Sunday, March 29, 2009

Cezanne and BS

I had the "pleasure" of catching a part of "Sunday Morning" on CBS this Sunday. They had a segment on an artist named Cezanne. Apparently, he was a very influential guy.

The funniest part (it's funny if you don't think about it too much) is when the reporter talks to some present day artists that claim to have been influenced by Cezanne.

One guy painted this blue quadrilateral and said that it was "inspired" by a Cezanne piece that had either a blue lake or part of the ocean in it.

There was another "painting" that consisted of a bunch of little green rectangles and it was supposed to have been based on a painting of a pine tree by Cezanne.

Another "painting" consisted of three broad lines of color that was supposed to be a landscape.

It was hilarious. I wonder if these people realized that they had become parodies of themselves.

Here are the two paintings of the lake/ocean that I mentioned above:

Unless you are a complete dunderhead, you can easily see the second one is obviously just a stylized version of the first one. Duh!

I found the "pine tree" too:

That's just too funny. The whole charade is probably government funded to boot!

Just a bunch of no talent hacks trying to ride on a capable person's coattails.

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