P R O D U C T I O N S
 
 FAQ 
 Search 
 Memberlist 
 Usergroups 
 Register 
 Profile 
 Log in to check your private messages 
 Log in 

Paolo "Madman" Girardi paintings
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... , 14, 15, 16  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Nuclear War Now! Productions Forum Index -> Main
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
the_swarm



Joined: 16 Sep 2014
Posts: 690

PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Italian painter and heavy metal gladiator Paolo Girardi has been fighting his entire life; from childhood domestic violence and wrestling-mat warfare to confronting the most bitter adversary of them all himself.

http://www.bardomethodology.com/articles/2018/05/02/paolo-girardi-interview/
_________________
http://w-t-c.org/
https://www.facebook.com/W.T.C.Productions
https://www.facebook.com/BlutundEisenProd
https://wtcproductions.bandcamp.com/
www.bardomethodology.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Oneka



Joined: 29 Jul 2017
Posts: 39

PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the_swarm wrote:
Quote:
Italian painter and heavy metal gladiator Paolo Girardi has been fighting his entire life; from childhood domestic violence and wrestling-mat warfare to confronting the most bitter adversary of them all himself.

http://www.bardomethodology.com/articles/2018/05/02/paolo-girardi-interview/


Considering that the work and philosophy of life are highly influenced by epica, the choice of the second photo by a well respected media like Bardo Methodology, is just a terrible failure that destroys the message and aesthetic...

...Anyway, can't wait to read the full interview.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Shiru



Joined: 04 Feb 2007
Posts: 3402
Location: Finland

PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oneka wrote:
the_swarm wrote:
Quote:
Italian painter and heavy metal gladiator Paolo Girardi has been fighting his entire life; from childhood domestic violence and wrestling-mat warfare to confronting the most bitter adversary of them all himself.

http://www.bardomethodology.com/articles/2018/05/02/paolo-girardi-interview/


Considering that the work and philosophy of life are highly influenced by epica, the choice of the second photo by a well respected media like Bardo Methodology, is just a terrible failure that destroys the message and aesthetic...

...Anyway, can't wait to read the full interview.

Why not? we are all defecating in the end.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
southern_death



Joined: 02 Jun 2012
Posts: 157
Location: Argentina

PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't get it.

The second picture with skulls would be a failure?
_________________
https://www.facebook.com/vocesdelaustro
http://voices-defying-death.blogspot.com.ar/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Funeral Thirst



Joined: 07 Jan 2017
Posts: 708

PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of my recent favourites of his and one of my favourite bands too.

https://illnaturedhc.bandcamp.com/album/twisted-visions
_________________
I'm sick of this skin, I want yours.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Shiru



Joined: 04 Feb 2007
Posts: 3402
Location: Finland

PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

southern_death wrote:
I don't get it.

The second picture with skulls would be a failure?

hahhaha point is not what he have in hands..... deal is about his legs Laughing
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
chunks



Joined: 21 Jun 2012
Posts: 1707
Location: Terra Nullius

PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funeral Thirst wrote:
One of my recent favourites of his and one of my favourite bands too.

https://illnaturedhc.bandcamp.com/album/twisted-visions


this is terrible and a perfect example of him just selling his paintings to literally any band if the money is good.
_________________
EK Nacht wrote:
This is getting hot now. Get rough with me, I love it. Pull my hair and call me redundant, daddy. Razz
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Shiru



Joined: 04 Feb 2007
Posts: 3402
Location: Finland

PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

chunks wrote:
Funeral Thirst wrote:
One of my recent favourites of his and one of my favourite bands too.

https://illnaturedhc.bandcamp.com/album/twisted-visions


this is terrible and a perfect example of him just selling his paintings to literally any band if the money is good.

hmmm i think i hardly heard about any painter or studio that reject work with bands cause they play wrong kind of music.. beside that i am pretty sure that this band have audience on their own.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
virus



Joined: 27 Nov 2014
Posts: 160

PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paolo has been producing many paintings as album covers lately, its only natural that the quality of his work has deteriorated.
I find most of his recent output quite poor in both effort and execution, contrary to his personal work (still life paintings, landscapes etc).
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Demoniarch



Joined: 12 Mar 2008
Posts: 11450
Location: This Void

PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont think the quality declined... I think just most bands have no budget and contact him for work and probably ask for something but under $300 or whatever for example, so instead of a painting with 100 hours put into it you get a painting with say 20 hours invested into it.

Unless the band has a budget from a decent label, I would think he is stuck working for some of these guys at sort of a time restriction... or he just works for free putting any more time into the project.

Look how little Watain spent on the recent album art compared to the previous one. Art is expensive when you are buying it from a professional.
_________________
Hail Hydra!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Shiru



Joined: 04 Feb 2007
Posts: 3402
Location: Finland

PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

virus wrote:
Paolo has been producing many paintings as album covers lately, its only natural that the quality of his work has deteriorated.
I find most of his recent output quite poor in both effort and execution, contrary to his personal work (still life paintings, landscapes etc).


Demoniarch wrote:
I dont think the quality declined... I think just most bands have no budget and contact him for work and probably ask for something but under $300 or whatever for example, so instead of a painting with 100 hours put into it you get a painting with say 20 hours invested into it.

Unless the band has a budget from a decent label, I would think he is stuck working for some of these guys at sort of a time restriction... or he just works for free putting any more time into the project.

Look how little Watain spent on the recent album art compared to the previous one. Art is expensive when you are buying it from a professional.


Hmmm thats hard to say since some artists have fixed prices, and other charging on amount of work or details.
I know that Paolo spend different amount of time on different artworks, but i dont know does it means that those have different prices level. Beside that often artwork is based on client vision/dseires/wishes and so on....
Though i can partly agree that lately he done more artworks and not all of them as good as earlier stuff, but it can be also my personal likes, client wishes or even colour palette (lately he often use different colours compare to earlier art)... But i have doubts that there is real quality decrease..
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
chunks



Joined: 21 Jun 2012
Posts: 1707
Location: Terra Nullius

PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

whether the quality declined or not is debatable, though I'd say it has, the fact you can see 10 new paintings of his a month without trying makes it hard to be taken back by any new works.
_________________
EK Nacht wrote:
This is getting hot now. Get rough with me, I love it. Pull my hair and call me redundant, daddy. Razz
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
AmaLurra



Joined: 13 Mar 2010
Posts: 2707

PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

chunks wrote:
whether the quality declined or not is debatable, though I'd say it has, the fact you can see 10 new paintings of his a month without trying makes it hard to be taken back by any new works.


I have just looked through his FB feed and I genuinely don't see a decline in work quality. It seems to have become more diverse in colour scheme and subject, that being said.

His talent and skill is unquestionable and I do consider it unreasonable that people here are criticising him for what he is doing (painting more on a commission basis). What else is he to do? He is monetising his skill and that's what we all do. He still produces great work, to my mind.

It's a little facetious of me though I am genuinely ciruous as to whether any of the critics here could produce a painting that lives up to his alleged better earlier works and exceeds his alleged poorer quality current works.

There is a difference between personal taste and objective talent. Girardi has talent. If you don't like his new works, that's your personal taste. It is however not a reflection upon his talent.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
blodhemn9



Joined: 12 Aug 2009
Posts: 6897
Location: Chicago

PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think he's gotten better and better over the years, and the expanded color palate really helps. That said, he does what seems like 40 albums covers per year and I years ago reached the point where I'm instantly turned off of an album when I see his work on it. I feel like a band worth listening to would be aware that the metal scene is beyond oversaturated with his work and avoid it. I'm sure this has caused me to miss a few decent releases, but I doubt I've missed any remarkable ones.
_________________
Feuersturm wrote:
One day trans-androgynous cats, bi-curious hermaphrodite helicopters the next.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Vapula



Joined: 13 Feb 2013
Posts: 2307
Location: The Black Lodge

PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They could have at least included one of those classic pictures of him with his t-shirt tucked into his pants.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Nuclear War Now! Productions Forum Index -> Main All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... , 14, 15, 16  Next
Page 15 of 16

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group