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Art You Hate: Which famous artist DON'T you get? Which artists whose work you utterly hate?

 
 
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 20 Feb, 2011 09:02 am
@Roberta,
Pollock and Mondrian? Good call. I still don't get Pollack's drip paintings. I do like and get Mondrian because the more orderly and far less chaotic in their aesthetic design.
Letty
 
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Reply Sun 20 Feb, 2011 09:07 am
@tsarstepan,
Duchamp. I think he was faking out the public. (not hate; just don't care for him)

http://www.beatmuseum.org/duchamp/images/nude2.jpg
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Mame
 
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Reply Sun 20 Feb, 2011 09:08 am
I'm not fond of Rousseau - you know, there's just something a little creepy about them, and I 'm a huge fan of naive art. I wouldn't even call his stuff 'naive', per se, but try as I might, I just don't like it.

http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/rousseau_henri.html
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 20 Feb, 2011 09:30 am
@msolga,
Bacon is the (H.P.) Lovecraftian of artists. Great art to have displayed when reading a Stephen King novel.

Lash and Roberta? And even though it sounds a tad kneejerkish, de Kooning misogynistic paintings seems to be the product of a 13 year old boy with ADHD and no talent.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 20 Feb, 2011 09:44 am
I think Picasso is a wonderful artist, generally speaking. But it seems he used his craft as a way to abuse women in his life, and so I have to separate these from the others. Can't help it.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 20 Feb, 2011 10:03 am
To me, also, Dali is talented, but overly repetitious.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 20 Feb, 2011 10:32 am
Have to think about this. I like or am neutral about most of the artists mentioned so far, though I don't like some individual pieces. Kincaid, fuggedabout it.

I am weary of some great works, just like I don't want to hear some music even one more time, but they are part of my years of paying attention to art and originally liking them, so there is vestigial fondness.

I understand the problem re Michelangelo, but I don't hate his work exactly. Not saying MonaLeeza hates it either. I'm more responsive to a Donatello.
I don't like that Fragonard, but I remember liking one (I forget what right now).

There are whole categories of art I'm not particularly interested in, but will like some examples of, especially if I understand more. I have a tendency to like "expressive" work as opposed to pristine grids or photorealism. So, for example, I usually like Bacon no matter what his subject..

back in a while.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 20 Feb, 2011 11:41 am
@edgarblythe,
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But it seems he used his craft as a way to abuse women in his life, and so I have to separate these from the others. Can't help it
Thats a valid reason to dislike any artist. Of course there are exceptions. I love Caravaggios art but he was a real whacko.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 20 Feb, 2011 12:31 pm
@farmerman,
I heart Caravaggio as well! Do you know of any excellent biographies I could read. I've seen a couple of documentaries on his work but they tend to touch little on his life because as I understand it, his life isn't well documented.

ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 20 Feb, 2011 12:59 pm
@tsarstepan,
I liked Peter Robb's Caravaggio - forget the title.

Aha - http://www.amazon.com/M-Man-Who-Became-Caravaggio/dp/B001O0EHSG/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1298228416&sr=1-1


(You'll see mixed reviews - I liked the book for reasons some didn't)
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JLNobody
 
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Reply Sun 20 Feb, 2011 01:08 pm
I'm open to virtually all artistic expression except when it appears to be contrived for the marketplace. For that reason I can't even look at Jeff Koons' stuff.
I'm moved by the aesthetic of deKooning (not the content, just the form), but I consider most of the work of his principal rival, Pollock, very good wallpaper. I like his wife's work, however.
BTW, Kinkaid isn't even a bad "artist."
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 20 Feb, 2011 02:22 pm
@JLNobody,
Kincaid is a factory manager at best rather then an artist.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 20 Feb, 2011 02:26 pm
@tsarstepan,
Heres a collection of Caravaggios deepest darkest paintings.
http://www.artbible.info/art/biography/caravaggio
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Mame
 
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Reply Sun 20 Feb, 2011 02:42 pm
@JLNobody,
Yes, what I find is that artists find their commercial niche and seldom vary from it. Take Christopher and Mary Pratt, for example, or Tolliver Cranston - so much of a sameness. I consider Bateman to be more of a technician. Maybe that's not fair, but that's how I feel. I love it when someone keeps learning new styles, techniques, media, methods and branches out for art's sake rather than the almighty $. Not saying some of these aren't evocative, just try something new.

http://www.google.ca/images?hl=en&rlz=&q=christopher+pratt+paintings&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&biw=1021&bih=602

http://www.google.ca/images?um=1&hl=en&biw=1021&bih=602&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=mary+pratt+paintings&aq=f&aqi=g1&aql=&oq=

http://www.google.ca/images?um=1&hl=en&biw=1021&bih=602&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=tolliver+cranston+paintings&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=
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Ceili
 
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Reply Sun 20 Feb, 2011 02:56 pm
I guess I don't pay attention to what I don't like, I rarely give it a second thought. I do love the Group of Seven, it speaks to me as a canuck. Lawren Harris is probably my favourite of the group.
http://www.groupofsevenart.com/index.html
I also love the work of Ted Harrison.
http://tedharrison.com/
And I absolutely love the Indian group of seven, with my favourite being Alex Janvier. I wish i could find a good link, alas... none to be found.
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MonaLeeza
 
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Reply Sun 20 Feb, 2011 03:38 pm
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

To me, also, Dali is talented, but overly repetitious.

Dali's another one who doesn't do it for me... I'm not fond of surrealism generally.
JLNobody
 
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Reply Sun 20 Feb, 2011 04:35 pm
@MonaLeeza,
I generally do not like the narrow form of surrealism, i.e., that which depicts dream content. I like a different form of surrealism, one in which the very act of painting approaches a dream state. When I paint I often try to do so in a less than completely conscious posture. Sometimes a glass of red wine helps.
Mame
 
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Reply Sun 20 Feb, 2011 04:48 pm
@JLNobody,
JLNobody wrote:

Sometimes a glass of red wine helps.


Smile

Apparently when you get to the point when you're painting (or other things) and not realizing the day has flown by, it's as good as meditating or having a long sleep. I call that "zoning out", where your focus and energy is only on the painting - it's completely addictive! I mainly drink red wine when I'm cooking Smile Of course, if I have too much, the food's a write-off Smile
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Ionus
 
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Reply Sun 20 Feb, 2011 05:36 pm
@sozobe,
You dont like men looking up women's dresses ? It is better than women looking up women's dresses surely...

Thanks for the reminder of how much I dislike Romanticism.
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chai2
 
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Reply Sun 20 Feb, 2011 05:38 pm
ok, I guess I have to take back that I said Picasso.

I don't "hate" him, just don't like him at all.

As far as hate, I'd have to say Kincade. Can't imagine having to look at that stuff.

I don't really put Jeff Koons in the catagory of artist, for most of his work. Don't hate him, just think he's mostly overated.
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