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 ARTGUYSLC
Joined: 3/31/2008
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My favorite artist is Richard Schmid, but choosing a favorite would be tough. However, I prefer his landscapes to his still lifes. I haven't found anyone that understands the art of a brush stroke or color theory better than he does.
 Scorpiodaddy4U
Joined: 4/3/2008
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Posted: 4/7/2008 4:19:18 PM
The Kiss is a Klimpt. One of my personal favorites. I had the chance to view five of his paintings stolen by the nazis in WWII at the La.county museum of art. in California. The paintings were returned to the niece of the owner. A little girl at the time of the theft. She witnessed the entire event.Justice prevails. The aunt was the only model Klimpt ever painted more than once. an aside regarding Disney a film project of his That he worked on with Salvidor Daly is slated to be released soon.
 Scorpiodaddy4U
Joined: 4/3/2008
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Posted: 4/7/2008 8:13:39 PM
I think your right about the model for the Kiss. That name sounds familar. The paintings I was mentioning did not include the Kiss . although I would have loved to see that. There was one from his gold period,or what ever that era was called. Sorry if I was unclear about the exhibit.
 enigmamystery
Joined: 2/28/2007
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Posted: 4/10/2008 10:08:21 PM
In the Meadow (Picking Flowers) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
 cubanoenlacapital
Joined: 1/29/2008
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Posted: 4/11/2008 1:46:28 PM
does anyone love modenand post moden art, like kandiski, pollock, basquiat.
art of 80 and 90 those any want to put in his wall some basquiat dranwing?ยด

anyone like art painting, like Rivera, lam, bedia tomas sanches
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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Posted: 4/12/2008 5:39:20 AM
what a question!

i'd have a tough time choosing only one. my taste runs from anasazi cliff art to warhol.

but, if forced to make one choice, i'd probably go with wyeth (andrew, that is). i love the textures and palates of his interiors. something about the starkness and economy of form appeals to me and puts me in mind of robert frost's moodier work.
 cubanoenlacapital
Joined: 1/29/2008
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Posted: 4/14/2008 1:44:14 PM
i love jasper john wow hi inspired me in my final work in my art study here in cuba . op art , cinetic art.

i love abstrac expressionism.
Rothko , de Kooning , Newman
Isamu Noguchi
Frank Stella

this is art toooooo
 artzytype
Joined: 6/2/2005
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Posted: 6/18/2008 8:20:24 PM
Erte.

I also like Native American Art.
 sunnychic78
Joined: 11/7/2006
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Posted: 6/19/2008 8:41:58 PM
Dali - the Time Flies (I'm not sure if thats really the name or not)
anything by Monet or Van Gogh really and I'm happy.
 Platojag
Joined: 4/8/2008
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Posted: 7/21/2008 1:25:23 PM
Almost any Indigenous artist! :) (old dessert scenes are best!)
 sizzlesizzle
Joined: 6/21/2007
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Posted: 10/5/2008 3:12:11 AM
Most people like picasso.
I've asked many people that same question.
If you were to spend your money on a painting for your wall what would it be?
Most answers were FLOWERS.
LOL, hate painting flowers, hehe.
 luca5
Joined: 10/3/2008
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Posted: 10/7/2008 4:55:08 AM
I couldnt possibly just pick one i have so many favourites - plus i also like details of paintings tho not necessarily the whole painting .

For example i live in liverpool and i really like the glass of spirits on the deck of the victory in daniel maclise 's the death of nelson , which is in the Walker.
 midsummersnightdream
Joined: 3/2/2008
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Posted: 10/21/2008 5:33:12 PM
My own paintings of course.
Somebody has to love them; they are like lost children.
 Pandy
Joined: 11/11/2006
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Posted: 10/21/2008 5:39:48 PM
I'd go three dimensional and have a Dale Chihuly in my space. He has been my favorite artist for many years. Not only is he showing in the museum of art here in SC, but I got to meet him some years ago at an opening
 Pandy
Joined: 11/11/2006
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Posted: 10/23/2008 3:56:29 PM

Pandy, isn't he the glass guy?


yup, that's the one. I love that his work (without reproducing anything found in nature) remains so organic that it seems as though it COULD have. Had he not reached fame as a glass blower, he could have done well designing foliage for alien landscapes
 sjca1
Joined: 12/23/2007
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Posted: 11/21/2008 6:07:46 AM
Picasso's my favorite artist of all time and to pick one now I would say "The Dream" .

Also love Kandinsky, Miro, Klee, Jasper Johns ( "according to what"), Pollock, Van Gogh, .....
 kewldoc
Joined: 4/24/2007
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Posted: 12/17/2008 8:26:04 PM
Edgar Degas "Waiting" and "Monsieur Perrot's Dance Class"

The first proving that even in the 18oo's there were anxious stage parents, and the second, a classic portrayal of knowledge being passed to the next generation.

As an additional note, there is a fabulous little known film, "The Train" 1965 B&W with Burt Lancaster. Depicts the true story of the French resistance efforts to keep the train loaded with priceless art from the French museums from getting back into Germany. For art and film lovers alike- it is well worth the effort to find it !
 shoulderlegs
Joined: 4/14/2005
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Posted: 12/17/2008 9:10:42 PM
My favorite painting is Metamorphosis of Narcissus by Salvador Dali(My favorite artist!)<img src=http://www.plentyoffish.com/newsmiles/007.gif border=0>

Addendum:
To the poster above who said Bob Ross...GREAT CHOICE!!! I try to watch the reruns of The Joy of Painting..... NO one could paint mountains like Bob Ross! It always blows my mind!
 Jim in NB
Joined: 8/2/2006
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Posted: 4/12/2009 4:04:45 PM
Well said "true north strong an free" particularly about needing (choosing) more than one. My all time favourite is also a Tom Thompson - but Northern River - I have been there so many times across Canada working in the bush - a really timeless and locationless picture that evokes so much of the swampy part of the great shield. It is up on the wall at home and in the office. Some great watercolours painters in New Brunswick too. One thing I really enjoy at the office is having a Banksy parody stuck in with all the regular art - it gets some real odd looks from people who take the time to actually look at the art.
 Jim in NB
Joined: 8/2/2006
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Posted: 4/14/2009 3:25:00 PM
Trune North - guess I have to plan on a stop in Ottawa this summer. Have not yet hit the National Gallery. Was in Toronto a couple of times at the Princess Margaret a few years ago but the AGO was going thru renos and not open. McMicheal Gallery is a blast - been there several times. We have a pretty good gallery down here in Fredericton - the Beaverbrook - has some impressive stuff for such a small out of the way place - and lots of art in town too. Fredericton is a well kept secret (even though I think parts of the town and how it operates - sucks!). Another Thompson favourite is "The Pool" (I think that is the title) = fall scene looking thru hardwoods at a lake - it's up on the wall as well. Well pretty soon it will be time to get out to the woods again - hopefully you find your Northern River this summer!
 Theylonray
Joined: 5/29/2009
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Posted: 6/13/2009 4:28:39 AM
myself =D ... kidding...

probably have to go with Xu Beihong's Galopping Horse or any of his work in the Sumi-e style...the style of painting is always one Ive wanted to try but "never got around to learning to do"... ink on very thin rice paper and using shapes and strokes to create an image is just amazing..
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Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night for the reasons of shape and fluidity that it holds yet still holds structure and a sense of peaceful calm about it....plus im a bit of a night owl so that plays in as well =3
 Honesty is hardly ever
Joined: 7/28/2007
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Posted: 1/28/2010 12:50:15 PM
Am I the only one who likes the Dogs playing cards.... In all seriousness with all the famous art that is popular and deserving the one that touches me most is "Forgiven" by Thomas Blackshear II.
 UrbanToronto
Joined: 1/17/2010
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Posted: 2/10/2010 4:17:58 PM
Favourite painting?????? I love so many, I don't do the favourite thing. Out of all the gorgeous paintings done over the centuries and to say well this one is my favourite seems shallow and insincere. Not really one who does favourites, so many options why pick just one as a fave, I could list 5 or 6 dozen paintings that I love off the top of my head and to choose one as a favourite, sorry no can do.

For those who seem to be at odds with my thinking why just pick one? Why not have several dozen favourites or like me several hundred that I like and that a low ball guesstimate. Calling them favourites would be a lie, I like them all, and I don't have a favourite anything, think the whole concept of favourites seems limiting and useless. Then my next thought how many have you seen the real painting you chose? That is just a curiosity thing.... And if you have how many other paintings have you seen and how many and how frequently do you go to actual galleries like AGO, the Tate, MOMA, etc.
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