Favorite painter and why

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  1. MariahJade2 Former Fan Fiction Archive Editor

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    The Wyeths
    Thomas Eakins
    Monet
    Dali- One painting of his that really stands out to me, and I hope I get the name right is "Outskirts of a paranoid critical town" I find this painting disturbing, and scary. That woman frightens me, yet it is strangly compelling.
  2. rookie Jedi Knight

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    singer sargent's work has always been a favorite, his portraiture just seems to capture the subject's personalities.

    right now, i'm really impressed by robert longo, but mostly for his untitled series (aka men in the city series).

    louise bourgeois' early paintings known as femme-maisons are amazing too. it's cool to see the evolution of her work from two-dimensional pieces, especially now that she's mainly a sculptor/installation artist.
  3. Muppet Jedi Knight

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    I work as a freelance painter. Some of my fave painters are:

    Edward Hopper
    Dali
    Monet
    Andrew Wyeth
    John Register
    Richard Estes
    Jack Vettriano
  4. Tobie_Wan Jedi Master

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    [image=http://www.getty.edu/artsednet/images/Biggers/four-xl.jpeg]

    John Biggers? art conveys a unique language that synthesizes the artists personal perception, experience and expression with the customs and ways of life of an ancient culture still very in touch with its roots and origins The way in which he uses patterning, decorative motif and repetition interplaying with expressively sculptural modeling, and fully realized forms, as well as the weaving of personal and cultural symbols and the bridge between narrative and metaphor all re-emphasize the meaning of his work which I believe to be concerned with the cycles of life and the passing on of tradition and how this gives meaning to existence.


  5. Darth_Pseudomorph Jedi Master

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    Tobie_Wan. Thanks for the link. I like that very much. Most design schemes that focus so heavily on pattern and symmetry I don't really like. But this is an exception. Have you seen other reproductions of it...I mean, as far as you know...is the colorization of the original like that...or does it have less yellow.
  6. BYOB_Kenobi Jedi Grand Master

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    I dig Mark Rothko. His saturated abstract paintings are like looking at music.
    [image=http://www.nga.gov/feature/rothko/58.jpg] [image=http://www.nga.gov/feature/rothko/fig14.jpg] [image=http://www.nga.gov/feature/rothko/57.jpg]

    To contrast that, lately I've been really into Alphonse Mucha.
    [image=http://www.bpib.com/illustrat/mucha9a.jpg] [image=http://www.bpib.com/illustrat/mucha9b.jpg] [image=http://www.bpib.com/illustrat/mucha9d.jpg]


    Personally, my opinion of Dali is that his body work is an overrated novelty. If you really want to see some bizarre surrealism, you have to track down the work of WWI era committed schizophrenics, most of which are no-names.
  7. halibut Chosen One

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    The Mucha stuff looks good, but I don't like the Rothko. If I spend money on a piece of art, I like to have something to look at (a bit simple, but I'm sure you know what I mean)

    With regards to your last comment, I see where you're coming from, but personally I'd rather see the surrealist works of a sane mind, rather than those from an insane mind (This is not a cue for a discussion on Dali's sanity!)
  8. waheennay Jedi Master

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    At the moment it's John Singer Sargent. I love that painting MADAME X. A far sexier painting than a lot of nudes. It's a shame he was forced to paint the left of her gown up.
  9. Jedi_Suzuran Jedi Grand Master

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    Glad there are so many John Singer Sargent fans. He's always been a great favorite. I love his society ladies, and everything else. :)

    Picasso, especially his 20's stuff.

    Frida Kahlo. Stunning, disturbing and incredibly complex imagery. Fantastic.

    Van Gogh. I love his starry night.

    Cezanne. Beautiful use of color, and his reds and greens are stunning.

    Mary Cassatt. Impressionist [face_love]

    Artemisia Gentilescci (sp?) Hope someone's heard of her. Wonderful use of shadow and light. [face_love]
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