Topic ... in my pants
03 Jan 2011 20:31
Sweet Disposition... in my pants
Topic ... in my pants
03 Jan 2011 20:30
The Four Seasons, (Op. 8, "Spring": Allegro)... in my pants
Topic ... in my pants
03 Jan 2011 20:28
Little Lion Man... in my pants
Topic What is art?
03 Jan 2011 20:23
One function of art is to create controversy, to shock, to make a statement, and to inspire discussion.
Art is not always beautiful... it can be ugly. I think ugly or angry art is just as relevant as beautiful and inspiring art. There is a whole spectrum of experience and emotion, and it would be naive of us to consider that if art is supposed to reflect reality or aspects of human existence, that it will only be uplifting.
Having said that, this kind of art functions more as a statement piece or to raise awareness for a cause or movement... and less as something you'd want to buy, collect, or feature in your home (unless you were a strange, twisted kind of person).
Having said that, I am not drawn to these kinds of pieces. I don't think there is necessarily a tremendous amount of talent in a lot of this kind of art, just a certain vision and an ability to express it, AND more importantly get the financial backing to feature in a gallery or exhibition.
Check out some of these controversial art pieces. Nothing like a crucifix in a cup of urine to spark some interesting reactions...
Im not attracted to these types of artwork either. And I agree with what you said above.
Topic What is art?
03 Jan 2011 19:55
somethings, however, even i can't validate as art... but then, i think... great chefs create art as well, and even those of us who simply cook, create something? is it art? what if it's just about intentions? it's art because that was how we intended it?
Agreed! Some people like to label their creations as art, despite it being utterly horrendous and nowhere near the criteria that governs art. It’s similar to some individuals who think they can dance or sing and but thoroughly end up embarrassing themselves on national tv. And they don't understand why people think they haven’t got what it takes.
Macca's on the other had is just another giant corporation trying to create an image of a sophisticated eatery but really its just sells hamburgers and chips and below average coffee. They’re just trying to compete with the likes of starbucks. Its really just about creating productivity nothing to do with art at all.
How you view art depends on how open you allow yourself to receive or accept the message the artist is trying to convey or extend your imagination. Rachel, I think you were attractive to the piece of work because you are quite a passionate person. The colour purple is associated with royalty (as the wealthy could only afford purple dyed cloths), nobility, spiritually, mystery (and sexual frustration according to popular beliefs) so maybe on a conscious or subconscious level it evoked a powerful emotion within you and you where able to apply meaning to it (I’m assuming, as you haven’t mentioned specifically why you liked it), and therefore called it art.
Check out Heston Blumenthal, he is a great example of a chef that creates food art (as well as equally delectable foods), he caters to all the senses. I consider him a food scientist as well but whatever label you wish to assign him, I think he is pure genius.
Animals that paint… is that considered art too? ...
I do like elephant art
Topic The 7 Letter Game
03 Jan 2011 19:09
Irate redheads wait tables eagerly until penetrated
G I D D Y U P
Topic Hugh Hefner gets engaged at 84 yrs old. Smart or senile?
03 Jan 2011 18:40
He's bored, along comes a toy he can play with and she gets to be pampered and have her 15mins of fame. Its a win-win in that situation.
He's smart and protected and the girls see dollar signs and a boost in their image. And maybe their fetish is octogenarian sex.
Topic The importance of the word marriage.
03 Jan 2011 18:14
What is the difference between marriage and a civil partnership? I’ve read a little bit on civil partnership but I really don’t see the difference.
I have somewhat conflicting views on the notion of marriage. When I’m particularly feeling cynical I view marriage quite superficially and just as ‘a piece of paper’. I do hope to get married one day because deep down I see marriage as a union between two people who want to share the rest of their loves together. The love they have is multifaceted, they are spiritually connected and most important their friendship runs deep. The up and downs they’ve shared is what shaped them as a couple and marriage only works if both people grow together. Some say marriage is hard work but I believe if your take care of each other and are considerate and appreciative then you shouldn’t have to work hard to maintain your union. I’m heading into a five year relationship, I feel as though we are already ‘married’, to others, particularly my mother, she probably doesn’t view it this way because we haven’t physically declared the act in the form of an ceremony. But it isn’t about what other people think. Maybe that’s why some people rush into it and then end up getting divorced. The divorce rate is high these days because it so easy to dissolve the marriage due to money and the superficial values and this gives the idea people don’t take marriage seriously.
Marriage used to be an union of convenience (for money, arranged, class etc) then someone declared love should be involved now it is becoming more of on institution based on protecting your assets and income, having to sign a prenup, influenced by celebrities. Maybe that’s why some people are put off by marriage.
Anyway I think it’s completely stupid and unfair to have laws dictating that marriage is suppose to be between man and woman. I view it as extremely archaic and traditional. Marriage is a choice . The word isn’t that important at all. (Maybe it needs to be redefine) It’s the life you share together that counts whether in a hetero or homosexual relationship. You and the person involved in the relationship should be the ones that make up the rules.
Topic What is art?
03 Jan 2011 17:10
The way I see it, an object (painting, poetry, a novel, a photo, a dance) is considered art if it evokes some specific emotion within the person and ‘infects’ them. “Good Art” has the capacity to unite people through a universal emotion because it communicates its message across simply and clearly.
I think artists do what they do because they are interested in exploring new subject matter and are influenced by their environment/customs/beliefs/traditions/history or want to make a statement.
I think art is there primarily for us to enjoy. It gives us a way to be creative and express ourselves. It could be something that is both functional and (hopefully) aesthetically pleasing to our eyes. For the layman art is subjective but an academic schooled in art history will have a lot more to say. I think on a philosophical level art is idealistic, particularly with modernism/contemporary art, gives the notion of wanting to create a better society.
Topic Happy New Year to you all!
30 Dec 2010 16:58
You last said "'New Year's is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly calls and humbug resolutions'. Mark Twain.
What the hell.. it's just another excuse to ring in the new year.. Remember, Life is short, break the rules, Forgive quickly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile.
And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. So treat every day next year like it's a new years day. Keep persisting with your dreams. Wishing all of you, my lush friends a year abundant in love and success. Happy New Year 2011!!
Topic What is he wearing?
22 Dec 2010 19:33
I like seeing guys dressed like this.. and Jake is the best example I could come up with since he looks good in anything he wears causal, street, formal (and cos I also have a massive crush on him at the moment, and my bf looks a teensy bit like him)
I like simple and casual, statement tees, jeans look with personal touches ie. bracelet, rings, good shoes
Topic Sexy Fairy Tales
21 Dec 2010 21:08
These pics are soOoo sexy hot!! Love sexy fairytales... am very inspired to write one too... about Ariel... my fav fairytale :DD
Topic Your Favorite Celebrity Crush
16 Dec 2010 21:43
Topic Be Careful What You Wish For.........
16 Dec 2010 20:33
Granted, but you are chronically allergic to the alcohol and break out in hives and rashes on top of your severely sunburned body, therefore spend the rest of your day in a dark, ice cold room.
I wish I could paint.