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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Weekend Art: a Painting Bear..?

As time goes on and I get more distance from my undergraduate art training, I find myself losing more and more respect for 'modern art.'

Now, a bear has won 2nd place in an art contest in Rapid City, SD. The judges didn't know the artist was a bear:

A piece of artwork at a South Dakota fair is now sporting a second place ribbon after it was judged for its color, composition and uninhibited expression.

However, it wasn't submitted by a descendant of Van Gogh, it was painted by a bear.

The bear is named Kobe.

The judges had no idea who the painting was done by as they were voting - they just saw it as a work of art.

An artist and volunteer at Bear Country USA submitted the painting.

And here it is!
All I can do is feel sorry for artist who received 3rd place.


wandering_nomad said...

“The thing I hate the most about advertising is that it attracts all the bright, creative and ambitious young people, leaving us mainly with the slow and self-obsessed to become our artists. Modern art is a disaster area. Never in the field of human history has so much been used by so many to say so little.” -- Bansky

Kumah said...

Kind of a slap in the face of modern art isn't it?
The person who got third place actually looked pretty cool. It was some kind of melting face if I remember correctly.
I think some modern art is cool. The vague human figures, melting faces, things that look surrealistic...
And then there's the ones that look like the artist drank the paint and puked it out on the canvas... or like it was painted by a fucking bear. That's not so much art as it is finger painting.

canvas art shop said...

This is certainly a controversial piece, I like it though.