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offline RussellDust on 2018-01-25 20:37 [#02543075]
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I’d love to know what are some of your favourites.

I’m very much into Francis Bacon, Lucien Freud, Frank
Auerbach, that gang, amongst so many others.


 

offline welt on 2018-01-25 21:05 [#02543077]
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Since forests and good paintings feel very
similar to me/trigger the same aesthetic reaction in me, I'd
say that my favorite "painter" is whatever forces created
the designs of all those beautiful plants and birds that
make up forests.

Then I like lots of medieval paintings because I like the
"minimalistic" approach - there's nothing in the pictures
besides the existentially most important things. It's like
staring at Being as such - expressed in weird symbolism.

Then I like Lucien Freud very much, and I find it VERY WEIRD
that his paintings really look (at least to me) like Sigmund
Freud's texts feel. I can't tell why. It's not only the
nudity/sex.

I also used to be a big fan of Malevich. I had two large
copies of his suprematist paintings in my flat for a long
time. I still like him, but the effect on me has sort of
"worn off" a bit.


 

offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2018-01-25 21:16 [#02543078]
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ooh god, if you'd asked me when i was 19/20ish i'd have
filled the reply box but my memory isn't what it was. just
off the top of my head, katharina grosse, jenny saville,
robert rauschenberg, fiona rae, chris ofilli, mark rothko.
used to have stacks of art books i could flick through but
they're all boxed up at my flat at the mo


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2018-01-25 21:21 [#02543079]
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Issac Levitan, John Atkinson Grimshaw, Mikalojus Ciurlionis


 

offline welt on 2018-01-25 21:33 [#02543080]
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Ah yes, Issac Levitan is very good.

You should all post links to some of your fav paintings,
too, to make this thread even better


 

offline fleetmouse from Horny for Truth on 2018-01-25 23:13 [#02543081]
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wow WOW wow, those are fantastic and I don't know them at
all! Love what they do with light, especially Grimshaw.

I guess I'm not mainly a visual arts guy, I used to like
grotesque and macabre stuff like Beksinski but now I find
that just gauche, boring.

I do like Lucian Freud, also Goya and especially El Greco.
Freud captures an honest, flawed and fragile humanity that
is very touching.


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2018-01-26 00:41 [#02543084]
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yes i like the sense of expansiveness, monolithic clouds in
his paintings, also very beautiful woodlands


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2018-01-26 00:43 [#02543085]
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cheers mate, im glad i replied in this thread now


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2018-01-26 06:25 [#02543088]
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vincent van gogh -- speakes to me more than anyone. i
remember listening to aphex's "4" on as many doses of lsd
back in college. everything looked like a van gogh painting.
i went out on the porch on the 3rd story and it was wind
blowing around snow and that was absolute tops. i am pretty
sure i cried. i had a van gogh painting hanging in my
bedroom growing up. when i was six, we went on
vacation to california and i came back home to find it had
mysteriously fallen off the wall and the glass shattered.
years later, i went on a high school trip to france and it
was
exactly like he'd painted. god bless france's ocd
maintenence of historical sites.

wassily kandinsky -- i was trying to do this
stuff for ages before i found him and
realized he's way further than i'll ever get

louis wain -- idm before idm was idm


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2018-01-26 06:27 [#02543089]
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does escher count?


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2018-01-26 06:30 [#02543090]
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leonardo da vinci is more a general idol than a favorite
painter.

OF DEVICES FOR PAINTERS 173

a new device for consideration which, although it may
appear trivial and almost ludicrous, is nevertheless of
great utility in arousing the mind to various inventions.
And this is that if you look at any walls spotted with
various stains or with a mixture of different kinds of
stones, if you are about to invent some scene you will
be able to see in it a resemblance to various different
landscapes adorned with mountains, rivers, rocks, trees,
plains, wide valleys, and various groups of hills. You
will also be able to see divers combats and figures in
quick movement, and strange expressions of faces, and
outlandish costumes, and an infinite number of things
which you can then reduce into separate and well con-
ceived forms. With such walls and blends of different
stones it comes about as it does with the sound of bells,
in whose clanging you may discover every name and
word that you can imagine.


LAZY_TITLE


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2018-01-26 06:31 [#02543091]
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edvard munch was good at painting how i feel some days


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2018-01-26 06:33 [#02543092]
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giuseppe arcimboldo is not as earth-shattering as some but never
dull


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2018-01-26 06:41 [#02543093]
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i never really particularly liked picasso's stuff.

raphael somehow managed to do photographs with a paintbrush
and i find that infinitely more mind-blowing.

marilyn manson's paintings are good for a lol. like someone
gave art materials to a mental impatient for theraputics


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2018-01-26 06:44 [#02543094]
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dali was a daft genius. "i don't do drugs. i am
drugs"


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2018-01-26 06:48 [#02543095]
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starry nite done with roland cowbell


 

offline SignedUpToLOL from Bold & Naked (United Kingdom) on 2018-01-26 08:32 [#02543100]
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Woah, those are good. I never heard of them either,
and I went to art school (but hey, what's that about?).

I'm kind of glad I didn't see Levitan before because
paintings like this one are almost exactly what I was
trying to do (obviously not remotely as skillfully) - large
"skyscapes" with a minimal bit of land at the bottom. I've
always liked landscape art and just going through his work
now ... he's skipped straight to the top of my favourite
landscape artists. THANKS. It actually makes me want to try
painting again.

An artist that I did come across while I was at Art School,
which really pulled the rug from under me, was Ed Ruscha. I
was doing these landscapes with words/slogans over the top,
then I pick up a book on Ruscha and OOOOOOooooh
he's already done it and a million times better. I love the ones with
Ships.

My favourite painting is Celebes by Max Ernst. I do
like the Surrealists, I know it can be corny, but I love the
atmosphere of the painitings of de Chirico, the
trains in the background


 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2018-01-26 12:43 [#02543102]
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that van gogh bedroom makes me feel claustrophobic,
or at least like that feeling you get before you decide to
go for a walk.


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2018-01-26 15:10 [#02543106]
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nice one, yes great example its like something from the
minds eye, how you remember seeing something




 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2018-01-26 15:13 [#02543107]
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I like beksinski like giger, but I guess I have to be in a
certain mood to appreciate it


 

offline -crazone from smashing acid over and over on 2018-01-27 16:42 [#02543131]
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HR Giger
Dado
Mark Ryden
Basquiat
Jean dubuffet
Keith haring


 

offline mohamed on 2018-01-27 18:10 [#02543135]
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dali


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2018-01-27 20:53 [#02543140]
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I don't know if its true but I heard dali slept with his
keys in his hand above a metal tray and when he was nodding
off completely he would drop the keys and wake himself up so
he he would remember the weird things was just dreaming
about


 

offline Indeksical from Phobiazero Damage Control (United Kingdom) on 2018-01-27 23:06 [#02543142]
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David Hockney, Matisse, Lucien Freud & Francis Bacon.


 

offline Indeksical from Phobiazero Damage Control (United Kingdom) on 2018-01-27 23:06 [#02543143]
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Didn't even read the OK, marry me russell


 

offline Indeksical from Phobiazero Damage Control (United Kingdom) on 2018-01-27 23:09 [#02543144]
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Have you seen Loving Vincent? Also watch the Edvard Munch
documentary by Peter Watkins, its amazing.


 

offline Indeksical from Phobiazero Damage Control (United Kingdom) on 2018-01-27 23:11 [#02543145]
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I heard that about da Vinci but he had special metal balls
that flanked (like love balls)


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2018-01-28 06:46 [#02543150]
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I don't know if its true but I heard dali slept with his
keys in his hand above a metal tray and when he was nodding
off completely he would drop the keys and wake himself up so
he he would remember the weird things was just dreaming
about


my father told me of a similar psychological experiment
performed on cats, regarding REM sleep. a cat would be
scientifically marooned on a floating platform, precariously
balanced in a tub of cold water. should the cat fall asleep,
the balance would be lost, and the poor puss would be
spilled into the drink. this was designed to keep the cat
from sleeping. after about twenty or thirty hours, the cat
was clearly reacting to things that were not there.

other results


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-01-31 10:07 [#02543186]
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Oh let’s!

Lately I’ve been fascinated by George Bellows’
landscapes (rain on river being a particular one for me). I
love the way you can skip from viewing it as you would a
picture (landscape) to merely seeing paint and brushstrokes,
sometimes seeming erratic.


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-01-31 10:10 [#02543187]
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Thank you for all your lovely posts btw! Some “lovely
stuff”.

Yeah peeps, Goya!


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-01-31 10:12 [#02543188]
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Didn’t know these. I do like what I’m seeing from the
latter two!


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-01-31 10:14 [#02543189]
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Trust you to talk about the forest! Lol

Me and a shrink I used to see would joke that our favourite
Freud was Lucien.


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-01-31 10:18 [#02543190]
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Yes of course!

Nice one Belb.

Yes I think Basquiat deserves to be in this thread; highly
influential too.

Haring was important, first guy to do “street art” I
would say. I love the fact he was basically tagging at the
start. Left too early.

Glad no one has mentioned Pollock. Lol


 

offline -crazone from smashing acid over and over on 2018-01-31 19:32 [#02543193]
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hieronymus bosch


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-01-31 19:45 [#02543194]
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I like Inferno Musicale


 

offline misantroll from Switzerland on 2018-02-01 03:56 [#02543214]
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Giuseppe Arcimboldo


 

offline SignedUpToLOL from Bold & Naked (United Kingdom) on 2018-02-01 08:03 [#02543216]
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I like looking at that "Rain on the river" painting and
listening to Silent Hill ambient music.


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-02-01 09:48 [#02543217]
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I shall try looking at it while listening to that Walker
Brothers track.


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-02-01 09:52 [#02543218]
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Ha ha!

You've given some big names; I’d have to agree with Van
Gogh.

My favourite work by Dali is actually a film (not the Bunuel
one) where you see weird and wonderful worlds until the
camera pans back to reveal a pen.


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-02-06 09:26 [#02543683]
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Bump! I want moooore!


 

offline mohamed on 2018-02-06 20:00 [#02543712]
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dali


 

offline fleetmouse from Horny for Truth on 2018-02-07 13:18 [#02543731]
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Eric Fischl


 

offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2018-02-07 13:56 [#02543734]
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i'll see your eric fischl and raise you a michael majerus


 

offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2018-02-07 14:11 [#02543735]
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and if we can expand things to sculpture and installation
lets have mona hatoum, rebecca horn and sarah lucas


 

offline fleetmouse from Horny for Truth on 2018-02-07 14:38 [#02543737]
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omg

how much do I have to pay to be killed inside l'estel ferit


 

offline fleetmouse from Horny for Truth on 2018-02-07 14:59 [#02543738]
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(sorry if that sounded dismissive, I saw that sculpture and
immediately thought a) I want to be inside it b) but that
would probably kill me and c) hmm, that wouldn't be a bad
way to go)


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-02-07 15:54 [#02543741]
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Is she the woman who molded the inside of derelict
buildings?


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-02-07 15:57 [#02543742]
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You mentioned him before and I answered!

Fischl is pretty great with lighting, I love those lines in
the Broad; but I’m not always a fan of his depiction of
humans.


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-02-07 16:03 [#02543743]
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He’s quite “today” isn’t he? I wish he’d stop
using slogans (or anti slogans). That Pokemon one is quite
good but the “catch em all” ruins it for me. You can’t
really escape what you’re seeing, yet I’m sure he’d be
quite good at that. I feel that there’s restraint as a
result of his concept.


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-02-07 16:50 [#02543747]
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I do sound like a wanker, I’ll admit.


 


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