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    Lightbulb List your favourite painters

    Uberfuhrer's posted link about art and personality gave me this idea.
    I thought it would be interesting to list our favourites painters and see how personality can affect (or not) our preference in visual arts.
    Feel free to add pictures of the paintings that particularly speak to you and explain.

    Here's my list:

    Pieter Bruegel (the Elder)
    http://www.2artgallery.com/gallery/i...-Snow-1565.jpg

    George de la Tour
    http://www.encyclopedie.bseditions.f...LATOURG004.jpg

    John Waterhouse
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/__DjtVhnJAq...Lady_Clare.jpg

    Jan Vermeer
    R

    Albert Edelfelt
    http://www.srfs.se/pa-havet.jpg

    Canadian Art:
    The Group of Seven's paintings, especially J. E. H. MacDonald, Tom Thompson and A. J. Casson
    http://www-personal.umich.edu/~laris...ack%20copy.jpg

    Clarence Gagnon
    http://www.mcmichael.com/images/mari...gstumps165.jpg

    My favourite paintings are generally sober Baroque "scènes de genre" and pictures associated with Realism, works that honestly depict ordinary people in their natural environment, making their daily lives just as valuable and honorable as those of important figures.
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    I appreciate the attempt to give credit where credit is due, but I think the credit belongs to someone else. I have no recollection of posting a link about art and personality. Are you sure it was me?
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    I generally spend most of my time in the art museum staring at the Northern Rennaissance art (I love verisimillitude and the focus on the mundane! )... I pretty much like most landscape art though...
    “The phrase 'Someone ought to do something' was not, by itself, a helpful one. People who used it never added the rider 'and that someone is me'.” - Terry Pratchett

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    Marc Chagall, Van Gogh and Degas are my favorites.

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    I don't really have fav painters, it's all about the art. It could be created by anyone.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
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    *wrinkles nose* I don't like portraits very much... pictures of people creep me out somehow- I don't even have pictures of people in my house!
    “The phrase 'Someone ought to do something' was not, by itself, a helpful one. People who used it never added the rider 'and that someone is me'.” - Terry Pratchett

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    I appreciate the attempt to give credit where credit is due, but I think the credit belongs to someone else. I have no recollection of posting a link about art and personality. Are you sure it was me?
    I'm sorry, it was Uberfhurer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    *wrinkles nose* I don't like portraits very much... pictures of people creep me out somehow- I don't even have pictures of people in my house!
    Portraits, or pictures with people in them, anywhere?
    Look into my avatar. Look deep into my avatar...

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    Da Vinci
    Goya
    Delacroix
    All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.
    Chapter IV, p. 448. - Adam Smith, Book 3, The Wealth of Nations

    whether or not you credit psychoanalysis itself, the fact remains that we all must, to the greatest extent possible, understand one another's minds as our own; the very survival of humanity has always depended on it. - Open Culture

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    I'm a huge fan of the Mexican dude (Carlos) up the street.

    He painted my whole house for 2k. And it only took him three days.
    "The only time I'm wrong is when I'm questioning myself."
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