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What painting or sculpture can you recall that made a lasting impression on you? Describe it.



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16This painting or sculpture --
6No painting or sculpture has ever made a lasting impression on me.
5I don't know/remember.
1Other.


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Liss
posted 4-Mar-2008 6:22pm  
Oh I've been waiting for these surveys to get through.
Lenny's the art one out of the pair of us. She really knows her stuff. Anyway, Guernica always makes me feel a little different than most paintings... there's no set movement I know much about; Lenny sometimes teaches me interesting tidbits but that's about it.

EDIT: Wow, I just took a little drive around the question and parked up somewhere completely different.
Galomorro
posted 4-Mar-2008 7:06pm  
When I saw my first Victor Vasarely with his colorful op-art style, I immediately went to check out his other stuff. Also at some of our local summer street fairs there are certain artists who do San Francisco, Italy, Greece, and other urban-hill-paintings that I dearly love, but of course they're far too expensive to actually buy so I just stand there drooling.
dilfreak
posted 4-Mar-2008 8:20pm  
There's a certain painting of Jesus Christ that I saw once that astounded me. I wish I could remember the artists name, but Christ was depicted in portrait format with a crown of thorns on his head. It was done with oil based paint and had a very blotchy texture. Overall the painting was very simple and without much detail; it could even be described as sloppy. That particular style of painting is one that I love. I love art that is very simple, but the simplicity tells a powerful story. I also love art that looks messy. This painting fit that bill perfectly. Very inspiring.
they Survey Central Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 4-Mar-2008 8:38pm  
Someone made a survey once with paintings in it..... I think it might have been Rgirl.

There was one painting.... a mother and child... and it looked so much like me and Mare, that when she first saw it, she thought it was us.

I saved it and lost it... and forget the artist.
ElvisFan67
posted 4-Mar-2008 10:14pm  
Some paintings and sculptures from the 60s has made quite a bit of impression on me, such as the TWA Terminal at JFK Airport, Tom Wesselmann's Still Life painting, David Hockney's Marilyn Monroe repeated images, Barbara Hepworth's Winged Figure on the side of John Lewis Department Store on London's Oxford Street (you British SC members probably know about this), and Bridget Riley's Blaze design from 1962, which tends to make my eyes dance a little. smile
ausfox
posted 5-Mar-2008 2:45am  
All of da Vinci's paintings have a big impression on me
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 5-Mar-2008 6:39am  
art is fleeting
judgescratch
posted 5-Mar-2008 7:59am  
Joseph Beuys did a series of "drawings", I'll call them.
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 5-Mar-2008 11:34am  
It was a painting my Mark Rothko at the SFMoMA. It sounds pretty boring if I describe it, since it's blocks of color. The colors are amazing and the composition is perfect. This picture doesn't begin to do it justice:
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Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 5-Mar-2008 1:54pm  
I saw this Leonardo da Vinci at the National Gallery in London when I was 16, and was completely amazed by it. I couldn't believe that an unfinished sketch could be so powerful and so beautiful. I'm not a big fan of Da Vinci's painting, but his sketches are mind-blowing. (Okay, it isn't a painting or a sculpture, but you'll just have to accept that and move on...)

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JessicaWoman99
posted 5-Mar-2008 5:52pm  
Mona Lisa it is and like this one so much
ihatespiders
posted 5-Mar-2008 8:14pm  
The sculpture Picasso made that is in front of a hospital in downtown Chicago. I think the name of it is The Lady but it looks like a horse's head to me.
cloudhugger
posted 5-Mar-2008 11:29pm  
There have been so many so many years ago. I do recalled being inspired to live life deeply and sincerely by a few.
cloudhugger
(reply to Enheduanna) posted 5-Mar-2008 11:32pm  
I've seen his work at Chicago Art Institute. When you walk in it's presence it tends to make you shut up and stare, and makes the mind blank.
cloudhugger
(reply to ihatespiders) posted 5-Mar-2008 11:34pm  
Oh I love that one. It is truly genious. You have to walk around it and just at the right angle it is a beautiful woman. I've done that a few times, taking friends to see it to turn them on to the truth of the sculpture.
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
(reply to cloudhugger) posted 6-Mar-2008 1:29am  
I think the size of the painting and the texture of the paint on the canvas has a lot to do with it, too. It's captivating.
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
(reply to Biggles) posted 6-Mar-2008 1:30am  
It would be better with a UFO and a pickle in it.
jettles Survey Central Subscriber
posted 6-Mar-2008 9:12am  
the pieta - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piet%C3%A0_(Michelangelo)
it is beautiful
cloudhugger
(reply to Enheduanna) posted 6-Mar-2008 10:24am  
I'm not a big fan of texture on canvass. What can be conveyed with shading and light for the 3-d effect always seemed more captivating for me. Unless the texture was gold leaf smile
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
(reply to cloudhugger) posted 6-Mar-2008 11:19am  
The texture isn't 3-D, though; I think maybe the canvas was unprimed, so the paint is a little softer on the canvas. It's more like a watercolor pattern. It's not just solid blocks of color; there's variegation and shading.
cloudhugger
(reply to Enheduanna) posted 6-Mar-2008 11:36am  
Oooh. Subtle. sweeeet
I was trying hard to spell a word, it's been since the dark ages I have had to spell it...curo schuro? The effect of light and dark to give dimension to a painting or drawing. Love that.
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
(reply to cloudhugger) posted 6-Mar-2008 11:38am  
Chiaroscuro? Rembrandt is really good at that, I think.
cloudhugger
(reply to Enheduanna) posted 6-Mar-2008 11:55am  
Thatt's it. many mastered that art.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to Enheduanna) posted 6-Mar-2008 3:07pm  
laughing out loud Very true! Although, if you half squint at Mary's right foot, you could almost see it as a pickle, and St. Anne is clearly pointing to "something".
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
(reply to Biggles) posted 7-Mar-2008 12:34am  
Perhaps the baby Jesus was going to be holding a pickle in his hand in the finished sketch.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to Enheduanna) posted 7-Mar-2008 1:25pm  
I would have liked to have seen that smile
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
(reply to Biggles) posted 7-Mar-2008 2:22pm  
Me too!
ihatespiders
(reply to cloudhugger) posted 10-Mar-2008 6:27pm  
So thats why he called it The Lady, I guess I didnt see it right, but I do know the metal changes color as the sun rises and sets and if its cloudy or not, and from different angles.
cloudhugger
(reply to ihatespiders) posted 11-Mar-2008 10:10am  
It is a genious art form. It takes quite the mind to be able to see in so many different levels, layers and dimensions. It's making a 3-dimensional sculpture and making it 2-d.
ihatespiders
(reply to cloudhugger) posted 11-Mar-2008 10:56pm  
That is so true, Theres not another one like it. I havent seen it since my dad died, before that I saw it often. (1969). He was seeing a doctor there as an out patient for a back injury he got from working at Alis Chalmers factory, they discovered he had stage 4 lung cancer that moved very fast. He died in the V.A. Hospital, down town Chicago, which has been torn down. He was an arc welder.
cloudhugger
(reply to ihatespiders) posted 12-Mar-2008 1:14am  
Wow, that's tough.That welding can be nasty. It's nice you got to see it with him.
ihatespiders
(reply to cloudhugger) posted 12-Mar-2008 9:20pm  
I remember him comeing home from work exhausted. He didnt like wearing a welders helmet, and sometimes he didnt wear it and got metal in his eye, and had to go to the doctor to get it out. I do miss him.
Do you have a favoirt Picaso painting? Mine is one of his earlier paintings Pavlov's Dog.
cloudhugger
(reply to ihatespiders) posted 13-Mar-2008 8:27am  
No, not really. I would have a favorite and than I would see something esle and suddenly I have a new favorite. than another...
calsgirl2008
posted 15-Mar-2008 12:05pm  
of a mother and her baby
RGirl
posted 17-Mar-2008 6:54pm  
Degas' Little Dancer of Fourteen Years. I have a replica of it, a gift from a very good friend. I like it because this piece was displayed and everyone thought it was horrid. They thought she was ugly. Her dress is dingy and she has pock marks, and yet, look at the way she is holding herself. Such pride, defiance. I wish I had that attitude.

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Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to RGirl) posted 18-Mar-2008 9:18am  
I saw the original a couple of weeks ago. I've always been impressed by it in photographs, but somehow the real thing wasn't quite as good as I expected. There's something about the face which seems very flat and emotionless, although maybe I was just in the wrong mood to appreciate it when I saw it.
icurok
posted 18-Mar-2008 1:57pm  
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"An Experiment on a Bird in an Air Pump" by Joseph Wright of Derby

As the title suggests, it shows an experiment being performed on a bird inside an air pump. The air is slowly being pumped out of the glass jar and it is unclear whether the object of the experiment is for the bird to die or be saved.

The painting has a strong chiaroscuro effect which draws ones attention to the faces of the witnesses, whose reactions are a mixture of curiosity, ambivalence, fear and revulsion
RGirl
(reply to Biggles) posted 18-Mar-2008 4:34pm  
Wow, I would have loved to have seen the original.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to RGirl) posted 18-Mar-2008 7:04pm  
It's on display in Liverpool during its year as European Capital of Culture - worth a trip to the UK? wink
RGirl
(reply to Biggles) posted 19-Mar-2008 6:56pm  
In my dreams maybe.
autumnlight
posted 20-Mar-2008 8:38am  
It was in the Manchester Art Gallery and it was a painting of a woman in a white dress holding a peach. I loved it when I was younger
kcthedog
posted 21-Mar-2008 1:01am  
This is SOOOOOOOOOOO! HARD!

I will not admit to the level of intoxication that I am at by stupidly trying to name the name of famous sculptures or works of art!


But most of them involved naked women!
kcthedog
(reply to Biggles) posted 21-Mar-2008 1:03am  
> I saw this Leonardo da Vinci at the National
> Gallery in London when I was 16, and was
> completely amazed by it. I couldn't believe
> that an unfinished sketch could be so powerful
> and so beautiful. I'm not a big fan of Da
> Vinci's painting, but his sketches are mind-blowing.
> (Okay, it isn't a painting or a sculpture,
> but you'll just have to accept that and move
> on...)
>
> >">image

Awesome!
Pomeranian
(reply to bill) posted 21-Mar-2008 5:21am  
Most of it will last longer than you, hope that helps.
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to Pomeranian) posted 21-Mar-2008 6:30am  
I am fleeting.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to kcthedog) posted 21-Mar-2008 11:04am  
I have a print of it on my wall despite not being remotely religious. That's how much I love it!
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to Enheduanna) posted 5-Dec-2017 4:37pm  
I saw the UFO/pickle painting again this afternoon - immediately thought of you smile
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
(reply to Biggles) posted 6-Dec-2017 1:56pm  
laughing out loud I really need a pickle ornament for my Christmas tree.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to Enheduanna) posted 7-Dec-2017 5:48pm  
A Christmas tree bedecked entirely in pickles and with a UFO at the top would be a sight to behold smile
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
(reply to Biggles) posted 8-Dec-2017 12:31pm  
That would be amazing.
LindaH Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 8-Dec-2017 9:09pm  
There's a sculpture outside the UAA arts building that's been there for decades. It looks like a metal scrap heap. The impression it had on me was that any talentless hack can become a successful "artist" if they have the right connections.
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