If the Mona Lisa didn't exist, what would the default Greatest Painting be?

Discussion in 'photography, graphics & art' started by Santino, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist specter haunting

    its a boat
     
  2. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

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  3. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

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    looks like a stanley edwards to me

    e2a: the more i look the filthier that picture is. the only really decent bit of painting is the squirrel on the right hand side.
     
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  4. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

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    you can see the squirrel looking left in profile
     
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  5. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins There's been a slight cheese accident

    Google suggests that The Arnolfini portrait has a lot of parody versions so that fits with one of SheilaNaGig's suggested criteria.
     
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  6. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    Good thread. So many to chose from. I think it has to be instantly responsible? 3 quick offerings from me Édouard Manet, A Bar at the Folies-Bergère.jpg 300px-The_Persistence_of_Memory.jpg 1200px-JEAN_LOUIS_THÉODORE_GÉRICAULT_-_La_Balsa_de_la_Medusa_(Museo_del_Louvre,_1818-19).jpg
     
  7. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Regret, transience and disillusioned fortitude..

  8. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    Not many paintings can be said to start a whole art movement

    Edit. NVM wrong painting lol
     
  9. 8115

    8115 sitting down is bad for you

  10. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    Mistook it for this

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  11. Sea Star

    Sea Star i touch cats

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  12. SheilaNaGig

    SheilaNaGig Struggling and striving


    I meant to post this earlier and didn’t. So here it is.


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  13. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Regret, transience and disillusioned fortitude..

    It is, The ‘Fighting’ Temeraire.
     
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  14. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

  15. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

  16. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

  17. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    I went to Amsterdam last year, my dad told me I needed to go to reichsmuseum and see the Vermeers. Yeah whatever I thought, but we went anyway, and jesus but he was right.

    This is the best one anyway, and the world's greatest painting (although it fails the simpsons test)

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  18. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    This one too. Vermeer was the best.

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  19. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

  20. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    With a young Harvey Weinstein leching from behind
     
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  21. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Regret, transience and disillusioned fortitude..

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    By the artist in the self-portrait in post #3
     
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  22. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    Easy to 'shop her as posting on a phone though.
     
  23. dessiato

    dessiato Looking for my shopping trolley

    I know it's supposed to be a great painting but it does nothing for me. When I went to see it I was left with a strong sense of being almost let down by it. I'd heard for many years about how wonderful it is, and IMO it just isn't. Good, absolutely, great, no.
     
  24. PippinTook

    PippinTook A flower does not ask to bloom, it just does.

    I used to look at it in art books when I was younger, and fully believed that the photos of it were just black and white because "costs".
    It came as a massive disappointment to me to see that in reality it was monochrome.
     
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  25. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins There's been a slight cheese accident

    I used to have a postcard of that next to a postcard of this around my desk at work. I love looking at them side by side
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  26. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

  27. dessiato

    dessiato Looking for my shopping trolley

    The more I think about it the more I think Vermeer has to be the creator of some of the all time great paintings.
     
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  28. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins There's been a slight cheese accident

  29. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

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    this is a huge picture, the triumph of death. it's in palermo and it occupies a wall, and not a small wall at that. must be in the region of 6m x 6.5m
     
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  30. JuanTwoThree

    JuanTwoThree Unintended gear-stick action

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