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14-02-2016, 11:20 AM
RE: The Truth About Modern Art
When I was in college and an art student I took an art history class. When we got to the modern art section we were asked to write a critic of one artist from a list of about 20. I picked Jackson Pollock because I thought his stuff looked like shit and my review reflected it. I pointed out why it was shit and compared it to house paint splatters made by an ordinary joe blow. I had a hard time finding samples of house paint splatters in a pre-internet world so I scoured the library and found some comparable splatters and photocopied it. I got a D minus on the paper. The professor just wasn't amused.


But I was. Tee-hee. Big Grin

It was worth the D minus just to shove modern art up the art professor's ass.

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He is deformed, crooked, old, and sere,
Ill-fac’d, worse bodied, shapeless every where;
Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind,
Stigmatical in making, worse in mind.
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14-02-2016, 11:30 AM
RE: The Truth About Modern Art
(14-02-2016 09:59 AM)dancefortwo Wrote:  
(14-02-2016 07:50 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  I remember when I was a wee lad, at my first duty station -- at the US Coast Guard Marine Safety Office in Anchorage Alaska -- at the then new Federal Building at 701 C street (for those who know the city).....

Part of the price of the building -- by federal statute --- had to be devoted to artwork for display in the building....

GSA (General Services Administration) contracted a "famous" local artist and commissioned a large painting. It was (approximate) 8 feet x 20 feet -- (0n 3 panels).....

I was there at the "unveiling" --- as were most of the rest of the guys from our office....

This woman who was doing the presenting rambled on and on about this particular artist and his "masterpiece".....

They finally pulled off the sheet covering it --- to stunned silence........


Me -- being me -- couldn't resist.... "Holy Shit" I said... "They sent us the dropcloth"......

Indeed -- the "painting" was easily identifiable in it's use of "technique" --- you could clearly see where this cretin had used a roller, a 8 inch pain brush, and what appeared to be cup fulls of multicolored paint thrown about, on a white canvas....... It really did look like a dropcloth......

The lady presenting began scolding me -- chiding my "lack of appreciation" of modern artwork....

The executive officer of our station -- a big, crazy ol' boy from Texas - put his arm around me and proclaimed.... "The boy can't keep his mouth shut, but he can't lie for shit either......."


The painting was always referred to, by those who worked in the building as "The Dropcloth"....

edit to add...

Holy shit -- bless the internet -- I found it ----

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Actually, I like it. Smile

It looks like giant confetti moving around.


Sorry. Blush
Do you like the $60,000 price tag that We The People got fleeced for it????

As I recall - that's what they paid for the commission.......

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14-02-2016, 11:39 AM
RE: The Truth About Modern Art
(14-02-2016 11:30 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  
(14-02-2016 09:59 AM)dancefortwo Wrote:  Actually, I like it. Smile

It looks like giant confetti moving around.


Sorry. Blush
Do you like the $60,000 price tag that We The People got fleeced for it????

As I recall - that's what they paid for the commission.......

cough cough ... Ted Stevens ... cough cough

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14-02-2016, 11:40 AM
RE: The Truth About Modern Art
(14-02-2016 11:30 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  
(14-02-2016 09:59 AM)dancefortwo Wrote:  Actually, I like it. Smile

It looks like giant confetti moving around.


Sorry. Blush
Do you like the $60,000 price tag that We The People got fleeced for it????

As I recall - that's what they paid for the commission.......

I'd rather have a few pennies taken out of my taxes for art work, even ridiculous art work (Jackson Pollock anyone?) than for many other things.

Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors.... on Donald J. Trump:

He is deformed, crooked, old, and sere,
Ill-fac’d, worse bodied, shapeless every where;
Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind,
Stigmatical in making, worse in mind.
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14-02-2016, 11:41 AM
RE: The Truth About Modern Art
Good art will pay for itself.

Really bad art takes a government grant.

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14-02-2016, 11:43 AM
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That's pocket lint compared to how much you're spending on scrapped military projects.

I wonder how much an art museum is willing to pay for a brand new fighter jet. Hmm Consider

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14-02-2016, 11:44 AM
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(14-02-2016 11:39 AM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(14-02-2016 11:30 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  Do you like the $60,000 price tag that We The People got fleeced for it????

As I recall - that's what they paid for the commission.......

cough cough ... Ted Stevens ... cough cough

He had nothing to do with it.....

Federal Building..... comprende???

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14-02-2016, 11:49 AM
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I liked the orange swirly one from the video.

Meanwhile ... is modern art an indicator of social maturity?

Given the choice, would you prefer to be a part of a society that values art (hits and misses) and considers that time is well spent critiquing critiques of critiques or of a society that values art not?

Dodgy

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14-02-2016, 11:52 AM
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(14-02-2016 11:49 AM)DLJ Wrote:  I liked the orange swirly one from the video.

Meanwhile ... is modern art an indicator of social maturity?

Given the choice, would you prefer to be a part of a society that values art (hits and misses) and considers that time is well spent critiquing critiques of critiques or of a society that values art not?

Dodgy
Well, that's the thing. Many people don't consider modern art to be art at all. Consider

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14-02-2016, 11:56 AM
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(14-02-2016 11:20 AM)dancefortwo Wrote:  When I was in college and an art student I took an art history class. When we got to the modern art section we were asked to write a critic of one artist from a list of about 20. I picked Jackson Pollock because I thought his stuff looked like shit and my review reflected it. I pointed out why it was shit and compared it to house paint splatters made by an ordinary joe blow. I had a hard time finding samples of house paint splatters in a pre-internet world so I scoured the library and found some comparable splatters and photocopied it. I got a D minus on the paper. The professor just wasn't amused.


But I was. Tee-hee. Big Grin

It was worth the D minus just to shove modern art up the art professor's ass.

I was a CS/PHIL student but I finished at the top of the 400+ student class in Art History 101. The final assignment was to attend a student art show and comment on the work. I wandered in a bit early and was immediately struck by a blank canvas. I wrote a lovely essay expounding on the blank canvas as a commentary on the vapidness of American commercialist society, all advertisement was summed up in that one blank canvas. It was so beautiful the professor read it out loud to the class. As I was leaving having completed my assignment just as the show officially started a student came in and replaced the blank canvas with her work. The assignment is already completed I told myself. Hobo

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