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of the art i love, i discovered none of it in an art museum--it was all online or in books.
It's the exact opposite for me. Seeing things in person is so powerful. Many things I've been familiar with for years from books completely surprised and overwhelmed me in person. I don't think I've ever had that visceral experience of art looking at books or online images.
 

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Just bought a Margiela silver ID bracelet, but need to take out a link or two.

Is this a simple DIY or can anybody recommend somebody in NYC?
I did this a couple times....it was a pain in the ass to saw through but it can be done
 

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It's the exact opposite for me. Seeing things in person is so powerful. Many things I've been familiar with for years from books completely surprised and overwhelmed me in person. I don't think I've ever had that visceral experience of art looking at books or online images.
I find learning about things in books and online helps give me a better context to appreciate something in person. Like, a Van Gogh just looks like a watery set of paint strokes. It's pretty, but also ... kind of so ubiquitous that it's almost meaningless as a visual object. You've seen Starry Nights on everything from college room posters to fridge magnets.

But then you go and learn about why Van Gogh was important, the context in which his art appeared, how he fit into a larger history of visual expression, etc. And when you see in it person and you "see it" in a new way. Exposure through books, internet, etc helps frame that. There's also the placard at the museum, but they're so short.

Experiencing art in books and in-person goes hand-in-hand for me.
 

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I agree - I don't think my point is in conflict with yours. Seeing Starry Night on a poster or magnet isn't at all the same as seeing it in person, and that's true of almost every piece of art.
 

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I did this a couple times....it was a pain in the ass to saw through but it can be done
You need a proper italian or swedish made hacksaw my dude, it'll be real quick.
 

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Was just at the l'ouvre and I have to say seeing art, even the reproduced pieces, in person had a much more awe inspiring effect. I think part of that is the curation, the magnitude of size of some painting, the ambiance at the l'ouvre
 

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Just bought a Margiela silver ID bracelet, but need to take out a link or two.

Is this a simple DIY or can anybody recommend somebody in NYC?
i think any watch shop should be able to do this
 

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It's the exact opposite for me. Seeing things in person is so powerful. Many things I've been familiar with for years from books completely surprised and overwhelmed me in person. I don't think I've ever had that visceral experience of art looking at books or online images.
Picasso's Guernica took my breath away when I saw it despite being familiar with it since school.
 

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It's the exact opposite for me. Seeing things in person is so powerful. Many things I've been familiar with for years from books completely surprised and overwhelmed me in person. I don't think I've ever had that visceral experience of art looking at books or online images.
In terms of discovery, there have been probably like... 2-3 pieces that I didn't know about already that I ended up really, really loving when I found it in art museums.

But just the nature of the internet and how widespread the resources are, and for instance, Google Arts and Culture just lets you browse. Same with books. I've found many, many more pieces that I've loved that way, and many of them eventually went to see in real life. I think it's more of a discovery thing... unless you make it really a point to set aside a whole day to go to the local art museum every time you are traveling, it can be difficult to be exposed to a lot of stuff.

That's the way I read ghdvfddzgzdzg's comment—that it's just a lot easier for you to find stuff that interests you in books or online than physically at a museum, especially if you have more niche tastes. I don't think anyone is arguing that seeing representations of physical art is better or even equal to seeing it in real life.

Much like online clothes shopping!
 

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It's not that different than looking at clothing online and seeing it person. I've 'discovered' some art online that led me to find it in person when convenient. I came across "nocturn in black and gold" online, saw it was held in Detroit and happened to be going there for work. Win-win. I went to the Murakami exhibit in Chicago this summer and wasn't really into it, except for the large lapis blue canvas which I probably spent an hour with. Looking at it online you'd never get a sense of the vibrancy of the color.
 
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Christ I woke up to 45 degrees today....Jesus, Jewish God, Allah, Tom Cruise.....please give me my 90 degree weather back soon
 

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