Skip to comments.ART APPRECIATION THREAD (One Minute Quiz--Guess the Artist series)
Posted on 07/09/2005 5:22:20 AM PDT by Liz
Still, I considered Dali to be an absolute hoot when he opened up the throttle on his ego and roared past. I especially enjoyed the grand statements he occasionally issued once he had reached old age... I often wondered whether he was being serious or just tweaking everyone (or a combination of the two).
After all these years, I still have a friendly feeling for Dali's limp watches and Magritte's locomotive choogling out of the fireplace.
Well, I'd call 2, 5, 6, and 7 art.
It hangs in the closet at the National Gallery.
(does that count)
Thank you. I am glad to have added a little sunshine to your day.:)
Would love to be on your ping list...
Leger, Dali, Nevelson, Delacroix...don't recognize others.
Love that Delacroix...
The Roman hair style of the time was short hair.
Jesus was not a rebel, but the truth, and by so being, was anathema to anything false.
His truth demanded of well meaning, but (IMO) misreligioned (If that's not a word, I coin it) ... artists to depict Jesus as a long haired man when that goes against His own truth, the scriptures, that it is a shame for a man to have long hair.
All I know is the first picture, by Salvadore Dali. I can't remember the correct name of it, though.
Ooops...make that the SECOND picture!
On ping list:
"After reading a relatively recent bio of Salvador Dali, I have to admit that he was more seriously bent than I had thought."
LOL. Yeah he was something else. I suspect some of what he said was "tweaking." His draftmanship was amazing, as was his way of bringing together his interest in 20th century cosmology with religious subject matter.
I find those very early depictions very moving, very haunting.
By the 11-1200's Christ's beard was pretty much the accepted standard in the West.
Interestingly enough, Christians in E. Africa kept Christ clean-shaven for sometime after that. The depiction below from an Ethiopian Ms. is believed to be from the 1400's.
Iconographically, you can usually identify Christ regardless of the number of other persons depicted in a scene, as his halo typically has a cross inscribed; that will generally be unique to Christ and no other figure's halo / nimbus will bear the cross.
Yeah, but you're using a different period from Picasso. I don't recognize it so it probably is a Leger.
The two historical paintings are Delacroix.
No idea who the self-portrait is.
Thanks, from a know-nothing. }:^)
Now, now.....don't be so hard on yourself.
You live, you learn, and FR is the best place to learn.
OK Liz. I just got home from a long day at work. What are the answers to the art quiz?
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