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six favorite artists?
« on: August 14, 2017, 11:38:47 AM »
Max Ernst
Albrecht Durer
Vincent Van Gogh
HR Giger
Diego Rivera
Jackson Pollock

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Re: six favorite artists?
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2017, 12:20:05 PM »
Paintings you mean?

Giotto
Van Gogh
Rembrandt
Caravaggio
Anonymous (I am thinking of Pompeii)

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Re: six favorite artists?
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2017, 12:26:43 PM »
Paintings you mean?


visual artists - painters, sculptors or whatever

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Re: six favorite artists?
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2017, 12:49:02 PM »
visual artists - painters, sculptors or whatever
I'll let Anonymous cover the ancient Greeks and Romans and toss in Bernini for sculpture and architecture.

I've stepped (lightly) on Bernini.

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Re: six favorite artists?
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2017, 02:17:30 PM »
Rembrandt
Turner
Constable
Monet
Van Gogh
Goya


Bonus round:

Eugène Atget
Bill Brandt
Josef Sudek
Ansel Adams
Minor White
Irving Penn
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Re: six favorite artists?
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2017, 07:21:37 PM »
Rothko
Van Gogh
Pollock
Degas
Paul Klee
Turner
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Re: six favorite artists?
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2017, 10:47:43 PM »
Alphonse Mucha
John Everett Millais
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
William Morris Hunt (he is my 2nd cousin, 5 times removed)
Norman Rockwell
Gustav Klimt
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Re: six favorite artists?
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2017, 11:24:39 PM »
James Ensor
Georges Rouault
Caspar David Friedrich
Rene Magritte
Louis Corinth

Are we allowed sculptors?

Donatello (The Prophet Habakkuk - my favourite work of art of all time - including music)
Sir Jacob Epstein
Ossip Zadkine (mainly for his 'Monument Commemorating the Destruction of Rotterdam')
Henry Moore
Rodin (Monument to Balzac)
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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2017, 11:28:36 PM »
Rothko
Van Gogh
Pollock
Degas
Paul Klee
Turner

Those Rothko's in the Tate Gallery in London I find incredibly powerful and moving. Also agree with late Turner - a truly revolutionary artist and VG's late 'Cornfield with Crows' and 'Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear' (Courtauld Gallery, London) which I have seen many times.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: six favorite artists?
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2017, 11:47:51 PM »
One per nation

Fra Angelico
El Greco
Watteau
Caspar David Friedrich
Turner
Aivazovsky

Honorary mention, whoever painted this:



and this:



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Re: six favorite artists?
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2017, 11:55:35 PM »
Donatello (The Prophet Habakkuk - my favourite work of art of all time - including music)

How come?  :)
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Re: six favorite artists?
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2021, 07:46:24 AM »
Bruegel
Mondrian
Escher
H. Moore
Felguerez
Dubuffet

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« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2021, 04:37:51 PM »
Atget (the true connoisseur's choice!  8)  )
Van Gogh
Monet
Rothko (you HAVE TO see them in person)
Michelangelo
Edward Steichen (especially the earlier photos)


BONUS ROUND

André Le Nôtre (mais oui!)
Abraham Louis Breguet
All those poor dead nameless guys who built gothic masterpieces like Chartres, Notre Dame, Reims, York Minster cathedrals
Ansel Adams
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe/Paul Renner/Walter Gropius/MaxBill/Eero Saarinen 
Maxfield Parrish
 

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Utagawa Hiroshige   :P


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Re: six favorite artists?
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2021, 06:03:51 PM »
1. Michelangelo Buonarroti




2. Ilya Repin




3. Antoni Stradivari (if applies)




4. Pawel Kuczyński




And the architect(s) of these wonders:

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« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2022, 08:11:27 PM »
Majestic technique

Indeed, the realism is almost total. The combination of colors is nothing short of perfectionist.
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