Art or Junk?

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Re: Art or Junk?

Postby Hassel99 » Aug 12th, 2017, 5:17 pm

it looks like rubble after a disaster. Maybe that is fitting for Calgary.
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Re: Art or Junk?

Postby OldIslander » Aug 13th, 2017, 11:34 am

There is nothing more galling than some local 'art council' comprised of 'upper crust' socialites, tasked with explaining to the great unwashed of their communities -- we poor simple country bumpkins who apparently wouldn't know great art if it bit us on the arse -- what art is. One of the greatest insults to the taxpayers of Canada is the so called "Voice of Fire" that hangs in the National Gallery in Ottawa.

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For this, my fellow low-brow. art-ignorant Canadians, we paid the bargain basement price of $3.4 million (corrected for inflation from the late 80's -- it was $1.4M back then...). A middle school class could create a perfect, undetectable forgery in an afternoon. It's always nice to know that our tax dollars are being spent wisely.

When I my wife and I stood in the Accademia Gallery in Florence, staring up at Michelangelo's David, we were both moved to tears. But what would we know, being ordinary common folk who through centuries of poor breeding, simply cannot understand these things...
"What can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence". Christopher Hitchens

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Re: Art or Junk?

Postby dirtybiker » Aug 14th, 2017, 10:53 am

^^^ [icon_lol2.gif] ^^^.....Now I think understand it !

The upper echelon paying homage to all those who are well beneath their
higher state of understanding and status.
"Don't 'p' down my neck then tell me it's raining!"

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Re: Art or Junk?

Postby Queen K » Aug 14th, 2017, 11:08 am

I'm going to knock out six "Voice of Whatevers" and see who bites. [icon_lol2.gif]
Our saddest days are when we add up our losses, and losses seem to be our saddest when we lose our best. Proud to be a "Leaf-licker" and I know who else is too. **smiles**

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Re: Art or Junk?

Postby Poindexter » Aug 14th, 2017, 11:12 am

If that's considered art, junkyards should change their name to galleries.

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Re: Art or Junk?

Postby fvkasm2x » Aug 14th, 2017, 11:17 am

I don't get why Canadian cities:

1) Pay people from other cities and/or countries for art

2) Pay so much for that art

When there are definitely local artists who could do something just as good, if not better... for far less money.

Why not spend less and feature local artists?

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