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03/07/2018 08:41:58 PM · #1
Originally posted by mariuca:

Thanks for the blue Don. Very precious. And it still snows

oh, we know!
03/07/2018 08:32:49 PM · #2
Thanks for the blue Don. Very precious. And it still snows
03/07/2018 01:11:13 PM · #3
The Art of Unexpected Fantasy

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the unexpected haircut

03/05/2018 05:34:11 PM · #4
Sincere thanks, Don.
03/05/2018 02:38:16 PM · #5
Thanks so much for the ribbon Don. I am protesting its DQ and am hoping it will be reinstated. If not, your ribbon means more to me. I hope
I can keep it!
03/05/2018 01:49:35 PM · #6
Thank you Don, always a pleasure to see that spot of red at the end.
03/04/2018 10:41:41 AM · #7
Originally posted by posthumous:

So Bad It's Art



Thanks again, Don!
03/02/2018 04:04:08 PM · #8
Apologies to Robert Frost:

Breathes there a Bear who isn't moved
When he finds his work is understood
And not entirely disapproved
By the Dead Man of his neighborhood?

Message edited by author 2018-03-02 23:43:44.
03/02/2018 01:35:42 PM · #9
So Bad It's Art


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02/27/2018 11:27:56 AM · #10
Originally posted by posthumous:

Art Out of Gallery



Thanks Don! Love the other choices as well.
02/26/2018 10:38:48 AM · #11
Art Out of Gallery


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02/20/2018 10:44:38 AM · #12
Thank you, Don. Very generous of you to provide this kind of feedback.
02/19/2018 10:18:12 PM · #13
Thanks Don. Very much appreciate the comment and posting. Thanks!
02/19/2018 04:38:09 PM · #14
Long time since my last award! Thank you Don, much appreciated
02/19/2018 04:31:54 PM · #15
Thank you for the recognition Don, I am truly delighted!
02/19/2018 12:30:57 PM · #16
What is Art?


The arms. One set is firmly supported against the earth. The other set is almost impossibly akimbo. The darkness and the blur dissolve everything else, helping us to focus on these arms. Some people think it's art because the arms on the left symbolize X and the arms on the right symbolize Y and together they symbolize blah blah, and that's supposed to be a deep interpretation of the art. But what really makes this art is that it makes you want to find symbolism, because it sets you off balance and makes you feel like there's another world behind this one. So, art isn't about the conclusions you draw, it's about creating a desire for conclusions.

Photography is to painting as nonfiction is to fiction. There might still be some metaphorical or symbolic weight to that man on the roof aping superman, but there is also the real man and whatever quotidian or personal reason he had to wear that shirt... and it haunts the symbolism. The same can be said about the composition, which is so visually appealing and strong, the flat surfaces spiraling into each other... cut by two figures and a ladder... but this composition is also haunted by the realities of these two people and who they might really be and what they might really be feeling. Art is in this tension between ideal beauty and concrete concerns... the sacred and the profane.

I would say a lot of it is ambiguity. We know what is going on here. A woman is about to blow on a dandelion. But the photo seems like more than that. To me, it looks like she is about to eat the dandelion. She is so intense at this moment. Meanwhile, the sun is drawing its own picture on the lens, ignoring the natural forms of what's in front of us. And the framing is so close up that we lose the connection between foreground and background. The dandelion becomes its own sun. The grass is right against her face. She is kissing the sun.

Art is two impossibly different things facing each other across an eternity and becoming one.

Putting a child next to an old man is the biggest cliche in the world, but to subvert a cliche is a great artistic pleasure. And this you do by putting the old man on a bike and having the young girl awkwardly waiting for ??? with a red heart balloon. And what's the chair for? In the middle of a field? It's so wonderfully dumb and campy. I mean, it sort of evokes more serious issues, like why is she waiting by an empty chair? Is it because society expects that when she grows up she needs a man to complete her? Meanwhile, the man is self-sufficient to the grave. The girl is clearly questioning this dichotomy. But at the same time, I'm not sure you really meant this, and I can just enjoy this as a nonsense collage of cliches. Your title, after all, only evokes the original cliche of my first sentence. Anyway, this is what art is about... collage, juxtaposing symbols and motifs in weird new ways. And I don't know what your intentions were, but art can happen accidentally.

This is art in a very photographic way. It disorients us, takes some context away so foreground and background create one pattern. The architectural space and purpose disappear, and that vase floats in the same aether as the tree. Everything is just... lines.

The sun is the artist of this photo, deciding what to show and what not to show, relating two beings who probably are not related. That is art, to cover and uncover, to expose and hide. Someone could write an essay about what the man means and what the ox means, and why he's walking out of frame while the ox is stolid, but that essay doesn't make it art. The art is what makes someone want to write the essay, and it makes ten people write ten different essays.
02/10/2018 07:00:07 AM · #17
Much appreciated Don.
02/09/2018 02:50:35 PM · #18
Such stuff as dreams are made on


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02/03/2018 03:11:51 PM · #19
Merci pour le bling Don.
02/01/2018 03:23:57 PM · #20
Don, thank you so much.
02/01/2018 02:37:47 PM · #21
Thanks again Don.
01/31/2018 02:30:49 PM · #22
Untitled Fantasy


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awards for best titles will go in the best titles thread....
01/24/2018 03:49:28 PM · #23
Thanks Don
01/24/2018 03:22:13 PM · #24
Many thanks Don.
01/24/2018 02:06:47 PM · #25
Thanks Don Giovanni
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