Painting

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  1. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    Whos' your favorite painter? What's your favorite artistic style?

    I love Baroque. That's the Golden Age of painting in my book. And I find no better expression of that then in the Dutch Masters. Rembrandt and Vermeer are among the best.

    I also like impressionism. Van Gogh (post, I know), Monet, Renoir. "Starry Night" is my all-time favorite. I love the Houses of Parliament on the Thames too.

    I am blessed to live and work near the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. I can view many great works on my lunch hour. I have visited the Metropolitan in NYC and the British Museum in London too. Nowadays one can see it all online too. I hope to visit the National Portrait Gallery in Scotland one day.

    [Edited on 1-1-2005 by VirginiaHuguenot]
     
  2. re4md

    re4md Puritan Board Freshman

    Ah! what a fun thread!

    I have two favorites; Vermeer and my very favorite--Albrecht Durer.

    My favorite style is the Dutch Masters and Renaissance.

    I also love preschool art. I taught preschool for many years and every once in a while those preschool masterpieces moved my heart in ways that can't be explained.
     
  3. turmeric

    turmeric Megerator

    VanGogh, Picasso, I even like Huntertwasser(sic). This new cynical, make-fun-of-all-serious-ideals stuff I hate!
     
  4. SmokingFlax

    SmokingFlax Puritan Board Sophomore

    Quote:

    "This new cynical, make-fun-of-all-serious-ideals stuff I hate! "

    Then how is it that you like Picasso?

    I've always been attracted to Caravaggio's work.

    Has anyone ever heard of William Bouguereau? This guy was amazing...his subject matter is definitely in the sometimes schmaltzy late romantic category but his complete command of oil paint is at par with or beyond any of the great masters.

    Check out this article (and images):

    www.artrenewal.org/articles/Philosophy/philosophy1.asp

    I was really compelled by this article and look back at my art education with dismay as I see the corrupt fruit of modernism/post modernism that was fed to me. I actually feel like I was ripped off.
     
  5. cupotea

    cupotea Puritan Board Junior

    BIG Vermeer fan...
     
  6. turmeric

    turmeric Megerator

    I'm talking about painters who think body fluids are paint!:barfy:
     
  7. Authorised

    Authorised Puritan Board Freshman


    Like the one "artist" who used a photograph of a crucifix soaked in his own urine for an art exhibition?



    [Edited on 2-1-2005 by Authorised]
     
  8. SmokingFlax

    SmokingFlax Puritan Board Sophomore

    Yeah...Maplethorpe was a blasphemer.

    ...I have a feeling he isn't so cocky about his opinion any more.
     
  9. Irishcat922

    Irishcat922 Puritan Board Sophomore

    Rembrandt
     
  10. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

  11. Ivan

    Ivan Pastor

    Amen.
     
  12. Authorised

    Authorised Puritan Board Freshman

    Sorry, I didn't think that one through...

    I'll take it off...
     
  13. Irishcat922

    Irishcat922 Puritan Board Sophomore

    Thanks
     
  14. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

  15. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

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    [Edited on 7-24-2005 by VirginiaHuguenot]
     
  16. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    Old Woman Praying by Nicholas Maes, 1656:

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  17. Solo Christo

    Solo Christo Puritan Board Freshman

    Bob Ross (October 29, 1942 - July 4, 1995)
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  18. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    My wife and I are big fans of Bob Ross and his paintings.
     
  19. Solo Christo

    Solo Christo Puritan Board Freshman

    Who doesn't appreciate a "happy little tree"?
     
  20. Plimoth Thom

    Plimoth Thom Puritan Board Freshman

    Art history is one of my favorite subjects, and as an artist my favorite medium is oil paints. I really enjoy landscape painting and my favorite period of art history is the "Hudson River School" with Thomas Cole as the founder of this style. When I lived in upstate New York I visited the Hudson River Valley and the Catskill home of Thomas Cole. Frederick Church's incredible home "Olana" is not far away on the east side of the river. Thomas Moran was the best landscape painter in my book, and I really enjoy his work. Another favorite artist of mine is John Singer Sargent, whom I consider to be the best portraitist. I also enjoy the 18th century American artists John Singleton Copley, Benjamin Church and John Trumball. Another favorite school of art is the "Chadd's Ford School" of illustrators founded by Howard Pyle and his student N.C. Wyeth. I also really admire the works of Wyeth's son Andrew Wyeth and grandson, James Wyeth. They've both influenced my work a lot.

    My least favorite periods would be the early rennaissance, impressionism and pop art.
     
  21. Plimoth Thom

    Plimoth Thom Puritan Board Freshman

    Thomas Cole, View from Mount Holyoke, Northampton, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm (the Oxbow). 1836.

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  22. Plimoth Thom

    Plimoth Thom Puritan Board Freshman

    Thomas Moran, The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

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  23. PuritanCovenanter

    PuritanCovenanter Moderator Staff Member

    I love this picture.

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    The first place I saw it was on a Navpress book then I saw it on Francis Schaeffer's book 'How Then Shall We Live'.

    It is an altar Piece at Ghent, by Jan Van Eyck.


    [Edited on 7-25-2005 by puritancovenanter]
     
  24. Plimoth Thom

    Plimoth Thom Puritan Board Freshman

    John Singleton Copley, Paul Revere, 1768

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  25. Plimoth Thom

    Plimoth Thom Puritan Board Freshman

    One of my all time favorite portraits:

    John Singer Sargent, Lady Agnew of Lochnaw, 1892-3.

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  26. Plimoth Thom

    Plimoth Thom Puritan Board Freshman

    Howard Pyle, The Nation Makers, 1906.

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  27. PuritanCovenanter

    PuritanCovenanter Moderator Staff Member

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  28. Plimoth Thom

    Plimoth Thom Puritan Board Freshman

    I've been to several great art museums in my travels, I always like going to one. Some of my favorites include the Norton Simon in Pasadena, CA and the incredible Huntington Library in San Marino, CA which has a great gallery of American art. The Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, NY is very good too. The Albany Institute of History and Art in Albany, NY has a great collection of the "Hudson River School" including several Thomas Cole's.

    Other Artists I really admire are Grant Wood, the famous painter of American Gothic. I love his stylized Iowa landscapes, which I believe really capture the Midwest quite well. Also, Winslow Homer is another favorite American artist of mine. I love his Adirondack watercolors, and just admire his style in general. Edward Hopper's "city-scapes" are another favorite.

    [Edited on 7-25-2005 by Plimoth Thom]
     
  29. Puritanhead

    Puritanhead Puritan Board Professor

    http://www.wga.hu/art/c/cole/architec.jpg
    The Architect's Dream - by Thomas Cole

    My picture is too big... so I changed it to a link...

    [Edited on 7-25-2005 by Puritanhead]

    [Edited on 7-27-2005 by Puritanhead]
     
  30. New wine skin

    New wine skin Puritan Board Freshman

    I was working toward becoming a professional artist before coming to Christ. I decided to give it up for a while... I am not anti-art, just was something that had tremendous hold over me and needed to be put under reigns.

    Impressionism is my favorite era. The work of Monet has had the most influence on my style of painting. I recall so vividly a big show in Chicago of Monet's work, which they attempted to recreate the displays as they were the first time the works had been shown in Public. The haystack paintings, for which Monet is so famous, hung in an octogon wood panel room, providing a most stunning effect. Did anyone else see that show? If I recall it was 1994.
     
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