#1
I have to write an essay on a painting for english about a painting. The book describes it as "interrogate the painting, to get it to speal, to engage with the past in some form of dialogue" (wtf?). Thing is though, I don't know shit about paintings. So if someone could point me in the direction of some cool paintings that I could write a few pages on I'd be quite appreciative.
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#2
Salvador Dali stuff.

You'll thank me later.
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i went to a art gallery in liverpool that had a pretty funky modern hamster cage i was like whoa!

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Salvador Dali stuff.

You'll thank me later.

That shit's bananas.
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Didn't now there was a surreal art thread. Thanks.
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Also, I'm terrible at analyzing things, how can I tell what a painting means? I tend to just take these kind of things at face value and not really think about them.
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#10
My step-mom is an artist and has this one really cool painting. I'll see if she has any pictures of it because I doubt I can drive 45 minutes to Kansas University, where she works and home to her main studio, get a picture of it and come back.
#11
I should do the original pear picture. Does anyone know what it's called.
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Also, I'm terrible at analyzing things, how can I tell what a painting means? I tend to just take these kind of things at face value and not really think about them.


Think of the techniques used and stuff.


Juxtaposition?

Image within an image?

Illusions?

Duplicity?

etc.
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I should do the original pear picture. Does anyone know what it's called.


Biting Pear of Salamanca.
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Also, I'm terrible at analyzing things, how can I tell what a painting means? I tend to just take these kind of things at face value and not really think about them.


I had a project like this once but it was a pain in the ass because we had to define it using all 5 of the human senses. I struggled with it but eventually just wrote my own story around it and it was easy as hell. Finished the paper in a few hours.
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