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(you can see trapeze artists legs in the mirror behind the bar), and there's the inexplicably ominous presence of the man in the corner. I just find it very evocative and powerful.
Just an ugly ginger bird, mate.
but that bloke looks a bit like Manet, so maybe it's him putting himself in the piccy in some arty way. you might be right tho.
looking at the angle of the reflection then the ominous man is the person from whom the pov originates & manet has got his angles wrong
would say it was supposed to be a mirror as you can just see the edge of the bowl of oranges
http://assignments.ds106.us/files/2012/02/fat-cat.jpg this is mine
It's just a bit mind bending because we are so used to seeing a point of perception, in the mirror you expect to see someone with a camera. The more you look at it the more it drives you a bit mental.
Also any pictures like this
^doesn't really do it justice though, it's a big painting where the size of the pilot's head is the actual size of a human head and when I saw it it was hung so that you stand right in the middle of the scene as if you were the co pilot (or pilot)
also have a soft spot for this
how he manages to get the light to jump off the canvas like that I'll never know. Masterpiece.
glad to help.
It is amazing.
this my favourite of his work...
sometimes i think it's this http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ma5k05hPg11rppeeoo1_500.jpg
Always been my favourite picture, bit fan of Dali's work. This is the first painting I ever saw of his and absolutely loved it.
i'm liking it
FUCK the lack of polish characters on dis
My favourite of his is probably this
It's hard to pick one but I've gone for this - a landscape of the countryside in Sussex. At first it looks normal but then you start noticing the gnarled fingers of the branches and eyes in the trees. Then you see more and more - like the black clouds on the horizon and the figure lurking behind the gate - until everything in the painting seems out to get you. If you happen to know that this is the place (Rye) where Burra actually lived, then the painting starts to represent his own feelings of imprisonment and paranoia. And all this with big, comic book colours!
Like the Edward Burra painting above, the meaning seems obvious at first, but the more you look the more you notice.
The contradiction at the heart of it is mindblowing. Such imagination. Wonderful.
Cezanne's Still Life with Cut Watermelon:
the image doesn't do the painting justice, though.
not a painting, but I'm a big fan of this piece (London Scribblings, by Jesûs SOTO):
Again, one that really only works in the flesh.
Also like his Compositions With Yellow, Blue & Red
Jaw droppingly brilliant.
followed by http://www.fabulousmasterpieces.co.uk/userimages/constablehaywain.jpg
best "viewing painting experience" (ugh, feel dirty just typing that), is seeing the Monet in the round at the Musee de l'Orangerie
i nearly bought a poster of it once
especially if you ever had guests and they were greeted with that
I also like all the classic hell / jesus type religious paintings.
Or, Francis Bacon. He's ace.
I also really like Rothko and Sean Scully.
Here's a Sean Scully
Girl Standing at the Window by Dali.
Don't know if I'd say it was my favourite painting or not.
I quite like this one by Ejnar Nielsen.
Just something about that thousand yard stare.
but then I saw
and realised my favourite is actually
(by Michael Raedecker)
would like to see them in the flesh
the third one here
is what caught my eye, and made more of a lasting impression on me than the YBA stuff. Don't specifically recall seeing his other stuff though, tbh. Have since seen this one in Liverpool:
His more recent stuff seems to include more still life and portrait stuff than the landscape stuff.
Like most of his work, it's almost unspeakably bleak.
Was in New York a few years ago, this is in the entrance lobby at the moma. Blew my mind.
Landscape with Dogshit Bin: http://northeast.greatbritishlife.co.uk/content/assets/images/blog-articles/main/5956.jpg
Also Kandinsky: http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/kandinsky/kandinsky.comp-8.jpg
I gave up trying to find a good Heronymous Bosch painting online. It's all details or crap photos.