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Is Paul Cadden the most talented artist alive today?

Hyper-realistic art that blows me away. I can't get my head around this man's genius, but I don't know anything about art. So, I'll "ask the audience" via TED.

Closing Statement from Chick Morgan

Input recieved and appreciated. "Eye of the beholder"..........

  • Nov 30 2012: A kind of Brit joke. I forget that the written word doesn't convey humour like the spoken word. What are you, German? Excellent English!
  • Nov 30 2012: Point taken,Faisel. Fair comment.
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    Nov 30 2012: He might be the most skilled artist within his field, but that does neither constitute a genius nor a great artist. Without having an in-depth knowledge of his work, it seems to me that his work is very traditional and the focus is concentrated around showing off his skills.

    It is a bit like asking, is Celine Dion the best singer/musician? She is technically good, has a great range etc. Would I ever listen to her music - no.

    Having said that Paul Cadden is extremely skilled. I hope he starts using those skills to make great art.
  • Nov 25 2012: I hear you, Lejan, but have you seen the guy's work? Beyond amazing !
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      Nov 30 2012: I was close not to hear you this time, Chick, because if you are not using the 'Reply' option on someones comment, he/she - in my case me - is not getting any email notification on your response.

      Ok, I looked at his work, I admire his patience and skills, I could not do it myself but his 'art' doesn't touch me. Sorry... :o(

      As much as I know about art he is a 'photo realistic' painter or illustrator, whatever technique he is using. Nevertheless it did not get me at all, as I have not even the slightest desire to know more about this person and any of his other art which I did not see so far.

      No resonance, no 'Beyond amazing!' But I am happy for you that you are amazed by him. Simply enjoy! ;o)
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    Nov 25 2012: There is no absolute answer to this sort of question.

    Art is like resonance, it either gets you or it doesn't. One may tune oneself into it, but this neither is necessity nor guarantee for any personal and intense pleasure.

    Simply enjoy! ;o)