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  1. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    buying art is more like investing in a commodity than buying a "disposable consumable" as you put it. "talent" has never been the sole driving force behind the art market, and there are plenty of artists with the ability to make realistic works, but who choose to delve into abstraction. artistic expression is more about articulating something within the culture you belong to, and the business side of it is like a lot of other businesses. it involves how you market yourself, who you know, how well you hustle, etc...

    maybe Rembrandt wasn't the best painter in the world during his lifetime, but something about his emotional, dark works highlighted some cultural undercurrent or mindset that made him popular. these days, with a more globalized and literate art market, and a greater knowledge of the art histories of several cultures, this is expressed in subtler and complex ways. "Western" art had a dilemma of the figure to resolve beginning around the time of the Impressionist movement, but contrast that with some place like India, where accurate figurative representation was never an important part of the art world or of what was considered artistic talent.

    The obsession with realistic paintings is a pretty Western-centric phenomenon and is boring as fuck, which is why realistic paintings are relegated mainly to crafts fairs and decorators galleries these days.


    The solution is Patrick Nagel.
     


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    I also like most of MC Escher's stuff, optical illusions and whatnot. At least no one claims his stuff "looks like a 5 year old did it."
     


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    I also like most of MC Escher's stuff, optical illusions and whatnot. At least no one claims his stuff "looks like a 5 year old did it."

    Escher is great indeed. I really like his attention to detail and the idea's he had.
     


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    Dental office waiting rooms are forever indebted to Escher.
     


  5. mordecai

    mordecai Immoderator

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    The solution is Patrick Nagel.

    nagel was the bomb.

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  6. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    nagel was the bomb.

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    With the right chunky black Italian lacquer coffee table, a Richard Meier interior and a few Patrick Nagels strewn about, you have the perfect coke pad.
     


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    Any of you guys like Ian Francis? He's a Juxtapoz artist, one of the only ones I'm crazy about.
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  8. StephenHero

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    Skillful, but I'm indifferent. I prefer a colder color palette.
     


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    tagutcow Senior member

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    ^^^ Very nice. I find most contemporary paintings I respond to are based in illustration, and that's no exception. What exactly is going on in that second one?
     


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    redcaimen Bigtime

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    ^^^ Very nice. I find most contemporary paintings I respond to are based in illustration, and that's no exception. What exactly is going on in that second one?

    Indian Shaman (shamen?) from 11th century New Jersey are viewing the future Hindenburg disaster as through a glass darkly.
     


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    Indian Shaman (shamen?) from 11th century New Jersey are viewing the future Hindenburg disaster as through a glass darkly.

    Something along those lines. I viewed it as an apocolyptic vision while on vaca, don't really know. Here's his site if you guys wanna' check out more, he's going more experimental lately. http://www.ifrancis.co.uk/
     


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    I decided today that Louise Nevelson is the greatest American sculptor.
     


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    i think that honor might belong to calder, but she was pretty awesome.
     


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    I decided today that Louise Nevelson is the greatest American sculptor.
    i prefer louise bourgeois [​IMG]
     


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    rockwell was a ruler. way more clever and intelligent than given credit for. and waaaaay dialed technically.
     


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