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Postby Col on Sat Aug 26, 2006 10:53 am

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PortableNuke wrote:I don't thinkI could put anything happy on my walls that I would be the first thing I see in the morning. It would just annoy me.


I know, right?

Actually, I don't like the idea of putting my own art on my walls, but I do it for lack of proper or convenient storage.

I wouldn't necessarily want something super happy on my bedroom walls either, it's just that Duff's drawing there looks like how I feel when I wake up in the morning, and that would only add to the feeling. Cripes, I feel tired just looking at it right now.

We've been living in our house for a year and a half, and I still haven't gotten anything hung up on the walls yet. Hopefully that'll change soon.
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Postby Yeahduff on Sat Aug 26, 2006 11:03 am

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Cookie wrote:See now, that drawing right there could be hanging on my wall.


Really? I suppose it's not quite the mess de Kooning made, and it's much smaller, but it's kinda got a lot of the same agitated mark making going on. Is the depressed tone of it giving kindofa calming effect?

It's not exactly calming, there is a lot of expression and the lines are giving it movement, but there is some actual direction for the eyes to follow in this drawing. De Kooning's painting has so much movement in all directions and not one specific part standing out that it's impossible for the eye to follow, so my eyes end up moving back and forth and around on the painting with no ending point. It makes for very interesting art, and I like his stroke, but if it were to hang in my room, I'd go nuts staring at it because of the overabundance of movement.

But that might just be me.


No, that makes lots of sense. And no, I don't find it calming either.

But your reasons for not having it on your wall is why I plan to break into the Art Institute late at night and put the de Kooning on my wall. I'd put it up instead of a TV. I could stare at that thing for hours.
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Postby Mo on Sat Aug 26, 2006 11:08 am

yeahduff wrote:But your reasons for not having it on your wall is why I plan to break into the Art Institute late at night and put the de Kooning on my wall. I'd put it up instead of a TV. I could stare at that thing for hours.

See, I don't even have time for watching TV anymore. XD

I'd love to see it in real life though. If I ever happen to get to Chicago, you'll have to give me directions to the Art Institute... or, err, to your place, wherever the painting will be at the time.

(Yeah, like I'll ever be in Chicago.)
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Postby Yeahduff on Sun Aug 27, 2006 12:43 am

It's just down the street from the giant metallic bean.

Yeah, there's no reason to come here. Unless you really like pizza.
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Postby PortableNuke on Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:24 am

I think it all depends on where you're coming from, but yeah I don't really think about the midwest when I think of places I'd like to live.
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Postby Mo on Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:42 am

yeahduff wrote:Yeah, there's no reason to come here.

Hmm, I don't know. Chicago makes me think of music and coffee bars and cool artsy places to hang out at. But I don't really know what I'm talking about, it's just the associations I have for whatever reason. I'd have to be lucky to find it on a map. :shifty:
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Postby Yeahduff on Sun Aug 27, 2006 9:25 pm

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The eastern tip of that scandalously shaped lake is where Chicago rests.

Cookie wrote:Chicago makes me think of music and coffee bars and cool artsy places to hang out at. But I don't really know what I'm talking about, it's just the associations I have for whatever reason.


Couldn't have anything to do with the way I draw it, could it?

I actually very much like living in Chicago. While it is in the midwest and is very blue collar, it's also a world-class city with all the beauty and excitement associated with it.
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Postby Mo on Mon Aug 28, 2006 12:35 am

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Cookie wrote:Chicago makes me think of music and coffee bars and cool artsy places to hang out at. But I don't really know what I'm talking about, it's just the associations I have for whatever reason.


Couldn't have anything to do with the way I draw it, could it?

I... don't know. I like to think I've always thought of Chicago that way, or at least the music part (uh, maybe cause of "Chicago" the musical?), but maybe you did have an influence on it. Hm. Yeah, you probably did. It better be all true.

Pop culture really does dictate our view on places we've never been to...
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Postby Col on Mon Aug 28, 2006 9:37 am

Chicago's awesome. Cleaner than New York City. I like the blue collar feel of it too. It's not as pretentious.
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Postby TheSuburbanLetdown on Mon Aug 28, 2006 9:50 am

Bah, New York.
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Postby PortableNuke on Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:52 pm

What's wrong with New York, or Los Angeles for that matter?
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Postby TheSuburbanLetdown on Mon Aug 28, 2006 5:44 pm

Meh, New York's okay; I was just being goofy. I wouldn't want to live there though.

I've never been to LA except for the airport, so I can't really say.
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Postby PortableNuke on Mon Aug 28, 2006 7:23 pm

I can't really talk about New York. I've been to times square once for a few hours in the winter, and then JFK airport.
LA is a different place. It's a different world in that part of the country.
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Postby Orphevs on Mon Aug 28, 2006 8:45 pm

Different, yhea. That's all I got. There's a lot of diversity to the area. What people usually call LA involves the CEO-laden downtown, yuppie-filled Orange County, the slums of Los Angeles city, and the random developing hodge-podge of the valley. I'm a big believe that you can find what you're looking for wherever you are, just in some places you got to look a little harder. *shrug* Long story short, LA is different and... multifaceted.

EDIT: I like hypens!

MORE EDIT: Also, the painting... seems amazing just from the jpeg... I really need to get to see more actual pieces. Usually I'm limited to glossy prints in books. I had a teacher tell me the reason Pollock didn't really strike me much was that I wasn't looking at the actual paintings. Said there was a world of differene between a 13 by 13 inch picture and a massive mural you feel like you could walk right into. Well Duff, you've gotten me to get off my ass and get some culture. No small task. You've done your good deed for the week.
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Postby Yeahduff on Tue Aug 29, 2006 7:38 pm

Well good. That was my goal.

And your teacher is dead on. I liked Pollock's stuff from seeing the projected slides, but it's a whole other thing seeing it in person with all that nastiness extending off the canvas and the even richer chaos of it all.
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Postby Mo on Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:36 am

Apropos speaking of Chicago (yeah I know, that is soo last week):

Yesterday while exploring my new town, I drove past a café/bar called "Chicago". I'm going to check it out sometime.
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Postby Yeahduff on Mon Oct 09, 2006 10:32 pm

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I've never seen this live, but boy I'd like to.

Ever make it to Chicago, Cookie?
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Postby Mo on Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:29 am

Not yet. :( But soon, I hope.

So busy with crap.
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Postby TheSuburbanLetdown on Tue Oct 10, 2006 7:57 am

Looks like an Elizabeth Murray.
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Postby Yeahduff on Tue Oct 10, 2006 1:05 pm

Good eye.

Figured the imagery might break your heart.
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