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Yolanda Bello  Identity Verified
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Mar 3, 2008

Hello!

I would love you to recommend a painting or sculpture or a painter/sculptor whose work I should get acquainted with just for the sake of expanding my horizons. Any style or background is welcome!

Any internet link to see the paintings would be useful too.

Kind regards,

Y


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Niraja Nanjundan  Identity Verified
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Three favourites Mar 3, 2008

Hi Yolanda,

There are many, many artists I could recommend, but here are three of my favourites:

- Auguste Rodin (French sculptor)
Some favourite sculptures:

- The Thinker
- The Burghers of Calais
- The Hand of God
- The Cathedral
- The Kiss

- Frida Kahlo (Mexican artist): more than her work, her life is fascinating.

- Amrita Sher-Gil (Indian-Hungarian artist): again, a fascinating life.
Some of her works:

- Self-portrait (1932)
- Hill Women (1935)
- Bride's Toilet (1937)
- Bramacharis (1937)
- In the Ladies Enclosure (1938)
- Hungarian Market Scene (1938)

I'm sorry, I don't have any links to view their works on the Internet, but I'm sure you can find some if you google their names.

Best regards,
Niraja


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xxxCynthia Plac  Identity Verified
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Art Is Everywhere Mar 3, 2008

Hello Yolanda,

I love to hear topics like this on ProZ. Translators are unique in that they are curious and are always "expanding their horizons". I feel proud to be part of this special field. If you want some links to artists of all categories, then you can try www.moma.org. I often go there to get aqcuainted with new ideas. After all, true art is only the idea and feeling of one individual, IMHO.

To start:

Joan Miro
Henry Moore
Eva Hesse
Jean Debuffet
Francisco de Goya
El Greco

But do not stop there, because art is really all around you.

Photographer Henri Cartier Bresson, Architect Santiago Calatrava ( www.calatrava.com ), .Painter/Photographer/Captioner Maira Kalman at www.mairakalman.com ....sorry, I love this and could go on forever : ) (see my blog link below).

You can be an artist too at www.jacksonpollock.org , where your time will never be wasted. : ) Have fun and enjoy your searching. After all, art is about discovering oneself. Living is art.


Sincerely,
c.p.
www.cynthiaplachaart.blogspot.com

[Edited at 2008-03-03 08:07]

[Edited at 2008-03-03 08:18]


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Parrot  Identity Verified
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Adding Mar 3, 2008

Joseph Beuys
Henri Matisse
Hans/Jean Arp
Kurt Schwitters
Anish Kapoor

By way of architects and engineers who may be thought art-inspiring (particularly for people who appreciate structures):

Eero Saarinen
Eduardo Torroja
Pier Luigi Nervi

As for photography, visit: http://www.yannarthusbertrand.com/index_new.htm

Enjoy!


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Jenny Forbes  Identity Verified
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Carpaccio Mar 3, 2008

For something old, why not have a look at Vittore Carpaccio, circa 1450-1525, painter of the High Italian Renaissance, mainly working in Venice ?
His work is colourful and extraordinarily detailed, telling a strange story sometimes in a kind of strip-cartoon - for example the "Legend of St Ursula and the Thousand Virgins" and "Dream of St Ursula" and many others in the Accademia, Venice, and the series about the exploits of St George (of Dragon fame) in the Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni, also in Venice - as if one needed any excuse to go to Venice ...
Oh, there are so many wonderful painters of all ages and styles - where to begin?
I adore the works of Velásquez too, in galleries all over the world, but perhaps the best to be seen in the Prado, Madrid, as well as the National Gallery and Apsley House, London (the Duke of Wellington's London pad).
Happy gazing,
Jenny.


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Kathryn Litherland  Identity Verified
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non-Western, non-male Mar 3, 2008

The whole concept of "great works of visual art" is *so* dominated by white Euroamerican males, I would highly recommend you explore the works of women and non-Euroamerican artists and take the opportunity to learn about the challenges that such artists face in trying to gain acceptance in the mainstream.

For example, Artemisia Gentileschi was a female painter from the early Baroque period, who is probably nowadays better known than her father, and whose work is all the more interesting when viewed through the lens of her biography (in particular, her rape at the hands of one of her mentors and the subsequent public trial).


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Valery Shkaruba Mar 3, 2008

Valery Shkaruba from Belarus!

http://www.ombrifinearts.com/Artist_Represented/Valery_Shkaruba/body_valery_shkaruba.html


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Kim Bakkers
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Some favourites Mar 3, 2008

I like the work of these artists:
http://www.michaelgutteridge.com/ - Surreal Manchester landscapes
http://www.afremov.com/
http://www.bernhard-vogel.at/intro.htm
http://www.krishardy.com/
http://www.denispeterson.com/ - Hyper realism

Kim


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Cristian Greco - Portrait artist and Caricaturist Mar 3, 2008

This guy is absolutely amazing in drawing portraits and caricatures. I have ordered several art works from him via his web page, as gifts to my family and friends, and we all love what he creates.

http://www.cristiangrecoart.com/


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Hester Eymers  Identity Verified
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Artist clients Mar 3, 2008

Hi Yolanda!

I've worked with quite a few artists, writing or translating texts for them. It's a great way to get to know new works of art!

Here are some of my favourites:
http://bertkeller.googlepages.com/home
http://brethouwer.harmen.googlepages.com/
http://www.e-sinom.com/
http://isabel.ferrand.googlepages.com/

Enjoy!


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GoodWords  Identity Verified
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New, and a new look at the old Mar 3, 2008

Surprising results from common materials but unusual media for sculpture:
http://reubenmiller.typepad.com/my_weblog/2007/10/chris-gilmour-c.html
http://www.richardsweeney.co.uk/sculpture.htm

A new look at ancient Greek and Roman sculpture:
http://www.harvardmagazine.com/2007/11/dazzlers.html

When mathematicians knit and crochet:
http://www.enm.bris.ac.uk/staff/hinke/crochet/
http://www.boingboing.net/2006/12/27/knitting-mathematics.html


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Daniel Bird  Identity Verified
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Anything by... Mar 3, 2008

...Franz Marc
Bernini
Antonin Artaud

(dead white men but who cares?)
Happy hunting!
DB


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Avisse Mar 3, 2008

I really enjoy fantasy art and in my opinion one of the very best artists is Jean Paul Avisse. I love his work and you can take a look at it here: http://www.prestigeart.com/AvissePages/AvisseMain1.htm

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Jenny Forbes  Identity Verified
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Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun Mar 3, 2008

Kathryn Litherland wrote:

The whole concept of "great works of visual art" is *so* dominated by white Euroamerican males, I would highly recommend you explore the works of women and non-Euroamerican artists and take the opportunity to learn about the challenges that such artists face in trying to gain acceptance in the mainstream.

For example, Artemisia Gentileschi was a female painter from the early Baroque period, who is probably nowadays better known than her father, and whose work is all the more interesting when viewed through the lens of her biography (in particular, her rape at the hands of one of her mentors and the subsequent public trial).


OK, a brilliant woman painter of the 18th century was Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun, famous in particular for her portraits of the unfortunate Marie-Antoinette with her unfortunate children - to be seen at Versailles and in the Louvre.
Best wishes,
Jenny.


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Yolanda Bello  Identity Verified
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Thanks! Mar 3, 2008

Hello all!

What a wonderful and interesting exercise this has been!

I look forward to reading about all your suggestions.
I now feel like enrolling in a History of art class.

Thanks and keep them coming!

Y


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