…is what a mother answers when asked who her favorite child is. Well, it’s kind of the way I feel about ART.
It is extremely complicated for me to choose one painting because,
first of all, I have not seen nearly enough art to be able to set apart just one; I wish I could take a WORLD MUSEUMS ONLY TOUR, no shopping, no city views, just museums and good food! the life….then, I once taught (or tried to, at least) an Art Appreciation course where we “dissected” paintings or highlighted aspects of one to explain the good use of a technique which took the focus off the painting as a whole and made us see its value in its parts… finally, I took an oil painting class which made me more sensitive to color and texture and the emotion it expressed…
So, my appreciation is very much affected by information and instruction, nevertheless, I’ll try to pick…
Oh ART how I love thee, let me count the ways…
I am entranced by the perspective and visual effects of LAS MENINAS by Diego Velázquez and THE ARNOLFINI PORTRAIT by Jan van Eyck
I loved VAN GOGH’s biography, so anything he painted while in Arles…
I feel a bit spooked by anything by EL GRECO, so dark and all the long faces
All MEXICAN ARTISTS because they were true expressions of the time and their GRAND SCALE MURALS
Paul Henry’s THE WATCHER…I found this painting in a very somber and introspective period of my life, plus the colors are breathtaking, it’s one of the paintings that are silently awaiting my return…
PICASSO and BRAQUE’s CUBISM…such a powerful breaking from tradition
Any POP ART, because my children delight in watching it, specially Lichtenstein and Warhol
I L.O.V.E. Religious ICONS, the original ones, my mom told me were considered national treasures to Russia and was against the law to buy and take out of the country…with their very basic perspective overshadowed by all the gold leaf, jewels and incredible natural pigments… (this is my favorite one, I couldn’t find an original version of it)
ANYWAY, WP DP you asked Is there a painting or sculpture you’re drawn to? What does it say to you? Describe the experience… AND I ANSWERED…oooooohhh! SCULPTURE TOO… I’ll leave that for another day
Excuse the rambling, but this is a topic I could talk about all day!
Checking out other replies to the prompt, read you soon lovely people, HUGS!!
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