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What is your favorite period of Art?

 
 
farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 6 Apr, 2017 04:42 am
@ossobucotemp,
Youve reminded me. Im totally nuts over the work of several of the original Clifornia Plein Air artists. Guys like Maurice Braun, Maynard Dixon, Marion Kavanagh or Franz Bischoff.
These folks knew how to paint outside.
I did a couple of works in mid July over on the Marin County side near the hills at Novato (Theyre prolly all built up now). I ws trying watercolor and I couldnt get the color to flow like a watercolor should.It was so damned hot the paint almost boiled away. SO I hadda go toward pointillism

I have a special place in my heart for the abstracts of many native American aartists like George Morrison. When I was working with the navajo Nations, I bought several painting by , then, emerging artists of the Dineh.I love em.
How bout Frnk Stella? or Helen Frankanthaler or Ben Nicholon, Patrick Heron, Louise Nevelson or even Keith Hering?.
Like Nicholson , who was trained in the UK as a painter, I was always amazed at how many of these guys jut took a left turn and went in a totally different direction. Nicholson was blown away by Mondrian so he started to create "White space Construction" using plywoods and block.
How bout the "ASHCAN ARTISTS"??



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djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 6 Apr, 2017 05:28 am
@glitterbag,
glitterbag wrote:
I have a soft spot for Klimt......


he was the best thing about the Rodney Dangerfield movie Back to School

Trendy Man: Mr. Melon, your wife was just showing us her Klimt.
Thornton Melon: You too, huh? She's shown it to everybody.
Trendy Man: Well, she's very proud of it.
Thornton Melon: I'm proud of mine too. I don't go waving it around at parties, though.
Trendy Man: It's an exceptional painting.
Thornton Melon: Oh, the painting.
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Thu 6 Apr, 2017 10:22 am
@tsarstepan,
Tsarstepan: German expressionism--some pretty angst-ridden stuff. Does your love of expressionism extend to music as well? I mean Berg, Schoenberg, and webern. I mean talk about angst. The Berg operas consist of murder, rape, depravity, and anything awful goes so long as it's just sung atonally. Luckily for the singers, it doesn't matter if they hit a wrong note, because nobody would know the difference. They're all wrong notes.
coluber2001
 
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Reply Thu 6 Apr, 2017 10:55 am
@tsarstepan,
Tsarstepan: my feelings on performance art are about the same as yours. I read David Sedaris's account of when he was doing drugs--meth, I think. He got up on stage doing performance art and would do any stupid thing that came to mind, and nothing was too ridiculous--to somebody on meth anyway.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 6 Apr, 2017 11:01 am
@coluber2001,
In my twenties, I went through my Kronos Quartet phase. So, yeah. Now, many of my favorite bands are on the twee, mopey to gritty and down to earth spectrum.



I've since then learned to appreciate Mozart and Handel and the lighter side of classical music. As well as lose some patience for the most extreme of atonal composers.

My heart still bathes in the ice cold waters of Dmitri Shostakovich, Schoenberg, Alfred Schnittke, Philip Glass, etc....

coluber2001 wrote:

Tsarstepan: my feelings on performance art are about the same as yours. I read David Sedaris's account of when he was doing drugs--meth, I think. He got up on stage doing performance art and would do any stupid thing that came to mind, and nothing was too ridiculous--to somebody on meth anyway.

I don't put David Sedaris into that category. He's more of a traditional storyteller. Then again, I'm severely bias towards him. I've always had a crush on him and his work. I'd marry him (platonically speaking) if I could. Well, him and Sarah Vowell.
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Thu 6 Apr, 2017 11:06 am
@farmerman,
Farmerman: I have an eclectic taste in art as well, though I usually get temporarily enthralled by a particular style or school. But I usually gravitate towards abstract art, the more abstract the better. My sister once told me that she didn't like abstract art because even a monkey could do it. I said yes, a monkey could do it, but it would go ape-crazy from the criticism.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 6 Apr, 2017 01:29 pm
I'm a big fan of the various artists in the Brueghel or Bruegel family

Pieter Bruegel the Elder is probably my favourite

https://www.1st-art-gallery.com/thumbnail/76000/76972/painting_page_800x/Bruegel/Landscape-With-The-Fall-Of-Icarus-C.-1558.jpg?ts=1459229076

https://chnm.gmu.edu/cyh/archive/fullsize/brueghel_childrens_games_11393aab38.jpg

Canadian Ukrainian artist Willaim Kurelek is another favourite, and a modern version of Bruegel

http://wag.ca/uploads/media/exhibition_88_media_file_1526.jpg?t=1300743415

http://kurelek.ca/wp-content/image_viewer/image_queue.php?imgCode=013&action=loadImage&imgPath=sm

tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 6 Apr, 2017 01:33 pm
@djjd62,
Pieter Bruegel is definitely in my top list of greatest individual painters.

His painting below is one of my favorite to witness at the Met Museum.
http://i.imgur.com/fcyfUe9.jpg
McGentrix
 
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Reply Thu 6 Apr, 2017 05:31 pm
@tsarstepan,
Code:[img width=500]put your image link here[/img]
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glitterbag
 
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Reply Thu 6 Apr, 2017 06:37 pm
@tsarstepan,


wow, really, wow
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ossobucotemp
 
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Reply Thu 6 Apr, 2017 07:10 pm
https://i.imgur.com/fcyfUe9.jpg

In the first image parenthesis, I made it read [img width=750] re the image pixels. I've used width up to 900..
Whatever you copied had more width pixels... but all you have to do is add your own.
djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 6 Apr, 2017 07:54 pm
@ossobucotemp,
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/1e/62/b5/1e62b5e718915a3bf7e61b9e646e3c36.jpg
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 7 Apr, 2017 05:50 am
@ossobucotemp,
ossobucotemp wrote:


In the first image parenthesis, I made it read [img width=750] re the image pixels. I've used width up to 900..
Whatever you copied had more width pixels... but all you have to do is add your own.

I still have to learn this one. When I could upload to Tinypic, all I had to do with pic the image size on the drop down menu and limit the upload size. That's not an option on IMGUR.
ossobucotemp
 
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Reply Fri 7 Apr, 2017 11:45 am
@tsarstepan,
I've not used imgur myself and forget if you can see the pixels in the url.. or of wherever you got the photo.
A little busy now, but I'll try to remember to check it out later.

Google images gives the pixels, I do remember that much.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 8 Apr, 2017 04:42 am
@djjd62,
Who painted that and when? It's lovely
djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 8 Apr, 2017 07:22 am
@dlowan,
William Kurelek, not sure when it was painted

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Kurelek

more of his paintings can be found here

http://kurelek.ca/gallery

he's one of my favourite artists
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Sun 9 Apr, 2017 10:43 am
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9-7lLO0EdGI/Uy9MtqDqwPI/AAAAAAAAPuQ/jwRPGcvg5NY/s1600/Saura+at+Meadows.JPG

Antonio Saura: portrait of Mari


I like that it's totally abstract. It's virtually impossible to see anything representational in this painting, but I have cut it in half vertically and turnsd it on its side horizontally, and it appears like a landscape to me. I think we are prone to try to see something representational in even the most abstract work of art. We can't look up at the sky at night with it's thousands of stars without trying to form images, that is, constellations. At ary rate I really love this painting, and I would like to do an enormousrsculpture of it, say 12 to 15 feet tall.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 9 Apr, 2017 10:52 am
@coluber2001,
I really like the way that it depicts dimensions. Very very interesting. Frqnz Kline is a second tierist compared to this work
coluber2001
 
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Reply Sun 9 Apr, 2017 11:16 am
@farmerman,
Yeah, I agree. And I really like Franz Kline.
coluber2001
 
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Reply Tue 11 Apr, 2017 11:08 am
http://www.willem-de-kooning.org/images/paintings/woman-iii.jpg

"Woman III" by Willem de Kooning

Does the Willem de Kooning grotesque "woman" series represent the nurturing-mother/witch?
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