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De Stijl!! What style of art do you favor and why?

 
 
Lash
 
Reply Thu 26 May, 2005 07:55 pm
The Masters?
Impressionism?
Post-impressionism?
Cubism?
Dada?
Surrealism?
Neo Dada?
Constructivism?
Futurism?
Pop?
International style?
Performance art?
Something else-ism?
Expressionism?
Abstract expressionism?
Earthworks?
Minimalism? (liar) <hee>

What characteristics of your preferred style affects you--and what is the effect? What does that type of art do for you?

Do you prefer soothing images, political/or social commentary, something to analyze...?

Thanks, all respondants.

Pick a couple if you have to.

For extra bonus points, who is your favorite artist in your preferred genre?

(I'm still thinking...)
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Lash
 
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Reply Thu 26 May, 2005 08:06 pm
Noncommittal Musings...

I must say I just don't like cubism. I know everyone thinks Picasso was brilliant, but I just can't look at women with eyes all over their heads and breasts coming out from under their armpits, and not shake my head.

I know it's supposed to be this veddy highbrow redistribution/rethinking of space and mass... My answer won't be cubism. Just a warning for concerned parties...
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Green Witch
 
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Reply Thu 26 May, 2005 08:12 pm
The Pre-Raphaelites - I'm a sucker for that pseudo-Medieval history and all that long flowing hair.

Favorite artist: Burne-Jones for stained glass, Margaret Camerron (sp?) for photography, Waterhouse for painting and William Morris for just thinking outside the Victorian box.
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Lash
 
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Reply Thu 26 May, 2005 08:16 pm
I think you should also prepare yourselves that I won't be choosing Dada, neo Dada or Conceptual Art--which I like so much I forgot to list.

Oh yeah. Not minimalism, and I hate Pop.

OK. I've weeded out the ones I really don't like.

If it's easier to choose the ones you DON'T like, have at it.

I did say I hate Pop...?
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 26 May, 2005 08:16 pm
Will mull.

I'm definitely of the I know what I like school.

I do know I don't like the throwing paint at canvases type of art.

I mean, it doesn't have to be realistic, but give me a clue, dude.
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Lash
 
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Reply Thu 26 May, 2005 08:18 pm
Green Witch--

I love that period/style. Thanks!! I'll definitely check out your artists. Maybe I can bring back some samples.
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Lash
 
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Reply Thu 26 May, 2005 08:20 pm
ehBeth--

LOL!!!

I snickered at Pollock, too. He dripped paint on a canvas, and got paid. <shrugs> I KNOW I could do that!

Looking forward to your thoughts.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 26 May, 2005 08:30 pm
I just found out (because you MADE me look it up, Lash), what type of art one of my favourite paintings is.

It's called "purism".

I'm not sure I like all Purist work, but I do tend to like things with clean lines. None of my furniture has carved bits on it. I've got a couple of pieces of old Mission Oak, some reproduction Shaker pieces, some 1930's curved, but undecorated blonde wood pieces, so the Purist pieces I do like make sense.

http://www.lacma.org/info/press/purism.htm

The Leger painting "The Mechanic", mentioned in the article is probably the one thing I'd steal, if I was an art thief. It reminds me very much of hamburger's brother - both in the way he really looked, and in the sense of being a guy who did hard physical work nearly all of his working life.

According to what I've just looked up - he is "post-Cubist" <shrugs>

The Mechanic

http://cybermuse.gallery.ca/cybermuse/search/artwork_zoom_e.jsp?mkey=6966
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djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 26 May, 2005 08:34 pm
i may not know much about art, but i know what i like
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Lash
 
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Reply Thu 26 May, 2005 08:36 pm
http://www.excelsiordirect.com/images/thumbnails/oph-2.jpg
A pre-Raphaelite.

I wasn't familiar with the genre, but the ethereal look ...I really like it.

Oh dang. I can't enlarge it. Ah. I'll keep trying.
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Wonder why they call the Mechanic post-Cubist. His eyes are in the right place...? Maybe it's the time period, rather than an influence.

I love Mission furniture, as well. Thanks for the links. I hadn't heard of purism. Going to investigate!!
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Lash
 
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Reply Thu 26 May, 2005 08:37 pm
djjd62--

What do you like? What about it do you like?
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djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 26 May, 2005 08:39 pm
oh yeah, and what i like is anything and everything

in one of my apartments i had one of those intercom things for the front door, but it never worked, so one day i made a little sign like you see in the art gallery, describing the piece and the media used to create it, and stuck it underneath

if it couldn't function on a practical level, it could at least function on an artistic one
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 26 May, 2005 08:41 pm
There is a style called Austrian or Viennese Secession - sort of a cousin of Art Nouveau - that I quite like. Lots of flowy, curvy lines

http://www.popartuk.com/g/l/lgst2850.jpg



And of course, that brings us to Art Nouveau

http://www.popartuk.com/g/l/lgpp0595.jpg
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djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 26 May, 2005 08:41 pm
i'm a very big fan of the breughels (sp), please don't ask me tell the elder from the younger, i probably could if i had to, but i like both artists works
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Lash
 
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Reply Thu 26 May, 2005 08:56 pm
djjd62 wrote:
oh yeah, and what i like is anything and everything

in one of my apartments i had one of those intercom things for the front door, but it never worked, so one day i made a little sign like you see in the art gallery, describing the piece and the media used to create it, and stuck it underneath

if it couldn't function on a practical level, it could at least function on an artistic one

That's hilarious!! I like your sense of humor.

Can you give me any more identifying info on the Breughels? What kind of stuff did they do---what country? Era? I'd like to see what you like.

ehBeth--

I recognised Le Corbusier, who they said founded Purism, and it turns out Purism is also International Style. That one is really interesting. It centered mostly on architecture. There's a famous house in Ultrect, Netherlands that sort of embodies it. The basic shapes and colors are like you said. No frills. I didn't know anything about the art that went along with the architecture. Glad you brought it up.

You must have been very fond of hamburger's brother--for the painting to have such appeal. It is a nice strong image.
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Lash
 
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Reply Thu 26 May, 2005 09:02 pm
http://media.collegepublisher.com/media/paper308/stills/q9516wik.jpg
Boy, I'm not finding good images---but is it Pieter Breugels?

This is, I think, The Netherlandish Proverbs.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 26 May, 2005 09:03 pm
http://iat.ubalt.edu/courses/old/idia750.085_F02/breughel/breughel_proverbs.jpg


This is a painting by Pieter Breughel the Younger called "Netherlandish Proverbs."

the Breughels were 16th century Flemish Painters
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djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 26 May, 2005 09:06 pm
you can find more info here
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Lash
 
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Reply Thu 26 May, 2005 09:08 pm
http://www.snaithprimary.eril.net/tudor2/bthumb2.jpg
Now, I've found them. It is amazing two people could paint so identically.
So cheerful!

This one is Peasant's Dance. Forgot if it was the Older or the Younger.
I'd never heard of them. Thanks for introducing me to these guys.

(Your Netherlandish Proverbs looked a bit better than mine.)
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Lash
 
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Reply Thu 26 May, 2005 09:08 pm
Thanks, dj!!
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