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Who is the best artist ever ?

GUEST,andy 14 Oct 00 - 01:10 PM
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Sergio Alguim 14 Oct 00 - 03:39 PM
GUEST,jaze 14 Oct 00 - 04:58 PM
Metchosin 14 Oct 00 - 05:02 PM
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Subject: Who is the best artist ever ?
From: GUEST,andy
Date: 14 Oct 00 - 01:10 PM

Elvis ? John Lennon ? Prince ?


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Subject: RE: Who is the best artist ever ?
From: GUEST,Amos
Date: 14 Oct 00 - 01:17 PM

Of course not. The best artist ever is Kendall. He can sing and fart all at the same time.


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Subject: RE: Who is the best artist ever ?
From: The Shambles
Date: 14 Oct 00 - 01:46 PM

Titian?


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Subject: RE: Who is the best artist ever ?
From: kendall
Date: 14 Oct 00 - 01:52 PM

that was the chair squeeking Amos!


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Subject: RE: Who is the best artist ever ?
From: kendall
Date: 14 Oct 00 - 01:53 PM

Titian was a Titan alright, but, I still like what Rembrandt did with light


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Subject: RE: Who is the best artist ever ?
From: John Hardly
Date: 14 Oct 00 - 02:15 PM

I like what Rembrandt did with "less filling":>)

John


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Subject: RE: Who is the best artist ever ?
From: wildlone
Date: 14 Oct 00 - 02:19 PM

"click" .


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Subject: RE: Who is the best artist ever ?
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 14 Oct 00 - 02:52 PM

No one....


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Subject: RE: Who is the best artist ever ?
From: Gary T
Date: 14 Oct 00 - 03:28 PM

Define "best", "artist", and "ever" and we might have a manageable, if inherently unanswerable, question. My first reaction was the smart-alec retort, "How long is a piece of string?"


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Subject: RE: Who is the best artist ever ?
From: Sergio Alguim
Date: 14 Oct 00 - 03:39 PM

I think

Julio Iglesias,

John Lennon,

Prince and

Roy Orbison are the best !


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Subject: RE: Who is the best artist ever ?
From: GUEST,jaze
Date: 14 Oct 00 - 04:58 PM

JOAN BAEZ!


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Subject: RE: Who is the best artist ever ?
From: Metchosin
Date: 14 Oct 00 - 05:02 PM

Nah Titian! He loooved Redheads!


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Subject: RE: Who is the best artist ever ?
From: Bill D
Date: 14 Oct 00 - 05:09 PM

Titian, while mixing rose-madder
Had a model pose nude on a ladder
The position, to Titian,
Suggested coition;
So he climbed up the ladder and had 'er

A TRUE artist...(though I DO love Modigliani and Gustave Courbet) {oh, yeah...and whoever first painted Elvis on black velvet...captured the 'essence'}


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Subject: RE: Who is the best artist ever ?
From: The Shambles
Date: 14 Oct 00 - 05:15 PM

Oh well, one more time.

A Little Titian

If you want your portrait done
Go to the man who's number one
Where do I place my commission?
Do I ask Picasso?
Or Michaelangelo?
No, Venice is the place to go
For a little Titian

Don't want to appear, in no Vermeer
Or the 'Laughing Cavalier'
Idiot grin, frozen in, one position
Poor Franz Hals
He should ask his pals
As to just how?
You get a little Titian

I could have asked Van Gogh
But he took the (y)ear off
Well surely, there was a man with a mission?
But a year in Provence
Is not the Renaissance
When all one wants
Is a little Titian

Well I'm no prude
But to be painted in the nude
To stand up and shed my inhibitions
Like 'The Venus Of Urbino'
In a cold studio
Is that why she shows?
Just a little Titian

Don't want to hang in the Louvre
I'd prefer to be on the move
Go around the world in a travelling exhibition
But The Uffitzi?
Would maybe suit me?
For there I could see
A room full of Titian

Among kings and heads of state
Amongst the good and the great
Philosophers and mathematicians
You, won't want my face
Hanging around your place
But you'd find the space
For a little Titian

Roger Gall.


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Subject: RE: Who is the best artist ever ?
From: kendall
Date: 14 Oct 00 - 05:15 PM

there is no best...or worst..only favorites


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Subject: RE: Who is the best artist ever ?
From: okthen
Date: 14 Oct 00 - 07:19 PM

too true kendall

for me it's magritte

each to their own

cheers

bill


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Subject: RE: Who is the best artist ever ?
From: Sorcha
Date: 14 Oct 00 - 07:24 PM

God/Goddess/Mother Nature, what ever you wanna call her? My favorite human artist is Vermeer, with Rembrandt a close second.


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Subject: RE: Who is the best artist ever ?
From: M. Ted (inactive)
Date: 15 Oct 00 - 09:26 AM

None of them.


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Subject: RE: Who is the best artist ever ?
From: poet
Date: 15 Oct 00 - 06:55 PM

now there is a question with a subjective answer.

me of course.

ask a silly question

Graham (Guernsey)


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Subject: RE: Who is the best artist ever ?
From: richlmo
Date: 15 Oct 00 - 08:19 PM

Can't really say about forever, but in the last 50 years it would have to be Lennon/McCartney ( That's 2 I know I cheated )


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Subject: RE: Who is the best artist ever ?
From: CBjames
Date: 15 Oct 00 - 11:27 PM

Miriam Makeba


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Subject: RE: Who is the best artist ever ?
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 16 Oct 00 - 02:11 AM

Titian that randy Venetian
Was never the soul of discretion
When giving a pinch
To a saucy young wench
He'd follow it through to completion


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Subject: RE: Who is the best artist ever ?
From: BigDaddy
Date: 16 Oct 00 - 02:23 AM

John W. Waterhouse. see http://www.jwwaterhouse.com/


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Subject: RE: Who is the best artist ever ?
From: The Shambles
Date: 16 Oct 00 - 08:20 AM

After a night of hard wenching, times ten
A good artist should know, to say when'
But, thought Titian
This could bear repetition
And he got up and did 'em again.


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Subject: RE: Who is the best artist ever ?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 16 Oct 00 - 01:33 PM

SORCHA had it right...

God/Goddess/Mother Nature is the best artist ever.

Other than that, it's just a choice of who is your favourite...so I guess I'll nominate Bob Dylan, Shakespeare, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Joan Baez, and J.R.R.Tolkien.


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Subject: RE: Who is the best artist ever ?
From: Hedy West (current membership)
Date: 16 Oct 00 - 01:45 PM

"God"


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Subject: RE: Who is the best artist ever ?
From: mousethief
Date: 16 Oct 00 - 02:01 PM

Best at what?

Leaving God aside (as if one ever could), you can say who is best (or at least pick a relatively small list of best people) at each of a zillion different arts/skills. But how can you compare between them? Who is the better artist, Vincent Van Gogh, or Johann Sebastian Bach? The question is meaningless.

Alex
O..O
=o=


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Subject: RE: Who is the best artist ever ?
From: The Shambles
Date: 16 Oct 00 - 02:05 PM

Yes but the answer is 42 and much more fun than the question.

And what about that bloke that did all the 'fiddley bits' around the fiords, old Slartibartfast, himself.


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Subject: RE: Who is the best artist ever ?
From: Bert
Date: 16 Oct 00 - 02:35 PM

42? don't you mean 422?


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Subject: RE: Who is the best artist ever ?
From: GUEST,Sergio Alguim
Date: 16 Oct 00 - 04:20 PM

"The question is meaningless. "

"Yes but the answer is ... and much more fun than the question. "

"Best at what? "

Hmmmm....., what kind of artist can I have meant ?? A painter ? A filmactor ? A soccerplayer ? A magician ? A butcher ?

Well, the answer is: Who is the best MUSIC artist ever ?

I am sorry, because this a music site/music discussion site i thought it was not necessary to be too spesific.


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Subject: RE: Who is the best artist ever ?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 16 Oct 00 - 05:35 PM

I've heard about this "42" thing before. Can anyone tell me what it means???


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Subject: RE: Who is the best artist ever ?
From: mousethief
Date: 16 Oct 00 - 06:04 PM

Sergio, not to be rude, but it's a good idea to look around a bunch before making assumptions about a place. If you look at some of the topics we've discussed in the past month, they include such things as "What's the best book?" which is clearly not a music-related thing. We discuss a lot of stuff. Our love of folk/blues music brought us here, but it's not the only thing we talk about.

I think my answer to your new, improved question would be exactly the same. I assume you're talking about performance artists and not composers? If both fall into the provenance of the question then the problem is even worse. But even if it's only performers, the question is too diverse. Who's better, Glenn Gould or Jimi Hendrix? The question is still meaningless. You can't compare a pianist with an electric guitar player. But even in one instrument, how can you compare people whose styles are wildly divergent? Who's better, Doc Watson, or Mississippi John Hurt? Meaningless.

Say we just look at vocalists. Who's better, Luciano Pavarotti, or Jean Redpath? Again, meaningless.

I'm sorry, but no matter how I slice your question, I can't make it a meaningful one.

On the other hand, "Who is your favorite artist?" is quite a meaningful question, and perhaps it's the one you wanted to ask?

----

To Little Hawk: This refers to the book/series, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." A computer is programmed to come up with "the answer to the ultimate question of Life, the Universe, and Everything." It gives "42" as the answer, and then suggests that the question was a little vague, and they didn't say (and don't really know) what The Ultimate Question is. So they create another computer to come up with the Question. This computer is sometimes mistaken for a planet, viz., the Earth.

It's a very fun romp, and the best way to enjoy it (IMHO) is the radio series (which came before either the books or the (hideous) video series).

Alex
O..O
=o=


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Subject: RE: Who is the best artist ever ?
From: hesperis
Date: 16 Oct 00 - 06:21 PM

That was the best part, with the rats saying that they were conducting experiments on humans, but that the humans were so stupid they thought they were the ones conducting experiments!


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Subject: RE: Who is the best artist ever ?
From: Sergio Alguim
Date: 16 Oct 00 - 06:26 PM

Re mousethief.

Okay, I apologize. I dont mind admit a mistake when I have made one. I just thought other showed zarcasm against me, so I thought a little bit back would equalise .....

I didnt know this forum was such a multi-forum !


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Subject: RE: Who is the best artist ever ?
From: mousethief
Date: 16 Oct 00 - 06:33 PM

Sergio, you're a fine fellow.

I'm afraid that some people get sarcastic quickly; I hope it doesn't put you off concerning the Mudcat. We are by and large a bunch of very nice people here, and what is more, very knowledgeable people about many aspects of traditional music.

Did you know the new Al Stewart CD (which has not yet been released due to legal brouhaha but should be out soon) has a song called "Sergio" on it? It's about a vintner. Information here: clicky

Alex
O..O
=o=


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Subject: RE: Who is the best artist ever ?
From: DADGAD
Date: 16 Oct 00 - 08:13 PM

All wwrong - it ws Bert Strintmanser - painted with his fet wearing wellington boots and after several quarts of Somerset cider. Not ye recognised but will be among and beyond all the Gochs and Titians and M'angelos one day. Mark my words. Hic.


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Subject: RE: Who is the best artist ever ?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 17 Oct 00 - 04:01 AM

Thanks, Alex!


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