Apparently it’s “Art Week” here on Looney Listing. In contrast to Monday’s home, this home’s art is a well-matched set. The only piece in the photos that I think might not be from the same artist is the dog sitting upright, wearing a royal robe. Wait, what?
Yup, you heard me. Best I can tell, this next one depicts some sort of arsonist donkey, proudly surveying the burning house in the background as small flames lick his feet.
I think this last one is meant to be deep. Or something.
See what I did there.
I did some searching on the Google and wasn’t able to find any of these pieces online. Ten Looney Points to anyone who can identify the artist and provide a link.
That’s not the work of an artist. That’s the work of an “arteeest”…bit difference. One is art for the sake of beauty. The other is “art” for the sake of “making a statement, however nebulous that statement may actually be. Plus it sells money to pretentious jerkwads in black turtleneck sweaters and tan Dockers slacks who smoke their cigarettes in foot-long ebony holders.”
@Denita TwoDragons: I think the term you’re looking for is “pretentious ass.”
IMO, the best art addresses both beauty and message, although the message should be something of merit, as opposed to just saying something for the sake of hearing oneself expound on existence, or seeing oneself paint, as the case may be. Oh, and the attention it gets.
There’s also something to be said for art that says something very important, but is not aesthetically pleasing. There’s even room for frivolous art. But overblown, ego-gratifying, vacuous shlock… even with good materials and technique… no thanks.
Lovely home. Lovely grounds. Fantastic setting. Some nice looking areas in the home itself, though I’m stumped as to what’s up with the overly decopaged green cabinets in the bathroom, a similar blue one (I think at the bottom of the stairs) and some seriously stained kitchen cabinets. Yuck, on all three counts.
Sorry, that’s all I have time for. Leaving for the long weekend here in a bit. Everyone have a great day Thursday, don’t succumb to Black Friday, and I’ll see ya here on Monday. :)
I’m left a bit confused by the contrast of an airy, hilltop setting overlooking the sea being pitted against the massive, heavy-beamed, windowless, cattleman’s bunker concept that dominates the interior. The few rooms with windows and walk-out view-patios seem like some unnatural and unwanted concession… while the very odd art with its recurring theme of ungulates on fire and/or in various menacing situations – there’s even one of a sheep being beamed by a UFO – certainly implies some hostility to that whole “cattleman” theme.
Sooo… divorce sale, here?
@anodean: Your description of this place reminds me of my own a few posts ago, the one I called “Spanish Imperial.” I can definitely see the similarities, now that you point the out: heavy, oversized furniture, heavy beams, deep colors, etc. I didn’t note the similarity myself, I think, because this one lacks the additional overly-wrought level of carving on every.single.piece.of.furniture. I do note some overly-wrought iron in front of the fireplace, though.
I don’t suppose it ought to come as any great surprise that the architectural legacy of the Conquistadors looks like it does. I’m quite glad I never had to meet one in a dark arroyo.
@Emerald63: Mmm, yes, it has definitely got that whole aspirational conquistador thing going on… right down to the wanton application of faux heavy woodgrain ink-wiped onto every possible surface (in colors, no less, there had to be a divorce out of that) to serve for the more expensive overwrought woodcarving you mention…
They’ve got it all wrong. The methane is coming out of the wrong end of the Holstein.
Apropos of nothing, there are some farms that, both for “planet-friendly” and budget-friendly reasons, have an apparatus in the roof of the cow barn that allows the cows’…um…”natural emissions” to be collected and used as fuel to provide heat, or electricity, or something, for the farm. “Natural Gas” being, in this case, a euphemism…