Hanging Corpse Admired as Art!

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  1. JesseJames macrumors 6502a

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    Jeez. What passes as art these days.
    Couldn't there be an awful smell? Or were people just amazed at how real it looked?
     
  2. yamabushi macrumors 65816

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    I find it interesting that the person was able to become a work of art. Since people admired it as art, it therefore became art. It is also of course very sad for the person who apparently commited suicide. We have an Egyptian mummy on display in a local museum that has always disturbed me whenever I see it.
     
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    i could take a dump in the street and according to same types it would be considered art.liberals make me gag!
     
  4. yamabushi macrumors 65816

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    There is a big difference between good art and art in general. A child's finger painting is also art but it isn't going to get in the Louvre. My bad poetry and music I wrote when I was ten is art but I am glad it has since been lost or destroyed. And then there is the fact that some people will still like some art no matter how bad it is, like uninspired pictures of matadors on black velvet.
     
  5. medea macrumors 68030

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    Try reading the damn story first, it was a building filled with sculptures and man hung himself there, it was not intended to be art, some students saw it and assumed it was a sculpture but then people realized what it really was. And you obviously have no understanding of art.
     
  6. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    The art hung there for a year in a closed section of the building?

    Definitely NO chance for people to appreciate the art of the human body. :(

    And yes I know I don't appreciate art, because I'd rather look at the artwork in Hustler Magazine than the artistic photo compositions in those trendy magazines.
     
  7. cb911 macrumors 601

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    heh. shows how much people know. wasn't there some sort of experiment a couple of years ago where a monkey painted something, then they put it in a gallery? then people were like "oohhh... this is so deep, it has all this meaning blah blah blah..."
     
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    What was the school, for blind and smelless people? Let me be politically correct, was the school for sight and smell challenged? What was the body in a vacuum chamber? How could no one see that the body was rotting. After a year that body would be so rank you couldn't enter the room and did the movers just clean up all the skin that had fallen off? And once you die your muscles release making you pee and bowels release, how did no one notice that either? Weird story.
     
  9. TimDaddy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That reminds me of a dream I had a few weeks ago. I met a girl in a coffee shop who was a talented musician. I thought she was hot so I decided to B.S. my way into her life. I started telling her what a great musician I was. She then invited me to a big festival for aspiring artists the next day. So, I run out to Wal-Mart and buy a guitar and a little audio cassette entitled "Learn To Play Guitar at Home". I crammed all night long. The next day, at the festival, I was able to play Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. Every time I played it her friends would gather around and say things like "How expressive" and "that's so deep". Funny Dream!:p
     
  10. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    not once but three times, someone hanged themselves accidentally in a haunted house, without people realizing until later...

    http://www.snopes.com/horrors/freakish/hanging.htm

    pretty interesting...

    and on the other discussion, i don't think there is such a thing as good art or bad art, just bad technique and different levels of commercialism.

    pnw
     
  11. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    And they thought it was all part of the show.

    Not like it hasn't happened before.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. wdlove macrumors P6

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    He was dying to become art himself. The conditions must have been just right so that there was no smell.
     
  13. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816

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    Maybe the people thought it was a new art technique that used smell as well as sight?:confused:

    This reminds me of the time one of my friends crumpled a Pepsi bottle and put it in an art gallery. Some guy said to him, "I see your anger!" and bought it for $10.
     
  14. wdlove macrumors P6

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    As your story indicates one man's trash is another treasure or art. It is all in the perspective.
     
  15. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    I mean if you didn't know better its quite possible no one could have known for a while.

    Heck if a person can think many horrible events as good why not death as art?

    Wow freeky.
     
  16. Stelliform macrumors 68000

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    I doubt that there would be any smell after the body had hung for at least a year as the article states.

    I am surprised that it didn't fall apart in that time. It must be a dry climate. Kinda mummified him I imagine.
     
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    This article is very ambiguous

    on one hand it says it's the body of a man that hung himself a year ago...

    and then it says that it hung there for one day...

    either i've been working to hard today, or this article really makes no sense
     
  18. TimDaddy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmmm... I assumed that it hung for a year total, and one day while the building was open. But, upon re-reading the article, it does sound as the second paragraph was saying that the body hung for one day total. I dunno.

    edit: I couldn't find any other reports on it when I searched google. I did find this interesting article.

    http://www.indexonline.org/news/20020809_britain.shtml
     
  19. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    What does that have to do with this thread? Jumping to conclusions so you can bash a stereotype makes me gag!

    Anyway, after a year in Hungarian weather, the corpse would have decomposed sufficiently that you would not be able to smell it. I imagine the building he hanged himself in (a garden building) already smelled funny enough and was in a state of disrepair anyway.
     

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