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    People have a natural attraction to realism,...

    People have a natural attraction to realism, beauty and meaning. Remaining interested in what one likes in the face of postmodern hegemony is hardly a "political reaction." It is simply staying true...
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    I think it is part of the natural instinct of the...

    I think it is part of the natural instinct of the human animal, beyond fulfilling basic needs, to seek out beauty and meaning in artful communication. There is nothing inherently political about this...
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    No, modern art is about creating works that have...

    No, modern art is about creating works that have aesthetic reality outside of reference, or which put more emphasis on the aesthetic reality of the picture moreso than the reference. Postmodern art...
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    Romanticism was once considered modern art. It...

    Romanticism was once considered modern art. It was a true advance in aesthetic understanding and was a worldwide movement of great importance. The next "Modern Art" began (Impressionism) as a way to...
  5. Thread: Sick

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    "Sick" is bi-coastal American surfer/car...

    "Sick" is bi-coastal American surfer/car culture/skateboard jargon, I think. Probably originated like 45 years ago along with "wicked", "bitchin'", "crazy", "radical", and "gnarly" ... all of which...
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    Darkstrider, Are you in a life drawing class?...

    Darkstrider,

    Are you in a life drawing class?

    Have you copied over Bridgman's anatomy books into your notebooks a few pages a night?

    I'm asking because I don't think I'm seeing real...
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    Grading a simple multiple choice paper correctly...

    Grading a simple multiple choice paper correctly is an example where no understanding is required. And in such cases, I think we can agree that very little interpretation is needed (which is why a...
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    This relationship between signifier and signified...

    This relationship between signifier and signified is called an Index: An index indicates something that necessarily entails something else. Smoke is a sign that entails fire, plants entail water,...
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    You aren't making sense. How can a fact be...

    You aren't making sense. How can a fact be replicated?

    You are sitting at a computer. That computer is a completely unique entity in all of reality and time. If you replicate that computer, you...
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    Benedikt, Again, my friend you aren't...

    Benedikt,

    Again, my friend you aren't comprehending the extent of epistemology's reach into these matters. Science isn't to do with fact at all, but truth. There is no arbiter of fact, except...
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    Benedikt, You aren't consistent in your...

    Benedikt,

    You aren't consistent in your application of the principles you are espousing. And I don't think you are aware of it. Which is why you are confounded by what I have written.

    I guess...
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    Benedikt, you are acting as if talent is the...

    Benedikt, you are acting as if talent is the extraordinary claim requiring extraordinary proof. Whereas it seems bloody obvious to me that the reverse is the case: the that non-existence of talent is...
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    There is a clear distinction to be drawn between...

    There is a clear distinction to be drawn between analytical and synthetic thinking.
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    I buy into the talent thing. I think that...

    I buy into the talent thing.

    I think that talent is essentially an artist's ability to fall into a state of belief about the work he is making, while also making it. Which is another way of...
  15. Walter Everett: American Illustrator @ Napa Valley Museum Opens Tonight 5-7 pm

    Awesome illustrator and Howard Pyle student Walter H. Everett has a show beginning tonight at the Napa museum (55 presidents circle, yountville, CA, 707.944.0500)
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  16. Poll: Do you use a paintbrush or a computer? This is...

    Do you use a paintbrush or a computer? This is the question you're interested in?
  17. Poll: Let me expedite this conversation you are having...

    Let me expedite this conversation you are having with yourself:

    Art obviously requires designing.

    Yet not all designs are Art.

    Therefore there are qualities to Art that are in addition to...
  18. Poll: Most digital rendering doesn't actually look like...

    Most digital rendering doesn't actually look like paint, if we are sensitive to the medium.

    But there are many things that artists of the past have done with paint that are very effective for...
  19. Poll: Designers do all sorts of things. Most modern...

    Designers do all sorts of things. Most modern artists are/were designers. So countless "stand-alone" pictures are just designs. Some are planned out, some are slapped together. Most interior...
  20. God, the internet sucks.

    God, the internet sucks.
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    Someone who is primarily interested in getting various effects from the physical qualities of paint is also a designer.
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    Imagine the line before you put it down. Practice...

    Imagine the line before you put it down. Practice it in your mind and think of it as already on the paper before you place the stroke. Then you won't be searching for where the stroke goes. You will...
  23. Roy Lichtenstein's work is pomo, it's supposed to...

    Roy Lichtenstein's work is pomo, it's supposed to be banal.
  24. There are six billion people in the world. That's...

    There are six billion people in the world. That's the talent pool. Some will be screwy enough to be artists. Of those, a miniscule percentage will be talent outliers. Sorta like being jealous of...
  25. Armando, Nobody wants to spend all day...

    Armando,

    Nobody wants to spend all day spelling this stuff out to you while you sit there with your arms folded. Who do you think you are?

    You set up yourself as an arbiter of what proves the...
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