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Reply #45 on: December 16, 2011, 06:57:21 AM
You guys are sooo :uglystupid2:  :idiot2:! (and I love it) :2funny:

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Reply #46 on: January 17, 2012, 11:13:07 PM
I recently visited a Gallery that advertised an exhibition of emerging artists fom all over Australia, huge disappointment! Five artists, Two Abstract Paintings , Two rather boring and poorly made vidios,A whole wall of paper cut outs , on a theme that sex sells,unfortunately she sipped over the line into pornography , no doubt following the influence of Tracy Emin, the fifth artist I was told was nineteen ,I had already surmised that it was high school standard and not very good at that, drink cans bent and coloured wax poured in or over them.....Only my opinion of course , The Arts Officers  who picked the artists are to blame, they obviously admire conceptual art and place it above traditional art, and because of their position are able to push their views,I wonder just how many people visited and how long they stayed,
I am not alone in disliking conceptual art,the English culture minister denounced the Turner prize as 'cold mechanical,conceptual bullshit' and even The Saatchi Gallery told the media that' painting continues to be the most relevant way that artists choose to communicate' yet art schools still foster the 'idea' over technique and skill, I'll get down off my soap box now :)


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Reply #47 on: January 18, 2012, 05:17:35 AM

Well said!  One of our three local collages several years ago was headed  in the same direction , The real problem seemed to be that the instructors could not draw and therefore could not teach what they did not know...

Isn't it interesting that one of the leader of "modern art", Picasso was a master draftsman . Didn't he say something about drawing skills being needed as a foundation?

I, too, will know quietly slip out of "Speakers Corner"  and go practice my drawing skill  :D

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Reply #48 on: January 18, 2012, 06:42:07 AM
Just following up on my earlier diatribe,I went to a talk where the Arts officers explained their thinking behind their choices, apparently they wanted to showcase artists that are 'pushing the boundaries of their art', and that they didn't expect polished art!! but to add a little insult to us traditional painters and sculptors he mentioned that our art could get a showing in a local restaurant where people could see how it looked on the wall of their home!!! I thought the next suggestion would be the local furniture shop. : (  When we queried his comment he denied it but a few of us had jotted it down , so he then said that these developing artists had nowhere to showcase their art, not strictly true but I will save that for another time, to be fair there was a jewellery maker who's work was so good that I didnt think she was part of the exhibition, I don't like to criticise artists work as a rule but if you put your work in an exhibition every one is entitled to their opinion, I was more disappointed in the Arts officers than the artists, 


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Reply #49 on: January 18, 2012, 01:00:38 PM
I have no problem when they exhibit art conceptual art, years ago styles like impressionism were conceptual. What I do have a problem with is when they choose art where the standard is low.

Art at uni, etc -
The real problem seemed to be that the instructors could not draw and therefore could not teach what they did not know...

couldn't have said it better myself


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