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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:46 am    Post subject: What painting would you own? Reply with quote

If you had the pick of any painting in the world, to have transported to your home, for you to enjoy ( not to sell), what would it be?

I'm going to cheat n my very first answer, because I'd choose not a single painting, but the entire Chauvet cave system with all of it's beautiful art, contours and delicate crystal tracery for me to be able to contemplate at leisure. The single sweeping line of the lion (the first, and best single line painting ever done), the panel of the horses, the oxen drinking from the well - I love them all!

But back to the real world ....... for me it would have to be Rousseau's painting 'Suprised' (I've spoken of my love of it before). I have a high grade framed copy of it already, but anyone who has seen the light shining forth from the impressionist masterpiece's in Paris will understand the difference between even the best prints and the original paintings. Suprised is a naive work of consumate skill (and Rousseau was untrained) that quite simply throws activity at you in a single flash of exposed intent. I can drop my eyes on the painting and rest them there for as long as it takes.

Now, what's your choice? Take your pick, whatever you want! Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, that is not an easy choice. The first thing that comes to mind is a painting I saw on Etsy a few years back, by a musician I like who is also a prolific painter. I don't always care for his paintings, but this one stuck in my mind. It was a woman in a red cloak, standing with her back to a wall. She was holding up a phosphorescent lantern, and there was the shadow of a huge wolf looming over her. It was the expression on her face that made it notable, because I think everyone would read it differently - she could have been frightened, or defiant, or resigned - I think it would depend on your mood.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn, that's a tough one.

It's either got to be a Dali, (Maybe The Temptation of St Anthony or The Hallucinogenic Toreador) or Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Winslow Homer's "The Gulf Stream"


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really didn't want to pick something famous because I don't think I'd want to be responsible for the original. But hey, it's a fantasy, so I might as well fantasize about my ceiling not leaking.

Geza Farago's painting of a cat and a woman looking up at the sky. I don't know the story behind it, but I like to imagine the cat was there first and the woman came along and was trying to figure out what the cat was staring at. (And the cat was probably thinking 'made you look' because cats do that.)

I couldn't remember the name of the painting, but apparently it's just Slim Woman with a Cat.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So imaginatively titled... Very Happy

One of my favourite painting titles is Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee Around a Pomegranate a Second Before Awakening

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, what a great selection! I love Sorus' woman and cat and the gulf stream is so pertinent to what is happening in Europe. Southern Justice is almost too hard to look at, and Dali!!! Thanks a bunch guys! Smile
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