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    Greatest artwork by an artist

    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.

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

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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.
    Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts: Journalism - University of Arkansas 2014

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    Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
    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.
    Rembrandt's self-portraits as an old man. Those are the eyes of someone who knows his end is more than a rumor.
    I photograph things to see what things look like photographed.
    - Garry Winogrand

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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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    Las Meninas (or the Family of Philip IV) by Diego Velazquez comes to mind, even though I saw the original over a 1/3 of a century ago: http://www.diegovelazquez.org/Las-Me...-57-large.html
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    “Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”

    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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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.



 

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