Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
News & Politics
Religion & Spirituality
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
Millsgoldberg, darwinhoran, Olusola Amina, Onmyown200, Kennyman
58332 Registered Users
Forum Stats
58,332 Registered Members
417 Forums
119,215 Topics
846,144 Posts

Most users ever online: 615 @ 04/22/15 10:11 AM
Top Posters (30 Days)
Nancy Roussy 218
Mona - Astronomy 128
Angie 36
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames 35
Lynne - ChristianLiving 23
Angela - Drama Movies 17
Susan Helene Kramer 15
Celestine - Baptist Editor 14
Korie - California/Yoga/Knitting Editor 14
Deanna - New Age 11
Ad Income Supports Charity
Topic Options
#898665 - 08/27/15 10:44 AM Favorite Artist
Art Appreciation Offline

BellaOnline Editor

Registered: 09/09/04
Posts: 359
Loc: New England, USA
Who is your favorite artist?
Camille Gizzarelli
Bellaonline.com Art Appreciation Editor

#899406 - 09/11/15 10:57 PM Re: Favorite Artist [Re: Art Appreciation]
Mona - Astronomy Online   content
BellaOnline Editor

Registered: 05/01/10
Posts: 6515
Loc: United Kingdom
I think I'm a fickle fan, because often my favorite artist depends on the last brilliant exhibition I've seen. When the Matisse Cut-outs were at the Tate Modern in London last year, Matisse was The Man. Amazing that he he did them from a single sheet - no drawing in the lines, no gluing bits together - to get a 3D view. I saw the exhibition three times.
Mona Evans
For news, activities, pictures and more, sign up to the Astronomy Newsletter!


#909096 - 04/15/16 06:16 AM Re: Favorite Artist [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
Francine - German Culture Offline
BellaOnline Editor

Registered: 09/01/08
Posts: 1303
Loc: Germany/France

This is way overdue I know, but I think the Dutch school is vastly underrated Camille. My personal favorite is Frans Hals from Haarlem in the Netherlands, where I lived for a while. There is a permanent exhibition of works there, and I used to visit it at least once a week. Sometimes it was held at night by candlelight.

In all the years since then, and all the exhibitions etc. across the world, nothing has come close. Not only because of his skill as an artist, but basically because his paintings "lived", they were an Erlebnis, experience, had life and emotion, and this at a time when most did not.

Francine McKenna-Klein - German Culture Editor

German Culture Site - German Culture Facebook

Avatar: HOHENZOLLERNBRUECKE Cologne with CATHEDRAL and LUDWIG MUSEUM. The Bridge a symbol of how Germany was rebuilt after WWII, it was left in ruins, the Cathedral with roots in the 13th century represents the country's history, Museum of Modern Art the present day.

#909106 - 04/15/16 09:02 AM Re: Favorite Artist [Re: Art Appreciation]
Vance - Crime Editor Offline
BellaOnline Editor

Registered: 12/22/05
Posts: 5582
Loc: Hudson Falls, New York
I like Monet and Dali.
Vance Rowe
Crime Editor

#909174 - 04/17/16 01:38 PM Re: Favorite Artist [Re: Art Appreciation]
Art Appreciation Offline

BellaOnline Editor

Registered: 09/09/04
Posts: 359
Loc: New England, USA
Francine & Vance, thanks for your replies.

Francine, as for the Dutch school, Vermeer will always be my personal favorite.
I saw a wonderful exhibit in 1996 at the National Gallery in Washington, DC.

Vance, may I ask you what paintings by Monet & Dali do you like best?
Camille Gizzarelli
Bellaonline.com Art Appreciation Editor

#909181 - 04/17/16 10:18 PM Re: Favorite Artist [Re: Art Appreciation]
Susan Helene Kramer Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Stone Age Human

Registered: 10/06/03
Posts: 8786
Loc: The Netherlands
I think mine will always be Georgia O'Keefe - it has been ever since I saw her paintings.

#919028 - 03/23/17 01:19 AM Re: Favorite Artist [Re: Art Appreciation]
ClarkWriter Offline

Registered: 04/19/06
Posts: 8
Loc: Philadelphia, PA
My favorite artist without a doubt is van Gogh. I can certainly appreciate the immense struggles of his life, and the great masterpieces he created.

Edited by ClarkWriter (03/23/17 01:20 AM)


Moderator:  Art Appreciation 

Want to reply? Register as a Forum Member - it's quick, free and fun!
Brand New Posts
2018: On this day . . .
by Mona - Astronomy
1 second ago
Zoo Cozy Mystery series
by Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames
Fiction Writing
53 minutes 46 seconds ago
What did you SPEND money on today?
by Nancy Roussy
Frugal Living
Today at 07:42 AM
Review of Alterknits
by Korie - California/Yoga/Knitting Editor
Today at 07:11 AM
Review of Mantras Made Easy
by Korie - California/Yoga/Knitting Editor
Today at 07:07 AM
by Nancy Roussy
Sleep Disorders
Today at 07:01 AM
Canis Minor – the Lesser Dog *new article*
by Mona - Astronomy
Today at 05:34 AM
What are you looking forward to today?
by Nancy Roussy
Self Development
Today at 05:24 AM
Where are you and how is the weather?
by Nancy Roussy
Today at 05:21 AM
What will you do today?
by Nancy Roussy
Today at 05:19 AM
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online
1 registered (Mona - Astronomy), 77 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Ad Income Supports Charity

| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2016 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.