Two Dogs Farking: I'll bet the real truth is that he took printouts and then traced them in oil.
Wooly Bully: Wow. So are we to conclude that Bush is lazy?
eiger: As someone who really, really hates Bush and thinks he is a war criminal and, perhaps, the worst president in American history, all I have to say is, who gives a shiat?I've seen this story pop up various places, and I'm still trying to figure out what the point of it is. The man has a hobby. Why should anyone care about the details of it?
Cataholic: Been done before.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2517051/Johannes-Verm ee r-DID-use-mirrors-camera-obscura-paintings.html
LadySusan: Not sure that it's really plagiarism.
Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: LadySusan: Not sure that it's really plagiarism.Actually, it is. Artists regularly pay lots of money to use photographer's work in their paintings. As long as he doesn't sell it, it's not really a legal issue, and lots of artists do it with stuff they're not going to sell for practice, but in the art world, it's really bad form to have a gallery opening with work you painted from someone else's photographs.
farker99: 1. Project photo on canvas.2. Use paint to try to mimic what I see on the canvas3. profit?
DarwiOdrade: A painting based on a photo is a derivative work, and at worst it's copyright infringement, not plagiarism.
HotWingConspiracy: Meh. He still painted them.I like to draw, I always try my hand at things I find online. It's good training and I'm still proud of my work if I pull it off.
meehaw: It's called appropriation and it has been a valid form of image acquisition for artists basically since photography was invented. This is not the same as in the literary world, where plagiarism is still taboo.
Reverend Monkeypants: meehaw: It's called appropriation and it has been a valid form of image acquisition for artists basically since photography was invented. This is not the same as in the literary world, where plagiarism is still taboo.In music and art I think the legal term is "derivative work" as in, it's fine if I use your photograph if I manipulate it so it's different appreciably. Like I can make a collage out of magazine cut-outs and it's not plagarism, it's art medium.Or like, I can write a song that goes C-C-C-G-C-C-F-G with the words, "baby I love you" and it's not plagarism, it's just unoriginal.... or something like that
hinten: Leave it to the libs to blame Bush for plagiarizing his painting of the female Hitler and some wolfhound when they didn't say anything when Kerry copied whole speeches or the horrible plagiarizing cover-up between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. In the highbrow artworld plagiarizm is completely acceptable, just see examples like Salvador Dali or Adolf Hitler.
LadySusan: Certainly Merkel isn't going to spend a few hours or days sitting in a chair so Bush can paint a picture.
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