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Favorite Painting of All Time

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Gallileo, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. Svetonio

    Svetonio Forum Resident

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    Paintings by Ljuba
     
  2. nicholas029

    nicholas029 Forum Resident

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    I think I know this. Is her name Rosie?
     
  3. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer Forum Resident

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    Lucian Freud's Fat Lady Sings. The model was called Sue Tilley.
     
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  4. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer Forum Resident

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    Two more of Johannes Vermeer that I particularly like:

    The Milk Maid (the light is just perfect and makes the scenery hyper-realistic)
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    The Little Street (almost like a photograph - the technique is mindboggling)
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  5. nicholas029

    nicholas029 Forum Resident

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    Thank you. You have no idea, or perhaps you do, how it makes for a good day to be told something one did not know.
    I am a smart dumb-ass, "A Whole Lot of Rosie," of course, but I am sincere in this statement as I am enthralled by what an image can invoke, less by what they can provoke.
     
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  6. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer Forum Resident

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    Glad I made your day! And she sure was "A Whole Lot of Rosie" weighing 28o pounds. I totally get the association. What I most like about this painting, except its superb execution, is the critique on our fat-shaming society. This was painted in 1984.

    By the way, I got the title all wrong (that happens when you quickly look things up). It's called "Benefits Supervisor Sleeping". My bad.
     
  7. Hoover Factory

    Hoover Factory Old Dude Who Knows Things

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    I couldn’t possibly choose one...I don’t think that I could even choose ten. But, I’ve recently gotten interested in the work of Edward Hopper and love this one...even more than the more famous “Nighthawks”

    “Chop Suey”

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  8. smilin ed

    smilin ed Forum Resident

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    The Book of Samothrace - Barry Windsor Smith

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  9. BrokenByAudio

    BrokenByAudio Forum Resident

    There are sooooo many fantastic Hopper paintings! Enjoy your exploration!
     
  10. SgtPepper1983

    SgtPepper1983 Forum Resident

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    The first photographer.
     
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  11. The Panda

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  12. Svetonio

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    Paintings by Jale
     
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  13. Svetonio

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    Paintings by Frank Auerbach
     
  14. sidewinder572

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    Jacques-Louis David - La Mort De Marat (The Death of Marat) - 1793

    Taken at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Brussels.
     
  15. Karnak

    Karnak "81-82-83-84..."

    Made me think of Rear Window right away-(with the little alley on the left).
     
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  16. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer Forum Resident

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    I assume you're referring to the Hitchcock movie, right?
     
  17. Karnak

    Karnak "81-82-83-84..."

    Yes, that's it.
     
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  18. Karnak

    Karnak "81-82-83-84..."

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  19. Loup

    Loup Ancient Wool Unraveller

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    Vincent van Gogh

    Irises (1889)

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  20. sidewinder572

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    Pure coincidence that happened to post this. Had no idea it was the anniversary of his death.
     
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  21. Karnak

    Karnak "81-82-83-84..."

    I had no idea that David was so in deep with the participants and events of the Revolution and Terror. To the extent I've considered him historically, I've always thought he was a sort of well-off dispassionate observer of the turbulent events of the time. In my teenage years his 'Alpine' portrait of Napoleon helped -along with Emil Ludwig's book-to instill within me an admiration for the Corsican.
     
  22. Svetonio

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  23. Jack White

    Jack White Senior Member

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    I'm assuming the purple patch near the top of the painting is a reflection of the gallery lights on the ceiling.

    (I don't remember any purple when I viewed the painting, many years ago.)
     
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  24. Raylinds

    Raylinds Resident Lake Surfer

    I've always liked the surrealism of Yves Tanguy.

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  25. eddiel

    eddiel Forum Resident

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    I've never seen the painting but based on the image above, it looks painted on. I did a reverse image lookup and most don't have that purple bit but there's a couple that do. Apparently, his students painted copies, many of which survive (got that from Google searches).
     

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