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  1. The Bawss

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    What a work or art.

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    Check out some of the old ones:

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    And my personal favorite:
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  3. Evan77

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    you Americans/Brits just don't understand art at all... French, are great, intelligent, educated ...
     
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    And my personal favorite:
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    Haha what an absolute joke, what untalented artist did that, i could do that with no legs and no arms
     
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    Wow, what subtle strokes and deft touch. Just like real tennis.
     
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    What do you mean we 'Brits' don't understand art?? :cool:


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  7. ollinger

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    I like these, nice abstractions, a whole lot better than the lame flaming tennis ball at the USO.
     
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  8. DjokerRules

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    This will be the FO art after 2012:

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  9. r2473

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    sweet jesus
     
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  11. Evan77

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    sure, let's fight, I'm bored lol ... but it's true ... j/k man about Brits/Americans ... however, I think that these posters of RG are high quality ... and. yeah, I do know something about art :)
     
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  12. r2473

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    I'm sure the art is of high quality.

    I just can't believe that French, are great, intelligent, educated ...
     
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  13. Evan77

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    but, but ... they are :) ... yeah, they could be rude sometimes, but hey (love Paris tho) ... still I love Brigitte Bardot ... Claude Monet ... hope you know what I'm talking about ... Where are French people here?
     
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    Reminds me of these minions

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  16. r2473

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    The French know how to eat and drink. No denying that.

    Even a "bad" meal in France is pretty damn good.

    A bad meal in America is just.......bad.

    We know a chef / owner of a local restaurant. He used to live in New York and ran several high end places. He recently came back from an extended trip to Paris. He said he was amazed how great the "baseline" is in French restaruants.

    I stole that above line that "even a bad meal in France is good" from him, but that has been my experience as well.
     
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  17. jonnythan

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    "Paris" is not "France" just as "New Orleans" is not "America."
     
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  18. jakemcclain32

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    You got hot after seeing that, didn't you?
     
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  19. Evan77

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    man, French are so sophisticated, old culture ... you Americans are something ... get some extra large fries with a big fat burger ... I don't know about your 'chef', but the best food I've ever had was in Paris. you've probably never been in Europe ... yet, you are listening to your 'chef', so silly ... man if you can afford it, go to Paris and Rome ... food is absolutely amazing, nothing like North America or America per se
     
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  20. jakemcclain32

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    America has some damned good food if you know where to look for it.
     
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  21. r2473

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    Ya, I really hope to get on a plane and fly someday. That would be awesome. I've read about these distant lands in books (ok, ok, I just watched the movie). The people there must be like gods.

    True. But if I ever visited America, I'd probably rather go to New Orleans than Worms, Nebraska.
     
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  22. djones

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    Well this 'amazing' painting by Rothko was sold for uhm 86.9 million dollars........

    http://www.instablogsimages.com/1/2012/05/09/marc_rothkos_orange_red_yellow_ycs4a.jpg

    Federer could have saved himself the trouble of becoming a tennis player and winning all these tourneys, if he just learned how to paint.
     
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  23. jakemcclain32

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    Well this 'amazing' painting by Rothko was sold for uhm 86.9 million dollars........

    http://www.instablogsimages.com/1/2012/05/09/marc_rothkos_orange_red_yellow_ycs4a.jpg[/QUOTE]

    HUGE HUGE difference.

    Yes, the other one is basic, but it's got a color pattern, and you can actually interpret a couple things there if you try hard enough.

    The other one looks like a three year old got his first paint by numbers kit.
     
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    Well this 'amazing' painting by Rothko was sold for uhm 86.9 million dollars........

    http://www.instablogsimages.com/1/2012/05/09/marc_rothkos_orange_red_yellow_ycs4a.jpg

    Federer could have saved himself the trouble of becoming a tennis player and winning all these tourneys, if he just learned how to paint.[/QUOTE]

    Haha, this thread made me laugh so hard!!
    I am from Europe, but a lot of these French Open posters are an absolute joke!
    I personally like the 2007 and 2008 ones best...Nobody can honestly tell me that you can see anything remotely related to Tennis in them
     
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  25. Sentinel

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    Taco Bell, I understand.
     
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    Artists impression of Nadal playing. Epitomizes pain, suffering, struggle and the grace of a BULL in a china shop. :D
     
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  27. jonnythan

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    djones, you don't get it ... what talented artists do you know? please let me know? have you ever been in any gallery? sure, you don't like it ... you prefer some realistic pics of ducks and wolves ... is that what art means to you? please don't talk about stuff you know nothing about .... so stupid
     
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    Dude, I once had a roommate that was a professional chef. I know what good food is, and that certainly isn't it, haha.
     
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  30. djones

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    Somehow my quote got messed up, as I never stated the sentence below:

    "Haha what an absolute joke, what untalented artist did that, i could do that with no legs and no arms"


    I merely pointed out how ridiculous expensive that painting is.
    And sure I was being sarcastic with 'amazing painting', but I wasn't really talking bad about this stuff.
    But honestly I don't really dig this form of art.
    You would have to explain me how to get my mind setup in order to appreciate it.
     
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  31. The Bawss

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    I'm French actually. What country do you come from? I ask because I would LOVE to know where people are delusional enough to think that France is the epitome of culture, class, food, wine and cheese. Because it's really not...well not always.

    The ladies here love it when I get my French on. What's up with that? What makes people think that France is so amazing?
     
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  32. Evan77

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    art is complex ... I do apologize but I don't like when people talk about things they don't understand ... I can't explain art to you ... if you want to learn (I hope you will), get this book
    http://books.google.ca/books?id=qGb...=0CDgQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=john fleming&f=false
     
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  33. skip1969

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    i do like the fact that rg does a series of posters, figuring that, as a customer, you'll be able to find one that you like . . . and BUY one (which is the whole point). it's a pretty clever idea, though i agree that some of the posters make you go, "whaaaa?" (like a minion).
     
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  34. r2473

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    sweet jesus, we'd all turn into mutes
     
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  35. Evan77

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    Canada, the perfect mix of French, Russians, English (I guess my family is fu,cked)... God knows where I'm coming from and I couldn't care less ... love France tho ... and France is much better than 'class, food, cheese and wine' ... if you are really interested watch some old French movies, amazing stuff, Hollywood will produce something like that NEVER.

    sorry, but who really cares what ladies think when you 'turn your French on' ? turn your brain on kid.
     
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  36. DRII

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    Ignore Evan, he still has a Yankee chip on his shoulder mixed with a strong dose of Quebec nationalism! Makes for quite a cantankerous and insecure personality...
     
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    That thing is HIDEOUS. The RG artwork is terrible every year.
     
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    IMO, the goal of art is to provoke a reaction. Good or bad. And thought. What was the intention of the artist? Why did he do it like that? What was he trying to convey?

    By this criterion, RG posters never fail to deliver. Every year I've been on this board, there's been at least one thread about the RG poster.

    What I like about RG posters is that they're very personal from the artist's point of view. No conformism. The artists are free to do as they like. Freedom, isn't that great?

    From a personal POV now, I don't like this year's poster. Too overloaded. Too flat.
     
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    Nadal will strip Djokovic off his clothes after beating him?
     
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    Sentinel got it right. There are many circular shapes for Olympic rings, and red is for the clay.

    Only an artistic mind can read into such nuances.
     
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    Ici!
    This poster would be perfect for a horror flick, not sure it would make me want to buy a ticket though, looks too dangerous...
     
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  42. sillymonkey

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    Hilarious.

    For some reason I kind of like the 2012 poster, I think it would look good framed in my living room.
     
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  43. tangerine

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    Now that's a work of art! :mrgreen:
     
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  44. Evan77

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    wrong, I love Canada. you assume things my friend, forgive me, but Quebec and France... two different things ... I was talking about art ... Mr. Honoré de Balzac...Simon Marmion... Jean Fouquet ... wanna know more? ask? and sure I'm insecure, we all are ... except Clarky, she is so strong :shock:
     
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  45. Evan77

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    hey, I'll take your money :)... that was easy
     
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    This is the official poster for the 2012 French Open???? Uhhhh...Okay. :confused: The ones from 1991 and 1994 are my favorites (See the link posted on page one of the thread)
     
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    Nah I'd just ignore the poster and go anyway... I wish I could! I've gone many times in the past but now I'm too far. ESPN/NBC it is :cry:
     
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    it is perfect because it's stupid ... I feel I'm talking to a bunch of uneducated Americans here who shop at Walmart and they try to pretend they know what art is ... pathetic
     
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  49. veroniquem

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    I think they're strictly going for shock value...
    I would definitely NOT put that thing in my living room. There are enough causes for stress as it is. No need to add worrying about carnivorous pieces of clay court :)
     
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    Whatever it takes for you to make yourself feel significant and important is fine by me.
     
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