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Favourite artist/ painting?

Postby eganj1 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:36 am

When i was about 13 I bought a poster of Jane Avril by Toulouse Lautrec, this was the first piece of art I bought, it was a large poster to adorn my bedroom wall along with David Essex
http://www.fineartprintsondemand.com/ar ... il-400.jpg

When i got to about 17 I fell for the works of Turner in a big way after seeing an exhibition of his work, I loved his style and still do, not much has changed, semi abstract landscapes still do it for me today.
Now it's contemporary artists like Blockley and Jackson that i'd give my eye teeth for as well as Turner of course. Looking at these paintings gets me in the pit of my stomach in a nice kind of way :)

http://www.pinturayartistas.com/acuarel ... emporaneos

http://www.rwa.org.uk/jblckly.htm

http://www.kurtjackson.co.uk/

http://www.kurtjackson.co.uk/Kurt_jacks ... itions.htm

I can see why these 3 artist's appeal to me

Who is your favourite artist ,artwork, style, genre?
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Re: Favourite artist/ painting?

Postby Becky Syroka » Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:58 pm

One of my favorite modern day artists is Susan Harrison-Tustain from New Zealand. Her paintings are so realistic and so splashed with light and color variations that they take my breath away. This applies both to her floral subjects as well as her portraits. And her portraits really touch my emotions. She takes an ordinary person in an ordinary setting (often using her daughter as her model)..... yet transforms it into a poignant moment which pulls me right in. She can convey the mood of her subject so well with the most subtle details....the position of hands.....the slope of the neck and shoulder.
http://www.harrison-tustain.com/gallery.html

Great subject for discussion, Jill!
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Re: Favourite artist/ painting?

Postby minervacox » Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:38 am

Hi, I guess after much thought I would still have to choose Bouguereau as my "all time" favorite. The picture below is probably my all time favorite. His contrast values and his rendition of hands and feet are incomparable in my humble opinion.
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http://www.artrenewal.org/articles/Most_Popular_Artists/Most_Popular_Artists.php
Almost all artists on this list beginning with Bouguereau are very much my preference of artwork.

There are many, many fabulous artists alive today and already gone that I love, Tustain is one, there was an Iraqui artist whose link I have since lost that did gorgeous portrait work. If anyone saved that link, please forward it to me...

http://alfredoartist.com/Gallery1.htm
This work is done by a contemperary artist and is very well executed in my opinion also...

There are too many modern day fantasy artists to mention, who paint faeries, but there are some gorgeous faerie paintings out here..
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Re: Favourite artist/ painting?

Postby marcib » Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:26 pm

My favorites? Bouguereau for sure... I am enchanted by his shepherdesses... I can still remember the feeling I had when I was in San Diego walking into the museum there and wishing I had thought to look on th e net to see whether they had a Bouguereau in their collection . I walked into the next room as I was kicking myself for not doing the research and when I turned around, I was face to face with
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which is one of my favorite paintings of his... I almost fell over !

The cool thing about the piece was that it reads like a dimensional face... and I didnt even realize it until I saw it in person that the entire face is completely ion shadow.. Blew my mind! ...

I also agree with Becky .. I love Susan Harrison-Tustain's work as well... all of it, including the florals .. but her use of sunlight on the portraits is stunning...

As far as contemporary portraitists, I love Timothy C Tyler. His use of color is fabulous!
http://www.timothyctyler.com/
http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/tim-tyler.html
http://timothyctylerfineart.homestead.com/mainpage.html.. Open the PDF file on this page to see a lot of his stuff.. THe portrait of his daughter in the green bonnet holding the silver pitcher is one of my favorites... His still life work is phenomenal as well...
The on e bad thing about Tim is that he doesnt have his work on one connected website.. His websites are always really disjointed.

I also like Harley Brown a lot ... his wild backgrounds really appeal to me..
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