Art Responses

The more I look at art the more I think that there is nothing much new to say or do. I believe that the universe is kind of limited visually, and artists keep repeating things over and over again. Compositions, structures, placements, etc. Somehow, we are constrained by the limitations of the universal forces. As an example, I present below 10 pairs of works that are more than just a coincidence. It is likely that some of them are a direct response to an earlier version, and others more coincidental. This is not a new discussion in art. Art schools are now paying closer attention to visual plagiarism. However, I have not been able to actually explore it here. This blog entry is just a simple exercise on a complex matter. Are these pairs of works just coincidences or actual responses?

 1. Most obvious space under a chair

2. Political Sharks

3. Leaning against the wall

4. Pulsating polystyrene blocks

5. Conjoined bicycles

6. Timeless abstraction

7. Pottery Sex

8. Furry cups

9. Painting poses

10. Anthropophagic thoughts

Bruce Nauman | Rachel Whiteread | Damien Hirst | David Černý | Giovanni Anselmo | Adriana Varejão | Gianni Colombo | Andrej Koruza | Gabriel Orozco | Ai Weiwei | Oplontis Kazimir Malevich | Red-figure Pottery | Grayson Perry | Méret Oppenheim | Marcelo de Melo | Titian Édouard Manet | Auguste Rodin | Tarsila do Amaral

Antropofagia

Visual Plagiarism

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