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Old September 26 2010, 11:12 PM   #1
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ENTER: Misc Avatar Contest: "Favorite Painter"

Okay, gang, the new Avatar Contest is here.

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:



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



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



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



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



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



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.

Go!
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Old September 27 2010, 01:04 AM   #2
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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.



More detailed picture here:
http://www.alanbean.com/gallery2.cfm...yone-Out-There
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Old September 27 2010, 01:35 AM   #3
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Re: ENTER: Misc Avatar Contest: "Favorite Painter"

Owain Taggart wrote: View Post
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.



More detailed picture here:
http://www.alanbean.com/gallery2.cfm...yone-Out-There
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Old September 27 2010, 01:44 AM   #4
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Savage Pellucidar by Frank Frazetta
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Old September 27 2010, 02:04 AM   #5
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^^ I love Frazetta. All of these are great. I almost used that Rockwell as my example.
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Old September 27 2010, 02:22 AM   #6
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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

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Old September 27 2010, 03:55 AM   #7
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Re: ENTER: Misc Avatar Contest: "Favorite Painter"

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



eta: I'll go with Seurat
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Old September 27 2010, 04:05 AM   #8
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Re: ENTER: Misc Avatar Contest: "Favorite Painter"

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Rockwell
Oh, dear God----Rockwell, by a country mile.
OK! I also considered Currier and Ives...
BTW... I've been to the Rockwell museum -- it's just outside Stockbridge, Mass.
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Old September 27 2010, 07:21 AM   #9
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Old September 27 2010, 07:42 AM   #10
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Savage Pellucidar by Frank Frazetta
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Old September 27 2010, 08:56 AM   #11
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does Alex Ross count?
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Old September 27 2010, 09:38 AM   #12
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^^ 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.

Great pics, everyone. Even Spiff.
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Old September 27 2010, 09:40 AM   #13
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Re: ENTER: Misc Avatar Contest: "Favorite Painter"

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Savage Pellucidar by Frank Frazetta
your pic's been removed.
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Old September 27 2010, 12:48 PM   #14
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Spaceman Spiff beat me to a Bob Ross one, so I'll go with....



The Scream by Edvard Munch.
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Old September 27 2010, 01:40 PM   #15
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lets try this again.

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