Art thread! Post your favorite works of art from any medium.
Walter Sickert, La Hollandaise
Judith Beheading Holofernes, by Caravaggio
I really don't get Picasso's stuff. I don't find it aesthetically pleasing.
Funny how everyone is posting paintings. Here's one too, but with some music as well, since OP said that any medium is accepted.
Never noticed that typo before.
My new personal favourite piece is a post-modern renaissance piece captured in a frame.
I don't like the way it looks so i don't feel compelled to learn or try to decipher what it means. I have to enjoy the way that art looks before i can try to appreciate it on that level.
Thomas Kinkade has been a personal favourite of mine for years.
I don't understand how that image might be in harmony with the golden ratio. Would you mind explaining?
What the hell is this exactly? I like it!
Luis Ricardo Falero is my niggah
Vasilly Kandinsky - Several Circles
Love the guy.. nohomo
Basically, a candid photograph was captured inside the Ukrainian parliament.
As you know Ukrainian politics often end up in complete brawls, and in that moment, some photographer managed to capture a photo in the most perfect moment.
The photo's composition is flawless, aesthetically pleasing as the most famous Renaissance paintings and compositions
(given example by the golden ration) where the eye follows the main focal points in a fluid and aesthetically pleasing motion.
one of my favorites. will most my other favorite next.
>pic semi related. i think its pretty cool.
there's many different ways of looking at a piece of art. My interpretation is sort of the opposite, my prior understanding of the painting making the painting aesthetically pleasing to me.
what's it supposed to represent?
pic related, Rembrandt's the Return of the Prodigal son (also, go to wiki and they have a 30,000X22,000 version. 250 mb)
It saddens me to this day being reminded of that fact.
I'll never see anymore beautiful paintings drawn by him, no more warm summers in bright light, no more autumn coziness in orange verdure, and no more silent wintery nights under the stars..
This has got to be the most audacious piece of political art ever done
>fascists in Spain try to take Guernice
>ask Germany to give a hand
>Germany carpet bombs the entire city
>for an entire day
>Spanish fascists go in the next day and find nothing but rubble and shattered corpses
>Picasso sees the aftermath
>gets pissed off
>starts painting Guernica
>on a canvass that's like 10'x30'
>Germany occupies France
>Picasso finishes Guernica
>does he display it in England, or the US, or any country that doesn't agree w/ what Germany is doing?
>fuck that shit
>he puts it on public display in German occupied Paris
That's crazy talk man! I can see enjoying what an artiest was trying to convey, or even just your interpretation of what they were trying to convey, and then enjoying the painting more because of it, but to think of a painting as beautiful you almost certainly have to start with enjoying the way it looks.
Saturn Devouring His Child by Francisco De Goya
Its named after Guernica, which got carpet bombed in the spanish civil war in 1937. Guernica gets rekt, Picasso witnesses the dilapidated city, and paints the picture.
There's many interpretations of it, but the main point is that its supposed to depict war and is anti-war.
>inb4 terrible explanation
Artist: E. Pirolt
Rembrandt - The Night Watch
Also sung by King Crimson
Here is another personal favourite of mine
have to admit that i know him only through 4chan, not because i am cultural enriched.
sometimes one or two of his drawings goes around here, but he got way more to show than that.
i am not a artsy fartsy guy but i would describe him as the antagonist of dali
(his paintings got no name - everyone should call it after their own expression)
The fuck is this? That's not Ron Mueck, is it?
Are we posting OC in here? I like to draw as a hobby not taking it to serious just want to enjoy drawing
That...has got to be the most unsettling shit I've seen from an artist.
If that was his intention, kudos. He definitely made it clear.
This is a stone sculpture of an early Scottish saint commissioned by Robert the Bruce in the late 1200s. Saw it at a tiny 1500 year old church in Luss. It was magnificent.
Tetrishead by Zoe Keating
I love her stuff. but this by far is my favorite. Was blasting this in my room and my nephew came in and asked if there were two samurai battling to the death in my room. I guess it has that kind of feel to it.
>im a big van gogh fan
Yeah. Didn't think so. I love Mueck's stuff because it's so amazing and understated. That fat lady with the water fountain vagina looks well done, but it's trying way to hard to say something, or make an impression.
The vagina water fountain is not the same artiest as the rest.
Sadly no because I'm a poor ass mofo
That's a fucking stupid thing to say. A lot of it can be pretentious, but to say that all of it sucks is just dumb.
Last Mueck piece i have, and my favorite.
if i post my music am i going to regret it?
This piece has always been a source of inspiration for me
I really like narrative art
Rodin's statuary is amazing
while The Thinker is his most well known work
imo The Fallen Caryatid Carrying her Stone is his best work
Crowning of Emperor Dushan by Paja Jovanovic
Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks, a great painting and one of the best historical 'fuck you' letters of all time.
Unrelated note, here's some great artwork
Gotcha. Cool! You should look up the little church in Luss online. There's This crazy old graveyard all around it with very old gravestones, there's even a Viking buried there. Here's a pic
but personally speaking, its so much easier to settle, and never experience any of the things such as the picture i originally responded to.
i may never even leave my country
this one makes me feel like i fucking was there.
You probably have to have read the book for this to have any impact on you, but i'll post it anyway because i love it!
Old gravestone from the same churchyard where a mother and child were buried together
what country? you should. take some time this week to plan a trip somewhere. nothing fancy, but something nice. stop settling as of this moment :)
although I completely see what you mean.
I really like that idea thanks I definitely will
it's one of many depictions of the slayings and beheadings. baroque brought on some pretty badass shit. people back then really liked the idea.
The car is on fire, and there's no driver at the wheel
And the sewers are all muddied with a thousand lonely suicides
And a dark wind blows
The government is corrupt
And we're on so many drugs
With the radio on and the curtains drawn
We're trapped in the belly of this horrible machine
And the machine is bleeding to death
The sun has fallen down
And the billboards are all leering
And the flags are all dead at the top of their poles
It went like this:
The buildings tumbled in on themselves
Mothers clutching babies
Picked through the rubble
And pulled out their hair
The skyline was beautiful on fire
All twisted metal stretching upwards
Everything washed in a thin orange haze
I said, "Kiss me, you're beautiful -
These are truly the last days"
You grabbed my hand
And we fell into it
Like a daydream
Or a fever
We woke up one morning and fell a little further down
For sure it's the valley of death
I open up my wallet
And it's full of blood
Do you happen to know the background on the characters depicted in that one though? John the Baptist story I'm familiar with, but very curious about the other if you have some info. It's an incredibly striking image.
The atmosphere he creates is pretty incredible. Borderline reality.
Not sure, and i'm too lazy to look it up. Found it in one of these threads.
isn't it that there was a party for the kings daughter, he told her she could have anything, she said **aaaaaanyyything???** and he's like aay lmao anything and she says i want his head and he's sad but realises he's cornered if he says no so he allows it.
no listen to this
its pretty amazing shit
this one always made me feel as if it's from a perspective of an undiscovered dead or almost dead body. people walking by see something but don't grasp the situation, and probably kept walking. it's that goddamn low perspective and the bright sun.