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Describe A Painting To Go With This Title

  1. Nov 27, 2006 #1
    This is a kind of creativity exercise, but is the opposite of trying to find a title for a photo or painting.

    "Jamie's Cruel Bubble" is the name of a very successful painting that doesn't exist on canvass. Your job is to ponder this title, and then describe the painting that goes with it. Could be representational, abstract, surreal, anything, just describe the best painting this title elicits from your imagination.
     
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  3. Nov 27, 2006 #2
    what if i make a picture to go with it ? :D

    can i do that ? :P
    Pretty please ;)
     
  4. Nov 27, 2006 #3

    Kurdt

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    Well I know what this brings to my mind but I wouldn't like to say.
     
  5. Nov 27, 2006 #4
    I would make it a painting of a bubble, where all you see is the reflection of the artist's life reflecting off the bubbles surface. But it would show all his failures and be vastly exaggerated for emphasis.
     
  6. Nov 27, 2006 #5

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    I have jamie as a naked man crying on the floor of a busy tube station, clutching his knees against his chest and burying his head into them, and a needle by his side. He is in desperate need of help. A bubble surrounds him that the other people will neither enter nor look into nor acknowledge in any way, as if they simply don't see him.

    Cheery eh? I've got the beginnings of a rather poor sketch, but its not much.
     
  7. Nov 27, 2006 #6

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    I have a feeling that we're on the same page here: a massive fart in the hot-tub. :biggrin:
     
  8. Nov 27, 2006 #7
    I actually have a friend named Jamie. He grew up here in in Michigan, liveing in a bright pink home with his parents. I think it was the only bright pink home in the state.
    When he would invite people over, all he would half to say is "The pink house", everyone knew it. Tho he loved his family, the pink house always bugged him.
    His parents died, and left him the home about 5 years ago, he had so many plans for the home, first and formost, getting it re-sided in a nuteral color.
    Jamie was in a accident 3 years ago and lives on a very limited income{SSI}. The Pink House ...is..."Jamie's Cruel Bubble"
     
  9. Nov 27, 2006 #8

    Kurdt

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    Yeah! Except to make it even worse Jamie was in the hot tub having a romantic soak with his partner/ girlfriend/ wife.
     
  10. Nov 27, 2006 #9

    turbo

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    Naw! Jamie is a cute but unreserved young lady, and when she cuts loose you playfully punch her on the shoulder and open her a fresh beer.
     
  11. Nov 27, 2006 #10

    Ivan Seeking

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    The title makes me think of David Vetter - the "boy in a plastic bubble". So I imagine an isolated, feable, pale young man connected to an IV and staring blankly at a world that he can never know through a plastic-convered window.
     
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  12. Nov 27, 2006 #11

    Kurdt

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    In that case I'm not sure the bubble would be particularly cruel if you didn't mind. I must admit though its an altogether more appealing image than a guy letting off in the bath. Anyway I better stick to my original plan and say no more lest I turn zooby's thread into something bad.

    Apologies zoob :smile:
     
  13. Nov 27, 2006 #12

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    I envision a painting with a bunch of ramshackle houses, dogs running loose in the street, an old man with a long white beard on a bicycle, waving to children in the yards, which are small and have patches of bare dirt and brown grass. This entire scene is in dull colors. Then as you move your eyes across the canvas, this scene ends at a large, shiny gate...closed. Behind the gate, everything is bright colors...what colors there are...lots of beige and white houses, all in neat rows, with perfect lawns, and landscaping, evenly spaced trees along the edge of the wide road, white picket fences, shiny cars in every driveway, and a man in a business suit is walking from the driveway to the front door, shoulders slumped with fatigue from a long day of work, not another neighbor in sight.

    It's left to the viewer of the painting to decide which of the men is Jamie living in a cruel bubble.
     
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    JasonRox

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    I would make a painting of a boy looking out the window at kids playing with his parents yelling at him from behind.
     
  16. Nov 27, 2006 #15
    :rofl: That's just wrong.
     
  17. Nov 28, 2006 #16
    The first thing that popped into my head is Stanford. As in...the Stanford bubble. As in...the bubble of ignorant, sheltered idealism which Stanford students live in.

    If that's not cruel, I don't know what is...
     
  18. Nov 28, 2006 #17

    Gokul43201

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    Zoob, it's going to be pretty hard to describe something abstract.

    There's many ideas that popped into my head, but most are hard to describe.
     
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  19. Nov 28, 2006 #18

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    Nah...my other painting, Jamie's Cruel Bubble Popped, has a big splash of blue in the middle, and then I blew red on with a straw, creating angry, spider-like lines all over the canvas, and then I got a chimpanzee to throw its choice of orange, yellow, green, purple, and brown onto the canvas. For some reason, it mostly threw brown, and that's in big blobs all over it. Then, I got one of those exploding paint bags from MythBusters, and filled them with purple, which sort of covered most of the other paint. It's a masterpiece! :approve: :biggrin:
     
  20. Nov 28, 2006 #19

    Gokul43201

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    That's somewhat like the first idea that hit me. I'm going to paint it (roughly) on Paint.

    Okay, here's a quick sketch:

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  21. Nov 28, 2006 #20

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    All three at once? Lucky bastard! You've definitely improved upon my initial vision...
     
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