What's your favourite style of painting?

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Posted by belisarius, 27.02.2008 - 17:15
i haven't found a topic like this, but if you find one please tell me then i'll delete this one. Personally i'm quite an artfan, my favourite style is baroque because of it's realism. My favourite painters are Caravaggio (baroque) and Schwabe (Symbolism).


what's your favourite style of painting?

other (please specify)

Total votes: 69
13.07.2012 - 02:20
Mr. Doctor
Written by Troy Killjoy on 02.07.2012 at 03:17
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
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23.10.2012 - 21:43
How can you guys not love this? The Baroque yielded some of the darkest works ever created. http://asylumeclectica.com/asylum/morbid/files/Judith-Slaying-Holofernes.jpg
02.09.2016 - 09:07
Angry Soul
Romanticism, the German and English movements to be more precise...

Personally am a big admirer of the Pre-Raphaelites...

Also a fan of the German philosophical movement connected to the German movement (i.e. the philosophy of people like Friedrich Schelling)...
"The valor that struggles is better than the weakness that endures." - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

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11.09.2016 - 21:50
Haha, reading this topic is acid for my eyes. I barely know painting, but clearly neither do most posters. I wonder why our art education is so lacking? I mean, most of us can somewhat accurately discuss music, even historical art music, or cinema. But when it comes to painting, we draw a blank or pick the first thing that comes to mind and call it dramatic motif. I also wonder if surrealism gets so many votes because people genuinely appreciate it, or because it sounds weird and cool? I am not trying to be elitistic: my own knowledge of painting is pathetic, I can only name like two dozen painters and recognize half of that... but it's funny and depressing at the same time.

Based on my very limited exposure, I am an Italian Renaissance man. I really love the mystery and solemnity of some early, Byzantine-influenced works (which I can't name off the top of my head, but from the late 14th century on). They really show the transition from medieval conventions to modern techniques, capturing the best of both worlds.

More famous works like Botticelli's Primavera are wonderful, of course, but the one painter who really struck me with his delicate style and wonderful colors was Filippo Lippi. There was just something magical seeing shit like this in person:

I also dig later styles, of course. Had Rubens's Feast of Venus as my desktop image for a while, and I love me some of the dreamier impressionists and co. Magnus Enckell is a worthwhile Finnish painter in that tradition:
12.09.2016 - 01:10
Crimson Maiden
I love modern art and the works of Van Gogh and Monet as well...I love art that is very odd and unique....Peter Max is another that I love, his style is magnificent..I love paintings done in oil or watercolor the best...8-]]
25.09.2016 - 17:12
The Psilosopher
Eventhough I really like Surrealism a lot I guess I prefer Renaissance, Romanticism and Baroque over it. Michealangelo and da Vinci are among the greatest artists in history. And Gustave Dore and Rembrandt were the masters in Romanticism and Baroque.
27.09.2016 - 14:48
For some great Baroque art, Rubens is a good bet. The Feast of Venus has a great atmosphere and earthy colors, contrasting with the milky skins.
28.09.2016 - 01:30
The Psilosopher
^Kinda not what I was expecting. Rembrandt's style is quite different from that. He doesn't focus on too much milky shitty human skins. His lighting, coloring and sepia tones are outstanding.

This is my absolute favorite of his though. The lighting is phenomenal. Would be a perfect cover for an Opeth/Cobalt album too, that is in case any of them can really make music that lives up to this.

Seems I only like artists selectively and not styles/movements. But I voted Renaissance and that style undoubtedly I do love though.
16.11.2016 - 05:35
The Psilosopher
John William Godward was a neo-classicist era british painter. His works are insanely hyper-realistic, ethereal and just flat-out gorgeous. Love this style. His life though is such a tragedy, he committed suicide after being estranged from his family who disapproved him becoming an artist and burned all of his papers as they were ashamed of his suicide and life. No photographs of him are known to exist now. Check out his full bio.

Just look at the indifferent look on her face, he has beautifully captured what such beautiful and idle women of that era would've been like. Also the marble on the background is fucking ethereal. Stunning piece.

23.11.2016 - 20:27
The Psilosopher
Maybe this thread should be renamed into "3rdWorld Presents: The Best of classical paintings"

Found this another cool artist, painter and illustrator from Austria part of the Decadence movement.

More stuff here.
19.09.2017 - 19:22
Abstract and romantism i guess
27.12.2017 - 14:20
Become Death
I went with romanticism due to Theodor Kittelsen being my favorite artist and according to Wikipedia his style "could be classified between Neo-Romantic and naive painting." My second favorite artist is John Bauer, but the internet does not readily tell me what his style was considered. Perhaps some art-inclined poster here could inform me. Yes, I know of both artists due to their works being used as album artwork. I suppose that doesn't make me terribly original, but hey, that's what I like.
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