Monday, October 19, 2009

Surreal Sunday 5 : Forms On A White Ground

In an experiment to determine whether or not surreal art can be produced by someone without any artistic merit or skill, I am currently featuring six works of art. Five of the works featured recently in the British Surrealism in Context Exhibition . 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.





This work is entitled "Forms On A White Ground". It shows a variety of forms on a white ground. Simple really.

14 comments:

  1. love your many varied images on your blogs. good show!
    nikonsniper steve

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  2. I really like this one. The colors and design is great. Keep them coming.

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  3. I like this one... the shapes are distinctly feminine. I went to the LA County Museum of Art this weekend and saw some great works... but I also stumbled into the 'modern' art section where I found a room full of paintings that simply had one or two stripes on them. Not joking. A blank canvas with two black stripes or two red stripes. It made me mad- I don't consider that art...

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  4. Hi AB,

    I hope you plan on exhibiting all of the works together again before we select the fraud???

    I like this one as well.

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  5. To the Daily Connoisseur: I have a photo of a work that hung (perhaps still hangs) in the Met. It's nothing but a canvas painted ochre with a piece of masking tape splitting it vertically. Have to roll my eyes over that one.

    To Alan: I still think yours is number 4. I will tell you why when they have all been revealed. By the way... this is fun... and your blog is really quite interesting and fun.

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  6. I think this is a real one.

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  7. I can't see any forms. They're certainly not in triplicate, and not completed in the specified manner.

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  8. PS - the only fraud is that perpetrated by the surrealist movement in the first place.

    The only advantage you don't have over the established surrealists is that a) you're not mad (I think), and b) you're not famous.

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  9. Oo.. I'm seeing doorways and mirrors and women.. getting really sucked in to the flow of this one, as though I am being pulled in to a parallel universe...
    Or maybe not.
    Give me a picture of a white sand beach or a sunset any day...
    Love the competition though.

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  10. I,ve A Funny feeling I've Seen this Before.so,It's REAL! (?)

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  11. i think this ones real...

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  12. I don't think I'm going to do very well here, Alan.

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  13. Still doesn't seem like a 'surrealist' attempt to me but nice enough. I too will wait for the reprise before picking the fraud. I don't think it's this one. It's quiet complex.

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