What's on your walls?

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    Jul 01, 2007 2:38 AM GMT
    I've got pictures from our last trip to Paris and Germany. How about you? What do you want to remember?
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    Jul 01, 2007 3:37 AM GMT
    In my room, I have paintings and sketchings that I've done as well as a copy of a Goya that I LOVE!!!

    In the apt....well, my roommate did all the decorating, so It's all Broadway posters....

    It's not too bad though, he has them all framed and stuff...but It's not exactly what I would choose in my home...but at least it's tastefully done;)
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    Jul 01, 2007 3:44 AM GMT
    On my walls and on several tables I have family photos going back 4 generations. I found my paternal photos in a wet shoebox in the garage and rescued them. I've taken to gathering all the family photos and restoring all the ones I can.

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    Jul 01, 2007 3:47 AM GMT
    Which Goya, Rhythm?

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    Jul 01, 2007 4:08 AM GMT
    The Forge. It's at the Frick here in NYC... It was one of the perks moving to the city...

    I'm in love with Van Gogh too, but who isn't. I saw a Van Gogh/Gauguin exhibit in Chicago some years back that was great.

    And love anything from Picasso's blue period
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    Jul 01, 2007 4:23 AM GMT
    When I lived in town, I covered the walls with photographs that I had taken, and eventually, a few pieces of art that I collected. (Well, to the extent that the walls weren't covered by bookshelves.) Since I've moved back the the country, the walls are largely windows. My "artwork" is the mountains, the sky, and the garden. Putting up trinkets on the (remaining) walls seems kind of trivial in comparison.
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    Jul 01, 2007 4:24 AM GMT
    The Goyas at the Prado in Madrid are my favorite works there. If you're into Goya, you should read Robert Hughes' biography of him, "Goya." It's especially interesting since Hughes kind of feels that Goya, how he dealt with his dark vision, saved his life in several ways.
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    Jul 01, 2007 4:30 AM GMT
    Thanks for the recommendation. I'll go pick up that book...love reading about painters lives...
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    Jul 01, 2007 6:30 AM GMT
    My senior picture from college day, painting of my folk house where I gow up, picture of me and the platoon during my military day and another painting of the Great Wall of China ,souvenir from my trip there in 2003.

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    Jul 01, 2007 12:27 PM GMT
    OW & Rhythm -

    'The Forge' is hot.

    My day at the Prado a few years back was quite memorable due to its amazing collections, most notably Goya, Velazquez, El Greco, among many others. (e.g. I encountered large El Greco paintings c.1500 specifically displayed next to more familiar 'expressionist' works c.1900. I never realized the obvious connection until then and was floored by it.)

    I came home with a large canvas/copy of Velazquez' sentimental 'Las Meninas.' (He taught Goya how to do portraiture.) It hangs in a place of honor and elicits comment by guests in my home which is so satisfying... what joy that I get to relive my 3-week visit to Spain time after time.

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    Jul 01, 2007 1:58 PM GMT
    I`ve got two paintings of trees by my sister,a local artist.One shows a local scene of trees at sunset in winter.Absolutely beautiful!
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    Jul 01, 2007 3:14 PM GMT
    Entering that room full of El Grecos at the Prado is like taking a hallucinogen...I also love Velazquez's work, especially the weird paintings of royal dwarves. But the low-lit room with Goya's "Caprichos" is my favorite.

    I've been to the Dali Museum in Figueres. I am not a fan of Dali, but there is a series of works there that are inspired by Goya's Capricho etchings. A few of them feature gigantic cocks and I'm told they've never been published.
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    Jul 01, 2007 4:51 PM GMT
    I love going thru the great art museums like the Louvre, the Met and the Prada museum
    I'm a big geek when it comes to art history
    I'll be seeing the Hermitage this summer
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    but on my walls I have a big abstract canvas that I did a few years ago
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    Jul 01, 2007 5:39 PM GMT
    GQ,

    Prada = great shoes, clothing.

    Prado = great sculpture, paintings.


    Common typo among fashionistas.


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    Jul 01, 2007 6:02 PM GMT
    I have an Arts and Crafts style home.

    I love the vintage National Park Service posters (from the 1920s/1930s)...they usually have a heroic view of the scenery ala Bierstadt done somewhat in his style. I have framed a few of those with Mission style custom frames. My favorite is one for Zion National Park in Utah.

    I also have many of my tornado and lightning pictures framed, as well as some Ansel Adams black and whites....
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    Jul 01, 2007 6:31 PM GMT
    Original pieces by me: illustrations, photographs, and some paintings.
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    Jul 01, 2007 6:35 PM GMT
    deer antlers, bitches!
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    Jul 01, 2007 10:34 PM GMT
    Let me see...

    I've got some ugly light blue paint on the wall. In the corners some cobwebs I missed the other day when cleaning. A few nails where I fully intend to rehang something.

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    Jul 01, 2007 10:53 PM GMT
    We have paintings, mostly. My wife does oils and watercolors, so a lot of the artwork is hers. Some paintings we got from my parents. A few are from local artists. And, some are contemporary pieces that we picked up at auction.
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    Jul 02, 2007 12:36 AM GMT
    Pictures from the Hubble Space Telescope, posters from places I've visited, a repro of part of the Bayeux Tapestry (the ships landing at Pevensey), and about 30 medieval wax seals (also reproductions). Like Crimthann, I've also got family pictures going back to about 1900, but they're on tables.
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    Jul 02, 2007 12:44 AM GMT
    Ohh Mike! I want a rerop of the Bayeux Tapestry. Did you see the animated one on YouTube? And I totally forgot about the Bull Sculls (one in the family room over the fireplace, and one in the guest bedroom). There are a few prints, awards, some battle rugs from Pakistan, the BF fraternity Paddles, and two pairs of his Rodeo Chaps shadowboxed with gloves and numbers. There are also the tapestries (Louis the XVI and Napolean) he got in Monaco. The still life his great, great aunt did of white flowers in the dining room, along with the Last Supper and a family antique, a Pieta shrine. I'm sure I'm forgetting something.
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    Jul 02, 2007 1:16 AM GMT
    What is a battle rug?
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    Jul 02, 2007 2:19 AM GMT
    About the size of a floor mat or Muslim Prayer Rug, embroider with images of Mortars, AK-47s, helicopters, tanks, etc. We have a large on in the family room. Most people have no idea what it is until they look down at it closely. The two (mat-sized) one are mounted in the office. I don't know if they make them in Pakistan for any specific battle or if its just a souviner gimic. We like em.
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    Jul 02, 2007 4:50 AM GMT
    "...What, fastprof!?? No pictures of European landmarks??? I'm sorry, but I'm afraid I'm going to have to recommend that your gay card be revoked! Hmph!..."

    Now, litaly, you've been very good lately. Do I see some of the "other" bubbling? :-)

    Actually, I do have, in my dining room, a tapestry that I got in Florence (sort of mid 16th century style). Really, gorgeous, though machine made (most people can't tell). I had it stretched and framed...it's about 4 feet long by 2 feet tall. Very impressive.

    Then I also have some Tuscan hand-fired/painted tiles framed in there too.

    But I must admit, I love the old Grand Hotel, major railroad, posters/paintings from the 1920s and 1930s, and the do go with my home's style.

    What I don't have is a bunch of torso sculptures, Michalangelo's David etc. (I have pictures I took in Europe). I figure if I want to see beautiful torsos and men, I can just look at my buddy/hotlist.
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    Jul 02, 2007 5:46 PM GMT
    I love those old railway/vacation posters too. In a similar vein I have a few packing labels from the 20's from the local orange industry that that are framed and hang in the kitchen. Also to show my leftist side I have a bunch of Cuban movie and political posters -- they're great bright colors and great slogans!
    My favorite Goya, also at the Prado, is the dog where he appears to be sinking.