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Hey do y'all like art?

StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice,To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
We got threads on this here forum talking about movies and television and books and picture books and music and just about every dang thing else.

But what about art?

Like I know we have threads about making art, and making art is swell, but what about like, the kind of art you see in museums? You know, paintings and statues and suchlike.

Personally, I love art. I have a soft spot for a lot of contemporary and modern art, but I can go to an art museum and just spend the whole day there. There's always something to love.

My favorite painting is by Marcel Duchamp, who was known for... things other than paintings. But whatever, it kicks ass:

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Do you have a favorite piece of art? Do you have favorite styles or periods of art?

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    my favorite art is deviantart

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    YaYaYaYa Decent. Registered User regular
    I like fart

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    I like that painting a ton but I have no idea how to explain why.

    I feel like that's why I am not more into appreciating paintings, a lot of times I am very detail oriented and I just don't have the mental vocabulary or knowledge to examine art that way.

    I guess I could say I really like the color composition of that piece.

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    StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    I think there's a value in being able to deconstruct why you like art and what you like about it and all that

    But I also think that part of the point of art is for people to like it without really understanding why they like it

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    Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    I may not know art, but I know what I like

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    I honestly don't think I have whatever bone allows me to appreciate "museum art" for lack of a better term

    Like I love good comic art, costume design, stuff like that

    But I really can't get into that stuff

    I will say that I can appreciate the work and dedication that goes into the process

    Statues have me in awe in terms of "oh my god that took so long" but thats a different thing, I think

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    rhylithrhylith Death Rabbits HoustonRegistered User regular
    I don’t know anything about art and couldn’t name a favorite painting because I am dumb about stuff like that, but I do very much enjoy visiting art museums.

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    DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    I love art. Lately I've especially come to love the audacity of and what it means.
    The fact that you can derive as much meaning and emotion out of a Rothko as a Da Vinci is great.

    On the flip side the art world is 100% shit and largely a criminal institution that needs to be burned to the ground.

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    I really like classical sculptures and architecture

    I also really appreciate things with moody color compositions and the like, or things that are very evocative and have room for you to imagine things.

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    DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    What is kind of weird is that a lot of what you think of as traditional/museum art is really more craft than expression. Those guys were more akin to modern graphic designers / illustrators working for commission, than what we think of as an artist.

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    For one of my favorite artists google up John Dyer Baizley art

    Lots of his stuff is somewhat NSFW due to breasts but if I ever got a Tattoo I want something in that vein.

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    I also really like religious art a lot of the time?

    Despite being a pretty strong atheist there is a kind of passion that sometimes comes through very strongly in christian paintings and the like.

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    StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Okay here's some other art that I like, On Kawara's Today series.

    These are all paintings that look something like this:

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    I've seen a couple of different ones in a couple of different art museums, and they all look like this. They're the date of when he painted them, painted in a basic, blocky font on a plain background color, that's it.

    They're weird and nobody else is willing to sit and stare at them for five minutes with me when I come to them in the museum, so let me explain a little bit of background about them.

    So as I said before, they're the date of the day he painted them. They were all, thus, painted in one day. If he does not finish a painting by midnight, he destroys it. The date is painted in the language of the country he was currently in, in the format that they generally write the date in. The paintings are often sold along with a copy of that day's local newspaper, although there is no direct connection made between the paintings and the news of the day. In this way, the painting represents a certain lack - this was a day that he spent painting, not a day that he spent in the world. They're incredibly precise pieces - seeing them in person is an experience partially because of how perfect his lines and brushstrokes are. There are around 3,000 of them, I believe - he painted them for several decades.

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    I'm going to have to go to the art museum now this week...

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    RainfallRainfall Registered User regular
    My favorite art is a dumb statue that doesn't even have a head anymore
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    Took my middle name after it(in part) and I plan to get a tattoo of it.

    It's really neat! The original mount/base resembled the prow of a ship, as though she just touched down and shouted out victory, with wings outstretched and the world behind her. It's super evocative and gorgeous and fuck cmon Louvre, give it back to Greece already?

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
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    I love Yoshitaka Amano.

    I want a tattoo of his work but it's so finely detailed I don't think it will translate well.

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    OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    Art's alright. Kind of a weird dude, but he made a big name for himself in the import/export industry.

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    ok

    I'm going to the museum today you nerds.

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    DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    My favorite non-pop not super famous artist is Ian Davis. He does stuff like this:

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    On giant canvas's

    Someday I'd like to own one.

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    CelloCello Registered User regular
    I used to believe I only ironically liked modern art, but I have finally come to accept that I actually like it quite a bit, because it provokes way more of a reaction to me than something beautifully painted where all I can register is a "Hmm, yes, very pretty"

    It was fun to take people to the Hirchorn in DC and either see something that actually struck me (e.g. one art piece where several screens were scattered around the room, with a different musician in a different room of some Scandinavian house, each playing part of a melancholic song that you heard more clearly the closer you got to each musician's respective screen). Other times I'd get a solid what the fuck reaction, or straight up bemusement, or confusion, and I just have so much more fun than going to a standard portrait gallery

    I also really appreciate art that has a tactile or practical use to it but as an engineer that's probably standard

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    honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    Last week we were at a 300 years of US art (preWW2) exhibition currently running here. Stylewise I think it got interesting with the gilded age when everything gets a bit more expressive. The most interesting part was probably the Ashcan-movement and the forays into abstract art in the 20th centuries.

    I generally like more abstract art and genrally dislike pop art.

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    DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    My thought on traditional vs modern art.

    Traditional: the longer you look at it, the more you start to think about how it was made, step by step and notice the details of stroke and stuff where maybe it's not as perfect as the whole ends up being.

    Modern: the longer you look at it the more you start to think about why it was made and why it's sitting here in this gallery, the details become less important that the reasons for it's existence.

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Doodmann wrote: »
    My thought on traditional vs modern art.

    Traditional: the longer you look at it, the more you start to think about how it was made, step by step and notice the details of stroke and stuff where maybe it's not as perfect as the whole ends up being.

    Modern: the longer you look at it the more you start to think about why it was made and why it's sitting here in this gallery, the details become less important that the reasons for it's existence.

    This is really insightful and I think your reaction to it is going to determine a lot of whether you're going to get into it or not

    Like, I certainly wondered why you'd do those Date paintings that Straightzi posted

    But my wondering is like "why would you fucking do this" and less "huh I wonder what the motivations behind dedicating yourself to something like this are, thats interesting"

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    honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    I also really like to bask in Yves Klein paintings. Just loose yourself in the colour.

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    OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    Doodmann wrote: »
    My thought on traditional vs modern art.

    Traditional: the longer you look at it, the more you start to think about how it was made, step by step and notice the details of stroke and stuff where maybe it's not as perfect as the whole ends up being.

    Modern: the longer you look at it the more you start to think about why it was made and why it's sitting here in this gallery, the details become less important that the reasons for it's existence.

    This is really insightful and I think your reaction to it is going to determine a lot of whether you're going to get into it or not

    Like, I certainly wondered why you'd do those Date paintings that Straightzi posted

    But my wondering is like "why would you fucking do this" and less "huh I wonder what the motivations behind dedicating yourself to something like this are, thats interesting"

    I think there is a lot of art where the primary response it's trying to elicit is "why would you fucking do this?" Like you'd ask that, and the artist would be like "exactly" in a knowing voice. And then you're like "No, seriously, I want to know why you fucking did this!" "Yes, yes!" shouts the artist, elated that you're connecting with his work. "That was my car you asshole!", you scream, "I need that to get to fuckin' WORK!"

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    StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Getting into even weirder stuff, this is an installation exhibit that was hanging around the Art Institute of Chicago for a bit:

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    Is that just a pile of candy, you ask? Why yes, yes it is. You are, in fact, encouraged to take a piece of that candy. But after you do that, you might want to read the description of the artwork.
    “Untitled” (Portrait of Ross in L.A.) by Félix González-Torres

    This installation is an allegorical portrait of the artist’s partner, Ross Laycock, who died of an AIDS-related illness in 1991. As visitors take candy from the pile, originally 175 pounds—Laycock’s body weight when healthy—the diminishment recalls how he wasted away before dying. González-Torres (1957–96) let the artwork’s owner decide whether the installation would disappear over the course of an exhibition or be replenished, Rondeau says, “metaphorically granting perpetual life to Ross.”

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    SleepSleep Registered User regular
    Straightzi wrote: »
    I think there's a value in being able to deconstruct why you like art and what you like about it and all that

    But I also think that part of the point of art is for people to like it without really understanding why they like it

    I think there's also value in art you aren't supposed to like

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    OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    Sleep wrote: »
    Straightzi wrote: »
    I think there's a value in being able to deconstruct why you like art and what you like about it and all that

    But I also think that part of the point of art is for people to like it without really understanding why they like it

    I think there's also value in art you aren't supposed to like

    That's certainly the excuse I keep making for myself

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    miscellaneousinsanitymiscellaneousinsanity grass grows, birds fly, sun shines, and brother, i hurt peopleRegistered User regular
    art's for weirdos

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    SleepSleep Registered User regular
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    Huh pretty sure i've seen part of that exhibit. The red one on the back wall looks familiar to something i saw in an art museum in Buffalo

    Also i wish i could get jazzed about anything as much as this dude here is about light play

    Sleep on
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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    Art can be pretty great. Modern art can be pretty hit or miss for me, but I can dig some of it.

    Fuck Roy Lichtenstein though

    In terms of classic art, I saw a ton of amazing stuff on a family trip to Italy a couple years ago. It was really cool getting to see in=person some of the famous works I'd seen pictures of, the Bernini sculptures in St. Peter's Basilica were particularly amazing, and there were some other paintings I hadn't heard of that really stood out. Like a series of paintings of the Seven Virtues, by Botticellli and Pollaiolo in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Botticelli+P.Pollaiolo_-_theological_and_cardinal_virtues_-_Uffizi.jpg

    Perhaps most importantly, I was able to get a different perspective on maybe the most famous sculpture in the world, one I had never before seen in photos:
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    StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    I've seen some of Lichtenstein's pieces in person and I definitely had to carefully measure my desire to continue going to that museum against my desire to spit on it

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    el_vicioel_vicio Registered User regular
    I like all kinds of art, but I'm the boring fart that could never get into, say, Miro

    Also does photography count? Because I went to a Vivian Maier exhibition recently and man, that lady had an eye

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    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    A lot of art I can appreciate the time and effort that went into it but at the same time I'm wondering what kind of thought process had to happen for it to come about.

    I don't even really know what it is about things I like versus things that I don't unless it's just objective critiques of the skill level but even then I can sometimes be enthralled by something that really just isn't very good.

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    ShortyShorty touching the meat Intergalactic Cool CourtRegistered User regular
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    I love Yoshitaka Amano.

    I want a tattoo of his work but it's so finely detailed I don't think it will translate well.

    I discovered the hard way, back in college, that because he works mainly in lithograph, it can be extremely difficult to do justice to his style in any media that involves drawing lines

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    ZibblsnrtZibblsnrt Registered User, Moderator mod
    Bernini is criminally good.

    People have no business making stone look like not-stone that thoroughly.

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    He had to have made eldritch bargains.

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    Bluedude152Bluedude152 Registered User regular
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    Im obsessed with this artist lately. They make little houses inside of test tubes

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    DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    Wait, what's wrong with Roy Lichtenstein? He's certainly not any worse than Warhol.

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    RT800RT800 Registered User regular
    I am a philistine.

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    StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Doodmann wrote: »
    Wait, what's wrong with Roy Lichtenstein? He's certainly not any worse than Warhol.

    His entire body of work is based on tracing work done by better artists and claiming he improved it

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