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al-Qa'bong
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posted 06 September 2004 12:23 AM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Cueball posted this on another thread;

It's Pandora, by the best Pre-Raphaelite out there, John William Waterhouse.

A Waterhouse site

The model for Pandora, as well as that of Ophelia, the Lady of Shallot and some of Hylas' Nymphs, is said to be one Muriel Foster, who lived until 1974.


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WingNut
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posted 06 September 2004 12:40 AM      Profile for WingNut   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I very much like this portrait of me:


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posted 06 September 2004 12:45 AM      Profile for oldgoat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Of the Pre-Raphaelites, I've always been partial to Dante Rosetti. (as seen below)

Favourite painters change according to the mood of the day. On many days though, I'm attracted to the restful simplicity of Fra Angelico

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Hephaestion
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posted 06 September 2004 12:49 AM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Great idea for a thread, al-Q !!

I dunno exactly why, but this painting by Rembrandt van Rijn has always been one of my favorites since I was a little kid. Yaaa, I know it's probably his most famous work, so it's very predictable of me and all, but it's the simple truth. For some reasons I can't properly explain, I love this painting.

The Night Watch

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kingblake
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posted 06 September 2004 01:10 AM      Profile for kingblake     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I really like Botero's Mona Lisa and Klimt's The Kiss.
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steffie
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posted 06 September 2004 01:51 AM      Profile for steffie     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Andrew Wyeth, Christina's World


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googlymoogly
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posted 06 September 2004 02:00 AM      Profile for googlymoogly     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Jean Tissot's The Letter:

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Anchoress
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posted 06 September 2004 05:29 AM      Profile for Anchoress     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
LOL just like with books, my favourite artists are different from my favourite art works.

My favourite painters:
1. Wifredo Lam
2. Marc Chagall
3. El Greco (whom I believe to be the best portrait painter ever, slightly edging out Picasso)


However, none of the aforementioned painted my two favourite paintings, which are:

1. Velasquez Les Menines


2. And Pablo Picasso's interpretations of Les Menines,Las Meninas


Edited to add:

But my favourite piece of art in the world is right here in Vancouver (well, Greater Vancouver anyway...) Bill Reid's Spirit Canoe

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googlymoogly
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posted 06 September 2004 09:45 AM      Profile for googlymoogly     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
gerr the pics didn't work....

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skdadl
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posted 06 September 2004 10:06 AM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'd like to see this painting one day in real life. It is J.M.W. Turner, Hannibal Crossing the Alps, and it fascinates me, although I can just barely make it out.


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Anchoress
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posted 06 September 2004 10:17 AM      Profile for Anchoress     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Of the works posted so far, I love Hannibal Crossing the Alps and Christina's World. Cool!
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Anchoress
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posted 06 September 2004 10:17 AM      Profile for Anchoress     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
googly do you want help posting your pics?
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googlymoogly
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posted 06 September 2004 10:23 AM      Profile for googlymoogly     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
sure; I know how to do it normally (i posted one earlier that worked fine), but it's not working for me now
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Anchoress
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posted 06 September 2004 10:50 AM      Profile for Anchoress     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I PM'd you googly
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Jared
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posted 08 September 2004 03:13 AM      Profile for Jared     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Speaking of Turner. I had an opportunity to see the real thing at London's Tate Gallery this past summer. Visceral and stunning.

Snowstorm.


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sgm
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posted 08 September 2004 05:12 AM      Profile for sgm     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hephaestion,

When I saw this thread's title, the first painting that leapt to mind for me was "The Night Watch."

I was lucky enough to see it in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam a couple of years ago. Images in books don't do it justice, because they don't give a sense of its huge size.

Almost as impressive, to me, was a long rectangular painting on the wall to the left of "The Night Watch," which has since been moved. I can't remember its name and I think it wasn't by Rembrandt, but it was of the Golden Age. It depicted a company of soldiers having a bit of a roister in a crowded room. Several of them seemed to have been painted as though they were looking out at you, the viewer, and you could read their expressions clearly: one looks glad to see you, another views you with haughty disdain.

What great paintings. Thanks for posting "The Night Watch."


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Willowdale Wizard
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posted 08 September 2004 05:53 AM      Profile for Willowdale Wizard   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
patrick caulfield is great:


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The Wizard of Socialism
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posted 08 September 2004 01:29 PM      Profile for The Wizard of Socialism   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Two words - Ted Godwin.

I'm not going to post any of his stuff. It's too large, literally and figuratively, for this medium.

I was introduced to him at an exhibition at the Mackenzie Art Gallery in '92. Huge, expressive works that can only really be appreciated in person, from a distance of about twenty feet. Powerful stuff.

I may not support art funding for movies celebrating the death and dismemberment of harmless kitties, bit I support this.

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Tuppence
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posted 10 September 2004 03:35 AM      Profile for Tuppence     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
al-Qa'bong, I love Waterhouse so much, Rossetti too. Honorable mention to Millais and Hunt. I adore the PRB, although I wish I knew more about Lizzie Siddal and Janey Morris. Their personalities seemed of little consequence to the Brotherhood, so we don't know much about them other than their faces, sadly. It's little wonder they were both miserable.

My other favourites are Odilon Redon, Jan Van Eyck, Mark Ryden, Norman Lindsay and David Boyd, an Australian artist whose career has been eclipsed by his brother Arthur, but imho his work is just as good.


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candle
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posted 13 September 2004 01:39 AM      Profile for candle     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'm partial to Gerhard Richter.


I also like Roy Lichtenstein:


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Crimson
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posted 13 September 2004 02:12 AM      Profile for Crimson     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
al-Qa'bong,
I collect Waterhouse! Though, I collect prints rather than actual paintings due to chronic middle-class-itus (and ocassional bouts of poverty here and there). I don't yet have a print of 'Pandora', but I do have 'Hylas and The Nymphs', 'A Mermaid'(my toddlers are convinced she is ME! HAHAHA!), 'Lady of Shalot', and one that I have never known the name of and cannot seem to locate a pic of....

It has a man and a woman, barely clothed, in a golden hued forest near a stream. If you happen to know the name of this one, I'd be very grateful if you could post it here for me.

Anyway, I've done my best to at least house them in nice frames with matting. I also collect Mucha and Klimt.

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My absolute favourite is this Mucha print that I've not had framed (the dimensions are very odd, and therefor cost prohibitive):

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