Discussion in 'Entertainment and Humor' started by VirginiaHuguenot, Jan 1, 2005.

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  1. just_grace

    just_grace Puritan Board Freshman

    Favourite painting...

    This is an awesome painting, not sure who did it, I think a dutch artist, it's of the Celts victory over the Romans, the expression on the Romans faces as they go under the yoke of slavery is just superb...



    I think someone has posted a rather large image and messed the page format up.
  2. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

  3. Poimen

    Poimen Puritan Board Post-Graduate

  4. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    A Winter Landscape by Rembrandt (July 15, 1606 "“ October 4, 1669):

  5. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    Scholar with his books by Gerbrand van den Eeckhout:

  6. BobVigneault

    BobVigneault Bawberator

    We have William Adolphe Bouguereau all over our house.
  7. HuguenotHelpMeet

    HuguenotHelpMeet Puritan Board Freshman

    A painting and a story

    Years ago my MIL bought a framed portrait of a cat. It was really nice we had it hanging over our couch. One night we heard a big crash from the living room. So, we ran into see what had happened. The picture had fallen from the wall and the glass was broken. As we were cleaning it up, we noticed something underneath....

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    And we love this picture so much more. In fact, my Grandma has had this hanging in her kitchen for as long as I can remember. Now it hangs in our dining room. It has become a great topic of converstaion with our 4 year old too. "What is he doing?" "Why isn't his bible open?" "Why isn't he wearing his glasses?" "Why aren't his lips moving?" "What kind of soup is that?"

    Oh yeah, and one of his most recent questions was "Is that Stonewall Jackson?"

    [Edited on 10-21-2005 by HuguenotHelpMeet]
  8. Arch2k

    Arch2k Puritan Board Graduate


    I have that same picture. :pilgrim:
  9. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    The Clandestine [Camisard] Baptism by Jeanne Lombard:

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    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

  11. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    Jan Vermeer was born on October 31, 1632 and was buried on December 15, 1675.

    View of Delft:

  12. py3ak

    py3ak They're stalling and plotting against me Staff Member


    I find it amusing that we agree entirely on the golden age of painting, when we have disagreed forthrightly on certain other aspects of other art forms. But Baroque painting certainly rules.
  13. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

  14. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    Gerrit Dou, Old Woman Reading a Bible (1630):

  15. Plimoth Thom

    Plimoth Thom Puritan Board Freshman

    As far as modern artists, Don Troiani is one of my favorites. One of my main passions, besides church history, is military history. I own two limited edition Troiani prints, one on the ACW titled "Lions of the Roundtop," depicting the 20th Maine's famous charge down Little Round Top on the second day at Gettysburg; and one on Pontiac's Rebellion titled "Bushy Run" depicting the charge of the 42nd Royal Highlanders "Black Watch" at the Battle of Bushy Run in PA, 1763.

    Lions of the Roundtop

    Bushy Run
  16. Civbert

    Civbert Puritan Board Junior

    Gordon Clark - who else?


    He did paint, but I have never seen any of his paintings. Just thought I post a good Clarkian response just to maintain the stereotypes people have of Clarkians.
  17. Puritanhead

    Puritanhead Puritan Board Professor

  18. Puritanhead

    Puritanhead Puritan Board Professor


    The Architect's Dream, by Thomas Cole...

    one of my favorites...

    I'd love to get some Mort Kunstler Civil War pictures for a study/library if I had a house and wall space.
  19. Robin

    Robin Puritan Board Junior

    "Baroque" = when you are out of Monet

    (enjoying the thread....)

    Robin :cool:
  20. LadyCalvinist

    LadyCalvinist Puritan Board Junior

    Rembrandt is my favorite artist followed by Michaelangelo (yes he broke the 2nd commandment when he tried to picture God in the Sistine frescos but other than that). I also love the 17th century Dutch, Albrecht Durer, the Hudson River School of painting ( I have prints of several of their paintings) and Chadds Ford school particularly N.C. Wyeth. Some of the Romantics and Pre-Raphaelites I also like but the one thing I've never liked are the impressionists, it just looks like blobs of paint to me.
    By the way, my BIL is an painter.

    [Edited on 3-30-2006 by LadyCalvinist]
  21. SRoper

    SRoper Puritan Board Graduate

    I'm having difficulty finding stuff on Jeanne Lombard. Is their an alternate spelling to his name?
  22. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    Today (March 30) is Vincent Van Gogh's birthday.

  23. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    Today (July 15) is the 400th birthday of Rembrandt (1606).

  24. Richard King

    Richard King Puritan Board Senior

    Okay this will probably blow some minds or at least get a harrumph or two from the more sophisticated.
    Most don´t even consider this art"¦simply "˜graphics´ or almost street art but I like it.
    None of my favorites will hang in the great museums.
    Don´t get me wrong, I actually love the whole Renaissance art crowd and Dutch masters etc.
    (I studied a wee bit about them many years ago)
    ...but if I was actually buying something to hang on my wall I like stuff that is so common or pop-like that any art person would simply sneer. I´m just saying what I find interesting:

    I would buy a lot of stuff I have seen by Jim Franklin

    I would buy one or two of the warriors faces painted by JD Challenger

    I Love Maynard Dixon just because he did great clouds and light

    I like the tricks that Bev Doolittle does in her work.

    Yep, I'm a commoner.
  25. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    The story behind the artist (Eric Enstrom) and his picture ("Grace") can be found here.
  26. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    Jack Garren did a picture to compliment Eric Engstrom's "Grace" called "Gratitude":

  27. ChristopherPaul

    ChristopherPaul Puritan Board Senior

    Really? I wonder if Jesse Ventura knew about this.
  28. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    Since he was Governor at the time that this legislation was passed, I'm sure he knew about it. He signed a resolution to have this picture put on a US postage stamp as indicated here.
  29. ChristopherPaul

    ChristopherPaul Puritan Board Senior

    WOW - you gotta love secular inconsistencies....
  30. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    USPS Stamp Guidelines -- Philatelic Reformation Needed :)
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