Great Documentary on obscene art prices, Compelling meditation on the wealthy
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(01-24-2012, 07:16 PM)voxxpopulisuxx Wrote: Gerard, what do you think of the disdain "art critics" show for hyper realism?
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I can't remember reading any art criticism in decades. Just looking at the image you've posted, it springs from the Dutch tradition.  But, if they hold disdain for highly illustrative works, they probably don't have much praise for the entire tradition of the Dutch masters either. The emphasis and area of interest for the Dutch was creating an image with indefinable brush strokes, simple everyday subject matter and sophisticated composition.  (BTW, the key to understanding Van Gogh is to see how he retained the subject matter of the Dutch Tradition and incorporated Oriental traditions into it.  The line is definable to the point of becoming an expressive component of the work itself.  The colors are muted and "acidic" so the tension is created between the decorative line suggesting motion and the Dutch simplicity and solidity of the illustration.) 

Here's an example of the classic Dutch tradition.
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