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9/28/17 2:45 P

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Those are definitely some of my favorites, too.

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9/28/17 9:24 A

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Van Gogh, the Impressionists, Cezanne, Matisse, O’Keefe, Emily Carr and the Pre-Raphaelites.

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2/14/17 10:30 P

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Michelangelo, of course!

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7/8/14 12:35 P

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I had an opportunity a couple of months ago to see the John Singer Sargent watercolor exhibition in Houston, TX. I was totally impressed!
Sargent has become my favorite watercolor painter now.
Has anyone else seen some of his watercolors?

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12/26/12 4:25 P

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Sometime back I mentioned that my favorite artist is Gustav Klimt. I was so excited this week when I opened a gift from my daughter-in-law -- a DVD distributed by KULTUR International Films, Ltd., titled "Klimt" from "The Great Artists: The Post-Impressionists" series.

I haven't had time to view it yet, but I plan to relax and enjoy it some evening soon with a nice glass of wine.

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10/15/11 1:11 P

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Although it's not my absolute favorite, I do enjoy going to exhibitions of Modern Art.
At a used book sale a few weeks ago I bought a wonderful, but brittle-paged 1955 paperback for 25 cents -- "Enjoying Modern Art" by Sarah Newmeyer, "...a vivid introduction to the sometimes baffling, always stimulating masterpieces of contemporary art."

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9/19/11 2:38 P

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This is such a difficult question as I can usually find something I love in each time period I teach. I guess it would be easier to say that I dislike the Early Christian art although I know it has it's place and meaning in history...

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7/10/11 10:07 A

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What a cool place to visit- it is definitely on my to do list next time I'm in the States! Although I find minimalism of the 60s and 70s very interesting because of it's place in art history (particularly in its reaction to Abstract Expressionism, a genre I'm not such a huge fan of...), I far prefer artists like Eva Hesse and Louise Bourgeois who corrupted the austerity of the more "hard-edged" Minimalists with more corporeal forms. There are very few contemporary artists working in a Minimalist style that I get really excited about- I often feel like they are just beating a dead horse. Great question, IMPROVINGME. What do the rest of you think about minimalism?

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7/6/11 10:16 A

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I just returned from visiting the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas. While I appreciate minimalism, it's not one of my most favorite movements. The clean lines invoke a somewhat meditative feeling, although our quick-paced tour didn't allow for taking advantage of staying at the installation sites very long. What is your take on contemporary minimalism?

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6/20/11 3:19 P

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Hi, I'm Samantha, and I am new to this team. I graduated college recently with a minor in art history. :) I like Velasquez's "Las Meninas" as well as Titian. There are some others that I like, but they have escaped my mind!

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11/5/10 11:55 P

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I love the pre-raeffalites - JW Waterhouse - Lady of Shallot. Loveee it.

But i'm also a big fan of Gothic Architecture. My Art history teacher tragically died last year, but i was so inspired by her love of Gothic architecture i began to love it to.

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5/9/10 1:35 P

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Being a teacher of Art History, my students always ask me this question. I'd have to say that I am drawn to the painting and sculpture of the Baroque (one of my favorites is the Magdalene by Georges de la Tour) but when it comes to architecture my heart rests with the Romanesque and Gothic; I realy love castles and cathedrals.

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5/2/10 2:58 P

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My favorite artist is Gustav Klimt -- which is maybe a reason why I'm so drawn to colorful mosaics, too.

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2/16/10 10:34 P

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Twentieth-century art, feminist art, and anything textiles (I'm especially partial to bronze-age Danish textiles).



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2/3/10 2:14 A

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I really appreciate all art both Western and non-Western. But, since I have to choose a specialization for grad school, I've chosen modern and contemporary Latin American art. When you really start to do research and look at the accomplishments of these artists, most are surprised to learn that many Latin American artists were doing things before their "Western" counterparts (and I place parentheses because I don't believe Latin America should be excluded from the Western world when it comes to art, but that's just my opinion). For example, Waldemar Cordeiro was experimenting with computer art in the early 50s and Gyula Kosice was experimenting with water and neon gas in the 40s.

I wrote my honors thesis on an Argentinean artist, Antonio Berni, and he has to be one of my favorite of all time.

Okay, that's more than enough from me!

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9/14/09 11:52 P

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Ya know I think the art of the Harlem Renaissance is pretty cool! we never really studied it too much but I was just looking at some of the prints and I must say... Also the Ashcan school art is pretty amazing! 1000 words in one image. I used to think that American art was just imitation European art but now I am realizing that it's an entirely different sphere all together. Sure the masters are from Europe but some of the greatest paintings and artists were right here in our own country!

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6/11/09 9:53 P

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Oh propaganda posters are cool, local vintage shops are selling Russian Revolution and Chinese Revolution posters everywhere, it's kinda cool but if you know the meaning behind the posters you are kinda hesitant about buying them.

We had a unit on propaganda in high school it's crazy how people believe the "BS" a dictator or regime spreads. Look at Hitlers propaganda films and mandatory commercials before movies! This is a very interesting subject and kinda creepy... Nice choice CEDAR51!



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6/7/09 5:01 P

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I'm interested in all things Asian but particularily looking forward to studying some of the Posters from the time of Mao Zedong/China next Semester.

The Fine Arts library has a book with full sized posters in them. People liberation and all that stuff...

Many countries use the poster to 'woo' people into believing it's the right 'thing' to do.

I got interested in posters when I was doing another paper and they had the protest posters for a major event in NZ. Artists wanted to get involved so they created posters...

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5/29/09 8:04 P

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I am a European Art junkie. The Masters are so talented, and the months it took to pant them. I am the most interested in portraits, all the different people and the things they did, it's just amazing to me. emoticon

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Hm...definitely ancient art, predating ancient Greece and Rome. Ancient Egypt, Babylon, Mayan, Inca, Aztec, stuff like that

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I'm not a huge European art fan, but I do love Carrivaggio and all the pieces he did while in Rome. I do love most Roman, Middle Eastern and Asian art.

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4/26/09 8:23 P

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What would you say is your favorite type of art, artist, style and or art movement?

I would have to say I am very fascinated by modern art, especially pop art and hyperrealism installations such as by artists Duane Hanson or Ron Mueck! Graffiti calligraphy and murals have recently gained my respect as well. I don't know why but I like unconventional contemporary art, it speaks to me more than classical art.



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