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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Magpie Tales #290 October 18, 2015

No.8, Black Flowing, Jackson Pollock

There once was an artist named Jack
Whose paintings took some viewers aback
Said he while dripping
It's not art I'm skipping
They should step a few paces back....
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Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
Al Capp
 
There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterwards you can
 remove all traces of reality.
Pablo Picasso
 
 
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23 comments:

Sandee said...

I know very little about art, but I do know what I like and what I don't like.

Have a fabulous day. Big hug to you and tons of scritches to Miss Lucy. ♥♥♥

Sandra said...

interesting information...thanks!

Dixie@dcrelief said...

I think Pablo Picasso just described the 'Fibro Fog' I'm experiencing! Ha!

Stephen Hayes said...

I do admire the work of Jackson Pollack, but I appreciate abstract art more than I like it. I hope you had a great weekend.

messymimi said...

A work of art is a talk between the artist and the audience. The artist feels something, puts that feeling into some art medium, and the audience responds. Some artists don't bring out much of a response in some audiences.

Bekkie Sanchez said...

You gave me some info about this painting I didn't know. Nice Limerick!

Sara McNulty said...

Very cool! Love the information you provided.

Berowne said...

Cleverrrrr...

Angie said...

Interesting! Art is in the eye of the beholder.

Rosey Pinkerton said...

I'd certainly have stood back if I was close by when he painted that! A great take on the prompt.
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kaykuala said...

They should step
a few paces back.

This is very true Kathe! An abstract painting can be appreciated better from a distance. It has perhaps to do with perspectives

Hank

kaykuala said...

They should step
a few paces back.

This is very true Kathe! An abstract painting can be appreciated better from a distance. It has perhaps to do with perspectives

Hank

Magaly Guerrero said...

Delicious: the philosophical flirt that is your poem, what others have said about abstract art, and Pollock's ability to take an insult and make it into pure yum.

Leovi - La FotografĂ­a Efectista Abstracta said...


Your poem is wonderful!
Limbo Delirium
Black & White Abstract

Other Mary said...

Well done, you!

brudberg said...

Ah.. we must try to find.. but maybe it's all a hoax.

cube said...

It helps to free your mind and then free your hand. Love the two quotes.

Tess Kincaid said...

Clever one...

The Blog of Bee said...

Pollock was a character and you caught that in this fun piece of writing.

The Blog of Bee said...

We have all (or most anyway) thought about taking the leap but in some cases vertigo takes over stifling the urge!

Karen S. said...

Funny and clever magpie, thanks!

Ankita said...

hahah! that was interesgting but I have seen mind blowing abstract art pieces :)

Theresa Milstein said...

HaHa! Loved this.