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suspended

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The good the bad and the ugly

The good—figurative highly skilled makes the contemporary feel historical, plays on the archive discovers new stylized realities

The ugly—deliberately aggressive, clashing colors, disturbing subjects and shapes, amateurish on purpose

The bad—everything else
 

Corpsey

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The good the bad and the ugly

The good—figurative highly skilled makes the contemporary feel historical, plays on the archive discovers new stylized realities

The ugly—deliberately aggressive, clashing colors, disturbing subjects and shapes, amateurish on purpose

The bad—everything else
But of course both 'the good' and 'the ugly' can also be 'the bad'.
 

Corpsey

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As always I think of luka's comment re: blawan's drums being excused by the "indie judo move" of claiming that incompetence is deliberate and stylised.

It's interesting how post-Modernism, it seems there's really nothing you can't excuse on conceptual grounds – but also that stuff that is more in line with the pre-Modernist canon of taste looks hopelessly outdated and irrelevant.
 

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It's interesting how post-Modernism, it seems there's really nothing you can't excuse on conceptual grounds –
It's been a godsend to fandoms. They never have to accept that whoever they're following can put a foot wrong as they can generate all these byzantine explanations for why it's supposed to be crap which in fact makes it good.

Maybe we should have a thread on fandoms, actually. They're such a huge part of culture now. It's the model from art to politics to business at this point. There are people who follow Elon Musk the way people used to follow David Bowie.
 

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It's been a godsend to fandoms. They never have to accept that whoever they're following can put a foot wrong as they can generate all these byzantine explanations for why it's supposed to be crap which in fact makes it good.
What if that's good
 

catalog

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I went to the Lucian Freud exhibition at tate Liverpool on Saturday. Was a bit disappointing. They only had one of his really big late ones. It was a good one though, bloke with lobber front and centre, in a weird pose that looked off.

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Had loads of his rubbish etchings, very little tonal shift in them.

His early ones were the best, I bought postcards of these two

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I much prefer Francis bacon, was doing something a bit more interesting. I feel like Freud was very skilful, but ultimately a bit pedestrian? He did do something interesting with the poses, no doubt. Very odd positions.

Or maybe they just didn't have very good ones. Was an odd exhibition, cos very small.
 

catalog

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He was tagged "Britain's greatest living painter" until he died recently but I don't think his reputation is gonna go up.

Who is Britain's greatest living painter?
 

woops

is not like other people
hockney is amazing when you consider the range of his career he can basically do anything
 

woops

is not like other people
so you must have seen the hockney collection there and you still don't like him
 

catalog

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In the mill? Yeah I think a few of his are brilliant, like some of the ones of swimming pools with swirls of water, also some of his prints set to cavafy poems, but I don't like his colour palette much.

Although funnily enough, I sent this painting I did to my mate, who I went up a mountain with, this painting is inspired by that trip, and he said it was very hockney.

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But I was using poster paints at that time.
 
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