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    Default Your favourite work of art

    Mine at the mo', little known Belgian painter

    Leon Spilliaert- Night



    Other works


    Magic Staircase







    the posts





    Moonlit beach

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    'The Persistence of Memory' by Salvador Dali (1931)


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    ^^^ to this day, that painting scares the crap outta me!

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    Here are some of my fave.







    buildings:








    I got a few more coming.

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    My currant favorite (thank you Lofter),
    by Maurizio Cattelan "The pope hit by a meteorite"


    Also:
    Roy Lichtenstein. (American, 1923-1997). Girl with Ball.
    1961. Oil and synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 60 1/4 x 36 1/4"


    Max Beckmann
    "The Night"
    Last edited by scumonkey; July 30th, 2008 at 11:29 PM. Reason: found an image of my all time favorite!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYC4Life View Post
    'The Persistence of Memory' by Salvador Dali (1931)


    A fan of anything by Dali

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    Then have you seen these sweet little gems...
    at Yale
    "Phantom Cart"



    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'.
    Last edited by scumonkey; July 31st, 2008 at 01:09 AM.

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    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.

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    ...Phantom Cart is the best Dali I've seen
    I agree!
    1933. Oil on canvas. 16 x 20.3

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    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.

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    sometimes a cigar is just a cigar

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    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.

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