Keith Haring

  • metta

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    Apr 17, 2016 4:18 PM GMT
  • metta

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    Apr 17, 2016 4:18 PM GMT
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    Apr 17, 2016 4:47 PM GMT
    Never understood gay men's fascination with Keith Haring's work. It's something any 5 year old could do. Not only that, but it's devoid of any emotion or feeling.
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    Apr 17, 2016 9:58 PM GMT
    Radd saidNever understood gay men's fascination with Keith Haring's work. It's something any 5 year old could do. Not only that, but it's devoid of any emotion or feeling.


    Right... all those paintings he made about having AIDS, no emotion there.
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    Apr 17, 2016 10:21 PM GMT
    mecduplateau said
    Radd saidNever understood gay men's fascination with Keith Haring's work. It's something any 5 year old could do. Not only that, but it's devoid of any emotion or feeling.


    Right... all those paintings he made about having AIDS, no emotion there.




    I'm sure he was feeling emotion when he was doing them but I'm saying I don't feel like that emotion came through to the final product. It's hard to put much feeling into a glorified stick figure.
  • Apparition

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    Apr 18, 2016 12:17 AM GMT
    Radd saidNever understood gay men's fascination with Keith Haring's work. It's something any 5 year old could do. Not only that, but it's devoid of any emotion or feeling.




    drawing "simple" figures, is actually one of the hardest things in the world to do. NO 5 year old draws like that. Further covering all space and keeping the blank canvas filled with no areas over-weight,
    9b95920fc5590bbbceb678b9edb57547.jpg is next to impossible. Doing it freehand and keeping the bold lines about the same size is even more technical. Doing it as quickly as possible before the cops come is just an extra challenge.

    Feel free to try to even REPLICATE any of his drawings with a brush and paint. Please show your work.

    Pretty much any expensive artist after impressionism looks like a 5 year old could do their work, and devoid of meaning (especially wwII-1970) but you can see some of the progression if you study the famous artists (i dont like all of them...but haring is in the tradition of that progress)

    You can move from late matisse,
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    to miro
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    and escher
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    to warhol
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    to lichtenstein
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    to haring

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    pretty linearly.
    Further, a lot of harings pictures WERE done by children, he worked with children education and propaganda quite a lot, in the AIDS days.



    This video explains some simple things.





    Also, the image ont he video still, is immensely radical in the 80s. It combines symbolism of different races, two men, being in love, and HAPPY being that way, all
    in one picture with a dozen lines. It was kind of a BIG F-YOU to people like say ted cruz running for president.

    STILL relevant.


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    Apr 18, 2016 3:36 AM GMT
    First rate artist!
  • Beeftastic

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    Apr 18, 2016 5:12 AM GMT
    Radd saidNever understood gay men's fascination with Keith Haring's work. It's something any 5 year old could do. Not only that, but it's devoid of any emotion or feeling.


    I wouldn't go as far as saying a 5 year old could do it, that is pretty severe. His art was very simple and accessible, and came about exactly at a time when there was a tremendous cry of angst and pain. Because of it's openess, it carried the gestalt of an era opportunely, allowing others to project their emotions onto it.

    That's no small feat, though I don't think the longstanding artistic merit of the compositions themselves will be studied in future generations.
  • venue35

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    Apr 19, 2016 11:33 AM GMT
    30 years later people are still talking about him...
    That means something.
  • JackNNJ

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    Apr 20, 2016 3:46 AM GMT
    Oh bang me in the ass and call me Sally.
  • Fireworkz

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    May 16, 2016 3:12 PM GMT
    I love his work. Always makes me feel happy.