What's your most favorite painting that you could stare at for hours?

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    Mar 12, 2010 6:47 AM GMT
    Starry Night Pictures, Images and Photos


    Mine is Starry night. I love the color contrast between the Sky and the Village.

    I made a copy of starry night with crayons once when I was a teachers aid for an art class in high school. It came out pretty well,but saddly I can't find that or my portrait of twiggly! RAWR!!!!.
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    Mar 12, 2010 7:18 AM GMT
    Because I'm a people watcher, I love this painting. I feel like a voyeur wandering around in the city when the social night life is dwindling down in the wee hours of the morn searching for munchies. (ps - in fact, I'm dwinkin' a martini, hankering for something gawd-damn FATTENING right now!)

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    Mar 12, 2010 7:23 AM GMT
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    Mar 13, 2010 11:21 PM GMT
    this may be a bit pedestrian but i love jackson pollack's "one" from the paint splatter series...pollock_lavendermist.jpg
    lovely isnt it... the moma in new york is a great spot to sit and watch paintings for hours as you say...
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    Mar 13, 2010 11:28 PM GMT
    Anything by Maxfield Parrish amazes me:


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  • mynyun

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    Mar 14, 2010 12:03 AM GMT
    I can stare at Alex Ross's work on and on. Paint, Water color, Pencil. He does it all.

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    Mar 14, 2010 12:16 AM GMT
    See my avatar. George Rodrigue and the Blue Dog.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 14, 2010 12:31 AM GMT
    Luckydog76 saidSee my avatar. George Rodrigue and the Blue Dog.icon_biggrin.gif


    The really weird thing about that dog is that I used to draw it back in the eighties in college for my friends, on notebook paper, and it would have a cigarette in it's mouth. The first time I gave it to someone she put the small pic in her cigarette pack under the plastic film and every pack she bought she would take the pic and put it in the new pac. I started drawing it for all of my friends and soon people were asking about the smoking dog that everyone had on their cigarette pack.
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    Mar 14, 2010 12:36 AM GMT
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    helles bild by wassily kandinsky.
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    Mar 17, 2010 3:06 PM GMT
    blue horses by franz marc
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    Mar 18, 2010 5:11 AM GMT
    Anything by Tomma Abts:
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    Josef Albers:
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    Max Bill:
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    Canadian Bradley Harms:
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    and other contemporary abstractionists like Bridget Riley, Sarah Morris, ...
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    Mar 18, 2010 5:35 AM GMT
    Joseph Mallord William Turner:

    Rain, Steam and Speed, 1844
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    Snowstorm, Hannibal and his Army Crossing the Alps, 1812
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    The Decline of the Carthaginian Empire, 1817
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    I love the idea of Carthage.
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    Mar 18, 2010 5:41 AM GMT
    Celticmusl saidAnything by Maxfield Parrish amazes me:



    Yes! Maxfield Parrish is awesome!

    Here's one of my favorites, for its surreal clarity.


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    Mar 18, 2010 3:52 PM GMT
    Salvador Dali, The Persistence of Memory
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    DaVinci's Mona Lisa
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    Rousseau's The Sleeping Magi
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    I could go on for days..... (Starry Night was the first that came to mind) icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 18, 2010 4:09 PM GMT
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  • rj303

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    Mar 18, 2010 4:09 PM GMT
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  • MSUBioNerd

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    Mar 18, 2010 4:28 PM GMT
    Well, it's a drawing, not a painting, but the one I could probably look at the longest is M. C. Escher's Ascending and Descending:

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    Mar 18, 2010 4:37 PM GMT
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    Autmn Rythm - 1950 - Jackson Pollock - This is the first painting I ever truly loved as a child. When I was a teenager I made my first special trip to see a piece of art to see this in person.

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    Mulholland Drive - David Hockney - 1980 - I have sat for hours at the LACMA looking at this painting. This photograph gives the right impression of its overwhelming scale.

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    Philip Guston - 1953 Zone - I like anything by Philip Guston because of his use of gesture and the way he gets paint onto canvas. These are great to see up close because there is so much emotional energy in how they are put together.

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    Willem de Kooning - Gotham News 1955 - I love anything by de Kooning, especially the pieces from the 50's - 70's - and early 80's.

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    The original of this Sebastiano Ricci (this photo is of a copy) hung in the ballroom of a house where I once lived in Venice. This is the baroque version of the huge immersive tableaux (like the Hockney I posted) and it really lifted up me life to live around this.

    Oh well, the list goes on for eternity - with some favorite artists - Veronese, Titian, Tiepolo (father and son), Vermeer, Raphael, Bronzino..............




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    Mar 18, 2010 5:02 PM GMT
    Manfredi's Cupid Chastised
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    Might come across as rather risqué, but I was so deeply drawn into the relationships I wrote a play based on my impressions.
  • Celticmusl

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    Mar 18, 2010 5:10 PM GMT
    Ursamajor, this is most definitely a painting of a vagina close up. Please don't post pictures of vaginas on RJ. icon_wink.gif

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    Mar 18, 2010 5:10 PM GMT
    Mentioned already but I love The Persistance Of
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    Mar 18, 2010 5:15 PM GMT
    The Death of Marat, by Jacques-Louis David.

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    Many of the works from Rothko.
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    Mar 22, 2010 12:40 AM GMT
    Starry Night is also on my list, but I love this as well

    William Turner's: The fighting Temeraire
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    Mar 22, 2010 12:45 AM GMT
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    Mar 22, 2010 12:49 AM GMT
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    Van Gogh's "Wheat field with Cypresses"