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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:16 PM
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Poll question: Favorite Post-Impressionist
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 01:16 PM by Longgrain
For my art history lecture of the day. Who is it?

1. Paul Cezanne




2. Toulouse-Lautrec




3. Vincent Van Gogh




4. Henri Rousseau





5. Paul Gauguin




Any one i forgot?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:18 PM
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1. Gaugin was an asshole
I voted for the Gogh-man
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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:24 PM
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3. Yeah he was a jerk wasn't he...
Ditching his family and running off to Tahiti. :evilfrown:
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:24 PM
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4. Yup
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:10 PM
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44. yeah,
i envy the guy.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:32 PM
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8. Gaugin was a kindred spirit - a Tahiti Nut.
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 02:08 PM by TahitiNut
Gaugin didn't slice off his own ear, either.

I must say, however, that i *love* "Starry Night".

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RevolutionaryActs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:24 PM
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2. Hmm I have think about this....
I really do not like that Paul Cezanne painting, so I won't vote for him.

DS1 said Gauguin was an asshole, so I won't vote for him.

The Rousseau painting is nice, but its so drab and just kinda blah, so I won't vote for him.

I like Toulouse-Lautrec's paintings, but they all look the same to me. Same colors and all. He did have an interesting life and that is cool, but I'm not going to vote for him.

So that leaves Van Gogh! :)
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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:25 PM
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5. I have a feeling Van Gogh is going to win this one.
Too many people like that Starry Night painting. :)
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RevolutionaryActs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:35 PM
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10. You should have posted a different picture.
I still would have voted for him, but maybe people would have had to think about it more? :shrug:

Is Dali a post-impressionist?

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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:38 PM
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14. Dali is usually classified as a Surrealist
Tho I guess everything after Impressionism would be considered "Post" Impressionism. I hate putting painters into groups like this, but that's how the art history books do it.
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nuxvomica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:27 PM
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6. Bless you for including Henri Rousseau
He is my favorite painter of all time, bar none. And The Sleeping Gypsy is my favorite painting too.
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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:30 PM
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7. I always liked him too...
Somewhat underrated compared to the others...

I always liked "The Dream"
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:34 PM
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9. Handsome post! Love it. I voted 'Rousseau' but have --
-- no quarrel with any of your choices.

What a fun poll this was.
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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:15 PM
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24. Thanks I'm always looking to drum up a little support for the arts.
(And the DU Artists Group ;) )
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:25 PM
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29. Well, count on mine.
We could use someone in the White House who knew a damn thing about the arts, too, as long as I'm on an anti-Bush rant this afternoon.

Well, ok. When am I NOT on an anti-Bush rant?

John Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton -- all these folks made sure the White House door had a welcome mat for people in the arts. A President Kerry and Vice President Edwards would have had that mat out there, too.

I surely do not get that vibe from Dubya and Laura, do you?
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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:31 PM
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30. There was a guy from my hometown who worked for the White House
I don't remember his name, but it was during the Clinton years, he had a painting from another local that was on loan from the Community College hanging in his office. He aranged for the artist to fly out to Washington and Meet Bill Clinton. It was a big news story for days and days in our little town. :)
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:58 PM
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34. Oh boy do I like that story. Would that more of them were out there.
Probably more are and I just don' know about them.

This president (no favorite of mine, but he's in the people's office whether I like it or not) should do this:

Have local contractors (NOT Halliburton) build an out-sized igloo-styled wall around the periphery of the White House lawn, roughly a third the distance from the House itself.

The exterior should be landscaped with trees from as many different nations on earth as would like to contribute.

The interior should be lined with paints from those same countries, from all periods of expression, and including sculpture, painting, etc. -- as many genres and mediums as can be accommodated.

It could be an offshoot exhibition venue of the Smithsonian Institute.

It would be accessible to the public only through a spur of the Washington, DC Red Line, say, and security can be extra tight (airport security point style) at the entrance several blocks/miles away -- whatever.

It wouldn't cost very much for a U.S. president to do this and it would do a "world" of good.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:36 PM
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11. How about Edgar Degas?
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 01:40 PM by TahitiNut
I love his ballet subjects. I realize he's most often associated with Impressionist, but I think he stands apart.

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fluffernutter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:37 PM
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13. i do too. i used to have them all over my room as a kid
funny, i dropped out of ballet in 3rd grade though, lol!
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:43 PM
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16. I think anyone who's spent any time around ballet schools ...
... or backstage would have to see the incredible perspective of Degas. He shows that thin line between the innocence, awkwardness, grace, and athleticism that's ballet.
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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:42 PM
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15. As stated above in aother respose
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 02:17 PM by Longgrain
I hate putting artists into groups like this, It's so hard to draw the line. The website I was working from had those five under Post-Impessionism. Degas was considered an Impressionist as was Monet, Renoir, and Seurat.
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fluffernutter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:36 PM
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12. it's hard to choose - they are all so talented in their own right
you chose some excellent paintings, i love them all.
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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:44 PM
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17. Thanks, you know I love a good art thread...
and I thought I'd do something a little different than the usual Vainty Post. :P
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:49 PM
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18. Mary Cassatt
My favorite is entitled Sleepy Baby:

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fluffernutter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:57 PM
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19. i have some Cassatt prints as well as some Klimt prints
they are two of my favorites right now.
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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:58 PM
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20. I didn't forget Cassatt.
I always thought of her as an Impressionist rather than a Post-Impressionist. Crazy thing this classification of art. :eyes:
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:00 PM
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21. Yeah...
She was kind of on that line I guess.
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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:07 PM
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22. It seems I also left out Matisse
But he's usually classified as a Fauvist...


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FuzzySlippers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:17 PM
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25. Nope. I think you were right
to leave out Matisse. How ya doin' Longgrain?
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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:19 PM
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27. Great to see you again Fuzz
:hi: I'm doing great today. Had kind of a rough week both here on-line and in the world outside of the net, but I'm back to normal and ready to relax.
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Mr. McD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:07 PM
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23. Vegetable Garden in Montmartre
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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:59 PM
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31. Wow thanks for that Link
I'm going to have to look into that Complete Works CDROM :thumbsup:
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JimmyJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:18 PM
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26. .
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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:55 PM
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33. I almost didn't see you there Jimmy
What with the DU photography contest and all.
Always great to have you bless one of my threads with your presence. :hi:
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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:20 PM
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28. I like them all
Can't pick just one
I saw 'Starry Night' at MOMA and it was a mind blower-actually everything there was. I was attending Cornish School of the Arts here in Seattle and I'd been looking at stuff on a slide screen and had NO IDEA the scale difference-ie, 'Starry Night' is tiny, 'Les Demoiselles d'Avignon' is huge. They also had the 3 huge Water Lily panels of Monet's reunited for the first time in 80 or so years. He had painted them for France, and France said "Non merci."

I almost touched stuff it was so alluring-which brings to mind the 'Starry Night' incident. I was waiting to get to view it from the front, because some ignorant hayseed had planted herself in front of it breathing on it-she reached out, touched it and said "Ick. I dun't lahk it." No guards tackled her. Here I am, restraining myself from touching the Brancusi sculptures, The Jackson Pollacks, Everything, and this ass TOUCHES 'Starry Night' cuz she "dun't lahk it" :grr: I could have kicked her ass. Instead I said, "Move yer ass then, stupid, because there's a lot of us here that DO 'lahk it!'" I'm sure she thought I was mean :evilgrin: It was all I could do to KEEP from touching it-it's so textural and the colours are amazing.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:06 PM
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32. You'd love the old Jeu d'Paume, now Musee d'Orsay
I'll never forget my visits to the Jeu d'Paume when it was in the Tuilleries. Absolutely breathtaking! Literally! The joy of each and every masterpiece - to incredible color - the feeling - the beauty.


(Sorry for any French mispellings.)
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Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:04 PM
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35. Cezanne, followed closely by Toulouse-Lautrec and Gaugin.
Though I like Matisse better than any of them (and yes, you were probably right to omit him, even though I despise over-genrefication of the arts).

Van Gogh is overrated due to his *unusual* biography. Much like Rimbaud. Which is not to say that he was a bad painter any more than Rimbaud was a bad poet; but neither was as good as his reputation.
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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:40 PM
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41. Exactly. Someone stated above that they
wouldn't vote for Gauguin because he was an "asshole" while I find him amazing (my favorite painter BYW). I made my judgment based on the painter, not his life story... :)
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AmandaRuth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:14 PM
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36. Van Gogh,
Gotta love 'em. I mean, he is the suffering artist. I remeber Mom having a copy of his Sunflower painting, and we did a picture of that one in fourth grade.
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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:06 PM
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43. Van Gogh? Suffering artist?
You should met us some time...
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greendog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:26 PM
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37. Gauguin or Van Gogh...
...hard to choose between the two.
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:36 PM
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38. Henri Matisse and Marc Chagall


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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:46 PM
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39. Two of my faves!
Finally saw this, since I rarely look at anything on page 2 anymore.

Thanks for posting them. :hi:

Especially Chagall since no one else mentioned him yet... :thumbsup:
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hickman1937 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:13 PM
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40. I voted for Van Gogh because
he's one of the few artists that I have a gut reaction to. I like and appreciate a lot, but he's one of the handful that stun me.
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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:04 PM
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42. Yeah Van Gogh seems to be the fave...
I'm still for Gauguin with Cezanne being a close second but... :shrug:
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:40 PM
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45. the fave
they don't call it recognized for nutten. people are funny that way.

i voted for lautrec. i love the fierce energy of his work.
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