed him around for the rest of his life, along with some other artistic scandals, and the complicated well known relationship he had with the Frenchs.

The Met Museum owns 27 of his works, MOMA owns 40 and the Whitney owns 11 of them including Shore Leave and Sailors and Floozies, both of which also caused controversy with the military and were given to the museum by none other than Malcom Forbes. The latter is below with what looks to be a tranny trying to decide what to do with a drunken sailor, who is quite the Adonis in his tight sculpted uniform.

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This is a lovely piece about reflecting on art of the past in our present day context. One of my life goals would have been to see all the Vermeers that existed, but once the one was stolen from the Gardner it seemed pointless to try.

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Another example of great art produced under trying circumstances.

How ironic that he left his wife and children in debt when he died and was forgotten for two centuries and now he is acknowledged as one of the greatest Old Masters and his paintings are priceless.

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Lithograph by Nathaniel Currier

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The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia has started doing short video talks on individual works of art every few days from what is considered one of the best private collections of art ever assembled by one person. The institution has an amazing history once having resided in Barnes’ mainline mansion and only available for viewing by a limited number of people a year and works were never allowed to leave the house or be photographed. At 69 works, there are more Cezanne’s in the collection than in the whole city of Paris and over 180 Reniors.

Here they talk about one of the watercolors by American artist Charles Demuth, who was gay and lived a fabulous genteel life in society and then would return to his quiet family life in Lancaster, PA to paint. Enjoy.

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Oh Dear, Oh Dear, Oh Dear: Barnes Takeout: Art Talk on Charles Demuth's WHAT in Vaudeville?

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Johannes Verspronck

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Rembrandt etching. Includes a dog taking a dump in the foreground. No, really!

BTW if anyone is ever able to visit Amsterdam again, a visit to the Rembrandt House is definitely worth a few bucks. Loads of his paintings and etchings, including this one, beautifully preserved house of that era, and Rembrandt's amazing collection of curiosities and weird junk. There was a dried gila monster in with all the shells and things, how a dead gila monster got to 17th century Holland I don't know.

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Interior of the Oude Kerk, Delft by Emanuel de Witte, probably 1650

The dog on the right is urinating on the column. I wonder if Dutch painters at the time had a relaxed attitude about Nature and bodily functions or if de Witte was being disrespectful to the Church. What's a dog doing in a church anyways? Different times.

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I am PROUD to be a Datalounger today!

Who else would know the Old Masters well enough to know where all the embarrassing dogs are!

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Astor Place by Francis Criss

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Woman with Cigarette - Guy Pène du Bois

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This is one of those threads that has too many links attached and crashes when I try to reply with a link, so let me just say it’s “Self-Portrait, Yawning.”

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You have to get yourself a good laptop, Bootsy.

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I’d rather die than post on DL with a laptop, dearheart! For me it’s got to be iPhone or perish, I tells ya!

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If you give me the title of the painting and the name of the artist, I can post the link for you.

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[quote]I am PROUD to be a Datalounger today!

[quote]Who else would know the Old Masters well enough to know where all the embarrassing dogs are!

When I first came across the de Witte painting, I was going to copy it into my files but then I noticed the urinating dog and changed my mind. I think it's best if we pretend that people and animals don't have to relieve themselves.

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No explanation required

The New Age Of Slavery - Patrick Campbell

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This was a fun escape and learning experience. I guess there will be a daily art quiz for the time being.

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Houses on the Achterzaan by Monet

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Jalais Hill, Pontoise by Pissarro

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Wheat Fields by Jacob van Ruisdael

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Oh dear, I got 4/8, R344. Most of the answers were wild guesses. I did know which art movement George Bellows belonged to. I have no idea what is on British money since I don't live there. I cheated and found the Arnolfini portrait on wikipedia and enlarged the mirror to see what was missing. How did you do, R344?

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R348 I got 5/8 and studied Art History. The money threw me as a nonBrit, but I knew about hiding painting in the mines and the keeping spirits up activities. I’ll go back and try some more.

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More quizzes though if you aren't very knowledgeable about British history, geography and culture, you are at a disadvantage.

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Portrait of a Young Man by Pompeo Batoni

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Art museums offering virtual tours.

You can do more wandering around the Met on google street view, following the blue lines. Unfortunately places like the Louvre and the Vatican museums just have blue circles where you can do a 360 degree view of a room from a fixed point and can't do any "walking around". The National Gallery in London does have an advantage. There are black dots by many of the paintings. If you point your cursor at the dot, you can clearly see the title of the work and the name of the artist. In the Met, you usually just see the actual label in the museum, which is often too blurry to read.

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Gorgeous unknown painting (although its at the Met) by Pierre Auguste Cot..called "The Storm".

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Yes, Cot's paintings are graceful and romantic and charming. Here's "Springtime" from the Met.

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More on Sargent and his muse, the African American elevator operator, McKeller

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The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere by Grant Wood

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The Arab Jeweler by Charles Sprague Pearce

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Thanks, R355. I'd missed that.

Attached is a link to the Boston's Apollo exhibit at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

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Girl with Beret by Lucian Freud

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Pink Azalea - Chinese Vase

William Merritt Chase

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The Labyrinth by Robert Vickrey

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R361 Thanks, I’m unfamiliar with him, I guess he was most know fir illustration at Time magazine. Like Paul Cadmus and Jared French up thread, he also worked in egg tempura, a slow going process, but creates a surface so different from oil painting.

He work reminded me of surrealist painter Lenora Carrington.

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Love that painting, R362 - enigmatic, strangely beautiful. At first I didn't recognise her name, but when I did a google search, I recognised the painting I've linked to from the Met's guide book. I have to say I much prefer your painting and the one at R4.

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R363 Thank you, it was unknown to me, but was an image that most closely fit my thesis that there were similarities between the two artists. It’s very dreamy, and there is a write up about it from an exhibition at USC if you want to know more about it. Of course the one you’ve chosen is her iconic painting, not least because it’s a self portrait. Someone who we should throw into this mix is her friend Remedios Varo. I put one of her paintings up too.

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Here’s Remedios Varo’s the Juggler, newly acquired in recent years by MOMA. There’s a nice article about her and the painting. It mentions that they don’t have a Carrington in the collection and this was the first Varo, which is shocking. Along with Kahlo, the three of them were woman artists working in Surrealist styles in Mexico City. The museum probably wouldn’t have even initially collected Kahlo, except one of their curators, Edgar Kaufman Jr. (of Fallingwater fame) gifted them her Self Portrait with Cropped Hair. Two other works followed in the 70s and 80s. MOMA does such a shit job of showing female artists, even though they’ve mentioned many initiatives to better balance the collection and what they have on display.

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by Anonymousreply 36505/23/2020

[quote]Someone who we should throw into this mix is her friend Remedios Varo.

I actually thought R4 was done by the same painter as "The Creation of the Birds" - similar fantastical creatures, similar styles. It makes sense that Leonora and Remedios were friends and influenced each other.

by Anonymousreply 36605/24/2020

Untitled, 2002 by Laura Owens

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by Anonymousreply 36705/25/2020

Ahmi in Egypt by Agnes Pelton

Pelton had an exhibition at the Whitney and was discussed in the NYT but to me, this painting looks like New Age kitsch.

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by Anonymousreply 36805/25/2020

Ahmi in Egypt - Agnes Pelton

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by Anonymousreply 36905/25/2020

I thought R277 was a woman and her two daughters. It turns out she is a courtesan with two attendants.

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by Anonymousreply 370Last Tuesday at 1:12 PM

Maybe not my absolute fave, but I've always loved this Bassano. Gurl was one of us.

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by Anonymousreply 371Last Tuesday at 2:26 PM

This is an interesting start to a series about an artwork that changed the writer’s life, and they picked a wonderful work to start it off. Although I’m surprised that the editors didn’t catch an factual error when he mentions it being on canvas, it’s a panel painting. I get the writer confusing it, but the editors of an art blog should have caught and corrected it. But a nice read nonetheless.

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by Anonymousreply 372Last Tuesday at 3:25 PM

detail of the Triumph of Bacchus by Michaelina Wautier

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by Anonymousreply 373Last Tuesday at 4:17 PM

"The Harvesters" is one of my favorite paintings at the Met, R272. "The Hunters in the Snow" looks surprisingly modern until you look more closely at the clothes of the subjects. I love the way it's composed, the way your eye is led from the hill in the forefront to the frozen river in the valley and then to the flying birds.

by Anonymousreply 374Last Tuesday at 5:50 PM

^^^^ That would be R372.

by Anonymousreply 375Last Tuesday at 5:51 PM

I assume the painting was commissioned for a church, R371. The priests must have been shocked and appalled (and maybe a little turned on).

by Anonymousreply 376Last Tuesday at 8:36 PM

Fer shur, R376. There's no question where the eye is drawn to, and it ain't little baby Jesus.

by Anonymousreply 377Last Wednesday at 2:03 AM

Probably a David Hockney

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by Anonymousreply 378Last Wednesday at 6:34 PM

Red Coat by Alex Katz

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