Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Surreal Sunday Stakes : Runners And Riders

So here they are, the six entries in my Surreal Sunday challenge. Remember the nature of the challenge. : five of the following pieces of art are taken from the catalogue of the British Surrealism in Context exhibition and the sixth was created by someone without any artistic skill or ability (me) on their kitchen table. The challenge is to spot the fraud. All you need to do is answer 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. The answer to this surreal conundrum will be posted this coming Sunday.

No 1 : Vorticist Composition


No 2 : Sluice Gates Of The Mind


No 3 : Drawing


No 4 : Reclining Corpse


No 5 : Forms On A White Ground


No 6 : October XI


19 comments:

  1. My guess: #3--this was a fun series!

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  2. I don't remember seeing #3 before. I think you did 3!

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  3. I also think it's #3...Happy Halloween!

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  4. Number 3, but number 6 is a possibility too. I hope you fooled us all. Then you could be a world famous artist.
    I picked up a book by John Updike about artwork. His mom owned a painting that he now owns and he had researched the artist. I couldn't believe the artist was my Miss Davis at Iowa State University my art history instructor 33 years ago.

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  5. I have thought it was number 4 for a long time. Now I'm torn between 3 and 4. I think it is number 4 because of the colors -- just basic tempura colors with no attempt to mix more subtle shades. I think it is number 3 because it is so precise - like a doodle I might make with colored pencils. It reminds me of elaborate kites. I think I will say it's number 3.

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  6. Hmm, makes a good point. I'm also torm between 3 and 4 - I'll choose 4 - mainly because of the title - corpse?

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  7. Torn between #3 and #6....
    Okay... heads it's 3... tails it's 6...
    Heads. #3.

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  8. And if you think I am going to make any comment at all at this critical stage of the voting you are very much mistaken

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  9. Something keeps pulling me back to Number 6. I looked at them all close up and I'm pretty sure I can narrow it down to two, but 6 is still calling me.

    Kat

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  10. The mcShane vote 3

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  11. Although LAJ goes for 6 (but wants me to search the catalogue!)

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  12. Martin : Well LAJ is a cheat!

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  13. For what it's worth, and knowing nothing about this subject, I'd choose #2 (going by the canal-influenced title).

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  14. Once Jane pointed out the style of the title, I'm going with her - number 2. Surely, only AB could choose a title like that!

    Just off to take a copy to CDx.

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  15. Ohhhh I don't know, what a conundrum. I'm guessing October XI but I really have no idea. Do we have to wait until Sunday? That's Monday for me!

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  16. I'm stumped, too. Very fun!Since I love getting fast hits from images ... but REALLY know nothing of the INTENT of any of these... I'm thinking #1 is analytical, #2 humorous in a irrelevant way, #3 minimalist without a ruler, #4 'primary' figure simplified from someone's classic abilities, #5 architectural, #6 solid and colorful, Matisse-like. As for which may be your personality art? #6.... but as for your essence art?

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