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

Turner:

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

http://www.thehandstand.org/archive/march2009/articles/images/a%20poet%20protests…jpg

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

http://www.downbeast.com/jasper-johns-flag.jpg

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
by
Roy Lichtenstein

Lichtenstein, superb Flano, superb. :clap:

Dali’s Hallucinogenic Toreador is a thing of wonder.
http://images.easyart.com/i/prints/rw/lg/2/0/Salvador-Dali-The-Hallucinogenic-Toreador-207151.jpg