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Who are you favorite painters?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Wisty, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. Wisty

    Wisty Guest

    Was taking a break from working, and happened across some art, and did a search on wikipedia, and got lost for a while, as I always do, when looking at art. I've quite a lot of favorites. But to start off, since these are what I've been viewing today and are some that I wouldn't mind having a copy on my walls somewhere. (Sorry for any typos. Am very tired today.)

    American painter. Thomas Cole (2/1/1801-2/11/1848). I love his soft but vibrant colors, and the depth -- like looking beyond the horizon in more ways than one. And his themes. A few examples.

    Thomas Cole - The Course of Empire The Savage State

    Thomas Cole - The Present

    Thomas Cole - The Course of Empire Desolation

    Thomas Cole - L'Allegro Italian Sunset

    Thomas Cole - Romantic Landscape with Ruined Tower

    Thomas Cole - The Voyage of Life Manhood

    And on the other end of things, a much more simplistic view, I've always liked "Whistler's Mother," but far more like this one of his. So interesting, the detailed lifelike against the stark blur. Both pleases me and makes me wonder about the painting.

    James Abbott McNeill Whistler (7/14/1834–7/17/1903) American-born, British-based painter and etcher.

    Whistler - Arrangement in Grey and Black 2

    I also like these of his, especially because they are new to me.

    Whistler - Syphony in Grey and Green The Ocean

    Whistler - An Orange Note

    More, in a minute...hopefully.
  2. Wisty

    Wisty Guest

    I wouldn't care to have this one on my wall, nevertheless it amazes me, the brilliancy, colors, lifelike detail, like looking at a photograph. I don't know how they do it. Beyond my grasp.

    Rogier van der Weyden, also known as Rogier de le Pasture (1399/1400 – June 18, 1464).
    Weyden - Deposition

    This is just so beautiful, in general. Created by: Master of the Embroidered Foliage (active 1480-1510), a Netherlandlish painter or group of painters who worked out of Bruges and Brussels.
    Embroidered Foliage

    And other painters...

    It's not usually the style of my preference, but these Monet appeal to me.
    Claude Monet - the artist's house

    Monet - Lava court, sunshine and snow

    Monet - Seine near Giverny

    Monet - Garden Path

    Monet - Cliffs at Etretat

    What can I say. I'm very fond of mills. [​IMG]

    Rembrandt - the mill

    And a couple others of his that I'm not that familiar but which appeal to me (non-portraits):

    Rembrandt - The philosopher In Meditation

    Rembrandt - Bathing Woman

    There are tons and tons more. Maybe for later. If anyone still visits here? Poor dead forum. [​IMG]