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Favorite Visual Artist?

MisterQ
12-15-2004, 05:52 PM
In order to choose which names to put in the poll, I picked the 9 most popular artists according to Artcyclopedia. (http://www.artcyclopedia.com/mostpopular.html) ("The most popular artist searches last month: a lighthearted measurement of which famous artists have the greatest "mindshare" in our collective culture.")

Obviosly there are plenty of others, and there is a poll option for this -- tell us who it is! :)

User ID 4783
12-15-2004, 06:07 PM
I like Picasso and some Warhol stuff ;) I like modern art

Suzi
12-15-2004, 06:20 PM
i choose picasso, but i like dali, Kandinsky as well, bcoz some of their stuff are very kooky and colourful

MisterQ
12-15-2004, 06:27 PM
I can't decide between Picasso and Van Gogh.... well, I'll choose Vincent because he doesn't have any votes yet. ;)

Choupi
12-15-2004, 06:51 PM
I just love Monet's style too much! I've had the opportunity to make some reproduction of his paintings and I must admit I had a great time... :rolleyes:

Bibir
12-15-2004, 06:52 PM
Salvador Dali without any hesitation....I like his universe, his crazyness, his unique vision of the world...the melting clocks painting is a "chef d'oeuvre". :worship:

Bibir
12-15-2004, 06:56 PM
OK....Master Q...Voted! ;)

MisterQ
12-15-2004, 06:57 PM
OK....Master Q...Voted! ;)
:cool: :yeah:

Bibir
12-15-2004, 06:58 PM
Go Salvador! go :banana:

damaged
12-15-2004, 07:02 PM
Jean Dubuffet, founder of art brut. i like him because his works just make you stare and wonder. and out of photography, i like Richard Avedon's work.

Purple Rainbow
12-15-2004, 07:21 PM
Claude Monet! He started the impressionism movement, which like no other style focused on the influence of natural light on colour patterns. This resulted in some of the most joyous, colourful, and (forgive me for this) impressive paintings the world has ever seen.
Anybody remembers my old avatar? It's by Monet!

MisterQ
12-15-2004, 07:30 PM
Claude Monet! He started the impressionism movement, which like no other style focused on the influence of natural light on colour patterns. This resulted in some of the most joyous, colourful, and (forgive me for this) impressive paintings the world has ever seen.
Anybody remembers my old avatar? It's by Monet!

:dance: yes, I remember that! :yeah: That painting is on the cover of one of my books of piano pieces by Debussy, a composer with a sensibility quite similar to Monet's!

Mrs. B
12-15-2004, 07:38 PM
i love Van Gogh but my fave is Georgia O'Keefe. :worship:

MisterQ
12-15-2004, 07:55 PM
A little gallery:

1. Picasso: Guernica
2. Van Gogh: The Starry Night
3. Da Vinci: Mona Lisa
4. Rembrandt: Storm on the Sea of Galilee
5. Matisse: Jazz: Icarus
6. Monet: Sunlight Under The Poplars
7. Michelangelo: The Creation of Adam
8. Warhol: Marilyn Monroe - Orange
9. Dali: Soft Watch At Moment of First Explosion

Purple Rainbow
12-15-2004, 08:34 PM
Imagine having that collection on your wall! Well, except for the Michelangelo one, that will be painted on the ceiling of course.

MisterQ
12-15-2004, 09:23 PM
Imagine having that collection on your wall! Well, except for the Michelangelo one, that will be painted on the ceiling of course.

:lol: ;)

papasmurf11
12-15-2004, 09:28 PM
wow im the only one who voted for Andy Warhol. I really enjoy his artwork.

MisterQ
12-15-2004, 09:31 PM
Imagine having that collection on your wall! Well, except for the Michelangelo one, that will be painted on the ceiling of course.

I'm not sure I would want Guernica on my wall, come to think of it... :scared: even though it's one of my favorite paintings, maybe we should substitute something cheerier. ;)

Bibir
12-15-2004, 09:33 PM
Only one vote for Dali...You were right MasterQ..he really needs my support! ;)

My fav of Dali is "the persistence of memory"

http://www.jigboxx.com/jps/ag/ag00032.jpg

MisterQ
12-15-2004, 09:37 PM
Only one vote for Dali...You were right MasterQ..he really needs my support! ;)

My fav of Dali is "the persistence of memory"
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:cool: how about Giraffe on Fire? :scared:

MisterQ
12-15-2004, 09:39 PM
wow im the only one who voted for Andy Warhol. I really enjoy his artwork.

:cool: I'm glad there is a diversity of opinion. ;)

You must like soup! :drool:

HybridTheory
12-15-2004, 10:05 PM
van Gogh :banana:

Bibir
12-15-2004, 10:10 PM
I don't really like the giraffes in fire, but I admit this painting is quite famous...I'm not sure about that (we never know with Dali) but I presume Africa is burning just like the giraffes. He did the same with horses in fire.

I like painting and drawing a lot...And I discovered Dali when I was 14...Thanks to him (and Coco Chanel) I'm in art school right now.

What about this one? :D

http://www.huntfor.com/absoluteig/gallery%2FDali%2Fdali16%2Ejpg

Purple Rainbow
12-15-2004, 11:14 PM
It's magnificent, Bea!
Here is my favourite Dali drawing:

http://edj.net/vgallery/dali.jpg

Jorge
12-16-2004, 02:59 AM
I prefer several painters who aren't in that list like Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Francisco Goya, Velásquez, El Greco, Miró, Toulouse-Lautrec, etc.

but from those in the list... I will pick al maestro del surrealismo: "Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí Domènech" or simply: Dalí :worship:

from left to right: El ángel caído (The fallen angel), el unicornio alegre (The happy unicorn), los elefantes (Elephants), el gran masturbador (The Great Masturbator) :cool:

MisterQ
12-16-2004, 03:06 AM
I like more many painters who aren't in that list like Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Francisco Goya, Velásquez, El Greco, Miró, Toulouse-Lautrec, etc.

Goya :yeah: :cool:

:scared:
http://itech.pjc.cc.fl.us/cschuler/clt1500/review/Modern/098.jpg


Velásquez is amazing, also. And Miró... :)

Jorge
12-16-2004, 03:22 AM
Goya is another one of my favorites. "Saturn Devouring One of His Children" is such a freaky painting! Velásquez was just a master of realistic painting. And Miró is fun. :cool:
"cronos devorando a sus hijos" :scared:
But I prefer his paints about the Napoleonic Invasion and his draws about bullfights.
Diego Velázquez.... "Las Meninas" or "La venus del espejo" says it all.
Joan Miró: I just like his childish painting for some reason
El Greco: "El entierro del Conde de Orgaz" one of my favourites paints ever.

but about those who you haven't mentioned:

Frida: the art of the pain and will
Diego Rivera: the soul of a country and the compromise with an idea made painting

some of his works:
1. Diego Rivera: "Día de Flores" (Flowers Day)
2. Frida Kahlo: "El Abrazo de Amor del Universo, la Tierra (México) Diego, Yo y el Señor Xólotl" (The Love Embrace of the Universe, the Earth --Mexico--, Me, and Mister Xólotl)

and one more who I forgot to mention: 3. Francisco Goitia, "La Bruja" (The Witch) :eek:

Jorge
12-16-2004, 03:31 AM
Toulouse-Lautrec paintings about the underground life in Paris at the end of XIX century and beginning of XX century represents better than anything else "la vie bohème".

Here is one of his works. A portray of "Rose la Rouge" his favourite hooker, his main model, lover and the woman who infected him with syphilis. :o

Yonge
12-16-2004, 03:39 AM
I voted for Vincent - I'm a HUGE fan of his. My desktop background is a van Gogh, my screen saver is a slide show of his work, I have posters of his work all around my room, I have a copy of "The Letters of Vincent van Gogh". I'm even planning on calling my first child "Theo" (as a homage to Vincent's brother). I know I'm crazy - just like Vincent :lol:

Jorge
12-16-2004, 09:19 AM
This is a very eclectic selection of some masterpieces by spanish and mexican painters.

1. "Las Meninas" by Diego Velázquez
2. "El 3 de mayo de 1808 en Madrid" (The Third of May, 1808) by Francisco Goya
3. "Las dos Fridas" (The Two Fridas) by Frida Kahlo
4. "Nuestra imagen actual" (Our Image at Present) by David Alfaro Siqueiros
5. "Cristo destruyendo su Cruz" (Christ Destroying His Cross) by José Clemente Orozco
6. "Creación de las Aves" (Creation of Birds) by Remedios Varo
7. Detalle de "Sueño de una tarde dominical en la alameda central" (Detail of 'Dream of a Sunday Afternoon on the Central Alameda') by Diego Rivera
8. "El entierro del Conde de Orgaz" (The Burial of Count Orgaz) By El Greco
9. "Luna y Sol" (Moon and Sun) by Rufino Tamayo
10. "Hirondelle d'Amour" by Joan Miró

SuperFurryAnimal
12-16-2004, 09:49 AM
I like the Dutch painter Corneille... His paintings are very colourful and happy. And what's more important, he's still alive! ;)
I'll show you some of his work. It's called 'Woman with bird'.

http://www.didrichsenmuseum.fi/cobra/kuvat/corneille.jpg

I also like the paintings of Herman Brood, another Dutchman. He was a rock 'n roll artist in every possible way! He painted mostly with aerosols and his topics included music and human interactions.
This painting is called 'Tucson'.

http://www.artlease.nl/kunst/images/6045.jpg

And if I may, I want to add also the French modernistic sculptor Auguste Rodin. I love his work! This one is called 'Eternal springtime'.

http://www.sculpturegallery.com/fourteen/Eternal%20Springtime.jpg

Bibir
12-16-2004, 10:14 AM
superb Purple Rainbow and Jorge! :worship:

More Dali! :banana:

"Dali's Hand Drawing Back the Golden Fleece in the Form of a Cloud to Show Gala the Dawn"
http://www.universdali.com/oeuvres/images/tp7_9.jpg

Vass
12-16-2004, 11:02 AM
Gauguin, Van Gogh, Dali, some Picasso and some Rembrandt. THey all look good when you see them live.

Fergie
12-16-2004, 11:43 AM
I like Claude Monet :D

Wednesday Addams
12-16-2004, 01:04 PM
OMG. I can't decide.....
No, I really can't.
Da Vinci is simply stunningly, breath-takingly, jaw-droppingly brilliant. A genius.

Michelangelo is above the human race. His work is music put into shape. :worship:

I love the Renascentist period. I love their ideals and aspirations, because they are pure, noble and liberal.

Van Gogh............ such pain, sadness, lonelyness and restlessness. It's like he painted with his soul.

Salvador Dali's vision is very unique (clever but with a sense of humour at the same time) but also meaningful and I apreciate that a lot.

I also like Rembrandt, Goya, Khalo........... and many more.

PennyThePenguin
12-16-2004, 02:22 PM
for me.... dali gets the vote here. but i also admire van gogh and munch...

Wednesday Addams
12-16-2004, 02:50 PM
Some of my favourites:

Da Vinci:

Head of a Woman
http://plusinfo.jeonju.ac.kr/photos/Art/Head%20of%20a%20Woman%20(LEONARDO%20da%20Vinci).jp g

La Scapagliata
http://www.poster.net/da-vinci-leonardo/da-vinci-leonardo-la-scapagliata-4800142.jpg


Michelangelo:

The Creation of Adam (The Sixtine Chapel)
http://www.ti-amo.at/kunst/michelangelo-adam-detail.jpg

David :worship:
http://mungu.org/art/images/135.jpg

Pieta (engl. 'Mercy')
http://www.harperlacey.com/8-Vatican/images/817-1818%20-%20Vatican%20-%20Basilica%20S.%20Pietro%20-%20Pieta%20-%20Michelangelo.jpg

Van Gogh:

Corn Field with Crows
http://plusinfo.jeonju.ac.kr/photos/Art/Wheat%20Field%20(Vincent%20Van%20Gogh).jpg

Starry Night
http://www.deadpoetssociety.org.uk/media/pictures/Van_Gogh_-_Starry_night.jpg

Dali:

Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee
http://www.essentialart.com/mh/Salvador_Dali_Dream_Caused_by_the_Flight_of_a_Bee. jpg

Metamorphosis of Narcissus
http://www.essentialart.com/mh/Salvador_Dali_Metamorphosis_of_Narcissus_1937.jpg

Swans Reflecting Elephants
http://www.poster.net/dali-salvador/dali-salvador-swans-reflecting-7900599.jpg

MisterQ
12-16-2004, 03:46 PM
Thanks for the great "galleries," everyone. :cool:

I don't know much about the technical language of painting ---

But I LOVE how Van Gogh's paintings just seem to vibrate and shake, there is so much raw energy there! That's why they are so moving to me -- there's a visceral element. How does he do it? :worship:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
12-16-2004, 04:01 PM
picasso... i did a spanish project on him once...

Wednesday Addams
12-16-2004, 05:04 PM
But I LOVE how Van Gogh's paintings just seem to vibrate and shake, there is so much raw energy there! That's why they are so moving to me -- there's a visceral element. How does he do it? :worship:
He was crazy. And an epileptic. He had horrible, painful seizures and halucinations.
He painted 'Starry Night' while he was in the sanatorium in Saint-Remy. At that time he was obssessed with trying to capture all the different shades of the darkness. People say that when he went out to paint, at night, he used to hang candles to his hat. (Also, he was the first to paint under the night sky, outside; up to that time all nocturnal paintings were painted inside, in personal art-shops)

'Corn Field with Crows' was one of the last (if not the last) painting he did. In 1890. His illness was aggravating, he was getting paranoid (he walked around with a gun in his poket). Also, a few months earlier, he had witnessed an argument between his younger brother, Theo (the only member of his family that still spoke to him and believed in him; he supported Vincent financially all his life) and his wife (Theo's) about money. He felt offended and left, very upset. A few months after that, although they made up and he started painting again, he shot himself in the chest and two days later he died. (he had realised his illness was irreversible, his work was taking too much out of him and he was dragging his brother down with him).

He had a sad, lonely life (although he had a very good heart).

BTW, he never sold anything during his life.

crimson
12-16-2004, 07:13 PM
It's so hard to choose just one! I voted for Michelangelo, because, amongst other things, I really love his Pieta sculpture - it's so detailed, it's almost like liquid that's been poured and frozen over real human forms. But I also love Monet, Van Gogh and many others. Here are some of my favourite paintings - there are more but here is a selection for just now, I'll try to post more later.

1. Monet, Grand Canal, Venice
2. Monet, Sunset, Etretat
3. Van Gogh, Church at Auvers
4. Rembrandt, Philosopher in Meditation
5. Odilon Redon, Flowers
6. Luigi Russolo, The Solidity of Fog

trixy
12-16-2004, 07:54 PM
Monet

Purple Rainbow
12-16-2004, 07:55 PM
. A few months after that, although they made up and he started painting again, he shot himself in the chest and two days later he died. (he had realised his illness was irreversible, his work was taking too much out of him and he was dragging his brother down with him).

He had a sad, lonely life (although he had a very good heart).

BTW, he never sold anything during his life.

Don't forget his famous last words: "La tristesse durera.", or the sadness will last forever.

Sculptors are visual artists too, so I assume I won't offend anybody by putting a pic of a famous Bernini sculpture here. I only heard of this painting by reading Dan Brown's Angel & Demons. But I looked up a picture and was very moved. It's a must-see next time I'm in Rome. So behold a statue, as arousing as it gets:

Bernini, The Ecstasy of St. Theresa.

http://www.luc.edu/depts/history/dennis/Visual_Arts/02-Baroque_Bernini_Ecstasy-of-St-Theresa.jpg

Jorge
12-16-2004, 11:10 PM
Nice pics people but I've one suggestion for you: Please upload the pictures as attachment files. It took me ages to download the last page, my connection is pretty slow. :sad:

Thanx in advance. :)

More from my fave painters:
"La Venus (maja) del espejo" (Venus at Her Mirror) by Diego Velázquez
"León y Caballo" (Lion and Horse) by Rufino Tamayo
"Tata Jesucristo" By Francisco Goitia
"Grabado sobre Tauromaquia" (Engraving on Bullfights) by Francisco Goya
"El Carnaval del Arlequín" (Harlequin's Carnival) by Joan Miró
"Sueño de una tarde dominical en la Alameda Central" (Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Park) --Complete-- by Diego Rivera

SuperFurryAnimal
12-17-2004, 07:43 AM
In addition to what I wrote before, I also like Dali (nice posts everyone! :yeah: ) and Munch!

CooCooCachoo
12-17-2004, 09:10 AM
René Magritte :) Pics later.

CooCooCachoo
12-17-2004, 09:43 AM
René Magritte:

http://www.artnet.com/magazine/news/walrobinson/Images/walrobinson5-1-4.jpg

http://www.burburinho.com/img/nn030427d.jpg

http://personal.telefonica.terra.es/web/jack/magritte/cuadros/amants2.jpg

Kristen
12-17-2004, 10:57 AM
And might I add, a mentionable man... Peter Paul Rubens :yeah:
Mr. "Hippopotamus Hunt" :D

MisterQ
12-17-2004, 11:07 AM
The fascinating pointillist, Georges Seurat.

A Sunday on La Grande Jatte. 1884-86, and some close-ups:

Purple Rainbow
12-17-2004, 11:21 AM
The fascinating pointillist, Georges Seurat.


Seurat, great choice, Matt! :yeah:
I was actually looking up some of his work yesterday, but didn;'t bother to post it here. Pointillism is one of my favourite styles of painting. And Seurat mastered it like no one else! :worship: With a little help from Paul Signac, of course!

Bibir
12-17-2004, 12:13 PM
Do you know russian painting? :banana:

Chagall
http://eprentice.sdsu.edu/J03CR/apulmano/Art/chagall.jpg

Malevich

http://www.peiresc.org/IMAGES/Malevitch.jpeg

Goncharova
http://www.rollins.edu/Foreign_Lang/Russian/gonch2sm.jpg

Pasternak

http://www.auburn.edu/academic/liberal_arts/foreign/russian/art/pasternak-winter.jpg

and for MonsieurQ : portrait of Anna Akhmatova

http://www.auburn.edu/academic/liberal_arts/foreign/russian/art/altman-akhmatova.jpg

crimson
12-17-2004, 05:19 PM
CooCooCachoo, nice choice of Rene Magritte! :yeah: I also like this one of his, a painting called Empire of Light. The first time I saw it, I was caught by how well the glow of the streetlamp was painted, and at first I didn't realise the unnatural conjunction of the blue sky by daylight and the street below painted as if at night. It's beautiful and surreal at the same time.

1. Rene Magritte, Empire of Light

MisterQ
12-17-2004, 05:23 PM
Thanks Bea! Akhmatova :worship:

I had not realized until now that another great writer, Boris Pasternak, was the son of that painter, Leonid*Pasternak. :cool:

Washa Koroleva
12-17-2004, 05:29 PM
I really love Paul Cezanne and Paul Gaugin (I'm a Paul-fan, seriously)
Why aren't they in the list?
Or Auguste Renoir?

Washa Koroleva
12-17-2004, 05:31 PM
So I voted for 'others' :)

MisterQ
12-17-2004, 05:31 PM
I really love Paul Cezanne and Paul Gaugin (I'm a Paul-fan, seriously)
Why aren't they in the list?
Or Auguste Renoir?

I explained how the list was derived in my first post. ;) I think it was a reasonable approach.

But thanks for mentioning these other artists. :)

CooCooCachoo
12-17-2004, 05:34 PM
CooCooCachoo, nice choice of Rene Magritte! :yeah: I also like this one of his, a painting called Empire of Light. The first time I saw it, I was caught by how well the glow of the streetlamp was painted, and at first I didn't realise the unnatural conjunction of the blue sky by daylight and the street below painted as if at night. It's beautiful and surreal at the same time.

1. Rene Magritte, Empire of Light

GREAT choice :worship: :D

Washa Koroleva
12-17-2004, 05:35 PM
I explained how the list was derived in my first post. ;) I think it was a reasonable approach.

But thanks for mentioning these other artists. :)


ah yeah, Matt :) I'm sorry.
But I like Picasso a lot of those, u posted

Mrs. B
12-17-2004, 07:38 PM
Georgia on my mind... :)

http://a1259.g.akamai.net/f/1259/5586/1d/images.art.com/images/PRODUCTS/large/10009000/10009234.jpg

star
12-17-2004, 07:52 PM
I'm usually a fan of non representational art. For a landscapist, I like Turner.

http://www.artofeurope.com/turner/tur2.jpg

http://www.poster-und-kunstdrucke.de/images/product-pics/artist/hi/kml5587a.jpg

star
12-17-2004, 07:56 PM
Miro deserves a plug. :)

http://abstract-art.com/abstraction/l2_Grnfthrs_fldr/g0000_gr_inf_images/g080_miro_bleu_1.jpg

star
12-17-2004, 08:02 PM
Joan Miro loved Goya's The Dog. On his last visit to the Prado, he visited two paintings only. The Dog was first where he sat in contmeplation for an hour. The second was Velasquez's Las Meninas

http://abstract-art.com/abstraction/l2_Grnfthrs_fldr/g0000_gr_inf_images/g013t_goya_dog.jpg

star
12-17-2004, 08:10 PM
Mrs. B mentioned Georgia O'keefe. This is one of my favorites. It is monumental. 7 feet long and four feet high. O'Keefe sometimes appears banal when one sees the reproductions, but when seen in person the paintings have a wonderful depth and the brushwork is breathtaking.

http://abstract-art.com/abstraction/l2_Grnfthrs_fldr/g0000_gr_inf_images/g065_okeefe_blk_door_w_red.jpg

Mrs. B
12-17-2004, 08:16 PM
Paul Klee, anyone?

http://frames.barewalls.com/frames/bw/61/61105,61202,61602/30/24/closeup/h670155c.jpg

LiZpHaIr
12-17-2004, 11:24 PM
Liz Phair ^_^ ( She does charcoal paintings...it got her through college.)

If you're looking for someone more popular..Fernando Bottero.

Jorge
12-17-2004, 11:33 PM
If you're looking for someone more popular..Fernando Bottero.
Botero? OK
1. La Tenista (Tennis Player) Poster for the Colombian Tennis Open
2. La Maja Desnuda (The nude maja)
3. La Venus
4. Pareja Bailando (Dancers)
5. Matador (Bullfighter)
6. La Mona Lisa

LiZpHaIr
12-17-2004, 11:43 PM
Botero? OK
:D

Willow
12-17-2004, 11:47 PM
I always find Dali clever but rather pointless and shallow. His paintings are like puns, he's the Richard Stilgoe of the art world.

I voted for Vincent, but I like Paul Klee and Kandinsky a lot too. :)

LiZpHaIr
12-17-2004, 11:59 PM
Botero? OK
:D

MisterQ
12-18-2004, 12:01 AM
I always find Dali clever but rather pointless and shallow. His paintings are like puns, he's the Richard Stilgoe of the art world.

I voted for Vincent, but I like Paul Klee and Kandinsky a lot too. :)

Kandinsky would have been tenth in the poll, but I had to include the "Other" category... ;)

Paul Klee is cool too. I like the painting that Mrs. B posted.

Billabong
12-18-2004, 12:08 AM
Dali is sooo special that he gets my vote:D

Jorge
12-18-2004, 12:08 AM
I always find Dali clever but rather pointless and shallow. His paintings are like puns, he's the Richard Stilgoe of the art world.

Dalí pointless and shallow??? I don't think about that whenever I am watching any of his paintings and sculptures. His works are on purpose hard to understand by our exteriority... that's why he is one of the masters of "le Surréalisme" (the over reality or the reality beyond the "reality"). Their works have a too deep meaning or haven't any meaning at all... which is even more impressive (to not express any particular meaning 'on purpose' is not the same than to be pointless). Dalí is not trying to teach us something, to show us anything, NO. he want to touch our souls, to remove our pains, to feel our insecurities, to unleash our madness... Dalí could be many things but IMO he never was and never will be pointless nor shallow. Those words doesn't exists in Dalí's dictionary.

But I respect your opinion, this is art and nobody has the last word. ;)

Jorge
12-18-2004, 02:16 AM
Talking about surrealism and another visual arts as Cinema: Dalí, García Lorca, and Buñuel lived all together in a home for students at Madrid... While García Lorca preferred to re-live the old traditions and customs from his beloved Andalucía, Buñuel and Dalí wanted to revolutionize the world... to forget the past. to crash the traditions, to desacralize everything.
For that reason Federico García Lorca was kinda despised by Luis and Salvador; Although Dalí had a love-hate relationship with García Lorca... perhaps due the fact that García Lorca loved deeply Salvador. Dalí used to say (boasting himself) that Federico just wanted to fuck his remarkable ass :D

Later Buñuel and Dalí produced and directed a milestone of the world cinema "Un perro andaluz" (A chien andalou). The "andalucian dog" it's supposedly a reference to Federico García Lorca, at least he always thought that.

do you remember this amazing sequence? :cool:

CooCooCachoo
12-18-2004, 08:33 PM
I'm waiting for anyone to mention Mondriaan :tape:

MisterQ
12-19-2004, 02:03 AM
I'm waiting for anyone to mention Mondriaan :tape:

;)

Mrs. B
12-19-2004, 10:22 AM
since i read the book from Tracy Chevalier, (beautifully written fiction about this painting), i started to get interested in Vermeer. :)

http://www.mystudios.com/vermeer/21/vermeer-pearl-earring.jpg

Fedex
12-19-2004, 10:30 AM
Van Gogh, though Rembrandt is nice too.

Jorge
12-21-2004, 11:05 PM
Another one by Dalí: Retrato de Luis Buñuel (Portray of Luis Buñuel)

http://www.spanisharts.com/history/del_impres_s.XX/arte_sXX/imagenes/dali_luis.jpg

alfonsojose
12-22-2004, 04:26 PM
Frida Kahlo, Fernando Botero :hug:

Bibir
12-22-2004, 04:44 PM
Dali, Dali, Dali !!!!!! :banana:

Guillaume Tell

http://www.universdali.com/oeuvres/images/tp3_12.jpg

J. Corwin
01-01-2005, 12:02 AM
It'd have to be between Van Gogh and Rembrandt. The irony is that I chose to write a paper on Guernica. ;) I studied Rembrandt more though and I love his paintings.

J. Corwin
01-01-2005, 12:02 AM
Oh and I can't forget Dali's drooping watches. ;) He was quite an eccentric man, that moustache and demeanor. :eek:

bad gambler
01-01-2005, 12:15 AM
the picture of my girlfriend in my wallet

<em>
01-02-2005, 09:22 PM
i love the surrealism stream...and my favourite artist is René Magritte...he's really great! i love his the eaglemountain...

http://www.magrittefoundation.org/

and Salvador Dali defenitly gets second place! i love the melting clocks(since i don't know the real titles i'm just inventing them hihi..And giving them the title that imo suits them best ;)

TaTaaa
01-07-2005, 11:48 PM
Monet. My fav paint:
http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/APG/2342.jpg

carole
01-08-2005, 11:09 AM
i love dali

(ppl say im nuts!)

roisin
01-08-2005, 11:40 AM
dali is really wicked, all that stuff in barcelona - fab! :yeah:

gabnouwop
01-19-2005, 07:55 PM
Van Gogh
Monet
Dalí
Michelangelo
Rembrandt

undomiele
01-21-2005, 03:26 PM
Hans Holbein was the greatest portrait artist ever. And he was from Basel ;) He didnt use tricks like camera obscura (so many artists used this) or daguerrotypes (like Ingres), he did everything from the eye, which was exceptional. I love his drawings!!! He also happened to be directly accountable for one of Henry VIII's marriages. It was to a flemish princess who was actually very ugly ( but Holbein had been forced to paint her pretty by her relatives) because Henry couldnt travel to see her. Based on Holbeins portrait he thought she was beautiful and married her by ***** but when she finally arrived to England, pockmarked, smelly and with black teeth, Henry immediately sought a divorce! :haha:

I love paintings with stories like that. The cplor portrait in the middle was the one that caused this scandal. Notice how Holbein focused more on detailing her dress than her face.

The other color painting is "The Ambassadors" --an exquisite painting when you see it in real life. The detail is astronishing. Notice the distorted skull in the forefront.

SuperRevelation
01-21-2005, 05:22 PM
Dali

Tenchî
01-21-2005, 10:14 PM
:worship: Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida

Marine
01-23-2005, 08:00 PM
Turner, Van Gogh, Monet.The impressionists...

I like Arcimboldo too..so fun :)

PaulieM
02-17-2005, 03:18 AM
of the choices my favorites are Van Gogh and Matisse, but i also really like Edward Hopper and Rothko

MisterQ
02-17-2005, 04:38 AM
Wow, Van Gogh is really kicking some painter butt. :rocker2: ;)

liptea
02-17-2005, 04:43 AM
I like Anselm Kiefer a lot, not just for the last name. But I really like the Ressurexit, which my dad saw in Amsterdam.

Becarina
02-18-2005, 12:43 AM
van gogh ....my fav is the cafe at midnight

TennisLurker
02-18-2005, 01:08 AM
I posted once Cronos Devorando a sus hijos in a Taylor Dent thread in another forum

TennisLurker
02-18-2005, 01:08 AM
DALI!!!

Angle Queen
02-18-2005, 12:15 PM
Michelangelo is above the human race. His work is music put into shape. :worship:Sigh. His Pietà brings me to tears (and I'm agnostic :rolleyes: ). I had nearly the same reaction at seeing the Chapel...before it got restored. Someday...I will return and see it again in all its glory.

Second Runner Up: Monet (watercolor is The Way)
Third Runner Up: Ansel Adams (I love B&W photos and he is the best IMHO)

elizabeth_c
02-18-2005, 08:04 PM
I have always loved matisse...

EternalFlame
02-19-2005, 09:43 PM
van gogh ....my fav is the cafe at midnight

Mine too... I voted for Van Gogh.

joske
02-22-2005, 09:17 PM
i voted Salvador Dalí but i LOVE L'Art Nouveau... but more bc of the design and architecture & not so much the art itself

i also adore Magritte.. my fellow countryman ;) (my avatar's one of his paintings, for those of you who don't know his work :cool: )

Michelangelo and da Vinci: pure genius... I wanna go back to Florence as soon as possible :sad:

MisterQ
02-23-2005, 02:17 AM
i LOVE L'Art Nouveau... but more bc of the design and architecture & not so much the art itself


:cool:

Do you like Mucha? He was such a remarkable, stylish illustrator! Commercial art and fine art all at once. :)

tennischick
02-23-2005, 02:31 AM
Botero -- sin duda ;)

lizzieh
02-23-2005, 07:25 AM
Raphael Santi.

Leonandy
02-24-2005, 07:08 AM
Gustav Klimt
He's my fave. I also like those who were list in the vote.

joske
02-24-2005, 02:18 PM
Klimt is also one of my faves... his art's wild and calm at the same time *or how do i describe this lol*

Do you like Mucha? He was such a remarkable, stylish illustrator! Commercial art and fine art all at once. :)

thanks for the pics Q !!!

YEAH, HOW IN THE WORLD COULD I FORGET MUCHA ?!?!?! :lol: yeah he must be in the top of my list too... i can't believe they destroyed the Victor Horta House in Brussels (it was like 1997 or sth.. i thought these things only happened in the past but humanity hasn't learned from its former mistakes i guess :rolleyes: ) That house must have been one of the coolest buildings this world has ever seen - i wish people still built their homes like that.. it always reminds me of the Elvish stuff in Lord of the Rings movies :lol: they're so sensual and look like they're almost alive... *ahhhh artistic overdose* :p

tennischick
02-25-2005, 04:53 AM
i spent part of last summer in Bogota and got introduced to the unusual art of Fernando Botero. for those who don't know of him or his work, here's an example.

http://www.artrecordiff.com/galerie_botero_danseurs_lum.jpg

SuperFurryAnimal
02-25-2005, 08:53 AM
That painting looks cool! :cool:

Deco
03-02-2005, 05:45 PM
Klimt is also one of my faves... his art's wild and calm at the same time *or how do i describe this lol*



thanks for the pics Q !!!

YEAH, HOW IN THE WORLD COULD I FORGET MUCHA ?!?!?! :lol: yeah he must be in the top of my list too... i can't believe they destroyed the Victor Horta House in Brussels (it was like 1997 or sth.. i thought these things only happened in the past but humanity hasn't learned from its former mistakes i guess :rolleyes: ) That house must have been one of the coolest buildings this world has ever seen - i wish people still built their homes like that.. it always reminds me of the Elvish stuff in Lord of the Rings movies :lol: they're so sensual and look like they're almost alive... *ahhhh artistic overdose* :p

do you have a picture of that house?

Deco
03-02-2005, 05:47 PM
I don't know who are my favourites, I haven't seen enough paintings I guess... before I looked to all the pics you've added here, I thought my fave painter was Rembrandt, but now I think Dali and Monet are really great too...

Washa Koroleva
03-02-2005, 07:58 PM
I'd vote for Michelangelo if I had the possibility to vote again :)

His biography impressed me...

zoltan83
03-02-2005, 08:08 PM
I voted for Van Gogh but there is several artists that I like as Magritte, Gaugin, Dali, Picasso and Michelangelo.

MisterQ
03-02-2005, 10:27 PM
do you have a picture of that house?

I don't know which house they destroyed, but here are some pics of Victor Horta's style: :)

adelaide
03-03-2005, 02:26 AM
Vermeer. vermeeeeeeeer *goes off to marry him*

Cute Babi
03-03-2005, 04:01 AM
Michelangelo ...
I just love it .... It's so nice to study ... I have art history and we studied him ... I just love it ...

Eclectic Goddess
03-03-2005, 04:17 AM
Tough one. I really love Dali, but my favorite is actually Gustav Dore. I can stare at his drawings for hours.

Washa Koroleva
03-03-2005, 04:23 AM
Michelangelo ...
I just love it .... It's so nice to study ... I have art history and we studied him ... I just love it ...


same here :worship:

adele
03-04-2005, 06:34 AM
I voted for Salvador Dali. There was no doubt about it.. I love his works!

Deco
03-05-2005, 01:46 PM
I don't know which house they destroyed, but here are some pics of Victor Horta's style: :)

thnx:) beautiful houses!

Deco
03-05-2005, 07:05 PM
I like the paintings of Viggo Mortensen too:

Drunken
01-12-2008, 12:10 PM
John Singer Sargent, James Abbott Mcneil and Claude Monet lately. Can't write anything interesting about their paintings without coming off like a pleb though.

*snowflake*
01-12-2008, 06:27 PM
Leonardo

I got a HUGE Taschen's book with all of his paintings and drawings for Christmas. Probably the best gift i ever got.

Iza
01-13-2008, 12:04 PM
Dali :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:
but I like Warhol and Monet too