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BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...

Stu 17 Apr 12 - 06:57 AM
Allan C. 17 Apr 12 - 06:23 AM
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Little Hawk 16 Apr 12 - 07:43 PM
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kendall 15 Apr 12 - 07:12 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Stu
Date: 17 Apr 12 - 06:57 AM

Art Brut
Found art


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Allan C.
Date: 17 Apr 12 - 06:23 AM

Can't say I have a favorite - there are so many styles to consider - but I have a coffee cup or two with this design on them. I also have a lovely landscape by the same artist, our own Mudcat, Alice.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 17 Apr 12 - 05:18 AM

Bill D -

I found some excellent high resolution Doré files at artrenewal some time ago, but they've added a requirement that you "log in" to view the large ones since I visited there regularly and I haven't checked out what the requirements for registering with them are now.

Since Faraut (misspelled above - sorry, it was just a typo) isn't too well known, the link for the ARC selection of his stuff is at Faraut ("Winter Storm" is on page 4 - click the image for a larger view). No login required to look at the "standard size" samples.

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 17 Apr 12 - 04:52 AM

While I have already indicated my difficulty in picking "a" favorite, I will admit that I have sort of done so in the past.

My "desktop" background for some time now has by Honthorst's "A Young woman Playing A Viola Da Gamba."

I've found that one "pleasant" enough to leave it up for at least a year now.

In the fairly recent past I've also used Bouguereau's "Birth of Venus" and Faraout's "Winter Storm."

There's a big difference in what "wears well enough" to be pleasantly tolerable when you look at it regularly, and what "grabs enough" to draw your attention pleasurably in smaller doses.

(I suppose the Farout wasn't up for long because it was a little "too stimulating."(?))

Lin used a picture of Willie (Nelson of course) for a fairly long time, but a recent monitor failure resulted in her new one having a very different "aspect ratio" where it doesn't fit. (Maybe her mood would improve if I reworked it so she could have some more willie Willie again ????)

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 16 Apr 12 - 07:43 PM

More Don Martin! Fester is stuck inside the tuba as Karbunkle looks on....


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 16 Apr 12 - 07:38 PM

Well, I think it would have to be...

Don Martin

"Big things are coming our way."


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Bill D
Date: 16 Apr 12 - 07:21 PM

Oh,,,right... M.C. Escher! I have books & prints and screensavers of Escher stuff


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Bobert
Date: 16 Apr 12 - 07:10 PM

Thanks, Freda, fir putting up the Richard Estes link... He tackles one of the most difficult problems of painting glass...

Lotta good ones mentioned...

Miro, IMHO, is over-rated...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Stu
Date: 16 Apr 12 - 11:27 AM

Van Gogh
David Lynch
Francis Bacon
Moebius
Andy Goldsworthy
My mate Steve (painter in acrylics)
Charles Knight
Ian Hamilton Finlay
Rothko
Kevin O'Neill
Chris Drury
Chris Foss
Kandinsky
Lucien Freud
Zdeněk Burian


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: freda underhill
Date: 16 Apr 12 - 08:16 AM

I've enjoyed checking out David Hockney and Gustav Dore too!


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: freda underhill
Date: 16 Apr 12 - 07:00 AM

thanks Bobert, v interesting!
Richard Estes


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
Date: 16 Apr 12 - 04:36 AM

In no particular order....

Paul Klee
Joseph Crawhall II
Vic Reeves
Joan Miro
Dudley D Watkins
Randoph Caldecott
Marc Chagall
Grayson Perry
Titian
Edward Gorey
Alfred Wallis
Reg Cartwright
Alfreda Benge


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Crowhugger
Date: 15 Apr 12 - 11:27 PM

Last week it was Norval Morrisseau. Sometimes it's Seurat or Picasso; it's also been Tom Thompson, M.C. Escher, Mary Pratt. A few years ago for a few weeks it was Menasie Ikalujuak, a carver I met in Parry Sound, ON. This week it's Emily Carr.

Depends on my mood.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Bobert
Date: 15 Apr 12 - 09:53 PM

Okay, ya'll...

Google up Richard Estes...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Bill D
Date: 15 Apr 12 - 09:47 PM

thread creep3


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Bobert
Date: 15 Apr 12 - 09:24 PM

Great spark plugs, too...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: kendall
Date: 15 Apr 12 - 07:12 PM

I have a Bosch cordless drill. Best ever.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: number 6
Date: 15 Apr 12 - 06:39 PM

Peter ... Bosch dishwashers ... very good dishwashers .... probably the best on the market.

biLL


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 15 Apr 12 - 06:38 PM

Hockney, in an interview, emphatically stated "I don't do ART. I do KITSCH." IMO quite a few others already named should make the same clarification.

But I do like some kitsch.

A few years ago, when I retired and thought I might have some "spare time," I decided to study up on art decided to look at some of it more seriously. Unfortunately I found "too much" to do justice to a general look, and decided to "specialize a little."

My current "data base" contains 9,217 files of "good enough to keep" images and a total of 1,128 artists "good enough to remember," so it's really hard to "pick a favorite."

There are several who consistently produced stuff that I really like, and there are others for whom there's one or two that "grab" but most of their stuff is a real downer.

I am missing any entries for "Artists whose names start with X or Y." Maybe someone has suggestions for filling in those blanks?

I have observed that the quality of "artists who really are" is much better than the quality of critics who try to tell you what to like, so I don't pay much attention to what's the latest thing.

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Bill D
Date: 15 Apr 12 - 01:41 PM

brain fart! I KNEW something was wrong with my last post.
I repost with corrections...

I have a large copy of Dante's Inferno with the Gustave Doré illustrations. Beyond amazing. I bought it when I was 18, from a an old book store whose owner had a HUGE volume of, I think, the complete Doré prints.
.. I pointed at it, and started to ask "what is....?" and was interrupted with "That's mine!". I just smiled and never tried to finish my question.

There are similarities...but what I was touting was Doré


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 15 Apr 12 - 01:29 PM

We've got a Bosch dishwasher! Signed!


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Bobert
Date: 14 Apr 12 - 07:25 PM

"The Harrowing of Hell" by Bosch is in my top 10 paintings...

BTW, I mentioned earlier that the artist I studied under as a kid had an original Bosch in his living room!!! I was a small portrait but the real deal...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 14 Apr 12 - 12:44 PM

Heironymus Bosch


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Bill D
Date: 14 Apr 12 - 12:19 PM

I have a large copy of Dante's Inferno with the Durer illustrations. Beyond amazing. I bought it when I was 18, from a an old book store whose owner had a HUGE volume of, I think, the complete Durer prints.
.. I pointed at it, and started to ask "what is....?" and was interrupted with "That's mine!". I just smiled and never tried to finish my question.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: GUEST,Hookey Wole
Date: 14 Apr 12 - 01:18 AM

too sleepy to write any blurb

O. Winston Link - just look at his photo's...

I worked in a gallery when I was young - we had the privilege to show an exhibition of his Prints.


http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=O.+Winston+Link&hl=en&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=4QeJT4_ZEcr28gPtvNnMCQ&ved=


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Neil D
Date: 14 Apr 12 - 01:00 AM

Caravaggio, Durer, Goya, van Eyck


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: open mike
Date: 13 Apr 12 - 10:57 PM

http://maxfieldparrish.info/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maxfield_Parrish


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: open mike
Date: 13 Apr 12 - 08:48 PM

http://www.rene-magritte.org/

http://www.mcescher.com/

Kay Nielsen -- he was a Danish illustrator http://nielsen.artpassions.net/


http://www.petermax.com/


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Bobert
Date: 13 Apr 12 - 07:29 PM

Purdy trippy stuff, McG...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 13 Apr 12 - 06:56 PM

Right now it might be David Hockney, since he came back to painting in Yorkshire.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Bobert
Date: 13 Apr 12 - 01:03 PM

Paul Klee is one of my favorites, too, Rap...

When I was born my mom bought a Klee print, put it in my nursery and it's been with me all my life... It is two abstract clowns... I've always known they were clowns but learned a few yea5rs ago that my mom can't see them for what they are???

Klee's story, however, is a sad one... He was a Jewish art professor in the 30s in Germany and as all Jews was removed from a job that he loved... I might have the dates slightly off but I think he was removed in '37 and died (from illness) in '39... I believe my print is from '38...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Rapparee
Date: 13 Apr 12 - 09:26 AM

Klee. I find his works to be whimsical and yet moving.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Bobert
Date: 13 Apr 12 - 09:21 AM

Both very interesting artists... Seems a movie came out about 25 years ago about an apartment building in New York and there was a lot of body painting in the movie... Anyone remember it???

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: freda underhill
Date: 13 Apr 12 - 08:18 AM

Scroll down and look at these beautiful bodypainting works by Bella Volen, Bulgarian artist living in Vienna

and here's some samples of work by Australian artist Emily Kngwarreye


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 13 Apr 12 - 08:10 AM

I'm also very fond of Norman Rockwell.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: ranger1
Date: 13 Apr 12 - 06:38 AM

I've been to Frogner Park. The two years we lived there, my mum dragged us to it every chance she got. She loves Vigeland, I really don't like his stuff at all.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 13 Apr 12 - 06:27 AM

If you want Ansel Adams in colour look no further than l/h guitar's David Muench. Georgia O'Keefe was married to Alfred Stieglitz, another great American Photographer who was one of the first curators to promote European Modern Art (Picasso et al)in the USA.

I'm lucky enough to have been to both Miro Foundation sites (one in Palma, Mallorca, the other in Barcelona). If you like Miro, you gotta go...they are just wonderful. And I've been to the Frogner Park in Oslo, that's something else! While I was in Oslo I fulfilled an ambition by seeing Munch's "The Scream". I was standing in front of it and my bloody mobile phone went off!


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: number 6
Date: 12 Apr 12 - 10:55 PM

monochrome .... it's rather one dimensional.

biLL


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Bobert
Date: 12 Apr 12 - 10:49 PM

Yup... B&W...

B&W rocks!!!

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: number 6
Date: 12 Apr 12 - 10:45 PM

Ansel Adams .... B&W landscapes ...what, no colour ?!?!

biLL


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Bobert
Date: 12 Apr 12 - 10:21 PM

Ansel Adams!!! The best of the best...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: ranger1
Date: 12 Apr 12 - 10:20 PM

If we're tossing photographers into the mix, then I'll add Ansel Adams.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Rapparee
Date: 12 Apr 12 - 10:05 PM

It all depends. I like almost all visual art, 2-D and 3-D (and I suppose 4, 5, 6...-D). I'm intrigued by the possibilities in using pure light as an art medium but the technology ain't there yet.

Looking at my office walls I find "Reflections" by Teter, three Navajo rugs, a Navajo sandpainting ("Father Sky") and a copy of a page from the Book of Kells. There's a Navajo folk art statue of a patriotic chicken, a glass clown, and a statue of a young girl which dates from about 1870 or so.

So...my taste is very eclectic and I'll keep it that way, thank you.

Oh, yeah...somewhere I have a Miro lithograph and some other original stuff by folks who aren't quite as well known as Miro.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Leadfingers
Date: 12 Apr 12 - 09:33 PM

Old Friend had Miro's 'People Upside Down' (as a print) , but upside down on his wall! Always thought it was anmusing the number of people who recognised ity , but NOT that it was wrong way up .


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 12 Apr 12 - 08:57 PM

Gustav Vigeland is one of my favorite sculptors. I was fortunate enough to see his sculptures In Frogner Park in Oslo. http://www.google.com/search?q=gustav+vigeland&hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&prmd=imvnso&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=oHiHT4


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: number 6
Date: 12 Apr 12 - 06:32 PM

photography .... Stephen Shore

biLL


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Dorothy Parshall
Date: 12 Apr 12 - 06:27 PM

Georgia O'Keefe


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: lefthanded guitar
Date: 12 Apr 12 - 04:43 PM

I agree Bill, but if I have to choose:

Monet


and for photography: David Muench


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Bill D
Date: 12 Apr 12 - 04:22 PM

ah... Gustave Courbet was mentioned! For various reasons, I have a special feeling for his "Selbstbildness". I have it on one of those postcards sold at the Smithsonian shops.

I also like El Greco...for other reasons.

Picking a 'favorite' is like picking a favorite song.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: GUEST,grumpy
Date: 12 Apr 12 - 04:13 PM

By the way, what's a non-visual artist?


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