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Which painters do you like?

Discussion in 'Arts & Entertainment' started by Kyriakos, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. bombshoo

    bombshoo Never mind...

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    Caspar David Friedrich



    Jean-Michel Basquiat

     
  2. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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  3. Zelig

    Zelig Beep Boop

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    The college kid who painted my house last summer is by far and away my favorite painter, none of these other ones even come close.
     
  4. Ramius75

    Ramius75 Chieftain

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    well, i can see where this is going... it will be perfect if he can add a few more dots... :mischief:
     
  5. SS-18 ICBM

    SS-18 ICBM Final Threshold

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    There we go then.

    Is it a forest being hit by napalm?
     
  6. kochman

    kochman Chieftain

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    That's fine, but they aren't both paintings. Like what you like, but words have definitions. Painting is a medium using paint. Photos are a medium using light, etc.
    They are both art.

    It is simple. Painting is a medium...
    There is nothing arbitrary about it. It's the definition of the term.

    No one is saying pixels can't make art.

    But, painting isn't computer graphics at the same time... So, please stop littering this thread with this stuff.

    If you guys want to argue about what is painting and what isn't, please, do it elsewhere... though the dictionary really has already sorted out that issue for you.
     
  7. SS-18 ICBM

    SS-18 ICBM Final Threshold

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    Yeah, the argument was already over. Way to disregard your own advice.

    Anyway, I've always been fond of this painting. No idea why.
     
  8. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    Some expressionist paintings:

    The blue rider - Kandinsky



    Munch, The Vampire

     
  9. kochman

    kochman Chieftain

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    Glad to hear it ICBM...

    This painting has a special meaning in my life, and many special meanings overall...
    Love it.
    "Gala Contemplating the Mediterranean Sea which at 18 Metres becomes Abraham Lincoln"
    Spoiler :
     
  10. holy king

    holy king Chieftain

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    Camikaze Administrator Administrator

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    Moderator Action: Moved to A&E. Hasn't been merged yet, so arts threads still belong here. In any case, the Chamber isn't designed for spam OPs.
     
  12. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    For some reason I like this one. I'm very glad I'm not wherever that is.

    @Kyriakos: Don't you ever like anything cheerful? :(

    There are certain paintings done by members of the Group of Seven that I like.

    I love Larry Elmore and Michael Whelan paintings.

    But my favorite painter by far is my own grandmother. My dad comes at #2. :love:
     
  13. rugbyLEAGUEfan

    rugbyLEAGUEfan Chieftain

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    I believe the Pollock is permanently on display in the Australian national gallery and was purchased at a then record price for an Australian gallery .

    Kyriakos , I love the paintings in the OP . Spectacular . In fact there are some fantastic paintings in this thread . You guys have great taste as is to be expected
     
  14. holy king

    holy king Chieftain

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  15. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    There is a famous story about Salvador Dali taking a small piece of Scotland Forever! by Elizabeth Butler and blowing it up to immense size, to reinforce the idea that modern artists were more "honest" than 19th century realists. It didn't look too much different from a Pollock painting.
     
  16. GoodGame

    GoodGame Red, White, & Blue, baby!

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    I think Kochman is getting at the idea of texture. Paint is not just color (e.g. pixelation), but the medium that it's painted on, the brushstrokes, and the carrying agent of the pigment.


    I don't really have favorites, but I recommend a trip to the National Portrait Gallery for some looks. A bit too many of Christ in my opinion, but there's a lot of good stuff there.

    I also like Don Troiani (modern painter who recreates American military history in paintings):

     

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