Monday, November 1, 2010

monday meh - famehly edition


Painted in Germany in 1920 by Max Beckmann.
They ain't seen nothin' yeht...

14 comments:

  1. What's the statemehnt he's trying to mehk...?

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  2. I think they're just one big happeh famileh, Doug.

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  3. They're not in Tehnnehssee, jaded!

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  4. My Monday was so "meh" I left 2 hours early! :) I claimed "bad avocado" but really it was just a bad Monday.

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  5. From the post realist-pre cubist modern era. He was somewhat of a DaDa artist though openly he rejected that definition. He was at first the recipient of many awards for his ground breaking work until Hitler came to power he was stripped of them and he fled to Amsterdam.

    In think to understand the secular nature of this particular piece you have to see the lack of prominence of the religious Icon (upper left corner.)

    What the iconography of this style is basically what you take out of it. there are at least four generations represented from the boy on the floor studying to the grandpa wanting to blow his horn and make some music, the younf woman in the mirror probably being the piano player. Yes typical family but the center piece of the painting is what makes it atypical.

    The girl in the mirror and how all of the attention of the others except her (probably) father ignoring her by trying to concentrate on his newspaper. The other characters each evoke a different response. From "good grief" to Jealousy.

    Even though it is Tuesday I like it quite a bit.

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  6. Heidi - I like the "bad avocado" claim; just might have to use that one day myself!

    WalkingMan, that is the most un-meh response to the Monday Meh ever - Bravo! (Perhaps you were too meh on Monday to craft your reply?)

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  7. The guy on the piano bench grabs me. His hat, his shoes and a bugle? WTF? Plus, his hand is out waiting for a tip. Is this a cat house?

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  8. Ha ha, Mr. C-- I didn't really notice anything unusual about him. Looks like one of my uncles.

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  9. itseh wesmehday anmeh imeh canmeh themeh ofmf a thinmeh toeh sameh.
    Dameh! ifmeh i couldmeh saymeh hardmeher i wouldmeh.!!!
    phoomehy!

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  10. Punch, it's okeh. Wehdnesday is even more meh than Monday this week, mehthinks!

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  11. Punch, that reads like a Foster Brooks routine. Salud!

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  12. Hi, thank's for your comment about the cake recipe. I was so surprised that you knew about the cake, because this is (I guess) a typical norwegian recipe. However, it is the best cake ever, and I hope you succeed in making yours. I suppose you had the recipe translated ;-)

    Marit

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  13. Hei, Marit - I'm 1/2 Norwegian, on my father's side. My grandmother still lives in Trondheim :-)

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