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The Dingo 07-02-2017 07:23 PM

There are other artists that strike me as being 'great' that are not painters.

Mozart comes to mind. So does Carlos Santana, Dave Brubeck and any member of the Australian Dance Company.

Walter Burley Griffin hits home with some great architecture.

The Dingo 07-02-2017 07:36 PM

[QUOTE=Abdushakur;253257]Those in the presence of greatness and remain unaffected by it are dead.

In regards greatness, are you referring to yourself?

Is that painting your idea of greatness?

What greatness is there today?

What is greatness to you, Tom?

I believe Allah is The Greatest, so if you remain unaffected by the Qur'an, then you are in fact, dead.

I thought it was Mohamed Ali who was the greatest.

Susan Mulno 07-04-2017 03:44 PM

Mohammed Ali! Love it! "Float like a butterfly, sting lke a bee"

Susan Mulno 07-04-2017 04:42 PM

You said:
I believe Allah is The Greatest, so if you remain unaffected by the Qur'an, then you are in fact, dead.

That comes very close to proselytizing....

Abdushakur 07-05-2017 11:33 AM

All art is proselytizing, whether is is the Christian/Catholic imagery of those from the past, Realism, Romanticism, Dadaism, Cubism, Expressionism or any other "ism". I just happen to be a Muslim artist making Islamic art. So of course, I will speak about Islam and Allah with praiseworthy words. Did you expect me to speak of something else? So yes, my work has a message, has a foundation and belief and ideology, technically speaking, my work is proselytizing the core message of Islam. What was Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel painting proselytizing? What about much of the old classical painters?

What purpose does art serve if it doesn't communicate a message? Visual art is a language. You either speak with eloquence or like a meme, eternally or temporarily, with conviction or uncertainty. Are we speaking to please others or are we speaking to communicate and express ourselves?

Abdushakur 07-05-2017 01:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Susan Mulno (Post 253369)
Mohammed Ali! Love it! "Float like a butterfly, sting lke a bee"

And even Muhammad Ali (may Allah have mercy on him) was calling people to Allah and even he used to say Allah is the Greatest...do you folks not realize the irony of your responses?

Glenda 07-18-2017 03:13 PM

The thing about art is I can see or feel something completely different then the person standing next to me who is looking at the same art piece.. Does that mean I am wrong to think this or are they wrong? Neither. We all feel different things based on our journey of life or where we are in life. @The Dingo thank you for your input, I would love to see the Mona Lisa one day and I have heard that she is tiny in person, but oooh the history! I plan to go to Europe one day and inhale all that history. So much to see :)

Concept 07-18-2017 10:18 PM

I'm a huge fan of Frank Frazetta. I also love the style of Alfons Mucha

Some beautiful works there.

Glenda 07-19-2017 09:09 AM

They look amazing, each so different in their own way. Thank you for sharing :)


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