Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Yet more art, yet more suffering



Someone here (I forget who) introduced me to the glorious art-work of George W Bush the other day, and I was struck by the similarity between Dubblya's magnum opus of Angela Merkel and the brilliant restoration job done on the face of Jesus H Christ by that elderly Italian mad woman.

It is strange, because I get the impression that they both come from such different backgrounds. If the old girl had spent her early years taking drugs, drinking and avoiding confrontational hot-spots by buying her way into the National Guard, then she might be an even better painter than she is now.

I suppose the one thing they have in common is that they both have a lot of time on their hands and are compelled to act to change their world for the better.

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  1. Perhaps if I'd taken more drugs and drunk more as a young'un, I'd be the prime minister of Australia by now. (There may a missing premise in there somewhere.)
    Releasing this collection of paintings made me wonder if Bush Jr is suffering a condition peculiar to retired American presidents. I guess it is a position that would do anyone's head in.
    But must we be gentle? It is really fucking bad art.

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    1. He could afford to employ a real painter, but he probably didn't think of that.

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  2. His art work reflects his rather distorted view of reality....he seems to be a better painter than he was president though (and I echo Sarah's sentiment above!).

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  3. I dunno, I like how he does under the eyes and the neck. No sugarcoating. Better than I could do.

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    1. Maybe, but I bet you could run the USA better than he could though.

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  4. I prefer that loony Italian woman's job; at least it makes me larf.

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  5. The entire post made me larf!

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  6. I fully expect to see some of GWB's superlative work at the RA summer exhibition this year. Unbelievable.

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  7. Speaking as a struggling artist this pisses me off. Even the story of the botched restoration but a little less.

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    1. Just these stories? I hate the stories where the crap artist makes loads of money more.

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    2. Yes, those as well but not more.

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    3. When I am a famous and successful artist I will of course fall into the category to which you refer above.xxxx

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    4. Well at least you might admit to it, unlike Damien bloody Hirst or Tracey bloody Emin.

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    5. I wouldn't be so sure.

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    6. You might not be, and thousands of others could say the same thing. I might not know what I like, but I know something about art.

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    7. I meant I wouldn't admit it.

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    8. Oh yes, I took that for granted. Neither would I.

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  8. Art is a very personal thing ….. and, personally, I want to puke !! XXXX

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  9. Angela almost looks kind. That is an unusual look for her. I heard that she has toe hair.

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    1. What's 'toe hair'? Do you mean hair on her toes? If so, is it so extreme that she has the reputation of Hobbit blood?

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    2. There is no need for an apostrophe before the t.

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    3. This machine has two keys for the same mark. One is an apostrophe and the other is for the use of single parenthesise only.

      Sorry, I must have hit the wrong one, but well spotted and thanks for pointing it out.

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    4. I proudly shave my toe hair.

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  10. I just thought that it's interesting what kind of information is floating around out there about political leaders. I have not personally seen her toes or the hair on it. I am all for removal of it, though. The hair. Not the toes.

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    1. Mine's too far away to be removed now.

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  11. I almost recovered from flu - so I throw a watery look at your 'art' - - makes me long for the disgusting taste of the Chinese Medicine my doctor (the cruel one) precribed - a tea that makes you think three times a day whether it is not more amusing to stay sick, or die before another -errgs,berrghs - sip.

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    1. I gulped the 's' in prescription, but my apostrophes work.

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    2. Two apostrophes on one later? How extravagant.

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