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Is art dead?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by BustinJustin, Apr 21, 2004.


  1. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
    Where are the Picassos, Van Goghs, Mc Eschers, Dahlis, Rembrandts of our time? Are we to absorbed to enjoy "new art". Have our computers enveloped our love of paint and canvas?

    The last "good" painter/artist I seen/heard of is that Bisquet guy... isn't he dead anyway?

    Can anyone introduce me to some "new art"?



    (pls disregard my spelling errors, as I don't have tons of time at work to research...thx)
     
  2. canopener

    canopener

    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
    I had an urban geography course a few semesters ago and this topic came up once or twice (public art, actually). There isn't too much of a market...too many were concerned about un-offensive art, so to speak.
     
  3. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    I dont think so, classic art will allways have its place.I left you a message on your cell.
     
  4. Gia

    Gia

    Feb 28, 2001
    roseability
  5. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    a..r..t?
     
  6. Gia

    Gia

    Feb 28, 2001
    roseability
    our mother is a well respected conceptual artist here in London, but we doubt you'de like her work :(
     
  7. Gia

    Gia

    Feb 28, 2001
    roseability
    we know that there is a professional artist here on TB, an excellent one at that, but we have temporarily forgotten his name.
     
  8. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    The metropolitan museum of art is currently running a display on Catholic Icon art, i hope to go with in the next few weeks.
     
  9. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Most artists aren't recognized until they are either really old or dead. Wait around a bit and then you'll start hearing about some artists.
     
  10. Gia

    Gia

    Feb 28, 2001
    roseability
    or hear about US, NOW ! :D

    though we aren't really artists, we're just art students who make art.
     
  11. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
    Your screen does this no justice!

    In person to see all the brush strokes above the flowers is just incredible!

    where is this quality these days?
    granted it's Van Gogh.... but you know what I mean... :help:
     
  12. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too

    That's the point man... we've been waiting since Pollock!
     
  13. Gia

    Gia

    Feb 28, 2001
    roseability
    thankyou joshua :)

    Ahh, Brian Tyler ! We thought it was him, but we were not 100% sure :)
     
  14. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
  15. Gia

    Gia

    Feb 28, 2001
    roseability
    we find the futurists, art nouveau and other modernist movements spawned by cubism much more interesting and exciting than cubism itself.
    we're not huge fans of modernism really, we much prefer post modernism.

    what's your opinion on modernism ? :)
     
  16. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    quick answer :no. this question has been asked countless times over the centuries.
     
  17. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
    Escher then?
     
  18. Gia

    Gia

    Feb 28, 2001
    roseability
    our favourite artist today is Mark Ryden - www.markryden.com/

    we find his oil paintings truly inspirational. they are elegant, refined to the point of perfection and cute with just the right amount of the macabre and slightly sinister <33

    his cheery bunnies, rendered in the glowing hues of children's books, are more likely to be carving slabs of meat rather than frolicking in the forest. ryden's work mingles superb technique with outre images to create a world of strange and disturbing beauty.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
    true. but there was always a reference to "new art".... no?

    what's our reference... graphics.....tattoos.... skateboards...NYU :rolleyes:
     
  20. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    There are plenty of contemporary artist making lots of art.
    Check the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden or the east building of the National Gallery of Art.

    Also don't forget that alot of the old masters we admire now weren't received very well in their own time.