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who's your favourite dead painter? (looking for art book suggestions to borrow from the library)

 
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I love getting big art books out from the library and looking at all the pretty paintings.  But you got to know who (or what movement) we are looking for to put the book on hold.  I've run out of artists I know the name.  

Can you help me out?  Who's your favourite?  
 
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I don't believe he is dead but I have many prints of Octavio Ocampo in my home.

I love to get lost in his works.
 
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Timothy Norton wrote:I don't believe he is dead but I have many prints of Octavio Ocampo in my home.

I love to get lost in his works.



Thanks for the suggestion.
My library doesn't know who he is, so I looked up pictures online.  Stunning!  
 
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I'm partial to Lawren Harris, and to a lesser degree Tom Thomson.
 
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Timothy Norton wrote:

I love to get lost in his works.



This comment reminded me of Pieter breughel the elder and heironymus Bosch. There are all kinds of stories going on in their paintings. One time I found a really high res copy of the garden of earthly delights triptych, and me and my husband used to zoom in on a different section every night before bed and spend fifteen or twenty minutes looking at everything going on.
 
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I am a very big fan of Mariusz Lewandowski, his works are dark in nature but stunning. Also, I appreciate Jay's mention of Lawren Harris, I have not seen his work before but it looks very appealing.
 
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Eric Silveira wrote:I am a very big fan of Mariusz Lewandowski, his works are dark in nature but stunning.



Eric, please check Zdzisław Beksiński for something darker and morbid. Not that I like it, but I respect it.
 
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My favorite painters are the impressionist painters like Claude Monet or Vincent Van Gogh.

I like the painting with flowers.

I used to go to the Dallas (Texas) Museum of Art on my lunch hour just to enjoy the serene effect of those paintings.

I am sure that the library will have books with those pretty flower pictures.
 
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Jan White wrote: This comment reminded me of Pieter breughel the elder and heironymus Bosch.



Jan, I can't begin to explain to you how much of a gift this recommendation is.

I have been looking for more art to get prints of but have not been 'clicking' with any of the artists.

"The Garden of Earthly Delights" and "The Dutch Proverbs" are right up my alley.

Thank you!
 
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Eric Silveira wrote:I am a very big fan of Mariusz Lewandowski, his works are dark in nature but stunning.



Eric, please check Zdzisław Beksiński for something darker and morbid. Not that I like it, but I respect it.



Looks awesome! Thank you
 
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Max Ernst, Giorgio de Chirico and my favorite painter Joaquin Sorolla.
 
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Not a favorite per se because this is actually 12 or so artists, but have you ever heard of the Florida Highwaymen? Really interesting story there...
 
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r ranson wrote:I love getting big art books out from the library and looking at all the pretty paintings.  But you got to know who (or what movement) we are looking for to put the book on hold.  I've run out of artists I know the name.  

Can you help me out?  Who's your favourite?  



My favourite artists are Salvador Dali, Hieronymus Bosch and Leonardo DaVinci. I know, I'm basic, but how can one say these guys weren't amazing? Of course I adore many others, but they're also obvious (Vincent Van Gogh, Wassilliy Kandinski, Francisco Goya, Franz Marc, etc.), which wouldn't help you.
So less obvious, still talented and known enough to have a book:
-Jean-Honore Fragonard
-Jean-Francois Millet
-Pieter Bruegel (I think someone mentioned him, but if not, here you go)
-Ivan Aivazovsky
-William-Adolphe Bouguereau
-Alexandre Cabanel
...

I think this might be enough for now. Take care!

 
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apparently, my library has a limit on how many books I can get out at one time.
I haven't gotten that high before.

But keep the suggestions coming.  I'll keep referring to this list as I return books.  Great suggestions.  Thank you!
 
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Most of the ones that come to mind, for me, are already mentioned, but Michaelangelo & Rafael are high up there for me, too.
 
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He isn't dead, but Ted Nasmith has illustrated a number of scenes from Tolkien's works. My favorite are the series on Tuor and his travels to Gondolin.

Tuor Arrives at the Hidden City of Gondolin

I imagine that you have heard of the Hudson River school? They painted all kinds of landscapes. As they moved west they captured the beauty and danger of the mountains and waterfalls.
 
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I have always preferred the more realistic art of Norman Rockwell. I know many would label him as an illustrator rather than a painter... but I think he did some pretty cool stuff.

**Edit - Sorry, fixing a typo.
 
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Matt McSpadden wrote:I have always preferred the more realistic art of Norman Rockwell. I know many would label him as an illustrator rather than a painter... but I think he did some pretty cool stuff.

**Edit - Sorry, fixing a typo.



Rockwell was a master. Just fantastic.

My favorite painting of all time might be "Barge Haulers on the Volga" by Ilya Repin. His other paintings are great too, check him out.
 
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I was looking at all the pretty watercolor pictures on some posts on the forum and thought of Georgia O’Keeffe.

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Georgia O’Keeffe: Watercolors 1916 – 1918
 
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Unpopular opinion (maybe) but I feel children's books are a hugely understated artist's resource. Much talent goes overlooked because they're not "classically known". I have learned SO much studying illustrations in picture books, usually vintage ones.
William Joyce; Adam Rex; Mark Teague; Trina Schart Hyman; Gennady Spirin; Jim Arnosky; K. V. Craft; Mary Cicely Barker; Gordon Laite; Wende Devlin; Adrienne Adams; Tasha Tudor; Richard Scarry; Glo Fujikawa (I can keep going haha)
 
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Ned and Matt: I love Norman Rockwell! He captures such emotion.
 
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Imero Gabbato's Humbravana is beautiful and very strange as well.
 
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Ingo Swann

Greatest American Psychic that ever lived…well Only narrowly behind Pat Price.

If you’re looking for some 3rd eye 👁 open works.
He communicated with extraterrestrials and set up the American Psychic Spying program called remote viewing.

3rd eye spies the documentary details the work Ingo did for the government.

But his art and BOOKS wow very very intelligent and articulate, his books are my favorite. Most people don’t know he did amazing art. All with hidden messages like Da Vinci.
Ingo Swann could view distant times and locations so it’s a wonder to think hmm I wonder where his mind was for those. Also most of them are huge like wall sized paintings! Super cool dude. Highly recommend teaching yourself and your kids about that cool dude!

I edited to add this 👇 below

“Psychic literacy by Ingo Swann” is the book to pick up if you have any doubts about the esp ability in humans. I doubt library’s have it. Well worth buying though. It was his manifesto on how to understand ESP and the history behind it. So if you’re looking for words instead of pictures to paint amazing pictures and dazzle with stories of real historical people being oracles and seers. The bibliography is at least 10 pages it’s a very well researched work. He died before it was published and some of his friends found it and published it for him   As a tribute to the maverick he was in this life. But all his speeches and lectures are fascinating too. If I could spend a day with anyone who ever lived it would be him.
He will be a whole topic during homeschooling.
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Almond Thompson wrote:Unpopular opinion (maybe) but I feel children's books are a hugely understated artist's resource. Much talent goes overlooked because they're not "classically known". I have learned SO much studying illustrations in picture books, usually vintage ones.
William Joyce; Adam Rex; Mark Teague; Trina Schart Hyman; Gennady Spirin; Jim Arnosky; K. V. Craft; Mary Cicely Barker; Gordon Laite; Wende Devlin; Adrienne Adams; Tasha Tudor; Richard Scarry; Glo Fujikawa (I can keep going haha)



In this vein, Don Wood - particularly in 'The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear' has created illustrations that are so lovely and captivating, that this book was the first one my eldest daughter (from about 1yr - until about 2.5yrs) actually let me read to her, without ripping it out of my hands and throwing it across the room. I've bought several copies as gifts for people of different ages, as much for the illustrations as for the adorable story.
 
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Almond Thompson wrote:Unpopular opinion (maybe) but I feel children's books are a hugely understated artist's resource. Much talent goes overlooked because they're not "classically known". I have learned SO much studying illustrations in picture books, usually vintage ones.
William Joyce; Adam Rex; Mark Teague; Trina Schart Hyman; Gennady Spirin; Jim Arnosky; K. V. Craft; Mary Cicely Barker; Gordon Laite; Wende Devlin; Adrienne Adams; Tasha Tudor; Richard Scarry; Glo Fujikawa (I can keep going haha)



The original illustrations from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz evoke emotions in me that I can't describe.  I find them every bit as moving as any painting I have seen.  I could stare at them for hours.  They are so simple and so profound.
 
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Mmm, Caravaggio….one of my favorites.

So many great suggestions- children’s book illustrations made me think of Maurice Sendak’s “Outside Over There.” My siblings and I pored over that book endlessly.

Here are a few painters I haven’t seen mentioned yet:

Amadeo Modigliani
Rene Magritte

And my “sorry, not sorry” selection is
Ivan Albright- not everyone’s cup of tea, I know, but if I had a big book of his paintings I’d spend hours with it.
 
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The Story of Art by Gombrich is a good book to start.

As for buying art, it's more "people care" to buy original art from artists who are alive. Most earn money only after they die (if at all), when they don't need it anymore. Sometimes you can exchange your artworks which is lovely too.
 
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And I must add - Kandinsky
 
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