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   Undertoad  Saturday Oct 4 01:05 PM

10/4/2003: Lumpy sculpture



The official caption: A visitor stands in front of a sculpture by British-Indian artist Anish Kapoor in the Kunsthaus in Bregenz, Austria September 26, 2003. Kapoor is among the most prominent figures in British sculpture.

I like this one a lot because here's something you really put yourself into. Playful or serious? Sexual or cancerous? Brilliant or goofy? You make the call.



elSicomoro  Saturday Oct 4 01:13 PM

This is one of those things that non-art fans like Hubris would quickly dismiss. But I think it's cool how people can make art out of damned near anything...that's creativity.

Here is the gallery's site in English, with a link to the exhibit.



Archer  Saturday Oct 4 04:05 PM

It's a neat picture but . . .

I suddenly have an urge to pop a pimple . . . .



bmgb  Saturday Oct 4 05:13 PM

Re: It's a neat picture but . . .

Quote:
Originally posted by Archer
I suddenly have an urge to pop a pimple . . . .
The visitor appears to be getting ready to do just that with whatever is in his or her right hand.


Uryoces  Saturday Oct 4 07:43 PM

Pat suddenly realized where the dog had gotten off to during the wallpapering...



bmgb  Saturday Oct 4 08:40 PM

I feel an animated GIF coming on....



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Oct 5 01:56 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by sycamore
Snip But I think it's cool how people can make art out of damned near anything...that's creativity.
What's creative about picking anything and calling it art? Hell, I can dig a hole and call it art. I see this bump in the wall and think it's cool. It's unexpected and amusing but art?
I want to know how they move that lump from gallery to gallery. Maybe it's "landlord art". Art the stays with the property.


elSicomoro  Sunday Oct 5 02:25 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by xoxoxoBruce

What's creative about picking anything and calling it art? Hell, I can dig a hole and call it art. I see this bump in the wall and think it's cool. It's unexpected and amusing but art?
It's in the eye of the beholder, my friend. One man's art is another man's elephant dung.


xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Oct 5 09:38 AM

Well, "I don't know much about art, but I know what I like".
Does that mean if I like it, it qualifies as art, and visa versa? I don't think so because there are museums full of "art" I don't like. Yet, I see things every day that strike me as visually appealing because of color/form/composition that aren't classified as art. Does something become art because a group of "art experts" decided it met certain criteria? What the hell IS art??



elSicomoro  Sunday Oct 5 01:46 PM

It's what I decide, so shut the fuck up and like it!

In general, I think part of it is decided by art experts, part of it is decided by general consensus and part is decided by the creator. That's why if/when you go to the Art Museum, you're bound to see some things that you think are artworthy, and others that are just crap.

I myself give a rather broad definition to art, which is derided by the "common man" and art nazis. Fuck them...if I think it's art, then it's art to me. So from that perspective, it really is in the eye of the beholder.



wolf  Sunday Oct 5 11:00 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by Uryoces
Pat suddenly realized where the dog had gotten off to during the wallpapering...
Ury, couldn't stop laughing over this one ... I was pondering a way to humorously point out the gender ambiguity of the individual in the photo, but you WIN.


quzah  Monday Oct 6 04:07 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by wolf
I was pondering a way to humorously point out the gender ambiguity of the individual in the photo
He's thinking that the wall looks like his jutting adam's apple, which would be a counter-point to any you'd have made.

Quzah.


tjennings  Monday Oct 6 11:28 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by quzah

He's thinking that the wall looks like his jutting adam's apple, which would be a counter-point to any you'd have made.

Quzah.
I think that's just where the shirt ends and the neck starts. The white of the shirt blends into the wall (mimicking, in reverse, the big ol' lumpy thing on the wall, kind of).


Happy Monkey  Monday Oct 6 02:59 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by sycamore
This is one of those things that non-art fans like Hubris would quickly dismiss.
Heh - this phrase can be parsed in more than one way, just like art.


OnyxCougar  Monday Oct 6 05:43 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by xoxoxoBruce
Well, "I don't know much about art, but I know what I like".
Does that mean if I like it, it qualifies as art, and visa versa? I don't think so because there are museums full of "art" I don't like. Yet, I see things every day that strike me as visually appealing because of color/form/composition that aren't classified as art. Does something become art because a group of "art experts" decided it met certain criteria? What the hell IS art??
I was told in my college humanities course that "Art is Intent". This was a test question. If the "guy who made it" intended it to be art, it is. If it happened "by accident", it isn't.

I fought with the Prof over this for several classtimes. He said as an example that Norman Rockwell did not intend for his pictures to be art, therefore they are not considered art. I found that difficult to swallow, still do.

On the test, to get the question right, I had to write "Art is Intent". I had made such a fuss that it was weighed at 25% of the final exam grade.

I still believe that art is wholly in the eye of the beholder.



bjlhct  Monday Oct 6 06:13 PM

Red Green;

"If I can do it, it isn't art."



Uryoces  Tuesday Oct 7 03:33 AM

It was one of those moments of clarity of nebulosity. A Matrix moment... Thank Ye!



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