Favorite Artists

There's been a thread on the quiltart list asking "whose your favorite artist" I'm posting my list here as 1.) it gives me a reason to post to my blog and 2.) simply because I think my list is a little outside the norm of a quilter. Lighting and mood fascinate me teneberism and chiaroscuro are the elements I'm most attracted to in a painting, these elements can be captured with texture and form in textiles.

El Greco
Jusepe De Ribera
Henry Moore
Madgalena Abakanowicz
Amsel Kiefer