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Thread for links, post images, or just talk about what you've been liking. Any styles at all.

I'll mostly be posting links, sorry but I can't be fucked with photobucket type of stuff anymore.

Love this sculptor, astoundingly intricate
https://www.instagram.com/i.heishiro_artist/

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 22 January 2021 20:41 (seven months ago) link

Wonderful moody pixel art

https://www.instagram.com/p/BodyOAnBM44

calstars, Friday, 22 January 2021 20:43 (seven months ago) link

Nice, I seen a lot of this type of stuff on twitter lately so I'm glad I've got a starting place for it on instagram. I've lost interest in playing videogames for quite a long time now but I still like a lot of the visuals and I like that people are exploring the visuals without the gameplay.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 22 January 2021 21:01 (seven months ago) link

Same here
I started a thread on it a few years back: pixel art

calstars, Friday, 22 January 2021 21:09 (seven months ago) link

More amazing sculptures
https://www.artstation.com/asyrankulov
https://www.instagram.com/arsen_asyrankulov/

Robert Adam Gilmour, Tuesday, 26 January 2021 19:04 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...

Love this guy, amazing fantasies, character designs
https://www.instagram.com/solomonenos/
http://www.solomonenos.com/work

Iran Lomiel is very NSFW, her girls look too similar a lot of the time but I think it might be deliberate. There is more really good ones on e-hentai but not sure how moderators would feel about linking there.
https://www.catherinelarosepoesiaearte.com/2012/06/iran-lomell.html

Robert Adam Gilmour, Wednesday, 10 March 2021 22:23 (six months ago) link

https://www.instagram.com/p/CMQJvuJLVfw

Big fan of this cinema 4d / octane cyberpunk vibe

calstars, Wednesday, 10 March 2021 23:12 (six months ago) link

This dog mirror thing by Hajime Machida is one of the weirdest things I've seen recently, the hair puppet is pretty good too.

#皆さんラフと完成絵を見せてください pic.twitter.com/cA3TCPX8Ov

— 町田肇 Hajime Machida (@Hajime_Machida) January 30, 2021

Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 11 March 2021 20:33 (six months ago) link

I written Lomeli as Lomiel, sorry.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 11 March 2021 20:35 (six months ago) link

Hate how expensive art books become and that so many of them are about a writers thoughts rather than the pictures of the artist. I don't think there is a decent affordable book of Reginald Marsh.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 18 March 2021 22:34 (six months ago) link

Taschen often surprises with $40 or less reissues of previously pricey books (the trade-off is a smaller page size than the original books).

Get on their mailing list for advance notice on twice-yearly slightly damaged or display copy sales. I've scored things like the $150 complete H. Bosch for $50.

Hideous Lump, Friday, 19 March 2021 06:31 (five months ago) link

C4d fucking sucks

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Friday, 19 March 2021 06:43 (five months ago) link

Platform arm sucks

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Friday, 19 March 2021 06:56 (five months ago) link

Art

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Friday, 19 March 2021 06:56 (five months ago) link

Why is it that so many anti-capitalists love the most commercial cartoons in a style bred from generations of artists simplifying their work for deadlines to make a living? And these artists often end up choking on their style that has been narrowed by necessity.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 19 March 2021 18:22 (five months ago) link

sorry, i was drunk last night, and unlike many of those nights, it was definitely on purpose.

"platform art sucks" - what i mean by that is the act of making or modifying art to meet the requirements of a platform. i did this a lot, which is my art sucked. it can mean taking a video and changing the dimensions of it to make it meet the platform, or making an image square for instagram, or 1080p for facebook or twitter, or cutting the length so it doesn't go over. all of that sucks.

platform art that REALLY sucks is what you end up with at the end - people using Instagram "Create" mode and then describing themselves as "insta creators" in their bio and having 280K followers. it's like they walked into the crayola store and got handed that box with 16 colors and decided they were set for life

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Friday, 19 March 2021 18:49 (five months ago) link

if you get really good at C4D, you can make art like beeple, that's why it sucks

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Friday, 19 March 2021 18:50 (five months ago) link

art is always constrained by the technical possibilities of the time - both what is available in the world, and also what is available (financially and practically) to the artist. constraints are a very good thing. but what we have now is a bunch of people who learned what an arpeggiator was and never moved past that because arpeggios are very popular

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Friday, 19 March 2021 18:51 (five months ago) link

and now we have Michael Arpeggio and he made 42058 billion dollars and everyone wants to suck his arpeggio

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Friday, 19 March 2021 18:52 (five months ago) link

three weeks pass...

https://www.instagram.com/p/B6PslNKFIkY/

Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 12 April 2021 21:20 (five months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/zfDnZ4F.jpg

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 14 April 2021 20:44 (five months ago) link

Andres Rios, nice
https://www.instagram.com/p/CLuMxhHDVCT/

Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 19 April 2021 20:20 (four months ago) link

Amazing portraits by Michael Taylor
https://www.mrtaylor.co.uk/gallery/

Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 19 April 2021 22:53 (four months ago) link

https://www.instagram.com/p/COGOuB7p3J8/?igshid=1bezdijdyp9uy

doggin’ it

Also liked his other recent thing about the office printer

calstars, Sunday, 25 April 2021 21:25 (four months ago) link

https://www.instagram.com/p/B9Yl6whKqIx/
Angela Dalinger

Robert Adam Gilmour, Tuesday, 27 April 2021 20:39 (four months ago) link

the tone and the brush strokes on this are killing me: https://www.artrenewal.org/artworks/tower-bridge-london/sir-frank-brangwyn-ra/59095

I took drugs recently and why doesn't the UK? (ledge), Wednesday, 28 April 2021 07:52 (four months ago) link

"Spirit of the Southern", 1969. By the under-appreciated Harry Stevens, for British Rail. This glorious painting of an electric train zipping through the Weald to the coast, as my desktop background, is my daily reminder that daytrips & tiny adventures aren’t far away again. pic.twitter.com/UQjwzyUlE1

— Tim Dunn (@MrTimDunn) April 24, 2021

(a zinged up version of the original

I took drugs recently and why doesn't the UK? (ledge), Wednesday, 28 April 2021 07:58 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Victor Brauner anticipates videogames
https://www.instagram.com/p/COIKprbFzHq/

Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 20 May 2021 21:04 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Book covers and illustrations
https://www.tomhorstmann.com/

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 4 June 2021 19:31 (three months ago) link

Mathieu Desjardins. Love this, some of it gives me Voivod vibes
https://www.instagram.com/meconium1212/

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 4 June 2021 19:55 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

pic.twitter.com/hKxNe77LOy

— Akeylion (@UniverseChew) June 14, 2021

Robert Adam Gilmour, Tuesday, 22 June 2021 21:53 (two months ago) link

Nice

calstars, Wednesday, 23 June 2021 00:08 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

Very nice

See also https://globalpattern.bandcamp.com/album/solarpunk-a-possible-future

calstars, Friday, 30 July 2021 12:10 (one month ago) link

This is horrible

This is not how to understand or find the value in art. Engagement obsession is a sickness. You’d think “we” would have figured that out by now. https://t.co/GeSVT6VJlE

— Mike Rugnetta (@mikerugnetta) July 17, 2021

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 30 July 2021 22:08 (one month ago) link

Christian Santiago. Grotesque, dark, gay, NSFW and really brilliant
https://www.instagram.com/lil_saantii/

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 1 August 2021 18:13 (one month ago) link

The cameras are ugly as shit and that could be redone but I don't see the idea as necessarily horrible? This seems more like something to help study and plan exhibit flow and crowd maintenance.

Joe Bombin (milo z), Sunday, 1 August 2021 18:32 (one month ago) link

i guess it depends on what the museum is for: the best art, or the most popular art

Z_TBD (Karl Malone), Sunday, 1 August 2021 19:40 (one month ago) link

or, replace "popular" with eye-grabbing, controversial, or even "has figures in it"

Z_TBD (Karl Malone), Sunday, 1 August 2021 19:42 (one month ago) link

but if the museum is for the hits, play the hits. but i'd be annoyed if it was a museum i liked to visit

Z_TBD (Karl Malone), Sunday, 1 August 2021 19:43 (one month ago) link

Love some of the toothy smiles this biker guy does. Some nudity
https://www.taiyolapaix.com/paintingsx-1

Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 2 August 2021 17:48 (one month ago) link

https://instagram.com/mallchitecture

ncxkd, Saturday, 7 August 2021 05:03 (one month ago) link

xps - Museums have a pretty good idea of the most popular art already, I expect (and this kind of work has been done forever just with actual people doing the observing)?

From the researchers -

Some of the researchers’ findings have been unexpected. Examining observer data from the two sides of a 14th-century diptych by Vitale degli Equi, data showed that “attention was immediately attracted to the ‘busier’ representation of Saint Peter’s blessing, to the right,” said Bologna Musei President Roberto Grandi. He was surprised to find that many visitors simply skipped the diptych’s left half.

“Does it have to do with the fact that while someone observes an artwork, a glimpse of another one works its way into the corner of the eye?” Grandi asked. “Or is it a question of layout logistics? We have no magic formulas, but the more objective information we get, the more we can improve our offerings.”

The data could lead to changes in lighting, staging and placement of artworks in relation to one another, Grandi said, with findings suggesting that museums and galleries might want to rethink how to make some paintings and sculptures more visible and accessible.

That doesn't seem objectionable at all - if this research does help with spacing to get people to spend more time looking at art they'd glance at and then get distracted by something else, that's good right?

Joe Bombin (milo z), Saturday, 7 August 2021 05:25 (one month ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/fvHTGcC.jpg

ncxkd, Saturday, 7 August 2021 06:20 (one month ago) link

Milo - fair points

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 7 August 2021 17:52 (one month ago) link

Colorful spooky forest erotica with lots of erections, scroll down and there's amazingly detailed sculptures and photography too
https://www.instagram.com/charleseroberts3/

Robert Adam Gilmour, Wednesday, 11 August 2021 21:52 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

Second poster used to reallt scare me when viewed at full size
http://pinktentacle.com/2008/01/hr-gigers-creatures-in-80s-pioneer-ads/

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 28 August 2021 00:16 (three weeks ago) link

don't blame me

calzino, Saturday, 28 August 2021 01:41 (three weeks ago) link

but one simple strand going on here is that the post-impressionists were basically vaporwave

calzino, Saturday, 28 August 2021 01:46 (three weeks ago) link

maybe

Dan S, Saturday, 28 August 2021 01:46 (three weeks ago) link

I'm assuming those are ca. late 19th c, not recent/student works (that would be really sad)

The 25 Best Songs Ever Ranked In Order (Deflatormouse), Saturday, 28 August 2021 01:47 (three weeks ago) link

the Olafur Eliasson One-Way Colour Tunnel in the Oculus Bridge at SFMOMA is also beautiful

Dan S, Saturday, 28 August 2021 01:55 (three weeks ago) link

someone did an installation throughout the entire length of Woolwich tunnel in the 90's. I can't vividly remember what they did. Possibly it was luminous squares in repetition or something. At the time it grew on me and was like ..wow you really get some cutting edge public art in the big smoke. Now I'd have this bitter old cynic voice in my head cursing all the posh, talentless Goldsmiths cunts who did it to hell!

calzino, Saturday, 28 August 2021 02:17 (three weeks ago) link

I haven't seen any of Eliasson's stuff in person to the best of my recollection, even though i'm pretty sure he's had a million solo gallery shows in NYC.

Was the "One-Way" part strictly enforced? Do you have to wait in line if you want to walk through it again? Were people taking selfies in it? I'm just wondering what trying to see a piece like that involves these days.

xp

The 25 Best Songs Ever Ranked In Order (Deflatormouse), Saturday, 28 August 2021 02:24 (three weeks ago) link

There was a show of Helio Oiticica's penetrables here a few years ago, they made you sign a wavier but once you did that, it was pretty much anything goes. I think I did running jumps onto one of the penetrables. There was another one that could be described as a "color tunnel" but obv a very different kind of thing, and you got a cup of orange juice at the end.

The 25 Best Songs Ever Ranked In Order (Deflatormouse), Saturday, 28 August 2021 02:29 (three weeks ago) link

That is so fucking shit!

geez, so it's not ok to just "like" some paintings that do not attempt to push the boundaries of art, but simply exhibit an appreciation of past techniques by applying them to a subject the artist wanted to paint? it's not like they were raving about those paintings as pure genius.

If those paintings are "fucking shit" then what distinguishes your dismissal from the French Academy painters who dismissed the original post-impressionists?

it is to laugh, like so, ha! (Aimless), Saturday, 28 August 2021 02:31 (three weeks ago) link

I can't imagine how that would work now.

Also there was the James Turrell show at the Guggenheim around the same time, which was amazing obviously and it was like this deeply meditative experience of lying on the floor for ages until it broke you, like Lazer Floyd for grownups.

The 25 Best Songs Ever Ranked In Order (Deflatormouse), Saturday, 28 August 2021 02:34 (three weeks ago) link

xp i believe those are "original" works of post-imprrssionism and that the judgement that they're shit has nothing to do with any failure to push boundaries

The 25 Best Songs Ever Ranked In Order (Deflatormouse), Saturday, 28 August 2021 02:37 (three weeks ago) link

So you've formulated objective criteria for judging a painting as "shit" and presumably can communicate these so that anyone may see precisely where they attain shitiness as opposed to merely failing to attain the higher reaches of art? I'd be very happy to have you share this superior knowledge so that I amy no longer be taken in by liking something I ought see a pure shit. It would be a public service!

it is to laugh, like so, ha! (Aimless), Saturday, 28 August 2021 02:47 (three weeks ago) link

May you never be allowed to express an opinion about the quality of art created by elementary school child. It would traumatize them for life.

it is to laugh, like so, ha! (Aimless), Saturday, 28 August 2021 02:51 (three weeks ago) link

I used to think contemporary works referencing past forms were shit, but now don’t feel that way

I really like the landscape works of Richard Mayhew for example

many xp, there is a long line for the Olafur Eliasson tunnel. you can walk back and forth. "Viewers walking through one direction see the magical color before them and behind them feel themselves leaving only a wake of black. When they walk back the other way, the colors are darkly muted."

The James Turrel show at the Gugenheim was one of the most incredible things I have ever seen

Dan S, Saturday, 28 August 2021 03:09 (three weeks ago) link

Xp Heh, I've actually worked at a pottery studio even tho the pay sucked and the work was backbreaking for no reason other than i love the work the elementary school kids make so much. I kept hundreds of photographs of my favorite pieces and even tried to duplicate them myself on a couple of occasions! (Which of course was a miserable failure)

The 25 Best Songs Ever Ranked In Order (Deflatormouse), Saturday, 28 August 2021 03:13 (three weeks ago) link

So you've formulated objective criteria for judging a painting as "shit" and presumably can communicate these so that anyone may see precisely where they attain shitiness as opposed to merely failing to attain the higher reaches of art? I'd be very happy to have you share this superior knowledge so that I amy no longer be taken in by liking something I ought see a pure shit. It would be a public service!

This post makes no sense to me.
I mean, I think I get the jist that you're calling me pretentious and inviting me to critique the paintings (or something). What this has to do with "failure", "knowledge", "higher reaches", "objectivity" etc, I have no idea.

I used to think contemporary works referencing past forms were shit, but now don’t feel that way

Neither do i.

The 25 Best Songs Ever Ranked In Order (Deflatormouse), Saturday, 28 August 2021 03:21 (three weeks ago) link

i love the work the elementary school kids make

Perhaps the secret you are hinting at here is that the more practiced and proficient one becomes in controlling an artistic medium to conform to the outcome you aimed at producing, the more likely it becomes that you will produce not just mediocre, but purely shitty, art. For some reason.

it is to laugh, like so, ha! (Aimless), Saturday, 28 August 2021 03:23 (three weeks ago) link

Going back to your post:

i believe those are "original" works of post-imprrssionism and that the judgement that they're shit has nothing to do with any failure to push boundaries

OK. Why do you believe that?

it is to laugh, like so, ha! (Aimless), Saturday, 28 August 2021 03:26 (three weeks ago) link

Louis Valtat was a great painter. This website is plagued by philistines.

treeship., Saturday, 28 August 2021 03:45 (three weeks ago) link

i keep looking at that first one, thinking about how proud i would be to make that.

but also, it's ok for people to hate that! my thinking on artistic criticism is the same as with religions - just don't hurt anyone else. do no harm. and nothing i've heard makes me feel any less about that first Valtat one that was posted, i'm glad i saw it. but it's a good reminder that it's good to have these disagreements. it would be weird and bad if everyone agreed about what was good, and also there's always that one guy who hates the beatles. what i'm saying is that louis valtat was the beatles

professional anti- (Karl Malone), Saturday, 28 August 2021 03:49 (three weeks ago) link

i was kidding about the "do no harm" stuff too. i'm kidding about all of it

"what is good?" no one has a coherent idea

professional anti- (Karl Malone), Saturday, 28 August 2021 03:50 (three weeks ago) link

:)

Dan S, Saturday, 28 August 2021 03:54 (three weeks ago) link

A good painting makes the viewer feel ashamed, either because they could never make it, or because they don’t understand it.

treeship., Saturday, 28 August 2021 03:54 (three weeks ago) link

don't think I believe that

Dan S, Saturday, 28 August 2021 04:01 (three weeks ago) link

i'll go back to this. just to show you what a fool i am, but also how someone else looks at something

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Fm8EM4roPRs/TasFrS9yIJI/AAAAAAAAAsQ/e21r09qpN2w/s1600/Louis+Valtat+-+Femme+a+la+Guitare%252C+1906.jpg

the face isn't good. it's the first thing i go to because i'm a human and i look at faces. i see the human. cool, it's a human. guitar. ok.

look at that tree above, her though. the one to left is good too, but especially the on in the upper-right quadrant. i like the piny thorny plants behind and to the right of her head as well. the human is there, with a couple eyeballs. faces are hard. this artist didn't take much time with it, but they spent way more time on the plants. the plantlife is very good. "how" is it "good", i don't know, what is rock and roll

professional anti- (Karl Malone), Saturday, 28 August 2021 04:06 (three weeks ago) link

i just know that one thing i never want to hear, ever, is why those plants in the upper-right actually are NOT good. because before i know why i should not like those plants, i just like them. i'm an ignorant baby, typing at 90+ wpm. don't ruin this baby's night

professional anti- (Karl Malone), Saturday, 28 August 2021 04:08 (three weeks ago) link

i think someone else would look at it and concentrate entirely on why the subject is there, why they have a guitar, where this is, who painted it, what time of day, the gallery it was first shown in, and all of that. all of that is good! i devour that shit, sometimes! i am a big de kooning fan - i want to know what was going on while he was painting it, and who everyone was sleeping with. but i don't need to, with everyone, first, i just recognize that corner appeals to me.

professional anti- (Karl Malone), Saturday, 28 August 2021 04:10 (three weeks ago) link

at first I didn't even see the guitar. the composition of it and the details are beautiful

Dan S, Saturday, 28 August 2021 04:13 (three weeks ago) link

i didn't like metallica until 2 weeks ago

professional anti- (Karl Malone), Saturday, 28 August 2021 04:28 (three weeks ago) link

and also, metallica is...

__GOOD__
__BAD__
__FOOD_
__FOOD FOR SOME SOME PEOPLE__
__BAD FOR SOME PEOPLE__
__THE DEFINITION OF TOXIC MASCULINITY__
__EXCELLENT__

professional anti- (Karl Malone), Saturday, 28 August 2021 04:33 (three weeks ago) link

Perhaps the secret you are hinting at here is that the more practiced and proficient one becomes in controlling an artistic medium to conform to the outcome you aimed at producing

I don't think they're too focused on achieving a particular outcome, a lot of the time. Sometimes an intended outcome is what they're willing to abort when it starts to interfere with their enjoyment of the process. That varies from kid to kid and project to project, of course. Frustrations and struggles with the medium are apparent in some of the pieces, and that can either enhance or diminish the work for me, or neither. I'm generally more taken with the way their eye distorts things than their hands. A lot like how this Valtat guy looks at a park and sees a jungle. My favorite piece in all the time i worked there was a ridiculous hand-built urn that looked like a trophy.

OK. Why do you believe that?

I just thought it was too uncanny? Not inconceivable that they might be a contemporary works, just a lot less likely.

A good painting makes the viewer feel ashamed, either because they could never make it, or because they don’t understand it.

No.

who everyone was sleeping with.

Lol.

I can think of a few art critics who avoid making value judgements, i don't see the point of that.

The 25 Best Songs Ever Ranked In Order (Deflatormouse), Saturday, 28 August 2021 04:41 (three weeks ago) link

...some of the kids are pretty good with clay, too.

The 25 Best Songs Ever Ranked In Order (Deflatormouse), Saturday, 28 August 2021 04:42 (three weeks ago) link

the face isn't good. it's the first thing i go to because i'm a human and i look at faces. i see the human. cool, it's a human. guitar. ok.

look at that tree above, her though. the one to left is good too, but especially the on in the upper-right quadrant. i like the piny thorny plants behind and to the right of her head as well. the human is there, with a couple eyeballs. faces are hard. this artist didn't take much time with it, but they spent way more time on the plants. the plantlife is very good. "how" is it "good", i don't know, what is rock and roll

I enjoyed your 'review' of the painting, KM.

It surprises me that you went right to the face, with everything going on here i don't find my eye drawn to anything as a focal point.

The 25 Best Songs Ever Ranked In Order (Deflatormouse), Saturday, 28 August 2021 04:48 (three weeks ago) link

It's a very intense setting, for a leisure scene. The plants look like they're going to eat her.

The 25 Best Songs Ever Ranked In Order (Deflatormouse), Saturday, 28 August 2021 04:51 (three weeks ago) link

It's a very intense setting, for a leisure scene. The plants look like they're going to eat her.

keep going! this is like an erotic PR email pitch

professional anti- (Karl Malone), Saturday, 28 August 2021 04:54 (three weeks ago) link

and by that i mean - i'm drawn to those things

professional anti- (Karl Malone), Saturday, 28 August 2021 04:55 (three weeks ago) link

do i want her to not be eaten, if i have a choice? no, eat her! she's some rich aristocratic lovechild from the 1890s, fucking eat her alive!

an intense leisure scene? fuck yeah

professional anti- (Karl Malone), Saturday, 28 August 2021 04:56 (three weeks ago) link

it doesn't mean it's good for you, it just means it's good for me

professional anti- (Karl Malone), Saturday, 28 August 2021 04:57 (three weeks ago) link

Your comments reminded me of this from Barry Schwabsky's review of Clement Greenberg's collected essays

It couldn’t have been fun for artists to find themselves athwart Greenberg’s exclusivity, though not many had to face judgments he’d been storing up for years, as Georgia O’Keeffe did when he reviewed her retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in 1946: “The lapidarian patience she has expended in trimming, breathing upon, and polishing these bits of opaque cellophane betrays a concern that has less to do with art than with private worship and the embellishment of private fetishes with secret and arbitrary meanings.” And that was one of his more sympathetic comments on O’Keeffe. She sounds like Laura Wingfield polishing her glass menagerie. How things have changed in sixty years: The very qualities Greenberg invoked to bury O’Keeffe would now more likely be used to praise an artist’s work.

The 25 Best Songs Ever Ranked In Order (Deflatormouse), Saturday, 28 August 2021 04:59 (three weeks ago) link

It's quite comic, to me. Attack Of The Killer Foliage. The poor lady, sitting in the park on a Sunday afternoon, completely oblivious to these gnarly killer trees and the plants pulsating with this menacing energy, about to devour her alive. They're going to crowd her out of her own picture at the very least.

The hilarity of it undermines its power for me

The 25 Best Songs Ever Ranked In Order (Deflatormouse), Saturday, 28 August 2021 05:22 (three weeks ago) link

Her lifelessness animates the plants more and more. I perceive it as a symbiotic relationship. She'll be plant food soon, and so will all of us, really. It's the cycle of life, it's nature's way.

The 25 Best Songs Ever Ranked In Order (Deflatormouse), Saturday, 28 August 2021 05:29 (three weeks ago) link

My review of this big beast Fritz Aigner book
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4184306073

Just got 2 Ernst Fuchs books in the mail

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 28 August 2021 12:52 (three weeks ago) link

i don't really think paintings should make you feel ashamed, i was trying to create an aphorism

treeship., Saturday, 28 August 2021 13:52 (three weeks ago) link

whether a painting is "good" or "bad" is subjective, but i think "beauty" is too narrow of a criteria. some paintings are great because they are transcendently ugly, like the work of chaim soutine and philip guston.

as with all arts, what we're looking for is something like "truth," but a very peculiar definition of it.

treeship., Saturday, 28 August 2021 13:54 (three weeks ago) link

I love how jumblytumbly those Valtat pieces are. Chaim Soutine is another fine jumblytumbler.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 28 August 2021 17:12 (three weeks ago) link

you guys are weird

Ben Sledsens
https://www.instagram.com/p/CTATjb3tvM4/

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 29 August 2021 18:49 (two weeks ago) link

Nice video about Aleksandra Waliszewska, one of my favorites. Annoying skillshare advert near the start.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgE15jkhtpo

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 11 September 2021 21:07 (one week ago) link

Mark Laver is like a gooey Charles Burchfield
https://www.instagram.com/marklaver1970/

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 12 September 2021 19:17 (six days ago) link


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