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    Re: Attack on 'blasphemous' art work fires debate on role of religion in France

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    I couldn't agree more. Art is supposed to evoke a reaction, even if that reaction is disgust.
    No, that's bull****. Trying to get a reaction just for the sake of getting a reaction has very little value and takes very little skill or talent.
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    Re: Attack on 'blasphemous' art work fires debate on role of religion in France

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    No, that's bull****. Trying to get a reaction just for the sake of getting a reaction has very little value and takes very little skill or talent.
    Call it what you want. We obviously have different opinions of art. I like art that evokes a reaction. I find art that doesn't to be extremely boring.

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    Re: Attack on 'blasphemous' art work fires debate on role of religion in France

    Did they chop any heads off yet? Come on, this is France, it aint a real revolution unless some heads roll.

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    Re: Attack on 'blasphemous' art work fires debate on role of religion in France

    No, that's bull****. Trying to get a reaction just for the sake of getting a reaction has very little value and takes very little skill or talent.
    Nobody said he was just trying to get a reaction. Some of the best art is going to be provocative, and deeper than the reaction it originally causes.

    The entire point of art is self reflection and self exploration, both for the artist and for the viewer.
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    Re: Attack on 'blasphemous' art work fires debate on role of religion in France

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    Call it what you want. We obviously have different opinions of art. I like art that evokes a reaction. I find art that doesn't to be extremely boring.
    Well, to each their own. I'm not interested in gratuitous images that have the sole purpose to shock or offend. How hard is that? If I take pictures of someone gutting a kitten for example, is that art if I put the pictures on display?
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    Re: Attack on 'blasphemous' art work fires debate on role of religion in France

    Well, to each their own. I'm not interested in gratuitous images that have the sole purpose to shock or offend.
    Nobody's talking about "gratuitous images that have the sole purpose to shock or offend" except you.
    "I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."

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    Re: Attack on 'blasphemous' art work fires debate on role of religion in France

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    Nobody's talking about "gratuitous images that have the sole purpose to shock or offend" except you.
    Oh come on....are you so naive you think a crucifix dunked in a glass of urine is really art rather than one of those “gratuitous images that have the sole purpose to shock or offend”?

    If not, the socialist movement isn’t churning em out as bright as they used to be.

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    It would seem that the constitution is just a god damn piece of paper, to be trotted out when expedient.

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    Re: Attack on 'blasphemous' art work fires debate on role of religion in France

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Well, to each their own. I'm not interested in gratuitous images that have the sole purpose to shock or offend. How hard is that? If I take pictures of someone gutting a kitten for example, is that art if I put the pictures on display?
    No. It's only art if the "someone" is dressed as Uncle Sam or a Priest or Rabbi. Dress him up as Mohammed and it becomes hate speech.

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    Re: Attack on 'blasphemous' art work fires debate on role of religion in France

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    Oh come on....are you so naive you think a crucifix dunked in a glass of urine is really art rather than one of those “gratuitous images that have the sole purpose to shock or offend”?

    If not, the socialist movement isn’t churning em out as bright as they used to be.
    Funny, isn't it? Art once required skill to produce. The Parthenon, for example, or the statue David. Any representational painting takes knowledge and skill and effort to produce.

    Scatological impressionism is to art like men's room grafitti is to the Declaration of Independence.

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    Re: Attack on 'blasphemous' art work fires debate on role of religion in France

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    Oh come on....are you so naive you think a crucifix dunked in a glass of urine is really art rather than one of those “gratuitous images that have the sole purpose to shock or offend”?

    If not, the socialist movement isn’t churning em out as bright as they used to be.
    Disregard what the crucifix is in, and it's quite a nice picture.
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