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Favorite Painting

You know what to do.

Cakes by Wayne Thiebaud, 1963.

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by Anonymousreply 257October 24, 2021 7:35 PM

Death and the Maiden by Marianne Stokes

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by Anonymousreply 1April 19, 2021 3:38 AM

My living room, 1996.

by Anonymousreply 2April 19, 2021 3:50 AM

Any painting by Ingres. The man was a genius.

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by Anonymousreply 3April 19, 2021 3:52 AM

Cakes - the official favorite painting of fat whores everywhere!

by Anonymousreply 4April 19, 2021 3:58 AM

Excellent choice, R1. Thanks.

I love Ingre's paintings too, R3. The Princess de Broglie is one of my favorite paintings of all time.

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by Anonymousreply 5April 19, 2021 4:21 AM

Anything by Henry Scott Tuke

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by Anonymousreply 6April 19, 2021 4:22 AM

Empress Eugenie by Franz Winterhalter

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by Anonymousreply 7April 19, 2021 5:55 AM

Very beautiful, R1

by Anonymousreply 8April 19, 2021 6:12 AM

Office at Night by Edward Hopper

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by Anonymousreply 9April 19, 2021 6:15 AM

Dominicans in Feathers.

Always makes me chuckle when I see it.

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by Anonymousreply 10April 19, 2021 6:28 AM

Dadd's The Fairy Feller's Master Stroke.

by Anonymousreply 11April 19, 2021 6:31 AM

Bad Boy by Eric Fischl

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by Anonymousreply 12April 19, 2021 6:36 AM

r9 - oh, my! It appears Edward Hopper was a butt man!

I don't think I could possibly pick just one, but here's a lovely sensual piece. Judy looks lost in a haze. Guess he liked getting head.

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by Anonymousreply 13April 19, 2021 6:37 AM

Untitled by Jean-Michel Basquiat

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by Anonymousreply 14April 19, 2021 6:46 AM

Stone City by Grant Wood.

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by Anonymousreply 15April 19, 2021 7:13 AM

R11's choice - The Fairy Feller's Master Stroke by Richard Dadd

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by Anonymousreply 16April 19, 2021 7:29 PM

Interior of a Dominican Convent in Madrid by Delacroix

The painting depicts an imaginary scene taking place in the 16th century in the Palace of Justice in Rouen, in which a monk is dragged before the Bishop of Madrid for rebelling against his orders.

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by Anonymousreply 17April 19, 2021 8:19 PM
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by Anonymousreply 18April 19, 2021 9:26 PM

The Dancer Anita Berber by Otto Dix. She had a wild life. There is a great biography of her called The Seven Addictions and Five Professions of Anita Berber. If I could go back to any period of time, it would be Berlin during the Weimar area. So much great art created during that era.

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by Anonymousreply 19April 19, 2021 10:21 PM

Any of Degas’s ballerina paintings, they give me goosebumps & just overall feeling of serenity.

by Anonymousreply 20April 19, 2021 10:36 PM

Ingres' work is lovely. I was taught that he had a cleft lip or something and wanted to perfect the world in painting. He kinda did.

by Anonymousreply 21April 19, 2021 11:37 PM

I do like Britain's favourite painting too, The Fighting Temeraire.

Turner does beautiful skies.

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by Anonymousreply 22April 19, 2021 11:39 PM

Altdorfer's The Battle of Alexander at Issus (1529). That blue sky and extraordinary detail are mesmerizing. Photos never do it justice. Well worth the flight to Berlin. (Not that a flight to Berlin needs an excuse.)

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by Anonymousreply 23April 20, 2021 2:11 AM

The greatest masterpiece ever!

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by Anonymousreply 24April 20, 2021 2:17 AM

Anything by Franz Kline.

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by Anonymousreply 25April 20, 2021 2:26 AM

I love that painting, R22, and another Turner painting I first saw on DL: Rain, Steam and Speed - The Great Western Railway.

The Battle of Alexander at Issus is another favorite. I can't imagine how long it took to paint that kind of detail.

Hopper paintings are always intriguing for their eerie, bleak atmosphere. Thanks, R9. I've never seen that one.

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by Anonymousreply 26April 20, 2021 5:08 AM

Burton's "The meeting on the turret stairs"

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by Anonymousreply 27April 20, 2021 5:11 AM

Declaration of Love by Jean François de Troy

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by Anonymousreply 28April 20, 2021 5:16 AM

IP I do love Rain, Speed and Steam.

Steam traction must have been so new. Again Turner captures the scene beautifully.

by Anonymousreply 29April 20, 2021 7:29 AM

Lots of love for Rococo here. I’m not complaining, I love it too.

by Anonymousreply 30April 20, 2021 11:27 AM

3 out of 30 posts is a lot of Rococo? You don't say.

by Anonymousreply 31April 20, 2021 2:19 PM

Christina's World

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by Anonymousreply 32April 20, 2021 2:27 PM

[quote]Steam traction must have been so new. Again Turner captures the scene beautifully.

I wonder if the painting was considered very radical at the time and got a lot of negative reaction when first exhibited.

by Anonymousreply 33April 20, 2021 6:26 PM

[quote]Christina's World

How very dare you!

by Anonymousreply 34April 20, 2021 6:27 PM

Anything David Hockney

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by Anonymousreply 35April 20, 2021 6:52 PM

You all have great taste in paintings.

Well, all except R18 and R24.

From 'The Tomb of the Diver':

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by Anonymousreply 36April 20, 2021 11:02 PM

The Last Supper

by Anonymousreply 37April 20, 2021 11:34 PM

If it came down to just one painting to live with for the rest of my life, or would have to be this Zurbaran Still Life from the Norton Simon.

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by Anonymousreply 38April 21, 2021 12:42 AM

I like L.S. Lowry's works. They're primitive certainly and all much the same. But nothing represents the grimness of English factory town life so well.

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by Anonymousreply 39April 21, 2021 12:52 AM

R38, that is beautiful

by Anonymousreply 40April 21, 2021 12:53 AM

The Sleepwalking Lady Macbeth, by Henry Fuseli. It's in the Louvre.

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by Anonymousreply 41April 21, 2021 1:03 AM

Red Rug Still Life by Jonas Wood.

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by Anonymousreply 42April 21, 2021 1:10 AM

Pallas Athena - Rembrandt

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by Anonymousreply 43April 21, 2021 1:12 AM

The Lowry in Manchester, England is a lovely gallery to visit.

by Anonymousreply 44April 21, 2021 1:17 PM

I've said it before, I'll say it again - the best painting of all time is "The Woodcutter" by José Ferraz de Almeida Júnior.

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by Anonymousreply 45April 21, 2021 5:45 PM

The Swing by Fragonard

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by Anonymousreply 46April 21, 2021 6:48 PM

I like Fragonard, too

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by Anonymousreply 47April 21, 2021 7:26 PM

Frida Kahlo is sooooo overdone but The Love Embrace of the Universe is one of the best representations of how clear it is that Mother Earth feeds all humankind and MUST be protected at all costs.

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by Anonymousreply 48April 21, 2021 9:12 PM

Fragonard is the standard when it comes to Rococo painting. It’s also so fun and beautiful. I like how her shoe has flown off in The Swing.

by Anonymousreply 49April 22, 2021 12:24 AM

I know, done to death. But who doesn’t love Madame X, by Singer-Sargent? And please don’t tell me this is what inspired Madonna.

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by Anonymousreply 50April 22, 2021 12:29 AM

I prefer this Madame X

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by Anonymousreply 51April 22, 2021 12:36 AM
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by Anonymousreply 52April 22, 2021 1:45 AM

Wanderer Above the Sea Fog

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by Anonymousreply 53April 22, 2021 2:02 AM

Now THAT is art, R52. Excellent choice.

by Anonymousreply 54April 22, 2021 2:49 AM

Rudolf Schlichter - "Lady With Red Scarf" / "Speedy With the Moon" I saw this in an exhibit once and was just completely captivated by her expression.

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by Anonymousreply 55April 22, 2021 2:59 AM

Marguerite Kelsey by Meredith Frampton

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by Anonymousreply 56April 22, 2021 11:19 PM

I like the Cakes.

Mine is probably.....

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by Anonymousreply 57April 22, 2021 11:22 PM

I can’t believe none of you have mentioned this luminous masterpiece.

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by Anonymousreply 58April 22, 2021 11:30 PM

Boy With Cat by Renoir

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by Anonymousreply 59April 22, 2021 11:31 PM

Wow R59 never saw that and love it.

by Anonymousreply 60April 22, 2021 11:33 PM

Anything by Jasper DeKimmel

by Anonymousreply 61April 22, 2021 11:55 PM

Thank you for your post, R58. Aren't there any other threads that interest you more? I've clicked on f/f to show my appreciation.

by Anonymousreply 62April 23, 2021 5:52 PM

“Les raboteurs de parquet“ is the most powerful painting I’ve seen in person. The sense of stress and movement in it is very striking.

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by Anonymousreply 63April 23, 2021 6:21 PM

Lady Magdalen

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by Anonymousreply 64April 23, 2021 7:53 PM

Lady Marmalade

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by Anonymousreply 65April 23, 2021 7:55 PM

Currently: Fallen Angel by Alexandre Cabanel

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by Anonymousreply 66April 23, 2021 8:57 PM

Tonight, on the Night Gallery....

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by Anonymousreply 67April 24, 2021 12:51 AM

R63. I concur, it’s unforgettable

by Anonymousreply 68April 24, 2021 1:04 AM

Hard to pick a favorite but seeing the entire Borghese gallery collection is an experience I will never forget. Highly recommended to anyone who is ever in Rome.

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by Anonymousreply 69April 24, 2021 1:56 AM

Edit: Meant to say that this painting is probably my favorite from the borghese gallery. Breathtaking in person.

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by Anonymousreply 70April 24, 2021 2:08 AM

Fragonard's The Swing is in the incredible Wallace Collection in London. I was most surprised by how small the painting is, only about 2' x 2' & 6".

The small museum also has several rococo masterpieces by Watteau and Lancret. A must-see when in London.

by Anonymousreply 71April 24, 2021 2:25 AM

For those interested in Fragonard, especially if you are in the US, the Frick collection has moved into the old Breuer Whitney building while the mansion is being renovated for the next few years. It is the first time to see the Fragonards, the best collection in the United States, isolated as individual works of art as opposed to being components in the room design. Items from the Frick collection rarely, if ever, leave the building so it’s a unique opportunity to see them somewhere different, if only a few blocks away.

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by Anonymousreply 72April 24, 2021 2:34 AM

The week after I began piano lessons, I was at MOMA. When I saw this I saw myself. I visited this painting dozens of times, and was anxious to see where it was chosen to live after the museum’s redesign. It was so great to see it again! . I appreciated the large painting even more in different light and volume of space.

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by Anonymousreply 73April 24, 2021 2:39 AM

R63, that painting is stunning.

For me, it's anything by Chagall.

Lovers in The Red Sky is my current favorite.

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by Anonymousreply 74April 24, 2021 2:47 AM

R67, on the left, 'Silent Snow, Secret Snow.' On the right, 'The Flip Side of Satan.' Both paintings by Tom Wright.

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by Anonymousreply 75April 24, 2021 3:31 AM

When I was young I thought Rockwell a syrupy hack,but now that Ive gotten older I see the sheer beauty in his work. This is one of my favorites and Ive stared at it 100s of times. It makes me cry every time.

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by Anonymousreply 76April 24, 2021 3:59 AM

I like the Bronzino in the Frick. Lodovico Capponi. Bronzino painted handsome boys (Lodovico is homely) and lovely paintings (this one is kind of sickly) but this one always stuck with me from when I saw it as a boy and I got to see it often at period in my life. So I guess its my favorite. I never studied it, like I did other paintings.

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by Anonymousreply 77April 24, 2021 4:18 AM

Princess Augusta by Thomas Gainsborough

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by Anonymousreply 78April 24, 2021 4:28 AM

Poet Mary Robinson by George Romney

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by Anonymousreply 79April 24, 2021 5:46 AM

Thanks for posting. These are beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 80April 24, 2021 5:47 AM

Riemerschmid “countryside” gives me all the feels. Well, not all, but a lot.

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by Anonymousreply 81April 24, 2021 3:58 PM

On the Heights, Charles Courtney Curran

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by Anonymousreply 82April 24, 2021 5:21 PM

R74, your painting reminds me of Chagall's Lovers Among Lilacs, which I also like.

Thanks, R48 and R55. Very memorable paintings I've never seen before.

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by Anonymousreply 83April 25, 2021 6:37 AM

Nobody's mentioned any pre-Raphaelites yet. Maybe too mushy and romantic for most? Burne-Jones is my favorite.

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by Anonymousreply 84April 25, 2021 11:10 AM

I LOVE that, R6. I've never even heard of him until now. I will definitely be purchasing a print, and looking into his life & work. Thank you.

by Anonymousreply 85April 25, 2021 11:55 AM

I love these paris street sceneswith snow. You really feel the bleak cold in a usually beautiful city. By Armand Marie Guerin

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by Anonymousreply 86April 25, 2021 12:32 PM

Sunday at the Church of Saint-Philippe-du-Roule by Jean Béraud

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by Anonymousreply 87April 26, 2021 7:08 PM

Winter Scene in Moonlight by Henry Farrer

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by Anonymousreply 88April 26, 2021 7:09 PM

American Impressionist John Henry Twachtman was one of the greatest interpreter of painted snow, very hard to do and they do not really hold up well in reproduction. They are best admired firsthand.

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by Anonymousreply 89April 26, 2021 7:27 PM

Lullaby II by Frank Moore

Here's the Whitney Museum's description:

Painter and AIDS activist Frank Moore created two paintings based on the theme of the lullaby: Lullaby I and Lullaby II. While both are surreal images centered on a crisp, white-linen covered bed whose white sheets become a vast landscape, the former depicts a herd of tiny buffalo amid snowflakes while the latter shows polar bears feeding on fish. Instead of portraying the bed solely as a site of sickness and death—as many artists did during the AIDS crisis—Moore here imbues it with a multiplicity of references, from the innocence and fantasy of childhood to the state of environmental degradation in America. Indeed, the bleak, wintry vision of Lullaby II may reflect Moore’s belief that the AIDS epidemic and the ecological crisis were intimately related. As he stated, “I believe you cannot have healthy people in an unhealthy environment and you can’t have a healthy environment where unhealthy—greedy, exploitative—people predominate.”

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by Anonymousreply 90April 26, 2021 9:21 PM

Is Monet the one with the garden in Normandy? If yes, I love “the port at la havre”.. I have a really good copy and decorated my living room to compliment the painting.

by Anonymousreply 91April 26, 2021 9:49 PM

R90 Thanks for sharing, despite knowing his work I wasn’t familiar with those two. I wonder though if he took inspiration from an early work by Felix Gonzales-Torres, who in 1991 posted 24 billboards around NYC of an empty bed as an elegy to dead lover?

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by Anonymousreply 92April 26, 2021 11:27 PM

Thanks for introducing me to a new artist, R92. Maybe he was the inspiration for the Lullaby paintings.

I just came across Moore recently for the first time when I was going through the Whitney's collection online.

by Anonymousreply 93April 27, 2021 8:50 AM

R93 Wonderful, if you’ve been to the Whitney Museum then you’ve seen one of his pieces without actually knowing it. The light sculpture hanging in the stairwell is by him.

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by Anonymousreply 94April 27, 2021 11:52 AM

[quote]American Impressionist John Henry Twachtman was one of the greatest interpreter of painted snow

American Impressionist Edward Redfield was another.

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by Anonymousreply 95April 27, 2021 12:01 PM

The Northern visions of Lawren Harris.

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by Anonymousreply 96April 27, 2021 12:02 PM

Very cool, R94. The Met and the Frick Collection are the only museums I've been to in New York. I will check out the Whitney if I go again.

Portrait of a Young Woman by Botticelli

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by Anonymousreply 97April 28, 2021 12:16 AM

"The Forgotten Guards" by Yannis Tsaroychis.

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by Anonymousreply 98April 28, 2021 11:46 PM

Oh wow, R98. Now THAT is hot. Thanks.

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by Anonymousreply 100April 30, 2021 3:03 AM

Still Life with Poppy by Otto Marseus van Schrieck

Not just a pretty picture. There's a menacing snake at the base of the poppy.

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by Anonymousreply 101May 2, 2021 7:01 PM

Pleiades by Elihu Vedder

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by Anonymousreply 102May 2, 2021 7:19 PM

Queen Elizabeth I - unknown artist. National Portrait Gallery, London

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by Anonymousreply 103May 3, 2021 12:22 AM

I love that one of Elizabeth I, R103. She had a lot of good portraits. She was a master of image and propaganda.

by Anonymousreply 104May 3, 2021 8:34 AM

Very true, R104. It's a very pretty portrait. I like the curve of the edge of the cape on the right side. The inability of the artist to depict the human body in a completely realistic way (ie. the stiffness and stylization) is part of its charm, though the very thin torso is a bit distracting. I was looking at John Singer Sargent's portrait of Henry James on the NPG's website and just happened to come across this painting.

by Anonymousreply 105May 3, 2021 7:06 PM

Lady Dog Lizard by James Rosenquist

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by Anonymousreply 106May 4, 2021 9:17 AM

The Prophetess Libuse by Vitezlav Karel Masek

by Anonymousreply 107May 4, 2021 9:28 AM

Karel Appel.

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by Anonymousreply 108May 4, 2021 9:38 AM

forgot the link

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by Anonymousreply 109May 4, 2021 9:39 AM

Speaking of Elizabeth I, this short video shows how miniature portraits were made, and although the thumbnail is not her, another one shown is of her and is magnificent. There’s a fascinating way they got the rubies to sparkle on the portrait too.

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by Anonymousreply 110May 4, 2021 3:53 PM

Konrad Mägi

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by Anonymousreply 111May 11, 2021 8:29 AM

R96, OMG is that North?! We've been hearing so much about North.

by Anonymousreply 112May 11, 2021 9:15 AM

Léon Joseph Florentin Bonnat, Self-portrait, age 22, circa. 1855

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by Anonymousreply 113May 11, 2021 11:03 AM

Church and Horse by Alex Colville

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by Anonymousreply 114June 1, 2021 3:34 AM

Seven Crows by Alex Colville

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by Anonymousreply 115June 1, 2021 3:37 AM

Speaking of which, Crows from Japan's Edo period.

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by Anonymousreply 116June 14, 2021 4:27 PM

R116 This looks like the original blueprint for all the silhouette flock of bird tattoos that have become so popular.

by Anonymousreply 117June 14, 2021 4:41 PM

Courbet, L'Origine du monde. 1866

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by Anonymousreply 118June 14, 2021 5:26 PM

Music in the Tuileries by Manet

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by Anonymousreply 119June 23, 2021 8:53 AM

Try again

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by Anonymousreply 120June 23, 2021 9:00 AM

R119 This painting has an interesting history as the owner died unexpectedly on the sinking of the Lusitania and the National Gallery in London basically tried to steal it and the rest of the collection by ignoring a codicil to his will that bequeathed them to his own museum being built in Ireland. Over 100 years it’s taken time, but the bulk of the collection seems to be on permanent display in Dublin, where this and seven others are shared back and forth between the two museums.

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by Anonymousreply 121June 23, 2021 9:15 AM
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by Anonymousreply 122June 27, 2021 11:51 PM
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by Anonymousreply 123June 27, 2021 11:53 PM

An Aside: I actually like the OP painting. But why the hell do people ice Angel Food Cakes? I've never understood that. They're meant to be enjoyed simply, with a bit of fruit and fresh chocolate sauce or whipped cream. It defeats the purpose.


My entry is Norman Rockwell's "Crackers In Bed" (1920). The boy in the painting looks strikingly like my brother at that age, apart from the reddish hair (his is light ash brown).

I don't think he's ever been a fan of reading in bed, but I always have. The coziness of it all... Getting lost in a book from the comfort of the sheets, best friend curled up at his feet, with a glimpse of the neighbor's house, and the star-filled night sky through the window...are all details that resonate. And I'm not sure what season it is, either. So it could be any time of year.

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by Anonymousreply 124June 28, 2021 12:28 AM

Friends or Foes? (The Scout) by Frederic Remington, 1902 - 1905

The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA

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by Anonymousreply 125June 28, 2021 12:32 AM

R124 Angel Food Cake itself is pretty bland. So a thin sharp lemony icing adds some bite.

by Anonymousreply 126June 28, 2021 1:36 AM

OP, is there a Cakes 2? Asking for a friend.

by Anonymousreply 127June 28, 2021 1:42 AM

R126 A drizzle around the top outer the cake, perhaps (orange is good too). I just personally don't care for them fully-iced.

by Anonymousreply 128June 28, 2021 2:04 AM

Not sure if there is a painting with an official title of Cakes II, R127, but Thiebaud did do various paintings of cakes and other desserts.

by Anonymousreply 129June 28, 2021 2:52 AM

Excellent, OP. I'll look into it. I was reminded of artist Will Cotton's work. His work was the basis for much of the imagery used in Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" era. He was commissioned, so unlike most of the imagery used or "referenced" in Madonna's career, the work wasn't stolen.

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by Anonymousreply 131June 28, 2021 7:35 AM

This is quite a stunning work and a wonderful analysis of its background and importance in Norwegian painting. Even having studied Art History, one is unawares of important nationalistic things like this and the artist.

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by Anonymousreply 132July 2, 2021 2:43 PM

Thank you for your post, R132.

Lake Keitele by Akseli Gallen-Kallela in the National Gallery London

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by Anonymousreply 133July 3, 2021 6:29 AM

'Blue Nude (Souvenir de Biskra)' by Matisse. Saw this as a young'un when it was on loan to the Dallas Museum of Art in the late nineties or early aughts. Every time I would move on to the other paintings, I'd feel compelled to return and look on in wonder yet again. Never been as spellbound by any other painting, before or since. Funny, because...I'm not into titties.

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by Anonymousreply 134July 3, 2021 8:03 AM

La Nuit

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by Anonymousreply 135July 3, 2021 8:17 AM

The Gentleman's Dream, or Disillusion with the World, by Spanish painter Antonio de Pereda, from 1650.

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by Anonymousreply 136July 3, 2021 8:48 AM

Albert Pinkham Ryder, just about anything.

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by Anonymousreply 137July 3, 2021 11:33 AM

R137 I love Albert Pinkham Ryder too, but because he obsessively worked his canvases, sometimes for decades, even going as far to steal them back from people so he could continue perfecting them, many of of canvases are very unstable, darkening, cracking and literally turning to sludge and sliding off the canvas. So go see and enjoy the while you can and hope that the conservators can stabilize and save them.

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by Anonymousreply 138July 3, 2021 11:50 AM

Very interesting, R138. I wish Ryder had stuck to tried and true conventional painting techniques. From wikipedia:

"Ryder used his materials liberally and with little regard for sound technical procedures. His paintings, which he often worked on for ten years or more, were built up of layers of paint, resin, and varnish applied on top of each other. He would often paint into wet varnish, or apply a layer of fast-drying paint over a layer of slow-drying paint. He incorporated unconventional materials, such as candle wax, bitumen, and non-drying oils, into his paintings. By these means, Ryder achieved a luminosity that his contemporaries admired—his works seemed to "glow with an inner radiance, like some minerals"—but the result was short-lived. Paintings by Ryder remain unstable and become much darker over time; they develop wide fissures, do not fully dry even after decades, and sometimes completely disintegrate. Many of Ryder's paintings deteriorated significantly even during his lifetime, and he tried to restore them in his later years. Because of this, and because some Ryder paintings were completed or reworked by others after his death, many Ryder paintings appear very different today than they did when first created."

The sentence that stuck out for me is that some paintings haven't completely dried even after decades.

by Anonymousreply 139July 3, 2021 10:05 PM

The Blue Boy by Gainsborough. This painting has been in California for the last 100 years but is coming to London next January for 3 months. I'm going down there to look at it with some people from my art class. It was painted by Gainsborough in response to his bitter rival Sir Joshua Reynolds who said that light should be painted in warms shades of yellow or red, so Gainsborough used the distinctly cold colour blue to show him he was wrong.

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by Anonymousreply 140July 4, 2021 7:22 AM

Portrait of a Man in a Red Cap by Titian

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by Anonymousreply 141July 4, 2021 7:58 AM

The Consummation of Empire by Thomas Cole

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by Anonymousreply 142July 11, 2021 7:37 AM

Anything medieval or renaissance painting featuring ugly babies and ugly cats.

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by Anonymousreply 143July 11, 2021 7:43 AM

Look at this fucking cat.

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by Anonymousreply 144July 11, 2021 7:46 AM

Edward Hopper (Apartment Houses, East River c. 1930

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by Anonymousreply 145July 11, 2021 8:09 AM

Dr. Pozzi at Home by John Singer Sargent

Pozzi was a famous and groundbreaking Parisian society gynecologist. It has been suggested both that Sargent’s detailed attention to his hands was indicative of Pozzi’s then-radical method of examination of his patients’ anatomy or of Sargent’s homoerotic attraction to the good doctor.

Either way, Julian Barnes’ “The Man in the Red Coat” is a tour of Pozzi’s life against the background of the Belle Époque.

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by Anonymousreply 146July 11, 2021 2:49 PM

R143 and R144, you posted five times on the "Who was the most beautiful actress of all time?" thread. That's far too many. You're being an ugly baby.

by Anonymousreply 147July 13, 2021 2:29 PM

I really have enjoyed seeing all of the artwork that everyone has chosen. That being said, "Look at this fucking cat." is my favorite post.

by Anonymousreply 148July 17, 2021 10:16 PM

This is quite an interesting article that I thought many of you would find fascinating. Taking her solemn look and making her smile was a trick many galleries did to make paintings more saleable. Perhaps the most famous being an unfinished Courbet that went from “Dressing the Dead Girl” to “Dressing the Bride” with considerable over painting of the girl’s body. The restoration looks gorgeous and to me she looks quite cheeky and I like it.

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by Anonymousreply 149July 18, 2021 10:45 AM

La Jeune Fille et la Mort, by Henri Léopold Lévy

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by Anonymousreply 150July 21, 2021 11:22 PM

R150, we can see an embedded pic on the thread but there doesn't seem to be an actual image at the link.

by Anonymousreply 151July 21, 2021 11:30 PM

R150's choice. La Jeune Fille et la Mort by Henri Léopold Lévy

The left hand of the kneeling man is in a sensitive position.

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by Anonymousreply 152July 22, 2021 1:00 AM

Shiskin had an extraordinary ability to capture photo-realistic images of Russian forests and country-side.

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by Anonymousreply 153July 22, 2021 7:28 PM

Empire by Jeremy Mann

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by Anonymousreply 154July 22, 2021 8:22 PM

I really like that one, R154.

The Pleasures of Fishes by Zhou Dongqing, 1291.

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by Anonymousreply 155July 23, 2021 4:53 AM

r155 I could have posted any of his cityscapes. Empire is a current favorite.

Nice thread, OP.

by Anonymousreply 156July 23, 2021 6:02 AM

This is interesting news, I wonder if it was purchased for fear that it might leave the country like Blue Boy and Pinkie before it and they wanted to insure it stayed in the country.

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by Anonymousreply 157July 23, 2021 6:43 AM

You're probably right, R157.

I have to laugh that poet William Wordsworth thought the painting was "a wretched histrionic thing".

by Anonymousreply 158July 23, 2021 7:22 AM

You're too kind, R156. Thanks for introducing me to an artist I didn't know.

by Anonymousreply 159July 23, 2021 7:25 AM

Thomas Lawrence's portrait of Sir Charles Stewart

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by Anonymousreply 160July 23, 2021 8:12 AM

Peasant slacking off is my fav. This could be any one of us.

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by Anonymousreply 161July 23, 2021 8:45 AM

Empress Eugenie in Court Dress - anonymous painter in the style of Franz Xaver Winterhalter

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by Anonymousreply 162July 30, 2021 7:11 PM

Todd Yeager

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by Anonymousreply 163August 1, 2021 10:02 PM

This is a very interesting post about Le Brun’s portraits of Marie Antoinette and their social impact.

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by Anonymousreply 164August 4, 2021 3:24 PM

I love how this thread had so many unexpected likes and works I should have known about!

by Anonymousreply 165August 4, 2021 4:50 PM

Interesting article, R164. Poor Marie causes outrage whether she's dressed is a muslin dress or an expensive one made of silk. She can't win.

But surely the causes of the French Revolution were more general, eg. high unemployment, high food prices, lots of government debt, expensive wars, the wealthiest people in French society being exempt from taxation. Foreign born Marie was just a convenient target.

by Anonymousreply 166August 4, 2021 6:57 PM

The Boxer by Konstantin Somov (1869-1939)

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by Anonymousreply 167August 4, 2021 7:58 PM

After all I given you people!?

by Anonymousreply 168August 4, 2021 10:23 PM

Still Life with Chinese Porcelain, Berries and Artichokes - Osias Beert

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by Anonymousreply 169August 5, 2021 6:20 AM

Some of you might find these short videos on Artists choosing Met masterpieces to talk about.

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by Anonymousreply 170August 6, 2021 6:02 PM

More on the context for Blue Boy’s historical return to the Zucker.

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by Anonymousreply 171August 6, 2021 7:51 PM

I don’t know how spellcheck did that, but it was UK when I typed it???

by Anonymousreply 172August 6, 2021 7:58 PM

Seven Works of Mercy by Caravaggio

You can count on Caravaggio to work some soft porn into a church altarpiece. The painting was made for, and is still housed in, the church of Pio Monte della Misericordia in Naples. The work of charity represented by the bare breasted woman is visit the imprisoned, and feed the hungry. The woman visits an imprisoned deputy and gives him milk from her breast. Couldn't she have brought him a bottle of cow's milk?

Maybe Neapolitans are less prudish about these things.

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by Anonymousreply 173August 8, 2021 3:13 AM

To those taken by the paintings of Albert Pinkham Ryder up thread there, is an unprecedented exhibit of his works being shown in New Bedford, Massachusetts until October 31, drawing on major works not exhibited together since 1990.

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by Anonymousreply 174August 17, 2021 6:56 AM

This has some very playful inclusions. I’ve not know about the Winslow Hunting Dogs before, it’s apparently owned by RISD. Goldfinch in the obvious standout, especially now that it’s been mythologized in a novel.

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by Anonymousreply 175August 20, 2021 9:12 AM

I do like the Stranover painting of the peacock, R175. I thought Ralph Lauren owned it.

by Anonymousreply 176August 20, 2021 1:09 PM

Assassination of Henry I, Duke of Guise, by Henry III, in 1588. Painting by Charles Durupt in the Château de Blois, where the attack took place.

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by Anonymousreply 177August 20, 2021 8:35 PM

Orpheus before Pluto and Proserpina by François Perrier

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by Anonymousreply 178August 21, 2021 8:29 AM

I'm a huge fan of "Whore Getting AIDS", by Hunter Biden.

by Anonymousreply 179August 21, 2021 8:43 AM

Another popular Hopper...

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by Anonymousreply 180August 21, 2021 9:05 AM

Melania / R179, that is not nice. Shame on you.

by Anonymousreply 181August 21, 2021 2:23 PM

Oh, it's a painting of Melania by Hunter Biden. I get it now.

by Anonymousreply 182August 21, 2021 3:03 PM

The duke was murdered by the three queens on the right, R177?

by Anonymousreply 183August 21, 2021 4:57 PM

R183 Yeah, The murder of the Duke of Guise, also known as Henry I, was ordered by Henry III, the guy with his foot on the duke's chest. .. Henry III had his bodyguards, known as "The Forty-Five," kill him. .. Henry III was rumored to be of the homosexual persuasion and was known for having his "minions" at court, so that's probably why the two other guys next to him look so queeny .. lol. Henry III was often portrayed by his enemies as effeminate, and even referred to in writings with feminine pronouns. .. Henry I and Henry III were involved in a power struggle known as "War of the Three Henrys," the third Henry being Henry Navarre, who outlived the other two and went on to become King Henry IV. .. Henry III himself was assassinated by a Dominican monk who was let in to deliver a secret message. The monk was a conspirator and when he got close enough to whisper the message, he stabbed Henry. At first, it didn't look fatal, but he died the next day. Fun stuff!

by Anonymousreply 184August 22, 2021 3:03 AM

Thanks, R184. I'm impressed with your knowledge of French history. Are you French or did you study French history at university or did you just read up about it on your own?

by Anonymousreply 185August 22, 2021 4:41 AM

Les Deux Carrosses by Claude Gillot.

Fabulous headdress

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by Anonymousreply 186August 27, 2021 2:11 PM
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by Anonymousreply 187September 1, 2021 2:08 AM

As fall begins to come into focus, I can’t help recalling this painting by a French Nabis artist in the Norton Simon Art Museum collection. I always would go spend some time with it whenever I visited, it’s quite large scaled. It’s my second favorite painting there after the Zuburan still life. Anybody else have a seasonally favorite painting?

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by Anonymousreply 188September 8, 2021 7:14 PM

R188, I guess it would be "Autumn Leaves" by John Everett Millais.

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by Anonymousreply 189September 9, 2021 6:12 AM

Autumn when it's ominous and threatening.

Wanderer in the Storm by Julius von Leypold

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by Anonymousreply 190September 9, 2021 6:41 AM

Thanks, R135. Here's MY favorite Bouguereau. The First Mourning, 1888.

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by Anonymousreply 191September 9, 2021 7:55 AM

A favorite contemporary work. Deliverance, Teresa Elliott, 2011

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by Anonymousreply 193September 11, 2021 1:40 AM

Lady with flaming heart.

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by Anonymousreply 194September 11, 2021 11:19 PM

Franz Marcs "Deer in the Forest". Reminds me of Pollocks early paintings before his drip era.

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by Anonymousreply 195September 12, 2021 12:44 AM

I highly recommend checking out Jackson Pollocks early works, especially his photography. I like that he experimented with different styles and mediums throughout his career.

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by Anonymousreply 196September 12, 2021 12:47 AM

I've always liked Franz Marc. I had no idea that Pollock did anything besides abstract expressionism. Thanks for the posts.

by Anonymousreply 197September 12, 2021 1:47 AM

Venus as Huntress Appears to Aeneas by Pietro da Cortona

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by Anonymousreply 198September 13, 2021 2:08 AM

Lost Illusions by Charles Gleyre

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by Anonymousreply 199September 13, 2021 2:22 AM

"Lost Illusions" depicts a vision Charles Gleyre experienced one evening while on the banks of the Nile. It represents a despondent scene and uses softened tones. In the scene, an aging poet watches as a mysterious "bark" drifts away with his youthful illusions. The illusions are represented by maidens playing instruments and a cupid scattering flowers.

by Anonymousreply 200September 13, 2021 2:26 AM

R196 It’s easier to understand early Jackson Pollock knowing he trained under Thomas Hart Benton, who in fact owned and donated this painting. Even Pollock’s all over technique owes a lot to Benton’s influence of how he filled out and planned his compositions to utilize the whole space in a complete interlocking visual field.

by Anonymousreply 201September 13, 2021 2:39 AM

R197 no problem, glad to see someone else likes the same style. I didn't know of his other styles either until recently when I watched a short video about him. He took some interesting photos as well before he started to paint.

R201 thank you for that extra interesting information. I'll have to look up Benton now.

by Anonymousreply 202September 13, 2021 3:35 AM

Dutch Interior by Cy Twombly

Is it art or is it a joke?

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by Anonymousreply 203September 23, 2021 6:33 AM

Moses and Aaron before Pharaoh: An Allegory of the Dinteville Family

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by Anonymousreply 204September 23, 2021 7:12 AM

Nude Standing by the Sea - Picasso

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by Anonymousreply 205September 23, 2021 7:20 AM

Costume study for Nijinsky in the role of Iskender in the ballet, "La Péri" - Léon Bakst

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by Anonymousreply 206September 23, 2021 11:55 PM

Can you find some of Pollack's phototgraphs or link to the video, R202?

by Anonymousreply 207September 23, 2021 11:58 PM

Christ of St John of the Cross, by Dali.

I love the story behind its acquisition too. All the usual components of a modern art story: philistinism, a scandal, derision, vandalism, culminating in it being beloved by those who own it.

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by Anonymousreply 208September 24, 2021 12:15 AM

Cherub Playing a Lute - Rosso Fiorentino

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by Anonymousreply 209October 2, 2021 7:13 PM

Crows Flying Over A Wheatfield by Van Gogh.

How he got that image to say Death I do not know. I saw it at the Met in NYC many years ago, and the silence of the little knot of people around it was frightening.

I'm also partial to his Flowering Garden with its green sky.

There is too much great art out there, though, to force such a choice.

by Anonymousreply 210October 2, 2021 7:38 PM

Can you post those two paintings, R210?

by Anonymousreply 211October 2, 2021 8:05 PM

That's one of my favorites too, R210. Here's Pine Trees against an Evening Sky.

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by Anonymousreply 212October 2, 2021 8:06 PM

I like that painting too, R212, but please try to avoid downloads.

by Anonymousreply 213October 2, 2021 8:09 PM

Woman with a Veil - Raphael

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by Anonymousreply 214October 3, 2021 5:26 PM

Apologies, all - here is Wheatfield with Crows (alleged to be his last, and generally acknowledged as one of his greatest, works).


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by Anonymousreply 215October 3, 2021 11:56 PM

And, here is the mesmerising "Flowering Garden"

The illustration is a very poor representation of the astonishing vitality of the piece, as well as the shocking, but oddly perfectly reasonable, green sky behind.


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by Anonymousreply 216October 3, 2021 11:58 PM

Another favourite: Mantegna's (not Montegna) "Madonna and Sleeping Child" - there is something very human about the two Christian icons, the baby even has a bit of cradle cap (I saw this in person and it, too, is poorly represented in prints and photos). I found it very touching - the way her hand is curved around His face, and the crinkles around the sleeping baby's eyes.

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by Anonymousreply 217October 4, 2021 12:07 AM

Thanks for your choices, R215 - R217. I hadn't seen the last two paintings.

I like van Gogh's "Sunflowers" (1887) at the Met. I like the thick layers of paint and obvious brushstrokes.

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by Anonymousreply 218October 6, 2021 10:23 PM

R212 - That is a gorgeous work. It is so full of the punchy vitality that emanated from this artist's work. "Starry Night" is another . . .


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by Anonymousreply 219October 8, 2021 1:19 PM

Nice catch, R196. I loathe the overstated and homophobic Thomas Hart Benton, so it's nice to see Pollock reaching back for Albert Pinkham Ryder's ambiguous moonlight to correct that cartoonish influence.

by Anonymousreply 220October 8, 2021 1:25 PM

The Execution of Lady Jane Grey, by Paul Delaroche.

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by Anonymousreply 221October 8, 2021 1:47 PM

Let me try that one again:

The Execution of Lady Jane Grey, by Paul Delaroche.

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by Anonymousreply 222October 8, 2021 1:56 PM

Emanated, R219? Like noxious fumes? Are you making fun of art speak?

by Anonymousreply 223October 8, 2021 3:41 PM

Peacocks by Melchior d'Hondecoeter

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by Anonymousreply 224October 8, 2021 4:30 PM

Two Hunting Dogs by Jacopo Bassano

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by Anonymousreply 225October 8, 2021 6:53 PM

R223 Look it up. Something "abstract but perceptible" that is given off or emitted . . .

by Anonymousreply 226October 9, 2021 12:54 AM

Okay Sanjay / R226.

by Anonymousreply 227October 9, 2021 3:06 AM

NEW YORK MOVIE, Edward Hopper

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by Anonymousreply 228October 9, 2021 3:37 AM

Thanks, R228. Hopper's paintings often have a bit of an ominous and depressing attitude about them, which is intriguing. Understandable for someone who lived through the Great Depression.

by Anonymousreply 229October 10, 2021 6:25 AM

Oops. Wikipedia says his career took off during the late 1920s and 1930s. He was able to buy a car and build a summer house on Cape Cod. He fared better during the Great Depression than many artists. I guess he was just attracted to a melancholy style of painting.

First Row Orchestra by Edward Hopper

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by Anonymousreply 230October 10, 2021 7:13 AM

Many may not know, but Hooper’s childhood home in Nyack, New York is a museum and study center that does thematic exhibitions about his work. Though he spent his childhood here, his family retained the house and he visited throughout his life.

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by Anonymousreply 231October 10, 2021 1:11 PM

Where he spent the bulk of his life and had his studio was in a building on Washington Square Park in NYC, which is now owned by New York University and serves as the offices of the school of Social Work. They have maintained the studio as a historic space, and though limited visits are allowed they can be arranged.

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by Anonymousreply 232October 10, 2021 1:16 PM

Haha, R231. I thought that was Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York.

by Anonymousreply 233October 10, 2021 4:35 PM

Hilarious review of the Louvre on TripAdvisor. I can't decide if this review was posted as a joke or if the guy is a complete idiot. Unfortunately, I think it's the latter.

Mark Taggert, Kentucky Jun. 2021

Unfortunately, as I suspected, the exhibits were pretty much just old paintings. I'll admit, they're all well-maintained and in fine condition but what you have to remember is these were all painted a few thousand years ago before video was widely available. Honestly you can see the same crap for free online from the comfort of your chair, which I wouldn't anyway because who cares?

The other problem is one of context: Due to the fact that these works of art are so old, the people depicted in the paintings and sculptures are folks from the distant past that I don't recognize. Maybe the artist painted a picture of his wife or his neighbor and they were familiar only to people from the neighborhood or their family, so why would I know them or be excited about seeing them on canvas? You're not going to find representations of Hank Williams or 50Cent, or Elvis or Abraham Lincoln, and if I did want to see those people, I'd watch a video, not an oil painting. You can't even watch an oil painting because it doesn't move. All in all this was a waste of time and money. I say give this one a hard pass.

by Anonymousreply 234October 11, 2021 6:04 AM

Detail of "The Fortune Teller" by Georges de La Tour

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by Anonymousreply 235October 12, 2021 7:45 AM

"Marrapinti" by Doreen Reid Nakamarra, 2008

Doreen Reid Nakamarra, an Australian aboriginal artist, created an extensive body of work focused on a narrative, passed on to her by her husband, that features the Marrapinti rock hole—a vital water source close to the Pollock Hills in Western Australia. Here a group of ancestral women travel east from the site. Stretches of horizontal lines reach across the canvas, evoking the desert plains, while a finely executed pattern of vertical strokes records the movement of the women as they traverse the sandy landscape.

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by Anonymousreply 236October 13, 2021 7:15 AM

By Lynn Naylor

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by Anonymousreply 237October 13, 2021 8:38 AM

Shag, "Two Hours Past Bedtime."

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by Anonymousreply 238October 13, 2021 11:07 AM

Oops, unfortunately you have to scroll down a little.

by Anonymousreply 239October 13, 2021 11:07 AM

Love that 1960s pop art style, R237 and R238. Thanks for your posts.

by Anonymousreply 240October 13, 2021 3:54 PM

R238, do you live in Palm Springs by any chance?

by Anonymousreply 241October 13, 2021 4:12 PM

I own around 8 of Shag’s lithographs. I’ve never been able to snag an original—even when he wasn’t well known.

by Anonymousreply 242October 13, 2021 5:14 PM

No, I do not live in Palm Springs, but I've visited there and stopped by the Shag store. I have friends who, like R242, have some of his prints.

by Anonymousreply 243October 13, 2021 5:59 PM

There is beauty in truth.....

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by Anonymousreply 244October 16, 2021 7:59 AM

More truthful beauty

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by Anonymousreply 245October 16, 2021 8:06 AM

This is a great thread. It and ones similar to it help me to not give up on datalounge, which can be such a tiresome, wearying experience at times for me.

Mark Rothko's abstract paintings have intrigued me a lot during the past 20 years. A personal memory related to his work is that a former student of mine , who has autism and is greatly challenged in terms of communication and language skills, loved drawing swatches of colors. By the time he graduated from high school, he had also started painting with oils. I gave him a Mark Rothko coffee table type book of many of Rothko's works as a graduation gift. Without being exposed to Rothko, he had started creating paintings that remind me of Rothko. His Dad was especially flummoxed over seeing the book and how Jarrett seemed to be channeling Rothko for years. Here is a Rothko painting that is typical of his huge body of work.

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by Anonymousreply 246October 16, 2021 5:45 PM

As amazing as the Rothko rooms at the Phillips, National Gallery and MOMA are, visiting the Rothko Chapel in Houston is the most sublime and transcendental experience you can have with his work and everyone should experience it once in a lifetime at the very least.

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by Anonymousreply 247October 16, 2021 5:54 PM

My actual favorite will always be The Starry night by Van Gogh but since it's a tad cliche my 2nd favorite would go to The Storm by Munch. Or basically anything by Munch. He is so much more than The Scream.

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by Anonymousreply 248October 16, 2021 5:56 PM

This link should work

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by Anonymousreply 249October 16, 2021 5:58 PM

Edvard Munch's "The Storm". Hopefully this isn't a download like R249.

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by Anonymousreply 250October 16, 2021 6:25 PM

The star attraction at the Louvre.

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by Anonymousreply 251October 18, 2021 6:29 PM

I just posted this in the Sal Mineo thread, but thought I would add it here for those who don’t know about it. It’s very rarely on display, but was about five years ago and magnificent. If you ever get the chance to see it make the effort.

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by Anonymousreply 252October 23, 2021 9:39 PM

Flaming American (Swim Champ) by Marsden Hartley

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by Anonymousreply 253October 24, 2021 7:02 AM

And it's because of highly detailed paintings like that R28, and those by Watteau, Tissot and others that we as costumers, makeup artists, and hair designers can accurately replicate the styles of the periods. Of course, the research goes beyond just looking at paintings.

And there are tons of paintings of the aristocracy...it's the everyday poors that sometimes require a bit more research, as they weren't depicted as frequently.

Fuck, I love the intersection of art and fashion/style history.

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by Anonymousreply 254October 24, 2021 8:09 AM
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by Anonymousreply 255October 24, 2021 9:32 AM

^^^^ Goddess Tripurasundari, early 20th century, Nepal - Metropolitan Museum of Art

Parvati, the consort of the Hindu deity Shiva, can assume many forms. Her most prolific manifestation is as the supreme goddess Durga, who was empowered by the male gods to defeat the demonic forces at large in the world. Here we see Parvati appearing in a five-faced and ten-armed form as the goddess Tripurasundari, also referred to as Purnacandi in Nepal. This form embodies the power of the goddess as the conqueror of evil.

by Anonymousreply 256October 24, 2021 9:34 AM

R254 thats why they needed 2 maids and 6 hours to get ready !

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