René Magritte's paintings have always intrigued me:
This is one of his best. He's one of those painter that are able to make you both question and admire his work
claire wonderful thread i love the birth pf venus..for us is la Pimavera di botticelli
i lost a lot of time in front of this big opera when i saw it
Casta the David statue is wonderful
I'm very jealous of you being italian and so close to my favourite works of arts
In which city do you live ?
The David is for lack of a better word : perfect !
Many traditional Chinese paintings include poetry and calligraphy
That's great Lee, I was hopping people would also post less mainstream works of arts.
I have a huge soft spot for Raphael too. I was never really into art until I took one art history class and then I was in love
Same for me I used to bitch all the time because my parents dragged me to museums all over the world and now I love it
I looooooooooove the Rodin museum
I went on the most beautiful day in early summer when all the roses were blooming. I have awesome pictures from there
It's my favorite place in Paris I think, if you go on a nice day it's soooo nice
I will post my Rodin museum pics when I get home from work
Yeah it was truly a great idea to expose the sculptures in the garden, it makes for a refreshing change
Ok since you ask
In order :
The school of Athenes
also by Raphael, I spent nearly an hour looking at it at the National Gallery in London, I don't know exactly why but I was mesmerized
Episodes from the book of genesis
by Michelangelo, this picture doesn't do it justice, I know every one talks about it all the time, but there are truly no words to describe how beautiful it is. To think it was Michelangelo's first major painting... Sometimes it feels unfair how incredibly gifted he was.
The last judgement
still in the Sistine Chapel and still by Michelangelo
La belle ferronière
by Da Vinci, not as famous as the Mona Lisa but I find her just as amazing. It always pisses me off when I see people rushing past her, without so much as a glance, to go see the mona Lisa
yet another one by Raphael, it doesn't look like much at first but it's actually one of Raphael's most brillant work. Castiglione was a friend of his who happened to be a renown diplomat, that's why Raphael decided to paint his clothes only with shades of grey, because no one understood better than him the importance of moderation and compromise.