Vote on Paint Wars! An Artsy Antidote to March Madness

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  Courtney is the editor of Artist Daily. For her, art is one of life’s essentials and a career mainstay. She’s pursued academic studies of the Old Masters of Spain and Italy as well as museum curatorial experience, writing and reporting on arts and culture as a magazine staffer, and acquiring and editing architecture and cultural history books. She hopes to recommit herself to more studio time, too, working in mixed media.   

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  1. Not sure how this will go but to determine what is the greatest painting is like determining what is the most beautiful star in the sky or what was the greatest movie of all time. Sure there are some that will certainly qualify: “Mona Lisa” or “The Last Supper” or “Starry Night” or even Picasso’s “Guernica.” If not the best then absolutely very close to it. Maybe to determine the final result, one shouldn’t look at the painting itself, but the history behind it, the reason for its existence, the man or woman who created it and what pain he or she had to experience in order to bring about their masterpiece. “Mona Lisa” would have one of my votes maybe because first of all its age, older than most other great works, and time always help to make things more timeless, if you will, especially if it survives so much through the years. “The Last Supper” would also get my vote due to its subject content, a pivotal period in history, when Jesus announced one of his apostles would betray him, and did, costing him his life. Maybe “Starry Night” would be considered the best because of its creator and tormented mind he suffered for many years, yet created some of the most beloved works of art in history. And the most expensive. There are literally hundreds that would make the bracket. Can’t forget the Monet works also, the Manet works, Titian, Rubens, Dali, Hopper, David, Church, Michaelangelo, Munch, and many others. If I had to say anything in the matter, I would select “The Last Supper.” How many agree?
    David Maddocks

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