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Favorite Dead Artists

Postby / on Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:00 pm

Talk about your favorite deceased artists and what you enjoy about their works.
Any sort of artistic medium is allowed, no matter their role and contribution to it.


Leslie Nielsen

One of my favorite actors. His deadpan comedy was perfect in any movie. One of the most surefire ways to weed out terrible parody movies from good ones in my opinion was the inclusion of Leslie Nielsen in the cast.


Norman Rockwell

His works really contained a rare realism to them, akin to one gazing at a person with a life; an entire individual identity that is familiar, like a photo of a family member. Seeing his paintings make me feel sort of like I watched a video, and have seen the entire event in real time.
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Re: Favorite Dead Artists

Postby notyou2 on Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:21 pm

Salvadore Dali. I love his paintings.

I too admire Rockwell and the americanism of his works.
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Re: Favorite Dead Artists

Postby Juan_Bottom on Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:24 pm

Langston Hughes wrote:I, Too

I, too, sing America.

I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.

Tomorrow,
I’ll be at the table
When company comes.
Nobody’ll dare
Say to me,
“Eat in the kitchen,”
Then.

Besides,
They’ll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed—

I, too, am America.
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Re: Favorite Dead Artists

Postby notyou2 on Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:29 pm

Juan_Bottom wrote:
Langston Hughes wrote:I, Too

I, too, sing America.

I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.

Tomorrow,
I’ll be at the table
When company comes.
Nobody’ll dare
Say to me,
“Eat in the kitchen,”
Then.

Besides,
They’ll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed—

I, too, am America.


Am I missing something? Was Rockwell a racist and never painted any black people?
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Re: Favorite Dead Artists

Postby Juan_Bottom on Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:30 pm

lol, wut?
Poetry is art! Don't you feel this poem?!
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Re: Favorite Dead Artists

Postby notyou2 on Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:38 pm

Perhaps you are just saying that you admire his poetry and your post has nothing to do with Rockwell.
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Re: Favorite Dead Artists

Postby kentington on Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:56 pm

Frank Frazetta.
Rembrandt.
Bruceswar » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:59 pm wrote:We all had tons of men..
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Re: Favorite Dead Artists

Postby muy_thaiguy on Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:02 am

Bon Scott (former lead singer of AC/DC until his untimely death in 1980).
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Re: Favorite Dead Artists

Postby oVo on Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:25 am

notyou2 wrote:Am I missing something? Was Rockwell a racist and never painted any black people?

Yes you missed a lot and no he wasn't a racist. Rockwell actually did an illustration published on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post visualizing the civil rights movement in America.
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Re: Favorite Dead Artists

Postby koontz1973 on Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:41 am

Freddie Mercury. Died to young.
Syd Barrett. Destroyed his life, could of been greater,
Richard Laymon. Some of the best horror fiction ever written.
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Re: Favorite Dead Artists

Postby KoolBak on Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:24 am

Rodney Dangerfield....'nuff said.....

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Ernest Borgnine....class act from waaaay back (and the voice of Mermaid Man!)

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Michael Clarke Duncan....total stud...awesome actor.

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Re: Favorite Dead Artists

Postby Army of GOD on Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:27 pm

  • Freddie. No last name needed. One of the greatest singers and songwriters, period.
  • Ella Fitzgerald/Louis Armstrong. Favorite jazz musicians, especially when they're together.
  • Randy Rhoads. Favorite guitarist.
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Re: Favorite Dead Artists

Postby thegreekdog on Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:33 pm

My favorite dead musician and painter were already mentioned. Love Freddie Mercury. Love Salvador Dali (by far my favorite artist).

If I had to pick a favorite dead writer, I guess I would go with Asimov (the toilet head).
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Re: Favorite Dead Artists

Postby jonesthecurl on Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:29 pm

Dead painters:
Da Vinci, Van Gogh, Arthur Rackham.
Dead writers:
If I could beg for just one more book to be discovered, probably Jerome K Jerome.
Musicians:
Zappa. Minnie Riperton.
And remember what the poet said – “in booty there is loot, and in loot booty.” Or sump’n like that.
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Re: Favorite Dead Artists

Postby Army of GOD on Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:10 am

I love George Carlin, but if I could reincarnate one comedian it would be Mitch Hedberg. He died way too young.

EDIT: just read this on his wiki
In [an] interview, published three years before his death, he was asked "If you could choose, how would you end your life?" His response was "First, I'd want to get famous, and then I'd overdose. If I overdosed at this stage in my career, I would be lucky if it made the back pages."


f*ck Mitch is awesome.
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