Plinky asked, "Do you have a favorite work of art?"
No, I don't have a favorite work of art. My favorite artist is a young lady named Katie Armistead, and I couldn't possibly choose just one of her works as a favorite.
Other than her work, I have several favorite artists, from the well-known ones like Monet to lesser-known people such as Carl Lundgren and Lucy Synk. I've gone into more detail about them at http://technomom.com/sff/art.shtml .
I also enjoy Susan Seddon Boulet and Susan Van Camp's work, and Ansel Adam's photography among others. Some of the Raphaelites also appeal to me.