Art for Arts' sake

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  1. Vajradhara

    Vajradhara One of Many

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    Namaste all,

    so.. i'm wanting to discuss some artistic endeavors excluding music and modern media as we have sections for them... but more as Art theory, painting, sculpture and so forth.

    i don't know if we need a new section on it as i'm not sure if there's anyone other than me that would be keen for it.

    thoughts?

    metta,

    ~v
     
  2. c0de

    c0de Vassal

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    I second that motion ! :)
     
  3. iBrian

    iBrian Peace, Love and Unity Admin

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    Once we have a few topics on the subject, I'm sure it'll prove a need. :)
     
  4. Paladin

    Paladin Purchased Bewilderment

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    I think that's a great idea Vaj! Do you have a topic in mind?
     
  5. c0de

    c0de Vassal

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    Off the top of my head:
    1. Plato's hostility towards the idea of "art for art's sake"
    2. Aristotle's support for the idea of "art for art's sake"
    3. Sculpture vs Painting (or Michelangelo vs Da Vinci)
    4. Goethe and Schiller's Aesthetics (or German Romanticism)
    5. Philosophical Art - A Contradiction?
    6. The Power of Art To Guide or Mislead the Masses
    7. Modern "Art" (Are These Quotemarks Ironic? Discuss)

    I'll stop at 7 ...

    cuz I like don't like 8...

    it looks like its lookin at me ... sideways

    look at it !!

    DAMN IT EIGHT !!! STOP LOOKING AT ME !!!!
     
  6. Paladin

    Paladin Purchased Bewilderment

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    Seriously, didn't I see you in Blue Velvet?

    You are such an educated young man, where did you go to school?
     
  7. Snoopy

    Snoopy Well-Known Member

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  8. Vajradhara

    Vajradhara One of Many

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    Namaste Paladin,

    thank you for the post.

    (thanks to everyone for contributing so far!!)

    hmm... well... i would be interested in discussing the impact of Western Linear Perspective upon Asian, specifically Japanese art and the impact of Japanese art upon Western art and artists initially.

    i would be interested in talking about the use of light and planes by various artists of the Western traditions, technique in some cases and ascetic choices in others.

    i certainly like code's suggestions as well! those should prove to be rather fruitful topics in and of themselves each one needing a thread of it's own!

    metta,

    ~v
     
  9. Paladin

    Paladin Purchased Bewilderment

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    I would love to see a few examples of that-the impact of different cultures-and as to the second wish, may I vote for Andrew Wyeth and JMW Turner?
     
  10. c0de

    c0de Vassal

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    that was one screwed up movie ...



    [​IMG]
     
  11. Paladin

    Paladin Purchased Bewilderment

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    I know what you mean. I'm self-educated too for the most part.

    "A rich man goes to college, a poor man goes to work" -Charlie Daniels

    Still I'm often impressed with your knowledge, even when I don't agree.


    I think I would like to explore the impact on the performing arts by the contributions of Freud, Adler and Jung. If such a thing were possible.
     
  12. seattlegal

    seattlegal Mercur├Žn Buddhist

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    Feedback loop! The collective unconscious according to Jung influencing the collective unconscious? Eek! Static and feedback! Eek! Modern art! Eek! Static and feedback! ;)
     
  13. Paladin

    Paladin Purchased Bewilderment

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    'bout time you showed up young lady, I for one missed you.
     
  14. c0de

    c0de Vassal

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    apparently, I can win arguments....

    now if only i had a military,

    then id win hearts and minds too !!

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Snoopy

    Snoopy Well-Known Member

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    ooh and Caravaggio and Vermeer...

    s.
     
  16. Snoopy

    Snoopy Well-Known Member

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    Don't mention it. :)

    s.
     
  17. Vajradhara

    Vajradhara One of Many

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    wow... lots of replies and interest.

    ok... i'll work up my bit on Western linear perspective and post it up shortly!
     
  18. earl

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    Hmm? light and planes, eh? As I push paint around a canvas, might be an interesting discussion topic. Though after a decade of pushing paint around, unsure how much I'd be able to offer.:) earl
     
  19. Paladin

    Paladin Purchased Bewilderment

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    Well, I'd like to hear what happened when you started pushing paint around. What did that feel like?
     
  20. earl

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    My hobby is landscape painting-acrylics. 10 years of doing it and on rare occasion end up with a finished painting I wouldn't toss. So what does it feel like? Moments of frustration, punctuated by moments of rapt flow and contentment.:p earl
     

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