Work of Art Launches Blogs

by Paddy Johnson on June 10, 2010 · 22 comments WANGA



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One last post on Work of Art and then I promise I’ll stop talking about it for a week: Bravo launched blogs this afternoon for Bill Powers, Jeanne Greenberg Rohtayn and Simon De Pury. A few interesting tidbits that didn’t make it into the show:

Jeanne Greenberg Rohtayn tells us Trong Nguyen‘s convinced Erik Johnson to display his clown portrait on a palette! If there are points to be deducted for poor sportsmanship Nguyen needs to pay them! NOT COOL.

Rohtayn generally adds thoughtful commentary, but I find this sentiment a very narrow line of thinking, “But if the portraiture’s main goal is to represent a recognizable person, then her decorative portrait of Jaime Lynn was hopeless.”

A valuable observation from Simon de Pury, “Overall most of the artists were too literal in their approach to making a portrait, however most of the artists were technically very skillful. Mastering a technique in itself does not yet necessarily make you produce a great work of art.”

Bill Powers seems to think the greatest success of Miles Mendenhall’s piece was making Nao Bustamante beautiful.

  • Sean

    Under Power’s picture it says, “Bill Powers comments on the early loss of Nicole…”

    “Nicole?” Shouldn’t that say “Amanda?” Is that merely a typo or something more?

    Keep up the great coverage!

  • Sean

    Under Power’s picture it says, “Bill Powers comments on the early loss of Nicole…”

    “Nicole?” Shouldn’t that say “Amanda?” Is that merely a typo or something more?

    Keep up the great coverage!

  • Harorld

    I don’t have cable so turned to the internets to either stream or download the show. Surprisingly, the show is so unpopular that a torrent for the file isn’t even available, and there’s a torrent for EVERYTHING.

  • Harorld

    I don’t have cable so turned to the internets to either stream or download the show. Surprisingly, the show is so unpopular that a torrent for the file isn’t even available, and there’s a torrent for EVERYTHING.

  • Molly

    It’s on Hulu, or was yesterday.

  • Molly

    It’s on Hulu, or was yesterday.

  • Rita

    You might have to go to private sites – I used immortalseed.

  • Rita

    You might have to go to private sites – I used immortalseed.

  • http://www.judithannbraun.com Judith Braun

    I’ve added comments to the judges blogs for 2 days, and they are not being posted…oh well….

  • http://www.judithannbraun.com Judith Braun

    I’ve added comments to the judges blogs for 2 days, and they are not being posted…oh well….

  • http://www.thebestrevenge.info joshua weibley

    The palette, as a tool that facilitates painting, was matched to the easel which is another such tool. The piece wasn’t good but that wasn’t the problem with it.

    This show is going to make all of us dumber.

  • http://www.thebestrevenge.info joshua weibley

    The palette, as a tool that facilitates painting, was matched to the easel which is another such tool. The piece wasn’t good but that wasn’t the problem with it.

    This show is going to make all of us dumber.

  • http://www.judithannbraun.com Judith Braun

    Joshua: I kinda thought the same thing about the exposure/use of the painter’s tools, the generic easel, palette, the globs of paint…why not? And the “CLOWN” is exactly what Mark does like to project as part of his persona…so IF it’s a corny character…it still originated with him. Ok..but then if I try to get the connection between the easel and palette… with the clown… I do get lost. Then it seems like it’s more a comment on the painter as clown, than Mark as clown.

  • http://www.judithannbraun.com Judith Braun

    Joshua: I kinda thought the same thing about the exposure/use of the painter’s tools, the generic easel, palette, the globs of paint…why not? And the “CLOWN” is exactly what Mark does like to project as part of his persona…so IF it’s a corny character…it still originated with him. Ok..but then if I try to get the connection between the easel and palette… with the clown… I do get lost. Then it seems like it’s more a comment on the painter as clown, than Mark as clown.

  • Peter

    This is really great!

    Mediocre art coupled with watered down discourse getting an inordinate amount of attention an art blog because,IT WAS ON TV!

    Reality television has covered just about every imaginable facet of life and now, it's OUR turn.

    Given the narcissistic spectacle of earnest creatives making portraits of each other for a stab at the brass ring, you have to wonder why it took so long.

  • Peter

    This is really great!

    Mediocre art coupled with watered down discourse getting an inordinate amount of attention an art blog because,IT WAS ON TV!

    Reality television has covered just about every imaginable facet of life and now, it's OUR turn.

    Given the narcissistic spectacle of earnest creatives making portraits of each other for a stab at the brass ring, you have to wonder why it took so long.

  • Jim

    A torrent of this show is available on Demonoid.com if anyone is interested (you do need to be a member of Demonoid.com to access it, though).

  • Jim

    A torrent of this show is available on Demonoid.com if anyone is interested (you do need to be a member of Demonoid.com to access it, though).

  • http://www.artweeks.com Art Weeks

    Judith was robbed!

  • http://www.artweeks.com Art Weeks

    Judith was robbed!

  • Jofo28

    Who else thinks China Chow looks like a young Kate Jackson…. Good evening Angels…..is it just me??

  • Jofo28

    Who else thinks China Chow looks like a young Kate Jackson…. Good evening Angels…..is it just me??

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