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Post by DVD Burner » Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:19 am

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Emily Hughes is changing my life as I speak. About the most
intense artist I have ever had the chance to chat/work
for/with for hours on end and never get tired of.
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Post by Simon of the Playa » Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:31 pm

lenny bruce.
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Post by penguin » Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:01 pm

Gilbert Stewart
Ansel Adams
Andy Warhol
Gustav Klimt
Georgia O'Keeffe
Leonardo da Vinci
Edvard Munch
Jackson Pollock
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Post by accordionMan » Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:16 pm

M.C. Escher: Gave me a different way of looking at the world.

Magritte: gave me a different way of thinking about the world.

The artists at Adobe and Apple Computer.
Who designed the programs that took all the traditional tools and techniques of artists for thousands of years and flipped them over in a space of about 3 years. Bye-Bye ruling pen, t-square and triangle.

Frank Frazetta and Neal Adams for making me drool and for encouraging me to keep drawing. (well... Frazetta personally, Adams when I look at his work)

Herb Lubalin who's logos and graphic design kicked major graphic design ass and got me interested in typography and logo design.
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Post by Oldguy » Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:02 pm

John Steinbeck.
My family knew him in central California when he was making furniture from willow. My father used to box for nickels in the labor camps.

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Post by oneeyeddick » Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:18 am

Ozzy Osbourne,Cliff Burton, then Les Claypool (met him last weekend).
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Post by accordionMan » Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:26 am

If you like Chihuly check out Andy Goldsworthy.

Doesn't work with glass, but he has a similar organic feel.

He uses natural found materials like hundreds of different colored leaves and painstakingly arranges them on the forest floor based on hue. Or he'll use hundreds of icicles to create 3 dimensional sculptures.

He didn't affect my life... but I've always enjoyed his work.
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Post by Simon of the Playa » Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:27 am

Tom Kennedy art Car Artist extraordinaire from Houston.

R.I.P. Tom.
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Post by Oso » Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:27 pm

Claude Yvel:: (this is one of his paintings)
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Post by masho » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:22 pm

lennon, mccartney, plant, page, belew, fripp, david sylvian, tony levin, peter gabriel, mark holis, eno, jon auer, the orb. miles davis, dave brubeck, pat metheny, zakir hussein, bach, mozart, marley.....

kundera, erich fromme, celine, herbert, tolstoy, garcia marquez, mahfouz, campbell, sagan, dr. seuss.....

michaelangelo, tadao ando, george suyama, da vinci, gehry, frank lloyd wright, louis kahn, gaudi.....

pollock, basquiat, van gogh, dali, escher, chuck jones, starn twins, chuck close, frazetta, manet, monet, picasso, francis bacon, calder, henry moore. renoir, degas, seurat.....

bill cosby, george carlin, richard pryor, cheech and chong, robin williams, steve martin, groucho marx.....

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:57 am

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
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Post by Ugly Dougly » Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:42 am

Frazetta
Sergio Leone?

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Post by buckycat » Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:48 am

These are the artists who most most changed my life:

Bill Peet when I was 5 years old (1st visions of dystopian future)
George Lucas when I was 8
Ed Emberley when I was 9 (for the way his drawing style allows catagorizing and analysis of time and space)
Ray and Charles Eames when I was 10 (for "Powers of Ten" film at the Air and Space Museum)
George Carlin when I was 11 (cassette tape found in uncle's room)
Kurt Vonnegut when I was 12
George Orwell when I was 13
The Ramones when I was 14
Aphex Twin when I was 23
The collective Burning Man art community when I was 35 (& ongoing)

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Re: Artists that changed your life

Post by Box Burner » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:00 pm

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

My Mom, who painted beautiful landscapes and portraits. She it was who taught me to appreciate art. 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!

Stan Lee (Author/Artist)
Anne McCaffrey (Author)
Felix Pappalardi, Mountain (Musicians)
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)
The Iron Butterfly (Musicians)

12 and counting...
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Post by Thecatman » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:18 pm

I'd have to say

Ted Nugent.

When I was in my late teens, early 20s, I'd put the Double Live Gonzo eight track into the stereo, put both speakers by my pillow, lay back with a can of Coke, Pepsi or Dr Pepper and crank it up.
I think that's a contributing factor to me have tinnitus in my 50s. Oh well! I still turn it up without being so dramatic.
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Post by lemur » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:37 pm

lol.


ted nugent.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:01 am

I gave up Gary Glitter for the obvious... I think I'd've given up the Nuge when he admitted to shitting his pants to get out of "Nam...
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Post by Lonesomebri » Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:42 am

Whoever it was that made me realize that we are all artist, even if never given the opportunity to create, probably Comandante Marcos from Chiapas.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:33 pm

Good answer.
The Lady with a Lamprey

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Post by Gonzo Frothwood » Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:39 pm

Mary Cassatt(SP), Maxfield Parrish(SP) and Tiffiny for tactile stuff. Maybe Buckminster Fuller except he stole some stuff.
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Post by 171/348 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:29 pm

Wayne Higby.
My Junior High Pottery teacher James Logan


Isotopia wrote: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.
When I was doing Art Therapy I had a kid that, when I sat him in his yard and told him to draw the tree in front of him, drew the mid to later style trees of Mondrian. He said he was drawing exactly what he saw.
Really made me think.

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Post by gyre » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:33 pm

Ray Davies
Lenny Bruce
Rodin
Bob Dylan
Moses Horwitz
Louis Feinberg
Jerome Horwitz
Harold LLoyd
Rod Serling
Jerome K Jerome
Kim Fowley
Richard Penniman
Iggy Pop
Leonard Cohen
Richard Brautigan

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Post by tinymystic » Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:57 am

wedeliver wrote:
Anyone go to the US concerts (US as in "you and me") should remember the big tents with Apple computers in them for everyone to try out. This is at a Rock and Roll concert (labor day weekend) campovers, Wozniak brought computers to the desert. Sound fucking familar??
Yep! I was at the US Fest in 1982! Great time!

This is a great thread! It's interesting to see the names and the influences. My list is many and diverse!

Musicians -
John Lennon, George Harrison, Janis Joplin, Elvis (don't hate), John Denver, Jim Croce, Don McClain, Cat Stevens, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Melissa Etheridge, Tori Amos, Stevie Nicks / Fleetwood Mac, Journey, Queen, Billy Joel, Elton John, BB King, Johann Pachelbel, Frederic Chopin, Michel Petrucciani
... This list could go on forever...

Great Artists: First credit goes to my Granny, who encouraged me to pursue my inner artist and who was a great talent and example.
Influences...
Walt Disney, Cameron Chase, Georgia O'Keeffe, Henri Matisse, Michelangelo, Van Gogh, Di Vinci, Definitely - Hieronymus Bosch, Salvador Dali, Jeannie Shapiro, Jim Garrison, Akiane Kramarik, Monet,Toulouse-Lautrec, John Waddell...

Photographers:
Annie Leibovitz, Ansel Adams, Don Muench, Sue Bryce, Steve McCurry, Dorothea Lange, Trey Ratcliff

Writers:
Emily Dickenson, Walt Whitman, Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll, Leo Buscaglia, JRR Tolkien, Khalil Gibran, Maya Angelou, Robert Browning, AA Milne, Maurice Sendak, Dr. Suess,Thoreau, Carl Jung, Gregg Braden

and so so so many more....
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Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:59 pm

The Lady with a Lamprey

"The powerful are exploiting people, art and ideas, and this leads to us plebes debating how to best ration ice.
Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri

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Post by Box Burner » Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:42 pm

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damn good book. I read 4 copies of it.


They uhh.... all seem to have disappeared though. Oh well. I got them for free. :D
Dance in the heart of chaos. . . . .

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Post by atomicray » Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:34 pm

The artists that left a direct and lasting impression that caused me to alter the way I looked at music, art, and creativity as a whole...


Music...Fleetwood Mac, Police, Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Queen...Andrés Segovia, Django Reinhardt, Joe Pass

Comicbook art...Wally Wood, Jack Kirby, Bernie Wrightson, Jean Giraud/Moebius, Frank Frazetta, Mike Kaluta, Barry Windsor-Smith, Mike Mignola, Alex Ross

Novel cover art...Darrell Sweet and Frank Frazetta

Writers...Tolkien, Lovecraft, Larry Niven, Poe, Arthur C. Clarke, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Neil Gaiman, Philip K. Dick, Ray Bradbury, Robert E. Howard, Fritz Leiber, Piers Anthony, Isaac Asimov

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Post by tummler » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:56 am

For me, it was Joseph Beuys.

I remember a lengthy front-page article on him in the New York Times Arts and Leisure section back in the early 1970s. I was very young and was blown away by his life story and the notion of conceptual performance art. Like, "That can be art?" And it could. And his work opened my mind to the ways that life experience could be expressed in art form, and how art could be stark and scary.

At the same time, it left me with a not-always-helpful nonjudgmental attitude toward conceptual art, which is not really a good thing. I'm a sucker for an art installation that consists only of a ladder on the gallery floor. So deep! So metaphoric! So much about the grief of the human condition! But maybe just a ladder on the gallery floor!

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Post by tatonka » Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:23 am

Robert Crumb

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