Is Chinese Silk Embroidery tacky like Velvet Paintings?

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Are silk paintings tacky like paintings on velvet?

  1. Silk paintings are not tacky.

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  2. Silk paintings are tacky.

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  1. DugT

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    I like Asian silk embroidery, also called silk painting, like you often see in Chinese restaurants in the USA. My brother said they are tacky like painting on velvet. I'm wondering if they are general considered to be tacky in the US or not. It can take months to make a good silk painting and I am a sucker for good time consuming craftsmanship. What do you think?

    Here are some examples of silk paintings.


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  2. ronzhd

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    Whats wrong with a Velvet Elvis?
     
  3. Killing Floor

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    The medium doesn’t make a painting tacky or not. The value of art is to the viewer. So hang what you like.
     
  4. Deeve

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    Context and Intention first
    then - if it's my place, DGAF about what others think.

    Shortly after China "opened" to the West my parents traveled there and, predictably, brought all manner of artwork back.
    They LOVED that stuff.
    I have less experience w/ Velvet art - Elvis, Soul lovers, Native girl w/ wolf, Gambling dogs and van mural art, but bless 'em - there's something for everybody.
    Peace - Deeve
     
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    those two pieces you posted are amazing

    i also like velvet paintings very much
     
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    Very much?
     
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    Bought some on visits to China. They can be quite detailed and extremely artistic. Many are generated for overseas markets and are mass produced.

    I should admit I had a 3 stooges oil on velvet i bought in the Philippines when I was stationed there. I was pretty sure it would be worth a lot in my old age. Ended up in the trash upon merging personal items with wife's after getting married.
     
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    Can I get one those with a table full of dogs shooting craps?

    I want mine to be unique. ;);)
     
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    Thanks for the votes and the comments. So far all the votes, 8, are in favor of silk paintings. It looks like my brothers comment was based on his opinion even though he implied it was a commonly known fact that silk paintings are tacky.
     
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    What your brother the International Art Dealer hangs in his gallery on Main Street is his own bidniz.

    What you like is your bidniz. Decorate your life with the art you prefer.

    Life is too short to worry about what others think. They're going to judge you anyway--no matter how hard you try to please them.
     
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    Here's my take. Tacky:

    download-2.jpeg

    Not tacky:

    2691969-MDKKXXDI-7.jpg
     
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    i like ART - yea i know - and his brother GYM.
    but what is ART??
    who deicides these things - musician ..? - HA
    i do - you do - but not your brother - ok...?
     
  13. DugT

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    I agree to a point but if a huge majority thinks silk paintings are tacky I would probably choose another form of art for my house. Also, if a huge majority thinks silk paintings are tacky, I would be surprised that I hadn't heard that before. My main goal here was to see how true my brothers comment was. Also, I'm moving two more silk painting to my new primary residence and if my brother gives me **** I know now to tell him to stop listening to the voices in his head. :)
     
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  14. DugT

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    My brothers name is Jim, not GYM.
     
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    Oh...Jim Nayzium? I know that guy ;)
     
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    Tacky or not, my Grandma had a velvet Elvis. If you had untowards things to say about it, she could help you find the door in a hurry.
     
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    NOTHING is tacky at all

    It’s my understanding if it was we are no longer allowed to question these decisions
     
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    those paintings represent an industry that provide people with jobs and therefore incomes.
    tacky is running for office and lying about silk paintings putting the Amish out of jobs , that's tacky.
     
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    My dear uncle Don proudly displayed that print in his family room. Aunt Phyllis never said anything but I got the feeling that she was less proud of it.
     
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    I like em, do they do a silk painted Elvis? If so I'm in!
     
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