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Looking it up on the internet. I can't say I'm a fan of Balthus's work.
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I mf love Balthus
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nicole wrote:
07 Dec 2017, 11:13
I mf love Balthus
Nicole, please report to the indoctrination camp for re-education in goodthink...
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JD wrote:
07 Dec 2017, 11:21
nicole wrote:
07 Dec 2017, 11:13
I mf love Balthus
Nicole, please report to the indoctrination camp for re-education in goodthink...
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nicole wrote:
07 Dec 2017, 11:13
I mf love Balthus
Cosign. Creepy as hell.
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nicole wrote:
07 Dec 2017, 11:13
I mf love Balthus
Same. Beautifully unsettling.

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Not my style, but at least I can see the craftsmanship. And he clearly is expressing himself, even if I'd rather not hear it.
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Another thumbs up for Balthus.
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Found this guy today: Jake Wood-Evans. Surreal and unsettling takes on classic paintings (also has more original drawings and prints).

I like this one the best: https://www.jakewoodevans.com/the-elphi ... fter-raebu

This one goes well with the Francis Bacon version of Pope Innocent X: https://www.jakewoodevans.com/portrait- ... innocent-x
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Cool. Gives the impression of impressionism. Hyperimpressionism.
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I think Sotheby’s was in on it. Also, supposedly the value of it has gone up 50%. My reaction over the past few days has gone from, “Oh that’s funny” to “FFS”
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Mo wrote:
07 Oct 2018, 15:06
I think Sotheby’s was in on it. Also, supposedly the value of it has gone up 50%. My reaction over the past few days has gone from, “Oh that’s funny” to “FFS”
I did not know that. I should have guessed. I am treading in your footsteps.
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Maybe I'm just an uncultured rube, but WOW, Obama's presidential portrait is stupid-looking.
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Ellie wrote:
19 May 2020, 20:19
Maybe I'm just an uncultured rube, but WOW, Obama's presidential portrait is stupid-looking.
Why?
*googles*
What the ever loving Fuck?
Seriously? In two years everybody is going to think that looks stupid. Even, no, especially the people that don't already. I suspect the guy who painted it made it stupid looking intentionally.
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Ellie wrote:
19 May 2020, 20:19
Maybe I'm just an uncultured rube, but WOW, Obama's presidential portrait is stupid-looking.
Yeah I think someone was trying a little too hard on the concept.

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I mean it's kinda Wiley's style. It's not my thing, but it's definitely more interesting than any other presidential portrait.
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Portraits all went wrong when we abandoned the graying mutton chops that were rightfully a symbol of the office.

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Warren wrote:
19 May 2020, 20:57
Ellie wrote:
19 May 2020, 20:19
Maybe I'm just an uncultured rube, but WOW, Obama's presidential portrait is stupid-looking.
Why?
*googles*
What the ever loving Fuck?
Seriously? In two years everybody is going to think that looks stupid. Even, no, especially the people that don't already. I suspect the guy who painted it made it stupid looking intentionally.
lol it's already two years old

I do like it
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Hugh Akston wrote:
19 May 2020, 22:24
I mean it's kinda Wiley's style.
I didn't know that! Looking at his work, I really like a lot of the paintings and think the Obama one is relatively very weak. A lot of his backgrounds are really pretty on their own, but this one is dense and chintzy. It looks like a really juvenile attempt to say he cares about the environment or something.
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JasonL wrote:
20 May 2020, 08:49
Portraits all went wrong when we abandoned the graying mutton chops that were rightfully a symbol of the office.
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Ellie wrote:
20 May 2020, 10:32
Hugh Akston wrote:
19 May 2020, 22:24
I mean it's kinda Wiley's style.
I didn't know that! Looking at his work, I really like a lot of the paintings and think the Obama one is relatively very weak. A lot of his backgrounds are really pretty on their own, but this one is dense and chintzy. It looks like a really juvenile attempt to say he cares about the environment or something.
He did call the Zoom Background trend tho
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Props to US Grant's artist for putting a whiskey bottle across the room to achieve that thousand yard stare.
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Warren wrote:
19 May 2020, 20:57
Ellie wrote:
19 May 2020, 20:19
Maybe I'm just an uncultured rube, but WOW, Obama's presidential portrait is stupid-looking.
Why?
*googles*
What the ever loving Fuck?
Seriously? In two years everybody is going to think that looks stupid. Even, no, especially the people that don't already. I suspect the guy who painted it made it stupid looking intentionally.
OMG you guys I googled it and google image search gave me some sponsored links too and jesus christ its fucking glorious



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It's the carrot that takes it to a new level.
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