35 Famous paintings

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  1. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    http://wisetoast.com/35-most-famous-paintings-of-all-times/

    Reguardless of ther monetary value... who painted 'em or historical value... from the link above... pick the top 5 paintings you woud enjoy havin in you'r house.!!!

    Below are my picks but dont be influenced by that... choose what you like.!!!

    5. Girl with a Pearl Earring

    17. La Moulin de la Galette

    32. No.5, 1948

    23. The Persistence of Memory

    19. Composition 8
     
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  3. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    32. No.5, 1948
    This particular one is monotone, so not very interesting to me. I like his more colourful ones though.

    28. A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
    I like this one, but I confess it's because of its appearance in Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

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    10. Starry Night
    Always liked this one.

    2. School of Athens
    I like the light on the edifices.

    1. Monalisa
    I actually have it hanging in my living room. OK, not DaVinci's verison, but Octavio Ocampo's version:

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    I also like the more colorful ones.!!!


    Almost picked that one.!!!
    I kinda get the sinsation that im bein pulled toward the background when i stare at it.!!!


    Very perty... but the sad/serous expressions keeps it from brangin joy to me.!!!


    I thank i like the original beter... lol... but have you counted how many creatures, an "human" faces are in your's.???
     
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  7. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    Difficult question. Of these:
    31. The Son of Man - any Magritte, and this one wouldn't be my first choice
    19. Composition 8 - I find Kandinsky pictures entertaining
    28. Sunday Afternoon - even though there is enough of interest to keep looking at for years,
    it's spacious and restful, and so is
    2. School of Athens
    24. Whistler's Mother - I'd put her on the same wall with
    Mona Lisa and Girl with a pearl Earring - but since I've used up my five picks, I'll settle for just the old lady.

    I admire Dali, but The Persistence of Memory is not one I enjoy; Do Like Van Gogh landscapes, but not so much his portraits and interiors....
    plus he's over-represented with three pictures, while there is not a single Constable or O'Keefe.
    Anyway, what I admire in a gallery and what I can imagine living with, day after day, at close quarters, are quite different.
     
  8. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Yep. Considering the related post, I think it was Clueless' intent to draw that line.
     
  9. Oystein Registered Senior Member

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    Clueless, you're just a barrel of surprises. Didn't know you were a highly refined cultural icon. I salute you! <thumbs up>

    More threads like this.

    (BTW, I really, really like the art of Salvador Dali and van Gogh.)
     
  10. Randwolf Ignorance killed the cat Valued Senior Member

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    Well, let's see...

    Starting from the top, in the interest of full disclosure... I have a small version of this one hanging in my "man cave:"

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    Now that we've got that out of the way...

    My favorite from this list would be the Dali (most any Dali) - I don't have a print of the one in the list but I have this:

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    And have been to the Museum in St. Pete several times:

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    I'm also a Van Gogh fan:

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    But finally, and oh so appropriate for this era, the (Trumpian) Scream:

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    Cool thread Clueluss

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    - you should maybe think of expanding it beyond these 35 choices...
     
  11. Oystein Registered Senior Member

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    Yes, go for it Clueless!
     
  12. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    Well sometimes peoples wishes is my command... so do it to it... post you'r own list or favorite art work.!!!
     
  13. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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  16. Oystein Registered Senior Member

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    Yeah, that's what happens when you let your Aunt Martha, a not-very-famous paint-by-number artist, restore a priceless irreplaceable piece of art.
     
  17. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    Ive watched this several times an it still cracks me up

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  18. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    Maybe it wasn't priceless. Maybe it wasn't even very good.
    But it was the painter's own; it had a personality and integrity.
    It did not deserve to be defaced....
    any more than the Mona Lisa deserves to have animals painted all over it, or The Scream deserves to be on a mouse-pad.

    PS Randwolf, that's one of the more interesting Dalis.
    Once, in a whole different lifetime, while Dali was still hanging around - from helicopters, by the mustaches - I came this -- close to spending two months' salary on a 6x8" Dali print (#279 of a 750 run). Even after I sobered up, I visited it several more times until some richer fool took it home. Apparently, I still haven't quite stopped mourning.
    PPS - Gad! That building is almost as awful as the glass pyramid in front of the Louvre.
     
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  19. Stoniphi obscurely fossiliferous Valued Senior Member

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    When I was a puppy art student I was entirely enamoured with Dali, among others. As I do some professional conservation, the damage done to the damaged Christ painting was a travesty indeed.

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    Just because you are old doesn't give you the right to ruin others work.

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    Whistler was wonderful, I have just reread "The Gentle Art of Making Enemies" again, am very fond of the quote "Any artist who states he is self taught had a fool for a master."

    I have far too many favourite paintings to even begin listing them...though I must admit that Rothko is not on that list.
     
  20. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    Then it won't be taken amiss if I leave Pollock off mine.
     
  21. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    The two I can most easily envisage enjoying on a daily basis at home would be the portrait of Mme Recamier, because my wife was French and we have quite a lot of French antique furniture in the house, so it would fit, and the Kandinsky Composition 8. The latter however would need a modern-looking room. Perhaps if I ever get my kitchen re-done it would look good in there.

    I admire plenty of the others, but do not think they would suitable to live with, in my own house.
     
  22. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    20. Cafe Terrace at Night - Van Gogh
    19. Composition 8 - Kandinsky
    18. The Kiss - Klimt
    11. Water Lilies - Monet
    10. Starry Night - Van Gogh

    It was a fairly easy choice. There are a few also-rans but most of them I wouldn't want in my house.
     
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