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08 Dec 2022, 2:22 pm

As the title says, post some of your favorite classic paintings and list the names of the artists.

Lady Lilith by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

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One of the many painting of a black fortune teller reading cards for rich white ladies by Harry Roseland (he has done countless paintings just like this one)

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Kiss of The Enchantress by Isobel Lilian Gloag

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Tamamo no Mae and the archer by Yashima Gakutei

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The Magic Circle by John Waterhouse.

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Off to the Sabbot by William Mortensen

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08 Dec 2022, 2:56 pm

Three more I'm a fan of

The Mermaid by John Waterhouse

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The Bat Woman by Albert Joseph Penot

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Lilith by John Collier

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08 Dec 2022, 3:18 pm

Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix

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Wanderer above the Sea of Fog by Caspar David Friedrich

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Astronomer Copernicus, or Conversations with God by Jan Matejko

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The School of Athens by Raphael

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The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai

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08 Dec 2022, 3:26 pm

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I really like this painting and I like the Goddess Libertas herself. :) :salut:



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08 Dec 2022, 4:01 pm

DeathFlowerKing wrote:
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I really like this painting and I like the Goddess Libertas herself. :) :salut:


I love this painting, it may be my favorite (until I find a decent one of a galleon). It's bold, a little bit colorful, there's action, it depicts a struggle for ideas like freedom and democracy, etc (I'm sure the actual battle was hell). It feels inspiring, heroic and climactic. I can almost imagine this scene at the end of a musical (I've never seen Les Misérables).

I think romantic paintings might be my favorite.


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08 Dec 2022, 4:02 pm

Two paintings of Lamia by John Waterhouse and one by Herbert James Draper.

She has a shedded snake skin wrapped around her legs in all three paintings to indicate who she is.

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08 Dec 2022, 5:50 pm

usagibryan wrote:
DeathFlowerKing wrote:
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I really like this painting and I like the Goddess Libertas herself. :) :salut:


I love this painting, it may be my favorite (until I find a decent one of a galleon). It's bold, a little bit colorful, there's action, it depicts a struggle for ideas like freedom and democracy, etc (I'm sure the actual battle was hell). It feels inspiring, heroic and climactic. I can almost imagine this scene at the end of a musical (I've never seen Les Misérables).

I think romantic paintings might be my favorite.



I myself have a thing for detailed paintings that depict women in the various roles of mythology or history (as you can probably tell lol) :)

Two paintings I like that depict The Four Horsemen of The Apocalypse. Top one is by Viktor Vastnetsov and the other is a Medieval wood sketch by Albrecht Durer

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09 Dec 2022, 8:57 am

A Japanese scroll depicting the Shichifukujin (7 Gods of Fortune).

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Also I know this isn't really a painting but I'm pretty obsessed with this Mesopotamian sculpture known as the Burney Relief which was discovered by Sydney Burney. Also known as the "Queen of the Night"

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13 Dec 2022, 8:54 pm

A painting of the Vestal Virgins tending the sacred fire in the Temple of their Goddess Vesta.

By Jean Raoux.



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14 Dec 2022, 12:24 am

Saturn Devouring his Son by Peter Paul Rubens

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14 Dec 2022, 12:12 pm

Marie Antoinette with a Rose

Two versions of the same painting depicting France's original Party Queen :queen:

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