Favorite Paintings

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SnakeEyes
I'm curious as to what some of your favorite paintings are; we've been analyzing different paintings in one of my classes and I'm sure some of you guys could share some interesting works of art. So, have at it, post pictures of paintings you like or find interesting and if you feel like it, tell why.

Suppose I'll start.

MildPossession
I have always adored this painting by Vincent Van Gogh, called Starry Night, absolutely stunning oil painting:

"Looking at the stars always makes me dream"

SnakeEyes
Yeah, that's a classic. Really is a good one too, not sure if it's a favorite of mine, but worthy of being liked for sure.

Salvador Dali's "Persistence of Time" is another classic that I'm fond of:

rhosze
Wanderer Above the Mists is one of my favorites too. I love romantic paintings, mainly because I just love romanticism but also because a lot of them are just so awe-inspiring.

Iconic paintings are also appealing to me because I like looking into the historical/mythological contexts behind them. With iconography, there's so many replications and interpretations of one subject... gives you a lot to flip through.

Favorite painters: Franz von Stuck, Tadema, Fernand Khnopff, Ivan Aivazovsky, Gustav Klimt

Death of Marat:

rhosze

rhosze
Caresses, Fernand Khnopff
(also Colin, it amuses me that the man in this painting oddly resembles Conner Burns)

Omgu8mynewt
This painting, called "An Experiment on a Bird with the Air Pump" by Jospeh Wright 1768, because it showed how far science has come in the last few hundred years

http://www.avenuedstereo.com/modern/wright_bird.jpg

And now I work in a genetics lab hoping to cure diseases by fixing peoples DNA

angelababy
that's a classic. Really is a good one.I love romantic paintings.

Kaibs
Originally posted by MildPossession
I have always adored this painting by Vincent Van Gogh, called Starry Night, absolutely stunning oil painting:

"Looking at the stars always makes me dream"


Starry Night is also one of my favorite paintings. While at the Van Gough Museum in Amsterdam I got chased by security because I took a picture of Starry Night.

KurtRussellCrow
Originally posted by MildPossession
I have always adored this painting by Vincent Van Gogh, called Starry Night, absolutely stunning oil painting:

"Looking at the stars always makes me dream"


I have always loved this painting as well.

jacksamwhite
My all time favorite is the one which is recognized by whole world. Its none other than Monalisa.

Lord Shadow Z

xtinataguba
http://i.imgur.com/faUW6.jpg

this is not actually my favorite. but it catches my eye since i saw this picture.

Daisy Roberts
Originally posted by MildPossession
I have always adored this painting by Vincent Van Gogh, called Starry Night, absolutely stunning oil painting:

"Looking at the stars always makes me dream"
Oh yeh! This painting is a masterpiece! Just gorgeous!

staxamillion
flaming june

https://theviewfrommybalcony.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/flamingjune-lordleighton1.jpg

socool8520
Am I the only person who doesn't care for the "Starry Night" painting? To me, it looks like a child painted it. I guess it's supposed to be more of an emotional piece, but to me it is just unappealing.

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