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#281  Postby Macdoc » Apr 15, 2013 3:45 am

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Re: Art Chat

#282  Postby Mike_L » Apr 15, 2013 1:24 pm

Wiðercora wrote:Aha! Through the power of teh YouTubez, I have found one of the episodes:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kS-_UUiSgQ[/youtube]

I also found this one on the world's most expensive paintings. And it comes in 720p HD! :yay:

What? I like HD. Don't look at me like that.

Very interesting! Thanks for posting! :thumbup:
I especially enjoyed the second video (World's Most Expensive Paintings)... simultaneously informative and entertaining! :smile:
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#283  Postby Wiðercora » Apr 16, 2013 2:24 pm

I think that second one is a little out of date; a Rothko sold for a bajillion dollars (Er, give or take a few noughts) last year sometime. I remember we had rather a lengthy thread on it.

Rubens' Massacre of the Innocents and the Rockefella Rothko were interesting segments. Showed how the price of a painting might have very little to do with how 'Good' the painting is, or how well it has been painted.
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Re: Art Chat

#284  Postby Mike_L » Apr 16, 2013 3:17 pm

I recall there was another video (posted on this forum) that explored the disconnect between the quality of an artwork and its price. I couldn't find the thread, but I managed to find the video on YouTube...

(Not everyone will agree with it. It's pretty scathing in its attack on modern/abstract art...)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh_TIPyRhxU[/youtube]
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#285  Postby Wiðercora » May 08, 2013 9:41 pm

FYI, there's a documentary series on BBC4, Great Artists in their Own Words

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01sfl03
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#286  Postby Mike_L » May 08, 2013 9:46 pm

Excellent! I'll definitely have a look at that! René Magritte and Salvador Dali should be especially interesting.
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#287  Postby Wiðercora » May 08, 2013 9:47 pm

Leonora Carrington was also discussed, which surprised me a little.
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#288  Postby hoopy frood » May 08, 2013 9:53 pm

Bookmarking.

I had a nice leisurely trawl through this thread a few weeks back but only made it to page 8 before I was interminably lost on my own adventure through internet art.

I have been meaning to relocate the thread to finish the job but for some reason my short-term memory isn't always that reliable these days.

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Re: Art Chat

#289  Postby Mike_L » May 08, 2013 9:56 pm

Just done a Google Images search of Carrington's paintings. Some nice work there... but, among the surrealists, Magritte is still my favourite. :smile:

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#290  Postby hoopy frood » May 08, 2013 10:31 pm

I like the direct simplicity of a lot of Magritte's work. No pains-taking (I reserve the right to hyphenate) search to find meaning or a challenge in most of his work...he slaps you about the face with his leather gauntlet of art.

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#291  Postby Wiðercora » May 08, 2013 10:46 pm

Mike_L wrote:Just done a Google Images search of Carrington's paintings. Some nice work there... but, among the surrealists, Magritte is still my favourite. :smile:

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#292  Postby Wiðercora » May 19, 2013 12:01 pm

BBC4 is playing host to another Art doc. - http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... New_World/
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#293  Postby THWOTH » Jul 30, 2013 8:33 pm

Walter de Maria (October 1, 1935 – July 25, 2013).

guardian.co.uk wrote:Farewell Walter de Maria, force of nature who lit up the art world
From a room full of earth to a desert full of lightning, this ecological artist who once played drums for Lou Reed leaves an awe-inspiring legacy


Walter de Maria, whose death is being reported, knew how to take hold of imaginations – not with cheap shots, but profound encounters.

It does not matter if you have never visited The Lightning Field, an array of 400 steel rods in the New Mexico desert that he installed in 1977. Of course, it is worth a pilgrimage to experience it over time, with or without lightning, as the artist intended. But the briefest glimpse of it in colour photographs, the sky illuminated by streaks of electricity drawn to the vast field of attracting rods, communicates so much, so eloquently.

Here is a romantic vision of nature that uses modern means – the almost clinical arrangement of a grid of poles – to achieve the awe-inspiring effects the American Hudson River school of landscape painters sought to elicit with paint.

In her recent book, Picturing the Cosmos, art historian Elizabeth A Kessler argues that US physicists processing photos from the Hubble Space Telsecope are influenced by the sublime grandeur of the American landscape – the idea of the open spaces of the west is so deep in American culture that it shapes Nasa images of the stars. That same sense of natural grandeur gripped Walter de Maria. He found a new, mind-blowing way to reveal the majesty of nature. For it is not a picture of land and sky that he exhibits in The Lightning Field. It is the phenomena themselves.

At a time when the human destruction of nature was becoming ever more visible – and we're still in that time – De Maria teased into being a spectacle that displays the power and mystery of our planet. The Lightning Field is an ecological masterpiece.

He brought nature inside, too, in his series of Earth Rooms, one of which survives and can be viewed in New York. In Kassel, Germany you can see – or rather, not see, except for a small metal circle – his Vertical Earth Kilometre, a 1km-long brass rod planted upright in the earth....

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Mile Long Drawing,
Mojave Desert, Nevada, 1969

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Vertical Earth Kilometre,
Friedrichsplatz Park, Kassel, Germany, 1977

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The Lightening Field,
Albuquerque, Western New Mexico, 1977

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The Broken Kilometer,
Dia Art Foundation, 1979

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Large Red Sphere,
Udo and Anette Brandhorst Foundation, 2002


The Art Newspaper obit: http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles ... ged-/30150
Wiki page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_De_Maria
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#294  Postby Mike_L » Jul 30, 2013 9:32 pm

Very impressive! Artistic inventiveness on a huge scale! :clap:
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#295  Postby Mike_L » Jul 31, 2013 7:26 am

De Maria's work made me think of...

The Colossal Land Art of Jim Denevan...

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Re: Art Chat

#296  Postby Mike_L » Apr 09, 2015 2:23 pm

From the huge (above) to the tiny (below)...

SA artist for ants becomes a giant success
2015-04-09

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Cape Town - Lorraine Loots is a local artist but with a unique twist.
She is a miniaturist painter based in Cape Town and as her Instagram bio states, "I make paintings for ants" and yes that's exactly what she does… She creates tiny art and when we say tiny, we mean tiny!
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http://www.channel24.co.za/Viral/SA-artist-for-ants-becomes-a-giant-success-20150409
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#297  Postby DougC » Apr 11, 2015 1:44 am

B.B.C. - Blood Swept Lands shortlisted for South Bank Award

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#298  Postby DougC » May 22, 2015 1:13 am

B.B.C. - Collider art - The lightshow inspired by Cern
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#299  Postby Mike_L » May 22, 2015 8:37 am

DougC wrote:B.B.C. - Collider art - The lightshow inspired by Cern

Impressive! :thumbup:

Made me think of this...

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#300  Postby DougC » May 23, 2015 1:36 am

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