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Favorite Painting

You know what to do.

Cakes by Wayne Thiebaud, 1963.

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by Anonymousreply 579December 4, 2022 4:49 PM

Death and the Maiden by Marianne Stokes

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by Anonymousreply 1April 19, 2021 4:38 AM

My living room, 1996.

by Anonymousreply 2April 19, 2021 4:50 AM

Any painting by Ingres. The man was a genius.

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by Anonymousreply 3April 19, 2021 4:52 AM

Cakes - the official favorite painting of fat whores everywhere!

by Anonymousreply 4April 19, 2021 4:58 AM

Excellent choice, R1. Thanks.

I love Ingre's paintings too, R3. The Princess de Broglie is one of my favorite paintings of all time.

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by Anonymousreply 5April 19, 2021 5:21 AM

Anything by Henry Scott Tuke

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by Anonymousreply 6April 19, 2021 5:22 AM

Empress Eugenie by Franz Winterhalter

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by Anonymousreply 7April 19, 2021 6:55 AM

Very beautiful, R1

by Anonymousreply 8April 19, 2021 7:12 AM

Office at Night by Edward Hopper

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by Anonymousreply 9April 19, 2021 7:15 AM

Dominicans in Feathers.

Always makes me chuckle when I see it.

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by Anonymousreply 10April 19, 2021 7:28 AM

Dadd's The Fairy Feller's Master Stroke.

by Anonymousreply 11April 19, 2021 7:31 AM

Bad Boy by Eric Fischl

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by Anonymousreply 12April 19, 2021 7:36 AM

r9 - oh, my! It appears Edward Hopper was a butt man!

I don't think I could possibly pick just one, but here's a lovely sensual piece. Judy looks lost in a haze. Guess he liked getting head.

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by Anonymousreply 13April 19, 2021 7:37 AM

Untitled by Jean-Michel Basquiat

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by Anonymousreply 14April 19, 2021 7:46 AM

Stone City by Grant Wood.

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by Anonymousreply 15April 19, 2021 8:13 AM

R11's choice - The Fairy Feller's Master Stroke by Richard Dadd

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by Anonymousreply 16April 19, 2021 8:29 PM

Interior of a Dominican Convent in Madrid by Delacroix

The painting depicts an imaginary scene taking place in the 16th century in the Palace of Justice in Rouen, in which a monk is dragged before the Bishop of Madrid for rebelling against his orders.

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by Anonymousreply 17April 19, 2021 9:19 PM
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by Anonymousreply 18April 19, 2021 10:26 PM

The Dancer Anita Berber by Otto Dix. She had a wild life. There is a great biography of her called The Seven Addictions and Five Professions of Anita Berber. If I could go back to any period of time, it would be Berlin during the Weimar area. So much great art created during that era.

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by Anonymousreply 19April 19, 2021 11:21 PM

Any of Degas’s ballerina paintings, they give me goosebumps & just overall feeling of serenity.

by Anonymousreply 20April 19, 2021 11:36 PM

Ingres' work is lovely. I was taught that he had a cleft lip or something and wanted to perfect the world in painting. He kinda did.

by Anonymousreply 21April 20, 2021 12:37 AM

I do like Britain's favourite painting too, The Fighting Temeraire.

Turner does beautiful skies.

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by Anonymousreply 22April 20, 2021 12:39 AM

Altdorfer's The Battle of Alexander at Issus (1529). That blue sky and extraordinary detail are mesmerizing. Photos never do it justice. Well worth the flight to Berlin. (Not that a flight to Berlin needs an excuse.)

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by Anonymousreply 23April 20, 2021 3:11 AM

The greatest masterpiece ever!

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by Anonymousreply 24April 20, 2021 3:17 AM

Anything by Franz Kline.

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by Anonymousreply 25April 20, 2021 3:26 AM

I love that painting, R22, and another Turner painting I first saw on DL: Rain, Steam and Speed - The Great Western Railway.

The Battle of Alexander at Issus is another favorite. I can't imagine how long it took to paint that kind of detail.

Hopper paintings are always intriguing for their eerie, bleak atmosphere. Thanks, R9. I've never seen that one.

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by Anonymousreply 26April 20, 2021 6:08 AM

Burton's "The meeting on the turret stairs"

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by Anonymousreply 27April 20, 2021 6:11 AM

Declaration of Love by Jean François de Troy

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by Anonymousreply 28April 20, 2021 6:16 AM

IP I do love Rain, Speed and Steam.

Steam traction must have been so new. Again Turner captures the scene beautifully.

by Anonymousreply 29April 20, 2021 8:29 AM

Lots of love for Rococo here. I’m not complaining, I love it too.

by Anonymousreply 30April 20, 2021 12:27 PM

3 out of 30 posts is a lot of Rococo? You don't say.

by Anonymousreply 31April 20, 2021 3:19 PM

Christina's World

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by Anonymousreply 32April 20, 2021 3:27 PM

[quote]Steam traction must have been so new. Again Turner captures the scene beautifully.

I wonder if the painting was considered very radical at the time and got a lot of negative reaction when first exhibited.

by Anonymousreply 33April 20, 2021 7:26 PM

[quote]Christina's World

How very dare you!

by Anonymousreply 34April 20, 2021 7:27 PM

Anything David Hockney

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by Anonymousreply 35April 20, 2021 7:52 PM

You all have great taste in paintings.

Well, all except R18 and R24.

From 'The Tomb of the Diver':

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by Anonymousreply 36April 21, 2021 12:02 AM

The Last Supper

by Anonymousreply 37April 21, 2021 12:34 AM

If it came down to just one painting to live with for the rest of my life, or would have to be this Zurbaran Still Life from the Norton Simon.

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by Anonymousreply 38April 21, 2021 1:42 AM

I like L.S. Lowry's works. They're primitive certainly and all much the same. But nothing represents the grimness of English factory town life so well.

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by Anonymousreply 39April 21, 2021 1:52 AM

R38, that is beautiful

by Anonymousreply 40April 21, 2021 1:53 AM

The Sleepwalking Lady Macbeth, by Henry Fuseli. It's in the Louvre.

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by Anonymousreply 41April 21, 2021 2:03 AM

Red Rug Still Life by Jonas Wood.

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by Anonymousreply 42April 21, 2021 2:10 AM

Pallas Athena - Rembrandt

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by Anonymousreply 43April 21, 2021 2:12 AM

The Lowry in Manchester, England is a lovely gallery to visit.

by Anonymousreply 44April 21, 2021 2:17 PM

I've said it before, I'll say it again - the best painting of all time is "The Woodcutter" by José Ferraz de Almeida Júnior.

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by Anonymousreply 45April 21, 2021 6:45 PM

The Swing by Fragonard

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by Anonymousreply 46April 21, 2021 7:48 PM

I like Fragonard, too

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by Anonymousreply 47April 21, 2021 8:26 PM

Frida Kahlo is sooooo overdone but The Love Embrace of the Universe is one of the best representations of how clear it is that Mother Earth feeds all humankind and MUST be protected at all costs.

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by Anonymousreply 48April 21, 2021 10:12 PM

Fragonard is the standard when it comes to Rococo painting. It’s also so fun and beautiful. I like how her shoe has flown off in The Swing.

by Anonymousreply 49April 22, 2021 1:24 AM

I know, done to death. But who doesn’t love Madame X, by Singer-Sargent? And please don’t tell me this is what inspired Madonna.

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by Anonymousreply 50April 22, 2021 1:29 AM

I prefer this Madame X

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by Anonymousreply 51April 22, 2021 1:36 AM
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by Anonymousreply 52April 22, 2021 2:45 AM

Wanderer Above the Sea Fog

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by Anonymousreply 53April 22, 2021 3:02 AM

Now THAT is art, R52. Excellent choice.

by Anonymousreply 54April 22, 2021 3:49 AM

Rudolf Schlichter - "Lady With Red Scarf" / "Speedy With the Moon" I saw this in an exhibit once and was just completely captivated by her expression.

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by Anonymousreply 55April 22, 2021 3:59 AM

Marguerite Kelsey by Meredith Frampton

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by Anonymousreply 56April 23, 2021 12:19 AM

I like the Cakes.

Mine is probably.....

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by Anonymousreply 57April 23, 2021 12:22 AM

I can’t believe none of you have mentioned this luminous masterpiece.

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by Anonymousreply 58April 23, 2021 12:30 AM

Boy With Cat by Renoir

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by Anonymousreply 59April 23, 2021 12:31 AM

Wow R59 never saw that and love it.

by Anonymousreply 60April 23, 2021 12:33 AM

Anything by Jasper DeKimmel

by Anonymousreply 61April 23, 2021 12:55 AM

Thank you for your post, R58. Aren't there any other threads that interest you more? I've clicked on f/f to show my appreciation.

by Anonymousreply 62April 23, 2021 6:52 PM

“Les raboteurs de parquet“ is the most powerful painting I’ve seen in person. The sense of stress and movement in it is very striking.

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by Anonymousreply 63April 23, 2021 7:21 PM

Lady Magdalen

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by Anonymousreply 64April 23, 2021 8:53 PM

Lady Marmalade

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by Anonymousreply 65April 23, 2021 8:55 PM

Currently: Fallen Angel by Alexandre Cabanel

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by Anonymousreply 66April 23, 2021 9:57 PM

Tonight, on the Night Gallery....

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by Anonymousreply 67April 24, 2021 1:51 AM

R63. I concur, it’s unforgettable

by Anonymousreply 68April 24, 2021 2:04 AM

Hard to pick a favorite but seeing the entire Borghese gallery collection is an experience I will never forget. Highly recommended to anyone who is ever in Rome.

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by Anonymousreply 69April 24, 2021 2:56 AM

Edit: Meant to say that this painting is probably my favorite from the borghese gallery. Breathtaking in person.

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by Anonymousreply 70April 24, 2021 3:08 AM

Fragonard's The Swing is in the incredible Wallace Collection in London. I was most surprised by how small the painting is, only about 2' x 2' & 6".

The small museum also has several rococo masterpieces by Watteau and Lancret. A must-see when in London.

by Anonymousreply 71April 24, 2021 3:25 AM

For those interested in Fragonard, especially if you are in the US, the Frick collection has moved into the old Breuer Whitney building while the mansion is being renovated for the next few years. It is the first time to see the Fragonards, the best collection in the United States, isolated as individual works of art as opposed to being components in the room design. Items from the Frick collection rarely, if ever, leave the building so it’s a unique opportunity to see them somewhere different, if only a few blocks away.

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by Anonymousreply 72April 24, 2021 3:34 AM

The week after I began piano lessons, I was at MOMA. When I saw this I saw myself. I visited this painting dozens of times, and was anxious to see where it was chosen to live after the museum’s redesign. It was so great to see it again! . I appreciated the large painting even more in different light and volume of space.

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by Anonymousreply 73April 24, 2021 3:39 AM

R63, that painting is stunning.

For me, it's anything by Chagall.

Lovers in The Red Sky is my current favorite.

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by Anonymousreply 74April 24, 2021 3:47 AM

R67, on the left, 'Silent Snow, Secret Snow.' On the right, 'The Flip Side of Satan.' Both paintings by Tom Wright.

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by Anonymousreply 75April 24, 2021 4:31 AM

When I was young I thought Rockwell a syrupy hack,but now that Ive gotten older I see the sheer beauty in his work. This is one of my favorites and Ive stared at it 100s of times. It makes me cry every time.

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by Anonymousreply 76April 24, 2021 4:59 AM

I like the Bronzino in the Frick. Lodovico Capponi. Bronzino painted handsome boys (Lodovico is homely) and lovely paintings (this one is kind of sickly) but this one always stuck with me from when I saw it as a boy and I got to see it often at period in my life. So I guess its my favorite. I never studied it, like I did other paintings.

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by Anonymousreply 77April 24, 2021 5:18 AM

Princess Augusta by Thomas Gainsborough

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by Anonymousreply 78April 24, 2021 5:28 AM

Poet Mary Robinson by George Romney

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by Anonymousreply 79April 24, 2021 6:46 AM

Thanks for posting. These are beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 80April 24, 2021 6:47 AM

Riemerschmid “countryside” gives me all the feels. Well, not all, but a lot.

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by Anonymousreply 81April 24, 2021 4:58 PM

On the Heights, Charles Courtney Curran

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by Anonymousreply 82April 24, 2021 6:21 PM

R74, your painting reminds me of Chagall's Lovers Among Lilacs, which I also like.

Thanks, R48 and R55. Very memorable paintings I've never seen before.

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by Anonymousreply 83April 25, 2021 7:37 AM

Nobody's mentioned any pre-Raphaelites yet. Maybe too mushy and romantic for most? Burne-Jones is my favorite.

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by Anonymousreply 84April 25, 2021 12:10 PM

I LOVE that, R6. I've never even heard of him until now. I will definitely be purchasing a print, and looking into his life & work. Thank you.

by Anonymousreply 85April 25, 2021 12:55 PM

I love these paris street sceneswith snow. You really feel the bleak cold in a usually beautiful city. By Armand Marie Guerin

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by Anonymousreply 86April 25, 2021 1:32 PM

Sunday at the Church of Saint-Philippe-du-Roule by Jean Béraud

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by Anonymousreply 87April 26, 2021 8:08 PM

Winter Scene in Moonlight by Henry Farrer

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by Anonymousreply 88April 26, 2021 8:09 PM

American Impressionist John Henry Twachtman was one of the greatest interpreter of painted snow, very hard to do and they do not really hold up well in reproduction. They are best admired firsthand.

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by Anonymousreply 89April 26, 2021 8:27 PM

Lullaby II by Frank Moore

Here's the Whitney Museum's description:

Painter and AIDS activist Frank Moore created two paintings based on the theme of the lullaby: Lullaby I and Lullaby II. While both are surreal images centered on a crisp, white-linen covered bed whose white sheets become a vast landscape, the former depicts a herd of tiny buffalo amid snowflakes while the latter shows polar bears feeding on fish. Instead of portraying the bed solely as a site of sickness and death—as many artists did during the AIDS crisis—Moore here imbues it with a multiplicity of references, from the innocence and fantasy of childhood to the state of environmental degradation in America. Indeed, the bleak, wintry vision of Lullaby II may reflect Moore’s belief that the AIDS epidemic and the ecological crisis were intimately related. As he stated, “I believe you cannot have healthy people in an unhealthy environment and you can’t have a healthy environment where unhealthy—greedy, exploitative—people predominate.”

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by Anonymousreply 90April 26, 2021 10:21 PM

Is Monet the one with the garden in Normandy? If yes, I love “the port at la havre”.. I have a really good copy and decorated my living room to compliment the painting.

by Anonymousreply 91April 26, 2021 10:49 PM

R90 Thanks for sharing, despite knowing his work I wasn’t familiar with those two. I wonder though if he took inspiration from an early work by Felix Gonzales-Torres, who in 1991 posted 24 billboards around NYC of an empty bed as an elegy to dead lover?

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by Anonymousreply 92April 27, 2021 12:27 AM

Thanks for introducing me to a new artist, R92. Maybe he was the inspiration for the Lullaby paintings.

I just came across Moore recently for the first time when I was going through the Whitney's collection online.

by Anonymousreply 93April 27, 2021 9:50 AM

R93 Wonderful, if you’ve been to the Whitney Museum then you’ve seen one of his pieces without actually knowing it. The light sculpture hanging in the stairwell is by him.

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by Anonymousreply 94April 27, 2021 12:52 PM

[quote]American Impressionist John Henry Twachtman was one of the greatest interpreter of painted snow

American Impressionist Edward Redfield was another.

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by Anonymousreply 95April 27, 2021 1:01 PM

The Northern visions of Lawren Harris.

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by Anonymousreply 96April 27, 2021 1:02 PM

Very cool, R94. The Met and the Frick Collection are the only museums I've been to in New York. I will check out the Whitney if I go again.

Portrait of a Young Woman by Botticelli

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by Anonymousreply 97April 28, 2021 1:16 AM

"The Forgotten Guards" by Yannis Tsaroychis.

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by Anonymousreply 98April 29, 2021 12:46 AM

Oh wow, R98. Now THAT is hot. Thanks.

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by Anonymousreply 100April 30, 2021 4:03 AM

Still Life with Poppy by Otto Marseus van Schrieck

Not just a pretty picture. There's a menacing snake at the base of the poppy.

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by Anonymousreply 101May 2, 2021 8:01 PM

Pleiades by Elihu Vedder

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by Anonymousreply 102May 2, 2021 8:19 PM

Queen Elizabeth I - unknown artist. National Portrait Gallery, London

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by Anonymousreply 103May 3, 2021 1:22 AM

I love that one of Elizabeth I, R103. She had a lot of good portraits. She was a master of image and propaganda.

by Anonymousreply 104May 3, 2021 9:34 AM

Very true, R104. It's a very pretty portrait. I like the curve of the edge of the cape on the right side. The inability of the artist to depict the human body in a completely realistic way (ie. the stiffness and stylization) is part of its charm, though the very thin torso is a bit distracting. I was looking at John Singer Sargent's portrait of Henry James on the NPG's website and just happened to come across this painting.

by Anonymousreply 105May 3, 2021 8:06 PM

Lady Dog Lizard by James Rosenquist

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by Anonymousreply 106May 4, 2021 10:17 AM

The Prophetess Libuse by Vitezlav Karel Masek

by Anonymousreply 107May 4, 2021 10:28 AM

Karel Appel.

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by Anonymousreply 108May 4, 2021 10:38 AM

forgot the link

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by Anonymousreply 109May 4, 2021 10:39 AM

Speaking of Elizabeth I, this short video shows how miniature portraits were made, and although the thumbnail is not her, another one shown is of her and is magnificent. There’s a fascinating way they got the rubies to sparkle on the portrait too.

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by Anonymousreply 110May 4, 2021 4:53 PM

Konrad Mägi

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by Anonymousreply 111May 11, 2021 9:29 AM

R96, OMG is that North?! We've been hearing so much about North.

by Anonymousreply 112May 11, 2021 10:15 AM

Léon Joseph Florentin Bonnat, Self-portrait, age 22, circa. 1855

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by Anonymousreply 113May 11, 2021 12:03 PM

Church and Horse by Alex Colville

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by Anonymousreply 114June 1, 2021 4:34 AM

Seven Crows by Alex Colville

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by Anonymousreply 115June 1, 2021 4:37 AM

Speaking of which, Crows from Japan's Edo period.

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by Anonymousreply 116June 14, 2021 5:27 PM

R116 This looks like the original blueprint for all the silhouette flock of bird tattoos that have become so popular.

by Anonymousreply 117June 14, 2021 5:41 PM

Courbet, L'Origine du monde. 1866

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by Anonymousreply 118June 14, 2021 6:26 PM

Music in the Tuileries by Manet

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by Anonymousreply 119June 23, 2021 9:53 AM

Try again

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by Anonymousreply 120June 23, 2021 10:00 AM

R119 This painting has an interesting history as the owner died unexpectedly on the sinking of the Lusitania and the National Gallery in London basically tried to steal it and the rest of the collection by ignoring a codicil to his will that bequeathed them to his own museum being built in Ireland. Over 100 years it’s taken time, but the bulk of the collection seems to be on permanent display in Dublin, where this and seven others are shared back and forth between the two museums.

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by Anonymousreply 121June 23, 2021 10:15 AM
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by Anonymousreply 122June 28, 2021 12:51 AM
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by Anonymousreply 123June 28, 2021 12:53 AM

An Aside: I actually like the OP painting. But why the hell do people ice Angel Food Cakes? I've never understood that. They're meant to be enjoyed simply, with a bit of fruit and fresh chocolate sauce or whipped cream. It defeats the purpose.


My entry is Norman Rockwell's "Crackers In Bed" (1920). The boy in the painting looks strikingly like my brother at that age, apart from the reddish hair (his is light ash brown).

I don't think he's ever been a fan of reading in bed, but I always have. The coziness of it all... Getting lost in a book from the comfort of the sheets, best friend curled up at his feet, with a glimpse of the neighbor's house, and the star-filled night sky through the window...are all details that resonate. And I'm not sure what season it is, either. So it could be any time of year.

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by Anonymousreply 124June 28, 2021 1:28 AM

Friends or Foes? (The Scout) by Frederic Remington, 1902 - 1905

The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA

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by Anonymousreply 125June 28, 2021 1:32 AM

R124 Angel Food Cake itself is pretty bland. So a thin sharp lemony icing adds some bite.

by Anonymousreply 126June 28, 2021 2:36 AM

OP, is there a Cakes 2? Asking for a friend.

by Anonymousreply 127June 28, 2021 2:42 AM

R126 A drizzle around the top outer the cake, perhaps (orange is good too). I just personally don't care for them fully-iced.

by Anonymousreply 128June 28, 2021 3:04 AM

Not sure if there is a painting with an official title of Cakes II, R127, but Thiebaud did do various paintings of cakes and other desserts.

by Anonymousreply 129June 28, 2021 3:52 AM

Excellent, OP. I'll look into it. I was reminded of artist Will Cotton's work. His work was the basis for much of the imagery used in Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" era. He was commissioned, so unlike most of the imagery used or "referenced" in Madonna's career, the work wasn't stolen.

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by Anonymousreply 131June 28, 2021 8:35 AM

This is quite a stunning work and a wonderful analysis of its background and importance in Norwegian painting. Even having studied Art History, one is unawares of important nationalistic things like this and the artist.

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by Anonymousreply 132July 2, 2021 3:43 PM

Thank you for your post, R132.

Lake Keitele by Akseli Gallen-Kallela in the National Gallery London

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by Anonymousreply 133July 3, 2021 7:29 AM

'Blue Nude (Souvenir de Biskra)' by Matisse. Saw this as a young'un when it was on loan to the Dallas Museum of Art in the late nineties or early aughts. Every time I would move on to the other paintings, I'd feel compelled to return and look on in wonder yet again. Never been as spellbound by any other painting, before or since. Funny, because...I'm not into titties.

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by Anonymousreply 134July 3, 2021 9:03 AM

La Nuit

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by Anonymousreply 135July 3, 2021 9:17 AM

The Gentleman's Dream, or Disillusion with the World, by Spanish painter Antonio de Pereda, from 1650.

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by Anonymousreply 136July 3, 2021 9:48 AM

Albert Pinkham Ryder, just about anything.

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by Anonymousreply 137July 3, 2021 12:33 PM

R137 I love Albert Pinkham Ryder too, but because he obsessively worked his canvases, sometimes for decades, even going as far to steal them back from people so he could continue perfecting them, many of of canvases are very unstable, darkening, cracking and literally turning to sludge and sliding off the canvas. So go see and enjoy the while you can and hope that the conservators can stabilize and save them.

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by Anonymousreply 138July 3, 2021 12:50 PM

Very interesting, R138. I wish Ryder had stuck to tried and true conventional painting techniques. From wikipedia:

"Ryder used his materials liberally and with little regard for sound technical procedures. His paintings, which he often worked on for ten years or more, were built up of layers of paint, resin, and varnish applied on top of each other. He would often paint into wet varnish, or apply a layer of fast-drying paint over a layer of slow-drying paint. He incorporated unconventional materials, such as candle wax, bitumen, and non-drying oils, into his paintings. By these means, Ryder achieved a luminosity that his contemporaries admired—his works seemed to "glow with an inner radiance, like some minerals"—but the result was short-lived. Paintings by Ryder remain unstable and become much darker over time; they develop wide fissures, do not fully dry even after decades, and sometimes completely disintegrate. Many of Ryder's paintings deteriorated significantly even during his lifetime, and he tried to restore them in his later years. Because of this, and because some Ryder paintings were completed or reworked by others after his death, many Ryder paintings appear very different today than they did when first created."

The sentence that stuck out for me is that some paintings haven't completely dried even after decades.

by Anonymousreply 139July 3, 2021 11:05 PM

The Blue Boy by Gainsborough. This painting has been in California for the last 100 years but is coming to London next January for 3 months. I'm going down there to look at it with some people from my art class. It was painted by Gainsborough in response to his bitter rival Sir Joshua Reynolds who said that light should be painted in warms shades of yellow or red, so Gainsborough used the distinctly cold colour blue to show him he was wrong.

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by Anonymousreply 140July 4, 2021 8:22 AM

Portrait of a Man in a Red Cap by Titian

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by Anonymousreply 141July 4, 2021 8:58 AM

The Consummation of Empire by Thomas Cole

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by Anonymousreply 142July 11, 2021 8:37 AM

Anything medieval or renaissance painting featuring ugly babies and ugly cats.

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by Anonymousreply 143July 11, 2021 8:43 AM

Look at this fucking cat.

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by Anonymousreply 144July 11, 2021 8:46 AM

Edward Hopper (Apartment Houses, East River c. 1930

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by Anonymousreply 145July 11, 2021 9:09 AM

Dr. Pozzi at Home by John Singer Sargent

Pozzi was a famous and groundbreaking Parisian society gynecologist. It has been suggested both that Sargent’s detailed attention to his hands was indicative of Pozzi’s then-radical method of examination of his patients’ anatomy or of Sargent’s homoerotic attraction to the good doctor.

Either way, Julian Barnes’ “The Man in the Red Coat” is a tour of Pozzi’s life against the background of the Belle Époque.

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by Anonymousreply 146July 11, 2021 3:49 PM

R143 and R144, you posted five times on the "Who was the most beautiful actress of all time?" thread. That's far too many. You're being an ugly baby.

by Anonymousreply 147July 13, 2021 3:29 PM

I really have enjoyed seeing all of the artwork that everyone has chosen. That being said, "Look at this fucking cat." is my favorite post.

by Anonymousreply 148July 17, 2021 11:16 PM

This is quite an interesting article that I thought many of you would find fascinating. Taking her solemn look and making her smile was a trick many galleries did to make paintings more saleable. Perhaps the most famous being an unfinished Courbet that went from “Dressing the Dead Girl” to “Dressing the Bride” with considerable over painting of the girl’s body. The restoration looks gorgeous and to me she looks quite cheeky and I like it.

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by Anonymousreply 149July 18, 2021 11:45 AM

La Jeune Fille et la Mort, by Henri Léopold Lévy

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by Anonymousreply 150July 22, 2021 12:22 AM

R150, we can see an embedded pic on the thread but there doesn't seem to be an actual image at the link.

by Anonymousreply 151July 22, 2021 12:30 AM

R150's choice. La Jeune Fille et la Mort by Henri Léopold Lévy

The left hand of the kneeling man is in a sensitive position.

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by Anonymousreply 152July 22, 2021 2:00 AM

Shiskin had an extraordinary ability to capture photo-realistic images of Russian forests and country-side.

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by Anonymousreply 153July 22, 2021 8:28 PM

Empire by Jeremy Mann

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by Anonymousreply 154July 22, 2021 9:22 PM

I really like that one, R154.

The Pleasures of Fishes by Zhou Dongqing, 1291.

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by Anonymousreply 155July 23, 2021 5:53 AM

r155 I could have posted any of his cityscapes. Empire is a current favorite.

Nice thread, OP.

by Anonymousreply 156July 23, 2021 7:02 AM

This is interesting news, I wonder if it was purchased for fear that it might leave the country like Blue Boy and Pinkie before it and they wanted to insure it stayed in the country.

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by Anonymousreply 157July 23, 2021 7:43 AM

You're probably right, R157.

I have to laugh that poet William Wordsworth thought the painting was "a wretched histrionic thing".

by Anonymousreply 158July 23, 2021 8:22 AM

You're too kind, R156. Thanks for introducing me to an artist I didn't know.

by Anonymousreply 159July 23, 2021 8:25 AM

Thomas Lawrence's portrait of Sir Charles Stewart

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by Anonymousreply 160July 23, 2021 9:12 AM

Peasant slacking off is my fav. This could be any one of us.

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by Anonymousreply 161July 23, 2021 9:45 AM

Empress Eugenie in Court Dress - anonymous painter in the style of Franz Xaver Winterhalter

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by Anonymousreply 162July 30, 2021 8:11 PM

Todd Yeager

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by Anonymousreply 163August 1, 2021 11:02 PM

This is a very interesting post about Le Brun’s portraits of Marie Antoinette and their social impact.

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by Anonymousreply 164August 4, 2021 4:24 PM

I love how this thread had so many unexpected likes and works I should have known about!

by Anonymousreply 165August 4, 2021 5:50 PM

Interesting article, R164. Poor Marie causes outrage whether she's dressed is a muslin dress or an expensive one made of silk. She can't win.

But surely the causes of the French Revolution were more general, eg. high unemployment, high food prices, lots of government debt, expensive wars, the wealthiest people in French society being exempt from taxation. Foreign born Marie was just a convenient target.

by Anonymousreply 166August 4, 2021 7:57 PM

The Boxer by Konstantin Somov (1869-1939)

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by Anonymousreply 167August 4, 2021 8:58 PM

After all I given you people!?

by Anonymousreply 168August 4, 2021 11:23 PM

Still Life with Chinese Porcelain, Berries and Artichokes - Osias Beert

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by Anonymousreply 169August 5, 2021 7:20 AM

Some of you might find these short videos on Artists choosing Met masterpieces to talk about.

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by Anonymousreply 170August 6, 2021 7:02 PM

More on the context for Blue Boy’s historical return to the Zucker.

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by Anonymousreply 171August 6, 2021 8:51 PM

I don’t know how spellcheck did that, but it was UK when I typed it???

by Anonymousreply 172August 6, 2021 8:58 PM

Seven Works of Mercy by Caravaggio

You can count on Caravaggio to work some soft porn into a church altarpiece. The painting was made for, and is still housed in, the church of Pio Monte della Misericordia in Naples. The work of charity represented by the bare breasted woman is visit the imprisoned, and feed the hungry. The woman visits an imprisoned deputy and gives him milk from her breast. Couldn't she have brought him a bottle of cow's milk?

Maybe Neapolitans are less prudish about these things.

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by Anonymousreply 173August 8, 2021 4:13 AM

To those taken by the paintings of Albert Pinkham Ryder up thread there, is an unprecedented exhibit of his works being shown in New Bedford, Massachusetts until October 31, drawing on major works not exhibited together since 1990.

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by Anonymousreply 174August 17, 2021 7:56 AM

This has some very playful inclusions. I’ve not know about the Winslow Hunting Dogs before, it’s apparently owned by RISD. Goldfinch in the obvious standout, especially now that it’s been mythologized in a novel.

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by Anonymousreply 175August 20, 2021 10:12 AM

I do like the Stranover painting of the peacock, R175. I thought Ralph Lauren owned it.

by Anonymousreply 176August 20, 2021 2:09 PM

Assassination of Henry I, Duke of Guise, by Henry III, in 1588. Painting by Charles Durupt in the Château de Blois, where the attack took place.

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by Anonymousreply 177August 20, 2021 9:35 PM

Orpheus before Pluto and Proserpina by François Perrier

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by Anonymousreply 178August 21, 2021 9:29 AM

I'm a huge fan of "Whore Getting AIDS", by Hunter Biden.

by Anonymousreply 179August 21, 2021 9:43 AM

Another popular Hopper...

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by Anonymousreply 180August 21, 2021 10:05 AM

Melania / R179, that is not nice. Shame on you.

by Anonymousreply 181August 21, 2021 3:23 PM

Oh, it's a painting of Melania by Hunter Biden. I get it now.

by Anonymousreply 182August 21, 2021 4:03 PM

The duke was murdered by the three queens on the right, R177?

by Anonymousreply 183August 21, 2021 5:57 PM

R183 Yeah, The murder of the Duke of Guise, also known as Henry I, was ordered by Henry III, the guy with his foot on the duke's chest. .. Henry III had his bodyguards, known as "The Forty-Five," kill him. .. Henry III was rumored to be of the homosexual persuasion and was known for having his "minions" at court, so that's probably why the two other guys next to him look so queeny .. lol. Henry III was often portrayed by his enemies as effeminate, and even referred to in writings with feminine pronouns. .. Henry I and Henry III were involved in a power struggle known as "War of the Three Henrys," the third Henry being Henry Navarre, who outlived the other two and went on to become King Henry IV. .. Henry III himself was assassinated by a Dominican monk who was let in to deliver a secret message. The monk was a conspirator and when he got close enough to whisper the message, he stabbed Henry. At first, it didn't look fatal, but he died the next day. Fun stuff!

by Anonymousreply 184August 22, 2021 4:03 AM

Thanks, R184. I'm impressed with your knowledge of French history. Are you French or did you study French history at university or did you just read up about it on your own?

by Anonymousreply 185August 22, 2021 5:41 AM

Les Deux Carrosses by Claude Gillot.

Fabulous headdress

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by Anonymousreply 186August 27, 2021 3:11 PM
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by Anonymousreply 187September 1, 2021 3:08 AM

As fall begins to come into focus, I can’t help recalling this painting by a French Nabis artist in the Norton Simon Art Museum collection. I always would go spend some time with it whenever I visited, it’s quite large scaled. It’s my second favorite painting there after the Zuburan still life. Anybody else have a seasonally favorite painting?

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by Anonymousreply 188September 8, 2021 8:14 PM

R188, I guess it would be "Autumn Leaves" by John Everett Millais.

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by Anonymousreply 189September 9, 2021 7:12 AM

Autumn when it's ominous and threatening.

Wanderer in the Storm by Julius von Leypold

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by Anonymousreply 190September 9, 2021 7:41 AM

Thanks, R135. Here's MY favorite Bouguereau. The First Mourning, 1888.

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by Anonymousreply 191September 9, 2021 8:55 AM

A favorite contemporary work. Deliverance, Teresa Elliott, 2011

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by Anonymousreply 193September 11, 2021 2:40 AM

Lady with flaming heart.

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by Anonymousreply 194September 12, 2021 12:19 AM

Franz Marcs "Deer in the Forest". Reminds me of Pollocks early paintings before his drip era.

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by Anonymousreply 195September 12, 2021 1:44 AM

I highly recommend checking out Jackson Pollocks early works, especially his photography. I like that he experimented with different styles and mediums throughout his career.

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by Anonymousreply 196September 12, 2021 1:47 AM

I've always liked Franz Marc. I had no idea that Pollock did anything besides abstract expressionism. Thanks for the posts.

by Anonymousreply 197September 12, 2021 2:47 AM

Venus as Huntress Appears to Aeneas by Pietro da Cortona

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by Anonymousreply 198September 13, 2021 3:08 AM

Lost Illusions by Charles Gleyre

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by Anonymousreply 199September 13, 2021 3:22 AM

"Lost Illusions" depicts a vision Charles Gleyre experienced one evening while on the banks of the Nile. It represents a despondent scene and uses softened tones. In the scene, an aging poet watches as a mysterious "bark" drifts away with his youthful illusions. The illusions are represented by maidens playing instruments and a cupid scattering flowers.

by Anonymousreply 200September 13, 2021 3:26 AM

R196 It’s easier to understand early Jackson Pollock knowing he trained under Thomas Hart Benton, who in fact owned and donated this painting. Even Pollock’s all over technique owes a lot to Benton’s influence of how he filled out and planned his compositions to utilize the whole space in a complete interlocking visual field.

by Anonymousreply 201September 13, 2021 3:39 AM

R197 no problem, glad to see someone else likes the same style. I didn't know of his other styles either until recently when I watched a short video about him. He took some interesting photos as well before he started to paint.

R201 thank you for that extra interesting information. I'll have to look up Benton now.

by Anonymousreply 202September 13, 2021 4:35 AM

Dutch Interior by Cy Twombly

Is it art or is it a joke?

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by Anonymousreply 203September 23, 2021 7:33 AM

Moses and Aaron before Pharaoh: An Allegory of the Dinteville Family

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by Anonymousreply 204September 23, 2021 8:12 AM

Nude Standing by the Sea - Picasso

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by Anonymousreply 205September 23, 2021 8:20 AM

Costume study for Nijinsky in the role of Iskender in the ballet, "La Péri" - Léon Bakst

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by Anonymousreply 206September 24, 2021 12:55 AM

Can you find some of Pollack's phototgraphs or link to the video, R202?

by Anonymousreply 207September 24, 2021 12:58 AM

Christ of St John of the Cross, by Dali.

I love the story behind its acquisition too. All the usual components of a modern art story: philistinism, a scandal, derision, vandalism, culminating in it being beloved by those who own it.

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by Anonymousreply 208September 24, 2021 1:15 AM

Cherub Playing a Lute - Rosso Fiorentino

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by Anonymousreply 209October 2, 2021 8:13 PM

Crows Flying Over A Wheatfield by Van Gogh.

How he got that image to say Death I do not know. I saw it at the Met in NYC many years ago, and the silence of the little knot of people around it was frightening.

I'm also partial to his Flowering Garden with its green sky.

There is too much great art out there, though, to force such a choice.

by Anonymousreply 210October 2, 2021 8:38 PM

Can you post those two paintings, R210?

by Anonymousreply 211October 2, 2021 9:05 PM

That's one of my favorites too, R210. Here's Pine Trees against an Evening Sky.

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by Anonymousreply 212October 2, 2021 9:06 PM

I like that painting too, R212, but please try to avoid downloads.

by Anonymousreply 213October 2, 2021 9:09 PM

Woman with a Veil - Raphael

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by Anonymousreply 214October 3, 2021 6:26 PM

Apologies, all - here is Wheatfield with Crows (alleged to be his last, and generally acknowledged as one of his greatest, works).


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by Anonymousreply 215October 4, 2021 12:56 AM

And, here is the mesmerising "Flowering Garden"

The illustration is a very poor representation of the astonishing vitality of the piece, as well as the shocking, but oddly perfectly reasonable, green sky behind.


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by Anonymousreply 216October 4, 2021 12:58 AM

Another favourite: Mantegna's (not Montegna) "Madonna and Sleeping Child" - there is something very human about the two Christian icons, the baby even has a bit of cradle cap (I saw this in person and it, too, is poorly represented in prints and photos). I found it very touching - the way her hand is curved around His face, and the crinkles around the sleeping baby's eyes.

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by Anonymousreply 217October 4, 2021 1:07 AM

Thanks for your choices, R215 - R217. I hadn't seen the last two paintings.

I like van Gogh's "Sunflowers" (1887) at the Met. I like the thick layers of paint and obvious brushstrokes.

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by Anonymousreply 218October 6, 2021 11:23 PM

R212 - That is a gorgeous work. It is so full of the punchy vitality that emanated from this artist's work. "Starry Night" is another . . .


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by Anonymousreply 219October 8, 2021 2:19 PM

Nice catch, R196. I loathe the overstated and homophobic Thomas Hart Benton, so it's nice to see Pollock reaching back for Albert Pinkham Ryder's ambiguous moonlight to correct that cartoonish influence.

by Anonymousreply 220October 8, 2021 2:25 PM

The Execution of Lady Jane Grey, by Paul Delaroche.

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by Anonymousreply 221October 8, 2021 2:47 PM

Let me try that one again:

The Execution of Lady Jane Grey, by Paul Delaroche.

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by Anonymousreply 222October 8, 2021 2:56 PM

Emanated, R219? Like noxious fumes? Are you making fun of art speak?

by Anonymousreply 223October 8, 2021 4:41 PM

Peacocks by Melchior d'Hondecoeter

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by Anonymousreply 224October 8, 2021 5:30 PM

Two Hunting Dogs by Jacopo Bassano

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by Anonymousreply 225October 8, 2021 7:53 PM

R223 Look it up. Something "abstract but perceptible" that is given off or emitted . . .

by Anonymousreply 226October 9, 2021 1:54 AM

Okay Sanjay / R226.

by Anonymousreply 227October 9, 2021 4:06 AM

NEW YORK MOVIE, Edward Hopper

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by Anonymousreply 228October 9, 2021 4:37 AM

Thanks, R228. Hopper's paintings often have a bit of an ominous and depressing attitude about them, which is intriguing. Understandable for someone who lived through the Great Depression.

by Anonymousreply 229October 10, 2021 7:25 AM

Oops. Wikipedia says his career took off during the late 1920s and 1930s. He was able to buy a car and build a summer house on Cape Cod. He fared better during the Great Depression than many artists. I guess he was just attracted to a melancholy style of painting.

First Row Orchestra by Edward Hopper

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by Anonymousreply 230October 10, 2021 8:13 AM

Many may not know, but Hooper’s childhood home in Nyack, New York is a museum and study center that does thematic exhibitions about his work. Though he spent his childhood here, his family retained the house and he visited throughout his life.

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by Anonymousreply 231October 10, 2021 2:11 PM

Where he spent the bulk of his life and had his studio was in a building on Washington Square Park in NYC, which is now owned by New York University and serves as the offices of the school of Social Work. They have maintained the studio as a historic space, and though limited visits are allowed they can be arranged.

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by Anonymousreply 232October 10, 2021 2:16 PM

Haha, R231. I thought that was Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York.

by Anonymousreply 233October 10, 2021 5:35 PM

Hilarious review of the Louvre on TripAdvisor. I can't decide if this review was posted as a joke or if the guy is a complete idiot. Unfortunately, I think it's the latter.

Mark Taggert, Kentucky Jun. 2021

Unfortunately, as I suspected, the exhibits were pretty much just old paintings. I'll admit, they're all well-maintained and in fine condition but what you have to remember is these were all painted a few thousand years ago before video was widely available. Honestly you can see the same crap for free online from the comfort of your chair, which I wouldn't anyway because who cares?

The other problem is one of context: Due to the fact that these works of art are so old, the people depicted in the paintings and sculptures are folks from the distant past that I don't recognize. Maybe the artist painted a picture of his wife or his neighbor and they were familiar only to people from the neighborhood or their family, so why would I know them or be excited about seeing them on canvas? You're not going to find representations of Hank Williams or 50Cent, or Elvis or Abraham Lincoln, and if I did want to see those people, I'd watch a video, not an oil painting. You can't even watch an oil painting because it doesn't move. All in all this was a waste of time and money. I say give this one a hard pass.

by Anonymousreply 234October 11, 2021 7:04 AM

Detail of "The Fortune Teller" by Georges de La Tour

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by Anonymousreply 235October 12, 2021 8:45 AM

"Marrapinti" by Doreen Reid Nakamarra, 2008

Doreen Reid Nakamarra, an Australian aboriginal artist, created an extensive body of work focused on a narrative, passed on to her by her husband, that features the Marrapinti rock hole—a vital water source close to the Pollock Hills in Western Australia. Here a group of ancestral women travel east from the site. Stretches of horizontal lines reach across the canvas, evoking the desert plains, while a finely executed pattern of vertical strokes records the movement of the women as they traverse the sandy landscape.

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by Anonymousreply 236October 13, 2021 8:15 AM

By Lynn Naylor

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by Anonymousreply 237October 13, 2021 9:38 AM

Shag, "Two Hours Past Bedtime."

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by Anonymousreply 238October 13, 2021 12:07 PM

Oops, unfortunately you have to scroll down a little.

by Anonymousreply 239October 13, 2021 12:07 PM

Love that 1960s pop art style, R237 and R238. Thanks for your posts.

by Anonymousreply 240October 13, 2021 4:54 PM

R238, do you live in Palm Springs by any chance?

by Anonymousreply 241October 13, 2021 5:12 PM

I own around 8 of Shag’s lithographs. I’ve never been able to snag an original—even when he wasn’t well known.

by Anonymousreply 242October 13, 2021 6:14 PM

No, I do not live in Palm Springs, but I've visited there and stopped by the Shag store. I have friends who, like R242, have some of his prints.

by Anonymousreply 243October 13, 2021 6:59 PM

There is beauty in truth.....

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by Anonymousreply 244October 16, 2021 8:59 AM

More truthful beauty

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by Anonymousreply 245October 16, 2021 9:06 AM

This is a great thread. It and ones similar to it help me to not give up on datalounge, which can be such a tiresome, wearying experience at times for me.

Mark Rothko's abstract paintings have intrigued me a lot during the past 20 years. A personal memory related to his work is that a former student of mine , who has autism and is greatly challenged in terms of communication and language skills, loved drawing swatches of colors. By the time he graduated from high school, he had also started painting with oils. I gave him a Mark Rothko coffee table type book of many of Rothko's works as a graduation gift. Without being exposed to Rothko, he had started creating paintings that remind me of Rothko. His Dad was especially flummoxed over seeing the book and how Jarrett seemed to be channeling Rothko for years. Here is a Rothko painting that is typical of his huge body of work.

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by Anonymousreply 246October 16, 2021 6:45 PM

As amazing as the Rothko rooms at the Phillips, National Gallery and MOMA are, visiting the Rothko Chapel in Houston is the most sublime and transcendental experience you can have with his work and everyone should experience it once in a lifetime at the very least.

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by Anonymousreply 247October 16, 2021 6:54 PM

My actual favorite will always be The Starry night by Van Gogh but since it's a tad cliche my 2nd favorite would go to The Storm by Munch. Or basically anything by Munch. He is so much more than The Scream.

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by Anonymousreply 248October 16, 2021 6:56 PM

This link should work

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by Anonymousreply 249October 16, 2021 6:58 PM

Edvard Munch's "The Storm". Hopefully this isn't a download like R249.

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by Anonymousreply 250October 16, 2021 7:25 PM

The star attraction at the Louvre.

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by Anonymousreply 251October 18, 2021 7:29 PM

I just posted this in the Sal Mineo thread, but thought I would add it here for those who don’t know about it. It’s very rarely on display, but was about five years ago and magnificent. If you ever get the chance to see it make the effort.

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by Anonymousreply 252October 23, 2021 10:39 PM

Flaming American (Swim Champ) by Marsden Hartley

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by Anonymousreply 253October 24, 2021 8:02 AM

And it's because of highly detailed paintings like that R28, and those by Watteau, Tissot and others that we as costumers, makeup artists, and hair designers can accurately replicate the styles of the periods. Of course, the research goes beyond just looking at paintings.

And there are tons of paintings of the aristocracy...it's the everyday poors that sometimes require a bit more research, as they weren't depicted as frequently.

Fuck, I love the intersection of art and fashion/style history.

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by Anonymousreply 254October 24, 2021 9:09 AM
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by Anonymousreply 255October 24, 2021 10:32 AM

^^^^ Goddess Tripurasundari, early 20th century, Nepal - Metropolitan Museum of Art

Parvati, the consort of the Hindu deity Shiva, can assume many forms. Her most prolific manifestation is as the supreme goddess Durga, who was empowered by the male gods to defeat the demonic forces at large in the world. Here we see Parvati appearing in a five-faced and ten-armed form as the goddess Tripurasundari, also referred to as Purnacandi in Nepal. This form embodies the power of the goddess as the conqueror of evil.

by Anonymousreply 256October 24, 2021 10:34 AM

R254 thats why they needed 2 maids and 6 hours to get ready !

by Anonymousreply 257October 24, 2021 8:35 PM

Untitled by Julian Lethbridge, 2003 - 2004

The physicality of Lethbridge’s carefully layered oils show the artist’s preoccupation with the materials and methods of painting while his patterns often find their source in the natural world. Lethbridge has also long been fascinated by the modernist Piet Mondrian’s drawings and paintings of trees from the 1910s, whose linear, abstracted tangles of branches find an heir in this dense vortex of brushstrokes.

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by Anonymousreply 258October 26, 2021 7:42 PM

This is certainly an interesting painting - I wonder what's going on here? Is that his uncut dick being held up by a rope with someone hanging on to it? Is this some kind of mythological depiction? By Charles-Gustave Housez (1822-94).

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by Anonymousreply 259October 28, 2021 3:09 AM

This is an interesting update in regards to the talked about earlier Blue Boy painting. I wonder if the Wiley painting will also travel to England when he makes his trip.

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by Anonymousreply 260October 28, 2021 6:46 PM

R259, the painting is called "The Capture of a Giant". It was painted in 1870 and is in a private collection.

Here's a poorly translated description from the auction house Drouot. I agree that it's probably not the gods of ancient Greece subduing the Titans. The attackers look too ordinary. The writer from Drouot suggests a more symbolic interpretation.

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by Anonymousreply 261October 28, 2021 8:12 PM

I can't believe how much I've learned on this thread.

At the risk of hijacking it, I would love to know what museums you think are must-visits. I know San Francisco, Paris and London only. I've been to the Met but that was last century--should I go again?

Really appreciate all suggestions. I've only got one more European trip in the budget but could add a domestic one to that.

by Anonymousreply 262October 28, 2021 8:23 PM

R262, Philadelphia has a great art museum

by Anonymousreply 263October 28, 2021 8:33 PM

R262 The Moma in NYC is my favorite, but it depends on what art you like. Moma is good for pre Modern to Modern (my favorite era).

by Anonymousreply 264October 28, 2021 8:38 PM

R262, I loved the Frick Museum in New York. It’s small, but the building is perfect and the collection is superb.

My favourite in Paris was the Musée Rodin. It’s based in the building Rodin live£ and worked in and it was a refuge after trying to see everything in the Louvre in one afternoon. The Rodin Museum was much smaller and much quieter, and it’s just beautiful. You wander into the garden, and there are The Burghers of Calais right there. It was incredible, and I had the place almost to myself.

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is a must for me when I am there. It’s a treasure house. So many of his paintings, and a selection of his diaries too.

by Anonymousreply 265October 28, 2021 10:07 PM

Sadly R265 the Frick moved to where the Whitney was because the original building is getting work done. I agree the building is absolutely gorgeous though.

The Tate in London (Modern/Postmodern) and the D'Orsay (Impressionism/Post Impressionim) in Paris are also cant misses, R262.

by Anonymousreply 266October 28, 2021 10:17 PM

While the LACMA collections are in deep storage and may be unlikely even have the masterpiece see the light of day once the new building opens, there is still in LA the Huntington Museum and Library, which is now receiving the largess from the Ahmonson foundation, which has forsaken LACMA. The Getty continues to grow and has superior collections in distinct collecting areas. And despite some naysayers the Norton Simon has some remarkable gems to see.

The art institutions of DC should not be overlooked, especially smaller ones like The Phillips, which was the first US institution to collect Modern Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art should never be missed.

The Prado in Madrid and Uffizi in Florence are museums that should be experienced at least once in a lifetime and are just the tip of the iceberg for their cities.

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by Anonymousreply 268October 28, 2021 10:47 PM

R265 Love me a small under-the-radar art museum, thanks. Stanford University has a Rodin sculpture garden where I would go and sit and feel like maybe life is worth living (in front of his Gates of Hell wall). Have you been to Kenwood House or the Wallace Collection in London? Had the places to myself. I do feel like I must do Van Gogh. He was my first love.

R262 I have been looking for a good reason to visit Philadelphia. I googled the museum which does indeed look great but it says the Rocky Stairs entrance is closed so that's that. I kid.

R267 D.C. is on my shortlist but I really wanted someone to point it out. I guess it's to be expected but no one talks about the art in D.C. I probably can't do both so I'm thinking Prado over Florence, hoping it will be less crowded?

by Anonymousreply 269October 28, 2021 11:48 PM

R266 When I heard the Frick had moved I thought, well forget it but then I read that the new temporary lodging for the Frick is actually a very good installation.

by Anonymousreply 270October 28, 2021 11:54 PM

R270 The thing about the Frick installation on Madison, are that the art works art installed by region and chronologically or are by media so all the porcelains are together. Otherwise the artworks are dispersed throughout the house how they were originally displayed or as they fit best. So it’s a unique way to see the collections that won’t be shown that way again.

by Anonymousreply 271October 29, 2021 12:55 AM

LACMA is a trainwreck. We just went there for the first time in over a couple years and the newly constructed building is a hideous warehouse. What a total waste of space. I'm not the biggest fan of modern art anyway, but the aesthetic is always large and sparse - so you walk into these cavernous rooms and there are maybe 3 or 4 pieces on display. Same in the only-slightly older building across the walkway: 1st floor has these ridiculous tired, installations (& waste of space) - 2nd floor, 4 large paintings to a room - finally on the 3rd floor, a reasonably museum-like configuration with a dozen or so paintings per room.

Sorry for the rant, but I just hate LACMA.

I'll take the Norton Simon any day.

by Anonymousreply 272October 29, 2021 8:54 AM

Since R269 mentioned it, I thought I’d share this timely article about one of the Wallace’s greatest masterpieces and the revelations upon it being cleaned. It also fits nicely with the Frick, as with the installation at Madison, the Fragonard room can now be looked at as isolated works of art, rather then as overall room decoration, so that experience is unique and a once in a life time chance as it hangs now.

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by Anonymousreply 273October 29, 2021 8:42 PM

Problem is, a museum that's too large is tiring and you start getting weary after a couple hours even if it has the greatest collection.

In terms of having just the right feel and size, I'd go with the National Gallery, before the Pei addition.

by Anonymousreply 274October 30, 2021 7:07 AM

A bouquet of scary paintings to celebrate the season, though my choice isn’t her so I’ll post next.

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by Anonymousreply 275October 31, 2021 3:37 AM

By far, for me, the most chilling painting is Blockin’s “Isle of the Dead.”

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by Anonymousreply 276October 31, 2021 3:40 AM

The Coronation of the Virgin

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by Anonymousreply 277October 31, 2021 3:55 AM

Your link doesn't work, R277.

by Anonymousreply 278October 31, 2021 4:05 AM

Very good list, R275. Ah, the flaying of Marsyas. Such a cheery subject. It reminds me of one of my least favorite sculptures at the Met.

Fuseli's "Nightmare" is one of my favorite dark paintings.

I guess, starting in the Renaissance, more than a few artists did dissections or looked at body parts in the morgue to be able to depict human anatomy correctly, but Gericault is the only one I can think of who did such morbid paintings.

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by Anonymousreply 279October 31, 2021 7:50 PM

The Grape Harvest by Léon-Augustin Lhermitte

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by Anonymousreply 280October 31, 2021 11:05 PM

If we’re on to harvest paintings, I present Eastman Johnson’s Cranberry Harvest, which is one among a series of paintings he did on the subject and by far his most famous works. It’s an epic image with much going on.

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by Anonymousreply 281October 31, 2021 11:18 PM

And the other one, which I’ve never seen in person because it’s rarely if ever on display at The National Gallery of Art, is called The Flax Scutching Bee. I’ve been fascinated with it forever, how many paintings on Flax scutching can there possible be? By the way, it’s the process of beating off the woody outer fibers of flax to get down to the softer innards that can be spun into thread and then woven into linen. The idea that it’s this community endeavor and made out to be a party with lots of fun is fascinating. Also, it apparently once hug in a hotel in the small town I went to college in that also makes it of interesting to me.

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by Anonymousreply 282October 31, 2021 11:27 PM

[quote]It’s an epic image with much going on.

Could you be more specific?

by Anonymousreply 283November 1, 2021 2:13 AM

Man Proposes, God Disposes

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by Anonymousreply 284November 1, 2021 2:24 AM

Wayne Thiebaud should be the patron saint of fat whores

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by Anonymousreply 285November 1, 2021 2:25 AM

R283 The second and third paragraphs here explain a lot about my comments and having him compared to Homer and Eakins and on their stature is quite impressive considered he not widely known anymore. To me he’s coming close to some of Courbets epic canvases with a large cast and knowing how to organize the figures and create little dramas between the characters.

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by Anonymousreply 286November 1, 2021 2:31 AM

R281 But this is magnificent and I've never heard of it!

by Anonymousreply 287November 1, 2021 3:17 PM

Capriccio with St. Paul's and Old London Bridge by Antonio Joli

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by Anonymousreply 288November 4, 2021 10:09 PM

I like seeing the artist in action.

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by Anonymousreply 289November 4, 2021 10:31 PM

I used to watch Brent Ray Fraser on chaturbate. His body is pretty hot but his face is showing his age. He has a few screws loose. He made a YouTube video of himself hiking up some tourist site completely naked and you hear the reactions of the other tourists. I recently saw another video of him completely naked on a public sidewalk in Vancouver, sitting at a table and eating dinner. It's supposed to be performance art but I'm not sure what point he's making. I guess he just likes the attention.

by Anonymousreply 290November 6, 2021 10:15 PM

Jean-Baptiste Colbert by Philippe de Champaigne, 1655

A portrait of the finance minister of Louis XIV. Intriguing face. The confident smile of the powerful.

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by Anonymousreply 291November 6, 2021 10:20 PM

When this painting at auction was announced awhile ago I wanted to add it to this thread, but was unable to get a good isolated image of it to post. This is just remarkable news that a painting of this stature is going to a public art museum and not into someone’s deep vault private art collection. For those who may not be familiar with him because he died young and left a small body of work, Calliebotte was a gay man from a wealthy family who made some of the most homoerotic veiled paintings during the impressionist period.

Perhaps his most famous one is a gathering of male workers, stripped to the waist, stripping the wooden floors of a French house. I find this one very erotically charged in the aggressive masculine way he’s standing, basically the 19th century equivalent of manspreading. In my runaway mind he’s cruising some man below putting himself on display on the balcony, but I know that my overactive imagination. Now that it’s in LA maybe some film mogul will be captivated by it and his story. I would love to see a full scale Merchant and Ivory style biopic about him.

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by Anonymousreply 292November 13, 2021 2:57 PM

This is the aforementioned paintings and some information about him. Also he tended to paint very large canvases so they maybe practically life sized.

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by Anonymousreply 293November 13, 2021 3:00 PM

The Argenteuil Bridge by Claude Monet

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by Anonymousreply 294November 13, 2021 8:40 PM

The Balcony by Edouard Manet

All three are friends of Manet. The seated woman is painter Berthe Morisot, who married Manet's brother Eugène. In the center is painter Jean Baptiste Antoine Guillemet. On the right is violinist Fanny Claus. The painter was kept by Manet until his death. Then it was sold to Gustave Caillebotte who left it to the French state.

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by Anonymousreply 295November 13, 2021 8:52 PM

*painting not painter

by Anonymousreply 296November 13, 2021 8:53 PM

More on the Calliebotte.

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by Anonymousreply 297November 18, 2021 12:36 PM

This one. I picked it up at a thrift shop for a $1 last week. I have no idea who did it but it's the opposite of anything Parrish did, it's so dark and moody.

I cant read the signature . I do love the old art deco frame. My picture doesnt show it's beauty

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by Anonymousreply 298November 18, 2021 12:57 PM

Basket of Fruit - Bartolomeo Cavarozzi

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by Anonymousreply 299November 20, 2021 7:28 AM

Tink Tonk by Nabil Nahas

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by Anonymousreply 300November 21, 2021 11:35 PM

Giorgio Vasari at best is usually considered a mediocre artist and remembered primarily as the Father of Art History for writing about the lives of the Renaissance and Mannerist artists. But there is something a little different and special about this painting, and that’s why it’s among his best.

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by Anonymousreply 301November 23, 2021 2:19 PM

Omnia Vincit Amor by Benjamin West.

Kind of silly and overwrought but fun. Obviously the painter assumed that potential buyers would be offended by the sight of a penis and testicles.

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by Anonymousreply 302December 22, 2021 10:02 PM

La Dogaressa in Black by Vittorio Zecchin

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by Anonymousreply 303December 23, 2021 4:16 AM

OP, Wayne Thiebaud is dead to us.

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by Anonymousreply 304December 27, 2021 4:43 AM

Thanks for the info, R304. He was fortunate to live such a long life. It looks like he had a decent quality of life since he died at home and was still painting in the last year of his life.

by Anonymousreply 305December 27, 2021 6:26 AM

Tamara de Lempicka's "Portrait of Madame M."

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by Anonymousreply 306December 27, 2021 7:27 AM

And I had my chance 12 years ago .. lol!

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by Anonymousreply 307December 27, 2021 7:27 AM

Tamara wasn’t someone studied in Art History coursework at the time I was at university, I first heard about her through Madonna collecting her and she even used some of the paintings in her music videos. Some of her works came up at auction this autumn and I did a deep dive and found this shortish by informative video about her life. The presenter can be a bit over the top, but seems to know his stuff. She lead a very complicated, but at most times lavish life, I’m amazed that no actress has jumped at the chance to star as her in movie. Meryl with her accents in her prime could have done a remarkable job.

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by Anonymousreply 308December 27, 2021 12:17 PM

This is interesting since we don’t really do much contemporary art here. I’m impressed that the Germans who were big in the ‘80s are still at the forefront of painting, Keifer has always been a favorite of mine. I’m surprised, but delighted, that Kentridge is on the list and so high up, I feel he hasn’t gotten the recognition he deserves, but perhaps things have changed in his favor.

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by Anonymousreply 309December 27, 2021 1:51 PM

Icarus and Daedalus by Sir Frederick Leighton

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by Anonymousreply 310December 27, 2021 9:08 PM

No more cakes for you, OP.

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by Anonymousreply 311December 29, 2021 6:36 AM

Thanks for the info, R311. I see the painting in my original post is included in the article.

by Anonymousreply 312December 29, 2021 8:24 PM

Barkley L. Hendricks, What's Going On (1974)

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by Anonymousreply 313December 29, 2021 8:34 PM

I like that, R313. Very cool.

by Anonymousreply 314December 29, 2021 10:17 PM

Portrait of a Young Woman - Petrus Christus

Odd but intriguing.

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by Anonymousreply 315December 31, 2021 12:56 AM

Pierrot by Léon Comerre

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by Anonymousreply 316December 31, 2021 1:00 AM

Alphonse Marie Mucha - poster for 1896 calendar

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by Anonymousreply 317December 31, 2021 1:02 AM

This is quite stunning, I guess it’s to much to hope that it goes to a US museum?

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by Anonymousreply 318January 1, 2022 12:01 AM

Henry Ossawa Tanner "The Banjo Lesson" (1893)

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by Anonymousreply 319January 1, 2022 2:20 AM

Grevy's Zebra, Kenya Safari by John Bunker

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by Anonymousreply 320January 2, 2022 12:43 AM

French illustration, 1926

Two women wearing afternoon dresses: black crêpe de chine by Jean Patou and V-neck striped dress by Paul Poiret

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by Anonymousreply 321January 2, 2022 12:48 AM

"January" by Grant Wood

Quote: "According to the artist, the painting was "deeply rooted in the memories of my early childhood on an Iowa farm. . . . it is a land of plenty here which seems to rest, rather than suffer, under the cold." One sign of activity, in the form of rabbit tracks, infiltrates the otherwise dormant scene. Wood’s composition teems with abstract design, most notably through the rhythmically geometric array of snow-laden corn shocks that seem to recede infinitely into the distance."

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by Anonymousreply 322January 7, 2022 11:56 PM

Paul Cadmus - Fantasia on a Theme by Dr. S

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by Anonymousreply 323January 8, 2022 12:12 AM

R322 I worked for a year for IBM, which had a corporate collection of art, at one time they did an exhibition and purchased a work from each state, they also had similar collections from Latin American countries. This was their example from Iowa, as much of the exhibition was based on Regionalism, and that was the biggest “school” Grant was associated with being part of during his lifetime. If you read the information here, he did a lithograph first, then this drawing and finally the painting, which according to the Cleveland Museum of Art was one of the final ones he created before dying. IBM sold much of the collection in 1995 and this is owned by The Art Institute of Chicago now. It was nice to see it again reminded by R322. Grant was Gay, but there remains little written about that aspect of his life, especially in comparison to Marsden Hartley or Charles Demuth.

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by Anonymousreply 324January 8, 2022 3:12 AM

Thanks for the interesting info, R324. There's something about his stylized paintings with their geometric shapes that appeals to me. I didn't look carefully and I assumed those were haystacks, not bundles of corn 😆. I haven't seen that many of Wood's paintings but I don't see anything in the subject matter or style of painting that hints he might have been a gay man, unlike the Cadmus at R323.

by Anonymousreply 325January 8, 2022 5:48 AM

Sultry Night print by Grant Wood.

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by Anonymousreply 326January 8, 2022 6:23 AM

Haha. Thanks, R326. Not homoerotic at all 😆.

by Anonymousreply 327January 8, 2022 6:25 AM

Peter Hujar Dreaming / Yukio Mishima: Saint Sebastian by David Wojnarowicz, 1982

Looks like Mishima is pleasuring himself.

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by Anonymousreply 328January 11, 2022 9:30 PM

The Neophyte (First Experience of the Monastery - Gustave Doré

That look on his face. .. Poor guy.

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by Anonymousreply 329January 11, 2022 9:56 PM

^^^ Yeah, who wants to hang around with all those old, decrepit guys. He'll escape the monastery first chance he gets.

by Anonymousreply 330January 12, 2022 12:10 AM

I like the way these paintings look together at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Last Evening of the Year - Oscar Bluemner

Early American Landscape - Stuart Davis

Hudson Street - George Ault

The Trapper - Rockwell Kent

Winter Twilight - Charles Burchfield

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by Anonymousreply 331January 12, 2022 4:31 PM

I don't know if the artist is Washimi Shungaku, or if this is a hanging scroll by Matsunaga Tensho called "Wisteria and Carp" from1930 or none of the above.

Apparently this scroll was part of an exhibition in 2019 at LACMA called "Every Living Thing: Animals in Japanese Art". It looks like it's impossible for a photographer to correctly copy a label.

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by Anonymousreply 332January 17, 2022 1:48 AM

Robby Benson paints beautifully.

by Anonymousreply 333January 17, 2022 2:07 AM

Robby Benson, the actor from "Ice Castles"? Post an example please, R333.

by Anonymousreply 334January 17, 2022 3:18 AM

Tiger Family and Magpies - Tani Bunchō

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by Anonymousreply 335January 17, 2022 3:28 AM

The actor Robby Benson does photographs. I don't see any paintings, R333. This photo isn't bad.

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by Anonymousreply 336January 17, 2022 6:27 AM

Continuing the discussion about Blue Boy’s return to the UK, here’s a deconstruction of it as a Gay icon.

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by Anonymousreply 337January 21, 2022 3:54 AM

Mischief and Repose by John William Godward

Soooo sensual.

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by Anonymousreply 338January 22, 2022 2:41 AM

R338 I have never heard of him, but when I looked it turns out that he was a protégé of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, who I had mistaken it for at first. You may want to check out his work, he was by far the master at this type of painting. Of course, this is exactly who the Impressionists were reacting against, and with their rise this highly stylized academic work fell out of favor and became almost worthless.

Allan Funt, of Candid Camera fame, became a huge collector of Alma-Tadema’s work when no one wanted it. He even strong armed the director of the Met into exhibiting them at a time no one was really interested in seeing them, but it caused their worth to increase exponentially over night. This was to his benefit when an account embezzled much of his wealth and he had to sell them off to regain financial security.

At about this time J. Paul Getty bought one of Alma-Tadema’s masterpieces, Spring. Although he was a controversial collector it set the stage for a revival of his work. The Dahesh Museum collection was also forming around this time, the most important collection of this kind of academic art in the United States.

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by Anonymousreply 339January 22, 2022 9:02 AM


by Anonymousreply 340January 22, 2022 9:09 AM

Interesting info, R337. I've just known "The Blue Boy" as a famous painting. I didn't know anything about the later cultural association with gay fops. Now I know why the out-of-print gay adult magazine was called "BlueBoy" 😆.

When I was in middle school and high school, some of the students would snicker when the teacher would show pics on the projector of men from the 18th century, with the elaborate clothes and wigs or long hair. I always thought these students were ignorant immature goofs. However, the two young men in the van Dyck painting in your linked article do look really, really gay.

I also thought that the painting at R338 was Alma Tadema. It definitely looks like his style. It makes sense that Godward was Tadema's protege. I found out in a previous art thread that Alma Tadema was once considered one of the worst artists of all time. I love his work. Thanks R339.

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by Anonymousreply 341January 24, 2022 12:34 AM

In A Courtyard, Tangier - Philippe Pavy

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by Anonymousreply 342January 24, 2022 7:53 AM

Chalk Cliffs on Rügen by Caspar David Friedrich

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by Anonymousreply 343January 30, 2022 8:07 PM

The Massacres of the Triumvirate by Antoine Caron

Definitely not my favorite painting but it is memorable for the violence it depicts, eg. the man in the gold clothing holding up a decapitated head, the other man plunging his hand into the entrails of a decapitated body. Good times.

This cheerful piece of art hangs in the Louvre.

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by Anonymousreply 344January 30, 2022 9:29 PM

The madonna of the rocks by divinci.

by Anonymousreply 345January 30, 2022 10:49 PM

Sacré bleu, R345. The correct name is "Leonardo" not "da Vinci". The art snobs will attack you ruthlessly.

by Anonymousreply 346January 30, 2022 11:05 PM

R345's choice. Virgin of the Rocks by Leonardo da Vinci

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by Anonymousreply 347January 30, 2022 11:15 PM

Zurbarán's San Serapio in the Wadsworth Athenaeum. So creepy.

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by Anonymousreply 348January 30, 2022 11:22 PM

Trying Zurbarán's San Serapio again.

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by Anonymousreply 349January 30, 2022 11:23 PM

Grandma Moses

by Anonymousreply 350January 30, 2022 11:27 PM

Hahaha, R349. I see the image of the painting in the thread but when I click on the link, there is no image. Not a problem. We get the idea. You're right. It is creepy. Thanks for the post.

by Anonymousreply 351January 30, 2022 11:30 PM

Jeune vierge autosodomisée par sa propre chasteté (Young Virgin Auto-sodomized by Her Own Chastity)

Dali, 1954

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by Anonymousreply 352January 30, 2022 11:35 PM

A lovely painting for a Sunday, R352. Thank you.

by Anonymousreply 353January 30, 2022 11:37 PM

Speaking of Leonardo, his "Annunciation" is quite beautiful.

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by Anonymousreply 354January 31, 2022 2:37 AM

Sorry if you had enough of this story, but Blue Boy has arrived in London. All the social history surrounding it to me is fascinating and I hope a few other are interested as well. Despite seeing it many times in California I really wish I could see it there too. It seems as if there’s an electric current running through the gallery. It’s such a momentous occasion and I love that people in this day and age can get so excited by a painting.

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by Anonymousreply 355February 2, 2022 9:57 PM

Is this too busy?

Trenton Doyle Hancock - Choir

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by Anonymousreply 356February 3, 2022 7:19 AM

The Blue Boy looks so drab and out of place in the National Gallery. The one thing about the Huntington: Blue Boy is spectacularly displayed, surrounded by all those other Gainsboroughs - the whole room is just breathtaking. Perhaps one of the best I've experienced in any gallery room in any museum.

by Anonymousreply 357February 4, 2022 12:35 PM

Gainsborough was a great admirer of Anthony Van Dyck. Van Dyck's portrait of brothers George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham and Lord Francis Villiers was one of the inspirations for the Blue Boy.

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by Anonymousreply 358February 4, 2022 6:32 PM

Portrait of Maria van Reede-Athlone by Liotard

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by Anonymousreply 359February 14, 2022 9:25 PM

Luncheon of the Boating Party by Renoir

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by Anonymousreply 360February 14, 2022 10:41 PM

Luncheon of the Boating Party by Renoir

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by Anonymousreply 361February 14, 2022 10:42 PM

Painting of former Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper by Margaret Sutherland. It was appraised at $5,000 but was bought by a Vancouver man for the princely sum of money $20,000.

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by Anonymousreply 362February 17, 2022 12:05 AM

Bump for more Blue Boy!

by Anonymousreply 363February 17, 2022 9:31 AM

The Hot Tailor, by Moroni

I think he was destined to star in Men At Play videos in Spain. ;)

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by Anonymousreply 364February 18, 2022 7:23 PM

A Revery by Albert Joseph Moore

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by Anonymousreply 365February 19, 2022 1:42 AM

Landscape with the Temptation of Saint Anthony by Roelandt Savery

St. Anthony is barely noticeable, seated in a rustic hut and surrounded by numerous fantastic demons. Obviously Savery's main objective was to show his skill at depicting a wild natural landscape.

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by Anonymousreply 366February 19, 2022 1:47 AM

Allegory of Passion - Hans Holbein the Younger

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by Anonymousreply 367February 19, 2022 1:50 AM

Calydonian Boar Hunt - Rubens

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by Anonymousreply 368February 19, 2022 1:54 AM

^^^ Poor naked guy on the ground looks like he was gored in the groin. Ouch.

by Anonymousreply 369February 19, 2022 4:55 PM

[quote]Bump for more Blue Boy!

Well, ladies and gents. Please start posting. Plenty of examples of what I like.

by Anonymousreply 370February 22, 2022 8:32 PM

R367 I don’t know where you are located, but currently that work is on display in NYC at the Morgan Library and Museum in the Holbein exhibition organized by the Getty, where it usually resides.If you can’t get there, the virtual exhibit at the link is one of the best and most sophisticated of its kind. When you click and enter, you will be facing the first gallery, but The Passion is in the second room directly behind. You will need to turn around, go across the foyer and enter the second gallery. Then go tight and it’s the second work on the wall. It’s great you can really get a sense of the proportions. You can also go directly to it from the start, it’s the very last object in the menu to the left. There’s a minute and a half audio overview about it.

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by Anonymousreply 371February 23, 2022 9:49 AM

Yes, R371. I've been looking through the collection of the Getty Center and saving photos of the art objects I liked the most, because that's the kind of thing people with OCD do.

I live in Western Canada, R371. I'd love to visit New York and L.A. but unfortunately that won't be happening in the immediate future. I've visited New York three or four times but I've never been to the Morgan Library. I'll have to make a point to go there next time. The virtual tour at the link is really cool. Thanks.

I've heard of Hans Holbein the Younger but usually none of his paintings immediately come to mind. I looked up his article on wikipedia. I have to laugh at this portrait of his wife and children because the modern tradition is for everyone in family photos to smile and pretend to be cheerful. I first assumed that his wife looked so weary and depressed because married life with her painter husband has been very trying and I wondered why Holbein would make such a portrait. Then I thought it's probably something much more mundane, eg. Holbein probably had his family sit for hours while painting. This must have been very tiring for the wife, especially with two little kids constantly fussing.

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by Anonymousreply 372February 24, 2022 10:37 PM

I forgot that the "Amassadors" is also by Hans Holbein the Younger. It's fine and I like it but I don't understand all the praise this painting gets. Isn't it supposed to be one of the National Gallery's most celebrated paintings? Surely the foreshortened skull in the foreground is just an opportunity for the painter to show off his skill.

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by Anonymousreply 373February 24, 2022 10:48 PM

For me the iconic and most beautiful Holbein painting is this one. People and animals together fascinate me, and this has two, a bird and squirrel. Hands down, my favorite Da Vinci painting is Lady with an Ermine. If you’ve read Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials both of these works were touchstones for him in thinking about his Daemon characters, which intensifies the animal/human connections and that kind of energy exists in these paintings.

And then there’s that blue. Holly hell, has there ever been a color that beautiful before, and I say that as someone who puts the color blue near the bottom of the list of favorite colors? And how it’s setting off everything else in the painting, as if plugging it into an electric current.

As for The Ambassadors, have you seen it in person? It’s one of those paintings where it really makes a difference. To this day I think I could walk into The National Gallery of Art in London, go on autopilot and arrive at the spot it’s in if it hasn’t be moved since I saw it. And it’s been decades at this point.

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by Anonymousreply 374February 24, 2022 11:03 PM

Very good choice, R374. Intriguing painting. I actually love blue, especially in paintings like Titian's Bacchus and Ariadne (I won't post the painting because I think most people are familiar with it).

I've never been to London. You're very well travelled, R374. I'm jealous.

by Anonymousreply 375February 25, 2022 12:45 AM

Vase of Flowers by Gauguin

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by Anonymousreply 376March 2, 2022 1:35 AM

Time orders Old Age to destroy Beauty by Pompeo Batoni

Ain't it the truth.

Put on some clothes, Gramps.

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by Anonymousreply 377March 2, 2022 1:39 AM

Rossetti's Beata Beatrix

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by Anonymousreply 378March 2, 2022 2:22 AM

Thank you for the intriguing painting, R378.

The Tate Britain's description of this painting is interesting.

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by Anonymousreply 379March 2, 2022 6:32 AM

Not a painting but a photograph.

Winter Yosemite Valley by Ansel Adams

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by Anonymousreply 380March 2, 2022 8:25 AM

R379 Left out of the description is that when she died and was laid to rest in Highgate Cemetery, heartbroken Rossetti interred with her body his only copy of a manuscript of poetry, many poems were about her. Seven years later he had her coffin reopened and the manuscript retrieved and disinfected, publishing it the next year. This is one of the stories they love to tell on the Highgate Cemetery tour along with Bram Stoker seeing family members in an unground crypt moving around while visiting the dead helping to inspire imagery of Dracula.

by Anonymousreply 381March 2, 2022 11:27 AM

Lotus in a Breeze by Georgette Chen, circa 1970

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by Anonymousreply 382March 10, 2022 4:07 PM

Sleeping Man Having His Pockets Picked by Nicolaes Maes

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by Anonymousreply 383March 10, 2022 4:31 PM

Dali's Atmospheric Skull Sodomizing a Grand Piano

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by Anonymousreply 384March 11, 2022 12:58 AM

Hahaha, R384. We seem to have a theme going on here. Dali and sodomy.

by Anonymousreply 385March 11, 2022 1:06 AM

[quote]Hahaha, [R384]. We seem to have a theme going on here. Dali and sodomy.

Your post at r352 reminded me of Dali's Atmospheric Skull Sodomizing a Grand Piano, which I saw in St Petersburg, FL. Dali was fascinated with sodomy, but apparently was never able to enjoy it as a recipient himself.

by Anonymousreply 386March 11, 2022 7:49 PM

Oh, interesting info, R386. By the way, R352 wasn't posted by me. I have always really liked many of Dali's paintings but I haven't read any of his biographies. I knew he was married for many years. I thought his wife was also his manager. It would be a shame if he was actually a gay man but couldn't live openly as one.

by Anonymousreply 387March 12, 2022 3:59 AM

Forever by Bisa Butler

Okay, so it's not a painting but it looks like one.

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by Anonymousreply 388March 12, 2022 9:20 AM

There are SO many paintings that stir my soul. Not all, but many, are of religious subjects.

One of my favorites is "The Incredulity of St. Thomas," by Caravaggio

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by Anonymousreply 389March 15, 2022 6:23 AM

Self Portrait of Albrecht Durer

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by Anonymousreply 390March 15, 2022 6:27 AM

Another favorite is Jules Bastien-LePage's "Joan of Arc," which hangs in the Metropolitan Museum in NYC.

In it, Bastien-Lepage, a native of Lorraine, depicts the moment when Saints Michael (a call to valor - he holds aloft a sword), Margaret (I find the innocence of her pleading particularly disturbing) , and Catherine (her face in her hands, she seems to convey Joan's inevitable martyrdom) appear to the peasant girl in her parents’ garden, rousing her to fight the English invaders in the Hundred Years War. Joan's pensive and distant gaze is one of heartbreaking discernment.

Every time I see it, I stare at it for 30 minutes or more. It's huge - like 9' x 9'.

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by Anonymousreply 391March 15, 2022 6:35 AM

I like everything by Rothko. I'm fucking tired, and he expresses that very well.

by Anonymousreply 392March 15, 2022 6:40 AM

Yikes, R389. Caravaggio is one of my favorite painters but St. Thomas actually putting his finger into Christ's wound makes me cringe.

Anyways, thank you for the post.

by Anonymousreply 393March 15, 2022 7:05 AM

Are you tired of this thread, R392?

by Anonymousreply 394March 15, 2022 7:06 AM

R393 Well he was called “Doubting Thomas” for a reason. He was one of those guys who just had to get in there and get his hands dirty to really believe something.

by Anonymousreply 395March 15, 2022 12:34 PM

I like this contemporary rendition of "Doubting Thomas" done in 2010 by UK artist, John Granville Gregory. .. It's called "Still Doubting." .. He avoids having Thomas stick his finger right up under a flap of skin .. lol! .. and having Thomas wearing glasses is a nice touch.

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by Anonymousreply 396March 15, 2022 8:15 PM

Thanks for the description, R395. Now I'm cringing even more 😆.

by Anonymousreply 397March 16, 2022 5:23 AM

Thanks, R396. I do like the modern updating of the subject. I can say that bare chested Jesus is pretty hot because I'm an atheist.

by Anonymousreply 398March 16, 2022 5:29 AM

This is the painting from The National Gallery that is visiting the Huntington Library and Museum while Blue Boy has his moment in London. It sounds quite magnificent.

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by Anonymousreply 399March 16, 2022 7:48 AM

R399, although I like the look of the Joseph Wright painting, I can't help but think of the subject matter with a 21st century sensibility. People in the 19th century probably thought of it as a cool parlour trick, but they are actually torturing that bird by depriving it of oxygen for a short period of time before they let the air back in.

by Anonymousreply 400March 16, 2022 8:11 AM

"Ahimelech Giving the Sword of Goliath to David" by Aert de Gelder

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by Anonymousreply 401March 16, 2022 8:17 AM

Fair Weather by Man Ray

The mannequin may be a coded self-portrait of the artist. The bombarded stone wall and puddle of blood are probably premonitions of the Second World War.

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by Anonymousreply 402March 27, 2022 6:46 PM

Birthday by Dorothea Tanning

The skirt is made from amorphous nude bodies. The open doors may represent magical portals to new worlds.

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by Anonymousreply 403March 27, 2022 7:00 PM

Portrait of a Nobleman with a Dueling Gauntlet, Italian, 16th century

What is that red thing on his groin? A codpiece? How vulgar!

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by Anonymousreply 404March 31, 2022 6:42 AM

I’m not usually a big fan of Rembrandt besides his importance to Art History, but I really like this stand alone landscape newly attributed to him. It reminds me a bit of the much later American painter Martin Johnson Heade who is always stunning in his landscapes, or even a bit George Inness.

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by Anonymousreply 405April 1, 2022 3:37 PM

Test (to see if I'm inexplicably in DL time-out!)

by Anonymousreply 406April 1, 2022 9:03 PM

No, you're not in time out, R406.

by Anonymousreply 407April 2, 2022 12:06 AM

R382, that is beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 408April 2, 2022 12:22 AM

Thanks, R408. Never heard of the artist before. I probably came across the painting while looking at traveller photos of some art museum on TripAdvisor. It probably was part of an exhibition, a loan from a more obscure museum.

by Anonymousreply 409April 2, 2022 2:00 AM

Newburyport Meadows by Martin Johnson Heade

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by Anonymousreply 410April 2, 2022 7:41 AM

R410 Isn’t he gorgeous? Though it comes off looking like he was almost a Folk Artist, and doesn’t have the level of Luminist School that his best known works convey, I’ve always liked this one that really captures that charged, almost electrical, atmosphere just before a brutal summer storm.

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by Anonymousreply 411April 2, 2022 8:10 AM

The Bachelors Twenty Years Later by Roberto Matta

This painting belongs to the “Psychological Morphologies” series, in which Matta sought to discover regions of space hitherto unexplored in the realm of art. It specifically pays homage to Marcel Duchamp’s great allegory of frustrated desire, "The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even" of 1915–23.

Matta admired Duchamp’s explorations of science and eroticism and he gave these themes new energy in an explosion of nebulous vapors that swirl in a vision of primal chaos.

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by Anonymousreply 412April 3, 2022 7:53 PM

I agree. Heade's paintings are gorgeous, R411. The one you posted is one of my favorite American paintings at the Met. I love the ominous atmosphere.

I also really like his "Passion Flowers and Hummingbirds" painting at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. I've posted this painting on DL's art threads before.

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by Anonymousreply 413April 4, 2022 1:33 AM

detail of Hesselin Madonna by Simon Vouet

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by Anonymousreply 414April 4, 2022 7:05 AM

I’m going to cheat, this is not a painting obviously, but a very shallow relief sculpture. A once in lifetime exhibition is happening in Florence about Donatello at multiple locations with many international loans. I’ve spent much time there and have always loved his work, he is after all the first major Gay Renaissance artist who sets the stage for those coming after him.

They are promoting this Madonna and Child for most of their marketing materials and it’s stunning. It’s from a Berlin Museum, which is why I’ve never seen it in person before, but I must of glanced at photos without the same reaction. What I think is different here is it’s never been photographed to this level of perfection, possibly because the technology has changed. The exquisite carving, especially of the overlap of her face on his, and the shadow effect, is beyond masterful. But more then anything the psychological intensity he has created between these two transcends human emotions to become ethereal.

And while in paintings at this time, most baby Jesus portrayals come off as weird adult looking kids, this projects as a real baby, a flesh and blood individual. It’s very obvious how much he’s looking at Ancient Greek and Roman sculpture and learning from it, there’s never been such a Roman nosed Madonna as this one, and the baby is drawn from cherubs or Cupid rather them from looking at any rigid icon infused images of Madonna and Child. It’s just amazing and heartbreaking, I wish I could go see it. If anyones ever questioned Donatello’s genius before this alone could solidify that endorsement.

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by Anonymousreply 415April 4, 2022 12:22 PM

detail of the Madonna of the Magnificat by Botticelli

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by Anonymousreply 416April 6, 2022 4:42 AM

I think of all the lost paintings I’m most intrigued by what Botticelli destroyed in his fervor to please Savonarola, being that they were most likely more of his Mythological themed paintings and maybe even more nudes. I’m just happy Savonarola got what he deserved after running havoc over Florence, but if what’s there is what survived, what masterpieces were destroyed?

by Anonymousreply 417April 6, 2022 1:17 PM
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by Anonymousreply 418April 10, 2022 6:26 PM

True, R417. Botticelli is one of the truly great painters. The beauty of many of his paintings is awe inspiring centuries later.

The death penalty for Savonarola is a bit harsh. Maybe permanent banishment from Florence would have been more appropriate.

by Anonymousreply 419April 10, 2022 6:32 PM

One more, I swear, Blue Boy post, an excellent deep dive deconstruction of the painting and it’s place in history by a very knowledgeable, but accessible curator.

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by Anonymousreply 420April 12, 2022 10:49 PM

Anne Hyde, Duchess of York, and King James II by Sir Peter Lely

National Portrait Gallery London

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by Anonymousreply 421April 12, 2022 11:40 PM

Short video on "By the Table" painted by Henri Fantin-Latour

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by Anonymousreply 422April 14, 2022 9:48 PM

Roses by Vincent van Gogh

I like the contrast between the colours of the painting and the colour of the frame.

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by Anonymousreply 423April 15, 2022 7:15 AM

That's weird. The painting doesn't appear. If you go to the top review, djinnooi from Sydney on April 2022, it's his fourth photo from the left. White roses on a light green background.

by Anonymousreply 424April 15, 2022 7:19 AM

This one.

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by Anonymousreply 425April 15, 2022 7:24 AM

The one and only Caravaggio.

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by Anonymousreply 426April 15, 2022 7:26 AM

Reclining Male Nude by Jacques Louis David, ca 1775-1777

From an exhibition at the Met

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by Anonymousreply 427April 15, 2022 7:44 AM

Haha, R426. I guess we had the same thing on our minds --- sexy male bodies.

by Anonymousreply 428April 15, 2022 7:46 AM

Here's the rest of the exhibition objects.

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by Anonymousreply 429April 15, 2022 7:53 AM

R427, that is a lovely piece!

by Anonymousreply 430April 15, 2022 7:55 AM

Haha, R430. Thanks. I can just see myself gawking at it at the exhibition.

by Anonymousreply 431April 15, 2022 7:57 AM

[quote]R427, that is a lovely piece!

Do you mean the drawing or his willy? I say "yes" to both.

by Anonymousreply 432April 15, 2022 8:16 AM

Yup, I'm cheating again. A daguerreotype, not a painting. I wonder if it was common for straight men to show their affection in such a way or if there's something more going on here.

[Two Young Men], ca. 1850. photographer unknown

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by Anonymousreply 433April 16, 2022 6:05 PM

A Basket of Clams by Winslow Homer

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by Anonymousreply 434April 17, 2022 8:36 PM

Cremaster by Matthew Barney

Is it art or is it nonsense? You decide.

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by Anonymousreply 435April 21, 2022 12:18 AM

More from Matthew Barney

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by Anonymousreply 436April 21, 2022 12:18 AM

A friend of mine recently sent me a photo from a gallery featuring Ben Sledsen's extra large painting "The Lake Painter." Here's an article about him standing next to that one.

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by Anonymousreply 437April 30, 2022 3:42 AM

And here's a "virtual" gallery tour of Sledsen's work from a 2020 showing at the.Tim Van Laere Gallery in Antwerp.

It's fun to go through the gallery, and I like a lot of his paintings.

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by Anonymousreply 438April 30, 2022 3:45 AM


by Anonymousreply 439April 30, 2022 4:36 AM

Hunters in the snow by Peter Brugal the Elder Amazing picture.

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by Anonymousreply 440April 30, 2022 4:59 AM

Apparently, another large trove of Andrew Wyeth paintings not previously known has been revealed and will soon begin to be shared between museums in Pennsylvania and Maine.

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by Anonymousreply 441April 30, 2022 5:53 AM

Link doesn't work, R441.

by Anonymousreply 442April 30, 2022 7:21 AM
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by Anonymousreply 443April 30, 2022 8:03 AM

This sounds like an extraordinary exhibition of a painter that not many know about,

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by Anonymousreply 444May 4, 2022 10:17 AM

Paul Klee - Maske mit Sense (Mask with Scythe)

From the collection of Alma and Alfred Hitchcock.

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by Anonymousreply 445May 4, 2022 10:12 PM

This is a sculpture obviously, but this is by far the best Art thread on DL so I’m sharing this here since it’s a great story.

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by Anonymousreply 446May 5, 2022 9:47 AM

Interesting story, R446. I wonder if she got any money for giving the bust back. Hopefully it was more than $35 😆. We'll never know.

by Anonymousreply 447May 5, 2022 9:30 PM

More rape of museums collections to feed the frenzy of auction houses. I left a nasty comment on the Sotheby’s website about the Toledo Museum’s selling of a Cezanne, this explains the context.

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by Anonymousreply 448May 9, 2022 12:56 PM

Minoru Onoda

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by Anonymousreply 449May 14, 2022 7:58 AM

It’s mind blowing to think it took Museums so long to add works by Varo to their collections and even more that there are such high quality ones available to do so. This is quite spectacular, just ignore who’s promoting it.

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by Anonymousreply 450May 20, 2022 8:46 PM

The Night-Hag Visiting Lapland Witches by Fuseli

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by Anonymousreply 451May 21, 2022 4:06 AM

This early Lichtenstein is very arresting.

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by Anonymousreply 452May 30, 2022 7:08 PM

Neighbors by Charles Sheeler

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by Anonymousreply 453June 4, 2022 12:21 AM

Birch and Pine Tree No. 1 by Georgia O'Keeffe

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by Anonymousreply 454June 4, 2022 12:32 AM

L'infante égarée by Marion Adnams

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by Anonymousreply 455June 13, 2022 5:03 PM

Of all the Abstract Expressionists, Joan is one of my favorites, I hope this bumps her up in the art world.

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by Anonymousreply 456June 14, 2022 9:40 PM

This is intriguing!

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by Anonymousreply 457June 15, 2022 12:49 AM

Sculpture, not paintings, but you’re the best audience for this on DL.

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by Anonymousreply 458August 5, 2022 7:38 AM

Thus is very exciting news, it’s finally on the horizon of being done. I remember first hearing about this as a teenager.

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by Anonymousreply 459August 20, 2022 8:34 AM

untitled Rick Barton drawing from 1962

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by Anonymousreply 460August 22, 2022 2:25 AM

My guess is Rick Barton is fam.

by Anonymousreply 461August 22, 2022 4:20 AM

I like this video of some of the highlights of the Met's collection. The host is a cute little fella, though he's getting a bit chubby. I really like the guest, art historian Dr. Seth Gopin from Rutgers University. Seth makes some interesting observations and knows how to hold an audience.

I get a kick out of the way Barr laughs at the 7:11 mark when Seth jokes about being naked.

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by Anonymousreply 462August 25, 2022 1:18 AM

The videos put out by the big auction houses usually leave a lot to be desired, but this is well done and introduces a little known painter and their work, and at least sets up some intrigue about it though I can’t say if I like it or not on this initial viewing.

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by Anonymousreply 463August 25, 2022 10:05 AM

I’m not much interested in Childe Hassam (all those flags, ugh) but these two caught my attention. I love the echoes of Vuillard and Bonnard in the interior and the sense of space in the golf course one.

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by Anonymousreply 464August 30, 2022 4:27 PM

R464, I like this Childe Hassam painting from 1900. The title is "Late Afternoon, New York, Winter".

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by Anonymousreply 465September 1, 2022 9:19 AM

Cheating again. Maybe I've already posted this sculpture and forgotten. I didn't feel like checking through hundreds of posts.

Louise Brongniart by Jean-Antoine Houdon

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by Anonymousreply 466September 3, 2022 4:54 PM

Bazille's studio. Love this for the history it contains. Bazille, Manet, Monet, Renoir and more of their clique living the dream as avant garde artists in Paris.

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by Anonymousreply 467September 3, 2022 5:10 PM

Killed in the Franco Prussian War, there was a strong possibility he liked the guys.

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by Anonymousreply 468September 3, 2022 5:15 PM

I think this painting answers your possibility.

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by Anonymousreply 469September 3, 2022 5:19 PM

Agreed ^^^. Think this one is from his 'buns of steel' period.

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by Anonymousreply 470September 3, 2022 5:21 PM

This is quite interesting, there are so many regional artist that unless it’s your region you’ll never know much about.

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by Anonymousreply 471September 10, 2022 5:45 AM

Thank you, R471. Fantastic painting. Now I want to find out more about The Dallas Nine.

by Anonymousreply 472September 11, 2022 12:29 AM

“El Jaleo” by John Singer Sargent.

by Anonymousreply 473September 11, 2022 1:06 AM

The style looks a bit like Grant Wood, R471.

by Anonymousreply 474September 11, 2022 6:51 PM

R473's choice. "El Jaleo" by John Singer Sargent.

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by Anonymousreply 475September 12, 2022 1:49 AM

Roman marble copy of Hermes Fastening His Sandal, in all his naked splendour, in the Louvre

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by Anonymousreply 476September 12, 2022 1:59 AM

Wonderful news! On November 1st, The Grand Affair, a biography of John Singer Sargent, will be released and it’s going to be the first one to deal extensively his homosexuality! I’m very excited, this is long needed.

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by Anonymousreply 477September 12, 2022 6:08 AM

Self Portrait, 1659, Rembrandt van Rijn The painting is gorgeous at the US's National Gallery of Art; the online photo certainly doesn't do it justice

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by Anonymousreply 478September 12, 2022 6:24 AM

R478 I’m shocked, I thought that Rembrandt was one of the many paintings Mellon bought from the Soviets who secretly had a fire sale and sold off key works from the Hermitage when they needed money unbeknownst to the Soviet people. But it wasn’t one of the five Rembrandts he purchased from them, three of which were later deemed “from the workshop of” or by followers, including the famous Girl with a Broom, most would recognize from Bewitched’s foyer.

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by Anonymousreply 479September 12, 2022 6:41 AM

[quote]Link doesn't work, R441.

R442, try this one:

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by Anonymousreply 480September 12, 2022 7:41 AM

Hmm, didn't work.


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by Anonymousreply 481September 12, 2022 7:43 AM

This is a miniature portrait, with the dimensions listed as 181mm (h) X 229mm (w) . The National Trust describes it as follows:

[quote] Reclining on a grassy bank beside a trickling stream and looking directly at us, this young man knows how to pose like a poet and lover. As if to underline this, his shield sports a heart engulfed in flames. Sir Edward Herbert (1581/2–1648) was a courtier, soldier, diplomat and man of letters. His sumptuous costume of silver and blue matches the livery of his horse in the distance, and this, along with his shield, suggests he is resting after a royal jousting tournament. Such events were entertainments for the monarch and provided an opportunity for an ambitious courtier to demonstrate his skill and bravery. One of the most charming and beautifully painted portrait miniatures of the Jacobean age, this small picture is by the court artist Isaac Oliver (c.1565–1617), who specialised in such small-scale wonders.

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by Anonymousreply 482September 12, 2022 7:45 AM

Last try for R442:

If this one doesn't work, one could always find R441's article the way I found it, by Googling 'Vast Trove of Andrew Wyeth Artworks, artfixdaily', which brought it up.

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by Anonymousreply 483September 12, 2022 7:47 AM
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by Anonymousreply 484September 12, 2022 7:59 AM

Hurray, R484. Success.

That's a lovely portrait, R482. Thanks.

by Anonymousreply 485September 12, 2022 8:02 AM

R482 This is how you pose as a poet!

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by Anonymousreply 486September 12, 2022 8:03 AM

Gustave Doré's illustrations for Dante's "Inferno".

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by Anonymousreply 487September 12, 2022 8:12 AM

Thank you, r475…

by Anonymousreply 488September 12, 2022 1:12 PM

R484, that's kind of you, but getting an image of Wyeth's 'Black Hunter' (1938) was not the objective (it has already appeared in most of the preview panes for the attempted links), but rather the article, which had other unrevealed Wyeth works.

by Anonymousreply 489September 13, 2022 4:29 AM

Still Life with Flowers and Fruit by Claude Monet

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by Anonymousreply 490September 14, 2022 4:51 PM

Madonna of Chancellor Rolin by Jan van Eyck

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by Anonymousreply 491September 15, 2022 7:01 AM

This is a nicely done breakdown an accessible analysis of a painting with stunning details that could be stand alone works on their own. A detail of this painting is used for the British edition of the book Small Things Like These, currently short listed for the Booker Prize.

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by Anonymousreply 492September 16, 2022 11:33 AM

Joseph and Potiphar's Wife by Guido Reni

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by Anonymousreply 493September 17, 2022 4:20 PM

A Hare in the Forest by Hans Hoffmann

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by Anonymousreply 494September 17, 2022 4:32 PM

Le Havre port.

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by Anonymousreply 495September 17, 2022 6:26 PM

Bucks County Barn by Charles Sheeler

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by Anonymousreply 496September 18, 2022 10:16 AM

Circus Equestrienne by Jean Metzinger

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by Anonymousreply 497September 23, 2022 11:29 PM

Some of the works in the upcoming Paul Allen auctions at Christie’s, most likely to be the highest earning art auction ever.

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by Anonymousreply 498September 24, 2022 9:11 AM

Thanks, R498. I especially like the Klimt and the Van Gogh.

by Anonymousreply 499September 24, 2022 9:17 AM

This is gorgeous, I’ve always only known her back and white work. I love the connection and the palette from Ancient Egypt.

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by Anonymousreply 500September 28, 2022 8:35 AM

I do like Bridget Riley's Op Art, R500, though you can get a headache if you stare at it too long.

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by Anonymousreply 501September 28, 2022 3:44 PM

Riley's Winged Curve.

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by Anonymousreply 502September 28, 2022 3:47 PM

Perhaps a provincial idiosyncrasy, but I like paintings to show some technical mastery/virtuosity…

by Anonymousreply 503September 28, 2022 5:03 PM

[post redacted because independent.co.uk thinks that links to their ridiculous rag are a bad thing. Somebody might want to tell them how the internet works. Or not. We don't really care. They do suck though. Our advice is that you should not click on the link and whatever you do, don't read their truly terrible articles.]

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by Anonymousreply 504September 28, 2022 11:11 PM

Nah, R503, the brilliance of the above Cy Twombly is obvious. That's why it sold for $70 million at Sotheby's in 2015.

Kidding. The Twombly looks like a great big art joke. When comparing realistic paintings, I think it's natural to favour those that are the most true to life, eg it's harder to appreciate 14th century Italian paintings when the artists just didn't have the skill to depict people in a realistic, subtle way. There's still the stiffness and stylization of the Middle Ages. Plus they hadn't mastered perspective yet. However, I do like a lot of impressionist paintings and some modern art.

This painting of Elijah Boardman by Ralph Earl definitely doesn't have the technical virtuosity of a Rembrandt but it's charming in its own way, even though the proportions of the body don't seem right. The head seems too small and too far back on the body.

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by Anonymousreply 505September 28, 2022 11:32 PM

When comparing the reliefs on the arch of Constantine, it's a lot harder to appreciate the artistry of the reliefs at the bottom of the photo, which were made when the Roman Empire was in decline, compared to the more dynamic, more realistic reliefs in the roundels, which were taken for older monuments.

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by Anonymousreply 506September 28, 2022 11:43 PM

*taken from older monuments. Yeesh.

by Anonymousreply 507September 28, 2022 11:44 PM

This BBC talk show, discussing in detail the art in the Sistine Chapel, is really interesting.

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by Anonymousreply 508September 29, 2022 3:06 AM

After being highly critical of lots of the big auction house videos, even leaving comments as such, they seem to killing it lately with really beautiful explorations of little known works, beautifully shot with nice supportive information. They must have gotten new teams to produce them.

This red, and it’s streakiness is everything.

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by Anonymousreply 509September 29, 2022 11:36 AM

I love stories like this and the works are intriguing.

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by Anonymousreply 510September 29, 2022 12:40 PM

These are intriguing!

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by Anonymousreply 511October 2, 2022 1:37 PM

Very cool, R511. An interesting artist I had never heard of.

by Anonymousreply 512October 3, 2022 7:26 AM

Leon Bakst 1912 costume design for "The Afternoon of a Faun".

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by Anonymousreply 513October 4, 2022 4:11 PM

This is interesting.

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by Anonymousreply 514October 6, 2022 2:09 AM

There’s now one less Vermeer in the world.

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by Anonymousreply 515October 8, 2022 4:40 AM

I really hope the experts now what they're doing, R515. It would be a shame if the National Gallery sold the painting and then it later turned out to be a real Vermeer.

by Anonymousreply 516October 10, 2022 7:15 AM

October from "Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry".

Judging from the facial expression of the man sowing seeds, he's thrilled with his station in life.

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by Anonymousreply 517October 10, 2022 10:15 PM

The charming consequences of Christian zeal.

engraving by Theodor de Bry, 1594

Spanish conquistador Vasco Núñez de Balboa unleashes his war dogs to tear apart forty Native Americans for the sin of sodomy.

"Vasco discovered that the village of Quarequa was stained by the foulest vice. The king’s brother and a number of other courtiers were dressed as women, and according to the accounts of the neighbours shared the same passion. Vasco ordered forty of them to be torn to pieces by dogs. The Spaniards commonly used their dogs in fighting against these naked people, and the dogs threw themselves upon them as though they were wild boars on timid deer."

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by Anonymousreply 518October 10, 2022 11:10 PM

This is a nice overview of Freud, and I especially like seeing his very early work that I’m not familiar with or seen before.

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by Anonymousreply 519October 11, 2022 4:06 PM

This is intriguing.

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by Anonymousreply 520October 11, 2022 5:51 PM

Portrait of Paul Cadmus by Luigi Lucioni

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by Anonymousreply 521October 11, 2022 10:00 PM

The Space in Which We Travel by Calida Rawles

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by Anonymousreply 522October 13, 2022 8:15 AM

R522 Her work reminds me of the British cover of one of my favorite books this year, Our Wives Under the Sea.

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by Anonymousreply 523October 13, 2022 8:28 AM

Very cool photo, R523. Thanks.

by Anonymousreply 524October 14, 2022 7:15 AM

Portrait of Monsieur Gest by Alexandre Dubois-Drahonet

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by Anonymousreply 525October 17, 2022 8:20 AM

The Sheaf by Henri Matisse

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by Anonymousreply 526October 23, 2022 8:33 AM

"Wheatfields" or any other Birds-Eye-View-Over-Haarlem paintings by Jacob Van Ruisdael. If I could climb into that canvas, I'd leave it all behind...

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by Anonymousreply 527October 23, 2022 9:45 AM

I recently saw "The castle of pryenees" by Magritte in the flesh. This large painting is hypnotizing and mesmerizing. I got a poster of it for my living room and I'm so happy with it.

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by Anonymousreply 528October 23, 2022 9:53 AM

A Cloud's Roots by Maria Berrio

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by Anonymousreply 529October 25, 2022 8:55 AM

This is intriguing, I’ve only been to two of them.

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by Anonymousreply 530October 29, 2022 6:33 AM

Which two, R530?

by Anonymousreply 531October 29, 2022 6:45 AM

Frida Kahlo and Alice Austin.

by Anonymousreply 532October 29, 2022 7:03 AM

Starting on the 9 of November over two nights one of the finest recent art collection will be up for auction at Christies. It’s quite a diverse group of works. I like the Milton Averys, Klees and Seraut drawings. If you’re still here OP there are a number of Thiebauds up for sale you may want to pickup.

It wouldn’t let me put up the introductory page, so I linked to the first night of works, but there are two sections.

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by Anonymousreply 533November 3, 2022 7:37 AM

Better layout and article about Allen auction.

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by Anonymousreply 534November 3, 2022 7:01 PM

Lovely short Lempicka video.

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by Anonymousreply 535November 3, 2022 8:54 PM

A lot of cool painting, R533. Thanks. I was very surprised at all the high profile painters, including Canaletto and Botticelli. I didn't even know there were multiple copies of the Botticelli Madonna. I was just familiar with the one in the Uffizi. I can't imagine how much money that painting will fetch. Love the Thiebaud. I didn't know who Paul Allen was but when I found out he was the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, all the expensive, high quality paintings made sense.

by Anonymousreply 536November 4, 2022 4:51 PM

I have a HUGE canvas painted by a very dear friend who died many years ago. I don't particularly like the painting, but it brings back all my memories of him.

However, it's on the stretcher and takes up a huge amount of space. With the significant increase in the quality of digital photos, I've been debating whether to take a picture and reprint the canvas on a smaller print (8"x10" vs. it's current 8'x10'), then discarding the original. I never look at the painting (I actually have it stored at my parents' house since they have more space and my old bedroom is only used when I visit). If I had a framed print, I could put it up in my apartment and view it and remember my friend.

I can't bring myself to discard it, but as it stands now, I know I'll need to do it sooner or later.

Oh great hive mind of DL, what other suggestions do you have.

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by Anonymousreply 538November 4, 2022 5:06 PM

I think your solution to the problem is very good, R537 --- a much smaller photographic print. Surely when you drastically reduce a big image, the detail is excellent in the small photo. Maybe something slightly bigger than 8" x 10".

by Anonymousreply 539November 4, 2022 5:13 PM

r539 - That's the largest I could print on a color laser printer before taking it to be done professionally which cost several hundred last time I checked for another project a while back.

I wish I had one of his paintings that I actually liked. He had given me this one, but his estranged family kept the rest and probably threw them all away years ago. They were not nice people.

by Anonymousreply 540November 4, 2022 5:50 PM

Former Beatle Paul McCarthy:

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by Anonymousreply 541November 8, 2022 5:30 PM

Technically, it isn't a painting, but it's still fabulous:

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by Anonymousreply 542November 8, 2022 5:31 PM

Is it poop or is it walruses?

by Anonymousreply 543November 8, 2022 6:26 PM

I mean sea lions, the big fat things that hang out on the docks in San Francisco.

by Anonymousreply 544November 8, 2022 6:30 PM

I saw hippopotamuses in a puppy pile.

by Anonymousreply 545November 8, 2022 6:43 PM

I didn't know Paul McCartney was an "artist" and that I would hate his artwork so much.

by Anonymousreply 546November 8, 2022 7:12 PM

Bless your heart, R546.

by Anonymousreply 547November 8, 2022 7:17 PM

R547, if you're a fan of poop and buttplug sculptures and paintings of sexualized violence, then he's all yours. Enjoy.

by Anonymousreply 548November 8, 2022 7:21 PM

I like the one with the tomato soup poured all over it.

by Anonymousreply 549November 8, 2022 7:24 PM

Paul's mother is rolling over in her grave.

by Anonymousreply 550November 8, 2022 7:33 PM

R547, this is Beatle Paul McCartney:

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by Anonymousreply 551November 8, 2022 7:39 PM

And this is artist Paul McCarthy:

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by Anonymousreply 552November 8, 2022 7:39 PM

Macca's the cute one, as ever.

by Anonymousreply 553November 8, 2022 7:42 PM

Oh okay, R541 said former Beatle.

Paul McCarthy's mother is still rolling over in her grave.

by Anonymousreply 554November 8, 2022 7:59 PM

"Complex Shit

During the summer of 2008, Paul McCarthy's inflatable Complex Shit, installed on the grounds of the Paul Klee Centre in Bern, Switzerland, took off in a wind, bringing down a power line, breaking a greenhouse window and a window at a children's home. This incident was widely reported internationally via news outlets in several languages with headlines like "Huge turd catastrophe for museum" and "Up in the sky: is it a turd or a plane?"

Yup, McCarthy is a menace to society in more ways than one.

by Anonymousreply 555November 8, 2022 8:05 PM

A three dimensional painting in marble.

Aristaeus by François Joseph Bosio

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by Anonymousreply 556November 9, 2022 12:32 AM

Just love this Vermeer at The Frick...Officer and Laughing Girl

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by Anonymousreply 557November 9, 2022 12:57 AM

Thank you, Bonnie Prince Charlie. A lovely painting, like most Vermeers.

by Anonymousreply 558November 9, 2022 2:08 AM

I guess the Santa Claus statue by Paul McCarthy, with a buttplug standing in for a Christmas tree, is somewhat amusing. I don't know what parents with little kids would think of it, considering it was displayed in a public place.

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by Anonymousreply 559November 9, 2022 2:15 AM

An example of Paul McCarthy's performance art from the 1970s:

"An example of this is his 1976 piece Class Fool, where McCarthy threw himself around a ketchup-spattered classroom at the University of California, San Diego until dazed and self-injured. He then vomited several times and inserted a Barbie doll into his rectum. The piece ended when the audience could no longer stand to watch his performance."

Yup, that's art all right.

by Anonymousreply 560November 9, 2022 2:22 AM

This is one of my favorite ongoing/rolling DL threads, and though I over post here, I haven’t ever been blocked although everything I’ve ever heard says that one will be if they over post on a thread. Anyways, I look forward to it continuing as it reaches 600 and needs a new thread. One thing I wanted to bring up is if we can somehow expand it and make it more inclusive of other art forms/media than just paintings? I know OP is still around because they just responded a few postings up and it’s really up to them, but I thought I would throw it out there while there’s room for discussion. Maybe something along the lines of the DL Museum and favorite works of art?

by Anonymousreply 561November 9, 2022 2:44 AM

Im cross posting this from also the theatre thread:

Because of the Sondheim obsessive on this site, I thought you may find this of interest. James Lapine was invited by Christie’s to speak in relation to a very rare and important Seurat that is coming up for auction from the Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen. He discusses a lot of what went into the creation of Sunday in the Park with George. The painting is gorgeous and it’s heartbreaking to think it will probably go into a vault in Saudi Arabia or Asia and not a museum where it belongs.

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by Anonymousreply 562November 9, 2022 3:08 AM

Personally, I'm a little tired of the subject, R561, but that doesn't mean someone else can't start a Part II and expand the subject.

I thought when only a few people are posting a lot on a thread, Muriel puts up a paywall. Maybe this thread is already paywalled.

I have to say R541, who first mentioned Paul McCarthy, really stirred the pot. Not my cup of tea but I'm glad I'm aware of his art now.

by Anonymousreply 563November 9, 2022 3:14 AM

Lee Bontecou, who had one of the most amazing second acts as a artist when she was all but forgotten, but then rediscovered in her lifetime with plenty of time to enjoy her new found accolades has died at 91.

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by Anonymousreply 564November 9, 2022 5:39 AM

^AND R541 was completely disengenuous about Paul McCarthy. Switching now to Philip Guston, who really IS my favorite painter. His "controversial" show finally opened, 2 years late, is in Houston, and will open at the Natl. Gallery on 2/26/23. -R541

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by Anonymousreply 565November 9, 2022 12:41 PM

Canadian artist Ivan Eyre, who just passed away.

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by Anonymousreply 566November 9, 2022 10:22 PM

This first night of Christie’s Paul Allen Auction has begun, you can watch on YouTube where it’s live.

by Anonymousreply 567November 10, 2022 12:10 AM

The Seurat just sold for 130 million dollars!

by Anonymousreply 568November 10, 2022 12:32 AM

Wow. That's insane, R568.

by Anonymousreply 569November 10, 2022 5:16 AM

^$149.2 MILLION with "costs" (teehee). And it's not even the one with the monkey in it.

by Anonymousreply 570November 10, 2022 11:56 AM

Just saw this one for the first time today - it's stunning. Klimt's "Birkenwald".

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by Anonymousreply 571November 11, 2022 2:50 AM

R571 Well, you just missed your chance to buy it for your own self. It was mentioned during the auction that it’s promised for exhibition at the Neue Galerie exhibition of Klimt landscapes in the near future. It might be the last time it’s seen in public for the near future, so make every opportunity to see it there. It is possible that the Lauders might have purchased it for the museum itself, but the collection is already strong on Klimts and that money would be better spent building up works by artists not already owned by the museum.

Just for perspective the Louvre doesn’t own any Klimts.

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by Anonymousreply 572November 11, 2022 4:00 AM
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by Anonymousreply 573November 14, 2022 6:19 PM

This is fascinating, I never heard of this project before.

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by Anonymousreply 574November 22, 2022 9:57 PM

Abapuru, by Tarsila do Amaral.

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by Anonymousreply 575November 22, 2022 10:01 PM

Public Garden, Taormina, Sicily --- photograph by Peter Hujar, who was a gay man

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by Anonymousreply 576November 23, 2022 7:20 AM

Jesus Christ. The one on the right, of course.

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by Anonymousreply 577November 25, 2022 6:33 PM

The green background is gorgeous.

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by Anonymousreply 578November 30, 2022 6:18 AM

illustration by Georges Barbier for Paul Verlaine's book of poems "Fêtes Galantes"

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