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Favorite Paintings
« on: May 17, 2018, 10:19:40 AM »
Post images of your favorite paintings through the ages. For this thread, that would also include other 2-dimensional, static visual arts like woodcuts and collages.

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Re: Favorite Paintings
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2018, 11:29:03 AM »
Hubert Robert- A Hermit Praying in the Ruins of a Roman Temple

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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2018, 03:30:45 PM »
Battle of Constantine against Magentius, by Raphael

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Such Freedom!, by Ilya Repin

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Hymn of Pythagoreans against to rising Sun, by Fyodor Bronnikov

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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2018, 03:33:04 PM »
Sir Galahad, by Artjur Hughes

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Re: Favorite Paintings
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2018, 07:01:54 PM »
Heehee, OP is boobs...


Despite the shortcomings of their creator, the 1904 "Kunstformen der Natur" (Artforms of Nature) prints by biologist Ernst Haeckel have given me a lot of comfort and inspiration over the years.

Narrowing it down to two (with great difficulty)

Siphonophorae




Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)




Link to the rest of them.
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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2018, 07:07:26 PM »
Such Freedom!, by Ilya Repin

I just adore the way the water looks in that picture!
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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2018, 07:59:37 PM »
Two paintings that together have helped inspire a sci-fi novel that I might actually get around to writing one of these days!

Francisco de Goya's The Colossus (1808-12)



And Salvador Dalí's The Temptation of Saint Anthony (1946)

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« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2018, 11:08:56 PM »
Hymn of Pythagoreans to the rising Sun
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Re: Favorite Paintings
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2018, 11:40:30 PM »
All collections of neoclassic paintings and buildings, especially from the 18th and 19th centuries, should be incinerated.  Enough said.
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« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2018, 11:43:41 PM »
Brandon Byrd "A Night Away"

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Re: Favorite Paintings
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2018, 02:15:16 AM »
And Salvador Dalí's The Temptation of Saint Anthony (1946)


I love the minimalist sculpture (skinny pyramid thing with spheres) among the diabolic temptations  ;D

All collections of neoclassic paintings and buildings, especially from the 18th and 19th centuries, should be incinerated.  Enough said.
Then you'll love this one. Kazimir Malevich, Black Square, 1915:

The above Dali has dethroned this one for me though...
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« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2018, 02:24:44 AM »
And Salvador Dalí's The Temptation of Saint Anthony (1946)


I love the minimalist sculpture (skinny pyramid thing with spheres) among the diabolic temptations  ;D

I do too! It makes me think of the weird abstract cosmic ascension... thing from Arthur C. Clarke's Childhood's End (at least as I've always pictured it, one of the reasons I don't want to watch the Syfy miniseries and get my mental picture erased).

Apparently it was inspired by a real obelisk, too. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elephant_and_Obelisk


Given Dali's obsessions at that point in his life, I'd wager it represents something about the power of the atomic bomb.
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« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2018, 02:31:55 AM »
Speaking of Malevich, I have always had a soft spot for Lazar Lissitzky's Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge, silly propaganda piece though it be.



There's just something compelling to me about raw, simple shapes and colors, much like many of Mondrian's pieces. Too much Pac-Man?


Actually, I even think Franz Ferdinand (or whoever their graphic designer was, rather) even improved on the original in the album cover inspired by it but making it somehow more minimalistic.

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« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2018, 02:50:59 AM »
Sydney Lawrence, the Tonalist, is probably the greatest painter of Alaska.








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« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2018, 05:13:03 AM »
If you ask me, the two greatest surrealist painters were Leonora Carrington and Remedios Varo and its an injustice that they are little known while Dalí and the very mediocre Magritte are synonymous with surrealist painting.

By Carrington, “And Then We Saw the Daughter of the Minotaur”:



By Remedios Varo, “The Creation of the Birds”:

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« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2018, 09:32:57 AM »
Ma Yuan, "Walking On A Mountain Path in Spring"

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« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2018, 09:51:46 AM »
You're absolutely right! I love Varo but I always forget about her!

Even though it's from 1961, for some reason La Llamada (The Call) says "trenches of WWI" to me...





Ashamed to say I didn't know Carrington until now.
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« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2018, 02:47:56 PM »
Varo and Carrington were good friends, from what I gather. Carrington was the sometime lover the much older Max Ernst, himself a great painter.

I really like Ernst's collage-novel Une Semaine de Bonte

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« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2018, 05:06:26 PM »
And that's why you don't mess with the Hellish vultureman's nest!
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« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2018, 05:32:56 PM »


And Salvador Dalí's The Temptation of Saint Anthony (1946)



I love Salvador Dali.

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« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2018, 05:38:22 PM »
"The Fall of Lucifer" by Gustav Dore



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« Reply #23 on: May 18, 2018, 06:03:07 PM »
Clark Ashton Smith is more known for his fiction as part of Lovecraft's circle. He was also a visual artist, though. I enjoy the stark, eerie, beauty of his drawings.




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« Reply #24 on: May 18, 2018, 09:09:15 PM »
Many years ago I gave a presentation in English class about Paul Cézanne and one of his Mont Sainte-Victoire paintings (he did a lot and I'm not sure this is the one):

He also did St. Antony's Temptation a couple of times, it turns out, but Dali's is much better.
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« Reply #25 on: May 18, 2018, 09:44:15 PM »
I love Impressionism sometimes.
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« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2018, 10:43:15 PM »
I’m a real sucker for the Northern Renaissance

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« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2018, 10:58:13 PM »
I've always loved the sense of terrific space and scale that I get from those paintings. It's like looking through a tunnel to another world and feeling like it's pulling you in.

Bosch was also a master of Surrealism in his own right. Sometimes I wonder what he'd be creating if he lived now.
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« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2018, 11:03:40 PM »
I've always loved the sense of terrific space and scale that I get from those paintings. It's like looking through a tunnel to another world and feeling like it's pulling you in.

Bosch was also a master of Surrealism in his own right. Sometimes I wonder what he'd be creating if he lived now.
A while back I read about some city in Europe that was creating a 3D hologram of a Bosch painting and projecting it into the street. Imagine how terrifying to be walking down the sidewalk and you're suddenly inside The Last Judgement.
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« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2018, 12:05:45 AM »
I've always loved the sense of terrific space and scale that I get from those paintings. It's like looking through a tunnel to another world and feeling like it's pulling you in.

Bosch was also a master of Surrealism in his own right. Sometimes I wonder what he'd be creating if he lived now.
A while back I read about some city in Europe that was creating a 3D hologram of a Bosch painting and projecting it into the street. Imagine how terrifying to be walking down the sidewalk and you're suddenly inside The Last Judgement.

Yeah, I cut this guy off in traffic and he suddenly grew a giant bird head and ate me head first while he crapped coins and tiny birds flew out of my butt. Mondays in the city, AMIRITE?
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« Reply #30 on: May 19, 2018, 06:26:18 AM »
The racial cringe of It's a Small World aside, I actually really enjoy the Modernist concept art of Mary Blair. It's easy to dismiss commercial art as inferior to "fine" art, but that's not remotely always true.







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« Reply #31 on: May 20, 2018, 05:05:54 PM »
You could argue that her stuff is a tad derivative and unoriginal but I still like Felicia Olin.







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« Reply #32 on: May 20, 2018, 05:39:44 PM »
Some of my favorite painting by Nicholas Roerich. Love his style.

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« Reply #33 on: May 20, 2018, 05:49:04 PM »
Those ARE pretty good, yeah!
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Re: Favorite Paintings
« Reply #34 on: May 20, 2018, 06:34:09 PM »
Those ARE pretty good, yeah!

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Re: Favorite Paintings
« Reply #35 on: Yesterday at 09:57:13 AM »
Like Hayden I too love the Northern Renaissance/ Netherlandish painting/ Flemish primitives, whatever you call it.

Here's St Christopher by Jan Wellens de Cock:

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« Reply #36 on: Yesterday at 10:16:21 AM »
Like Hayden I too love the Northern Renaissance/ Netherlandish painting/ Flemish primitives, whatever you call it.
Is that the school that Hieronimus Bosch belonged to?
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« Reply #37 on: Yesterday at 10:26:11 AM »
Like Hayden I too love the Northern Renaissance/ Netherlandish painting/ Flemish primitives, whatever you call it.
Is that the school that Hieronimus Bosch belonged to?

Yes, it is.
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Re: Favorite Paintings
« Reply #38 on: Yesterday at 03:27:55 PM »
Like Hayden I too love the Northern Renaissance/ Netherlandish painting/ Flemish primitives, whatever you call it.

Here's St Christopher by Jan Wellens de Cock:



He must have been interested in science to get such a clear sense of what that kind of transparent sphere would look like!

Who is the old man with the lantern, though? I don't remember that from the story of St. Christopher.
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Re: Favorite Paintings
« Reply #39 on: Yesterday at 03:33:23 PM »
The Netherlandish painters seemed to be fairly familiar with alchemical apparatus so probably had some scientific exposure. I don't know.

Re: the old man with a lantern, maybe it's Diogenes finally finding an honest man?
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Re: Favorite Paintings
« Reply #40 on: Yesterday at 03:40:07 PM »
I could believe that actually, yeah.

Btw, the giant hurdy-gurdy in the background of Hell in Garden of Earthly Delights is the earliest known depiction of a hurdy-gurdy with a buzz bridge. I always find it neat how the Netherlandish painters put little mundane details like that, so carefully documented, in the backgrounds of their wild scenes- like the perfectly rendered peasant house or barn there in St. Christopher. I can imagine exactly how it would have looked in real life. It's like a photo record.
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Re: Favorite Paintings
« Reply #41 on: Yesterday at 04:09:46 PM »
Oh wow, I had no idea that Carrington and Jodorowsky ever collaborated! Trippy!

Also, there's a collection of her short stories in print now.
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Re: Favorite Paintings
« Reply #42 on: Yesterday at 04:49:49 PM »
FINALLY!

Man, it took me a long time to find this one! It was a painting that I remembered from the cover of a textbook from my Native Relations History (or was it my Canada class?) class seven years ago. But I've since lost the copy of the book, so I didn't remember what the painting was called or what the book was called. For the record the book is Skyscrapers Hide the Heavens by JR Miller. As I understand, it's still considered one of the most important studies on White-Indian relations in Canada.

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Christy Clark and the Kinder Morgan Go-Go Girls (pretty self-explanatory for those who know who Christy Clark is, I think).



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Re: Favorite Paintings
« Reply #43 on: Today at 10:25:55 AM »
Children's book illustrator Gennady Spirin is one of my favorites. Here's a scene from The Sea King's Daughter



And this one is from The Lord is My Shepherd:

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