The Unbearable Banishment: I'll take 20th century European artists for $300

Thursday, July 5, 2012

I'll take 20th century European artists for $300

Dear Unbearable Banishment:

Repeat after me.

Giacometti


Modigliani


Giacometti


Modigliani


Jesus! Will I ever stop confusing these two? Is it just me? Don't answer that.

10 Comments:

Blogger Twisted Scottish Bastard said...

No, I get them confused as well.

Actially though I've heard the names, I thought Giacometti was an actor and Modigliani was a house painter from Trenton.

July 5, 2012 at 10:14 PM  
Blogger Here In Franklin said...

I had some giacometti with veal and a nice chianti for dinner tonight.

July 5, 2012 at 10:23 PM  
Anonymous daisyfae said...

i kinda like the stick people...

(and THAT is the extent of my ability to comment on art)

July 6, 2012 at 12:14 AM  
Blogger looby said...

300 dollars might buy you a small shard of Giacomettian toenail.

July 6, 2012 at 7:18 AM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

TSB: Are you just saying that to make me feel less retarded? How thoughtful of you.

HIF: Here's another one: I said "giacometti" and someone replied, "gesundheit!" I'm here all week. Tip your waitress.

daisy: Your comments are just as valid as anyone else's. Even those dolts at Art News.

looby: But it would increase in value, one would presume.

July 6, 2012 at 8:12 AM  
Blogger savannah said...

yes.


:~)


xoxoxoxo

July 6, 2012 at 3:17 PM  
Blogger dinahmow said...

Well, if Art News fires you as their critic you can always be a stand-up comic.
(I think a lot of people get confused. It's the Italian names.)

July 6, 2012 at 11:56 PM  
Blogger JZ said...

no...i dont confuse them. G. was a pretty dominant part of my art education...where it feels like M. was just skimmed over. Both are lovely however...both influenced by the infusion of non-western anthropological artifacts flooding Europe at the time. (of course, this was due to the rampant colonialism and the ransacking of "primitive" cultures in African and Asia, but...I digress)

Picasso's "The Ladies of Avingon" is a great transitional piece since some of the women's bodies are still rendered in classical Western manners while faces of others almost look like African masks....

July 7, 2012 at 3:02 PM  
Blogger Pat said...

I do too. i love 'em.

July 9, 2012 at 6:57 AM  
Blogger Ellie said...

Absolutely. I always think they are both the same artist, and his name is Modigliani. Poor Giacometti.

July 12, 2012 at 3:00 PM  

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