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Postby konijntje » Wed Jan 11, 2006 3:41 pm

Still not sure what this forum is about...so, I'm putting this here - feel ever so free to move it, if you like.

I've never been into art - it's just too, I don't know...too much NOT technology. But the more photography I do, the more I am liking art. Everything can be art. Technology can be and is art. I've always thought of elegant programming as an art - a beautiful art. I've always thought of numbers as an art, as did Bertrand Russel "Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty - a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture."

Anyway, I was wondering what you guys look for in art. What pleases your eye...what makes your head feel right. Is it shapes, colors, negative space? Who are some of your favorite artists...and why? Feel free to post links - as I would like to see their work.
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Postby Egaladeist » Wed Jan 11, 2006 4:13 pm

Hi mg,

I'm sure you are going to appreciate this...

Robert Bateman IS the supreme artist of this age, and maybe any age...no one can paint as he can...

every painting looks like a photograph...there is no one better...

http://www.robertbateman.ca/
Robert Bateman | Wildlife Artist | Environmentalist | Naturalist | Canadian - Home Page

and...YES...those pictures are paintings...and he's Canadian :D

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Postby konijntje » Wed Jan 11, 2006 4:18 pm

Wow...that is amazing. I cannot fathom....how people can draw / paint - especially like that! I liked this one: http://www.robertbateman.ca/paintings/FromNorth.htm

He kind of looks like GWB. ;)

So, he's your favorite?

You also failed to answer the other part of the question...the "why" and the "what do you look for". ;)
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Postby Egaladeist » Wed Jan 11, 2006 4:21 pm

But I would add that I differentiate according to type...Robert Bateman is a painter...acrylics...and oils...

I would not compare him to...say...a watercolourist or a surreal painter...

in his category...Realistic/realism in oil and acrylic...he is the best in his field.
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Postby Egaladeist » Wed Jan 11, 2006 4:29 pm

If you want a good future investment for your children and you have a few thousand dollars to spend...buy a Bateman...originals already sell in the hundreds of thousands...lithos you can pick up for a few grand...smaller pieces a few hundred...but you want one of the first 100 lithos ( they're all numbered eg. 1 of 5000...2 0f 5000, etc... ) not no. 4325 of 5000.

when he kicks the bucket...original pieces or early lithos ( print numbers 1-100 ) are going to skyrocket...;)
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Postby konijntje » Wed Jan 11, 2006 4:30 pm

Let me try a more direct approach...

Egal, what do you look for in art?
Egal, what moves you?
Egal, is there a certain "type" you tend to like?

My, but you are difficult! ;)
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Postby Egaladeist » Wed Jan 11, 2006 4:44 pm

Hi mg,

I'm naturally difficult :D

Well...everything is art...even the computer I'm on now...but I wouldn't compare the design of my computer with the artwork of air-brushing.

The value of art consists in it's purpose...a painting is beautiful on a wall, but would make a lousy toy for a cat.

A garbage can is beautiful as a garbage can...but would be lousy as a place to use to stir your eggs.

So..everything is beautiful in it's purpose...and in that purpose it is art.

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Postby Egaladeist » Wed Jan 11, 2006 4:47 pm

In the case of my art...my art you would not put on your wall...so as wall art it is ugly...but as an illustration used in conjunction with another purpose...it can be beautiful.

In it's purpose it is beautiful...outside of it's purpose it is ugly.

And this extends to every aspect of life.
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Postby konijntje » Wed Jan 11, 2006 4:48 pm

Are you running for office? Did you study debate / law? Astonishing thoughts....all of them, yet they said nothing pertaining to the three direct questions.

Don't worry - you're off the hook.
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Postby Egaladeist » Wed Jan 11, 2006 4:55 pm

Hi mg,

Egal, what do you look for in art? I don't look for anything...really...I see art everywhere...I appreciate all art the same.

Egal, what moves you? We are all moved by what appeals to us...it is why we buy this instead of that ( when money is not the consideration )...if it appeals to us we want it...whether it's a house, a sofa, a type of food, a picture, or a mate...we are drawn as fish to a shiny lure.

Egal, is there a certain "type" you tend to like? No...I like all types...and I like them the most when they are used correctly.

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Postby |3lack|ce » Wed Jan 11, 2006 4:57 pm

My favorite art -

Other than paintings my mother did before she went blind, my favorites are by T.H. Kimm of Korea. Dad had the pleasure of meeting and dining with Mr. Kimm and the extreme pleasure of obtaining copies of several of his works from him. He also obtained two original portraits, named Mama San and Papa San.

I tried googling him using T H Kimm, art, painting, portrait, korea, but unfortunately was unable to find any links to him other than references to an artist by that name mentioned in books for sale :(

If I'm able soon, I'll get digitals of his works and post them here, as well as a few by my mother.
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Postby konijntje » Wed Jan 11, 2006 5:08 pm

Egal.....thank you!

|ce...I'd love to see your mother's art.
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Postby konijntje » Wed Jan 11, 2006 7:22 pm

I don't know enough about art to know who "all" my favorites are. I like the colours of Matisse - but would never decorate my house that way. I like Vermeer a lot! One of my favorite photographers is:
http://www.islandia.is/~nokkvi/page3.htm

I know in paintings and photographs what I like is not what is seen...but what is there by not being there. The feeling of something more than the obvious subject...that's what moves me.

In drawings I like simplicity and minimalism...space.

Fractals are cool, too! :p
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Postby catch » Thu Jan 12, 2006 12:59 am

To me, the best art is something that gives you a true impression of a different perspective. the clearer the artist can portray how they experience the world, the more value I feel it has.

My mom runs the art therapy program at county mental health... occasionally she picks up works from the sales they have (it is good for clients to sell work to contribute payment for supplies) and she has brought back some remarkable works.

Personally my favorite type of art is film... I think because it can not only present a perspective o space but time as well... and really can be the antithisis to the denarration so many of us suffer through th incorporation of other's stories into our own with an attached perspective to truly expand our own. :) But then this prolly make me sound like a huge dork. (hard to believe I used to be an arms dealer)

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Postby Egaladeist » Thu Jan 12, 2006 1:04 am

You sold arms :D Personally I prefer backsides and legs :D
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