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comment by i y e r s Aug 5, 2004I was thinking about this the other day and I came to the conclusion that it's "Flaming June" by Fredric Leighton.
"The Kiss" by Klimt was a very close second.
comment by Oiloncanvas Aug 5, 2004My favourite painting is always the one I am working on at the time, but as fas as the classics are concerned, it's gotta be Turner's Ulysses deriding Polyphemus.
comment by sunsetbeach Aug 5, 2004The Three Dancers by Picasso. Saw it in the Tate Modern recently, it ... it ... I can't put into words what it did, but it did it in spades.
comment by pno Aug 6, 2004The Scream has to be one of my favorites. I think it shares alot of emotion with the person looking on.
comment by liquidindian Aug 6, 2004I love 'In The Car' by Roy Lichtenstein. Despite that it's flat, there's a lot of mystery there as to the back story of these two characters. To me it always looks as though the woman is annoyed at the man, but the man knows that she won't stay angry for long. Sometimes, though, another story will be more likely, probably depending on your own mood when looking at it.
comment by Mark Apr 3, 2006There is a semi-abstract painting by Bomberg in the Llaing Gallery, Newcastle of Bideford Bay where I grew up. I swear to God it is like being there, you can hear the curlews cry...
I also love The Ancient of Days by William Blake. Gorgeous. It's such a powerful image.
a pre-raphalite girl eh?
i love klimt's virgins too
I do love a lot of pre-raphaelite stuff and choose my favourites based on what I would want on my wall but they are complete opposite to what interests me in a gallery.I studied The Futurists in school and found them fascinating but wouldn't want them hanging in my bedroom. I think becuase it's nice to be challenged by an image but not necessarily when you having your tea.
comment by fingerchimp Apr 4, 2006im a wishy washy abstract impressionist fan...im a big fan of richard diebenkorn, some stuff of his is on-line at MOMA in san francisco....also jasper johns stuff, its very textural and looks a hundred years old.
comment by fingerchimp Apr 4, 2006sorry, favourite would be ocean drive by diebenkorn.....or maybe a nice kandinsky from arena
comment by CombeineHarvesterOfSorrow Apr 4, 2006"Christina's World" By Wyeth. But mainly because of Preacher.
comment by sunsetbeach Apr 4, 2006Hey Medibot, I've got a big, tatty print of The Ancient of Days in my living room. My sister gave it to me. It's fab. I've never seen the original though. Very small I imagine. Blake's stuff is usually small. Anyway, here it is. The tatty print I mean:
comment by Medibot Apr 5, 2006I want one!
On the subject of artwork though. I had a picture message late last night from a friend showing a picture I won an art competition with many moons ago. I've asked where they found it but they haven't replied. It's pickled me as it looks as if it's on the net. I gave the picture away to a friend/colleague but I'm wondering how it's come to light now. Curious...
comment by yipster Apr 5, 2006not sure what its called (maybe someone can help) but its by turner and is a picture of a stormy sea (yellowy in colour) just gives a complete feeling of isolation when i look at it..no other painting takes has such an effect on me..
comment by Presentboy Jul 16, 2007Yes at school this term in art we were learning about Paul Cezanne
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