Art Loves, Part 2

Just as I thought, as soon as I hit the post button they was a clamoring, a cacophony of whining complaints, “What about me? You used to admire my works for hours!

Nothing worse than artists being rejected. For the record, I wasn’t rejecting my past loves, I just didn’t have the room!!!
So here is another twenty!

1. William Turner, 1789-1862- everything

Rain, Steam and Speed – The Great Western Railway. The first Impressionist!

2. M.C. Escher, 1898-1972- everything

Hands. The only other artist that I’ve met. He didn’t speak English. We nodded at each other.

3. Winslow Homer, 1836-1910- everything

The Gulf Stream. The master at watercolor. How does he do that?

4. Charles Sheeler, 1883-1965- everything

Golden Gate. He made factories beautiful

5. Andy Goldsworthy, 1956- – everything

Cairn at Penpoint. Oh, to walk in the English woods and find a Goldsworthy.

6. Filippo Brunelleschi, 1377-1446- everything

The Duomo Dome. A brilliant architect!

7. Gian Bernini, 1598-1680- everything

The Ectasy of St. Teresa. It’s stone, I cant believe it’s stone!

The Rape of Proserpina. Finger indents!

8. Frank Stella, 1936- ,- most everything

Sinjerli, Variation 1. First fell in love at SeaTac Airport, mural after mural of Stella.

9. HR Giger, 1940-2014- most everything

Alien. Recently died, a real loss. Suffered from night truama, most serious case studied.

10. Paulo Uccello, 1397-1475- most everything

Battle at San Romano. He loved perspective more than his wife (she said). Look at the guy laying down, the first foreshortening!!

11. Masaccio, 1401-1428 – most everything

The Tribute Money. He invented perspective in painting!! That building!!

12. Leonardo DaVinci, 1452-1519- most everything

Self Portrait. I know, the Mona Lisa, he did do other stuff!

13. Paul Cezanne, 1839-1906- most everything

Card Players. And the oranges… the peaches!!

14. Edgar Degas, 1834-1917- most everything

Dancers in Blue. See my menu of dancers for my homage to Degas

15. Sandro Botticelli, 1445-1510- most everything

Angel, no words

16. Edward Hopper, 1882-1967- most everything

Nighthawks, so many others, but this one is great!

17. Amadeo Modigliani, 1884-1920- selected

Jeanne Hebuterne With Hat And Necklace.  African masks!

18. Frida Kahlo, 1907-1954- selected


Self Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird. Frida can be hard to look at.

19. Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973- selected

The Young Ladies of Avignon, so many to like

20. Frank Frazetta, 1928-2010- selected

Conan, the Barbarian, paperback covers were never the same.

And where is Georgia O’Keefe?

About johndiestler

Retired community college professor of graphic design, multimedia and photography, and chair of the fine arts and media department.
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