Wednesday, September 25, 2013


What a Magnificent Work of Art! 

Does anyone know, 
or would anyone care to guess 
the artist's name?

What does this picture say to you?


14 comments:

  1. NOAA? DMSP?

    What does it say? Get out of the way!

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  3. The graphic looks like a weather chart.

    Can't say much for the palette though it does communicate energy.
    Probably due to its obvious association with a hurricane chart.

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  4. Speramus Meliora; Resurget CineribusSeptember 25, 2013 at 12:51 PM

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  6. You'd be amazed, Ducky, at the varied responses I got after sending that image out to 70 people in an email last night.

    The way people respond to something like that says a great deal about them.

    There are no "wrong" answers, of course, to a question like that, but it astonishes me how lacking in both humor and imagination so many people are.

    I was hoping for a certain particular response, of course, but out of the seventy contacted only two came up with it, though many were relatively close.

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  7. What type of answers did you get, FT?

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  9. Answers, Ducky? Mostly dull, plodding, literalistic stuff telling me that I must have put the wrong picture in the email, because my description made no sense at all in conjunction with that particular image.

    Others, however, were transported to a world of foolish, rhapsodic fantasy, and waxed embarrassingly "eloquent" about the brilliance of the unknown genius who painted with such bold, striking originality, etc.

    It was screamingly funny, but at the same time I felt a bit cruel, because everyone I shared this with was someone I like and respect for many different reasons.

    Another version of The Emperor's New Clothes, I fear.

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  10. It looked like a weather picture to me, but I have mistaken such images for modern art before. I wasn't embarrassed though, after all nature is capable of great beauty, is it not? :)

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  11. Some would say the artist is God. I would guess the artist is a weather pattern.

    Whatever.

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  12. It looks like a picture of somebody's asshole about to take a shit to me.

    Darius MacGoon

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  13. The NOAA symbol in the lower left
    corner is a hint (or giveaway)
    Unless, just unless NOAA does not
    stand for the National Oceanic &
    Atmospheric Administration's satellite photo of a tropical storm
    ..but a post-modern impression by some artist named Felipe Gustav
    Noaa!

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  14. National Old Artists Alliance. BB. ;-)

    No, of course not. I was putting everyone on to see if they were awake, that's all.

    That said, it really would make a good modern painting transferred to canvas and greatly enlarged.

    Just having a bit of fun for a change.

    Ms. Shaw was the only one who got the answer I was looking for. Not surprising. The lady is very sharp.

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