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fatherguz

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« on: December 12, 2005, 08:07:18 PM »
:shock:  hey! some of the paintings here are not worst, some of them was done by profesionals, how come that youre calling it bad painting contes? may i ask what is the criteria for judjing? tnx

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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2005, 02:27:51 AM »
fatherguz,

I agree!!  Some of these look really good! Others, however, look like 5 minute attempts.

I would also like to know what the paintings will be judged on - - for instance (NO OFFENSE INTENDED), can one really compare 'Untitled by John Hope-Hawkins' with 'Behind the eye by Presley Stein'.............

Another question is whether one is limited to one entry only, or can one enter more than one painting?

Why don't you submit something too?

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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2005, 10:25:19 PM »
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:shock:  hey! some of the paintings here are not worst, some of them was done by profesionals, how come that youre calling it bad painting contes? may i ask what is the criteria for judjing? tnx

All of the paintings were submitted to the contest by the artists. Apparently, they considered them bad.  

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Another question is whether one is limited to one entry only, or can one enter more than one painting?

Yes, you can send another painting.

odd dolls

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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2005, 01:24:54 PM »
Some of the "bad" art really isn't "bad" by my definition of "bad".  Others are, and they are all so fun to look at.  

Then there are three definitions of "bad" that I can think of.  There is bad, as in bad technique or bad materials, like the paper bag Welcome Sign has both bad technique and bad materials.

Then there is bad as in gross or offensive, like "Crappy".  His composition is good, his colors are great, but the subject matter is "bad."  LOL

Then there is bad as in one big bad mama, like a woman dressed in motorcycle leathers and big boots.  That would be the dragon lady one, forgot the name of it.

What fun to be able to laugh at oneself.  That's why I like this contest.

Janet

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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2005, 04:16:55 PM »
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There is bad, as in bad technique or bad materials, like the paper bag Welcome Sign has both bad technique and bad materials.

Note that the main idea, that the people are friendly, is perfectley expreessed by the painting on the bag. This raises a question: perhaps expressionism and impressionism so valued in modern art are not difficult to master?

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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2005, 03:02:09 PM »
I didn't find any rules for this contest, which actually makes it more fun, IMHO.

But I'm wondering, do you mind if I post my picture on ebay?  I have listed it already, but it won't go up for auction until Tuesday.  I have installed a link to the entries as well.

Just thought I'd better let you know.  If you object, I can either take the listing down before it appears, or I can remove the link, or whatever.  But a link might attract more lookers, thus more entries.

Love this!

Janet

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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2005, 07:43:01 PM »
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But I'm wondering, do you mind if I post my picture on ebay?  I have listed it already, but it won't go up for auction until Tuesday.  I have installed a link to the entries as well.


Great idea! You might try to sell this one too:


Nanny Goat Fish

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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2005, 08:07:56 PM »
GAK!   :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

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here's the link
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2005, 07:29:08 PM »
Here's the URL to the auction.  As you'll notice, I'm shamelessly campaigning to win.  Or, LOSE.

http://tinyurl.com/7uzdp

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Mikhail Simkin

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« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2005, 04:56:57 PM »
After the end of the contest I can include the links to eBay auctions from the contest webpage.

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« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2006, 08:22:24 AM »
my criteria for how bad a painting is has three dimentions:  1) how uninteresting it is.  2) how cliché it is.  3) how much the critics like it.

note: real men don't use emoticons.

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thank goodness I'm not a man!
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2006, 12:10:29 PM »
LOL, I can use emoticons with impunity, due to being female.

I get your first two criteria.  But could you 'splain the third a bit?  I *think* I know what you are saying, but perception is everything ya know.  I could be wrong!

some of those pictures are interesting.  I figure if a picture makes me feel something, then by my definition it is "good."  Even if it repels me.  Nothing in the contest so far repels me.  Cliche' with a twist is cool to me.  HOwever, if it's with a twist, it's no longer cliche', huh?

Hey, I'm babbling.  You must forgive me, I'm old.   :wink:

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Bad is good.
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2006, 08:36:50 PM »
Obvioulsy the judgment is in the eye of the beholder. Impressionist's works were judged bad at some point. Not that I want to be compared... :wink:  I think that chellenging public's taste is old news.

If you want to see photos voted bad, check out photosig.com site. http://www.photosig.com/go/photos?sort=rating-a
Choose "show lowest rated first" or "most controversial first".

Beware that 70% of what will be displayed is PORN. It will not display until you agree to see the content with any advisory rating.

Obviously, in this case the judment is just whether porn is bad or good so it's kind of irrelevant. So porn aside, the rest are just bad photos. Well, I guess while rumbling here I formulated  one bad art criterion. Challenge to the public's taste.

If you are an artist, you know many more criteria. Crappy composition, dirt for color and many more.

Anatoli

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« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2006, 01:07:03 PM »
I suppose one of the simplest ways of assessing whether a painting is bad or not is whether it succeeds in being what it is trying to be. Many of the pictures in this group are quite successful at being exactly what they are - there are a few however that are clearly trying to be something and failing.

"Face your Demons" is one of these. It is clear what the artist would like this picture to be  - there are plenty of examples of this genre of fantasy artwork around. Unfortunately, this example is clearly not successful. In fact it is one of the worst examples I have ever seen.

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Truly bad painting
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2006, 04:59:40 AM »
prustage,

As you said:

".... one of the worst examples I have ever seen."  Therefor a truly bad painting!


I would be interested in knowing what you consider as: ".... clear what the artist would like this picture to be."  Contact me.... :)

Could you perhaps point me to some of the 'examples of this genre' that you are referring to?