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  • GuiGui Veteran
    edited June 19

    Figures. lol (I was a bass trombonist)

  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    @federica said:
    (My Dad was a conductor...)

    Really?

  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    ... and now back to the funny stuff ..
    Death and bodies ...

    federicahowShoshin
  • GuiGui Veteran

    Sometimes life seems like a Monty Python skit. This is too good to be true. Clever Fed. But if it is true, I have stepped in it once again hahahahaha. Please don't ban me! hahahaha (yes, I am too old to LOL comfortably)

  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    @Gui said: Sometimes life seems like a Monty Python skit. This is too good to be true. Clever Fed. But if it is true, I have stepped in it once again hahahahaha. Please don't ban me! hahahaha (yes, I am too old to LOL comfortably)

    Why would I ban you? I won't ban you...!

    I will just pick on you for the rest of your life. Much more fun...!

    lobsterGuiadamcrossleyBunks
  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran

    A man sitting at a bar watched a girl walk in. He turned to the woman next to him and said, “isn’t it awful how many boys look like girls these days”. “That is my son,” said the woman. “Ah i'm sorry ma’am, you must feel like a proud mother”, apologised the man. “And I’m not the mother!”

  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    From a discussion in this thread:

    This Post started it all off...

    I'm sure I may invite criticism, but modern art does nothing for me. I actually think Jackson Pollock's work is over-rated and pretentious.

    I remember watching an episode of "You've been framed" many years ago, where the prank team actually put a number of blank canvases in a Monkey enclosure, with paints, and gave the resident chimps free rein. Then they took over an arty-type building (high industrial ceilings, brick walls, concrete pillars, white marble-tiled floors, mood lighting) Turned it into a Commercial Art Studio and Gallery, and put on an exhibition by an up-and-coming young artist, a prodigy fresh out of Tokyo called Jhi Pang Xi.

    You should have seen these Art experts eulogising and praising the work, calling it a structured expression of joyous naivete and innocence, and other such blah-blah... God they went on and on, each giving their opinions on this wonderful, newly-discovered artist, who would undoubtedly make a huge impact on the Art world, as his work became more widespread, and well-known...

    The young man never put in an appearance, preferring his Agent to speak on his behalf.
    Of course, there WAS no Artist.

    And once these so-called expert and much-respected Art Critics, dealers and Gallery owners were advised that Jhi Pang Xi was actually 'Chimpanzee' and that all the paintings had been done by apes... Goodness their faces were literally a picture.

    Brilliant scam.
    Pretentious twonks.

    KeromeWalkerperson
  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran

    It’s definitely a case of the emperor having no clothes... it shows how much of the process of building up artists is just a sham, a happy confluence of critics eulogising about something that has no content.

  • howhow Veteran Veteran

    Imagine how chimpanzee's feel having to hide their art behind a human pseudonym to be respected.

    ShoshinVastmind
  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    For me, sport is Art. I'm not interested in the other stuff but each to their own...

  • personperson Don't believe everything you think the liminal space Veteran

    People have done the same sort of thing with wine. I remember the story one person told about the rotating hoity toity parties the professors at his school would have. One time when it was his turn he bought $2 bottles of wine and only revealed it after his colleagues went on about the aromas and earthy tones and what not. Needless to say they weren't happy with him, I want to say he lost a couple friends. I can't remember if he actually did, I just want it to be true. 😁

    WalkerlobsterKerome
  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator
    edited June 26

    @person said:
    People have done the same sort of thing with wine. I remember the story one person told about the rotating hoity toity parties the professors at his school would have. One time when it was his turn he bought $2 bottles of wine and only revealed it after his colleagues went on about the aromas and earthy tones and what not. Needless to say they weren't happy with him, I want to say he lost a couple friends. I can't remember if he actually did, I just want it to be true. 😁

    I'm sure you're right and it probably is: When I lived in France, we had two guys living together in a small house partially built into the rockface... They did love their food and wine.... and there were a couple of British Doctors who had a holiday home just further along the road... and they were wine snobs, particularly the husband... The two fellas and the doctors regularly got together for a meal, and the policy was, if you're not the one cooking, you are the one bringing a bottle...
    And the two fellas would regularly buy some really quite expensive wine, drink it, then re-fill the bottle with cheapo cheapo vino paint-strippo... and the doctors would go crazy over the bouquet, the fruit overtone with the rich oak sub-flavours and the provenance and the year.... completely unaware that they were drinking a cruddy wine, and the bottle it came in was more valuable....

    person
  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    @how said:
    Imagine how chimpanzee's feel having to hide their art behind a human pseudonym to be respected.

    You'll be surprised and also glad to hear all the paintings were actually sold, and the money went to the zoo's funds for the upkeep and welfare of the inhabitants.

    One of the critics bought a couple of the paintings for a rather generous price, which he maintained was to teach him to be a little more cautious and circumspect about his opinions...

    how
  • JeffreyJeffrey Veteran
    edited June 26

    This chimpanzee looks like he is pretty good!

    lobster
  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    Now, see, I WOULD buy that!

    lobster
  • personperson Don't believe everything you think the liminal space Veteran

    I love the artist's use of color here, the boldness of the palate! And see how it really expresses their passion for life and angst at the world. Also notice the artist's use of negative space on the left of the canvas expressing their freedom amidst the chaos.

    lobsterVastmindWalker
  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    Whilst Man, however well-behaved,At best is but a monkey shaved!

    ~Charlie Darwin~

    personhow
  • howhow Veteran Veteran

    The true origins of the Rorschach Test are finally released.

  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    @person said:
    I love the artist's use of color here, the boldness of the palate! And see how it really expresses their passion for life and angst at the world. Also notice the artist's use of negative space on the left of the canvas expressing their freedom amidst the chaos.

    What a load of Pollock.

    lobsterpersonShoshin
  • コチシカコチシカ Berlin, Germany Explorer

    Ajahn Sona being funny :)

  • personperson Don't believe everything you think the liminal space Veteran

    Vastmind
  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    WalkerJeffreyadamcrossleyVastmind
  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    Walkeradamcrossley
  • wildflowerswildflowers Australia New

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    lobsterpersonWalker
  • JeffreyJeffrey Veteran

    Seriously :p

    ShoshinWalkerlobsterperson
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