Friday, August 10, 2007
We saw fine art at the fair
You can't see it because of where Cliff is standing, but there was a handle on this you could manipulate and make the pieces of wood change position. Cliff sorta liked playing around with it, even though he kept asking, "What the heck is it supposed to be?"
Here, he's giving that handle a closer look... and scratching his behind, I think.
I enjoyed looking at the "works in progress" along with the snapshots which inspired them.
This painting tells a story.
Dennis T. Yates was there with his paintings. I don't know why I didn't take his picture! These are the kinds of realistic, pretty paintings I enjoy; I just don't "get" modern art.
I read artist's descriptions of pictures like this, and found that many of them were politically inspired. Most of the time I didn't make any connection, though. I had to take the artist's word for it.
Back to Dennis Yates' collection. He does people really well, don't you think?
And landscapes too!
Cliff liked the way the artist fashioned the metal teeth and fins on this fish.
Hmmm, what's up with the girl's knees?