Cleaning up

Discussion in 'Art & Culture' started by James R, Sep 16, 2011.

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  1. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    What a mess!

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    Clean, clean, clean....

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    Ah! That's better.

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  3. Gustav Banned Banned

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    oh cmon
    this is really funny!

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    ja, ocd taken to new heights
     
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  5. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    I was hoping people could discover that for themselves, Gustav.

    Thanks for taking away the sense of mystery and adventure and discovery, though. Well done.
     
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  7. Gustav Banned Banned

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    always a pleasure to be of service, kiddo
     
  8. MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke Valued Senior Member

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    I feel sorry for the guy in row 1 that's all by himself...aww..poor guy....or maybe he was the only pedophile stalker in the park, so he got his own row.

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  10. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    The question is in what order the OCD sufferer would eat them.
     
  11. wynn ˙ Valued Senior Member

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  12. wynn ˙ Valued Senior Member

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    What? You were hoping that people would discover the new heights of OCD by themselves?!


    This has nothing to do with OCD. It is simply the practice of what we normally do anyway - namely, categorize. It looks challenging, though, once presented in such direct terms.
     
  13. gmilam Valued Senior Member

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    OCD?

    CDO - that's better. Alphabetical, like it should be.
     
  14. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    Not exactly what James had in mind (I guess), but it reminds me of OCD as well.
    Love it though.


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    "Details" by Roman Opałka (August 27, 1931 – August 6, 2011)


    More pictures and info here: http://www.triangulationblog.com/2011/09/roman-opaka.html

    I can't seem to find any complete views of one of his Details pieces though (it seems that the pictures are all just fragments).
    If anyone does, please let me know where.
     
  15. Gustav Banned Banned

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    how can we if we do not know which "one of his detail pieces" you refer to?
     
  16. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    All paintings have the same title: "1965 / 1 – ∞".
     
  17. Gustav Banned Banned

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    paste the "fragment" here

    /frustrated
     
  18. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    Any one of them will do. I'm just curious to see a whole painting rather than a fragment of one. The picture above is a fragment.
     
  19. Gustav Banned Banned

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    how do you know that? is it because the symbols are haphazardly cut off at the borders?
     
  20. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    The Economist did his obit [I love their obits]

    Basically he just wrote numbers for several years.


    sample:

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    I like his self portraits better

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  21. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, that, and the fact that the numbers on the far left are not the successors of the numbers on the far right on the preceding line.

    "In 1965, in his studio in Warsaw, Roman Opałka began painting a process of counting – from one to infinity. Starting in the top left-hand corner of the canvas and finishing in the bottom right-hand corner, the tiny numbers were painted in horizontal rows. Each new canvas, which the artist called a 'detail', took up counting where the last left off. Each 'detail' is the same size (196 x 135 cm), the dimension of his studio door in Warsaw. All details have the same title, "1965 / 1 – ∞"; the concept had no end, and the artist pledged his life to its execution: 'All my work is a single thing, the description from number one to infinity. A single thing, a single life.'"
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  22. Gustav Banned Banned

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    occam would say intentional but that would conflict with the account of the process
    google images is fruitless so i am clueless
     
  23. Gustav Banned Banned

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    ahh but wait....

    Each new canvas, which the artist called a 'detail', took up counting where the last left off

    the sequentiality is b/w canvasses and not within it

    "In 1965, in his studio in Warsaw, Roman Opałka began painting a process of counting – from one to infinity. Starting in the top left-hand corner of the canvas and finishing in the bottom right-hand corner, the tiny numbers were painted in horizontal rows.


    it is implied but not necessary


    ??
     
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