If you could own a painting from one European or American artist from the 19th–21st centuries, who would it be and why?

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I am a dunce in the visual arts.

I walked through the Uffizi, and kept saying, “meh, Raphael can’t draw… Michaelangelo thinks people are made of granite when he draws… Finally, someone who gets it!” (Caravaggio)

So my choice is a dunce choice. I like it a lot: sensuous, elemental, striking, visceral, driven by symbols, a skilful composition. But the guy was a dead end in the history of art; that much I do know.

Danaë (Klimt painting)

Do I trust Quora not to flag this as an NSFW violation? I don’t actually. Not the way reporting has been looking lately.

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