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    Worst famous painter

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    Have you ever seen his landscapes? Paintings of fields and orchards? There is no denying that his work has intensity and emotion and is artistically intelligent. He is also inventive. He often takes techniques used by the Japanese and translates them from ink to oil, and his composition and use of texture as an expressive element is daring and usually successful. I'm thinking of the painting of irises in a jug at the Met.

    Art is not simply about surface representation. In fact the representation, in great art, is simply the equivalent of the melody in music. The potential for deep and subtle expression in one stroke of charcoal or paint is what we are losing.

    Perhaps we are also losing our ability to go beneath the surface, which would be too sad to contemplate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxine Schacker View Post
    Have you ever seen his landscapes? Paintings of fields and orchards?...
    Unfortunately yes, and I don't like them. My opinion.

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    To clarify, I meant worst at painting, rather than worst human being who was also a painter. Hitler was a fair-to-middling artist (if rather stiff and soulless). It's unfortunate that he didn't stick to it, and steer clear of politics. Then no one would have heard of him.

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    There is no such thing as worst or best painter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell View Post
    Anybody who posts in this thread.
    Don't be so hard on yourself!

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    Matisse would be my hate-object of choice, I think. He sucks.

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    Might I suggest dropping the bullshit and just rename this thread to what it should be?--

    "What famous painter would you like to publicly bash because you're a narrow-minded cretin unable to understand the importance of anything in art beyond your own personal, limited and/or questionable tastes?"

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    Do you really need to be a narrow minded cretin to bash Thomas Kinkaide?

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    I never really disliked any painter. But...

    Thomas Kinkade - PAINTER OF LIGHT

    I still actually think his work is neat...he's a marketing genius.



    It's just...sometimes I get the horrible case of the giggles when I see his work turned into snow globes, disney products...even stuff along towel racks...

    EDIT: Dang it...StreetBehemoth beat me to it while I was googling images of his products

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    I just think people get too high and mighty when they're on forums, lighten up. This is a thread about opinions. If you want to right a research paper on the quality of work don't do it here. I'm sure everyone on here, if they were in a group of friends and someone asked, "who's the most overblown artist ever" they would indulge in the conversation (imo).

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    Bouguereau!!! I find his paintings silly, lazy, and just plain boring. Technique...what technique!? I honestly don't know why anyone would look at his paintings and not fall to floor instantly from the pure exhaustion of trying to understand how such a bad painter became so famous.

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    Thanks for having my back, but I assumed it was a joke. I'm sure it's true for somebody, though, and that's fine. I suggest people take a look at, say, the reviews on Amazon sometime. You'll find that the even most horrendous piece of crap is somebody's favorite something, while things that are considered classics are absolutely hated by somebody. As I've said before, the problem is that people often seem to confuse aesthetics with morality.


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    By the way if we could refrain from personal attacks just because someone says they hate your favourite artist (in jest or otherwise) that would demonstrate tremenodous magnanimity. Perhaps we should stick to discussing over-rated artists who have already kicked the proverbial bucket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJacks View Post
    Bouguereau Technique...what technique!? .
    You're "joking" too right??

    You might not like his subject matter but he was a master painter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJacks View Post
    Bouguereau!!! I find his paintings silly, lazy, and just plain boring. Technique...what technique!? I honestly don't know why anyone would look at his paintings and not fall to floor instantly from the pure exhaustion of trying to understand how such a bad painter became so famous.


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    How about a favourite artist thread? You can find out people dislikes that way without the negative start. Individual artists get bashed enough in other places round here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJacks View Post
    Bouguereau!!! I find his paintings silly, lazy, and just plain boring. Technique...what technique!?
    lol... what? Try copying one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcpahl View Post
    HAHA thanks for making my day

    Also I wouldn't call Bouguereau's painting lazy or silly
    The man had great skill

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    I think Bouguereau would be better thought of if he had died before he was 30 and was only remembered for Dante et Virgile au Enfers rather than all those prettyfied nymphs and children.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig D View Post
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    A one word reply in writing couldn't possibly be interpreted as a joke unless you wrote joke after. Either way it would not be funny.
    And I think you're apologizing to the wrong person.
    Lol, ok ok.

    It was a moment of sheer folly on my part.

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    TBH, Sao got a lot of hype over nothing. She never attended any sort of art school, barely trains. And I find her contemporary style just "lazy". I know she's struggling without fingers, but she is hardly making an effort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poshspice View Post
    How about a favourite artist thread? You can find out people dislikes that way without the negative start. Individual artists get bashed enough in other places round here.
    Im all for those threads to, but you've got to take the rough with the smooth.

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