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Discussion in 'Entertainment & Culture' started by MDR, Mar 10, 2006.

  1. MDR

    MDR Did you get my email?

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    Post a picture of any piece of art you like.

    I'll start with Repose by John White Alexander.

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  2. johnnystress

    johnnystress Well-Known Member Supporter

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    jesus, where to begin..


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  3. ICUH8N

    ICUH8N New Member

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    Bernd und Hilla Becher, Fachwerkhäuser
     
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  4. taubstumm

    taubstumm Well-Known Member

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  5. ICUH8N

    ICUH8N New Member

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    Saul Bass "Vertigo" poster
     
  6. nEiLo

    nEiLo Well-Known Member

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    by Lowry
     
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  7. krystal

    krystal New Member

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    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:

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    george nelson's sunflower clock (one of the kings of the mid-century period)

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    Bertoia chairs. Dribble. Drool

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    Eero Saarinen Tulip Table. I heart my IKEA version of this V much.

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    Lucienne Day textiles

    not a one designed after about 1960.
     
  8. cookiemonster

    cookiemonster Well-Known Member

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    Grand Canal, Venice by JMW Turner
     
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  9. ICUH8N

    ICUH8N New Member

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    that saarinen table is gowa-jus

    Paimio Sanatorium by Alvar Aalto
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  10. krystal

    krystal New Member

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    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:

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  11. krystal

    krystal New Member

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    I like this thread. Most recent design type book purchased:
    Love the lovely Jonathan Adler. And his dog is called Liberace.

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  12. shitepipe

    shitepipe Well-Known Member

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    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:

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    fucking amazing
     
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  13. egg_

    egg_ Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    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
     

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  14. shitepipe

    shitepipe Well-Known Member

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    ya, i used to hate The Haywain, so twee and nice. it has grown on me tho...
     
  15. MDR

    MDR Did you get my email?

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    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.
     
  16. ICUH8N

    ICUH8N New Member

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    Shitepipe: I am extremely jealous.

    In honour of Mr Profumo, who died yesterday:

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    Arne Jacobsen chair, sans Ms Keeler, alas.
     
  17. Franco

    Franco Well-Known Member

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    Piet Mondrian; New York City, New York.
     
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  18. classic seanc

    classic seanc Well-Known Member

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    I have this on my wall.

    Its nice in person too.
     
  19. Super Dexta

    Super Dexta New Member

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    i got very taken with umberto boccioni the other day.. saw the 'states of mind' triptych in moma.
    the farewells:
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    those who go:
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    those who stay:
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  20. krystal

    krystal New Member

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    lighting. who doesn't like lighting? i have nearly as many lamps as I have shoes.

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    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:
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