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Favorite Paintings Two

You still know what to do.

Milton Avery, Seascape, 1945

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by Anonymousreply 176June 16, 2024 6:42 PM

Original thread:

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by Anonymousreply 1March 6, 2023 10:35 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 12:23 PM

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

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by Anonymousreply 3March 6, 2023 12:36 PM

Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis

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by Anonymousreply 4March 6, 2023 1:08 PM

More Maud Lewis

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by Anonymousreply 5March 6, 2023 1:12 PM

Northern River by Tom Thomson

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by Anonymousreply 6March 6, 2023 1:26 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 2:19 PM

Lobster Fishermen, 1940-41. Marsden Hartley.

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by Anonymousreply 8March 6, 2023 2:20 PM

^^^^^ Apologies for the duplicate post.

by Anonymousreply 9March 6, 2023 2:21 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 2:24 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 12:34 AM

"The Moon by Day" by Margaret French

painting set in Fire Island

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by Anonymousreply 12March 7, 2023 2:08 PM

Consuelo Vanderbilt - and her swan like neck

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by Anonymousreply 13March 7, 2023 2:58 PM

The Tangled Garden by J.E.H. MacDonald

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by Anonymousreply 14March 7, 2023 7:52 PM

Dazzle-ships in Drydock at Liverpool by Edward Wadsworth

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by Anonymousreply 15March 7, 2023 7:56 PM

Edward Wadsworth

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by Anonymousreply 16March 7, 2023 7:59 PM

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

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by Anonymousreply 17March 9, 2023 12:16 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 12:26 PM

Winslow Homer - Undertow

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by Anonymousreply 19March 9, 2023 12:33 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 12:48 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 12:49 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 1:42 PM

Interesting combination of tragedy and sexy male bodies, R19.

by Anonymousreply 23March 9, 2023 1:58 PM

Pearblossom Highway by David Hockney

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by Anonymousreply 24April 21, 2023 12:28 PM

The Death of Chatterton (Henry Wallis)

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by Anonymousreply 25April 21, 2023 1:29 PM

Portrait with Snakes by Nicolas Party

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by Anonymousreply 26April 22, 2023 12:29 PM

Study of a Nude Man, attributed to Gustave Courbet

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by Anonymousreply 27April 23, 2023 5:13 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 10:22 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 10:25 AM

Entrance to Lincoln Tunnel, Night-Time by Philip Pearlstein

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by Anonymousreply 30May 6, 2023 1:08 AM

Jupiter, Mercury and Virtue by Dosso Dossi

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by Anonymousreply 31May 11, 2023 11:53 AM

Apollo by Dosso Dossi

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by Anonymousreply 32May 11, 2023 12:06 PM


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

by Anonymousreply 33May 11, 2023 1:03 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 1:14 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 1:40 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 2:00 PM

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

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by Anonymousreply 37May 11, 2023 2:08 PM


That one IS very nice!

by Anonymousreply 38May 11, 2023 2:32 PM

Thanks R38.

by Anonymousreply 39May 11, 2023 2:40 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 6:49 PM

There are no paintings but...

Check out this guy's work!

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by Anonymousreply 41May 16, 2023 3:03 PM

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

by Anonymousreply 42May 16, 2023 3:10 PM

I always found this portrait of Napoleon to be mesmerizing

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by Anonymousreply 43May 16, 2023 3:11 PM

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

by Anonymousreply 44May 16, 2023 3:26 PM

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

by Anonymousreply 45May 16, 2023 4:08 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 1:04 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 5:26 AM

* a photograph

Oops. Drunk on cooking sherry again.

by Anonymousreply 48May 17, 2023 5:57 AM

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

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by Anonymousreply 49May 19, 2023 12:19 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 12:32 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 12:36 AM

Lots of handsome young men in Ranken's paintings.

The Polo Player.

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by Anonymousreply 52May 19, 2023 12:36 AM

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

by Anonymousreply 53May 19, 2023 12:38 AM

Some articles on Ranken just say he's gay.

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by Anonymousreply 54May 19, 2023 12:55 AM
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by Anonymousreply 55May 19, 2023 12:55 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 1:02 AM

Those are Oscar Wilde's gentlemen callers, R49.

by Anonymousreply 57May 19, 2023 1:28 AM

The Birches by Neil Welliver

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by Anonymousreply 58May 26, 2023 3:23 AM

Pink Azalea by William Merritt Chase

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by Anonymousreply 59May 28, 2023 2:02 PM

Allée of Chestnut Trees by Alfred Sisley

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by Anonymousreply 60June 9, 2023 4:37 PM

Annibale Carracci self portrait

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by Anonymousreply 61June 10, 2023 4:16 PM

Two Sisters by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

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by Anonymousreply 62June 13, 2023 4:02 PM

Kyle Thurman

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by Anonymousreply 63June 13, 2023 11:52 PM

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 7:59 AM

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

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by Anonymousreply 65July 22, 2023 11:04 PM

John Singer Sargent, Lady Agnew of Lochnaw

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by Anonymousreply 66July 22, 2023 11:13 PM

Morning by Louis-Joseph-Raphaël Collin

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by Anonymousreply 67July 24, 2023 5:08 PM

photography by Kathrin Linkersdorff

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by Anonymousreply 68July 25, 2023 3:45 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 8:55 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 9:33 PM

The Cat at Play by Henriette Ronner

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by Anonymousreply 71November 6, 2023 10:51 PM

A drawing in the Rijksmuseum.

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by Anonymousreply 72November 13, 2023 10:43 PM

The print above is L'Éte by Jean Moyreau.

by Anonymousreply 73November 14, 2023 2:11 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 6:06 AM
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by Anonymousreply 75November 20, 2023 6:06 AM

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

by Anonymousreply 76November 20, 2023 12:40 PM

Cidoncha has an interesting instagram feed as well.

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by Anonymousreply 77November 20, 2023 7:31 PM

Caravaggio’s Medusa.

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by Anonymousreply 78November 20, 2023 7:37 PM

Richard Diebenkorn’s Ocean Park series.

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by Anonymousreply 79November 20, 2023 7:40 PM

Meagre Company by Frans Hals

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by Anonymousreply 80November 20, 2023 8:35 PM

Caravaggio's Medusa is powerful. Thanks, R78.

by Anonymousreply 81November 20, 2023 8:37 PM

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

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by Anonymousreply 82November 20, 2023 8:40 PM

The Beach at Heist by Georges Lemmen

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by Anonymousreply 83November 21, 2023 4:41 PM

Artist Wade Reynolds

"Young Man Posing" (1968)

Oil on Canvas

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by Anonymousreply 84November 23, 2023 8:52 PM

Thanks R84. Cool painting.

by Anonymousreply 85November 23, 2023 10:27 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 10:53 PM

Crucifixion Diptych by Rogier van Der Weyden

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by Anonymousreply 87November 28, 2023 3:59 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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by Anonymousreply 88December 2, 2023 2:56 PM

Swiss artist, Seline Burn

"Farther in the Furrow"

Other works-links on her IG: selineburn

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by Anonymousreply 89January 11, 2024 7:43 PM

"Two Satyrs" by Rubens.

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by Anonymousreply 90January 11, 2024 8:07 PM

great thread, more please

by Anonymousreply 91January 11, 2024 8:09 PM

Rockwell Kent, "Men and Mountains." I'm not convinced he was straight.

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by Anonymousreply 92January 11, 2024 8:39 PM

Definitely not my favorite painting. I'm a little shocked by its graphic nature. I guess some people centuries ago were into violence porn.

Two Followrs of Cadmus Devoured by a Dragon by Cornelis van Haarlem

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by Anonymousreply 93January 17, 2024 1:50 AM

Tropic by Wifredo Lam

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by Anonymousreply 94January 18, 2024 3:35 PM

Composition #57, Pattern 29 by Robert Gribbroek

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by Anonymousreply 95January 18, 2024 3:56 PM

Naked men wrestling, R92? I love it. I wonder if Kent was gay or bi.

by Anonymousreply 96January 19, 2024 2:49 AM

Greenland Swimmer by Rockwell Kent

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by Anonymousreply 97January 19, 2024 2:53 AM

Kind of a flat butt on the guy in R97. My verdict: not gay.

by Anonymousreply 98January 19, 2024 1:25 PM

Maybe Kent was straight, R98. Maybe painting nude guys doesn't prove anything. When I saw his photo in the wikipedia article, he pinged to me a bit but I could be completely wrong.

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by Anonymousreply 99January 19, 2024 1:49 PM

Nothing at all gay about naked guys wrestling, Rockwell!

by Anonymousreply 100January 19, 2024 2:02 PM

Haha, R100. I've looked online but I can't find any article that suggests Kent was probably a gay man.

by Anonymousreply 101January 19, 2024 2:16 PM

Favorite porcelain figurine.

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by Anonymousreply 102January 20, 2024 6:11 AM

Excuse me...

How are you all getting the images to show in the thread?

This really is one of my FAVORITE threads, but it suffered when DL changed its image posting protocol. I suppose that was because of copyright issues. Anyway... yes, I know that I could just click an image's link to see the image but call me lazy (or whatever else) but I don't like doing that. It takes the joy of the thread away from me when before I could just scroll the thread and experience an immediate reaction from an image that "struck" me.

by Anonymousreply 103January 20, 2024 10:00 AM

The painter at R64 is spelled wrong; it should be Ferenczy.

by Anonymousreply 104January 20, 2024 11:24 AM

Just trying something.

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by Anonymousreply 105January 20, 2024 1:20 PM

Someone said that if you copy an image off pinterest, it should show up without clicking, R103. I tried that for R105 and it doesn't work.

by Anonymousreply 106January 20, 2024 1:23 PM

I guess you do it like this, R103.

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by Anonymousreply 107January 20, 2024 1:28 PM
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by Anonymousreply 108January 20, 2024 1:51 PM

I followed R29's instructions on the thread at R107 and it works.

by Anonymousreply 109January 20, 2024 1:53 PM

The stunning [italic]Conversion of Saint Paul on the Way to Damascus[/italic] by Caravaggio.

It's best seen in situ in the Cerasi Chapel of the Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo in Rome, where it faces another Caravaggio masterpiece, [italic]The Crucifixion of Saint Peter[/italic].

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by Anonymousreply 110January 20, 2024 2:25 PM

^ The Cerasi Chapel ^

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by Anonymousreply 111January 20, 2024 2:26 PM

Caravaggio was a genius, R110, and one of my favorite painters but sometimes I wonder if he deliberately tried to get the goat of his patrons. In this painting of the "Crucifixion of St. Peter", which is in the same chapel as the one you mentioned, one of the most prominent things is the guy's butt. Not very dignified.

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by Anonymousreply 112January 20, 2024 3:13 PM

I love his painting of "The Entombment of Christ", even though the composition is distractingly obvious --- an arc that goes from the woman with the raised arms to Christ's body.

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by Anonymousreply 113January 20, 2024 3:20 PM
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by Anonymousreply 114January 22, 2024 1:00 AM

Blue Umbrella 2 by Alex Katz

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by Anonymousreply 115January 22, 2024 1:02 AM

The Wedding Dress: 1911

Frederick William Elwell (1870-1958)

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by Anonymousreply 116January 26, 2024 9:34 PM

The Flower Girl: 2022

Dima Dmitriev

Dima Dmitriev was born in Moscow, Russia, and is the second generation of artists in his family. He moved to Prague, Czech Republic, where he graduated from the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design. As his paintings gained attention and praise at fine art exhibitions throughout Europe, Dima became one of the most talked about young artists living in Prague’s flourishing artistic community. Dmitriev has participated in solo and group exhibitions in Europe, North America, and Asia.

Dmitriev’s paintings represent forms of “visual paradise”. He describes this as the process of extracting the color, light, and texture from real places and distilling these onto his canvases as idealized worlds. Dima rarely uses a brush. His preferred tool is the palette knife. Dmitriev also adds depth and color saturation to some of his works by starting with black, rather than the traditional white, canvas. Dima’s Impressionistic composition and style combined with his mastery of the palette knife create oil paintings that are vibrant and sculptural. His works often include themes of childhood, nature and the sea. Numerous institutions including AT&T, Vodafone, AWD Holding AG, Proton Therapy Center have acquired his paintings for their art collections. His works are also in private collections in the Czech Republic, United States, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom, Russia, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Australia, Qatar, and the Dominican Republic and others.

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by Anonymousreply 117January 26, 2024 9:45 PM


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by Anonymousreply 118January 26, 2024 10:20 PM

I really enjoy these threads. Thank you so much R107 for helping to bring back my joy (see R103) that Muriel had so abruptly and unceremoniously taken away from me. Here's my question (and please feel free to help me in clarifying what I am asking)... There is SO MUCH art throughout the world, (and I have been exposed to a lot of work that I like right here in these threads), how do Interior Designers, et alia find pieces that work for them (or their client's) lives/environments?

For example, An Interior Designer wants a certain mood for a space. Is there some type of software where the Designer inputs facets of that mood and then the search returns a listing of artwork and/or artists that the Designer might want to consider? And then, prior to the computer age what would people do?

I know it's a silly question, but it is my question and so many of you are SO well-versed in art and the art world that you might be able to shed some light on the subject for me.

by Anonymousreply 119January 27, 2024 4:02 PM

While I understand their cause and would more than likely agree with it, this type of destruction and/or attempted destruction/vandalism is something I absolutely DO NOT support! These people, if convicted, should be given a minimum of hard labor in prison, IMHO. Some might say that's too harsh because it's "just" a painting. But no, the destruction of antiquities should be looked upon as sacrosanct.

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by Anonymousreply 120January 28, 2024 11:59 AM

Woman In a Boat-1922

Pekka Halonen (23 September 1865 – 1 December 1933) was a Finnish painter of landscapes and people in the national romantic and Realist styles. Halonen chronicled the Finnish landscape and its people. He had an early interest in Symbolism, but Gauguin's decorative Synthetism, as well as Japanese woodcuts, had a deeper impression on his work. Many of his paintings depict simple scenes from his everyday surroundings, such as Sauna in the Snow (1908), which vividly captures the stillness and subtle fragrance of freshly fallen snow. When at the beginning of the 20th century Finland's existence was threatened, Halonen strove to foster a sense of national pride through symbolic interpretations of the Finnish landscape.

Halonen stated that he never painted for anyone but himself. He felt that "Art should not jar the nerves like sandpaper – it should produce a feeling of peace."

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by Anonymousreply 121January 28, 2024 12:13 PM

Carl Larsson, male nude. Not your typical Carl Larsson.

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by Anonymousreply 122January 28, 2024 12:29 PM

Thank you for making me aware of Pekka Halonen, R121.

His work is simply amazing.

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by Anonymousreply 123January 30, 2024 5:01 AM

Malcolm T. Liepke

"Pulling off his shirt"

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by Anonymousreply 124February 8, 2024 9:30 AM

More evidence that Rockwell Kent had latent homo tendencies? What straight man would limn Bacchus' tush so exquisitely? And make him fondle Silenus' knee while he pours wine into his wide open mouth? Even the leopard looks a little embarrassed.

Nice composition, too!

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by Anonymousreply 125February 10, 2024 12:44 PM

Yannis Tsarouchis - The Arrest of Three Communists

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by Anonymousreply 126February 12, 2024 8:39 PM

^Now, isn't that quite interesting...

by Anonymousreply 127February 13, 2024 3:22 AM

Is the communist hiding under the table also a nudist?

by Anonymousreply 128February 13, 2024 10:04 PM

(Gay) Yannis Tsarouchis has a lot of homoerotic themes in his work.

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by Anonymousreply 129February 13, 2024 10:14 PM

The Foundation has a section on his paintings.

Sailors seemed popular with him.

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by Anonymousreply 130February 13, 2024 10:19 PM

Irma kukhianidze born on January 21, 1970 in Kutaisi. In 1987 she graduated from the Tbilisi Public School # 7 . 1984-87 studied in Maisuradze art school. 1989-94 she studied at the State Academy of Arts .

[quote]“Forget what hurt you in the past, but never forget what it taught you. However, if it taught you to hold onto grudges, seek revenge, not forgive or show compassion, to categorize people as good or bad, to distrust and be guarded with your feelings then you didn’t learn a thing. God doesn’t bring you lessons to close your heart. He brings you lessons to open it, by developing compassion, learning to listen, seeking to understand instead of speculating, practicing empathy and developing conflict resolution through communication. If he brought you perfect people, how would you ever learn to spiritually evolve?”--Shannon Alder

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by Anonymousreply 131February 27, 2024 7:55 PM

A Group Of Four Nudes

Tamara de Lempicka

Tamara Rozalia Gurwik-Gorska

Born: May 16, 1898; Warsaw, Poland

Died: March 18, 1980; Cuernavaca, Mexico

Nationality: Polish, Russian, French

Art Movement: Art Deco

Field: painting

Influenced by: Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Pablo Picasso, André Lhote, Cubism

Teachers: Maurice Denis, André Lhote

Art institution: Académie de la Grande Chaumière, Paris, France

Official site: tamaradelempickaestate(dot)com

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by Anonymousreply 132February 29, 2024 12:43 AM

"Holy Ghost"

Annie Frances Lee (3 March 1935 – 24 November 2014) was an American artist. She is known for her depiction of African-American everyday life. Her work is characterized by images without facial features. She used body language to show emotion and expression in her work. Her most popular paintings are Blue Monday and My Cup Runneth Over.

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by Anonymousreply 133February 29, 2024 12:47 AM

Tamrara Maria Gorska

She was born Maria Gorska of well-to-do parents in turn-of- the-century Poland. After her mother and father divorced, her wealthy grandmother spoiled her with clothes and travel. By age 14 she was attending school in Lausanne, Switzerland. Tamara vacationed in St. Petersburg with her Aunt Stephanie, whose millionaire banker husband had their home decorated by the famous French firm Maison Jansen. All this high living gave the young girl an idea of how she wanted to live and what her future should be.

Soon after Russia and Germany declared war in 1914, she fell in love with the most handsome bachelor in Warsaw, a lawyer named Taduesz Lempicki. She set her sights on him and two years later they were married in fashionable St. Petersburg. Her banker uncle provided the dowry, and Lempicki, who had no money of his own, was delighted to marry this beautiful l6 year old girl. A year later, Taduesz was arrested by the Bolsheviks, and Tamara braved the Russian Revolution to free him, using her good looks to charm favors from the necessary officials. The couple fled to Paris and that‘s where the story of Tamara de Lempicka‘s fantastic life really begins.


Now known as Tamara de Lempicka, the refugee studied art and worked day and night. She became a well-known portrait painter with a distinctive Art Deco manner. Quintessentialy French, Deco was the part of an exotic, sexy, and glamorous Paris that epitomized Tamara‘s living and painting style. Between the wars, she painted portraits of writers, entertainers, artists, scientists, industrialists, and many of Eastern Europe‘s exiled nobility. Her daughter, Kizette de Lempica-Foxhall wrote in her biograpy of Tamara De Lempica Passion By Design, „She painted them all, the rich, the successful, the renowned, the best. The work brought her critical acclaim, social celebrity and considerable wealth.


At the threat of a second World War, she left Paris for America. She went to Hollywood, to become the „Favorite Artist of the Hollywood Stars“. She and her second husband, Baron Raoul Kuffner, one of her earliest and wealthiest patrons, moved into American film director King Vidor‘s former house in Beverly Hills. The Baron and Tamara moved to New York City in 1943, to a stunning apartment at 322 East 57th Street. Here, two-story north light studio she continued painting in the old style for another year or two. Tamara decorated the apartment with the antiques she and the Baron had rescued from his Hungarian estate.

Painting: Adam & Eve

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by Anonymousreply 134February 29, 2024 1:12 AM


When the war was over, she reopened her famous Paris studio in the rue Mechain, redecorated in rococo style. Friends then asked her to decorate apartments in New York City with her individual touch. After the Baron‘s death in 1962, she moved to Houston to be near her daughter Kizette. She began painting with a palette knife, much in vogue at the time. The Iolas Gallery in New York exhibited her newest and latest paintings in 1962, but the critics were indifferent, there were not many buyers, and she swore to herself that she would never exhibit again. The advent of Abstract Expressionism and her advancing age halted her career in the 1950‘s and 1960‘s. Somewhat forgotten, her work ignored, she continued to paint, storing her canvases, new and old, in an attic and a warehouse.

In 1966, the Musee des Arts Decoratifs mounted a commemorative exhibition in Paris called „Les Annees ‚25“. Its success created the first serious interest in Art Deco. This inspired a young man named Alain Blondel to open the Galerie du Luxembourg and launch a major retrospective of Tamara de Lempicka. It was a revelation in the art world and was to have been followed by an exhibition at the Knoedler Gallery in New York City. But Tamara, ever imperious, made too many demands on how the exhibit was to be mounted, and the curator at Knoedler walked away. Gradually, as Art Deco and figurative painting came into favor again, she was rediscovered by the art world.


In 1978 she moved to Mexico permanently, buying a beautiful house in Cuernavaca called Tres Bambus, built by a Japanese architect in a chic neighborhood. She despaired of growing old and in her last years sought the company of young people. She mourned at the loss of her beauty and was cantankerous to the end.

Tamara de Lempicka died in her sleep on March 18, 1980 with her daughter Kizette at her side. Her wish to be cremated and have her ashes spread on the top of the volcano Popocatepetl was carried out.

Painting: Dr. Boucard

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by Anonymousreply 135February 29, 2024 1:23 AM

Self-portrait (Tamara in a Green Bugatti) is Tamara Łempicka’s most famous and most reproduced work. It quickly became an iconic effigy of the modern woman of the interwar period.

Tamara Łempicka portrayed herself sitting behind the wheel of a sports car. Her regular facial features, alabaster complexion, and statuesque profile liken the artist to ancient Greek sculptures. This connotation is bolstered by the accumulation of bright, almost monochromatic elements: a flesh-coloured glove, a small, grey-and-beige aviator hat, and a windblown shawl of the same colour covering the artist’s neck. In the painting’s lower part, one can see the shiny, green-and-turquoise signature of the artist, stylised to resemble a modern, geometrised logo. ‘TJL’ letters, framed in a rectangle, are short for ‘Tamara Junosza Lempicka’. Although the artist usually signed her works as ‘de Lempicka’, this time she also used the Junosza coat of arms which belonged to her husband Tadeusz Łempicki.

By portraying herself as sitting in a car – a vehicle which is fast, elegant, and modern – Łempicka clearly makes a nod to the Futurism movement, characterised by its fascination with speed, technology, and urban life. It is possible that Łempicka was inspired by André Kertész’s 1927 photo, in which the Hungarian photographer immortalised a young woman in an aviator hat driving a sport car. The theme in Łempicka’s painting fits into the cult of the machine on one hand, and on the other portrays the car as a tool of women’s emancipation. A woman driving a car, especially in the 1920s, enters a sphere dominated by men. She is a modern amazon who exchanged her horse for a mechanical mode of transport.

The artist poses as a femme fatale – an independent, liberated, attractive and sometimes dangerous woman. It is emphasised by red lips, short hair, and a come-hither look cast down from half-closed eyelids directly at the viewer. The famous Self-portrait is consciously connected to the image created by Łempicka. The artist photographed herself in stylisations which made her resemble film stars (she was reportedly mistaken for Greta Garbo) and also sent photos of herself to luxury fashion magazines. Her strategy paid off – she was covered by Harper’s Bazaar among others. In January 1932, a reporter who interviewed Łempicka in Warsaw presented the painter to the readers of the Świat magazine as follows:

A totally Parisian silhouette. Big, bright and acute eyes, blond hair and a Greek nose. Carmine lips and ochre-manicured nails. Considerable height – for a woman. Ideal outfits, and the furs – the most expensive ones! Her image stirs up interest by itself.

Sculptural and geometrised composition used by Łempicka is very characteristic of her. The artist aptly combined cubist forms with a classical aesthetic, creating a combination of tradition and modernity in her painting. She used pure colours and the items portrayed by her had a polished surface and a metallic sheen. Łempicka’s art in the 1920s and the 1930s resembled luxury fashion magazine illustrations of the interwar period in a way. The aesthetic of her works fits them perfectly, as well as did the theme – primarily, the artist painted portraits of beautiful, elegant women, often tinged with eroticism.

The Self-portrait was commissioned by the German fashion magazine Die Dame. Reportedly, the publisher saw the artist driving a car in Monte Carlo and immediately asked her for a similar painting for a cover. Łempicka claimed that she was not recognised and the man was simply fascinated by the encountered scene. It does not seem probable, but it does fit the myth consciously created by the artist. Interestingly, at the time Łempicka drove a yellow Renault, but depicted a green Bugatti in the painting – she considered it to be more elegant.

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by Anonymousreply 136February 29, 2024 1:26 AM

In reality, at that time Łempicka already realised several projects for Die Dame, four covers in total – In the Middle of Summer (1928) and the wintry Saint Moritz (1929) to name just two of them. Her paintings also appeared on the covers of Polish magazines (of the Warsaw-based weekly Świat for example). The commercial commissions were very well paid and the wide distribution reinforced the artist’s recognizability.

Autoportrait (Tamara in a Green Bugatti) gained massive popularity precisely as a reproduction. The image known from Die Dame’s cover quickly became an iconic portrayal of a modern, liberated woman and one of the art déco movement’s flagship examples. The original painting, painted with oil on a relatively small wooden board (35 x 27 cm), is currently a part of a private collection. It was exhibited as a stand-alone artwork quite late, only in 1972.

by Anonymousreply 137February 29, 2024 1:27 AM

This Yannis Tsarouchis is QUITE interesting! I must study more about him.

Yannis Tsarouchis (Greek: Γιάννης Τσαρούχης; 13 January 1910 – 20 July 1989) was a Greek modernist painter and set designer who achieved international fame, and was "known in particular for his homoerotic subjects," including soldiers, sailors, and nude males. Born in Piraeus, he studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1929–1935). He was also a student of Photios Kontoglou, who introduced him to Byzantine iconography, while he also studied popular architecture and dressing customs. Together with Dimitris Pikionis, Kontoglou and Angeliki Hatzimichali he led the movement for the introduction of Greek tradition in painting. From 1935 to 1936 he visited Istanbul, Paris and Italy. He came in contact with the Renaissance art and Impressionism. He discovered the works of Theophilos Hatzimihail and met influential artists such as Henri Matisse and Alberto Giacometti. He returned to Greece in 1936 and two years later he produced his first personal exhibition in Athens. He later fought in the Greco-Italian War in 1940. In 1949, he and other artists, including Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas, Yannis Moralis, Nikos Nikolaou, Nikos Engonopoulos and Panayiotis Tetsis, established the "Armos" art group. In 1951 he had exhibitions in Paris and London. In 1958 he participated in the Venice Biennale. In 1967 he moved to Paris. Tsarouchis "filled his canvases with homoerotic images of vulnerable men and (to a much lesser extent) strong women. In 1982 the Yannis Tsarouchis Foundation Museum in Maroussi, Athens, was inaugurated. The Museum is actually hosted in the house of the artist.

La garde oubliée--signé en grec et daté '1955' (en bas à gauche)--huile sur toile

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by Anonymousreply 138February 29, 2024 11:19 AM

Hmm... Your thoughts?

Entitled: "Fade In The Water"

Cepeda Brunson: Self taught visual artist from Charlotte, N.C. I specialize in portrait painting sense 2012. He is a graphic designer, body paint artist, and art instructor. He works with multiple mediums such as acrylics, oils, watercolors, and fabrics.

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by Anonymousreply 139February 29, 2024 2:49 PM

What a beautiful Monet!

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by Anonymousreply 140March 8, 2024 11:51 PM

I'm collecting 1950s 1960s flowers in vase still live paintings. They must have ELEGANZA and GLAMOUR!

by Anonymousreply 141March 9, 2024 12:06 AM

^Check out Eugene Petit EXCEPT... he's much earlier than the 1950's-60's. Why that specific time period, R141?

by Anonymousreply 142March 9, 2024 12:16 AM

Titled A Vase of Flowers:

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by Anonymousreply 143March 9, 2024 12:16 AM

Right now? This one.

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by Anonymousreply 144March 9, 2024 12:21 AM

R142 oh the Hollywood Regency of it all. Douglas Sirk. Billy Baldwin. The brush strokes. The modern lux frames in light colors.

by Anonymousreply 145March 9, 2024 12:37 AM

Boyaryna Morozova by Surikov. It’s part of the permanent collection of the Tretyakovka.

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by Anonymousreply 146March 9, 2024 1:48 AM

"Sole Patron" - Aaron Westerberg, 2023

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by Anonymousreply 147March 9, 2024 9:18 PM

"Male Nude in the Studio of Bonnat", Laurits Tuxen, 1876-1877

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by Anonymousreply 148March 9, 2024 10:38 PM

Muskeln ("Muscles"), by Osmar Schindler, 1907

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by Anonymousreply 149March 9, 2024 10:45 PM

CORRECTION and my sincere apologies! R140 is NOT a Monet. The artist is Tatyana Chernykh, and the work is titled; "Flowers on the Window Sill"

Tatiana Chernykh is Russian, born in Moscow, but draws inspiration from nature and Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. And the artist’s genes are in her blood - her father was a painter. It is not surprising that painting captured and captivated Tatyana from a young age. As a girl, she often went to plein airs with her parents. And I saw with my own eyes how one must be able to notice the beauty of one’s native land. And then she worked a lot next to her father, standing at the next easel - both in the studio and outdoors. And she always listened carefully to the advice of her mentor, adopting his invaluable creative experience. Today Tatyana Chernykh is a recognized master. She is a member of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia and the painting section of the International Federation of Artists, a full member of the New York Art Club named after Catherine Lorillard Woolf (USA), winner and winner of many prestigious art competitions. She is also an Interior Designer

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by Anonymousreply 150March 12, 2024 12:26 AM

Julia Rivera is a talented and well-educated painter who has pleased many art collectors with her daring use of color, the internal rhythms of her compositions, and above all, her playful and refreshing imagery.

Rivera has created a name for herself through art restoration, apart from her repairs she is a talented and multifaceted artist. She was born in the Bronx in 1965, but since then has done an enormous amount of studying and exhibiting across the globe. She attended Escuela de Artes Plásticas in Puerto Rico, she then received her MA in 17th-century painting and restoration at the Studio Arts College International, Florence, Italy. Rivera has art in numerous permanent collections across the globe in Texas, Madrid, and Paris.

Born in the Bronx, N.Y. in 1965. Julia Rivera treasures solid academic training spent in several countries and academies. She studied painting at the SACI school in Florence, Italy. Study sculpture at the Art League of Manhattan, N.Y. Participate in a study trip at the National School of Fine Arts in Paris, France. She studied additional studies at the New York Art Studio in Manhattan, N.Y, C. Completed her studies at the School of Plastic Arts in San Juan where she obtained her Bachelor's degree in Art Education.

Mallarme pointed out that a good poem has to be enigmatic. I believe that good works also have to possess magic and mystery. A good work of art does not let us know everything. Influenced by Gorky, Miro, Chagall and Matta, and quite aware of what has happened in the field of ‘lite’ neo-figuration during the last three decades, Rivera combines humor and poetry to conceive well balanced scenarios where the mundane and metaphysical establish dialogue about time and the human condition.

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by Anonymousreply 151March 12, 2024 1:13 AM

The young Boris Pasternak painted by his father.

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by Anonymousreply 152March 12, 2024 1:26 AM

Honey we all knew it was not Monet but pitied you too much to correct you.

by Anonymousreply 153March 12, 2024 2:54 AM


My favorite by the artist: "Autumn Rhythm (Number 30)", Jackson Pollock, 1950.

I have a 2'x3' canvas print of this one on my bedroom wall. I ordered it on Etsy in 2019. The origin? Ukraine, of all places.

The real painting is housed at The Met, and measures over eight feet high, and more than seventeen feet wide. I'll finally be seeing it in person this summer.

I love Pollock's work, and went to see "Lavender Mist" at the National Gallery, last May. The first time I went to see it, I was told the painting was in storage. That was almost thirty years ago. So, it was a full-circle moment.

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by Anonymousreply 154March 12, 2024 5:11 AM

[quote]Honey we all knew it was not Monet but pitied you too much to correct you.

Aw... Don't pity me, R153. I welcome correction! Besides posting works that I like I'm here to learn from those of you who are much more sophisticated, upscale, and snobbish, in the art world far more than I am. I want to be like you one day!

by Anonymousreply 155March 12, 2024 1:18 PM

R155 I think you might have found inspiration 15 years ago on DL. Nowadays it's mostly low brow, featuring bitter ruminative battles about a couple of figures in pop culture and current affairs.

by Anonymousreply 156March 13, 2024 1:29 AM

"Favorite Subject" by MIchael Breyette

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by Anonymousreply 157March 14, 2024 10:36 AM

"Episode de la guerre des nerfs" by Bernard Réquichot

Sadly, a photo doesn't really capture the depth of the collage technique.

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by Anonymousreply 158March 14, 2024 10:41 AM

For R157

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by Anonymousreply 159March 15, 2024 8:00 PM

One of my favorite artists is Judith Leyster. Her paintings have a joyfulness, showing people drinking, playing music or cards instead of so many old world paintings with stiff, rigid subjects that are hard to see as actual living people.

by Anonymousreply 160March 15, 2024 8:13 PM


"The Weight of Grief"--1898

Oskar Zwintscher

Oskar Zwintscher (2 May 1870, in Leipzig – 12 February 1916, in Dresden) was a German painter. He is often associated with the Jugendstil movement. Feel the devastation in Grief. A tribute to the tragedy of grief, the artwork depicts a crushed figure weighed down by despair.

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by Anonymousreply 161March 30, 2024 1:31 PM

"The thrill, the fear, the hope"

by David Rodríguez Tovar

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by Anonymousreply 162May 2, 2024 2:34 AM

René Gruau

Count Renato Zavagli Ricciardelli delle Caminate, professionally known as René Gruau (4 February 1909 – 31 March 2004) was a fashion illustrator whose exaggerated portrayal of fashion design through painting has had a lasting effect on the fashion industry. Because of Gruau's inherent skills and creativity, he contributed to a change in the entire fashion industry through the new pictures that represented the already popular designs created by designers in the industry. The benefits, including economic stimulation and enhancement of advertising are still present in the industry today via a new way of fashion illustration, fashion photography. Gruau became one of the best known and favorite artists of the haute couture world during the 1940s and 50s working with Femina, Marie Claire, L'Officiel, L'Album Du Figaro and an assortment of "high-style" magazines. Gruau's artwork is recognized and commended internationally in some of Paris and Italy's most prestigious art museums including the Louvre in Paris and the Blank in Italy. In addition to his international fame and recognition, "Gruau's artwork is known for its timeless and enduring style".

Rene Gruau’s style combines an influence of Japanese woodblock prints and the simplified forms of Toulouse Lautrec with a bright and lively color palette. The combination of these elements lends his works an unmistakable feeling of joie de vivre and elegance. While fashion is often the subject of Gruau’s works, it is the female form that most grabs the viewer’s attention. ”Gruau’s women are not gamines and never pinups,” Gilles de Bure wrote in ”Gruau,” a biography published in 1989. ”They stroll along the Avenue Montaigne, the paths of the Bagatelle, the Croisette in Cannes. They float, they appear, they disappear as if they had neither body nor flesh.

During Gruau's lifelong career he collaborated with fashion houses such as Givenchy, Balenciaga, Lanvin, Schiaparelli, and Dior in the fashion area of haute couture. His advertising campaigns for Moulin Rouge and Lido de Paris utilized an old-world aesthetic, celebrating the traditional poster-art graphics of Toulouse-Lautrec, Bonnard and the pre-1900 Parisian artists. He continued to work in advertising designing the hugely influential cinema poster for Fellini's La Dolce Vita in 1959 and working on campaigns for names such as Dior, Air France, Martini, and Omega watches. He has been exhibited internationally at the Paris Musee du Costume and The Musee de la Publicite. The 2011 Spring/Summer Haute Couture Collection of Christian Dior by John Galliano was heavily inspired by Gruau's works

Illustration: Femme au chapeau-Circa 1990

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by Anonymousreply 163May 3, 2024 10:11 PM

René Gruau

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by Anonymousreply 164May 5, 2024 12:12 PM

The Departure Of The Witches

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by Anonymousreply 165May 5, 2024 12:57 PM

^Ha! I like this rendition/interpretation much better than the original! It's not because it's all male. To me, it gets the meaning and message across more effectively than the original.

by Anonymousreply 166May 5, 2024 2:11 PM
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by Anonymousreply 167May 5, 2024 3:38 PM
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by Anonymousreply 168May 5, 2024 3:40 PM

Oddly, R167 and R168, are not as moving and compelling to me as R165

by Anonymousreply 169May 5, 2024 5:06 PM

I really like R165. I just bought it. I will frame it and hang it. In offending no one, it doesn't send an overt "gay" vibe for me unlike R162, and definitely R157.

Thanks, R165!

by Anonymousreply 170May 5, 2024 6:09 PM

You’re welcome r170

by Anonymousreply 171May 5, 2024 6:13 PM

"An Ordinary Day for Mona Lisa", Gerhard Gluck (2008)

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by Anonymousreply 172May 21, 2024 12:31 AM

Daaaamn, R35, I just got chills all over. The man in that painting is a dead ringer for one of my late uncles.

by Anonymousreply 173May 21, 2024 12:40 AM

Gleaming Waters by Henry Scott Tuke

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by Anonymousreply 174May 21, 2024 12:47 AM

Bathers by the Pond, Duncan Grant (1920-1)

This painting by Duncan Grant depicts a group of male nudes relaxing in the warm afternoon sun by the pond at Charleston farmhouse in East Sussex. Charleston was the artistic hub and home to members of the Bloomsbury Group, a prominent group of liberal artists and writers working during the early twentieth century.

Not only was this painting thought to have been hung at Charleston in Maynard Keynes’ bedroom – a room that the economist occupied on visits between 1916 and 1924 – but it is likely that the reclining figure at the centre of this painting was based on Keynes himself. Keynes and Duncan Grant were in a serious relationship several years earlier and it is possible that Bathers by the Pond is a depiction of several of Grant’s lovers, including David Garnett. Garnett had strawberry blond hair and a ruddy complexion that is recognisable in the figure in the top right-hand corner of this work.

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by Anonymousreply 175June 16, 2024 6:00 PM

St Roch Forgotten by John McCrady

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by Anonymousreply 176June 16, 2024 6:42 PM
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