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Sophisticated Gentleman 14/06/14(Sat)17:03 No. 2809

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Favorite paintings by any artist?
If someone posts "The Starry Night" I will shoot them in the neck with a luger
"At Eternety's Gate"
Vincent Van Gogh

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/06/14(Sat)17:10 No. 2810

I like the persistance of memory. It makes me feel such despair. However, brain regions involved in the experience of emotion and goal setting show activation when viewing art. It clear that art appreciation is a matter of choice. People who see art and feel bad are choosing to feel so.

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/06/15(Sun)15:51 No. 2811

Personally I'm a fan of Tunde Aragundade's White Paintings of the 20th Century. Nice Arse (1957) is probably my favourite of the collection, with The Fifth Elephant taking second place.

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/06/21(Sat)18:55 No. 2814

After much deliberation I've discovered that's a "Spaced" reference
Do you know where you are?

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/06/24(Tue)02:34 No. 2817

Tufnell Park.

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/06/25(Wed)03:50 No. 2819

Yes, because if a gentleman should be anything, it's blockheaded, and a "Spaced" fan

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/06/28(Sat)22:35 No. 2822

In a happenstance of fate, yesterday, I met the lady who played Marsha in Spaced.

She was not at all how I expected her to be.

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/07/25(Fri)23:54 No. 2834

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In my opinion Zedslaw Bekinski, he may have had no formal training in art but his surrealist works are interesting.

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/09/08(Mon)16:41 No. 2877

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"Meisje met de parel" Is without a doubt my favorite piece of art

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/09/08(Mon)18:53 No. 2878

Normally I am not a fan of the medieval-style guilded paintings, but one particular work in the art museum in Washington, DC caught my eye. I unfortunately do not know the name, but it depicts Jeanne d'Arc and various religious symbols around her (little angels and so forth), and it was striking. Does anybody know the piece? It's a large work composed of a few wood panels, painted and gilded as is the style of the era.

A friend of mine also holds this as his favorite piece. I can appreciate it.

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/09/09(Tue)00:18 No. 2881

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The film ruined that painting for me.

My favourite painting is the attached piece by a street artist I encountered in Majorca. Sure it may not be grandiose or pretentious like more famous pieces of art but seeing the artist create it before my very eyes has made me appreciate it more than anything else. Even the drop of paint that fell centre stage marring has value to me making it more unique and giving it greater character in my eyes.

As you can probably guess from the low-quality photo, it's hanging on my wall as I type.

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/09/09(Tue)01:13 No. 2882

I've got one that is similar, but from an artist with less skill. It was given to me as a gift by someone who I don't think has ever left the USA. Maybe street artists have picked up on pyramids as visually appealing, I'm not sure.

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/09/09(Tue)07:22 No. 2883

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"Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks to Sultan Mehmed IV of the Ottoman Empire"
originally of Ilya Repin; 1880-1891
A painting copied severally, the story behind the canvas is most amusing.

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/09/11(Thu)20:42 No. 2887

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"The Aioli Dinner" by George Rodrigue

I did have a three-paragraph post detailing it in depth, but the board decided to be rude and delete it during posting.

Perhaps later.

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/09/12(Fri)05:32 No. 2888

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Early Indian Irish by Louis Wain

watching his descent into schizophrenia through his art is fascinating.

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/09/12(Fri)06:36 No. 2889

If I recall he painted a lot of cats. After the recent discovery of the link between human Toxoplasmosis infections and Schizophrenia I wonder if they are related.

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/11/17(Mon)04:08 No. 2961

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There are many excellent artists that are no longer considered painters because their work is online.

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/11/17(Mon)07:04 No. 2962

Vincent Van Go's Starry Night, because I like the swirls in the sky.

It makes the sky look busy.

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/11/30(Sun)02:23 No. 2964

[citation needed]

bogamill 15/02/09(Mon)05:01 No. 3002

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bogamill 15/02/09(Mon)05:17 No. 3004

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bogamill 15/02/09(Mon)05:22 No. 3005

Knight and devil
I had to dumb it down so it could upload but the details are beautiful
Knight, Death, and the Devil
Artist: Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

Sophisticated Gentleman 15/03/14(Sat)00:39 No. 3014

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I really like this one. Not sure what it's called though.

Sophisticated Gentleman 15/03/18(Wed)03:34 No. 3016

This is gorgeous.

Sophisticated Gentleman 15/04/24(Fri)23:14 No. 3028

There is a painting by Kazuo Shiraga that I cannot find. It is this consuming tower of texture and color that dwarfs the entryway of its exhibit. It's arced by angry snarls of glossy black against a background caked red and torn like open wounds. I stood there for ten minutes when I first saw it. Ten minutes by the clock, according to a friend who came back for me after going off to look at another exhibit. I wasn't sketching it, like my assignment stated, or doing anything at all. Just staring.

I know that people may laugh about modern art, but if it's done well it finds places in your mind that can be drowned and are happy to be drowned in form and color. Let's see you do that in five minutes.

Sophisticated Gentleman 15/05/15(Fri)05:52 No. 3030

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If this is the Jeanne D'Arc piece you were referring to, it is a triptych, but it's not medieval. Still, it is a nice work.

Adoration of Joan of Arc by J. William Fosdick, 1896.

Sophisticated Gentleman 15/06/10(Wed)02:18 No. 3040

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Sophisticated Gentleman 15/06/12(Fri)03:18 No. 3042


Sophisticated Gentleman 15/07/15(Wed)05:53 No. 3069

starry night

Sophisticated Gentleman 15/07/22(Wed)20:11 No. 3070

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saturn by goya

Sophisticated Gentleman 15/07/25(Sat)15:44 No. 3071

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Not a painting, but an ink study by Peter Paul Rubens. Just that every single stroke is thought out and in the perfect position, it's just gorgeous. Everything that I strive to be when I draw.

Sophisticated Gentleman 15/07/25(Sat)15:50 No. 3072

I was curious since I didn't recognize the painting, but it is definitely academic/romanticist in style. There are unfortunately no major active artists that match the surname 'Brun' in the 1860s either.
I'd suggest looking into Lefebvre, Bougereau, Delaroche, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Bonnat etc. etc.

Sophisticated Gentleman 15/07/25(Sat)20:47 No. 3073

It's Christen Brun, titled A Basket of Ribbons.


Sophisticated Gentleman 15/10/22(Thu)16:13 No. 3099

The Starry Night

Sophisticated Gentleman 15/11/04(Wed)23:39 No. 3105

All images in this video are pretty gud


check them

Sophisticated Gentleman 16/02/18(Thu)09:47 No. 3131

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Lorenzo Plus, Richard Maury

Sophisticated Gentleman 16/03/10(Thu)01:03 No. 3139

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Sophisticated Gentleman 16/03/27(Sun)23:56 No. 3146

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Christina's World by Andrew Wyeth.

Sophisticated Gentleman 16/04/05(Tue)00:40 No. 3150

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Sophisticated Gentleman 16/05/01(Sun)07:50 No. 3158

I like "Virgin of the rocks" by Leonardo da Vinci.

Sophisticated Gentleman 16/06/17(Fri)15:54 No. 3173

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"Winters Night in the Mountains" by Harald Sohlberg.

Sophisticated Gentleman 16/06/25(Sat)18:58 No. 3180

can you help me identify a painting from van gogh
I saw it in the Rijksmuseum but can't recall the name.
It showed a foredt from a somewhat high angle and had a lot of undergrowth. red and orange were really present for a forest picture. and it was one of his less realistic paintings

Sophisticated Gentleman 16/06/28(Tue)21:29 No. 3181

Van Gogh did several paintings that match your description.

This page includes images of a few of them:

The rijksmuseum lists one in its collection here, but no picture:

The webMuseum has some other images, less realistic but with plenty of orange.

Hope this helps

jollyroger 17/03/14(Tue)05:20 No. 3248

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edvard munch

Sophisticated Gentleman 17/10/04(Wed)06:55 No. 3278

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Vangjush Mio is one of my favorites, I don't have a favorite painting per se, but this is one I like a lot.

Sophisticated Gentleman 17/10/04(Wed)18:02 No. 3279

dye lucian freud

Sophisticated Gentleman 18/01/21(Sun)23:11 No. 3307

Now you've made me curious ;)

Sophisticated Gentleman 18/01/24(Wed)08:58 No. 3308

Girl with flower basket by Guillaume Charles Brun
you should try image searching more often

Sophisticated Gentleman 18/09/07(Fri)14:22 No. 3354

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Odalisque by Jules Joseph Lefebvre (1874)

Sophisticated Gentleman 18/09/08(Sat)15:00 No. 3355

The Garden of Earthly Delights by Bosch, really impressive to see in person

Sophisticated Gentleman 18/10/19(Fri)22:13 No. 3365

These are incredible. Fuck The Starry Night.

Sophisticated Gentleman 18/11/02(Fri)22:10 No. 3371

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Vincent Van Gogh- " Skull of a Skeleton with Burning Cigarette"

Sophisticated Gentleman 18/12/10(Mon)22:50 No. 3378

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"The Course of Empire: Destruction"
Thomas Cole

Sophisticated Gentleman 18/12/13(Thu)23:19 No. 3379

that really doesn't make sense. in what other situation do you choose what emotions come up, and if there aren't, why is art different?

Sophisticated Gentleman 19/01/03(Thu)09:48 No. 3388

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Native American Rain Dance by Sylva Zalmanson
There's some undeniable emotion in it

Sophisticated Gentleman 19/01/08(Tue)02:27 No. 3390

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Saturn Devouring his Son by Francisco de Goya
You posted my second favorite

Sophisticated Gentleman 19/02/20(Wed)04:12 No. 3402

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Almond Blossoms - Van Gogh

Some of my other favs:
-Woman with a Parasol
-Poppy Field
-the Water Lillies series

Nothing will ever top impressionism (& Van Gogh)

Sophisticated Gentleman 19/02/25(Mon)19:56 No. 3404

This is A Basket of Ribbons by Christen Brun

Sophisticated Gentleman 19/02/28(Thu)04:15 No. 3405

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Anything by Van Lerius

Sophisticated Gentleman 19/03/02(Sat)22:52 No. 3407

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Sophisticated Gentleman 19/04/10(Wed)00:57 No. 3423

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Pic related ranks high on my list

Everything he made is treasure

This has an eerie, cult like vibe to it. All the attention to the viewer is uncomfortable. The composition is most irregular and the large area devoted to the mossy/swampy color grass combined with the viewers distance from the scene makes me feel unwelcome. There's a lot to unpack but in general everything feels very intentional and it emanates mood and unease. It's captivating in that sense and definitely a painting worth looking into for more than a just a glance.

Didn't this guy illustrate a children's book? Looks really psychedelic. I wonder if there is a link between psychosis and making psychedelic art.

Mogwai - Take Me Somewhere Nice

This is an engraving for printing press in like the 1500s right? If so then this is sick. Great mastery of the medium.

I'm very fond of this 3 tablet format (didn't know it's called a triptych lol) It feels very sublime and it's theistic origin underlines that notion

Goya is definitely one of my favorites too. From the dark series I really like The Dog and Saturn Devouring his Son. His etches really are something else too. The social commentary in their titles really has a certain sarcastic humor to them while also showing us vile subjects taken straight from either the his local society or his personal experience of war. A really good one is the front piece of his Disasters of War series called "Sad forebodings of what is to happen". His expression of surrender and approaching darkness is nothing short of amazing.

I have such a hard on for sublime art like this. You might like "The Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum" and "The Great Day of His Wrath" both by John Martin. Oh and also check out William Turner if you haven't already.

Sophisticated Gentleman 19/04/15(Mon)07:43 No. 3424

dont have any

fav humbug 19/04/30(Tue)23:43 No. 3426

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twittering machine - paul klee

Sophisticated Gentleman 19/07/30(Tue)12:00 No. 3442

starry night is pretty good tho.
van gogh, oddly enough, is, I think, underrated.


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Sophisticated Gentleman 19/08/09(Fri)13:13 No. 3446

What have you got against starry night? I like Monet, the one with the haystacks.

t. brainlet

Nighthawks Sophisticated Gentleman 19/08/18(Sun)15:28 No. 3466

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Must be "Nighthawks" for me. For those interested: there is an artsy 'movie' based on Hoppers paintings called "Shirley - Visions of Reality"

Sophisticated Gentleman 19/08/30(Fri)10:37 No. 3476

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death of Socrates by David

Sophisticated Gentleman 19/09/17(Tue)17:03 No. 3481

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Ruins of a cloister in Messines, 1914

Devoted+eyes 19/09/21(Sat)15:40 No. 3483

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Ra, depicted as a cat

Sophisticated Gentleman 19/10/14(Mon)15:32 No. 3488

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Starry Night

Please shoot me. And if so can you shoot me twice in the back of the head?

Sophisticated Gentleman 19/10/18(Fri)01:38 No. 3489

I'll just put a token in here. To maintain people's continuous fires of appreciation for Van Gogh burning. I like most of the paintings he's done. Really like that art style. I get too defensive when I see it, though, and I want to just not try anything in painting because that's just a field I would be in where I would not accomplish what he has. So it's a bittersweet experience of all bittersweet experiences seeing his paintings. I can't do it every day. lol It would be uncaring of myself and I need to have regularly predictable and ease-centered environments in terms of discomfort.

Sophisticated Gentleman 19/11/02(Sat)19:36 No. 3499

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"Geopoliticus Child Watching the Birth of the New Man"
Salvador Dali, 1943

Sophisticated Gentleman 19/12/08(Sun)05:31 No. 3516

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Another World by M.C. Escher

Sophisticated Gentleman 19/12/18(Wed)00:44 No. 3517

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Recently learned of Lucian Freud, a contemporary of Francis Bacon's.

His art is so, emphatic of mortality and an almost repulsive-like quality of the human body, harsh exaggeration of bone structure, and often the enlargement of eyes and face. This one with wrinkles.. It seems like a dark place to be for me to feel so connected to stuff like this or some of Francis Bacon's art. Much of what else is posted in this thread is life affirming, or at the very least not so existentially bleak.

Sophisticated Gentleman 20/01/18(Sat)02:32 No. 3520

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Anything By Paul Klee

Sophisticated Gentleman 20/02/04(Tue)08:34 No. 3527

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Love Goya -- Another good one from that series is Two Old Men. Like anon also said, Dog is great too.

I gotta go with this 1873 Lepange of Diogenes but all of his other works are amazing too. Excellent thread gents.

Sophisticated Gentleman 20/02/09(Sun)18:36 No. 3528


Sophisticated Gentleman 20/04/12(Sun)05:09 No. 3551

Virtually anything by Edmund Leighton.

Sophisticated Gentleman 20/05/19(Tue)09:20 No. 3562

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Don't mind Van Lerius he's just shitting on all the competition again

rousseau Sophisticated Gentleman 21/10/07(Thu)15:37 No. 3691

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i have forgotten the title, but, my mother had a poster of this framed in my parent's bedroom when i was a child


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