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http://www.salon.com/comics/boll/2006/10/05/boll/index1.html

I may need to review my list now. :D

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I don't get it. :scratch:

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It was pretty obtuse...but I wrote a novel where characters actually had those kind of discussions, so I had an advantage, I guess. :)

One idea behind most performance art and conceptual art is that there is an artistic element to everyday activities and objects, which an artist can bring out by calling attention to it. Witness Duchamp and the urinal. Wikipedia has some good entries on this stuff.

The cartoon just takes that notion to another level... :D

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This is funny:

http://www.geostationarybananaovertexas.com/en.html

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Just saw this painting by Goya yesterday. It might be the most disturbing painting I've ever seen:

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Saturn Devouring his Son--yep, it's up there disturbing-wise. Compare and contrast the version by Rubens.:
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Thanks for posting that, Ax. I've been trying to verbalize the difference between the two for the last few days. They're both horrofying but in different ways. The horror in Rubens' feels much more specific - the intense suffering of that particular child. Goya's, on the other hand, feels like a painting of a state of mind, of some grand overwhelming madness. I judge Goya's to be the more powerful statement.

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I've always been struck by the horror in the eyes of Goya's Saturn, as if he's compelled to an act he recognizes as terrible.

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Good job, both of you, in helping to pin that down for me. It's been bugging me since college and my single Art History survey course, where the prof asked the question and then I dozed off in the warm, dark auditorium before I heard the answer. :D

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I don't often particularly love art of this style but I really love this painting:

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It's by John Millias who also did this fairly famous painting I believe has been linked to in this thread:
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I've been in a very art-lovin' mood lately so here's a ton of paintings I adore. Hopefully, You will find something here you enjoy. I loved this thread and hopefully others will continue to discuss and contribute to it again - comments welcome! :)

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Because I went to a little art show today and I LOVED this guy's work, here's some Bo Bartlett paintings.

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Google Kay Nielsen. You will not regret it!

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My immediate thought was "Yellow Submarine" :)

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I missed the Bo Bartlett paintings the first time around. I like those! Very compelling!

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