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bacon and sylvester

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David Sylvester interview with artist Francis Bacon in 1966.

Following are some quotations from Bacon.

All art has now become completely a game by which man distracts himself.

When you paint anything you are not only painting the subject, you’re painting yourself as well as the object you’re trying to record.

One wants the thing to be as factual as possible and at the same time as deeply suggestive or deeply unlocking of areas of sensation other than simple illustration of the object you set out to do.  Isn’t that what all art is about?

People nearly always believe that the distortions of them are an injury to them, no matter how much they feel for, or how much they like you.  They do nevertheless, as most of them are people who are not concerned with art.

You kill the thing you love.

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Written by Peter Rudd

July 9, 2009 at 9:12 pm

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german silence is better than french silence

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Glenn Gould introducing the brilliant German reductionist artist Karlheinz Klopweisser for a CBC show Voyage to the Void – fact or fiction?  Either way hard to believe – apparently German silence is better than French silence!

Klopweisser speaks –

” I am convinced that my work which is concerned with the resonance of silence.  But more with German silence which is of course organic as opposed to French silence which is ornamental.”

I found this on small drawings.

Written by Peter Rudd

June 21, 2009 at 5:06 pm

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hippocrates smart

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life is short

“Life is short and art is long, time and chance sharp or sudden, experience fallacious and dangerous, judgement difficult.”

-quoted in A Traveller’s History of Paris, Robert Cole

Written by Peter Rudd

June 15, 2009 at 11:42 am

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paola pivi

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Upside down helicopter in a square, two ostriches in a boat, orange men leaping on dirt mounds, pairs of all white animals in a factory.   Paola Pivi makes unexpected encounters by removing filters.  From Museo.

Written by Peter Rudd

April 22, 2009 at 11:23 am

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mana lisa

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mana-lisa

by Anonymous
12″ x 16″
Donated by A. Schmidt, Vancouver, Canada
A cross-gender interpretation of the daVinci classic.

The smile that could sink a thousand ships!  How did he do it?!

From The Museum of Bad Art (MOBA) – their brilliant tag line is Art Too Bad to Be Ignored.

Written by Peter Rudd

April 16, 2009 at 3:33 pm

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alex dragulescu extrusions

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A piece from Alex Dragulescu’s project called Extrusions in C Major.

Written by Peter Rudd

April 13, 2009 at 11:31 pm

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nicolas lampert meatscapes

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[like hamhocks passing in the night] [meat monument (moscow)]

Collages from Nicolas Lampert.

Written by Peter Rudd

April 6, 2009 at 5:13 pm

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