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Modern Art. Is it all toss?


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SUFC_Al

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some of the ****e that was on display at the Tate Modern when I went beggered belief, there was one room painted black with white chalk lines drawn on round the whole room.

Talented? No.
Thought-provoking? The only thought it provoked was "what the hell am I doing here?"

Other "exhibits" were a light-switch projected on to the wall and two tables sawn in half and stuck together.

Complete toss if you ask me.
 

Napster

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There's plenty of great stuff at the Tate Modern, went last week- including Liechenstein's "wham" picture, a room devoted to Russian propaganda art, and a huge plug hanging from the ceiling. Art is supposed to get an opinion, so in that respect it has clearly worked.
 

Napster

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some of the ****e that was on display at the Tate Modern when I went beggered belief, there was one room painted black with white chalk lines drawn on round the whole room.

Talented? No.
Thought-provoking? The only thought it provoked was "what the hell am I doing here?"

Other "exhibits" were a light-switch projected on to the wall and two tables sawn in half and stuck together.

Complete toss if you ask me.

Actually, I thought that room was excellent- just goes to show.

Are you thinking of the table and chairs which hadn't been cut out yet? If so, that was a bit odd, but very cleverly done.
 

SUFC_Al

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Actually, I thought that room was excellent- just goes to show.

Are you thinking of the table and chairs which hadn't been cut out yet? If so, that was a bit odd, but very cleverly done.

when I was in that room I could see some people really interested and others, like me and the missus, looking around dumbfounded!

Sounds familiar that Naps but I distinctly remember a table where one half was different and bigger than the other.
 

MK Shrimper

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There's plenty of great stuff at the Tate Modern, went last week- including Liechenstein's "wham" picture, a room devoted to Russian propaganda art, and a huge plug hanging from the ceiling. Art is supposed to get an opinion, so in that respect it has clearly worked.

I must say that when I first saw advertised that I though, that sounds interesting, must have a look, but the endless rooms of lifeless, drab "paintings" by so-called genuises (Pollock, Picasso) did enough for me to head to the pub.

I guess there are gems in ****e, trouble is the Tate Modern is stuffed with so much ****e it's like an overflowing toilet.
 

Mad Cyril

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I don't think many modern artists are particularly talented - they just happened to be in the right place at the right time and be liked by the right people - just like Girls Aloud or HearSay.

I would imagine that few critics would be able to pick a new (and unknown) Damien Hirst out of a pile of undergraduate work.
 

Napster

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I must say that when I first saw advertised that I though, that sounds interesting, must have a look, but the endless rooms of lifeless, drab "paintings" by so-called genuises (Pollock, Picasso) did enough for me to head to the pub.

I guess there are gems in ****e, trouble is the Tate Modern is stuffed with so much ****e it's like an overflowing toilet.

Then I urge you to go to the Hermitage in St Petersburg if you get the chance. Absolutely incredible collection.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermitage_Museum
 

Tarquin Fauntleroy

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1) A naked boxer in a mask punching himself.
2) A woman rubbing tomato sauce over her hairy parts.
3) A man (I think) rubbing what I think was porridge over his body.
4) A man trying to force his own soldier up his own "alleyway".

Afternoon Chaps,

Can someone explain to me why it's ok to do this sort of thing in a building in London, but whenever I try and 'express myself' on a packed commuter train I get dragged off and thrown into a cell with a bunch of nonces.
I try to explain each time that it's 'Performance Art' but the rozzers never listen. They just tell me to stop showing passengers my wang.

It doesn't make any sense.
 
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OldBlueLady

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Then I urge you to go to the Hermitage in St Petersburg if you get the chance. Absolutely incredible collection.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermitage_Museum


Second that, could have easily spent a week wandering around, devoting the time to some of the pieces that they deserved. Amazing place, remember seeing an absolutely tiny, tiny painting by Van Gogh, about 8" x 8" of a hedge and being absolutely fascinated by the skill and craftmanship in such a tiny, insignificant piece.
 

fredheim_holm

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Those examples given in the first post sound very wrong in the head. Not all modern art is poor, but lots of it is.
 

Nobby Snide

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pretentios!! MOI!!???


fukkin joke...give me a LS LOWRY any day...not

I'm more of a rennaisance man meself
 

MK Shrimper

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pretentios!! MOI!!???


fukkin joke...give me a LS LOWRY any day...not

I'm more of a rennaisance man meself

Good call - love Lowry. I spent ages up at his so-named gallery in Salford a few years back. Head and shoulders over 99.9% of stuff in the Tate modern.

PS: How about "battle of the artists" next time :D We can show Millwall fans how cultured we are!
 

BrettieAngell

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Seriously......would you stand and stair at a blank canvas if it was called modern art?

I bet i know a few people on here that would!!

art1.jpg

I'm sure its symoblic but **** knows what for though!
 
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dloman

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Good call - love Lowry. I spent ages up at his so-named gallery in Salford a few years back. Head and shoulders over 99.9% of stuff in the Tate modern.

PS: How about "battle of the artists" next time :D We can show Millwall fans how cultured we are!

Good idea, I will take Dali now
 

Jedi Shrimper

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Good call - love Lowry. I spent ages up at his so-named gallery in Salford a few years back. Head and shoulders over 99.9% of stuff in the Tate modern.

PS: How about "battle of the artists" next time :D We can show Millwall fans how cultured we are!

Ah Lowry, I wrote my Art A-Level Coursework essay on him. Even went up to the V&A to see some of his sketches in their archives, twas great stuff.

Battle of the Artists? Love It! I couldn't decide though! Bosch? Lowry? Warhol? Van Gogh? Leichtenstein? Hirst? Arrgghh! I wouldn't be able to choose one to nominate, esp as Dali's already gone ;)
 

Lester Bangs

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I'm in for Battle of the Artists.

I'll take Edward Hopper, or David Hockney or maybe Gustav Klimt. Damn so many to choose from.

If Kandinsky wins it tho I'll go mental!
 
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