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Um, sort of. I allow myself a few drinks over the Christmas week. Back to boring normality tomorrow. :(
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asthmatic camel wrote:Um, sort of. I allow myself a few drinks over the Christmas week. Back to boring normality tomorrow. :(


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Bloody Mary for breakfast. :) Haven't done that since my pub days, 20 years ago.
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asthmatic camel wrote:Bloody Mary for breakfast. :) Haven't done that since my pub days, 20 years ago.
So how's the aftermath?

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Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.
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Dilaudid, stat!
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asthmatic camel wrote:[delirium tremens]
Aw, come on!
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Some news:
Smithsonian wrote:375,000 Images From the Met Are Now Yours for the Taking

There’s nothing like a trip to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art—its stately interiors, its ornate floors, its walls and exhibit space filled with some of history’s most exhilarating works of art. But for years, accessing the Met’s collections without taking a physical trip to 5th Avenue has been a challenge. Not anymore: As The New York Times' Joshua Barone reports, the museum just made 375,000 images available online for anyone to use.

It’s a milestone for the museum, which is one of the world’s most visited. Though many of the Met's works are in the public domain, it’s taken years for the museum to revise its open access policy and make those images accessible to users for free. As Barone reports, hundreds of thousands of artworks are now digitized, licensed under the Creative Commons Zero, and ready to download.

Creative Commons Zero, or CC0, is the least restrictive type of copyright license. It allows the holders of content to completely waive their copyright and related rights. Though the works now being released by the Met are currently in the public domain, images of them haven’t been readily available. Nor has the database information that accompanies them. By adopting CC0, the museum has now made that information available to all—and as the museum clarifies in its image policy online, it’s now making database information about images not currently in the public domain available using CC0 as well.
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-new ... 180962080/

To get to the Public Domain stuff: http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection and check "Public Domain Artworks".

An example (British court dress ca. 1750):

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Regarding the pic, is that to simulate wide hips meaning (I think) easy child birth or did they use women as table centerpieces?
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Fid wrote:Regarding the pic, is that to simulate wide hips meaning (I think) easy child birth or did they use women as table centerpieces?
Both of course. 8)
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Fid wrote:Regarding the pic, is that to simulate wide hips meaning (I think) easy child birth or did they use women as table centerpieces?
It's a pannier dress (from French panier = basket). Wikipedia sayeth it was a matter of displaying stuff.
Here's another example from 1778:

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Rich people showing off expensive & flashy trinkets is nothing new, and deeming such frivolity important isn't either (e. g read about a noble lady, whose name I forgot, who kept hair in her pockets so she could improve her hairdo on the spot…). The resulting fashions need no real rational basis. The poulaine shoes are an amusing example:

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Elf shoes. :)
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Website of Japanese artist Hikaru Cho:

http://www.hikarucho.com
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Former president George W. Bush's attempts at painting:

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/universi ... nder-chief

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Perhaps in the distant future an amusing historical fact will be that the 21st century American school impressionist George W Bush was once president of the United States. :coolspecs:
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:Perhaps in the distant future an amusing historical fact will be that the 21st century American school impressionist George W Bush was once president of the United States. :coolspecs:
Just not appreciated in his own time eh? Like Van Gogh? Yeah, I kinda doubt that's it. His paintings look like those of an unremarkable schoolboy to me, but maybe nobody has recognized the hidden genius yet.

10 Artists Not Appreciated in Their Time
Vincent Van Gogh: Today, we consider Vincent Van Gogh to be one of the greatest and most influential painters of all time, but that wasn’t the case when he was alive. Van Gogh’s work received little to no recognition during his lifetime. His paintings were often described as being too dark and lacking the bright liveliness seen in Impressionist paintings of the time. Van Gogh produced more than 900 paintings during his lifetime, but only sold one painting, Red Vineyard at Arles. After Van Gogh committed suicide, his brother’s wife collected his artwork and letters to make sure his work was recognized.
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I would not call them "school boy"; I would recognize them as Standard Hipster Douche Cafe art.

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It's a lot better than all those tenth rate imitations of shit that shocked the squares back in 1950.
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Anything is better than Jackson Pollock's multicolor diarrhea on a canvas.

And so what if Shrub's paintings aren't great art? Nobody expects them to be. And it keeps him out of trouble. Without his art, he'd probably be robbing banks or dealing drugs.

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shemp wrote:Anything is better than Jackson Pollock's multicolor diarrhea on a canvas.
Most of his work only works when viewed live.