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 All young women want to be artists

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Sep 04, 2002
It seems that all young women want to be artists. My dillemma is that while I desire their company, I hate art and refuse to feign interest in it anymore. I can't stomach another moment of viewing art with them, or listening to their proclamations that they will quit their jobs to make art, or read personal ads stating that they are interested in candle-lit walks along the beach, and fine art. When I was twenty years old and tortured by my burning loins, I could tolerate being dragged into the Museum Shoppe on the way to Sears to buy a ball peen hammer. Well I can't take it any longer. Please introduce me a woman who doesn't want to be an artist, or believe that her meme-induced appreciation of impressionist painting is her unique, fine taste showing through. Where can I find her?


Wal-Mart (5.00 / 1) (#1)
by Anonymous Reader on Wed Sep 4th, 2002 at 01:53:43 PM PST
Wal-Mart, aisle 3. She works night shifts.

Hmm. (5.00 / 2) (#2)
by hauntedattics on Wed Sep 4th, 2002 at 02:05:34 PM PST
In the course of my adult life, I've met lots of women and have even become friends with some of them. Out of the hundreds I've met, I've only met a handful that wanted to be artists, and one of those was Jin Wicked.

It appears that you are hanging out in the wrong places. I think you mentioned that you live here in Boston - head out to somewhere like Clery's, The Last Drop or The Cactus Cafe on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday night. You will meet many attractive females with nice personalities, none of whom will be interested in talking about art. Just remember to stop at the ATM on the way.

Good luck, and Godspeed.

Jin Wicked is a really good artist, though... (none / 0) (#10)
by gordonjcp on Thu Sep 5th, 2002 at 02:53:22 AM PST
Her photography is stunning. I like her paintings too. I can't comment on how cute she is, because my girlfriend would bite through my throat.

Photography? (none / 0) (#14)
by derek3000 on Thu Sep 5th, 2002 at 12:32:17 PM PST
From what I remember it was pretty self-absorbed stuff; most of it wasn't even done by her. If she could keep her liberalist mouth shut long enough, though, I just might be interested in her aperature...

"Feel me when I bring it!" --Gay Jamie

Walk your dog. (5.00 / 1) (#3)
by jvance on Wed Sep 4th, 2002 at 03:03:38 PM PST
Do stuff that you're interested in doing. If you meet someone that way, then great, you share an interest. If you don't, then you will have spent your time doing something you wanted to do.


Ann Landers
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How about ham radio? (none / 0) (#12)
by Ortho Normal on Thu Sep 5th, 2002 at 07:16:05 AM PST
Right on. Other people have suggested pottery lessons, etc., but I think that my disingenuousness would show through--with my luck, all of the women would be married and I'd be pissed to be there. Plus, it wouldn't solve the artist problem :)

Still, it's tricky to think of something that women are likely to be interested in.

Lunix Chi><0rZ (none / 0) (#4)
by Lorenzo Torivuleds on Wed Sep 4th, 2002 at 03:19:29 PM PST
I believe you need a female Linux lover.

Art is just... (none / 0) (#5)
by Hyped on Wed Sep 4th, 2002 at 07:16:05 PM PST
...a good way to express yourself. Many people of both genders and all races use it for this purpose, women included.

Naturally, though, I think it's easier for any young person to take an interest in some form of art for at least some period of time. Art is a good confidence-builder for most people when they're unsure of what they want to do exactly. There was a time when I thought I wanted to paint for a living before I discovered basketball and computers.

art is a hell of a lot more (5.00 / 1) (#6)
by nathan on Wed Sep 4th, 2002 at 11:32:05 PM PST
than a 'way to express yourself.' Unless you think that Michaelangelo was primarily interested in expressing glistening, muscled young studs with lean, V-shaped torsos....

Wait a minute. You're completely right.

Li'l Sis: Yo, that's a real grey area. Even by my lax standards.

I am the only one... (none / 0) (#7)
by tkatchev on Thu Sep 5th, 2002 at 12:43:04 AM PST
...who despises Renaissance art?

I mean, there's something deeply perverse in it.

Peace and much love...

well, there was lots of bad art (none / 0) (#8)
by nathan on Thu Sep 5th, 2002 at 02:00:20 AM PST
But Michaelangelo really is a man apart. I went to see an over-hyped exhibition recently at the Royal Ontario Museum, and the little sketches and fragments, doodlings really, by Michaelangelo totally outclassed everything else in the exhibit. You knew they were his work as soon as you saw them. The sketches were phenomenal.

Don't get me started on Mannerism, though.

Li'l Sis: Yo, that's a real grey area. Even by my lax standards.

Well, (none / 0) (#16)
by tkatchev on Sat Sep 7th, 2002 at 09:03:56 AM PST
I don't object to the technical side of Renaissance art -- in fact, I quite like the way it is done.

What I don't like, however, is the whole perverse self-glorification fixation idea. Also, the weird sexual fetishes encoded in the works are somewhat annoying. I feel like I'm at some sort of strange peep-show for perverts.

Peace and much love...

There were also the Puritans. (none / 0) (#9)
by Anonymous Reader on Thu Sep 5th, 2002 at 02:48:29 AM PST
A queer religious cult, founded on the principal that any happiness is sinful. Overt joy was to be avoided. Art, sex, booze, poetry, etc. were all the stuff of demons.

Yes, you are. (none / 0) (#11)
by SpaceGhoti on Thu Sep 5th, 2002 at 03:12:53 AM PST
Renaissance art glorifies the world and those who live in it. People who object to actually appreciating the lives they live and the world around them always object to representative art.

A troll's true colors.

hmm (none / 0) (#13)
by nathan on Thu Sep 5th, 2002 at 12:12:49 PM PST
No offense, old bean, but you sound a little like Ayn Rand.

Li'l Sis: Yo, that's a real grey area. Even by my lax standards.

Posh (none / 0) (#15)
by SpaceGhoti on Fri Sep 6th, 2002 at 04:45:51 PM PST
No offense taken, old chum. Even the worst of trolls occasionally have something valid to say.

A troll's true colors.


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