Greatest artwork by an artist

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  1. cliveh

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    What do you consider the greatest artwork by an artist you have ever seen? For me it has to be a self-portrait by Van Gogh.
     
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    My current favorite: Venus and the Three Graces Presenting Gifts to a Young Woman, a fresco painting by the Italian Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli of circa 1483-1486. It is displayed at the Louvre. I have a photo of a section of the fresco as the background on my laptop. It inspires me every day.

    That Van Gogh guy's not bad. Not bad at all.
     
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    J.M.W Turner's later works. He was ahead of his time and the work is amazing. I really do enjoy Van Gogh's work as well.
     
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    Rembrandt's self-portraits as an old man. Those are the eyes of someone who knows his end is more than a rumor.
     
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    Impossible for me to choose one single work. Too many media. Even within a given medium I would have a hard time. And in the end, if I were forced to choose only one great work of art, it would be a piece of music.

    Strange. I wonder how many of us photographers and photography lovers would actually choose a photograph as the greatest work of art.
     
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    i don't know

    Moholy Nagy - light space modulator ( and its film black white and grey )
    Man Ray - le cadeau
    Marcel Duchamp -LHOOQ
    Bob Burden - Flaming Carrot ( #8 )
    Le Corbusier - Chapelle à Ronchamp
    banksy recent lance a ...

    i don't really have a favorite, but i have a few more i can list ...
     
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    Sistine Chappel; some guy named Mike something
     
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    For me biggest positive shocking experience was visit of Picasso museum in Vienna.
     
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    Velasquez - Las Meninas - I was in awe of this at El Prado
    Saturn devouring one of his children - Goya room - El Prado
    Guernica - Picasso - I was lucky to see this at Reina Sofia
    El Greco hall in El Prado
    Rothko room - Tate Modern
    Anything by Caravaggio
    Crows in wheat field - Van Gogh exhibition in Basel Kunstmuseum

    There are so many. I love art.