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Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your Art

Since my last topic was a reasonable success I thought we could have an art thread for all those interested in art you don't want to put a witty caption to(I think the stuff in Metros thread is very good). So "dig in the crates" as we say in the NYC hip hop scene.

I feel certain there's more, always is.
 
Do you mean our original art, or the art we like? I'm not much of a visual artist myself - more of a bullshit artist really. Wink But I do like this Magritte painting (and much of Magritte's other work as well), and have used it as a metaphor in an academic paper about 'impressionist and surrealist tales of the field' in ethnography:

 
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I mean whatever art REALLY means something to you. Whether it be something you did(kudos) or something you relate to. BTW your pic's not showing(for me at least).

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The link was originally b0rked, then I fixed it. You may need to refresh to get it.

The cartoons of Michael Leunig also blow me away again and again - sometimes with the text, and sometimes with the pictures. They're the deepest, subtlest art I know:

 
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The WGB faithful coming through. Thank you Bravus.

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I'm going to get some of my stuff outta storage and scan it so, ah, yeah. Big Grin

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Nice new thread, Myth. I like graphic art.




This one (well, a reproduction of course) has been hanging in my living room for years and I still like it very much. It's called Puddle by M.C. Escher, a Dutch artist. It's rather different from his well known geometrical work, which I also really like. Got some reproductions of those as well.
Some people find this one a bit of a desolate image, but for me it's always sort of calming.

There's a lot more graphic work I like and maybe I dig up some of my own work.
 
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This was the first print that I ever bought and I put it in my very first apartment ( First Bay street in Virginia Beach) when I was 19 years old and in the Navy. Every time I look at that painting I remember the feeling of independance, my own place, my own car, my painting on the wall, a glass of burgundy and a Motzart piano concerto on NPR.
 
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An architect myself, Louis Sullivan served as a humbling force in my formal training.

These pictures aren't appropriate justice.

But they're cheaper than physical visitation.

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[This message was edited by Metro Dynamics on November 03, 2003 at 02:50 PM.]
 
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deviant art

'nuff said ... uber artists community (i mean, REALLY big, its awesome) ... take some time to explore ...
 
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My only "issue" with DA, and I have been there before, is: it has no "screening" process whatsoever.

Though certain diamonds do sift their way through the rough, most of the artwork is "amateur" or imitative of a favorite artist, tv show, comic book character, etc. None of those are bad . . . but in a thread about art that "REALLY means something to you," it seems ghoulish and inimical.

To me.

But I'm only a voice in a sea of noise, don't bother tuning in if you predict displeasure.

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I'm havin difficulties with my scanner(damn you HP) but so far I'm well pleased.
The Escher print is one of my favs also, when I went to the Bruce Museum(in connecticut) recently to see one of his exhibits, they were actually running two concurrently, a regular showcase of his better known work (ie..puddle,swans,fish,perspectives) AND the drawings he did while in Italy of the landscapes and countryside. They were both stunning. BTW I'm gonna put the Italian landscape stuff up and he was aprox. 23 when he did it.

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Here is a small sample of my own artwork, titled "Robo Sapiens" . . . a pencil sketch.



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One of my favorite photographs, and probably the one that most influenced my sense of graphics...

Harry Callahan, Weeds In Snow

 
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metro, perhaps u may benefit from a new method of navigating DA ...

heres how i do it ... ill usually just go browse all deviations, choose from one of the hundreds of categories that takes my fancy, then sort by favourites, ratings or downloads ... now once ive found something i like ill go to that artists own page, and this is where deviant art gets really, really good ... cos theres just so much content and interconnectivity on those individual artists pages ... so ... for example, and here ive just randomly chosen one artists page, link ...

in this way i tend to avoid all the crap that, i agree, can be found on deviant art in such abundance ...

anyway ... in all honesty the thing that impresses me most about deviant art, more than the art itself, is how it grew from such humble origins to being this hulking monstrosity of an online community ... cos, really, online communities just rock my world ...

so, umm, yer ... -cough- ... end plug ...

-deviant art-

[This message was edited by dj.hir0 on November 04, 2003 at 04:35 AM.]
 
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http://www.artchive.com/artchive/E/escher/escher_castrovalva.jpg
Artchive is such a great site I should put it in my "Call to Arms" thread but this seemed more relevent. Anyway I hope you enjoy poking around in the site, it's well worth it. On a side note, WHEWWEE, I broke 150!

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"Harry Callahan, Weeds In Snow"?????
 
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One more from Leunig, and another from another Australian cartoonist, Bill Leak. These will mainly make sense for Aussies, of whom there are quite a few here, but if you substitute 'Tony Blair' for 'John Howard', you Poms will get a good sense of them!


 
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And, lest I get a little too political and move away from art: the top half[1] of this Luis Royo painting forms my desktop[2] at home:



1. There are three reasons it's only the top half - (a) aspect ratios mean the whole pic is the wrong shape for the monitor, and (b) my daughters, aged 9 and 12, would be grossed out by the whole picture and (c) the desktop theme in which I originally got it only included the top half - I only found the full pic later when I searched.

2. My wife chose it and insists that it remains, on this shared machine (I may have protested to this effect before here).

[This message was edited by Bravus on November 04, 2003 at 09:13 PM.]
 
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This is from one of my favorite works of art, these days: Doug Aitkens electric earth
But There are many other things, like anything Bill Viola has made.
Oops - both are installation type artists.
I like these too.
 
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Someone has *daughters* but is a Luis Royo fan?

My goodness, EXTREMELY HIGH perversion potential . . .

Royo's Sorayama/Giger-type sexuality is matched only by his tendency to depict women in post-coital states of existence -- appearing to garner orgasmic pleasure from (a) sexual intercourse with robot-trolls or other unsightly things, followed by (b) sucking their lifeblood . . .

And the women must be, of course, very young. Too young for pubic hair, in most cases -- as with "Vampire Without 'Irella'".

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Maybe not art in the classical sense (well, maybe it is), but I love Tintin (or Kuifje as we call him here). Not just the stories, but the drawing as well. I used to read them as a kid and now I'm reading them to my son. We both have a really great time doing that.
 
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"Someone has *daughters* but is a Luis Royo fan?"

Seriously, you guy's can chase me down and reveal who I really am anyday(I'm sure somebody knows) as long as you get rid of this prick. That's enough, Bravus is a decent, mature guy and I'd bet dollars to Mother-fucking doughnuts any day of the week and twice on Sunday that he's a better father than your's Metro. Will you please stop this immature bullshit and go away! There are other places for you to annoy people. People who deserve it. Like NAMBLA or something.

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Someone has *daughters* but is a Luis Royo fan?


calm down, myth..
And everyone else agitated by the pranks of mr. D
Mtr.D hasn't yet discovered that adults enjoy life, and appreciate its luxuries. This misconception is totally normal with adolescents, and not worth the bother.
(Actually someone might start a thread about bringing up kids so they don't become trolls. But I'm all hazy after the smoke in the arts thread)
Everyone here knows Bravus is cool.
 
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Me talking about my son, following a post where Metro is talking about Bravus' daughters, might give the impression that I made a 'connection'. Just to make sure: I didn't.

I just like Tintin. So does my son. That's all. This thread is about art we like, right?

Besides, I'm pretty sure my 'perversion potential' is a lot higher than Bravus'.

Djeez, you gotta be careful what you post here, these days.
 
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Curious, Mythod, coming from someone who had to imitate my thread . . .

Smile

But expected nonetheless.

Agitation is interesting to witness, to behold. One accuses of immaturity, yet does so in a manner that abandons all reason and formality: enraged, slanderous curse-concatenations, nothing more. Attempting to break down that which one cannot readily confront . . .

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Originally posted by El Gringo:

Maybe not art in the classical sense (well, maybe it is), but I love Tintin (or Kuifje as we call him here).


Me, too. I've read 'em all, and I re-read them regularly. Haddock is my fucking rum-soaked GOD.

If you read French, find a copy of Le Haddock Illustré.

 
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Nice!

Popeye inspiration . . .

HA.

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Originally posted by Metro Dynamics:
Here is a small sample of my own artwork, titled "Robo Sapiens" . . . a pencil sketch.

http://homepage.mac.com/citizensane/.Pictures/Portfolio/pen%26ink/Robosapiens.jpg



Interestingly, my computer displayed this image initially as a small thumbnail and then it zoomed to fill the screen. At a large size it appears to be a landscape, but smaller...
MD, you must be an H R Giger fan. Or else this is a VIVID illustration of your unconscious!
 
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Darn - - my link to one of Andy Goldsworthy's floating arrangements doesn't seem to be working at the moment. He's the first artist that comes to mind currently; I only heard about him a couple of years ago, but there's a movie called Rivers and Tides about his work that's truly hypnotic.

The Sketchbooks of Picasso was a show I really liked, back in the late 80's. From whimsical sketches of bullfights (if those can be construed as whimsical) to unbelievably affecting life-sketches, it was just incredible. One of the few times that I bought 'the book' from a show...[URL=www.filmforum.com/ riversshow.html]Rivers and Tides[/URL]..crap.

[This message was edited by Duncan S. on November 05, 2003 at 08:24 PM.]
 
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I love Tintin

Yeah, me too - Hergé is a classic artist. 3 generations of European kids have learnt to read from Tintin, and a lot of colonial geography and politics, too. Wink
I can never see a picture of Jackie O without thinking of Rastapopoulos. But I have a hard time persuading my daughters, they prefer all kinds of pony-trash Roll Eyes They will grow up with no knowledge of the world at all.
 
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Originally posted by Mean Old Man:
If you read French, find a copy of _Le Haddock Illustré_.




MOM, I actually own that book! I read French, but I have the translated version, which -I think- is just as funny.

And M, I know what you mean. My son being 'brainwashed' by Pokemon and Dragonball Z was the reason I started reading Tintin to him in the first place. Explaining the colonial geography and politics in the first books to a five year old is the hard part, however. Wink
 
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Originally posted by TheMythod:
"Someone has *daughters* but is a Luis Royo fan?"

Seriously, you guy's can chase me down and reveal who I really am anyday(I'm sure somebody knows) as long as you get rid of this prick. That's enough, Bravus is a decent, mature guy and I'd bet dollars to Mother-fucking doughnuts any day of the week and twice on Sunday that he's a better father than your's Metro. Will you please stop this immature bullshit and go away! There are other places for you to annoy people. People who deserve it. Like NAMBLA or something.

I feel certain there's more, always is.



Oh myth, he is just trying to provoke us. dont let him rattle your chain. If we ignore those kinds of statments he will learn to play nice because he will see that he cant provoke us.
 
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Ah...if only Asterix' potion were available at my local non-branded morning beverage emporium.

On second thought, a morning commute that charged up could be a bit intense.
 
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As far as painting goes, i love the works of the flemish primitive Pieter Bruegel the most (the elder, not his ripoff son). I prefer his surreal (thing Bosch, but less sinister) and nature (landscapes and scenery) paintings, but the rest of his work (biblical panels and portraits of various aspect of the peasant life) is awesome too.

I'd love to see some work of Bruegel in real sometime (just to see how big everything actually is, and see the fine details in the works), but most of his work is in private collections and is rarely on display anywhere.

You can find pictures of some of his painting on this website.

» david, the Lost Boy
» the Written Pixel: http://writtenpixel.com/
 
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Whew, thank god you called me on that one. I was actually gonna apologize today. I'm very sorry that I got that upset and used profanity on a philistine who is incapable of maturity. Intelligence does not equal maturity Metro, hopefully you learn that sooner rather than later.
This thread is about ART not prone to witty captions(none of which you generated anyway). You could'nt even run your own thread moron.
I will now cease to discuss lesser mortals and move on to relevent topics. Thank you all for your particitpation and effort. I have an idea for a truly interesting thread soon but I'll need a couple more days(scanner bad, make Mythod angry) to get it together. I wish I had time now for a lengthy dissertation on my worldview of art and it foibles but alas, that is not to be.

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I apologize, Mythod, for not being versed in the "Manual for Managing Forum Threads, Parts I, II, and III," but when you are a "Grown Up" whose days are NOT organized around posting here and other places, the significance of doing such just seems so . . . small.

In any case, I am not interested in being the magistrate of said Thread, as I generally encourage people to be free, and do as they please. With that as the original intention, I can only see "my" thread as being an enormous success.

Mythod: your obvious and unrestrained antagonism is symptomatic of a condition called "Sour Grapes" . . .

I don't believe I need to elaborate on that.

However, I do look forward to and encourage your Interesting thread. Any prior hostilities are rescinded, and I apologize for the subsequent hurt-feelings or insult they may have caused.

As a gesture of kindness, not antagonism, the word is spelt: "relevant".



As a true contribution to this forum, I find this sculptor fascinating.
 
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I like Pieter Bruegel too. In his peasant paintings, there's always pies. He has a thing for pies.

Hey! Pies are hard to paint!
 
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mmmmmmmm Pie.

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