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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Grammatron » Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:12 am

Witness wrote:
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Care to clarify your claim in the meantime, as apparently I misunderstood?
Certainly. Disney employed and continues to employ incredible artists, whether what they produce in form of cartoons (whole or in part) is not necessarily indicative of their artistry.

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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Witness » Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:16 am

Grammatron wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:12 am
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Care to clarify your claim in the meantime, as apparently I misunderstood?
Certainly. Disney employed and continues to employ incredible artists, whether what they produce in form of cartoons (whole or in part) is not necessarily indicative of their artistry.
Thanks.

I get your point. Fact is that, apart from a handful of very successful ones, most artists have to make a living somehow. If it's more or less in their field, so much the better, but often it's just a "second" job.

And financial success doesn't necessarily mean Art™ either: among the best-paid photographers are the dudes who make commercial catalogs (e. g. the famous – in France – Catalogue de La Redoute).

(Catalogs which are in fact complete photo courses, and yet people continue to tale shitty pictures…) :mrgreen:

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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Witness » Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:38 am

Mona Lisa

The original (high rez, if you want to download):

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The Prado copy:

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mona_Lisa ... s_version)

Work done to get to the original colors of the first:


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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:28 pm

:BigGrin3:

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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Witness » Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:46 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:28 pm
:BigGrin3:

"L.H.O.O.Q."
You know what that means, right? :mrgreen:



More news from the Art World©: literary detective work on Courbet's correspondence seems to have established that the model for his famous L'Origine du monde (The Origin of the World) painting:
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wasn't his redhead Irish mistress (small wonder judging from hairiness):

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but this lady, an ex-dancer:

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From French article with lots of amusing details on mid-19th c. ribald life: https://www.lemonde.fr/culture/article/ ... _3246.html.

If I'm not mistaken the painting was owned by Lacan, who hid it behind a curtain in his study… :mrgreen:

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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:51 am

Witness wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:46 am
Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:28 pm
:BigGrin3:

"L.H.O.O.Q."
You know what that means, right? :mrgreen:
You can tell by the look on her face what it means. :coolspecs:
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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Witness » Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:04 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:51 am
You can tell by the look on her face what it means. :coolspecs:
I'll take that as a yes.



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The Blessed/The Damned. Marble, quartz and amethyst. Livio Scarpella, c. 2014.

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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Witness » Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:49 pm

Saw there was an exhibition in my nook of the woods: a (male) photographer and two (female) oil painters collaborating. From their site:

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Pathetic. :roll:

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Post by asthmatic camel » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:43 pm

My alma mater, Cheadle Hulme School.

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Post by shemp » Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:38 pm

You painted that? Wow, very nice painting!*

*The school is a right old dump, but the painting is very nice!
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Post by asthmatic camel » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:44 am

It's one of the best private schools in the country. Being a right smart-arse, I won a free scholarship.
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Post by Witness » Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:31 pm

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Banksy Painting Self-Destructs After Fetching $1.4 Million at Sotheby’s

LONDON — The British street artist Banksy pulled off one of his most spectacular pranks on Friday night, when one of his trademark paintings appeared to self-destruct at Sotheby’s in London after selling for $1.4 million at auction.

The work, “Girl With Balloon,” a 2006 spray paint on canvas, was the last lot of Sotheby’s “Frieze Week” evening contemporary art sale. After competition between two telephone bidders, it was hammered down by the auctioneer Oliver Barker for 1 million pounds, more than three times the estimate and a new auction high for a work solely by the artist, according to Sotheby’s.

“Then we heard an alarm go off,” Morgan Long, the head of art investment at the London-based advisory firm Fine Art Group, who was sitting in the front row of the room, said in an interview on Saturday. “Everyone turned round, and the picture had slipped through its frame.”

The painting, mounted on a wall close to a row of Sotheby’s staff members, had been shredded, or at least partially shredded, by a remote-control mechanism on the back of the frame.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/06/arts ... hebys.html

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The website MyArtBroker.com, which resells Banksy pieces, said Girl with Balloon had enjoyed annual increases in value of about 20% in recent years. “Prices now are regularly exceeding £115,000 for signed authenticated prints,” said its co-founder Joey Syer.

“The auction result will only propel this further and given the media attention this stunt has received, the lucky buyer would see a great return on the £1.02m they paid last night.

“This is now part of art history in its shredded state and we’d estimate Banksy has added at a minimum 50% to its value, possibly as high as being worth £2m plus.”
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesig ... th-balloon

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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Grammatron » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:37 am

Feels like a stunt for the benefit of Banksy brand.

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Post by Witness » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:18 am

Grammatron wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:37 am
Feels like a stunt for the benefit of Banksy brand.
Incredible! :shock:

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Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:44 am

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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

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