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Corpsey

call me big papa
Because comparatively nobody believes in it?

Also, the art world (over here anyway) seems to be incubated in art schools, in which I'd imagine a Christian believer would be as rare as a stolen cadaver.
 

luka

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because devotional art requires a kind of selfless obsession and commitment that nobody possesses any more?
you hear about the rennanassaince lot and they certaqinly dont sound very selfless
 

Corpsey

call me big papa
Visited Tate Britain today, first gallery I've set foot in since COVID.

Having not smoked enough weed beforehand, I was underwhelmed. The problem is when I'm not stoned enough my senses are subject to my tedious analytic mind/ego.

Only a select few managed to pierce my indifference - Gainsborough, Turner, Constable, Samuel Palmer. Is this because I know they're the big boys? Or is it because they attain a level of painting that can excite and overwhelm the senses of even the only mildly stoned gallery patron? I can't tell.

I was even paradoxically excited to find myself so unmoved by most of it because I thought oh now I don't like art anymore I can stop fooling myself into thinking that all these galleries make London worth living in.
 

Corpsey

call me big papa

This was the painting that most interested me this time around.

A good example of how you have to go to galleries cos seeing this at its full size is absolutely essential to becoming a little drowned in it
 

Corpsey

call me big papa
Sets me wondering if looking at paintings is something you have to practice.

All the images I've been looking at for the past five months have been screen sized, screen shaped, glass textured.
 

jenks

thread death

This was the painting that most interested me this time around.

A good example of how you have to go to galleries cos seeing this at its full size is absolutely essential to becoming a little drowned in it
I live pretty much in the shadow of Hadleigh Castle. If you get a chance check out the sketches and preparatory work he did for this painting. It really is an exercise in how to build layers up and move from the prosaically pretty to something gesturing towards the sublime.
 

jenks

thread death
I went to the National on Tuesday for my first art gallery. What I loved was the emptiness which allowed for stopping and really looking as you weren’t in anyone’s way. The Rembrandts have all been placed together and were remarkable - it struck me how much Bacon had tried to rip off (and failed) maybe looking at pictures of age and regret on your birthday puts one in a particular mindset.
 
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