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Kiddies Blood-Bath Workshops.

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posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 06:43 AM
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Make what you want of this one. It is definately in the unusual column.


Blood artist's workshops for kids

web.orange.co.uk...




An artist who crucifies animals on stage and sprays the audience with blood has shocked critics by holding art workshops for children.

Extreme performance artist Hermann Nitsch - whose fans include David Bowie and Yoko Ono - has stunned audiences with his blood soaked events based on Roman sacrifices and orgies.

Now the controversial artist is staging art sessions for youngsters at a museum dedicated to his work in Mistelbach, Austria.

Curator Dagmar Kunert explained: "Hopefully some the master's veneration for colour will rub off on them."

But the classes have infuriated critics who say his work is too extreme for children.

"The only colour he used in the past was blood red. His work is too graphic for him to be anywhere near impressionable young minds," said one.



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posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 06:48 AM
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Roman sacrifices and orgies.
What better topic could there be for giving the kiddies a new hobby.



"Hopefully some the master's veneration for colour will rub off on them."
Just hope serial-killer ideas doesn't rub off on the them.



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posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 07:20 AM
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What a lame genre. Is he that desperate ??


For the ultimate act of "art", maybe he can just shoot himself in the head an see what kind of blood splatter it makes.



posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 07:20 AM
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acrux,

It seems like a sure-fire way of getting these kids away from their game-console...


Seriously, what is this guy thinking?? I believe it is important to expose kids to art but that does not include taking a trip to the Museum of Porn or attending a workshop held by a psychopath trowing blood...

Peace



posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 07:34 AM
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I have never been a big fan of performance art and this is even too out there for me. I dont like it at all esp the thought of kids involved.
The art with least thought the more controversial it has to be.





posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 07:36 AM
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It seems like a sure-fire way of getting these kids away from their game-console...
Suppose this will be right up the alley of some gamers who only play first-person shooters with high violence graphics. SHOULDN''T BE TOO DIFFERENT FOR THEM.

No I don't believe computer games leads them to violence.



posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 07:49 AM
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Some of his older abstract pieces are quite good. Action painting has been done to death (I don't think he is making a statement about that by using blood) and IMO is the lazy artist's way out once they've made a name for themselves.
Using mutilated animals, entrails and blood is extremely distasteful and again, IMO only serves for shock value, not aesthetic value.
FAIL



posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 08:13 AM
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Bet he can't paint worth a s#@t with a brush! Disgusting!



posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 08:30 AM
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Someone once asked Andy Warhol what art was. He said "Isn't that a man's name?"

I don't think this guy has all his marbles. Take your kids to a museum or something. Good grief.



posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 08:36 AM
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This guy is pretty damn black metal.

Hey, once your 8 year old outgrows the 'scariness' of the boogyman, at least you could take them to a Nitsch exhibit and have them scarred for life.



posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 11:01 AM
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I rate this up there with fecal matter and urine as a medium in Art, it is disgusting and is only about "shock value".

He is performing ritual sacrifice and somehow there are those who see this as entertainment? I am not at all at odds of people going to Hell, not at all!

Ironically I slaughtered two roosters yesterday morning. Yes I prayed over them, yes I honored them in life while they were living, and I honored them in my "dispatching" and handling during this process. I follow the 'Kosher' method of slaughter. It is not something that comes lightly for me. It is not an act without feeling for me, and it can take me an entire day to finally come back to my normal levels of emotions.

This man should be flogged in public, in front of Children! This will bring a better sense of morals and appreciation for Art than anything I can think of.



posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 12:56 PM
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Originally posted by Greensage
I rate this up there with fecal matter and urine as a medium in Art, it is disgusting and is only about "shock value".


You know i quite like the work of Piero Manzoni and his ninety cans of Artist's S*it. Its rather fun.

I do agree the shock factor is a marketing tool all rather sloppy really. Its rather an old concept. The use of children in controversial art is rather lame.
Do you recall that Marcus Harvey painting of Moors murderer Myra Hindley using kids handprints. I was disgusted and that was even before i had a child. It was so lame to use a serial killers face, it was so A level art for school.



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posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 01:06 PM
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HE crucifies animals on stage??? Where TF IS PETA?????????



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