The Podcast about Art and the Creative Process

Episode 2: Nothing is Sacred

Shit, piss, fuck, cunt, cocksucker, motherfucker, tits, and more!

 

REquired Watching

If you are unfamiliar with George Carlin’s “7 Words You Can’t Say on Television,” watch this first.

 
 

Part 1: Little Bit O’ Lenny, Little Bit O’ George

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Transgressive Art and Pushing boundaries

Manet’s Olympia (pictured to the left) was a groundbreaking painting exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1865. We discuss Olympia at length in our fourth episode. Check that out here.

Marcel Duchamp made artistic history by exhibiting a urinal, which he put on it’s side and titled “Fountain,” in 1917.

Poet Allen Ginsberg wrote and recited “Howl” in 1955, which lead to obscenity trials and pushed the envelope of poetry.

 Lenny Bruce pictured here clearly not giving a fuck

Lenny Bruce pictured here clearly not giving a fuck

 George Carlin giving even less of a fuck

George Carlin giving even less of a fuck

Lenny Bruce (1925-1966)

Bruce honed his talents among other thinkers and writers known as the Beats, which included Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and William Burroughs.

George Carlin (1937-2008)

Part 2: Little Bit O’ Richter

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 Gerhard Richter, Self Portrait, 1996, oil on linen

Gerhard Richter, Self Portrait, 1996, oil on linen

 
 

Abstract Paintings

Throughout his career, Richter has created abstract paintings, using brushes, squeegees, and knives to create and destroy the work.

 
 
 

Blurred Paintings

In another series, Richter created photorealistic paintings, then blur them to broaden the meaning and impact of the work.

Photo-realistic Painting

At first glance, one may mistake these artworks for photos, but they are paintings. And despite the realism, the meaning is still obscured.

 
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Sonic Youth used Richter’s 1983 painting, Kerze, for their album Daydream Nation

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Gerhard Richter Painting, the 2012 documentary

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 This documentary used to be on Netflix, and I think there is a version on Dailymotion. Find it and watch it.

This documentary used to be on Netflix, and I think there is a version on Dailymotion. Find it and watch it.

 

“One can never wrestle enough with God, if one does so out of pure regard for the truth. True sacrilege, is not motivated by spite or pettiness, but curiosity and courage to step out of the norm. . . Go fuck your mother’s cunt.”

- Simone Weil