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The Best Work Of Art You've Ever Seen...

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by ZenG, Jan 30, 2014.


  1. ZenG

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    The best work of art you've ever seen in your life:-


    pertaining to:-

    Paintings by modern artists.....modern art or regular art

    Paintings by famous masters....old or new

    Murals

    or......anything done on the inside roof or walls of any kind of building.


    Sorry..had to edit ...realize it's a tough call so you get 5 choices....
     
  2. Freekmagnet

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    The Beast Jesus - although, I haven't seen it in person.
     
  3. mellowinman

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  4. Milk

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    I dont think I can answer that.... because i'm not very knowledgeable about art because i don't care that much about it.

    Well i mean...not in a serious way...it just doesn't tend to move me or grab me, it's just all about aesthetics to me. Not the message or idea behind it. I mean i like art and i've decorated my apartment walls with some and I think i have fairly good taste (im pretty big on movie posters from the 40's to 80's, especially the painted/drawn kind and i love Saul Bass) but i don't know, it's just about how nice it looks on my walls. The art on my apartment walls is eclectic to say the least, i've got Batman (comics i mean, 70's version to be more precise), Speed Racer....then I have big Taxi Driver, Chinatown and Anatomy of a Murder posters. And then i got two large Boticelli puzzles me and my gf did and glued and put on the walls (tacky? yes, so what..) and my gf put a The Scream print which she found on the street in the bathroom cause she said that's generally how she feels when she's on the toilet.... It all kinda makes no logical sense. Classic, modern, pop, commercial, anything goes if i like the aesthetics.

    So whats the best work of art ive seen? I don't know. Maybe Saul Bass's Vertigo poster (used to have it too but it got ripped).
     
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  6. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

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    I like those one posters where you have to stare really hard to see a 3D image. I saw one once with a hockey goalie hidden in it. Very cool.

    -Mike
     
  7. chuck norriss

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    Richard Serra sculptures at LACMA. I haven't been to Europe yet.
     
  8. Boot Soul

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    Guernica - Picasso https://tinyurl.com/o6ttedp
    The Last Supper - Da Vinci https://tinyurl.com/o6vnoft
    Palacio Nacional Mural - Diego Rivera (left) https://tinyurl.com/oqw2k3y (right) https://tinyurl.com/lbvsfv3
    The Garden of Earthly Delights - Hieronymus Bosch https://tinyurl.com/n6lnhxz
    Starry Night Over the Rhone - Van Gogh https://tinyurl.com/kvu9kka
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starry_Night_Over_the_Rhone

    and while maybe not the best, I hung out looking at this enormous ruin for a couple of hours visualising the people around it when it was new.....a memorable and impressive thing >
    Snake at Templo Mayor, Mexico City - Los Aztecas https://tinyurl.com/krysk48 https://tinyurl.com/l69vy53
     
  9. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

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    Really, its a three dimensional pop up book of marble!
     
  10. stevetx19

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    seems you're looking for paintings - that's a tough call. There's a Caravaggio or two that have blown me away. If you open up "art" a bit more broadly to include sculpture, I think the best "art" i've seen was in Rome - a Bernini - in a small chapel off a side street. I guess I enjoy the trouble makers...
     
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  12. Karasu

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    +1
     
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    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

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  14. IvanMunoz

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    Not a painting so to speak, but a photo.
    I love this photo, my favorite modern work of visual art. I know it{s just a basic photo, but to me THIS SPECIFIC PHOTO is art. So simple yet it speaks so much.

    [​IMG]

    Story behind the photo here: http://www.codex99.com/photography/43.html
     
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  17. fjadams

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    Probably the Mona Lisa. Not the greatest painting ever, but historically at the top.

    I'm a fan of the Realist Movement.

    Favorite painting right now:

    ImageUploadedByTalkBass1391137303.663255.jpg

    Because my DIL got me a print of it when she was studying at the Museo del Prado.
     
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  20. 1958Bassman

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    I couldn't choose just one- I have been to the Getty in LA, the Neilsen Art Museum in KC and our own Milwaukee Art Museum and each has an excellent range of pieces.
     
  21. Passinwind

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    As far as what I've actually seen in person I think I'd go with the collective works in the Sistine Chapel. The Bayeux Tapestry is pretty amazing too though.
     

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