This question really made me think and I wasn't sure why kind of pictures to talk about, so I've divided it up. First of all I'm going to talk about paintings, then abstract images and then photos.
I'm very much a lover of classical art. Rob and I have been known to go to the National Gallery and spend five hours going round the older sections with the audio tour. I love just sitting and looking at the paintings while listening all about them. I love epic paintings that tell a story and I find some of the early religious work absolutely beautiful. Below are some of my favourites.
|The Execution of Lady Jane Grey by Paul Delaroche 1833|
|Samson and Delilah by Rubens|
|Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian by Piero del Pollaiolo|
|The Death of Actaeon by Titian|
|Ophelia by John Everett Millais|
I'm not much of a fan of abstract art, but I do rather like Jackson Pollock. The way he used colour and shape is simply fascinating.
I find a lot of abstract art boring (and this is just my opinion, I know some people really enjoy it), but I could look at a Pollock for hours. Abstract art with something of an organic feel is by far my favourite when it comes to paintings. However, I also like computer generated art. I love fractals.
I find the endlessly repeating patterns restful and intriguing. The fact that you get fractals in nature is also fascinating (and tasty as in the example below :)).
Now I'm going to be shallow :D. I've done the arty bit and I do like to look at arty photos too, but one of my great joys is looking at photos of my favourite actors. Guess who's first!
|Tom Hiddleston in rehearsals for Coriolanus|
|Dylan O'Brien from Teen Wolf|
|James McAvoy from Children of Dune|
|Tyler Hoechlin from Teen Wolf|
|Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock|