Sunday, September 13, 2009

Surreal Sunday 1 : Vorticist Composition

In an experiment to determine whether or not surreal art can be produced by someone without any artistic merit or skill, over the coming six weeks I will be featuring art from the British Surrealism in Context Exhibition. Five of the works featured will be genuine reproductions taken from the exhibition catalogue. The sixth work of art will have been produced by someone without any artistic ability or experience (me) on my kitchen table in less than an hour. Your task is to spot the surreal fraud. You can comment as we progress through the six works or wait until the end to give your verdict.
No 1. Vorticist Composition
In this composition the artist uses the shape of two picture easels to mimic human positions and produces a clear indication of a man striding out of the painting.

15 comments:

  1. It's nice, and pleasant to look at. I just don't see "the man striding out of the painting." I guess that's why my art has been classified as "Realistic Impressionism." I really like your experiment. Do go on!

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  2. That sounds brilliant. I too enjoy making smiley faces in my food. Wait, that's not what you meant is it? Seriously, look forward to how your kitchen work sells for millions!

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  3. Call me old fashioned, but I have always had a problem with 'modern' art. I just never seem to get it, but then my wife says I have no imagination anyway.

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  4. it Looks Like One Of Those hand-juicer thingies...........!

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  5. Skip : If you drink enough single malt you will eventually see the man striding out.
    Mo : smiley faces with food ... now there's an idea.
    John : I would imagine that wives are always right ... but there again I have little imagination either.
    Tony : Have you found the source of my creativity?

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  6. or maybe its one wgere of you stare long enough...haha

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  7. Loving the experiment..
    I'm not getting the man striding out of the painting (no malt in the house) but I am getting 'headless victim of stabbing with broken ankle'
    I guess my surrealism needs a little work...

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  8. Fun! I vote this one's from the exhibit. (is that what you want us to do?)

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  9. Willow : You can vote now or wait until the end when I will show all six to help you make your mind up.

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  10. Funny post and funny idea. A pure English humour. That make me smile.
    Love your humour. Not sure I will be able to discover the intruder... wait and see.

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  11. Helene : Glad it makes you smile. I have a strange feeling it might have made the surrealists smile as well.

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  12. I see something striding out here( but I won't let on )...

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  13. okay, i did fall behind when did the household decorating project extend to news from nowhere....

    looks smashing!!

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  14. Kimy : I love the idea of redecorating the house as a surrealist project but I fear that the GLW (good lady wife) would not approve. Next time you are in these parts you can claim your pint or four.

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  15. This one would make a great looking quilt.

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