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Aw, come on!
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Some news:
Smithsonian wrote:375,000 Images From the Met Are Now Yours for the Taking

There’s nothing like a trip to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art—its stately interiors, its ornate floors, its walls and exhibit space filled with some of history’s most exhilarating works of art. But for years, accessing the Met’s collections without taking a physical trip to 5th Avenue has been a challenge. Not anymore: As The New York Times' Joshua Barone reports, the museum just made 375,000 images available online for anyone to use.

It’s a milestone for the museum, which is one of the world’s most visited. Though many of the Met's works are in the public domain, it’s taken years for the museum to revise its open access policy and make those images accessible to users for free. As Barone reports, hundreds of thousands of artworks are now digitized, licensed under the Creative Commons Zero, and ready to download.

Creative Commons Zero, or CC0, is the least restrictive type of copyright license. It allows the holders of content to completely waive their copyright and related rights. Though the works now being released by the Met are currently in the public domain, images of them haven’t been readily available. Nor has the database information that accompanies them. By adopting CC0, the museum has now made that information available to all—and as the museum clarifies in its image policy online, it’s now making database information about images not currently in the public domain available using CC0 as well.
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-new ... 180962080/

To get to the Public Domain stuff: http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection and check "Public Domain Artworks".

An example (British court dress ca. 1750):

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Regarding the pic, is that to simulate wide hips meaning (I think) easy child birth or did they use women as table centerpieces?
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Fid wrote:Regarding the pic, is that to simulate wide hips meaning (I think) easy child birth or did they use women as table centerpieces?
It's a pannier dress (from French panier = basket). Wikipedia sayeth it was a matter of displaying stuff.
Here's another example from 1778:

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Rich people showing off expensive & flashy trinkets is nothing new, and deeming such frivolity important isn't either (e. g read about a noble lady, whose name I forgot, who kept hair in her pockets so she could improve her hairdo on the spot…). The resulting fashions need no real rational basis. The poulaine shoes are an amusing example:

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Website of Japanese artist Hikaru Cho:

http://www.hikarucho.com
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I don't think it's particularly NSFW, but just to be on the safe side there is some semi-nudity.
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Former president George W. Bush's attempts at painting:

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/universi ... nder-chief

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Abdul Alhazred wrote:Perhaps in the distant future an amusing historical fact will be that the 21st century American school impressionist George W Bush was once president of the United States. :coolspecs:
Just not appreciated in his own time eh? Like Van Gogh? Yeah, I kinda doubt that's it. His paintings look like those of an unremarkable schoolboy to me, but maybe nobody has recognized the hidden genius yet.

10 Artists Not Appreciated in Their Time
Vincent Van Gogh: Today, we consider Vincent Van Gogh to be one of the greatest and most influential painters of all time, but that wasn’t the case when he was alive. Van Gogh’s work received little to no recognition during his lifetime. His paintings were often described as being too dark and lacking the bright liveliness seen in Impressionist paintings of the time. Van Gogh produced more than 900 paintings during his lifetime, but only sold one painting, Red Vineyard at Arles. After Van Gogh committed suicide, his brother’s wife collected his artwork and letters to make sure his work was recognized.
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I would not call them "school boy"; I would recognize them as Standard Hipster Douche Cafe art.

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Anything is better than Jackson Pollock's multicolor diarrhea on a canvas.

And so what if Shrub's paintings aren't great art? Nobody expects them to be. And it keeps him out of trouble. Without his art, he'd probably be robbing banks or dealing drugs.

And much as I hated his presidency, I'd rather have him back than Donald Dump.
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shemp wrote:Anything is better than Jackson Pollock's multicolor diarrhea on a canvas.
Most of his work only works when viewed live.
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Grammatron wrote:
shemp wrote:Anything is better than Jackson Pollock's multicolor diarrhea on a canvas.
Most of his work only works when viewed live.
Jackson Pollock's Mother wrote:Jackson, why can't you paint nice pictures like Norman Rockwell?
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The last posts here made me laugh.

I'll contribute an anecdote (perhaps I already wrote about that, but there should be prescription by now) – from memory so I hope I don't mix things up. Ambroise Vollard, famous art merchant, once found two irate cabbies in front of his shop window. And what was heating them up? Some impressionist paintings, which they found "weren't art".

And about Van Gogh (pronounced like the Spanish jota), when you've spent some time on the hundreds of Impressionists at the Orsay Museum in Paris, I assure you you're very happy to finally get to his crazy paintings!

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The Van Gogh museum is Amsterdam is fantastic. Doubly so if one sampled the local legalities first.

There's even a scotch bar if that's your thing. ;)
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Grammatron wrote:The Van Gogh museum is Amsterdam is fantastic. Doubly so if one sampled the local legalities first.

There's even a scotch bar if that's your thing. ;)
Agreed, mostly (been there a very long time ago). What put me off were the innumerable "predecessors" the museum showed with VG's early works. Tons of uninteresting, dull, muddy, dark, gloomy landscapes by unknowns. Yet makes you understand why he fled to the Mediterranean light.
Still worse were all the people using the provided loud headphones – made me wish I didn't understand the languages.
(Something very rough also happened in the waiting queue outside – pickpocket caught at work, I think.)

Nowadays I've seen (in Dijon) people connect with their tablets to various "information spots". Thankfully no noisy comments, but they just sit in a corner staring at the screen and then go away without really looking at the originals. Weird! :roll:

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The world was sufficiently muted through music in my headphones and other means.


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Double postin'?!
Get the wax outta your ears!

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I've been doing some painting for the first time in thirty-cough years...

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Yea, but the reflection in her eye(s) looks like you sitting in a chair having one off the wrist!!? WTF :-)
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
asthmatic camel wrote:I've been doing some painting for the first time in thirty-cough years...

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Nice.

Certainly better than anything by George W Bush. 8)

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BwaHAHAHAHAHA
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Tell me when you're all bored...

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At $110.5 Million, Basquiat Painting Becomes Priciest Work Ever Sold By A U.S. Artist

Jean-Michel Basquiat "joined the pantheon of great, great artists" Thursday night, when the late painter's 1982 work Untitled sold for a record-breaking $110.5 million at auction — the highest sum ever paid at auction for a U.S.-produced artwork.

That breathless assessment was offered after the sale by Oliver Barker, chairman of Sotheby's Europe. So you can imagine just how thrilled the buyer must have been.

"I am happy to announce that I just won this masterpiece," Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa said in an Instagram post revealing his identity as the buyer. "When I first encountered this painting, I was struck with so much excitement and gratitude for my love of art. I want to share that experience with as many people as possible."
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Jean-Michel Basquiat's Untitled was produced in 1982. The Los Angeles Times says that until shortly before Thursday's auction, it hadn't been shown in public since a private collector bought it for $19,000 in 1984.
Nice investment. And at least it's not a fucking Jackson Pollock piece of shit.
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shemp wrote:And at least it's not a fucking Jackson Pollock piece of shit.
Matter of taste. I find Basquiat pretty awful, so…

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But what amused me was the reasoning: lots of cash —> "joined the pantheon of great, great artists". :mrgreen:

For those interested in B.'s work: https://yandex.com/images/search?p=1&te ... 0paintings.
And for the top prices, there's a nice Wiki page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_m ... _paintings.
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Abdul will appreciate R. Mutt's celebrated work… :mrgreen:

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Already been done:

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Wikipedia wrote:My Bed is a work by the British artist Tracey Emin. First created in 1998, it was exhibited at the Tate Gallery in 1999 as one of the shortlisted works for the Turner Prize. It consisted of her bed with bedroom objects in an abject state, and gained much media attention. Although it did not win the prize, its notoriety has persisted.
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Seen it (or a reconstruction?) in Bern – way more disgusting than on this picture.

The funny part:
My Bed was bought by Charles Saatchi for £150,000 and displayed as part of the first exhibition when the Saatchi Gallery opened its new premises at County Hall, London (which it has now vacated). Saatchi also installed the bed in a dedicated room in his own home.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:One day a clueless domestic is going to make up that bed. :BigGrin3:
Wearing a hazmat suit, I hope – I wouldn't touch this stuff with the proverbial three yard pole!


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Abdul Alhazred wrote:Oooh.

This. Is. Art.

The Pathetic Journey of ‘Mattress Girl’ Emma Sulkowicz
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... Seeking to keep her notoriety alive, she has created a “performance art” piece in which she is tied up in her scanties, hoisted in the air, and beaten for the amusement and edification of spectators. We’ll spare you the pictures. Suffice it to say that if they depicted your daughter, your first thought probably would not be, “My little girl is so empowered.” ...
The article is somewhat unsympathetic, but that certainly doesn't mean it isn't art.

It is so-o-o-o-o-o art.

She has a degree in art from Columbia University.
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As far as whether it is art, sure. Just not very original art. It's mild bondage/public humiliation fetish porn and you can find many more like it on pornhub.
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And it's all Trump's fault!
Two years after "Mattress Performance," Emma Sulkowicz continues to provoke. Her most recent piece, in which she was bound, berated, and hung from the ceiling, tackles the question of the value of art under the Trump administration.
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Apparently the audience wasn't made aware of what sort of performance they were going to witness.
Weeks before, she had disclosed to me that Master Avery was her close friend and a trained professional dominatrix. No one else in the room seemed to know this. While Sulkowicz was tied up during the performance, a distraught audience member walked over to her to ask if she wanted to be untied. Master Avery, noticing this, leaned over to say something to the concerned viewer, and they walked away.

Later, I ran into the concerned viewer in line for the bathroom. They told me that they had just come from a workshop on combating gender violence, and added that there should have been a trigger warning before Sulkowicz's performance. But the viewer was left perturbed and questioning what it meant to be an unsuspecting spectator to such violence against women, taking their time to enunciate and practically spit out the word "violence."
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She's not a fan of Jackson Pollack
"Historically, performance art has been a very important medium for women of color and queer people," said Sulkowicz. "There's an accessibility to it, it's the only art form that doesn't cost money. Then there's also that women, people of color, queer people, we live embodied histories."


"My body already carries material in it just because of the way I look, it's embedded in my skin," Sulkowicz explained. "White men have the privilege of entire institutions built for their paintings... These paintings are very often abstract. You have people like Pollock splattering a bunch of shit and then saying it's art. It doesn't say anything political and in fact, that actual political statement it does say is: 'I'm a white man and I can do whatever the fuck I want and make a ton of money off of it.'"
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I've not been a fan of Pollock, but I might change my mind now.
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I think we should consider the original intent of Walt Disney when presenting Mickey Mouse like that.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:OK. Where is it? 8)
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:Aha!

THAT'S what I don't like about Jackson Pollock's work.

It is hetero normative. :lmao:
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I wonder why she took such old stuff (from ~ 80 years ago) for a scarecrow. :?
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Grammatron wrote:I think we should consider the original intent of Walt Disney when presenting Mickey Mouse like that.
I see what you did there! :x

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