Your Favorite Paintings

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  1. Tora Ziyal

    Tora Ziyal Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    One of my favorites is Paul Gauguin's Woman with Mango:

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  2. Hound of UIster

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    Netherlandish Proverbs
     
  3. Tom Hendricks

    Tom Hendricks Ooohhhhhh, Navy Seals. Premium Member

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    Joséphine-Éléonore-Marie-Pauline de Galard de Brassac de Béarn (1825–1860), Princesse de Broglie painted by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres. This is without a doubt my favorite painting. I would go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan and just stare at this for hours.
     
  4. propita

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    Ooh! I saw this! I stood in front of this and looked at it! We went to that museum pretty much to see THIS painting.
     
  5. lurok

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    Oh, goodie, an art thread! Surprised haven't seen one in time been here.

    Adore Singer Sargent's portraits
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    Love Paula Rego
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    Kokoscha
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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...
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  6. Starkers

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    I’ve always loved the pre-Raphaelites and in particular The Blind Girl by John Millais it’s so beautiful yet so sad at the same time.

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  7. Shaytan

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    You know that you're a Parisian when you think that impressionism is ordinary stuff :lol:

    My favorite painting might change everyday but today it's something by Georges de La Tour :
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  8. Chensams

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    The Scream
     
  9. kirsten187

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    HAHA - like that :D When I said The Scream as my answer, I didn't think others would!
     
  10. trekkiedane

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    I missed that the first time around. The Hopper-promo's are brilliant though :bolian:

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  11. Davros

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    the Temptation Of Saint Anthony by Hieronymus Bosch
     
  12. RJDiogenes

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    ^^ Yeah, Bosch is boss. I love Garden of Earthly Delights.

    The Scream is a major celeb. :mallory: :D

    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.
     
  13. trekkiedane

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    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. :p
     
  14. Gaith

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    "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... :p

    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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  15. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    ^^ Indeed. Islands and caves both call out to me.

    Just your description leaves me with intense pangs of longing.
     
  16. jazzstick

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    Son of Man yo!

    Makes me think of Toys, The Beatles and the Surrealist moment...I <3 the Surrealists!!!
     
  17. auntiehill

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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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  18. jazzstick

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    I love it!!!
     
  19. Pondwater

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    Nighthawks
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  20. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    That's cropped slightly, but it's from a 1944 painting by Alexander Deineka (also transliterated as Aleksandr Deyneka) called "Expance".

    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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