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The Most Famous Painters Now = ? May 3, 2015

Posted by cantueso in art, drawing, painting.
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Art critics have a hard time deciding.

The picture is from Hans Christian Andersen’s story of the Nightingale

Of the hundreds of names out there, very few keep surfacing.

Picasso

The photo is from the Reina Sofía in Madrid.

That museum also owns the preliminary sketches that Picasso made for this work.

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Chagall

He was born in Russia, but lived and worked in the US and in France.

This painting called The Madonna of the Village is at the Thyssen in Madrid.

A large reproduction can be seen at http://www.museothyssen.org/thyssen/zoom_obra/447.

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Salvador Dalí

top famous as a painter,  venerated as a clown, and then that spidery elephant became more iconic than even his Christ on the Cross or the Girl at the Window.

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(c) jaro

Dali´s illustrations to Dante’s Divine Comedy

crossing the river of death

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Rothko

Only the painting on the right is by him.

Some people say or think that there is no way to tell good from bad in modern art, and still they are spellbound by Rothko.

In the past it was easier to tell  skillful painting from clumsy stuff, but many painters learned how to do exact representations of people and things***, and some of it is still around but looks mindless.

So if  there is some bluff at the art gallery now, don’t conclude that mankind  is at a dead end. In the past, in art there was also a lot of horseplay.

***Machado called it “reflecting the void of the world in the hollow of their heads”.

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(c) jaro

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Andy Warhol

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warhol … Amazing!

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images22 … omg I love this

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images44 … hi this is awesome

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andy-warhol-4 … Andy Warhol is awesum

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images33ww … It was very very inciteful, aesome, totally rad !!!

Those are real comments copied straight from an Andy Warhol fan page.

You can see that Warhol is highly appreciated as an entertainer, and that causes a lot of squabble, which is hopeless because what art could be otherwise cannot be taught by the dictionaries.

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