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If you could own a single work of art from your favorite artist?

 
 
Reply Thu 15 May, 2014 05:57 pm
If you could own* a piece of art (painting, sculpture, mixed media, etc...) from one of these famous artists which one would you choose from?

*Keep in mind, you will have to keep the work of art in definitely. No selling, renting, leasing, loaning, or trading the work of art for monetary or other reward.

http://www.imdb.com/poll/y0QD9vyqIZ4/

Feel free to make suggestions of your own.... Very Happy
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 15 May, 2014 06:01 pm
@tsarstepan,
This will take some thought.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 15 May, 2014 06:21 pm
@tsarstepan,
What a great survey! Well done!! As I scrolled through I kept saying "oh, that one" over and over.

I've always said that if I could own any painting it would be John Singer Sargent's "The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit" so I'd have to go with the documentary about his life -- "Outside the Frame".
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 15 May, 2014 06:26 pm
@boomerang,
boomerang wrote:

I've always said that if I could own any painting it would be John Singer Sargent's "The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit" so I'd have to go with the documentary about his life -- "Outside the Frame".

Thanks Boomerang. Smile

That's one of my favorite paintings at the MFA in Boston. If I'm allowed to take a Sargent painting it would be...
http://i58.tinypic.com/14xyrv8.jpg
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 15 May, 2014 07:09 pm
Something with lots of color from Van Gogh.
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chai2
 
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Reply Thu 15 May, 2014 07:17 pm
I would seriously feel honored if I were entrusted to house and protect this statue, artist unknown.


http://feministartiststogether.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/willendorf_fertility_goddess1.jpg
djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 15 May, 2014 07:22 pm
http://kurelek.ca/wp-content/image_viewer/image_queue.php?imgCode=013&action=loadImage&imgPath=sm

In The Autumn of Life - William Kurelek

you can explore the painting in depth here

http://kurelek.ca/gallery/gallery-03/in-the-autumn-of-life
djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 15 May, 2014 07:24 pm
@djjd62,
you can see and explore more of Kurelek's work here

http://kurelek.ca/gallery
djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 15 May, 2014 07:31 pm
or this

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c2/Pieter_Bruegel_de_Oude_-_De_val_van_Icarus.jpg/800px-Pieter_Bruegel_de_Oude_-_De_val_van_Icarus.jpg

The Fall of Icarus - Pieter Bruegel

Musee des Beaux Arts
W. H. Auden

About suffering they were never wrong,
The old Masters: how well they understood
Its human position: how it takes place
While someone else is eating or opening a window or just walking dully along;
How, when the aged are reverently, passionately waiting
For the miraculous birth, there always must be
Children who did not specially want it to happen, skating
On a pond at the edge of the wood:
They never forgot
That even the dreadful martyrdom must run its course
Anyhow in a corner, some untidy spot
Where the dogs go on with their doggy life and the torturer's horse
Scratches its innocent behind on a tree.

In Breughel's Icarus, for instance: how everything turns away
Quite leisurely from the disaster; the ploughman may
Have heard the splash, the forsaken cry,
But for him it was not an important failure; the sun shone
As it had to on the white legs disappearing into the green
Water, and the expensive delicate ship that must have seen
Something amazing, a boy falling out of the sky,
Had somewhere to get to and sailed calmly on.
chai2
 
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Reply Thu 15 May, 2014 07:33 pm
@djjd62,
oooo...that's a good one djjd.
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spikepipsqueak
 
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Reply Thu 15 May, 2014 07:36 pm
@djjd62,
I could have this on the wall forever and never tire of it. (I have a print on my wall, and aren't tired of t.)

http://www.artgallery.sa.gov.au/agsa/home/About/aboutimages/W1_HQ-0.1.jpg

Oops. Sorry. Evening Shadows. H.J. Johnstone.
djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 15 May, 2014 07:42 pm
@spikepipsqueak,
what is the painting and artist?
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 15 May, 2014 07:49 pm
@djjd62,
djjd62 wrote:

The Fall of Icarus - Pieter Bruegel

Sweeeet choice DJ!
http://i.imdb.com/Photos/CMSIcons/emoticons/basic2/yes.gif

I'd love to have that on my wall. Or the Peasant Wedding, or The Harvesters, or The Hunters in the Snow.... What a Sophie's choice! Mad
djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 15 May, 2014 07:54 pm
@tsarstepan,
i love almost any Bruegel, younger or elder

i think that's why love Kurelek so much, he's a sort of modern Bruegel

something else i'd love to have is a framed hand written copy of this

Not Waving, But Drowning

Nobody heard him, the dead man,
But still he lay moaning:
I was much further out than you thought
And not waving but drowning.

Poor chap, he always loved larking
And now he's dead
It must have been too cold for him his heart gave way,
They said.

Oh, no no no, it was too cold always
(Still the dead one lay moaning)
I was much too far out all my life
And not waving but drowning.

Stevie Smith

a girl i once lusted after told me the poem reminded her of me
Lash
 
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Reply Thu 15 May, 2014 08:18 pm
Myein
an installation by Ann Hamilton

http://www.annhamiltonstudio.com/projects/myein.html
mismi
 
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Reply Thu 15 May, 2014 08:24 pm
@chai2,
Quote:
I would seriously feel honored if I were entrusted to house and protect this statue, artist unknown.
http://feministartiststogether.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/willendorf_fertility_goddess1.jpg


GOOD GRIEF! Looks like someone has been looking through my window. Glad I kept up the bikini wax.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 15 May, 2014 08:34 pm
@Lash,
Nice!
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mismi
 
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Reply Thu 15 May, 2014 08:36 pm
@tsarstepan,
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/69/Fragonard%2C_The_Reader.jpg/230px-Fragonard%2C_The_Reader.jpg

My mom had a copy of this in our living room when I was growing up. I love it. When I see it, it brings back all kind of lovely memories. I guess I should give this more thought because I love Van Gogh and would adore having a few of his. Naming one is too hard!
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 15 May, 2014 08:48 pm
@tsarstepan,
http://www.gallery.ca/en/see/collections/artwork.php?mkey=6966

http://images.tate.org.uk/sites/default/files/styles/enlarged/public/images/leger_the_mechanic_0.jpg?itok=5yyvIH0l

I've loved this since the first time I saw it when I was a kid. I didn't realize that we saw it soon after it arrived in Ottawa until I just looked it up. I bought a postcard of it when I was around 10 - still have it.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 15 May, 2014 09:04 pm
This is today's pick (too many works to think about right now including some blow out masterpieces like Velasquez's Pope Innocent X, gorgeous and telling) but this one by Sonya Fe is a favorite from the first minute I saw it. She showed it with us (I used to co-own a gallery). She's a very interesting painter. I like most of her work, which varies re subject matter, some very serious, some playful. Well, the About the Artist segment will give a beginning of an idea of what she is about.

I can't just copy the photo because it is on a brokerage art sales site that won't let you. I have a photo of my own but I took it at an angle; this one is better:

https://www.artbrokerage.com/Sonya-Fe/When-She-Calls-He-Comes-56303
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