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Re: Cult painters

Postby Diamond Dog » 08 Feb 2018, 13:53

Gustave Caillebotte:

"The Floor Scrapers" 1875

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"Boulevard Seen From Above" 1880

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"Boaters Rowing On The Yerres" 1877

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Re: Cult painters

Postby Insouciant Western People » 08 Feb 2018, 14:21

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Eric Ravilious.


Nice.

I hope to get this

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When I get the money...

By coincidence I believe my bro has a Ravilious in his living room - not Wilmington though, that one's special because we had our wedding reception nearby.


They both remind me very much of this Paul Nash painting, one of my favourites by him.

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Re: Cult painters

Postby Diamond Dog » 08 Feb 2018, 14:33

Hiroshige : I'm not sure Japanese wood cut prints are the kind of thing you're looking for G, but I've loved this guys work for quite some time now. He was a huge influence on alot of the impressionists (particularly Van Gogh, who actually mimicked one of the prints for a painting). I hunted down a book of the "53 Stations Of The Tokaido" which has its own (beautful) Wiki page here : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fifty ... kaid%C5%8D

A few examples :

Station 15 "Kanbara (A village in the snow)".... This may be familiar to you as the cover for Weezer's second album "PInkerton" (which is how I first started to investigate his work)

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Station 32 "Shirasuka, View of Shiomizaka“"

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Staion 48 "Sakashita"

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All of his Hiroshige's work is well worth a look - there's a majesty about them that is stunning.
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Re: Cult painters

Postby Deebank » 08 Feb 2018, 14:52

Nick wrote:
Deebank wrote:
Toby wrote:Image

Eric Ravilious.


Nice.

I hope to get this

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When I get the money...

By coincidence I believe my bro has a Ravilious in his living room - not Wilmington though, that one's special because we had our wedding reception nearby.


They both remind me very much of this Paul Nash painting, one of my favourites by him.

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Both war artists - although Ravilious was WW2 only I think. And both interested in 'ancient' landscapes it would seem.
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Re: Cult painters

Postby Moleskin » 08 Feb 2018, 15:27

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Re: Cult painters

Postby Geezee » 08 Feb 2018, 15:57

Diamond Dog wrote:Gustave Caillebotte:



Mmmm obviously it's hard to draw the line somewhere but not sure he'd qualify as "cult" - he's one of the masters and you see his work in most major museums.
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Re: Cult painters

Postby Diamond Dog » 08 Feb 2018, 17:01

Accepted. But not exactly a household name either.
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Re: Cult painters

Postby Positive Passion » 08 Feb 2018, 18:05

Diamond Dog wrote:This is an artist I've fallen in love with myself the past month or so : Vilhelm Hammershoi, a Danish painter from 1864-1913.

"Interior of Courtyard, Strandgade 30".

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"Interior. Standgade 30"

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"Sunshine. Dust Motes Dancing in the Sunbeams"

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Re: Cult painters

Postby The Prof » 08 Feb 2018, 18:53

The Modernist wrote:Great DF, that's the kind of thing I was after. I don't remember seeing his work at the MAG


There is, or was, a whole room dedicated to his stuff.

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Re: Cult painters

Postby Diamond Dog » 08 Feb 2018, 19:02

Guy Pene Du Bois : he was a friend of Hopper, but I'm not sure who influenced who....

"The Crowd"

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Re: Cult painters

Postby PENK » 08 Feb 2018, 19:24

Wolfgang Paalen, occasionally affiliated to the Surrealists:

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I think that where some surrealism is jokey or over-the-top, Paalen really explored the subconscious.
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Re: Cult painters

Postby PENK » 08 Feb 2018, 19:30

Jean-Paul Riopelle. I think he's well-known in Canada but who gives a shit what they think?

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On initial viewings these can seem quite normal abstract expressionism but I think there is a kind of cartography and coherent beauty to them.
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Re: Cult painters

Postby bobzilla77 » 08 Feb 2018, 19:33

Janis Rozentals, from my mother's home country of Latvia.

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Postby Harvey K-Tel » 08 Feb 2018, 20:08

PENK wrote:Jean-Paul Riopelle. I think he's well-known in Canada but who gives a shit what they think?

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On initial viewings these can seem quite normal abstract expressionism but I think there is a kind of cartography and coherent beauty to them.


Count me as somewhat of a fan. I've photographed quite a few Riopelles for work, and they're almost always interesting. We had one in that was about 8'x6' that was spectacular, kinda like this one:

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Re: Cult painters

Postby Rayge » 08 Feb 2018, 20:46

Harvey K-Tel wrote:
PENK wrote:Jean-Paul Riopelle. I think he's well-known in Canada but who gives a shit what they think?

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Count me as somewhat of a fan. I've photographed quite a few Riopelles for work, and they're almost always interesting. We had one in that was about 8'x6' that was spectacular, kinda like this one:

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never heard of him but I like these a lot.
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Re: Cult painters

Postby Copehead » 09 Feb 2018, 00:23

Toby wrote:Image

Eric Ravilious.


I have that on my sitting room wall, not the original, and his painting of the Uffington White horse on another.

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Re: Cult painters

Postby Insouciant Western People » 09 Feb 2018, 08:29

PENK wrote:Wolfgang Paalen, occasionally affiliated to the Surrealists:

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I think that where some surrealism is jokey or over-the-top, Paalen really explored the subconscious.


I really like that, thanks for posting it.
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Re: Cult painters

Postby Geezee » 09 Feb 2018, 08:31

Again debatable over whether or not he is "cult", at least in Sweden, but probably not widely known abroad is the slightly Chagal-esque Nils Dardel -

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Re: Cult painters

Postby Insouciant Western People » 09 Feb 2018, 08:39

Anna Eva Bergman, a Norwegian abstract expressionist painter, active through the twentieth century. I discovered her when we visited the Oslo Museum of Contemporary Art a few year ago, and they had an exhibition of her works. There's also a permanent display of her paintings at the KODE Art Museums complex in Bergen, which I spent a very pleasant day wandering around in January last year.

There are similarities with Rothko in some of her works, in the large, textured blocks of colour. But she also used different materials in some pieces, such as metal foils, mixed with her paints.

Also like Rothko, seeing them online in small formats doesn't do justice to the impact of seeing the large paintings right in front of you, and some of them are absolutely huge, like Rothko's Seagram works.

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Re: Cult painters

Postby The Modernist » 09 Feb 2018, 09:58

I'm really enjoying the contributions to this thread - it's nice when a thread goes well!
Don't worry too much about the thread title or take it too literally; I needed something as a thread title and 'painters who aren't as famous as Picasso or The Old Masters' would have been a bit cumbersome! The stuff being posted is what I wanted.