Love is Art Kit — Anyone tried this?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Would you try the love is art kit?
    Definitely! : (1 votes)
    7 %
    Nope : (5 votes)
    33 %
    Sounds interesting but it's not for me. : (3 votes)
    20 %
    I'd like to but my SO wouldn't. : (1 votes)
    7 %
    Why would anyone do that?!?! : (5 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    641 posts
    Busy bee

    Looks like a concept worked up by someone who doesn’t really “get” abstract expressionism, and figured a gimmick out for other people who don’t get abstract expressionism and are satisfied with something that kind of sort of looks like it in a “I wasn’t even looking at the canvas when I made this but there is totally paint flopped around on it” kind of way.

    Or maybe it’s post modernism.

     

    I HATE post modernism.

     

    Either way. Considering the kit is really just a bunch of very very basic art supplies, I wouldn’t buy it. I’d just go buy the supplies.

    Post # 4
    Member
    8706 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I dunno. I wouldn’t want to hang it in my house and have someone go, “That’s beautiful/ugly/strange/I don’t get it” and then my husband and I can smile and go, “We made it while fucking!”

    It seems like a basic concept — buy a canvas, buy paint, roll around in paint. Their cheapest kit is 60 dollars…

    You can get a 63″ wide canvas roll yourself for ten dollars.

    You can get stretcher frames from anywhere between four to twenty dollars (Then it’s just a matter of literally stapling the artwork to the wood)

    And a tiny bottle of paint (You won’t need much.) for two bucks.

    You can make the same exact thing for half that price when you buy your own materials.

    Seems like a huge rip off for sex art. If someone told me this was “intimacy art” I’d expect it to glow under a blacklight. Kind of gross.

    Post # 5
    Member
    8706 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Also, there is a creeper reflected taking a photo in the glass of this kit.

    Post # 6
    Member
    917 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    The stated inspiration, Yves Klein and Andy Warhol, have some fabulous works dealing with the human body and paint. This concept? Nowhere near as sophisticated and I would not hang it on my wall. 

    It could be fun I guess, the same way that playing in the mud is fun, but I think it would take some concentration not to just mix all the paints to an unappetizing middle color of brown or grey. I’m an art historian. I don’t want to be thinking about making art while banging. 

    Also, as PPs said, it’s far cheaper to just assemble the needed materials from an art store. Just make sure that ingredients in the paint won’t irritate your sensitive bits. And have at it! I guess. 

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