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  • [Video] Paul Joseph Watson: Why Modern Art is Absolute Crap

    03/31/2017 6:37:17 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 31 replies
    Paul Joseph Watson ^ | Mar 30, 2017 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Why Modern Art is Absolute Crap And why the cancer is spreading to popular culture.
  • Of ‘-isms,’ Institutions, and Radicals

    03/23/2017 7:56:45 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 1 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 16, 2017 | Milene Fernandez
    For many centuries, classical Western art was transmitted from generation to generation. Masters passed down their skills to disciples, who eventually became masters themselves, and so it continued. Over many generations, their techniques were honed to a high level of perfection. This tradition lasted up to the 20th century, when it ceased all at once and artistic inheritance was replaced quickly by one “-ism” after another—impressionism, post-impressionism, and cubism, to name a few. What caused this radical transformation, and why is art changing at such a rapid pace today? As trends in modern art have changed like the wind, drifting...
  • 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...