What is your favorite era of art? For instance, are you a bigger fan of Renaissance, Medieval, Ancient,  or Contemporary art?


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Didge Doo Profile
Didge Doo answered

I don't think I can choose a period. The paintings I love are a higgledy piggledy choice from here and there.

Hands down, my first choice would be Monet and the impressionists. I mention him first because I saw an exhibition of his work in Sydney and it was (with no cliché or exaggeration intended) spellbinding. It was as though I was actually within those paintings experiencing them as though I was part of them.

Over the years I've spent hours standing in front of The Widower by Sir Luke Fildes. There is just so much emotion captured there, from the agony of the widower to the expressions on the faces of the younger as they play, unaware of the sick child. . It's powerful stuff.

I've been awed by the skill of the Dutch masters, though I've only seen prints; by the mysticism of William Blake and the mischievous brush of Norman Lindsay.

Then, of course, you have the geniuses of the Renaissance.

So my answer is no answer at all. I have enjoyed all manner of artworks yet would be unable to choose one period and say, "This is my favourite."

Moga Deet Profile
Moga Deet answered

I like medieval art.  I find it very expressive.  The artists didn't perceive themselves as artists - they were creating pieces to help convey a religious meaning, so it is pleasantly unpretentious. 

Also, the dragons!  Great dragons!

Bradley  Lomax Profile
Bradley Lomax answered

I think the dada movement captured my interest the most in its ways of being anti art and pushing the boundaries  what can be considered art. It inspired the European avant-garde movement at the time and the actual works  have always had a very haunting appeal to me with its visceral, skew whiff portrayals of politicians and leaders.

It also had a very anti-bourgeois and anti war message so it had some political relevancy, added on with its ability to to get followings from Germany to Japan to New York and movement quickly grew some people still get inspirations from Dadism to this day. 

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