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RJDiogenes September 26 2010 11:12 PM

ENTER: Misc Avatar Contest: "Favorite Painter"
 
Okay, gang, the new Avatar Contest is here. :cool:

In this one, we will submit Avatars showcasing the work of our favorite painters. And I don't mean the guy who turned your house from that ugly shade of yellow into a nice fluorescent purple. I'm talking about the people throughout the centuries who have put brush to canvas and created enduring works of art.

Some examples are:

http://home.comcast.net/%7ERJDiogene..._Boticelli.jpg

Good old Boticelli (they covered up Venus just in time there, or I might have gotten a Warning).

http://home.comcast.net/%7ERJDiogene...ar_VanGogh.jpg

The sadly troubled Van Gogh (some people pay good money to see what he saw, and they still don't get it right).

http://home.comcast.net/%7ERJDiogene...r_Leonardo.jpg

The superhumanly brilliant da Vinci (there's something wrong with a world where ornithopters don't fly).

http://home.comcast.net/%7ERJDiogenes/Avatar_Wood.jpg

The oft-parodied and under-appreciated Grant Wood (just don't call him "Goth").

http://home.comcast.net/%7ERJDiogene...r_Rockwell.jpg

The iconic chronicler of Americana Norman Rockwell (yeah, somebody's watchin' him).

http://home.comcast.net/%7ERJDiogenes/Avatar_Whelan.jpg

Or the stunningly photorealistic SF genius Michael Whelan (and his pictures are pretty lifelike, too).

So who's your favorite, Bunky? Let us know. And convince us to Vote for them. :cool:

Go!

Owain Taggart September 27 2010 01:04 AM

Re: ENTER: Misc Avatar Contest: "Favorite Painter"
 
The small avatar size is hard to do the paintings justice, but here we go. This is a painting by Alan Bean, astronaut turned painter.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...BBS/tbbsab.jpg

More detailed picture here:
http://www.alanbean.com/gallery2.cfm...yone-Out-There

JiNX-01 September 27 2010 01:35 AM

Re: ENTER: Misc Avatar Contest: "Favorite Painter"
 
Quote:

Owain Taggart wrote: (Post 4418391)
The small avatar size is hard to do the paintings justice, but here we go. This is a painting by Alan Bean, astronaut turned painter.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...BBS/tbbsab.jpg

More detailed picture here:
http://www.alanbean.com/gallery2.cfm...yone-Out-There

Vote!

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...Rockwell-1.jpg
Rockwell

or

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...Kinkaide-1.jpg
Kincaid

Saga September 27 2010 01:44 AM

Re: ENTER: Misc Avatar Contest: "Favorite Painter"
 
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/d...Pellucidar.jpg

Savage Pellucidar by Frank Frazetta

RJDiogenes September 27 2010 02:04 AM

Re: ENTER: Misc Avatar Contest: "Favorite Painter"
 
^^ I love Frazetta. All of these are great. I almost used that Rockwell as my example.

trampledamage September 27 2010 02:22 AM

Re: ENTER: Misc Avatar Contest: "Favorite Painter"
 
Gas by Edward Hopper.

I know Nighthawks is his most famous painting but Gas has always been my favourite - I first saw it on the walls of a pizza restaurant in Dublin :)

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...r-gas-1940.jpg

auntiehill September 27 2010 03:55 AM

Re: ENTER: Misc Avatar Contest: "Favorite Painter"
 
Oh, dear God----Rockwell, by a country mile.



eta: I'll go with Seurat
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g1...Jatte_v2-1.jpg

JiNX-01 September 27 2010 04:05 AM

Re: ENTER: Misc Avatar Contest: "Favorite Painter"
 
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auntiehill wrote: (Post 4418716)
Quote:

JiNX-01 wrote: (Post 4418470)

Oh, dear God----Rockwell, by a country mile.

:lol: OK! I also considered Currier and Ives...
BTW... I've been to the Rockwell museum -- it's just outside Stockbridge, Mass.

Spaceman Spiff September 27 2010 07:21 AM

Re: ENTER: Misc Avatar Contest: "Favorite Painter"
 
http://www.trekbbs.com/picture.php?a...pictureid=2338

captcalhoun September 27 2010 07:42 AM

Re: ENTER: Misc Avatar Contest: "Favorite Painter"
 
Quote:

Praetor_Shinzon wrote: (Post 4418484)
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/d...Pellucidar.jpg

Savage Pellucidar by Frank Frazetta

your pic's been removed.

captcalhoun September 27 2010 08:56 AM

Re: ENTER: Misc Avatar Contest: "Favorite Painter"
 
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i8...n/alexross.jpg

does Alex Ross count?

RJDiogenes September 27 2010 09:38 AM

Re: ENTER: Misc Avatar Contest: "Favorite Painter"
 
^^ Sure. I almost used him as an example, too. More people probably know Ross than Whelan.

I can't believe Frazetta violated Photobucket's terms of use. They must be the people who complained about Katy Perry on Sesame Street. :rommie:

Great pics, everyone. Even Spiff.

Saga September 27 2010 09:40 AM

Re: ENTER: Misc Avatar Contest: "Favorite Painter"
 
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captcalhoun wrote: (Post 4418994)
Quote:

Praetor_Shinzon wrote: (Post 4418484)
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/d...Pellucidar.jpg

Savage Pellucidar by Frank Frazetta

your pic's been removed.

the hell. :wtf:

Admiral Shran September 27 2010 12:48 PM

Re: ENTER: Misc Avatar Contest: "Favorite Painter"
 
Spaceman Spiff beat me to a Bob Ross one, so I'll go with....

http://i764.photobucket.com/albums/x...g?t=1285587941

The Scream by Edvard Munch.

Saga September 27 2010 01:40 PM

Re: ENTER: Misc Avatar Contest: "Favorite Painter"
 
lets try this again.

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/d...ireking/SP.jpg


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