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This is a fauvist/neoexpressionist painting in the vain of chaim soutine. He was my inspiration
why must it signify anything?
why must a painting have a narrative or meaning? Obviously, artists can make something that doesn't. I value art intrinsically not as a means to express something inherent. I am just making something somebody would like in their house. True it is obviously fauvist. But why does the painting have to mean anything past that? I say, become familiar with the princples and elements of design. Judge this work based on these elements.
Its in the fauvist/neoexpressionist style, but besides that i was asked what it means and i said nothing. Of course i could come up with some pretentious mumbo-jumbo to validate the painting but i am not. When I painted this I didn't have a philosophy or inclination. Its just a "pretty" painting with bright colors. Now I have alot to say on the technique but as far as meaning....NO
You know, if you aggregated all the CA critique hours this guy has wasted over the years, you'd have a nice big chunk of time that could've been devoted to someone who is capable of absorbing a clue.
I was once on the receiving end of a critique so savagely nasty, I marched straight out of class to the office and changed my major (sketchbook).
As far as elements ive used most of them DECENTLY.
@Stoat I feel like you're right, and wrong at the same time..
He might just be in need of more help then other people who come here.
I know for me it's like that, I need more help then most people, harsh critique helps me realize things, but it takes a while. I think it'll take him a while too.
In the end maybe my words won't help him but they might not have helped someone else either.
stoat's 60 years old. His learning is done. He doesnt understand and is too set in his ways to understand.
The main thing I think is that, while this is neo-expressionist in style, it is still drawing skills that are lacking. To my eyes that is the main difference between your work and the Soutine inspiration you mentioned. I think your neo-expressive work would benifit from some ordinary life drawing
Why Chaim Soutine? He painted actual portraits of real people. Who is this of?