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Old September 10 2013, 07:49 PM   #31
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Re: Your Favorite Paintings

the Temptation Of Saint Anthony by Hieronymus Bosch
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Old September 10 2013, 10:31 PM   #32
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^^ Yeah, Bosch is boss. I love Garden of Earthly Delights.

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HAHA - like that When I said The Scream as my answer, I didn't think others would!
The Scream is a major celeb.

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I missed that the first time around. The Hopper-promo's are brilliant though
Yeah, it's amazing. I'd love to see a full-length movie-- or at least a story of some kind-- animated like that in the style of a well-known artist.
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Old September 11 2013, 01:15 PM   #33
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I missed that the first time around. The Hopper-promo's are brilliant though
Yeah, it's amazing. I'd love to see a full-length movie-- or at least a story of some kind-- animated like that in the style of a well-known artist.
In case of Hopper: A story of invisible dangers lurking just outside the cold buzzing light from the fluorescent tubes in a modern metropolis.
A story about one man and one woman that meet -in many places. But never connect.
All set to a soundtrack of the most bluesy jazz imaginable.
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Old September 11 2013, 05:31 PM   #34
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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.
"Nighthawks" is excellent. It reminds me of my favorite scene in The Golden Compass, when Lyra runs away from Mrs. Coulter to a cafe, a creepy older guy buys her a sandwhich and tries to give her some booze, and she scares the crap out of him by telling him her father's a murderer. Hard to believe it was left out of the butchered movie adaptation...

I'm also a big fan of "Landscape with the Fall of Icarus". Who doesn't want to explore that island cave in the middle?!

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Old September 11 2013, 10:21 PM   #35
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^^ Indeed. Islands and caves both call out to me.

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I missed that the first time around. The Hopper-promo's are brilliant though
Yeah, it's amazing. I'd love to see a full-length movie-- or at least a story of some kind-- animated like that in the style of a well-known artist.
In case of Hopper: A story of invisible dangers lurking just outside the cold buzzing light from the fluorescent tubes in a modern metropolis.
A story about one man and one woman that meet -in many places. But never connect.
All set to a soundtrack of the most bluesy jazz imaginable.
Just your description leaves me with intense pangs of longing.
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Old September 11 2013, 10:35 PM   #36
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Son of Man yo!

Makes me think of Toys, The Beatles and the Surrealist moment...I <3 the Surrealists!!!
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Old September 11 2013, 10:43 PM   #37
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I like Magritte, too. My family bought a print of one of his paintings when I was a kid---my parents still have it. I've always loved it; it reminds me of our California home, which everyone used to call "The Castle."
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Old September 11 2013, 10:57 PM   #38
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I like Magritte, too. My family bought a print of one of his paintings when I was a kid---my parents still have it. I've always loved it; it reminds me of our California home, which everyone used to call "The Castle."

I love it!!!
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Old September 12 2013, 12:48 AM   #39
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Nighthawks
A Sunday Afternoon
Olympia
The Birth of Venus
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Old September 12 2013, 04:10 AM   #40
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And I don't know where this is from (was a Shostakovich CD cover) but it's such kitsch social realist, I love it...
That's cropped slightly, but it's from a 1944 painting by Alexander Deineka (also transliterated as Aleksandr Deyneka) called "Expance".

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the Temptation Of Saint Anthony by Hieronymus Bosch
I'm also quite partial to Matthias Grünewald's "The Temptation of St. Anthony" from the Isenheim altarpiece. A top-quality hallucination, that.
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Old September 12 2013, 05:16 AM   #41
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Here is another of my favorites, also to be found at the Met.

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Old September 12 2013, 11:24 AM   #42
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Re: Your Favorite Paintings

A bit strange that Robert McCall hasn't come up yet.

Sure, his murals are perfectly suited for the cover of fantasy-novels, but he's also painted a great number of old-fashioned paintings of modern motifs, the kind that's always accompanied by the words: Artist's impression of...

I think my favourite McCall-painting is the 1969; Apollo 8 Coming Home.


But I also like Handshake in Space from 1974.



Here's the artist's own page - and here's another collection of some of his art (16 pages worth of it!).
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Old September 12 2013, 11:52 AM   #43
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And I don't know where this is from (was a Shostakovich CD cover) but it's such kitsch social realist, I love it...
That's cropped slightly, but it's from a 1944 painting by Alexander Deineka (also transliterated as Aleksandr Deyneka) called "Expance".
Thank you . Now have un-cropped hi-res version. Impressed able to identify it.
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Old September 12 2013, 10:47 PM   #44
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A bit strange that Robert McCall hasn't come up yet.
I love Robert McCall. My most favorite contemporary artist, though, is Michael Whelan.
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Easy.

The interior and the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican. If art had a song the walls of that building would resonate with the most beautiful harmonies ever heard by human ears. I've never been a Catholic but I've always been an artist, and have been fascinated by the frescoes and other pieces of art inside the Sistine Chapel since the John Paul II-era restorations began while I was a teenager in junior high (circa 1988).

Gorgeous. Simply gorgeous.

Works by artists such as Van Gogh, DaVinci and Giotto would also rank very high on my personal "Best" list. Vincent's works were an integral part of my childhood due to both of my parents adoring his work and owning several relatively cheap prints that we displayed when I was a kid.
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