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SpeccySteve
04-06-2005, 05:31 PM
Like it says in the title, show us a picture of your favourite painting.

I know there are stickies for various arists but not many people will have time to browse them all (artrenewal alone would take about two years to browse properly) so maybe we could have a thread of concentrated coolness and people might discover some really cool art they weren't previously familiar with.

To start this of, here's "The Lady of Shalott" (1888) by John William Waterhouse.

I really struggled to choose a single painting but this one just edged out "Ophelia" and "The Tempest" in the end.

http://img133.exs.cx/img133/8930/ladyofshalott29su.th.jpg (http://img133.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img133&image=ladyofshalott29su.jpg)

So, what's yours?

paintbox
04-06-2005, 06:50 PM
Great idea this thread ! I think I am going to love the art discussion forums. Anyway here is (one of my) favourite(s) :

http://members.lycos.co.uk/paintbx/rembrandt_selfportrait.jpg

I have seen this picture for real and it was amazing, as if Rembrandt was there himself, as if you can see his character. It seems so easily painted, almost casual, and I guess at this age he had that mastery.

Gamoron
04-06-2005, 07:36 PM
Ridiculous that anyone has an actual favourite. But here's one I like.
http://www.orbofday.com/images/CalvinAndHobbesWinter.jpg
Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes.
I wish he'd do something soon. :sad:

NOOB!
04-06-2005, 09:20 PM
me luvs dali.

http://grouse.net.au/~sirrobin/dali/temptation.jpg

Lunatique
04-07-2005, 04:42 AM
Way too many to list. I'd end up listing over 100 paintings.

wmendez
04-07-2005, 04:47 AM
Ernie Barnes: Sugar Shack always remembered this painting from watching Good Times when I was a kid.


http://img177.exs.cx/img177/8871/barnes0zc.jpg

erilaz
04-07-2005, 05:00 AM
To start this of, here's "The Lady of Shalott" (1888) by John William Waterhouse.


That's hanging above my fireplace! :D

SpeccySteve
04-07-2005, 05:23 AM
Way too many to list. I'd end up listing over 100 paintings.

Well rather than listing them just show us a really, really cool one then..

Signal2Noise
04-07-2005, 05:36 AM
http://www.thevelvetstore.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/va003-3.jpg

On luxurious velvet

Lunatique
04-07-2005, 05:59 AM
That's hanging above my fireplace! :D

Same here (at my old place, when I had a fireplace). With Wine-red metallic frame.

Lunatique
04-07-2005, 06:18 AM
John Singer Sargent's Lady Agnew of Lochnaw
http://www.jssgallery.org/Paintings/lady_agnew.jpg

JW Waterhouse's La Belle Dame Sans Merci
http://www.jwwaterhouse.com/paintings/images/waterhouse_la_belle_dame_sans_merci.jpg

Herbert Draper's Lament For Icarus
http://www.geidai.ac.jp/museum/exhibit/2003/Victorian/exhibits/draper.gif

Nicolai Fechin's Mrs. Fechin and Her Daughter (can't find an image online).

Jeremy Lipking
http://www.waterhousegallery.com/lrgimage/Lipking-Contemplation.JPG
http://www.lipking.com/gallery/Gallery_Room_1/GirlCouch.jpg
http://www.lipking.com/NewPics/new%20images/Reclining_detail1.jpg

erilaz
04-07-2005, 06:57 AM
Tidus by Yoshitaka Amano... can't find the damn picture though! I almost bought the original at an exibition in Tokyo, but I needed the money to get home!:D

Cicinimo
04-07-2005, 07:43 AM
Rob, that Sargent was one I considered posting.

I'm not sure is have a favorite, but I love this painting:
http://www.artrenewal.org/images/artists/s/SARGENT_John_Singer/large/Nonchaloir.jpg

corbetti
04-07-2005, 07:59 AM
http://www.heleneknoop.com/bilder/22.gif

http://www.heleneknoop.com/

....And I looove "The Lady of Shalott", beautiful!

corbetti
04-07-2005, 08:01 AM
http://www.heleneknoop.com/
http://www.heleneknoop.com/bilder/22.gif
...and I looove "The Lady of Shalott", beautiful!

Alexandrite
04-07-2005, 10:43 PM
http://oceloteyes.homestead.com/files/vasilyev_owl.jpg

this one, by Konstantin Vasilyev, is one of my absolute favourite paintings. :) and i think his very last painting that he did...
the old man stands like a pillar between the sky and the earth, a candle lighting his features, the owl - wisdom - perched attentively on his arm, and the artist's own name burning on the parchment at his feet...

Atwooki
04-07-2005, 11:06 PM
Too many to choose from; but this one of Schiele's is one of my 'favorites' :

http://www.artburst.com/egonschiele/pictures/005.jpg

Atwooki

PBlades
04-08-2005, 01:42 AM
sorry didn't realise the Lady of Shallott had already been posted...

waterhouse


http://www.dreamstone.com.au/artists/newromantics/waterhouseLadyofshallotlrge.jpg

CGmonkey
04-08-2005, 06:46 AM
Any Sargent, but this is quite nice by waterhouse


J.S Sargent?? absolutly agree

Klimt:

http://smk.mef.hr/galerija-klimt.jpg

William Bouguereau:

http://members.visi.net/~gbraden/archive/AdolpheWilliamBouguereau1825-1905TheFlagellationOfChrist.jpg

Goon
04-08-2005, 07:28 AM
Jonas Lie-Record's Morning on the River
http://www.rit.edu/~eps8792/Upload/MorningOnTheRiver_JonasLieRecord.jpg

Joaquin Bastida's Oxen on the Beach
http://www.rit.edu/~eps8792/Upload/OxenOntheBeach_JoaquinBastida.jpg

Both of these are hanging in Rochester's Memorial Art Gallery. God I love that place :love:

popol
04-08-2005, 12:38 PM
One of diégo velàzquez
Venus at Her Mirror. c. 1644-48. Oil on canvas. National Gallery, London, UK.

http://www.artchive.com/artchive/v/velazquez/velazquez_venus.jpg
And a Picasso painting
"GUERNICA"
http://www.msjc.edu/art/djohnson/images/art%20100%20images/chapter%2023/guernica.jpg

SuperMax
04-08-2005, 01:16 PM
This is very hard.


I love Naval Art, i love bouagerioror (hmm), Haram/middle eastern style paintings, Any Artwork on the Artrenewal site.

Id like to have this one above my computer table. Just to look at it when im feeling small and claustraphobic. All i have to is just walk up and look over the edge and see that never ending ocean.


http://www.artrenewal.org/images/artists/a/Alma-Tadema_Lawrence/small/museum/Under_the_Roof_of_Blue_Ionian_Weather.jpg (http://www.artrenewal.org/asp/database/image.asp?id=579)

Spinmeister
04-08-2005, 04:12 PM
Many great picks here. Love the Symbolists, Klimt, and Magritte (http://www.atara.net/magritte/index.html) has been a great influence on me. Hieronymous Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights (http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/bosch/delight/) is a lot of painting for one painting, a great value!

ambient-whisper
04-08-2005, 04:15 PM
i really like Mariamne Leaving the Judgement Seat of Herod by waterhouse.
dont really have any favorites but this one really works for me.

http://www.wyldeart.com/Galleries/Victorian-Classicism/Waterhouse/images/Mariamne_1Up.jpg

RayenD
04-08-2005, 07:16 PM
http://www.revilo-oliver.com/Kevin-Strom-personal/Art/Dali_ChristofStJohnoftheCross1951.JPG

I love this one since I was a kid.

Enayla
04-08-2005, 07:27 PM
While not as impressive as some of the paintings I see here (many of which are personal favourites of mine, as well), this one painting is probably the one that has had the most impact on me... ever.

I fell in love with it when I was just a little girl and it's been part of my life ever since. I adore it. It represents all that a fairytale should be. John Bauer had such a murky, wonderful mood to all of his work that always reminds me of why I love living in Sweden.

(the topic is, after all, about one's favourite image - not necessarily the best image one knows)

http://www.furiae.com/images/bauer.jpg

Flatuloso
04-08-2005, 07:56 PM
I have to do an 'old master copy with a twist' of this painting. I picked the WORST possible painting to do (it's big and pretty complex) but I've really grown attached to it after staring at it for hours. The diagonals are really interesting, and just the amount of thought that has gone into everything in the painting really helped to learn what made 'old masters' so good.

Boucher - Cupid a Captive

http://www.flatuloso.com/gallerypictures/Boucher

LadyMedusa
04-08-2005, 08:04 PM
Hmm, it's hard to pick one painting above them all.

This is one of my favorites
Hieronimous Bosch - The garden of Earthly delights. Its a triptych

http://www.msjc.edu/art/djohnson/images/art%20102%20images/gardenofearthlydelights.jpg
Closer of paradise (http://www.euweb.nl/jheronymusbosch/images/links.jpg) Closer of Earth (http://www.euweb.nl/jheronymusbosch/images/paneel_centre.jpg) Closer of Hell (http://www.euweb.nl/jheronymusbosch/images/rechts.jpg)

hope I'm not streatching the page

johnnyh66
04-08-2005, 10:32 PM
I love this one.

slaughters
04-08-2005, 10:48 PM
One of my favorites as a kid.

http://www.stansight.com/tmp/creation.jpg

eparts
04-08-2005, 11:06 PM
I have looked everywhere for my favorite painting on the net, but I couldnt find it..
Found my second favorite I guess.. but there are so many I love, and yet so different!

interresting post btw :)

Zdzisław Beksiński - (r.i.p.)

http://www.gnosis.art.pl/iluminatornia/sztuka_o_inspiracji/zdzislaw_beksinski/zdzislaw_beksinski_009a.jpg

bigger rez (http://www.gnosis.art.pl/iluminatornia/sztuka_o_inspiracji/zdzislaw_beksinski/zdzislaw_beksinski_009.jpg)

yonna
04-08-2005, 11:26 PM
wow, im touched by the great artworks i seem to discover here. Thank you very much.

Here is one of my favorites:

http://essentialvermeer.20m.com/catalogue/intractv/gwape.jpg
"girl with the pearl earring" - Johannes Vermeer

eggs-in-wisconsin
04-08-2005, 11:27 PM
I've always had a thing for Salvador Dali.
All that surrealism...Wild stuff.
There are so many great works, but I suppose one of my favorites would be
"Geopoliticus Child Watching the Birth of the New Man"

http://www.the-verybest.com/dali.jpg

bcairns
04-09-2005, 03:31 AM
This painting by Van Eyck is one of many favorites.

http://gallery.euroweb.hu/art/e/eyck_van/jan/15arnolf/15arnol.jpg

Also this by Gerrit Van Honthorst:

http://img88.exs.cx/img88/8770/vanhonthorst0wr.jpg

I really love the lighting in some of his paintings.

popol
04-09-2005, 11:42 AM
bcairns about the Jan vanEyck painting

a little game : Velazquez it's inspired by the painting of van Eyck to paint the menimas.
Will you be able to find the similarity between the two paintings ?

Sorry for my english:sad:

Las meninas 1656/57 diego velazquez

http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/b/images/baroq_velaz.menina.lg.jpg

PBlades
04-09-2005, 01:01 PM
Whoops I didn't realise The Lady of Shallott had already been posted, so here are some more I like:

Waterhouse
http://www.artrenewal.org/images/artists/w/Waterhouse_John_William/large/A_Mermaid.jpg

Turner



http://www.artchive.com/artchive/t/turner/turner_peace.jpg

this is one of my favourites too: http://goodbrush.com/cm/albums/quick_tour/jungle_knight.jpg

TheCleaner
04-09-2005, 01:39 PM
i dont even know if its my favorite, ive seen so many, but this sticks with me since i saw it for real

John Martin's 'Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah' (http://www.swaddleh.freeserve.co.uk/works/lsodg.jpg)

by the way PBlades, if your ever in london... visit the tate britain, they have that painting there (i 'think' i remember seeing it there), in fact, theres a whole turner gallery, its quite something !

P.Alexander
04-09-2005, 06:56 PM
http://www.revilo-oliver.com/Kevin-Strom-personal/Art/Dali_ChristofStJohnoftheCross1951.JPG

I love this one since I was a kid.that's one incredibly cool painting, could watch it for hours.. *gasps*

lotaH
04-09-2005, 07:16 PM
Retirantes - Candido Portinari (Brasil)


http://personales.ciudad.com.ar/pintoresdomundoepoemas/retirantes.jpg

bcairns
04-09-2005, 07:36 PM
a little game : Velazquez it's inspired by the painting of van Eyck to paint the menimas.
Will you be able to find the similarity between the two paintings ?


Hehe

The use of the mirror in the background to show the viewer what they would not be able to see normally (the person performing the ceremony in Van Eyck's painting, and the man and woman everyone is looking at in Velazquez's painting).

Also maybe the dog in the foreground.

Are there any other similarities?

Dr. Ira Kane
04-09-2005, 07:49 PM
I don't have my favorites, it's a crime to choose the one, there are some amazing paintings and different styles, one of those I like is Shipwreck by Claude-Joseph Vernet.
http://gallery.euroweb.hu/art/v/vernet/shipwrec.jpg

popol
04-09-2005, 08:56 PM
The use of the mirror in the background to show the viewer what they would not be able to see normally (the person performing the ceremony in Van Eyck's painting, and the man and woman everyone is looking at in Velazquez's painting).


you win:thumbsup: :applause: the mirror in the velazquez painting reflect phillipe IV and he's wife.

Garma
04-09-2005, 10:50 PM
this is hard. I have this folder on my hard disk where I store paintings that really touch me. Only the best of the best gets in there, and then again not even all of it. Still this folder really gets filled lately.

one piece that really striked me is this painting by Vermeer, it's a painting of the city where I live (Delft), called likewise, View of Delft. The digital version never hit me like the real thing, the man captured Holland exactly like it is. Just perfect.

Let me repeat that this picture not even comes close to the real thing.

https://www.poster-und-kunstdrucke.de/kunst/jan_vermeer_van_delft/ansicht_delft_hi.jpg

Dearmad
04-09-2005, 10:57 PM
I cheat. Two:

Saw them both in person- that it how they must be seen.

bcairns
04-10-2005, 07:18 AM
you win:thumbsup: :applause: the mirror in the velazquez painting reflect phillipe IV and he's wife.
WoOt!!! http://cgtalk.com/images/smilies/buttrock.gif

Where do I go to claim my prize?!?
http://cgtalk.com/images/smilies/grin.gif

Here's another good one.

http://www.francescomorante.it/images_4/211e2.jpg
Filosofo en Meditazione by Rembrandt

SuperMax
04-10-2005, 07:41 AM
awesome painting there Dr. Ira Kane (http://www.cgtalk.com/member.php?u=88672) btw, whos the girl in your avatar? Im in love...

jmBoekestein
04-10-2005, 09:22 PM
I don't really know what my favourite painting is actually. For various reasons and the obvious one of ignorance is the most valid I think. But I do know what has had a profound influence on how I look at art.

http://www.humpa.ru/pict/g2big.gif

And this for instance has made me reacquaint my taste for fear or evil in contrast with beauty and goodness, yin yang thing simply
http://www.tyfinwallpapers.co.uk/giger10.jpg (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.tyfinwallpapers.co.uk/giger10.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.tyfinwallpapers.co.uk/deb2.html&h=768&w=1024&sz=179&tbnid=Yw6NLAxJ4WEJ:&tbnh=112&tbnw=149&start=101&prev=/giger10.jpg)

Must say that most of what I know of art is from the few musea I've visited and what I have stumbled onto. Some very enligthening posts in this thread.

AndyH
04-10-2005, 09:41 PM
I dont know if theyre strictly paintings, but i love the art nouveau style. Especially the job cigarette paper adverts by mucha. Gil Elvgren's paintings are also great.

Here are just a few: I absoloutley love the outlines and flowing shapes. Really elegant and stylish.

Wish i had some huge prints of them

http://dreams.awarm.net/images/mucha/job_1.jpg

http://dreams.awarm.net/images/mucha/dance.jpg

Heres some more:
http://dreams.awarm.net/art/mucha.asp

paperclip
04-10-2005, 10:27 PM
This one blew my mind: I saw the real one. As Garma said, the internet doesn't do justice to the beauty of the original. I'm using this picture as it looks more natural.
The Transfiguration by Raphael. When you are actually standing in front of it, you can feel the wind and the power. Just stunning, really.
http://ceres.cs.mu.oz.au/dmo/photos/2004-11-Rome/small_IMG_3996_mod.jpg

Did I mention it's huge?

Here's another I love, though I have never seen it in real life, just from art books, etc:

Death of Marat by David:
http://kosmonautentraum.de/images/marat.jpg

I also love this one:

The Conversion of St. Paul-Caravaggio:
http://emp.byui.edu/davisr/humpix/Caravaggio,%20Conversion%20of%20St%20Paul.JPG

And a Bosch to finish:
http://mediatheque.ircam.fr/images/bosch-tenta2.jpg

Harry D'Amour
04-11-2005, 12:01 AM
This one called "Lighthouse" by Clive Barker is one of my many favorites.

http://www.clivebarker.dial.pipex.com/lighthouse.jpg

§ha
04-11-2005, 12:48 AM
one of my favorites
http://www.luc.edu/depts/history/dennis/Visual_Arts/101Images/17_x_%20Botticelli_Spring.jpg

lotaH
04-11-2005, 01:33 AM
Hey,

Tell the painter for ous!!! ok?

StealthPharaoh
04-11-2005, 08:17 AM
well beside all the great old and modern master paintings with figures and landscapes..i find this painting amazing..it feels like a picture straight out of a dream and it got to be one of those paintings that i personally find very special and will always love when i look at it


http://ee.domaindlx.com/scorpwolf777/kss%201.jpg


it's made by Kss.. he's over gfxartist.com..i don't know his real name..but i love his unique style
check out his other work if u want here.. http://kss.gfxartist.com/artworks

Mirwen
04-11-2005, 08:48 AM
Oh this is my favorite work: MArcel Duchamp - act going down from the stairs (Cubo Futuristic style)
http://www.uazg.hr/likovna-kultura/images31/Marcel%20Duchamp.Akt%20silazi%20niz%20stepenice%202.1912.jpg
I Also like all realists from Czech like Marak, Brozik and others

Cameo
04-11-2005, 01:15 PM
http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/monet/parliament/parliament.jpg

Houses of Parliament, London, Sun Breaking Through the Fog

Claude Monet


http://www.german.leeds.ac.uk/RWI/2000_01project1/Constable/graphics/haywain.jpg

The Haywain

John Constable

dbclemons
04-11-2005, 06:21 PM
I decided on this Frazetta. I chose it mainly since it's first one of his I ever saw, and it fired off so many explosions in me (and still does.)

http://frazetta.ragnarok.no/images/frank_frazetta_manape.jpg

...and for the classist in me:
http://www.artchive.com/artchive/b/boecklin/isle_of_the_dead.jpg
by Arnold Boecklin
...or
http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/puvis/poorfish.jpg
by Pierre Puvis de Chavannes

There are of course thousands of others to pick.

(oh, and lotaH, that post by §ha is a Botticelli called "Primavera" I think.)

-David

Dr. Ira Kane
04-11-2005, 09:06 PM
Cameo - I love them...
SuperMax - I don't know who is she, but she's so hot ! :D

Goon
04-11-2005, 09:23 PM
Cameo - I love them...
SuperMax - I don't know who is she, but she's so hot ! :D

looks like the chick in Van Helsing : Kate Beckinsale

Andy H: Mucha is awesome! Love his work. He seems kinda unique from that period though. The other couple Art Nouveau artists don't seem to be as graphical, which I find dissapointing.

.:ZRDwD:.
04-12-2005, 04:47 AM
Besides H.R. Giger being an influence, this man is what started it all for me with traditional painting:

'Understood in its metaphysical sense,
Beauty is one of the manifestations of the Absolute Being.
Emanating from the harmonious rays of the Divine plan,
it crosses the intellectual plane to shine once again across
the natural plane, where it darkens into matter.'

-Jean Delville 1899


Les Tresors de Satan (1895) Jean Delville

http://www.tendreams.org/delville/Satan's%20Treasures%201b.jpg

lotaH
04-12-2005, 12:30 PM
oh, and lotaH, that post by §ha is a Botticelli called "Primavera" I think.

-David

Tnks!! :thumbsup:

Neozoom
04-12-2005, 12:50 PM
Quite desapointing no one ever mentionned the great german PAinter :

Friedrich :

http://faculty.evansville.edu/rl29/art105/img/friedrich_ice.jpg


http://www.artunframed.com/images/1friedrich/friedrich115.jpg

uwil
04-13-2005, 07:06 PM
Juan Luna's Spolarium
http://www.angelfire.com/ks/dabestgroupever/images/spolarium.gif

MKStudios
04-14-2005, 05:32 AM
Wow, alot of folks already posted my other favorites, so here are a few others that I think are cool.

Rockwell
http://a1259.g.akamai.net/f/1259/5586/1d/images.art.com/images/PRODUCTS/large/10105000/10105342.jpg

Daniel Horne
http://www.geocities.com/danielrhorne/spiraldance.jpg

Ciruelo
http://www.dac-editions.com/gallery/342hobsyllwinG.jpg


:D

Fasty
04-15-2005, 01:09 PM
Shearing the Rams - Tom Roberts (1888–90)
http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/collection/images/im_shear4.jpg

Another favourite

The Pioneer - Frederick McCubbin (1904)
http://www.artistsfootsteps.com/images/McCubbin_pioneer.jpg

Goes well with a liberal dose of Rolf Harris.

Alice
04-15-2005, 08:27 PM
John Bauer is a favourite indeed, when I saw the topic I knew I wanted to list him and "Flaming June"

http://persephone.cps.unizar.es/General/Gente/SPD/Pre-Raphaelites/Big/FlamingJune.jpg

I know it doesnt look that impressive on screen, but on an artreproduction (Havnt had the chance to see the original) its realy beautiful.

Mysterious X
04-15-2005, 09:50 PM
can anyone please tell me who is the painter behind this ?...I fell in love with it from the first glimpse :love:

http://img209.echo.cx/img209/4087/angelsfall6eh.jpg

Tirjasdyn
04-15-2005, 10:14 PM
That last one looks like Michael Parkes

http://www.theworldofmichaelparkes.com/Pages/TheCreationInterview.html

Tirjasdyn
04-15-2005, 10:27 PM
Let's see Michael Parkes, Dali, also:

http://www.wga.hu/html/c/cole/architec.html

Thomas Cole.

Mysterious X
04-15-2005, 10:45 PM
thank you Tirjasdyn for your effort...but after posting the painting i decided to give it one more shot..and i FOUND IT !..his name is Boris Vallejo and this is his art work gallery http://hebuss.free.fr/

RobW720
04-16-2005, 08:35 AM
dont know if he has been mentioned yet, but anything by Brandon Bird.

www.brandonbird.com (http://www.brandonbird.com)

between his names and the goofy images. its awesome

http://www.brandonbird.com/abe_small.jpg
C'mon... Abe fighting in a cage match.

lets not forget
http://www.brandonbird.com/new_tartarus_small.jpg

RobW720
04-16-2005, 08:43 AM
ok ok, one more

http://www.brandonbird.com/spidey.jpg

Kirt
04-16-2005, 08:55 AM
I like simplicity in my favorite art images. I'm not even sure if this qualifies because I believe the artist called this one of his speed paints. But every since I saw it, I've wanted a copy very large and on canvas for my home. My wife would probably hate it. :D

One of many much beloved images from bengal (http://www.cafesale.net/bengal/) ...

http://www.cafesale.net/bengal/gallery/couleur/nue.jpg

... I like the new artists. :applause:

mattmos
04-16-2005, 10:25 AM
One painter that has always fascinated me is Roberto Matta - I love the combination of painting, structure and symbol.

http://www.matta-art.com/foeu.jpg

Waaay too many others to mention, Fiona Rae, Tai Shan Schierenberg, Howard Hodgkin, Edward Hopper, Lucien Freud... and on, and on...

little5points
04-16-2005, 04:58 PM
Great thread :)

I can never stick with a single favorite. My interests are always changing.

But for right now (and it may seem like your typical, freshman art school dorm decoration) but Archimboldo

http://www.chesterpark.com/winter.jpg

paperclip
04-16-2005, 05:17 PM
Goes well with a liberal dose of Rolf Harris.

I met him, together with his wife Bindi, on a ferry from wales to ireland. He gave me his autograph, together with a pic of himself :D It was years ago!

popol
04-16-2005, 05:36 PM
http://www.bookpalace.com/acatalog/PrattRoma.jpg




http://dreamers.com/corto/galeria/novega.jpg

i really love the hugo pratt work
you can find some ofthis book on amazon

adia
04-16-2005, 07:23 PM
I love lots of painting , wish i could enlist over thousand paintings here!
Anyway I wanna show you the great artist's painting from my country,
Thailand

'Kinaree' by Mr. Chakrapan Posayakit

http://img30.echo.cx/img30/8568/kinnaree0ih.jpg

http://www.cgtalk.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=68967.jpg

yonna
04-16-2005, 08:26 PM
I almost forgot the surrealist Magritte. Here is the piccie i got my signature from:

http://www.burburinho.com/img/nn030427d.jpg
another one:
http://www.ncf.carleton.ca/~ek867/magritte-repro.jpg

jeroentje
04-17-2005, 06:08 PM
My favourite painting is one I can't remember who painted it... and I can't find it on the internet either. I saw it a couple of years ago in a documentairy. It show a woman that looks like the woman in Monet's 'Woman with parasol', but sitting in a boat or next to a river, with a very low perspective and the foreground filled with lillies and flowers. I believe it is in a private collection, so I gave up searching fo it.

So to show you something else, here's an oil painting of one of my favourite painters, the Dutch painter Peter Durieux.

http://jeroen.cgcommunity.com/fotos/durieux.jpg

GreetingsEarthling
04-18-2005, 09:36 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v727/GreetingsEarthling/SelfportraitwithDeath.jpg

Arnold Böcklin
"Self Portrait with Death"
1872
Oil on canvas
Staatliche Museen, Berlin, Germany

Roman Ro
04-18-2005, 01:48 PM
http://www.zchor.org/index_files/loneliness.jpg
Marc Chagall: "Loneliness" (1933)

Tirjasdyn
04-18-2005, 04:01 PM
thank you Tirjasdyn for your effort...but after posting the painting i decided to give it one more shot..and i FOUND IT !..his name is Boris Vallejo and this is his art work gallery http://hebuss.free.fr/


Is that Vallejo? He's gotten better...his early stuff is goofy...looks like he left that behind.

Maidith
04-18-2005, 07:26 PM
Hard to say. There are so much paintings I love so I can't show just one as my favorite.
Here are two, then.

If I would be trying to define my own imagination of perfect beauty, I would show this image, Raphael's Madonna del Granduca. She's IMHO the world's prettiest woman and even more beautiful if you see her in the original in Florence. :love:
http://img209.echo.cx/img209/8392/raphaelthegranducamadonna2em.jpg

Another of my favorites is Turner's "Temeraire". Turner is one of my favorite painters and I adore the way he uses colors.
http://img209.echo.cx/img209/9716/turnerjosephmallordwilliamthef.jpg

PhilWesson
04-19-2005, 04:34 PM
Surprised that no one mentioned Pino

http://i.xanga.com/Tetsuo80/contemplation.jpg
Contemplation by Pino

erpel
04-19-2005, 04:52 PM
While not as impressive as some of the paintings I see here (many of which are personal favourites of mine, as well), this one painting is probably the one that has had the most impact on me... ever.

I fell in love with it when I was just a little girl and it's been part of my life ever since. I adore it. It represents all that a fairytale should be. John Bauer had such a murky, wonderful mood to all of his work that always reminds me of why I love living in Sweden.

(the topic is, after all, about one's favourite image - not necessarily the best image one knows)

http://www.furiae.com/images/bauer.jpg



So his name was JOhn Bauer! I had a book with swedisch stories (in spanish )when I was a kid and that was my absolute favorite picture!! so eyrie and opaque, ornate and simple at the same time.the atmosfere of calm solitude and mystery...

Enayla
04-21-2005, 12:18 PM
So his name was JOhn Bauer! I had a book with swedisch stories (in spanish )when I was a kid and that was my absolute favorite picture!! so eyrie and opaque, ornate and simple at the same time.the atmosfere of calm solitude and mystery...

Yes, that would be John Bauer - he was my favourite painter, too. Very inspiring stuff for children (and adults) I think.

Anyway, I have a few more...

The Bookworm, by Carl Spitzweg
http://www.furiae.com/images/bookworm.jpg

Sketch of Lord Byron, by GH Harlow
http://www.furiae.com/images/lordbyron.jpg
I would literally pay in blood to have a print of this one on my wall :/ I’ve never found a place that offers any good prints – or any at all, in fact, but I love this picture so dearly. I’ve always found Lord Byron to be insanely fascinating and the larger version of this picture (which I have in my book about Romantic Icons) is so stunning and there’s just something entrancing about his gaze. Sigh. I want it.

Boreas, by Waterhouse
http://www.furiae.com/images/waterhouse_boreas.jpg

Madame X, by Sargent
http://www.furiae.com/images/madamex.jpg

That would be it for now… apologies if any were already posted.

Lunatique
04-21-2005, 12:54 PM
Surprised that no one mentioned Pino



I like Pino a lot. I've spent hundreds of dollars on his monologues. However, as much as I admire his talent and skill, his work has become quite commercial--something that has taken away from my love of his work. I normally wouldn't have a problem with an artist being commercial, but he STARTED out as a commercial illustrator, doing romance novel covers (highly polished and detailed photorealistic paintings), and he was very successful with it. Then, he made the transition to fine arts, and his current impressionistic style emerged. BUT, now that he's become wildly successful as a fine artist, he started commercializing his fine arts work--to such a point that he would take the exact same photo reference, and then paint two or more versions of it, varying the colors of the clothing, or some other superficial detail--but it's the same painting done twice to jack up the output volume. That to me, feels false and reeks of greed. He's already selling like hotcake, and each giclee prints of his sells for thousands of dollars--the originals many times that amount, yet he still would paint a painting twice just so he could sell it twice.

slaughters
04-21-2005, 01:08 PM
.... varying the colors of the clothing, or some other superficial detail--but it's the same painting done twice to jack up the output volume. That to me, feels false and reeks of greed. He's already selling like hotcake, and each giclee prints of his sells for thousands of dollars--the originals many times that amount, yet he still would paint a painting twice just so he could sell it twice.Sort of like what Warhol did then?

onlooker
04-24-2005, 10:42 PM
I have far to many to list, and to pick a favorite is way too difficult for me. :argh:

cha0t1c1
04-25-2005, 12:09 AM
Enayala: I think that Boreas by Waterhouse has become one of my favorites, The depiction of beauty and motion...I'm in love and trance...

alanic
04-25-2005, 05:43 AM
Enayla is my favourite painter.

SpeccySteve
04-26-2005, 12:35 AM
Thanks to everyone who participated in this one, I've seen a lot of stuff I knew about, some cool work I'd forgotten about and some really, really cool work I'd never seen at all so a worthwhile thread I feel.

Keep it going if you have anything that you want to add .

( I should add that I phrased the initial post poorly, if your favourite painting happens to be an illustration or the cover of a graphic novel or something, show us that too, this is not restricted to any one style or genre, feel free to show us random coolness...)

:)

Edit: and yes, I know "favourite painting" is still an impossible question, just show us a great one, ta, I also know I say "Cool" too much..

Gord-MacDonald
04-26-2005, 07:30 AM
Most of these artists are Canadian. I figured so many of the great masters, whose works I love would already be covered...

Tom Thompson - Canadian (died 1917)
http://cg2020.com/GeneralDiscussion/JackPineThompson.jpg

Tom Thompson

http://cg2020.com/GeneralDiscussion/NorthernRiver.jpg

Walter Murch - Canadian

http://cg2020.com/GeneralDiscussion/Murch1.jpg

Lucien Freud - British (Sigmund Freuds grandson)

http://cg2020.com/GeneralDiscussion/closed_eyes.jpg

Graham Coughtry - Canadian

http://cg2020.com/GeneralDiscussion/Coughtry-corner-13.jpg

Duncan Macpherson - Canadian

http://cg2020.com/GeneralDiscussion/GeneralNusance.jpg

http://cg2020.com/GeneralDiscussion/ArmsRace.jpg

Faber
04-26-2005, 04:55 PM
http://www.metanature.net/img/TriptychMarch1974FrancisBaconLR.jpg

Triptych: Francis Bacon 1974

axxxj
04-26-2005, 05:32 PM
One of my favourite pieces is by Giorgio de Chirico,

Called Mystery and Melancholy of a Street

http://www.abcgallery.com/C/chirico/chirico9a.JPG

Eloas
04-26-2005, 11:34 PM
Hi everybody,
I'm happy to read a thread like this one 'cause I discover a lot of beautiful works that I don't know.

Here are my favourites paintings that wasn't already posted :

Brom - Peace

http://www.bromart.com/gallery/DarkFuture/images/Peace1.jpg

Edgard Degas - Four dancers

http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/degas/ballet/degas.4-dancers.jpg

Brian Froud (perhaps the best fairytale illustrator for me ;))

http://www.artesanato-mr.com/ruby/bfroud/pages/al_Froud01_A_Hobyah.jpg

Sergio Toppi (a very good ink illustrator)

http://www.fumetti.org/img/Toppi.jpg

Kent Williams - Kwaidan

http://www.spearedpeanut.com/kentwilliams/paintings/kwaidan.jpg

It's not really easy to stop ;)

Bye

Eloas

arkinet
04-27-2005, 07:59 PM
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y63/arkinet/spoliarium.jpg

by Filipino painter Juan Luna

Ilikesoup
04-27-2005, 10:55 PM
I just saw "The Rookie" by Norman Rockwell this weekend in Boston:

http://www.globalgallery.com/images/app-nr0331.jpg

This image is a bit cropped, but the painting is divided in thirds both horizontally and vertically (bench, post, rookie, and locker shelf are dividing lines). I noticed that and composition theory made a bit more sense.

Here's Andrew Wyeth's "Master Bedroom:
http://www.globalgallery.com/images/ny-7770.jpg

Not sure why I like it so much. I have a cat. :shrug:

And finally, here's an artist who's not from the U.S. :

http://www.knmi.nl/onderzk/oceano/images/hokusai.jpg

I loooove Hokusai's woodblock prints. :love:

Art2
04-27-2005, 11:23 PM
I love this one.

John Singer Sargent's Fumée d'Ambre Gris

http://www.marlonart.nl/web/Smoke.jpg

Ilikesoup
04-28-2005, 04:19 AM
http://www.abcgallery.com/D/durer/durer1.jpg

How could I forget Albrecht Durer? I think it's called "Knight, Death and the Devil".

Born-of-Ashes
04-28-2005, 04:46 PM
The Rock by Peter Blume.
http://s92855381.onlinehome.us/rock.jpg

Ronski
04-30-2005, 03:24 PM
I've always liked W. H. Robinson's work, he had a wonderful range of styles of colour to black & white illustrations to his comical contraptions.

http://www.grandmasgraphics.com/graphics/andersen/andersen226a.jpg

http://www.victorianweb.org/art/illustration/whr/5.jpg

http://www.victorianweb.org/art/illustration/whr/85.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/koromo/Wine/Heath/Potato.gif

skizzemann
04-30-2005, 06:22 PM
Hard to choose from 10s of 1000s

Sargent, Sorolla

Dija
05-03-2005, 02:40 AM
Quite desapointing no one ever mentionned the great german PAinter :

Friedrich :

http://faculty.evansville.edu/rl29/art105/img/friedrich_ice.jpg


http://www.artunframed.com/images/1friedrich/friedrich115.jpg


Great stuff Around!! But these are th best for me!!! Amazing paintings!

fiftyfive
05-03-2005, 10:49 PM
surpised no one has mentioned alex grey.



and my other favorite is zdzislaw beksinski.

Gamoron
05-03-2005, 11:05 PM
Stuff here that I've never seen before. Keep it coming.

CCDrkNrgy
05-04-2005, 01:04 AM
Here are three out of dozens of my favorites:

http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/seurat/grande-jatte/seurat.grande-jatte.jpg

Un dimanche après-midi à l'Ile de la Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat


http://www.thch.uni-bonn.de/tc/people/kunz.christian/images/Last_Judgement.jpg

The Last Judgement by Hieronymus Bosch


http://employees.oneonta.edu/farberas/arth/Images/110images/sl15_images/vermeer_woman_balance.jpg

Woman Holding a Balance by Johannes Vermeer

StealthPharaoh
05-04-2005, 02:33 AM
i believe no one mentioned Albert Bierstadt yet..well he's one of my favorite landscape painters

these are few of his paintigs but i like pretty much all the rest of his work..his landscapes are so beautiful

http://bb.domaindlx.com/StealthPharaoh/Looking_Down_Yosemite-Valley%202.JPG

http://bb.domaindlx.com/StealthPharaoh/Cathedral_Rock%202.JPG

http://bb.domaindlx.com/StealthPharaoh/White_Mountains%202.JPG

you can check out more of his work here
http://www.artrenewal.org/asp/database/art.asp?aid=80&page=2#

or here
http://www.xmission.com/~emailbox/glenda/bierstadt/bierstadt.html

xcvbnm
05-04-2005, 08:42 AM
Vallejo

http://vallejo.ural.net/2000/006.jpg

Royo

http://www.jormungand.de/royo/malefic/luis_royo_howlsofsilence.jpg

Dusso

http://www.dusso.com/images/pg01/PG04.JPG

:love: :love: :love:

DrFx
05-04-2005, 12:12 PM
Gottfried Helnwein (he's probably not very sane):
http://www.helnwein.com/stc/ghpicts/gh378.jpg


http://www.helnwein.com/stc/ghpicts/gh293.jpg

Degas:
http://www.arianamania.de/maler/d/degas/bath.jpg

Mucha:
http://www.illusionsgallery.com/am-moon-L.jpg

jmBoekestein
05-04-2005, 03:21 PM
Helnwein yes. He's very good! I recently stumbled onto his site and immediately bookmarked it. It's all very explicit, reminds me of the roadmovies that sprang in germany a while back.

First thing that struck me is the incredible photographic quality of his work, it looked like it had been photoshopped instead of painted with oils. I sometimes just have the agonising feeling that I'm missing out on something with cg art. Blasted ambivalence!!!

DrFx
05-04-2005, 04:52 PM
I have not yet had the pleasure of seeing his works live. They must make quite an impression, as they are BLOODY HUGE! In general even in modern art, I tend to like the realist painters (exceptions: Turner and Bacon).

ThirdEye
05-04-2005, 06:21 PM
Might be a bit "banal" to choose something like the Sistin Chapel, but that's the painting that influenced more my artistic life since when i was a kid. I'm glad i moved to Rome from the north of Italy 2 years ago, i can go staring at the Chapel whenever i like now. And it's always a big emotion :)

http://hys3334.netian.com/sistina/Ceiling_of_the_Sistine_Chapel_EUR.jpg

CCDrkNrgy
05-04-2005, 09:40 PM
Might be a bit "banal" to choose something like the Sistin Chapel, but that's the painting that influenced more my artistic life since when i was a kid. I'm glad i moved to Rome from the north of Italy 2 years ago, i can go staring at the Chapel whenever i like now. And it's always a big emotion :)

http://hys3334.netian.com/sistina/Ceiling_of_the_Sistine_Chapel_EUR.jpg

Banal? Don't be silly! Michelangelo is one of the greatest artists of all time! Just because everyone's heard of him it doesn't mean choosing his work no longer makes the choice less valid. He's one of my favorite artists as well. Obscure doesn't mean better, in my book. Good choice. I love the Sistine Chapel, too.

skizzemann
05-05-2005, 05:54 PM
Check out this site:
http://www.therionweb.de/

Hundreds of great works from contemporaries. Huge image files.

daw
05-05-2005, 07:36 PM
well, checking the thread and discover that almost all of my favorites are already here,
like Van Eyck, Dali and Giger...

There is on more from the old school that I would like to introduce to this thread.

I discovered him when I started to study shadows and I really think that he is one of the masters of that.

didn't really liked his art from the beginning but as I got to know his paintings it just came to me:

- this is art!, this is really art, it was like a the coin fell down and I started to understand the pictures he made...
it's like Kirk talked about - the simplicity... the simple lines or the simple composition of the scene or the scene it's shelf.

his name is EDWARD HOPPER and I think that he is one of the masters specially with the shadows and light,
and I leaned a lot by studying his paintings.

it's hard to pick just one but here is one of my favorites "Early Sunday Morning" , "Lighthouse Hill" is another...
http://www.dplays.se/cgtalk/hopper.jpg


it was meant to be a human character in one of the windows on the second floor but....

SpeccySteve
05-05-2005, 08:33 PM
Good call Daw, I love Ed Hoppers work especially his figurative work like "Morning Sun".

Since people are posting a few at a time, here's a couple by one of my favourite modern painters Jack Vettriano, I couldn't find anything larger than a thumbnail of my favourite one by him but I always liked these two a lot..

http://img45.echo.cx/img45/8949/jackvettriano52ld.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

http://img45.echo.cx/img45/9062/jackvettriano66zp.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

ThirdEye
05-05-2005, 10:20 PM
surpised no one has mentioned alex grey.

you're right, silly me! My previous avatar was a painting by him, lol how did i forget him?!

http://www.calvadoshof.com/Kazeninare/TheMISSIONofART.jpg

No one mentioned Escher either, just seen an exposition here in Rome of his works, totally amazing.

http://www.printstore.com/escher/escher_bondofunion.jpg

Samo
05-06-2005, 02:50 PM
http://www.epdlp.com/fotos/lopez3.jpg
Antonio Lopez :buttrock:
Antonio López :buttrock:
http://www.epdlp.com/fotos/lopez7.jpg
Edduar Hopper :buttrock:

http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/hopper/landscapes/railroad/hopper.railroad.jpg

CCDrkNrgy
05-06-2005, 07:34 PM
http://www.epdlp.com/fotos/lopez3.jpg
Antonio Lopez :buttrock:
Antonio López :buttrock:
http://www.epdlp.com/fotos/lopez7.jpg
Edduar Hopper :buttrock:

http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/hopper/landscapes/railroad/hopper.railroad.jpg

Great work! I love his use of texture and colour. Where can I see more of his work?

jmBoekestein
05-06-2005, 09:03 PM
I agree, this is stunningly photographic.
I would also like to see more.

Samo
05-06-2005, 10:20 PM
Hi, information about Antonio López García.
http://www.jasonkaufman.com/articles/antonio_lopez_garcia.htm

Scans:
http://www.timlowly.com/a/lopezgarcia.html
http://www.epdlp.com/pintor.php?id=297
http://www.aut.org/BU04?Autnum=5.787

About the last link, at the botton, "Ver los 15 siguientes" means see the next fifteen.
And "Ver los 15 anteriores" means... you know!

http://www.timlowly.com/a/r/table.gif

GonzaloGolpe
05-07-2005, 01:30 AM
Wonderful forum!Alvarus, jeje, mítico el Antonio López. En la facultad donde hice Bellas Artes lo tachaban de poco interesante por ser hiperrealista...increíble!

I´d like to sohw some works which are interesting, from my point of view:

MATISSE:

http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/matisse/green-stripe/matisse.green-stripe.jpg


http://www.library.vcu.edu/pdfgif/speccoll/ba/matisse.jpg

JACKSON POLLOCK:

http://www.thesalmons.org/lynn/pollock.lavender-mist.jpg


CHRISTO & JEANNE-CLAUDE:

http://www.christojeanneclaude.net/sharedMedia/ValleyCurtain/vc1.jpg

http://www.christojeanneclaude.net/sharedMedia/WrappedReichstag/wr1.jpg


DALÍ, of course :thumbsup:

http://www.mtas.es/insht/images/erga/dali_01.jpg

Photographer CHEMA MADOZ:


http://www.elescaparatedesanpedro.com/archivo/mayo01/verfoto/1024768.jpg



http://www.marcapaginas.net/blog/fotos/chema.jpg


And, of course, all of mentioned here :)


Zalo

GonzaloGolpe
05-07-2005, 01:34 AM
Oops! and, of course Guernica, the best, from my point of view.Awesome Picasso:thumbsup:

Zalo

ThirdEye
05-09-2005, 11:07 PM
lemme add the second Michelangelo of art history: Michelangelo Merisi alias Caravaggio. No on has even painted eyes like he did imho, the first time i've seen his frescos in the church of San Luigi Dei Francesi here in Rome i was totally blown away.

http://www.thais.it/speciali/Caravaggio/foto/003a.jpg

http://www.castelmeteo.it/arte/caravaggio/San_Matteo_e_l_Angelo_%28Roma%29.jpg

centavrus
05-10-2005, 11:24 AM
My favorite Azerbaijan artist Sattar Bahlugzadeh (1904-1974)

http://www.liveinternet.ru/images/attach/2822/2822284.jpg


http://www.liveinternet.ru/images/attach/2822/2822345.jpg


http://www.liveinternet.ru/images/attach/2822/2822381.jpg


http://www.liveinternet.ru/images/attach/2822/2822409.jpg


http://www.liveinternet.ru/images/attach/2822/2822469.jpg

basse
05-10-2005, 05:44 PM
Triptych: Francis Bacon 1974

yay for mr. bacon!

here's one from Max Ernst, called "blind swimmer"
http://www.artchive.com/artchive/e/ernst/thumb/blindswm.jpg
(http://artchive.com/artchive/E/ernst/blindswm.jpg.html)

.b

ThirdEye
05-10-2005, 06:09 PM
Just come back from an exhibition of the suprematism father Kazimir Malevic (1878-1935) here in Rome, i liked it a lot.

http://kawama-web.hp.infoseek.co.jp/6tyuhon2.jpg

http://labmat.altervista.org/img/malevic.jpg

indianartist
05-11-2005, 08:24 AM
hi friends i m form india i m graphic artist. i m new in this room

kmest
05-11-2005, 09:37 AM
"girl with a pearl earing" by vermeer

just look at her...she's alive....

http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/vermeer/i/earring.jpg

Solothores
05-11-2005, 10:43 AM
I especially love some of the works painted by Tivadar Csontváry Kosztka [Hungarian Painter, 1853-1919].

Great Tarpatak
http://www.hung-art.hu/kep/c/csontvar/muvek/4/csont410.jpg

Baalbek (nearly 4mx7m in size)
http://www.hung-art.hu/kep/c/csontvar/muvek/5/csont503.jpg

The Solitary Cedar
http://www.hung-art.hu/kep/c/csontvar/muvek/5/csont509.jpg

Enayla
05-11-2005, 11:02 AM
And now for something completely different.

A few sketches by Tim Burton:
http://www.furiae.com/images/burton1.jpg

http://www.furiae.com/images/burton2.jpg

http://www.furiae.com/images/burton3.jpg

And two pages from Edward Gorey's Gashlycrumb Tinies (a must-read),

http://www.furiae.com/images/gorey1.gif
"F is for Fanny sucked dry by a leech."


http://www.furiae.com/images/gorey2.gif
"V is for Victor squashed under a train."

ThirdEye
05-11-2005, 11:08 AM
Tim Burton is basically into everything: poetry, films, painting... That guy's too talented.

Enayla
05-11-2005, 11:09 AM
Tim Burton is god :love: :love: :love:

ThirdEye
05-11-2005, 11:13 AM
can't wait for the chocolate factory and corpse bride (especially the second)

Enayla
05-11-2005, 11:22 AM
I know! Me neither! It's driving me nuts. I have Corpse Bride backgrounds on all the computers I use. If I have to wait much longer ( and I have to :cry: ) I'm going to go nuts. Nuts I say!

ThirdEye
05-11-2005, 11:24 AM
] I'm going to go nuts. Nuts I say![/font]

i thought those were cookies... ah no, wrong thread.

Enayla
05-11-2005, 11:25 AM
Bwahahahah :love:

paperclip
05-11-2005, 11:57 AM
I think I heard a squirrel move and the slash of a light saber...must be my imagination...:D


Wouldn't it be cool if we got Tim Burton on the artist Q & A forum?!

Squibbit
05-11-2005, 12:00 PM
Wouldn't it be cool if we got Tim Burton on the artist Q & A forum?!

would be most interesting, Linda could suggest that, being admin and all :D

paperclip
05-11-2005, 12:02 PM
I'm surprised she hasn't already. Shame upon thee, linda. Run, hide, away with you to your hermitage!

sergioKomic
05-11-2005, 12:45 PM
I think I heard a squirrel move and the slash of a light saber...must be my imagination...:D Your imagining things ..... jedi squirels are stealthy creatures!


Ps, how come nobody mentioned M c Escher? (whoops)


http://www.cs.technion.ac.il/~gotsman/Escher/Images/Escher/world2.jpg

paperclip
05-11-2005, 01:06 PM
It's a SITH squirrel, capable of holding light sabers in its bare paws, remember?!

Enayla
05-11-2005, 01:16 PM
If Tim Burton joined the Q&A, I would die. It would be a most unhealthy thing for me to suggest that. I like being alive.

sergioKomic
05-11-2005, 01:16 PM
So is the squirel your master or your apprentice?



If Tim Burton joined the Q&A, I would die. It would be a most unhealthy thing for me to suggest that. I like being alive.

Lets vote :
A. Tim B. Q+A and you Die

or

B. No Q+A and you live


Hmmm ... People?

Enayla
05-11-2005, 01:38 PM
I vote for A :cry:

paperclip
05-11-2005, 01:41 PM
I vote for Tim!

Don't worry Linda, we'll nurse you back to health.

I'm going to suggest him right now...*runs off with linda's cookies*

ThirdEye
05-11-2005, 01:44 PM
If Tim Burton joined the Q&A, I would die. It would be a most unhealthy thing for me to suggest that. I like being alive.

i think HE would die under the pressure of all your questions ;)

Enayla
05-11-2005, 02:05 PM
You think I'd actually be able to ask any questions? :argh:

AndyH
05-11-2005, 02:06 PM
Hey! less burton worshipping and more purdy paintings!
This thread has been very good for inspiration so far
If y'all wanna discuss timmy, maybe start an admiration thread or start a petition to get him in for Q&A!

Enayla
05-11-2005, 02:30 PM
Ha ha, sorry about that, people should never talk Burton with me.

Some Anders Zorn:

http://www.furiae.com/images/zorn1.jpg

http://www.furiae.com/images/zorn2.jpg

http://www.furiae.com/images/zorn3.jpg

Some lovely Brian Froud designs:

http://www.furiae.com/images/froud1.jpg

http://www.furiae.com/images/froud2.jpg

http://www.furiae.com/images/froud3.jpg

ThirdEye
05-11-2005, 02:33 PM
You think I'd actually be able to ask any questions? :argh:

wanna buy a vowel? ;)

ThirdEye
05-11-2005, 02:35 PM
Lemme add Giorgio De Chirico, he inspired a lot of architecture as well

http://cv.uoc.es/%7E991_04_005_01_web/fitxer/chirico.jpg

Enayla
05-11-2005, 03:00 PM
Heheh.

I have to post these.

By Alma-Tadema:

http://www.furiae.com/images/almatadema1.jpg


By Leighton:

http://www.furiae.com/images/leighton1.jpg


And my favourite piece by Bouguereau:

http://www.furiae.com/images/bouguereau1.jpg

jmBoekestein
05-11-2005, 03:33 PM
The polymonger is right!
But these new posts sure do make up for it, the last one particularly.:thumbsup:The last painting I mean with that. :rolleyes:How to highjack a thread with oneliners about a film director who can draw(like a five year old).

Here's something to compare post 149 to :deal:some talk with content (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=230834&page=10&pp=15)

I tell you, admins have no sense of responsibility these days.:rolleyes:

Just kidding Linda!:thumbsup:I hope they inspire somebody though.


edit: Is that blue thing with yellow stars on it also an artwork or a scam by the painter? I AM serious about that.

Squibbit
05-11-2005, 03:47 PM
a film director who can draw(like a five year old).


hahaha, good one, dude

ThirdEye
05-11-2005, 03:50 PM
:rolleyes:How to highjack a thread with oneliners about a film director who can draw(like a five year old).
Here's something to compare post 149 to :deal:some talk with content (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=230834&page=10&pp=15)

I tell you, admins have no sense of responsibility these days.:rolleyes:

Just kidding Linda!:thumbsup:I hope they inspire somebody though.

It seems you're indeed serious and not kidding at all, sorry but i think you're just throwing the stone and hiding the hand in this case. 99% of the posts of this whole thread are perfectly on topic, unlike the posts of the other thread you linked in your msg, which quickly became a discussion about something else.
I don't know many 5 years old kids who can come up with anything like that, but maybe it's because i don't know many 5 years old kids at all, i quit the kindergarden long ago. :)
However that director drawing like a 5 years old kid likes "using" the actor of your avatar in his films quite a lot, you got something else in common it seems ;)

Back on the subject, let me add a picture by Paul Klee

http://web.tiscali.it/paintgallery/klee_giardino-leggendario.jpg

Enayla
05-11-2005, 03:54 PM
I honestly find Tim Burton one of the most inspiring artists I have ever come across. If someone can find modern art inspiring, I certainly can adore his impish drawings like the genius art that they are ;]

So there.

And we might have been mildly off topic, but we were discussing one of the artists that had been posted in the thread.

jmBoekestein
05-11-2005, 04:48 PM
*chuckles at the eager response of two mods over sketches*

Well thirdeye, I can most honestly say that the initial topic for the one linked was one of the dumbest questions I could find, but it turned into something useful.:wise:And I thought it would pose a funny contrasting picture, when you compare the two.
Just don't get your balls in a knot allright. F and A was directed by Terry Gilliam, 'nuff said.
As for the rest, I think I should quote Enayla on the tapestry overpaint there. Taste can not be accounted for.

Linda, honestly I agree on the modern art, allthough I can't be sure because I often am looking at the wrong object/arbitrary shape when the tourguide explains about the artwork "in question". I do like the stuff any way.
I mean, lol, yes fine with me...:rolleyes:I'm gonna drop it. The voices in my head say you won't listen anyway.:shrug:

jmBoekestein
05-11-2005, 04:54 PM
Oh oops, I forgot. I am serious when I say the last post more then compensates for it. That Bouguereau is one of the best paintings I've seen here. Could you please post some info for the painter or the painting. I've only heard the name twice in my entire lifetime.:)

I have no patience, found this on the particular painter: >>link (http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/bouguereau_adolphe_william.html)<<

ThirdEye
05-11-2005, 04:58 PM
Balls in a knot? Sounds like a good suggestion for Clerks 2, maybe we should ask Kevin Smith instead of Tim Burton :D

cha0t1c1
05-11-2005, 05:17 PM
how can people not like impressionists, they're very emotional :cry:

AndyH
05-11-2005, 05:33 PM
uh oh......

its turned from a minor hijack into an argument!

I agree that jm's comment on burtons artistic ability was a little harsh, but hey - each to their own, eh?

Who can restore order to this thread....?

Someone needs to post more ace nudie paintings to calm things down....

Squibbit
05-11-2005, 05:34 PM
I was always into Advanced Dungeons&Dragons and fantasy stuff



http://members.fortunecity.com/mrmagoo/parkinson/arsmagica.jpg


http://fantasygallery.net/parkinson/skelet.jpg

http://www.aumania.it/fa/parkinson/029.jpg

http://www.aumania.it/fa/parkinson/040.jpg

http://iquebec.ifrance.com/sixthworld/galerie/k_parkinson/parkinson17.jpg

http://iquebec.ifrance.com/sixthworld/galerie/k_parkinson/parkinson11.jpg

http://iquebec.ifrance.com/sixthworld/galerie/k_parkinson/parkinson16.jpg

http://membres.lycos.fr/skanlon/pictures/Keith_PARKINSON/ParkinsonFireSea.jpg

Traditional, oils,

Keith Parkinson


:bowdown:



.

AndyH
05-11-2005, 05:41 PM
Gahhh - sorry, but those pics make me cringe! Theyre fairly well painted, but the subject matter makes me shudder - everything i dislike about the whole fantasy genre!

A few pieces by Norman rockwell:
I love the composition, colours and the wrinkles on his pieces.
http://www.viendu.com/images/NormanRockwell/retribution.jpg

http://www.viendu.com/images/NormanRockwell/April_Fool_Girl_with_Shopkeeper.jpg

Squibbit
05-11-2005, 06:04 PM
Gahhh - sorry, but those pics make me cringe! Theyre fairly well painted, but the subject matter makes me shudder - everything i dislike about the whole fantasy genre!


no problemo , dude, what is it about fun, cool stuff u don't like ?
too many stories of skeletons , wizaards and dragons ?

PS. fine pics u posted , i liked the weird one more , lotsa stuff in there

AlyFell
05-11-2005, 06:19 PM
Have to agree with the victorian classical romanticism and pre-raph choices meself! I'm a big fan of Waterhouse and Rossetti as well:
'Hylas and the Nymphs' which is fortunately exhibited just up the road from me in Manchester, so I can look at it whenever I feel the urge!
http://waltm.net/nymphs-h.jpg
And 'Persephone' by Rossetti:
http://demipagan.freeyellow.com/Graphics/Persephone_Rossetti.jpg

But one of my favourite Waterhouses is 'Mariana in the South':
http://www.jwwaterhouse.com/paintings/images/waterhouse_mariana_in_the_south.jpg

Squibbit
05-11-2005, 06:25 PM
yea dat nymph pic is cool , altho the 'Squib and the Nymphs' version
I find infinitely more appealing

AlyFell
05-11-2005, 06:33 PM
Hehheh! Squib... I don't think you're alone on that one!
Then there's Kay Nielsen:
http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/illustrations/eastsunwestmoon/images/weast_nielsen4.jpg
Edmund Dulac:
http://beauty.rivkashome.com/images/dulac1.jpg
http://www.library.yale.edu/neareast/rubaiyat8.jpg
http://www.library.yale.edu/neareast/arabian5.jpg
And although contemparary, one of my favs, Mark Ryden:
http://www.magda-gallery.com/img/ryden4.jpg

Squibbit
05-11-2005, 06:38 PM
wow , nice stuff, that Kay Nielsen piece i like the most in this set, i think

cha0t1c1
05-11-2005, 06:42 PM
those norman rockwell pieces :eek:

amazing...

jmBoekestein
05-11-2005, 07:09 PM
I like the waterhouses...

They always seem very intruiging.:thumbsup:

Edmon Dulac, has some way with colours!! Damn fine there.:eek:

cha0t1c1
05-11-2005, 07:13 PM
I like the waterhouses...

They always seem very intruiging.:thumbsup:

Edmon Dulac, has some way with colours!! Damn fine there.:eek:

totally agree...the ethearal feel :eek:

AndyH
05-11-2005, 07:21 PM
Heheh.

I have to post these.

By Alma-Tadema:
By Leighton:
And my favourite piece by Bouguereau:



Those pics are outstanding!

It sounds stupid, but im astonished by how amazing the 19th/ early 20th century painters were - you dont get stuff like that anymore! Its all abstract this, and surrealism that.
I went to the tate modern a while back - i accidentally put my bag on an exhibit! It was a chair with some stuff on it! Pah!

I can see where your inspirations come from enayla - it shows in your work. Nice to see someone is carrying on this style!

Keep em comin!

NOOB!
05-11-2005, 07:23 PM
this thread is running low on MASTER DALI'S WORK!!!


http://grouse.net.au/~sirrobin/dali/temptation.jpg

http://images.allposters.com/images/41/030_Sa053dal.jpg

Squibbit
05-11-2005, 07:27 PM
yea that dali dude really had some fun pieces

jmBoekestein
05-11-2005, 07:30 PM
Sometimes I find myself wishing I had gone to a traditional artschool, instead of filmschool. There really is much to learn from these pieces.

NOOB!
05-11-2005, 07:43 PM
how can i forget dalis melting clocks *slaps self*

http://beldar.blogs.com/beldarblog/clock.jpg

http://www.arts.cuhk.edu.hk/humftp/Fine_Arts/Gallery/dali/dali-persist.jpg

not forgetting his famous double images

http://www.cdsp.neu.edu/info/students/arambel/dali.slavemarket.jpg

http://www.lacosaweb.com/fotos/ilusiones/DALI.JPG

http://images.art.com/images/products/large/10000000/10000755.jpg

flyingP
05-11-2005, 08:01 PM
quite like Carl Larsson's works
http://www.onlinekunst.de/rinder/zuwendung/Larsson.jpg

Arthur Rackham is another favourite

can't put it down to a single picture though :shrug:

offbeatworlds
05-11-2005, 08:21 PM
Ok, this is probably going to make Linda blush red, but it is my most favorite painting ever. The first time I saw it, I immediately fell in love with it. I have a print ordered that should be arriving Friday (I'm so excited!).

http://thecoloreddragon.home.comcast.net/images/nelicquele.jpg


Digital paintings are okay too, right?

NOOB!
05-11-2005, 08:24 PM
well its been mostly traditonal so far,if u wanna ruin it by putting a digital painting thats fine :thumbsup: lol

pogonip
05-11-2005, 08:53 PM
Anything by Jean Leon Gerome. I think he is a master of both the form and figure but also lighting and enviroment . He has a Masterful way of capturing a time period or an epoc that I really think no other master painter achieved other then maybe Waterhouse . Look for his paintings everything he did was beutiful it's hard to find a favorite.

http://www.romanempire.net/romepage/images/ArtGallery/RomeandRomans1/Thumbs%20Down.jpg

jmBoekestein
05-11-2005, 08:59 PM
OK, I've had this painting on my desktop for a while (before finding the great cgtalk.com community) and recently have been seeing overpaints or replica's of this in another fashion, also on postcards. So it must speak to others also. So here you go.


http://img58.echo.cx/img58/7610/fairies21il.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

Sylanya, furiae.com's server doesn't allow hotlinking so you'll havet down, -up and re link it here. We've probably seen it, but nevertheless, :wise:it won't be some scribbles LIKE SHE POSTED BEFORE!!!

SpeccySteve
05-11-2005, 09:23 PM
Digital paintings are okay too, right?

Yup, thread title is "Show us your favourite painting" not "Show us your favourite traditional oil painting by a dead foreign guy".

-Steve

AlyFell
05-11-2005, 09:25 PM
Cool choice Jan Mark! Atkinson Grimshaw! :bounce: I think this one is 'Iris', but he painted a few very similar.

jmBoekestein
05-11-2005, 09:35 PM
Ah thanks, I didn't know that! :thumbsup:

AndyH
05-11-2005, 09:54 PM
Gil Elvgren! :bounce:

Okay, so theyre not clever or artistically profound, but theyre stunningly well painted, and come from a more innocent era.... These are from the 40s and 50s!

Its hard to get decent res images of my fave ones, so forgive the quality. You can get pretty much all of em in an excellent and cheap taschen book called 'gil elvgren - all his glamorous american pinups'

Some of my all time faves:
http://www.thepinupfiles.com/images/elvgren8.jpg

http://www.thepinupfiles.com/images/gil-137.jpg

http://www.thepinupfiles.com/images/elvgren3.jpg

http://www.thepinupfiles.com/images/KBS-elvgren-006-LG.jpg

http://www.thepinupfiles.com/images/KBS-elvgren-017-LG.jpg

This thread is ace! Its really nice to appreciate fine art, but unfortunately, theres a lot of it i dont like, yet most of the ones posted in this thread are great.

AlyFell
05-11-2005, 10:04 PM
How could I forget Gil Elvgren! Go Andy! And of course Joe Chiodo, who keeps the flag flying for pin-ups I think!
http://www.gatewaymonthly.com/joeci.jpg
http://www.gatewaymonthly.com/joecq.jpg
http://www.gatewaymonthly.com/joecg.jpg

Squibbit
05-11-2005, 10:09 PM
k , that jose rrrocks!

jmBoekestein
05-11-2005, 10:14 PM
Hey I've got anoh....OOOooohw dear me...:surprised:blush:

Enayla
05-11-2005, 10:42 PM
These are images, as are the others, from my 'inspirations folder'. I only have the titles of a few of them (I think the one you're looking for, Jan-Mark, is called 'Biblis'). Either way, most if not all were originally found on artrenewal.org ... I don't agree with the sentiments in that place but I have yet to find a greater online collection of awesome art. There's an extensive article on Bouguereau there, as well as a HUGE gallery if I remember correctly.

I'm glad you like them, Andy. I'll post a few more pieces here that you might enjoy. And thank you, the artists from this era are, indeed, my major art influences.

Pierre-Auguste Cot:
http://www.furiae.com/images/cot1.jpg

Dicksee: (unfortunate name, innit?)
http://www.furiae.com/images/dicksee1.jpg

http://www.furiae.com/images/dicksee2.jpg

Godward:
http://www.furiae.com/images/godward1.jpg

http://www.furiae.com/images/godward2.jpg

Bouguereau: (I always have such trouble spelling his name!)
(I believe the first one here is of Dante. Isn't it amazing?)
http://www.furiae.com/images/bouguereau2.jpg
http://www.furiae.com/images/bouguereau3.jpg


And yes, Steph, that did make me blush. Thank you, though <3

Oh, and I LOVE the pinups, guys! Awesome :D

AndyH
05-11-2005, 10:50 PM
Wow! Theyre frickin amazing!

Especially the godward and bougerou (whatever) paintings - incredible detail and skin tone!

Thanks for them!

SpeccySteve
05-11-2005, 10:56 PM
Wow! Theyre frickin amazing!


Yup, I've pretty much "right click > save as"-ed half this thread.

-Steve

jmBoekestein
05-11-2005, 11:01 PM
Always a pleasure Linda:D.

I allready had clicked the link to artrenewal.org, but I was instantly confronted with the insane yapping I had expected that I clicked the big luring X at the upper right hand.
But if there are that many galleries I'm going to check it out right away. Before I forget(again). :thumbsup:

And these are once over really good I'm telling you! Where do you find the time to actually look for them? :surprised I tried to go over the entire Sergent gallery but there's no way, I'm not doing it again. At least not on one night I'm telling you.:)


edit: Damn right Mr. Speccy, I've been back-tracking a couple of times allready. This is like a candy store without a teller machine, the more kids start running around the more you can stuff in your pockets!!!:drool:

AndyH
05-11-2005, 11:27 PM
i just looked on artrenewal.org and had a gander in the Bouguereau gallery - hooo-leee-sheiiit!
Theres loooads of pics, and all at super high res! Whats the catch? It seems too generous having all those free pics...

Looks like thats my internet task for the next few weeks - collect images off there!

Enayla
05-11-2005, 11:30 PM
Jan-Mark: Heheh, I've known about the site for a loooong while. Occasionally I'll go there to leaf through a couple of galleries and save down the best pieces.

Andy: the site rocks, doesn't it? It's such a wonderful source for inspiration. Extremely high quality pictures by insanely skilled artists. The catch is... well, the people who host it are a little odd. Read their articles and you'll know what I mean. Sort of narrow minded and such. Aside from that though, I think that's one of my favourite sites... ever.

AndyH
05-11-2005, 11:39 PM
Andy: the site rocks, doesn't it?

Damn right!
I was gonna go right on amazon and buy me a Bouguereau artbook, but considering you get them at huge sizes on that site anyway, im not so sure now....

jmBoekestein
05-11-2005, 11:56 PM
Andy H, don't bother, looks like most were commissioned artworks(boring portrets), you'll find a few gems. But I haven't found as many as I'd have hoped. Best bet probably would be to guess were the artist gained more freedom in subject matter and start there onto the demented stage of their lives.:shrug:

Still, they have more than 47,000 images. So it isn't time wasted hopefully. But the goddamn pop ups are insanely annoying.:rolleyes:

jmBoekestein
05-12-2005, 12:00 AM
Sorry didn't see your post there Linda, wasn't meant for you but for Andy H.;)

I'm jealous! I've only had internet for a short while and you guys probably all have art history classes behind you. I didn't even get a shuff in the back from my parents!!!:cry:

AlyFell
05-12-2005, 12:35 AM
What I like about Art Renewal is it's got the best examples of all the great artists works that shows people have always been able to paint damn well, and if you like, photo realistically (if that's your thing) before cameras. So it always suprises me that people get critisized these days when they do work that is comparable with the masters, certainly technically. If they could do it then, why do some people assume it can't be done now? Certain artists seem to get more of this critisism than others, and it always suprises me... know what I mean? :hmm: Sorry little rant...

Do you know Charles Perugini?
Tricky to find a lot of his stuff on the net. Art Renewal only have two...
http://homepage2.nifty.com/kenkitagawa/Perugini-Girlreading.jpg
http://zzx.shangdu.com/artchina_art/world_art/Klimt_Gustave/Perugini.jpghttp://images.allposters.com/images/ENO/LADY003.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v199/Pointyteeth/Unfinished/Bits/SummerShower.jpg

jmBoekestein
05-12-2005, 12:51 AM
Well, since you brought it up I'd like to hsow something. I found this while looking for more recent artists. This piece is an oil on canvas and was made by an artist called DUff Sheridan.
This is a phenomenal reproduction imho, I canot find any flaws in it regarding the behavior of light. This guy is still alive today, I think this picture deserves some attention.

http://www.artrenewal.org/images/artists/S/Sheridan_Duffy/large/Hope.jpg

the misstakes in my spelling and ytping should probabyl illustrate the amount of amazement I have for this piece.
http://www.artrenewal.org/asp/database//images/artists/S/Sheridan_Duffy/large/Hope.jpg

asongforOphelia
05-12-2005, 01:21 AM
dont know if he has been mentioned yet, but anything by Brandon Bird.


http://www.brandonbird.com/abe_small.jpg
C'mon... Abe fighting in a cage match.



This image was posted a while ago by RobW720, and I just wanted to get some more background information on it. It reminds me of a scene in Fight Club, but I'm not entirely sure if that's what it's supposed to be alluding to.

My own favorite paintings are Baroque, by Gentileschi and Caravaggio. I love their absolute mastery of chiaroscuro, and I also like Gentileschi's obsession with the Judith story, which Caravaggio also painted.

http://www.kagaipalace.com/++ftp_files/Gentileschi%20project/cara_calling_sm.jpg

This one is the Calling of St. Matthew by Caravaggio. Someday I really hope to get his light work mastered. I've tried copying it a few times, with little avail.

http://www.kagaipalace.com/++ftp_files/Gentileschi%20project/cara_judith_sm.jpg

This one is also Caravaggio, Judith Slaying Holofrenes. In Caravaggio's version, Judith is very pretty and almost quaint in her beheading of the commander.

http://www.kagaipalace.com/++ftp_files/Gentileschi%20project/gent_holofernes_sm.jpg

In Gentileschi's version of Judith Slaying Holofrenes, Judith is clearly not quaint. She has another version of this painting too, but I couldn't find a decent quality jpg of it.

Anyway, I guess I'm a sucker for light and gore. :D

AndyH
05-12-2005, 07:55 AM
Hey aly - that one of the guy playing the flute at the lizard with the 2 women watching is amazing! Such good lighting and cloth. Show me the wires plzZZ! It roxxXX! :bounce:


I like those gory ones too - ive never seen a old-time painting with any graphic violence on it!

AlyFell
05-12-2005, 08:29 AM
Andy! It's cool isn't it? When you think about it though, an odd concept... :) Bit different from a monkey and a barrel organ I 'spose...

Abigael Adilonai - that Caravaggio and Gentileschi are amazing! Pretty gruesome though. On the subject of executions though, I 'love' Paul Delaroche's 'Execution of Lady Jane Grey', in the National Gallery. He seemed to paint pics of dramatic events and people from history, like Napoleon crossing the Alps, Joan of Arc and Cardinal Richelieu.
http://www.jssgallery.org/Other_Artists/Paul_Delaroche/The_Execution_of_Lady_Jane_Grey.jpg

bentllama
05-12-2005, 09:12 AM
excellent paintings start with excellent draftsmanship. if only there were better examples of Mucha's pencils on the web...

http://users.swing.be/mucha/pictos/index.jpg

brilliant. economy of line. priceless volume. wow.

AndyH
05-12-2005, 09:18 AM
Yup. Mucha is great - really elegant lines and flowing shapes. Nice muted colours too. I posted my 2 fave mucha pics near the start of this thread - lubberly!

If you want some hi-res pics bent, go here:
http://dreams.awarm.net/art/mucha.asp

ThirdEye
05-12-2005, 09:52 AM
One of the symbols of the past century: The Fourth Estate (aka "Proletariat") by Giuseppe Pellizza Da Volpedo.

http://artyzm.com/world/v/volpedo/images/fourth.jpg

Enayla
05-12-2005, 09:53 AM
There are some really nice Muchas at artrenewal. I’m pretty sure that’s where I originally got these.

Huge post now, please forgive me but I can’t seem to pick which I like best of the ones I’d saved.

I’m going to try to do a preview and then sort away a few of them. Sigh.

http://www.furiae.com/images/mucha1.jpg

http://www.furiae.com/images/mucha2.jpg

http://www.furiae.com/images/mucha3.jpg

http://www.furiae.com/images/mucha4.jpg

http://www.furiae.com/images/mucha5.jpg

http://www.furiae.com/images/mucha6.jpg

And my current favourite (subject to change):
http://www.furiae.com/images/mucha7.jpg

Actually, I'm leaving them all in for now, I might have to shrink them a little and re-upload them later if it eats too much bandwidth :/

And I LOVE THIS THREAD! Loads of new stuff for inspiration folder!

Enayla
05-12-2005, 09:54 AM
Aly - the girls and the guy and the lizard... man, that piece is amazing.

sergioKomic
05-12-2005, 10:25 AM
Mucha is so inspiring in so many ways.....

Ah:love:

Squibbit
05-12-2005, 10:58 AM
Sorry Andy :D

http://www.vampyra.com/dragons/images/bs-fsfrod-The_Hand_of_Chaos-Vol_V_Keith_Parkinson.jpg

http://www.tucoo.com/fantasy/f_keith_parkinson/images/keith_parkinson026.jpg

http://user.tninet.se/%7Etng483b/drak/parkinson.jpg

http://www.ilmondodielena.it/fantasy/arte/modern/parkinson/KeithParkinson50.jpg

http://www.ilmondodielena.it/fantasy/arte/modern/parkinson/collezione_parkinson02.jpg

sergioKomic
05-12-2005, 11:33 AM
I dont know this guy!

New?

Solothores
05-12-2005, 11:51 AM
Ok I do have to bring up Michael Whelan, I've read so many books with his works as cover, that I just can't ignore him as part what influenced me a lot when I was younger. :love:

http://www.arthistory.cc/html/michelwhelan/images1.htm
http://www.arthistory.cc/html/michelwhelan/images2.htm
http://www.arthistory.cc/html/michelwhelan/images3.htm
http://www.arthistory.cc/html/michelwhelan/images4.htm
http://www.arthistory.cc/html/michelwhelan/images5.htm
http://www.arthistory.cc/html/michelwhelan/images6.htm
http://www.arthistory.cc/html/michelwhelan/images7.htm

Maidith
05-12-2005, 01:50 PM
I find Guido Reni and Corregio also very inspiring. Maybe it is because I like their typus of classical beauty so much.

http://img79.echo.cx/img79/1843/stceciliawga8un.jpg
http://img79.echo.cx/img79/3839/correggiothemysticmarriageofst.jpg

AndyH
05-12-2005, 02:35 PM
I just bought a book by jack vettriano - anyone heard of him?
Really cool noir-esque paintings.
Its really tricky finding some decent pics online - these arent really representive of his film noir style.


Damn! I wish i could actually paint!

http://www.swoyersart.com/jackvettriano/danceme002.jpg

http://www.poster.net/vettriano-jack/vettriano-jack-the-singing-butler-8400497.jpg
http://home.dongguk.edu/user/gikim252/Jack%20Vettriano4.jpg

SpeccySteve
05-12-2005, 03:15 PM
I just bought a book by jack vettriano - anyone heard of him?


Yup, really like a lot of his work.

I also just bought a book of his stuff the other week in one of those discount bookshops, I was meaning to scan some of it and post it here.

-Steve

Edit: I already put a couple of my favorites earlier in the thread..
http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?p=2246554#post2246554

basse
05-12-2005, 04:50 PM
helene schjerfbeck:
http://www.schneeland.com/kuvat/taide/helene.jpg

.b

cha0t1c1
05-12-2005, 06:15 PM
we just did a study in line weights and gesture drawings, and Gerthard Richter has some amazing ones...I cn't post I don't have a website space...

AlyFell
05-12-2005, 06:27 PM
Jack Vettriano... I didn't know his name but a couple of those pics are familiar Andy. He sounds like a Chicago gangster. The Vettriano Mob.... That last one of the girl putting on her lipstick is very... er... aesthetic....

Mohanned - Right click on the picture, copy the image address, click on the insert image icon in the compose a reply box here on CGTalk and paste the address in there. Should work... :)

offbeatworlds
05-12-2005, 06:53 PM
Just a few more. :)

Jonathon Earl Bowser
http://thecoloreddragon.home.comcast.net/images/kau4.jpg

http://thecoloreddragon.home.comcast.net/images/lwind.jpg


Bouguereau
http://thecoloreddragon.home.comcast.net/images/Le_ravissement_de_Psyche.jpg

jmBoekestein
05-12-2005, 10:44 PM
I really like the topmost one Sylanya. Really easy on the eye, if that's what it's called.

asongforOphelia
05-12-2005, 11:15 PM
Abigael Adilonai - that Caravaggio and Gentileschi are amazing! Pretty gruesome though. On the subject of executions though, I 'love' Paul Delaroche's 'Execution of Lady Jane Grey', in the National Gallery. He seemed to paint pics of dramatic events and people from history, like Napoleon crossing the Alps, Joan of Arc and Cardinal Richelieu.
http://www.jssgallery.org/Other_Artists/Paul_Delaroche/The_Execution_of_Lady_Jane_Grey.jpg

I love the gruesome! Gentileschi has a crazy story behind her, because she was raped by her art mentor, and then painted the same scene of Judith and Holofrenes over, and over, and over, and over again. The story of Judith is that Holofrenes was a general beseiging the Jews, and Judith snuck into his tent, seduced him with wine, waited until he was asleep, and lopped off his head to take back to her people. She has a lot of Susanna and the Elders, too, which is a biblical story in which the town elders harass Susanna and the like.

Oh, and that particular picture that you posted, poshspice, was one that I my AP European Studies teacher had on her wall, and I definately stared at it all day instead of taking notes. Her dress fascinated me, and especially the way she reached out towards the anvil.

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