emm7 wrote:what is your favourite visual artist at the moment eg. painter, photographer, cinematographer , etc., (must work with images)
emm7 wrote:also is there a visual artist whose work has made you cry?
emm7 wrote:also is there a visual artist whose work has made you laugh?
emm7 wrote:Duchamp who painted his name on a French urinal and handed it in as art but the funniest one is his "greatest hits"
helmut wrote:my favourite artists would have to be van gogh, egon schiele and edvard munch. im sure if i saw some of the original works in the flesh i would get emotional!!
i also get quite freaked out by max ernt's 'two children are threatened by a nightingale', its a spooky picture!!
this thread makes me want to do high school art again
I don't know if this is true, but i was under the impression that "The Fountain" was a found object, then altered, but recently i was told that Duchamp actually casted and created the "fountain" and therefore there was a matter of artistic creation in the process, instead of it being a solely intellectual endeavor. have you ever heard this?
and i'm still a raving fan of Yves Klein.
Magritte wrote:The Vice of Surrealism
I have few illusions; the cause is lost in advance. As for me, I do my part, which is to drag a fairly drab existence to its conclusion.
I despise my own past and that of others. I despise resignation, patience, professional heroism, and all the obligatory sentiments. I also despise the decorative arts, folklore, advertising, radio announcers' voices, aerodynamics, the Boy Scouts, the smell of naphtha, the news, and drunks.
I like subversive humor, freckles, women's knees and long hair, the laughter of playing children, and a girl running down the street.
I hope for vibrant love, the impossible, the chimerical.
I dread knowing precisely my own limitations.
Painting bores me like everything else. Unfortunately, painting is one of the activities--it is bound up in the series of activities--that seems to change almost nothing in life, the same habits are always recurring.
I am unaware of the real reason why I paint, just as I am unaware of the reason for living and dying.
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