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Favourite painter?

Favourite painter?

Poll closed Jan 31, 2008.
  1. canaletto

    1 vote(s)
  2. monet

    1 vote(s)
  3. rembrandt

    1 vote(s)
  4. constable

    0 vote(s)
  5. james mcneill whistler

    0 vote(s)
  6. diego velasquez

    1 vote(s)
  7. mary cassatt

    0 vote(s)
  8. winslow homer

    0 vote(s)
  9. georgia o' keeffe

    2 vote(s)
  10. frieda kahlo

    1 vote(s)
  1. Jan 24, 2008 #1
    Who is your favourite painter out of the list in the poll?

    CANALETTO http://www.archiram.com/Canaletto.jpg [Broken]

    MONET http://www2.kah-bonn.de/ausstellungen/thyssen/p/monet_gr.jpg

    REMBRANDT http://www.jamescgroves.com/rembrandt/rembrandt.jpg

    CONSTABLE http://www.uni-bielefeld.de/lili/personen/fleischmann/d_archsuse05/210_constable_stoneh.jpg

    JAMES MCNEILL WHISTLER http://www.glyphs.com/art/whistler/whi1_50k.jpg [Broken]
    http://www.glyphs.com/art/whistler/whi3_50k.jpg [Broken]

    DIEGO VELASQUEZ http://www.portalplanetasedna.com.ar/estado18.jpg [Broken]
    http://www.smu.edu/newsinfo/stories/images/velazquez-immaculate-conception.jpg [Broken]

    MARY CASSATT http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/detail/Detail_cassatt_mary.html?noframe
    http://www.globalgallery.com/prod_images/hd-5469.jpg [Broken]

    WINSLOW HOMER http://www.salesianhigh.org/gli/artGLI/homer.jpg [Broken]
    http://truckeemercantile.com/images/jumping%20trout%20-%20homer.jpg [Broken]

    GEORGIA O' KEEFFE http://www.artinthepicture.com/artists/Georgia_Okeeffe/FromTheLake.jpeg

    http://mag.rochester.edu/okeeffe/images/CUP_OF_SILVER.jpg [Broken]

    http://artxchangenetwork.com/gallery%5CK%5CKahlo_Frida%5CKahlo_Frida_The_Love_Embrace_Of_The_Universe_The_Earth.jpg [Broken]
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  3. Jan 24, 2008 #2
    I don't have a favorite painter, but "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte" by Georges Seurat is my favorite painting.
  4. Jan 24, 2008 #3
    Where are?

    Johannes Vermeer,


    Pieter Brueghel,


    (Little Ice Age

    Vincent van Gogh

    http://www.arttoheartweb.com/images/Van_Gogh_Starry_Night.jpg [Broken]

    Carel Willink


    and some dozen dozens more
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  5. Jan 24, 2008 #4
    Of the listed ones I picked Monet, because I love the use of his colors.
  6. Jan 24, 2008 #5

    jim mcnamara

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    Since you asked for a favoirte, none in that list match my choice - Waterhouse. Where I live, we are inundated with Georgia O'Keeffe: Museums, Touring displays, Alfred Steiglitz stuff. But that doesn't make my persoinal impression of her work any fonder. That is the great thing about Art - you can like/dislike just however you please.
  7. Jan 24, 2008 #6


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    That's a very odd list. The most influencial neo- and post-impressionists (Seurat, Matisse, Picasso, Cezanne, Breton, Dali, van Gogh,...) are missing as are all the Renaissance painters.
  8. Jan 24, 2008 #7

    jim mcnamara

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    Gokul - I thought the list was more than odd. Missing are about 98% of the painters considered great by the old Art History I book I have. I don't get the "why" of the choices at all. e.g., Where's El Greco?

    Maybe the OP thinks these guys all practiced steganography. You know, the art of drawing dinosaurs... :smile:
  9. Jan 24, 2008 #8

    jim mcnamara

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    ... well Stegosaurus at least...
  10. Jan 24, 2008 #9
    I only asked people to choose from what was on the list. Of course I expected some debate about other painters which is good.Even with all your own personal favourites on the list it would be difficult to choose.
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  12. Jan 24, 2008 #11
    What about Andy Warhol? LOL, anyways, I voted for O'Keefe seeing as she lived and worked in New Mexico for many years.
  13. Jan 24, 2008 #12
    Hey Jim, where are you at if your "inundated with O'Keeffe"?
  14. Jan 24, 2008 #13


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    I'm also a Waterhouse fan, obviously.
  15. Jan 24, 2008 #14

    jim mcnamara

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    I live in New Mexico. In a ghost town. We used to see O'Keeffe at the Abiquiu store every once in a while. Years ago. She was kinda doty back then.

    Taos has the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. The museum staff has shows around the state all the time. It regularly get good press because she was considered a local girl. Her art was good, but - considering all of the art in Santa Fe and Taos and the number of really repected artists who lived and died here, she gets more than her fair share of air time. IMO.
  16. Jan 24, 2008 #15
    MODS: how do I make these into thumbnails, or smaller!! aah they're HUGE!

    Dali (how is Dali not in there??) and Henry Fuseli:


    Probably best known for:

    By the way. I've been looking everywhere for a book containing Fuseli's paintings and drawings, and can't find one (a good one: big pictures, etc.).

    It seems weird that a decent compilation hasn't been done, considering how influential he was. So if anyone knows of one or happens to stumble upon one, do please please please tell me. :biggrin:
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  18. Jan 24, 2008 #17

    jim mcnamara

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    pitot -
    That's it: opinion. There are some really good artists - alive as we speak. And it is fine to love/hate any painting or painter. Just don't expect my love/hate list to match yours. Ever.

    I've spent an awful lot of time in museums, and with a little hunting around you can almost always find at least "one something good" from one of the lots of artists in art history that you personally hate. There are a few that I cannot seem to do that with. Mostly 20th C abstractionist-types.
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