vpb: I think it's cool that she is artistic at such a young age.
Relatively Obscure: I thought the last one was at least interesting and none were hideous to me, but that kind of painting really isn't my thing.
Because People in power are Stupid: Portrait of the Autist as a young girl
Barfmaker: I like the ones they showed. I wouldn't pay that much for them but I'd have them in my house.
Godscrack: Art isn't art until the right people say it is.
kvinesknows: well thats retarded
Godscrack: Art isn't art until the right people say it is. Then others agree and follow. And they vote with their pocketbooks.I'm glad they showed more than one of her paintings. The only way to appreciate an artist's work is to see a body of their work. Looking at one piece of an artist's work is like trying to speak to someone, and they only say one word.
apacheco: pity money. maybe i should act handicapped so my job would give me a raise
The Incredible Sexual Egg: Autism is not mental retardation you putz
The Incredible Sexual Egg: kvinesknows: well thats retardedAutism is not mental retardation you putz
PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: I hate to be That Person, but this art probably wouldn't have been looked at twice if the kid weren't autistic./Just sayin'/Good on her. Wish I could do visual art. Genuinely envious
the money is in the banana stand: PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: I hate to be That Person, but this art probably wouldn't have been looked at twice if the kid weren't autistic./Just sayin'/Good on her. Wish I could do visual art. Genuinely enviousI am actually an artist by trade and through my schooling. Completely fed-up with the intellectual artists and the bullshiat surrounding art, I had a gallery showing where I had created all of the pieces in the exhibit - however, with the consent of some of the other kids in class, I had their names on the art with a brief bio of the artists and the process of the pieces (fictitious). We had some visiting artists, art critics, and professors come to the show and their responses were absolutely hilarious. They responded so well to the pieces tagged with the batshiat intellectual story and persona I had created, and completely scoffed at pieces tagged with the real story and process. Keep in mind, all of the art was the same style, created using the same mixed materials and process I used. After I let them ramble about this and go on their little intellectual journey, I revealed to them the truth.This was documented and included in a thesis paper that I wrote about the meaning of art. The fact of the matter is, and I tell students with dreams of grandeur all the time this, it has less to do with the art and piece itself, than your marketing abilities and process. Art is supposed to be sacred and we try to find a higher meaning behind it, however it is just as fake as the self-tanned "blondes" in the bar.
clambam: Do a GIS for Nadia horse drawings for another example of autistic savant art. Or read http://nliventech.net/downloads/ebooks/rawvision_december/chapter5.ht m l . However, I became very suspicious when the author said "Today, she decides not to perform just for my benefit. Instead, she watches Tom And Jerry cartoons and chuckles at the jokes." There have been more than a few recent cases of children heralded as child geniuses whose minders somehow make sure no one actually sees them doing the work. Because, you know, they didn't do it. Also, I've seen very few photographs of people with autism smiling, she seems awfully cheerful for a child who prefers to go naked who somehow got stuffed into a dress for the photo shoot, and the whole point of autism is that you can't chuckle at Tom and Jerry cartoons because you don't get it. I'm not saying this kid isn't genuine, there are plenty of savants who are, but if this girl's a fake (or rather, her parents are), then this is exactly the kind of write-up/bait-and-switch you'd expect to see.
Zombalupagus: Barfmaker: I like the ones they showed. I wouldn't pay that much for them but I'd have them in my house.Yeah, ^this^. To hell with the haters. I don't even like modern art and I can tell this stuff is good. That is to say, if you put a bunch of it in front of me and included her stuff I would probably put many of her pieces in the top 10%.[i.imgur.com image 634x476]No, seriously. I'm not bullshiatting. Look at her painting up there. Ok, now do a GIS for Jackson Pollock and tell me which one (just based on aesthetics) you'd rather have on your wall. I've scrolled several pages down and can't even find even one that I like better.
Zombalupagus: Ok, now do a GIS for Jackson Pollock
HotWingAgenda: Zombalupagus: Ok, now do a GIS for Jackson PollockYou compare a new scam to an old one in order to validate the new one? Hey everybody, this politician ain't a criminal... now Nixon, he was a criminal . . .
Tooterfish: HotWingAgenda: Zombalupagus: Ok, now do a GIS for Jackson PollockYou compare a new scam to an old one in order to validate the new one? Hey everybody, this politician ain't a criminal... now Nixon, he was a criminal . . .You imply art and love of art is a scam though, so your argument is kind of invalid. While you, and others, may not like or appreciate art in its many forms, there are people who do, so stop being a hater nobody is telling you to buy this little child's artwork./stop liking things i don't like.jpg
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