Favorite artist?

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Favorite artist?--Al

-- Al Schroeder (al.schroeder@nashville.com), February 16, 2001


Favorite artist ? Like my coffee cups, I have a hundred of them. Van Gogh who could show the earthy reality of peasants life in the Potato Eaters, his vision of life in his scene of a bar ? from the outside at night, lit as if by magic, his Starry Night, even his honest picture of himself after he cut off his own ear, his sundrenched landscapes of, what ? Arles, France. Surrealist Dali stretches my imagination in new ways, The impressionists, Monet, Manet, Renoir and more. Toulouse La Trec. All of these and more move me in mysterious ways, M.C. Escher's imaginative graphics lead my mind into different realities, Rodin's The Thinker, Those and many more are all my favorites, I cannot just pick one.

-- Denver doug (ionoi@webtv.net), February 16, 2001.

Definitely Van Gogh. I was fortunate to be able to visit the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam, where you can follow his progress from the dark days of the Potato Eaters through to his more frenzied paintings, like A Starry Night. I'd read a lot about him and seen the exhibit of his works that toured the country several years before, but seeing so much all grouped together in one place was just overwhelming. The "junk room" where they put all the paintings NOT in the major display was just as amazing. (I also was not aware he had done so many etchings)

-- Bev Sykes (basykes@dcn.davis.ca.us), February 17, 2001.

George Henchcock. I saw his work in Chicago on my honeymoon. He apinted Dutch peasant girls with a Virgin May like appearace, which was very subtle. He was trying to show divinity in the working classes I think, which I can relate to.

-- AJ (joijoijoi@hotmail.com), February 17, 2001.

Hmmmm, I like Matisse for the cheerful colors, Chagall for the dreamlike effects, hmmmm, most of the impressionists...Vermeer for the wonderful way with light and color. I have quite a few favorites. Your entry on art was thought provoking, and, resulted in an journal entry of my own on the subject of art.

...if I may be so bold as to toot my own 'horn'.... ;)

-- Joan Lansberry (joanlansberry@hotmail.com), February 20, 2001.

Magritte for his simplicity and whimsy, Van Gogh for beauty. Mary Casatt for her humanity. Keith Herring for his joy.

-- Terri Schroeder (davelaw@san.rr.com), February 23, 2001.

David Hockney. Paintings, drawings and photography.

-- Liz Edlund (lzedlund@stanford.edu), April 23, 2001.

Renoir, Vermeer, Van Gogh. in that order

-- anderwillow (anderwillow@aol.com), May 04, 2002.

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