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|#7 - And remember kids: This painting sold for $44 million [+] (38 new replies)||06/25/2015 on ms paint skills||+403|
#147 - elcreepo (06/26/2015) [-]
Being an artist requires a writer's skills
If you can make a story out of it that gets people intrigued and feeling a sense of meaning/wonder, you can sell it.
I can sell you this box after drawing a smily face on it, even if I told you a homeless man lived in it. This homeless man was once an investment banker whose life crumbled after his only daughter, a little girl named Nancy, was killed in a tragic car versus bike hit and run accident. He began to fight with the woman he met and married out of high school, and turned to drinking. The alcohol lead to the loss of his job and his wife's kicking him out after a particularly financially devastating divorce. He became destitute and couldn't find or hold a job anywhere due to a combination of alcoholism and clinical depression. Then he found this box.
The day he found that box, the weather was cloudy and freezing cold. Soon it began to rain, and the man realized he would die if he didn't find shelter. The box, despite being cardboard, was under a bridge and had remained dry. The sides protected him from the wind, and helped to insulate his starving body from the cold.
And that's when he realized that the reason he let his problems accumulate and ruin his life is because he never learned how to let go and pack his sorrows away in a warm space where they could heal. He always left them on the surface in the cold and rain. The became box so much more than a box that moment. It became his safe haven, to begin to heal. He cleaned himself up, got into rehab for his alcoholism, and soon found a new way to box his feelings up so that they could heal- on the canvas. He became an artist, and lived a moderate if content life.
And here's the kicker. That homeless man was me.
That'll be 3 million dollars please.
Of course this is just an example and I'm probably not the best story teller in the world. You could also say that the painting in the picture was drawn during a particularly depressive time and the pressure variation between the strokes helps to show the swings of mood. But it all depends on how well you spin the story.
When I had to take a humanities class I found myself being very good at art critiques due to my love of reading books at thinking outside the boundaries and looking at all the details, linking ideas together. Given enough time I could probably sell a polaroid picture of the ground for a nice little sum. Art involves something called participation (between the audience and the picture. It's that feeling you get when you find yoursef immersed in a song, painting or movie and loose track of everything else.), and sometimes content doesn't even have to be there, just very simplistic form and color and/or lines, in order to find an excuse to make a person participate with your work enough to buy it.
#35 - vladi (06/25/2015) [-]
I mean, at least this guy created something.
#42 - greyhoundfd (06/25/2015) [-]
To an extent, the purpose of Dadaism is kinda missed. It was originally designed to effectively mock art. By declaring whatever they wanted art, they were showing that more rigid conceptualizations of art were needed to prevent useless garbage from being taken as art. But people forgot about that bit eventually and started to think that random everyday objects actually could be art.
#136 - John Cena (06/26/2015) [-]
Looks like a gorilla with a large cockus
#25 - gravysponge (06/25/2015) [-]
This painting was made in 1953. Artificial pigments of all colours became cheap and readily available to people at the end of the 1800's. The reason this painting sold for so much isn't because it's blue, it's because at the time artists were rapidly exploring new styles of art, starting with impressionism and moving along to cubism, surrealism, and abstractionism. Therefore this painting is kind of like a landmark in the history of art, and is therefore expensive, whereas if one of us today painted a blue canvas with a white line in it it would be essentially worthless.
Modern art styles have unfortunately been heavily degraded to the point of people cobbling together a mess of objects then justifying it afterwards as 'conceptualism'. While conceptualism is in fact an art style, there is nonetheless good conceptualism and bad conceptualism, and unfortunately most students who try to study it end up producing the latter type. There's an interesting documentary that follows several students as they try to get their final artpieces together for a showing, and it reveals how none of them really have any idea what they're doing, and after spending so much money on tuition have nothing to show for it.
Here's part one; www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIa-NtGV-ZM
#93 - gravysponge (06/26/2015) [-]
She's probably the most deluded one of the bunch, but I feel bad for the older guy with the paintball gun art. He's trying so hard to understand what's going on, but he doesn't realize that there's nothing to understand, except that some 'art' becomes trendy and people make up hidden meaning behind it, and for other stuff people just ignore it. Poor guy, wasting two years trying to get an actual art education and he walks away thinking all art has gone to shit.
#97 - koholla (06/26/2015) [-]
my mom went to art school; she has a degree in art, what level i have no clue, and she always talks about art. She knows which artists did what and so on, and even has a few really good pictures hanging on the wall. She likes to tell stories about art school and looks at those memories fondly. However, she doesn't produce art anymore, she just talks about doing it. She works a lousy job, lives away from her family, and is an alcoholic. And as i result, as a child, i practiced and drew pictures and became quite good at drawing. Sometimes people ask me if im ever going to pursue that and become an artist, and i tell them that im not because it always seemed like a terrible idea to me. Although my current plan is to become a homeless traveler. Kind of more than you may of wanted to know, but overall my point is that the only artist i know works a bad job, away from family, and is almost always drunk when she's home.
#101 - gravysponge (06/26/2015) [-]
Hey man, right now there's not exactly bountiful opportunities for art related careers. My mom and my dad both used to draw all the time but as they got older they got more tired by the end of the day and didn't have the energy to pick up a brush or a pencil, and yeah alcohol became involved eventually. It's not fun when you lose your passion for a hobby.
I've been drawing casually my whole life, but only a year or so ago I got more serious and actually started studying from home. If I could make enough money to pay for a living space and enough food and art supplies I'd be set pretty much forever, personally. If you want to be a homeless traveler you may as well bring a few sketchbooks and some paint, maybe make a few dollars on the road painting portraits etc.
#105 - koholla (06/26/2015) [-]
yeah, i probably would end up taking some sort of method for drawing along the way. And don't get me wrong, i have nothing against art, because it sort of seems i might be giving that impression, but i just can't see it as a safe career. It seems way too risky to rely on it though. Although traveling across America sounds even riskier,(muggings, death, etc) it seems more rewarding to me than any job or amount of money could give me.
#143 - John Cena (06/26/2015) [-]
**anonymous used "*roll picture*"**
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Graphic artist, tattoo artist, digital artist, conceptual artist, etc.
Hell, the Whole Foods I use to work at had a graphic artist who free handed all of our In store advertisements.
The jobs are there, just depends on what you want to do.
#13 - John Cena (06/25/2015) [-]
I hope this dude just covered the whole canvas in blue paint then slid his dick through the middle. He'd deserve those 44 million dollars if that was the case and he managed to sell it to some rich hoity toity assholes high on their on farts.
But he's probably just a snobby cunt.
#14 - John Cena (06/25/2015) [-]
I didn't get much sleep last night.
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