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04 Dec 2009, 9:48 pm

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René Magritte (1898-1967, Belgian Surrealist, for example: "The Entrance")
Claude Monet (1840-1926, French Impressionist, for example: "Water Lilies (The Clouds)")
Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890, Dutch Post-Impressionist, for example: "The Starry Night")


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04 Dec 2009, 9:54 pm

Renoir
Da Vinci

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05 Dec 2009, 1:04 am

i would be content to have work by Dali or Magritte hung in my home... hehe. i also have a bit of a soft spot for some of the modernists, particularly Lichtenstein.


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05 Dec 2009, 1:07 am

Oskar Kokoschka.



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05 Dec 2009, 2:12 am

Chagall, Matisse, Klee, Sargent, Dora Carrington, Wyeth.


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05 Dec 2009, 3:00 am

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Chagall, Matisse, Klee, Sargent, Dora Carrington, Wyeth.


Yes! Those were the ones I was trying to think of and couldn't. It's almost three in the morning now. No wonder :(



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05 Dec 2009, 3:49 am

Graham Turner is my favourite. He is a historical illustrator who paints in gouache. I've loved his work since I saw some of his illustrations of Medieval knights in a book. www.studio88.co.uk shows his work.



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05 Dec 2009, 4:52 pm

I got a soft spot for fauvism--specifically Derain, Signac and Cezanne. For some reason I really don't like Gauguin.

Magritte always makes me smile.

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07 Dec 2009, 2:26 pm

In Houston, there is one of the largest private collections of the surrealist painters around..that is open for free to the public...the Menil collection...
There are a lot of Magritte paintings there.
I have always loved Magritte.
I had a Magritte book when I was a little kid that I loved looking at..so maybe that is why I always felt connected to him...

I am also nuts about Hieronymous Bosch

and I am a big fan of Cy Twombly...(who I think is still alive)

When I first saw the paintings of Cy Twombly, it was like an epiphany for me..it left a very strong impression.....I was in my early teens..there was an exhibit at the Menil....

Years later, Cy Twombly got a permanent gallery dedicated to his work, right across the street from the Menil. His paintings are very gigantic for the most part, so it definitely seems fitting..

I love going to the Cy Twombly gallery..I love taking people there...and it is funny how mixed the reactions will be from people who see it....Some people are awe-struck...the way I will never cease to be...and other people hate it and think it is a bunch of pointless random scribbles.... :wink:



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07 Dec 2009, 2:46 pm

poopylungstuffing wrote:
In Houston, there is one of the largest private collections of the surrealist painters around..that is open for free to the public...the Menil collection...
There are a lot of Magritte paintings there.
I have always loved Magritte.


i've been to the Menil a few times too and agree a lot!! about their wonderful collection of surrealism and not leat Magritte.

i've been interested in art for so long so it's difficult picking just a few. i think maybe my biggest fav is Cezanne. also of course van Gogh. Klee. Warhol. classical Egyptian and Greek art, ancient Chinese ... endless list .. african masks .. Carpaccio. Saul Steinberg. Matisse


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07 Dec 2009, 4:24 pm

mine's are Alphonse Mucha & Adam Hughes

[url=http://www.allposters.com/-st/Alphonse-Mucha-Posters_c26867_.htm[url=http://www.allposters.com/-st/Alphonse-Mucha-Posters_c26867_.htm]Mucha's artwork[/url]

Hughes' artwork



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08 Dec 2009, 2:43 am

I'm not sure if Mucha counts (though he's a definite fave), but Escher definitely isn't..;)

There was an American artist in the 19th Century named Cole, who painted a picture of the 4 stages of life. Always liked that one.


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08 Dec 2009, 1:50 pm

pakled wrote:
I'm not sure if Mucha counts (though he's a definite fave), but Escher definitely isn't..;)
Who named Escher? I didn't see that name in this topic... or did you mean you like Escher but he's not a painter?

Maurits Cornelis Escher is not a painter indeed, he made fantastic drawings and lithographs, for example: Ascending and Descending
Relativity

He was also Dutch, just like Van Gogh ;)


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08 Dec 2009, 2:32 pm

Old favourites from my teens: Van Gogh, Toulouse Lautrec, Degas, Munch, Emil Nolde, ( was obsessed with his stuff for years, mainly the landscapes but also his woodcuts and wild "religious" paintings ), Dulac, Stanley Spencer, a couple of the pre-Raphaelites, and, slightly later, Goya ( mainly for "Saturn Devouring his Children" ).

More recent favourites: Holbein, ( I love his faces ), Rothko, Picasso, Chirico, generally "Le Brucke" lot and the Fauvists, and australian aboriginal art, central american decorative "carvings"/designs, and Banksy ( the street artist ).

And I saw some of Cy Twombly's work too in Paris once and fell in love for at least an hour or two, stuck in front of the huge canvases; they are so rich in "complex chaos".

I've always liked Tintin for the visuals too! Hergé. :oops:

There's others, but I can't remember them right now, mainly, I think, because I only really like one or two of their things.

I love strong colourists and/or strong "drawers". And either 100% abstract or very realist/representational; I'm not very keen on mixtures of the two, ( eg. Dali or Matisse ) unless absolutely perfectly expressing something for me, like Chirico.
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08 Dec 2009, 2:41 pm

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