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Your favorite artist and piece of art.

Postby ThemDolphins on December 15th, 2014, 1:11 pm 

Well, I'm an artist and I love art and I would like to know what kind of art you are all into and what's your favorite piece of art.

My favorite piece of art is The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa, by Bernini.

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My favorite artists are Caravaggio, Escher, R. Crumb, Rubens, Gustave Doré, William Blake, Kandinsky, Bernini, Michelangelo and of course, my compatriots Velázquez and Salvador Dalí.

I guess that as an artist more focused on painting and drawing, if I had to choose a favorite picture it would be between Hand with Reflecting Sphere by Escher, Corpus Hypercubus by Dalí, The Incredulity of Saint Thomas by Caravaggio and Apollo in the Forge of Vulcan by Velázquez.
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Re: Your favorite artist and piece of art.

Postby life_sucks on December 15th, 2014, 1:36 pm 

I appreciate art, but I'm afraid I do not have much of an eye for it... :C

I do like my doodles, and imaginary pictures,and dreams best....
After all, even though nobody else is gonna like them :C
to me, they are pure beauty,feelings and emotions....

So, it is art, ain't it? :-)

I love the The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa[from your post].... :D
Hopefully, in this thread I'll be able to learn from the experts in such matters. :-)
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Re: Your favorite artist and piece of art.

Postby TheVat on December 15th, 2014, 2:37 pm 

I like many surrealists -DeChirico, Tanguy, Ernst, Tooker, et al. Wish I had more time to spend with still art, generally. Too much video/film these days.
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Re: Your favorite artist and piece of art.

Postby zetreque on December 15th, 2014, 3:11 pm 

I can appreciate all kinds of art.

My taste is a little different.
Can't name a favorite, but I will mention a couple that come to mind
I'll throw Dr. Seuss out there (can't find online the nice ones I saw in a gallery a little bit ago though).

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Re: Your favorite artist and piece of art.

Postby Watson on December 15th, 2014, 3:14 pm 

I'm partial to my Polar Bear. Also Leonardo.
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Re: Your favorite artist and piece of art.

Postby Dave_Oblad on December 15th, 2014, 10:24 pm 

Hi all,

I fancy myself to be an artist (of sorts..lol) and here are two of my more serious pieces. Not well represented in these low res images, for example there are about 300 Skeletons in the stair image.

Eternal_Stairs.jpg
Eternal Stairs

Ethereal-Ballet.jpg
Ethereal Ballet


Best wishes,
Dave :^)
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Re: Your favorite artist and piece of art.

Postby Dave_Oblad on January 8th, 2015, 7:44 pm 

Hi all,

Thought I'd throw another favorite in here. Hi-Res looks so much better.. you can see the rain etc.

Memories.jpg
Memories of home...

Best wishes,
Dave :^)

Ps. If you just want to visit my Gallery: http://www.renderosity.com/mod/gallery/browse.php?username=davidoblad
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Re: Your favorite artist and piece of art.

Postby Lux Aeterna on July 14th, 2019, 2:53 pm 

Principally I am a musician (singer) which I have started practising already with 7 in a children's choir.
Also I love to write and began at the age of 10. In my youth I tended more to shortstories which have completely changed now. I am more into free verse poetry and/or haikus/senryus and neglected a bit stories and academic essays.
About 15 years ago I have been starting photography, especially animal/plants/natures photography as well as interiour and outside architecture/monuments.
From time to time I practise some crafting, especially wood works.

But I totally suck in drawing (pencil and digital) and in photomanipulations. Nevertheless that might be the reason why I deeply adore traditional art (because I am not able to).

Now let me see if I can find my most favourite art for you:

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The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci :)
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Re: Your favorite artist and piece of art.

Postby doogles on July 15th, 2019, 1:46 am 

Da Vinci has always left me puzzled with the above painting of the Last Supper.

The one on the right of Jesus looks like a woman. I thought there were supposed to be twelve male disciples.

There are no jugs on the table.

And have you ever been to a party where everyone present has been sitting on one side of a long table?

This one by Fritz von Uhde (1886) looks to be a much more realistic presentation.

1024px-The_Last_Supper_(1886),_by_Fritz_von_Uhde.jpg


It's available in Wikipedia.
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Re: Your favorite artist and piece of art.

Postby BadgerJelly on July 15th, 2019, 5:53 am 

If we’re talking about paintings I have an affinity for Degas.

Prima Ballerina : https://www.art.com/products/p148348051 ... lerina.htm
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Re: Your favorite artist and piece of art.

Postby Lux Aeterna on July 15th, 2019, 12:39 pm 

doogles » July 15th, 2019, 1:46 am wrote:Da Vinci has always left me puzzled with the above painting of the Last Supper.

The one on the right of Jesus looks like a woman. I thought there were supposed to be twelve male disciples.

There are no jugs on the table.

And have you ever been to a party where everyone present has been sitting on one side of a long table?

This one by Fritz von Uhde (1886) looks to be a much more realistic presentation.

1024px-The_Last_Supper_(1886),_by_Fritz_von_Uhde.jpg


It's available in Wikipedia.



I agree with you that Da Vinci's painting leaves a lot room for speculation.
Concerning said person to the right of Jesus there are two different interpretations.
Some say (I belong to them) that it is the disciple John as he was the youngest and most handsome of the disciples and it was modern at that time that men wore long hair.
Others go as far as to refer it to Mary Magdalene (well, I myself found no reason in believing in this).

You are right that there are no jugs on the table but when observing it in macro version/zoom, you can see that there are glasses in front of the disciples, half filled with red wine.

I really enjoy also the painting by Fritz von Uhde. The only thing disturbing for me is that the disciples are clad in the fashion of the artist's time.
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Re: Your favorite artist and piece of art.

Postby Lux Aeterna on July 15th, 2019, 12:41 pm 

BadgerJelly » July 15th, 2019, 5:53 am wrote:If we’re talking about paintings I have an affinity for Degas.

Prima Ballerina : https://www.art.com/products/p148348051 ... lerina.htm


It is a pity as it says that people from outside the U.S. cannot see it. :)
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