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"I see little point in persisting in a discussion with one so obstinate as you" Martin White

Monday, April 04, 2005

a many few

figure 34.1. there are enough pictures below

Let's get in the spirit of cheering up. I shaln't go all sappy and eulogise over friends, because that would be schmaltzy. Suffice to say, some have been very good to me over the weekend. And that helped me to come round a bit, so I'm much less mopy now in living. To celebrate, I'm not going to dwell on the potential calling of a general election election tomorrow. Instead, inspired by the often decidedly unspanish pictures hung at a Spanish Restaurant I was at on Saturday, I'm going to give you a selection of who I think are some of the most talented and innovative artists of the last 100 years or so. Or at least those who've most impacted me and are really strikingly creative. And I can remember. I'm not sure why, but have fun...

Georges Braque
Kurt Schwitters
Sigmar Polke
Arshile Gorky
David Hockney
Max Ernst
Ben Nicholson
Chris Ofili
Edward Munch
Paul Klee
Marc Chagal
Alfred Wallis

15 Comments:

Anonymous Graeme (patron of the arts) said...

I have only two words for you: Mark Rothko.

9:01 AM  
Blogger tery said...

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9:16 AM  
Blogger postliberal said...

Good call. Anyone want to suggest anyone else? But if you happen bring up one I don't like, I shaln't be so ungracious delete you like I did that advert for penis enlargement drugs.

I certainly recalled, while out on a walk, that I forgot to include Howard Hodgekin

10:31 AM  
Anonymous Donna said...

I'm a big fan of David Hockney! I also like Marc Chagall, but my all time favorite artist is Henri Matisse. He rocks! Well, hmm, I'm quite a fan of Dante Gabriel Rossetti too. Oh, and I mustn't forget Paul Gauguin. It really is difficult to settle on one!

P.S. Cheer up mate!

3:01 AM  
Blogger postliberal said...

It's alright - I sometimes have these 'off' times (which are rarely public like this), and am already getting back to my usual complacent self aain :)

Henri Matisse is a fine choice, to which I should really add his big rival Pablo Picasso(with whom Braque was a co-collabourator).

I'm not so keen on Dante Gabriel Rossetti myself, because the whole pre-raphelite thing wasn't my scene (plus it was before the last centaury, so technically you broke the rules ;P). But Paul Gaugan is good, to which I'll tag the father of modern art Paul Cezanne. They both just sneak into the 20th centaury.

12:16 PM  
Anonymous Graeme (overwhelmed by culture) said...

Never mind penis enlargements, what about Stanley Donwood?

And in a different medium, how about Elisabeth Frink (I think your list needs more women), Alberto Giacometti, and Eric Gill (a bit of dodginess wouldn't go amiss, either!).

Oh, and Edward Hopper, although he's almost certainly too mainstream for you!

5:37 PM  
Anonymous Graeme said...

Argh! I almost forgot Keith Haring.

I'll stop now. I've got an interesting email about some new drugs to read...

:-s

6:16 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I adore Schwitters

Spare a thought for some of my favourite arteasts : donna wilson and freddie robins - especially their comfort creatures

6:48 PM  
Blogger postliberal said...

Some interesting suggestions, this is indeed becoming a right den of culture!

I realise just how early-mid 20th Centaury Europe focussed my selection was, it just reflects my own inetests. On the female artists front, your mentioning Elisabeth Frink made me think of Paula Rego - a very talented soul, not so far removed from the great Edward Hopper.

Not heard of Eric Gill, but he seems good - rather like Wyndham Lewis in Graphic quality. Talking of which, Alberto Giacometti is nicely painterly. To which I might be tempted to tag on Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud. And with Keith Haring, I'm tempted to think of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Banksy as grafitti type artists.

1:03 AM  
Blogger postliberal said...

Your sugggestions are fantastic, Sarah, highly quirky. And I concur especially with the choice of Donna. Graeme mentioned my omission of Donwood - who many know that I revere very highly for his brilliant art. Well as he does Radiohead coverwork, I might wonder outload if those two you suggested don't remind me a little of that found on Super Furry Animals.

1:11 AM  
Blogger Martin said...

'I'm much less mopy now in living. To celebrate, I'm not going to dwell on the potential calling of a general election election tomorrow.'

Well, after all, it would be misery itself to dwell on the wonderful process of exercising democratic rights...

Also, I'm intrigued by the deletion of this 'tery' character above - what terrible things did they say to make the Great Liberal censor them?!

6:30 PM  
Blogger postliberal said...

Well you know, it's going to be massive overkill on the media for the next few weeks so I might as well not rush straight in! I need to be in a fairly good mood first, anyway, to ensure against ranting ;)

As I said in my first reply post in this thread, that Tery posted a great long list of links for penis enlargement drugs. I will allow free commenting, but don't fancy being a cheap advert slot for adverts that target gullible people.

11:38 PM  
Blogger postliberal said...

(Not that I would worry about any of you; being intelligent people)

11:39 PM  
Blogger Martin said...

Oh, I didn't spot that. I shall have to read the comments more carefully in future.

Now, how do I get a bigger cock? Won't somebody tell me?

8:18 PM  
Blogger postliberal said...

I'm suprised you didn't - sometimes I wonder if you aren't scrutinising every detail ;P As for any physical 'issues', I can probably point you towards some herbal remidies that would probably be way more effective than any chemical sham.

12:53 AM  

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