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10 Apr 12 - 09:09 PM (#3336546)
Subject: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Bobert

Well, with all this about Kinkade's passing I reckon maybe folks would like to talk about their own favorite/s...

Have at it...

B~


10 Apr 12 - 09:34 PM (#3336547)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: number 6

Amedeo Modigliani

biLL


10 Apr 12 - 09:40 PM (#3336548)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Bobert

Kinda one dimensional but good painter...

B~


10 Apr 12 - 09:51 PM (#3336551)
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From: ranger1

JMW Turner, Frederic Edwin Church, and Dahlov Ipcar. Yeah, I know, I'm all over the place.


10 Apr 12 - 09:52 PM (#3336552)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: number 6

Well ... you didn't specify it had to be 3D ...I'm glad you sort of approve ... so, what's yours?

biLL


10 Apr 12 - 10:05 PM (#3336553)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Jack the Sailor

Jean-Pierre Jeunet and his production team are the most interesting I have seen in a while.


10 Apr 12 - 10:05 PM (#3336554)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Bobert

Been workin' on it all my life... It's hard...

Saw Dali's "Last Supper" when I was about 11 or 12... It was on loan at the National Gallery... My mom had to pull me away from it... Does that make Dali my favorite artist??? Nah...

I donno???

B~


11 Apr 12 - 10:07 AM (#3336708)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: GUEST,HiLo

Vermeer, breathtaking, Matisse (sometimes), de Hooch, Raphael. Lots of others but I love these artists.


11 Apr 12 - 12:09 PM (#3336758)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Pete Jennings

I was in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in February and stood for about 30 mins just staring at his "Wheat Field with Crows". The whole place was full of greatness. Next day I went the The Hague to see Varmeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring". Sublime.

Coming up to date, I like video artists such as Ori Gerst (see here) and just about anything by Wolfgang Tillmans. Ranger1 mentioned Turner: one of the all time greats, but we owe it all to Giotto.


11 Apr 12 - 12:51 PM (#3336781)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: GUEST,CS

Louise Bourgeoise. I saw some of her work in a book about female artists around twenty years ago. I haven't seen anything that's impressed me quite as much since.


http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=louise+bourgeois+art&qs=IM&form=QBIR&pq=louise+bourgeois&sc=8-16&sp=4&sk=HS1IM2#x0y0


11 Apr 12 - 02:49 PM (#3336839)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: VirginiaTam

Once upon a time I would have said Magritte

another time Rothko

another time Mondrian or Escher or Klimt

and the pre-Raphaelites and the Impressionists and CAVE ART!

Visual art is, for me, very much like music. It is a mood thing.


11 Apr 12 - 03:14 PM (#3336850)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: gnu

Hands down fer me.

Whenever I am in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada I try to go the the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and sit in front of this for at least 20 minutes (note the dimensions)...

Artist
Artist: Dali, Salvador
Nationality: Spanish
Date of birth: 1904
Date of death: 1989

Object
Title: Santiago El Grande
Date: 1957
Materials: oil on canvas
Height cm: 407.7
Width cm: 304.8

It's simply breathtaking.


11 Apr 12 - 04:05 PM (#3336874)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: GUEST,Eliza

William Bouguereau


11 Apr 12 - 06:59 PM (#3336975)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Bee-dubya-ell

Pick one, huh? Okay, Dale Chihuly. (CLICK)


11 Apr 12 - 07:08 PM (#3336983)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Bobert

Also in the running fir me is Richard Estes... Heck of a painter...

B~


11 Apr 12 - 10:01 PM (#3337030)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: GUEST,Hookey Wole

any visual artist who depicts images of real women
with natural silicon free breasts and full bushy pubic hair.


11 Apr 12 - 10:26 PM (#3337039)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Bobert

You would love the late 1700s - early 1800s painters, Hookey...

B~


11 Apr 12 - 10:29 PM (#3337041)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: GUEST,Hookey Wole

Yeah bobert..

The art history module of my degree was an eye opener in my early 20s..

ooh.. and those ancient Greeks...


12 Apr 12 - 04:15 AM (#3337090)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: kendall

Titian
Botticelli
Rembrandt
Rubens
Gordon Bok for wood carvings.
Kat Logan for water colors
Bobert for line drawings.


12 Apr 12 - 07:39 AM (#3337159)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Bobert

Thanks, Capt'n...

When you and jacqui come south, you'll see more of 'um... Plus a painting or three...

As for Rembrandt??? Doesn't do anything for me... But different opinions makes a horse race...

B~


12 Apr 12 - 08:14 AM (#3337175)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: John MacKenzie

William Holman Hunt
Founder of the Pre Rapaelite Brotherhod, which included several fine painters, including Millais, and Dante Gabriel Rosseti


12 Apr 12 - 08:20 AM (#3337179)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Bobert

Throw Carot into that mix, too, J-Mac...

B~


12 Apr 12 - 08:52 AM (#3337184)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: kendall

If everyone liked the same thing, you would all be after my wife.


12 Apr 12 - 09:01 AM (#3337188)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Pete Jennings

Did you mean Corot, Bobs? And don't forget Courbet, who some historians regard as the first Modern artist.


12 Apr 12 - 09:29 AM (#3337198)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Bobert

Yes, pete... My bad... BTW, I have a large Corot print entitled "Une matinee. La danse des nymphes, 1850"...

The Courbet painting of the raft with all those people hanging on is great... Can't remember the name of it...

B~


12 Apr 12 - 10:49 AM (#3337229)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Pete Jennings

It's "The Raft of the Medusa".


12 Apr 12 - 12:56 PM (#3337307)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Bobert

Yup, that's it... Seems that artists were having a whole lotta fun back then... Naked womenz everywhere...

B~


12 Apr 12 - 01:58 PM (#3337341)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Pete Jennings

You're not kidding - have you seen his "L'Origine du Monde"?!!

(I ain't gonna put a blue-clicky here - if anyone wants to they can Google it. Mind you, Bill Brandt was just as raunchy!)


12 Apr 12 - 02:15 PM (#3337351)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: GUEST,grumpy

Without question, Joan Miró, closely followed by Francis Bacon.


12 Apr 12 - 04:13 PM (#3337408)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: GUEST,grumpy

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


12 Apr 12 - 04:22 PM (#3337413)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Bill D

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.


12 Apr 12 - 04:43 PM (#3337421)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: lefthanded guitar

I agree Bill, but if I have to choose:

Monet


and for photography: David Muench


12 Apr 12 - 06:27 PM (#3337454)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Dorothy Parshall

Georgia O'Keefe


12 Apr 12 - 06:32 PM (#3337458)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: number 6

photography .... Stephen Shore

biLL


12 Apr 12 - 08:57 PM (#3337523)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: ChanteyLass

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


12 Apr 12 - 09:33 PM (#3337539)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Leadfingers

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 .


12 Apr 12 - 10:05 PM (#3337544)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Rapparee

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.


12 Apr 12 - 10:20 PM (#3337549)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: ranger1

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


12 Apr 12 - 10:21 PM (#3337550)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Bobert

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

B~


12 Apr 12 - 10:45 PM (#3337554)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: number 6

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

biLL


12 Apr 12 - 10:49 PM (#3337557)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Bobert

Yup... B&W...

B&W rocks!!!

B~


12 Apr 12 - 10:55 PM (#3337559)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: number 6

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

biLL


13 Apr 12 - 06:27 AM (#3337653)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Pete Jennings

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!


13 Apr 12 - 06:38 AM (#3337661)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: ranger1

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.


13 Apr 12 - 08:10 AM (#3337690)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: John MacKenzie

I'm also very fond of Norman Rockwell.


13 Apr 12 - 08:18 AM (#3337691)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: freda underhill

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


13 Apr 12 - 09:21 AM (#3337716)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Bobert

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~


13 Apr 12 - 09:26 AM (#3337720)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Rapparee

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


13 Apr 12 - 01:03 PM (#3337801)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Bobert

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~


13 Apr 12 - 06:56 PM (#3337934)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: McGrath of Harlow

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


13 Apr 12 - 07:29 PM (#3337943)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Bobert

Purdy trippy stuff, McG...

B~


13 Apr 12 - 08:48 PM (#3337970)
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From: open mike

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

http://www.mcescher.com/

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


http://www.petermax.com/


13 Apr 12 - 10:57 PM (#3338027)
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From: open mike

http://maxfieldparrish.info/

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


14 Apr 12 - 01:00 AM (#3338045)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Neil D

Caravaggio, Durer, Goya, van Eyck


14 Apr 12 - 01:18 AM (#3338049)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: GUEST,Hookey Wole

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=


14 Apr 12 - 12:19 PM (#3338226)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Bill D

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.


14 Apr 12 - 12:44 PM (#3338239)
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From: John MacKenzie

Heironymus Bosch


14 Apr 12 - 07:25 PM (#3338411)
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From: Bobert

"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~


15 Apr 12 - 01:29 PM (#3338702)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Pete Jennings

We've got a Bosch dishwasher! Signed!


15 Apr 12 - 01:41 PM (#3338707)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Bill D

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


15 Apr 12 - 06:38 PM (#3338820)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: JohnInKansas

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


15 Apr 12 - 06:39 PM (#3338821)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: number 6

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

biLL


15 Apr 12 - 07:12 PM (#3338837)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: kendall

I have a Bosch cordless drill. Best ever.


15 Apr 12 - 09:24 PM (#3338884)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Bobert

Great spark plugs, too...

B~


15 Apr 12 - 09:47 PM (#3338898)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Bill D

thread creep3


15 Apr 12 - 09:53 PM (#3338901)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Bobert

Okay, ya'll...

Google up Richard Estes...

B~


15 Apr 12 - 11:27 PM (#3338922)
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From: Crowhugger

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.


16 Apr 12 - 04:36 AM (#3338954)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: GUEST,Suibhne Astray

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


16 Apr 12 - 07:00 AM (#3338979)
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From: freda underhill

thanks Bobert, v interesting!
Richard Estes


16 Apr 12 - 08:16 AM (#3338992)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: freda underhill

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


16 Apr 12 - 11:27 AM (#3339071)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Stu

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


16 Apr 12 - 07:10 PM (#3339266)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: Bobert

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~


16 Apr 12 - 07:21 PM (#3339272)
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From: Bill D

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


16 Apr 12 - 07:38 PM (#3339281)
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From: Little Hawk

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

Don Martin

"Big things are coming our way."


16 Apr 12 - 07:43 PM (#3339285)
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From: Little Hawk

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


17 Apr 12 - 04:52 AM (#3339426)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: JohnInKansas

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


17 Apr 12 - 05:18 AM (#3339429)
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
From: JohnInKansas

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


17 Apr 12 - 06:23 AM (#3339449)
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From: Allan C.

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.


17 Apr 12 - 06:57 AM (#3339455)
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From: Stu

Art Brut
Found art