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I like art.  I'm excited at a new series of Fake or Fortune tonight, and another new series of Britain's Lost Masterpieces starting on BBC4 on Wednesday, but I saw this today and it has made me want to buy it

0_Wayne-Sheppard

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/man-left-brain-damaged-after-13065887

the story is interesting too

I'm trying to buy it @bowie so don't outbid me!

 

Has anyone else been dumbstruck by a painting before?  What is your favourite?

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I like the odd bit of art. I'm not clued into the different styles or artists and history behind it all. I just know when I like what I see. Most of the modern stuff I don't get at all, looks like a pile of s**t just dropped on a canvas , but each to their own. I enjoy the programmes you mentioned, and like a gander at antiques roadshow. 

Landscapes I would say i'm drawn towards more , Constable would be up there with iconic for me. Definitely not the taste of now a days. Reminds me of growing up with a print hanging is most houses I visited as a young kid.

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Like the "Cult Movie" thread there are far too many to choose from.  But in a similar vein to the Bowie picture above, I was always impressed by this Hendrix portrait.  Shame it's not the original soundtrack but you get the gist.

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The Bowie portrait has sold...

 

But the artist is making me another!  whooo hoooo

My previous favourite was more classical - the execution of Lady Jane Grey by Paul Delaroche

 

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Not sure what the style is called, but Dulwich Picture Gallery has several examples of "paintings of paintings in a gallery" in which each of the featured pictures is itself a mini masterpiece.  I was thrilled by these when I first saw them.  I can't find the exact ones but here are a couple of other random examples off the Internet to illustrate.

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They also have some paintings by Canaletto and I was amazed at the extraordinary attention to precise detail.

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1 hour ago, rhaythorne said:

They also have paintings by Canaletto and I was amazed at the extraordinary attention to precise detail.

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And no photographs to copy from which seems to be the method employed by modern realist painters, I can look at Canaletto for hours, so much to see

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9 hours ago, BondandBigM said:

I'm not in the least bit religious or even that

interested in art but this 

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Hi Bond.

Don't know if you're interested but this is called "Christ of St. John of the Cross" by Salvador Dali. It's one of my favourites also, along with this one below.

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The  Death of the Venerable Bede in Jarrow.  Not sure who it is by or how old it is. The painting depicts as the name suggests the death of Bede. It also makes lots of references to death within the painting. I know you did say you were not really interested in art but you have a bit more info now if you didn't already know it.

Regards Paul.

8 hours ago, JoT said:

And no photographs to copy from which seems to be the method employed by modern realist painters, I can look at Canaletto for hours, so much to see

Canaletto's architectural detail is amazing, second to none. Like you said, you can look at it and admire it for hours. 

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10 hours ago, RSR934 said:

Hi Bond.

Don't know if you're interested but this is called "Christ of St. John of the Cross" by Salvador Dali. It's one of my favourites also, along with this one below.

 

It's almost worth a trip to Glasgow just to see it. 

A few years back we went to the Dali gallery/museum in Florida again if you are interested in him and happen to be in that part of the world it's well worth a visit. 

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