Who are some of your favorite artists?

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04 Jan 2006, 11:24 am

Who are some of your favorite artists? Say why if you feel like it, if it's anything more than you just enjoy the style of their work. Have at it.

As for myself, I like many of the standards: Picasso, Van Gogh, etc. But I'd have to say two of my favorite artists are Frida Kahlo

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and Max Beckmann.

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(He had a cheery mug didn't he?)

Not that Frida Kahlo isn't a standard since the movie Frida. But I like to brag that I knew and enjoyed her even before the movie came out. :P Her symbolism impresses me the most I think.

Also, not that Beckmann isn't ultra famous, too. But as for him, I find his darker style and the grotesque nature of his human subjects absolutely fascinating.

All in all, me likey. :D


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04 Jan 2006, 1:28 pm

Err, well, the work of Rowland Emett, said Emettman.
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More conventionally: Turner, Magritte, Dali...

I had mixed feelings on discovering that my long-loved Turner painting "The Fighting Temeraire" came out as Britain's favourite in a BBC poll.

http://www.j-m-w-turner.co.uk/artist/tu ... eraire.htm



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04 Jan 2006, 1:41 pm

Georgia O'Keeffe, Aubrey Beardsley, Paul Klee, Wolf Kahn, Cezanne (his later work), Klimt, Egon Schiele...there are many others.



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04 Jan 2006, 1:45 pm

Joy Division, King Crimson...oops, wrong list! :wink:

Seriously, here's my list:

Georgia O'Keefe
Edvard Munch
Hieronymous Bosch
Pablo Picasso
Aubrey Beardsley
Vincent Van Gogh
Leonardo da Vinci
Salvador Dali
Joan Miro
Auguste Rodin



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04 Jan 2006, 4:30 pm

Max Ernst
Giorgio de Chirico
Rene Magritte
Paul Klee
Wassily Kandinsky
Piet Mondrian
Mark Rothko
Cy Twombly
Vincent Van Gogh
Frank Lloyd Wright

Ernst and Klee are my very most favorite of these. :P



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04 Jan 2006, 5:03 pm

Dang, I'd completely forgotten about Bosch! *rolls eyes and slaps head* How could I???


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04 Jan 2006, 6:03 pm

The greats of the Italian Renaissance: Michelangelo Buonarroti (Michelangelo), Raffaello Santi (Raphael) and Leonardo da Vinci, simply for embodying the values of the Renaissance and for producing such an unequalled body of work.
I've also got to include Michelangelo Merisi (Caravaggio) and Sandro Botticelli (the latter included for the magnificent Primavera).
Others that spring to mind: Sir Joshua Reynolds and Jean-Antoine Gros. Bit of an eclectic mix...



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05 Jan 2006, 2:02 am

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05 Jan 2006, 2:08 am

I'm not a very 'cultured' person :oops:

But I really like Salvador Dali's style. There are also some Picasso paintings I like, but I really don't 'get' cubism


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07 Jan 2006, 1:22 am

Leonardo Da Vinci
Eduard Manet
Mary Cassatt
Salivor Dali
Michaelangelo
Cellini
Lysippus
Magritte
James Whistler
M.C. Esher
H.R. Giger



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07 Jan 2006, 10:01 am

Traditionally: Escher, Dali, Van Gogh, E. Munch (I say this as I have a poster of The Scream).

I would also rank pu-sama from deviantart "up there" not on a list of being "classic" but on a list of my favorites, in all seriousness. She does really awesome stuff.

That and probably Hiroaki Samura (the guy who does the Hellsing mangas) on a related note.



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07 Jan 2006, 10:27 am

Definitely MC Escher, da Vinci, Michelangelo... those would have to be my few top favourites, especially Escher. There are a couple of sites (like deviantart) that I've seen online that are extremely good, but I can't remember the artists' names. :|


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07 Jan 2006, 6:23 pm

Picasso
Georgia O' Keefe
Edouard Manet
Van Gogh
Mary Cassat
Grandma Moses and other folk artists
Jan Van Eyk, the Limbourg brothers, and the other painters of the early Renaissance
Jan Vermeer
Leonardo Da Vinci
Michaelangelo
Artemisia Gentileschi
Marcel Duchamp
M.C Escher
Winslow Homer
the photography of Dorothea Lange
Lysippos
Praxiteles
The Inuit people and other indigenous North American people, the ancient Egyptians, the ancient Greeks, and people of all the other world cultures, for creating such great art
And many others, who I either forgot to mention or haven't discovered yet, because you know what, I just like all of it :)



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07 Jan 2006, 7:01 pm

def Escher and Dali. I wish I knew more artists names.


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03 Mar 2006, 12:54 pm

John James Porter
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