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Rob C

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Re: Abstraction
« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2017, 02:13:47 PM »

I wonder what Perry Mason would have thought about abstracts. Probably about Della Streeet, I suppose.

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Re: Abstraction
« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2017, 07:47:41 PM »

I'm well aware of that, Graham and Eric. But, honest, I never did that deliberately. Besides, you can't make nearly as big a mess that way as you can if you're dripping paint.

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« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2017, 09:41:13 PM »

I'm well aware of that, Graham and Eric. But, honest, I never did that deliberately. Besides, you can't make nearly as big a mess that way as you can if you're dripping paint.
I never tried it deliberately either. Not even with paint. Although I do recall enjoying playing with finger paints as a kid.
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Re: Abstraction
« Reply #23 on: September 21, 2017, 04:39:28 AM »

Otherwise you only have to share images of dead people or porn,

Interesting fact: dead people are definitely illegal to photograph in France (at least if you plan on showing the photos to anyone). Pretty much everything else is in some sort of legal grey zone.

Dead people in other countries are ok...
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Re: Abstraction
« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2017, 05:09:34 AM »

Although I do recall enjoying playing with finger paints as a kid.

Maybe that's it. I don't mean that negative at all. Do you know this quote of Picasso:
"It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child."
There's more to that than you think in the first place ...

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Re: Abstraction
« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2017, 05:53:52 AM »

Maybe that's it. I don't mean that negative at all. Do you know this quote of Picasso:
"It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child."
There's more to that than you think in the first place ...


I'm not familiar with the quotation, but if it's true, then at least it shows how bright PP was, even if he did sell his soul to the devil in being bright. It took me a while to discover that PP could really draw and paint; what a sell-out his life must have sometimes felt. No wonder he played so many peek-a-boo games with the various photographers who "portraited" him.

A wonderful example of the artistic mess that the art establishment creates in order to make money.

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Re: Abstraction
« Reply #26 on: September 28, 2017, 09:35:53 AM »

Interesting topic.  I'm no art history expert but my understanding is that abstraction resisted any kind of representation thus it's hard to apply to photography.  A better term, I think, is abstraction expressionism.  The person that comes to mind that represents abstract expressionism in photography is Aaron Siskind.  He early work was all about social documentation and he moved fairly quickly to abstraction.  He passion became to focus on form at the expense of context and content.
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