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#1741 AmanitaVirosa

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 05:15 AM

Give me one more half-a-minute with this...

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http://jaredleto.com...-berlin-art-iv/

...and that 'consumerism' idea. (Indulge me, it's my thing.)

Ralf Ziervogel at Carbon 12
"Ziervogel is as compelled by contemporary films such as “Pulp Fiction” (1994) and “Fight Club” (1999) and consumer culture as he is by the 20th century logician Kurt Gödel. In most cases these influences infiltrate his work in a tangential manner – such as in the abstract series “Icing Sugar” – but in some cases, one will suddenly find a “Wrigley’s” chewing gum packet or an “Issey Miyake” disco ball in the middle of an installation. These objects serve less as social comments and more as reflections of Ziervogel’s own dark humour."
http://www.d-journal...l-at-carbon-12/

A Conversation with Ralf Ziervogel
"If you continue to feed it, the system winds up consuming itself. It only continues to operate commercially. Ex-punks are sitting on the editorial board of tabloid newspapers, like the hippies that go on to make big bucks. First we start up Google in a garage, then all of a sudden we're billionaires. And then I look just like the Apple head Steve Jobs and contract cancer. In the end, everything comes back to the body."
http://www.db-artmag...-with-ralf-zie/


Okay, that's it. Thank you for your attention.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 11:04 AM

*applauds*

Personally, my attention was spent on admiring this guy`s attention to detail and precision. Amazing.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 12:05 PM

View PostSpectralTiger, on 17 March 2012 - 11:04 AM, said:

*applauds*

Personally, my attention was spent on admiring this guy`s attention to detail and precision. Amazing.

That's called 'formalism' and, yes, his style does appeal to taking that approach.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 12:20 PM

I see.

'Remember, that a picture, before it is a picture of a battle horse, a nude woman, or some story, is essentially a flat surface covered in colours arranged in a certain order.'

http://www.tate.org....jsp?entryId=109

Would you say that this website: http://www.theartsto...n_timelines.htm is a good source for learning art theory? (Once I`m done with uni in a couple months I want to start reading about art theory and I`m looking for a good source). I find it hard to grasp art theory (as opposed to science) so I probably need a source that`s not too technical or whatever. I already started reading a little about the concepts in photography.

Just realised, this page is just modern art.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 01:19 PM

View PostSpectralTiger, on 17 March 2012 - 12:20 PM, said:

I see.

'Remember, that a picture, before it is a picture of a battle horse, a nude woman, or some story, is essentially a flat surface covered in colours arranged in a certain order.'

http://www.tate.org....jsp?entryId=109

Would you say that this website: http://www.theartsto...n_timelines.htm is a good source for learning art theory? (Once I`m done with uni in a couple months I want to start reading about art theory and I`m looking for a good source). I find it hard to grasp art theory (as opposed to science) so I probably need a source that`s not too technical or whatever. I already started reading a little about the concepts in photography.

Just realised, this page is just modern art.

That's okay. Personally, I'd say you're already doing the right things, just keep doing them. That is, you take opportunities to view art and have responses to that experience. You ask questions about some of the things you see, so you go looking for answers to those things you have questions about. I deal with a lot of books -- very structured, lots of words -- and struggle sometimes with classrooms and texts being one gigantic step removed from experiencing actual works of art. It's not a particularly 'organic' way to learn.

I still go to look at a lot of art and I have questions. I wonder what's going on (or, more like what 'teh f*ck' is going on? sometimes), and then I go searching for insights. I still think this is the best method, and I intend to go on using it for the rest of my life. :)

When I'm standing in the library up to my eye sockets in all the things people (connoisseurs, philosophers, and academic experts) have written and said about 'art' I'm well aware that Art Theory would not exist without art and artists, but that art and artists would get along reasonably well with without art theory mediating their interactions with the viewing public. So, if it's an aid to your comprehension and appreciation or your ability to have a conversation with like-minded people, by all means, art theory is pretty interesting stuff (to some of us).

But, probably you don't really NEED a mediator between you and a work of art.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 02:16 PM

Yeah, that makes sense. That`s what I`ve been doing - looking at art pieces intuitively. But at the same time I like to understand the concepts behind it. Like, I`ve just read this bit http://www.theartsto...pressionism.htm about Impressionism and I like the idea of being able to understand the works of art from various periods, and the history behind these art movements and how they all relate to one another. I don`t mean to get too deep into the stuff but get a `taste of the surface` to be able to at least recognise the different styles and appreciate them a bit more.

I think of myself as an artist trapped in a scientist`s mind. At crossroads and at war. I`ve got the talent in my eyes and hands, but the mind is always in another place, too preoccupied with methodology, numbers, science, barriers, laws....This shit`s turning into an essay and a therapy session. B)

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 11:13 AM

Wish I had some more time to look inside art theory. Another point is that it's so much stuff on the subject that it's overwhelming and I usually give up before I even started :unsure:.

This year friend gave me a calendar with reproductions of Gustav Klimt works. Now every month I get to have a closer look into one piece which is slow pace but fun.
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 06:19 AM

View PostAneczka, on 18 March 2012 - 11:13 AM, said:

....Jared seems to be a bit late to the party :P Me in the street by @Terry_World

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You know, no one has punched the "Jared's Hair" ticket for a while. That used to be one of our favorite topics.  :(

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"GOODBYE TO THE HAWK!"
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:57 AM

Wanna talk about hair? Looks like it`s the hairspray/mafioso thing goin` on now. Perhaps (and hopefully) will soon transform into long hair, a proper ponytail and a beard. Maybe him and Tomo could have a little hair/beard competition to spice things up in the band. Just sayin`.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 09:07 AM

View PostSpectralTiger, on 20 March 2012 - 08:57 AM, said:

Wanna talk about hair?

Not so much, no.

Wanna talk about this?

http://www.pih.org/n...ead-world-bank/

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 02:47 PM

View PostAmanitaVirosa, on 23 March 2012 - 09:07 AM, said:

Not so much, no.

Wanna talk about this?

http://www.pih.org/n...ead-world-bank/

There is hope. So have you managed to read Mountains beyond Mountains?

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 05:37 AM

View PostSpectralTiger, on 23 March 2012 - 02:47 PM, said:

There is hope. So have you managed to read Mountains beyond Mountains?

No.

Anthropocene: The Craft

"PARIS ART"

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"triad in rome"

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 12:58 PM

Paris Art continued:
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It looks more like double L /mirror reflection/ to me rather then JL, but whatever ;)
It's the ceiling in The Denon Wing of the Louvre. Found a broader view of it in the netz:

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Definitely SL in top right corner B)

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 03:37 PM

Weird. I`ve taken this one today in London.

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I remember reading somewhere that the Eagle is a Phoenix in disguise nearly everywhere it appears as a symbol.  :unsure:

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 10:11 AM

Symbols are all around :ph34r: but I wonder why would fenix want to get disguised

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:54 AM

View PostAneczka, on 25 March 2012 - 10:11 AM, said:

Symbols are all around :ph34r: but I wonder why would fenix want to get disguised

I don`t know. I think these days they`d say `for political reasons`, or something.

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Paris Spots

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http://jaredleto.com...os-paris-spots/

According to the file name it`s a painting.  

There`s some spots in Tate Modern in London too right now: http://www.tate.org....ma/default.shtm

I went to see the Obliteration Room: http://channel.tate....a/1507666663001

Spots everywhere! (literally those stickers are all over my house now)

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:35 PM

Stickers sound like fun :D

Paris Spots look like they are somewhat irregular, when I stare at them they start spinning - or is it something wrong with my vision :unsure:.
Anyways painting reminded me of those optical illusion images:
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/You're supposed to see dots here/

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 01:42 PM

Yeah I see dots appearing and disappearing. I was thinking the same about the spots painting. The dots seem to have differing dimensions. I don`t think it`s an optical illusion though. Not this time. Anyone found out who the artist is? Sweets?

I think I saw one of those optical illusions in Tate Modern but with lines, not dots.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:37 PM

*exhales*


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Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:42 AM

Babu?

"Babu(robert greenwood)said..'the meaning of life is to apply meaning to your life' Some things only make sense in India #moreyellowdalplease"

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