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Works of Art

Using the Imagination Prompt Generator I found this great idea, so without further... blabbing. I present to you

Cannwin's Top Ten Favorite Works of Art

In no particular order:

The Pieta

The Execution of Lady Jane Grey (on display at the National Art Gallery of London)

The Tub by Degas (Edinburgh National Art Gallery)
A Lion Hunt by Rubens (National Art Gallery of London)

The David by Michelangelo (I saved your sensitive eyes)
Ansel Adams
An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump by Joseph Wright (National Art Gallery of London)

Rain, Steam and Speed by Joseph Mallord William (National Art Gallery of London)

Iwo Jima

Okay, I gotta tell you. That was harder than I'd thought. There were a few photographs that I left out because I had a limit. Also, I love anything Ansel Adams, I just picked that one because it's an LDS Temple.

I also adore Monet and Degas, but I find 'The Tub' to be my favorite Degas piece (best seen in person).

The 'Experiment on a Bird' and 'Execution of Lady Jane Grey' are both fantastic works to see up close. They are both huge and the lighting in them is genius. 

'A Lion Hunt' and 'Rain, Steam & Speed' both create a feeling of more to come within me. A world of almost seens, and I admit finding myself drawn back to them over and over again.

Finally both the 'Pieta' and the 'David' are works that cannot be fully appreciated without standing before them.... Maybe none of these works can be completely appreciated without actually being there. Hmm.

For other images I happen to like, but may not be considered great works of art, you can go to my Pinterest page.


Jackie said…
You would have to verify this, but I had a professor say that at one point a crazy person hacked off some fingers from the Peita, so they made a replica to display while it was being repaired.

That replica is now in a church in Salt Lake.

Kind of cool. If I have my facts right.
Jessica Bair said…
Sioux Falls has a replica of David. As a kid we went on a walking field trip and he was one of the things we visited.I must've been in 3rd or 4th grade. I couldn't stop looking at his "part". Here are a couple of my faves...
The Great Wave off Kanagwa- Hokusai

Paris Through My Window- Chagall

The Lady of Shalot- John Waterhouse

Miranda- John Waterhouse

Ophelia- John Everett Millais

I hope the links work...if not, you'll just have to look them up.
Cannwin said…
@Jessica Bair

I like Miranda. I've seen that one before and I remember liking it. Of course, it could be the red hair... I sure do love red hair.
Cannwin said…

Hmm, I heard it was her face that got smashed in by the psycho person. Interesting, maybe I should investigate. :)

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