Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Art


The Software Engineer
Mouse on Gimp, circa 2004.
� Shamit Bagchi

I did this some time back, dabbling with GIMP on Linux.
I gave it the name 'Surreal' first, then changed it to the above name.

Can you guess the meaning of the painting ...

MODERN ART -> YUCK !

Posted by Hello

4 comments:

  1. Look at the present, not the past or future!

    For painting, have a look at Dogwaffle. (Version 1.2 is free). Gimp is more for Image Manipulation(the IM in G'IM'P).

    -Sandeep

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  2. There is an advertisement of IBM that comes on TV often.(probably does not come on DD) Two guys are looking at something on the wall and saying some hi-fi things about it, a person behind them says "It looks like a horse to me". That defines modern art. Strokes, lines all over. Interpretation left to the viewer. I am perhaps an embarassment to my neighbour, when it comes to art. I will be able to interpret your picture(if there is anything left to interpret), if you answer the following questions.
    1)What do the fists in the corners signify?
    2)Why is there a mesh like thing all over?
    3)What is that thing in the center, looks like an eye?
    4)What are cubes/spheres doing in the picture?
    5)What is that bird doing in the center?

    My initial answers( and I am always wrong)
    It's a picture of a bird, which is sitting on a tree, near it's nest(the eye like thing). That mesh-like thing all over: it's a bird in a cage?? What are those pointed fists doing? Showing direction?? Pointed upwards?? You have named the picture software engineer: Well, here's my conclusion:- Software engineers, don't be like that bird locked in a cage. Aim for higher things. But still not able to figure out what those cubes are for.


    Ashok

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  3. Nice interpretation guys ...
    As Ashok says its left to the onlooker to interpret mod-art ...

    I had actually thought of a software engineer working all night - suffering a red eye ; running behind the elusive bird of happiness - green bird - greenbacks - ie money ...
    The cubes are the cubes / cubicle spaces.
    The finger/fists are PLs and PMs telling you to do something.
    As the guys's planets are all around - the mesh and all is pure fluff/objects to give an ethereal touch ....

    Thanks Sandy - Ill download Dogwaffle.

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  4. Nice thought.Is it your experience or a general one?But I liked the way u haveput your thoughts into the painting.Would like to see more....
    -Amrut

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