The art discussion thread

Please post up visual art you enjoy, I am going through a terrific Piet Mondrian spell at the moment following a recent field trip to IMMA where I was reminded of his works. I would be interested in exchanging ideas with fellow art historians and enthusiasts.

fooley is one of the biggest mongs ive had the misfortune to come across

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:smiley: :clap: :clap: :clap:, sharp as a tack. Good point well made m8.

As much for the sybolism as the art itself but:

Mark Rothko :clap:

The Triumph of Death by Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Up to your ears in symbolism

What were ye saying about symbolism

It’s like you read my mind, I was thinking of Rothko earlier.

Richard Estes, Telephone Booths, I saw this baby in Madrid.

francis danby: the opening of the 6th seal

can be seen in the national gallery

bosch: the garden of earthly delights


Superb stuff here from Van Eyck…the dog represents fidelity, the devotional candle burns alone, the shoes represent the sanctity of marriage. The artist himself stands as a witness to the marriage and appears in the mirror.

Robert Ballagh’s painting, Homage to Géricault’s The Raft of the Medusa

This one is much better…jpg

Jasper Johns’ Flag was touchingly dedicated to Flano by the artist in a moving speech at the Royal Academy.

That’s quality. I bought a print of that in MOMA a few months ago. My postcard of it also adorns my desk in work. Quality. Jasper is an alright sort.

MOMA is top notch. I bought the very same print when I was there in 2008 and it’s been on the wall since.

The only thing I didn’t like about the place was the need for ID to get one of the headsets, they didn’t take passports though so I’ve no fucking idea how a tourist would go about getting one. This was another one of my favorites from MOMA

Drowning Girl
Roy Lichtenstein

Lichtenstein, superb Flano, superb. :clap:

Dali’s Hallucinogenic Toreador is a thing of wonder.