The Great Wave off Kanagawa
Katsushika Hokusai, circa 1829–32
25.7 cm × 37.8 cm (10.1 in × 14.9 in)
I could look at this piece of art all day. The talent and time that went in to this is amazing. Since it is a woodcut there are lots of copies, one day I want to go see the one at Metropolitan Museum of Art. Just so beautiful to admire :)
Saturn Devouring His Son
Francisco de Goya, circa 1819–1823
Oil mural transferred to canvas
143 cm × 81 cm (56¼ in × 31⅞ in)
Museo del Prado, Madrid
This is a pretty dark piece of art but there is something that draws me to it. I first saw this painting sometime in college, it was nestled insde my huge art book, and when I saw it I just knew it would always be in the back of my mind. It lingered with me and I like to look at it every now and again… Disturbing, dark, brilliant.
Edward Hopper, 1942
Oil on canvas
84.1 cm × 152.4 cm (33.1 in × 60 in)
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
I find something so beautiful and so melancholy about this painting… I think it is the idea of loneliness and isolation that Hopper plays with. Maybe it is the gloominess of the night and the city outside of the diners lights. Each patron seems so inside themselves, lost to the night inside their own heads. I would love to see this painting in person one day.
Campbell’s Soup I, 1968
I love Pop art! And I have loved Andy Warhol since I was in my early teens. I think his silkscreens are just outta this world and his art speaks to me for some reason. I am sure I will have more of his works on my 43 list, he is just amazing!
The Starry Night
Vincent van Gogh, 1889
Oil on canvas
73 × 92 cm, 28¾ × 36¼ in
Museum of Modern Art, New York City
I’m sure this is a fav. for a lot of people! Probably my favorite work by Van Gogh, although I find all his works just amazing! I want to go to NYC and see it soon, although I hear it is going to travel sometime soon but go back to Moma after that. The blues are so lovely, and his signature swirls are truly original! I have a print of this painting and just looking at it makes me smile!
Edvard Munch, 1893
Oil, tempera, and pastel on cardboard
91 × 73.5 cm
National Gallery, Oslo
I have loved this painting for years! This work of art completely express’s how I have felt inside. Torment, pain, longing, anxiety… The colors are just mesmerizing to me, the fluidity of the sky is visually stunning. The face is so haunting and this image is ingrained in my mind. I wish to see it in person one day! Hopefully it doesn’t get stolen again!