Maybe I am too close, my favorite paintings, by my favorite artists are:
Sunday Afternoon on the Island of Le Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat, a post impressionist developer of Pointillism
Bedroom in Arles by Vincent Van Gogh, another post impressionist and divisionist:
Lady in Blue by Henri Matisse, a neo impressionist who delved into many styles:
Sunday Afternoon and Bedroom in Arles are both in Chicago at the Art Institute, and I have been numerous times and enjoyed my time in front of each. Lady in Blue is in a private collection, and I have never been able to see it in person.
(We do have two prints of Sunday Afternoon in our house, one is a 1/8 scale print and the other is a 1/16 scale, the original is HUGE and I try to talk the wife into a full scale print...)
My gamerscore, achievements earned, games played, consoles owned, tabletop collection, and convention attendance seem to imply you can do both, easily...
Originally Posted by futiles
I could do it or care, but I hate all of those examples. ALL of that shit looks like children drew it and I'm not even remotely impressed by anything but Seurat's stippling and that's only because of the time needed. I hate Monet's muddy water colors and Van Gogh needs to learn to draw straight. Any Impressionist styles are all crap and if you have to explain to me why it's so great or what something is "supposed to represent" then you are a talentless hack. If those people were here today I would call them little emo bitches and they need to get a real job.
Italian Renaissance is where real talents artists are, not depressed losers who cut off their own ears. To me, that's the best, but I like various Realism or Rococo stuff. You know, something that looks like a talented person did it, not my 10 year old. I guess I have to say I like Baroque as well but I couldn't tell you looking at painting if it was Baroque or Renaissance. So here's my counter examples..
Venus and Nymphs Bathing by French artist Louis Jean-Francois Lagrenee, 1776
Michelangelo, The Creation of Adam, Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, fresco, 1508-1512
Gustave Courbet, Fox In the Snow, 1860
Peter Paul Rubens, The Union of Earth and Water, c. 1618
Maybe if I took more Art electives instead of Computer Science I'd be more educated. Or maybe I just love looking at pictures of thick naked women. I did marry me a gorgeous thick Italian so that was probably what it is.