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for the art lovers. who is your favorite artist?

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posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 04:52 PM
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im hoping i can get introduced to some new artists.
i would not say i am a huge fan. a lot of it does not do it for me. when i like it though i like it bunches.

my favorite and has been for some time is Caravaggio. his work is amazing. i am far from a religious guy but i love religious themed art. i have a lot of stuff in my house. prints of course.
it is hard to top da vinci in any aspect but carvaggio's # is just insane. i love it

check a couple of these bad boys out

the crucifixion of st peter



the entombment of christ



judith beheading holofernes





posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 05:09 PM
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Nice. I dig the baroque.

I have been hot for Janice Reiko Terao for the last several months. Not all....but when she's hot, she's hot

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posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 05:10 PM
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can you imagine coming across a legit original?

a couple years ago an apartment owner in france went into part of the attic to look for a leak and found a sealed caravaggio original authenticated and valued at 135 million. unreal

i guess his stuff does not come to the open market very often. i guess there are some floating around italy that have changed hands over the past couple decades but there is some sort of ban or regulations that prevent these being sold to foreign buyers.

i go to goodwill a lot and i always have fantasies that i will find some painting or statue and buy it for a few bucks and then have it turn out to be some famous work worth millions.

it happens



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 05:10 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

it's difficult to choose a fav. Caravaggio is amazing.

I love the way Gustav Klimt paints women. I love Vermeer's realism. Rembrandt's ability to make the ugly and old beautiful. Alphonse Mucha's posters. The list goes on.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 05:13 PM
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originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: TinySickTears

it's difficult to choose a fav. Caravaggio is amazing.

I love the way Gustav Klimt paints women. I love Vermeer's realism. Rembrandt's ability to make the ugly and old beautiful. Alphonse Mucha's posters. The list goes on.


i cant pick a single favorite caravaggio.
i had a print of the kiss by klimt on the wall for some time. i think a couple years ago a klimt original was sold at auction and holds the record for the most money ever paid for a painting. that record may not stand now but it did for a time at least.

some art like picasso i just do not get in to all that much. it just does not do it for me and i dont really understand why. he is generally considered one of the greats but for me he is kind of meh



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 05:14 PM
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I am mesmerized these days and for the last 25 years by Chihuly-I know he's gone commercial and all but I guess I am just pedestrian in my tastes these days.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 05:15 PM
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Hans Holbein- I admire the almost photographic precision of his work. He was a man ahead of his time.

Sal







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posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 05:25 PM
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I would have to say that Rembrandt, to me, stands out as the greatest, at least for the more realistic artists.

But the margin for what is "good" is much smaller, and requires mastery to even begin edging witin the outer boundaries of that margin. With abstract/surreal, you can be "good" without having any real skill. To an abstract artist, greatness seems to erupt from within



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 05:26 PM
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Linda Lovelace, she was truly an artist I admire your her true talent.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 05:37 PM
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Gustave Caillebotte, The floor Scrapers is one of my favorites. I don't have a favorite artist though. Usually I pick the pieces that speak to me. I Was always told that art was very personal..not only to the artist but to the buyer as well. It holds meaning for both.

So, anything I see that "moves me" is always valuable... that does not mean I like all the pieces the artist offers.. it may just be one out of many.

It is nice to see what other people like though..maybe I'll find a favorite artist through this thread.

Thanks,
blend57



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 05:39 PM
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thats slick
i like that one a lot



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 05:41 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Otl Aicher

Otl Aicher - Wikipedia



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 05:44 PM
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Great idea for a thread!

I tend to enjoy the macabre/surreal when it comes to art.

Some favorites include Munch, Goya, Kahlo, Bosch and Dali. I see Klimt was mentioned.. I love his lush paintings.

I like the symphonic compositions of Kandinsky.

I love wandering through art museums anywhere.




posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 05:45 PM
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I've always liked Dali's work.




posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 06:21 PM
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I concur! The stuff dreams are made of. That's art.

soulwaxer



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 06:23 PM
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I'm drawn to many different types of art.

I too enjoy the classics, but I also love modern day sci-fi and fantasy artworks by people such as Luis Royo, HR Giger, Hajime Soroyama, Michael Whelan, Boris Vallejo, Bowser, Julie Bell... and so on.

I also love landscapes and tend to use those as my desktop wallpaper more often than not.

Retro pin-up art is another type of style I'm drawn to.




There's an amazing Native American artist named Kirby Sattler that I greatly admire, the guy paints with such realism and detail you feel like you could reach out and touch the people he paints:







And Norman Rockwell... who doesn't love Norman Rockwell ?




posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 06:46 PM
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www.markmaggiori.com...

This is an amazing western oil artist. I am partial a bit. He treats my sister well.

Mark Maggiori, b. 1977. Live in Los Angeles, California

Mark Maggiori’s first views of America were framed within the front windshield of a car making its way from New York to San Francisco. That month-long trip, filled with majestic views of the national parks and timeless glimpses of the West, was made when Mark was only 15 years old and on vacation far from his home in France, but its impact would ripple throughout his life and set into motion his great fascination with the West.
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posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 07:01 PM
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If you like Caravaggio, you might also like Karl Bryullov, his Pompeii stuff in particular. Gustave Dore is my overall favorite, that is to say, that he least often disappoints.


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posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 07:08 PM
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When I get to aPC I will revisit this thread and embed pics. In the mean time, Google thè blessed event by mark maggiori

I think you may like it.
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posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 07:12 PM
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Hieronymus Bosch, H.R. Geiger. Crazy stuff, love it.




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