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Re: Be an art critic

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:52 pm

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Re: Be an art critic

Post by No Pants Lance » Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:18 pm

Ha. Pollock. lol.
Reminds me of when I go to any one of an old art school chum's show.
The ones who had the walk and the talk. Dress in very expensive black.
Carry an air of how do you say?
Great tan they tell me. I say I mess about on boats and surf a bit.
Wow, they say...Midget Farrelly.
That's the art world's impression.
The surf world's impression of art isn't too disimilar.
Beany and Dills on Jackson Pollock. lol.

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Re: Be an art critic

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You seem to think I am an uncultured oaf.
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Re: Be an art critic

Post by Beanpole » Sat Feb 21, 2015 1:10 pm

So not a Pollock Fan, Skip?
Guess you don't like Ian Fairweather, Mark Tobey or Cy Twombly either?

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Post by No Pants Lance » Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:26 pm

nah. Not much. Locally I like Richard Dunn. Lindy Lee, John Young and John Nixon.
I have a couple of Tim Burns' paintings which I adore ( albeit gifted by him) because he captured the south west coast of Tas so beautifully.
Internationally I dig Dove Alloiche and Thrush Holmes.
Tsuyoshi Maekawa's work is quite beautiful too as is Zhao Jing's.

Pollock!? Cummon. How could anyone not like Pollock.

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Re: Be an art critic

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:19 pm

I recommend the Chuck Close exhibition at the mca. Extraordinary portraits. He has prosopgnosia so his portraits help him remember who people are. After a spinal artery collapse he is wheelchair bound but still paints with a splint on his arm. Not a wanker.
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Re: Be an art critic

Post by No Pants Lance » Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:23 pm

Thank Christ. The last thing we need is a wanker in the 'art critic' thread.
Actually, I know it's the Huff Post and all, (places two fingers into his mouth but I reckon this guy's on the money.

http://m.huffpost.com/uk/entry/6696744?1424173805

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Re: Be an art critic

Post by Cranked » Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:14 am

I've always had a soft spot for Futurism, despite them being the darlings of the fascists.

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Re: Be an art critic

Post by Beanpole » Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:36 pm

Yes, the modern version is some tool trying to impress everyone that he's an early adopter of IT Gadgets.

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Re: Be an art critic

Post by No Pants Lance » Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:04 pm

my 5 yr old could say that.


As far as the futurists being the - as you say darlings of the fascists - goes, well, Pollock and his buddies de Kooning Rothko et al were darlings of the ultra right, the cia in fact, used as some kind of currency against the Russians in the halcyon days of the Cold War. The old this is freedom we nurture kinda schtick.
That the right, the reactionary, the fascists, the ultra conservatives, the despicable trolls and uber nazis usurp a curremcy or particular flavour to their own miscreant needs is nothing new at all.
Marketing one oh one are using this means of subliminal mind fcukery to sell dipshits all manner of goods and services they do not need.

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Re: Be an art critic

Post by el rancho » Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:36 pm

Beanpole wrote:Yes, the modern version is some tool trying to impress everyone that he's an early adopter of IT Gadgets.

nah that's futurologists

futurist art is sweet

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Re: Be an art critic

Post by swvic » Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:09 pm

Dear friend is about to exhibit in the main gallery here in RCC, western vicco. She gifted my wife and I something initially intended for the show for our 25th wedding ann. Fortunately, we like it
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Re: Be an art critic

Post by Beanpole » Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:09 pm

el rancho wrote:
Beanpole wrote:Yes, the modern version is some tool trying to impress everyone that he's an early adopter of IT Gadgets.

nah that's futurologists

futurist art is sweet
Nah I've definitely seen some self professed gurus calling themselves Futurists. Marinetti would be pleased. "The caffeine of Europe". Definitely not Post Modern. In fact the Espresso Machine personifies the style.

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Re: Be an art critic

Post by Cranked » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:13 am

Marinetti and the futurists lead me on inexorably to the golden age of car designs, the 30's, and then naturally to that talented industrial designer, Raymond Loewy. I used to think he designed all the Studebakers, but it was just a few of them.

How banal are today's designs compared to these:

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Re: Be an art critic

Post by Fuschia » Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:12 am

^^^
Bit of a Lark those Studebakers.

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Re: Be an art critic

Post by Beanpole » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:34 pm

skipper wrote:my 5 yr old could say that.


As far as the futurists being the - as you say darlings of the fascists - goes, well, Pollock and his buddies de Kooning Rothko et al were darlings of the ultra right, the cia in fact, used as some kind of currency against the Russians in the halcyon days of the Cold War. The old this is freedom we nurture kinda schtick.
That the right, the reactionary, the fascists, the ultra conservatives, the despicable trolls and uber nazis usurp a curremcy or particular flavour to their own miscreant needs is nothing new at all.
Marketing one oh one are using this means of subliminal mind fcukery to sell dipshits all manner of goods and services they do not need.

Now where's my Hotentot
zang tumb tumb.
Well what a clever little 5 year old you must have. Does she also prescribe to theories about the CIA promoting Jackson Pollock?
Like yeah, that would really show the Russkis.

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Re: Be an art critic

Post by foamy » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:34 am

The Cloud Arch
Designed by Japanese artist and architect Junya Ishigami, the sculpture will span 53 metres from the Queen Victoria Building across George Street to the intersection with Park Street at Town Hall.
Pedestrians and the George Street light rail line, which is currently under construction, would pass underneath the 58-metre-high steel sculpture.


"It will become a symbol for Sydney and a popular drawcard for residents, workers, tourists and visitors."

What do you reckon Sydneysiders?

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Re: Be an art critic

Post by marauding mullet » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:36 am

Be good for Loof to lean his bike against.
He's a cyclist now you know
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