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Post #891 • October 21, 2006, 11:50 AM • 8 Comments

This is interesting to ponder from an art standpoint. I observe the model going from Lucian Freud beautiful to something anonymous. (Waxy)

Bravia exploding paint advert. (Waxy)

Drawn! reviews Cartoon Modern.

A retired carpenter from Flint may have solved the mystery of Stonehenge.

"It is mica that gives the full moon its pale, shimmering haze; eggshell that leavens the colors of pigments; soot that darkens the oldest inks. The exotic objects unroll, revealing scrolls, or flip open, showing scrims or textured papers on which images of 13 centuries are disclosed: delicate spider webs and imposing elephants, erotic encounters and brutal acts, seashells and atomic explosions." Edward Rothstein.

"'There is no logic to this other than small minds in some grey zone of human experience wanting to deny the unusual,' [Antony] Gormley said yesterday." (AJ)

"He wasn't anything special, this Kelrast fellow. Yes, his last name is an anagram of 'stalker.' Yes, he looked like Captain Kangaroo. Yes, he could be annoying and socially awkward. But did he have to die?"

Shopping cart sculpture. (Reddit)

The cars of Tintin. (Reddit)

Ghiberti doors to tour. Expect them at the Met in late 2007.

Department of Skills: Necessity, the mother of... well...

Comment

1.

Jack

October 21, 2006, 6:17 PM

Well, if that Dove video in the first link is anything to go by, even I could be photoshopped into looking like the world's sexiest (or comeliest) man. It would be a complete fabrication, of course, but I guess it's now technically feasible for just about anybody to be (or be made to look like) model material. Very scary indeed.

2.

jordan

October 21, 2006, 7:40 PM

I'm glad that your back Jack.
The Ghiberti reliefs are splendid. A synthesis of multi-figure compsitions and bas relief volume works well here. These blown up, rendered with color and gesture... hmm.
Thanks for the reminder Franklin.

3.

Jsh Nmn

October 22, 2006, 5:03 AM

that was [an ad]....

4.

Caleb

October 23, 2006, 11:15 AM

Being completely new to this site, i agree this will probably not mean much. But if i may say so.


Way to stay classy, a lot of people [Deviantart] treat art like some kind of hobby or something they can pull off one evening whilst sitting at home bored.

5.

opie

October 23, 2006, 12:27 PM

Thanks for the coment, Caleb. it is called "professionalism" - the "good art" kind, not the money kind - and it has been in decline for a generation. Franklin is doing his bit to stem the tide.

6.

Peter Miller

October 23, 2006, 2:40 PM

i am new and i like your site.i will come back very soon.
peter [another comment spammer. Sadly, this is probably true. - F.]

7.

carter

October 24, 2006, 9:01 AM

oh, the sony bravia paint ad...
porn for painters, no?
id be tempted to cover
children's eyes when it comes on.
mmmm...

8.

George

October 25, 2006, 12:10 AM

Hot off the press The fellow would have been caught in a roundup if he wasn't already dead.

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