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Who Are Your Favorite Artists ???
« on: March 01, 2022, 02:33:53 AM »
Ok, so just for the fun of it, who are your favorite artists :icon_question:

Here are some of my favorites ...

Rembrant Van Rijn
Vincent Van Gogh
John Singer Sargent
Sanford Robinson Gifford
Frederic Remington
Don Troiani
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Re: Who Are Your Favorite Artists ???
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2022, 01:31:04 AM »
I’m probably pretty typical for an Empire fan. I love all of the Dutch Masters like Van Eyck for all of his secular works, his “Ghent Altarpiece,” his “Madonna in the Church“ piece among others; Rembrandt for numerous pieces, my favorite being “The Night Watch;” Vermeer for his paintings of the ordinary folk (and their hidden meanings 😏) and how he mastered light.

I love Titian’s work most of all the Italians. I love his use of color, which is the obvious answer, but I also love how dark he got later on. Just his productivity and range alone is amazing.

For the more modern stuff, I love the meta-physical stuff by De Chirico because I’m very practical and can’t imagine painting something like that (and the surrealists go a bit too far and give me nightmares 😅).

There are also a number of modern fantasy genre artists (like John Blanche, Ian Miller, Adrian Smith) whom I like, but they get more attention from the community here I think.

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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2022, 12:09:20 PM »
I went to an exposition of J.W. Waterhouse once. I still have the poster of it. Yeah, that was great. I also love the other pre-Raphaelite brotherhood's stuff.

This, for instance, is Ophelia by Waterhouse.



This one is Odysseus by Waterhouse.



As for modern art, I see a lot of great art on Magic: the Gathering cards. Raymond Swanland's art is fantastic, for one.

The art below is not M:tG but a cover for a book, but point stands.



I've also met three artists in person, so I may be a little biased towards them. They are rk post, Mark Tedin, and Pete Venters.

The below is by rk post.



This one card art by Mark Tedin:



Pete Venters art is next:



I didn't get to meet her (the line was too long at another convention than frmo the one where I met post, Tedin, and Venters) but I also enjoy the art of Magali Villeneuve. This piece of art is almost too gorgeous to be put on a token (a card that can represent things that card effects put in the game). Then again, if you put the art on tokens, you see more of it.

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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2022, 02:22:51 AM »
I’m probably pretty typical for an Empire fan. I love all of the Dutch Masters like Van Eyck for all of his secular works, his “Ghent Altarpiece,” his “Madonna in the Church“ piece among others; Rembrandt for numerous pieces, my favorite being “The Night Watch;” Vermeer for his paintings of the ordinary folk (and their hidden meanings 😏) and how he mastered light.

I love Titian’s work most of all the Italians. I love his use of color, which is the obvious answer, but I also love how dark he got later on. Just his productivity and range alone is amazing.

For the more modern stuff, I love the meta-physical stuff by De Chirico because I’m very practical and can’t imagine painting something like that (and the surrealists go a bit too far and give me nightmares 😅).

There are also a number of modern fantasy genre artists (like John Blanche, Ian Miller, Adrian Smith) whom I like, but they get more attention from the community here I think.
An interesting and cool first post, welcome to W-E!

I do wonder what it was about the Dutch painters that so much happened during that era.
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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2022, 05:03:55 PM »
I’m probably pretty typical for an Empire fan. I love all of the Dutch Masters like Van Eyck for all of his secular works, his “Ghent Altarpiece,” his “Madonna in the Church“ piece among others; Rembrandt for numerous pieces, my favorite being “The Night Watch;” Vermeer for his paintings of the ordinary folk (and their hidden meanings 😏) and how he mastered light.

I love Titian’s work most of all the Italians. I love his use of color, which is the obvious answer, but I also love how dark he got later on. Just his productivity and range alone is amazing.

For the more modern stuff, I love the meta-physical stuff by De Chirico because I’m very practical and can’t imagine painting something like that (and the surrealists go a bit too far and give me nightmares 😅).

There are also a number of modern fantasy genre artists (like John Blanche, Ian Miller, Adrian Smith) whom I like, but they get more attention from the community here I think.
An interesting and cool first post, welcome to W-E!

I do wonder what it was about the Dutch painters that so much happened during that era.


Simple. Money. We were doing well around this times and when people are doing well, they have money to spend on frivolities.
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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2022, 07:49:55 PM »
Ah, an interesting perspective, thanks for sharing! :icon_cool:
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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2022, 11:13:55 AM »
I recalled this morning that another painter I like is Thomas Chambers.  He was an early American artist, and considered to be sort of a folk artist, although his colors and scenes, show sort of a feel good style to recording the world around him.
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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2022, 10:13:30 AM »
Had the opportunity to see the Cezzane exhibt at Chicago's Institute of Art this past July.  That was fun!

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Here is some film of Monet painting ... he talks with another gentleman at the beginning, although after that he's painting a lily pad scene ...

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0n0TCeVc_4
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« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2022, 09:42:38 AM »
Otto Dix.

Imagine if Picasso survived WW1.
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« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2022, 11:04:18 AM »
Imagine if Picasso survived WW1.

??? Picasso died in 1973.
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« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2022, 03:26:10 PM »
Imagine if Picasso survived WW1.

??? Picasso died in 1973.

Key word is survived. Picasso didn't participate in WW1 so you can't really say someone survived something they didn't experience. That's like saying you survived a plane crash without having actually been in one. Meanwhile one look at Otto Dix artwork and, yeah survived is a great way of putting it. Its haunting at times.  :icon_frown: Picasso and Dix were contemporaries and both experimented with cubism (most commonly associated with Picasso, what with him being co-creator of cubism) and so it isn't surprising to see some similarities to their styles. Dix's art is more macabre than Picasso's and very anti-war, often putting on display the horror of it and its aftermath.

Here's some examples of his work:

Gross Stadt (Metropolis), 1928


Sturmtruppe geht unter Gas vor, 1924


Skat Players (Card-Playing War Cripples), 1920


The War, 1929-1932
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« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2022, 04:11:28 PM »
Perhaps an inspiration for some 40K artists.
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« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2022, 06:50:19 PM »
Oh for sure! Especially that Stormtrooper one. The white gasmasks looking like skulls contrasting with the dark black grey of the rest of the soldiers seems to fit perfectly.
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Re: Who Are Your Favorite Artists ???
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2022, 02:25:25 PM »
All those poor men... many of them lying about their age enlist only to endure that