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zupermaus
July 30th, 2008, 05:26 AM
Mine at the mo', little known Belgian painter

Leon Spilliaert- Night

http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/9649/rojamhy5.jpg

Other works
http://www.ibouttens.be/assets/images/films/maanvis/maansch05.jpg http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/8099/imagevp1.png

Magic Staircase
http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/3144/rojamtz3.jpg

http://www.madinin-art.net/images/leon_spilliaert.jpg http://luna.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/lon_spilliaert.jpg

http://accel23.mettre-put-idata.over-blog.com/0/22/48/71/ailleurs/spilliaert-6923-l.jpg http://8d.img.v4.skyrock.com/8d9/louloutch/pics/632045781_small.jpg


the posts
http://www.artchive.com/artchive/s/spilliaert/spilliaert_the_posts.jpg

http://img67.imageshack.us/img67/5940/rojamkq6.jpg

http://favoritechoses.typepad.com/favorite_choses/images/spilliaertmarine.jpg http://bp0.blogger.com/_PiEBMYHReu0/Rb2D9CXFkEI/AAAAAAAAARE/14LvfEzb0s4/s400/Image+2.png
Moonlit beach
http://cfs4.tistory.com/image/10/tistory/2008/04/05/12/14/47f6eea8d46d9 http://bp2.blogger.com/_PiEBMYHReu0/Rb7vSSXFkRI/AAAAAAAAAUo/uaTYq-j7coY/s1600/Image%2B3.png

NYC4Life
July 30th, 2008, 06:19 AM
'The Persistence of Memory' by Salvador Dali (1931)

http://www.artquotes.net/masters/salvador-dali/the-persistence-of-memory.jpg

OmegaNYC
July 30th, 2008, 07:07 PM
^^^ to this day, that painting scares the crap outta me! :eek:

OmegaNYC
July 30th, 2008, 07:20 PM
Here are some of my fave.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0a/The_Great_Wave_off_Kanagawa.jpg/800px-The_Great_Wave_off_Kanagawa.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/85/Mona_Lisa.jpeg/401px-Mona_Lisa.jpeg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5d/Kamakura_Budda_Daibutsu_front_1885.jpg/450px-Kamakura_Budda_Daibutsu_front_1885.jpg

buildings:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/20/Empire_State_Building_by_David_Shankbone.jpg/449px-Empire_State_Building_by_David_Shankbone.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e4/Leaning_tower_of_pisa_2.jpg/450px-Leaning_tower_of_pisa_2.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cf/Osaka_Castle_-_01.jpg


I got a few more coming.

scumonkey
July 30th, 2008, 07:44 PM
My currant favorite (thank you Lofter),
by Maurizio Cattelan "The pope hit by a meteorite"
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb276/scumonkey/pope-hit.jpg

Also:
Roy Lichtenstein. (American, 1923-1997). Girl with Ball.
1961. Oil and synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 60 1/4 x 36 1/4"
http://www.moma.org/images/collection/FullSizes/00273097.jpg

Max Beckmann
"The Night"
http://www.artchive.com/artchive/b/beckmann/night.jpg

Encideyamind
July 30th, 2008, 08:43 PM
'The Persistence of Memory' by Salvador Dali (1931)

http://www.artquotes.net/masters/salvador-dali/the-persistence-of-memory.jpg


A fan of anything by Dali

scumonkey
July 30th, 2008, 11:27 PM
Then have you seen these sweet little gems...
at Yale
"Phantom Cart"
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb276/scumonkey/dali42.jpg


or this one (private collection)
'Myself at the Age of Six when I Thought I Was a Girl Lifting with Extreme Precaution the Skin of the Sea to Observe a Dog Sleeping in the Shade of the Water'.
http://choruswww.cern.ch/Reference/Figs/PageHtml-Pub/Figs/Images/seashade.jpg

ablarc
July 31st, 2008, 12:10 AM
scumonkey, that Phantom Cart is the best Dali I've seen. So small, so delicate. Early Dali, I believe. As I recall, it's actually a bit less yellow than in that reproduction --more greenish.

Huntington Hartford Museum (2 Columbus Circle) had a very impressive collection of monumental late works. Though big and skilfully composed, they didn't add up to this tiny gem. Of all paintings I've seen, this is the one I'd most like to own.

To look at it every day.

scumonkey
July 31st, 2008, 01:12 AM
...Phantom Cart is the best Dali I've seenI agree!
1933. Oil on canvas. 16 x 20.3

zupermaus
July 31st, 2008, 07:33 PM
Theyre all about the dream state arent they (and thus a diatribe to the alternative - disillusionment with the politics of reality)? The inner, primaeval emtions as a foil to the measured coldness of theory.

scumonkey
July 31st, 2008, 08:02 PM
sometimes a cigar is just a cigar :p

Encideyamind
July 31st, 2008, 09:38 PM
I always felt threatened by his work. To me it seemed as if there was an underlying danger, some sort of threat hidden in every stroke. I enjoy them due to their unsettling nature.