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People say that art is subjective. I just wish that I was subjected to whatever that was.
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The real question is whether art is objective or subjective. What are people saying?
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I question modern art.
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Does anyone have a question about modern art?
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I mean, we're talking about artists like Rembrandt, at least I think we are, not modern art, right?
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And then you've got artists like Rothko, Mondrian, Pollack, Calder. Their works are a bit more abstract, but that's no reason to dismiss them.
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I'm ambivalent about the modernist achievements.
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On the contrary, in contrast to Henry David Thoreau's rather simplistic approach to rural life evidenced in Walden, Jethro Tull was an innovator in agricultural practices, although some of his methods proved to be non-sustainable.

Thoreau's primary contribution to history is the concept of Civil Disobedience, and its role in 20th Century modernist philosophies.
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I don't think you can put art on a scale. Can you really say that Renoir is better than Gauguin? Or Manet is better than Monet? That's as pointless as saying Thoreau was more advanced than Jethro Tull.
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Well, let's look at the facts. Who had better technique Manet or Monet? Renoir, Gauguin? Who was more advanced? Possibly more forward thinking Jethro Tull or Thoreau? I mean, there has to be a way to objectively evaluate their works.
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Punk was an inevitable response to both progressive rock and disco. Just as modernism was the inevitable response to romanticism. Technical skill was not really relevant to either punk or modernism.

That said, in a 21st Century video game people have expectations about how it will look and sound. You can't get away with a Ms. PacMan arcade game anymore.
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Man, I loved Ms. Pac-man. I wonder, could it be as popular now-a-days?
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Yeah I used to watch that Pacman saturday morning cartoon with Mr. and Ms. Pacman (who were married with packids iirc)
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Anyone else here grow up in the 80s? Remember arcades? Boulder Dash, Dragon's Lair, Pac-Man and the various spinoffs, pinball machines. All the arcades disappeared about the same time that single screen theaters did.
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Me and my sister were talking the other day about how funny it was a few years ago that her kids thought that it was really cool that microsoft made this really cool new game that they had added to windows alongside solitaire and minesweeper...pacman
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Okay, I get that art can be an emotional topic for some people, but when you cuss like this poster did talking about Monet vs Manet, you're gonna get yourself and your posts deleted. Also, it's never a good idea to talk about the mod's mother in these discussions. So now the only evidence that Jeff whatsisname was ever here is the continuing discussion about art.
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he did NOT say that ... about...NO! WAY!

Man that ban hammer must have come down with enough power to make Thor green with envy
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Artists with a silent 'T' at the end their surname are rare.
Anyone hear about Jeff?
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So, anyway, that topic seems to be exhausted. What shall we talk about now? Religion? Politics? Art? Why Yahoo sucks?
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I don't think hydrocarbons means what you think it means.
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look, pal, it's relatively simple, I am not gay or even bi. Masculinity does not excite me, but if a woman is feminine and sexy and the relationship is good, if she used to have a penis or heck even if she still does, I'm not going to care. it doesn't matter what their artistic ability is or is not and what does art and Manet or Monet have to do with it anyway? And motor oil? wtf?
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So why can't it be both artistic self styling and mental health problems? I mean honestly, do we really know what sparked the ill will with Gauguin? Is that really the story or was it a sign of undying affection for the prostitute named Rachel?
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As far as I know, Van Gogh's style was a result of his mental health problems, which may have also affected his friendship with Gauguin. Not sure if I buy the story that he cut off Van Gogh's ear in a fight.
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I know computer graphics can be incredible, but MMRPG graphics require a certain level of "realism? I mean, do you really want to chase a bad guy across Gauguin's landscape with peacocks, through a pond filled with Monet's water lillies, far into Van Gogh's starry, starry night?

Not to mention the hero cutting off his own ear to prove his bravery???? Couldn't we at least design a storyline where two best friends become bitter rivals. Sorta like Hamilton, except instead of a duel, we can have an ear cutting, if the OP is so hell-bent on having a mutilated ear show up in the Russian Revolution.

Is this concept getting a bit too complicated?
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I'm sure there's a rule 34 of it somewhere, but I ain't looking for it (shudder)
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Okay, here's the concept, an MMRPG game where all the backgrounds are based on famous works of art. I think it could be fun. Imagine you're crossing the bridge from Munch's The Scream, cross over into a Rembrandt, encounter Nude Descending a Staircase... what do you think? Maybe throw in some classical nudes, like The Birth of Venus, or Naked Maja, just to keep things interesting.
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Okay, give me a few minutes, I think I can fix this. Make the ear cutting justified somehow.
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Well, putting the space bug in Chekov's ear definitely cranks up the squirm factor, but that was on Ceti Alpha V, or IV, or VI, whatever. I thought this idea was supposed to be at least somewhat related to actual history on Earth. I can really only recall three IRL "ear attacks" - Mike Tyson, the Apostle Peter when Jesus was arrested, and Van Gogh, except he cut off his own ear.
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I think it has to do with Chekov's famous phrase: "If you introduce a brain-controlling space slug that eats into your ear in the first act, then you better use it by the third act." Or something like that -- I'm sure that's where they got the idea for Wrath of Kahn. That and making everyone cringe and go "ewww."
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Do you not get the concept of this thread? That post was in play.
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I interrupt your regularly scheduled thread to bring you this adolescent observation;

Like whoa, have you ever like, you know, like looked back over a conversation and gone like, whoa dude! How did we like go from there to here man? It's just like, whoa dude, you know? Just like, Totally trippin!

Whoa!


I now return you to your regularly scheduled thread
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