My attempt at Modern Art...What do you think?

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  1. todd2000 macrumors 68000

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    So the walls in my room are a little bare, and I don't have a lot of extra cash for art etc... So I figured why not make some of my own? I googled "how to make cheap art" (yes Im a nerd:)), and found a tutorial using of all things spaghetti to make a Jackson Pollock kinda painting, and then I just used some brushes and winged something. These are just poster board with cheap craft paint, but I plan on doing something on Canvas with better paint, and bigger.

    So here they are, what do you think?

    "Spaghetti" Art:

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    "Winging" It:

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  2. ohaithar macrumors 6502a

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    I like this one!
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I like the first one BUT I think it looks a little too neat. I would like to see a bit more ... less order on the boarders.

    You should make another with a few choice colors of mine and send it to me for $15.00. :p
     
  4. todd2000 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    You smile, but that could be arranged :) I could deliver it depending on where you are in NC...:cool:

    As for the borders, I was doing this on the floor with nothing under the poster board, so I was trying to stay away from the edges :)
     
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  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I would want it delivered. ;)

    Actually, take that poster board, cut it into 4 and make a little "series".

    If you're serious I'll say three colors max and one poster board. I'd suspect the cost would have to cover paint, board, shipping ... PM me and we'll talk.

    before anyone says anything, I get a monkey can do this and I'm a bit of an ape, but having something by someone else is always very nice.
     
  7. todd2000 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Did you just call me a Monkey?? :mad: ;)
     
  8. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Pretty much, but not without insulting myself so we're good. :D
     
  9. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    It clearly represents man's ultimate struggle with himself. If you can't see that you are truly an art philistine. I particular like the details next to the marching band. The small elephant is simply exquisite...
     
  10. todd2000 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Glad you got what I was going for.... ;)
     
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    This made me laugh!

    @ yojitani, come on man, it's all in great fun. Be nice and take your meds.
     
  13. RawBert macrumors 68000

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    Exactly what I was thinking. Just crop the borders.

    Very Jackson Pollock. Abstract Expressionism is not exactly my favorite art movement, but not too shabby.

    Good job.
     
  14. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Crop yes, but not so "defined" either. go outside the self-imposed borders a bit, jagged ... yanno?

    It's not my "style" but I like it when someone does something that peaks my interest. Wasn't this thread all about me? I forget. :eek:
     
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    I take it you disagree with my interpretation...philistine! :rolleyes: ;)
     
  16. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    No, I feel a rumble in the tummy just thinking about it.
     
  17. panoz7 macrumors 6502a

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    This was way better than what I expected when I saw the thread title. Good job!
     
  18. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    It's joro, newbie. ;)
     
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    Yeah, I know. He changed his name so much I confused myself. :). I had an original as my avatar, if you recall.
     
  20. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    As we all did if one was made. Joro is not jeffjay. Jeffjay is an enigma all on his own.
     
  21. R94N macrumors 68020

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    Nice work! Despite what people say about modern art, like 'it's just a mess' (which it is sometimes) or 'what's the point?' (there is a point somewhere...), I like stuff like this. To me art doesn't have to be about a landscape or portrait piece - random stuff is good too :D
     
  22. todd2000 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks everyone for the compliments.

    I agree anything can be art, it doesn't necessarily have to mean something, or represent something in particular. Sometimes it's just a random pattern of colors that look nice together. Im trying to make a modern kinda room, and landscapes and portraits don't really go with that.
     
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    The benefit of having made it is being able to invent meanings if someone asks...

    a: "What is that one supposed to be?"
    b: "It represents the duality of water and air--the vortex is twisting together the fibers of reality to a point at which they are indistinguishably codependent."
    a: "The vortex?"
    b: "The vacuum of primeval pseudo-reality."
    a: *feels inadequate, drinks heavily*
     
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    I agree with all those in favor of the second one with the broad strokes. :)
     

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