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?

Views: 4696

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion


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.


Manly!
Dogs Playing Poker
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:
Attachments:
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 http://artofmanliness.com/2010/07/10/the-manly-art-of-arnold-friberg/

RSS

Latest Activity

Sir replied to Pale Horse's discussion Required Reading
"That's so hard.  Example:  Aristotle's Physics, the beginning bits, are foundational -- but they're hard, and surely not everyone needs to read them.  If you're a scholar, sure. I think you should know what's…"
4 hours ago
David Arbogast left a comment for Josef Schmolsky
"What sort of musician are you?  What genre of music do you like best?"
4 hours ago
Chip replied to Pale Horse's discussion Required Reading
"Here's a list of books that, as an English teacher, I feel are good, essential, important, etc. Some are newer, many are classics. I'll add to the list as I think of more but this is the best I can do at 6:30…"
4 hours ago
Dominic replied to Pale Horse's discussion Required Reading
"Not required reading, but these are probably good to read. I fully recognize how limited this list is and not inclusive of different authors and cultures. Iliad & Odyssey Hesiod - Theogony Sappho Herodotus' history Thucydides'…"
5 hours ago
Errol Alger replied to Michael D. Denny's discussion Urinating Outdoors
"A nearly everyday experience for me at the Winnsboro Blue Granite Quarry. It's a mere 10-minute walk from my front door to this lofty spot. No need for for modesty here as there is seldom another soul around. Once known as "The Silk…"
6 hours ago
Pale Horse posted a discussion

Required Reading

There's a similar thread right now but it's bizarre and spammy. So. What, in your opinion, is required reading to be part of the human race? What is absolutely essential, whether it be philosophy, history, religion, or even classic fiction or poetry?See More
6 hours ago
Pale Horse replied to John Muir's discussion Donald Trump Is A Greedy, Creepy, Ignorant Jerk in the group The Great Debate
"I will say it has gotten a little better post-election. Mostly because there's just a handful of people who haven't left."
6 hours ago
dan updated their profile
6 hours ago

© 2017   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service