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Old 08-19-2007, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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I'm mostly a fan of modern & pop art, and these are some of my favorites...

Andy Warhol - http://wilsonsalmanac.blogspot.com/u...hol-766729.jpg
Keith Haring - http://www.globalgallery.com/prod_images/nim-ms700.jpg (broken link)
http://www.myrrhine.net/newyear/images/haring1small.gif (broken link)
Jackson Pollock - http://2modern.blogs.com/photos/unca..._pollock_1.jpg
Edward Hopper - http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth...nighthawks.jpg

And some "old" stuff I like...

Monet - http://www.e-mpressionism.net/monet/monet11.jpg
Degas - http://www.arttoheartweb.com/images/Degas_Ballerina.jpg
Chagall - http://siteimages.guggenheim.org/gpc_work_large_371.jpg (I have a print of this one in my house - love it!)
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Old 08-20-2007, 11:02 AM
 
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gizmo980 - Those are some fantastic paintings.
Hopper has been and still is slammed for being more of a drawer than a painter, but regardless, that painting in real life is wonderful to experience.
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Old 08-21-2007, 08:37 PM
 
Location: The Bronx
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David's Oath of the Horatii or however you spell it. After many years, I got to see it. It's in the Louvre.
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Old 08-22-2007, 03:11 PM
 
Location: The Bronx
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I did spell it right.
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Old 08-27-2007, 08:43 AM
 
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Just to interject (belatedly), Seurat's work didn't do much for me until I saw some of his drawings in conte-crayon. They were so soft and luminous, and very intimate I thought. It was interesting to me that he could express this feeling and quality of light through the use of value. In contrast, his paintings using color and pointillism technique I found have a coldness to them- although the concept and execution are very impressive.

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I confess to underestimating la Grande Jatte and Seurat's work previous to see la Grande Jatte (1884) in Chicago. As soon as I came upon it, I was overwhelmed by how enormous it is and knew immediately Seurat deserves a better reputation than he has (which is still excellent). This painitng is as special as it is large. I considered adding this work to my list. It stands out so remarkably and uniquely. The post-impressionist period was full of such dynamic change and experimentation. I almost wish pointilism had continued to develop.
Some of my favorite painters: Van Gogh, Cezanne, Magritte, Rothko, recently David Hockney, and many more.. But my favorite museum to visit is probably the Phillips Collection in DC. Made me feel like I was actually at home amongst all the artwork I'd lovingly amassed over the years... I wish!
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Old 08-27-2007, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Some may call it cheesy, but I love Edward Hopper's Nighthawks.

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Old 08-27-2007, 09:34 AM
 
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I like Nighthawks, too, as well as Hopper's other works. He directly captures the feeling of isolation that is so prevalent in American life..
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Old 08-28-2007, 07:46 PM
 
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Default La Rue de Montorgeuil

This Monet painting has always moved me. Just looking at it could raise my spirits!
I was fortunate enough to see it at an exhibition at the High Museum in Atlanta. I bought & framed the print and enjoy it every day.

My second favorite painting is an abstract acrylic, circa 1980s, by Mike Dowst.
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Old 08-29-2007, 09:52 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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I'm mostly a fan of modern & pop art, and these are some of my favorites...

Jackson Pollock - http://2modern.blogs.com/photos/unca..._pollock_1.jpg

I don't know if it was the Pollock mentioned here or another but I remember seeing one, I believe at the Brooklyn Museum, that gave me the oddest sensation of being in an aircraft at about 40,000 feet and looking down.
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Old 08-30-2007, 09:04 PM
 
Location: USA
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I like "Girl by the Seashore," by Homer Winslow, but I can't find a pic of it online.
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