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04 Nov 2012 05:42 AM   |   13535 clicks   |   Mirror.co.uk
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iamrex    [TotalFark]  
Those are incredible. Want.

04 Nov 2012 12:03 AM
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ktybear     
I want the Darth Vader bust

04 Nov 2012 02:17 AM
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Dezilith     
And here I was going to say...creepy.

04 Nov 2012 05:49 AM
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doglover     
Artist is like Chef. It's a title that one might bestow upon oneself. Doctors, all doctors, must at least pass med school exams. Artists have no such quality control.

04 Nov 2012 05:52 AM
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Dezilith     

doglover: Artist is like Chef. It's a title that one might bestow upon oneself. Doctors, all doctors, must at least pass med school exams. Artists have no such quality control.


And on that note, art, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.

04 Nov 2012 05:57 AM
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Morrius     

doglover: Artist is like Chef. It's a title that one might bestow upon oneself. Doctors, all doctors, must at least pass med school exams. Artists have no such quality control.


Bad artists don't kill their patrons when they make a mistake. Usually.

04 Nov 2012 06:04 AM
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doglover     

Morrius: doglover: Artist is like Chef. It's a title that one might bestow upon oneself. Doctors, all doctors, must at least pass med school exams. Artists have no such quality control.

Bad artists don't kill their patrons when they make a mistake. Usually.


Rage induced apoplexy is dangerous.

04 Nov 2012 06:07 AM
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doglover     

Dezilith: art, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.


www.badmovies.org

You're gonna trust THIS to define beauty and art?

04 Nov 2012 06:09 AM
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Dezilith     

doglover: Dezilith: art, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.



You're gonna trust THIS to define beauty and art?


If that calls it art, then it's art to whatever that thing is.

/It's not hiding in my closet, is it?

04 Nov 2012 06:15 AM
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Day_Old_Dutchie     
img846.imageshack.us

04 Nov 2012 06:19 AM
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opiumpoopy     

Dezilith: And here I was going to say...creepy.


"creepy" is when the artist uses parts of real babies...

04 Nov 2012 06:24 AM
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doglover     

Dezilith: doglover: Dezilith: art, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.



You're gonna trust THIS to define beauty and art?

If that calls it art, then it's art to whatever that thing is.

/It's not hiding in my closet, is it?


A beholder does not hide. Conversely, nether does one hide from a beholder.

04 Nov 2012 06:31 AM
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filter     
Odd that it is in the 'weird news' section, when everything in the Mirror is 'weird.'

04 Nov 2012 06:40 AM
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Pockafrusta     
Is his name Seth Green?

/DRTFA

04 Nov 2012 06:41 AM
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LordOfThePings     
i2.mirror.co.ukwww.hermes-press.com

04 Nov 2012 07:09 AM
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BumpInTheNight     

doglover: Dezilith: doglover: Dezilith: art, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.



You're gonna trust THIS to define beauty and art?

If that calls it art, then it's art to whatever that thing is.

/It's not hiding in my closet, is it?

A beholder does not hide. Conversely, nether does one hide from a beholder.


It really can't hide considering its method of travel is to essentially 'fart' its way around a room like self-propelled hot air balloons.

/Yah they released a detailed source book devoted to beholders years ago, it was a fascinating read
//www.waynesbooks.com

04 Nov 2012 07:21 AM
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starsrift     

BumpInTheNight: doglover: Dezilith: doglover: Dezilith: art, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.



You're gonna trust THIS to define beauty and art?

If that calls it art, then it's art to whatever that thing is.

/It's not hiding in my closet, is it?

A beholder does not hide. Conversely, nether does one hide from a beholder.

It really can't hide considering its method of travel is to essentially 'fart' its way around a room like self-propelled hot air balloons.

/Yah they released a detailed source book devoted to beholders years ago, it was a fascinating read
//[www.waynesbooks.com image 180x230]


They did one for 3rd, too. Well, it was largely aimed at Mindflayers, but it had a huge section on Beholders too. Beholders take the cake, IMO, it's too bad they're purely a D&D invention. I'd love to have the monster in unrestricted use.

04 Nov 2012 07:30 AM
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SockMonkeyHolocaust     
For once it's an actual interesting art thing involving Barbies and not some childish chimp out designed to shock people who live under rocks.

04 Nov 2012 08:01 AM
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durbnpoisn     
As someone who is actually named Ken, I'm getting a kick out.... Oh, who cares...

04 Nov 2012 08:05 AM
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meerkat     
Thought it was going to be about the documentary Marwencol.

I like the Marwencol art better.

Seriously interesting and enjoyable film, check it out.

04 Nov 2012 08:05 AM
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KrispyKritter    [TotalFark]  

doglover: Artist is like Chef. It's a title that one might bestow upon oneself. Doctors, all doctors, must at least pass med school exams. Artists have no such quality control.


Sorry, no. One must graduate from an accredited culinary institute to be a recognized legitimate Chef.

Artists also have designations as to whether they are self-proclaimed. Me, I'm a schmuck with a paint brush. My buddys wife, a very talented artist who attends classes and has her art in several galleries and her art has been featured in many organized shows where she has sold dozens of finished works, is on her way to being a known, noted artist with legitimate name recoginition.

04 Nov 2012 08:27 AM
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ZeroKnightRaiden     
i.imgur.com

04 Nov 2012 08:36 AM
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Gone In 26 Minutes     

doglover: Artist is like Chef. It's a title that one might bestow upon oneself. Doctors, all doctors, must at least pass med school exams. Artists have no such quality control.


Eh, professional cooks have more quality control than an artist. Becoming a professional cook that actually makes decent money requires training and usually years of apprenticeship. Cooking is much more science than art in general as well as there are only a finite number of ways one can prepare any given dish or use certain ingredients. The boundaries are much more rigid than a piece of art.

Art, on the other hand, is more subjective and the materials used to create pieces of art are much more vast and can be quite abstract (as this article proves.) It's almost quite literally limited by imagination and only imagination. Artists succeed by being in the right place at the right time and appealing to the right people with the right style. I'd say it's SIGNIFICANTLY easier to make a dish that has wider appeal than a painting or a song. What is considered 'tasty' is easier to determine for a chef because the human palette as a whole really doesn't change.

Even pop music, which is almost scientifically produced to be ear worms, has changed over the years as people and society have changed. Food, on the other hand, doesn't really change. People find different combinations of ingredients that happen to go together all the time, of course, but most of those are variations of tried-and-true recipes. There's no such thing in art except within genres. People get bored much easier of seeing or hearing the same thing than they do tasting it, after all.

04 Nov 2012 08:54 AM
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consciousNOT     

04 Nov 2012 09:07 AM
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parityanimal     
Cthulhu would approve. Definitely. Though the art could use more noodly appendages.

04 Nov 2012 09:41 AM
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offmymeds     

opiumpoopy: Dezilith: And here I was going to say...creepy.

"creepy" is when the artist uses parts of real babies...


It's still creepy.

04 Nov 2012 11:51 AM
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Clemkadidlefark     
Lord of the Pings is a genius

That said, a young lady (time and circumstances withheld) I was with one evening warmed up using a Ken Doll as a boner.

If you get my drift

(yes, alckyhol was involved)

04 Nov 2012 12:39 PM
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Packersfan823     
It's like Toy Story meets Silent Hill.

04 Nov 2012 12:39 PM
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Optimal_Illusion     

Gone In 26 Minutes: doglover: Artist is like Chef. It's a title that one might bestow upon oneself. Doctors, all doctors, must at least pass med school exams. Artists have no such quality control.

Eh, professional cooks have more quality control than an artist. Becoming a professional cook that actually makes decent money requires training and usually years of apprenticeship. Cooking is much more science than art in general as well as there are only a finite number of ways one can prepare any given dish or use certain ingredients. The boundaries are much more rigid than a piece of art.

Art, on the other hand, is more subjective and the materials used to create pieces of art are much more vast and can be quite abstract (as this article proves.) It's almost quite literally limited by imagination and only imagination. Artists succeed by being in the right place at the right time and appealing to the right people with the right style. I'd say it's SIGNIFICANTLY easier to make a dish that has wider appeal than a painting or a song. What is considered 'tasty' is easier to determine for a chef because the human palette as a whole really doesn't change.

Even pop music, which is almost scientifically produced to be ear worms, has changed over the years as people and society have changed. Food, on the other hand, doesn't really change. People find different combinations of ingredients that happen to go together all the time, of course, but most of those are variations of tried-and-true recipes. There's no such thing in art except within genres. People get bored much easier of seeing or hearing the same thing than they do tasting it, after all.


I just would have guessed someone lost their lover to an artist.

04 Nov 2012 01:17 PM
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octopied     
Apparently "works of art" is a synonym for "nightmare fuel"

too bad this wasn't one of those awesome repainting jobs like the guy that redid dolls to look like the famous

04 Nov 2012 08:37 PM
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