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Isaac

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Seeing Earth As Modern Art
« on: January 11, 2013, 01:22:21 PM »

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It’s easy to imagine these photos of Earth hanging in a modern art exhibition. Taken via satellite, these images are part of a series called Earth As Art from the U.S. Geological Survey and offer “fresh and inspiring glimpses of different parts of our planet’s complex surface.”
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Re: Seeing Earth As Modern Art
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2013, 08:02:07 PM »

I'd pay more for any of these than I would for "Rhine II."
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Re: Seeing Earth As Modern Art
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2013, 05:21:17 PM »

Fantastic!
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Re: Seeing Earth As Modern Art
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2013, 07:01:04 AM »

I'd pay more for any of these than I would for "Rhine II."


Gursky has already been there and done that:

http://spruethmagers.com/exhibitions/258@@overview
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Re: Seeing Earth As Modern Art
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2013, 10:41:38 AM »

Gursky has already been there and done that...

Been there appropriated that :-)

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Re: Seeing Earth As Modern Art
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2013, 10:51:27 AM »

True, he didn't build a rocket and launch himself into space to take those pictures.

(Not sure why you guys are so down on Andreas Gursky.)
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Isaac

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Re: Seeing Earth As Modern Art
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2013, 01:02:20 PM »

True, he didn't build a rocket and launch himself into space to take those pictures.
Or take pictures at-all -- "Digital painting collage" ;-)

(Not sure why you guys are so down on Andreas Gursky.)
Not sure why you think I'm "down on Andreas Gursky"?
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Re: Seeing Earth As Modern Art
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2013, 07:00:00 AM »

Beautiful imagery. Mother Earth really is a great artist!  Thank you very much for the link.

As for Andreas Gursky... I'm far more critical of the person who paid $4m for Rhein II than I am of Gursky. He may have sold his soul, but I bet it's a comfortable life, and given half the chance I'd do the same. Now if only anyone would pay that kind of money for my amateurish creations...
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Isaac

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Re: Seeing Earth As Modern Art
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2013, 01:11:37 PM »

As for Andreas Gursky... He may have sold his soul, ...

Presumably you mean that Andreas Gursky must have sold his soul to the devil in exchange for artistic genius?
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Re: Seeing Earth As Modern Art
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2013, 01:21:33 PM »

Presumably you mean that Andreas Gursky must have sold his soul to the devil in exchange for artistic genius?

Close. But no cigar.
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Re: Seeing Earth As Modern Art
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2013, 03:09:32 PM »

So what do you mean?
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Re: Seeing Earth As Modern Art
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2013, 04:24:58 PM »

As a private recreation, "appropriation" of screenshots from Google Earth can be fun. I used to have a couple on a wall. Central Australia is particularly rich in amazing graphics . A dry landscape manifestly shaped by water.
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Re: Seeing Earth As Modern Art
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2013, 04:43:36 PM »

Did you try digitally painting in a deeper bluer larger Lake Eyre to ease the anxiety of the Big Dry?
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Re: Seeing Earth As Modern Art
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2013, 05:34:50 PM »

I don't think I had discovered Google Earth before the rains came in 2009. They have a good collection of historical images, so you can go back and see the changes. Here is how it looks now, from above and at an angle. Who needs a camera?
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Re: Seeing Earth As Modern Art
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2013, 05:54:40 PM »

Richard Woldendorp takes some great images from the air.

Cheers,

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Re: Seeing Earth As Modern Art
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2013, 01:02:18 PM »

Who needs a camera?

Sometimes, where the lens points, where the frame cuts, does make a difference ;-)
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Re: Seeing Earth As Modern Art
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2013, 03:22:01 PM »

Sometimes, where the lens points, where the frame cuts, does make a difference ;-)
Absolutely and my comment was not wholly serious. But on Google Earth you can point the "lens" , which is a very wide range zoom, anywhere you want, from any distance and pretty much any angle as long as it is some way above.
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