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Your favorite artist and piece of art.

Postby ThemDolphins on December 15th, 2014, 1:11 pm 

Well, I'm an artist and I love art and I would like to know what kind of art you are all into and what's your favorite piece of art.

My favorite piece of art is The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa, by Bernini.

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My favorite artists are Caravaggio, Escher, R. Crumb, Rubens, Gustave Doré, William Blake, Kandinsky, Bernini, Michelangelo and of course, my compatriots Velázquez and Salvador Dalí.

I guess that as an artist more focused on painting and drawing, if I had to choose a favorite picture it would be between Hand with Reflecting Sphere by Escher, Corpus Hypercubus by Dalí, The Incredulity of Saint Thomas by Caravaggio and Apollo in the Forge of Vulcan by Velázquez.
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Re: Your favorite artist and piece of art.

Postby life_sucks on December 15th, 2014, 1:36 pm 

I appreciate art, but I'm afraid I do not have much of an eye for it... :C

I do like my doodles, and imaginary pictures,and dreams best....
After all, even though nobody else is gonna like them :C
to me, they are pure beauty,feelings and emotions....

So, it is art, ain't it? :-)

I love the The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa[from your post].... :D
Hopefully, in this thread I'll be able to learn from the experts in such matters. :-)
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Re: Your favorite artist and piece of art.

Postby TheVat on December 15th, 2014, 2:37 pm 

I like many surrealists -DeChirico, Tanguy, Ernst, Tooker, et al. Wish I had more time to spend with still art, generally. Too much video/film these days.
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Re: Your favorite artist and piece of art.

Postby zetreque on December 15th, 2014, 3:11 pm 

I can appreciate all kinds of art.

My taste is a little different.
Can't name a favorite, but I will mention a couple that come to mind
I'll throw Dr. Seuss out there (can't find online the nice ones I saw in a gallery a little bit ago though).

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Re: Your favorite artist and piece of art.

Postby Watson on December 15th, 2014, 3:14 pm 

I'm partial to my Polar Bear. Also Leonardo.
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Re: Your favorite artist and piece of art.

Postby Dave_Oblad on December 15th, 2014, 10:24 pm 

Hi all,

I fancy myself to be an artist (of sorts..lol) and here are two of my more serious pieces. Not well represented in these low res images, for example there are about 300 Skeletons in the stair image.

Eternal_Stairs.jpg
Eternal Stairs

Ethereal-Ballet.jpg
Ethereal Ballet


Best wishes,
Dave :^)
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Re: Your favorite artist and piece of art.

Postby Dave_Oblad on January 8th, 2015, 7:44 pm 

Hi all,

Thought I'd throw another favorite in here. Hi-Res looks so much better.. you can see the rain etc.

Memories.jpg
Memories of home...

Best wishes,
Dave :^)

Ps. If you just want to visit my Gallery: http://www.renderosity.com/mod/gallery/browse.php?username=davidoblad
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Re: Your favorite artist and piece of art.

Postby Lux Aeterna on July 14th, 2019, 2:53 pm 

Principally I am a musician (singer) which I have started practising already with 7 in a children's choir.
Also I love to write and began at the age of 10. In my youth I tended more to shortstories which have completely changed now. I am more into free verse poetry and/or haikus/senryus and neglected a bit stories and academic essays.
About 15 years ago I have been starting photography, especially animal/plants/natures photography as well as interiour and outside architecture/monuments.
From time to time I practise some crafting, especially wood works.

But I totally suck in drawing (pencil and digital) and in photomanipulations. Nevertheless that might be the reason why I deeply adore traditional art (because I am not able to).

Now let me see if I can find my most favourite art for you:

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The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci :)
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Re: Your favorite artist and piece of art.

Postby doogles on July 15th, 2019, 1:46 am 

Da Vinci has always left me puzzled with the above painting of the Last Supper.

The one on the right of Jesus looks like a woman. I thought there were supposed to be twelve male disciples.

There are no jugs on the table.

And have you ever been to a party where everyone present has been sitting on one side of a long table?

This one by Fritz von Uhde (1886) looks to be a much more realistic presentation.

1024px-The_Last_Supper_(1886),_by_Fritz_von_Uhde.jpg


It's available in Wikipedia.
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Re: Your favorite artist and piece of art.

Postby BadgerJelly on July 15th, 2019, 5:53 am 

If we’re talking about paintings I have an affinity for Degas.

Prima Ballerina : https://www.art.com/products/p148348051 ... lerina.htm
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Re: Your favorite artist and piece of art.

Postby Lux Aeterna on July 15th, 2019, 12:39 pm 

doogles » July 15th, 2019, 1:46 am wrote:Da Vinci has always left me puzzled with the above painting of the Last Supper.

The one on the right of Jesus looks like a woman. I thought there were supposed to be twelve male disciples.

There are no jugs on the table.

And have you ever been to a party where everyone present has been sitting on one side of a long table?

This one by Fritz von Uhde (1886) looks to be a much more realistic presentation.

1024px-The_Last_Supper_(1886),_by_Fritz_von_Uhde.jpg


It's available in Wikipedia.



I agree with you that Da Vinci's painting leaves a lot room for speculation.
Concerning said person to the right of Jesus there are two different interpretations.
Some say (I belong to them) that it is the disciple John as he was the youngest and most handsome of the disciples and it was modern at that time that men wore long hair.
Others go as far as to refer it to Mary Magdalene (well, I myself found no reason in believing in this).

You are right that there are no jugs on the table but when observing it in macro version/zoom, you can see that there are glasses in front of the disciples, half filled with red wine.

I really enjoy also the painting by Fritz von Uhde. The only thing disturbing for me is that the disciples are clad in the fashion of the artist's time.
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Re: Your favorite artist and piece of art.

Postby Lux Aeterna on July 15th, 2019, 12:41 pm 

BadgerJelly » July 15th, 2019, 5:53 am wrote:If we’re talking about paintings I have an affinity for Degas.

Prima Ballerina : https://www.art.com/products/p148348051 ... lerina.htm


It is a pity as it says that people from outside the U.S. cannot see it. :)
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Re: Your favorite artist and piece of art.

Postby henriette on August 3rd, 2020, 1:52 pm 

http://mini-site.louvre.fr/praxitele/ht ... eight==456
By far this is my favorite replica of the celebrated Venus by Praxitele.


With this so delicate painting of both Bacchus and Saint John the Baptist, Vinci is inspiring glossolalia:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... ing%29.jpg
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Re: Your favorite artist and piece of art.

Postby charon on August 3rd, 2020, 6:16 pm 

I have to say this Salvator Mundi painting has left me bewildered. Some dozy-looking, blank-eyed, white New Age hippy type in a girl's dress holding a glass ball... how much is it worth?

It's nonsense. Not as bad as the Tate bricks, though, if you remember that.
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Re: Your favorite artist and piece of art.

Postby Serpent on August 3rd, 2020, 11:53 pm 

I've been partial to Turner for some time https://www.wikiart.org/en/william-turner
For mastery of the brush, nobody can touch Dali https://www.pinterest.ca/subenjabegu/salvador-dali-paintings/
and I recently learned about Victor Hugo, but don't quite know how to feel about him http://www.openculture.com/2015/03/victor-hugos-surprisingly-modern-drawings.html
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Re: Your favorite artist and piece of art.

Postby charon on August 4th, 2020, 12:49 am 

Oh, Victor was tremendous, way ahead of his time.
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Re: Your favorite artist and piece of art.

Postby charon on August 4th, 2020, 4:32 am 

I quite like Dufy, but then I'm very shallow :-)

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Re: Your favorite artist and piece of art.

Postby Serpent on August 4th, 2020, 8:59 am 

charon » August 3rd, 2020, 11:49 pm wrote:Oh, Victor was tremendous, way ahead of his time.

Also a little too dark for my taste. Your Dufy picture is cheerful; I like the colours. His palette was what I used to like about Klee, as well.
On a fourth look at the Dufy, I wonder whether we should read a foreboding into it. Right in the middle, that ugly plume of brown smoke - from a glass factory on shore? or maybe a steamboat in the harbour? - might be interpreted as the industrial age coming to destroy romantic Venice.
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Re: Your favorite artist and piece of art.

Postby charon on August 4th, 2020, 11:53 am 

It's probably used as a focal point, to draw the eye to the centre - and the building itself is red.* This one does it too:

https://www.christies.com/lotfinderimag ... 92366a.jpg

Constable used the same technique. Peek at the Hay Wain, or The Lock, or others. Other artists used it.

Spielberg used that idea in Schindler's List with the little girl. Also in Roeg's Don't Look Now with the daughter and the mad woman.

But I agree about Hugo, he was dark - and the pictures have darkened with age maybe - but he did seem to prefer bleak scenes. And strangely devoid of people too, although he was very humanitarian. I've found one of his with guess-what in the middle.

https://www.art-prints-on-demand.com/ku ... _aquar.jpg

* Or the smoke is just a big horrible smudge of brown, of course :-)
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Re: Your favorite artist and piece of art.

Postby Serpent on August 4th, 2020, 2:52 pm 

charon » August 4th, 2020, 10:53 am wrote:It's probably used as a focal point, to draw the eye to the centre - and the building itself is red.* This one does it too:

https://www.christies.com/lotfinderimag ... 92366a.jpg

Yes, I see. In the second one, it's not so obvious, since the whole scene is dark - night-time dark, nothing sinister. He's balanced the black smoke with similar smudges of shadow elsewhere in the picture. I prefer this one, actually, for its more disciplined structure. The smoke in the Venice one is also balanced with other bits of that same ugly khaki-brown - but I still find it somewhat jarring.

Constable used the same technique.

No comparison! The divine policeman never painted in anything jarring or discordant. His landscapes are close to perfection as you can get on canvas.
When we drive out on a fine summer day, I see Constable pictures everywhere and feel very fortunate, indeed to live here.

But I agree about Hugo, he was dark - and the pictures have darkened with age maybe - but he did seem to prefer bleak scenes. And strangely devoid of people too, although he was very humanitarian.

But that's exactly why: nobody is or was more keenly aware of all that should not be so terribly wrong with humans. Can't say I'm mad keen on hanged man. But the blasted heaths and ruins are intriguing. Of course, his favoured of art media may well have changed hue over time, but I think they were pretty damn dark to begin with. Can't look away, though, I'll give 'im that!
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Re: Your favorite artist and piece of art.

Postby charon on August 4th, 2020, 4:35 pm 

The divine policeman never painted in anything jarring or discordant


I was talking about using red as a focal point. You didn't look at the Hay Wain or The Lock.

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/PVmczLwlU00/maxresdefault.jpg

https://eclecticlightdotcom.files.wordp ... nglock.jpg
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Re: Your favorite artist and piece of art.

Postby Serpent on August 4th, 2020, 6:32 pm 

Sure I did. Those little bits of toned-down red are nothing like a big fat blob of ugly brown smoke in the middle of a bright blue sky. Yes, the building under it is reddish, and that's fine, as are the orange and purple objects, but that's not the discordant element to which I was referring.
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Re: Your favorite artist and piece of art.

Postby charon on August 4th, 2020, 8:35 pm 

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Re: Your favorite artist and piece of art.

Postby bangstrom on August 5th, 2020, 4:20 am 


Excellent works! I see an influence from one of my favorites, Escher.
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Re: Your favorite artist and piece of art.

Postby charon on August 5th, 2020, 4:37 am 

Serpent -

Stick a couple of fingers over the brown bits, the smoke and the factory to the right. Don't you think that's a pretty bland picture?

Possibly it's a bit like jazz, it's the funny notes that make it interesting :-)
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Re: Your favorite artist and piece of art.

Postby Serpent on August 5th, 2020, 9:01 am 

charon » August 5th, 2020, 3:37 am wrote:Serpent -

Stick a couple of fingers over the brown bits, the smoke and the factory to the right. Don't you think that's a pretty bland picture?

Possibly it's a bit like jazz, it's the funny notes that make it interesting :-)

Yes, I think that's an excellent analogy. Like jazz, I like it well enough in some moods; don't love it. Just wondered for a moment whether this particular painting had a slightly deeper significance.
Got over it - back to my Romantics.
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Re: Your favorite artist and piece of art.

Postby charon on August 5th, 2020, 10:04 am 

I doubt if any of his works had much of a deep significance. Cheerful is probably about it :-)
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