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Bravo
03-16-2007, 05:13 AM
let's see 'em.

maybe a link instead of adding the images to the thread to save the dawnette.

:Shrug:

Stew21
03-16-2007, 05:18 AM
I like so many, and so many different styles, but this one hangs on my living room wall.

Banks of the Seine Vetheuil (http://www.gsbmennonite.com/mt-archives/Monet%20-%20Banks%20of%20the%20Seine,%20Vetheuil,%201880.jp g)

Sarita
03-16-2007, 05:21 AM
The Bal Series from Renoir comes to mind. I especially like Bal a Bougival, because the guy looks like Van Gogh to me...

http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/renoir/dancers/bougival.jpg

Oh and Dali's Persistence of Time made me love art when I was a wee lass.

Meerkat
03-16-2007, 05:26 AM
I was going to say Conan the Conqueror by Frank Frazetta....but what if you all pretend I picked something hanging in the Louvre, instead?

brianm
03-16-2007, 05:31 AM
Anything and everything from the Italian Renaissance period.

san_remo_ave
03-16-2007, 05:43 AM
The Astronomer, Jan Vermeer (http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/BRGPOD/58361~The-Astronomer-1668-Posters.jpg)

Cafe Terrace at Night, Vincent Van Gogh (http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/ISI/36075~The-Cafe-Terrace-on-the-Place-du-Forum-Arles-at-Night-c-1888-Posters.jpg)

Irises, Vincent Van Gogh (http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/ESC/AP624~Irises-Saint-Remy-1889-Posters.jpg)

Siddow
03-16-2007, 06:21 AM
http://www.mystudios.com/art/post/van-gogh/van-gogh-fishing-boats-1888.html

Vincent is my favorite. An exhibit of his paintings and drawings came through Atlanta last year, and I took my son. That painting is in my bathroom (well, a print of it), Irises is in my kitchen, Cafe Terrace is in the dining room, and Sunflowers is over the mantle.

Luvs me some Vincent.

Jersey Chick
03-16-2007, 06:26 AM
Anything by Monet and van Gogh's Starry Night. I remember seeing a version of Starry Night with Snoopy lying on his doghouse, looking up at the sky. It was pretty cool.

Medievalist
03-16-2007, 06:28 AM
There are lots, but I love these two:

Jan Van Eyck Arnofini Wedding (http://webexhibits.org/pigments/indiv/color/images/VanEyckZ.jpg)

Robert Campin's Merode Altar (http://www.wga.hu/art/m/master/flemalle/merode/0merode1.jpg) piece

Soccer Mom
03-16-2007, 06:41 AM
I'm a sucker for Carravagio. The Calling of St. Matthew is one of my favorites.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Calling_of_St_Matthew_%28Caravaggio%29

Sarita
03-16-2007, 06:54 AM
I nearly fainted when I saw this Van Gogh at the D'Orsay:


L'église d'Auvers-sur-Oise (http://www.notrefamille.com/collection-privee/oeuvres/L'%E9glise+d'Auvers-sur-Oise/M48VWB/F0F29EE7-440A-4FA5-848C-628CB9B22D4E/00-028593.jpg)

maestrowork
03-16-2007, 07:13 AM
Sailing the Catboat by Winslow Homer:

http://www.gardenofpraise.com/images/catboat.jpg

roach
03-16-2007, 08:36 AM
Cindy by Frank Wu (http://www.frankwu.com/Cindy.html). I have a print of this hanging in my office.

And all of John William Waterhouse (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_William_Waterhouse#Works).

Inkdaub
03-16-2007, 12:43 PM
Pollock's The She Wolf (http://jade.ccccd.edu/Andrade/WorldLitII2333/Images/pollock.she-wolf.jpg)

Jean Michel Basquiat is probably my favorite painter. Here are a few examples...

Self Portrait as a Heel (http://store.artriver.com/merchant/graphics/products/jb4.jpg)

Horn Players (http://store.artriver.com/merchant/graphics/products/jb6.jpg)

Riding With Death (http://www.soho-art.com/shopinfo/uploads/1032220472_large-image_jmbridthlg.jpg)

dpaterso
03-16-2007, 02:02 PM
I'm a fan of Renoir (http://images.google.com/images?q=Pierre+Auguste+Renoir) and how he saw women (http://images.google.com/images?q=Pierre+Auguste+Renoir+girls) and crowds (http://images.google.com/images?q=Pierre+Auguste+Renoir+crowds).

-Derek

billythrilly7th
03-16-2007, 02:12 PM
My favorite painting is the one I have on my wall that I bought at a local flea market last summer.

I don't think it has a name.

But it's a painting of a small farmhouse and the front porch area and right in front of the house is a small cemetery where I guess people or family members who lived in the house are now buried. I bought the painting because the house really looks like where I live.

I'm looking at it now. It's a great painting.

Wait a second...there's like a guy who's actually peaking over one of the graves and kind of looks like he's crawling out or something. I never saw that before. Wow. Every time I look at this thing, I see something new. That's great art. But....

WEEIRDORAMA.

Anyway...it's an awesome painting. I wish I knew the name. Let me check...maybe there's a name under the signature.

Oh boy...hmmmf...Glancing back at the painting I see the guy that was crawling out of the grave is now walking towards the house. I'm a little freaked out, people. I admit it.

Jeeez. The house really looks like the place I live and he's now at the front door.

I'm flipping out here a little bit.

Anyway....whatever. Great painting. I'm totally trying to get into art these days.

Hang on, there's a knock at my door. BRB for lack of a better internet...uh... whatever the right word is for BRB or LOL. Let me get this knock.

Stew21
03-16-2007, 02:55 PM
I have always been so mesmerized by Salvador Dali. I could look at his works and get lost in them for hours. He is definitely a favorite.

Someone mentioned She-Wolf, another favorite of mine.

robeiae
03-16-2007, 04:37 PM
Arcadian Shepherds (http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/p/images/poussin_arcadian.lg.jpg)-Poussin
Christ Mocked (http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/cgi-bin/WebObjects.dll/CollectionPublisher.woa/wa/largeImage?workNumber=NG4744&collectionPublisherSection=work) (The Crowning with Thorns)-Bosch
Tempest (http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/g/giorgion/tempest/tempest.html)-Giorgione
Oath of the Horatii (http://www.usc.edu/schools/annenberg/asc/projects/comm544/library/images/143.jpg)-David

Troo
03-16-2007, 04:55 PM
Massive fan of many surrealists, most notably Dali and Magritte.

I've never been one for Impressionism.

Of modern artists my favourites have to be:
Ray Caesar
(http://www.raycaesar.com/)Andrew Jones (http://androidjones.com/)
Hyung-Tae Kim (http://hyung-taekim.org/index.shtml)

FatTire
03-16-2007, 06:09 PM
Anything by Dali. Signs of the Zodiac (http://www.artnet.com/artwork/424895512/424303892/salvador-dali-libra-signs-of-the-zodiac.html) is a very powerful piece to me. I own Faust Reading (http://www.windsorfineart.com/artists/dali/Faust-Reading.html) another powerful piece that hangs above my computer. It reminds me of the dangers of making a deal with the devil to obtain what you want. Plus, it makes me feel lucky that I have found true love and don't need the devil's help in that area.

Marlys
03-16-2007, 06:44 PM
I like it when a serious artist displays a populist touch--you know, like Van Gogh's Dogs Playing Poker on the Cafe Terrace in Arles.

http://marlyspearson.com/doggiessmaller.jpg

Maryn
03-16-2007, 09:02 PM
Almost any portrait by Rembrandt. This self-portrait (http://www.imageandart.com/tutoriales/biografias/rembrandt/imagenes/autorretrato.jpg) may be my favorite. The detail (http://www.jamescgroves.com/rembrandt/6.jpg) blows me away. I like a lot--nearly all--of the other paintings and artists you all have posted, but for portraiture, Rembrandt is it.

Maryn

trumancoyote
03-16-2007, 09:12 PM
I've always liked Latrec's The Moulin Rouge (http://www.bluffton.edu/~humanities/art/20c/modernart/toulousemoulin.jpg).

And I tend to like most variations on Mondrian's, uh... these. (http://www.moleskinerie.com/Mondrian.jpg)

MidnightMuse
03-16-2007, 09:15 PM
This hangs in my living room, directly opposite the couch - framed in a beautiful wide dark wood, with the words Two by Two painted along the bottom.

http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/5/53/360px-Noahs_Ark.jpg

My favorite piece.

brianm
03-16-2007, 09:32 PM
This hangs in my living room, directly opposite the couch - framed in a beautiful wide dark wood, with the words Two by Two painted along the bottom.

http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/5/53/360px-Noahs_Ark.jpg

My favorite piece.

MM, who's the artist? I'd love to get a print. Really wonderful piece.

MidnightMuse
03-16-2007, 09:37 PM
I honestly have no idea, I can't read the name - but I'll see if I can find out.

ETA: aha! Edward Hicks, circa 1846 :)

brianm
03-16-2007, 09:41 PM
I found it. It's Edward Hicks.

I just ordered a framed 36" by 24" print online. Will go perfectly in my sitting room that has other animal related pictures. I've been looking for something like this for one of the walls for quite awhile. But, I wasn't thrilled with anything until I saw this. Thank you!

Shadow_Ferret
03-16-2007, 09:42 PM
Pretty much anything by Frazetta.

Maryn
03-17-2007, 12:15 AM
One of the best compliments I ever got was a buzzed guy at a bar asking me if I'd posed for Frazetta, because he was pretty sure he had a poster of me. He wasn't even trying to pick me up. (Had his girlfriend/wife on his arm when he asked.) He just wanted to know.

Maryn, who'd pay big to have someone ask that now

Annie O
03-17-2007, 12:20 AM
I adore Waterhouse's The Orange Gatherers; I have a huge tapestry of this great piece hanging in my dining room.

http://cgfa.dotsrc.org/waterhou/p-waterh20.htm

robeiae
03-17-2007, 12:21 AM
Maryn, who'd pay big to have someone ask that now
Rob, who'd pay bigger to have been at the bar that night...

Maryn
03-17-2007, 09:42 PM
I already heard that it was a pre-embryonic Truman Coyote, or else how would he know exactly what the guy said?

Maryn, who wished she'd realized those were the good old days

JoeEkaitis
03-17-2007, 10:21 PM
SWANZILLA GOES ON A RAMPAGE!

http://www.wga.hu/art/a/asselyn/thr_swan.jpg

(Well, OK, it's REALLY called The Threatened Swan, but I think my title sounds cooler.)

Little Red Barn
03-18-2007, 12:51 AM
Ohh...I really don't have a fav' tangible painting, so to speak ...
But I've always grabbed my child at dusk on such days when I look to the west and see the sun setting and I've told her..."Look at God's beautiful painting. See how He painted the sky?"


I know--corny, but it's always beautiful, always changing... :)

robeiae
03-18-2007, 03:10 AM
There's a feeling I get when I look to the west,
And my spirit is crying for leaving...

It's not corny, Kimmi. It's a beautiful thing to say and show your child, imo.

Elincoln
03-18-2007, 03:17 AM
But I've always grabbed my child at dusk on such days when I look to the west and see the sun setting and I've told her..."Look at God's beautiful painting. See how He painted the sky?"

That's so nice! I'll remember that next time.

I don't have anyone particular I like, but I like seascapes. Blame it on where I grew up, but I always like scenes of sunsets over the bay/sea.

tourdeforce
03-18-2007, 03:36 AM
New York Movie (http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/hopper/interior/hopper.ny-movie.jpg) by Edward Hopper

aadams73
03-18-2007, 03:50 AM
Contemporary: any of RC Gorman's works: http://tinyurl.com/2yra79

Masters: The Night Watch (http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/rembrandt/1640/night-watch/rembrandt.night-watch.jpg), by Rembrandt.

ccarver30
03-18-2007, 04:25 PM
Renoir's Umbrellas
Impressionism is my thing. :)

The Commatose Kidd
03-31-2007, 05:46 AM
hopper's nighthawks

http://img224.imageshack.us/img224/7204/susiehoppernighthawksgq7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

JDCrayne
03-31-2007, 07:30 AM
Just about anything by Gustave Moreau, and I'm a big fan of the Symbolists.

http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/art/moreau.html

Pat~
03-31-2007, 08:05 AM
I love water and sky pictures. I also like the Impressionists, so when I found this signed print at our neighborhood resale shop (framed, too!), I brought it home. It was painted by Alfred Sisley (The Saint Martin Canal) in 1872. (He was a contemporary of Monet, and often painted canal pictures with him.)

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Alfred_Sisley_035.jpg

SC Harrison
03-31-2007, 07:43 PM
I love water and sky pictures. I also like the Impressionists, so when I found this signed print at our neighborhood resale shop (framed, too!), I brought it home. It was painted by Alfred Sisley (The Saint Martin Canal) in 1872. (He was a contemporary of Monet, and often painted canal pictures with him.)

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Alfred_Sisley_035.jpg

Sisley is awesome. He and others (Manet, Renoir, Caillebotte) spent some time at Monet's home in Argenteuil, where Manet said of Renoir, "The lad has no talent! Since you're his friend, tell him he might as well give up." :)

I took the following pics at d'Orsay:

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h34/scharrison/argenteuil.jpg

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h34/scharrison/luncheon.jpg

My favorite is Monet's The Tuileries which is in the Marmottan-Monet museum right across from the Jardin du Ranelagh, but they confiscated my camera at the entrance. :( Here's a scan from a postcard:

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h34/scharrison/Tuileries.jpg

It was painted in 1876 from the balcony of an apartment where Victor Choquet and his wife lived. He was a patron of the Impressionists who fed them and bought some of their work. I dragged my daughter up and down the Rue de Rivoli for an hour or so trying to find this guy's apartment, and finally charmed my way to the fifth floor of a hotel and took this photo:

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h34/scharrison/MyTuileries.jpg

which is a few blocks off target.

A gratuitous "Sunset over the Seine" shot:

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h34/scharrison/seinesunset.jpg

AmyBA
03-31-2007, 10:25 PM
Cassatt's Young Mother Sewing (http://www.allposters.com/gallery.asp?aid=28950&c=c&search=7324) and Breakfast in Bed (http://www.allposters.com/gallery.asp?aid=28950&c=c&search=7324), Rossetti's Prosperine (http://www.allposters.com/gallery.asp?aid=28950&c=c&search=7324), Parrish's The River at Ascutney (http://www.allposters.com/-sp/-Posters_i317234_.htm). I've also always loved The Singing Butler (http://www.vettriano-art.com/thesingingbutler.html) by Jack Vettriano.

Julian Black
04-01-2007, 05:00 AM
I'm a painter, and it's incredibly hard to name favorites; there are so many. So I'll just throw out a few that come to mind:

Rembrandt's Return of the Prodigal Son (http://www.geocities.com/psychohistory2001/rembrandt-prodigal-son.jpg) and The Jewish Bride (http://www.paintingstogo.com/rembrandt/jewish_bride.jpg).

Botticelli's La Primavera (http://kidslink.bo.cnr.it/correggio/firenze/primavera.jpg).

Holbein and Breughel are huge favorites of mine. Here's Holbein's portraits of Erasmus (http://www.ee.nthu.edu.tw/~sdyang/Images/Erasmus.jpg), Sir Thomas More (http://4umi.com/image/people/Thomas_More_(Holbein).jpg), as well as The French Ambassadors (http://www.usm.maine.edu/eng/holbein%20ambassadors2.JPG). The strange shape in the foreground of that latter painting is a visual trick, an anamorphosis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anamorphosis). Seen from head-on, it doesn't make any sense. But if you look at the painting from a sidelong angle, the perspective resolves that amorphous shape into a skull.

Breughel was a hard-eyed realist like Holbein, but instead of portraits his specialty was detailed scenes. Hunters in the Snow (http://www.southern.net/wm/paint/auth/bruegel/hunters.jpg) is probably the most famous of his scenes of peasant life, but he also did allegorical work as well, such as The Tower of Babel (http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/iraq/images/babel-brueghel-1.jpg) and his literal interpretations of Dutch Proverbs (http://www2.bc.edu/~dohertyp/web_site/images/proverbs.jpg).

jilly61
03-02-2011, 05:29 PM
Just about anything by Gustav Klimt. Up until recently I hadn't seen his landscapes but now I'm a fan of those too.

www.gustavklimtcollection.com/pages/main.html (http://www.gustavklimtcollection.com/pages/main.html)

BigWords
03-02-2011, 05:50 PM
Everything by Hajime Sorayama (http://www.sorayama.com/). Sexy robots FTW.

Hip-Hop-a-potamus
03-03-2011, 01:05 AM
Just about anything by Gustav Klimt. Up until recently I hadn't seen his landscapes but now I'm a fan of those too.

www.gustavklimtcollection.com/pages/main.html (http://www.gustavklimtcollection.com/pages/main.html)

I'm a Klimt fan too, Jilly.

I was an art history major, so there are so many I enjoy! I love Kandinsky and Chagall, Gabrielle Munter, and lots of Gorky.

I'm especially fond of Liver Is the Cock's Comb:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_UKD6iwMrQmQ/TA0BiwUhGiI/AAAAAAAAB5E/hJQy0w0DxwM/s1600/Gorky_The_Liver_is_the_Cocks_Comb_1944.jpg

ShapeSphere
03-03-2011, 05:40 PM
Velazquez: "Las Meninas" (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/99/Las_Meninas_01.jpg) (1656, The Maids of Honour)

It has been analysed extensively so you can interpret it as you wish. One option is that we are the subjects (the king and queen) looking at the painter and the maids, and our reflection is caught in the mirror.

bySD
03-06-2011, 01:51 AM
My favorite is Bacchus and Ariadne

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacchus_and_Ariadne

I just really love the colors :D

Vespertilion
03-06-2011, 11:12 AM
Not a favorite in the way you mean, but Domenichino's Rebuke of Adam and Eve made me laugh so hard I snorted when I saw it at the National Gallery. Adam is such a weasel.

It still tickles me to look at it. (Tickled the very elegant gentleman in the gallery with us, too. I guess it's hard to soak up the culture when someone snorts.)

tiny
03-06-2011, 08:27 PM
My absolute favorite is not a painting but a print.

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e216/rabidbluesquirrel/Hokusai.jpg

Hokusai. The Great Wave, one of his Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji.