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  1. 10 Mar '08 05:05
    This http://tinyurl.com/39evka will always be a favorite of mine. As for drawings, Escher tops the list.
  2. Standard member rbmorris
    Vampyroteuthis
    10 Mar '08 06:08 / 5 edits
    Originally posted by pawnhandler
    This http://tinyurl.com/39evka will always be a favorite of mine. As for drawings, Escher tops the list.
    It's tough to pick a favorite. I can't really say that I have a favorite.

    I recently posted some of these (as ones I like) in The Enemy Forum:

    http://tinyurl.com/2mgynt (all done with a palette knife! zoom in and look how the paint is just slathered on...the reflections of light on the sidewalk...wow!)
    http://tinyurl.com/3ck4d3 (Sargent...amazing in person...the picture doesn't do it justice...you can almost "feel" the velvet dress)
    http://tinyurl.com/3xm7h6 (more by Sargent..the sense of motion really gets me...again, you can practically hear them warming up)
    Francis Bacon's nightmarish versions of Diego Velazquez's "Portrait of Pope Innocent X": http://tinyurl.com/2hwm79 (personally, I enjoy defacing cutesy Thomas Kinkade paintings in Photoshop...Bacon beat me to the idea)
    Edward Hopper: http://tinyurl.com/37f2k8 (Hopper is always a favorite...this isn't necessarily his best, but it really illustrates his amazing command of light and shadow)
    http://tinyurl.com/2j5waj (crazy, surreal Mark Ryden)

    My tastes are constantly changing, though.
  3. Standard member Iron Monkey
    Primal Primate
    10 Mar '08 06:39 / 1 edit
    My favourite painter might be Kandinsky. i'm not sure that i could pick out a single painting of his as the one i like most though. lots of images here: http://www.allposters.com/gallery.asp?startat=/getthumb.asp&CID=F68EED2DDC014BFB935E3B6012E861CD&PPID=1&sortby=PD&c=c&page=1&Search=25627
  4. Standard member c99ux
    'Sir' to you
    10 Mar '08 13:53
    Favourite paintings or artists is a difficult question to answer.

    Wladyslay Kufko is a personal friend, and I bought 2 of his (cheaper) early "Nisze" series in the 90's; I especially liked "Nisza w kształcie dinozaura", but couldn't afford the $5,000 he was asking for it at the time... It's probably worth a lot more than that now.

    http://priv.twoje-sudety.pl/~krzysio/pl/obr6.htm

    I also met Jerzy Duda Gracz, but can't find a web page with my favourite picture by him.

    My favourite paintings include:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:John_Constable_017.jpg
    http://www.abcgallery.com/C/constable/constable11.html
    http://www.abcgallery.com/B/bosch/bosch38.html
  5. 10 Mar '08 20:43
    The Russian Bride's Attire by Konstantin Makovsky

    http://www.famsf.org/imagebase_zoom.asp?rec=7822312331480002

    The original hangs in the De Young Museum in San Francisco.
  6. Standard member yo its me
    watch the acid...
    10 Mar '08 21:05
    Originally posted by Mimor
    The Russian Bride's Attire by Konstantin Makovsky

    http://www.famsf.org/imagebase_zoom.asp?rec=7822312331480002

    The original hangs in the De Young Museum in San Francisco.
    That is a really beautiful painting. I can see why you like it so.
    When I was in Italy I saw a painting by Filippino Lippi and the way he painted eyes really struck me. He'd usually have one pair directually at the viewer. There was one painting inpiticular that I really admired but I can't find an imiage on the internet of it. It's kinda like this self portrait but with another person in it!
    http://www.abcgallery.com/L/lippi/lippi.html
  7. 10 Mar '08 21:19
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/83/JWW_TheLadyOfShallot_1888.jpg
    I love the Pre-Raphaelite artists and JW Waterhouse is my favourite,
    http://www.jwwaterhouse.com/paintings/

    I like paintings with curves and fabrics, textures and rich colours, but I also like line drawings of nudes and portraits.
  8. 10 Mar '08 21:22
    Originally posted by Mimor
    The Russian Bride's Attire by Konstantin Makovsky

    http://www.famsf.org/imagebase_zoom.asp?rec=7822312331480002

    The original hangs in the De Young Museum in San Francisco.
    That is beautiful, lots of colour and textures.
  9. 10 Mar '08 21:45
    Originally posted by yo its me
    That is a really beautiful painting. I can see why you like it so.
    When I was in Italy I saw a painting by Filippino Lippi and the way he painted eyes really struck me. He'd usually have one pair directually at the viewer. There was one painting inpiticular that I really admired but I can't find an imiage on the internet of it. It's kinda like this self portrait but with another person in it!
    http://www.abcgallery.com/L/lippi/lippi.html
    Those are very striking. I particularly like the one of John the Baptist and Mary Magdelene.
  10. 10 Mar '08 21:50
    Originally posted by Pawn Qween
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/83/JWW_TheLadyOfShallot_1888.jpg
    I love the Pre-Raphaelite artists and JW Waterhouse is my favourite,
    http://www.jwwaterhouse.com/paintings/

    I like paintings with curves and fabrics, textures and rich colours, but I also like line drawings of nudes and portraits.
    Lovely.
  11. 11 Mar '08 00:03 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Pawn Qween
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/83/JWW_TheLadyOfShallot_1888.jpg
    I love the Pre-Raphaelite artists and JW Waterhouse is my favourite,
    http://www.jwwaterhouse.com/paintings/

    I like paintings with curves and fabrics, textures and rich colours, but I also like line drawings of nudes and portraits.
    I love paintings by Waterhouse.. The site you quoted is fabulous including private collections etc. I wish if I could see all in original... in my secret place.

    I like this one! http://www.jwwaterhouse.com/view.cfm?recordid=72

    ..and this (in Leeds)
    http://www.jwwaterhouse.com/view.cfm?recordid=27

    Another my favourite painter (Victorian) is Charles Simms.. but can't find many on webs..:'(
  12. Standard member GalaxyShield
    Mr. Shield
    11 Mar '08 05:27
    I've never really been into art (I should be, since my sister has an art degree), but I've always really liked 'The Scream'.

    http://www.angelo.edu/faculty/rprestia/1301/images/IN495%20munch%20BST%20%20Scream%201893.jpg

    Spooky.
  13. Standard member yo its me
    watch the acid...
    11 Mar '08 09:30
    Originally posted by Mimor
    Those are very striking. I particularly like the one of John the Baptist and Mary Magdelene.
    I'm glad you like them, he uses colour so interestingly. Amaising how bright they keep for being so old. In that picture the skin looks green but I'm not sure if it really is green.
  14. 11 Mar '08 13:21
    Wow, great stuff in the RHP art museum!
  15. Standard member yo its me
    watch the acid...
    11 Mar '08 13:34 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by GalaxyShield
    I've never really been into art (I should be, since my sister has an art degree), but I've always really liked 'The Scream'.

    http://www.angelo.edu/faculty/rprestia/1301/images/IN495%20munch%20BST%20%20Scream%201893.jpg

    Spooky.
    I first saw this painting when I was a kid and it always takes me back and I get the same feeling whenever I see it.

    Great paintings Waterhouses are lovelly. i'm surprised noone has picked Van Gogh. I love his paintings, but they aren't my favs.