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Favourite Artists?


Stationery Direct

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#1
Following on from another thread, just wondering if anybody has any favourite artists that maybe inspired them from a young age.

My 3 favourites are Salvador Dali, M.C Escher and H.R Giger, I remember receiving a book as a child depicting some of their artwork. I was amazed at the optical illusions that both Dali and Escher produced, the mathematical art as it is known of Escher and the darkness of Giger, I went on to do similar mathematical and perspective art pieces for my art exam.

I have linked to a few of my favourites below, some you may recognise:

Dali:
Swans Reflecting Elephants, 1937
The Burning Giraffe, 1937
Metamorphosis of Narcissus, 1937

Escher:
http://www.mcescher.com/Gallery/recogn-bmp/LW439.jpg (check out the water flow, impossible)
http://www.mcescher.com/Gallery/back-bmp/LW327.jpg
http://www.mcescher.com/Gallery/back-bmp/LW389.jpg
http://www.mcescher.com/Gallery/recogn-bmp/LW399.jpg
http://www.mcescher.com/Gallery/recogn-bmp/LW409.jpg
http://www.mcescher.com/Gallery/recogn-bmp/LW422.jpg

Giger: (probably a bit dark for some)
h r giger - Google Image Search
 
#5
Dali and Giger for sure.

This 1:1 scale bust has pride of place in my office.





Along with the antidote...



[manufactured from deactivated weapons parts - as close as you can get to the real film prop! And, yes, the grenade launcher works and makes 'that noise'!] :icon_thumbup: