Differences between illustration, fine art, modern art, and contemporary art

Broad Outlines This is intended as a useful device for a very general categorization of visual-based art. The idea is to simplify something that is already hopelessly convoluted. There are inevitably grotesque omissions, outstanding hybrids, uncategorizable outliers, and genres I don’t address (such as folk art, outsider art, and comics…). But it’s worth thinking about…

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New drawing, Dok Doh

I’m not sure if this entirely works, but it was an experiment and generated more ideas for exploration. Obviously it uses a foreign object [tape] and tests use of negative space, foreground/background, and black in general. The drawing was done in one (long) session, and followed certain significant rules or parameters. I wanted to do…

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Worthless plaster mall rabbit sold as fine art sculpture for millions

The fine art crowd had been fooled again. They’ve fallen for forgeries of Abstract Expressionist paintings by a Chinese artist; paid record amounts for one-striped paintings; crowned a businessman who can’t sculpt the greatest living artist when he merely makes reproductions of the most innocuous kitsch; and now they’ve bought a cheesy mall sculpture mistaking…

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