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Offline donsdaft

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Re: The Revamped Art Gallery
« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2019, 11:16:44 AM »
Pintin's for pooves.

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Re: The Revamped Art Gallery
« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2019, 02:53:36 PM »
Was in today for a quick look around as didn't have a great deal of time and have to say I thought they have done a good job of the upgrade. Seems to be a lot more spacious and not so many paintings squashed on to one wall like they used to be.

They have a new Lowry, which was given to the Gallery by the Government who received it in liue of taxes from someone. Lowry is my favourite, I know not everyone likes him and some don't even regard him as an artist as his style is too simple for them, but I just like his work and enjoy seeing different things everytime you look at them, for me the sign of good art.

I had a walk out into the viewing platform in the top floor, which give you a great view over Belmont street, one of my favourite areas of the city, but that new flats they have just built across the road are an eyesore and not in keeping with what is around it.

Will try and get back soon to spend a bit more time looking.

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Re: The Revamped Art Gallery
« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2019, 05:01:32 PM »
As you describe works of art in our local gallery as "taking the piss" or something that "anyone can do", is it all Abstract and Abstract Expressionist art that you detest?

That's one question. Here's another; do you consider the people who pay over 100 million for a single work of it mad?
I like some where there seems to have been some effort, but things like "night sky" are taking the piss.


Stuff like this where you can feel the anger, I kinda get. You?
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Re: The Revamped Art Gallery
« Reply #23 on: November 11, 2019, 06:16:53 PM »
I like some where there seems to have been some effort, but things like "night sky" are taking the piss.


Stuff like this where you can feel the anger, I kinda get. You?

Ok so you're the judge and jury as to what's "taking the piss".

Let's not even go there as to what your criteria and definitions might be.

Stuff like that? What the fuck is that? Looks like you've screenshotted part of a larger work to me but if that's meant to be a complete work, it looks like total shite in my opinion. You feel the anger? What the fuck's he angry about? I don't see nor feel anything in that abortion.
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Re: The Revamped Art Gallery
« Reply #24 on: November 12, 2019, 11:00:29 AM »
No it's the full painting, I just cropped the frame to save you seeing the name of the artist  ;) 

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Re: The Revamped Art Gallery
« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2019, 06:59:49 PM »
Down at the V&A today, rolled up to the current Hello Robot exhibition. What an incredible load of shit, with our own Art Gallery  now up and running, it just shows the V&A up even more. Really poor and really disappointing.

In other news, thoughts on David Shrigley rocket?

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« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2019, 07:34:45 PM »
It's not a competition (between galleries). Not that you're competent to stand in judgement.

Shrigley is wonderful. I love all his work and have introduced him to my family who also share my enthusiasm. Why do you ask, anti-art man with a horrendous set of values?
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Re: The Revamped Art Gallery
« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2019, 08:12:12 PM »
It's not a competition (between galleries). Not that you're competent to stand in judgement.

Life is a competition, everything is a competition, but at no point did i say it was a competition, I simply stated that by comparison, an already pretty badly criticised V&A is looking even poorer.

As for me not being competent, I don't think you're competent to judge on that in all honesty.  :dunno:


Shrigley is wonderful. I love all his work and have introduced him to my family who also share my enthusiasm. Why do you ask, anti-art man with a horrendous set of values?
I find him quite amusing, I just thought that someone with your lack of humour wouldn't get it. Congrats  :thumbsup:

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Re: The Revamped Art Gallery
« Reply #28 on: November 15, 2019, 08:18:22 PM »
If my skull was found by primitive peoples they would probably be amazed by it.

If they found yours they would be unimpressed and would probably not even pick it up or they might use it to keep things in (pebbles etc.)
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Re: The Revamped Art Gallery
« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2019, 08:22:49 PM »
If my skull was found by primitive peoples they would probably be amazed by it.
like a gargoyle or a gardn gnome?

If they found yours they would be unimpressed and would probably not even pick it up or they might use it to keep things in (pebbles etc.)
Yeah like a primitive pretty vase or bowl, where they put their pretty things. That's me, a pretty thing for pretty things x

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Re: The Revamped Art Gallery
« Reply #30 on: November 15, 2019, 08:25:24 PM »
like a gargoyle or a gardn gnome?
Yeah like a primitive pretty vase or bowl, where they put their pretty things. That's me, a pretty thing for pretty things x

You just got cunted. Those were Shrigley's words. You didn't recognise them. Because you'd seen a postcard or a print by him and thought you were an expert. Like you are on abstract expressionism.
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Re: The Revamped Art Gallery
« Reply #31 on: November 15, 2019, 08:45:12 PM »
You just got cunted. Those were Shrigley's words. You didn't recognise them. Because you'd seen a postcard or a print by him and thought you were an expert. Like you are on abstract expressionism.
I was reading his book today, now it could be that the above quote was in that book, or it could not, but you'll see nothing above suggesting I was an expert on him, or abstract art. I simply asked what you thought of him, being as you are, the fucking know-it-all on art, was asimple and honest question, and abstract art is utter pish that takes gullible twats like you for large sums of money.

It is amusing that his quote referred to us though.  :thumbsup:
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Re: The Revamped Art Gallery
« Reply #32 on: November 15, 2019, 08:55:17 PM »
Since you're unable to distinguish between abstract art and abstract expressionism, what gives you the right to make big statements about its value? What makes you qualified?

Because you can do better and they're all taking the piss?

Then you offer up a purple piece of shit and say you feel the "anger"? And you don't even have the common decency to enter into any debate by neither revealing the "artist" nor offering any interpretation?

You think people who have paid over £100m for Rothko, Basquiat, Bacon and Freud etc. etc. are "gullible". So anyone who sees merit in it is "gullible" and you know best?

You're a fucking balloon, a disgusting one.
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Re: The Revamped Art Gallery
« Reply #33 on: November 15, 2019, 09:00:25 PM »
 :rofl:

Oh dear, sorry, I apologise, you're correct, someone who pays £100m for something that took 5 minutes to throw onto canvas, nope, not gullible, no siree, they're very clever  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #34 on: November 15, 2019, 09:48:46 PM »
You miss the points because you're not capable of thinking with clarity.

Poisoned by your own prejudices and ignorance.

The documentary about Blue Note which has just started on BBC4, I'm going to abandon because it's not my thing. I can't stand Jazz either but when I was going through Greenwich Village six months ago, I was interested to see all the clubs where it first got popular.

Here's the difference; some of us who don't like a particular art form don't say to the world that it must be shite. We are able to understand that others do have enthusiasm for it, even if we can't get the vibe. Cunts like you don't tolerate differences. You denounce what you don't understand, unsurprisingly given your insecurity about your intellectual subnormality, evident to yourself since primary school and therefore your whole life.
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Re: The Revamped Art Gallery
« Reply #35 on: November 16, 2019, 04:41:54 AM »
You've got a really big painting in your living room that is basically a tin of spilled paint and a few sneezes haven't you? You paid fucking masses for it didn't you?  :rofl:

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Re: The Revamped Art Gallery
« Reply #36 on: November 16, 2019, 04:49:59 AM »
You've got a really big painting in your living room that is basically a tin of spilled paint and a few sneezes haven't you? You paid fucking masses for it didn't you?  :rofl:

Wrong again. I have good stuff on my walls, accumulated over many decades, mostly prints that the frames cost more than, and a couple of paintings but not modern art, which costs way more than I could afford if it's good.

You're not interested in art. I am. That's ok. We are all different. I've been to most of the best galleries across the planet because I love it. The only reason you got dragged along is that your other half is going through a midlife crisis and wants to boast at her coffee mornings and pretend she's sophisticated.

Don't spout bollocks about a subject you know fuck all about. It makes you appear even more stupid. Surely that's a lesson we learn before we are 10, no?
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Re: The Revamped Art Gallery
« Reply #37 on: November 16, 2019, 06:33:01 PM »
Wrong again. I have good stuff on my walls, accumulated over many decades, mostly prints that the frames cost more than, and a couple of paintings but not modern art, which costs way more than I could afford if it's good.


where'd you get your frames, Carle's Sheds do some great stuff, worth every penny imo.