Why A Duck?
Posted 12 April 2011 - 03:34 PM
As you can see, this is an example of ceramic "art" on the cover of a recent magazine. But I am puzzled as to what is going on, what is this piece trying to say? It's a duck holding a lute, or guitar of some sort...but it isn't a lute, it has a drill bit coming out of the fingerboard.
Is it ironic? Is it cynical, is it making fun of culture? I have to admit, this new kind of ceramic art kind of baffles me, I apprectiate the skill that goes into making it, but what is being said?
Or is the whole idea just to generate posts like the one you're reading now?
Posted 12 April 2011 - 09:10 PM
I think you have to put controversial stuff on the cover to get people to buy it.
Contemporary Fine Colored Porcelain
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Posted 13 April 2011 - 11:02 PM
i think this piece is dumb.
Posted 14 April 2011 - 02:04 AM
Maybe the actual ceramic piece didn't actually include the drill bit, but it was added by this 'clever' person merely as a meaningless marketing ploy.
Above all, it is a matter of loving art, not understanding it. (Fernand Leger)
Posted 14 April 2011 - 02:59 PM
Posted 22 April 2011 - 11:39 PM
photographs make viewing the work difficult just because you see a 3-d object in a very 2-d way. this piece could be just fine, but from what i see in the photo i think it's a poor work. i just don't like it.
by the way, where did the photo go?
Posted 08 May 2011 - 12:57 PM
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Former Guest Professor, Wuxi Institute of Arts and Science, Yixing, China
Former President and Past President; Potters Council
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