Who are your five favourite Artists?

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  1. Drifterwood

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    Could be some interesting lists.

    Mine are fairly orthodox.

    In no particular order, and subject to change,

    Caravaggio
    Turner
    Picasso
    Goya
    Francis Bacon
     
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    I'm quite conservative too:

    Rembrandt
    Cezanne
    Caravaggio
    Yeats (Jack B)
    Klimt

    Rembrandt is by far my favourite - the other four, like Drifter's, can vary. This time last year I might have had Dali or Vermeer on that list instead of Cezanne, but then I saw this in person and I damn near fell into it. Made me look at all of his stuff again.
     
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    I umed and ahed about Rembrandt, and whilst he probably makes my top ten paintings, I just felt he has too many portraits in the same style, so I find him less challenging. Just my ignorant POV.

    PS - I considered all yours excpt JBY.
     
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    I like:

    Leonardo DaVinci (A true artist immerses for understanding and writes it all down.)
    Rembrandt van Rijn (his studies on light and shade were amazing.)
    Georges Seurat (Devil's in the details. He was really spot on.)
    Salvador Dali (Sometimes it is good to have a skewed view.)
    Jackson Pollack (With him, haute cuisine would be boring.<==Joke. :biggrin1:)
     
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    Considered all yours too Invisi, except Seurat. I have been lucky to see many of his works and they are a great pleasure.
     
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    I dunno about ignorant POV - I kind of agree but that's how he fed his family. I love the soul he can paint in his subjects - it's there in every one of those samey portraits too. :smile:

    There's something other worldly about Yeats's paintings, undefinable - almost like they have a 4th dimension.
     
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    I have just been looking at his work online, same with Seurat. This thread could be great for bunking off work :biggrin1:.
     
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    Dali
    raphel
    monet
    turner
    and whoever did the painting my dad has a print of but i can't remember its name.
     
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    1 Piet Mondriaan
    2 Kazimir Malevich
    3 Victor Vasarely
    Yes I like geometrical forms, they are so rational that they make me emotional ;-)
    4 Francis Bacon
    5 Roy Lichtenstein
     
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    (arranged according to my own weird aesthetic mapping)

    both Cranachs and both Breugels
    Albrecht Durer
    Jan Van Eyck

    Michelangelo
    Carvaggio
    El Greco (in fact I love most of the Mannerists)
    Mantengna
    Tiepolo

    Ingres
    Delacroix

    Odilon Redon
    Gustave Moreau
    Carlos Schwabe
    Felicien Rops
    Alma Tadema
    Harry Clarke

    Douglas Pollard
    George Lepape
    Benito
    Rene Bouet-Willaumez

    Vasili Kandinsky
    Joan Miro
    Jean Cocteau
    Egon Schiele (the thinker's Klimt)
    Man Ray
    Amedeo Modigliani
    Anton Kolig
    Andre Masson
    Ronald Brooks Kitaj

    The Chapman Brothers
    Tracy Emin

    (really this is just those I could think of off the top of my head there are sooooo many more, sorry there isn't only five but I couldn't possibly reduce them to that number :redface: )
     
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    frida kahlo, painter
    jorge borges, writer
    pedro salinas, poet
    stanley kubrick, film director
    matt bellamy, musician
     
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    Anselm Kiefer
    Antoine Watteau
    Henri Rousseau
    Jean-Honore Fragonard
    Mark Rothko
    Pierre Bonnard

    I realize that's six--but I've always had trouble staying in-between the lines.
     
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    Go on punish me, I deserve it :tongue: Oh and "Australia" ? Oh you kidder :biggrin1:
     
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    Renoir
    Monet
    Mary Cassatt
    Gregory Reade
    J D Hillberry
     
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    At first thought here are some of my answers., I have many others though. I would like to know others' favorite illustrators ...
    Johannes Vermeer
    Grant Wood
    Frida Kahlo
    Tamara de Lempika
    Gustav Klimt
     
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    Van Gogh
    Matisse
    Picasso
    Monet
    Chagall
     
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    As good a list as any for duh rubester (though I'm not so sure about Chagall ... wonderful stuff, but it became a schtick).

    Then I would add:
    Rembrandt
    Goya
    Vermeer
    Cezanne

    Renoir
     
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    Hmmm, dunno a huge amount, but:

    Monet
    Picasso
    Dali
    Lowry
    Constable

    That DaVinci and Vermeer aren't bad either, and Roy Lichenstein is cool (thanks LinkyDinky).
     
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