History DeaderThanDisco / Art

26th Aug '16 9:34:37 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Futurism was an artistic and social movement that originated in Italy and spread throughout Europe in the early 20th century. It emphasized and glorified themes associated with contemporary concepts of the future, including speed, technology, youth, and violence, and objects such as the car, the airplane, and the industrial city. The Futurists practiced in every medium of art, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, graphic design, industrial design, interior design, urban design, theatre, film, fashion, textiles, literature, music, architecture, and even gastronomy. Unfortunately, both [[UsefulNotes/FascistItaly the fascists in Italy]] and [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany the Nazis in Germany]] found the Futurist movement to be subversive and outlawed it. Futurist artists were targeted, and most died in concentration camps. The USSR also clamped down on its own futurist movement in the '30s following the rise of UsefulNotes/JosefStalin, favoring SocialistRealism instead. For extra black {{irony}}, many (though by no means all) of the most prominent Futurists had been quite enthusiastic about fascism, or at least ambiguously positive, embracing the movement due to their admiration of the dynamism of violence, nationalism, and power, at least until [[HoistByHisOwnPetard they themselves started getting jailed and murdered]] by the fascists' MoralGuardians for creating "degenerate art". This retrospectively tainted the entire movement, and the survivors quickly found new art movements to be a part of. While some of the ideals of Futurism influenced later art movements and remain as significant components of modern Western culture, especially in ScienceFiction, the original Futurist movement was as dead as Julius Caesar by 1944, and the shadow of fascism lingered over it for decades.

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* Futurism was an artistic and social movement that originated in Italy and spread throughout Europe in the early 20th century. It emphasized and glorified themes associated with contemporary concepts of the future, including speed, technology, youth, and violence, and objects such as the car, the airplane, and the industrial city. The Futurists practiced in every medium of art, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, graphic design, industrial design, interior design, urban design, theatre, film, fashion, textiles, literature, music, architecture, and even gastronomy. Unfortunately, both [[UsefulNotes/FascistItaly the fascists in Italy]] and [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany the Nazis in Germany]] found the Futurist movement to be subversive and outlawed it. Futurist artists were targeted, and most died in concentration camps. The USSR also clamped down on its own futurist movement in the '30s following the rise of UsefulNotes/JosefStalin, favoring SocialistRealism instead. For extra black {{irony}}, many (though by no means all) of the most prominent Futurists had been quite enthusiastic about supporters of fascism, or at least ambiguously positive, positive about it, embracing the movement ideology due to their admiration of the dynamism of violence, nationalism, and power, power -- at least least, until [[HoistByHisOwnPetard they themselves started getting jailed and murdered]] by the fascists' MoralGuardians CulturePolice for creating "degenerate art". This retrospectively tainted the entire movement, and the survivors quickly found new art movements to be a part of. While some of the ideals of Futurism influenced later art movements and remain as significant components of modern Western culture, especially in ScienceFiction, the original Futurist movement was as dead as Julius Caesar by 1944, and the shadow of fascism lingered over it for decades.
26th Aug '16 2:39:02 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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** In 20th Century, figurative painting (i.e. paintings which represented people, places, objects and events) gave way for expressionist, surrealist, abstract and geometric styles. The portrait painting and the move towards realism and perspective were once the avant-garde, but, with the exception of the likes of Lucian Freud, figurative painting is not as respected by contemporary critics of painting. The main reason for this is the arrival of portrait photography and cinema, which took the place of the classic portrait. The end result is that painting itself is challenged by photography/installation art/plastic art and it no longer seems possible for a painter like Creator/PabloPicasso to take the world by storm with a work like "Guernica".

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** In the 20th Century, century, figurative painting (i.e. paintings which represented people, places, objects and events) gave way for expressionist, surrealist, abstract abstract, and geometric styles. The portrait painting and the move towards realism and perspective were once the avant-garde, but, but with the exception of the likes of Lucian Freud, figurative painting is not as respected by contemporary critics of painting. The main reason for this is the arrival of portrait photography and cinema, which took the place of the classic portrait. The end result is that painting itself is challenged by photography/installation art/plastic art and it no longer seems possible for a painter like Creator/PabloPicasso to take the world by storm with a work like "Guernica".
* Futurism was an artistic and social movement that originated in Italy and spread throughout Europe in the early 20th century. It emphasized and glorified themes associated with contemporary concepts of the future, including speed, technology, youth, and violence, and objects such as the car, the airplane, and the industrial city. The Futurists practiced in every medium of art, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, graphic design, industrial design, interior design, urban design, theatre, film, fashion, textiles, literature, music, architecture, and even gastronomy. Unfortunately, both [[UsefulNotes/FascistItaly the fascists in Italy]] and [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany the Nazis in Germany]] found the Futurist movement to be subversive and outlawed it. Futurist artists were targeted, and most died in concentration camps. The USSR also clamped down on its own futurist movement in the '30s following the rise of UsefulNotes/JosefStalin, favoring SocialistRealism instead. For extra black {{irony}}, many (though by no means all) of the most prominent Futurists had been quite enthusiastic about fascism, or at least ambiguously positive, embracing the movement due to their admiration of the dynamism of violence, nationalism, and power, at least until [[HoistByHisOwnPetard they themselves started getting jailed and murdered]] by the fascists' MoralGuardians for creating "degenerate art". This retrospectively tainted the entire movement, and the survivors quickly found new art movements to be a part of. While some of the ideals of Futurism influenced later art movements and remain as significant components of modern Western culture, especially in ScienceFiction, the original Futurist movement was as dead as Julius Caesar by 1944, and the shadow of fascism lingered over it for decades.
3rd Jul '16 1:52:41 PM HighCrate
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* Record album jacket covers: Once this was all that was needed to sell a record album, no matter how bad the album actually was. The phrase "Never judge an album by its cover'' was rarely heeded by customers. Beautifully illustrated album covers have often made the purchase of an unremarkable album worthwhile.
2nd Jul '16 11:00:32 PM rockmanx
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* Record album jacket covers: Once this was all that was needed to sell a record album, no matter how bad the album actually was. The phrase "Never judge an album by its cover'' was rarely heeded by customers. Beautifully illustrated album covers have often made the purchase of an unremarkable album worthwhile. Art has ranged from surreal, psychedelic to

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* Record album jacket covers: Once this was all that was needed to sell a record album, no matter how bad the album actually was. The phrase "Never judge an album by its cover'' was rarely heeded by customers. Beautifully illustrated album covers have often made the purchase of an unremarkable album worthwhile. Art has ranged from surreal, psychedelic to
26th Jun '16 7:32:35 AM HighCrate
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* Record album jacket covers: Once this was all that was needed to sell a record album, no matter how bad the album actually was. The phrase "Never judge an album by its cover'' was rarely heeded by customers. Beautifully illustrated album covers have often made the purchase of an unremarkable album worthwhile. Art has ranged from surreal, psychedelic to sci-fi/fantasy illustrations. Notable artists included Roger Dean, Creator/{{Hipgnosis}}, and Shusei Nagaoka. Today's CD covers are more decidedly pedestrian and minimalist, either sporting a naturalistic photo or group photo of the artist(s) or simply the logo of the band. With the increasing popularity of direct digital downloads, art for music packaging is likely to vanish altogether in the not too distant future.
** On a related note, band logos themselves have gone for more simpler designs. Aside from bands with iconic logos (ie, Kiss, Aerosmith), many bands simply have the band name in a simple font, a far cry from the more elaborate and artistic logo designs that many bands in the 70s, 80s, and 90s used. HeavyMetal logos have been a notable exception, becoming baroque to the point of unreadability-- enough so to get a [[http://www.metalsucks.net/tag/completely-unreadable-band-logo-of-the-week/ website]] dedicated to the phenomenon.

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* Record album jacket covers: Once this was all that was needed to sell a record album, no matter how bad the album actually was. The phrase "Never judge an album by its cover'' was rarely heeded by customers. Beautifully illustrated album covers have often made the purchase of an unremarkable album worthwhile. Art has ranged from surreal, psychedelic to sci-fi/fantasy illustrations. Notable artists included Roger Dean, Creator/{{Hipgnosis}}, and Shusei Nagaoka. Today's CD covers are more decidedly pedestrian and minimalist, either sporting a naturalistic photo or group photo of the artist(s) or simply the logo of the band. With the increasing popularity of direct digital downloads, art for music packaging is likely to vanish altogether in the not too distant future.
** On a related note, band logos themselves have gone for more simpler designs. Aside from bands with iconic logos (ie, Kiss, Aerosmith), many bands simply have the band name in a simple font, a far cry from the more elaborate and artistic logo designs that many bands in the 70s, 80s, and 90s used. HeavyMetal logos have been a notable exception, becoming baroque to the point of unreadability-- enough so to get a [[http://www.metalsucks.net/tag/completely-unreadable-band-logo-of-the-week/ website]] dedicated to the phenomenon.



* The movie poster also isn't what it used to be. Hand painted movie posters from pre 1990s films are still considered collectors items. Prolific artists included FrankFrazetta (''Film/WhatsNewPussycat'', ''WesternAnimation/FireAndIce''), BorisVallejo (''{{Barbarella}}'', ''NationalLampoonsEuropeanVacation''), Jim Steranko (''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''), and the Brothers Hildebrant (''Franchise/StarWars''). These illustrators often drew the films characters larger than life and often highly stylized, though still recognizable. They also experimented with creative stylish layouts in which the cast and characters were not depicted at all in the poster, a practice which is absolutely frowned upon today given that big name stars are intended as part of the film's appeal. During TheNineties, digital editing such as Photoshop enabled movie posters and advertisements to be created cheaply by staff on hand and in a minimum amount of time removing the expense of hiring a dedicated illustrator. This has resulted in movie posters that have very homogenous, formulaic, [[FilmPosters trope-ridden layouts and designs]]. They are no longer the unique, iconic works of art that caught moviegoers' attention in previous decades.
** On a related note, the original poster illustrations were once regularly used on the packaging of home video film releases. This practice has has mostly disappeared in the current DVD/Bluray era, even for films that were known for iconic poster illustrations. The artwork for modern DVD or Bluray releases is often represented by mundane, obviously swiped and photoshopped images (typically of cast member faces). Some editions minimize or forgo any artwork at all and may only include a hastily stylized version of the logo along with blurbs such as "Signature Edition" or "Anniversary Edition", especially if it's a box set.
25th Jun '16 11:39:40 PM hamza678
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** On a related note, the original poster illustrations were once regularly used on the packaging of home video film releases. This practice has has mostly dissapeared in the current DVD/Bluray era, even for films that were known for iconic poster illustrations. The artwork for modern DVD or Bluray releases is often represented by mundane, obviously swiped and photoshopped images (typically of cast member faces). Some editions minimize or forgo any artwork at all and may only include a hastily stylized version of the logo along with blurbs such as "Signature Edition" or "Anniversary Edition", especially if it's a box set.

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** On a related note, the original poster illustrations were once regularly used on the packaging of home video film releases. This practice has has mostly dissapeared disappeared in the current DVD/Bluray era, even for films that were known for iconic poster illustrations. The artwork for modern DVD or Bluray releases is often represented by mundane, obviously swiped and photoshopped images (typically of cast member faces). Some editions minimize or forgo any artwork at all and may only include a hastily stylized version of the logo along with blurbs such as "Signature Edition" or "Anniversary Edition", especially if it's a box set.
5th Apr '16 12:15:15 PM avon
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** On a related note, the original poster illustrations were once regularly used on the packaging of home video film releases. This practice has has mostly dissapeared in the current DVD/Bluray era, even for films that were known for iconic poster illustrations. The artwork for modern DVD or Bluray releases is often represented by mundane, obviously swiped and photoshopped images (typically of cast member faces). Some editions minimize or forgo any artwork at all and may only include a hastily stylized version of the logo along with blurbs such as "Signature Edition" or "Anniversary Edition", especially if it's a box set.
5th Apr '16 12:15:15 PM avon
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23rd Mar '16 7:51:34 AM JulianLapostat
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* In the late 19th century the contemporary art of the academy was hailed as great masterworks, and the art of the impressionist was all but vilified. Today it's the other way around.


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* Painting as a whole:
** Art was once patronized by religious organizations like the Catholic Church, and this led to many paintings on religious subjects. Later they were patronized by kings and aristocrats, this led to many paintings on "historical" subjects or offical portraits of royal families. The collapse of the political power of the Church and the erosion of royal authority, led to an end in this genre and the concept of ''state patronage'' of art itself. The artistic marketplace which began in the Amsterdam of Rembrandt, eventually became the model of art. Artists would paint subjects and ideas that they could sell and auction away, this meant the rise of art as commodity.
** In 20th Century, figurative painting (i.e. paintings which represented people, places, objects and events) gave way for expressionist, surrealist, abstract and geometric styles. The portrait painting and the move towards realism and perspective were once the avant-garde, but, with the exception of the likes of Lucian Freud, figurative painting is not as respected by contemporary critics of painting. The main reason for this is the arrival of portrait photography and cinema, which took the place of the classic portrait. The end result is that painting itself is challenged by photography/installation art/plastic art and it no longer seems possible for a painter like Creator/PabloPicasso to take the world by storm with a work like "Guernica".
24th Jan '16 6:11:23 PM WillBGood
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** On a related note, band logos themselves have gone for more simpler designs. Aside from bands with iconic logos (ie, Kiss, Aerosmith), many bands simply have the band name in a simple font, a far cry from the more elaborate and artistic logo designs that many bands in the 70s, 80s, and 90s used.

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** On a related note, band logos themselves have gone for more simpler designs. Aside from bands with iconic logos (ie, Kiss, Aerosmith), many bands simply have the band name in a simple font, a far cry from the more elaborate and artistic logo designs that many bands in the 70s, 80s, and 90s used. HeavyMetal logos have been a notable exception, becoming baroque to the point of unreadability-- enough so to get a [[http://www.metalsucks.net/tag/completely-unreadable-band-logo-of-the-week/ website]] dedicated to the phenomenon.
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