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    You know nothing, LWP...

    At least, apparently, when it comes to art. There's quite the discussion happening on a friend's Facebook page regarding the artist Rothko. Some of the stuff being said sounds incredibly stuffed shirt and silly to me but that aside, I just don't see the attraction of the example being discussed...

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    get stoned, go to the rothko chapel in houston, and all will become clear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    lwp by far prefers chocolate
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    Quote Originally Posted by LWP View Post
    I just don't see the attraction of the example being discussed...
    I do, after seeing Robert Rauschenberg's expression of absolute purity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LWP View Post
    There's quite the discussion happening on a friend's Facebook page regarding the artist Rothko. Some of the stuff being said sounds incredibly stuffed shirt and silly
    Mute that friend for a month and if they are still talking about it in August unfriend him.

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    Looks like Rothko's painting needs a second coat; the first coat didn't cover so well.

    He should also try using a roller; it will hide all those brush strokes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwisimon View Post
    Mute that friend for a month and if they are still talking about it in August unfriend him.
    Actually, the friend, who is a self-professed art lover, started the conversation by posting that picture and saying "I don't get it". It's some of his friends, who I don't know and aren't on my friends list, that are saying all the silly stuff about contrast of this and movement of that and how it's not what's there but what's not there and other ridiculous stuff they probably picked up in some college art appreciation class. My contribution to the conversation was to say that if the artist was able to see the conversation, he'd probably chuckle, say "yeah, I just brushed that on a canvas to check out some new colors I got but if they're buying into it as something deep, great!" Of course, nobody was willing to get their hands dirty by replying to that.
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    Ok I get it now, it's a impressionist landscape of Mars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter P. View Post
    Looks like Rothko's painting needs a second coat; the first coat didn't cover so well.

    He should also try using a roller; it will hide all those brush strokes.
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    I used to think Rothko was a fraud--then I went to a retrospective at the National Gallery (probably 20 years ago now).

    It was one of those well-done shows that took you along the artist's path of self-discovery, and finished with the late paintings. The gallery was pretty empty, light levels were perfect--and I actually sat and gave some of the paintings my undivided attention.

    The more you stare at them IRL, the more depth you see; the more the color blocks appear to be suspended in space. (No, I was not smoking anything.)

    Whatever the magic is, it does not translate to reproductions on computer screens...

    Anyways, I came away as a fan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bvber View Post
    I do, after seeing Robert Rauschenberg's expression of absolute purity.

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    Wow, pretty sure you posted that painting upside-down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwisimon View Post
    Ok I get it now, it's a impressionist landscape of Mars.


    Quote Originally Posted by LWP View Post
    At least, apparently, when it comes to art. There's quite the discussion happening on a friend's Facebook page regarding the artist Rothko. Some of the stuff being said sounds incredibly stuffed shirt and silly to me but that aside, I just don't see the attraction of the example being discussed...


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    This is some passable middle school art - I give it a B-
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    Looks like a pop tart.
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    I don't know art, but I know what I like...

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    I too know nothing, this is my last art purchase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LWP View Post
    At least, apparently, when it comes to art.
    Never get into a heated discussion/debate when involving personal tastes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paredown View Post
    The more you stare at them IRL, the more depth you see; the more the color blocks appear to be suspended in space.
    If you gaze into the Rothko long enough, the Rothko will gaze into you.

    Agree with you that a computer screen doesn't always render art well.

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    As a kid I always much preferred the museum of life and science to the art museum. I still do.

    But to each his own.

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    I like Rothko.
    But I have no taste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtrac View Post
    If you gaze into the Rothko long enough, the Rothko will gaze into you.
    See, you get it! That's exactly the type of college art appreciation class fluff they were saying in the Facebook post.

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    I like Rothko.
    But I have no taste.
    I wasn't so much suggesting those who appreciate it lack taste, I was more suggesting that I apparently lack the level of taste to be able to appreciate it.
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    I have the Hirshhorn museum of modern art a short distance from my office. I go there fairly often because they have rotating displays. About half of it is 'I don't get it ... my kids could do that when they were 3'. About a quarter is kind of cool. The rest is amusing. Who would think art was funny. One of my favorites was this display of cracked plexi-glass boxes stacked on top of one another. It turned out that these boxes exactly fit into card board Fed Ex shipping boxes. When the show ends, the plexi-glass boxes are placed into the Fed Ex boxes and Fed Ex picks them up to ship to the next location. They aren't identified as art, or delicate --- hence all the cracks -- that grow from one show to the next.

    If you're ever in DC, visit the Hirshhorn. It's one of the few museums completely devoid of little kids and most tourists.

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