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Favorite Paintings Two

You still know what to do.

Milton Avery, Seascape, 1945

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by Anonymousreply 88December 2, 2023 3:56 PM

Original thread:

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by Anonymousreply 1March 6, 2023 11:35 AM

St. Louis de Toulouse by Antonio Vivarini

I'm not a religious person but I do like this painting. I can't remember if this was on the old thread and I'm repeating myself.

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by Anonymousreply 2March 6, 2023 1:23 PM

The Musicians by Caravaggio for its languid, decadent, homoerotic vibe.

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by Anonymousreply 3March 6, 2023 1:36 PM

Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis

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by Anonymousreply 4March 6, 2023 2:08 PM

More Maud Lewis

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by Anonymousreply 5March 6, 2023 2:12 PM

Northern River by Tom Thomson

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by Anonymousreply 6March 6, 2023 2:26 PM

Lobster Fishermen, 1940-41. Marsden Hartley.

OK, perhaps not my favorite, not even of Hartley’s. But I love his work. It seduces me.

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by Anonymousreply 7March 6, 2023 3:19 PM

Lobster Fishermen, 1940-41. Marsden Hartley.

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by Anonymousreply 8March 6, 2023 3:20 PM

^^^^^ Apologies for the duplicate post.

by Anonymousreply 9March 6, 2023 3:21 PM

Portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mifflin (Sarah Morris), 1773, John Singleton Copley (American, 1738–1815)

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by Anonymousreply 10March 6, 2023 3:24 PM

Detail of "Carousels in Honor of Queen Christina" by Filippo Gagliardi and Filippo Lauri.

These are the kind of understated costumes that gay men love.

Love that painting, R10. Great choice.

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by Anonymousreply 11March 7, 2023 1:34 AM

"The Moon by Day" by Margaret French

painting set in Fire Island

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by Anonymousreply 12March 7, 2023 3:08 PM

Consuelo Vanderbilt - and her swan like neck

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by Anonymousreply 13March 7, 2023 3:58 PM

The Tangled Garden by J.E.H. MacDonald

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by Anonymousreply 14March 7, 2023 8:52 PM

Dazzle-ships in Drydock at Liverpool by Edward Wadsworth

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by Anonymousreply 15March 7, 2023 8:56 PM

Edward Wadsworth

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by Anonymousreply 16March 7, 2023 8:59 PM

Long lost Courbet found in the basement of Penn dental school.

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by Anonymousreply 17March 9, 2023 1:16 PM

Milton Avery, Rothko, Miro, Jackson Pollock.

As someone who can draw and paint and has frequently been oohed and awed over and called an artist, they are very puzzling.

Maybe a succession of paintings and try your best and have it be weird, and maybe not even very good but continue doing it unapologetically. People will think it's clever, want to purchase the result of the vibe that inspired you.

Very puzzling. It looks like shit but hey, that's art! A urinal is art! Cash me outside girl made $52 million in a year. A shark covered in formaldehyde sold for millions.

Very weird. Just do random shit with a passion and pour it out. Eventually you to will be part of the art trend and your name will be cited and famous.

by Anonymousreply 18March 9, 2023 1:26 PM

Winslow Homer - Undertow

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by Anonymousreply 19March 9, 2023 1:33 PM

All the Beauty of the World is a memoir by a man who was plunged into grief by his young brothers death and became a Met Museum guard for ten years. It was unexpectedly lovely and a great introduction to art and museums, it’s a very accessible read, relatively short and the eBook has links to works mentioned in the text.

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by Anonymousreply 20March 9, 2023 1:48 PM

Hans Tietze and Erica Tietze-Konrat by Oskar Kokoschka, 1909. I've seen it in the Museum of Modern Art.

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by Anonymousreply 21March 9, 2023 1:49 PM

Ah, Milton Avery. Not my favorite-ever artist per se, but OP you adorable cad, you've reminded me of the good ole days when I was in grad school and had meaning and purpose and drive. I did my thesis on Milton Avery! I got to spend time with his daughter and grandson at his old apartment in Manhattan and explore the archives. Avery's feel for color is really something else. Just wonderful.

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by Anonymousreply 22March 9, 2023 2:42 PM

Interesting combination of tragedy and sexy male bodies, R19.

by Anonymousreply 23March 9, 2023 2:58 PM

Pearblossom Highway by David Hockney

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by Anonymousreply 24April 21, 2023 1:28 PM

The Death of Chatterton (Henry Wallis)

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by Anonymousreply 25April 21, 2023 2:29 PM

Portrait with Snakes by Nicolas Party

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by Anonymousreply 26April 22, 2023 1:29 PM

Study of a Nude Man, attributed to Gustave Courbet

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by Anonymousreply 27April 23, 2023 6:13 AM

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Sun Setting over a Lake, c.1840

A large work (3' x 4'), this is the most astonishing painting I've ever seen (I saw it at the Auckland Art Gallery's [italic]Light From Tate[/italic] exhibition, which is still running).

No photograph can capture the miraculous depth of colour or the luscious texture of the heavily-worked surface. I think it's the most magnificent painting I've ever seen in person. It stood out even many other gobsmacking works in that same exhibition.

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by Anonymousreply 28April 23, 2023 11:22 AM

Another from the [italic]Light from Tate[/italic] exhibition, an incredible Monet: Poplars on the Epte, from1891.

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by Anonymousreply 29April 23, 2023 11:25 AM

Entrance to Lincoln Tunnel, Night-Time by Philip Pearlstein

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by Anonymousreply 30May 6, 2023 2:08 AM

Jupiter, Mercury and Virtue by Dosso Dossi

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by Anonymousreply 31May 11, 2023 12:53 PM

Apollo by Dosso Dossi

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by Anonymousreply 32May 11, 2023 1:06 PM


What is your opinion of AI (artificial intelligence) Art?

by Anonymousreply 33May 11, 2023 2:03 PM

R33, even though it looks good, there's no real emotion behind it so I think it's inferior.

Besides, some experts are saying the scenario of AI getting away from us and turning on us is not just science fiction but a possibility.

by Anonymousreply 34May 11, 2023 2:14 PM

Thank you, R34! I hope many more will weigh in.

I don't know a lot about it, and I suppose I don't know a lot about art either. I like what I like, and I don't like what I don't like. But (IMHO) the purpose of art is to evoke emotion and/or discussion.

The piece linked below is entitled "Bon Voyage" by Jonas Peterson. Here are the specs;

Digital art / Giclee Print / Printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308 gsm

Size: 24x36 inches

First limited edition of 25 - all prints are numbered, and hand signed.

Image size is printed as listed. 2-inch border is added to allow for framing.

Now, when I first saw it, the piece immediately took me to the place of the old southern Black Baptist church and the duty to God. In fact, I immediately started humming to myself an old meter hymn; "A Charge I Have To Keep". So, the "emotion" button was hit. I suppose given its title I could somehow twist it to match my perception of the piece.

What do you (and others) think?

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by Anonymousreply 35May 11, 2023 2:40 PM

It is an intriguing work of art, R35. I like it. I don't know anything about AI art. It seems you always have a person associated with an AI artwork. I wonder how much the person is guiding the process and how much the computer is actually "creating".

by Anonymousreply 36May 11, 2023 3:00 PM

I like this. Jason Allen's AI generated "Théatre d'Opéra Spatial".

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by Anonymousreply 37May 11, 2023 3:08 PM


That one IS very nice!

by Anonymousreply 38May 11, 2023 3:32 PM

Thanks R38.

by Anonymousreply 39May 11, 2023 3:40 PM

I think a human artists using AI as a tool is fine. Pure AI Art is more akin to poor magazine illustration.

by Anonymousreply 40May 12, 2023 7:49 PM

There are no paintings but...

Check out this guy's work!

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by Anonymousreply 41May 16, 2023 4:03 PM

Those sculptures are amazing, R41. Thanks for posting them.

by Anonymousreply 42May 16, 2023 4:10 PM

I always found this portrait of Napoleon to be mesmerizing

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by Anonymousreply 43May 16, 2023 4:11 PM

Love the grandeur of Ingre's painting, R43. One of my favourites.

by Anonymousreply 44May 16, 2023 4:26 PM

While casting no aspersions on Ingres (@43), Napoleon himself deserves a big ol' "Mary!"

by Anonymousreply 45May 16, 2023 5:08 PM

The Children of Nathan Starr by Ambrose Andrews, 1835

Is it charming? Is it a bit spooky? Who's to say?

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by Anonymousreply 46May 17, 2023 2:04 AM

Water Memory - a photography by Cara Romero, 2015

Pueblo corn dancers in an aquatic performance

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by Anonymousreply 47May 17, 2023 6:26 AM

* a photograph

Oops. Drunk on cooking sherry again.

by Anonymousreply 48May 17, 2023 6:57 AM

“The Garden Door”, William Bruce Ellis Rankenby (1926).

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by Anonymousreply 49May 19, 2023 1:19 AM

Ranken's "Covent Garden" is quite nice.

R49, Ranken was clever to make the painting ambiguous so gay men could interpret it in their own way. A straight male painter would have made the woman the gentlemen were courting the center of attention.

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by Anonymousreply 50May 19, 2023 1:32 AM

Maybe like this engraving titled "Our Society" from 1891. The men's faces aren't even shown clearly.

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by Anonymousreply 51May 19, 2023 1:36 AM

Lots of handsome young men in Ranken's paintings.

The Polo Player.

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by Anonymousreply 52May 19, 2023 1:36 AM

True, Ranken was very likely one of us. Not a whole lot of detail in the wikipedia article.

by Anonymousreply 53May 19, 2023 1:38 AM

Some articles on Ranken just say he's gay.

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by Anonymousreply 54May 19, 2023 1:55 AM
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by Anonymousreply 55May 19, 2023 1:55 AM

Yes, he definitely looks like one of us in the 1903 photograph by Adolph de Meyer. It looks like he was a big success in high society and lived a comfortable life. Good for him.

by Anonymousreply 56May 19, 2023 2:02 AM

Those are Oscar Wilde's gentlemen callers, R49.

by Anonymousreply 57May 19, 2023 2:28 AM

The Birches by Neil Welliver

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by Anonymousreply 58May 26, 2023 4:23 AM

Pink Azalea by William Merritt Chase

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by Anonymousreply 59May 28, 2023 3:02 PM

Allée of Chestnut Trees by Alfred Sisley

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by Anonymousreply 60June 9, 2023 5:37 PM

Annibale Carracci self portrait

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by Anonymousreply 61June 10, 2023 5:16 PM

Two Sisters by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

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by Anonymousreply 62June 13, 2023 5:02 PM

Kyle Thurman

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by Anonymousreply 63June 14, 2023 12:52 AM

Hungarian Karoly Ferenezy's "Evening Bathers" (1905).

He was a member of the Nagybánya Artists' Colony, with his style overtaking that of its founder, Simon Hollósy.

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by Anonymousreply 64June 22, 2023 8:59 AM

Luigi Lucioni's portrait of Paul Cadmus (oil, 1928).

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by Anonymousreply 65July 23, 2023 12:04 AM

John Singer Sargent, Lady Agnew of Lochnaw

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by Anonymousreply 66July 23, 2023 12:13 AM

Morning by Louis-Joseph-Raphaël Collin

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by Anonymousreply 67July 24, 2023 6:08 PM

photography by Kathrin Linkersdorff

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by Anonymousreply 68July 25, 2023 4:45 PM

Albert Weisgerber (German, 1878-1915), Self-portrait, 1908.

115 years ago, but he looks so contemporary.

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by Anonymousreply 69October 14, 2023 9:55 PM

I know almost nothing about art, but I was mesmerized by this portrait when I first saw it in person. Maybe it was just the scale of it. But I couldn't take my eyes off of it.

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by Anonymousreply 70October 14, 2023 10:33 PM

The Cat at Play by Henriette Ronner

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by Anonymousreply 71November 6, 2023 11:51 PM

A drawing in the Rijksmuseum.

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by Anonymousreply 72November 13, 2023 11:43 PM

The print above is L'Éte by Jean Moyreau.

by Anonymousreply 73November 14, 2023 3:11 PM

Liking much of contemporary artist Fernando Cidoncha's work. He's also a sculptor.

This one is called "Prudence."

Link to his website in next post.

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by Anonymousreply 74November 20, 2023 7:06 AM
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by Anonymousreply 75November 20, 2023 7:06 AM

Very nice, R74 and R75. An artist I had never heard of.

by Anonymousreply 76November 20, 2023 1:40 PM

Cidoncha has an interesting instagram feed as well.

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by Anonymousreply 77November 20, 2023 8:31 PM

Caravaggio’s Medusa.

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by Anonymousreply 78November 20, 2023 8:37 PM

Richard Diebenkorn’s Ocean Park series.

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by Anonymousreply 79November 20, 2023 8:40 PM

Meagre Company by Frans Hals

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by Anonymousreply 80November 20, 2023 9:35 PM

Caravaggio's Medusa is powerful. Thanks, R78.

by Anonymousreply 81November 20, 2023 9:37 PM

The Incredulity of Saint Thomas by Rubens. A bit of homoeroticism.

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by Anonymousreply 82November 20, 2023 9:40 PM

The Beach at Heist by Georges Lemmen

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by Anonymousreply 83November 21, 2023 5:41 PM

Artist Wade Reynolds

"Young Man Posing" (1968)

Oil on Canvas

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by Anonymousreply 84November 23, 2023 9:52 PM

Thanks R84. Cool painting.

by Anonymousreply 85November 23, 2023 11:27 PM

Here's a little article on Wade Reynolds.

I also like that painting called "Young Man in Interior" (the one with the guy with his feet up on the coffee table near the open window).

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by Anonymousreply 86November 23, 2023 11:53 PM

Crucifixion Diptych by Rogier van Der Weyden

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by Anonymousreply 87November 28, 2023 4:59 PM

The Ninth Wave by Aivazovsky

The ninth wave refers to a huge wave after a series of incrementally larger waves.

A ship has been wrecked in a storm and the survivors try to save themselves by clinging to the debris.

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