Posterization, really art?

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Old 07-18-2011, 11:01 PM
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Default Posterization, really art?

Hello, I'm new. I have been dabbling in art since high school...I'm in my early 30's now. I studied graphic design for two years in college and then realized that I hated the "structure". But it was in college I learned of a simple technique called posterization.

A few years ago I started painting grayscale portraits using the technique. A friend of mine that also studied graphic design tried to debate with me that it wasn't really art and was almost a "cheat". I like the minimalist approach to getting a realistic image, as well as the speed in which I can knock out a painting. I like immediate results and lose interest in projects that drag out.

So I ask you, is this technique really art? Am I cheapening the craft of painting?
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:03 AM
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Of course its art! Great work! The method worked for some of Warhol's Celebrity paintings.
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