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Paedantic Basterd 09-16-2012 03:04 PM

The Fine Art Appreciation Thread
 
We have a lot of fans of visual art here as well as music, and I've been wanting to share some of my favourite finds for a long time, as well as see what else people have been admiring, so here's a thread for your favourite visual artists.

A WARNING: Some pieces may contain nudity, graphic violence, or dark imagery. Please insert these images under a spoiler tag for the (probably few) sensitive members.

I'll start off with a bit of Jenny Saville, who you'll probably recognize from Manic Street Preachers albums, and known for her enormous portraits of obese womens' figures.





http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3qWK5TqSOw...0/saville1.jpg

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7...51uro1_500.jpg

Lisnaholic 09-16-2012 07:25 PM

Long Time No See, Pedestrian !

I like the paintings you`ve chosen, especially the last one. I really like the dynamic, angry way the head is painted and the creepy effect of the glazed eyes.

I`ve worked out from other posts that you are particularly interested in portraits, but I hope you`ll tolerate my offering anyway:-

Paul Nash had a tamer style, but a special, subtle way with landscapes :-

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_zfnqm3f0S4...52B1919-22.jpg

^ This one is unusually bright and sunny for him, but it shows two PN characteristics; a landscape that is undramatic, a little offbeat, and empty of people. More typical are the ones below; scenes in the eerie light that you might come across on a long wintery walk in England`s "Home Counties" :-

http://www.christies.com/lotfinderim.../d4295599r.jpg
The End Of The Steps

http://allthingsconsidered.co.uk/ima...paul_nash2.jpg
Pillar in Moonlight


http://www.rennart.co.uk/images/images/nashwoods.jpg

Frownland 09-16-2012 08:02 PM

I really like Philip C. Curtis's work. He blends nature and upper class society into his paintings so well, and the distancing between the characters in the painting is a brilliant motif in his work as well.

http://www.askart.com/AskART/photos/DOY1212004/295.jpg

http://www.theculturalexchange.com/I..._The_Table.jpg

http://philipccurtis.org/images/A%20...%20Parade2.png

http://philipccurtis.org/images/A%20...80s/Fence2.png

Lisnaholic 09-16-2012 08:42 PM

I`ve never heard of Philip C. Curtis, but the elegant ladies at the beach, especially, is a great image !

Australian Russell Drysdale put more working class figures into his landscapes :-

http://qag.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/.../Popup_800.jpg

http://www.netsvictoria.org.au/asset...row-trap-2.jpg

PoorOldPo 09-17-2012 07:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lisnaholic (Post 1231741)
Long Time No See, Pedestrian !

I like the paintings you`ve chosen, especially the last one. I really like the dynamic, angry way the head is painted and the creepy effect of the glazed eyes.

I`ve worked out from other posts that you are particularly interested in portraits, but I hope you`ll tolerate my offering anyway:-

Paul Nash had a tamer style, but a special, subtle way with landscapes :-



^ This one is unusually bright and sunny for him, but it shows two PN characteristics; a landscape that is undramatic, a little offbeat, and empty of people. More typical are the ones below; scenes in the eerie light that you might come across on a long wintery walk in England`s "Home Counties" :-


The End Of The Steps

Pillar in Moonlight


http://www.rennart.co.uk/images/images/nashwoods.jpg

His style is beautiful. Wow.

Paedantic Basterd 09-17-2012 07:49 AM

I'm also quite fond of Anya Janssen's work, which I've definitely displayed my admiration of before.


works :: anya janssen

(I think the most of her style when she's using it to suggest motion).

Dayvan Cowboy 09-17-2012 08:15 PM

http://images.wikia.com/looneytunes/...ta-go-fast.gif

Paedantic Basterd 09-17-2012 08:37 PM

I'm going to breeze past that and post some of Liz Wolfe's work. Moving away from portraiture, I like Liz Wolfe for her childish images and dark humour.

http://www.profimedia.si/photo/chick...0018228992.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_w_lybzl4kI...fe_posicle.jpg

http://www.coolhunting.com/culture/a...liz_wolfe2.jpg

LIZ WOLFE

CanwllCorfe 09-17-2012 10:51 PM

I'm particularly fond of Odd Nerdrum's work. They have such a wonderful old quality to them, and yet the content is so surreal. It's such a wonderful mix.

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kv...b2v3o1_500.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-BGTVbhdCZZ...DAnYo1_500.jpg

I'm also a fan of Igor Melnikov, who I used quite a bit for my avatars.

http://andrewrslaton.files.wordpress...0405165402.jpg

http://www.melnikovart.com/display/s...leep1-400w.jpg

Chrysalis 09-17-2012 11:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dayvan Cowboy (Post 1232087)

Dammit, I was going to post that. >8U

On a more serious note, I'm liking those paintings by Philip C. Curtis, Lisnaholic. :D


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