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Favorite Painting

You know what to do.

Cakes by Wayne Thiebaud, 1963.

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by Anonymousreply 11320 hours ago

Death and the Maiden by Marianne Stokes

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by Anonymousreply 104/18/2021

My living room, 1996.

by Anonymousreply 204/18/2021

Any painting by Ingres. The man was a genius.

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by Anonymousreply 304/18/2021

Cakes - the official favorite painting of fat whores everywhere!

by Anonymousreply 404/18/2021

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 504/18/2021

Anything by Henry Scott Tuke

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by Anonymousreply 604/18/2021

Empress Eugenie by Franz Winterhalter

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by Anonymousreply 704/18/2021

Very beautiful, R1

by Anonymousreply 804/18/2021

Office at Night by Edward Hopper

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by Anonymousreply 904/18/2021

Dominicans in Feathers.

Always makes me chuckle when I see it.

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by Anonymousreply 1004/18/2021

Dadd's The Fairy Feller's Master Stroke.

by Anonymousreply 1104/18/2021

Bad Boy by Eric Fischl

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by Anonymousreply 1204/18/2021

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 1304/18/2021

Untitled by Jean-Michel Basquiat

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by Anonymousreply 1404/18/2021

Stone City by Grant Wood.

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by Anonymousreply 1504/18/2021

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

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by Anonymousreply 1604/19/2021

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 1804/19/2021

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 1904/19/2021

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

by Anonymousreply 2004/19/2021

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 2104/19/2021

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

Turner does beautiful skies.

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by Anonymousreply 2204/19/2021

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 2304/19/2021

The greatest masterpiece ever!

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by Anonymousreply 2404/19/2021

Anything by Franz Kline.

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by Anonymousreply 2504/19/2021

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 2604/19/2021

Burton's "The meeting on the turret stairs"

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by Anonymousreply 2704/19/2021

Declaration of Love by Jean François de Troy

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by Anonymousreply 2804/19/2021

IP I do love Rain, Speed and Steam.

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

by Anonymousreply 2904/19/2021

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

by Anonymousreply 3004/20/2021

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

by Anonymousreply 3104/20/2021

Christina's World

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by Anonymousreply 3204/20/2021

[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 3304/20/2021

[quote]Christina's World

How very dare you!

by Anonymousreply 3404/20/2021

Anything David Hockney

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by Anonymousreply 3504/20/2021

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 3604/20/2021

The Last Supper

by Anonymousreply 3704/20/2021

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 3804/20/2021

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 3904/20/2021

R38, that is beautiful

by Anonymousreply 4004/20/2021

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

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by Anonymousreply 4104/20/2021

Red Rug Still Life by Jonas Wood.

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by Anonymousreply 4204/20/2021

Pallas Athena - Rembrandt

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by Anonymousreply 4304/20/2021

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

by Anonymousreply 4404/21/2021

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 4504/21/2021

The Swing by Fragonard

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by Anonymousreply 4604/21/2021

I like Fragonard, too

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by Anonymousreply 4704/21/2021

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 4804/21/2021

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 4904/21/2021

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 5004/21/2021

I prefer this Madame X

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Wanderer Above the Sea Fog

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by Anonymousreply 5304/21/2021

Now THAT is art, R52. Excellent choice.

by Anonymousreply 5404/21/2021

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 5504/21/2021

Marguerite Kelsey by Meredith Frampton

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by Anonymousreply 5604/22/2021

I like the Cakes.

Mine is probably.....

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by Anonymousreply 5704/22/2021

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

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by Anonymousreply 5804/22/2021

Boy With Cat by Renoir

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by Anonymousreply 5904/22/2021

Wow R59 never saw that and love it.

by Anonymousreply 6004/22/2021

Anything by Jasper DeKimmel

by Anonymousreply 6104/22/2021

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 6204/23/2021

“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 6304/23/2021

Lady Magdalen

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by Anonymousreply 6404/23/2021

Lady Marmalade

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by Anonymousreply 6504/23/2021

Currently: Fallen Angel by Alexandre Cabanel

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by Anonymousreply 6604/23/2021

Tonight, on the Night Gallery....

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by Anonymousreply 6704/23/2021

R63. I concur, it’s unforgettable

by Anonymousreply 6804/23/2021

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 6904/23/2021

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

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by Anonymousreply 7004/23/2021

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 7104/23/2021

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 7204/23/2021

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 7304/23/2021

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 7404/23/2021

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 7504/23/2021

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 7604/23/2021

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 7704/23/2021

Princess Augusta by Thomas Gainsborough

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by Anonymousreply 7804/23/2021

Poet Mary Robinson by George Romney

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by Anonymousreply 7904/23/2021

Thanks for posting. These are beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 8004/23/2021

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

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by Anonymousreply 8104/24/2021

On the Heights, Charles Courtney Curran

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by Anonymousreply 8204/24/2021

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 8304/24/2021

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 8404/25/2021

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 8504/25/2021

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 8604/25/2021

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

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by Anonymousreply 8704/26/2021

Winter Scene in Moonlight by Henry Farrer

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by Anonymousreply 8804/26/2021

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 8904/26/2021

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 9004/26/2021

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 9104/26/2021

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 9204/26/2021

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 9304/27/2021

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 9404/27/2021

[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 9504/27/2021

The Northern visions of Lawren Harris.

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by Anonymousreply 9604/27/2021

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 9704/27/2021

"The Forgotten Guards" by Yannis Tsaroychis.

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by Anonymousreply 9804/28/2021

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

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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 10105/02/2021

Pleiades by Elihu Vedder

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by Anonymousreply 10205/02/2021

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

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by Anonymousreply 10305/02/2021

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 10405/03/2021

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 10505/03/2021

Lady Dog Lizard by James Rosenquist

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by Anonymousreply 10605/04/2021

The Prophetess Libuse by Vitezlav Karel Masek

by Anonymousreply 10705/04/2021

Karel Appel.

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forgot the link

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by Anonymousreply 10905/04/2021

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 11005/04/2021

Konrad Mägi

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by Anonymousreply 111a day ago

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

by Anonymousreply 112a day ago

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

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