Just bought this painting for my flat... What do you think?

Discussion in 'Picture Gallery' started by Angelo95210, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. Angelo95210, Dec 24, 2011
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    Angelo95210 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi guys,

    First, I wish a Merry Christmas to all of you MacRumors members :)

    I just bought this painting online. What do you think?

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  2. Lostanddamned macrumors 6502a

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    I'm going to be very honest; I hate it.

    Its busy but somehow manages to be boring at the same time; like the Michael Bay of prints, covered in clichéd "awesome" things, lowest common denominator sex appeal and all adding up to provide very little.

    I'd rather have a simple print of something understated on my wall, to draw in the eye and break up a blank space, rather than a "hot" girl with some "cool" vegas imagery. A similar picture but far more abstracted might work too, but as its a photoshop collage I could see myself getting very bored of it very quickly, as there is no artistry to admire. Not to mention the message the art on your walls sends about you.

    What I'd go for:
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    Something with a similar feel but a bit more artistry:
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    I fully understand that this is the opposite of what you asked for, but you asked what I thought of it, and I feel its only fair to give an honest opinion.
     
  3. Angelo95210 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for this first feedback :)

    Actually this is my concern. I first loved it, and now the more I look at it the more perv I find it... :( Thoughts?
     
  4. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Personally I think it is awful. :eek:
    I mean that truthfully and with no malice, just not my style.

    OTOH it all depends on how old you are… and is this your first flat?
    If you're say 12—20 something… fine.

    28+… deeply suspect. ;)

    But then again, who are we to tell you what you should enjoy on your walls and why should you need our justification?

    Enjoy it. :)
     
  5. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Not my style, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

    The art on your walls does send a message to visitors - so you have to decide if that is what you want to communicate to visitors. On the other hand - if you like it, it's your home and the hell with what others think.

    My father was an artist, so most of the art on my walls is is his stuff. Representational, semi-abstract, abstract - in watercolor, pencil, charcoal, and oils. My cleaning lady doesn't like a couple of pencil nudes (of my mother - my father couldn't afford models at that point) - but that's her problem! ;)

    Keep it if you enjoy it, or remove it if you are concerned about the effect on others.

    Either way - explore different styles of pictorial art, and enjoy...:D
     
  6. Lostanddamned macrumors 6502a

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    Well said. Just because we dislike it, it doesn't mean you can't love it.
     
  7. panda bear macrumors 68000

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    I agree with this.

    It's kind of silly, but if I walked into a grown man's house and saw this painting, i'd kind of question a few things about him.

    I wouldn't automatically think you were a terrible person. Not at all. But i'd wonder just how mature you were, maybe..

    It's one thing to have something like this as your wallpaper on your computer.. but another thing entirely to have it hanging on your wall in your house as art.
     
  8. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Wow, that was spot on.

    OP, as long as you like it, it doesn't matter how much the rest of us hate it. :)
     
  9. Angelo95210 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Guys thank you very much for your constructive feedback. It just confirmed my feeling and you know what? I just cancelled my order... I am not even sure now if it's art :-D

    I am now looking at something from Lichtenstein, or Bansky. And do you know this french artist ? It just rocks I would love to get an original... http://www.sandrinehayat.com/
     
  10. Lostanddamned macrumors 6502a

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    Fair enough; annoyingly I can't see the art on my iPad as its all flash based. A banksy or a lichtenstein would be very cool.
     
  11. TheGenerous macrumors 6502a

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    when I see it, I think "you need a girlfriend."
    And if you do have one, she may get upset.

    On the other hand, what does the US, recycling, the guns, the propaganda signs have to do with one another?

    those cards and the bar code are bad taste
     
  12. toothpaste macrumors 6502

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    you must be single. no woman would let you hang that in the apartment the two of you shared.

    apartment looks nice, until one sets their eyes on picture. personally, i hate it. looks like crap, but to each his own. as long as you like it that is the only thing that matters.
     
  13. TjeuV macrumors 6502

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    Not the painting I'd pick but I think it suits your interior. Good it's "not just another painting" !
     
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    Thats obviously not his interior...its a mock up!
     
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    would look OK in a Hot Rod Garage or a Custom Bike Shop
     
  17. Angelo95210 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Haha :-D Your comments made me laugh :D

    Finally I took this one instead (Banksy canvas) :

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  18. BlakeBrattina macrumors 6502a

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    Not a fan of the color, but anything by Banksy sits pretty well with me!;)
     
  19. toolbox macrumors 68020

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    wow i like that picture, also that lounge room is that yours? If it is it looks incredible.
     
  20. imahawki macrumors 6502a

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    90% sure the lounge in the OP is rendered... otherwise the OP is one of the best architectural photographers in the world.
     
  21. bdodds1985 macrumors 6502a

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    something more my style. lets put a smile on that face
     

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  22. Angelo95210 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sadly it is not my flat, you get it right :-D


    A bit dark / gloomy for me...
     
  23. bdodds1985 macrumors 6502a

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    thanks! :D
     
  24. Acorn macrumors 68020

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    anything at all that would suggest ("why so serious?") would most definitely NOT be on my wall. serious overuse of a image that has been beaten to death. talk about beating a dead horse. every time i see that image i think to myself. dear god. there is that freaking picture again. it might have been awesome the first 400,000 times i saw it.

    as for the original picture. it wouldnt be something id pick out. i have alot of black and whites on my wall. There is nothing i like about the picture. when i look at it i kinda laugh at it in a pathetic way. sorry :/
     

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