Crazy artists

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History has shown us that genius often comes with a price. Van Gogh 'cut off' his ear and with him, a lot of grand artists in human history took a trip to insane-town.

Let us give these people a platform they deserve, we shall honor them here.

I will start off with an Italian Composer named Carlo Gesualdo. Known for his vocal music

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Carlo Gesualdo. Born in 1566, was the prince of venosa and count of Conza. An Italian nobleman, musical composer in the late renaissance.

Gesualdo's wife was sleeping with some other dude in his castle while he was out. So he set her up and in a rage butchered them both with help from his servants. Some stories say he killed one of his infant children as well after looking into his eyes and doubting his paternity

Now, Carlo being a nobleman was immune from prosecution, but not from revenge. So he spend a lot of time in fear for either one of the families.

His late live was filled with depression, god fear, guilt and atonement in the form of castigation. Keeping servants to beat him. Eventually dying in isolation *



Now with that story in mind, listen to the music that a tortured human soul can produce,










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I love that GOYA made the Spanish Royal family purposefuly ugly in his paintings that they commissioned -but knew that if he adorned them with fantastic royal clothing and jewels -they would not be the wiser.

What a crazy mofo.

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Caravaggio

Brilliant Artist, behaved like a criminal scumbag.

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The TS requested artists, not petty entertainers.
 
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Lil Wayne is every bit an artist. His choice of macabre lyrics reminiscent of Edgar Allan Poe's morbid poetry and his musical talent of creating symphony equal, if not greater, than compositions by Johann Pachelbel and Richard Wagner is timeless music that will go down in history to be enjoyed by generations to come.
 
Joe Davis. I'll just post the Cracked entry about him.

Joe Davis is a respected scientist as well as an eccentric artist. And summing him up with those meager words is like cautioning somebody not to trip over the Grand Canyon: You are doing a great injustice to the danger they pose.

The man is a roadmap of insanity and badassery, and he does it all in the name of "art," because "mad science" looks iffy on grant proposals. Every single one of the following examples is a very real project that Joe Davis is responsible for:

1. He has a map of the Milky Way broken down into a series of base DNA pairs, and is coding it into transgenic lab-mice. He is shoving our entire galaxy into a mouse's ear.

2. Davis commissioned fishing hooks 25 microns long, attached them to poles and equipped them with proportionate force-feedback controls in order to catch the microscopic life forms he uses in his research. He insists on landing microbes like Marlin... because he considers it "only sporting".

3. In protest of what he viewed as censorship, Davis beamed his own, female-friendly version of the famous Arecibo Message toward a distant star cluster. He stuck microphones inside the vaginas of the entire Boston Ballet, and shot the sound of them contracting into space. Why? Because fuck Carl Sagan, that's why! No, seriously: That is actually the entire reason why.

Did we mention he has a peg leg. Fucking seriously!

He built it himself: It has a test tube stopper for traction and he pulls it off to open beer bottles. If you ask him how he lost the leg, Davis will loudly recite erotic poetry about making out with alligators until you leave. That is not a joke. If we could make shit like that up, we would not be stuck working here, struggling to invent new synonyms for "dong" (so far all we've got today is "Meathose").

One of his latest projects is a memorial for victims of hurricanes. So is it a tasteful monument to the fallen done up in quiet dignity? A touching sculpture abstractly representing bravery and grief? Does that sound like the kind of hippy bullshit the man who fires pussy at aliens would go for? No! He's building a 10-story tall tower in Mississippi that harnesses the excess electrical nitrogen in the air brought on by lightning storms and fires it back into the storm in the form of a giant laser. The laser, of course, has no tangible effects. It doesn't break up the storm, or signal a warning, or even gather information. It just takes a drunken rage-swing at nature every time it rains. Why, you ask?

Well, we don't know for certain, but maybe you can ask Carl Sagan.

Read more: http://www.cracked.com/article_1850...ience-passed-off-as-art_p2.html#ixzz2GmYyrgJv
 
I'm crazy enough to nominate myself.
 
Kubrick was quite eccentric I believe.
 
Eric Gill. Sculptor. He fucked his sister, he fucked his kids, he fucked his dog. Was very Catholic.
 
3. In protest of what he viewed as censorship, Davis beamed his own, female-friendly version of the famous Arecibo Message toward a distant star cluster. He stuck microphones inside the vaginas of the entire Boston Ballet, and shot the sound of them contracting into space. Why? Because fuck Carl Sagan, that's why! No, seriously: That is actually the entire reason why.

Seems like a pretty sweet job
 

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