Favorite piece(s) of art (by a dead artist)

  1. Gassed by John Singer Sergent


    I’m sure I’ve heard Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings many times before without realizing it, but the first time I became fully aware of the piece was when my parents and I went to an exhibition on the work of John Singer Sargent at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

    At some point, we come across this painting. Part of Barber’s piece was softly playing in the background while the voice on our audio guide explained the painting. It shows World War I soldiers blinded by mustard gas being led in lines back to the hospital tents and the dressing stations; the men lie on the ground all about the tents waiting for treatment.

    To this day, Samuel Barber's piece reminds me of this painting.
  2. The yellowish tinge to the entire canvas makes you wonder why it's there. It could be showing the remnants of mustard gas still in the air after the attach (that's what I believe) and the strips of cloth across the soldiers' eyes are to protect any further irritation.

    Or it could be the aftermath of the gas assault and the artist put the yellow there just to keep the continuity of mood.
  3. I love everything by Otto Dix, but these are some of my favorites.

    At The Mirror

    Portrait Of The Journalist Sylvia von Harden

    Nude Girl With Gloves

    Self-Portrait With Nude Model

    Wounded Veteran

    Two Victims of Capitalism

    Dying Solider

  4. La Primavera is my no. 1 favorite painting of all times. I've seen these paintings in the Uffizi museum in Florence :loveeyes: I'm a Botticelli fan.

    Another favorite painting is the Lady of Shalott from John William Waterhouse. I hope to see this painting IRL one day.

    Then comes the painting of Tamara De Lempicka Blue Woman with a Guitar:heart:

    Love paintings. Wish to visit the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg one day.
  5. Acrobats at the Cirque Fernando (Francisca and Angelina Wartenberg) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

    One of four permanent circuses in Paris, the Cirque Fernando opened in Montmartre in 1875, attracting an enthusiastic following that included members of the Impressionist circle. Francisca Wartenberg (left), 17, and her sister, Angelina (right), 14, members of an travelling German acrobatic troupe. In this painting, the girls take their bows after a performance, gathering up the tissue-wrapped oranges tossed to them as tributes by members of the audience.

    I remember after one of my dance recitals (it was ballet, and I think I was in second or third grade at the time) a family friend gave me a card with this on the front afterwards.
    Acrobats at the Cirque Fernando by Pierre-Auguste Renoir.jpg