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Imagel

Here's the latest addition to Trafalgar Sq's 4th plinth, all paid for by the "Arts Council of England" funded obviously by the tax payers, which is of course another lefty quango.

Anybody else think someone is taking the P out of London ?

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27 minutes ago, Mario said:

Imagel

Here's the latest addition to Trafalgar Sq's 4th plinth, all paid for by the "Arts Council of England" funded obviously by the tax payers, which is of course another lefty quango.

Anybody else think someone is taking the P out of London ?

Jesus wept. So this piece of art was funded by the labour government a decade ago? Is there anything you won’t use to get yourself all agitated about ‘lefties’. 
 

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10 minutes ago, Andyregs said:

Jesus wept. So this piece of art was funded by the labour government a decade ago? Is there anything you won’t use to get yourself all agitated about ‘lefties’. 
 

Taken 10 years to get that knocked together ? Somebodies been had..... Lefties strike again, it must have taken them 6 years to decide what to bodge together and spend someone else's money.

The Guardian report..

 " Phillipson said she came up with the idea for it in 2016, the year of the EU referendum and Donald Trump winning the US presidential election. For me, we’ve been at a point of some kind of entropy for a long time. When I was thinking of this work there was a sense for me of an undercurrent that was already there … this feels like a continuation of that.”

By the way " He " would have wept seeing that, your quite right.

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1 hour ago, Mario said:

Taken 10 years to get that knocked together ? Somebodies been had..... Lefties strike again, it must have taken them 6 years to decide what to bodge together and spend someone else's money.

The Guardian report..

 " Phillipson said she came up with the idea for it in 2016, the year of the EU referendum and Donald Trump winning the US presidential election. For me, we’ve been at a point of some kind of entropy for a long time. When I was thinking of this work there was a sense for me of an undercurrent that was already there … this feels like a continuation of that.”

By the way " He " would have wept seeing that, your quite right.

I’m not debating how s**t the art is. I’m asking why you’re still blaming the left for things you don’t like despite the tories being I. Charge of the nations purse strings for a decade. 

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18 hours ago, Andyregs said:

I’m not debating how s**t the art is. I’m asking why you’re still blaming the left for things you don’t like despite the tories being I. Charge of the nations purse strings for a decade. 

It is the duty of a government to review projects, which they had 10 years to do, or did they leave it to the Secret Service.

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4 hours ago, geosname said:

I think art is like beauty...... it's not what you see it's how what you see makes you feel.

Beauty like art is in the eyes of the beholder, pigs ears are attractive to a pig , the Mona Lisa probably not.

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Some fair comments above, I think.

Originality is a huge part of why an artist gets to the top of the tree but I guess most mortals like me (who can paint equally as badly with a foot as with a hand) tend to appreciate more something that we could never aspire to do, as well as something with aesthetic value. I know it goes back to the individual and matters of taste but isn't it a bit like football? The players we admire the most are the ones who can do what we can't do - dribble with the ball, score spectacular goals, get you out of your seat with their skill and ability, rather than the man markers and destroyers. Although of course every team needs its water carriers.

I can put some blobs of paint on a canvas, pile up a few tyres or write some graffiti on a wall. But I can't paint like Rembrandt or Goya, or produce a sculpture of David like Michelangelo, and I know which form of art I prefer.

There are a few "modern" sculptures around the City these days on various roundabouts and hillsides but very few of them inspire me. I still prefer the traditional statues of folk like Bennett and Wedgwood and Mitchell, not forgetting Banks, Matthews and our own Roy Sproson.

I guess my post is a long winded, rambling way of saying that I agree with Geo and Fosse!!

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if you're interested in art but find a lot of the discourse around it alienating then the white pube can be a good way in- although since lockdown most of their reviews have been on games. still interesting writing though and they have a different artist in residence on their website every month (July's one: https://www.thewhitepube.co.uk/david-parnell)

ig: https://www.instagram.com/thewhitepube/

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