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Old 04-05-2012, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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I definitely consider this art.
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Point Hope Alaska
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Frame any IMAGE.............! Place that framed image into any art gallery; That object is now referred to as FINE ART! Even if it is a drawing of a paint brush - or bycycle!

To the OP - "Bravo" !!
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Old 11-29-2013, 02:59 AM
 
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I see it as an illustration of a bike.
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Old 11-29-2013, 07:44 PM
 
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Yes, it is art. I have friends and known many artists who couldn't draw as well as the OP's image, so they would
copy, xerox or photo silkscreen these type of images to superimpose to their own paintings, collages and ceramics.
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Old 12-01-2013, 02:24 PM
 
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I'll start by saying I've been drawing all my life, although I've never been especially knowledgeable in the subject of art. Most of my drawings are very mechanical in nature, almost like technical drawings but also a little different. I always get ideas for products, or designs, or inventions, and then I draw them out to kind of develop my idea. So really my drawings have always just been a tool I use to help me visualize ideas I have, usually for mechanical things like cars or bicycles. I've never really thought of them as art, necessarily, although I also don't think of them as blueprints either (although I've drawn blueprints as well; I used to be a drafter). So what do you think? Would you call this art? Or is this closer to a technical drawing?
I love the colors. Strong but soft, warm and blend well together. The drawing, of course, is that of an expert. And those colors - fine art. Yes. Keep it up.
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Old 12-02-2013, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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This illustration of a bicycle is not Art, to me. The illustration is a perfunctory mechanical description a totally mundane object; as such, it leaves me "cold." It has no emotional content for me, nor any intellectual content, as there is nothing about this bicycle that challenges my thinking about bicycles, or engineering, or life, etc. The color scheme is perfunctory and although well executed, does not particularly stimulate me in any pure plastic sense of the medium. The texturality of a Monet or Van Gogh painting interests me as a painter; this illustration does not. Andy Warhol made celebrities look interesting by using vibrant colors; this illustration takes no risk and has no plastic expression.

I see this drawing as "a competent drawing." Not Art. Art should reach for more than what can be perfunctorily described. There are many ways that one could go to try to make this into Art, but as it stands, it is merely a beginning, a technical accomplishment only.
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Old 12-02-2013, 02:11 PM
 
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There are many ways that one could go to try to make this into Art, but as it stands, it is merely a beginning, a technical accomplishment only.
Curious would you consider these art?

Photorealism painting by Chuck Close
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mc...rvn5o1_500.jpg

The portrait is made up of tiny squares (also a large painting)
http://www.blumandpoe.com/sites/defa...tions/CC19.jpg
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Old 12-02-2013, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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I suppose it's Art, as Art has often embraced technical tours de force. But to be honest, it's the complete opposite of work that inspires me. After one has marvelled at the technical skill of reproducing visual reality, what is left? There is no message, no meaning, other than the artist's extreme technical skill. We can accomplish a similar end result with a camera; we ooh and aah that a human being can behave like a camera. Perhaps it meant more before we had cameras.

The 2nd painting has much more of an artist's interpretation of reality in it. It presents an intellectual puzzle, how can coherent images be formed from seemingly strange shapes?

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Old 12-03-2013, 10:43 AM
 
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I suppose it's Art, as Art has often embraced technical tours de force. But to be honest, it's the complete opposite of work that inspires me. After one has marvelled at the technical skill of reproducing visual reality, what is left? There is no message, no meaning, other than the artist's extreme technical skill. We can accomplish a similar end result with a camera; we ooh and aah that a human being can behave like a camera. Perhaps it meant more before we had cameras.

The 2nd painting has much more of an artist's interpretation of reality in it. It presents an intellectual puzzle, how can coherent images be formed from seemingly strange shapes?
It's a matter of preference and personal taste. Chuck Close's early work do inspire me for many reasons.
The amount of time and incredible skill to produce such a large oil painting is astounding as well as
the individuality of the subject matter. The subjects of his paintings (people) have been done
throughout time.

Caravaggio's portrait of Fanciullo con canestra 1593-1594 below
http://www.euroclubschools.co.uk/use...vaggio_062.jpg

The first image I provided was CC early works. Then in 1988 he had a seizure which left him
paralyzed and even with therapy he was not able to paint as he did before. He then began
experimenting and his works evolved into small repetitive shapes of colors. The interplay
with the paintings is to walk back several feet and see an image of a person.
btw.....here's another link he did before his illness.

1.1: Chuck Close | Elisabeth Greenwood
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Old 12-03-2013, 10:49 AM
 
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realistic style very good.
im more into involuntary abstract. lol.
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