Sunday, 15 April 2012

Magpie 113


"What does it mean?" Augustus said.
"That lady, standing all in red?
And someone reading something blue,
And naked boobs, and flowers too.
Does it mean anything to you?"

His wife replied, "I've no idea.
Like so much modern art, it's...queer.
But no. It wouldn't go in here."

(With thank to Tess at Magpie Tales for the picture.)

17 comments:

  1. ha, all open to each's interpretation...and lifestyle...smiles.

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  2. oh hah! I know some people who won't buy art if it doesn't match their couch-ouch!

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  3. Not sure I get it either...modern art is a mystery...do you think he's just messin' with us?

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  4. Naked boobs and flowers, too...giggle!

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  5. I often find modern art confusing, beutifully painted yes - but so difficult to understand.

    Anna :o]

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  6. There's a woman who knows her mind...but misses a lot!

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  7. you surely are a wordsmith with a sense of humor.

    If you Google Chagall Images you get literally over a hundred different paintings and a few stained glass windows too. Scan them all quickly. I think it's about color, mostly.

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  8. For me modern art either speaks to ones emotions or it doesn't. This doesn't speak to me emotionally so I just looked at all it's details to see if I could get anything from it. On first attempt I couldn't. However on my office wall (in the 1980s!) I had a huge Dali's Metamorphosis of Narcissus. When I couldn't work my way round a problem I'd look at it for a while. After 10 years I was still getting new things from it.

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  9. I always look forward to stopping by here, Frances. Your poetry brightens my day!! Thank you. And I have to say, Chagall's art is not everyone's cup of tea. =D

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  10. Frances,
    Remember when queer meant queer and gay meant gay?

    I wondered for a while what this all meant to me and then came up with an oddity out of my brain. But no, modern art would never go in here!

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  11. I love the way Chagall used color to express his love of life ... great poem today, Ms. Frances!

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  12. Yup! Much harder to figure out than Constable's "The Hay Wain" But then . . Art is anything you can get away with.

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  13. Thanks, everyone. Actually I rather like the picture - love the colours - but have no idea what it's supposed to be. Does anyone?

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  14. Very funny Frances. I think some pictures have meaning for the viewer, others don't - in which case it's best to do what you do and 'love the colours'.

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