So, I'm just curious, what kind of art do you gentlemen enjoy?

Personally i'm a fan of all renaissance art, and can't stand 'abstract' art, personally to me it's just an excuse for not being very good. What i dislike more than that is the stuff that just looks like some one splashed a few cans of paint on a canvas.

I have found a book of paintings i thoroughly enjoy called 'Lovers and Other Strangers' i'd love to get some of the paintings out of that.

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I've gotten burnt out on Pop Art lately. It's fun to check out what they're up to every now and then though. I like Baroque painting and American Realists (Like "Library Goon's" George Bellows avatar), Winslow Homer, Henry Tanner, and their kind. Abstract can be nice but alot of it seems to be a money grab for the least possible thought and effort, its easy to pick out the posers though. I'm a big fan of street art and sequential art.
by street art do you mean graffiti? If done well, i think graffiti can look good, especially if it was commissioned.
Thanks, James. I love Bellows. I'm also a big fan of Pollock.

Also check out Hopper, Travis. When it comes to art, you like what you like, which is why I enjoy art.
Big Banksy fan of course. You can't really not like Banksy can you?
Very cool, I am always a fan of older maps, technical drawings as well.

Something about a cross sectional view of a firearm is just too cool to me.

I am a huge, HUGE fan of impressionist art. Van Gogh, Monet, etc. While in a photo or on a print they may not seem like much, but if you have a chance to see and admire these works in person, I HIGHLY recommend it. There is a depth of color and relief that makes it equal parts painting and sculpture.

Starry Night up close is mesmerizing.
As for an illustrator that I am fond of, I think N.C. Wyeth's work is fantastic.



here's a link to the book i found it's great
http://www.jackvettriano.com/pages/exhibition/23.html
Now that is some cool stuff.

I'll be honest, take me to the Art Musuem and I will have a good time, but most of it doesn't move me. I will MOVE right past the modern/abstract junk.

To me, I am beyond interested in watching what the Tattoo artist can do. I have some good pieces and always enjoy seeing others when thought out and original.
I don't know where you guys are located but my friend in North Carolina is an amazing tattoo artist, if you ever want to look him up his name is Tom Michael. Such well thought-out, original designs, also one of the sweetest guys ever... If I were ever to get a tattoo, I'd get him to do it...
I'm so sick of Mark Ryden now, and even Camille Rose Garcia. Mark Ryden has inspired countless imitators to the point the pop surrealist school is flooded with the whole kitschy big eyed absurdist children doing things children don't normally do. Its so old I can't stand it, I see so much of this stuff now.
Still it is visually disappointing and it has affected the way I view his work. Besides a painting of Snoopy wearing combat boots eating a bowl of spaghetti is as mentally useless to me as some big eyed kid in a pink bunny costume holding a balloon made out of meat or whatever nonsense. It just means nothing to me and its initial novelty wears off of me pretty fast. And those Giger knock offs did the same thing and I suppose that helped me get annoyed by Gigers malcontent biomechanical masturbation themes pretty fast too.

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