Favourite paintings

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#1

Not actually my no 1 favourite Schiele, but most of the others are pretty NSFW

Basquiat- definitely one of those paintings that look better in real life than a photo- it’s huge when you see it in person, about 4m long and there’s different layers of colour

Remedios Varo- less well known Surrealist


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#2

#3

Wish I had an answer for this


#4

Good thread!

Not sure I have a fave painting which is making me question myself.

Might be this series:


#5

Barnett Newman’s Stations Of The Cross

This is the first one in the series:


What would be your favourite artworks then?
#6

Maybe cliched but

but also

And any van gogh’s tbh


#7

mahoosive fan of Egon Schiele too.

probably this though


#8

argh didn’t mean to reply


#9

Was going to post this.


#10

You’re going to have to enrol on 4 years of art school now, and then come back with an answer.


#11

Do you ever think Casper David Friedrich got fed up of painting mist and fog?


#12

Again - not sure about a favourite (other than really obvious stuff like Edward Hopper).

The last painting I saw that made a memorable impact was this one (when I went to the National Portrait Gallery in June):


#13

Sounds like a whole thing.

I purchased this about two years ago, does that count:


#14

This is almost a companion piece

https://goo.gl/images/HR3fYa


#15

L’origin du monde


#16

maybe once.


#17

Seaside - Lim Yew Kuan

Been liking John Martin stuff a fair bit recently as well.


#18

I went to a place in Madrid and documented all the dogs from the paintings once, do they count?


#19

[quote=“marckee, post:5, topic:6489”]
Barnett Newman’s Stations Of The Cross[/quote]
Never heard of him/her but that’s quality.

Paintings which make a big impact on me are few and far between but I could’ve stared at this Pollock for hours.


#20

Malevich’s black square on the cover there is pretty eerie when you see it in real life. I went to the exhibition at the Tate a little while ago, and they had it hung in it’s original presentation. Public buildings in Russia in those days used to have a religious icon hung in a corner by the ceiling, and he hung a big black square up there instead at his show as a kick in the face at the church, which is why people made such a fuss about it at the time.