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Rain Man
05-01-2019, 09:32 PM
Okay, here are the rules and the background.

I googled a list of the "greatest painters of all time" and found some random person's list who seemed to have an opinion. I then googled the names of the top 30 artists, adding "paintings museum" to the search to try to avoid copies and stuff.

I took the second image that I found in each search. My goal was to avoid the artist's most famous painting, and to get a different, and generally less famous, example of their work.

I'll put images of each of the 30 artist's paintings up in the first few posts of this thread.

Here's the rule: you get to pick one of these paintings to be displayed in your living room for the rest of your life. It is the painting shown in the first set of posts in this thread. You cannot pick another painting by that artist.

You cannot sell the painting or charge admission to view the painting. You do not own the painting. It is being provided to you for your personal enjoyment only.

Which painting do you select?

(Gimme a minute to get the posts up and the poll up. Go paint a picture of a happy tree or something while you're waiting.)

Rain Man
05-01-2019, 09:32 PM
WASSILY KANDINSKY*
https://i0.wp.com/www.guggenheim.org/wp-content/uploads/1926/01/41.283_ph_web-1.jpg?w=870

VINCENT VAN GOGH*
https://assets.simpleviewinc.com/simpleview/image/fetch/c_limit,h_640,q_60,w_800/https://assets.simpleviewinc.com/simpleview/image/upload/crm/houston/VanGogh50_851f7f05-a641-3aba-173abc68aef642e9.jpg

TOMMASO MASACCIO*
http://www.travelingintuscany.com/images/art/masaccio/masaccio32700.jpg

TITIAN*
https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/wcm/connect/9d13c61e-c8cf-4381-8bc4-6b299f35909d/WOA_IMAGE_1.jpg?MOD=AJPERES&8530b662-8d92-484d-a25c-7d2af943a6ff

REMBRANDT VAN RIJN*
https://www.theleidencollection.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/JL-106-Rembrandt-Studio-Rembrandts-Mother.jpg

RAPHAEL*
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/73/Russia_-_St._Petersburg%2C_Hermitage_Museum%2C_Raphael%27s_Painting_-_panoramio.jpg

Naptown Chief
05-01-2019, 09:35 PM
Stephen Hawking

Rain Man
05-01-2019, 09:35 PM
PIET MONDRIAN*
https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/photo-famous-original-painting-composition-red-blue-yellow-piet-mondrian-exhibited-museum-modern-art-new-115331271.jpg

PIERO DELLA FRANCESCA*
https://www.thegrandwinetour.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Piero_della_Francesca_003-1200x770.jpg

PETER PAUL RUBENS
* https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/images/hb/hb_42.187.jpg

PAUL GAUGUIN*
https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/images/hb/hb_51.112.2.jpg

PAUL CÉZANNE*
http://media.getty.edu/museum/images/web/enlarge/10932501.jpg

PABLO PICASSO*
https://www.metmuseum.org/-/media/images/exhibitions/temporary/picassomet_dp223869_534.JPG?w=1200&hash=012AB5DDEB4AD9DE3DDFC768C1011C5D172C1E37

eDave
05-01-2019, 09:35 PM
Patiently waiting for some Jim Carrey.

Randallflagg
05-01-2019, 09:36 PM
Bob Ross......??



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ROFL

Rain Man
05-01-2019, 09:36 PM
MICHELANGELO BUONARROTI*
http://media.getty.edu/museum/images/web/thumbnail/36717701.jpg

MARK ROTHKO*
https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/images/hb/hb_1985.63.5.jpg

LEONARDO DA VINCI*
https://www.straitstimes.com/sites/default/files/styles/article_pictrure_780x520_/public/articles/2016/12/30/40989116_-_29_12_2016_-_poland_culture_lady_with_the_an_ermine_da_vinci.jpg?itok=Kt7WlCa_&timestamp=1483042806

JOSEPH MALLORD WILLIAM TURNER*
https://thumbs-prod.si-cdn.com/Ei7FG60KTX9wQJgTfNxybI0iEeY=/fit-in/1072x0/https://public-media.si-cdn.com/filer/56/4d/564dd60a-30b9-4f42-9319-81e7d709b6b9/chicago_art_inst_turner_vallee_aoste.jpg

JOAN MIRÓ*
https://d7hftxdivxxvm.cloudfront.net/?resize_to=width&src=https%3A%2F%2Fd32dm0rphc51dk.cloudfront.net%2F5_WTGmoUOQYmgvXoMMbtDQ%2Flarger.jpg&width=1200&quality=80

JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT*
https://www.thebroad.org/sites/default/files/art/basquiat_untitled.jpg

Rain Man
05-01-2019, 09:37 PM
JAN VAN EYCK*
https://www.visitflanders.com/en/binaries/Jan%20Van%20EyckMadonna%20with%20Joris%20van%20der%20Paele%C2%A9Groeningemuseum%20Bruges111_crop480x 192_tcm13-85734.jpg

JACKSON POLLOCK*
https://thumbs-prod.si-cdn.com/SZCgTvqw5yRDlBfMhzIqCBbJk6k=/800x600/filters:no_upscale()/https://public-media.si-cdn.com/filer/fa/dc/fadc9543-9d9a-448e-a93a-fa0e4b8d7bbe/pollock_42-17858401.jpg

HENRI MATISSE*
https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2012/matisse/~/media/Images/Exhibitions/2012/Matisse/highlights/Matisse_18.ashx

GIOTTO DI BONDONE*
https://www.louvre.fr/sites/default/files/imagecache/940x768/medias/medias_images/images/louvre-saint-francois-d039assise-recevant.jpg

FRANCISCO DE GOYA*
https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/images/hb/hb_29.100.10.jpg

EDVARD MUNCH*
https://munchmuseet.no/assets/1907-1908/_482x482_fit_center-center_75/2Q.jpg

eDave
05-01-2019, 09:37 PM
Bob Ross......??




ROFL

I'd take a Bob Ross original in a heartbeat.

Rain Man
05-01-2019, 09:38 PM
Sorry about the Munch male frontal nudity. It's art.

Rain Man
05-01-2019, 09:38 PM
ÉDOUARD MANET*
http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/files/2014/11/manet_spring.jpg

DIEGO VELÁZQUEZ*
https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/images/h5/h5_14.40.631.jpg

CLAUDE MONET*
https://theknow.denverpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/hamiltonMonetClaude-RoadintheWheatfieldsatPourville-001-1074x780.jpg

CARAVAGGIO*
http://www.museivaticani.va/content/dam/museivaticani/immagini/collezioni/musei/pinacoteca/12_01_caravaggio_deposizione_dettaglio.jpg/jcr:content/renditions/cq5dam.web.1280.1280.jpeg

ANDY WARHOL*
https://news.wttw.com/sites/default/files/article/image-non-gallery/Liz%20Andy%20Warhol%20THIS_0.jpg

ALBRECHT DÜRER*
https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/images/hb/hb_43.106.1.jpg

Rain Man
05-01-2019, 09:39 PM
Okay, those are your thirty paintings by the world's greatest painters. The poll will come up soon.

Simplicity
05-01-2019, 09:42 PM
Sorry, I make my own rules.

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/69/fd/ba/69fdba8fc6085aba4bdb7cca3d5b4453.jpg
(Fallen Angel - Alexandre Cabanel)

ThaVirus
05-01-2019, 09:43 PM
The Kandinsky, Pollock or Monet.

Boise_Chief
05-01-2019, 09:44 PM
The Jackson Pollock or the Floyd would both look great in my LR

TrebMaxx
05-01-2019, 09:46 PM
No Bob Ross?

Sofa King
05-01-2019, 09:46 PM
Jean-Michel Basquiat. Definitely a conversation piece and it’s bright.

Superturtle
05-01-2019, 09:48 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D1lTwODX4AA_RGN.jpg

Rain Man
05-01-2019, 09:55 PM
Okay, here's my first cut. I can go from 30 to 14 pretty easily by eliminating paintings where I don't really like the style or the subject.

Contenders

WASSILY KANDINSKY
VINCENT VAN GOGH
TOMMASO MASACCIO
TITIAN
PETER PAUL RUBENS
PAUL CÉZANNE
PABLO PICASSO
LEONARDO DA VINCI
JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT
HENRI MATISSE
FRANCISCO DE GOYA
ÉDOUARD MANET
DIEGO VELÁZQUEZ
CLAUDE MONET

Rejected – Don’t like the style

ANDY WARHOL
ALBRECHT DÜRER
JACKSON POLLOCK
MICHELANGELO BUONARROTI
MARK ROTHKO
JOSEPH MALLORD WILLIAM TURNER
PIET MONDRIAN
PAUL GAUGUIN


Rejected – Don’t like the subject

CARAVAGGIO
REMBRANDT VAN RIJN
RAPHAEL
JAN VAN EYCK
GIOTTO DI BONDONE
EDVARD MUNCH
JOAN MIRÓ
PIERO DELLA FRANCESCA

Miles
05-01-2019, 09:57 PM
What the hell is that lady holding in the Da Vinci?

eDave
05-01-2019, 09:58 PM
Tough call between the MIRÓ, the BASQUIAT, the POLLOCK, or the DÜRER.

Fishpicker
05-01-2019, 09:59 PM
Albrecht Altdorfer
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f3/Albrecht_Altdorfer_-_Schlacht_bei_Issus_%28Alte_Pinakothek%2C_M%C3%BCnchen%29.jpg
a detail of the same painting
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4c/Albrecht_altdorfer%2C_battaglia_di_isso_05.JPG

eDave
05-01-2019, 10:00 PM
Albrecht Altdorfer


What's going on there?

Fishpicker
05-01-2019, 10:01 PM
What's going on there?

pike and shot, puff and slash

ClevelandBronco
05-01-2019, 10:04 PM
Since I cannot have a Magritte, I will happily settle for a Matisse.

Rain Man
05-01-2019, 10:05 PM
If I then shake out the top half of my contenders, I end up with:

Top Half:

WASSILY KANDINSKY
PETER PAUL RUBENS
LEONARDO DA VINCI
JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT
HENRI MATISSE
ÉDOUARD MANET
CLAUDE MONET

Eliminated:

VINCENT VAN GOGH
TOMMASO MASACCIO
TITIAN
PAUL CÉZANNE
PABLO PICASSO
FRANCISCO DE GOYA
DIEGO VELÁZQUEZ

Rain Man
05-01-2019, 10:06 PM
Getting it down to my top three:

PETER PAUL RUBENS
JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT
CLAUDE MONET

Elminated:

ÉDOUARD MANET
HENRI MATISSE
WASSILY KANDINSKY
LEONARDO DA VINCI

ClevelandBronco
05-01-2019, 10:06 PM
I’m very tempted by the Basquiat.

rockymtnchief
05-01-2019, 10:07 PM
DaVinci, Picasso and Monet, when I was younger.

C.M Russell has been more my taste for decades.

Indian Chief
05-01-2019, 10:08 PM
Bob Ross is the correct answer.

Rain Man
05-01-2019, 10:09 PM
So among my top three, here's how I would rank them.

#1 - Monet. I know it's trite to pick Monet, but there's a reason that he's considered great. I love his stuff, and I have a natural attraction to landscapes. I have to go Monet here.

#2 - Basquiat. This guy does some seriously awesome stuff. I really like his painting, and it's a really close call to pick it.

#3 - Rubens. This is a surprise for me, because I'm not usually into his stuff, but this particular painting is really wonderful. I like how the central figures are more crisp, and then the figures on the edges get fuzzy. Great work.

Fishpicker
05-01-2019, 10:10 PM
Rubens cuz he was painting big booty hos before it was cool

https://www.artble.com/imgs/a/f/d/819261/the_landing_of_marie_de_medicis_at_marseilles.jpg

prhom
05-01-2019, 10:11 PM
Monet isn’t my favorite, but it’s better than the Van Gogh you selected. I would have a tough time turning down the Pollock or Kandinsky though.

Gadzooks
05-01-2019, 10:18 PM
What the hell is that lady holding in the Da Vinci?

This. Anybody know what the fuck kind of life form that lady is holding?
https://www.straitstimes.com/sites/default/files/styles/article_pictrure_780x520_/public/articles/2016/12/30/40989116_-_29_12_2016_-_poland_culture_lady_with_the_an_ermine_da_vinci.jpg?itok=Kt7WlCa_&timestamp=1483042806

Superturtle
05-01-2019, 10:19 PM
Looks like a ferret.

Gadzooks
05-01-2019, 10:22 PM
Looks like a ferret.

Never-mind. It's a god damned ermine.
(Rain Man.:rolleyes:)

mr. tegu
05-01-2019, 10:25 PM
The Monet for sure.

Third Eye
05-01-2019, 10:26 PM
I did not read the rules before posting. I would like to change my vote from the Matisse to the Caravaggio.

eDave
05-01-2019, 10:29 PM
Went with the POLLOCK as it aligns with the decorating ideas I have for my new house.

Hammock Parties
05-01-2019, 10:29 PM
No Hieronymus Bosch no care.

Gadzooks
05-01-2019, 10:34 PM
Someone picked the one with all the dinky doos, (NTTAWWT).

Rain Man
05-01-2019, 10:36 PM
Never-mind. It's a god damned ermine.
(Rain Man.:rolleyes:)

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Rain Man
05-01-2019, 10:39 PM
Rembrandt has two votes? I like his stuff in general, but the selected painting isn't exactly irresistible to me. It looks like the emperor in Star Wars.

Strongside
05-01-2019, 10:50 PM
Turned a corner at the Vatican Museums a few years ago and saw in front of me Raphael’s “Transfiguration”.

Most of the other paintings from that period haven’t aged particularly well and are discolored, faded.

Transfiguration, in that regard, was the 4k UHDTV to the tube televisions that populated the halls elsewhere.

It was so vivid. The colors were so unbelievably pristine.

A closer look revealed brush bristles stuck in the oil, and fingerprints scattered about. It’s a masterpiece.

One of probably five pieces of artwork that have ever made my eyes well up with tears just from looking at them.

eDave
05-01-2019, 10:50 PM
Rembrandt has two votes? I like his stuff in general, but the selected painting isn't exactly irresistible to me. It looks like the emperor in Star Wars.

I was drawn to that one. Then it started to creep me out. Those eyes are probably looking right at you, at any angle. :shudder:

eDave
05-01-2019, 10:52 PM
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91C4IENLcrL._SY679_.jpg

Rain Man
05-01-2019, 10:56 PM
Turned a corner at the Vatican Museums a few years ago and saw in front of me Raphael’s “Transfiguration”.

Most of the other paintings from that period haven’t aged particularly well and are discolored, faded.

Transfiguration, in that regard, was the 4k UHDTV to the tube televisions that populated the halls elsewhere.

It was so vivid. The colors were so unbelievably pristine.

A closer look revealed brush bristles stuck in the oil, and fingerprints scattered about. It’s a masterpiece.

One of probably five pieces of artwork that have ever made my eyes well up with tears just from looking at them.

I haven't been there, but that would be great to see.

A painting that I saw at the Louvre has always stuck with me as a beautiful painting. Delaroche's "The Young Martyr". It's amazing in real life.

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/2f/e1/ee/2fe1ee1a483c50b540b63648dd030066.jpg

GloucesterChief
05-01-2019, 11:05 PM
Caravaggio simply beats/murders all the competition. He was one part genius painter and one part drunken brawling street thug.

eDave
05-01-2019, 11:10 PM
Caravaggio simply beats/murders all the competition. He was one part genius painter and one part drunken brawling street thug.

They were all great. They were all fucked up.

GloucesterChief
05-01-2019, 11:14 PM
They were all great. They were all ****ed up.

Yes but we actually have pages of written records of Caravaggio's brawling and at least one murder he committed. He also did so in multiple cities.

stevieray
05-01-2019, 11:21 PM
Since art is subjective..no offense.

No:

Albert Bierstadt
Norman Rockwell
Maxfield Parrish
Thomas Hart Benton
Remington
*Frank Frazetta
*Roger Dean

but off the list...

The Monet is tempting as I saw my first at the Nelson last year.

The Pollack would be incredible because you could study and get lost in it for hours.

But in the end, I'll have to choose the Michelangelo. The only artist to ever create masterpieces in art, sculpture and architecture. He's unparalleled in my eyes. No one comes close.

saphojunkie
05-01-2019, 11:34 PM
Caravaggio and I didn’t need to see the options

saphojunkie
05-01-2019, 11:35 PM
Caravaggio simply beats/murders all the competition. He was one part genius painter and one part drunken brawling street thug.

My man right here

eDave
05-01-2019, 11:43 PM
My man right here

I thought he was talking about SAUTO, TBH.

TwistedChief
05-02-2019, 01:53 AM
Monet for me and it's not even close. Art rarely does much for me, but his stuff has depth at a level I really don't understand myself.

jd1020
05-02-2019, 02:04 AM
The Pollack would be incredible because you could study and get lost in it for hours.

I'm curious to know what there is to study in a Jackson Pollock painting.

I took art history as one of my college courses and when we got to Pollock there wasnt much to be said other than sometimes he drops a cigarette butt in his painting as he stands over the canvas and haphazardly flicks paint around.

scho63
05-02-2019, 02:47 AM
LeRoy Nieman

https://static01.nyt.com/images/2012/06/21/arts/NIEMAN2-obit/NIEMAN2-obit-jumbo.jpg

http://iartprints.com/uploadpic/leroy_neiman/big/rocky.jpg

http://www.paintinghere.org/UploadPic/Leroy%20Neiman/big/Michael%20Jordan%20Art.jpg

https://www.klinebooks.com/pictures/medium/42993.jpg

http://sheamagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Arnold-Palmer-at-Latrobe.jpg

Otter
05-02-2019, 03:19 AM
This. Anybody know what the fuck kind of life form that lady is holding?
https://www.straitstimes.com/sites/default/files/styles/article_pictrure_780x520_/public/articles/2016/12/30/40989116_-_29_12_2016_-_poland_culture_lady_with_the_an_ermine_da_vinci.jpg?itok=Kt7WlCa_&timestamp=1483042806 Looks like a ferret with trimmed ears that works his arms and shoulders to hell at the gym. Possibly some HGH involved.

Easy 6
05-02-2019, 05:02 AM
The Kandinsky, Pollock or Monet.

Nice tastes you have there, I’m torn between the Kandinsky or Monet myself

TipRoast
05-02-2019, 05:42 AM
What about Renoir?

https://tabanerocigars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/renoir_pierre_auguste_5.jpg


Alternative for Raphael:

http://en.allpaintingsstore.com/Art.nsf/O/7YKFV9/$File/Raphael-Raffaello-Sanzio-Portrait-of-Bindo-Altoviti.JPG


And one more, from Winslow Homer:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1d/Winslow_Homer_-_The_Adirondack_guide.jpg/1280px-Winslow_Homer_-_The_Adirondack_guide.jpg

MahiMike
05-02-2019, 05:58 AM
I didn't see Salvador Dali.

Chiefs=Champions
05-02-2019, 06:00 AM
As someone who knows nothing about art - I picked monet. Surprised he had so many votes. Must say something about his talent.

lawrenceRaider
05-02-2019, 06:05 AM
Monet isn’t my favorite, but it’s better than the Van Gogh you selected. I would have a tough time turning down the Pollock or Kandinsky though.

I wonder at the choice for Van Gogh. He has many much, much better paintings to choose from and is my favorite on the list. The Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam is a must visit. The Rijksmuseum is an all day affair to see it all, they sit basically next door to each other.

https://kristimorris1796.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/van-gogh-art-sun.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_CEYFayo29Ew/TTTQehpMUtI/AAAAAAAAAPw/3ZPKQcsxnB0/s1600/Van+Gogh%252520-%252520sky%252520at%252520night.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hrflWI1SO3Y/UO9PrzUMnjI/AAAAAAAAQFY/X-WaNpA5DX8/s1600/Van-Gogh-Painting-3.jpg

https://haydenmcclure.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/vangogh_3.jpg

lawrenceRaider
05-02-2019, 06:07 AM
Rembrandt has two votes? I like his stuff in general, but the selected painting isn't exactly irresistible to me. It looks like the emperor in Star Wars.

Were you trying to skew the voting with crappy paintings by some of the greats?

ThaVirus
05-02-2019, 06:11 AM
I have to say i was disappointed in Michelangelo's work. I usually love his stuff.

Coochie liquor
05-02-2019, 06:17 AM
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190502/3607c0b907cad5a99db08d135aaef69f.jpg


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MTG#10
05-02-2019, 06:18 AM
The first one because it's the only one that even comes close to matching my other decor

CanadianChief
05-02-2019, 06:34 AM
How is Bob Ross not on this list?

loochy
05-02-2019, 06:59 AM
No Dali? I love Dali stuff.

rabblerouser
05-02-2019, 06:59 AM
Where is Henri Rousseau?

Poll is worthless.

RealSNR
05-02-2019, 07:21 AM
No Dali? I love Dali stuff.

That's because you're a pervert.

Sorce
05-02-2019, 07:50 AM
I watched an old lady who apparently gave no fucks walk up and touch that Jackson Pollock. I would have went with Van Gogh if it had been one of many of his other paintings.

fan4ever
05-02-2019, 08:10 AM
I'd take any of the impressionists...and Dali IS great...just not what I'd want in my living room.

KC_Lee
05-02-2019, 08:15 AM
Pieter Bruegel for the win.

Beef Supreme
05-02-2019, 08:32 AM
http://www.theworldweekly.com/images/content/cover/Jesus1.jpg

Amnorix
05-02-2019, 08:34 AM
So I love Rembrandt and van Eyck, but the paintings that they did that are available here aren't anythign I love. I'm choosing -- as I now see so many others did -- a nice seashore painting by Monet.

It's dominating the competition, but I think that is far less the skill of the artist than the simple fact that here in the modern world, that is an entirely appropriate (if slightly boring), very nice piece of work.

Amnorix
05-02-2019, 08:36 AM
As someone who knows nothing about art - I picked monet. Surprised he had so many votes. Must say something about his talent.


Nah, see my reply above. He's not likely even top 10 for me. It's just a nicer piece that fits well in any living room, more than any extraordinary talent he has.

I love Rembrandt, but an old crone staring down at me all the time? err....

Randallflagg
05-02-2019, 08:48 AM
This. Anybody know what the **** kind of life form that lady is holding?
https://www.straitstimes.com/sites/default/files/styles/article_pictrure_780x520_/public/articles/2016/12/30/40989116_-_29_12_2016_-_poland_culture_lady_with_the_an_ermine_da_vinci.jpg?itok=Kt7WlCa_&timestamp=1483042806



Chupacabra.

srvy
05-02-2019, 08:59 AM
LeRoy Nieman

https://static01.nyt.com/images/2012/06/21/arts/NIEMAN2-obit/NIEMAN2-obit-jumbo.jpg

http://iartprints.com/uploadpic/leroy_neiman/big/rocky.jpg

http://www.paintinghere.org/UploadPic/Leroy%20Neiman/big/Michael%20Jordan%20Art.jpg

https://www.klinebooks.com/pictures/medium/42993.jpg

http://sheamagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Arnold-Palmer-at-Latrobe.jpg

Absolutely
https://dyn1.heritagestatic.com/lf?set=path%5B4%2F5%2F5%2F3%2F4553389%5D%2Csizedata%5B850x600%5D&call=url%5Bfile%3Aproduct.chain%5D

srvy
05-02-2019, 09:16 AM
Thomas Hart Benton

http://stateoftheozarks.net/culture/craftsmanship/painting/benton/departure_joads.jpg
https://biblioklept.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/art-addicts-anonymous-thomas-hart-benton-the-apple-of-discord-1949-1427430439_org.jpg?w=739
http://www.artfixdaily.com/images/pr/Oct22_benton972x631.jpg
http://www.askart.com/assets/2017/8195_240089_450_1.jpg

Munson
05-02-2019, 09:29 AM
ÉDOUARD MANET*
http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/files/2014/11/manet_spring.jpg


Going strictly by the paintings offered, I chose this one.

I probably would've went with Van Gogh, but the one shown wasn't all that appealing.

srvy
05-02-2019, 09:38 AM
George Caleb Bingham

https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2015/06/15/009_bingham_small_wide-dfd0c468481a3c10155babcf177085bfb4f1e4e2.jpg?s=1400
http://hoocher.com/George_Caleb_Bingham/WASHINGTON_CROSSING_THE_DELAWARE_by_Emanuel_Gottlieb_Leutze.jpg
http://s1.thingpic.com/images/NK/KVPor3YSwRQ5QzYsHzDWJHxa.jpeg
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1a/George_Caleb_Bingham_-_Fiddler_%28study_for_The_Jolly_Flatboatmen%29_%28recto%29_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg/632px-George_Caleb_Bingham_-_Fiddler_%28study_for_The_Jolly_Flatboatmen%29_%28recto%29_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg

Beef Supreme
05-02-2019, 10:39 AM
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/78/a7/94/78a794a8914f1abe774cb6acb768069f.jpg

Randallflagg
05-02-2019, 11:01 AM
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/78/a7/94/78a794a8914f1abe774cb6acb768069f.jpg



ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL



Definitely a classic!! :thumb:

gblowfish
05-02-2019, 11:06 AM
My wife is a retired art teacher. So we have prints from many of those artists in the poll in our home. Our bedroom has a Monet and Van Gogh print. At work I have Thomas Hart Benton, George Caleb Bingham, Richard Estes, Picasso, Magritte, Edward Hopper and Norman Rockwell's "The Kansas City Spirit."

scho63
05-02-2019, 12:24 PM
I wonder at the choice for Van Gogh. He has many much, much better paintings to choose from and is my favorite on the list. The Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam is a must visit. The Rijksmuseum is an all day affair to see it all, they sit basically next door to each other.


I was there many many years ago and I agree, it has always remained one of my top 3 in the world. A great one for sure! :clap:

scho63
05-02-2019, 12:28 PM
C.M.Coolidge has one of the World's most recognized paintings!


https://www.dhresource.com/0x0s/f2-albu-g7-M01-97-91-rBVaSlsScPyAbZRbAAdgdcQjd8s537.jpg/dog-playing-poker-oil-painting-hd-print-wall.jpg

Munson
05-02-2019, 12:34 PM
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/i/232285296380-0-1/s-l1000.jpg

neech
05-02-2019, 12:39 PM
Andy Warhol so overrated.

jd1020
05-02-2019, 01:53 PM
Andy Warhol so overrated.

Probably take any of his shit over Pollock, though.

I cant for the life of me understand how what Pollock did is considered art or talent in any way and there's actually people out there that try to put meaning behind his work. It's fucking paint splatter people.

The 2019 versions of Pollock have turned into vomiting paint onto a canvas, stripping down naked and climbing a ladder to drop paint eggs out of their vagina in the middle of town sqaure, laying down naked next to a canvas and shooting paint out of their ass. Slap the words "Abstract Expressionism" on it and after they die it might be worth millions.

Hydrae
05-02-2019, 02:14 PM
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91C4IENLcrL._SY679_.jpg

I have a coworker in Barcelona who has that on his living room wall. Not something I would do.

St. Patty's Fire
05-02-2019, 02:36 PM
Please add Bob Ross to the poll please

And add the Kramer

old_geezer
05-02-2019, 02:56 PM
MONET was a close second for me but I ended up going with JOSEPH MALLORD WILLIAM TURNER. (Whom I've never heard of)

gblowfish
05-02-2019, 02:58 PM
If you hate Pollock, you'll REALLY hate Mark Rothko.

Fat Elvis
05-02-2019, 03:26 PM
If you hate Pollock, you'll REALLY hate Mark Rothko.

Odd, I really dislike Pollock, but I chose Rothko for my painting. (I actually use Rothko for my screensavers.)

threebag02
05-02-2019, 03:31 PM
Monet would have been my choice if not based on the painting in OP

The Pollock is something I really can dig

jd1020
05-02-2019, 03:34 PM
If you hate Pollock, you'll REALLY hate Mark Rothko.

Yes.

It's not so much that I hate them, I just think its ****ing stupid that they are legitimately considered some of the greatest artist and most influential in history for shit that requires absolutely no talent.

Painting rectangles and slopping paint around? Come on man. That's some shit I would expect to buy for $5 at a kindergarten fundraiser and the shit sells for $146M with someone trying to tell a back story on a painting that has no logical meaning and then there are people out there that actually argue how they are misunderstood.

Fat Elvis
05-02-2019, 03:35 PM
https://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l281/erclsr/elephantinmud.jpg

You folks are slipping....

Fat Elvis
05-02-2019, 03:37 PM
https://i.imgur.com/zZBvvLm.jpg

kc rush
05-02-2019, 05:13 PM
I'm holding out for one of the Airwolf series by Demonpenz. His work with MS Paint is special.

srvy
05-02-2019, 05:47 PM
I have a coworker in Barcelona who has that on his living room wall. Not something I would do.
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91C4IENLcrL._SY679_.jpg

“I sense great vulnerability. A man-child crying out for love. An innocent orphan in the post-modern world.”

“I see a parasite. A sexually depraved miscreant who is seeking only to gratify his basest and most immediate urges.”

“His struggle is man's struggle. He lifts my spirit.”

“He is a loathsome, offensive brute. Yet I can’t look away.”

“He transcends time and space.”

“He sickens me.”

“I love it.”

“Me too.”

cooper barrett
05-02-2019, 08:37 PM
I don't think my love of art is on the same level.


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-mFzuJEqky9Q/Tr6jsiF5e-I/AAAAAAAARG4/e3zJjDwcziw/s640/Hotshot+Eastbound+%257E+Simpsons.jpg

cdcox
05-02-2019, 09:24 PM
This was tough. It is almost like you went out of your way to find less inspiring works by several of the artists. I know I could have found more than a dozen paintings by Van Gogh, Cezanne, Picasso, Rothko, and Monet that I enjoy more than the selected paintings.

It came down to these four:

Kadinsky -- I always enjoy his paintings, and this is not a bad selection.
Van Gogh -- a top five artist for me, but a bad selection. I suspect I would enjoy this painting more in person. I can't really make out the brushstrokes in the image.
Picasso-- I like the blue period. I would probably enjoy this more in person.
Rothko -- I've learned the meditative value of Rothko over the past five years. This one is meh and the room has to have the right lighting for them to bring out their best.

I'm going with the Rothko, edging out the Picasso.

cdcox
05-02-2019, 09:45 PM
Yes.

It's not so much that I hate them, I just think its ****ing stupid that they are legitimately considered some of the greatest artist and most influential in history for shit that requires absolutely no talent.

Painting rectangles and slopping paint around? Come on man. That's some shit I would expect to buy for $5 at a kindergarten fundraiser and the shit sells for $146M with someone trying to tell a back story on a painting that has no logical meaning and then there are people out there that actually argue how they are misunderstood.

I used to think Rothko was just some blotches of paint. If you look closely you will notice very subtle variations in color even in the most monolithic of his blotches. The longer you look, the more you see. With the right Rothko in the right lighting, this process of discovery can persist for more than 10 minutes, with colors slowly revealing themselves every few minutes.

neech
05-02-2019, 09:57 PM
Rain man will come back later and tell us how much each one sold for.

EPodolak
05-02-2019, 10:35 PM
I think Rothko's work is profoundly beautiful, but then I'm a twit who hangs around art venues.

I'm not wild about any of these paintings for my living room, but if I'm going to live forever with one it would be the Picasso or Manet.

JD10367
05-03-2019, 03:01 AM
I prefer Antonio Canaletto or Salvador Dali, but from this list the Da Vinci is a no-brainer. It looks good, it’s got what appears to be a pissed off ferret, and Da Vinci only has 15 known paintings so it’s priceless.

Graystoke
05-03-2019, 07:20 AM
Jackson

stevieray
05-03-2019, 07:33 AM
I'm proud to be the only vote for a guy who could do this....

PunkinDrublic
05-03-2019, 07:45 AM
I visited this place called Dafen Oil Painting village near where I’m staying at while I work out here. Anyway, these Chinese artists are able to reproduce these works of art and it’s pretty damn close to the real thing to where you couldn’t spot the difference unless you were an expert.

scho63
05-03-2019, 08:09 AM
I visited this place called Dafen Oil Painting village near where I’m staying at while I work out here. Anyway, these Chinese artists are able to reproduce these works of art and it’s pretty damn close to the real thing to where you couldn’t spot the difference unless you were an expert.

There is NOTHING the Chinese don't copy and steal. :(

Buehler445
05-03-2019, 08:27 AM
Albrecht Altdorfer
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f3/Albrecht_Altdorfer_-_Schlacht_bei_Issus_%28Alte_Pinakothek%2C_M%C3%BCnchen%29.jpg
a detail of the same painting
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4c/Albrecht_altdorfer%2C_battaglia_di_isso_05.JPG

That's amazing.

I should get a print of that.

tatorhog
05-03-2019, 08:40 AM
Da Vinci or Caravaggio


but if I'm hanging it in the living room, I'm getting a Graig Kreindler...that dude does amazing work.