Canvas sizes - what the !#@$!@ ??

category: general [glöplog]
Many paitnings being released at the moment are >30 feet square. Ok,ok, so we have >1Ton trucks and tall ceilings.. but WTF? People, have you no shame? Where is your pride? your finesse? you sense of right and wrong? your style? Don't you know that 64cm^2 should be enough for everybody?

-- but seriously:
Part of making a painting is showing technical elegance, in addition to the art, design and statement. Bloated paintings are not elegant! In fact, if you don't care about size, why not just spraypaint it on a warehouse?

We should re-instate the 8cm size limit on all paintings. (Yeah, I'm old..)

Say NO! to bloatart, please!
added on the 2009-09-11 19:51:20 by GbND GbND
Yeah! Burn the nachtwacht!!!
Why you little...!
added on the 2009-09-11 19:57:11 by mrp- mrp-
hehe, win
added on the 2009-09-11 19:58:08 by thec thec
I'm going with the warehouse. As long as the painting has some sort of aww factor who cares about the size! I say two warehouses!
added on the 2009-09-11 19:58:11 by sigflup sigflup
added on the 2009-09-11 20:25:48 by xernobyl xernobyl
added on the 2009-09-11 20:52:29 by decipher decipher
I think those complaining over convas sizes being to large have something to learn about prejudice. For most of us, explaining everything you see in a picture is hard / impossible if you didn´t paint it yourself. The problem is that some people seem to jump to the conclusion that everything they see is trivial whenever the size of the canvas exceeds 10 sq feet. It´s very much comparable to the feeling that "everything is trivial if you´re useing acryl- instead of oil-paint", which I think was somewhat popular in the dark ages.

Anyway, scepticism is good in general. But before one goes out on a crusade against the 30 sq ft-lamers, get more in-depth information. Otherwise, it´s a bit like racism. One side-effect of this is that guys like Doom have to run around pouet, explaining and defending his use of canvas. That shouldn´t be neccessary.

And don't get me started on dpi...
added on the 2009-09-11 21:08:24 by Hyde Hyde
the nightwatch is just a megatexture, bah!
added on the 2009-09-11 21:45:10 by Maali Maali
added on the 2009-09-11 21:48:39 by Hyde Hyde
what will be next? Dick sizes?
added on the 2009-09-11 22:11:52 by rudi rudi
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added on the 2009-09-11 22:32:42 by jua jua
BB Image :-)
added on the 2009-09-11 22:41:29 by xyz xyz
Hyde wins
added on the 2009-09-11 22:50:55 by iq iq
canvases should be big enough to fill the wall. at LEAST
added on the 2009-09-11 22:50:58 by nosfe nosfe
well if they're any bigger than the wall they would only fit if there was no ceiling.
added on the 2009-09-12 00:29:54 by farfar farfar
let's remove the ceilings!
added on the 2009-09-12 09:49:10 by nosfe nosfe