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    Visual Arts Thread

    Just a general thread for discussion on any exhibitions or works of visual art you've seen or made and found of interest.

    There's potential for this thread to become more up its own arse than the music one, if we work really hard.

    Some of the more enjoyable exhibitions I've had the pleasure to see:

    - Turner to Monet at the National Gallery, Canberra around 2008 or so
    - Titian exhibition at the National Gallery in London, 2003
    - Henry Moore at the Tate, London, 2010
    - Picasso at the NSW Art Gallery, 2012
    - Annie Liebovitz at the MCA, Sydney, 2011

    The Turner exhibition was somewhat spoiled by the twins who, despite having gone to every attraction to their liking in Canberra before the gallery, got the ****s within 10 minutes, meaning we had to rush through it.

    The Henry Moore exhibition was fantastic. He was a genius. Probably the most enjoyable day at a gallery I've had.

    Picasso was great as I was able to take my daughter who really has gotten right into loving art the past few years.

    Liebowitz was probably the most compelling of all of them. A seriously great photographer.

    Of the galleries, the Tate is wonderful, just a great setting by the river in London. Would be my favourite I think, though the National Galleries in both Canberra and in London are wonderful. The Tate in Liverpool gets a gong for its modern sculpture collection. It's excellent.

    Seeing Sunflowers and A Wheatfield, With Cypresses was a great experience. Van Gogh was such an incredible painter. Probably the highlights I think. Though a number of the Heidelberg School artists on display in the NSW Art Gallery are top shelf, especially Streeton. Some awesome Whiteley's about in there too.

    Anyway, open for discussion. Fire away.
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    Saw Motohiko Odani's 'Phantom Limb' exhibition when Kirki and I were in Tokyo in 2010. Some other press on it;

    The Bloody and the Beautiful | TABlog | Tokyo Art Beat

    The room with falling water was really disorienting but the rest was mildly disturbing too, particularly stuff like the spine looking thing curling in on itself and the little girl with the 'phantom' limbs herself. He also displayed some video which I couldn't decide whether it was creepy or not. Can't find any on YT, unfortunately.
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    Paint Turtle is clearly the greatest exhibition of post modern digital art. it is credited with creating the turtlist movement
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    There's potential for this thread to become more up its own arse than the music one, if we work really hard.
    So good.


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    usually go incognito when viewing my favourite visual arts itbt

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    Um...yeah, sort of.

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    what sort of **** puts on shades first thing in the morning?

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    A **** who makes this **** look good, obvs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Looked in the mirror this morning. Unbridled wonderfulness.
    Obviously like your post-modernism

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    Probably. Will confirm later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    what sort of **** puts on shades first thing in the morning?
    I remember when my mum came to pick me up from my last day at my old house at uni. We'd had a leaving party the night before that had lasted well into the morning so I was decidedly knackered when she got there, about 10am. She got pretty suspicious about what might've gone on when one of the guests came out of the lounge quite obviously spangled and had these huge pink shades on. That was a quiet trip home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    I remember when my mum came to pick me up from my last day at my old house at uni. We'd had a leaving party the night before that had lasted well into the morning so I was decidedly knackered when she got there, about 10am. She got pretty suspicious about what might've gone on when one of the guests came out of the lounge quite obviously spangled and had these huge pink shades on. That was a quiet trip home.
    So the answer to my question is a **** **** apparently



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