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Fri Oct 5, 2012, 05:01 PM

Welcome to the Friday Afternoon Challenge! Today’s puzzler: Take A Break!

Here is your assortment of famous art depicting folks getting their zzz’s, for you to identify...

and please, no cheating and “guessing” is allowed...

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Reply Welcome to the Friday Afternoon Challenge! Today’s puzzler: Take A Break! (Original post)
CTyankee Oct 2012 OP
yesphan Oct 2012 #1
CTyankee Oct 2012 #2
pinboy3niner Oct 2012 #3
CTyankee Oct 2012 #4
pinboy3niner Oct 2012 #7
CTyankee Oct 2012 #9
pinboy3niner Oct 2012 #5
CTyankee Oct 2012 #10
marions ghost Oct 2012 #6
CTyankee Oct 2012 #8
marions ghost Oct 2012 #13
CTyankee Oct 2012 #15
CTyankee Oct 2012 #23
joeybee12 Oct 2012 #11
CTyankee Oct 2012 #20
annabanana Oct 2012 #12
CTyankee Oct 2012 #14
horseshoecrab Oct 2012 #16
CTyankee Oct 2012 #19
marions ghost Oct 2012 #17
CTyankee Oct 2012 #18
marions ghost Oct 2012 #21
CTyankee Oct 2012 #22
CTyankee Oct 2012 #24
marions ghost Oct 2012 #25
CTyankee Oct 2012 #28
lapislzi Oct 2012 #31
CTyankee Oct 2012 #33
hockeynut57 Oct 2012 #26
CTyankee Oct 2012 #27
hockeynut57 Oct 2012 #29
CTyankee Oct 2012 #30
hockeynut57 Oct 2012 #38
CTyankee Oct 2012 #40
hockeynut57 Oct 2012 #41
CTyankee Oct 2012 #43
hockeynut57 Oct 2012 #44
CTyankee Oct 2012 #46
CTyankee Oct 2012 #45
lapislzi Oct 2012 #32
hockeynut57 Oct 2012 #39
marions ghost Oct 2012 #34
hockeynut57 Oct 2012 #37
hockeynut57 Oct 2012 #42
lovemydog Oct 2012 #35
CTyankee Oct 2012 #36

Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 05:17 PM

1. Well, number 1 is a guy I went to high school with.

Number 3 is Stan Laurel. Number 4 is an ex girlfriend. That's all I can get. The rest are mysteries.

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Response to yesphan (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 05:26 PM

2. Funny!

Welcome to the Challenge, yesphan!

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 05:29 PM

3. #1: Gerard Ter Borch

"A guard room interior with a soldier blowing slmoke in the face of his sleeping companion, a third looking on"

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 05:31 PM

4. There ya go, pinboy! You are the best. How did you get to this...I'd love to know...

but isn't it a fun picture? The drunk guy looks like his pants are down...LOL...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 05:37 PM

7. I remembered both this one and #3 from researching previous Challenges

You always make me run into a lot of interesting stuff along the way.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 05:38 PM

9. Fun, init?

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 05:33 PM

5. #3: Vittore Carpaccio. The Dream of St Ursula nt

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 05:42 PM

10. So many people liked it the first time I thought I'd present it again for newbies to the

Challenge...interesting picture and it gives us a real idea of what decorative art in houses looked like in the 15th century. Fascinating look into the mind of this artist....notice how small the angel is...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 05:35 PM

6. #6 = Pierre Bonnard

"Siesta" 1899

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Response to marions ghost (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 05:37 PM

8. you like Bonnard? I do!

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 05:50 PM

13. yes

but then I like almost all painters.

Bonnard is not my fave, but I appreciate his distinctive essays in color and light.

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Response to marions ghost (Reply #13)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 05:58 PM

15. I just love the composition of this painting. And the attention to detail...the pattern on

the side of the mattress, the cluttered bed table...nice touches...I also like the impressionist impulse here...it makes it a comfortable painting to look at...

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Response to marions ghost (Reply #13)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 08:06 PM

23. what gave it away for you?

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 05:44 PM

11. #1 is Gerard Borch

Don't know the name...I think this is in the Reijskmuseum....and I know I spelled that wrong.

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #11)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 07:18 PM

20. Not sure it is there but damn, I was there last October and damn near was overwhelmed

by all the fabulous art (that and the van Gogh museum in Amsterdam...I melted down during that visit in tears). I had just visited the two great Vermeer's in the Hague, the Riejksmuseum and was just experiencing art overload...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 05:48 PM

12. #5 the pallet tells me della Francesca

But I don't know which one.

Is the subject of #1 a Rake's Progress?

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Response to annabanana (Reply #12)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 05:54 PM

14. wow, you are an art expert at palatte! It is della Francesca.

It is the Resurrection, a very famous painting of his, perhaps the most famous, and the sleeping soldier is iconic in art history, IMO.

#1 is Ter borch and has been identified...the glory of the Old Dutch Masters of the 17th century...what a glorious output of artistic energy that was!

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 06:25 PM

16. #2

#2 is a detail from Rest on the Flight into Egypt by Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio).

You can see the whole painting here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Michelangelo_Caravaggio_025.jpg


Exquisite!

hi CTyankee!

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Response to horseshoecrab (Reply #16)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 07:11 PM

19. Thanks, I was wondering when someone would guess this, because it is so famous...

and esp. since Caravaggio is SO damn popular here in the U.S.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 06:39 PM

17. #4

seems to be a parody of Manet's Olympia (one of the many) -- I would guess mid 20th century American, but that's as far as I get...

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Response to marions ghost (Reply #17)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 07:07 PM

18. Hint: it is a French artist...

and it does seem to me to be a parody of Manet's Olympia...kind of sardonic actually...but it seems that way...esp. racially...(hint)

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #18)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 08:02 PM

21. no luck

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but I would like to know....

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Response to marions ghost (Reply #21)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 08:05 PM

22. I will post answers tomorrow...just giving a little more time for folks to post answers...

we have so many art savvy people here at DU, it is hard to keep up with them...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:40 AM

24. The artist of #4 is Felix Vallotton, entitled "The White and the Black."

He was affiliated with the French artists known as Les Nabis. He was a colleague of Pierre Bonnard and Eduoard Vuillet.

More info on him here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F%C3%A9lix_Vallotton

Thanks to everyone who participated in this week's Challenge. See you next Friday.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #24)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 01:36 PM

25. Interesting...

Never would have guessed he was a Nabi. His work seems so modern. Somewhat mocking of Olympia...maybe he was not a fan of Manet.

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Response to marions ghost (Reply #25)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 02:51 PM

28. manet was probably too "old school" for him. I don't know.

Did you know that Cezanne re-interpreted "Olympia'?

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #28)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 04:11 PM

31. Manet's Olympia was pretty mocking.

She's got that hand clamped firmly over the goods.

But the smoking servant gets the win, IMO.

CTY and I go back a long way over the Olympia image

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Response to lapislzi (Reply #31)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 04:51 PM

33. my memory is now failing me...terrible to get old...refresh me on the exchange about

Olympia...I did use that work in a very early Challenge way back before I knew how advanced folks were in the art history dept. on DU! I really had to up my game for people like you...formidable...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 01:41 PM

26. stop it

i hated art history in school and i hate it now

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Response to hockeynut57 (Reply #26)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 02:48 PM

27. Then you really don't want to visit this Friday thread, because it is all about art for

art lovers.

You might have had a bad art history teacher. There is something for everyone in art, IMO, but that might just be me. A really good teacher could "bring it alive" for you I am sure...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #27)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 02:55 PM

29. love art

just would rather make it

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Response to hockeynut57 (Reply #29)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 03:49 PM

30. Oh, then I envy you! I WISH I could create art but I cannot.

So I have to settle for the enjoyment of experiencing art.

Tell me about your art medium...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #30)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 01:20 PM

38. ok

used to be mainly 2 dimensional, my bfa was in painting. loved working in oil, liked the way the paint felt on the brush, knife etc. then wentthru a phot realisitc phase ala chuck close. then and i hate grouping things into genres , did the impressionistic works, abstract thing, explored the 3d thing throwing pottery, which led to sculpture, then to large scale installs, which lead me hardscaping, you know deck design and other archtechural type stuff. at this point i earn most of my income from music production,live and recorded. for me it's about the process not the product.

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Response to hockeynut57 (Reply #38)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 02:35 PM

40. That's interesting. I actually like both process and product, speaking as someone who does not

"do" the art but fascinated about the process and trying to learn more about it. The "experience" of the product also fascinates me. A few months ago I read a book that had come out recently entitled "People Who Cry in front of Pictures," and examined the effect that art had on people viewing it. It concentrated on 2 dimensional art as opposed to acting, music and literature since crying while experienced those media is commonplace. Not so much standing before a painting, sculpture or architecture. Of particular interest, as you might guess, was the phenomenon of people breaking down in front of Rothko works. The "Stendahlismo" syndrome known by Florentine physicians was another phenomenon.

I recently researched photorealism for a Challenge I did on city scenes (which I entitled "Street Cred") and I used Richard Estes's "Waverly Place." I was very interested in the process artists used in that genre.

Thanks for responding. I hope you might find something interesting in future Challenges...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #40)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 02:41 PM

41. i found this lasr week's challenge interesting

art history books are like playboy to me... i only look at the picture

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Response to hockeynut57 (Reply #41)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 02:53 PM

43. That's fine! My objective is not really to stump anybody on the question but get the art out there

just for viewing pleasure. Lots of people tell me they like the pictures and some say it gets them to look up artists or works they like and find out more...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #43)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 02:57 PM

44. kudos

if art and schoasic sholarship students wre as coddled and entitled as sports scholarship students, think how much farther along this country would be

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Response to hockeynut57 (Reply #44)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 05:58 PM

46. Do you read Peter Schjeldahl (sp?) the art critic of The New Yorker?

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He never earned a college degree, and I find his "critical essays" on art in said magazine to be wonderful. He's been everywhere and seen SO much art. He is refreshing, unstuffy and unpretentious, a great writer with a lot of wit and compassion. His essay on Manet at the end of his life when he had had a leg amputated and was just painting the flowers that his friends were sending him, where he says "His message about dying is is "don't..." is both a surprise and a revelation about the artist. That is the BEST part of any "critical essay" on art to me...I was astonished and delighted when I read it...

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Response to hockeynut57 (Reply #26)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 04:12 PM

32. Welcome to DU

Why don't you try posting something pleasant in another thread before making enemies? Or are you planning on only a short stay?

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Response to lapislzi (Reply #32)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 01:48 PM

39. sorry

i guess my attempt at humor didn't translate well

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Response to hockeynut57 (Reply #26)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 05:31 PM

34. I'm not wild about hockey -- in fact I can't imagine watching a whole game

but I don't care if you want to yammer about those many boring plays between the exciting ones & all that sports trivia...

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Response to marions ghost (Reply #34)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 01:08 PM

37. i don't watch hockey much, as is reflected in my replies, i'm a doer not a watcher/analyzer nt

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Response to marions ghost (Reply #34)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 02:44 PM

42. boring plays between exciting plays

no wonder you don't like hockey, i think you been watching football

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 05:58 PM

35. I'm guessing number five

is Sleepy McSleeper by Antonio Michesleepio.

Seriously CTyankee, I love these quizzes. I always check back for answers, as I enjoy the art history. Have a wonderful weekend!

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Response to lovemydog (Reply #35)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 06:11 PM

36. Antonio Michesleepio! LOL!

Thanks for the humor and the kind words, lovemydog! I'll be back next week for another go round...see ya!

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