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  04 April 2005
Show us your favourite painting

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.



So, what's yours?
 
  04 April 2005
Great idea this thread ! I think I am going to love the art discussion forums. Anyway here is (one of my) favourite(s) :



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.

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  04 April 2005
Ridiculous that anyone has an actual favourite. But here's one I like.

Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes.
I wish he'd do something soon.

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  04 April 2005
me luvs dali.

 
  04 April 2005
Way too many to list. I'd end up listing over 100 paintings.
 
  04 April 2005
Ernie Barnes: Sugar Shack always remembered this painting from watching Good Times when I was a kid.


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  04 April 2005
Originally Posted by SpeccySteve:
To start this of, here's "The Lady of Shalott" (1888) by John William Waterhouse.


That's hanging above my fireplace!
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  04 April 2005
Originally Posted by Lunatique: 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..
 
  04 April 2005


On luxurious velvet
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  04 April 2005
Originally Posted by erilaz: That's hanging above my fireplace!


Same here (at my old place, when I had a fireplace). With Wine-red metallic frame.
 
  04 April 2005
John Singer Sargent's Lady Agnew of Lochnaw


JW Waterhouse's La Belle Dame Sans Merci


Herbert Draper's Lament For Icarus


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

Jeremy Lipking




 
  04 April 2005
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!
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  04 April 2005
Rob, that Sargent was one I considered posting.

I'm not sure is have a favorite, but I love this painting:
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  04 April 2005


http://www.heleneknoop.com/

....And I looove "The Lady of Shalott", beautiful!
 
  04 April 2005
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...and I looove "The Lady of Shalott", beautiful!
 
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