Why is Rodin considered to be an artist?

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Re: Why is Rodin considered to be an artist?

Post by Pluto » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:59 pm

Maybe the guy was more interesting than his work: his work was the crap he had to offload to continue being himself, being interesting and great
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Re: Why is Rodin considered to be an artist?

Post by Dalek Prime » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:09 pm

Pluto wrote:Maybe the guy was more interesting than his work: his work was the crap he had to offload to continue being himself

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His barber should be the immortalized artist...

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Re: Why is Rodin considered to be an artist?

Post by marjoram_blues » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:18 pm

Pluto wrote:Maybe the guy was more interesting than his work: his work was the crap he had to offload to continue being himself, being interesting and great

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He wears the right kind of hat.

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Re: Why is Rodin considered to be an artist?

Post by Dalek Prime » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:23 pm

marjoram_blues wrote:
Pluto wrote:Maybe the guy was more interesting than his work: his work was the crap he had to offload to continue being himself, being interesting and great

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He wears the right kind of hat.
That's no beret; that's his morning flatbread.

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Re: Why is Rodin considered to be an artist?

Post by marjoram_blues » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:26 pm

Dalek Prime wrote:
marjoram_blues wrote:
Pluto wrote:Maybe the guy was more interesting than his work: his work was the crap he had to offload to continue being himself, being interesting and great

rodin.png
He wears the right kind of hat.
That's no beret; that's his morning flatbread.
Ah, that explains his furrowed frown and deep eyes.

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Re: Why is Rodin considered to be an artist?

Post by Dalek Prime » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:30 pm

marjoram_blues wrote:
Dalek Prime wrote:
marjoram_blues wrote:
He wears the right kind of hat.
That's no beret; that's his morning flatbread.
Ah, that explains his furrowed frown and deep eyes.
Damn. I hate it when something I say explains anything. :lol:

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Re: Why is Rodin considered to be an artist?

Post by Pluto » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:39 pm

Little did he know he would be spoke of in such childish terms by those who would come after him - or not, the hat and beard could've been amusement to those of his own time. For me he looks good. Not like a cartoon

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Re: Why is Rodin considered to be an artist?

Post by BradburyPound » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:51 pm

Pluto wrote:Maybe the guy was more interesting than his work: his work was the crap he had to offload to continue being himself, being interesting and great

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He was a man of humble beginnings, who proved himself the greatest of all France's sculptors. He was internationally recognised as one of the greatest of all time.
From the books I've read about it, your words make no sense whatever.

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Re: Why is Rodin considered to be an artist?

Post by BradburyPound » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:58 pm

Pluto wrote:Little did he know he would be spoke of in such childish terms by those who would come after him - or not, the hat and beard could've been amusement to those of his own time. For me he looks good. Not like a cartoon
His work is pearls before swine on this Forum.
His look was not unusual or particularly remarkable for the late 19thC.
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Re: Why is Rodin considered to be an artist?

Post by vegetariantaxidermy » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:14 pm

BradburyPound wrote:
Pluto wrote:Little did he know he would be spoke of in such childish terms by those who would come after him - or not, the hat and beard could've been amusement to those of his own time. For me he looks good. Not like a cartoon
His work is pearls before swine on this Forum.
His look was not unusual or particularly remarkable for the late 19thC.
It makes sense that crass, cultureless Amercans would find him unpalatable and confusing. Ronald McDonald would be more to their taste in sculptural excellence.
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Re: Why is Rodin considered to be an artist?

Post by marjoram_blues » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:18 pm

BradburyPound wrote:
Pluto wrote:Little did he know he would be spoke of in such childish terms by those who would come after him - or not, the hat and beard could've been amusement to those of his own time. For me he looks good. Not like a cartoon
His work is pearls before swine on this Forum.
His look was not unusual or particularly remarkable for the late 19thC.
Unmistakably a work by Hobbsy, if I'm not mistaken ?
Why the change of name ?

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Re: Why is Rodin considered to be an artist?

Post by marjoram_blues » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:22 pm

Pluto wrote:Little did he know he would be spoke of in such childish terms by those who would come after him - or not, the hat and beard could've been amusement to those of his own time. For me he looks good. Not like a cartoon
I am sure he wouldn't give a damn. For what it's worth, I loved the photograph you provided. It gives a sense of the man. Hat an' all.

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Re: Why is Rodin considered to be an artist?

Post by Pluto » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:59 am

BradburyPound wrote:
Pluto wrote:Maybe the guy was more interesting than his work: his work was the crap he had to offload to continue being himself, being interesting and great

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He was a man of humble beginnings, who proved himself the greatest of all France's sculptors. He was internationally recognised as one of the greatest of all time.
From the books I've read about it, your words make no sense whatever.
Books are dead and rarely speak ill of an artist - and my quote is not meant to belittle the guy, how could I, I am no-one compared to him. Though we both share the label artist. He created bulky heavy sculptures, to lighten himself up. To throw out the heavy weight of existence as sculpture.

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Re: Why is Rodin considered to be an artist?

Post by BradburyPound » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:46 am

Pluto wrote:
BradburyPound wrote:
Pluto wrote:Maybe the guy was more interesting than his work: his work was the crap he had to offload to continue being himself, being interesting and great

rodin.png
He was a man of humble beginnings, who proved himself the greatest of all France's sculptors. He was internationally recognised as one of the greatest of all time.
From the books I've read about it, your words make no sense whatever.
Books are dead and rarely speak ill of an artist - and my quote is not meant to belittle the guy, how could I, I am no-one compared to him. Though we both share the label artist. He created bulky heavy sculptures, to lighten himself up. To throw out the heavy weight of existence as sculpture.
You have no warrant for your view, and decrying books as being uncritical is irrelevant. Your ignorance is your only tool.
" his work was the crap he had to offload to continue being himself" Is not a compliment.

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Re: Why is Rodin considered to be an artist?

Post by Pluto » Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:39 pm

An artwork has many functions, one being its potential to exorcise the input of contemporary society and turn it into an output, something processed by the artist and then got rid of. Freeing up the artist's inner self to source deeper insights. To paraphrase Boris Groys talking about Joseph Beuys, the things made are more like relics of his existence rather than artworks. The output of an artist can function in many different ways. Sometimes the work and the artist are equally exceptional like in the case of Picasso perhaps. The idea of an artwork existing as the transformed input into output, or the waste perhaps would work well with the Italian artist Piero Manzoni and his canned shit artwork.

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