Fine art is manly.
Being cultured enough to have a favorite artist and work of art is super manly.

Which paintings do you find to be the manliest?

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Francisco Goya - 1818

Come on, every one out there could relate to this big hunkin fella at some point in their lives.
For fun, Frank Frazetta.

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I like Dali. ITs pretty badass

I can't help thinking of Dali as a pretentious teenager. At least his surreal stuff.

This though, is awesome:

El Descendimiento by Roger van der Weyden

The Descent from the Cross (or Deposition of Christ) is one of the finest pieces of art I have ever seen. Pictures can't do it justice because you can't feel the emotion that is painted on the faces in the painting like you can when you see it in person.

Cool fact: The body of Jesus is in the shape of a crossbow because the painting was commissioned by the Greater Guild of Crossbowmen.
Just about anything by Borris:
Also fond of some of the Tom Thompson.

Thank you, Sean, for introducing me to something I hadn't seen. It's beautiful.
And it's not a painting, but it's still fine art. I am a fan of whoever carved this.

Brett, posted a blog about Arnold Friberg a couple of months ago and I think his work fits the bill perfectly


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