Painter Poems (and sayings)



Modern art
you’ve lost your way.
I’d rather see
a comic book,
fashion drawings,
or children’s art,
an illustration,
or anything but
Modern art
you’ve lost your way!

Weird art is easy. You put a strip of raw bacon across an expensive violin – but it’s not great art!

Modern art is the salon art of our day.

Look at that
pencil and pen.
How many drawings
are left in them?

Sometimes painting needs bigger themes then ‘look I’m weird and have problems’.

There is a difference between a sketch and a sloppy painting. The first is fresh and lively. The second is unfinished and needs work

too little detail
and it looks sketchy
too much and it
looks overworked
just right, viola
it looks complete

painting skill – drawing skill
romantic – classical

A good artist can paint abstraction
A better artist can paint abstraction and realism
A great artist can do both and everything in between.

Postism – a back to basics art that takes art forward.

In his later paintings Chagall just imitated Chagall.

Leger was the George of the Cubists.

What ‘s a Stand up in art?  Paintings and drawings that have escaped from the walls and can stand on their own.

There are two types of art: realism, and exaggeration.

Conceptual; art can be anything – even bad art!

Part of the fun of painting is to find a painter with technical skill.

The hope is that art that has to struggle against chains today, will fly tomorrow.

Mixed media hybrids of painting, sculpture, videos, theater, and or conceptual art very seldom work,; and almost all of them are not better than painting, sculpture, video, theater, and conceptual art by itself.

There were great Dutch Masters like Rembrandt, but 100 years later those painting in that style were not breaking new ground. There were great Impressionist painters like Monet, but 100 years later those painting in that style were not breaking new ground, there were great Modern Masters like Duchamp, but 100 years later those working in that style were not breaking new ground.

I try to paint magic!

Modern art – dada without the charm.

“Pushing into the beyond”
says the painter Klee.

“Why should we not
be able to create
color harmonies
that correspond
to the state
of our soul?
– Paul Gauguin

Who in their right mind doesn’t think that there will be a backlash against what modern art has become?

His art spoke to me – bit it didn’t have anything nice to say!

Doing art that is weird is not pushing boundaries forward, it’s copying what was done by other artists a hundred years ago; Duchamp, Surrealists, Dadaists etc.  There is this idea that new art must be more weird to be progressive. Weird art is easy. You put a strip of raw bacon across an expensive violin – but it’s not great art!

“if the art world was interested in new art, they’d be interested in the backlash against the old art that is going on now. Time for an art that goes beyond any isms. Post-ism Art

Art doesn’t always have to be about nightmares. Sometimes we wake up.
(All those nightmares may be a reflection of what a nightmare art has become.)

To those opposed to copies of paintings on canvas:
1. Let the artist decide if he wants his paintings copied.
2. Let the buyer decide if he wants to buy painting copies.

“The art should do the explaining. The first job of an artist is to be understood – that means if the meaning of the art is not in the art, then the artist has not done a good job.”

Part of the vitality of modern art was it’s rebellion against traditional art.

Duchamp opposed the mainstream in art NOT to become the mainstream in art for the next 100 years.

Being a Duchamp clone 100 years after his work was innovative, is not bringing vitality to art. Opposing Duchamp’s ideas, does.

Duchamp broke new ground 100 years ago. Now his clones are just shoveling dirt.

Rauschberg’s work sometimes looks to me like some one put a bomb in a Cornell Box and set it off.

Doll makers are the new sculptors.

I’ve found that to really get sexuality in a picture, you have to show the eyes, and put the desire in the eyes – no substitute for that.

Strong contrasting colors suggests a painter in conflict.

The history of western art went from realism, to abstraction. OK but that’s not the end of art. That is just a phase. Time to move on to the new art that goes beyond realism versus abstraction.

Conceptual art is out of ideas. If you don’t get it then the artist comes back with “you’re not educated enough to get it (not the artist isn’t talented enough to communicate his idea!) So non art work now becomes insider non art work that can’t be criticized.

When you look at a painting with a person in it, you look at the face. When faces are blank, you look for meaning in the body language or the environment around them.

History of ART in about one sentence: Art went from total structure in realism (painting exactly as is) to total freedom in conceptual art (painting rules invented by the artist).  OK, we’ve gone through the complete range. Now instead of being stuck in only one or the other – total realism, or total choice and concept – we have the choice to do either or anything in between, or all of the above. That’s the new art = Postmod Art.

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One Response to “Painter Poems (and sayings)”

  1. musea Says:

    Reblogged this on Musea Zine and commented:

    Worth a 2nd look. Here is a collection of sayings on art from the Musea vaults.

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