Sub Distro within Painting

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Sub Distro within Painting

Post by JackGlerum » Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:53 pm

If you were to write a 20/20 packet of only painting, what would the distribution look like? For whatever reason I was thinking about it and couldn't come up with anything that make sense. You could go about it in many different ways, and am curious what people think.

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Re: Sub Distro within Painting

Post by at your pleasure » Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:37 pm

My suggestion for a by-date subdistribution:
3/3 pre-1420
5/5 1420-1600
5/5 1600-1800
6/6 1800-present
1/1 non-western from any period.
I would also suggest a geographical sub-distribution as follows:
Pre-1420
2/2 Mediterranean basin, 1/1 northern, central, and eastern Europe.
1420-1600
2/2 Italian, 2/2 northern Europe, 1/1 your choice.
1600-1800
2/2 Italian, 3/3 northern Europe and Spain.
1800-Present:
3/3 European, 3/3 North American.
This assumes that the difficulty is "high, but not infinite".
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Re: Sub Distro within Painting

Post by rylltraka » Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:59 pm

I'm wondering how much pre-Renaissance painting there is to justify that subdistribution.
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Re: Sub Distro within Painting

Post by Not That Kind of Christian!! » Sat Jul 18, 2009 4:10 pm

rylltraka wrote:I'm wondering how much pre-Renaissance painting there is to justify that subdistribution.
I agree. If it were overall art, 3/3 would be just fine, but with just painting... After all, how many questions can you ask about cave painting a la Lasceaux, Roman wall painting and Egyptian tomb painting?
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Re: Sub Distro within Painting

Post by at your pleasure » Sat Jul 18, 2009 4:35 pm

I agree. If it were overall art, 3/3 would be just fine, but with just painting... After all, how many questions can you ask about cave painting a la Lasceaux, Roman wall painting and Egyptian tomb painting?
The 3/3 "Pre-Renaissance" includes mideval painting(as well as illuminated manuscripts and mosaics, which I am counting as paintings) in addition to ancient paintings. That opens up quite a bit of material, at least at higher levels.
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Re: Sub Distro within Painting

Post by BuzzerZen » Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:00 pm

4/4 abstract expressionism
4/4 post-painterly abstraction/Washington color school/Sol LeWitt
4/4 pop art
4/4 Goya and El Greco
4/4 Edward Hopper
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Re: Sub Distro within Painting

Post by at your pleasure » Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:50 pm

As happy as I am to learn I can toss up postwar artists other than Andy Warhol, I must complain that you seem to make no room for shuch amazing luminous fountains as Smithson, Beuys, Baldessari, Walker, Turrell, or even Nauman.
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Re: Sub Distro within Painting

Post by BuzzerZen » Sun Jul 26, 2009 12:41 am

Russian dance music wrote:Smithson, Beuys
painting
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Re: Sub Distro within Painting

Post by First Chairman » Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:21 pm

Inquiry, it's probably a stretch to have more than 1 total question on painting technique (like "gouache"), but would one include such an answer in your pre-1700 paintings repertoire in such a packet?
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Re: Sub Distro within Painting

Post by David Riley » Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:19 pm

Wow....I hadn't heard the word "gouache" in almost twenty years...I thought it had been replaced by acrylics, or is there currently a gouache-retro movement. Or did you just mean re art history in general?
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Re: Sub Distro within Painting

Post by at your pleasure » Sun Jul 26, 2009 5:01 pm

Russian dance music wrote:
Smithson, Beuys
painting
Further proof that I should not post late at night.
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