Friday Q – June 3, 2005

Friday Q – this week – enjoy!
FQ1: Who is your favorite artist? What is it about their work that you find so appealing?
This is another tough question. I love a lot of artists. I enjoy the works of Auguste Rodin, especially his work that has an unfinished feel to it like the one shown below. I don’t remember the name of this sculpture but I saw it in Berlin during a visit:

I also love the works of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Klimt because it is very beautiful to look at.
It’s to difficult to only pick one.
FQ2: What is your favorite work of art? What makes you like it so much?
I’d have to say the Venus De Milo. It may not be a mind-altering piece of work. I just remember that as I was walking through the Louvre in Paris I found myself unimpressed by a lot of the art in the building. I think I was burnt out by the amount of religious and mythological related art and couldn’t take anymore. Even the Mona Lisa was a disappointment. Then I saw the Venus. There was a large group of people crowded around it. I walked up to it and then I started walking around it. When I got the to back I realized that there was no one behind the statue. No one wanted to see the back of the Venus De Milo and that was one of the first times that I realized there is more to art than what everyone wants to look at. There are hidden facets in all art. I ended up taking two pictures of the Venus. One from the front and one at the back. I’ve named the picture from the back “the butt-crack De Milo”.
FQ3: Where is your favorite place for art? What does this location have that makes it so great?
The AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario) is a very interesting place. I really enjoyed the Royal Museum of Art in Brussles, Belgium. It had a good mixture of old art and modern art. I find the modern art quite a bit more interesting. Except for the pastel coloured picture of Wayne Gretzsky by Andy Warhol. That one kind of sucked 🙂
FQ ARTISTIC: Create a quick piece of art for us…
I don’t have time to create anything right now though you can go back and see some of my previous attempts: here and here and here.

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