Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Liking Art by Bad People / Liking Bad Art...

  1. #1
    Landlord of the Dog and Duck Subteigh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    TIM
    EII-Ne Sp/So
    Posts
    14,931
    Mentioned
    243 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)

    Default Liking Art by Bad People / Liking Bad Art...

    This is quite a big issue for me that I often think about and indeed may well have posted about before.

    There are instances where something is very, very wrong and I feel somewhat bad about liking and yet at the same time, it is an occasional indulgence (a bit like sad songs I love but cannot ultimately consider first rate due to their nature...although not fully like that, because I feel no real guilt in such cases).

    There are also instances where the creator of the "artform" is despicable in some way, and yet clearly not enough for me to distance myself from the art entirely (sometimes that can happen from simply not wanting to know any further, or because history makes details sketchy, or perhaps there are mitigating circumstances).

    An example of something I should not like:
    (this is absolutely vulgar, and could be considered extremely misogynistic,
    so perhaps should not be watched
    ):



    It may be hard to try and persuade someone that this should be taken in the wider context of the whole film, and of Pete and Dud's earlier broadcastable material...how do you tell someone that you find this "sort of thing" amusing without them getting the wrong impression entirely? ...which would not necessarily be a wrong impression!

    ...this is the sort of "banter" that often goes on between people...privately (I've done it myself...)

    These two weren't always good to their wives either, although I can't remember the details...

  2. #2
    Marshmallow Foru-m chriscorey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    At the
    TIM
    Puca
    Posts
    1,458
    Mentioned
    39 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Amber casts infinity of shadows, and my Avalon had cast many of its own, because of my presence there. I might be known on many earths that I had never trod, for shadows of myself had walked them, mimicking imperfectly my deeds and my thoughts.

  3. #3
    xerx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    5,464
    Mentioned
    53 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I don't like any of H!tler's art.
    You can do anything with a bayonet except sit on it.

  4. #4
    Marshmallow Foru-m chriscorey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    At the
    TIM
    Puca
    Posts
    1,458
    Mentioned
    39 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by xerx View Post
    I don't like any of H!tler's art.
    Cool. Are you Himmler?
    Amber casts infinity of shadows, and my Avalon had cast many of its own, because of my presence there. I might be known on many earths that I had never trod, for shadows of myself had walked them, mimicking imperfectly my deeds and my thoughts.

  5. #5
    Haikus
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Berlin
    TIM
    LSI 5w6 sx/so
    Posts
    5,421
    Mentioned
    144 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default

    Picasso is said to have been very cruel (among others I know stories about his not sparing his ex for something she had done and planning a very methodical revenge). But I like his art. .

  6. #6
    Queen of the Damned Aylen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    MACS0647-JD
    TIM
    ILI ~ 458 sx/sp
    Posts
    9,876
    Mentioned
    728 Post(s)
    Tagged
    40 Thread(s)

    Default

    I like some of Charles Manson's art and have a painting that someone did for me based on one of his paintings. My friends painting is way better and doesn't feel as chaotic. I never did hang it though since it doesn't really fit my decor. It is laid flat under my bed. They added some sparkle to it which made it more appealing to me. When you hold it up to the sunlight it takes on totally different dimensions. I wouldn't really know how to display it properly if I wanted to hang it.

    Supposedly this is Manson's work.


    "When I ought to be thinking of heaven he will nail me to earth"

     







  7. #7
    Haikus
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Berlin
    TIM
    LSI 5w6 sx/so
    Posts
    5,421
    Mentioned
    144 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by xerx View Post
    I don't like any of H!tler's art.
    I do.


  8. #8
    Haikus
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Berlin
    TIM
    LSI 5w6 sx/so
    Posts
    5,421
    Mentioned
    144 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by xerx View Post
    I don't like any of H!tler's art.

    But above all I like art that was sort of a byproduct of ******'s. Das Denkmal fuer die Ermorderten Juden is one of the most thrilling places in the world.




Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •