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PoeJoe
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12/20/2009 7:56:02 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
http://www.nytimes.com...

I thought I'd share this feel-good piece, especially for the artists and writers on here. It really is a heart-warming story.

Below is an excerpt. If you find the story interesting, you should definitely read it all. When reading the piece, I couldn't stop smiling from the brilliance of it all. It gives me hope.

"After six decades of very private painting, Ms. Herrera sold her first artwork five years ago, at 89. Now, at a small ceremony in her honor, she was basking in the realization that her career had finally, undeniably, taken off. As cameras flashed, she extended long, Giacomettiesque fingers to accept an art foundation's lifetime achievement award from the director of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis...

"A minimalist whose canvases are geometric distillations of form and color, Ms. Herrera has slowly come to the attention of a subset of art historians over the last decade. Now she is increasingly considered an important figure by those who study her 'remarkably monumental, iconic paintings,' said Edward J. Sullivan, a professor of art history at New York University."
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wjmelements
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12/21/2009 11:56:49 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Interesting how she became a painter so late in her life. I'm surprised she's picking up popularity with geometric art, but I think I'd buy one of those if I had money.
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PoeJoe
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12/21/2009 12:51:48 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 12/21/2009 11:56:49 AM, wjmelements wrote:
Interesting how she became a painter so late in her life. I'm surprised she's picking up popularity with geometric art, but I think I'd buy one of those if I had money.

I think you're misunderstanding the article. Perhaps you should read it again.
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wjmelements
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12/21/2009 12:56:46 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 12/21/2009 12:51:48 PM, PoeJoe wrote:
At 12/21/2009 11:56:49 AM, wjmelements wrote:
Interesting how she became a painter so late in her life. I'm surprised she's picking up popularity with geometric art, but I think I'd buy one of those if I had money.

I think you're misunderstanding the article. Perhaps you should read it again.

Misread the timeframes. Never mind.
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I-am-a-panda
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12/24/2009 7:53:01 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
It's great she came out with her paint, but I don't get just painting shapes like she does. Like most modern art, it's meaningless really.

Sure, pieces like this are cool: http://www.nytimes.com...
http://www.nytimes.com...

But I really don't see meaning behind them. And I find deriving meaning from any art form crucial.
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Danielle
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12/26/2009 10:03:22 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 12/24/2009 7:53:01 AM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
It's great she came out with her paint, but I don't get just painting shapes like she does. Like most modern art, it's meaningless really.

Sure, pieces like this are cool: http://www.nytimes.com...
http://www.nytimes.com...

But I really don't see meaning behind them. And I find deriving meaning from any art form crucial.

Modern art is not meaningless you ignoramus.
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PervRat
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2/9/2010 12:28:19 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 12/26/2009 10:03:22 PM, theLwerd wrote:
At 12/24/2009 7:53:01 AM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
But I really don't see meaning behind them. And I find deriving meaning from any art form crucial.

Modern art is not meaningless you ignoramus.

Psst: By meaning behind art, he means anime pr0n. That's pretty modern, theL. :P
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2/9/2010 11:45:26 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 12/26/2009 10:03:22 PM, theLwerd wrote:
At 12/24/2009 7:53:01 AM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
It's great she came out with her paint, but I don't get just painting shapes like she does. Like most modern art, it's meaningless really.

Sure, pieces like this are cool: http://www.nytimes.com...
http://www.nytimes.com...

But I really don't see meaning behind them. And I find deriving meaning from any art form crucial.

Modern art is not meaningless you ignoramus.

Oh really, so a green diamond on a black background has a profound meaning?
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I-am-a-panda
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2/9/2010 11:46:24 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 2/9/2010 12:28:19 AM, PervRat wrote:
At 12/26/2009 10:03:22 PM, theLwerd wrote:
At 12/24/2009 7:53:01 AM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
But I really don't see meaning behind them. And I find deriving meaning from any art form crucial.

Modern art is not meaningless you ignoramus.

Psst: By meaning behind art, he means anime pr0n. That's pretty modern, theL. :P

Actually, I have a thing for Renaissance art.
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