Monday, July 11, 2011

Mag 73

People of Chilmark, Thomas Hart Benton, 1920




41 comments:

  1. Happy Monday everyone... may you all have a peaceful week!

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  2. So, I did not not think that I was going to have anything today, but I did a little brief skimming on the artist and what do you know - a poem came to mind. I don't claim to be much of a poet and have been told that my poems could be in Where The Sidewalk Ends because I have this tendency to rhyme, but I hope that you will enjoy anyway! Happy Monday! :o)

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  3. Unlike "Girl In My Own World" I did not research but just went to the silly side....thanks Tess for this splendid image- I know others will do far more justice to it! Cheers and have a good week!

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  4. Thanks Tess, a welcomed Monday right on the dot!

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  5. If you happen to be interested in Thomas Hart Benton, Ken Burns did an excellent documentary on him. It's well worth the watch.

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  6. People are the same the world over; in spite of that, I am speaking entirely for myself.

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  7. Hope you are all enjoying your summer!
    Tess, Martha's Vineyard is a day trip away for me, yet I have never been. Someday.

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  8. I am very fond of his work Tessa. Thank you for this prompt. Funny appreciate him now in my dotage and have for some time. However, when young I could not see the beauty in his work. I could not stand it then.

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  9. A timely post and painting as I was reading and commenting in other worlds this morning.... Had me drawing from the past, the the moment.

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  10. This is strange for me Tess so as my entry today. Though quiet tough, i still managed to come up one. Thanks and forgive my insanity this week.(0.o)

    Happy magpie to all!

    ~Kelvin

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  11. Tried a new form with this one-Nonet. I'm pretty pleased. I'm liking the art education I'm getting these past weeks as well!

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  12. I had to continue with my short story the Golden Eye. Kristen Haskell

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  13. Who'd have guessed this morphed into sort of Waiting for Guffman in the art world? I guess my mind really is twisted.

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  14. Thanks for another intriguing image, I never know what I'm going to write:) Thanks so much tess!

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  15. Yes, this was intriguing! Thanks, Tess! xxxj

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  16. An intriguing piece.... thanks for the opportunity. Hope all are having a wonderful week.

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  17. This painting sent me to unexpected places.

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  18. I have been struggling to get away from a human mass of entanglement. I just transported my feelings to the sea.

    Thanks for the opportunity to vent.

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  19. Ooooh, more paintings subjects!! Excellent. Must be part of this. Thanks Tess!

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  20. Thanks for the image - an uncomfortable one, certainly.

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  21. Beautiful inspiration..spent some time there..never forget!!

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  22. One of my favorite paintings ... he was truly amazing.

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  23. Honestly, the painting didn't inspire me, so I looked into finding out about it a little. As soon as I learned that the painting's subjects are in Martha's Vineyard...well, THAT inspired me. Once again, thank you for getting the wheels turning, Tess.

    - Dina

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  24. not an easy image to work with this week - i found it to be very unsettling. my poem isn't very good.

    happy week all! ♥ dani

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  25. Love this - what a vibrant painting!

    Anna :o]

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  26. OK, here's something very freaky. I had never heard of this artist (or retained the information anyway). Today I was reading a mystery by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child & they mention him in the book. And just now I was working a word puzzle & the answer was Thomas Hart Benton. Obviously I'm meant to pay more attention to this guy!

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  27. Mine's in. Strange picture!

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  28. so many ways to interpret this work of art, great for making a magpie.

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  29. Very creative magpies this week..how to keep up? My sealegs turned to rubber trying to keep up!

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  30. lovely poem Tess
    wonderful artist

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  31. ..had an urge to write about red!

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  32. I looked the photo up and wrote about Summer.

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  33. The image couldn't have been any more apt for what I wanted to write today... thanks for this one, Tess!

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  34. Very Very late..but glad I got there!

    http://fiducia-rivera.blogspot.com/2011/07/enduring-life-ahead-3ww-osi-haiku-treat.html

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  35. Just a wonderful prompt and of course I love your take on it. I am back and missed the last two challenges. :(

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  36. It has been a chaotic week...hope I get this posted before the deadline!

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  37. Tess this one was fun... Thanks for your prompt! You're great!!!

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  38. it seems that I am very late these days. But it's up nevertheless.

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