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Favourite Artists
« on: 10 Jul 2009, 19:27 »

Had a quick check, but I didn't see any old thread like this.

Who are your favourite artists? The ones that either inspire you, or make you want to give up and use your paintbrushes to dust shelves because your own art will never be as good as theirs.

At the moment, I'm ga-ga over Aubrey Beardsley:


J. W. Waterhouse (his paintings are a bit naff, really, but good lord I wish I could paint like that):


And Brett Helquist:

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Re: Favourite Artists
« Reply #1 on: 10 Jul 2009, 21:37 »

M.C. Escher, Ansel Adams, Arthur Barnes, Jim Orr, Joe Montgomery, that one guy who vomits paint

Do photographers count?
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Re: Favourite Artists
« Reply #2 on: 11 Jul 2009, 00:18 »

M.C. Escher, Blek le Rat, and Banksy.

Theres this other guy but I cannot remember his name, nor his website. The drawings are really weird but awesome, alot of them show these monsters vomiting other monsters and, well I dont know but it is awesome.


These are some Banksy's :
http://www.weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/banksy-stencil-guerilla-street-art.jpg
Yeah, he is a Graffiti artist.


Blek le Rat's trademark:
https://apah.wikispaces.com/file/view/rat-1981-1.jpg
and self also from Blek:
http://posterdistrict.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/blekbook2.jpg
Hes also a Graffiti artist.

Annnnd do I really need to post something from Escher? Anyone ever in a math class probably knows it, I always looked at it more than the actual classwork.
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Re: Favourite Artists
« Reply #3 on: 11 Jul 2009, 01:06 »

If I could be bothered to find it, M.C. Escher could further the whole batdicks thing. He did a picture (or two, or three) that included bats and their penises.
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Re: Favourite Artists
« Reply #4 on: 11 Jul 2009, 14:02 »

Banksy here too. Ed van der Elsken.

He might be unkown here:

http://www.edvanderelsken.nl/index.php?page=imgarch

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Re: Favourite Artists
« Reply #5 on: 11 Jul 2009, 20:35 »

Rembrandt

I saw some of his paintings in the Louvre, DAMN! He's amazing. It took me forever to find them (that place is a maze). But yeah, he's been my favourite painter for a while now.
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Re: Favourite Artists
« Reply #6 on: 21 Feb 2011, 13:34 »

I really enjoy Brett Helquist.  His work is just epic.  I'm sort of a classic guy.  I really enjoy Dali as well.  There are plenty of modern artists as well.  I enjoy Echer as well.  And Giger. 
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Re: Favourite Artists
« Reply #7 on: 25 Feb 2011, 04:39 »

Here's where I betray my education. Confining myself to the living, I think my top five at the moment are:

Ilya Kabakov


The Man Who Flew Into Space From His Apartment


The Red Wagon


Barbara Kruger


Installation at Mary Boone Gallery


Questions


Richard Prince


Crazy


Nurse of Greenmeadow

Mark Titchner


We Want Answers to the Questions of Tomorrow


Be Angry But Don't Stop Breathing

Dawn Mellor


Audrey Hepburn


Regan



Changes all the time, of course. Kabakov might not normally be there but I just read a book about him and remembered his utter genius. I think he nudged out Hew Locke. If it If we expanded out to dead artists I could literally be here forever but special mentions go to:

Otto Dix


Invalids of War Playing Cards


Portrait of the Journalist Sylvia von Harden


Stormtroops Advancing Under Gas


Albrecht Durer


Knight, Death and the Devil


Melancholia I


Rhinoceros


William Hogarth


Gin Lane


Rake's Progress VI, The Rake in Bedlam


...and holy shit I've been putting this together for like half an hour I gotta run.
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Re: Favourite Artists
« Reply #8 on: 25 Feb 2011, 07:02 »

Jan Saudek

Ryuji Myamoto

Corinne Day

Cecil Beaton

Rankin (just for his art otherwise he's an annoying cock)

Jurgen Teller

Fay Godwin

Hiromix

Bob Carlos Clarke

Martin Parr

Robert Mablethorpe

Examples to follow.
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Re: Favourite Artists
« Reply #9 on: 25 Feb 2011, 08:20 »

oh man i love saturno butto,

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Re: Favourite Artists
« Reply #10 on: 06 Mar 2011, 09:52 »

I really like Evan Dahm's work. He's also been doing my band's album artwork.

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Re: Favourite Artists
« Reply #11 on: 10 Mar 2011, 02:05 »

Ilya Kabakov

The Man Who Flew Into Space From His Apartment


I have seen this! Jens and I went to the museum it is in. I had no idea what it was but it is really cool nonetheless.

I realise more and more that I don't know enough about art, but I've been trying to educate myself a bit more.

So far I have discovered I like Frida Kahlo



Henry Moore



and terracotta sculptures from the Tang dynasty.

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Re: Favourite Artists
« Reply #12 on: 10 Mar 2011, 19:46 »

Like Khar, this is what I've been studying for a while now. (Also heck yeah Barbara Kruger.) I will revisit with more later, but here's some for now (all living people):

Rebekah Bogard



Beth Cavner Stichter



Marc Johns



Laura Owens:



William Wegman





There are a lot more, but I don't want to overload you.
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Re: Favourite Artists
« Reply #13 on: 11 Mar 2011, 04:35 »

Wow, lots of possibilities... Let's start with the classical ones :

Rembrandt, my all-time reference







Alfons Mucha







Modern ones:

Enki Bilal







Luigi Colani







Jean Giraud (Moebius)






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Re: Favourite Artists
« Reply #14 on: 11 Mar 2011, 21:17 »

One of my fav artists is Dhabih Eng. 

Check the link for examples of his work: http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/Dhabih_Eng

He started out doing his own stuff on his website and doing freelance work for gaming magazine covers, and did some artwork for a Quake 2 mod.  But then Valve hired him on and since then he has done a lot of the conceptual work on HL 1 and 2.  HL2's style is very heaviily influenced by his own personal style. Take a look at basically any HL2 concept or box art for Halflife and his name will be attached to it.  Almost any official image from HL2 is his work.  If he wasn't a part of the team HL2 would obviously have looked very, very different, and I think that would have been to its detriment.
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Re: Favourite Artists
« Reply #15 on: 12 Mar 2011, 12:09 »

Here are some, but it's too difficult to decide on one or a few favourite artists, so it's basically a random selection of artists I like.

Sophie Calle:


Pushwagner:


Tino Sehgal:


Anselm Kiefer:


Wassily Kandinsky:


Joan Miro:


Marina Abramovic:


William Kentridge:


Agnes Martin:
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Re: Favourite Artists
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Re: Favourite Artists
« Reply #17 on: 11 May 2011, 13:38 »

  I wonder, does this forum accept a Baskerville font?

As to favorite artists - John Howe, Alan Lee, Omar Ryyan, Mairin-Taj Caya, Arthur Rackham...hm...Bryan Froud, Gary Lippincott, John Jude Palencar, Kinyuko Kraft, Leo & Diane Dillon...this list could go on a ways, but there is a good start.  I think Rackham is the only dead guy; let's add J.C. Leyendecker so he has some company.
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Re: Favourite Artists
« Reply #18 on: 13 Jun 2011, 21:28 »

René Magritte, David Wojnarowicz, H.R. Giger and Salvador Dali
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Re: Favourite Artists
« Reply #19 on: 12 Jul 2011, 15:30 »

Dead people:  Monet, van Gogh, Sorolla (seriously, look at the water, look at the light!):


Undead people:  Hilary Farmer http://www.greenteadoodles.com (shameless plug... I'm the poet whose work accompanies much of hers, and we are also producing an illustrated Web serial novel that tells the story of what really happened to Christopher Marlowe after he "died", including true love, sword fights, revenge... no, wait!  That's "The Princess Bride".  But we have most of that stuff too, all in 140 word illustrated episodes! http://www.songsofalbion.com):

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Re: Favourite Artists
« Reply #20 on: 26 Aug 2012, 01:03 »

I like Dali,  Echer  and Giger.  Their work is just awesome.
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Re: Favourite Artists
« Reply #21 on: 29 Aug 2012, 22:27 »

Wasn't sure where to put this... but here looked good. 

I've always loved Van Gogh, so this grabbed my eye...

The Day I Saw Van Gogh’s Genius in a New Light

Scroll down and note the image comparisons.  It's very convincing - a 60% loss in the red cone receptors make his odd color choices look sensible. 



Also helps explain how he felt so misunderstood...
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Re: Favourite Artists
« Reply #22 on: 06 Nov 2012, 12:12 »

Frank Bellamy, as he could draw comics like noone else

Miro, as he makes me smile

Barbara Hepworth, for being better, earlier and more consistant than Henry Moore

Turner, for inventing perfect Impressionism before there was such a thing

Valia Kapadai, for being bloody brilliant (http://neurotic-elf.deviantart.com/)
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Re: Favourite Artists
« Reply #23 on: 10 Nov 2012, 12:07 »

Rene Magritte
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Re: Favourite Artists
« Reply #24 on: 10 Nov 2012, 16:27 »

Virgil Finlay

Pushead

Jim Mafood


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