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23 Apr 2024, 4:33 pm

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This painting is especially cool to me because it was a source of inspiration for Mary Shelly when she wrote Frankenstein.


Oooh I like that one too! The Nightmare by Henry Fusili. Very gothic and cool! :skull:



I came in here to post this one too. I first saw it when I started researching sleep paralysis because some people think that is what is being depicted here.

Other than that I realise I don't know many classic paintings.


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23 Apr 2024, 6:08 pm

DuckHairback wrote:
RedDeathFlower13 wrote:
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This painting is especially cool to me because it was a source of inspiration for Mary Shelly when she wrote Frankenstein.


Oooh I like that one too! The Nightmare by Henry Fusili. Very gothic and cool! :skull:



I came in here to post this one too. I first saw it when I started researching sleep paralysis because some people think that is what is being depicted here.

Other than that I realise I don't know many classic paintings.



Yeah I also think that this painting depicts a kind of incubus. Like the female succubus they were medieval demons blamed for invading dreams at night and causing night terrors and arousal in their victims as they slept. :nerdy:


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23 Apr 2024, 6:47 pm

I prefer Impressionism over Classicism.


My favourites are Tom Thomson, and The Group of Seven (particularly Varley)


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Tom Thomson, "Sunset, Canoe Lake" (1916)


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23 Apr 2024, 6:53 pm

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Fairy by Sophie Jeanjambre Anderson

Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I

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Portrait of Queen Mary I

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23 Apr 2024, 7:11 pm

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FH Varley, "Stormy Weather: Georgian Bay" (1921)


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23 Apr 2024, 11:17 pm

The Birds of Joy and Sorrow by Viktor Vasnetsuv.

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24 Apr 2024, 12:35 am

It's funny but I have zero interest in paintings of people.
People aren't really a subject I care to see, and I don't understand their expressions anyway.

I know it's technically great artwork but it's never done a thing for me.
I prefer landscapes with motion.


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24 Apr 2024, 12:38 am

IsabellaLinton wrote:
It's funny but I have zero interest in paintings of people.
People aren't really a subject I care to see, and I don't understand their expressions anyway.

I know it's technically great artwork but it's never done a thing for me.
I prefer landscapes with motion.


To each their own I suppose. :)

Most of the paintings and artworks I like relate to mythology in some way.


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24 Apr 2024, 12:47 am

That makes sense. You love mythology and I love nature / weather.


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24 Apr 2024, 2:06 am

Speaking of nature, I do love Japanese ukiyoe prints that depict various beautiful flowers and animals. Here's several I found on Google today. :heart:

Some butterflies

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Dragonflies

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Fireflies

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Red Spider Lilies

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Cherry Blossoms

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Red maple leaves

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Lotus

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Wisteria

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Crane and Rising Sun

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Peacock and Peonies

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Ravens

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Koi Fish

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Snake

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24 Apr 2024, 12:46 pm

Priestess of Delphi by John Collier

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Kiss of the Enchantress by Isobel Lilian Gloag.

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24 Apr 2024, 4:38 pm

Titania by Fredrick Howard Michael

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24 Apr 2024, 11:55 pm

Valkyrie by Peter Nicholai Arbo

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Valkyrie Maiden by Howard David Johnson

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The Dahomey Warrior Women of West Africa

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The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse by Viktor Vasnetsov

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La Femme Fatale by Dennis Stuchel

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Two Dragons in Clouds by Kano Hogai

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Virgin and The Unicorn by Domenico Zampieri

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Goddess Benzaiten with Dragon by Aoigaoka Keisei

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25 Apr 2024, 8:59 am

Konohanasakuya-hime

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This is the Goddess of Mount Fuji. I own a copy of this that I bought when I was in Japan last year. I really need to get it framed .


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26 Apr 2024, 12:39 pm

Liberty Leading the People by Eugene Delacroix

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Witches Sabbath by Francisco Goya.

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Witches at their Incantation by Salvator Rosa

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