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EmoBorg September 8 2013 08:02 PM

Your Favorite Paintings
 
I would like to start off by posting an image of one of my favorite paintings of all times.

Nighthawks by Edward Hopper

It is a classic example of American art.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...opper_1942.jpg

1001001 September 8 2013 08:24 PM

Re: Your Favorite Paintings
 
My favorite painting is The Hallucinogenic Toreador, by Salvador Dali. Colorful, lots of motion, very complex, and of course the hidden toreador.

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d1...ps0ee28411.jpg

Back in college we would trip on this painting all the time.

:lol:

kirsten187 September 8 2013 08:26 PM

Re: Your Favorite Paintings
 
My favourite is The Scream by Edvard Munch.

Captain Kathryn September 8 2013 09:22 PM

Re: Your Favorite Paintings
 
Famous Japanese painting. I own some pillowcases with this painting on it.

http://www.simonsgallery.com/landsca...0greatwave.jpg

RJDiogenes September 8 2013 10:28 PM

Re: Your Favorite Paintings
 
I don't know if I could pick a single favorite. I definitely have a special fondness for The Scream. In fact, we're buddies. Here he is visiting my backyard:

http://home.comcast.net/~RJDiogenes/BackyardScream.jpg

Also, almost anything by van Gogh; Wheatfield With Crows in particular. Norman Rockwell's The Problem We All Live With. Liberty Leads The People by Delacroix. American Gothic by Wood, of course. And I do like Nighthawks (I love how TCM turned it into a promo).

Captain Kathryn September 8 2013 10:29 PM

Re: Your Favorite Paintings
 
^^ That is really cool!

iguana_tonante September 8 2013 11:25 PM

Re: Your Favorite Paintings
 
I'm going to be totally predictable, but this fits the bill.

De sterrennacht, by Van Gogh.

http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps3e60f5e0.jpg

Tora Ziyal September 8 2013 11:47 PM

Re: Your Favorite Paintings
 
Quote:

Captain Kathryn wrote: (Post 8617582)
Famous Japanese painting. I own some pillowcases with this painting on it.

http://www.simonsgallery.com/landsca...0greatwave.jpg

This is one of my favorite works of art, too. At the risk of being pedantic... it's a woodblock print, not a painting.

Quote:

RJDiogenes wrote: (Post 8617852)
I don't know if I could pick a single favorite. I definitely have a special fondness for The Scream. In fact, we're buddies. Here he is visiting my backyard:

http://home.comcast.net/~RJDiogenes/BackyardScream.jpg

Hate the original painting. Love your version!

thestrangequark September 8 2013 11:48 PM

Re: Your Favorite Paintings
 
What a great thread!

I do love Van Gogh, my favorites are probably Irises:
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l1...rt_Project.jpg

and this self-portrait; I skipped work to go to the Met one day last month, and stared at it for a good half hour. It makes me all teary for some reason, but in a good way:
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l1...tropolitan.jpg

I love impressionism, and Le gare saint Lazare has always been an especial favorite:
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l1...monet_001f.jpg

A small print of Vermeer's Milkmaid hung in the kitchen when I was a kid, and I've always been comforted by her domesticity, and by how some things remain the same throughout centuries:
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l1...r-milkmaid.jpg

I also love Lautrec. There is an illustrator's quality to his portraits, and he captures character and moments so beautifully. There's a sort of fragile look about the lines he uses that I think reminds one of how fragile the people he painted were...
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l1...se-lautrec.jpg

And, though not of a tradition or style that I typically dig, I love Charles William Mitchell's Hypatia. This picture was in a kid's book of women scientists my mother bought me when I was little, and I thought Hypatia was awesome. Because she was:
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l1...m_Mitchell.jpg

Miss Chicken September 8 2013 11:54 PM

Re: Your Favorite Paintings
 
I tend to like the works of modern painters the most. I quite like the works of Harold Hitchcock (1914-2009) though I can't say I can choose a favourite from his work. Here is an example

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...ps8684dfe9.jpg

Crossing a Ford by Harold Hitchcock.

iguana_tonante September 9 2013 12:56 AM

Re: Your Favorite Paintings
 
Since thestrangequark opened the gates for more than one picture, here we are. ;)

Claude Monet, House of Parliament series (works better when seen in its totality)

http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/a...psab56b11c.jpg


Annibale Carracci, The Beaneater

http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps3bb9340e.jpg


Piet Mondrian, Composition with yellow, blue and red

http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps08c133c5.jpg


Kazimir Malevič, Red Square

http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps69c9adba.jpg


Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo, The Fourth Estate

http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps06d9ac21.jpg

thestrangequark September 9 2013 01:12 AM

Re: Your Favorite Paintings
 
^You can't expect me to choose just one!

I love that last one. It actually reminds me a lot of Chris Van Allsburg's illustrations in a way. There is a weight and soilid-ness to the people, almost as if they were made of clay.

EmoBorg September 9 2013 05:02 AM

Re: Your Favorite Paintings
 
American Gothic, another classic piece of American art.


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...rt_Project.jpg

RJDiogenes September 9 2013 09:44 AM

Re: Your Favorite Paintings
 
Quote:

Captain Kathryn wrote: (Post 8617861)
^^ That is really cool!

Quote:

Tora Ziyal wrote: (Post 8618191)
Hate the original painting. Love your version!

Thanks, guys. The Scream and I have had a lot of fun together. :rommie:

trekkiedane September 9 2013 12:57 PM

Re: Your Favorite Paintings
 
The so-called Skagensmalere are part of a Danish golden age of painting, as you can see the paintings are vibrant with sunlight and colour:

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b4...Skagenstra.jpg
P. S. Kr°yer: Summer-afternoon on Skagen Beach.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b4...hurra_Kuns.jpg
P. S. Kr°yer: Hip-Hip Hurra
(From left and around the table: Martha Johansen, Viggo Johansen, Chr. Krohg, P.S. Kr°yer, Degn Br°ndum, Michael Ancher, Oscar Bj÷rck, Thorvald Niss, Helene Christensen, Anna Ancher and her daughter Helga Ancher.)

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b4...Ancher1891.jpg
Anna Ancher: Sunshine in the blue parlor
(Her daughter: Helga Ancher).

I also like American 'pretty paintings'. You'll know these two...

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b4...psbbdf2dfb.jpg
(Quite a different take on the all-american diner than in the OP :rommie: )

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b4...ps47a2eabc.jpg


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