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if so id like to here wat styles u like, nd look at sum of ur paintings no matter how crap u tink dey are lol. cuz sumtimes its nt da art its how it make u feel!
 

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I like to visit art galleries. My best friend works for the local art organization in my city, so I always get the inside scoop on the exhibits. I'm more interested in writing than visual art, though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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i don't photo my stuff, but i studied art as a minor in university. i enjoy many artists and periods, however, i love romantic and modern the best. i paint and sculpt (but mostly just paint).
 

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I love all that comes under the 'art' category... I paint, draw, write, sculpt, do some photography, dance, sing, play the violin but would never show any of my artistry, out of pure fear of disappointing people in general, whom I think expect great masterpieces in my work... (is that healthy at all?)<br><br>
Anyways, I would consider myself as a modernist who hasn't forgotten the principles of aesthetics or the fact that there should be a purpose behind everything that [is/will be] considered "art."
 

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Hmm, I think it was Man Ray who defined art as something with no usefulness... I'll try to find a quote. Maybe "purpose" and "usefulness" are two different things.<br><br><br><br>
I don't think there need be any "shoulds" attatched to art. I certainly wouldn't want anyone attaching them to my art...
 

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Hmm, I think it was Man Ray who defined art as something with no usefulness... I'll try to find a quote. Maybe "purpose" and "usefulness" are two different things.<br><br><br><br>
I don't think there need be any "shoulds" attatched to art. I certainly wouldn't want anyone attaching them to my art...</div>
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Yeah, well, Oscar Wilde also referred to all art as "quite useless." I did not try to say that art is not such thing at times, I only say that I work with meanings behind "my art" because I have found that seeking originality in the art world (which is what most artists do to get attention from the public) sometimes leads to "lack of artistry." In my opinion, having meaning behind everything I do is necessary, because otherwise I feel I am working with empty art or simply <i>not</i> art. But then, that just gets the whole thing to the endless argument of where "art" begins (I can think of an ocasion when I was told that the sounds of a busy city -cars, people walking, etc- were recorded and played in a concert just as any would a great masterpiece- many would consider this an 'original' expression of <b>art</b>) It all comes down to individual taste.<br><br><br><br>
Usefulness is another story, but still as relative. Paintings serve more than the purpose of decorating a room; the process of making one is -to me- a way to clear my mind and help me in different ways. Still, anyone could argue that such thing was was a <i>use</i> of art (a practical purpose, that is) I, myself, find no use to some artifacts at times.<br><br><br><br>
I would like, some day, to lose my fears and let people enjoy finding the deep meanings behind my work, but for that <i>I</i> need the "should" when working with art. Once again, that's just me.
 

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I like music best when it's in the middle between avant-garde and normal music (with melodies etc.)<br><br><br><br>
I've begun to develop a distaste for any art that tries to express "deeper meanings" via symbolism, cultural references etc. and not directly. Why cannot these meanings be made explicit so that they don't require a lot of interpretation? Because the artist thinks it's more intellectual and makes his/her art have greater value to let the meanings remain mysterious. And this to me seems fake, it's a childish game of the artist scrambling his/her message and inviting the viewer/listener/etc. to break the code.<br><br><br><br>
So the style of art I like is such that it communicates something directly and doesn't require any interpretation or prior knowledge or skill.
 

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But how do you discern between art which has a deeper meaning because its subject is inherently symbolic and given to interpretation, and that which has affected a deeper meaning? Do you rely on artist interviews, etc?
 

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I'm not sure what you're asking, could you rephrase?
 

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Ok, well, suppose you have a painting of an apple. Just an apple, maybe sitting on a blue and white checked tablecloth. And you're looking at it in the gallery, and two people beside you say, "Wow, isn't it incredible how the artist symbolized the mundane nature of being a housewife in the fifties? The lack of sheen on the apple, the rumpled tablecloth...it's all about how women's roles have been diminished since men blamed Eve for eating the apple."<br><br><br><br>
And the other person goes, "Yeah, I can totally see how the artist's relationship with her mother influenced this particular piece. She overdosed on Valium, you know."<br><br><br><br>
Do you think, "What a pretentious artist, I hate this piece!" or "What a couple of pretentious people next to me, it's just a painting of an apple!"
 

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I love putting my art out there and seeing what people say about it. I love looking at other peoples' art. Even if I don't know what it means to the artist. I don't usually tell people what my art means to me, I let them find their own meaning in it, if they want to.
 

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Ok, well, suppose you have a painting of an apple. Just an apple, maybe sitting on a blue and white checked tablecloth. And you're looking at it in the gallery, and two people beside you say, "Wow, isn't it incredible how the artist symbolized the mundane nature of being a housewife in the fifties? The lack of sheen on the apple, the rumpled tablecloth...it's all about how women's roles have been diminished since men blamed Eve for eating the apple."<br><br><br><br>
And the other person goes, "Yeah, I can totally see how the artist's relationship with her mother influenced this particular piece. She overdosed on Valium, you know."<br><br><br><br>
Do you think, "What a pretentious artist, I hate this piece!" or "What a couple of pretentious people next to me, it's just a painting of an apple!"</div>
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Ah. Good question. I guess my point mainly applies to the artist and the artistic process: the viewers/listeners/etc. are free to add various deep meanings to the work, but if the artist him/herself has something to express, he/she shouldn't need to hide it in the work.
 

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...must...resist...<br><br><br><br>
oh noes...<br><br><br><br>
lolz aye kant risest tipyng lyk thes wen aye git da chanse lolz!!11<br><br>
aye lov dem arte!<br><br><br><br><br><br>
If you look at the state of art and writing over the many years, you see everything becoming more simple. We as a people and society are increasing in information, but decreasing in knowledge. I do miss the respect for poetry and the arts of the past.<br><br>
Society has moved toward a more and more strict utilitarian approach to things, and I am afraid has lost much of the imagination imbued in life in the past.<br><br>
Saying this, I have much adoration toward the arts, and believe that we should have rich renaissance educations akin to <i>Gargantua and Pantagruel</i>. Reflective art has been mostly lost to more entertaining forms of art in the world today. Society would much rather sit and be entertained then to have introspective discussions about feelings and philosophy.
 

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I love art and try to make it a fairly big part of my life. I get more pleasure from enjoying the work of others than creating my own art. I love all types of art, paintings, drawings, sculpture, installations, multi-media, etc...<br><br><br><br>
I've done photography and made movies, but these days I mainly take holiday snaps. I've also dabbled in water colors and pastels, but only a little. I plan to learn to draw better in 2007. My avatar is a photo I took.<br><br><br><br>
My wife is a glass artist, so I see a lot of glass art. We also live near a college so I go there on Tuesdays during their semesters to check out what's in the galleries. I try to visit as many studios as I can during the San Francisco Open Studios weekends in October. I also try to get to some of the other open studios in the bay area, but don't have the dedication I have to the San Francisco event. The places I see art least often are the museums.<br><br><br><br>
I was in absolute bliss at Burning Man last year, there was so much art there that I found myself blown away all the time. Also, it was the most interesting venue for art that I have ever experienced. There is nothing like bicycling through the desert, seeing some sort of object off in the distance and being able to approach it and take it in as you get closer. It's also really cool because some of the exhibits are made for the night or have different modes for day and night. I recommend anyone who loves art to go to Burning Man at least once.
 

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Saying this, I have much adoration toward the arts, and believe that we should have rich renaissance educations akin to <i>Gargantua and Pantagruel</i>.</div>
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Heavens to Betsy, troub, I was JUST thinking this!<br><br><br><br>
You didn't, by any chance, just finish an on-line semester of Renaissance Literature, did you? 'Cause that would make this such a small world...
 

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I think some of the "apple" artists are just trying to get people to project their own stuff onto the thing. And I don't see the point of it at all and don't know why people pay money for it. But some gallery-type art I really like. I like Matisse and Rembrandt. I can't stand Andy Warhol and Chihuly. Generally the art I like best is the student art I go see at the University art center. It's so lacking in pretension, and current and I can relate to it.<br><br><br><br>
I don't like to show my art either. Lately I'm turning more in the <i>"crafting"</i> direction (there seems to be some sort of spectrum between art --to-- craft, like doing an abstract painting --to-- building a dresser to put in the bedroom). I think I'm crafting lately is because I don't have the guts or energy or inclination to go out and be more original--design something totally on my own, I want to have some boundaries to work within. Some "artists" really look down on craftspeople because of this.<br><br><br><br>
Creativity can exist in so many forms, I think humans have a need to express themselves and seeing the expressions of others can be wonderful as well.
 

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Heavens to Betsy, troub, I was JUST thinking this!<br><br><br><br>
You didn't, by any chance, just finish an on-line semester of Renaissance Literature, did you? 'Cause that would make this such a small world...</div>
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lol no, It was a World Literature class here at college. Would of been cool though eh? heh.<br><br><br><br>
Filling daily activities with lessons sounds so awesome! And learning greek and latin at a young age? I wish, would make it easier then trying to learn it now >.><br><br><br><br>
read any other interesting things in your class?
 
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