I spent most of today at an art museum down the street, and now that I’m back I’m wondering what everyone’s favorite artists are.
They can contemporary or classical or pre-classical. They can be your friend who posts on their blog, someone from the Vienna Secession, or whoever it was who was doing the lion hunts under Ashurbanipal II. If you can’t narrow it down to one, pick a couple! And be sure to share your favorite works of theirs here.
For me, one of my favorite artists for a while has been El Greco, with A Boy Blowing on an Ember to Light a Candle probably being my favorite work by him, thought it would be a crime not to mention The Vision of Saint John and The Burial of the Count of Orgaz.
Honorable Mentions (people who would have won if you asked me on a different day): Vermeer, Klimt, Mucha, Gentileschi, Sachin Teng, Caravaggio, Georgia O’Keeffe, Francisco Maldonada Laguna (Frank, Odlaws), probably a few others