Thursday, September 06, 2007

Thursday Thirteen 09/06/07


13 Works of Art I Like


My Bachelor's degree is in Fine Arts and later I got a teaching certificate and a Masters in Art Education. So I've seen a lot of art! These are some of the pieces that really made an impression on me. Since I've been a SAHM, it's been awhile since I've really looked at art. It was fun to look these up again.

1. July Hay, Thomas Hart Benton (1943) Egg tempera, methyl cellulose, and oil on Masonite
2. Madonna, Edvard Munch (1894-5) Oil on canvas














3. The Sunflower, Gustav Klimt (1906-7)
4. American Girl In Italy, Ruth Orkin (1951)












5. The Lady of the Shallot, John William Waterhouse, 1888
6. Cotton Fields, Sunflowers, Blackbirds and Quilting Bees, Faith Ringgold (1997) Acrylic on canvas; painted and pieced border














7. Horse #2-85, Deborah Butterfield (1985) tin, metal, rubber, wood
8. Cafe Terrace at Night, Vincent Van Gogh (1888) oil on canvas














9. Vendedora de Alcatraces, Diego Rivera (1938) oil on canvas
10. The Goldfish, Henri Matisse (1912) oil on canvas














11. Master Bedroom, Andrew Wyeth (1965) watercolor
12. Swing Landscape, Stuart Davis (1938) oil on canvas









13. The Grande Odalisque, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1814) oil on canvas

27 comments:

Thomma Lyn said...

Ahhhh... just beautiful! I am a fan of Andrew Wyeth's work, and Matisse's, and Van Gogh's, Munch's, and Waterhouse's...

And wow, I'd never seen Klimt's "The Sunflower" -- gorgeous.

Thanks for a lovely TT!

Milan - zzz said...

Klimt, Van Gogh and Matisse are among my favourites.
beautiful indeed!
Happy T13!
Cheers!

pussreboots said...

A lovely collection of pieces for your TT. :)

impworks said...

An interesting an eclectic collection of paintings :-)

Tink said...

My favourite is Waterhouse, but they all are amazing!
My TT shares Thirteen (quotes from) lyrics by Robbie Williams.

Chelle Y. said...

Beautiful! You know, it's sad, but I do not know anything about art!

My seven year old loves to draw and paint. Maybe one day, he'll be the one to get me learning about it!

www.chelleyoung.com

Nicholas said...

I really like 5, 8 and 13.

Lori said...

Great pics but I loved #5 the best. Thats an awesome pic.

Janet said...

I adore #11!!!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

The Lady of the Shallot is one of my favorites. Great job. Have a great TT. :)

Thorne said...

Great TT. Your #7 is new to me and delightful! Thank you!

L^2 said...

Wonderful list! Klimt and Van Gogh are two of my favorites.

tanabata said...

Beautiful! A few of these were new to me. I also love 'The Lady of Shallot' and the Van Gogh.

samulli said...

Lovely pictures. The only ones I ever saw before are the Van Gogh and the Waterhouse. But then again, I am not exactly an expert on art. ;o)

Mom not Mum said...

Great collection. I am not artistic but I always loved my college courses that dealt with art appreciation.

Joyful Days said...

Great choices. I am partial to 1,5 & 8!!

Jen to da fer said...

Loved your entry today! There were definitely some new ones out there that I didn't know about, and you know I carry a degree in Fine Arts as well. I did classes on the history of Photography, photography, african art, and romaniticism. I liked and I didn't like "Horse". The artist was creative with the legs of the horse, yet it looks sad to me. And as an american girl whose been in italy, I LOVE the Ruth Orkin photograph! John William Waterhouse is my favorite artist! Too many artists to mention!

Michelle Davis Petelinz said...

Very interesting list, with some artists this art history major didn't know. Thanks for sharing. Happy TT!

PraiseFiddler said...

What a beautiful TT. I love the sunflower and lady of chalot.

Lori's Light Extemporanea said...

Interesting TT! I'm sort of an artistic philistine so I so could not do this TT. Happy Thursday!

J. Lynne said...

I've always loved Van Gogh, but now I'm going to have to check out Gustav Klimt. Thanks!

Happy TT!

Sandra Schwab said...

Waterhouse's The Lady of Shalott is one of my favourites, too. :)

Happy TT!

Elisa said...

I love #5 and #8. Great idea for a list. Happy TT!

jendi said...

The Lady of Shalott always reminds me of Anne of Green Gables. :) I bet it was fun to look all those up. Thanks for a list that was a feast for the eyes.

Joyismygoal said...

I have not seen the horse and I love it

Indigo said...

I have a copy of Master Bedroom by Andrew Wyeth. Love it!

kelly said...

your post encouraged me to go to the national museum of art this weekend. thanks for getting me off my duff! love you!