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They can't draw or paint or create a half-decent artwork but are worshiped by the art establishment as Gods. We prefer to remain infidels and refuse to kowtow to the False Gods of Art.

How the culture-vultures impoverished my soul

One expects art to ennoble our souls, much like a novel by Victor Hugo or a film by Bimal Roy. Instead, stepping into a gallery is like stepping on shit -bullshit.

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Sep 17, 2009

Old City – a study




   A very quick pen and wash I did-


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(Cross-posted at My art and art techniques )

Sep 16, 2009

Turn Right -Pretentious Tedium Ahead

Peter Whittle reviews Beautiful Losers, an art documentary-

This American documentary about a group of so-called ‘do-it-yourself’ New York artists (is there any other kind?) would be endurable if it had been a spoof, a sort of Spinal Tap for the contemporary art scene. But no, it’s in deadly, stony-faced earnest. Director Aaron Rose has crafted a paen to the mediocre and the talent-BEAUTIFUL LOSERSless who are all, like, creative, and all, like, make stuff, and who’ve all gone on to, like, world acclaim. Amongst those sharing their banal, brain-deadening thoughts with us about the inspirational qualities in skateboarding, graffiti and hip hop are Jo Jackson, Ed Templeton and Thomas Campbell, As you watch the movie wholeheartedly and uncritically celebrate the group’s ‘non-conformist’ ethos (shouldn’t someone gently break it to them?), you can almost feel the energy being sucked out of you.

 

Haven't seen nor intend to. The directors own description of the film is enough to put one off-

Beautiful Losers focuses on the telling of personal stories. It speaks to themes of what happens when the outside becomes "in" as it explores the creative ethos connecting these artists and today's youth.

That’s a big “Pretentious Tedium Ahead” billboard.

Sep 14, 2009

A view of the Connaught Place by Kashinath Das

Connaught Place kashinath das

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A watercolor

by

Kashinath Das

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