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A new painting by Vincent van Gogh has been (re)discovered. From which (dead) artist would you like it that a new work was to be discovered?

Asked by rebbel (24988points) March 20th, 2012

Flower still life by Vincent van Gogh rediscovered.
This was done, among other things, by using “a new research technique MA-XRF (Macro Scanning X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry)”. link + picture
Being Dutch, but more important being a Van Gogh admirer, this news makes me happy.
From which artist would you like to see an undiscovered work come to surface?
And, why/what?

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TexasDude's avatar

Rene Magritte

gorillapaws's avatar

Monet would be at the top of my list along with more of Van Gogh. My favorite Monet paintings are from the “Houses of Parliament” series:

rebbel's avatar

Would be fun if it was one titled “Ceci n’est pas une peinture”.

dabbler's avatar

Renoir ! Nobody brings out the glowing light in a painting like Renoir.
If you get a chance to see them in person, e.g. at the d’Orsay do it!

gailcalled's avatar

@rebbel: Here’s an Image of what’s visible and what lies below.

It doesn’t, at first glance, look like a Van Gogh to me, the world-famous art authenticator, but it’s a lovely painting.

Now, back to you. Really, really too much to have you making funny remarks in yet another language. Put that in your pipe and smoke it, show-off.


rebbel's avatar

@gailcalled Yeah, I saw that underlying painting in a tv show where the find was made public.
According to an art historic and one of the scientists it is close to 100% sure that it is Vincent’s.
The way the hand of one of the wrestlers is done looks very similar to the hands of the people in The Potato Eaters.
And the size of the canvas although unlike Van Gogh’s usual used canvas sizes is one that he has used before (be it not too often).
He also wrote a letter to his brother in which he announced that he was about to paint two torsos as an assignment for the academy.
Plus, Van Gogh’s typical brush strokes were found in/on the painting.


josie's avatar

Van Gogh as a matter of fact. My favorite all day long. The guy had a way of expressing his sense of life (generally positive in spite of his poverty, alcoholism and confusion), with a particular medium (paint), in a fashion that was compelling, original, unambiguous and colorful. I do not enjoy his early work where he was working on his style and searching for his artistic niche. But the paintings in his last couple of years, when he “found himself” are beautiful. If you have never seen one of these paintings (1887–1890) in person, you owe it to yourself to make the trip.

Trillian's avatar

One can never have enough Monet in the world.

Earthgirl's avatar

Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida
Why? Because he makes light come alive in his paintings so vividly that you can almost feel the sun on your skin. You have to see the original paintings to truly appreciate his mastery.

TexasDude's avatar

@rebbel, I see what you did there.

Haleth's avatar

@gailcalled My first thought was also that it didn’t look like a Van Gogh. But if you look closely at the background, there are short, swirling brushstrokes. I can kind of see it now!

I know the question is for visual artists, but it would be amazing if something like this happened for Walt Whitman.

janbb's avatar

After Van Gogh, Winslow Homer and so many others.

janbb's avatar

@Trillian Monet makes the world go round?

gailcalled's avatar

@janbb: Please, Mantegna your composure

janbb's avatar

@gailcalled (Let the games begin!) I don’t give a giotto for your opinion!

downtide's avatar

I don’t think Mucha this game.

gailcalled's avatar

Should we be Weyden in this deep. Eyck! I guess now anything Goes.

downtide's avatar

We’re all Gaugin mad.

gailcalled's avatar

Because it is mondo Pissarro


janbb's avatar

Sorry I had to go away and Munch on something.

rebbel's avatar

I would pick as sole multi-talented artist: Pablo.

MadMadMax's avatar

No problem, Ilya Repin.

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