ENTER: Misc Avatar Contest: "Favorite Painter"

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  1. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Okay, gang, the new Avatar Contest is here. :cool:

    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:

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

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

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

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

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

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    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. :cool:

    Go!
     
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  4. Saga

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    Savage Pellucidar by Frank Frazetta
     
  5. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    ^^ I love Frazetta. All of these are great. I almost used that Rockwell as my example.
     
  6. trampledamage

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    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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  7. auntiehill

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



    eta: I'll go with Seurat
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  8. JiNX-01

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    :lol: 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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    your pic's been removed.
     
  11. captcalhoun

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    does Alex Ross count?
     
  12. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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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. :rommie:

    Great pics, everyone. Even Spiff.
     
  13. Saga

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    the hell. :wtf:
     
  14. Admiral Shran

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    Spaceman Spiff beat me to a Bob Ross one, so I'll go with....

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    The Scream by Edvard Munch.
     
  15. Saga

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    lets try this again.

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  16. Owain Taggart

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    Bob Ross. You gotta love him! :D
     
  17. M'Sharak

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    :lol:
     
  18. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Let's keep those entries coming, folks. If we don't get something really good, Spiff will win. :(
     
  19. Admiral Shran

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    ^ True. Bob Ross is a god.
     
  20. JiNX-01

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    A-hem. Are you saying the entries so far aren't good enough to beat Spiff? :klingon:
     

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