Guess That Art IV. Mrs. Boswell meets Bob Ross.

This week I present to you a collection I stumbled upon not too long ago by chance and found my new favorite artist. If I could own the painting of just one artist, this would be the one. As for who Mrs. Boswell is, she was my 8th Grade Geometry teacher. Bob Ross? He was the painter of happy clouds and lakes with mirrored images of trees and those happy clouds.

The style might seem familiar to other artists but the truth is, this person’s background fed directly into this style development. One hint, as I do hope you will perhaps cheat this week, this artist is still alive today, but at an age that makes it a true joy and wonder that that age has given to a rediscovery and appreciation of this talent.

Cheating allowed this week in this guessing game and challenge of your cultural level of artistic knowledge.

Comment your opinions about the piece and if you know what, when and who about it then all the better to let everyone know. Look at the details. (Click on the image to see a larger version.)

Write a piece of poetry or even a post. If you create a post, link back to here or even put your link in the comments, just like with the Haiku Challenge. Or you can simply share your poetry in the comments. Good luck ,good viewing, good inspiration, and finally, good creating. Also, if you are artistic and create something inspired by this, share it with us.

Guess that art image 1. Circle with orange and black geometric shapes,

 

Image 2. white packgroun with 3 long thin green triangles.

Image 3, Silver background with multipe shapes with facial features represented.

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Guess That Art III! Alien meets Predator meets Tangled?

If you don’t know who this one is instantly, then you very likely won’t figure it out. Let’s just say the artist isn’t well known by us lay people for this kind of work. I liked it a lot. The almost sci-fi/alein appearance of it appeals to my teenage years. (Who am I kidding? It appeals to me now.) All that organic like tangled up pieces of what might be carbon life form mixed with plant life and stone is all just kind of creepy to me in a good way. It makes me think the Alien and Predator costume designers might have been fans of this artist.

No cheating allowed in this guessing game and challenge of your cultural level of artistic knowledge.

Comment your opinions about the piece and if you know what, when and who about it then all the better to let everyone know. Look at the details. (Click on the image to see a larger version.

Write a piece of poetry or even a post. If you create a post, link back to here or even put your link in the comments, just like with the Haiku Challenge. Or you can simply share your poetry in the comments. Good luck ,good viewing, good inspiration, and finally, good creating. Also, if you are artistic and create something inspired by this, share it with us.

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Guess That Art II! Mr. Potato Head meets Annie Lane. (I mean that in a good way.)

Warning ahead of time, no cheating is allowed in this guessing game and challenge of your cultural level of artistic knowledge.

I have to say that although this may look rather simplistic it is perhaps one of the most dramatic pieces of art you will ever see. Once you learn the why of this particular masterpiece of emotion you’ll be able to understand each detail, well maybe not, but clarity will come.

Comment your opinions about the piece and if you know what, when and who about it then all the better to let everyone know. Look at the details. (Click on the image to see a larger version.

Write a piece of poetry or even a post. If you create a post, link back to here or even put your link in the comments, just like with the Haiku Challenge. Or you can simply share your poetry in the comments. Good luck ,good viewing, good inspiration, and finally, good creating. Also, if you are artistic and create something inspired by this, share it with us.

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Guess That Art! Did Dr. Seuss and H.G. Wells have an artistic love child?

Warning ahead of time, no cheating is allowed in this guessing game and challenge of your cultural level of artistic knowledge.

Comment your opinions about the painting and if you know what, when and who about the painting then all the better to let everyone know. Look at the details. For me, it almost gives the impression of some other world you might find in the mind of  a Creative if it were the child of H.G. Wells and Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel). Next week sometime I’ll do a post with the details about the painting for your enjoyment. Click to enlarge and take in the mind altering images, but remember to return and comment. In addition, look at the painting fully, closely, take your time with it and see if it inspires you to write. Write a piece of poetry and if you create a post, link back to here or even put your link in the comments, just like with the Haiku Challenge. If you don’t want to create a post then simply share your poetry in the comments. Good luck ,good viewing, good inspiration, and finally, good creating. Also, if you artistic and create something inspired by this, share it with us.

Word of the Week: Chagrin.

Chagrin n.  A keen feeling of mental unease, as of annoyance or embarrassment, caused by failure, disappointment, or a disconcerting event. “He decided to take the day off, much to the chagrin of his boss.”

Did You Know?

Chagrin comes from French, in which it means “grief,” “sorrow,” or essentially the same thing as our “chagrin,” and in which it is also an adjective meaning “sad.” Some etymologists have linked this “chagrin” with another French chagrin, meaning “rough leather or “rough skin.” Supposedly, the rough leather used to rub, polish, or file became a metaphor in French for agitating situations. English-speakers have also adopted the leathery “chagrin” into our language but have altered the spelling to “shagreen.” (m-w.com)

First Known Use

Circa 1681