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Some odd art links -
October 17, 2005 6:23 PM   Subscribe

hand paintings by Guido Daniele that apparently are not photoshopped; 3D sidewalk art using clever long-distance perspective; and some cool art samples created by hand or mouth, from paralyzed folks of The Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists.
posted by ember (15 comments total)

 
Hand paintings are interesting, sidewalk art a repost, and the foot and mouth paintings are crap.
posted by fire&wings at 6:38 PM on October 17, 2005


it's nice to see that the sidwalk painter is making his weekly rounds of the front page again.

but those hand paintings... hot damn. that's some crazy stuff.
posted by shmegegge at 6:44 PM on October 17, 2005


I missed the sidewalk painter first time around, so I was glad to see this. And the hand paintings are very cool.
posted by selfmedicating at 7:01 PM on October 17, 2005


fire&wings: can you put a little more effort into it and think of a non-dickwad way of communicating your thoughts? Do you talk to people in real life like this?
posted by Turtles all the way down at 7:40 PM on October 17, 2005


The sidewalk paintings are way cool. Yes, I have seen similar pictures in email forwards, but still, incredible.
posted by blue shadows at 7:55 PM on October 17, 2005


fire&wings: do you actually have the gall to call the art of physically handicapped people crap? or are you just trolling?
posted by gnutron at 8:33 PM on October 17, 2005


The Foot & Mouth thing reminds me of an HBO short documentary from a few years ago, King Gimp
posted by papakwanz at 9:40 PM on October 17, 2005


fire&wings: do you actually have the gall to call the art of physically handicapped people crap? or are you just trolling?

Why must the art of extremeties-challenged people get a reflexive pass? The paintings pictured range from well-executed lush sentimental oils or pastels of flowered cottages, to giant crispy white roses on a distant plantary moonscape. Crap is in the I of the bee-holder.
posted by longsleeves at 9:54 PM on October 17, 2005


Yep - I'd say most of those paintings by the disabled artists are, indeed, crap. It doesn't mean that they don't represent an amazing achievement by those who did the painting - it just means that I think the paintings themselves are pretty horrible.
posted by bunglin jones at 10:20 PM on October 17, 2005


I think they're just lazy.
posted by I Foody at 10:43 PM on October 17, 2005


I think the elephant from the first link is amazing.
posted by mikeweeney at 10:43 PM on October 17, 2005


I think the elephant from the first link is amazing.

This would make a great tattoo.
posted by Enron Hubbard at 4:00 AM on October 18, 2005


I can just about pick up a pair of socks with my feet. So i'd say that foot and mouth art is a little more than crap
posted by monkeyJuice at 4:57 AM on October 18, 2005


If a "reflexive pass" is not talking with your foot in your mouth, fire&wings and longsleeves, then I reckon it's a civilised reflex.
posted by Jody Tresidder at 6:19 AM on October 18, 2005


I can just about pick up a pair of socks with my feet. So i'd say that foot and mouth art is a little more than crap

It's difficult to do, I'm sure. But a lot of the work on that site is, well, total crap.

(I have to review shows by disabled and mentally ill artists from time to time, and have been thanked on more than one occasion by artists I've slated becuase they're sick to death of patronising reviews that don't engage with their work. Obviously I've said rather more than 'total crap' on those occasions, but still...)
posted by jack_mo at 6:03 AM on November 16, 2005


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