Lost in the Movies (formerly The Dancing Image): Art...on the March! (a visual mixtape)

Friday, July 27, 2012

Art...on the March! (a visual mixtape)



Favorite paintings, drawings, etc (of the moment): a slideshow and a visual list

Just for the fun of it, at the end of this post (after displaying 90 favorites) I've embedded a slideshow featuring some of my favorite paintings (drawings, etchings, etc.), from all eras, all artists, and in all styles. Last summer I spent weeks searching favorite artists and/or works on the internet - while I may have dropped the ball in a few cases (cropped images, even imitations) most of the selections are quality images. As you'll see, my taste is fairly eclectic; using lists assembled from art books and museum visits I googled all the artists whose work personally struck me (a very, very subjective barometer) and the result leaps from wildly avant-garde abstractions to hyperrealistic academic paintings to unconsciously bizarre medeival holy works to delightful 18th century portraits to impressionistic dreamviews to surrealistic nuggets of subversion. Although the image size is rather too small and the slideshow moves a bit too fast (couldn't figure out how to slow it down), I enjoy the wild juxtapositions. (Fair warning: the slide show won't play on an iPhone, though the 90 images above it will be fine.)

And below, as a bonus I've included a chronological illustrated list of 90 artworks that, at this very moment, I wanted to include. No other criterion applied. Hope you enjoy them as much as me...



The 90 selections:


Giotto, The Nativity, 1305-06


Domenico Veneziano, The Stigmatization of St. Francis, 1445


Domenico Veneziano, St. John in the Desert, 1450


Paolo Uccello, Saint George and the Dragon, c. 1456


Paolo Uccello, Scenes from the Life of Holy Hermits, c. 1460


Andrea Mantegna, The Presentation in the Temple, 1465-66


Andrea Mantegna, Lamentation of Christ, c. 1480


Sandro Botticelli, Primavera, c. 1482


Leonardo Da Vinci, Lady with an Ermine, 1483-90


Piero di Cosimo, A Satyr mourning over a Nymph, 1495


Raphael Sanzio da Urbino, St. Catherine of Alexandria, 1507-08


Raphael Sanzio da Urbino, The Miraculous Draught of Fishes, 1515


Joachim Patinir, Crossing the River Styx (Voyage to the Underworld), c. 1520


Pieter Bruegel, Hunters in the Snow, 1565


Samuel van Hoogstraten, Portrait of Johan Cornelisz Vijgeboom and His Wife, 1647


Carel Fabritius, View of Delft, 1652


Willem Kalf, Still Life with the Drinking Horn of the Saint Sebastian Archers Guild Lobster and Glasses, 1653


Samuel van Hoogstraten, View of a Corridor, 1662


Samuel van Hoogstraten, Tromp l'oeil Still Life, 1664


Cornelis de Man, A Man Weighing Gold, 1670


Aert de Gelder, Simeon's song of praise, 1700-10


Jean-Honore Fragonard, Young Woman Playing with a Dog, 1765-72


Jean-Honore Fragonard, The Reader, 1770-72


Jean-Honore Fragonard, The Souvenir, 1775-78


William Blake, Hecate, 1795


Caspar David Friedrich, Monk by the Sea, 1808-10


Francisco de Goya, Dog, 1819-23


Francisco de Goya, The Great He-Goat or Witches Sabbath, c. 1821-23


Caspar David Friedrich, Meadows near Greifswald, c. 1822


Christian Købke, View of One of the Lakes in Copenhagen, 1838


George Inness, The Lackawanna Valley, 1855


Frederic Edwin Church, Dawn in the Wilderness, 1860


Edward Burne-Jones, St. George and the Dragon - The Princess Tied to a Tree, 1866


Albert Bierstadt, Sunset in the Yosemite Valley, 1868


James Abbott McNeil Whistler, Nocturne Blue and Gold Southampton Water, 1872


James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Night in Black and Gold, Falling Rocket, 1874


John Singer Sargent, Rosina, 1876


Frederic Leighton, Study at a Reading Desk, 1877


Frederic Leighton, Light of the Harem, c. 1880


John Singer Sargent, Street in Venice, 1882


John William Waterhouse, The Magic Circle, 1886


Arnold Böcklin, Die Heimkehr, 1887


Vincent Van Gogh, Starry Night Over the Rhone, 1888


Jules Breton, Summer, 1891


Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, In Bed - The Kiss, 1892


Frederic Leighton, Flaming June, 1895


John William Waterhouse, Ophelia (Lying in the Meadow), 1905


Claude Monet, San Giorgio Maggiore at Dusk, 1908-12


Carlo Carrà, The Funeral of the Anarchist Galli, 1910-11


John Singer Sargent, Nonchaloir (Repose), 1911


Wassily Kandinsky, Composition VII, 1913


Pierre Bonnard, Dining Room in the Country, 1913


Pierre Bonnard, Large Dining Room Overlooking the Country, 1913


Odilon Redon, The Cyclops, c. 1914


Franz Marc, Fighting Forms, 1914


Piet Mondrian, Composition No. 10 (Pier and Ocean), 1915


Lyonel Feininger, Werther I, 1916


Gustav Klimt, Water Snakes (friends) II, 1917


Egon Schiele, The Artist's Wife - Seated Woman with Bent Knee, 1917


Lyonel Feininger, Vogel-Wolke, 1926


Paul Klee, Highways and Byways, 1929


Kurt Kranz, Vereinsamung Dessau, 1930


Grant Wood, The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, 1931


Grant Wood, Young Corn, 1931


Pablo Picasso, Girl Before a Mirror, 1932


Pablo Picasso, Woman with a Book, 1932


Max Ernst, The Fireside Angel, 1937


Max Ernst, The Robing of the Bride, 1940


Jack Butler Yeats, The Folded Heart, 1943


Arshile Gorky, The Liver is the Cock's Comb, 1944


Francis Bacon, Second Version of Triptych - 3, 1944


Georgia O'Keeffe, Pelvis Series - Red with Yellow, 1945


Willem de Kooning, Event in a Barn, 1947


Andrew Wyeth, Christina's World, 1948


Willem de Kooning, Woman, 1949


Edward Hopper, Cape Cod Morning, 1950


Edward Hopper, Rooms by the Sea, 1951


Ivan Generalić, Deer in the Forest, 1956


Edward Hopper, Western Motel, 1957


Frank Auerbach, Rebuilding the Empire Cinema, Leiceister Square, 1962


Willem de Kooning, Rosy Fingered Dawn at Louise Point, 1963


Robert Rauschenberg, Estate, 1963


Helen Frankenthaler, Nepenthe, 1972


Cy Twombly, Apollo and the Artist, 1975


Howard Hodgkin, Red Bermudas, 1978-80


Antoni Tàpies, M de Vernis, 1980


Helen Frankenthaler, A Green Thought in a Green Shade, 1981


Andy Warhol, Knives, 1981 - 82


Anselm Kiefer, Nigredo, 1984


Alex Katz, Varick, 1998









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1 comment:

Theresa said...

Are these your favorite paintings? Your taste is pretty eclectic but I must say you have an awesome taste!