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Is there one particular artist or style that has influenced your interest in pai

  1. Ken R. Abell profile image81
    Ken R. Abellposted 7 years ago

    Is there one particular artist or style that has influenced your interest in painting?

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    3 Finger Readerposted 7 years ago

    Remedios Varo, a Spanish exile that fled to Mexico during the Spanish Civil War.  She's described as a para-surrealist, according to Wikipedia, that Virtual Font of All Knowledge Most High.

    link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remedios_Varo

    Absolutely incredible paintings.  She's not as well known as Picasso but she was his contemporary, and they were in school together as children.

  3. sugz profile image74
    sugzposted 7 years ago

    i had a teacher at school that inspired me when i was 11... he used to let me draw on the blackboard with the chalk and if it was good, the class voted as to leave it on the board for the week or not. most times it was left there. shame i never got pics back then but never thought of it. i learnt a lot about drawing and painting then a couple of years later was encouraged by a tutor to start with watercolour.. i was actually good. and although no known artist has ever inspired me, woudln't know one from the other really. i just look at paintings and either like it or i don't. but anyway i stopped painting for over 25yrs then when i started again, my art teacher had a huge influence.. she's awesome and paints realistic.
    Annette Ashton. she's a NZ artist and tutor.

  4. Richard Craig profile image78
    Richard Craigposted 7 years ago

    Picasso and secondly Georges Braque.  They developed the Cubist period which I've always been fascinated by.  I did a cubist piece for my GCSE's and got an A*!

    I also love Salvador Dali's surrealism work where he captured imagination perfectly.

  5. breathe2travel profile image80
    breathe2travelposted 7 years ago

    Although I've never mimicked impressionistic art, Mary Cassatt's work inspires me to reflect tender moments of parenting and childhood through my art.

  6. Dave Harris profile image74
    Dave Harrisposted 7 years ago

    Although I have a great liking for Dali, Gaugin and Van Gough's works, I am in awe of John D.Shaw and James Deitz modern works.

  7. ptosis profile image74
    ptosisposted 7 years ago


    Salvador Dali, Hieronymus Bosch, and John Heartfield photomontage to protest Nazism (url is http://germanhistorydocs.ghi-dc.org/sub … ge_id=2098 ) called "Das ist das Heil, das sie bringen!" "This is the Salvation They Are Bringing Us!" (Here, the word salvation [Heil] is a pun on the Nazi “Sieg Heil” used in conjunction with the Hitler salute.)

    The small print on the left is an actual excerpt from a Nazi science magazine extolling the BENEFITS of American carpet bombing. In short - it says carpet bombing is highly disturbing and will affect those already mentally imbalanced much more than the average person. These mental unstables will be more easily recognized and identified - in order to 'take care of them' - ( Nazi  euphemism for killing any those who are not well enough to work.)

    BTW Nazi Germany wasn't the first to "purify the race'

    In the 20's there was a campaign for a "fit family' via the 'ideal baby' and the most 'fit family' from a eugenic perspective.


    Picture from http://www.savechicobabies.com/darwinis … ilies.html

  8. kathryn1000 profile image60
    kathryn1000posted 7 years ago

    Monet .That is the first artist I saw who made me stop and gaze.I didn't like traditional art.I still love Monet an all the Impressionists.

  9. Edlira profile image69
    Edliraposted 7 years ago

    I can say I am inspired by many painters, through the beauty they have created, but not necessarily to paint in their style. I like to experiment in many styles. If I have to mention some artists whose works I really like they would be: Monet, Salvador Dali, Vladimir Kush, Hautman Brothers and Michael Meissner.