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Paul Stanley's Art

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by lavmonga, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. good art is like the old verdict on pornography "I cannot define it completely but I know it when I see it" :)
    To me, abstract art needs to pull you in either with sheer complexity or sheer simplicity, Paul Stanley's paintings do neither for me
  2. You're assuming a lot, thinking every one agrees with your assessment of the painting. This past summer I stood in front of a Pollock painting at a museum, transfixed for a good 15 minutes. As I stood there. I started to see patterns and shapes and I found them quite beautiful really.

    I'm not asking anybody to become a Pollock fan overnite. To each his own. What is an example of art you find acceptable?
  3. csala


    Aug 14, 2005
    Santa Monica, Ca
    I'm pretty rusty on my Kisstory, but I believe Mr Stanley went to art school and wanted to be a painter before the whole Kiss thing. My point is he's been painting longer than a lot of us have been alive. Just dropping some Kiss info for those who aren't fans...
  4. theshadow2001


    Jun 17, 2004

    Here's a piece that I thought was pretty cool the first time I saw it. Don't know why I liked, but I do. I think its some pioneering piece not too sure though.
  5. jomahu


    Dec 15, 2004
    Bos, MA
    that's really interesting. not being sarcastic, btw.

    me, i like it, mostly because he uses colours i like. call me plebian, but oh well. at least i'm not dogging it based on no valid reasons or 'qualifications' whatsoever.

    (my favourite artist is justin bua, fwiw).
  6. theshadow2001


    Jun 17, 2004
    I've been playing bass for 8 or so years. There are kids that have been playing much shorter time than me that have already achieved heights i'll never reach. My point, just because you've been painting for years doesn't make you an artist.
  7. I can't claim to critique an abstract painting. But when a guy has spent 30 years writing juvenile crap like "Lick It Up" and "Let's Put the X in Sex", I'm gonna have a difficult time taking him seriously as an artist.
  8. I'm not assuming anything. I wasn't aware that I had run my posts by a committee before hitting send. I always find it fascinating that views on art are acceptable so long as they agree with the more "educated" and "enlightened". :meh:

    Sorry folks, most of this abstract nonsense strikes me as just another way for those already enamored of and with themselves to become more so. The rest of us are merely too simple, provincial and stupid to "get it".

    As far as what's "acceptable" (there's a loaded phrase if ever I saw one), did I every say what Pollock did was unacceptable? I do not like it and I think, for the most part, abstract is a farce but at least it's not **** or urine in a jar masquerading as art.
  9. Did I ever say I was more "educated or enlightened"? I just said I found beauty in something you said was crap.

    I'd say you're assuming everybody thinks like you do.

    I have been in arguments with people about Pollock before. It usually goes nowhere because each side has their mind made up.

    By the way, I do think "Piss Christ" is art.
  10. Sundogue


    Apr 26, 2001
    Wausau, WI
    Show me one great work of art that does not also have a great underlying abstract quality to it. For that matter, name one realist artist whose work you admire that doesn't understand it.

    You think abstract art is a farce. Abstract art is the most simple expression in art that there is.

    What I don't understand is why anyone would bash an artist for creating something. You don't like it, so you somehow feel it's your job to alarm the public that they are being duped? Now who is calling who stupid?
  11. WickedPissah


    Jan 22, 2008
    I actually dig the look of that circle-y one that everyone's knockin'
  12. +1. I would apply this to certain forms of music too.
  13. lavmonga


    Jul 27, 2007
    New York, NY
    Don't forget "(You Make Me) Rock Hard" and "Bang Bang You."
  14. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    I did the same thing when I first saw a Pollack painting. I was in the MOCA in Central Park. It was quite an experience. You can't really appreciate a Pollack until you see it in person.
  15. Human Bass

    Human Bass

    Aug 26, 2005
    Its hard to express why, but Pollock stuff looks way better.
  16. ubado


    Mar 7, 2007
    Like it or Dislike it... it is Art.

    If there is any issue to have about his work it is... he's getting THOUSANDS upon THOUSANDS for them!

    Come On... over 50k for an original Stanley! :rollno:

    There are thousands of "artists" with much more tallent than him who live on Ramen Noodles and water, but he's gotta name to back it... so they sell! This is what I find so... :atoz:
  17. theshadow2001


    Jun 17, 2004
    Thats a pretty good reason. It would go down my line of thinking as well.

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