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Discussion in 'Entertainment & Culture' started by MDR, Mar 10, 2006.
Post a picture of any piece of art you like.
I'll start with Repose by John White Alexander.
jesus, where to begin..
Bernd und Hilla Becher, Fachwerkhäuser
josef muller brockmann poster.
loads more here.
Saul Bass "Vertigo" poster
ahm not that into paintin's per se, being far more interested in the worlds of product/furniture/industrial design. And in my correct opinion, nice tings are most certainly pieces of usable art.
here be a few of my favourite things:
george nelson's sunflower clock (one of the kings of the mid-century period)
Bertoia chairs. Dribble. Drool
Eero Saarinen Tulip Table. I heart my IKEA version of this V much.
Lucienne Day textiles
not a one designed after about 1960.
Grand Canal, Venice by JMW Turner
that saarinen table is gowa-jus
Paimio Sanatorium by Alvar Aalto
Love the lovely Alvar Aalto. Love all them mid century modern design dudes. They took such a nice holistic approach to design and really got involved with how people lived - architecture, furniture, storage, textiles. Lovely.
The Saarinen table - a proper repro will be mine. Oh yes. Currently I make do with this:
I like this thread. Most recent design type book purchased:
Love the lovely Jonathan Adler. And his dog is called Liberace.
i went there, all the locals thought i was mad cos i wanted to go to the tuberculosis sanatorium (it still is a sanitorium)
favourite aalto, church at imatra:
Funny how painting has become the poor relation in the visual art world ...
Here are two pictures that I saw a zillion times in books and shit but never paid much attention, but that absolutely knocked my socks off when I saw them in the flesh
ya, i used to hate The Haywain, so twee and nice. it has grown on me tho...
I've really got into portraiture of one sort or another lately.
I tend to spend one lunch break a week in the National gallery, and spend about an hour in maybe two or three rooms. I'm all about the two Spanish rooms this week.
I don't really appreciate them on the level of technique. It's more that i realise how deliberate all the choices that a portrait artist makes. Choice of what or whom to paint (aside from commissions); how to depict them. You realise that the paintings are pregnant with all sorts of tit bits about the person and that if you pay attention, the painter tells you quite a lot. It's particular true of religious paintings, which I know are not to everyone's taste.
I think if it has taught me anything about my own approach to music, is that quite often what marks out a great artist is their choice of subject, as much as their treatment of it.
Shitepipe: I am extremely jealous.
In honour of Mr Profumo, who died yesterday:
Arne Jacobsen chair, sans Ms Keeler, alas.
Piet Mondrian; New York City, New York.
I have this on my wall.
Its nice in person too.
i got very taken with umberto boccioni the other day.. saw the 'states of mind' triptych in moma.
those who go:
those who stay:
lighting. who doesn't like lighting? i have nearly as many lamps as I have shoes.
Miss K by Philipe Starck for Flos. I have this in red, I think it is one of my favourite things ever.
anything by verner panton, viz: