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    The Painting that Kicked my ass

    Hey everyone, just wanted to share something that absolutely made my day, week, year!

    I visited my local art gallery on the weekend and didnt know that it owned an original bouguereau,
    i know that he was a prolific painter and painted loads of paintings but just to have one locally accesible
    was awesome and man that guy had some skills, i must have stared in wonder
    at that painting for 30mins solid just in awe.

    Anyways just wanted to share, lol oh and if any of you guys have been totally overwhelmed by a
    painting post it here. cheers, oh and the painting is attached below for ur viewing pleasure.


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    speaking of bogereau...This is my alltime favorite painting...

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    Oh yeah.. The spanking (flaggelleation) of the Christ...one of my fvourites as well. Anyone know where it can be seen?
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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by n0fish
    Oh yeah.. The spanking (flaggelleation) of the Christ...one of my fvourites as well. Anyone know where it can be seen?
    Cathedral of La Rochelle, La Rochelle, France according to ARC

    These two are pretty impressive paintings, reproductions really don't have the same impact..Sargent and Waterhouse
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    That second painting is one of may favorites, also. It's such a moving piece: Jesus's face is just aweing. I had never seen that first bougereau, either, fantastic. Thanks for the post barts!

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    that waterhouse image is just amazing, i know i stared a lot at it when I saw it the first time(on the internet), I want to see that one in real life for shure.
    One other favourite of mine is C.d. Friedrich, seen some of his paintings in real life, it's a real 'wow' effect I can tell you

    anyone know where I can see some waterhouse paintings?

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    The locations of most of them are listed here.
    http://www.artrenewal.org/asp/databa...?aid=79&page=1

    Unfortunately I think rather a lot of them are in private collections.

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    never seen it, but the pure ENERGY in this is just..whoa
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    edit- however (out of a lot of time debating) this is possibly my favorite painting ever...jean-leon gerome is waay too good.
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    Just came back from the Art Gallery of Ontario. Spent about 30-45 minutes staring at this Waterhouse painting. Also spent a long time looking at a Paul Peel painting, but I cant find a pic of it online...
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    This is one of my favorites. His work is beyond words,simply beautiful.

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    The legion of the Palace of Honor had an original Bouguereau. I saw it and i got chills. Was simply beautiful.

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    I think the nymphs pulling on that satyr has got to be my favorite. That picture is sexy in every meaning of the word.

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    one of my dreams is to see these paintings by these masters in person. what an experience it must be.

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    Ingres kicked my ass. Beneath all the pomp and expensive detail the composition, the graphical approach, is really great. The reproductions don't do him justice at all.
    http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth...ter-thetis.jpg
    Look at the carpet on the floor in this one - it's the one that really kicked my ass once i got past all the detail on top:
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ial_throne.jpg
    http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth...rkish-bath.jpg
    http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth...con-bather.jpg

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    I don't have access to many original paintings here, but this Rembrandt pic, even thou it's a very unknown and unpopular piece, really kicked my ass.
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    The Goya room always creeps me out.
    And they have a quite big Bouguereau, mmmm nice.
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    heres a couple that I look at when I'm feeling the least bit good about my skills...

    zorn, repin with detail (sorry for the bad repro) and not sure about the last...maybe another zorn, or Adams?

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    mm, i was gonna post the second painting, rascar, amazing.

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    just google james gurney. thats my kind of painter

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    what about commercial paintings like book or comic covers which have a classical feel to them. Bougereau is dope , very much underrated artist.

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    Who painted the old man sitting on the chair? amazing...

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    Haven't had a chance to see this in person very often coz it lives on the other side of the Atlantic... (its worth flying to Amsterdam just for the Rembrandt and Hals) This one in particular totally kicks my ass...

    (sorry for the kinda jpggy repro)
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    That old man on the chair was absolutely fantastic. I've gotta get to an art gallery
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Mack
    I've gotta get to an art gallery
    It's usually a good idea, even the tiniest of poorly funded local ones tend to have at least a couple of things worth seeing up close.

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