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Old July 7 2013, 08:26 AM   #1
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ENTER media av contest: Famous/Favourite Paintings, past or current

These contests work in mysterious ways...it seems I came out "on top" of a 3 way tie!

So, the topic this time is Famous (or favourite) paintings. They can be works of art from old masters or contemporary artists. Any style or subject is fine.

My entry is Shadow of the Rainforest by Robert Bateman:


I look forward to seeing people's choices!
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Old July 7 2013, 09:49 AM   #2
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Great theme. Now to decide what to use.
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Old July 7 2013, 11:16 AM   #3
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Re: ENTER media av contest: Famous/Favourite Paintings, past or curren

The Girl with the Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer ~1665



Very understated yet captivating.
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Old July 7 2013, 07:46 PM   #4
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Re: ENTER media av contest: Famous/Favourite Paintings, past or curren



I chose this because it has been in my family's home since I was a kid.
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Old July 7 2013, 09:48 PM   #5
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Re: ENTER media av contest: Famous/Favourite Paintings, past or curren

Here is my entry.
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Old July 7 2013, 09:53 PM   #6
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This painting is from the era that I grew up in and has great personal meaning to me on many levels.



Norman Rockwell, 1964.
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Old July 7 2013, 09:55 PM   #7
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Old July 7 2013, 09:59 PM   #8
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^^ Nice. That was one of the first ones I thought of. I purely love Van Gogh.
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Old July 7 2013, 11:45 PM   #9
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Re: ENTER media av contest: Famous/Favourite Paintings, past or curren

RJDiogenes wrote: View Post
This painting is from the era that I grew up in and has great personal meaning to me on many levels.



Norman Rockwell, 1964.
Vote! I love this painting.
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Old July 8 2013, 06:59 AM   #10
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Damn it. Wish I'd gotten to this sooner. My entry ideas are already taken.
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Old July 8 2013, 09:30 AM   #11
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^^ Actually, I expected more biggies to be taken at this point.

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Vote! I love this painting.
Thank you.
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Old July 8 2013, 10:10 PM   #12
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OK, this one isn't my favorite, but it's certainly an iconic image.

American Gothic
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Old July 8 2013, 10:40 PM   #13
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Re: ENTER media av contest: Famous/Favourite Paintings, past or curren

I've loved this one ever since I saw a picture of it in a children's book when I was younger:



"Relativity" (1953) by M. C. Escher
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Old July 8 2013, 10:52 PM   #14
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Both of those are great.
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Old July 9 2013, 12:45 AM   #15
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The Death of Marat by Jacques-Louis David (1793)

I'm going to have a difficult time voting; I love art!
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