I love japanese art and still find this funny!!! good work!!
I'm not 100% sure but I think the English painting in this is actually Scottish.
Funny, now they design all our cars?
So according to you, being good at comedy is being able to recapture reality as realistically as possible? That's a very narrow-minded and ignorant view of comedy.
So according to you, being good at copying someone is being able to recapture the original inflection as realistically as possible? that's a very narrow-minded and ignorant view of parody.
So according to you, finger painting with poop on your chest is the only way to enjoy it? that's a very narrow-minded and ignorant view of poop.
So according to you, finger painting with poop on your chest isn't the only way to enjoy it? That is surprisingly open-minded of you, kudos good sir.
nope, it's not raining.
That's because all Japanese people were in fact two dimensional until the early 19th century. This probably contributed to their invention of the kite, as the leading cause of death, pre3D, was strong gusts of wind blowing the people out to sea, and drowning.
rook* good :P
stumbled for comments not joke... successful troll was successful.
shut up you weaboo faggot. japan has terrible artists because they don't have the necessary clear vision because their eyes are always half closed. Learn to THINK before you spew out nonsense
This is funny. All you haters need to take the stick out.
or it might be a joke you fuckin faggot
Japanese art represented nature from a more spiritual perspective rather than pursuing scientific realism
you a all amelican plicks.
To be honest, I think they were far ahead of the rest of the world.
So according to you there are ways of breaking threads other than a C-C-C COMBO BREAKER?That's a very wide-minded view of trolling.
the best thing about this are the comments
According to who?
actually no, thats exactly what art is. Being able to capture the moment in amazing detail. Anything else is just modern art, which any 2 year old can do so thats really not art...
so according to you, being herp derp.
what about Anime/Manga style? i totally consider that art. there's so much soul in those big eyes. and i'm not counting ecchi.
i owuld like to disagree as in western art we have a mix varying from very realistic to bat-sh*t insane in terms of representing reality, while japan... well... they failed kindergarten.
ouch...looks like he's constipated.
That's what she said...
Has nobody notices what vainglorious tripe the themes in the European art seem to encapsulate ? Neo-Classisism/Romanticism was a disgusting period in European art. The Japanese guy's expression encapsulates my revulsion t this period nicely.
So according to you, being good at inception is being able to go as deep as possible? That's a very narrow-minded and ignorant view of inception.
I expect to see LOL and ROFLMAO but all i see is"in my gay ass perception, the japanease one is actually amazing, but who the hell cares what i think anyways." oh, and the chain of comments like 1,000 comments long, that seems to get way less funny over time. in fact id say about the second copy of the comment is kinda funny, but not really.
So according to you, waiting is the only valid precursor to the exclamation 'Huh". That's a very narrow minded view of confusion.
this website IS called tastefully offensive
John's sex life has gone down hill ever since he stopped living with his mom and his dog died =(
You're less funny over time!
that's because they CHOSE to keep themselves separated from the outside world...they didn't want the influence... Read a F*ing book people...
Tinier box still
I know this is a joke, but Japan just wasn't as 'strong' in their paintings as Europe. But their prints were amazing. Still are.
your a fucking idiot its a joke
They're all asian and all deserve to burn...
You can even see the asian accent in his typeing...
How many asians does it take to make a piece of shit? 12 to 15...
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It's funny cause he took all the r in his sentence and replaced them with l so when you read it, it sounds like you have an asian accent.
SUPER tiny box!
REALLY TINY BOX!
well thank god you bleeped out the word after "fucking" the kids are reading this!
from your mom.
yea, but you can't tattoo any of the classic works on Yakuza. That's were the money is!
Art is actually a very difficult term to define. The more I study art, the more the term becomes completely strange. Your opinion seems to reflect that of someone uneducated in art history. I believe your view of art in this manner is actually simply the view of one artistic movement. There have been many, many others.
Anyone who tries to offer explanations clearly misses the point. I live in Japan, majored in Japanese and minored in Art and Art history. I think this is hilarious.
Very good point. Also Id like to point out, print from the 1700's ≠ oil painting from the 1700's. Pretty sure advanced lithography which brought added subtle tone variations and much more realism was not an option at the time due to Japans foreign policy of isolationism.
Holy crap it's Clint Howard!
No, YOU'RE less funnier over more time!
That IS funny.
Dude they eat with sticks what did you expect?
So according to you, being bad at understanding jokes and understanding that Japanese wood-block printing inspired numbers of English and French artists, who used the techniques in their own artistic endeavours, like the hand-painted wallpaper that is seen from a little after this time period. That Japanese artists that were amazingly talented at capturing texture and movement with as little detail as possible is being able to recapture reality as realistically as possible? That's a very detailed-minded and nonunderstandable view of jokes
japan was isolated and was not influenced by any other countries for a long period of time. When the import ban was lifted Japan was actually a huge influence on art. Especially the Art Nouveau period. It is actually a very interesting happening in art history.
Not one person you mention will survive art history.You've pretty much listed the least significant artists ever, without missing even one!
wow, protentious much!
The over simplification of beautiful traditional Japanese art hurts my head organ.
Holy Crap its William Shatner!
According to whom*-Sincerly Grammer Nazi
Back of the bus, Rosa.
Upon reading Derek's comment, I have actually taken time to compile a list of art works (along with respective links to the works themselves) that are not realism and thus can be precisely recreated by a two year old:Metamorphosis of Narcissus, Salvador Dali (surrealism)http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/21/Metamorphosis_of_Narcissus.jpgComposition VII, Wassily Kadinsky (abstract)http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/49/Kandinsky_WWI.jpgThe Hungry Lion, Henri Rousseau (fauvism)http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/25/Rousseau-Hungry-Lion.jpgRelativity, MC Escher (surrealism, mathematical art)http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a3/Escher%27s_Relativity.jpgThe Fate of the Animals, Franz Marc (expressionism)http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/28/The_Fate_of_the_Animals.jpg
The comment that started it all...
sort of amazing comment thread you got going here
microscopically tiny box!!!
Uhm, that is just a caraciture! and you are comparing it to some great paintings!
So according to you, being good at going deeperTHE COMMENTS ARE NOW DIAMONDS.
These comments were great! Finally an opportunity for Art History Majors to actually use their degree! HA, BURN!
Its like no one understands the joke of the picture, and seem to be taking this as a literal translation of someone saying "Japan sucks at art". I'm talking to you Aesthete, John, and Deej810, you morons. Get off the internet if you don't understand it.
I pity you
^best one thus far
Honestly, I don't see any depth in the japanese picture. it may mean something, but that doesn't mean that it is good art. If a third grader has a really good opinion about something in an essay but can't write at all, that doesnt mean that that kid is good at writing!
So according to you, being good atALL HAIL THE HYPNOTOAD.
You leave that nice young lady alone!
he is the great cornholio
Grammar*-Sincerely Spelling Nazi
its just a joke.
No ones cares. Jokes or gtfo
If you're broke and have a small penis they do. Members of high class society, such as myself, drive German cars while banging 7-gram crack rocks, because that's how we roll.
Congratulations, you're an art history major (Note that I didn't capitalize any of those words, because it's not a real major or profession) and you need to let the world know, because the fat girls in your class and mommy and pappy don't give you enough attention. If you can afford a large enough canvas, I would love for you to paint my erection.
its just so stereotypical
Why don't you both just get a room. :)
guys...the website is called "tastefully offensive." OFFENSIVE.
none of these comments have anything to do with art its just arguing remember these two sayings arguing over the internet is like being in the special Olympics even if you win you're still retarded and the internet makes your balls grow ten times bigger kinda like the end of the Grinch that stole Christmas
art has no true definition art is in the eye of the beholder therefore you cannot attach an accurate definition on what is art and just so everyone knows this site has spell check built in.
you're as in you are not your as in relating to you or yourself or yourselves especially as possessor or possessors
I doubt you've done drugs in your life you are a stupid person crack is a terrible drug and is not to be joked about
I can google shit as well say something original please because i've already seen this comment posted before
I don't know if I stumbled upon this for the joke or the comments. Major confuse
Edo period art is not rubbish!! The Japanese were artistic pioneers in many ways.
why are people actually getting "OFFENDED" by a simple and LIGHT JOKE... the website is called TASTEFULLY OFFENSIVE for god sakes... jeez LAUGH OR DONT LAUGH
Ha, ha, ha, ha, haw...As funny as a fucking headache. And racist too boot.
I agree with you... but, hey! it's a joke and it's reeaaalyyyyyyy funny
if your a stuck up c*** and cant crack a smile at a joke, UNCHECK THE HUMOUR BOX FROM YOUR PREFERENCES
Clearly Nazi's suck at grammar and spelling
So according to you, kids are the only people that get offended by the word "fucking". thats a very narrow minded and ignorant view of fucking.
I agree, Nazi's do suck at grammar and spelling..... but dont call me Clearly.
So according to you jokes can't be made about anything terrible? Thats a very narrow minded and ignorant view of jokes.
If it was a true asian accent, he would have driven a car into it
So according to you a joke cannot be continued because the persons thread before you was too long? Thats a very narrow minded and ignorant view of a thread.
It's a joke...
Nonsense. Both are just different in it’s way of expression. Reproducing “reality” like the western art is a wonderful skill technically, but who says that’s the only real art? Thanks to “Japan, you suck at art”, we have become famous worldwide with our culture and art. Take “manga” for instance!! I invite everybody to take a moment and research a little bit more of the Japanese art, and you will realize that it is full of creativity, and what is posted on this page is merely an example of the seed that has grown the wonderful culture and minds we have today.
By the way, all the comments are really funny!!
You aint a Bubba
Agreed. Epic work ladies and gentlemen.
your gay...? your gay lover is navy seal bear? that's gotta be rough on the chaps.
An erection by any other name, doth still sling spittle in thy face.
In a world. Where your mom has AIDS and terrorizes the night, comes the story of a small boy, with a small penis. Would he make it to 18? Would he ever know another woman's touch besides his AIDS mom? From the mind of M. Night Shyamalongadingdong, this summer, meet... AIDS MOM.
It's harder to draw from imagination than reality.
In your opinion any two year old could create such works of art, then why don't they? You are probably under the impression modern art is so easy you...or your two year old could do it, but the problem is you don't, you haven't and you won't...
If ignorance is bliss, why aren't you more happy?
They could eat with anything they wanted..even their hands but they chose to pick up a pencil sized stick to pick up rice. Nice.
Clearly, you also suck. No apostrophe was needed there.*Clearly, Nazis suck at grammar and spelling.- Sincerely, somebody who knows a little more about grammar and spelling than most, apparently.
degas explored the particular japanese artistic vision as well. edgard degas, suck it bitches.
Stumble Upon for the Win!
But according to you, I'm stupid, useless, can't do anything write.
you are all fucking faggots stop trying to act cool and make cool comments putting others down makes you look worse not everyone get on with their lives
did no one else in this entire thread notice the typing baby?
you cant say that! Art has many different forms, I'm quite sure there are other artistic paintings in Japan!
Did you come up with that exceptionally invalid, inaccurate and unoriginal Special Olympics comment all on your own? jackass.
I forgot what the picture even was...
Actually, many two year old children create beautiful art everyday. Its called finger painting, or playing with plato or crayons. So yes, they do, they have, and they will. Dumbass.
The Japanese guy is rocking his T-rex arms.
EPIC. NESS.Don't judge my sentences!
I love this thread, if only for the comments.
I dont care what any of you say Japan-1794 is hilarious Junk Removal Atlanta I dont care who you are
the first five are pretty meaningless unless one is immersed in the context in which they were created, as i doubt very many people are these days. the last one, on the other hand, had a simple but universal message; "Why you little--!"
TOO MUCH WIN.COMMENT SECTION AWARD!*sheds tear*
I think it's funny how you can tell which countries are violent and war driven based on their art.
So according to you, M. Night would only make a movie about a Aids Mom, if the son is 18 and has a small penis? Thats a very narrow minded and ignorant view of M. Night
So According to you everyone here has green hair
So according to me, You can't take a joke and everyone here just lost the game?
Clearly, was was used was a COMMA, not an apostrophe. Sincerely, Somebody who wins.
FUUUU *what wasSincerely,Somebody who does not win as much as they thought they do.
Punctuation? Grammar? Maybe you could use some. Remember, punctuation and grammar is the difference between "Helping your Uncle Jack, off his horse." and "helping your uncle jack off his horse"
GUESS WHO'S JAPANESE!!!Sil3ntlybrok3n.....
I disagree with you. One must be able to capture reality before one can correctly abstract the subject matter.
and they're not brawling drunkenly.
I pity the fool
art history isn't a major.you suck.
"Japan - 1794" -> it is unarguably art. But it lacks the complexity and lets say skill/talent. Lets face it artists with mediocre skills can never ever make a realistic painting.
It's probably shamefully biased.....I don't even give a shit.
Too bad the Japanese inspired the artists that came after these. It wasn't David who went on, it was Manet, Degas, Cassat, Picasso. They were all inspired by the style, Japonaise.
love the level of humour demonstrated in the comments for this posting....re-confirms my faith in human nature, especially as our family motto is "A cheap laugh is priceless".
i would not let my kids play with plato.
And it's harder to get you assholes to shut the fuck up than it is to stab you in the neck.
one thing's for sure: all of the above are more of the same. And centuries passed by, and all of the above end it up doing what the others already had done 3 centuries ago. so... you suck!
so according to you, using herp derp as a joke is the best way to accidentally? That's a very narrow minded view of accidentally the whole thing.
...Putting a comma there completely fucks that sentence up. You're thinking of capitalization, not punctuation and grammar.
Don't be bitter because you lack dexterity. Mr. Miyagi would be disappointed
pics or it didn't happen
I think he meant the apostrophe in "Nazi's" was unnecessary, since it's not possessive...
The one from Italy has an angel, how's that realistic?
so according to art ur a fag?
So according to you, good art must have depth and Sharaku is analogous to an illiterate third grader struggling to write an essay? That's a very narrow-minded and ignorant view of Shartaku.
what's funny is i just lost 40 minutes of my life reading nonsensical dribble about absolutely nothing, and i really don't mind. The epic failures of the past intersecting with the inexplicable occurrence of the future of the most self destructive species on the planet.... It's nice to see some funny nonsense coming from the minds of a bunch of over developed neanderthals. It a good break from reality to be able to step into the mind of a bunch of moron. Thanks guys
the Japanese one is an example of a woodblock print from the Tokugawa era, there were lots of different art forms from this time including painting. This is a portrait of a kabuki actor, it was supposed to look comical, it was the style of acting at the time to have distinctive facial expressions. If you want to see good woodblock prints from this time look at the artist Hokusai, he does some brilliant landscapes that can rival any European master. Also, the mediums are totally different, so the comparison really isn't fair. If the European examples were woodblock as well instead of paintings I would understand.
so according to you, having the word demon in your username makes you hardcore and intimidating? that's a very narrow-minded and ignorant view of being socially acceptable as a human being outside of the friendless and soul-sucking realm of the internet. do us a favor and make some friends
this is just stpid there is no need to attack someone else's painting just because its not to everyone else's liking. you dont here japanese people saying other countries suck when it comes to making video games or something stupid like that
vvv i think the people down there are really stupid. i mean art, is art. now everyone needs to stop fighting. i agree w you john. if you look up japanese art theres plenty more. so SUCK IT[:
FINALLY. I found the third (non-reply) comment!
You're an idiot
thats just how the japs look compared to the people from the other countrys
XD LOL xD this chain of comments xD it's better than the article itself
Hokusai was alright but still doesn't really compare. Can we just call it what it is? I mean Japan's art back then was obviously less advanced. Can we just stop trying to pretend that this isn't the case? Call a fucking duck a duck, instead of trying to squeeze them into the same box as Dali or Picasso or something. Stupid art majors all trying to polish a turd.
Oh god. You pulled out the old special-olympics-internet-argument card from 1997. ror.
THEY'RE WOODBLOCK CUTS YOU FAGGOTS
Has anyone even been as far as decided to according to you?
So in accordance with the prophecy I can eat this sandwich instead of going to my art history class? That is a very narrow-minded view of what the sandwich wishes. I'm sure if the sandwich had its way it wouldn't want to be eaten at all. you suck.
That can easily be rendered a proper sentence by putting a comma after Uncle and Jack, rather than just after Jack; thus eliminating the fuck up.
you would know
Not to mention banging the leder-hosen clad serving staff amiright?