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(LA Times)   Van Gogh's brilliant sunflowers are wilting away to a dull brown   (latimes.com) divider line 40
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2011-02-15 09:22:07 AM
Then give them some water. Sheesh.
 
2011-02-15 09:22:38 AM
For Amy.
 
2011-02-15 09:26:14 AM
They are fading. I remember seeing a TV show where they examined a cathedral and the blue half-bird alien monster that was hiding in the windows wasn't visible anymore.

images.wikia.com

/hot as an exploding tardis
 
2011-02-15 09:26:15 AM
Good. Art has to be destroyed after a certain amount of time so that it can be recreated again. How boring would a world be where all beautiful art already exists and nothing has to be created anymore. There cannot be creation without destruction.
 
2011-02-15 09:28:25 AM

Koggie: For Amy.


My wife has incorporated showing that episode in her art appreciation class at a local college. I'm so proud.
 
2011-02-15 09:29:49 AM

Metaluna Mutant: I remember seeing a TV show where they examined a cathedral and the blue half-bird alien monster that was hiding in the windows wasn't visible anymore.


Best episode of the season.
Taking Vincent to the museum brought dust to my eyes.
 
2011-02-15 09:30:36 AM

bikkurikun: Good. Art has to be destroyed after a certain amount of time so that it can be recreated again. How boring would a world be where all beautiful art already exists and nothing has to be created anymore. There cannot be creation without destruction.


I think we may be living in that world already. Have you seen the shiat they come up with these days?
 
2011-02-15 09:32:58 AM
...and the sky is grey.
 
2011-02-15 09:33:04 AM
Metaluna Mutant and Koggie:

Do tell - what show?
 
2011-02-15 09:34:03 AM
shiat gets old, more at 11
 
2011-02-15 09:35:49 AM

Crudbucket: bikkurikun: Good. Art has to be destroyed after a certain amount of time so that it can be recreated again. How boring would a world be where all beautiful art already exists and nothing has to be created anymore. There cannot be creation without destruction.

I think we may be living in that world already. Have you seen the shiat they come up with these days?


exactly. Maybe with the exception of product design and architecture, art is mostly dead.
 
2011-02-15 09:36:38 AM

count_popula: Do tell - what show?


Doctor Who
 
2011-02-15 09:37:50 AM
Meh. My Van Gogh prints are doing just fine, thank you.

/And they were a helluva lot cheaper than these cheaply-made originals!
 
2011-02-15 09:38:30 AM

count_popula: Metaluna Mutant and Koggie:

Do tell - what show?


Not "what" but "who."
 
2011-02-15 09:38:31 AM

bikkurikun: Crudbucket: bikkurikun: Good. Art has to be destroyed after a certain amount of time so that it can be recreated again. How boring would a world be where all beautiful art already exists and nothing has to be created anymore. There cannot be creation without destruction.

I think we may be living in that world already. Have you seen the shiat they come up with these days?

exactly. Maybe with the exception of product design and architecture, art is mostly dead.


Alright then. You take the Louvre, I'll take the MoMA. Let's reset this muthafarkin' art clock.
 
2011-02-15 09:39:12 AM
What?
 
2011-02-15 09:40:21 AM
i53.tinypic.com
 
2011-02-15 09:40:26 AM
At a minimum, the researchers recommend keeping the paintings out of as much harmful light as possible.

Crap, guess I better go home during lunch and put them in a darker room.
 
2011-02-15 09:52:01 AM
Sorry to hear that.
 
2011-02-15 10:01:16 AM
i52.tinypic.com

This piece completely changed my idea of art and how it should be. When I first started drawing and even into highschool, I thought good art had to be perfect. All straight lines and everything proportional. Then I took a couple classes and saw this. Then i realized art is not about perfection...it is about expression. Things have been much better since then. And his sunflowers are also a huge inspiration on my work.

Just thought I would share for some reason or another.
 
2011-02-15 10:14:43 AM

TXEric: Meh. My Van Gogh prints are doing just fine, thank you.

/And they were a helluva lot cheaper than these cheaply-made originals!


How many Mona Lisas do you have?
 
2011-02-15 10:24:07 AM
So maybe it goes both ways, and paintings of Jesus have lightened over time?
 
2011-02-15 10:24:43 AM

chascarrillo: TXEric: Meh. My Van Gogh prints are doing just fine, thank you.

/And they were a helluva lot cheaper than these cheaply-made originals!

How many Mona Lisas do you have?


Just the one on black velvet, with a porn mustache painted on...
 
2011-02-15 10:55:17 AM
I was able to visit the Van Gogh museum a few years back when I was in Europe and the thing I never knew from the pictures I'd seen of the paintings is just how 3-dimensional a lot of the paintings actually are.

Like, the sunflower for example. It actually bulges out in the middle, like he put layer after layer of paint on it until it was pushing outward from the canvas. Was kind of cool.
 
2011-02-15 10:56:23 AM
www.panicposters.com
 
2011-02-15 10:59:15 AM
chromium-6 - don't lick the paintings.
/psa
 
2011-02-15 11:30:45 AM
www4.images.coolspotters.com


For Amy, indeed
 
2011-02-15 02:36:04 PM
img823.imageshack.us
There can be no true beauty without decay.
 
2011-02-15 04:07:53 PM
from chromium-6 to chromium-3, taking on an increasingly greenish hue that contributed to the overall darkening.

He should have updated his browser. That's a pretty old version.
 
2011-02-15 04:26:09 PM
The fact that he used lead chromate paints raises some interesting historical medicine questions. Both lead and chromate compounds are highly toxic, and lead, of course, is now a well-known neurotoxin. In those days, they had no idea of this, so they took no precautions. I wonder if lead exposure led (no pun intended) to his psychological problems.

/IANAD, but I find these issues interesting for some reason.
 
2011-02-15 04:35:47 PM

bikkurikun: Good. Art has to be destroyed after a certain amount of time so that it can be recreated again. How boring would a world be where all beautiful art already exists and nothing has to be created anymore. There cannot be creation without destruction.


Horseshiat. Since when is there a set limit on how much art can exist in the world? When did the planet become a giant flash drive?

The issue isn't that art can't be created anymore, it's that current culture doesn't reward people to do good art anymore. Why would anyone paint something like Starry Night when they can get people riled up (and get a government grant) by pissing in a jar with a crucifix in it and then photographing said jar? Everything from art to music is polished to a high sheen, including some real turds...there's no incentive to take a risk anymore, unless you're just trying to shock people with vulgarity, ala Jackass.
 
2011-02-15 04:45:31 PM

Nanoo1972: The issue isn't that art can't be created anymore, it's that current culture doesn't reward people to do good art anymore.



fineartamerica.com

I bet you were never so happy to be proved wrong before. Behold, The Painter of LightTM
 
2011-02-15 04:52:02 PM

LMark: The fact that he used lead chromate paints raises some interesting historical medicine questions. Both lead and chromate compounds are highly toxic, and lead, of course, is now a well-known neurotoxin. In those days, they had no idea of this, so they took no precautions. I wonder if lead exposure led (no pun intended) to his psychological problems.

/IANAD, but I find these issues interesting for some reason.


I believe he was the painter who was known to suck on his paint brush. Skimmed his wiki and it is listed as something that might have influenced his declining mental health.
 
2011-02-15 05:13:29 PM

Brew78: I was able to visit the Van Gogh museum a few years back when I was in Europe and the thing I never knew from the pictures I'd seen of the paintings is just how 3-dimensional a lot of the paintings actually are.

Like, the sunflower for example. It actually bulges out in the middle, like he put layer after layer of paint on it until it was pushing outward from the canvas. Was kind of cool.


Same experience here. I didn't care much for Van Gogh before seeing them in person, then promptly had my mind blown.
 
2011-02-15 06:30:59 PM

sxacho: I bet you were never so happy to be proved wrong before. Behold, The Painter of LightTM


Thinking about Van Gogh and seeing one of those things just makes me stabby.
 
2011-02-15 10:30:02 PM
Nanoo1972: it's that current culture doesn't reward people to do good art anymore

Sure it does.
 
2011-02-16 12:17:15 AM
Why aren't you painting?
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2011-02-16 12:44:40 AM

bikkurikun: Good. Art has to be destroyed after a certain amount of time so that it can be recreated again. How boring would a world be where all beautiful art already exists and nothing has to be created anymore. There cannot be creation without destruction.


Are you a Futurist?
 
2011-02-16 10:54:51 AM

sxacho: Behold, The Painter of LightTM


what a (drunken) asshole. (new window)
 
2011-02-18 06:10:33 AM
current culture doesn't reward people to do good art anymore

You DO know Van Gogh died penniless and crazy, right?Completely unknown except for those who he owed money to?
 
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