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Artists that changed your life

Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:56 pm

see if you can get to 100 Or tell us how they changed your life

Dori Seda
Max Ernst
Bunuel
Remidios Varo
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Post by DVD Burner » Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:11 pm

Peter Max
Salvador Dali
Pepe.

Can it only be art artist or can it also be musicians?

If it's only art artists then I guess I'm out at three.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:27 pm

dori seda is a comic book artist. In other words, no respect. Of course musicians. So I add

Tom Waits
Verdi
Puccini
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Post by mdmf007 » Wed Nov 14, 2007 10:36 pm

Gutzon Borglum - for getting rid of all of the rock that was in the way
Random Rabb - enchanting beats amd melodies that soak up the craziness
Dale Chihuly - making liquid color a solid
Ansel Adams - hiking a billion miles with a 60 pound camera

4's about all i can do too.

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Post by cowboyangel » Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:25 pm

Monet
Klee
Wyeth
Goldsworthy
Roerich (http://www.roerich.org/) this guy did the first set for The Rite of Spring

more. many more

God. Greatest colorist I imagine.
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Post by AntiM » Thu Nov 15, 2007 6:47 am

Van Gogh ...

Starry starry night
paint your palette blue and grey
look out on a summer's day
with eyes that know the darkness in my soul.
Shadows on the hills
sketch the trees and the daffodils
catch the breeze and the winter chills
in colors on the snowy linen land.

And now I understand what you tried to say to me
how you suffered for your sanity
how you tried to set them free.
They would not listen
they did not know how
perhaps they'll listen now.

Okay, Don McClean too.

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Post by mdmf007 » Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:30 am

Bob Ross and happy clouds
Paint by numbers - bringing art to even the inept

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Post by Bob » Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:58 am

My ass. Took a yard-long poop this morning and it was awesome!!!

Maybe bunringman has made me believe less & less in art & artists.

I used to believe in Noguchi, but then his art suddenly disappeared and the landscape behind it reappeared.
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Post by Teo del Fuego » Thu Nov 15, 2007 9:30 am

Leonard Cohen (author, poet, musician)
Julian Cope (musician, scholar)
Van Gogh (artist)
Keith Haring (artist)
Jackson Pollock (artist, alcoholic)
Milan Kundera (author)
Federico Fellini (film maker)
Julie Delpy (actor, author, musician)

assuming expanded definition of "artist"

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Post by Box Burner » Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:49 am

In no particular order:

Robert A. Heinlein (Author)
Jim Mirrison, The Doors (Poet, Musicians)
The Grateful Dead (Musicians)
J.R.R. Tolkien (Author)
Isaac Asimov (Author)
Ray Bradbury (Author)
The Jefferson Airplane (Musicians)
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Post by draconispax » Thu Nov 15, 2007 1:49 pm

mozart
bach
beethoven
wagner
vivaldi
pierse anthony
anne McCaffrey
medieval babes
more when i think of them

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Post by Eric » Thu Nov 15, 2007 7:48 pm

Fra Angelico
Donatelo
Michel Perchin and Henrik Wigstrom (head designers of the Fabergé workshop)
Hundertwasser (architect)
Antonio Gaudi (architect)
Victor Horta (architect)
Van Gogh
Louis Comfort Tiffany (stained glass)
Abrasha (modern jeweler)

The ones who inspire me tend to be people who make things you can touch (or that could be touched), not things that hang on the wall (there are of course exceptions, and Fra Angelico probably has the only painting that made me cry, just because it was so beautiful)
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Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:41 pm

I odn't know how I missed Van Gogh.
Peter Bagge
Dan Clowes (before he got famous, even, I'm rarely ahead of the curve)
Maurice Sendak
(wow up to 10)
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Post by Mister Jellyfish Mister » Thu Nov 15, 2007 9:09 pm

David Bowie
Wire
Caribou
Psychedelic Furs
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Post by Bob » Thu Nov 15, 2007 9:42 pm

Arneson. Noguchi & Arneson.
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Post by cowboyangel » Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:28 pm

Rudolph Steiner...educator and awesome architect.
Shri Brahmananda Saraswati Udasina, my guru and master of the art of living and inquiring.
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Post by Box Burner » Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:46 am

Forgot

Stan Lee (Author/Artist)
Anne McCaffrey (Author)
Felix Pappalardi, Mountain (Musicians)
Dance in the heart of chaos. . . . .

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Post by Mister Jellyfish Mister » Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:09 am

Zsu Zsu says:

Arteests make me tired, but not always. Just yesterday I wiped my perfect ass weeth a Van Gogh. Eet made me laugh-- for a moment.

Fuck you.

You love me.

-Zsu Zsu

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Post by pinemom » Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:03 am

My Grandmother Dorthy Joe Kinney, For teaching me how to sew, and showing me that your inspiration can most of the time be better then any pattern. To be unique in what I design. and to never doubt myself.
...and for being the worlds best Librarian, and gifting me with the never satisfied hunger for books.

My Mother Kate Kanady,For showing me at age 3 how to draw the human figure, and how to design clothes on it.

My Father Richard Lee Hays, For giving me his genes of his amazing mechanical mind!
Names pinemom, but my friends call me "Piney".

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Post by adiaphora » Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:09 pm

egon schiele

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Post by Box Burner » Fri Nov 16, 2007 5:34 pm

My Mom. (Artist, homemaker)
How could I forget? Thanks for reminding me Pinemom.
My Mom, who painted beautiful landscapes and portraits. She it was who taught me to appreciate art. Even the "wierd" stuff. She was the one who encouraged me to play an instrument even though I ended up choosing one she did not like. The place where art and artists really changed my life begins with her!
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Post by Eric » Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:56 pm

adiaphora wrote:egon schiele
Schiele's brilliant. I was lucky enough to see some of his drawing in New York earlier this year. Shocking & raw & stunning, 100 years after they were drawn.
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Post by LeChatNoir » Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:36 pm

Eric wrote:
...Victor Horta (architect)...
I like Horta's lines. I'd like to know more about the people who made the stuff he envisioned. I suspect some of the metalwork was done by (or under the supervision of) a fellow named Louis Majorelle, but that's just because the "handwriting" looks similar.

Raymond Subes (metal worker) is another whose lines I like.

And Karine turned me on to a painter named Sigmar Polke. But even still, I agree that the stuff that you can touch wins more often than not with me too.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Nov 16, 2007 11:14 pm

I'll see you Schiele and raise you Klimt.

Schiele dropped out of the art school Hitler couldn't get into. Today's useless eurofact has been brought to you by the Raver Puppy Association.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Nov 16, 2007 11:22 pm

And how could I forget Kokoshka, or Tom Leher.
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Post by LeChatNoir » Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:17 am

Jeffery Funk (metal smith)
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Post by geekster » Sat Nov 17, 2007 1:43 am

Wonderboy - the butterflies ... he changed your life too.
Pabst Blue Ribbon - The beer that made Gerlach famous.

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Post by mdmf007 » Sat Nov 17, 2007 9:24 am

Steven Spielberg
George Lucas

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Post by The CO » Sat Nov 17, 2007 10:39 am

Wesley Willis
John Callahan
Gahan Wilson
Will Vinton
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Post by Isotopia » Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:39 pm

Piet Mondrian.

I really like how through out his painting career you can see through his sequence of paintings how he gradually strips down and reduces objects such as trees to pure geometric abstractions.

Not for everyone but then most artists aren't.

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