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    Sarah Palin & John McCain

    [Edit] It seems that my original political comment to preface this work was becoming a distraction. This piece was inspired by the hysteria generated from Obama making a comment about putting lipstick on pig.

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    Great Fractions and Style. Otto Dix and Deco? Whatever it is it's great design and character.

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    you have a great sense of style buddy... BUT!
    Actually I am not republican, nor living in the us, but I think CA should be a non-political art forum... seriously... so

    this is the first time I see something like this here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. m View Post
    you have a great sense of style buddy... BUT!
    Actually I am not republican, nor living in the us, but I think CA should be a non-political art forum... seriously... so

    this is the first time I see something like this here...
    People have posted overtly political work in the past, and are welcome to do so now and in the future. What mechanism would you propose to keep things "non-political," exactly? And wouldn't any decision about what is and isn't political art be political itself?


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    "you have a great sense of style buddy... BUT!
    Actually I am not republican, nor living in the us, but I think CA should be a non-political art forum... seriously... so wtf"

    It is not my desire to use the conceptart forum to start a political discussion or debate. Part of developing my art style is to follow the path that drives me and reflects my influences. Hopefully you can look at this and get a sense of my motivation and decide whether or not it is executed well and whether or not the style works well with the message (regardless if you like the message or not).

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    I do think pieces like this have a tendency to bring out some of the worst in people (especially on the internet) so lets try to keep the flame wars to a minimum. After all, this is a respectable forum. Monocles are required.
    As for the piece itself, well done. Love the style, and the subtle tricks to the eye. It could use a little more color variation, but you may have been running with the pig theme. Oh, and thats a creepy ass pig.
    (I totally agree)

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    you are absolutely right guys and CA has to avoid any censure of course. actually I like the posted artwork and haven`t got any problem with it at all.
    my comment was mainly about the statement, because I haven`t felt it the most adequate thing here on CA...
    anyway - it was just strange for me, thats all...

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    art is political in nature... all art. what you create says something about who you are as a person. your politics are infused into your creation no matter what.

    i think that this forum is above back and forth bickering.

    this person can create whatever he wants. and you can interpret it in any way you want. that is what art is.

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    *avoiding political conversation*

    Super interesting piece of work, are those teeth to the right of Palin's face? Like a rat or something? if so, that would be a funny symbolism.

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    Equality72521: "Super interesting piece of work, are those teeth to the right of Palin's face? Like a rat or something? if so, that would be a funny symbolism."

    I'm glad you picked up on the teeth. Her nickname is Sarah Barracuda so I referenced the fish.

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    I like it. It's interesting, topical and puts a great spin on a quote that got blown out of perspective. Good work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roidvoid View Post
    i think that this forum is above back and forth bickering.
    but not tearing down retards who should know better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11*




    *see insect battle thread, works in progress

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    There are many different kinds of politics, just like there are many different kinds of "isms". Some people view the world through Isms some don't. For those who do see the world categorically, they will find politics in everything, from the shape of a phone, to a haircut to a work of art. This has nothing whatever to do with whether a work of art should be political or should not be political. Art can be whatever the f it wants. And people can think whatever the f they want about it.

    I think this piece is well done and funny, and I find it to be anti-political, rather than political.

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    AWESOME!
    honorable mention - NICE!

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    superfantastic. always like your stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fminus View Post
    "you have a great sense of style buddy... BUT!
    Actually I am not republican, nor living in the us, but I think CA should be a non-political art forum... seriously... so wtf"

    It is not my desire to use the conceptart forum to start a political discussion or debate. Part of developing my art style is to follow the path that drives me and reflects my influences. Hopefully you can look at this and get a sense of my motivation and decide whether or not it is executed well and whether or not the style works well with the message (regardless if you like the message or not).

    Yet the only reference to the art itself you ever make is one sentence " I hope you guys enjoy this illustration of these 2 pigs"

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    If you put lipstick on a pig you still have a pig. The Republican nominee McCain has made a huge miscalculation to give itself a make-ever by adding Palin to the ticket. These guys are far from true conservatives, and right now they are pushing for the tax payer bailout for the financial/wall-street crooks. The first package was defeated in the house so what have they done? They have added over a billion dollars of pork to persuade congress to pass it. Such lying hypocrites.

    Hope you guys enjoy this illustration of these two pigs.
    You want to talk about your style and evolving as an artist then do it, dont pretend to and then get indignant when confronted for using this forum as a political soapbox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fminus View Post
    If you put lipstick on a pig you still have a pig. The Republican nominee McCain has made a huge miscalculation to give itself a make-ever by adding Palin to the ticket. These guys are far from true conservatives, and right now they are pushing for the tax payer bailout for the financial/wall-street crooks. The first package was defeated in the house so what have they done? They have added over a billion dollars of pork to persuade congress to pass it. Such lying hypocrites.

    Hope you guys enjoy this illustration of these two pigs.
    I hate people with different opinions than I do as well. What? Aren't my views good enough?

    I like the style. Next time talk about the piece instead of how much you hate republicans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valkier View Post
    I hate people with different opinions than I do as well. What? Aren't my views good enough?

    I like the style. Next time talk about the piece instead of how much you hate republicans.
    Again, people talk about the background and motivations behind the pieces they post ALL THE TIME. It's part of how you "talk about the piece." This is no different.


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    Reading your responses, it is interesting to note the argument of how art is political in nature and how it should be allowed to be interpreted by the viewer. It seams like my previous statement added an element that speaks louder than the art or at least is found to be more offensive. I am glad the discussion here hasn't turned out to be a political debate but has become a debate about art itself. My motive with my work is to allow the viewer put the pieces together themselves and be able to make connections to what they know. Honestly this isn't meant to be anti Republican or pro Democrat.

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    I think McCain looks great in lipstick!

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    thats some unique crazy awesome piece!!!!!!!!!!

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    wtf is going on in here? you people are acting like a bunch of fucking morons.
    who gives a fuck if its political or not? esquire is one of my favorite magazines, but lately it seems as if they're pro McCain. does that mean i stop reading esquire? no! because its still a great fucking magazine!!
    the piece is great, awesome job. beautiful style, colors, well painted, great color choices, etc. and its refreshing to see someone actually putting some real thought into their work. so many people on this site just draw to draw with no thought process behind it. (me included)
    so please, take a deep breath and chill the fuck out.
    its political, so what. it also happens to be a brilliant piece of artwork.
    and THAT is what this site is about.
    so focus on that if you dont like politics.

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    peice looks good, but its been said; let the art do the talking

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    I think that it's great that you were able to retain a likeness even though their faces are fragmented and fucked up.

    Good piece

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    Quote Originally Posted by fminus View Post
    "you have a great sense of style buddy... BUT!
    Actually I am not republican, nor living in the us, but I think CA should be a non-political art forum... seriously... so wtf"

    It is not my desire to use the conceptart forum to start a political discussion or debate. Part of developing my art style is to follow the path that drives me and reflects my influences. Hopefully you can look at this and get a sense of my motivation and decide whether or not it is executed well and whether or not the style works well with the message (regardless if you like the message or not).

    Great piece...says what it has to say and feels right too. Nothing but praise. Would say the same thing if you nailed the communication as hard about the other side.

    There are two things we don't post here...for those who are wondering.

    non artistic porn
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    This is a valid piece of professional quality by an artist who is open to input and learning. He also has the talent to communicate his ideas. I would rather see some of this here than the mindless drivel that flood these boards from time to time. It is good to have something to say. If Goya can change the course of art history by making art political instead of serving of politicians, others may as well. If it is good enough for Goya it is good enough for us.

    You are more than welcome to post here.

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    thankyou jason, you said it much more eloquently than me.
    haha

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    Ham!

    Critique the piece not the artist, folks.

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    I don't know, I think the artwork is approaching unique. However it doesn't quite settle right with me. In my opinion it looks a lot like a typical caricature portrait that was hastily morphed and sliced up in an attempt to do something different than the cliche profiled portrait. good job on the rendering and detail. it's just the jagged abstract lines are overpowering the image in my opinion. What purpose do they serve?

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