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Old September 8 2013, 08:02 PM   #1
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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.

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Old September 8 2013, 08:24 PM   #2
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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.



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

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Old September 8 2013, 08:26 PM   #3
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Re: Your Favorite Paintings

My favourite is The Scream by Edvard Munch.
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Old September 8 2013, 09:22 PM   #4
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Re: Your Favorite Paintings

Famous Japanese painting. I own some pillowcases with this painting on it.

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Old September 8 2013, 10:28 PM   #5
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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:



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).
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Old September 8 2013, 10:29 PM   #6
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Re: Your Favorite Paintings

^^ That is really cool!
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Old September 8 2013, 11:25 PM   #7
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Re: Your Favorite Paintings

I'm going to be totally predictable, but this fits the bill.

De sterrennacht, by Van Gogh.

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Old September 8 2013, 11:47 PM   #8
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Re: Your Favorite Paintings

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

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

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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:

Hate the original painting. Love your version!
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Old September 8 2013, 11:48 PM   #9
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Re: Your Favorite Paintings

What a great thread!

I do love Van Gogh, my favorites are probably Irises:


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:


I love impressionism, and Le gare saint Lazare has always been an especial favorite:


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:


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...


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:
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Old September 8 2013, 11:54 PM   #10
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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



Crossing a Ford by Harold Hitchcock.
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Old September 9 2013, 12:56 AM   #11
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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)




Annibale Carracci, The Beaneater




Piet Mondrian, Composition with yellow, blue and red




Kazimir Malevič, Red Square




Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo, The Fourth Estate

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Old September 9 2013, 01:12 AM   #12
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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.
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Old September 9 2013, 05:02 AM   #13
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American Gothic, another classic piece of American art.


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Old September 9 2013, 09:44 AM   #14
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Captain Kathryn wrote: View Post
^^ That is really cool!
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Hate the original painting. Love your version!
Thanks, guys. The Scream and I have had a lot of fun together.
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Old September 9 2013, 12:57 PM   #15
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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:


P. S. Krøyer: Summer-afternoon on Skagen Beach.


P. S. Krøyer: Hip-Hip Hurra
(From left and around the table: Martha Johansen, Viggo Johansen, Chr. Krohg, P.S. Krøyer, Degn Brøndum, Michael Ancher, Oscar Björck, Thorvald Niss, Helene Christensen, Anna Ancher and her daughter Helga Ancher.)


Anna Ancher: Sunshine in the blue parlor
(Her daughter: Helga Ancher).

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


(Quite a different take on the all-american diner than in the OP )

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