Monday, May 01, 2006

Sing Out For Yourselves

A quick update on the A.P. Art History project plan:

As I first proposed here, this idea consists of a Rothko-esque image inspired by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.'s Breakfast Of Champions. Very simple and easy to make, but still, hopefully, aesthetically pleasing and at least somewhat clever.

I realize that not everyone was involved in the formulation of this plan, but someone needed to start it. The situation called for decisive leadership, okay? You don't change horses in the middle of the stream. But I'm very open to suggestions.

How big should it be? Frame or no frame? Is this for both classes or just 3rd hour? Should it have a quote? Signatures? If so, where? All I'm really set on is that it has to be a rectangle of avacado green with a strip of day-glo orange tape down one edge, and it should be titled The Temptation Of Saint Anthony. Could we get one of those little brass museum label things for it?

Is anybody really excited about actually creating this thing? Because if not, I can just do it this weekend. Not to dis modern art or anything, but even I can handle this painting.

But I don't want to deal with t-shirts. Mattson, Johnny or whoever can do that. Male-dominance with that bad-ass Herakles or whatever.

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At 8:04 PM, May 01, 2006, Anonymous amy said...

im still set on my tshirt idea: male chauvinist quote from john, femmenazi quote from sarah, and a picture of akhenaten... but whatever we'll leave it up to the class to decide...someone should really bring it up in class sometime...

as far as the picture idea... i have a few concerns: the title...isnt that what the title was in the book? or am i mistaken? cause you totally cant rip off the title from the book... and if its not...i still think we should do different colors than the same exact one as in the book... isnt that kind of like copying what the original artist did? im all for the plain canvas with the tape i just think its a little too repetitive to do it exactly the same way as in the book.
as far as the frame goes... its lade's last year for crying out loud... i think it would give him some slight to NOT frame it...i know it IS a cheap and plastic frame already but just shoving an 'unfinished' canvas in his face is kind of a bit disrespectful. i think the frame would say we at least SOMEWHAT put a little effort into this.
as far as painting the picture...i say take it into your own hands... i'd have to agree on the modern art terms that it WOULD be possible to make it without having 30 people standing around. if you have an idea run with it...
i will talk to mrs carlson tomorrow about the canvas... and then i will get it to you somehow. i will double check the picture frame size tomorrow after school so i can be sure to get the right size canvas.
i guess we should really bring this up in class tomorrow and see what everyone thinks about it... half the class doesnt even know you are plotting this painting piece and some of them may have to disagree to it..i say let everyone voice their opinion before you go full throttle with it. we should take tomorrow to get the class project and class tshirt ideas out in the open...enough said for now though...

 
At 8:56 PM, May 01, 2006, Blogger constant_k said...

This painting was never actually created; it's just Vonnegut's idea of a typical meaningless modern art piece with a pointless title. We're doing the exact same painting. That's the joke.

I'll have to see the frame. It may kind of defeat the purpose of making this rough-looking, basic, shoddy painting and calling it great art.

Now I'm thinking we should forget the frame and just make the painting as gaudy as possible. And avacado green and bright orange are about as ugly, or "emotive," as it gets. And make it real big. In the book it's 16 by 20 feet...

 
At 9:07 PM, May 01, 2006, Blogger hannah said...

when the eff did we get taken off your links, EH?

 
At 9:34 PM, May 01, 2006, Blogger keuber said...

ok, i've got this.

make him a shirt with one picture:

THE SMILING FACE OF ANDREW KUBAS.

seriously, he never knew my name last year. he still has no idea who i am in the halls. he'll just be perplexed.

 
At 10:09 PM, May 01, 2006, Blogger Johnny V said...

We'll deal.

 
At 10:37 PM, May 01, 2006, Blogger Josh said...

no frame.

 
At 12:40 AM, May 02, 2006, Blogger mangemachatte said...

so wait. any retard can take art history now? i hope there's some extreme elitism occuring. i can tell you who to ostracize if you were wondering.

 
At 8:32 AM, May 02, 2006, Blogger Kid C said...

Who's mangemachatte? Sounds like a douche.

 
At 1:36 PM, May 02, 2006, Blogger Amelia said...

I don't know if y'all are taking outsider opinions or not, but I love the idea of a little label next to the piece.

 
At 3:15 PM, May 02, 2006, Blogger Houley said...

blah blah blah blah blah

Time to go get destroyed by Tom Ronning. Fricking AGAIN.

 
At 8:53 AM, May 03, 2006, Blogger keuber said...

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