The Community's Art Gallery

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(Somebody has to say it)

Fucking art.
How the hell does that work? :)
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I think it works like this.

https://i.imgur.com/IL91GLe.jpg
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Looks like a Greek tragedy.
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There is a delicious little book which explains it all:

https://i.imgur.com/RdRTWBs.jpg

Of course prudish Anglo-Saxons evaded the real title: The Cuckolds of Antiquated Modern Art.

Recommended reading. :wink:
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:17 pm Salvador Dali. A seriously talented artist who happened to fancy the arrogant poseur lifestyle. :coolspecs:
Did Andy Warhol totally copy him?
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:17 pm Salvador Dali. A seriously talented artist who happened to fancy the arrogant poseur lifestyle. :coolspecs:
And a whore (admittedly funny):

https://i.imgur.com/zU2CMU2.jpg

Breton called him by the anagram Avida Dollars.
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Yep, Dalí had a conversion to the rotten glories of Catholicism (after Gala's death, I presume). Blargh!

Re. Franco: Spain's new government to remove General Franco's remains from mausoleum.

About time. :x
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:12 am.

But here is an example of Franco's real taste in art 8)

download/file.php?id=9269
Why is the guy with wings riding a horse? And how is the horse flying, when it doesn't have wings? Is it floating on top of Franco's billowing white fart?
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Yep, Spaniards were graced with a bloodthirsty dictator plus the cockroaches. :|
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One from my schoolday chum, Marc Murphy.

https://i.imgur.com/VqbuNf1.png
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https://i.imgur.com/5nK1BHS.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/mLDil5s.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ZQGn5Ub.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/H5V3TvR.jpg

Altered antique plates and porcelain by Angela Rossi.
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Don McCullin has been beheaded knighted:

https://i.imgur.com/PMVF0Ev.jpg
His career, spanning almost 60 years, saw him covering conflicts in countries including the Congo, Biafra (Nigeria), Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iran, as well as being imprisoned in Uganda by dictator Idi Amin.

The 81-year-old recently said he would work until he “can't press that button anymore”, though probably not covering warzones.

“When I was young I was like a greyhound, I could really shift across those battlefields and now I walk across them which is slightly more dangerous,” he told the Press Association.
https://i.imgur.com/Pp8Cbo6.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/7qXzZjj.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/vRLvh9H.jpg

And everybody knows this one, I presume:

https://i.imgur.com/WNH2EBT.jpg
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↑ Cute!



Some paleo-art:

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That person knows shade and perspective
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↑ Old school, are we? :mrgreen:





Genuine Vermeer for comparison:

https://i.imgur.com/G6IxetC.jpg
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Yup, it's Art©. ("Participative" art? :notsure: )
German city removes gold Erdoğan statue after violent clashes

Controversial effigy of Turkish PM was part of Wiesbaden art Biennale
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... nce-turkey

https://i.imgur.com/aYab7zZ.jpg
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https://i.imgur.com/Hh3R7Xe.jpg
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Keen Spanish parishioner gives 15th century carving of Madonna and child startling makeover
https://i.imgur.com/uiHxCnl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/VSVhThJ.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/A6bhg2E.jpg

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/0 ... nna-child/
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Our heritage. Gone not with a bang but a wimple.
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Another Spanish case:

https://i.imgur.com/pAp5krj.jpg
Spanish church's 16th century sculpture 'left looking like Disney cartoon' after botched restoration by schoolteacher
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 1530128130
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The problem is, they didn’t restore the animal sidekick.
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Disney has always employed great artists so that's an odd slur
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Grammatron wrote: Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:02 pm Disney has always employed great artists so that's an odd slur
Perhaps, I don't know. But not everybody thinks cartoons are Art™. :P

For comparison:

https://i.imgur.com/1RX19Pb.jpg

Notice the sleeves.
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Witness wrote: Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:54 am
Grammatron wrote: Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:02 pm Disney has always employed great artists so that's an odd slur
Perhaps, I don't know. But not everybody thinks cartoons are Art™. :P
Not the claim I made :P

http://filmic-light.blogspot.com/2013/0 ... paris.html

An example and some perspective on the artistry.
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↑ Interesting link, thanks. (There's a magnificent medieval statue pictured there!!!) I'll look at it later in detail.

Care to clarify your claim in the meantime, as apparently I misunderstood?
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Witness wrote: Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:36 am 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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Grammatron wrote: Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:12 am
Witness wrote: Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:36 am 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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Mona Lisa

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

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... _C2RMF.jpg

The Prado copy:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... ada%29.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mona_Lisa ... s_version)

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

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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:
NSFW:
https://i.imgur.com/M8TNnJo.jpg
wasn't his redhead Irish mistress (small wonder judging from hairiness):

https://i.imgur.com/qQOpwF7.jpg

but this lady, an ex-dancer:

https://i.imgur.com/QV0DNLM.jpg

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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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.



https://i.imgur.com/6AgQJcA.jpg

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

https://i.imgur.com/BnqGgVh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/T8xGUIp.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/CDX43Hb.jpg

Pathetic. :roll:
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My alma mater, Cheadle Hulme School.

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You painted that? Wow, very nice painting!*

*The school is a right old dump, but the painting is very nice!
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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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https://i.imgur.com/EhYK3iL.jpg

Contemporary movie:

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https://i.imgur.com/TqIZTOj.jpg
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

https://i.imgur.com/kxxRSqb.png

https://i.imgur.com/ri3Rmhp.jpg


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

:mrgreen:
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Feels like a stunt for the benefit of Banksy brand.
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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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https://dynaimage.cdn.cnn.com/cnn/q_aut ... -tease.jpg

Sand art.

More examples here:

http://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/s ... index.html