Mid-Morning Art Thread

Maizie self portrait1.jpg

Self Portrait In Purple
Maizie

My apologies for the poor quality of the reproduction, but I snapped this at a recent showing of Maizie's work at a gallery in Tribeca, and the place made it very clear that photography was prohibited. She is intensely protective of her works until they are sold. Supposedly she was there, but since nobody except her agent knows what she looks like...who knows!

Her mononym's (it is derived from the Persian word for pearl) origin is the stuff of rumor in the art world, with some suggesting that it is her way of honoring a distant cousin (Earl "The Pearl" Monroe).

As for today's art? I simply don't understand it, so a few weeks ago I asked Kris to take a look and see what she could make of it. She was able to provide an analysis which is below the fold, but she also said that it just scratches the surface of this piece, and she needs more time for a full evaluation.

The thin, radiating lines create an energy that electrifies and animates the subject. They are contrasted by the thicker line of the body’s contour which defines the figure’s form and gives it substance. The lack of shading, however, eliminates the figure’s solidity. Therefore the form hovers in space, fazing in and out of our reality, but still has a presence that cannot be denied.

Lines: The thin, radiating lines create an energy that electrifies and animates the subject. They are contrasted by the thicker line of the body's contour which defines the figure's form and gives it substance. The lack of shading, however, eliminates the figure's solidity. Therefore the form hovers in space, fazing in and out of our reality, but still has a presence that cannot be denied.

Eyes: In any human form, the eyes are the most dominant feature. They grab us and our attention. The more arresting the eyes, the more interesting the subject. Here, the artist has successfully created the illusion that the eyes truly do move with the work. The figure could be looking down in one viewing, but flip the work and the figure miraculously looks above itself. This is a rare skill in an artist.

Color: The limitation of a cool palette keeps the colors from distracting the viewer from the dominant eyes. It also enhances the electricity of the radiating lines. The stark white background creates an almost pessimistic mood. This writhing, animated, staring being emerges out of the pure nothingness of existence.

-- Kris

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 My wife saved some of the most memorable of these in a box in the closet (among other memorabilia) and presented them to my daughters when they turned 21. Fun!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 01, 2021 09:22 AM (CjFDo)

2 "Rusty Bedsprings"

- I. P. Nitely

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 01, 2021 09:23 AM (Zz0t1)

3 I.M. Pei
Posted by: Muldoon at April 01, 2021 10:22 AM (m45I2)
++++
IM Pei is not an architect I admire.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 01, 2021 09:23 AM (Jsjd7)

4 sooooo, my company makes really nice and expensive fridges among other things. and we're german.

it might be our new product line...
Posted by: SturmToddler at April 01, 2021 10:10 AM (8D42x)

I heard they've got a new microwave oven coming out.

seats 50.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 01, 2021 09:23 AM (trdmm)

5 THREAD WRAP AROUND TIME!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 01, 2021 09:23 AM (Jsjd7)

6 Huh.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 01, 2021 09:23 AM (Zz0t1)

7 Well, apparently Caravaggio's "Conversion of Saul" is really a bestiality fantasy. I am not making that up.

Posted by: Kris at April 01, 2021 10:19 AM (OyyDO)

Oh I believe you.I actually am considering downloading Sir Joshua Reynolds' discourses in anticipation of the woke crowd cancelling him.

Posted by: kallisto at April 01, 2021 09:23 AM (DJFLF)

8 Looks like another rational (bitter) voice in the wilderness has called it quits.

http://market-ticker.org/

Almost anything he ever wrote was worth reading and thinking about!

But "La-la-la! I can't hear you!"

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -Your Rulers Have, and Deserve, Different Rules! - at April 01, 2021 09:23 AM (hOUT3)

9 Are those lower teeth or upper teeth with big gums?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 01, 2021 09:23 AM (g7xsE)

10 WTF?

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 01, 2021 09:23 AM (Zz0t1)

11 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 01, 2021 10:06 AM (VP4Cd)

Fen, long story short is that, in a fit of depression and hacving checked out my financial situation, I have figred out that if I can stick it out until the end of the year, I should be able to quit my job completely and concentrate full-time on my writing.

I should ask for prayers that this actually works out.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 01, 2021 09:23 AM (2JVJo)

12 Don't forget the relative bearing grease.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at April 01, 2021 10:21 AM (JUOKG)

i got sent out for that once. Did you know, there used to be a grease manufacturer in Mass called Relative? and they made bearing grease?

you should see Chiefs eyes when he's told you ordered a pallet of 55gal drums since you couldn't find any on the ship...

Posted by: SturmToddler at April 01, 2021 09:24 AM (8D42x)

13 Ahh.. I see the time machine is running in reverse again!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 01, 2021 09:24 AM (CjFDo)

14 Mass shooting? You mean another day in Cali.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at April 01, 2021 09:24 AM (jvt6t)

15 No left handed monkey wrenches?
Posted by: rickb223 at April 01, 2021 10:16 AM (OCTRt)

I need a 5 gallon bucket of prop wash
Posted by: BifBewalski - Have some fun! at April 01, 2021


***

Throw a pint of blinker fluid and a packet of muffler bearings into your cart for me.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 01, 2021 09:24 AM (/XOcP)

16 We need common sense office building control.

Posted by: Archer at April 01, 2021 09:24 AM (gmo/4)

17 test

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -Your Rulers Have, and Deserve, Different Rules! - at April 01, 2021 09:24 AM (hOUT3)

18 I.M. Pei
Posted by: Muldoon at April 01, 2021 10:22 AM (m45I2)
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A man who did more to wreck perfectly good skylines than, perhaps, any other.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at April 01, 2021 09:25 AM (WGara)

19 Looks like something a 4 year old would draw...

If they had no talent for drawing.

Posted by: Romeo13, more than twice 29. at April 01, 2021 09:26 AM (oHd/0)

20 I.M. Pei
Posted by: Muldoon at April 01, 2021 10:22 AM (m45I2)
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A man who did more to wreck perfectly good skylines tha, perhaps, any other.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at April 01, 2021 09:26 AM (WGara)

21 testing

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -Your Rulers Have, and Deserve, Different Rules! - at April 01, 2021 09:26 AM (hOUT3)

22 Over/under on whether the FBI was "aware" of the shooter?

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My wild ass guess (I'm journalizing) is a targeted attack, likely domestic violence.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 01, 2021 09:27 AM (VVEnO)

23 The yellow cake is in the Depends XXLL.

sorry, use to listen to SW radio, why the shit i use to hear. Like acoustical internet.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at April 01, 2021 09:27 AM (/rM6w)

24 I am familiar with this artist. Specializes in human tick portraits. Was hurt by the Lyme Disease spread but has made a recent comeback.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 01, 2021 09:27 AM (2DOZq)

25 Uh oh, what's up with the comments?

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 01, 2021 09:27 AM (Ez6QX)

26 I think we've had a time shift. The "last" comment remains the same, but its number is increasing.

Posted by: t-bird at April 01, 2021 09:27 AM (pbStR)

27 i'm so confused right now. the blog is locked, or at least posts aren't happening, but the post count advances by one with each refresh. but the last post isn't changing...

Posted by: SturmToddler at April 01, 2021 09:28 AM (8D42x)

28 268 Mornin', all,

I got a notice from the Federal court in my area that I've been randomly selected *for consideration* as a juror. I went to their website and filled out their questionnaire. Not until the end does it mention that you might be called anytime in the next 2 years.

Anyway, I have no intention of sitting all day with a face diaper on. I claimed an excuse for my vertigo, which is real, and for which I sent them the letter from my doctor. They have a separate form I can have my doctor fill out, and I'll do that too. I hope it works.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 01, 2021 10:21 AM (/XOcP)

I'd give my eye teeth to sit on a federal jury, especially criminal.

Posted by: Jack Squat Bupkis at April 01, 2021 09:28 AM (Bs26G)

29 Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 01, 2021 10:21 AM (/XOcP)

That or start mumbling at the jury selection; "buggerit, millenium shrimp, I told 'em so! Hang 'em, Hang 'em high!".

That should do the trick. Wear a bathrobe and slippers will help.

You do run the risk of the judge remanding you for evaluation at the nearest facility but you need the vacation anyway. And hospital food has improved immensely.

Posted by: jakee308 at April 01, 2021 09:28 AM (ZLL8y)

30 Maizie is a centipede?

****

Q: What goes "99 clunk"?

A: Centipede with a wooden leg

Posted by: Muldoon at April 01, 2021 09:29 AM (m45I2)

31 Ruh roh!

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 01, 2021 09:29 AM (oHd/0)

32 Poking the hampsters...

Posted by: Oddbob at April 01, 2021 09:29 AM (qc+VF)

33 Am i commenting backwards?

Posted by: humphreyrobot at April 01, 2021 09:29 AM (/rM6w)

34 MP4,

You have every prayer I can send your way that God will make it so. You have talent.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at April 01, 2021 09:29 AM (YynYJ)

35 someone alert Pixy. I think Quint took the time machine to get to Oz faster...

Posted by: SturmToddler at April 01, 2021 09:30 AM (8D42x)

36 https://www.campusreform.org/article?id=17095

Schools that discriminate against Asians condemn Anti-Asian discrimination.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 01, 2021 09:30 AM (yrol0)

37 so now pixy is playing an April Fools on us.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 01, 2021 09:30 AM (trdmm)

38 Since this is the art thread. Junior-ette provided me with three more samples of her digital art.
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So who did the fourth, and which one is it? Catfish is very good, manacles not so much.

Posted by: From that time at April 01, 2021 09:31 AM (1VbWy)

39 Tonight in the church we remember the last supper of Jesus. If you have an interest and didn't see it, there is a reflection at the end of the ONT on "Our Daily Bread" by Francois Fenelon-whose nic my handle is taken after.
Here is a lovely hymn dating from the 1700's "Come Ye Sinners". We are singing it in the church tonight:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMdMsxuRfVY

A blessed Maundy Thursday to those who celebrate it. "Maundy" is from a Latin word meaning "Commandment" referring to Jesus' command that we love one another.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 01, 2021 09:31 AM (VP4Cd)

40 Wakes up
Scratches
Looks around
Dang. The eyes just capture me! Would hang.
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 01, 2021 09:31 AM (axyOa)

41 That is what the China Flu looks like under a microscope.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 01, 2021 09:31 AM (DUYfn)

42 First?

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at April 01, 2021 09:32 AM (2BZBZ)

43 It's astounding
Time is fleeting
Madness takes its toll
But listen closely
Not for very much longer
I've got to keep control
I remember doing the Time Warp
Drinking those moments when
The blackness would hit me
And the void would be calling
Let's do the Time Warp again
Let's do the Time Warp again

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 01, 2021 09:32 AM (trdmm)

44 Would not bang!

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 01, 2021 09:32 AM (yrol0)

45 Well done Maizie

Posted by: LiveFreeOrDie at April 01, 2021 09:32 AM (Z4oqp)

46 uh oh... blog is broken?

Posted by: IP at April 01, 2021 09:32 AM (pWrfh)

47 Maizie Hirono?

Posted by: BignJames at April 01, 2021 09:32 AM (AwYPR)

48 Pixy stealing posts?

Posted by: BignJames at April 01, 2021 09:32 AM (AwYPR)

49 The beauty of this post is it's inpossible to truly tell if it's an April Fools joke given the state of the modern art world.

Posted by: Austin in TX at April 01, 2021 09:32 AM (o40m1)

50 I detect the work of the resident of The White House.

Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at April 01, 2021 09:32 AM (lgiXo)

51 did the HQ just go away?

Posted by: BifBewalski - ??? at April 01, 2021 09:32 AM (xUZGX)

52 Wakes up
Scratches
Looks around
Dang. The eyes capture me. Would hang.
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 01, 2021 09:33 AM (axyOa)

53 yep

Posted by: BignJames at April 01, 2021 09:33 AM (AwYPR)

54 The googly eyes make the piece.

Posted by: bluebell at April 01, 2021 09:33 AM (/669Q)

55 Refrigerator art!

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 01, 2021 09:33 AM (U2p+3)

56 Witness haz a sad frum tragik loss of arrest resisting junkie fraud perp she was schtuppin

What a cow

Posted by: Getting the banned back together at April 01, 2021 09:33 AM (FtY5P)

57 Since we're wrapping, we're under the 100-comment rule again.

Posted by: t-bird at April 01, 2021 09:33 AM (ELgVT)

58 Schools that discriminate against Asians condemn Anti-Asian discrimination.
Posted by: rhennigantx at April 01, 2021 09:30 AM (yrol0)
++++
We're not discriminating against Asians. We're discriminating in favor of the more oppressed.

Posted by: Those Schools at April 01, 2021 09:33 AM (Jsjd7)

59 ?

Posted by: Getting the banned back together at April 01, 2021 09:33 AM (FtY5P)

60 Are the comments stuck?

Posted by: grammie winger at April 01, 2021 09:33 AM (45fpk)

61 Google eyes.

Posted by: Glenn John at April 01, 2021 09:34 AM (aehRq)

62 This looks like the baby doll in Toy Story after Sid was finished with it.

Posted by: bluebell at April 01, 2021 09:34 AM (/669Q)

63 Maizie is a centipede?

Posted by: CN at April 01, 2021 09:34 AM (ONvIw)

64 No elephant dung....not art.

Posted by: BignJames at April 01, 2021 09:34 AM (AwYPR)

65 Over/under on whether the FBI was "aware" of the shooter?
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 01, 2021 10:22 AM (yQpMk)
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Over/under on whether the shooter was an undercover FBI agent?

Posted by: Revenant at April 01, 2021 09:34 AM (IPK5J)

66 Have I been Barreled or did the server die??

Posted by: Jak Sucio at April 01, 2021 09:34 AM (jvt6t)

67 ???

Posted by: Getting the banned back together at April 01, 2021 09:35 AM (MnEQs)

68 soooo, with the blog underposting, how does this impact the 100 comment rule?

Posted by: SturmToddler at April 01, 2021 09:35 AM (8D42x)

69 Looks like a tick with big eyes. Where's its dangly parts?

Posted by: Puddin Head at April 01, 2021 09:35 AM (FpCeh)

70 Page reload test or did everyone leave for lunch??

Posted by: andycanuck at April 01, 2021 09:35 AM (1yPl/)

71 I couldn't do that.

It's art.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 01, 2021 09:35 AM (NWM+b)

72 No not again!

Posted by: runner at April 01, 2021 09:35 AM (4LH9f)

73 I have a Rubbermaid tub full of this kind of art. It comes with having three grandchildren.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 01, 2021 09:35 AM (45fpk)

74 I declare this piece to be van-worthy

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 01, 2021 09:36 AM (fLVm1)

75 8 Refrigerator art!
Posted by: nurse ratched at April 01, 2021 09:33 AM (U2p+3)

Exactly and then you graciously return it to the child to take home after a week.

Posted by: CN at April 01, 2021 09:36 AM (ONvIw)

76 I lurve it!!

Posted by: Jak Sucio at April 01, 2021 09:36 AM (jvt6t)

77 I forgot what day it was this morning, so my wife got me good. To be fair, I hadn't had my coffee yet.

I stumbled into the breakfast room and she told me that there was breaking news that Joe Xiden had resigned. So I get on the net searching for the magic headline. Hell, I should have come straight here 'cause I'm sure Ace would've had the Flaming Skull out for news of that importance.

Posted by: That Guy What Always says Yeah Buddy TM at April 01, 2021 09:36 AM (R5lpX)

78 April fools!

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at April 01, 2021 09:36 AM (sd8p8)

79 Title should have been Flying Purple People Eater.
Should have used "eyes" with the springs on the back to make it more 3 dimensional.

Posted by: Scott_T at April 01, 2021 09:36 AM (XTYdy)

80 11 Maizie is a centipede?
Posted by: CN at April 01, 2021 09:34 AM (ONvIw)


Maizie is the Hirohito Senator from Oahu whorehouse.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 01, 2021 09:36 AM (s2VJv)

81 very expressionistic! with some surrealist aspects.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 01, 2021 09:36 AM (j9HX3)

82 Maizie? Kinda corny. The googly eyes definitely elevate the piece, though.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 01, 2021 09:36 AM (16vTQ)

83 Hello? tap tap tap

Posted by: IP at April 01, 2021 09:36 AM (pWrfh)

84 Thats the Randall Boggs(Steve Buscemi) character from Monsters Inc. The character was some type of chameleon like purple lizard.

Posted by: JROD at April 01, 2021 09:36 AM (0jZnq)

85 Purple hair?? Even van Gogh wouldn't try that.

Posted by: dantesed at April 01, 2021 09:37 AM (88xKn)

86 anyone watch "struggle, the life and lost art of szukalski" it's on netflix....it's about a genius sculptor from poland.....i'm half way through....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 01, 2021 09:37 AM (CqHIp)

87 7 The googly eyes make the piece.
Posted by: bluebell at April 01, 2021 09:33 AM (/669Q)

Definitely. I like the gaping mouth too.

Posted by: Kris at April 01, 2021 09:37 AM (OyyDO)

88 Alternate Title: Joe Biden National Security Advisor Briefing Notes

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 01, 2021 09:37 AM (fLVm1)

89 Like.
Would hang on refrigerator.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 01, 2021 09:38 AM (OCTRt)

90 Would hang. On my beer fridge in the garage.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at April 01, 2021 09:38 AM (jvt6t)

91 I think we've had a time shift. The "last" comment remains the same, but its number is increasing.
Posted by: t-bird at April 01, 2021 09:27 AM (pbStR)

27 i'm so confused right now. the blog is locked, or at least posts aren't happening, but the post count advances by one with each refresh. but the last post isn't changing...
Posted by: SturmToddler


Go back to start of comments

Posted by: rickb223 at April 01, 2021 09:38 AM (OCTRt)

92 I should ask for prayers that this actually works out.

You got it. Truly hope it works out for you.

Posted by: Jewells45 Founder and President of Team Gizzards *plants flag* at April 01, 2021 09:38 AM (nxdel)

93 HA! Well played, CBD and Kris. Well played.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 01, 2021 09:38 AM (Jsjd7)

94 It's a double Van Gogh.

No ears.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 01, 2021 09:38 AM (fLVm1)

95 Definitely. I like the gaping mouth too.
Posted by: Kris at April 01, 2021 09:37 AM


*nods*

Clearly influenced by Munch's The Scream.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 01, 2021 09:38 AM (16vTQ)

96 After hearing the witnesses in the Chauvin trial, I'm amazed George Floyd didn't win the Nobel Prize before his death.

Posted by: jwest at April 01, 2021 09:38 AM (/BlEx)

97 The beauty of this post is it's inpossible to truly tell if it's an April Fools joke given the state of the modern art world.
Posted by: Austin in TX at April 01, 2021 09:32 AM (o40m1)

I'm going with real modern art...

Posted by: Occidental College at April 01, 2021 09:39 AM (8D42x)

98 Thats the Randall Boggs(Steve Buscemi) character from Monsters Inc. The character was some type of chameleon like purple lizard.
Posted by: JROD at April 01, 2021 09:36 AM (0jZnq)
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I was thinking of the baby doll from Toy Story, but you have a point. Maybe it's the unholy offspring of the two.

Posted by: bluebell at April 01, 2021 09:39 AM (/669Q)

99 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 01, 2021 09:39 AM (Zz0t1)

100 Finally. ART!!!!!

Would hang.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 01, 2021 09:39 AM (Zz0t1)

101 Good first effort, but would not hang

Posted by: DB- just DB at April 01, 2021 09:39 AM (iTXRQ)

102 is anyone else here?

Posted by: Gref at April 01, 2021 09:40 AM (AMIL/)

103 Could use a happy little bush or two.

Posted by: zombie Bob Ross at April 01, 2021 09:40 AM (DMUuz)

104
Another Glowing Review - a limerick

The extremities are indistinct and hazy
While the face is haphazard and lazy
The colors? Mostly gray
Gee, what else can I say?
This piece of art is simply a maizie

Posted by: Muldoon at April 01, 2021 09:40 AM (m45I2)

105 off you damn dirty sock.

Posted by: SturmToddler at April 01, 2021 09:40 AM (8D42x)

106
Maizie is the Hirohito Senator from Oahu whorehouse.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 01, 2021 09:36 AM (s2VJv)


That explains the bug like quality

Posted by: CN at April 01, 2021 09:40 AM (ONvIw)

107 325 Over/under on whether the FBI was "aware" of the shooter?
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 01, 2021 10:22 AM (yQpMk)

=========

Let's just admit it:

The FBI has a file on everyone in the US, so they're "aware" of us all.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 01, 2021 09:40 AM (NWM+b)

108 Pixy seems to be doing something weird with the comments.

Posted by: fluffy at April 01, 2021 09:40 AM (NTXuK)

109 So it's April Fools Day.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 01, 2021 09:40 AM (1ISKN)

110 IT'S.

NO.

ROTHKO.

Posted by: Rothko at April 01, 2021 09:40 AM (fLVm1)

111 Punk rock Casper.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 01, 2021 09:40 AM (9Om/r)

112 If this is by someone's grandkid, I'm sure it's lovely

Posted by: CN at April 01, 2021 09:40 AM (ONvIw)

113 328 Over/under on whether the FBI was "aware" of the shooter?
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 01, 2021 10:22 AM (yQpMk)

===========

Let's just admit it:

The FBI has a file on us all, and is "aware" of everyone in the US.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 01, 2021 09:41 AM (NWM+b)

114 just hang on folks, I'm on my way

Posted by: GIOTTO II at April 01, 2021 09:41 AM (6iURM)

115 Oh, this again.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 01, 2021 09:41 AM (NWM+b)

116 41 IT'S.

NO.

ROTHKO.
Posted by: Rothko at April 01, 2021 09:40 AM (fLVm1)

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I know. There are shapes and shit.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 01, 2021 09:41 AM (NWM+b)

117 Definitely. I like the gaping mouth too.
Posted by: Kris at April 01, 2021 09:37 AM

*nods*

Clearly influenced by Munch's The Scream.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState


Clearly influenced by Kamala Harris.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 01, 2021 09:41 AM (OCTRt)

118 Comments acting strangely this morning.

Posted by: Brother Tim sez: No Blood for Congress! at April 01, 2021 09:42 AM (OUMaO)

119 pro: no ottoman
con: hairy burrito

10/10 - would eat a hairy burrito while not sitting on an ottoman again.

Posted by: banana Dream at April 01, 2021 09:42 AM (+BMD8)

120 And Kris' treatment of this is precisely how modern art is able to happen and perpetuate. It's a "Poe's Law" problem. Poe's Law states that (as generalized - the original statement is specifically about one topic) without a clear indicator of the author's intent, it is impossible to create a parody of extreme views so obviously exaggerated that it cannot be mistaken by some readers for a sincere expression of the views being parodied. (per Wikipedia)

This one is deep into Poe's Law territory.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 01, 2021 09:42 AM (Jsjd7)

121 Maizie has spotted the sniper just off to the right, thus the look of alarm.

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at April 01, 2021 09:42 AM (3JQ/p)

122 I got nothing....

Posted by: Paladin at April 01, 2021 09:42 AM (+Ivv+)

123 Were there any three year old children in the galllery?

Posted by: Max Entropy at April 01, 2021 09:42 AM (ur/Uv)

124 I was about to say this is a joke, right?

But then, of course it is. April 1.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 01, 2021 09:42 AM (2JVJo)

125 One of my kids, don't remember which, made me a brightly colored frog's head which is still on my desk at home, after years on my desk at work.
Jutting jaw, big open mouth, two buck teeth maybe 3/8" apart.
My kid's were public schooled in the '90s. You weren't allowed to make ashtrays for your parents then.
I love my kids.

Posted by: From that time at April 01, 2021 09:42 AM (1VbWy)

126 I delight in the centipede-like appendages and the wonderful sense of place.

Posted by: Pretentious Art Critic No. 4 at April 01, 2021 09:42 AM (fLVm1)

127 It does have a mildly simian facial structure, so if a new COB needs a simian for the rant thread, I nominate this work!

Posted by: CN at April 01, 2021 09:42 AM (ONvIw)

128 Time machine's busted.

Posted by: Brother Tim sez: No Blood for Congress! at April 01, 2021 09:43 AM (OUMaO)

129 This is just as good as the Banksy that shredded itself after someone paid millions of $ for it.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 01, 2021 09:43 AM (1ISKN)

130 43 If this is by someone's grandkid, I'm sure it's lovely
Posted by: CN at April 01, 2021 09:40 AM (ONvIw)

Mom thought it was the greatest work of art in the history of ever.

Posted by: Kris at April 01, 2021 09:43 AM (OyyDO)

131 Something about today's date...hmm....

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 01, 2021 09:43 AM (VJFAr)

132 Ha-ha-ha

This one of the meanest jokes CBD has pulled on us.

Posted by: runner at April 01, 2021 09:43 AM (4LH9f)

133 Earl the Pearl is a distant cousin? So she's probably black?

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at April 01, 2021 09:43 AM (y7DUB)

134 Me no like

Posted by: Chink at April 01, 2021 09:43 AM (flINI)

135 54 This is just as good as the Banksy that shredded itself after someone paid millions of $ for it.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 01, 2021 09:43 AM (1ISKN)

=========

Wasn't the shredded version then valued at a higher price than the pre-shredded version?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 01, 2021 09:43 AM (NWM+b)

136 I guess it was this or Ottoman

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 01, 2021 09:43 AM (VJFAr)

137 I see 335 comments as I post this. Where will this appear?

Posted by: Brother Tim sez: No Blood for Congress! at April 01, 2021 09:44 AM (OUMaO)

138 Wasn't the shredded version then valued at a higher price than the pre-shredded version?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 01, 2021 09:43 AM (NWM+b)

Not by me it wasn't.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 01, 2021 09:44 AM (1ISKN)

139 Joey Bidet, a bad April Fools joke

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 01, 2021 09:44 AM (HYKrK)

140 54 This is just as good as the Banksy that shredded itself after someone paid millions of $ for it.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 01, 2021 09:43 AM (1ISKN)

That was hilarious.

Posted by: Kris at April 01, 2021 09:44 AM (OyyDO)

141 >Another mass shooting this one in a Southern California office building.


sorry, my bad
I'm white and own guns

Posted by: DB- just DB at April 01, 2021 09:44 AM (iTXRQ)

142 Can't believe Kris, our esteemed curator allowed to be dragged into this bidness. I am shocked and saddened.

Posted by: runner at April 01, 2021 09:44 AM (4LH9f)

143 Mom thought it was the greatest work of art in the history of ever.
Posted by: Kris at April 01, 2021 09:43 AM (OyyDO)

The child might be able to fool the Manhattanites, but needs a larger "canvas" and more of your thoughtful descriptions.

Posted by: CN at April 01, 2021 09:44 AM (ONvIw)

144 Them's some lip rings, boy....

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 01, 2021 09:45 AM (Zz0t1)

145 Purple is a declaration of gayness but the blue in the self portrait may exhibit trans urges.....so said your local public school administration aka Perverse Inc.

Posted by: Voter theater. at April 01, 2021 09:45 AM (xXx5y)

146 Is that a crown?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 01, 2021 09:45 AM (yQpMk)

147 Ha-ha-ha

This one of the meanest jokes CBD has pulled on us.
Posted by: runner


Meanest was "Nekkid Fat Man on Ottoman Sans Streak"

Posted by: rickb223 at April 01, 2021 09:45 AM (OCTRt)

148 Mom thought it was the greatest work of art in the history of ever.

Posted by: Kris at April 01, 2021 09:43 AM (OyyDO)


I have several of these that shoot this one out of the water.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 01, 2021 09:45 AM (45fpk)

149 "...nobody except her agent knows what she looks like..."

Based on the artwork, she oughta be easy to spot.

Posted by: Editor at April 01, 2021 09:45 AM (yjQh/)

150 I see someone fucked with the blog time

Posted by: Buzzion at April 01, 2021 09:45 AM (G2zl5)

151 So help me, I do love this place.

Have a blessed day horde.
and to be honest (and100 comment rule compliant), I'd hang this one for sure.

Posted by: IP at April 01, 2021 09:46 AM (pWrfh)

152 If it can drop colored eggs out of its cooch it wins the modern art trifecta,

Posted by: Pretentious Art Critic No. 4 at April 01, 2021 09:46 AM (fLVm1)

153 Whenever I hear the name "Maizie," I think of the character the luscious Ann Sothern played in a series of films.

https://tinyurl.com/3jrya8ne

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 01, 2021 09:46 AM (2JVJo)

154 It's crap.

Posted by: Mark in Sandy UT at April 01, 2021 09:46 AM (DTI8p)

155 Would paint on the side of my van.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 01, 2021 09:46 AM (yQpMk)

156 My granddaughter did a better job of her self-portrait when she was 5.

Posted by: ALH, of the Sisterhood of Blonds at April 01, 2021 09:46 AM (oUcR5)

157 64 Can't believe Kris, our esteemed curator allowed to be dragged into this bidness. I am shocked and saddened.
Posted by: runner at April 01, 2021 09:44 AM (4LH9f)

I had a blast.

Posted by: Kris at April 01, 2021 09:46 AM (OyyDO)

158 Since this is April Fool's Day, will CBD keep us to the 100 comment rule?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 01, 2021 09:46 AM (NWM+b)

159 and to be honest (and100 comment rule compliant), I'd hang this one for sure.
Posted by: IP at April 01, 2021 09:46 AM (pWrfh)
++++
Sure. On my refrigerator, if my kid made it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 01, 2021 09:46 AM (Jsjd7)

160 "Anyone who is using the term 'surge' around you consciously is trying to invoke a militaristic frame."
OK, we'll call it the "Blitzkrieg on the Border"

Posted by: SMOD at April 01, 2021 09:46 AM (3aI0K)

161 The ones I got usually had some glitter and oddly placed stickers on them. She eventually attended The Pittsburgh School of the Arts when she grew up. True story

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 01, 2021 09:46 AM (gx6NG)

162 Mom thought it was the greatest work of art in the history of ever.
Posted by: Kris


I have several of these that shoot this one out of the water.
Posted by: grammie winger


*snort

Posted by: rickb223 at April 01, 2021 09:47 AM (OCTRt)

163 Um, uh...

Yeah, I got nothing.

Posted by: Doctor.Boom at April 01, 2021 09:47 AM (NYS7S)

164 Ohhh
I get it.
He who is first, is last.
SPONGE must be sobbing somewhere.
Happy April Fools Day Horde.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 01, 2021 09:47 AM (axyOa)

165 Well.. It ain't no dogs playing poker.. but almost!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 01, 2021 09:47 AM (CjFDo)

166 63 54 This is just as good as the Banksy that shredded itself after someone paid millions of $ for it.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 01, 2021 09:43 AM (1ISKN)

That was hilarious.

Posted by: Kris at April 01, 2021 09:44 AM (OyyDO)

Banksy came to New Orleans after Katrina and did his thing in a few places. There was a news story about this guy who was painting over one of them. It was this old black guy who owned the property and didn't he give AF. He was getting that graffiti off his wall.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 01, 2021 09:48 AM (1ISKN)

167 Art critics agree: "It's better than that naked fat guy!" "A work worthy of our President!" "The purple honors Prince in a manner befitting a drug overdose death!"

Posted by: Wally at April 01, 2021 09:48 AM (e8LQ4)

168 If you inbiggen it you can better see the artist's techniques.

Posted by: banana Dream at April 01, 2021 09:48 AM (+BMD8)

169 something's hinky here

Posted by: DB- just DB at April 01, 2021 09:48 AM (iTXRQ)

170 You call cell division sex? Get out of my way.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at April 01, 2021 09:48 AM (/rM6w)

171 The ones I got usually had some glitter and oddly placed stickers on them. She eventually attended The Pittsburgh School of the Arts when she grew up. True story
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 01, 2021 09:46 AM (gx6NG)

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That's the school where you get a scholarship if you can Draw Blinky, right?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 01, 2021 09:48 AM (fLVm1)

172 The CA building hosted mental health services, financial services, an insurance agent and a lawyer. Motive really could be anything.

Posted by: Grudge Harbor at April 01, 2021 09:49 AM (uhPTO)

173 Banksy came to New Orleans after Katrina and did his thing in a few places. There was a news story about this guy who was painting over one of them. It was this old black guy who owned the property and didn't he give AF. He was getting that graffiti off his wall.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 01, 2021 09:48 AM (1ISKN)
++++
Good. Just because you're a darling of the weird modern art crowd and sign your work, vandalism of someone else's property isn't magically transformed into glorious art that you own.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 01, 2021 09:49 AM (Jsjd7)

174 Surely her parents helped her with this piece.
B-

Posted by: Glenn John at April 01, 2021 09:49 AM (aehRq)

175 Is that a crown?
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 01, 2021 09:45 AM (yQpMk)


Heavy is the head that wears it.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 01, 2021 09:49 AM (Zz0t1)

176 I can see how Mazie was working here.

Draw a circle. Ok, circle isn't close to being a circle. Fail.

But hey, it kinda looks like a bean. Or a head. That's it! It's someone's head.
Letme draw a goofy mouth. Head needs a body. I only have two colored markers though.

Ok, Bean head is wearing an ugly blue and purple striped shirt like my mean brother.

My brother is a bug. He should have bug legs!
And goofy eyes!

Goofy eyed, bean headed bug brother. A masterpiece!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 01, 2021 09:49 AM (VJFAr)

177 Gorilla head. That's rayciss.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 01, 2021 09:49 AM (Zz0t1)

178 "The purple honors Prince in a manner befitting a drug overdose death!"

Posted by: Wally at April 01, 2021 09:48 AM (e8LQ4)

Purple Pain

Posted by: BignJames at April 01, 2021 09:49 AM (AwYPR)

179 did AOC sit for this ??

Posted by: REDACTED at April 01, 2021 09:49 AM (6iURM)

180 Testing. One. Two. Three. Testing.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 01, 2021 09:49 AM (ViCCR)

181 It's no Owebama sinking into the bushes.......

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 01, 2021 09:50 AM (Zz0t1)

182 Is Maizie a gorilla?

Posted by: fluffy at April 01, 2021 09:50 AM (NTXuK)

183 Dammit, I'm hitching a ride outta this thread on the next TARDIS to drop by.

Posted by: Brother Tim sez: No Blood for Congress! at April 01, 2021 09:50 AM (OUMaO)

184 Who killed the blog?

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 01, 2021 09:50 AM (ViCCR)

185 did AOC sit for this ??
Posted by: REDACTED at April 01, 2021 09:49 AM (6iURM)
++++
I dunno. It has the eyes but not the upper chompers. That could be artistic license, though.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 01, 2021 09:50 AM (Jsjd7)

186 CBD & Kris,

I love the write up for this piece of art. it's beautifully done.

at the same time, this is what absolutely killed me in art class in college. the various professors input THEIR worldview on the art. and the only way to pass the class was to agree with their interpretation of the painting. and there was always an undercurrent of pretentiousness with it too.

maybe i just had bad professors.

Posted by: SturmToddler at April 01, 2021 09:51 AM (8D42x)

187 Piker

*hic*

Posted by: Jackson Pollack at April 01, 2021 09:51 AM (jvt6t)

188 for some reason, the art made me think of the harold and the purple crayon books. good books that i highly recommend.

Posted by: Comrade Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at April 01, 2021 09:51 AM (v3pYe)

189 Is Maizie a gorilla?

Posted by: fluffy at April 01, 2021 09:50 AM (NTXuK)

Senator

Posted by: BignJames at April 01, 2021 09:51 AM (AwYPR)

190 Good morning y'all

Posted by: tbodie at April 01, 2021 09:51 AM (cHbIE)

191 How many of us still have refrigerator art, not only saved, but still on the fridge?
I do, there is one grandkid painting from who knows when (he's 10 now) that started off and is still on the beer fridge because that's where he asked me to put it.
Priceless.I still have a list of "10 reasons I love my dad" laminated at on the inside lid of my tool box. He's 25 now.

Posted by: IP at April 01, 2021 09:51 AM (pWrfh)

192 The ones I got usually had some glitter and oddly placed stickers on them. She eventually attended The Pittsburgh School of the Arts when she grew up. True story

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 01, 2021 09:46 AM (gx6NG)

According to the Royal Academy of Art, sticker and glitter are one level above macaroni art, but still below Velvet Elvises. That there is **High Art**.

Posted by: Kris at April 01, 2021 09:51 AM (OyyDO)

193 I find this particular piece of art rather pre-teentious.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 01, 2021 09:51 AM (m45I2)

194 "Anyone who is using the term 'surge' around you consciously is trying to invoke a militaristic frame."
OK, we'll call it the "Blitzkrieg on the Border"
Posted by: SMOD


Can't call it a "surge", because kids aren't insurgents"!

Posted by: Donkey Chompers at April 01, 2021 09:51 AM (OCTRt)

195 did AOC sit for this ??
Posted by: REDACTED at April 01, 2021 09:49 AM (6iURM)

no bumps in th echest.

it's her only redeeming feature....

Posted by: SturmToddler at April 01, 2021 09:51 AM (8D42x)

196 Seriously? I have a box full of art like that.

Posted by: Ziba at April 01, 2021 09:51 AM (S1hrL)

197 Kris' analysis of the piece is spot on.

Posted by: DR.WTF at April 01, 2021 09:51 AM (AiZBA)

198 I find this particular piece of art rather pre-teentious.
Posted by: Muldoon


ISWYDT

Posted by: Donkey Chompers at April 01, 2021 09:52 AM (OCTRt)

199 Dammit, Bobby

Posted by: Brother Tim sez: No Blood for Congress! at April 01, 2021 09:52 AM (OUMaO)

200 It explodes my brain that people would pay for this type of art at a gallery.

Posted by: BifBewalski - for realz? That's not your kid, right? at April 01, 2021 09:52 AM (xUZGX)

201 The viewer is always the final arbiter of the meaning of art. If the artist disagrees, he should learn to communicated better.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 01, 2021 09:52 AM (yQpMk)

202 Now that's art!

Would hang. On my refrigerator.

Posted by: Emmie, chopped gizzard at April 01, 2021 09:52 AM (ofYez)

203 Rembrandt, Monet, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and now....this. We are doomed as a civilization.

Posted by: Jmel at April 01, 2021 09:52 AM (poJ0M)

204 What ? No Raspberry Beret ?

Posted by: SMOD at April 01, 2021 09:52 AM (3aI0K)

205 Finally, some real art at AoS!

Posted by: Kevin at April 01, 2021 09:52 AM (O7o4Q)

206 Just so you know, those of you making the harsh or unflattering comments have caused me to suffer, in perpetuity, for the rest of my life the following harms, injuries, losses and damages: Pain, inconvenience, severe mental distress, severe emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, humiliation, harm to self___, injury to career, spiritual injury to my soul, fear, discomfort, misery, anxiety, and suffering.

Posted by: Maizie at April 01, 2021 09:52 AM (DMUuz)

207 Stoopid toothy sock off.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 01, 2021 09:52 AM (OCTRt)

208 According to the Royal Academy of Art, sticker and glitter are one level above macaroni art, but still below Velvet Elvises. That there is **High Art**.
Posted by: Kris at April 01, 2021 09:51 AM (OyyDO)
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Listen to Kris. She's an expert. She knows.

Posted by: bluebell at April 01, 2021 09:53 AM (/669Q)

209 The small blue shapes on the sides of the head are what make this a masterpiece! No mere scribbling child could envision the images these small squiggles invoke in the minds of true Modern Art aficionados. I am sure none of you cretins noticed them, and if one of you amazingly did so, you failed to understand the evocative brilliance of them!

Posted by: Ms Harvard-Educated Whiite Person Who Despises Who Despises White People at April 01, 2021 09:53 AM (AMIL/)

210 Maizie seems to be trolling the art world.

Posted by: fluffy at April 01, 2021 09:53 AM (NTXuK)

211 I saw Raspberry Beret open for The Dada Art Club at a little bar in Baltimore back in '87.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 01, 2021 09:53 AM (Jsjd7)

212 If half the audience doesn't walk away angry, you haven't done your job as an artist.

-- Rian Johnson

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 01, 2021 09:53 AM (fLVm1)

213 Definitely would hang.
On the Fridge.
Where all great works of art belong!

Posted by: Archer at April 01, 2021 09:53 AM (gmo/4)

214 Just posting to see where I need to start for the current comments. Move along, nothing to see here.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 01, 2021 09:53 AM (Ez6QX)

215 Let's do the time warp, again?

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 01, 2021 09:53 AM (Zz0t1)

216 Speaking of Donkey Chompers, when is she scheduled to be at the camps to cry again??

Posted by: Jak Sucio at April 01, 2021 09:53 AM (jvt6t)

217 The compositions, colors, and subject matter, all work harmoniously to deliver a unified and well-executed artwork worthy of Atlas, the biting/pooping pooch in the White House

Posted by: SMOD at April 01, 2021 09:54 AM (3aI0K)

218 The small blue shapes on the sides of the head are what make this a masterpiece! No mere scribbling child could envision the images these small squiggles invoke in the minds of true Modern Art aficionados.


I assumed they were ears.

*goes back to zoom the photo*

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 01, 2021 09:54 AM (yQpMk)

219 Posted by: Maizie at April 01, 2021 09:52 AM (DMUuz)

Ahhh, blow it out yer ass, Maizie.

Posted by: BignJames at April 01, 2021 09:54 AM (AwYPR)

220 Weird

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 01, 2021 09:54 AM (Q87rR)

221 now in the era of SS fridges, what do people do with their magnets ?

Posted by: REDACTED at April 01, 2021 09:54 AM (6iURM)

222 Kris did a good write up...and yet I'm not convinced I should be overly enthused about this piece of art.

Posted by: Ziba at April 01, 2021 09:54 AM (S1hrL)

223 Over/under on whether the FBI was "aware" of the shooter?
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 01, 2021 10:22 AM (yQpMk)


Easy bet.

Posted by: Emmie, chopped gizzard at April 01, 2021 09:54 AM (ofYez)

224 It explodes my brain that people would pay for this type of art at a gallery.
Posted by: BifBewalski - for realz? That's not your kid, right? at April 01, 2021 09:52 AM (xUZGX)

i'd rather this than the crap they try to pass off now as modern.

i can't remember where, but didn't someone leave trash on an empty pedestal at some gallery not too long ago, and it stayed for a while as they thought it was real art?

Posted by: SturmToddler at April 01, 2021 09:54 AM (8D42x)

225
The Kris review reminds me of a pretentious wine snob who inadvertently grabbed the wrong drink but still detects 'fruity notes, with a hint of cherry' in a glass of rum and coke.

Posted by: Bill from Attainder at April 01, 2021 09:54 AM (N/gDA)

226 hilarious

Posted by: Silent at April 01, 2021 09:54 AM (CrU4U)

227 Why do the comments stop?

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at April 01, 2021 09:55 AM (y7DUB)

228 What are you going to do when the trash can is more artistic than anything in the room?

Posted by: humphreyrobot at April 01, 2021 09:55 AM (/rM6w)

229 They will now go full steam ahead on taking our guns.

Posted by: Ziba at April 01, 2021 09:55 AM (S1hrL)

230 Are those ears on the side of the head? Little horns, maybe?

Posted by: dantesed at April 01, 2021 09:55 AM (88xKn)

231 "I sense great vulnerability. A man-child crying out for love. An innocent orphan in the post-modern world."

"I see a parasite. A sexually depraved miscreant who is seeking only to gratify his basest and most immediate urges."

Posted by: andycanuck at April 01, 2021 09:55 AM (1yPl/)

232 now in the era of SS fridges, what do people do with their magnets ?
Posted by: REDACTED at April 01, 2021 09:54 AM (6iURM)
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I think the newer stainless steel fridges are magnetized.

Posted by: bluebell at April 01, 2021 09:55 AM (/669Q)

233 Maybe we are missing the true vision of the artist here. Maybe that's not a body, but a cocoon. Maybe this is her mean older brother, as a chrysalis, emerging into his new form, a nice older brother who gets her purple freeze pops from the fridge, cause she's only 3 and a half feet tall.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 01, 2021 09:55 AM (VJFAr)

234 315 The sound-powered telephones on my boat were amplified by electrical
power. They only become truly "sound powered" during drills and power
interruptions. And then they sounded like shit

the brown note?

Posted by: Comrade Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at April 01, 2021 09:55 AM (sGtp+)

235 Having trouble posting.

Posted by: Emmie, chopped gizzard at April 01, 2021 09:55 AM (ofYez)

236 It's the covid through an electronic microscope. Viruses are people, too.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 01, 2021 09:55 AM (VVEnO)

237 Since this is the art thread. Junior-ette provided me with three more samples of her digital art.

Link goes to photobucket. SFW & Spouses.
https://is.gd/5p30kR

Posted by: BifBewalski - Art at April 01, 2021 09:56 AM (xUZGX)

238 It aint no Hedy

Posted by: REDACTED at April 01, 2021 09:56 AM (6iURM)

239 I actually thought that was a self-portrait of Joe Biden. Looks exactly like him.

Posted by: Ralph at April 01, 2021 09:56 AM (5FiEy)

240 i can't remember where, but didn't someone leave trash on an empty pedestal at some gallery not too long ago, and it stayed for a while as they thought it was real art?
Posted by: SturmToddler at April 01, 2021 09:54 AM (8D42x)
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Overcorrection. A janitor got into some serious trouble at a big gallery because he threw away a bag of trash, only to learn later that it - a literal bag of trash - was an exhibit. Since then, gallery janitors don't touch nothin' that idiots could think was art.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 01, 2021 09:56 AM (Jsjd7)

241 Mazie has some really energetic and thought provoking pieces. Not liking this one as much as her mountain drawings. Seems unfinished, to me.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, registered Independent at April 01, 2021 09:56 AM (WcJwr)

242 hmm

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 01, 2021 09:56 AM (CqHIp)

243 THAT'S HEDLEY!

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 01, 2021 09:56 AM (yQpMk)

244 Toddlers thrown over the wall and left to fend for themselves.

Video:

https://tinyurl.com/455382kd

Posted by: Diesel Jones at April 01, 2021 09:56 AM (Vu7A1)

245 Note the (high) degree of realism, the believable and appropriate perspective, the skillful use of light, shadow and color choices rendering an artistically pleasing composition with the right amount of details.

Posted by: SMOD at April 01, 2021 09:56 AM (3aI0K)

246 now in the era of SS fridges, what do people do with their magnets ?
Posted by: REDACTED at April 01, 2021 09:54 AM (6iURM)
++++
When the secret police are monitoring your 'fridge, magnets are the least of your concern...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 01, 2021 09:57 AM (Jsjd7)

247 It aint no Hedy
Posted by: REDACTED at April 01, 2021 09:56 AM (6iURM)


Because it's HEDLEY!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 01, 2021 09:57 AM (Zz0t1)

248 I pity the April Fool!

Posted by: Mr. & Mrs. T at April 01, 2021 09:57 AM (63Dwl)

249 I see nothing posted for 30 minutes?

Posted by: CN at April 01, 2021 09:57 AM (ONvIw)

250 So, now each comment is Where's Waldo.

Post your comment, then find it, bitches.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 01, 2021 09:57 AM (Zz0t1)

251 Those eyes... Now you tell me- I thought I was trapped in a mirror!

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 01, 2021 09:58 AM (AytXr)

252 99 CBD & Kris,

I love the write up for this piece of art. it's beautifully done.

at the same time, this is what absolutely killed me in art class in college. the various professors input THEIR worldview on the art. and the only way to pass the class was to agree with their interpretation of the painting. and there was always an undercurrent of pretentiousness with it too.

maybe i just had bad professors.
Posted by: SturmToddler at April 01, 2021 09:51 AM (8D42x)

I tried to keep my personal feelings out of the classroom. Most of my students were really intimidated by art and I didn't want to scare them away from finding something to enjoy on their own terms. I got caught once in a while when I got to something I loved, like the German Expressionists. That art is ugly on purpose but I appreciate its purpose, even though they are almost all flaming socialists.

Posted by: Kris at April 01, 2021 09:58 AM (OyyDO)

253
References the baby from "Eraserhead."

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at April 01, 2021 09:58 AM (2iDSr)

254 Still better than that nekkid dwarf.

Posted by: Jack Squat Bupkis at April 01, 2021 09:58 AM (Bs26G)

255 It seems pixy changed the time zone to Central, which is CORRECT.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 01, 2021 09:58 AM (Zz0t1)

256 141 Toddlers thrown over the wall and left to fend for themselves.

Video:

https://tinyurl.com/455382kd

Posted by: Diesel Jones at April 01, 2021 09:56 AM (Vu7A1)

We should throw all our useless children at Mexico in retaliation.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 01, 2021 09:58 AM (1ISKN)

257 OK, we'll call it the "Blitzkrieg on the Border"
Posted by: SMOD at April 01, 2021 09:46 AM (3aI0K)

UNTOTHEEFO
https://bit.ly/2PL1IsO

Posted by: banana Dream at April 01, 2021 09:58 AM (+BMD8)

258 I thought that was a self-portrait of Joe Biden. Looks just like him and that's about the level of artistic talent I would expect from him.

Posted by: Ralph at April 01, 2021 09:58 AM (5FiEy)

259 have we been cancelled?

Posted by: CN at April 01, 2021 09:58 AM (ONvIw)

260 Hey CBD and Kris, how about a showcase of our fridge art for one day, like the the pet thread?

Posted by: IP at April 01, 2021 09:58 AM (pWrfh)

261 Priceless.I still have a list of "10 reasons I love my dad" laminated at on the inside lid of my tool box. He's 25 now.
Posted by: IP

I still have some artwork from my boys when they were in primary school. I have the pinch pots and the Christmas ornaments and the Mother's Day birdhouses.

Getting dusty in here.

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 01, 2021 09:58 AM (U2p+3)

262 Tiiiiiiiiiiiiime is on my siiiiiiiide...yes it is...

Posted by: Brother Tim sez: No Blood for Congress! at April 01, 2021 09:58 AM (OUMaO)

263 Toddlers thrown over the wall and left to fend for themselves.

Video:

https://tinyurl.com/455382kd
Posted by: Diesel Jones at April 01, 2021 09:56 AM (Vu7A1)

Oh my God. Those poor babies.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 01, 2021 09:59 AM (Ez6QX)

264 When the secret police are monitoring your 'fridge, magnets are the least of your concern...
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 01, 2021 09:57 AM (Jsjd7)

Were shopping for a new fridge with Smash. I kept bypassing the ones with wifi connected screens and cameras inside. Smash asked why. I responded with, "do you really want someone hacking the fridge and seeing what leftovers are in there?" Then I put pr0nhub up on the next one we passed.

Posted by: BifBewalski - internet connected fridges? at April 01, 2021 09:59 AM (xUZGX)

265 149 throw them back

Posted by: CN at April 01, 2021 09:59 AM (ONvIw)

266 I'm standing around
Wearing the crown
of apathy.....

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 01, 2021 09:59 AM (Zz0t1)

267
Oh, and, April fools, understood.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at April 01, 2021 09:59 AM (2iDSr)

268 An office building shooting in LA?
When did Newsom let them go back to work?
I'm betting a pissed off karen.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 01, 2021 09:59 AM (axyOa)

269 If I were going to hang something like this on the refrigerator I would like it to be a little crisper!

Posted by: Muldoon at April 01, 2021 09:59 AM (m45I2)

270 Anybody home?

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at April 01, 2021 09:59 AM (Vxu+H)

271 Toddlers thrown over the wall and left to fend for themselves.



I should have known JJ would have it covered. The one day I don't start with the Morning Report...

Posted by: Diesel Jones at April 01, 2021 09:59 AM (Vu7A1)

272 In the spirit of today's art:

https://lackadaisycats.com/exhibit.php?exhibitid=433

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at April 01, 2021 09:59 AM (WGara)

273 The calm, almost soporific mien of the piece is suggestive of a Byzantine Madonna, ineffable in her composure and yet fully aware of the terrible fate that awaits her child.

Posted by: Pretentious Art Critic No. 4 at April 01, 2021 09:59 AM (fLVm1)

274 153 you're insane

Posted by: CN at April 01, 2021 09:59 AM (ONvIw)

275 Eh, its as good as anything in the later half of Picasso's career.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 01, 2021 10:00 AM (KZzsI)

276 So, now each comment is Where's Waldo.

Post your comment, then find it, bitches.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 01, 2021 09:57 AM (Zz0t1)

LOL

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 01, 2021 10:00 AM (Ez6QX)

277 Great April Fool's humor, CBD and Kris! Thanks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 01, 2021 10:00 AM (VP4Cd)

278 I should ask for prayers that this actually works out.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing


MPPPP, I hope it works out for you ...

Posted by: Adriane the Cryptography Critic ... at April 01, 2021 10:00 AM (LPnfS)

279 gack!

Posted by: Admirale's Mate at April 01, 2021 10:00 AM (di+th)

280 All you briskets! Into the smoker!

Posted by: SS fridge at April 01, 2021 10:00 AM (1yPl/)

281 Shut up, Dunce.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 01, 2021 10:00 AM (yQpMk)

282 Blog's in the barrel.

But...when?

Posted by: Brother Tim sez: No Blood for Congress! at April 01, 2021 10:01 AM (OUMaO)

283 I am convinced that "Proud Moderate" is a joke sock.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 01, 2021 10:01 AM (Jsjd7)

284 Were shopping for a new fridge with Smash. I kept bypassing the ones with wifi connected screens and cameras inside. Smash asked why. I responded with, "do you really want someone hacking the fridge and seeing what leftovers are in there?" Then I put pr0nhub up on the next one we passed.
Posted by: BifBewalski - internet connected fridges? at April 01, 2021 09:59 AM (xUZGX)


I used to take a flash drive with me to Best Buy that had format.com on it.

Open command prompt.
E:
format C:
y
walk away.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 01, 2021 10:01 AM (Zz0t1)

285 153 the FBI is a domestic terrorist organization with zero tolerance for truth.

Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at April 01, 2021 10:01 AM (lgiXo)

286 All trolls are average joe. That is all.

Posted by: dantesed at April 01, 2021 10:01 AM (88xKn)

287 now in the era of SS fridges, what do people do with their magnets ?
Posted by: REDACTED


Duct tape.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 01, 2021 10:02 AM (OCTRt)

288 153 the FBI is a domestic terrorist organization with zero tolerance for truth.
Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at April 01, 2021 10:01 AM (lgiXo)
++++
Now there, I am not so sure. If the truth were to align with their objectives merely by happenstance, they wouldn't avoid it in that case.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 01, 2021 10:02 AM (Jsjd7)

289 Over/under on whether the FBI was "aware" of the shooter?
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 01, 2021 10:22 AM (yQpMk)

****

He was on FIB's "watch list"... meaning, FIB watched as he mowed down innocents. Works every time.

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at April 01, 2021 10:02 AM (flINI)

290 The google-y eyes reflect the artist's own ambivalence toward the fascistic big tech monopolies that watch us all, while the teeth emerging from the lower lips speaks to the artist's history of coloring Goofus and Galant pictures, and a sense of unspeakable dread, in a dentist's waiting room.

Posted by: Ted Torgerson at April 01, 2021 10:02 AM (vN+oL)

291 Crazy.
Never stick in crazy.
With this one do not turn your back on her either.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at April 01, 2021 10:02 AM (5kpOR)

292 CBD is having us on, as is Kris the art critic. It is a nice joke, and AoS is known to joke around.

Posted by: kraken at April 01, 2021 10:02 AM (6Je/Q)

293 you're insane

He's a communist pretending to be a moderate who thinks we're too stupid to pick up on his shtick. Crazy's pretty much part of the package.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Serving all Americans, even the Neanderthals. at April 01, 2021 10:02 AM (SchxB)

294 I loved the art critique. I helped close up an art showing years ago. The customers and artists engaged in the same psychobabble used in the critique. When the show closed and customers left the artists were amazed at what the elite rubes paid for said art, amid calls of "They're all gone now, break out the joints, pop the corks, lets party!!!"

Posted by: The Walking Dude at April 01, 2021 10:02 AM (cCxiu)

295 I tried to keep my personal feelings out of the classroom. Most of my students were really intimidated by art and I didn't want to scare them away from finding something to enjoy on their own terms. I got caught once in a while when I got to something I loved, like the German Expressionists. That art is ugly on purpose but I appreciate its purpose, even though they are almost all flaming socialists.
Posted by: Kris at April 01, 2021 09:58 AM (OyyDO)

i love this, and respect it fully. but what always got me was when the prof started on how what was pre-renaissance art was commentary on todays world. or taking some study portrait and turning it into an attack on patriarchy and such.

of course, i was also 29 in college after a stint on the Navy and might have been a bit less "moldable" than the normal student...

Posted by: SturmToddler at April 01, 2021 10:02 AM (8D42x)

296 it's funny, no doubt.

Posted by: runner at April 01, 2021 10:02 AM (4LH9f)

297 My back hurts. I grow ever weary of the pain.

Don't want to take drugs to relieve it.

I'm kinda fucked.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 01, 2021 10:02 AM (Zz0t1)

298 Nice joke CBD.

Posted by: kraken at April 01, 2021 10:03 AM (6Je/Q)

299 now in the era of SS fridges, what do people do with their magnets ?

Posted by: REDACTED at April 01, 2021 09:54 AM (6iURM)


Now they're making Schutzstaffel fridges? Damn Nazis.

Posted by: Archer at April 01, 2021 10:03 AM (gmo/4)

300 Herr Doktor Doktor Jill at Nuremburg rally.

https://bit.ly/3sMEyRi

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 01, 2021 10:03 AM (VVEnO)

301 The Kris review reminds me of a pretentious wine snob who inadvertently grabbed the wrong drink but still detects 'fruity notes, with a hint of cherry' in a glass of rum and coke.
Posted by: Bill from Attainder at April 01, 2021 09:54 AM (N/gDA)


Which reminds me of a joke: A snob in a bar bets the bartender he can tell what any drink is, even blindfolded. So the suds jockey lines up a few glasses, and the snob goes through them.

"Anchor Steam, Clos du Tart '72, Hendircks Cucumber Gin, Fernet-Branca, Dom Perignon '35. . ."

Finally, he comes to the last glass. After a swallow, he spits it back out, yelling, "That's piss!"

"I know,"
replies the bartender. "But whose?"

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 01, 2021 10:03 AM (2JVJo)

302
Nice joke.

Posted by: funny guys at April 01, 2021 10:04 AM (6Je/Q)

303 Look at the usual suspects all attacking the state of GA. Just like the mafia. Do what we want, or else.

How has every state not run by liberals not banded together yet to bring the hammer of god down on these corporations using threats of boycots to sway legislation? States are literally the last defense against Washington and their criminal gang of tech corporations and WokeWood influencers.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 01, 2021 10:04 AM (VJFAr)

304 or taking some study portrait and turning it into an attack on patriarchy and such.

of course, i was also 29 in college after a stint on the Navy and might have been a bit less "moldable" than the normal student...

Posted by: SturmToddler at April 01, 2021 10:02 AM (8D42x)

The patriarchy is nothing if not resistant. They've been attacking it for decades and it's still all they ever talk about.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 01, 2021 10:04 AM (1ISKN)

305 Fucked.

For another 18 minutes.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 01, 2021 10:04 AM (Zz0t1)

306 Googly eyes!!

Posted by: kallisto at April 01, 2021 10:04 AM (DJFLF)

307 I like how the eyes pop out at you. It's bit too modern art for me, but still executed better than I can actually do.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Serving all Americans, even the Neanderthals. at April 01, 2021 10:05 AM (SchxB)

308 I should ask for prayers that this actually works out.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing

I hope it works out for you ...

Posted by: Adriane the Cryptography Critic ... at April 01, 2021 10:05 AM (LPnfS)

309 Now they're making Schutzstaffel fridges? Damn Nazis.

The Mengele "Sub-Zero" model.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 01, 2021 10:05 AM (2JVJo)

310 Posted by: SturmToddler at April 01, 2021 10:02 AM (8D42x)

My first Art History class was taught by an instructor who was meticulous in his avoidance of all opinion. He taught the history of the art works, the symbols in them, and then, and only then did he have an opinion about the quality of the works, but not their messages.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 01, 2021 10:05 AM (Q9lwr)

311 I teach arts and crafts to kids, I always welcome the opportunity to use the googly eyes. So many possibilities with those things...and I hear some even come with eyelashes!

Posted by: kallisto at April 01, 2021 10:06 AM (DJFLF)

312 I have some magnets from a decorative-magnet-making company that read, "Ban plastic fridges!"

Posted by: andycanuck at April 01, 2021 10:06 AM (1yPl/)

313 I currently have two finer works of art on my fridge. Maizie is an amateur.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at April 01, 2021 10:06 AM (jvt6t)

314 Toddlers thrown over the wall and left to fend for themselves.

-
When they landed they took a Biden bounce.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 01, 2021 10:06 AM (VVEnO)

315 You trying to drive people away? Because this is how you drive people away.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 01, 2021 10:06 AM (Zz0t1)

316 Anybody know what MPPPP bit of good news was?. He said he was going to announce it on the Morning Report-but as thorough and well written as J,J, Report is, I am taking a break from news and follow up for until after Easter. Thanks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 01, 2021 10:06 AM (VP4Cd)

317 now in the era of SS fridges, what do people do with their magnets ?

Posted by: REDACTED at April 01, 2021 09:54 AM (6iURM)


Now they're making Schutzstaffel fridges? Damn Nazis.
Posted by: Archer


Hitler on Ice.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 01, 2021 10:06 AM (OCTRt)

318 It is 53 degrees and 40% humidity at my house on the Gulf Coast this morning.

And it's April. Unseasonable to say the least.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 01, 2021 10:07 AM (yQpMk)

319 This piece of art is simply a maizie

Muldoon is always clever but some days I am just gobsmacked at his genius. Today is one of them.

Posted by: Oddbob at April 01, 2021 10:07 AM (qc+VF)

320 What it is is junk. And a waste of time to even comment on it.

Posted by: James Lewis at April 01, 2021 10:07 AM (Imh95)

321 5 The beauty of this post is it's inpossible to truly tell if it's an April Fools joke given the state of the modern art world.
Posted by: Austin in TX at April 01, 2021 09:32 AM (o40m1)

Honestly, if you hadn't said this, I was not thinking "April Fools" at all.

Posted by: m at April 01, 2021 10:07 AM (rk2/G)

322 188 It is 53 degrees and 40% humidity at my house on the Gulf Coast this morning.

And it's April. Unseasonable to say the least.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 01, 2021 10:07 AM (yQpMk)

I have no complaints. It's 9 months of hot and humid in our future.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 01, 2021 10:07 AM (1ISKN)

323 186 Anybody know what MPPPP bit of good news was?.


I think it was he scored some reusable toilet paper

Posted by: REDACTED at April 01, 2021 10:08 AM (6iURM)

324 Children's artwork is so spontaneous and free, it's a joy to work with them. Although it can at times be disturbing when their work reveals a troubled life.

Posted by: kallisto at April 01, 2021 10:08 AM (DJFLF)

325 Anybody know what MPPPP bit of good news was?. He said he was going to announce it on the Morning Report-but as thorough and well written as J,J, Report is, I am taking a break from news and follow up for until after Easter. Thanks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 01, 2021 10:06 AM (VP4Cd)
++++
So the other night I took a good, long look at my finances, bills, mortgage and so on, and figured out that, barring any unforseen problems (yes, I know), if I can stick it out until the end of the year, then I should be able to quit entirely.

Which means - if another iron in the fire heats up - I can spend my days writing.

So there's that. I'll let you know in a few months how this is progressing. At the moment (though the moment's joy will soon disappear), however, it is a yuge weight off my back.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 01, 2021 07:58 AM (2JVJo)

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 01, 2021 10:08 AM (Jsjd7)

326 Maisie, Maizie, give me your answer do,
I am bug-eyed over the likes of you....

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at April 01, 2021 10:08 AM (WFMLs)

327 Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 01, 2021 10:07 AM (yQpMk)

The annual Easter cold Front.....

Posted by: Jak Sucio at April 01, 2021 10:08 AM (jvt6t)

328 Unless she's an animal, this "art" is nothing that any 6 yo can't produce.

Is it really "art"? Or are we being sarcastic or ironic or something? It's been known to happen here.

And "art" discussions or evaluations can be pretty pretentious worthy of being mocked by using some common object drawn by a child or other lesser being with 0 talent.

Posted by: jakee308 at April 01, 2021 10:08 AM (ZLL8y)

329 Hitler on Ice.
Posted by: rickb223 at April 01, 2021 10:06 AM (OCTRt)
++++
Wrong preposition

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 01, 2021 10:08 AM (Jsjd7)

330 Now they're making Schutzstaffel fridges? Damn Nazis.
Posted by: Archer
------
Harbingers of the dreaded WaffleWaffen Division.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at April 01, 2021 10:08 AM (WGara)

331 i love this, and respect it fully. but what always got me was when the prof started on how what was pre-renaissance art was commentary on todays world. or taking some study portrait and turning it into an attack on patriarchy and such.

of course, i was also 29 in college after a stint on the Navy and might have been a bit less "moldable" than the normal student...
Posted by: SturmToddler at April 01, 2021 10:02 AM (8D42x)

Yeah, that stuff was annoying. I got an earful of it while getting my degree. I still hate art theory to this day because of it (Got an A in the class tough cuz I knew how to BS by then).

Read "Rape of the Masters" by Roger Kimball (https://tinyurl.com/37vx7u53)

He shreds the modern theorists that put today's philosophies on the Past Masters. He talks about one of the popular works in my local gallery too. It's great.

Posted by: Kris at April 01, 2021 10:09 AM (OyyDO)

332 My first Art History class was taught by an instructor who was meticulous in his avoidance of all opinion. He taught the history of the art works, the symbols in them, and then, and only then did he have an opinion about the quality of the works, but not their messages.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 01, 2021 10:05 AM (Q9lwr)

i will admit that it lead to some pretty fun exchanges. especially since i was only taking the one required humanities class to graduate. so, opinionated conservative veteran whose literally been around the world vs lib college professor who never left the US (she said as much). it was entertaining, and i think i opened a few eyes. but it got patronizing at times.

Posted by: SturmToddler at April 01, 2021 10:09 AM (8D42x)

333 ... Is it really "art"? Or are we being sarcastic or ironic or something? It's been known to happen here. ...
Posted by: jakee308 at April 01, 2021 10:08 AM (ZLL8y)
++++
What's today's date, Jake?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 01, 2021 10:09 AM (Jsjd7)

334 Thanks to Kris ... I always need some help in the deep analysis of these works of art. What, to my untrained eye, looks unrefined or even childish, is actually the highest form of art, surpassing my limited understanding.

Posted by: illiniwek at April 01, 2021 10:09 AM (Cus5s)

335 Reporter: Looking at today's art, would you care to comment on the execution of our featured artist?

Vengeful Art Critic: I'm in favor of it.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 01, 2021 10:09 AM (m45I2)

336 Oh, please... This piece is so derivative of Munch's "Scream"; a childish attempt at recreating the true horror of the original. Googley-eyes, notwithstanding, even using a cool palette rather than the red-hot hues of the original is a dead giveaway for this sophomoric lookalike. Next, we'll see this "Maizie" character taping a cucumber on a blank wall.

Posted by: red speck at April 01, 2021 10:09 AM (gS3OW)

337 Is it really "art"? Or are we being sarcastic or ironic or something? It's been known to happen here.

And "art" discussions or evaluations can be pretty pretentious worthy of being mocked by using some common object drawn by a child or other lesser being with 0 talent.
Posted by: jakee308 at April 01, 2021 10:08 AM (ZLL8y)


It's most definitely art.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 01, 2021 10:09 AM (VJFAr)

338 April 1 and the nightmare is still accelerating.

Juan O Savin = Guano Sayin'

Posted by: It's Official at April 01, 2021 10:09 AM (vlU9T)

339 I like how the eyes pop out at you.


They seem to follow you around the room. It's eerie..

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 01, 2021 10:10 AM (yQpMk)

340 to be honest, every day in America is April 1st

Posted by: REDACTED at April 01, 2021 10:10 AM (6iURM)

341 Now they're making Schutzstaffel fridges? Damn Nazis.
Posted by: Archer
------
Harbingers of the dreaded WaffleWaffen Division.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at April 01, 2021 10:08 AM (WGara)

sooooo, my company makes really nice and expensive fridges among other things. and we're german.

it might be our new product line...

Posted by: SturmToddler at April 01, 2021 10:10 AM (8D42x)

342 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 01, 2021 10:08 AM (Jsjd7)

Thank JM for that repost, I have been scarce here and a bit of good news related to a Horde member is always nice to see!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -Your Rulers Have, and Deserve, Different Rules! - at April 01, 2021 10:10 AM (hOUT3)

343 of course, i was also 29 in college after a stint on the Navy and might have been a bit less "moldable" than the normal student...
Posted by: SturmToddler at April 01, 2021 10:02 AM


Good to know. I won't send you to get 10 feet of waterline or some sound-powered telephone batteries.

Posted by: Your Art Prof at April 01, 2021 10:11 AM (DMUuz)

344 208 I like how the eyes pop out at you.


They seem to follow you around the room. It's eerie..
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 01, 2021 10:10 AM (yQpMk)


Only the Mona Lisa has come close in recreating this affect.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 01, 2021 10:11 AM (VJFAr)

345 Lil Abner always loved Maizie Day down at the gallery.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 01, 2021 10:11 AM (m45I2)

346 Note to jake, and I quote:

Posted by: jakee308 at April 01, 2021

Posted by: t-bird at April 01, 2021 10:11 AM (DMQdU)

347 Only the Mona Lisa has come close in recreating this affect.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 01, 2021 10:11 AM (VJFAr)
++++
This is entirely incorrect.

Posted by: Paintings in "Scooby Doo" at April 01, 2021 10:11 AM (Jsjd7)

348 208 I like how the eyes pop out at you.


They seem to follow you around the room. It's eerie..
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 01, 2021 10:10 AM (yQpMk)

----------

Now imagine how you would feel if they lit up, like with LEDs.

A missed opportunity for greatness, I'd say.

Posted by: Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light at April 01, 2021 10:12 AM (fLVm1)

349 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 01, 2021 10:08 AM (Jsjd7)

Thanks, Joe, for reposting this.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 01, 2021 10:12 AM (VP4Cd)

350 and there was always an undercurrent of pretentiousness with it too.
Art history professors pretentious ---mais non, c'est pas possible!

Posted by: kallisto at April 01, 2021 10:12 AM (DJFLF)

351 74 Would paint on the side of my van.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 01, 2021 09:46 AM (yQpMk)

heh

Posted by: m at April 01, 2021 10:12 AM (rk2/G)

352 Posted by: red speck at April 01, 2021 10:09 AM (gS3OW)
nice

Posted by: kallisto at April 01, 2021 10:13 AM (DJFLF)

353 I pooped my pants!

Posted by: Little Johnny, Art Critic at April 01, 2021 10:13 AM (vlU9T)

354 216 Only the Mona Lisa has come close in recreating this affect.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 01, 2021 10:11 AM (VJFAr)
++++
This is entirely incorrect.
Posted by: Paintings in "Scooby Doo" at April 01, 2021 10:11 AM (Jsjd7)

You're high, Shaggy.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 01, 2021 10:13 AM (VJFAr)

355 Baby mummy...suckin' on a pacifier.

Posted by: BignJames at April 01, 2021 10:14 AM (AwYPR)

356 sooooo, my company makes really nice and expensive fridges among other things. and we're german.

it might be our new product line...
Posted by: SturmToddler


Bosch?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 01, 2021 10:14 AM (OCTRt)

357 I pooped my pants!

Posted by: Little Johnny, Art Critic at April 01, 2021 10:13 AM (vlU9T)

Me too! - Josef Biden

Posted by: Archer at April 01, 2021 10:14 AM (gmo/4)

358 Good to know. I won't send you to get 10 feet of waterline or some sound-powered telephone batteries.

Posted by: Your Art Prof at April 01, 2021 10:11 AM (DMUuz)

The sound-powered telephones on my boat were amplified by electrical power. They only become truly "sound powered" during drills and power interruptions. And then they sounded like shit. A battery would have been nice.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 01, 2021 10:14 AM (1ISKN)

359 Baby mummy...suckin' on a pacifier.
Posted by: BignJames at April 01, 2021 10:14 AM (AwYPR)
------
In an ironic way.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at April 01, 2021 10:14 AM (WGara)

360 Self portrait by Joe Biden?

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at April 01, 2021 10:15 AM (3H9h1)

361 Another mass shooting this one in a Southern California office building. Four dead including a child; shooter and one other victim in critical care.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 01, 2021 10:15 AM (1yPl/)

362 I pooped my pants!
Posted by: Little Johnny


I pooped mine too!

Posted by: Big Joe Biden at April 01, 2021 10:15 AM (OCTRt)

363 ow in the era of SS fridges, what do people do with their magnets ?

A machinist at work would occasionally get a new engineer with, "we better use the aluminum magnet!"

Posted by: t-bird at April 01, 2021 10:15 AM (pbStR)

364 Good to know. I won't send you to get 10 feet of waterline or some sound-powered telephone batteries.

Posted by: Your Art Prof


No left handed monkey wrenches?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 01, 2021 10:16 AM (OCTRt)

365 Q1 2021 vs Q1 2020 Vaccine deaths up 6,000%

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 01, 2021 10:16 AM (yrol0)

366 230 Another mass shooting this one in a Southern California office building. Four dead including a child; shooter and one other victim in critical care.
Posted by: andycanuck at April 01, 2021 10:15 AM (1yPl/)


Can we all agree it's well past due that we ban office buildings? How many more crimes must we endure inside buildings before we say, enough!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 01, 2021 10:17 AM (VJFAr)

367
He shreds the modern theorists that put today's philosophies on the Past Masters.
I can't even imagine what intersectional bullshit is being applied to a Cezanne bowl of fruit or a Gainsborough pastoral landscape

Posted by: kallisto at April 01, 2021 10:17 AM (DJFLF)

368 230 Another mass shooting this one in a Southern California office building. Four dead including a child; shooter and one other victim in critical care.
Posted by: andycanuck at April 01, 2021 10:15 AM (1yPl/)


Evil deep-staters are going to facilitate these murders until we submit to gun confiscation.

Posted by: Emmie, chopped gizzard at April 01, 2021 10:18 AM (ofYez)

369 I pooped my pants!



Posted by: Little Johnny, Art Critic at April 01, 2021 10:13 AM (vlU9T)

Me too! - Josef Biden


Posted by: Archer at April 01, 2021 10:14 AM (gmo/4)
I pooped mine too!

Posted by: Big Joe Biden at April 01, 2021 10:15 AM (OCTRt)
I left you a present on the carpet. Woof! Woof! - Major

Posted by: Archer at April 01, 2021 10:18 AM (gmo/4)

370 Was off yesterday. Went to the tax office to get new plates for a trailer. Forgot it was the last day of the month.

Place was like the monkey house at the zoo. FML.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 01, 2021 10:18 AM (OCTRt)

371 237 and afterwards as well.

Posted by: Emmie, chopped gizzard at April 01, 2021 10:18 AM (ofYez)

372 sooooo, my company makes really nice and expensive fridges among other things. and we're german.

it might be our new product line...
Posted by: SturmToddler


Bosch?
Posted by: rickb223 at April 01, 2021 10:14 AM (OCTRt)

the other one.

Posted by: SturmToddler at April 01, 2021 10:19 AM (8D42x)

373
No left handed monkey wrenches?
Posted by: rickb223 at April 01, 2021 10:16 AM (OCTRt)

I need a 5 gallon bucket of prop wash

Posted by: BifBewalski - Have some fun! at April 01, 2021 10:19 AM (xUZGX)

374 He shreds the modern theorists that put today's philosophies on the Past Masters.
I can't even imagine what intersectional bullshit is being applied to a Cezanne bowl of fruit or a Gainsborough pastoral landscape
Posted by: kallisto at April 01, 2021 10:17 AM (DJFLF)

Well, apparently Caravaggio's "Conversion of Saul" is really a bestiality fantasy. I am not making that up.

Posted by: Kris at April 01, 2021 10:19 AM (OyyDO)

375 Would happily hang.

Posted by: Brother Tim sez: No Blood for Congress! at April 01, 2021 10:20 AM (OUMaO)

376 Bosch?
Posted by: rickb223 at April 01, 2021 10:14 AM (OCTRt)

the other one.
Posted by: SturmToddler

IG Fridge

Posted by: t-bird at April 01, 2021 10:20 AM (pbStR)

377 No left handed monkey wrenches?
Posted by: rickb223 at April 01, 2021 10:16 AM (OCTRt)

I need a 5 gallon bucket of prop wash
Posted by: BifBewalski - Have some fun! at April 01, 2021 10:19 AM (xUZGX)
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Don't forget the elbiw grease. And a left-handed smoke shifter.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at April 01, 2021 10:20 AM (WGara)

378
the other one.
Posted by: SturmToddler

IG Fridge
Posted by: t-bird at April 01, 2021 10:20 AM (pbStR)

IP Freely?

Posted by: BifBewalski - Have some fun! at April 01, 2021 10:20 AM (xUZGX)

379 Good to know. I won't send you to get 10 feet of waterline or some sound-powered telephone batteries.



Posted by: Your Art Prof at April 01, 2021 10:11 AM

Don't forget the relative bearing grease.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at April 01, 2021 10:21 AM (JUOKG)

380 No left handed monkey wrenches?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 01, 2021 10:16 AM (OCTRt)



I need a 5 gallon bucket of prop wash

Posted by: BifBewalski - Have some fun! at April 01, 2021 10:19 AM (xUZGX)

Set the lookout for the mail buoy at 0230 hrs tonight.

Posted by: Archer at April 01, 2021 10:21 AM (gmo/4)

381 Mornin', all,

I got a notice from the Federal court in my area that I've been randomly selected *for consideration* as a juror. I went to their website and filled out their questionnaire. Not until the end does it mention that you might be called anytime in the next 2 years.

Anyway, I have no intention of sitting all day with a face diaper on. I claimed an excuse for my vertigo, which is real, and for which I sent them the letter from my doctor. They have a separate form I can have my doctor fill out, and I'll do that too. I hope it works.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 01, 2021 10:21 AM (/XOcP)

382 The lack of diverse colors and the dominating whiteness of the background literally screams #WhiteSupremacy!

Posted by: Twitter Twatbot #35766 at April 01, 2021 10:21 AM (vlU9T)

383 Bosch?
Posted by: rickb223 at April 01, 2021 10:14 AM (OCTRt)

the other one.
Posted by: SturmToddler

IG Fridge
Posted by: t-bird at April 01, 2021 10:20 AM (pbStR)

Liebherr - it's pretty high end from i'm lead to believe. never looked at it though.

Posted by: SturmToddler at April 01, 2021 10:21 AM (8D42x)

384 IG Fridge
Posted by: t-bird at April 01, 2021 10:20 AM (pbStR)
++++
I shouldn't have laughed, but I did. Uproariously.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 01, 2021 10:21 AM (Jsjd7)

385 Had a five year old boy in my class once who astonished me, he really knew how to use the materials, for his age he was a good painter, , and creative. I found out later he attends a specialized art school for kids in Brooklyn.

Posted by: kallisto at April 01, 2021 10:21 AM (DJFLF)

386 Almost there!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 01, 2021 10:21 AM (Zz0t1)

387 Well, apparently Caravaggio's "Conversion of Saul" is really a bestiality fantasy. I am not making that up.
Posted by: Kris at April 01, 2021 10:19 AM (OyyDO)
------
I -- what?!

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at April 01, 2021 10:21 AM (WGara)

388 Boom

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 01, 2021 10:22 AM (Zz0t1)

389 IP Freely?

Not anymore, not at my age.

Posted by: IP at April 01, 2021 10:22 AM (pWrfh)

390 Oh, and the art: Kris, we appreciate your explications. But clearly you and CBD are pulling an April Fool on us. This looks like something I would have produced in first grade!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 01, 2021 10:22 AM (/XOcP)

391 Article at Yahoo: "Footlocker CEO says people are spending their stimulus checks"
yeah, Footlocker, solid use of those tax dollars

Posted by: brak at April 01, 2021 10:22 AM (cG+eD)

392 And, normal......

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 01, 2021 10:22 AM (Zz0t1)

393 IP Freely?

***

I.M. Pei

Posted by: Muldoon at April 01, 2021 10:22 AM (m45I2)

394 Another mass shooting this one in a Southern California office building. Four dead including a child; shooter and one other victim in critical care.
Posted by: andycanuck at April 01, 2021 10:15 AM (1yPl/)



Over/under on whether the FBI was "aware" of the shooter?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 01, 2021 10:22 AM (yQpMk)

395 Welcome back, morons......

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 01, 2021 10:22 AM (Zz0t1)

396 Wait, someone gets Paid to draw that stuff?

Posted by: Atteest critique at April 01, 2021 10:47 AM (S4jmh)

397 Ooohhhhh April Arg Thread fools. I was completely and utterly sucked in. Nicely done.

Posted by: Atteest critique at April 01, 2021 10:49 AM (S4jmh)

398 Dead eyes, like a dolls eyes.

Posted by: Atteest critique at April 01, 2021 10:49 AM (S4jmh)

399 This is not art. This is a child drawing childish things. I wish you had posted real art.

Posted by: Pamazon at April 01, 2021 10:52 AM (OBjG6)

400
Chlamydia CHLAMYDIA thy name is Perfidia Fridge Art.

Posted by: Saf at April 01, 2021 01:55 PM (/N+d8)

401 OK! I'm going to ask: is this an April Fools Day prank post? Or is this an actual, honest-to-God 'painting' on exhibit in a gallery?

Posted by: Patti at April 01, 2021 02:36 PM (1bKMN)

402
Who knew that there were orthodontists who served paramecia?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 01, 2021 04:44 PM (pNxlR)

403 Oh. April Fool's.

Posted by: skzion at April 01, 2021 09:14 PM (vqSpp)

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