Anyone into Art?

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    Dec 27, 2010 8:49 PM GMT
    Well Im a huge art geek and I love art. I just recently visited LACMA, and just renewed my passion for art! So I was wondering who are your favorite artists? Some of my favorite artists are Salvador Dali, Max Ernst, Botticelli, Fouquet, Kris Kuksi, and Andy Warhol.

    Here are some of my favorite paintings/sculptures
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    Dec 28, 2010 5:03 PM GMT
    Dali's fun. I'll take almost any of the Impressionists. And Toulouse Laurtrec and don't forget Modigliani. Love that guy! (he was quite handsome, too!)
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    Dec 28, 2010 5:37 PM GMT
    I'm an art fanatic and an artist. I love Pollock, Dali, Van Gogh, Picasso, Hopper, Wyeth (LOVE him!) and so many others.

    As of now, my favorite artist of the moment is Todd White. Would LOVE to own one of his works but can't afford it...yet!
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    Dec 28, 2010 5:44 PM GMT
    I like art. Im either painting or playing a sport. Since it is winter the paintings have been piling up.
  • nylawdude

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    Dec 28, 2010 5:50 PM GMT
    Fouquet, huh? Very refined taste. A rare and fascinating artist, primarily known as a miniaturist. You will also love Jan and Hubert van Eyck and the Limbourg brothers. And don't forget Rogier van der Weyden. Or Jean Hey, the Master of Moulins, and his incredible altarpiece for Moulins cathedral. One of my personal favorites was Philippe de Champaigne, who blended the French and Flemish traditions during the 17th century. And Jean-Dominque Ingres, who worked in the 19th century and was probably the end point of that tradition. Look at his "Turkish Bath" in the Louvre. So many great painters, so little money. Don't forget the Italians, either from Giotto in the 14th century to Raphael in 16th through Modigliani in the 20th. If you have the opportunity, visit the Frick Collection in New York City. Or, take two months and visit France, Belgium and Italy.
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    Dec 28, 2010 5:50 PM GMT
    One of my favorite things to do is to go to art museums. There are so many artists I admire it's impossible to list. One of my all-time favorites continues to be Caravaggio. I will sometimes go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art just to look at his paintings.

    I really love Marc Chagall, Marcel Duchamp, Giorgio Morandi (http://www.artyfactory.com/art_appreciation/still_life/morandi/giorgio_morandi.htm), Matisse, Édouard Manet (especially the painting "Olympia"), Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Van Gogh, Georges Braque, and many many more. I try to hit all of the exhibitions I can in NY (I generally go on free night). There's an amazing exhibit at MOMA right now, Abstract Expressionist New York, which runs through April 25th. For Christmas, I bought a joint membership to MOMA so my partner and I can go more often. He used to have an artist's membership ($25) but hasn't exhibited recently so couldn't get one.
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    Dec 28, 2010 5:53 PM GMT
    I am a mosaic tile artist (large scale and three dimensional works) and I paint with both oils and acrylics,just finished a few works over the boring holidays.
    There is a new Salvador Dali museum opening up here in Tampa on
    1-11-2011 that is way bigger than the last one a few blocks away.It holds many of his finest works,such as The Hallucinogenic Toreador.
    I can't wait to check it out.
  • LayersBoy

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    Dec 28, 2010 5:57 PM GMT
    I paint. I don't as often as I should though.
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    Dec 28, 2010 6:06 PM GMT
    Who doesn't love art? A world without art would be very boring indeed.

    Some of my favorite artists include:
    -Picasso
    Guernica (1937)
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    -Roy Lichtenstein
    Drowning Girl (1963)
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    -Hokusai
    The Great Wave off Kanagawa (1830-1833)
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    I also consider many of the early fashion designer to be artists in and of themselves. Some of these designers were heavily influenced by the artists of their times. These designers include:
    -Paul Poiret (regarded as the Picasso of early 20th-century fashion for his contributions)
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    -Elsa Schiaparelli (Heavily influenced by the Surrealists of her day)
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    -Madame Grès
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    Dec 28, 2010 6:06 PM GMT
    goodtr8s saidI am a mosaic tile artist (large scale and three dimensional works) and I paint with both oils and acrylics,just finished a few works over the boring holidays.
    There is a new Salvador Dali museum opening up here in Tampa on
    1-11-2011 that is way bigger than the last one a few blocks away.It holds many of his finest works,such as The Hallucinogenic Toreador.
    I can't wait to check it out.


    Have they closed the one in St. Pete's?
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    Dec 28, 2010 6:15 PM GMT
    Soooo many.

    If I had to stick to the great painters... John Singer Sargent, Dali, Ingres, Delacroix, Botticelli, Leonardo, Degas, Matisse, Vermeer, Francis Bacon, Lucien Freud, Michelangelo (his drawings are simply sublime). But there are many others...

    I like the work of Australian artists Jeffrey Smart and Brett Whitley, but the one painter whose work I can't get enough of is Belgian artist René Magritte - his Son of Man painting was one of the featured works in the remake of The Thomas Crown Affair.

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    Then if we were to start on the photographers...
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    Dec 28, 2010 6:19 PM GMT
    kangourou saidThen if we were to start on the photographers...


    Karsh!!!
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    Dec 28, 2010 6:24 PM GMT
    I should have mentioned that my partner is my favorite artist. He's really into photography now and has some amazing pieces.
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    Dec 28, 2010 6:26 PM GMT
    Art has to be part of my life. Including the ones mentioned that I admire, I also love fashion as art.

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    Dec 28, 2010 6:30 PM GMT
    kangourou said...

    Then if we were to start on the photographers...


    -Inez van Lamsweerde
    Balenciaga Spring 2001 campaign with Delfine Bafort...
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    ...and Christy Turlington
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    Balenciaga Spring 2000 and Fall 2000 campaigns with Roos van Bosstraeten and Ann Catherine Lacroix
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    -Man Ray
    Solarization (1929)
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    Noire et Blanche (1926)
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    Dec 28, 2010 6:45 PM GMT
    DelisleGuy said
    kangourou saidThen if we were to start on the photographers...


    Karsh!!!


    Hedi Silmane! I love his unique style in photography, very moody, dark and melancholic! Also, I like Adam Ansel with his beautiful black and white portraits of nature since they are stunning. You cant forget about Steven Miesel! Love that dude conceptual editorial pictures. Oh yeah! I love Terry Richardson photography style, it reminds me of the late 80s/90s dirty porn photography.

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    Dec 28, 2010 7:07 PM GMT
    And more...

    -Helmut Newton (A man who had a taste for controversy)
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    For French Vogue (1981)
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    Guy Bordin
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    Dec 28, 2010 7:19 PM GMT
    Max Dupain

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    Nan Goldin

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    Henri Cartier-Bresson

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    Robert Doisneau

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    Dec 28, 2010 7:28 PM GMT
    This one always makes me stop and stare at it..

    William-Adolphe Bouguereau's rendition of 'Dante and Virgil in Hell', painted in 1850.
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    Dec 28, 2010 7:45 PM GMT
    Sk8Tex saidThis one always makes me stop and stare at it..

    William-Adolphe Bouguereau's rendition of 'Dante and Virgil in Hell', painted in 1850.
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    :gasp: This one is going straight to the top of my list of paintings to study in my sketchbook.

    The modelling of the male body in this painting is exquisite.
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    Dec 28, 2010 8:03 PM GMT
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    Dec 28, 2010 8:19 PM GMT
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    Haha love it
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    Dec 28, 2010 8:22 PM GMT
    I love Max Ernst....

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    Dec 28, 2010 11:01 PM GMT
    kangourou said
    Sk8Tex saidThis one always makes me stop and stare at it..

    William-Adolphe Bouguereau's rendition of 'Dante and Virgil in Hell', painted in 1850.


    :gasp: This one is going straight to the top of my list of paintings to study in my sketchbook.

    The modelling of the male body in this painting is exquisite.


    His works are amazing you should check out his Wiki page by googling William Adolphe Bouguereau.

    Here's some of my other favorites from him:
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    Italian Girl Drawing Water - 1870s

    Some of his paintings look so life-like in the thumbnails they almost look like photographs. <3
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    Dec 29, 2010 12:06 AM GMT
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