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Stormbringer
24-07-2004, 07:53 PM
My favorite visual artists-

Salvador Dali
H.R. Giger
Frida Kahlo
Hajime Sorayama
Edward Gorey
M.C. Escher
Robert Crumb
Olivia De Berardinis
Frank H. Netter
Jacek Yerka

duckula
24-07-2004, 09:50 PM
R. J. Mitchell

Kelsey
25-07-2004, 12:32 AM
R. J. Mitchell

I feel special because I actually know who that is :)

Josher
25-07-2004, 12:37 AM
Mark Chigal (spelling?)
Van Gho (spelling?)

Hazzle
25-07-2004, 03:33 AM
Jackson Pollock.
Van Gogh.
Picasso
Dali.
Edvard Munch (PURELY for The Scream but that's an amazing piece).

There's others but those are off the top of my head.

Kelsey
25-07-2004, 05:58 AM
Louis Vuitton
Prada
and the new Nia Nova heels (just beautiful)

On a more serious note. I'm a Vermeer person. His work has been known to bring a tear to my eye.

Spire
25-07-2004, 06:02 AM
Mario Van Peebles

acliff
25-07-2004, 08:47 AM
Michaelangelo
Raphael
Leonardo Da Vinci
Monet

Modern 'artists' seriously shit me.

DragonRat
25-07-2004, 09:17 AM
Mario Van Peebles

No cookie for you. That was terrible.

I actually think Monet's pieces have a real calming effect. And da Vinci's Mona Lisa is really quite overrated. (At the Louvre, I could barely make out anything, behind the air-conditioned bulletproof glass, hung upon the wall 8 feet from the ground.)

And I still don't understand modern art. I once went to a modern art museum, and how a toilet symbolizes the futility of life, completely boggles my mind.

Hazzle
25-07-2004, 01:43 PM
I actually think Monet's pieces have a real calming effect. And da Vinci's Mona Lisa is really quite overrated. (At the Louvre, I could barely make out anything, behind the air-conditioned bulletproof glass, hung upon the wall 8 feet from the ground.)

Aye...the Mona Lisa isn't that impressive, but Da Vinci as an inventor was something special. Monet's work is quite good, I agree, and is very serene to view.

And I still don't understand modern art. I once went to a modern art museum, and how a toilet symbolizes the futility of life, completely boggles my mind.

If we mean REALLY modern art, I agree, I often have problems with some of it...Tracy Emin pisses me off. But stuff like Damien Hirst's work is a lot more interesting to me.

I like abstract art, but not so much the VERY modern stuff...stuff like Pollock is often considered "modern" but I think it does stand up to criticism...it's beautiful stuff. When I went to the Guggenheim in New York, Picasso, Pollock and Van Gogh's work was what stood out...I actually was desperate to see the Van Gogh's as he's probably my favourite painter of all time...absolutely genius.

Stormbringer
25-07-2004, 08:40 PM
I had forgotten all about the great Vincent Van Gogh. I agree with you...His paintings are so amazing!

apoggy
25-07-2004, 09:57 PM
Michaelangelo
Donatello
Leanardo
Raphael

On a serious note I never really appreciated art that much (no good at it either) all though I did do a really good copy of some painting of a woman walking through a field picking poppies when I was 9.

Hazzle
26-07-2004, 12:33 AM
Michaelangelo
Donatello
Leanardo
Raphael


This wasn't a thread about your favourite cartoon characters...

alby
28-07-2004, 01:02 AM
My favorites include:

Raphael - Madonna with the Goldfinch, Philosophy
Michelangelo - Sistine Chapel, Moses
El Greco - the Burial of Count Orgaz, Laocoon
Gianlorenzo Bernini - David, Ecstasy of St. Theresa
Caravaggio - Conversion of St. Paul, Calling of St. Matthew
Theodore Gericault - Raft of the Medusa, Insane Woman
Claude Monet - Luncheon, Water Lilies: Morning
Peter Paul Rubens - the Union of Earth and Water, Lion Hunt
Nicolas Poussin - the Burial of Phocion, the Ashes of Phocion Collected by His Widow

Frans Hals - Archers of St. Hadrian
Joseph Wright of Derby - a Philospher Giving a Lecture at the Orrey
Fransicso Goya - Saturn Devouring His Children
Georges Seurat - La Grande Jatte
Vincent Van Gogh - the Night Cafe
Salvadore Dali - the Persistence of Memory
Dong Qichang - Autumn Mountains
Sesshu - Landscape

Lorenzo Ghiberti - Gates of Paradise
Andrea Mantegna - ceiling of the Camera degli Sposi
Balthasar Neumann - interior of the pilgrimage chapel at Vierzehnheiligen
John Vanbrugh - Blenheim Palace
Richard Morris Hunt - the Breakers
Maya Ying Lin - Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Frank Lloyd Wright - Solomon Guggenheim Museum
Joern Utzon - Sydney Opera House

alby
24-08-2004, 08:50 AM
Edvard Munch (PURELY for The Scream but that's an amazing piece).

Too bad Edvard Munch's The Scream was just stolen. What kind of museum uses unarmed guards to protect priceless works of art...

Pygmalion
24-08-2004, 09:16 AM
Dali
And this Australian guy who draws pictures of people eating each other

hasselbrad
24-08-2004, 01:08 PM
My favorites include:

Raphael - Madonna with the Goldfinch, Philosophy
Michelangelo - Sistine Chapel, Moses
El Greco - the Burial of Count Orgaz, Laocoon
Gianlorenzo Bernini - David, Ecstasy of St. Theresa
Caravaggio - Conversion of St. Paul, Calling of St. Matthew
Theodore Gericault - Raft of the Medusa, Insane Woman
Claude Monet - Luncheon, Water Lilies: Morning
Peter Paul Rubens - the Union of Earth and Water, Lion Hunt
Nicolas Poussin - the Burial of Phocion, the Ashes of Phocion Collected by His Widow

Frans Hals - Archers of St. Hadrian
Joseph Wright of Derby - a Philospher Giving a Lecture at the Orrey
Fransicso Goya - Saturn Devouring His Children
Georges Seurat - La Grande Jatte
Vincent Van Gogh - the Night Cafe
Salvadore Dali - the Persistence of Memory
Dong Qichang - Autumn Mountains
Sesshu - Landscape

Lorenzo Ghiberti - Gates of Paradise
Andrea Mantegna - ceiling of the Camera degli Sposi
Balthasar Neumann - interior of the pilgrimage chapel at Vierzehnheiligen
John Vanbrugh - Blenheim Palace
Richard Morris Hunt - the Breakers
Maya Ying Lin - Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Frank Lloyd Wright - Solomon Guggenheim Museum
Joern Utzon - Sydney Opera House

This list isn't quite comprehensive enough. :kidding:
I am glad to see Frank Lloyd Wright on this list. I'm going to Chicago next month for a meeting, and I am really looking forward to seeing Oak Park.
The Dali Museum is across the bay in St. Pete, and I am looking forward to taking my daughter there when she is a bit older. Seven might be a little young for some of his stuff.