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Mon Feb 12, 2018, 06:50 PM

If you could have your portrait painted by one famous painter, who would you choose?

Rembrandt did great portraiture and Leonardo, of course. Manet did some great ones (but got some people bothered).

I'm a bit fixated on John Singer Sargent. Beautiful ladies in a beautiful era...https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sargent_Lady_Agnew_of_Lochnaw.jpg

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Reply If you could have your portrait painted by one famous painter, who would you choose? (Original post)
CTyankee Feb 2018 OP
msongs Feb 2018 #1
CTyankee Feb 2018 #3
matt819 Feb 2018 #18
lkinwi Feb 2018 #27
Ohiogal Feb 2018 #2
CTyankee Feb 2018 #4
Floyd R. Turbo Feb 2018 #5
NightWatcher Feb 2018 #10
vercetti2021 Feb 2018 #6
CTyankee Feb 2018 #7
vercetti2021 Feb 2018 #9
CTyankee Feb 2018 #24
CTyankee Feb 2018 #25
vercetti2021 Feb 2018 #30
vercetti2021 Feb 2018 #29
TygrBright Feb 2018 #8
sarge43 Feb 2018 #16
First Speaker Feb 2018 #11
sinkingfeeling Feb 2018 #12
vercetti2021 Feb 2018 #14
50 Shades Of Blue Feb 2018 #13
Polly Hennessey Feb 2018 #15
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2018 #17
CTyankee Feb 2018 #23
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2018 #32
Hoyt Feb 2018 #19
Phoenix61 Feb 2018 #20
mithnanthy Feb 2018 #21
jberryhill Feb 2018 #22
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2018 #26
CTyankee Feb 2018 #28
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2018 #31
mitch96 Feb 2018 #33
Miles Archer Feb 2018 #34
CTyankee Feb 2018 #38
Buzz cook Feb 2018 #35
fierywoman Feb 2018 #36
juxtaposed Feb 2018 #37
greatauntoftriplets Feb 2018 #39
mia Feb 2018 #40
edbermac Feb 2018 #41
lunasun Feb 2018 #44
left-of-center2012 Feb 2018 #42
Demoiselle Feb 2018 #43
Nac Mac Feegle Feb 2018 #45
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2018 #46
BluesRunTheGame Feb 2018 #47
DangerousRhythm Feb 2018 #48

Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 06:52 PM

1. vincent vanG

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 06:55 PM

3. interesting choice. Might be a good portrait, tho unusual...

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:24 PM

18. My choice also (nt)

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:10 PM

27. Definitely Vincent

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 06:53 PM

2. I'm not famous

But I've done my own in pen and ink!

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 06:56 PM

4. Oh, I wish I could paint but I'm just not talented in that department...

Sounds wonderful!

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 06:58 PM

5. Ralph Steadman!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:10 PM

10. Hells yes!!!

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:01 PM

6. Hard choice

But...between Rockwell and Van Gogh.

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Response to vercetti2021 (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:03 PM

7. what portraiture did you love about each of them?

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:09 PM

9. For me I enjoyed

Starry Night from Van. I have a replica painting of that in my house along with five other replicas.

Rockwell I have The Runaway, Tough Call, and Before the Shot.

What I enjoy about Van Gogh is that he could create anything out of anything.

Norman Rockwell did real life artwork of real people in everyday situations.

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Response to vercetti2021 (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:07 PM

24. That's a lovely description. Thank you for that tender and sensitive desription...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #24)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:08 PM

25. Too bad we don't know more about Vermeer. His life is such a mystery to us today.

Yet his art completely overwhelms us.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #25)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:13 PM

30. I will search his work

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #24)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:13 PM

29. You're welcome dear

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:06 PM

8. Johannes Vermeer

He found the light in his subjects' humanity.

wistfully,
Bright

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:22 PM

16. Second that. n/t

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:16 PM

11. Al Hirschfeld...

...I'd rather have one of his caricatures than a whole gallery of "real" artists' portraits...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:17 PM

12. Norman Rockwell.... of course, I know he's dead.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:22 PM

14. Great minds think alike

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:21 PM

13. Sandro Botticelli

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:22 PM

15. John Singer Sargent

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:24 PM

17. Artemisia Gentileschi.

She was really good at painting pissed-off women.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:04 PM

23. she sure as hell did!

She was brutal in her depictions of women being brutalized by men. And she was shut up by male artists who refused to recognize her as a fellow artist.

She produced art when she was giving birth to 4 babies in 4 years, IIFC. How she did that I do not know...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:32 PM

19. Picasso.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:53 PM

20. Someone willing to lie a little

Not a lot, just shave a couple of years off.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:55 PM

21. I agree...John Singer Sargent!

I just love the beautiful way he captures the elegance of women.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:02 PM

22. That Dutch guy

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:09 PM

26. Andrew Wyeth or one of his talented progeny!

I have always loved his work. And his life fascinates me!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #26)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:12 PM

28. I was never crazy about the Wyeth folks but I can and should revisit some of their works just

to make me feel a little better with them.

Don't know why, but Wyeths left me a little cold...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #28)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:14 PM

31. And I can't really explain why I like them.

I always thought his skill and his sense of humanity were intertwined.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:23 PM

33. Dali

Cause that's what I feel inside... like artistic scrambled eggs... but from a distance it looks ok.
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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:27 PM

34. Magritte.

Would rather have my essence captured than my likeness. Photo-realism, even impressionism, is cool. But when it comes to art, I lean toward "What the hell is THAT," and I'd rather have Magritte paint the inside of me than Rembrandt paint the outside of me, ya know?



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Response to Miles Archer (Reply #34)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:46 PM

38. Of the surrealists, I love Magritte. His works were sneaky and surprising.

I visited the Magritte Museum when I was in Brussels. His "This is not a pipe" is in LACMA which I visited when I was in LA visiting my daughter. Great painting (kinda small tho).

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:33 PM

35. This guy

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Marcel Duchamp. If you can't be pretty, be interesting.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:36 PM

36. Oh! Sargent.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:45 PM

37. Karl Zerbe, or Sue Coe

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:54 PM

39. Renoir.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 09:03 PM

40. Robert Henri.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 09:14 PM

41. Bob Ross.

Surrounded by happy little trees.

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Response to edbermac (Reply #41)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 09:54 PM

44. An excellent choice

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 09:37 PM

42. Grandma Moses

Hey! I like her.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 09:45 PM

43. John Singer Sargent for me, too! (eom)

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 12:25 AM

45. Pablo Picasso, of course

Not only am I rather shy, I'm also quite twisted.

If he's not available; Dali.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 12:47 AM

46. Or maybe Van Eyck.

I'd like to look like this:

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 01:00 AM

47. Gauguin or Cezanne

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:22 AM

48. Andy Warhol

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