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veen  ·  1693 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Effort Ain't Dead- an unorganized mess of modern art by uh_oh

Those works by Leif Podhajsky are really amazing. I feel like I've seem them befo-

Aah. Happens to be exactly the kind of music I listen to.

I wish he'd release some larger images though, I'd love to have a wallpaper of his work.

thenewgreen  ·  1693 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I agree, they're amazing images. I was thrown off by the NSFW warning as all the images seemed perfectly suitable for work. Then I scrolled down the site.... And wow.

veen  ·  1693 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Haha, I found them quite hilarious. 'Coagulated Physique', an apt description of it.

More on the topic, I wonder if there is meaning to be sought beyond the aesthetic in these works? uh_oh, what do you think? I enjoy art way more when there's more in the painting, when there is an emotion or a thought that can connect this visual image to an idea.

uh_oh  ·  1693 days ago  ·  link  ·  

There's just no way to see it coming, I had to ease my way into looking at them. them.

I love that post of yours that you linked, our intentions are similar. In my first post of this tag I was in awe of how art can do things to me, its audience. When we look at a painting, really experience a painting, it's no longer striking a pose for us on a wall. We step into the painting's house now man. It can and will make its statement and will not hear your replies or care about your reaction. If we want to appreciate the art and find the meaning, we'll shut up and listen.

So, if you connect to a painting it will offer you the ideas you're referring to, regardless of "how much" is in it. I dont imagine a painting to he quantifiable like that. That green rectangle didn't have as much variety of color but it still made me really damn frustrated. If I just scrolled by the first Podhajsky, I would notice the vivid colors but I wouldn't have felt it's particular statement, which in that case to me personally was an invitation to explore.

You got me rambling, it would be better to ask you, is there truly art that can't be connected to an idea?

veen  ·  1693 days ago  ·  link  ·  

A lot of art for me appears unconnected to an idea. On first look, Vermeer's Het Straatje appears to be nothing special, just a Dutch street.

It appears to be nothing more than it depicts (I just read something about Kant, so dare I say ding an sich?) But after being pointed out by that very same Art is Therapy tour that it can be seen as a celebration of everyday life, the painting made some ideological sense. The Rijksmuseum had tons of paintings to which I don't know the backstory, the context, the influences well enough to understand what it really tries to say.

Most of the paintings there I valued on not much more than their aesthetics. Oh, look, a vase painted with really nice lighting. That's nice. Maybe the painter tried to say something beyond 'I can paint', but to me, that message is lost.

beezneez  ·  982 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I love this, two years later.

veen  ·  982 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Better late than never! Those two years did fly by though. Interestingly, the location of that painting is now only mile away from me.

uh_oh  ·  1693 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Forgot to mention this in my second time writing, thanks! Also, I saw Foals in concert and they had a HUGE "Buddha & Cobras" print as their stage backdrop. Just an incredible show. I'll link the image when I get home.

These prints are available as €300 t-shirts in Germany by the way -_-

veen  ·  1693 days ago  ·  link  ·  

For that price you can get a decent suit and look better too. It's nice what he made, but still, ramping up the price just because it is art is nonsense.