Lost in the Movies: Art...on the March! (a visual mixtape)

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

Favorite paintings, drawings, etc (of the moment): a slideshow and a visual list - years later, the slideshow no longer works and has been removed)

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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UPDATE: The original image I used for "Hunters in the Snow" has been replaced above with a less tinted version. Here's what was up there for years, for the record:

1 comment:

Theresa said...

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

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