Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Inspiring Art

I have a question which I hope many of you will have some time to answer. What five (or more) works of art do you find most inspirational? We home school and as she prepares to introduce our 5- and 8-year-old to Art, my wife asked me what my top Ten would be. It's a difficult question.
Thanks!

4 comments:

  1. It's hard for me to quantify but I do remember these
    http://www.spamula.net/blog/archives/000320.html
    being fairly inspirational when i was 5 or so.

    I'm forgetting how to link this.

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  2. One is Lady of Shalott by John Waterhouse:
    http://www.its.caltech.edu/~suvir/favourites/images/paintings/waterhouse.lady-of-shalott.jpg
    Another is probably Stampede by Remington:
    http://www.nga.gov/feature/remington/remington26.htm
    Others, I saw in museums and haven't been able to find out the names or painters.
    Of course Norman Rockwell figures in there prominently... One would be Willy Gillis in College:
    http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/8633/williegillisincollege6hd.jpg
    and the praying in the diner... and Rosie the Riveter. One of the Four Freedomes, with the man standing up in the town hall who looks, to me, like a modern Abe Lincoln.
    And leave us not forget the cover to Amazing Fantasy #15!
    http://www.teddawson.com/images/spideycoverweb.gif

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  3. Calder is quite wonderful. His circus, or any of his mobiles... He made some wonderful toys.

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