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    Another one of my "artist threads"...

    What do you think of Goya? Check out a gallery at http://www.abcgallery.com/G/goya/goya.html. Personally, I just looked at the 146 (I think that was it) works of his in that gallery and they really didn't do anything for me... If I had to pick a favorite it would be Saturn Devouring One Of His Children.


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    Personalmente creo que....sorry this reminded me of Spanish class

    Anywho: Goya never really did anything for me, either. I like the Equestrian Portrait of Dona Maria Teresa de Vallabriga personally. As I am a horse person. He illustrated the horse well too and the person is in that Andalusian dress. I always liked that look. Plus the horse is done up traditionally too.


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    What I like about Goya is that, like many great artists, his work - both in terms of theme and style - became simpler and yet more sophisticated over time. Certainly his The Third of May, 1808: The Execution of the Defenders of Madrid is one of the greatest, most moving of political paintings, bearing comparison (IMO only) with Guernica.
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    Goya has never been one of my favorites, but I totally respect him for being a pioneer of styles. He was one of the ones to break through with romanticism when most everyone else was stuck in classicism. Just look at 'saturn devouring one of his children' or 'great deeds against the dead'. No one was doing this sort of thing at the time. Some of his pieces even foreshadow surrealism like 'the colossus'
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    Anyone know Pierneef?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KALSTER
    Anyone know Pierneef?
    I do now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KALSTER
    Anyone know Pierneef?
    He's new to me. His paintings remind me a bit of Gustave Baumann's woodcuts of the US southwest. The palette, and the use of light and shadow seem similar. Thanks.
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