Let's have an art thread Veeky Forums, post your favorite pieces of art

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

Let's have an art thread Veeky Forums, post your favorite pieces of art.

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youtube.com/watch?v=-Mr7TOsrTMY
desuarchive.org/hr/thread/3054592/
metmuseum.org/toah/

massdebater
massdebater

Last one.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

i really really like this one.

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

This reminds me of Mino de Fiesole, who attempted to do the wet drapery seen there in the middle renaissance. Obviously flawed, but this piece really resonates with me.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

The Francois Vase is great, probably the greatest Black figure vase that comes down to us. It's almost Bruegelian, in that you can get lost in all the various veristic details

happy_sad
happy_sad

This is a rare piece, it's a Bozzetto made by Michelangelo for a Sculpture, a River God for the Medici Tomb, I believe. Rare, because few of these exist from Michelangelo, as he tried to downplay his reliance on preparatory material in service of the image of divine sculptor he wished to cultivate

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

Don't know why you wouldn't get some decent res stuff and put this on /hr/ if you are just going to bulk dump without any attempt at discussion.

cum2soon
cum2soon

always loved this one

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

I've always been interested in the common lives of ancient/ medieval people, especially what they would have gotten out of art. That's where these little Roman Bronzes come in. I guess I like trinkets. Here's a little, chibi Gladiator.
My favourite Lautrec is his picture of Vincent. Mine's too high res, but the color's amazing.

Techpill
Techpill

Medieval art best art

Evilember
Evilember

On Naxos, there's an archaic quarry where they would hew out colossal Kouroi, and sometimes they'd break and the people would just leave them there, carved only very roughly. Apparently, the fine details would be carved on site.

This is similar to the Easter Island Heads, and like those, you can see these abandoned Colossi today.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

Here's a Gorgon

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

youtube.com/watch?v=-Mr7TOsrTMY

viagrandad
viagrandad

I can't show you a detail, but you can see some adorable Gorgons in the bottom frieze. They appear to be wearing pots on their heads as masks.

cum2soon
cum2soon

neat

Bidwell
Bidwell

art
except in pointlessly tiny resolutions

I appreciate what you're doing but there's literally already a board for this. Check out /hr/, they have constant art dump threads. Look, one's up right now.

desuarchive.org/hr/thread/3054592/

massdebater
massdebater

One version, quite popular I guess, of the Death of Priam involves Pyrrhus beating him to death with his grandson. Virgil chose to go with a different one, where Priam is killed at the foot of Jupiter, by stabbing.
Don't know why.

hairygrape
hairygrape

Here, Cimabue illustrates the Virgilian account

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

When I was a child, I assumed falling on one's sword was a metaphor for stabbing oneself, but here Telamonian Ajax buries his sword in preparation for his suicide

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

And here we have the aftermath. These are both attic designs, but I still find it interesting how they portray the scene so similarly, despite the probable time between the two vases, judging by their use of black and red figures respectively.

Are they based off some kind of common iconography or template?

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

For one fleeting moment in history, Brittany was relevant.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

This is my favorite drawing

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

I'm a fan of Piero della Francesca, don't get me wrong, but I think his work lacks a certain emotiveness. His figures just sort of stare off into space.
I think he may have suffered from Uccello syndrome.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

American Illustrator Joseph Christian Leyendecker

Nojokur
Nojokur

WE

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

While the sculptural rigidity isn't uncommon to earlier renaissance artists, his figures kind of have that stare which reminds me of Richard Dadd's later work, after he went crazy.

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

In what little of Daniele da Volterra's work I've seen, I see a very interesting artist, who takes Michelangelo's latter manner and puts some interesting twists on it.
It's a shame he falls into the category of artists who were unfortunate enough to be associated with Michelangelo. In da Volterra's case, he is most remembered for being the man hired to censor Michelangelo's last judgment. Forever the Breeches Maker.

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

Leyendecker always reminds me of Gerard van Honthorst in the way he lays down paint.

takes2long
takes2long

If you've ever wanted to see a greatly detailed painting of pseudo Persian/Phrygian/whatever Mithras wears, look up the Capuan Mithraeum. It contains this scene, the central scene of Mithraism, but much more richly detailed.
Has anyone ever considered that Christianity overtook Mithraism because it's easier to draw a cross than this? Just a thought

iluvmen
iluvmen

Here's a cute little sculpture that came from an apothecary shop. Apparently, it worked as a sign for illiterate people.

Emberburn
Emberburn

Here's another one; same purpose, I believe. That little golden ball represents a pill, and you put it in his mouth. I don't know why; maybe it gave kids something to do?

WebTool
WebTool

Here's a little Roman Hercules after the Farnese fashion

TechHater
TechHater

From what I've seen, these Farnese Hercules types are more common, Hercules being depicted in mid age, with a beard and impeccably muscled. However, there are also Hercules youths

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

And here's a pig

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

Roman Perseus

Illusionz
Illusionz

Again

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

Here's a unique specimen. Lo Spinario is a Greco roman bronze that was never lost, meaning it was continuously displayed in one form or another since antiquity.

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

You can see his red lip, and his copper toenails. Interesting how the Greeks/Romans used different colors, be they from different metals or patinas, in their bronzes. Now, an Etruscan example.

MPmaster
MPmaster

That's not really a different metal, though, it's just an inlaid eye. Well, here's the Quirinal Boxer, a personal favorite of mine, notice his copper blood used to highlight his wounds.

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

L'antico was famed for his use of patina to create very interesting little bronzes. His nickname reflects is interest in reviving antique models. I don't know if that referred to his use of Patina/other colored metals or his subject matter or matter of expression.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

I know this one's a bit cliched as a favorite but I see something new every time I look at it. Wiki has an image that's like 22k by 30k

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

Never be ashamed of loving art, user. I personally need to bone up on my Spanish Painting.
My favorite Vasquez is his Crucifixion, especially the trickle of blood that runs down Christ's leg. He was a master of movement as well. In this piece, I like how well he renders the water running down the jug

Illusionz
Illusionz

#METOO

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

Susanna and the Casting Couch

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

Nah, that had more to do with state sanctioned mass violence against non-christians. Besides, the cross wasn't a common symbol early on, the chi-ro was.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

The Romans couldn't kill the Jews; maybe the other Religions were just pussies

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

Let us now explore the wonders of the orient

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

Circe Invidiosa - Waterhouse

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

Funny they knew how to build elaborate buildings at that time but not how to draw them

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

middle finger

MPmaster
MPmaster

No one could, ever. This one guy derived Linear Perspective

idontknow
idontknow

What makes you think that they wanted to kill the jews? They utterly destroyed an organized jewish state as a threat to their empire and dispersed and/or enslaved it's entire population. Rome wasn't big on slaughter solely for the sake of slaughter and the jews were thoroughly beaten down.

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

I really love cold, dark cityscapes.
Pure romantic comfiness.

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

Cities by night looked so beautiful before electric lighting. OTOH, you WILL be raped and killed if you go down any of those picturesque pitch black alleys.

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

Want to reach through the painting and throttle that damned rake!

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

I mean, you're going to get raped and killed walking down any major city today, no matter how bright it is. It's where the filth congregates

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

Anguish by August Friedrich Albrecht Schenck

You can, of course, find it in a higher resolution on Wikipedia. I just couldn't upload that here because it was too big.

RavySnake
RavySnake

HOW IN THE FUCK?!!!

Lunatick
Lunatick

1911 was 7 years ago

Booteefool
Booteefool

gonna dump the best of my paintings folder

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

This entire series is gorgeous, but this one is the best

King_Martha
King_Martha

weak men create hard times

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

Stop posting shit

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

Stop rudeposting

massdebater
massdebater

I have seen this piece in person,it is quite stunning.

eGremlin
eGremlin

w-why is she crying

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

Because the piece of shit man that's bothering her won't shut the fuck up and leave her alone.

happy_sad
happy_sad

Is there any book chart for art history? No idea where to start :( have done a course on ancient Greek sculpture and architecture though

WebTool
WebTool

I love realism in every aspect of it.

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

You can tell by her clothing that she is in mourning, probably returning from a funeral of a close family member. The fact that some 19th century neckbeard is bothering her isn't helping.

FastChef
FastChef

Van Gogh's brushwork

JunkTop
JunkTop

Le Boulevard Saint Martin, Paris - 1909

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

is there any other word for Jewish people in Polish language other than Żydzi

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

izraelita, starozakonny, hebrajczyk, semita, osoba wyznania mojżeszowego
or mosiek, icek (offensive terms for jews, but kind of forgotten those days)

viagrandad
viagrandad

neat

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

Why are women so beautiful lads?

Methnerd
Methnerd

its fascinating how beauty ideals change overtime

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

To tempt us.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

how you want your city senpai?

FastChef
FastChef

How the fuck do you make something like this?

Illusionz
Illusionz

roasted

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

I have this one up on my wall, quite nice

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

I was wondering that. It must be made in pieces and then assembled.

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

Me in 30 years

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

Why the fuck do you need a chart to tell you what art to enjoy?

Just look at threads like these, save and google the stuff you like, find other painting/sculptures from the same artist/period and so on.

girlDog
girlDog

Luis Falero is one of my favs.

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

In terms of visuals this one is one of my favorites that I've seen in person, that or one of the Japanese wood block prints though I couldn't name one in particular. This one is so striking to see up close

Spamalot
Spamalot

I've always appreciated this one too, it makes me chuckle and reminds me of Veeky Forums a little.

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

Those right there bottom left are one of the perkiest, nicest pair of boobs through art history.

Lunatick
Lunatick

love her too

Snarelure
Snarelure

*seizes in Russian*

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

That was already posted

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

Could you explain what you mean? To me, his paintings look somewhat smooth. Like, if you ran your fingers over them, they'd feel like a pane of glass with calcium stains.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

Why is she grabbing his dick

DeathDog
DeathDog

cuz a pedo photoshoped an old painting

Supergrass
Supergrass

Kek

Techpill
Techpill

I love this one, it's so well preserved.

eGremlin
eGremlin

are ya feelin it mr krabs?

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

Meme painting.

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

are you implying that the woman in that painting isn't beautiful?

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

Art history mate not art

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

Not a book but you should check out SmartHistory on YouTube. Really interesting discussions on just about every notable work. One of my favourite channels. They also have a good website with essays.

viagrandad
viagrandad

I prefer older hercules

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

Also check out metmuseum.org/toah/

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

Thanks guys these are just what I was looking for

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