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The Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors, Even ("The Large Glass") - Marcel Duchamp, 1915-1923
 
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January 26th, 2009, 10:57 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: mackbarOpen Window, Collioure - Henri Matisse, 1905Are you trying to tempt me into battle now?
 
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Napoleon Crossing the Alps after Saint-Bernard Pass - Jacques-Louis David, 1800-1
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January 27th, 2009, 7:35 am

T4A, minimalism. It is said, it was fruit of challenging research? To stimulate our phantasy less is more. However, our ear is minimalist in the sense: if we heard less, we heard nothing, if more then only noise.
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Sleeping Muse - Constantin Brancusi, 1909-10
 
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January 27th, 2009, 12:21 pm

The Kiss - Gustav Klimt
 
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January 27th, 2009, 12:23 pm

The Scream - Edward Munch
 
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January 27th, 2009, 12:39 pm

Herman Nitsch - Splatter Paintings
 
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January 27th, 2009, 2:12 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: exneratunriskT4A, minimalism. It is said, it was fruit of challenging research? To stimulate our phantasy less is more. However, our ear is minimalist in the sense: if we heard less, we heard nothing, if more then only noise.This reminds me of the concept of "impedance matching" in circuit design to maximize the transfer of signal. Does overly minimal and overly maximal art fail to convey the artist's intent by mismatching with the viewer? Perhaps a white square on a white canvas has a very specific symbolism to the artist (e.g., "the unavoidable corruption of purity inherent in any attempt to represent purity") that is lost on most viewers who find vastly different symbolism (e.g., "the absurdity of judging people by skin colour").Of course, sometimes "the medium is the message." If we see a white square on a white background in a "famous" art museum, we think carefully about "the message." If we see a similar white square on the side of some random industrial building, we may not think at all. The former becomes an introspective Rorschach test. The latter is a forgotten detail in a cluttered urban landscape. Perhaps less is more but only in contexts in which we expect more from less!
 
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January 27th, 2009, 3:48 pm

T4A, I think ist was Roland Kirk ??? who released a LP where he had a mute interval of 10 min? Some people said they began to hear melodies. I tried several times and did not. Which tells me that my phantasy-generator is poor. ( Roland kirk )
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January 27th, 2009, 3:54 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: exneratunriskT4A, I think ist was Roland Kirk ??? who released a LP where he had a mute interval of 10 min? Some people said they began to hear melodies. I tried several times and did not. Which tells me that my phantasy-generator is poor. ( Roland kirk )It might also say something about the high quality of your electronic audio system and nothing about the quality of your biological/mental audio system (which suspect is quite high). I'd imagine that a low-quality audio system would produce a certain amount of audible white noise that makes listeners "hear" melodies.
 
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January 27th, 2009, 3:57 pm

I'm surprised that no one has mentioned M.C. Escher!Waterfall -- 1961 -- M. C.. Escher Surely this litho speaks deeply of the current crisis and the idea that an infinite loop of debt could power the global economy! Circle Limit III -- 1959 -- M. C.. Escher And what self-respecting quant wouldn't want art based on a hyperbolic geometry
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January 27th, 2009, 4:03 pm

I was going to, but I thought it was not high-brow enough for Fermion and the other erudite.But to do Escher all you need is conformal mapping
 
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January 27th, 2009, 4:06 pm

Three Worlds - Escher, 1955 Since any gallery relies heavily on the warm patronage of the community, we are delighted to exhibit art that is pleasing to quants.
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January 27th, 2009, 4:07 pm

I dont think it counts as art.this more like art:
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