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What is your favorite work of art?

  1. Michaelmas profile image63
    Michaelmasposted 7 years ago

    What is your favorite work of art?

    Who was the artist? Why do you like it? Any pictures or links?

  2. Adrian Harridge profile image54
    Adrian Harridgeposted 7 years ago

    Well to my prospects i am not much into Arts. I am more to fashion and acting so i really have no high knowledge or arts.Thanks.

  3. Gareth Pritchard profile image84
    Gareth Pritchardposted 7 years ago

    Artist: John Singer Sargent

    Art work: 'On his holidays'

    http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/lady … lidays.asp

    I have seen this painting at least six times in my life, I first seen it when I was about 14 years old on a school trip and I was completely blown away by it, you will not seen what I have seen by looking at photographs because they never really give a true representation.  When I looked at this painting close up it was just a mass of ugly messy brush marks but as I walked away it became more and more realistic so real you expect to hear the rushing water. I did over the years fall for at least one other painting by this artist but did not realise it was the same artist at the time which makes it all the more interesting because I fell for them for the same reasons, messy brush marks.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:John_ … 885-86.jpg

    Thanks for the opportunity, Gareth.

  4. Azure11 profile image91
    Azure11posted 7 years ago

    I wrote a hub about this exact thing a little while ago :-)

    http://hubpages.com/hub/My-Favourite-Painting-Right-Now

  5. Green Wasabi profile image72
    Green Wasabiposted 7 years ago

    Christ in tears by El Grecco. The facial expression in this masterpiece is so enigmatic. I notice something different every time i look at it: compassion, admiration, amusement, sadness...

  6. Doc Wordinger profile image97
    Doc Wordingerposted 7 years ago

    I think that's a very difficult question because our impression of life, along with our artistic preferences, changes as we grow older. It can sometimes change on a daily basis.

    Although I can't give a definitive and exact answer, one artwork with a lasting effect on me is Nighthawks by Edward Hopper (oil on canvas, 1941).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Nighthawks.jpg

    To me, the diner is both an extension of, and sanctuary to, the dark silent street outside. The contrast between the shadowy, deserted street and the well-lit peopled diner is eroded by the lonesome quality that pervades throughout the whole composition.

    There is a "ships that pass in the night" feeling about this painting. No matter where you are, or at what time of day, there is always new conversation and interaction to be found, if only fleeting. I think that's what I love about it although it can sometimes leave me feeling a little cold.

  7. Jarn profile image82
    Jarnposted 7 years ago

    Starry Night by Van Gogh. It presents a nighttime serenity we all know when we go outside at night, but is so hard to portray.

  8. nightwork4 profile image61
    nightwork4posted 7 years ago

    an awesome car or a well done renovation. other then that i find what many consider fine art to be nothing even worth looking at.

  9. DIYweddingplanner profile image91
    DIYweddingplannerposted 7 years ago

    A Starry Night...by Van Gogh.  I also love anything by Degas and Monet.  Andy Warhol, too.

  10. iZeko profile image97
    iZekoposted 7 years ago

    I have many. Actually, I like everything created by Peter Lik.

  11. BretSallee profile image57
    BretSalleeposted 7 years ago

    https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/4760960_f260.jpg

    My favorite work of art would be Veiled Lady, a sculpture by Raffaele Monti. 

    To imagine this kind of diaphanous treatment using marble just blows the mind.


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  12. cutievert profile image61
    cutievertposted 7 years ago

    da vinci last supper..because in my opinion.. it can depict the moment so well..

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    u01dtj6posted 6 years ago

    Now this question has got me thinking... It is quite difficult to choose one piece of art which is my favourite.

 
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