Painter Poems (and sayings)

Painting 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.

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

I had a dream
that every museum
turned into a
wire bird cage
Open the doors!
Let them take wing!

Nature Is our greatest artist
painted landscapes rich in color
still lifes up close in every corner
superior portraits, genre scenes
and lights above to display it all

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!

“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.

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.

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.

Being weird doesn’t make art modern. It’s just the opposite. It makes it more like 100 years ago with surrealism, dada, Duchamp, and two world wars.

Weird is not more modern, it’s just more weird.

Trendy is built into every ‘ism art.

I bought a paint-by-number set, but the numbers were always one!

A good painter is not a selfish one. Yes he paints to please himself, but he also paints to please others

It’s difficult to make realism work because you are limited to what’s there.

20th Century was the century of the isms in art. But starting another ism now, is no more modern than painting now like an impressionist, pointillist, or surrealist. The real revolution in art is against all the isms.

The new art post-ism is not about a new ‘ism. It’s about art that is beyond ‘isms. Post-ism is art that is great because it’s great, not because it fits an ‘ism.

Saying modern art is trendy is like saying an orange is an orange..

Just as the last century in art was fragmented into ‘isms, this century will do the opposite and build new art based on the synthesis of all the styles.

Last century the goal was to fit the ism. This century the goal is to paint well – no ism. Fractionalized art then, synthesized art now. Even calling something modern art is a type of ism that separates that art from the art of the past.

Current isms include modern art, lowbrow art, comic book and illustrator art, digital art, western art, conceptual art, etc.

It seems so much more natural to take off the ism blinders and like all art instead of having a narrow field of vision where your chosen ism is the only true ism or style.

Share the art, protect the originals. (Reason for exact painting copies.)

This is not a Picasso either (painting)

Most modern art substitutes weird for quality, narrow isms for scope and meaning, and trendy for depth.

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18 Responses 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.

  2. musea Says:

    So much of the world’s best paintings are stored away in museums. That is why I suggest that the museums make copies of these stored works and offer them for sale – that liberates the art, gives it wings, and gets some much needed revenues to the museums protecting the works.

  3. musea Says:

    Why are so many people saying modern art is modern?

    Hendricks Painting Copy Test: Display 1 original with 4 copies, all in the same frame. Then if no one can tell them apart – the copies are good enough OR
    When the artist OK’s copies, they are good enough.

  4. musea Says:

    the fauvists broke
    color from chains
    the cubist did
    the same for shapes

  5. musea Says:

    Modern art has nothing to do with the avante guarde or the cutting edge. It did 100 years ago. Not now. It’s the same formual, a new ism replaces the last one; but all isms force painters into a too narrow generic style. Scope, breadth, and variety are gone.

    When you put money ahead of the quality of art, you get bad art that makes a lot of money.

  6. musea Says:

    A great painting gets better and better. A bad painting begins to irritate.

  7. musea Says:

    One thing modern art is not, is charming.

    Child: All these sculptures are in black and white!

    The 20th century was a century of experimentation in art. Now in the 21st we can choose from all those styles and or start one of our own.

  8. musea Says:

    Go further. Online artists are the new wave of art. We had all the isms of last century. Now we have a free for all, of all kinds of artists, not sanctioned by any museum or gallery, displaying their work. Out of that comes the next wave and revolution of artists.

  9. musea Says:

    Most modern art museums, like most modern art, are cold charmless, severe,
    bloated, sedate, hard, antiseptic, and stern.

  10. musea Says:

    You were there
    to call Impressionists daubers.
    You were there
    to call rock n roll, the devil’s music.
    You’re there now
    and think your different.

    this art
    has escaped
    from the wall
    (What is a standup.)

    Dallas is a good place for the future.

    When it comes to the art media, they seem to promote weird over quality. Maybe it’s because weird is easier to understand.

  11. musea Says:

    When it comes to the art media, they seem to promote weird over quality. Maybe it’s because weird is easier to understand.

    Architecture: cold, harsh rigid, not comforting, not charming, not colorful, not fun, antiseptic and unfeminine.
    Time for female architects.

    There has been no development in poetry in decades because poetry has been reduced to meaningless words, and how can that develop?

  12. musea Says:

    Too many think that art is a trendy marketing scheme.

  13. musea Says:

    If a painting becomes too precise or too finished looking it becomes prissy.

  14. musea Says:

  15. musea Says:

    I’ve read books on art history but no one talks about smiles. It took centuries before painters allowed subjects to smile in their portraits. The evolution of smiles in painting is a key development in art.

  16. Tom Hendricks Says:

    there is in art
    a tug of war
    between spontaneity
    and a fussy finish.

  17. musea Says:

    The Fauvists
    liberated color;
    the Cubists
    liberated shape!

  18. musea Says:

    The art world is floundering, has little direction, and is trapped in last century ideas that don’t apply anymore, and block anything new.

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