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#483344 - Sun Jul 12 2009 03:56 AM This week's theme is ART.
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This week's theme is ART.



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#483345 - Sun Jul 12 2009 04:35 AM Re: This week's theme is ART. [Re: Copago]
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Ah, thank you Copago, for the chance to brag! This is my daughter's prize-winning scultpure. She calls it "Coral Dreaming".

My daughter's high school has an annual art exhibition. A professional artist from outside the school is asked to judge the exhibits. My daughter and her art teacher never saw eye to eye on my daughter's work, so it was really great for her when she won the "3-dimensional art" prize. The judge/artist even sought us out after the exhibition and asked to buy the sculpture. Naturally, we said no, we wanted to keep it. Her teacher's comment was "Well...I suppose it is the best thing I've seen her do".
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#483346 - Sun Jul 12 2009 06:19 AM Re: This week's theme is ART. [Re: MotherGoose]
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One of Mum's paintings (original artist Auguste Macke)
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#483347 - Sun Jul 12 2009 06:33 AM Re: This week's theme is ART. [Re: MotherGoose]
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MotherGoose, that teacher has no taste! It's lovely.



This is part of the Sculpture Symposium at Sundown Hill, Broken Hill. Each sandstone sculpture was completed by a different artist from around the world in 1993.

It is an amazing place to watch the sunset - the colours changing every second, and so vivid. We had wine and nibbles while we watched. Couldn't have been better!


Edited by lilyalli (Sun Jul 12 2009 06:40 AM)

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#483348 - Mon Jul 13 2009 12:00 PM Re: This week's theme is ART. [Re: lilyalli]
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Not sure exactly what this dramatic wall painting is, but looks like a mermaid riding on the back of Neptune. Seen a couple of months ago at Portmeirion in Wales.


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#483349 - Mon Jul 13 2009 02:31 PM Re: This week's theme is ART. [Re: picqero]
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MG, your daughter's sculpture is great! I'd have offered to buy it as well.

This is an antique stained glass window that a friend of had made in to their bathroom door. The colors are so beautiful and vibrant; it's a shame that the camera couldn't do it justice.

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#483350 - Mon Jul 13 2009 11:06 PM Re: This week's theme is ART. [Re: ClaraSue]
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#483351 - Mon Jul 13 2009 11:22 PM Re: This week's theme is ART. [Re: Tredici]
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I have put this in before but I am proud of it. It was my daughter's entry to the Kelloggs Childrens' Art comp when she was 8. She won it and it was exhibited in the Mall. I had to tell her I thought the tear on the clown's face was a brilliant touch
" The paint ran so I had to make it look like a tear!" She said.
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#483352 - Tue Jul 14 2009 12:12 AM Re: This week's theme is ART. [Re: ren33]
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I'm glad you posted that clown again, Sara, as I missed it the first time round. You have good reason to be proud!

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#483353 - Tue Jul 14 2009 03:27 AM Re: This week's theme is ART. [Re: jmorrow]
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Eight? Wow. I'm sure she was tickled pink that she won, ren, good for her!

MG, too bad the teacher didn't encourage all the students' abilities, no matter his/her own personal tastes. Hopefully a lesson was learned. It's a lovely piece.

Lily, that sculpture symposium looks interesting, looks like you spent a fun time there.
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#483354 - Tue Jul 14 2009 04:21 AM Re: This week's theme is ART. [Re: MadMags]
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One of almost 3,000 pieces in the San Jose Gold Museum, which houses the world's most valuable collection of pre-Colombian gold artifacts.


Edited by MadMags (Tue Jul 14 2009 04:23 AM)
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#483355 - Tue Jul 14 2009 07:38 AM Re: This week's theme is ART. [Re: MadMags]
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Not insulting the art but the chap in the middle reminds me of Homer Simpson Mags.
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#483356 - Tue Jul 14 2009 07:25 PM Re: This week's theme is ART. [Re: lady1]
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A little before Homer's time, this piece is around 1,500 years old.
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#483357 - Tue Jul 14 2009 07:56 PM Re: This week's theme is ART. [Re: lady1]
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I found this in the J Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.
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#483358 - Wed Jul 15 2009 05:08 AM Re: This week's theme is ART. [Re: MadMags]
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Well it depends on which Homer you're discussing lol. XD.

I'm MG's daughter. She told me that she put a photo of my sculpture up on here and that I had some compliments. Thank you.

LilyAlli: AWWWWWWWW thank you XD. Your comment made my day.

ClaraSue: Again AWWWW. I miss doing scuplture work but now that I'm not in high school I don't have access to a kiln. It's nice to think that someone would be interested in buying something I created.


The art teacher I had was a nice person but very opinionated when it came to art. It was always very annoying when she would draw, or paint, etc. on our work without our consent. She was also known to have painted parts of people's assignments if she liked them. We got along well as people but not artists. She once said to me to do a certain assignment (we got to pick them) because she needed me to do something I "couldn't possibly fail at"

I'm getting back into a more arty direction at university as I'm starting a Photography major in 2 weeks. I'm so excited.
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#483359 - Wed Jul 15 2009 11:01 AM Re: This week's theme is ART. [Re: coolcat90]
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One of my psychedelic postcards I fill in with feltpens

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#483360 - Wed Jul 15 2009 07:36 PM Re: This week's theme is ART. [Re: satguru]
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A shot from the Louvre, home to many great works of art.


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#483361 - Wed Jul 15 2009 11:17 PM Re: This week's theme is ART. [Re: jmorrow]
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This colourful fellow is tucked between two buildings in the old town of Quebec City.


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#483362 - Thu Jul 16 2009 02:39 AM Re: This week's theme is ART. [Re: spanishliz]
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I like that one.
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#483363 - Thu Jul 16 2009 11:26 AM Re: This week's theme is ART. [Re: quogequox]
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Quote:

I'm getting back into a more arty direction at university as I'm starting a Photography major in 2 weeks. I'm so excited.



Hopefully we will see some of your posts here.

jmorrow, I like the POV you chose for your shot.

spanishliz, good contrast in textures between the wall and the jester.
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#483364 - Thu Jul 16 2009 02:28 PM Re: This week's theme is ART. [Re: MadMags]
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Great stuff from everyone this week! Especially like the shots from lilyalli and spanishliz. Very cool shots.

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#483365 - Fri Jul 17 2009 09:48 AM Re: This week's theme is ART. [Re: pyonir]
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Such beautiful photos in this thread.

This is the Tomb of Philippe Pot at the Louvre.

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#483366 - Sat Jul 18 2009 10:50 PM Re: This week's theme is ART. [Re: zorba_scank]
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I have really enjoyed this thread this week. Great submissions everyone!

Thank you for your kind comments about my daughter's sculpture. We thought it was pretty good, but family are biased!

Actually, her art teacher was a very nice lady and a very caring teacher. She was just a bit rigid about what was 'good' art and what was not, and of course, what is good is definitely in the eye of the beholder. She left the school the same year as my daughter graduated, moving from Western Australia to England. When it was time for the Education Department to release all the examination results for university entrance, she phoned every single student in her graduating art class (all the way from England) to see how each of them had fared. Not many teachers would be so dedicated and so interested in their students to do something like that!
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#483367 - Sun Jul 19 2009 03:30 PM Re: This week's theme is ART. [Re: MotherGoose]
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I'm feeling old hearing about Coolcat being in Uni! All the best with it, CC!

Closing this topic and new topic up shortly.

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#483368 - Sun Jul 19 2009 04:46 PM Re: This week's theme is ART. [Re: Copago]
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I can relate to that - I remember when your little boy was born! And look how big he is now!
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