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Be an art critic

Post by Larry » Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:43 pm

What did you see?
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Post by Trev » Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:50 pm

OK. I'll bite.
Sandhills, clouds - maybe the ocean. Setting or rising sun.
But what I'd like to see is what's over the other side.
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Post by Larry » Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:07 pm

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Re: Be an art critic

Post by crabmeat thompson » Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:32 pm

i see the foods consumed, and the foods yet to be consumed.
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Post by Trev » Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:33 pm

Larry wrote:yeah ... that's what it is. What else is it, Trev?
Looks like I failed the art critic test. #*!
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Re: Be an art critic

Post by foamy » Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:41 pm

Clearly the dunes evoke the naked male figure, the curve of the buttock thru to the raised shoulder blade suggesting a post-sex male languor. The brooding sky is lifting and there is a hint of sun. It is not very subtle, but I suggest it is rather obviously a pedagogical polemic showing a resolute homo-eroticism forcing away the bleak wowserism of the cisgendered hegemony.

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Post by crabmeat thompson » Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:22 pm

foamy and his non-stop gratuitous sodomy rants is really starting to get to me.
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Post by Larry » Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:24 pm

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Re: Be an art critic

Post by Beanpole » Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:14 pm

Old photo with a major lack of tonal variation. The identity of the picture may give it the symbolism it lacks as an image.

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Post by Larry » Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:19 pm

It was taken in about 1880 - Somerton Beach in Glenelg. Just a pic of the dunes, the sea, what might be a ship on the horizon and clouds in front of the sun.

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Post by Beanpole » Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:42 pm

Perhaps the identity of the photographer may give it some symbolic meaning.
I remember seeing one of the earliest photos taken in the NSW Art Gallery.
It was as boring as Fcuk. Just a grey rocky plane. The site of a major cavalry charge.

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Re: Be an art critic

Post by Larry » Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:03 pm

next ...

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Re: Be an art critic

Post by daryl » Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:14 am

not much later and can't be far from Glenelg.

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I saw one of those primo camping spots.
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Post by Bobby Dazzler » Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:53 am

Beanpole wrote:Perhaps the identity of the photographer may give it some symbolic meaning.
I remember seeing one of the earliest photos taken in the NSW Art Gallery.
It was as boring as Fcuk. Just a grey rocky plane. The site of a major cavalry charge.
Crimean War, 1855 'Valley of the Shadow of Death' by Roger Fenton. one of the great photographs of war.
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Re: Be an art critic

Post by el rancho » Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:53 am

Geisha Girl with Watermelon, 1992, Nobuyosh Araki
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Re: Be an art critic

Post by Larry » Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:59 am

Perceptions; where were you blokes when they got handed out?

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Re: Be an art critic

Post by el rancho » Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:08 am

it's a technically poor digital capture of a very average historical photograph
it hurts my eyes to look at it.

and it sure as shit ain't art.

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Re: Be an art critic

Post by steve shearer » Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:15 am

I love it Larry.

First impression which hit like a steam train: australian explorers, nineteenth century dying of thirst and starvation. That eerie australian low sand dune scrub so alien and wild. Just beyond the shot and as if from their point of view, Australian aborigines stand watching, and waiting. Watching these pale alien invaders wander and slowly die.

It's a deeply affecting and alienating shot, from a European perspective.

Looks like home to me. The Australian coastline, the low scrub. The squint into the sea distance, scanning the horizon , looking, looking. For what?
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