PDA

View Full Version : Do You Have a Favorite Painting ?



Sensuikan San
24-05-05, 05:31
Just occurred to me ....

Everybody has to have a favorite painting ... one that they would actually die for to have hanging on their wall...!

Personally, I end up plumping for Vermeer's "The Girl with a Pearl Earring" ... love it !

What's yours ?

Any period, any style, any genre any artist .... any value ...!

Just curious...

Regards,

ジョン

Kinsao
24-05-05, 14:51
I'd be spoilt for choice - too many fantastic paintings in existence! :D

I really like 'jeune homme assis au bord de la mer' by Hippolyte Flandrin... but I already have a print of that, so I could live without the original :-)

I'm tempted to opt for 'the raft of the Medusa' (Gericault) if someone would give me a big enough house to hang it in :cool:

On the other hand, there's one in the National Gallery of Judith beheading Holofernes, and, dammit, I can't even remember who it's by, :sorry: but it's really good!

One of my all-time favourite is 'Europe after the rain II' (Max Ernst).

(Hmm, sounds like I only like older paintings, but I really love contemporary stuff too!)

But, if it really came down to it, there's a Francis Bacon painting, I think it was called 'two figures at a window' (or something like that), I saw it in a commercial gallery in London years ago and I wanted it soooo much and never saw it again. So I think that would be my final choice.

misa.j
24-05-05, 20:59
I love looking at paintings. My favorite is this one.
http://faculty.smu.edu/cwsmith/picasso_three_musicians_moma.jpg
Three Musicians by Pablo Picasso

I like many of Salvador Dali's paintings, too.
http://www.fineart-china.com/admin/images/Salvador%20Dali%20Prints1.jpg

http://www.galerierienzo.com/inventory/dali/dali_on_canvas.jpg

Rich303
24-05-05, 21:21
Cool question! but difficult.

Probably something by Rene Magritte, but I can't decide which one
He's a Belgian Surreralist painter, a bit like Dali but less hectic!
If I was still 16 years old, I might have said H.R.Giger but I don't know if I would want one of his paintings on my wall now...Rich

Dutch Baka
24-05-05, 21:28
I love the paintings from Herman Brood, a dutch guy who did suicide a couple of years ago ( whats up with all the dutch artist do suicide btw????)

this guy did drugs, alcohol sex,,, his paintings are famous in the netherlands, before he died and even more after he died, about being famous in the world i have no idea, so tell me if you know him

here are some of his work:

http://www.artdepot.be/img/herman_brood.jpg
http://www.brood.nl/rnr/broodart/artpix/freepop3.jpg http://www.artilijst.nl/images/Brood1a.jpg

beside being a painter, he was also a rock and roll singer

Kara_Nari
25-05-05, 09:24
I love the Sistine Madonna, dont know that I would die or kill to have the original on the wall though... as there are so many prints.
H.R. Geiger's art always fascinates me too... its a bit too risque having guests over with some of his work on the wall though, we will keep that in 'coffee table book' form.
There is a New Zealand artist that I particularly like also, but im not sure that anyone else would know her... perhaps in years to come?

Mycernius
25-05-05, 17:18
One of my favourite pictures is 'ophelia' by John Everett Millais. It isn't what you would call a happy picture, but it always reminds me of Albinoni's Adagio in G minor.

Frank D. White
25-05-05, 18:28
I have always loved Fredrick Remington's works. I think that's his name; always western theams.

Frank

:blush:

Miss_apollo7
25-05-05, 18:39
http://www.mala.bc.ca/~lanes/english/hemngway/picasso/guernica.jpg

This is Guernica by Pablo Picasso. :wave: (This is about the Spanish civil war)

Alma
25-05-05, 18:40
how to pick just one? this is only little part :-)

Miss_apollo7
25-05-05, 18:44
how to pick just one? this is only little part :-)

Th last one of Van Gogh I totally agree with Alma!! What I like about Van Gogh is that it is jibberish when you look at the paintings from standing too close, but when you look at it from distance, it is art!

Miss_apollo7
25-05-05, 18:46
One of my favourite pictures is 'ophelia' by John Everett Millais. It isn't what you would call a happy picture, but it always reminds me of Albinoni's Adagio in G minor.

This is a sad painting Mycernius...I don't like Shakespeare's Ophelia depicted that way....
I must say, not one of my favourites, it is too sad to have it on my wall, but beautiful it is.

Alma
25-05-05, 18:47
:) it is actually allways on my desktop background . more i see it, more i like it.

also, i love guernica :) it is quite interesting story behind that one

:wave:

kirei_na_me
25-05-05, 20:03
Wow, I can't pick just one.

Botticelli - The Birth of Venus
Gustav Klimt - The Kiss
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - La Toilette
Modigliani - Nude Sdraiato
Jan Vermeer - The Love Letter

SO MANY!

I have many paintings I love and many artists, and they are as random as my taste in music! :p

Sensuikan San
26-05-05, 05:04
Hi folks ! Wonderful response ! Great choices ! - keep 'em coming !

Excuse me but I just couldn't resist .... I, too, love "Guernica" - with a passion - but I do have to say .... You'd need a bloody great wall to hang that one ! :biggrin:

Great ! Carry on ..... ignore me .... I'm gone .....

Warmest Regards,

ジョン

Kinsao
26-05-05, 13:11
One of my favourite pictures is 'ophelia' by John Everett Millais. It isn't what you would call a happy picture, but it always reminds me of Albinoni's Adagio in G minor.

Ah, somebody else know's Albinoni's Adagio in G minor! It's the first 'proper' piece of music I taught myself to play on piano (oh, OK, on keyboard; I can't afford a piano :( ) I'm not particularly well up on classical music (despite playing the flute for 8 years, lol!) and had never heard of it.

I bought myself a book of over 100 classical pieces and started at the beginning, with that one... this was, erm, early March-ish (?) and I'm on, hmmm, piece number 3... :p I have to memorise too, otherwise I can't learn (don't know why, maybe something to do with playing guitar for ages...?).

This is completely off topic :sorry: :sorry:

Miss_apollo7
07-06-05, 13:22
Hi folks ! Wonderful response ! Great choices ! - keep 'em coming !

Excuse me but I just couldn't resist .... I, too, love "Guernica" - with a passion - but I do have to say .... You'd need a bloody great wall to hang that one ! :biggrin:

Great ! Carry on ..... ignore me .... I'm gone .....

Warmest Regards,

ジョン


:D :D :D One can always buy a framed poster-version of it!!! :blush: ! :blush
Great in my living room!!

Tim33
07-06-05, 13:28
http://images.art.com/images/products/large/10000000/10000755.jpg

I have this one by Salvador Dali on my wall atm.

Calamity
07-06-05, 20:33
I just love finnish Kaj Stenvall and his duck paintings. There's a unique humor about them. My favorite is "Deep and clear"

http://www.kajstenvall.com/1999/syvaa_ja_kirkasta.jpg

More about his work: http://www.kajstenvall.com/

f0rk0
21-06-05, 00:44
I could never choose just one artist or one painting,

but I am a big fan of Alphonse Mucha. Although most of his works weren't exactly paintings, they were lithographs, I believe.

http://www.saphir.u-net.com/mucha.jpg

jarvis
21-06-05, 01:38
http://www.followyourdreams.net/TheMastersTouch/davinci.jpg

TwistedMac
21-06-05, 03:05
http://www.fpanet.org/global/planners/crossBorder/countryInfo/japan/images/3304849.gif
this one. it's called "small piece of paper used to stop the bleeding after cutting oneself shaving"

Mikho
12-08-09, 10:06
"The Wounded Angel" by Hugo Simberg (June 24, 1873 - July 12, 1917, Finland)

Inaki
14-10-09, 16:16
This one.
http://www.russianartgallery.org/famous/images/serov_peaches.jpg

hershal
27-03-10, 13:34
The Treachery of Images (La trahison des images) by Renテゥ Magritte

By William-Adolphe Bouguereau
----------------------------
The Birth of Venus
A Young Girl Defending Herself Against Eros
Tricoteuse
The Little Knitter
Not To much to carry
Elegy
Biblis

hershal
27-03-10, 13:35
The Treachery of Images (La trahison des images) by Renテゥ Magritte

By William-Adolphe Bouguereau
----------------------------
A Young Girl Defending Herself Against Eros
The Birth of Venus
Tricoteuse
The Little Knitter
Not To much to carry
Elegy
Biblis

himagain
20-01-12, 04:30
I am so lucky to be a painter myself, and, although I am deeply affected by the work of many great and well known artists,
my own work elicits my strongest responses, both positive......and negative.
I do like Rembrandt, he was VERY good.

zanipolo
20-01-12, 07:04
Any painting painted by GianBatista Tiepolo

American Idiot
03-12-13, 08:24
I want the painting of Van Gogh's self portrait with the bandage on his ear (after he cut it off!)
Not so much for the painting itself, but for the story behind it

Van Gogh was crazy as hell!



.....and of course his "Starry Night"

Aberdeen
03-12-13, 13:53
My favorite painting is by a Canadian artist named Alex Colville, and it hangs in the art gallery in Hamilton, Ontario. It's a painting of a horse raising down a set of railway tracks at night towards an oncoming train. We can easily imagine what the results will be if the horse continues on its current course.

Lamonica Detweiler
31-08-16, 08:30
Among the various paintings or masterpieces that I have seen, I still like the "The Last Supper" oil in canvas of Jacopo da Ponte detto Bassano.

juliakate
08-05-17, 15:35
All of painting like it

Jovialis
31-05-18, 00:50
https://i.imgur.com/ebFBiu9.jpg

One of my favorite paintings.

The School of Athens

By Raphael

https://i.imgur.com/aE0aOIy.jpg

Here are annotations naming who the figures were. (Leonardo depicted as Plato, and Michelangelo depicted as Heraclitus )

Angela
31-05-18, 04:40
https://i.imgur.com/ebFBiu9.jpg

One of my favorite paintings.

The School of Athens

By Raphael

https://i.imgur.com/aE0aOIy.jpg

Here are annotations naming who the figures were. (Leonardo depicted as Plato, and Michelangelo depicted as Heraclitus )

That's a really good question. I don't know if I have just one.

Da Vinci:Lady with an Ermine
http://www.oneonta.edu/faculty/farberas/arth/Images/110images/sl6images/leonardo_cecilia_gallerani.jpg

Francesco Hayez: The Kiss
https://www.christies.com/media-library/images/features/articles/2016/04/22/francesco-hayez/francesco-hayez-italian-1791-1882-il-bacio-1867.jpg?w=780

Giotto: The Kiss
https://utetgrandiopere.it/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/mdgister-giotto_1.png

Wheat field with Cypresses in Provence-Van Gogh
https://www.vincentvangogh.org/images/paintings/wheat-field-with-cypresses.jpg

I had no appreciation whatsoever for Van Gogh until I saw his work "in the flesh": the paint is caked on, making them almost three dimensional, the colors are so bright they wound the eyes. They're all spectacular.

Picasso: Portrait of a woman with folded arms: one of the saddest paintings I've seen.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7wkpOLlC5F4/T5gzRaIaZUI/AAAAAAAABvU/C_s4kkWhSXw/s1600/Woman+with+Folded+Arms+1902.jpg

Jovialis
31-05-18, 05:00
That's a really good question. I don't know if I have just one.

Da Vinci:Lady with an Ermine
http://www.oneonta.edu/faculty/farberas/arth/Images/110images/sl6images/leonardo_cecilia_gallerani.jpg

Francesco Hayez: The Kiss
https://www.christies.com/media-library/images/features/articles/2016/04/22/francesco-hayez/francesco-hayez-italian-1791-1882-il-bacio-1867.jpg?w=780

Giotto: The Kiss
https://utetgrandiopere.it/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/mdgister-giotto_1.png

Wheat field with Cypresses in Provence-Van Gogh
https://www.vincentvangogh.org/images/paintings/wheat-field-with-cypresses.jpg

I had no appreciation whatsoever for Van Gogh until I saw his work "in the flesh": the paint is caked on, making them almost three dimensional, the colors are so bright they wound the eyes. They're all spectacular.

Picasso: Portrait of a woman with folded arms: one of the saddest paintings I've seen.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7wkpOLlC5F4/T5gzRaIaZUI/AAAAAAAABvU/C_s4kkWhSXw/s1600/Woman+with+Folded+Arms+1902.jpg


Great choices! I don't have one single favorite either, when it comes to art, or most other things like music. There's so many great works to choose from.

Jovialis
31-05-18, 05:51
https://i.imgur.com/SGhx7ke.jpg

Saint Jerome Writing

by Caravaggio

I really like his work as well.

When I was younger I had thought of pursuing art in school. It was one of my favorite subjects. Though I never advanced past pencil drawings.

Stuvanティ
31-05-18, 13:30
It's a matter that goes a bit to periods. Today I窶冦 undecided between the "Weltgerichtstriptychon" by Bosch, the "Ortolano" (the "Vegetable Gardener") by Arcimboldo, 窶弋he Night Cafティ窶 by Van Gogh and "Mystery and melancholy of a street" by de Chirico...

10222


10223


10224


10225

Angela
31-05-18, 15:23
https://i.imgur.com/SGhx7ke.jpg

Saint Jerome Writing

by Caravaggio

I really like his work as well.

When I was younger I had thought of pursuing art in school. It was one of my favorite subjects. Though I never advanced past pencil drawings.

That's another great one.

Angela
31-05-18, 16:31
I've always liked this John Singer Sargent "Portrait of Lady X". It has the distinction of being a portrait where the artist begged leave to paint it, and strangely for modern sensibilities, caused a tremendous scandal. Yes, it's obviously portraying a woman who uses her sexuality, but it is such a distant, elegant, aristocratic sexuality, that I wonder if it's even recognized today. Anyway, I like it mostly for the modeling and the contrasts.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-uQyjwtRKD7U/T8EJtneYnYI/AAAAAAABsak/rNSOXCMH7SY/s1600/John-Singer-Sargent+-+Tutt%2527Art%2540+-++%2528106%2529.jpg

Jovialis
31-05-18, 16:41
Nice one Angela!

Here's another one of my favorites:

https://i.imgur.com/POBg2px.jpg

The Tower of Babel

by Pieter Bruegel

Wheal
31-05-18, 17:57
I have to agree with all of you that said there are so many... Depending on my mood, museum, it is always the one that touches me at the moment.

Angela
31-05-18, 18:27
Nice one Angela!

Here's another one of my favorites:

https://i.imgur.com/POBg2px.jpg

The Tower of Babel

by Pieter Bruegel

Great one. Forgot about Bruegel.

You know, when I was a teen-ager, my teachers were intellectually oriented nuns from a French Canadian order: big emphasis on the French language, French philosophy (not just Descartes and Voltaire, but the existentialists. How many Catholic schoolgirls were reading "The Plague" in French, I wonder? :)) It extended to French art, mostly of the Impressionist school. I still like some of it, (again, really only in the flesh), but not to the extent I once did.

One of my old favorites which I still like:

Renoir: Girl by the Seashore
http://totallyhistory.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/by-the-seashore-renoir-large.jpg

Renoir again:
http://www.renoirgallery.com/paintings/large/renoir-luncheon-of-the-boating-party.jpg

Millet's "The Gleaners" is one of my all time favorites of any genre:
http://hoocher.com/Jean_Francois_Millet/The_Gleaners_1857.jpg

@Wheal,

You're right. I couldn't begin to list them all, but certain styles, certain artists have appealed to me more at certain points in my life than at others.

I've quite gone off impressionist paintings of delicate women in long dresses in flower gardens, and as I'm sure you know, I love flower gardens, and as should be obvious here, I'm a sentimentalist and romantic. Maybe part of it is that so much modern impressionism consists of bad copies of the originals.

Angela
31-05-18, 20:08
@Stuvane

I prefer Michelangelo's Last Judgment. The Bosch is too grotesque and nightmare inducing. I always feel like I'm back in elementary school listening to the sister talk about how we're all going to hell if we don't go to Sunday Mass. For weeks I had nightmares that my father, who never went to church, and was a fierce anti-cleric, was in hell being tortured by devils. He almost pulled me out of the school.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-XB43ET2y7CQ/TdsbKQ-r5tI/AAAAAAAAFRo/fbtUhm3E9_w/s1600/Michelangelo_-_Fresco_of_the_Last_Judgement.jpg

I love his too:
https://flavorwire.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/screen-shot-2016-04-28-at-2-13-11-pm.png?w=1920

Angela
31-05-18, 20:26
The Birth of Venus: Botticelli. So beautiful. What the heck is wrong with the internet, btw. Is it too "lewd" for the whole painting to be shown? What an absurdity. I could find only one representation of the whole painting!

https://danielcohen.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/thebirthofvenus.png

Spring: Pierre Auguste Cot
http://www.artinthepicture.com/artists/Pierre-Auguste_Cot/printemps.jpeg

Fragonard...for the sheer joy of it.

http://www.oneonta.edu/faculty/farberas/arth/Images/110images/sl18_images/fragonard_swing_det2.jpg