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    Favorite visual artist

    Who's your favourite painter, sculptor or any other visual artist?

    Mine used to be H. R. Giger, but since then I've come across many others... now the best of best for me is Kris Kuksi. I kinda dig Gottfried Helnwein too.
    Btw my everyday experience from browsing DeviantArt is that there is HUGE number of great (mostly digital) young artists in the world, especially in game industry. Concept artists in particular. Even my personal favourites are too many to count. Go, visual arts!
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    Escher for obvious reasons, and I really dig Chris Jordan's work.

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    I like the way Bev Doolittle blends reality with subtle background images.

    I also love Dali.

    Peter Lik's photographs are very visually stunning.
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    For many years I admired and collected Dali....got lots of his work in my house as part of my art collection. I always admired his ability to do surrealistic pieces with a "photojournalistic" level of detail (kinda like Les' brother, whom I also admire!).

    As the years progresed, I moved from Dali to Ernst and shifted to Picasso's cubism period as a point of interest...once I was able to glean the "3-D concept" behind cubism, I was fascinated for a short period...this led to my current "favorite" which would have to be impressionism, as defined by Monet. I like the work of Georges Seurat, and have always been fascinated by pointilism. But, Monet's ability to demonstrate how light impacts on color is my current favorite. However, whenever I think that his flower gardens and haystacks have me mesmorized....I visit the Museum of Modern Art and look at his vast painting that has to be over 40' long....and cannot be grasped unless you stand at least 25' away from it....and I wonder how the heck he painted that at close range. And I still love art that is "photojournalistic" in detail, which means that I won't turn away from Norman Rockwell either.

    However, I'm still a sucker for a nice surrealistic piece by Dali and I still admire his "Elephants reflecting as swans" and his portrait "Lincoln in Dalivision" that becomes "Abraham Lincoln" only when viewed from a distance.

    I am leaving out dozens of folks I admire, and totally leaving out my collection of Chuck Jones & Friz Freleng animation cels (I grew up to the Warner Bros cartoons) and my Fazzino "3-D" collages. And how can I forget Andy Warhol....a very influential artist whose work I also admire.
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    My brother, Robert Schefman, is my favorite artist! Here's one of his paintings that's on the cover of Art Quarterly this month:


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    Quote Originally Posted by docbennett View Post
    For many years I admired and collected Dali....got lots of his work in my house as part of my art collection. I always admired his ability to do surrealistic pieces with a "photojournalistic" level of detail (kinda like Les' brother, whom I also admire!).

    As the years progresed, I moved from Dali to Ernst and shifted to Picasso's cubism period as a point of interest...once I was able to glean the "3-D concept" behind cubism, I was fascinated for a short period...this led to my current "favorite" which would have to be impressionism, as defined by Monet. I like the work of Georges Seurat, and have always been fascinated by pointilism. But, Monet's ability to demonstrate how light impacts on color is my current favorite. However, whenever I think that his flower gardens and haystacks have me mesmorized....I visit the Museum of Modern Art and look at his vast painting that has to be over 40' long....and cannot be grasped unless you stand at least 25' away from it....and I wonder how the heck he painted that at close range. And I still love art that is "photojournalistic" in detail, which means that I won't turn away from Norman Rockwell either.

    However, I'm still a sucker for a nice surrealistic piece by Dali and I still admire his "Elephants reflecting as swans" and his portrait "Lincoln in Dalivision" that becomes "Abraham Lincoln" only when viewed from a distance.

    I am leaving out dozens of folks I admire, and totally leaving out my collection of Chuck Jones & Friz Freleng animation cels (I grew up to the Warner Bros cartoons) and my Fazzino "3-D" collages. And how can I forget Andy Warhol....a very influential artist whose work I also admire.
    I love how your taste evolved backwards from surrealism to impressionism You can work your way to DaVinci eventually

    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    My brother, Robert Schefman, is my favorite artist! Here's one of his paintings that's on the cover of Art Quarterly this month:

    I like it. How large is it?

    This is my coworker's work (he's hyperrealist too)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albrecht Smuten View Post
    I like it. How large is it?
    That one's about 1.25 meters x 1 meter

    I like your co-worker's stuff a lot! He's terrific! My brother has done some very large paintings as well. In fact, a few years back, he did a painting for a concert venue that was about 5 x 4 meters in his studio, which is part of his house. To get it out of the studio, rather than disassemble the canvas and frame, as he'd originally planned, he decided that might damage the painting.

    So he sawed off the back of his house, took the painting out, and then reassembled his house! True!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    So he sawed off the back of his house, took the painting out, and then reassembled his house! True!
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    That's pretty much what I said!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    My brother, Robert Schefman, is my favorite artist! Here's one of his paintings that's on the cover of Art Quarterly this month:


    incredible!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    My brother, Robert Schefman, is my favorite artist! Here's one of his paintings that's on the cover of Art Quarterly this month:

    Looks like a saturday evening post cover by Norman Rockwell .

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluefade View Post
    Looks like a saturday evening post cover by Norman Rockwell .
    In the sense that it's super-realism, there's that.

    But if you look at a Rockwell work and compare it side by side, Rockwell is an "illustrator" in style, where Robert's work is painterly. It's hard to explain but easy to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    In the sense that it's super-realism, there's that.

    But if you look at a Rockwell work and compare it side by side, Rockwell is an "illustrator" in style, where Robert's work is painterly. It's hard to explain but easy to see.
    As I've said many many times...and will probably say again until one of Mr. R. Shefman's works eventually resides in my art collection....he's Rockwell meets Dali....on steroids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    My brother, Robert Schefman, is my favorite artist! Here's one of his paintings that's on the cover of Art Quarterly this month:

    Wow...this could be the story of my son...grew up as a virtuoso Transformer and Lego fanatic (as a young boy) and continued his interests as an Ivy League Mechanical Engineer.... and today....manages the "International Space Station Cargo Resupply Cygnus program" for Orbital, Inc. as a lead Mechanical Engineer. I see this painting, and I see my son discarding his toys for the material that would eventually get him into Cornell. Very emotional painting for me....obviously due to the associations I have to it.

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    I'm including a photographer or two in my list of the artists I like. I'm forgetting some, but...

    Van Gogh
    Ralph Steadman
    DaVinci
    Sorayama
    Paolo Serpieri
    Coop
    Jonathan Winters
    Marty Stuart
    Cindi Bernhardt
    Julie Speed
    Derek Hess
    Helmut Newton
    Fastner & Larson
    SHAG
    Gustavo
    Fred Gwynne
    Les Toil
    Bill Ward
    Marilyn Manson
    Rob Zombie
    Marco Almera
    Carlos Cartagena
    Rockwell
    Bob Ross

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    My brother, Robert Schefman, is my favorite artist! Here's one of his paintings that's on the cover of Art Quarterly this month:

    Great work!

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    As I have already stated Les...your brother is how I would conceptualize Dali meeting Rockwell on steriods!

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    I dig impressionism, and I like landscapes. I could spend a month at the D'Orsay. I believe they have the largest collection of Monets in the world. I also follow Brown County (Indiana) art, which was one of the most respected impressionistic, plein air art colonies in America. Such artists as T.C. Steele, J. Adams, and the other "Hoosier Group" artists and their followers, including many current day, are amazing artists. One of the top 5 impressionists in American History, William Merritt Chase was born within a few miles of Brown County in Nineveh, Indiana. However, my favorite Indiana Artist, John E. Bundy, was the founder of the "Richmond Group."

    Here's a sample of Bundy's work. This is an exhibition size oil painting that was on display at the 1904 World's Fair:



    Whodathunkit from a bunch of red neck Hoosiers?
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    My house is filled with original art. I have many favorites. I'm a fan of impressionism as well. I'm still haunted by a painting my Mom had in her gallery. I couldn't afford the price tag. That happens a lot. LOL

    Neo-classical is also a lot of fun for me. Maxfield Parrish is a stand-out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    My house is filled with original art. I have many favorites. I'm a fan of impressionism as well. I'm still haunted by a painting my Mom had in her gallery. I couldn't afford the price tag. That happens a lot. LOL

    Neo-classical is also a lot of fun for me. Maxfield Parrish is a stand-out.
    I thought your favorite artist is Georgia O'Keefe.
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