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Favorite Paintings

Post by SunbeltRed » 05 Feb 2015, 05:55

I didn't want to threadjack so starting another thread on this topic:

Nibbler has a new avatar and I am wondering what the painting is called and who the artist is? (mom3 I think could help answer this as well).

My other interest in this is that I have a collection of paintings on my wish list of copies or prints to buy.

I have also (very slowly) been working on putting together a ppt deck with my favorite paintings for my families evening "Spiritual time" so I can share with my family more about the different paintings and painters. Sometimes much easier and more spiritual than reading scriptures.

So what other people's favorite paintings?

One I have really appreciated lately is The School of Athens by Raphael. I have been reading about Greek History and Philosophy which speaks to me in a way Mormonism does not. This was a featured painting in a book called Philosophy for life and Other Dangerous Situations which I loved. And I'm about 1/3rd of the way through the Illiad right now.

Anyway, just wondering if anyone else has any favorite painting they would like to share.

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Re: Favorite Paintings

Post by nibbler » 05 Feb 2015, 06:52

I debated posting in the other thread. The worry was that I would derail it. I have no such worries in this thread since we started off with the same sentiment. ;)

I briefly changed my avatar to this:
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I just did some digging and was surprised to find out that it was actually a photograph (I assumed it was a painting).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_%28photograph%29

Maybe it was the colorization process that gave the photo that painted look.

Why I made the change:
This hung in my grandparent's dining room. I remember seeing it every time I went to visit. My grandfather passed away and my grandmother asked if there was anything that I wanted. I asked for this picture.
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Re: Favorite Paintings

Post by SunbeltRed » 05 Feb 2015, 07:24

I'm sorry to hear about your grandfather. Condolences to you and your family.

Thank you for sharing, I find art to be a place I can really connect spiritually sometimes and I'm glad you have found something that connects you to your grandfather.

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Re: Favorite Paintings

Post by Minyan Man » 05 Feb 2015, 12:20

So what other people's favorite paintings?
Currently, my favorite is Van Gogh's "Irises" at the J Paul Getty Museum in LA.
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Re: Favorite Paintings

Post by mom3 » 05 Feb 2015, 14:27

Mike - I have the "Irises in a Vase" in my kitchen, as well as Sunflowers and Red Flowers. Love them.

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My favorite, this week is, Millet's The Gleaners
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Re: Favorite Paintings

Post by Eternity4me » 05 Feb 2015, 23:06

Hey Nibbler, that was my favorite painting too. It hung on the wall in my dining room for many years. It was a wedding gift. It didn't survive long in my home after the divorce :cry: But, the humility of the man always struck me, and it gave me a sense of peace and gratitude.

My current favorite is called "Cathedral of Commerce" by Rob Gonsalves. It is a painting where the inside of a cathedral, including an altar, give way to a city skyline. My husband described it as "where your heart should be, and where it often it". It's pretty cool. Here is a link to it: http://thinng.com/1093-rob-gonsalves-ca ... f-commerce

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Re: Favorite Paintings

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Nearly anything from Bouguereau. Masterful doesn't describe his work. You see the essence of his subjects and his style is so profound. Very classic almost victorian.

There's something about seeing the originals up close, I've seen Degas in books all over the place, the dancers etc. and they never really stuck out to me. Then I saw one of them original, and it hit me. I almost cried in the middle of the Getty museum.
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Re: Favorite Paintings

Post by Mrs. SuperChicken » 08 Feb 2015, 08:43

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I love this painting. It is the road to Chailly by Monet. It hangs in my house. Seeing great art and stunning natural beauty I feel draws me to God and the Spirit in very strong ways.

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Re: Favorite Paintings

Post by SamBee » 08 Feb 2015, 09:30

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Imagine if our Temple film was like Hieronymus Bosch.
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Re: Favorite Paintings

Post by Heber13 » 11 Feb 2015, 23:06

I walked past this painting in the Conference Center in SLC last summer after coping with thoughts from being recently divorced. Stopped and went back and stared at it for over 10 minutes.

She Will Find What Is Lost by Brian Kershisnik

(I didn't think for a minute it was car keys...but more something that I was feeling...and somehow feeling uplifted by the hope for unseen support while walking my path)
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We went to Deseret Bookstore...and found the print on display...a second time. It struck me even more profoundly. We purchased it and took it home.
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