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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:12 pm    Post subject: Robert Hughes Reply with quote

They are all passing, theses Greats.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-19165580
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Robert Hughes Reply with quote

Sashadroogie wrote:
They are all passing, theses Greats.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-19165580


Never heard of him.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is about art and high culture.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sashadroogie wrote:
It is about art and high culture.


Rolling Eyes

Say no more. Art and HIGH culture. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that a drug reference or something? Is this the only meaning high culture has for you? Oh well, Fox News explains a lot.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here. Have a look at this and raise cultural level by boot-straps.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByIlGYQxUMY&feature=related

But be warned, there are bigger words, and more of them, than are to be found on any Fair and Balanced report.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sashadroogie wrote:
Is that a drug reference or something?




Not at all. I'm making fun of so-called high culture. Snotty people for example.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not 'so-called' high culture: it is high culture. And Robert Hughes, though possessed of a very readable and beautiful writing style and full of insight, was as plain-speaking and decidedly unsnotty as art critics got, quite befitting his Australian background. You'd know this were Fox News or some such other network to run a piece on him.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not at all. I'm making fun of so-called high culture. Snotty people for example.

You wouldn`t happen to be a "snob in reverse"?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Not at all. I'm making fun of so-called high culture. Snotty people for example
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You wouldn`t happen to be a "snob in reverse"?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear geaaronson,

Clearly a bons, I'd say Very Happy.

Regards,
nhoJ
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

geaaronson wrote:
Not at all. I'm making fun of so-called high culture. Snotty people for example.

You wouldn`t happen to be a "snob in reverse"?


Me? Never! I'm from Kentucky. Haint no such thing as a snob in the hollars I'm from. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fellas, this thread is about Robert Hughes, who passed away, and is mourned by all those who actually do have an appreciation of high culture. It is not about the presence of or lack of any culture in Kentucky, or whatever.

RIP Robert Hughes. A straight-talking art critic with a great writing style.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Shock-New-Robert-Hughes/dp/0679728767
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sashadroogie wrote:
Fellas, this thread is about Robert Hughes, who passed away, and is mourned by all those who actually do have an appreciation of high culture. It is not about the presence of or lack of any culture in Kentucky, or whatever.

RIP Robert Hughes. A straight-talking art critic with a great writing style.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Shock-New-Robert-Hughes/dp/0679728767


You're right, Sash. I stand corrected. Sorry for the derailment. RIP Robert Hughes.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to agree with Sashadroogie on this.

No art critic has had a greater impact on how we look at and think about art. In his 1986 history of the colonisation of Australia, " The Fatal Shore" he changed irrevocably how that nation saw itself and how the rest of the world saw it.

As both a historian and art historian, Hughes inhabited that rare space where genuine scholarship and popular appeal co-exist. With perfect and virtuoso prose he called a spade a spade, bad painting bad art, and would have called a pile of plastic masquerading as "installation art" what some small or larger part knows it to be - postmodern rubbish.

Try reading " The Shock of the New". Hughes starts with Cezanne and makes his way to the post-modern wasteland in which the art of today has its feet firmly planted. It is still relevant today - both brutal but delicate. Hughes destroys artists (Warhol among them) and lifts others up (Picasso is rightly hero-worshipped).

RIP Robert Hughes.
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