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Fav artist

PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 1:50 pm
by Sandra
Who is your favourite artist and what is it you like about their work?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 2:07 pm
by Bedford
Definitely John Avon. His ability to convey landscapes is simply amazing, and his non-landscape art is excellent too.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 3:17 pm
by Makinamess
Mr Rembrandt - have a peek at this <a href="">here</a>

This is a self portrait of this fabulous Dutch artist and I just love the clever use of light and shade. He portrays himself with warts and all and there is no guile about him whatsoever.

However, I also love Mr Vermeer - have a peek at this one <a href="">Mistress and Maid</a> - once again, a seriously clever use of lighting !

All of these people could be here with us this evening !

PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 3:51 pm
by Sandra
Good choices :D I love this pic by Dali:

Description about this piece
"Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee" was painted, using oil on canvas, in 1944, while Dali and Gala were living in America. The full title explains the subject and content of the painting, which was taken from a dream that Gala reported to Dali. He announced that this painting was the first illustration of Freud's discovery, that external stimuli could be the cause of a dream. The catalyst for the dream, which is the pomegranate, hangs in the air with the bee flying toward it. Behind the pomegranate Gala's dream unfolds over a sea of brilliant blue. A naked Gala lies asleep as she hovers over a stone; an illusion to the common floating feeling that can occur in dreams. To the left of Gala is a huge pomegranate that spills seeds on to the sea below. Out of the pmegranate an angry, pink fish is emerging with a wide open mouth. A snarling tiger leaps out of the fish. From this tiger another emerges, its tail in the mouth of the previous one. The tigers are rushing toward Gala, their claws at the ready, but it is the bayonet, mirroring the sting of the bee, that will wake her.

I also love cezanne and Jack Vettriano :biggrin:

PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 6:59 am
by Makinamess
I also love the work by Michael Praed (the Cornish Painter, not the young actor fella). Here's one print I have of his work - <a href="">Blue & White Bows, Sand and Sea</a>. I wake up to that lovely scene every morning !

PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 6:17 am
by 1da
it's always difficult for me to pin one of something as a favorite. i like different artists for different reasons. one is color. another it's their brush stroke. another it's what they make me think of. most art has something to offer. usually what is being offered stuns me in some way. i like a lot of artists who are working right now with very little recognition. i like a lot of the master artists. the more i get to know about an artist the more i appreciate their work.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:29 pm
by Sandra
very nice messy :biggrin: