From Van Gogh, Cezanne, etc

“Bonny and Ditto share some quality time” (XVI)

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Exploiting the grey scale, said Bonny, can give your canvas a dramatic quality.

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                                    Excellent!

“Bonny and Ditto share some quality time” (XIII)

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Today, said Bonny, we will focus on composition. A fortuitous
arrangement of figures can be quite expressive.

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Excellent!

“Ditto is lost in the sound”

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Is it possible, said Virginia, to become a sound?
What? said Ditto. I was lost in the melody of your voice.

“Ditto goes to school” (XIII)

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Your assignment, said the teacher, is to draw a house.

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Excellent, Virginia!

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No, no, no big-nose! I said a house! Just a house!

“Ditto goes to school” (IX)

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Your assignment, said the teacher, is to draw an apple.

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Excellent, Virginia!

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No, no, no big-nose! I said an apple! Just an apple!

“Blurtso feels good about his art exam”

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Final Exam – Art 101
Name: Blurtso

1.) Name three characteristics of ancient Greek and Roman sculpture:
Large noses, round bellies, and foreshortening of the limbs.

2.) Discuss the difference between Medieval and Renaissance art:
During the Renaissance donkeys rose to a new level of importance. There were praying donkeys in the cathedrals, reclining donkeys in the fountains, and braying donkeys in the streets. The greatest example of donkeycentrism is Michelangelo’s “The Blurtso.” Michelangelo also painted the Sistine Corral.

3.) What innovation was shared by both Impressionist and Expressionist
painters, and how was it used differently by the two groups?
Pumpkin pie. The Expressionists painted their canvases before eating pumpkin pie, and the Impressionists painted their canvases after.

4.) What is Cubism?
Cubism was a style of painting developed by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso which portrayed objects as seen from all perspectives at once. Sort of like standing naked in a room of mirrors with half a newspaper and a broken guitar.

“Blurtso announces the opening of his store”

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My store is open! said Blurtso.

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I don’t know, said Pablo, you may need more flags.

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