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Who Is Your Favorite Artist? Piece of Art?

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The Felonius PopePosts: 324Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:19 amLocation: Arizona

Post Who Is Your Favorite Artist? Piece of Art?

No further description necessary. I happen to like this:
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Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:28 pm
ProlescumWebhamsterUser avatarPosts: 5001Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:41 pmLocation: Peptone-upon-Sores

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I don't really have favourites, but I like

Robert Crumb

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Alex Ross

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Heath Robinson

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Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:05 am
The Felonius PopePosts: 324Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:19 amLocation: Arizona

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I'm always in the mood for a Rube Goldberg pancake! :)
Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:22 am
The Felonius PopePosts: 324Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:19 amLocation: Arizona

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I absolutely love this piece:
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Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:44 am
Anachronous RexLeague LegendUser avatarPosts: 2008Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:07 pmLocation: Kansas City, MO Gender: Male

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Couldn't possibly pick a favorite piece of art, but my favorite artist of late is Jason Chan
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Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:08 am
The Felonius PopePosts: 324Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:19 amLocation: Arizona

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Anachronous Rex wrote:Couldn't possibly pick a favorite piece of art, but my favorite artist of late is Jason Chan


Come on Anachronous Rex, your picture is from the Age of Reptiles! You obviously like the mural.
Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:20 am
theyounghistorian77ContributorUser avatarPosts: 726Joined: Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:43 amLocation: United Kingdom Gender: Male

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Paolo Veronese. Brilliant, but at the same time, scandalous. So much so that he incurred the wrath of the Vatican simply for what he actually put in his paintings. Two examples:

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Here in the "Wedding at Cana (1563)" he has the audacity to portray himself (in White) and his friend Titian (in Red) as muscians personally entertaining Christ. Although this notion may seem a bit silly now, For the times it would raise the eyebrow (and it did).

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This is the "Feast in the House of Levi (1573)" which was originally supposed to depict the last supper. What actually came out was in reality as you can see, Jesus at a Venitian feast, replete with all its drunkeness and (typical) Venitian extravagance. The Church considered it "blasphemous" and so he got a knock on the door from the inquisition.
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Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:52 am
televatorUser avatarPosts: 1252Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:02 amLocation: In hell, rocking out with Satan! Gender: Cake

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Salvador Dali

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I don't know how to really describe it. It's like molding reality through a visceral kaleidoscope.
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Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:53 am
The Felonius PopePosts: 324Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:19 amLocation: Arizona

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Thanks for the feedback everyone! If there are any pieces of art you like feel free to post 'em. I'm a fan of Hokusai, so I was actually thinking about getting this as a tattoo:
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Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:50 pm
LaurensSocial EditorUser avatarPosts: 2950Joined: Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:24 pmLocation: Norwich UK Gender: Male

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Edward Hopper:
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Chuck Close:
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Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:26 pm
SchoeningNew MemberPosts: 1Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:19 am Gender: Pinecone

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Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:23 am
DepricatedZeroChat ModeratorUser avatarPosts: 1333Joined: Fri May 28, 2010 11:43 amLocation: Cincinnati, OH Gender: Pinecone

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Personally, Escher.
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My ex, who I still can't get out of my head - her favorite is Hopper. For the longest time 'Automat' was my desktop
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Though of Hopper's I think 'Sunlight on Brownstone' is my favorite.
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Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:49 pm
devilsadvocateUser avatarPosts: 246Joined: Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:28 pm

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Great idea for a thread! Nice way to be exposed to great artists. I'm quite ignorant of art myself, but I'll give Salvador Dali another vote, especially this painting is to my liking:

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I don't know if photographers are considered artists, but these guys put so much work into their pictures I certainly call them that:

Dave Hill:

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Eric William Curry, the master of "painting with light". The amount of work that goes into a single photograph of his is insane:

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Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:42 pm
The Felonius PopePosts: 324Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:19 amLocation: Arizona

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Thanks for the enthusiasm, Devilsadvocate! I especially enjoyed the train photograph you posted.
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Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:52 pm
tuxboxLeague LegendUser avatarPosts: 1172Joined: Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:05 amLocation: Vero Beach Gender: Tree

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The Felonius Pope wrote:I absolutely love this piece:
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+1 8-)
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Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:45 am
tuxboxLeague LegendUser avatarPosts: 1172Joined: Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:05 amLocation: Vero Beach Gender: Tree

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devilsadvocate wrote:Great idea for a thread! Nice way to be exposed to great artists. I'm quite ignorant of art myself, but I'll give Salvador Dali another vote, especially this painting is to my liking:

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I don't know if photographers are considered artists, but these guys put so much work into their pictures I certainly call them that:

Dave Hill:

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Eric William Curry, the master of "painting with light". The amount of work that goes into a single photograph of his is insane:

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I had a really great time looking Dali art while tripping during my youth.
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Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:47 am
televatorUser avatarPosts: 1252Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:02 amLocation: In hell, rocking out with Satan! Gender: Cake

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tuxbox wrote:I had a really great time looking Dali art while tripping during my youth.


I think I get a similar feeling while listening to the Mars Volta and looking at a Dali piece. LOL! The 2 go really well in my book.
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Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:13 am
LaurensSocial EditorUser avatarPosts: 2950Joined: Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:24 pmLocation: Norwich UK Gender: Male

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Gustav Klimt:
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Leonardo Da Vinci:
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Stanley Spencer:
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Lucien Freud:
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SparkyUser avatarPosts: 148Joined: Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:17 amLocation: New Zealand Gender: Male

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Schoening wrote:Image

Ah yes, "Guernica" by Picasso. Brilliant piece.

I can't say that I have a favourite artist or piece of art but the first piece that comes to mind for me is "The Starry Night" by Van Gogh:

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DayLakeishaNew MemberPosts: 1Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:07 am Gender: Female

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