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Old 08-14-2019, 10:29 PM
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Re: The recent painting that you like.

I've never been overly fond of still life painting... but I quite like the work of Eric Wert. His paintings build upon the "vanitas" paintings of the Dutch Baroque... embracing at once the unabashed sensual beauty of fruit, flowers, and vegetables as well as hinting at their ultimate demise... mortality. Wert captures both beauty and its darker underside in his paintings; life and death are shown in their natural cycle.

Stylistically, his work falls close to hyperrealism... but he avoids the usual subdued colors of the tonal approach to painting common among realists. The brilliant saturated colors recall Bonnard, Pop Art, and hyperrealists Audrey Flack and Janet Fish.













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I absloutley LOVE your work John it is very exciting for the eye the eye is moved all about every which way a real story for the eye your mark making are very unique and you have a keen eye for use of color also ...realy like so I would say this is a painting i have seen recently that i like At moment I am experimenting have no idea how it will turn out but am bored of traditional oils acrylics sprays pencils etc etc and recently got my mojo back with art by simply useing mediums not realy used for the purposes intended and mixing etc but is very interesting hopefull will post one day
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Re: The recent painting that you like.

A slightly quirky piece by David Hockney:

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Re: The recent painting that you like.

Never been the biggest fan of Magritte's, but I rather like this strangely ominous, science fiction-looking thing:



René Magritte - Voice of Space [1931] Oil on canvas, 73 x 54 cm
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From right here on WC, in the acrylics forum, francjs, http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/show....php?t=1470205
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Re: The recent painting that you like.

I've stumbled upon a few works lately that I quite like:



This Japanese ceramic vase with Bosch-like anthropomorphic insects and reptiles is quite stunning.



This Victorian-era Portrait of Marguerite Kelsey by Alan Beeton is also quite lovely. The fabrics are especially wonderful.



I've never been overly fond of landscapes of the American West... but this painting by Brett Allan Johnson that popped up on one of my Art feeds today is surely an exception.

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Re: The recent painting that you like.

Those Eric Wert paintings are absolutely lush, stunning stuff
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I quite like almost all of this fellow's paintings -- Pino Daeni
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Re: The recent painting that you like.

I just stumbled upon the paintings of Karel du Jardin (b.1622-d.1676). Du Jardin was a Dutch painter, born in Amsterdam although his paintings show the influence of Italian, French, and Flemish painting. He painted landscapes and religious narrative paintings... but his strongest work was found among his portraits. When I first stumbled upon this painting on my Instagram feed from the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, I thought for a second that it was a portrait by Frans Hals:



Like Hals... or the Flemish Rubens, Van Dyck, and Jacob Jordaens... Du Jardin employs a masterful ala prima brushwork that makes the paintings look fresh... and almost "just painted".





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Pompeo Batoni (1708-1787) painted one of the most exquisite paintings IMO by a "forgotten artist":



I've posted this painting, Purity of Heart, several times.

Today, I stumbled upon another delicious painting by Batoni on my Instagram feed from the Gemäldegalerie, Berlin:





The painting, The Marriage of Cupid and Psyche, is quite fine... but I was almost more intrigued by the second image... a detail from the painting.
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Re: The recent painting that you like.

Now and then I run into a painting by an obscure figure, that for some reason really speaks to me. This is an example:


David Vinckboons - Hurdy-Gurdy Player Surrounded by Village Children [1606] oil on panel 43 x 74 cm.

A good resolution reproduction can be seen here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/gandal...67413/sizes/o/

I find it wonderfully atmospheric, and I love the way the bagpipe player has been painted. (The work is strangely titled: that's not a hurdy-gurdy!).
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