Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Well? Whaddayou think?

"When the flush of a new-born sun fell first on Eden's geen and gold,
Our father Adam sat under the Tree and scratched with a stick in the mould;
And the first rude sketch that the world had seen was joy to his mighty heart,
Till the Devil whispered behind the leaves, 'It's pretty, but is it Art?'"

-- Rudyard Kipling, the Conundrum of the Workshops

I really do believe that the argument about "what is art" started at this point in time. I remember when my mother saw her first Jackson Pollock painting, she said "That's awful! It looks like a 3-year-old did it." Then, later, she decided that modern art was cool and hung a Picasso print over the piano. When I has in high school my best friend's mother had the same one in their house.

Go to and you can practice painting just like he did! Just move your cursor around and click to change colors.

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