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Decoding Art

I visit art galleries and art fairs whenever I get a chance.  Not that I understand Art and its nuances much but I like to draw interpretations of the ideology of an artist behind his piece.  Most of the times it is vague to me but at times  I know there is a very deep thought behind it but just couldn’t get it beyond a point.  It was a huge event and  works of hundreds of artists were on display.  It was  difficult to capture each piece but some that really caught my eye are here below.  I would like you to comment if you have any interpretation of these art pieces.

This was completely vague to me but I found it interesting ..

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Not sure how to decode this either..I am not even sure if it is inspired from Indian mythology or just artist’s figments of imagination.

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I am still wondering the significance of a vacant third chair in this presentation.  Has it got anything to do with an extra marital affair? When wife gets busy with a child, the husband has all the time and chances in the world for infidelity.

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This one is again vague but red hair is what really keeps you in thinking loop..

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Umm.. I am not sure what is this…this was made out of wool. And clearly these are two pair of legs and looking at the curves looks like female legs..but the red patches on the leg I don’t know where the artist is taking us to… IMAG1069

This I found quite hilarious. Anybody interest in Indian Politics would know that we have a new political party call ‘AAP’ which claims it to be a common man’s party and it’s political symbol is Broom. It was also in power in Delhi for less than 3 months. So, it is something really amateur work like a political satire.

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I was very impressed by this innovative idea. Sadly it was beyond my ability to capture the idea. So this hollow chair as you can see is LED made and on both sides of the chair were full sized mirrors.  The artist tried to show the idea of Infinity.IMAG1079

Living By My Wits !!

“Wisdom is better than wit, and in the long run will certainly have the laugh on her side” – Jane Austen

When I read such piquant quotes, I contemplate about the serious dearth of original and supreme level of wits in the present day authors. Today, it is so hard to find such clever yet funny quotes. I don’t intend to belittle the works by new world writers but Inever found an opportunity to compare anything with Oscar Wilde or Mark Twain.

Think, it was something in the air during 16th -18th century when every third person born became an author. I suppose wittiness was infectious in those centuries as people around themselves maintained an optimal level of it to encourage it to reach its highest level contrary to today’s world when a Family Guy joke is sometimes complimented as how witty!!

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There is a fine demarcation between being witty and funny. Being funny even logically does not necessarily means you are carrying wits, and it is true vice-versa as sometimes wits may make people laugh and other times it puts them in awe. I believe it is either inherent in us or it takes a lot amount of reading to bring out that witty-talking spontaneously. And if you think it’s not in you just follow this straight advice from Mr. Twain – “it is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubts.” I seriously look up to Dorothy Parker when I want something brilliantly funny, I would be totally in love with myself when I’ll start formulating original quotes like “This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.” or “The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.”

I don’t deny the fact that sometimes I do inspire myself with such quotes and try to incorporate the same edginess, like the one from Oscar Wilde “Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months” but it’s such a disappointment when people say “what do you mean?” I am just left with a straight face. Kill Me. And then there are quotes that let you ponder and act “Hope is such a bait, it covers any hook” by Oliver Goldsmith or “There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up a pen to write” by William Makepeace Thackeray.  I would not mind going back to that era by a time machine and acquire this “art” under the tutelage of great writers of all time.