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El Greco (Dominicos Theotokopoulos) 1541-1614

The Burial of the Count of Orgaz





Christ driving the Traders from the Temple





Fifth seal of the apocalypse




I'm far from an expert, but I love art and El Greco's works strike me for the magnificent vivid colors (hard to appreciate in these photos though) and the haunting depiction of human and divine figures

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OK for real now. My favorite Andrew Wyeth painting:
Thanks for posting that Sue
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To Claire's taste for fine art.

Michelangelo's "Pieta" (your avatar) is my favourite marble sculpture. Its power influenced Michelangelo's contemporaries and followers in a profound way.
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Michelangelo is the reason I really started to love art. I went on a trip to Italy with a friend of mine when I was about 16 or 17 we spent 3 days in particular in Florence where I first saw the David , among others, and then we went to Rome and I discovered the Pieta I find it incredibly amusing that before painting the Sistine Chapel Michelangelo thought of himself merely as a sculptor
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Great thread, Claire.

Me + Neo-Expressionism=

There a zillion I could post, so I'll pace myself here.

Abendland (Twilight of the West) by Anselm Kiefer in 1989




Boca Museum by Sandro Chia in 1997



One more (for now) :

Faceless by Marlene Dumas in 1993

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El Greco (Dominicos Theotokopoulos) 1541-1614
I'm far from an expert, but I love art and El Greco's works strike me for the magnificent vivid colors (hard to appreciate in these photos though) and the haunting depiction of human and divine figures
Thanks a lot Metis, I loved the second one and the colour of the third remind me of some of Veronese's paintings
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Great thread, Claire.

Me + Neo-Expressionism=
it's funny I went to a Kiefer expo at the Louvres a few weeks ago, I didn't know him that well before, but I love the first painting you posted.
Feel free to post as many as you like
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it's funny I went to a Kiefer expo at the Louvres a few weeks ago, I didn't know him that well before, but I love the first painting you posted.
Feel free to post as many as you like
He's amazing.

I will definitely post a bunch more when I come home next month. Please keep this thread going.

One more, because I his work so much-

Untitled (Berenice) in 2003


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this thread, thanks for starting it.

I'll post some of my favorites:

Swallows the Poisoned Apple by Paula Rego - 1995.
Paula is so awesome & dark. Exactly how i like it.
The Two Fridas by Frida Kahlo - 1939
I love her so much & have a copy of this one in my house.
Las Meninas by Velázquez
never particulary like this one, but I spend a good hour staring at it in the Prado Museum in Madrid last year.
Quite intriguing.


I'll definitely post some more later.
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Some more paintings from my home country
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I've always loved Picasso and Van Gogh.

There's something yummy about big globs of paint, which may explain my enjoyment of the latter.

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A remarkably modern painting by Goya (1746-1828) which has always disturbed me...



Saturn Devouring His Son

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OK for real now. My favorite Andrew Wyeth painting:
Wow I really liked that one

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Great thread, Claire.
I love the first of the three you posted.

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Some more paintings from my home country
Very beautiful, thank for for sharing.

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I love the first of the three you posted.
Many thank you's.

Okay, last one for tonight, because Q's picture scared me.

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This is probably one of my favorites, by Botticelli

Troicki - Djokovic - Del Potro - Kyrgios - Berankis
Cibulkova - Robson - Kirilenko - Azarenka
Retired but always loving Ferrero - Ancic - Kiefer

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When I went to Italy, they were working on the David statue so it was not available for the public. I love sculptures (Rodin is a master as well) so I'd love to see it one day.

Great thread. I'm far from an art expert, though, but here's a sample of what I like.

Let me see, I like Paul Klee:
"Dieser Stern lehrt beugen" (1940)



Keith Haring


Pieter Brueghel, the Elder
The Tower of Babel (1563)


The crazy world of Hieronymus Bosch
Triptych: The Garden of Earthly Delights (1503 - 1504)


...and when that triptych is shut, you get this painting on the shutters:

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^^^^^ to all of them.
Except the one Q posted

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