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  • Why is Modern Art so Bad?

    11/21/2016 12:53:28 AM PST · by beaversmom · 88 replies
    Prager U via You Tube ^ | September 1, 2014 | PragerU
    Prager U Video link 5:49 minutes
  • Modern Art — rebelling against aesthetics, taste, God, America, and basic drafting standards

    09/02/2014 1:19:48 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies ^ | 9-2-2014 | Bookworm
    My graphic artistic skill doesn’t extend much beyond stick figures and daisies, and my rather limited visual sense means that my home was designed more with an eye to utility than aesthetics. Despite my personal limitations, I’m actually very fond of, and quite knowledgeable about, art.More specifically, I’m fond of and knowledgeable about art through the early 20th century. I’ve taken numerous art history classes and can discuss with some sophistication all manner and times of sculpture and painting. I’ve been to most of the great museums in the Western world,* and bored my children silly by dragging them through...
  • Why is Modern Art so Bad? (video)

    09/02/2014 6:32:10 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 76 replies ^ | 9-1-2014 | PragerUniversity
    For two millennia, great artists set the standard for beauty. Now those standards are gone. Modern Art is a competition between the ugly and the twisted; the most shocking wins. What happened? How did the beautiful come to be reviled and bad taste come to be celebrated? Renowned artist Robert Florczak explains the history and the mystery behind this change and how it can be stopped and even reversed.
  • The Taser Photoshoot: Portraits of People's Faces When Hit With A Stun Gun

    08/26/2014 7:57:52 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    Fstoppers ^ | August 25, 2014 | Patrick Hall
    As a portrait photographer, I am always trying to make people feel comfortable in front of my camera so I can capture a real emotion from them. But what if I was able to make people feel so uncomfortable in front of the camera that I could guarantee an interesting portrait every time? This is the idea behind my latest series: The Taser Photoshoot. I've edited two different videos as well as a behind the scenes in the full post below.
  • Plans to drop a piano off 26-storey east London flats blocked by concerned residents

    07/10/2014 12:34:51 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 31 replies ^ | 7/10/14 | Mark Shales
    Plans by a Turner Prize-nominated artist to drop a piano off an iconic east London tower block have been thwarted by residents, who were concerned over the “danger and utter stupidity” of the stunt. Catherine Yass had been scheduled to hurl the instrument off the top of the 26-storey Balfron Tower in Poplar – but a petition signed by 254 locals forced organisers to change their tune. Retired nurse Jean Brown, 66, of nearby Burcham Street, was concerned about the “danger and utter stupidity”, and amazed the idea had even been suggested. “People seem to have finally come to their...
  • Suspected Tagger Found Dead, Dangling 9 Stories Up on Office Tower (Graffiti Punk Meets Doom)

    04/02/2013 7:31:10 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 2, 2013 | From a Times staff writer
    Suspected tagger found dead, hanging 9 stories up on office tower A man whose body was found hanging from a downtown Sacramento building Monday, nine stories up, appears to be a tagger who was attempting the vandalize the property, authorities say. The man had used rope to tie himself in a seated position like a rappeller, authorities said. The rope was tied off with a window washing anchor, and fire officials believe that that anchor could have held his weight. But they don't think he was a window washer.
  • (Crappy Totalitarian Art) The Weirdest Monuments Of The Communist Era That Are Still Standing

    11/14/2012 6:52:58 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 36 replies
    IO9 ^ | Nov 14, 2012 | Vincze Miklos
    The Weirdest Monuments Of The Communist Era That Are Still Standing After the fall of the Soviet Union, many Communist statues and sculptures were destroyed, while others were moved to statue parks or museums. But many of them remained in the same place for the last 20 years, while the former Soviet areas were transformed into modern countries. Here are thirteen of the most incredible ones. Click to enlarge images below. 1. Lenin's giant head, Ulan-Ude, Republic of Buryatia, Russia The 42 ton, 25 foot tall head of former Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin is standing in Ulan-Ude. Built in 1970,...
  • The Art of the Potentially Deadly Deal: Marketing Heroin on the Street

    06/23/2010 1:49:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 22, 2010 | COLIN MOYNIHAN
    The empty glassine packets can be found in Manhattan, Brooklyn and beyond, scattered on streets and sidewalks with only obscure slogans or graphic images to suggest their former use. At one time they contained heroin and the markings stamped on the packets were meant to differentiate strains of varying purity or provenance. To some they are crime evidence. Addicts may see them mainly as a vehicle to fulfill a dangerous urge. For a group of artists who have been collecting them they are cultural artifacts that are equally unsettling and compelling. On Wednesday a weeklong show called “Heroin Stamp Project”...
  • Paintings worth millions stolen from Paris museum

    05/20/2010 10:22:15 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies · 444+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2010 | ANGELA CHARLTON
    PARIS (AP) -- A thief stole five paintings possibly worth hundreds of millions of euros, including major works by Picasso and Matisse, in a brazen overnight heist at a Paris modern art museum, police and prosecutors said Thursday. The paintings disappeared early Thursday from the Paris Museum of Modern Art, across the Seine River from the Eiffel Tower in one of the French capital's most chic and tourist-frequented neighborhoods.
  • A Life Of Car Grime: Amazing Artwork Created In Dirty Vehicle Windows

    08/12/2009 6:32:05 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies · 960+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | August 12, 2009
    A Life Of Car Grime: Amazing Artwork Created In Dirty Vehicle Windows By DAILY MAIL REPORTER 12th August 2009 When Scott Wade's car gets covered in dirt, he doesn't just write 'clean me' in the grime - he uses it to create an intricate masterpiece. [Pics in URL] In fact, dirty cars are the perfect canvas for his unusual art and he has built up an impressive collection of pictures of 'grime art' from Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa to a portrait of Albert Einstein. The images are so incredible that motorists often stop at traffic lights and jump out...
  • Studying the Sublime

    04/20/2009 8:37:39 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 4 replies · 265+ views
    Campus Report ^ | April 20, 2009 | Bethany Stotts
    Studying the Sublime by: Bethany Stotts, April 20, 2009 Is artwork a portal to the divine or an expression of humankind’s innermost creativity? Catholic artist and teacher Hamilton Reed Armstrong explored these questions at an April 15 lecture on “Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder.” “We have two schools in ancient Greece, starting with Plato, and Plato looks at beauty as existing as a triad with the good and the true, [as the] essence of God himself—transcendental,” he explained. In Platonic philosophy “God is beautiful, God is true...God is good and it is totally apart from the existing order.”...
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

    12/22/2008 6:34:48 AM PST · by mft112345 · 3 replies · 299+ views
    Yesterday we made this quick montage of some of the museum's modern art. We're not huge fans of modern art but found several interesting exhibits here. Watch video hereHere are a few questions for discussion: 1. What is the function/purpose/social value of art? 2. Is modern art less worthy of attention than classical art? Happy holidays!
  • Quantim art: More art genius from Northern Iowa

    11/23/2008 7:26:49 PM PST · by xjcsa · 16 replies · 1,072+ views
    Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ^ | November 23, 2008 | Dennis Clayson
    Another University of Northern Iowa graduate has burst onto the New York art scene. News of Lotta Sales has been found in a number of art journals, and she recently had a very favorable review of her work in the Village Voice. Her excursions into Quantum art have become an East Coast sensation. Recently, I reported the latest about Justin Case and the Refusalist movement he started. During the heady days at the University of Northern Iowa, now referred to nostalgically as “The Case Era,” Lotta was just another “Iowa kid” searching for a major. She had come to UNI...
  • New show now running at the Tate

    07/01/2008 7:20:09 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 6 replies · 111+ views ^ | July 1 2008 | staff reporter
    Sprinters will be paid £10 per hour to run through the halls of one of the UKs most famous art galleries. Turner Prize-winner Martin Creed has the revealed the runners as his new work of art 'Work No. 850' at Tate Britain. The show will see a series of semi-pro athletes sprinting through a 86 metre long gallery every 30 seconds for eight hours per day for the next four months. Creed, 39, who won the 2001 Turner Prize for a piece called The Lights Going On And Off, said: “I like running. I like seeing people run and I...
  • An update on Justin Case, modern art (brilliant)

    06/14/2008 8:28:31 AM PDT · by xjcsa · 35 replies · 876+ views
    Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ^ | June 9, 2008 | Dennis Clayson
    On occasion in this space, I like to keep abreast of our more famous University of Northern Iowa graduates. Since I am an art aficionado, I have tried in the past to keep current on the times and career of Justin Case, UNI's most celebrated art graduate. As the regular readers of this column will recall, Case was concerned about modern art. Most of it is ugly and unskilled, but justified by the art community by three rather loose rules or constructs. First, true art must make us think. Second, true art must create emotion and challenge convention. This is...
  • Iowahawk: Close Cover Before Striking

    04/19/2008 9:46:25 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies · 121+ views
    Iowahawk | April 18, 2008 | David Burge
    Click on the link and enjoy! :)
  • Architecture Review: A New Way to See Art: The Modern, Completed

    11/29/2006 4:24:31 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 22 replies · 325+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 29, 2006 | NICOLAI OUROUSSOFF
    Fred R. Conrad/The New York TimesMuseum of Modern Art The new Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman education building, completing the museum’s expansion, opened Tuesday. Shown is the staircase at the end of the lobby. Fred R. Conrad/The New York TimesThe Museum of Modern Art’s garden, with the new building on the left and the reclad 1964 building by Philip Johnson on the right. Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times A new meeting room overlooks St. Thomas Episcopal Church. The new Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman education building at the Museum of Modern Art is unlikely to appease those who...
  • How to hang art and shock people (three life-size dummies of barefoot boys hung from tree)

    05/07/2004 6:22:34 AM PDT · by dead · 65 replies · 1,458+ views
    Eerie sculptures of three boys hanging by nooses from a tree in a busy Milan square have shocked passers-by and angered some local politicians. The three life-size dummies of barefoot boys, their necks roped to the tree and their bodies limp, stared dully into the distance, drawing double-takes from onlookers and front-page stories in major national newspapers. "It's horrendous," a woman named Paola told Reuters Television. "Look how it's given me goose bumps. My God, but why?" The sculpture was the latest by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan to spark controversy. His works have included a sculpture of Adolf Hitler kneeling...
  • Royal Academy rejects sculpture but loves base(... thought the base was a piece of Art)

    06/16/2006 9:46:06 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 13 replies · 601+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 6/16/06 | Mikey_1962
    One of Britain's most prestigious art galleries put a block of slate on display, topped by a small piece of wood, in the mistaken belief it was a work of art. The Royal Academy included the chunk of stone and the small bone-shaped wooden stick in its summer exhibition in London. But the slate was actually a plinth — a slab on which a pedestal is placed — and the stick was designed to prop up a sculpture. The sculpture itself — of a human head — was nowhere to be seen. "I think the things got separated in the...
  • A room full of violence, and the silence of death: Tate unveils new Rothko Room

    05/08/2006 6:05:20 AM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 149 replies · 7,424+ views ^ | 05/06/2006 | John Banville
    As Tate Modern unveils its new Rothko Room, Booker Prize-winning novelist John Banville reveals the story behind the paintings it contains, and reflects on one of the most compelling experiences to be had in any gallery in the world. In 1959, while travelling in southern Italy with his family and that of magazine editor, John Hurt Fischer, Mark Rothko discovered a surprising classical precursor to his contemporary art… A room full of violence, and the silence of death (Filed: 06/05/2006) As Tate Modern unveils its new Rothko Room, Booker Prize-winning novelist John Banville reveals the story behind the paintings it...
  • Do artists even matter?

    02/21/2006 8:47:49 AM PST · by serendipity_kate · 73 replies · 1,755+ views ^ | 21 February 2006 | Erik Lokkesmoe
    When wars and rumors of wars, earthquakes and hurricanes, terror plots and bird flu epidemics dominate the headlines, the paintings that hang on the walls or the music that plays on the radio or the musical that runs at the local theater can seem trivial. What does a dancer have to offer in the fight against terror? How can a fashion designer save families from rising water? Isn’t art, in fact, a leisure best reserved for periods of peace and prosperity? In perilous times, does the artist even matter?
  • Banghi (Chimp) Makes a Monkey of Art Expert

    12/18/2005 6:27:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies · 1,641+ views
    The Australian ^ | December 19, 2005
    MORITZBURG, Saxony: A German art expert was fooled into believing a painting done by a chimpanzee was the work of a master. The director of the State Art Museum of Moritzburg in Saxony-Anhalt, Katja Schneider, suggested the painting was by the Guggenheim Prize-winning artist Ernst Wilhelm Nay. "It looks like an Ernst Wilhelm Nay. He was famous for using such blotches of colour," Dr Schneider confidently asserted. The canvas was actually the work of Banghi, a 31-year-old female chimp at the local zoo. While Banghi likes to paint, she is not able to build up much of a body of...
  • They're Soft, Cuddly and Lashed to the Front of a Truck. But Why?

    11/12/2005 2:43:19 PM PST · by Lorianne · 59 replies · 1,975+ views
    NY Times ^ | 13 November 2005 | Andy Newman
    A bear with a prominent grease spot on his little beige nose spends his days wedged behind the bumper guard of an ironworker's pickup in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn. A fuzzy rabbit and a clown, garroted by a bungee cord, slump from the front of a Dodge van in Park Slope. Stewie, the evil baby from "Family Guy," scowls from the grille of a Pepperidge Farm delivery truck in Brooklyn Heights, mold occasionally sprouting from his forehead. All are soldiers in the tattered, scattered army of the stuffed: mostly discarded toys plucked from the trash and given new if...
  • Protest immodest blasphemy against the Blessed Virgin Mary

    10/10/2005 8:14:31 PM PDT · by Diago · 52 replies · 967+ views pass on this message to others.Protest immodest blasphemy against the Blessed Virgin Mary. Please submit a short, to the point communication (such as "Remove the immodest statue portraying the Blessed Virgin Mary in a translucent gown from Church of the Resurrection parish in Solon, Ohio"). E-mail, call, fax or write: Bishop Anthony Pilla Diocese of Cleveland 1027 Superior Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44114 Phone (216) 696-6525 / (800) 869-6525 FAX (216) 696-6547 "Bishop Anthony Pilla" <> To see a sample letter, eitherclick here, orright click here. and "Save Target As …" a file you can find. Open in Word, WordPerfect,...
  • Kyffin's 'awful' show art attack

    08/03/2005 10:17:20 AM PDT · by Heatseeker · 8 replies · 517+ views
    BBC ^ | August 3, 2005 | BBC
    Wales' foremost artist, Sir Kyffin Williams, has launched an attack on the art on show at the National Eisteddfod. Royal Academician Sir Kyffin, who says his cancer treatment is going well, claims work on display at Faenol near Bangor, bears no relation to fine art. He said "solid Welsh people" at the cultural festival would be turned away by what they saw. But both the eisteddfod and its partner the Arts Council of Wales defended the festival's artworks. Sir Kyffin, who is 87, has been fighting both lung and prostate cancer and has only recently been able to resume drawing...
  • NYT: A Celebratory Splash for an Enigmatic Figure (Caption decadent Liberal art)

    06/04/2005 5:58:06 AM PDT · by OESY · 39 replies · 1,040+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 4, 2005 | RALPH BLUMENTHAL
    Cy Twombly in Houston in front of his gallery's largest painting, "Say Goodbye, Catullus, to the Shores of Asia Minor." NOTE: Outraged viewers of this example of post-modern-decadence-laughable-liberalism in art apparently missed Cy when they threw things at him, which hit with loud splashes against the canvas. Say goodbye, Cy.
  • They Do Know Squat About Art: At Auction, Bidders Are Not Moved by Tom Friedman's Feces on a Cube

    05/20/2005 9:26:29 AM PDT · by chipper34 · 32 replies · 932+ views
    ...And 20 grand seemed reasonable compared with another Friedman piece being sold at the same auction. This one, also untitled, is a two-foot white cube with a barely visible black speck set right in the middle of the top surface. Would you like to guess what that black speck is? You're advised to think outside the box. To again quote Christie's, it is ".5mm of the artist's feces." Yes, Tom Friedman put his poop on a pedestal, and last week Christie's tried to sell it, with bidding to start at $45,000. Auction season in Manhattan is a two-week spending spree...
  • Warhol's 'Liz' sells for $12.6 million at Sotheby's (art appreciation thread)

    05/11/2005 7:12:34 PM PDT · by Liz · 31 replies · 779+ views
    REUTERS ^ | May 10, 2005 | Christopher Michaud
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Contemporary and post-war art sold respectably if not spectacularly at Sotheby's on Tuesday led by "Liz," Andy Warhol's portrait of actress Elizabeth Taylor, which fetched $12,616,000. The vibrant Warhol silkscreen from 1963 was easily the top lot of the auction which took in just over $68 million, or $5 million above the low pre-sale estimate. Sixty lots of the 73 on offer found buyers and records were set for 10 artists. They included Chuck Close whose large-scale portrait "John" sold for $4,832,000 including Sotheby's commission. The work easily eclipsed the old mark of $2.8 million but...
  • A Load of Rubbish (Can't tell the difference between conceptual art and junk? You're not

    01/17/2005 10:50:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies · 1,940+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 1/18/2005 | Christopher Orlet
    "This is a two-million-dollar piece of conceptual art. This is bin full of wastepaper. Okay, class, who can tell me what the difference is?" This is just one of the questions trash collectors in Frankfurt, Germany, will be asked when they begin mandatory art classes next month. The classes were mandated after one of the city's sanitation workers picked up a sculpture by the artist Michael Beutler believing it to be a pile of junk. The piece, part of a city-wide exhibit, was later thrown into the city incinerator and burned. A London newspaper reported that the poor befuddled sanitation...
  • Modern art for Christians ?

    12/09/2004 12:31:00 PM PST · by Republicanprofessor · 24 replies · 473+ views
    12/9/04 | Republicanprofessor
    So, Freepers (especially Christians), what do you think of this work by Barnett Newman from his Stations of the Cross series? Actually, it's only one of the stations: the first, when Jesus is condemned to death. There are 14 more (including Be II which is number 15 and has some red on one side). They are all as abstract as this, black and/or white strips (zips) on raw canvas, and I'm not sure they are as moving as they should be. I know the Abstract Expressionist spiel about angst, etc., but these seem a bit bleaker than the works of...
  • Urinal Named As Most Influencial Art

    12/01/2004 12:57:36 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies · 932+ views
    LONDON - A porcelain urinal is the most influential work of modern art, according to a survey released Wednesday. The poll of 500 arts figures ranked French surrealist Marcel Duchamp's 1917 piece "Fountain" — an ordinary white, porcelain urinal — more influential than Pablo Picasso's "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon," Andy Warhol's screen prints of Marilyn Monroe and "Guernica," Picasso's searing depiction of the devastation of war. Duchamp pioneered the use of everyday objects as art, an aesthetic that questioned the nature of art itself. Art expert Simon Wilson said the choice of Duchamp's urinal "comes as a bit of a shock."...
  • Israel's ambassador to Sweden destroys artwork in Stockholm museum

    01/17/2004 1:44:35 AM PST · by eclectic · 149 replies · 250+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 1/17/2004 | By Haaretz Service and Reuters
    STOCKHOLM - Israel's ambassador to Sweden destroyed an artwork depicting a Palestinian suicide bomber in a Stockholm museum on Friday, Swedish radio reported on Saturday. The art installation, entitled "Snow White and the Madness of Truth," consisted of a rectangular basin filled with red water on which floated a boat carrying a portrait of Hanadi Jaradat, who killed herself and 21 others in an attack at the Maxim restaurant in Haifa on October 4. Ambassador Zvi Mazel was among the guests at the opening of the Historical Museum's exhibition linked to an international anti-genocide conference to be held in Stockholm...
  • Custodian Trashes Library Art Exhibit ("art" mistaken for garbage)

    06/24/2003 8:56:17 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 17 replies · 447+ views
    AP (via Yahoo) ^ | 06/24/03
    Custodian Trashes Library Art Exhibit Tue Jun 24, 8:25 AM ET BOULDER, Colo. - It's art to some, yes, but apparently not to the custodian who threw away the newest exhibit at the Boulder Public Library. After being pulled out of the garbage, "My Favorite Place to Walk in Boulder: Or Found Trash Objects" officially opened Friday at the downtown library. The display features common trash found by University of Colorado art students in otherwise scenic spots citywide. "This is a slightly different kind of art," said Karen Ripley, director of cultural programs. "It's not meant to be beautiful. "One...
  • Call to boycott artist's 'dead teddy bear' show (IT'S THE ARTS ALERT)

    01/23/2003 5:40:00 PM PST · by MadIvan · 48 replies · 763+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | January 24, 2003 | Nigel Bunyan
    The owner of a toy museum is calling on the public to boycott an art exhibition that features the charred and mutilated bodies of teddy bears. Deady Bears, which forms part of a wider work entitled A Walk on the Darkside at the Artlounge gallery in Lytham St Anne's, Lancs, features cuddly toys that have been variously dismembered, pierced with 6in nails and daubed with red paint intended to resemble blood. Irena Thompson, who runs the nearby Toy and Teddy Bear Museum, is outraged. "This exhibition is simply dreadful, and I do not see what the artist is trying to...
  • When ART becomes Inhuman.

    01/22/2003 6:50:06 AM PST · by vannrox · 18 replies · 1,339+ views
    ART Renewal Center ^ | FR Post 1-20-03 | Karl Zinsmeister
    When ART Becomes InhumanKarl ZinsmeisterReprinted from the ART Renewal Center Origionally published in TAEmag. Many of today’s avant-garde artists, I’ve decided, have modeled themselves on that well-known societal fixture, the snot-nosed teenager. Since the 1960s, the hippest modern art has aspired to exactly what every garden-variety 13-year-old brat aims for: maximum opportunities to shock, flout, insult, and otherwise chuck rocks at polite society. And so “artists” spread American flags on the floor and invited gallery and museum patrons to walk on them. “Sculptors” stacked bricks in low heaps and convinced collectors to pay bags of money for something they...
  • Follow-Up on the Milwaukee Cathedral Renovations (Must-See pictures!)

    04/14/2002 4:59:18 AM PDT · by Aquinasfan · 39 replies · 1,147+ views
    Seattle Catholic ^ | 2/28/02 | Maureen J. Fitzsimmons-Vanden Heuvel
    First-hand impressions of Weakland's monstrosity Since last May, I have been a part of a wonderful group of people who have opposed the interior "wreckovation" of our historic St. John the Evangelist Cathedral in the Milwaukee Archdiocese. I decided to view the changes for myself on Saturday, February 17, 2002.... View the damage for yourself.