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#1859 - Thursday, July 15, 2004 - Editor: Jerry
This issue features some works of art found on the net.
Jerez the Clown Acrylic on canvas by Higgins
Acquired from Todd Farm Flea Market by Scott Wilson
A perfect depiction of pure evil in the guise of childhood's friend. This blending of big top themes with a piercing study of the dark side of human nature, elevates the well worn clown genre to a new and exhilarating level.
Peter the Kitty Oil on board by Mrs. Jackson
Acquired from Salvation Army Thrift Store, Hyde Park by Scott Wilson
Stirring in its portayal of feline angst. Is Peter hungry or contemplating his place in a hungry world? The artist has evoked both hopelessness and glee with his irrational use of negative space.
Reclining NudeOil on canvas by Unknown
Acquired by Scott Wilson from trash
The artist plays with the luminosity of skin where the sun never shines, and the grace and comfort of crossed legs in repose. We believe this may be a self-portrait, as Unknown, naked and proud, faces the fiery furnace.
DogAcrylic on canvas by Unknown
Donated by Elizabeth and Sorn Poeckle, Copenhagen, Denmark
A remarkable fusion of ski resort and wolf puppy -- stoical in his yellow-eyed silence, frozen beneath the ice-capped peak, Dog elequently challenges the viewer to rexamine old concepts of landscape.
Two Trees in Love Acrylic on canvas by Julie
Donated by Sally Seelig, the artist's mother
A heartening painting which makes up for lack of realism with a surplus of symbolism. The cloud caught in the branches of the most prominent deciduous confirms the artist's vision of a world where dreams can be captured and landscapes tamed, if you only try hard enough.
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These and other fine works are found on the MOBA site: http://www.museumofbadart.org/index.html
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