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  04 April 2005
awesome painting there Dr. Ira Kane btw, whos the girl in your avatar? Im in love...
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  04 April 2005
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.



And this for instance has made me reacquaint my taste for fear or evil in contrast with beauty and goodness, yin yang thing simply


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.
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  04 April 2005
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





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

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  04 April 2005
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.


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:


I also love this one:

The Conversion of St. Paul-Caravaggio:


And a Bosch to finish:
 
  04 April 2005
This one called "Lighthouse" by Clive Barker is one of my many favorites.

 
  04 April 2005
one of my favorites
 
  04 April 2005
Hey,

Tell the painter for ous!!! ok?
 
  04 April 2005
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





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
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  04 April 2005
Oh this is my favorite work: MArcel Duchamp - act going down from the stairs (Cubo Futuristic style)

I Also like all realists from Czech like Marak, Brozik and others
 
  04 April 2005


Houses of Parliament, London, Sun Breaking Through the Fog

Claude Monet




The Haywain

John Constable
 
  04 April 2005
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/...etta_manape.jpg

...and for the classist in me:
http://www.artchive.com/artchive/b/...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
 
  04 April 2005
Cameo - I love them...
SuperMax - I don't know who is she, but she's so hot !
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  04 April 2005
Originally Posted by Dr. Ira Kane: Cameo - I love them...
SuperMax - I don't know who is she, but she's so hot !


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.
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  04 April 2005
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
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  04 April 2005
Originally Posted by dbclemons:
oh, and lotaH, that post by §ha is a Botticelli called "Primavera" I think.

-David


Tnks!!
 
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