What is your favorite drawing?

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rain,_Steam_and_Speed_–_The_Great_Western_Railway
 
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Huh ???
 
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Paintings:
Skrik, Munch
Nuit étoilée sur le Rhône, van Gogh

Drawings:
Der Feldhase, Dürer
Studie zu den Händen eines Apostels, Dürer
 
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Picasso's Don Quixote.
 
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phinds said:
Huh ???
I'm not familiar with that drawing. Could you upload a copy (use the "Attach files" link below the Edit window) and be sure to include a link to the source so we obey copyright laws. :wink:
 
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Assassination of Marat. Jacques David. 1793
The Arnolfini portrait. Jan Van Eyck. 1434

There is another from Gombrich, 18th or 19th century that made my jaw drop when I saw it. Cannot remember the artist or the subject matter! I just remember the wow. I will see if I can grab a copy.
 
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pinball1970 said:
So drawing or painting? That is a bit like picking your favourite album or piece of classical music, quite tough.
Oops...! Painting, I meant painting.
Best wishes!
 
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pinball1970 said:
So drawing or painting? That is a bit like picking your favourite album or piece of classical music, quite tough.
Yet, Beethoven, Bach, and Berry made it all onto the Golden Record.
 
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fresh_42 said:
Drawings:
Studie zu den Händen eines Apostels, Dürer
Justin Bieber has a reproduction of the image tattooed on his left leg.
 
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Drawings : I'd go with George Grosz.
 
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Hornbein said:
Justin Bieber has a reproduction of the image tattooed on his left leg.
If you only knew, it is far worse than that.
 
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While difficult to reconcile the enigmatic beauty of Mona Lisa with the anatomical detail of Leonardo Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man in post #4, plebe that I am, I suggest Mona Lisa as Monna Vanna as a favorite drawing and painting.

The painting in photographic reproduction:

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Excerpted Monna Vanna:
https://media.cnn.com/api/v1/images...na-lisa-restricted.jpg?q=w_1160,c_fill/f_webp

From the article:
...Deldicque said. “It (the charcoal drawing) is a work of very great quality done by a great artist.”

“It is almost certainly a preparatory work for an oil painting,” he added.

Note: I insert a picture of Mona Lisa as so popular and recognizable to avoid copywright confusion. La Monna Vanna article belongs to CNN. The drawings?
 
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pinball1970 said:
Assassination of Marat. Jacques David. 1793
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This painting led me to study Existentialism and eventually see Peter Weiss's brilliant satire Marat/Sade on film. IMS German language with English subtitles except when the Marquis quotes his own writing.
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Education provides a slippery slope, see a painting, read some authors, enjoy a play. Next thing you will be discussing Art at the forums.
 
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fresh_42 said:
Yet, Beethoven, Bach, and Berry made it all onto the Golden Record.
Glad Bach got three in. The missing B is obviously the Beatles.
I checked NASA site. https://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/golden-record/whats-on-the-record/music/
That's not a comprehensive list though is it?
For the sake of the thread I suppose we should check images on Voyager and see if they include art?
I will look tomorrow, difficult to crop properly on this device.
 
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Klystron said:
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This painting led me to study Existentialism and eventually see Peter Weiss's brilliant satire Marat/Sade on film. IMS German language with English subtitles except when the Marquis quotes his own writing.
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Education provides a slippery slope, see a painting, read some authors, enjoy a play. Next thing you will be discussing Art at the forums.
Agree absolutely. Once I discovered art history I was absolutely hooked. I only did this in earnest for 12 months age 15-16 but I still remember the landmarks and the Marat painting was one of them.
 
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Klystron said:
Education provides a slippery slope, see a painting, read some authors, enjoy a play. Next thing you will be discussing Art at the forums.
Get back to work.
 
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fresh_42 said:
Paintings:
Skrik, Munch
Nuit étoilée sur le Rhône, van Gogh
I was never a fan of Van Gough until I saw this, The Potato eaters 1885.

It is not one of my favourite paintings but is one of the biggest surprises and I do like the painting very much.

I cannot really tell that it is him, unlike his style if you think of the more famous ones.

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pinball1970 said:
I was never a fan of Van Gough until I saw this, The Potato eaters 1885.

I generally agree. It is more the coloring with a deep blue, which is why I like La Nuit étoilée sur le Rhône. I'm a fan of so-called winter colors.

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Munch's Skrik doesn't have these colors but I like it for its common interpretation. As I searched for its true title, I found out that this interpretation (despair, depression) was questionable.
German Wikipedia said:
(Norwegian Skrik, German originally also Geschrei [Shouting])
On the other hand, the Norwegian page cites Munch's diary ...
Norwegian Wikipedia said:
I cross the road with friends – only I don’t – I felt as if I were afraid – The skies are turning bloody red – I stand, laid low, and ready to die – see out the flaming skies as blood and black over the blue fjord and by – My friends will go away – I am overcome by fear – and feel a very strange and terrible feeling towards nature.
... so Angst might have been the better title.
 
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Max Ernst is probably my favorite painter, fortunate to live near one of the best collections of his work (the Menil)

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BWV said:
Max Ernst is probably my favorite painter, fortunate to live near one of the best collections of his work (the Menil)
Yes, fortunate indeed. I`ve been googling, because it's the first time I see a work of him. Still impressed by the painting.
 
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BWV said:
Max Ernst is probably my favorite painter, fortunate to live near one of the best collections of his work (the Menil)

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I had forgotten that I love Dadaism. All our lists were probably longer the longer we think about it.

Here is a poem by Ernst Jandl that I count as Dadaism although it has been later (1963).

ottos mops​

ottos mops trotzt
otto: fort mops fort
ottos mops hopst fort
otto: soso

otto holt koks
otto holt obst
otto horcht
otto: mops mops
otto hofft

ottos mops klopft
otto: komm mops komm
ottos mops kommt
ottos mops kotzt
otto: ogottogott
 
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Also my avatar

Max Ernst. Surrealism and the Omnipotence of dreams​

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Not honestly any of my favorites but just I say, somebody should at least be able to mention M. C. Escher.

Other than that, favorite drawing I recognize is the rectangular graphical or pictorial which goes with the showing of Completing The Square for quadratic equations.
 
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symbolipoint said:
Not honestly any of my favorites but just I say, somebody should at least be able to mention M. C. Escher.
Despite wide popular interest, for most of his life Escher was neglected in the art world (Source: Wikipedia)
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symbolipoint said:
Other than that, favorite drawing I recognize is the rectangular graphical or pictorial which goes with the showing of Completing The Square for quadratic equations.
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symbolipoint said:
Not honestly any of my favorites but just I say, somebody should at least be able to mention M. C. Escher.

Other than that, favorite drawing I recognize is the rectangular graphical or pictorial which goes with the showing of Completing The Square for quadratic equations.
Penrose was a big fan.
 
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pinball1970 said:
Penrose was a big fan.
Penrose, a great
 
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We live in a modern world, and there have been electronic pictures long before AI generated politeness to the real outlook of celebrities. One of my favorites is a screenshot I generated in the 90s from a log file to check results. It was a linear text file in XML format. And it has been still the world of mainframes, so I have chosen a green-on-black coloring. I still like it, probably for the nostalgia it represents. On the other hand, we still use XML, don't we? (Sorry for this off-topic excourse.)


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mcastillo356 said:
Penrose, a great
Did you know him that you can say he wasn't big?
 
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fresh_42 said:
Did you know him that you can say he wasn't big?
I meant he is, alive and kicking.
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mcastillo356 said:
I meant he is, alive and kicking.
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I was wondering whether his passion for Escher can be related to his passion for a very particular view on the beginning of our universe?!
 
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fresh_42 said:
I was wondering whether his passion for Escher can be related to his passion for a very particular view on the beginning of our universe?!
https://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/node/875
I think this link doesn't bring a clue. Moreover, my PC tells is not safe. I've seen University of Oxford logo, so there it goes. I knock on wood.
 
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John William Waterhouse's "Cleopatra" is my favorite.

I'm sure the person who's receiving that look is about to loose his/her head... :)
 
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