Sunday, December 4, 2011

Mag 94

Lunch, George Tooker, 1964, Columbus Museum of Art

59 comments:

  1. Interesting painting. Reminds me a bit of Chinese artist Chen Yu..
    http://www.schoeni.com.hk/current20050114.htm

    BTW: I have a new Junk Shop Quickie... :)

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  2. thanks for this Miss Tess. I repost an older one that I have because I kind of think there is a similarity on the pics.

    Have fun fellow bloggers. Love you all and Have a great week ahead...

    JJRod'z

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  3. Hi Tess--what a beautiful painting. I hated to do my own version in a way, and actually played with stupid things in it for a long time, still not getting it right, but have a super super busy day so have to kind of do now or who knows when?

    Great choices. I look forward to seeing what people have done. K.

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  4. There were so many mini-compositions within this one painting, I was spoilt for choice, for each section told a different story...

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  5. Yeah, I too wrote several versions. What a great image.

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  6. It might be called lunch - it certainly isn't afternoon tea!

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  7. I'm back after a bit of a hiatus. Thanks for spurring me back to life, Tess.

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  8. many thanks for a thought provoking prompt!

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  9. Mine came to me very quickly--short and sweet! :)

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  10. This one made me hungry.....:-)
    Thanks for another awesome prompt Tess! :-)

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  11. Thanks for the prompt..I had to think on this one for a while. Hopefully a successful outcome.

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  12. Such an interesting piece. Thanks Tess.

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  13. You had me there, stuck in the lunchroom with the automatons, and in my eagerness to escape the mundane misery, my own poem sprouted fungal, fecund, and ready for reception.

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  14. So sad... a room full of people not looking up. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. Like a scene from an Ayn Rand novel.

    Very cool.

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  16. How many phobias can you pack into one writing prompt?

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  17. I used Tooker's work as the basis for creative writing assignments over the years. My high school students loved his paintings. I had never seen this one, but I surely recognized his style. Great prompt.

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  18. This painting made me think of the economic challenges this country has faced during my lifetime and brought back memories of my childhood. I look forward to reading what others conjured from it.

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  19. I got inspired by Maureen at Writing Without Paper and Fitting into Occupied Space wrote itself out.

    thanks for this! Nice to visit here.

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  20. Hey Tess, I finally made it back 'home'! Your 'inspirational' picture made me to first remember my first-grade lunchroom.

    Your own 'take' on it covered lots of bases. Mine is a bit macabre, but, well, what the hell--grin!

    Love it, girl!
    PEACE!
    Steve

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  21. Thank you Tess for this fun experience.
    I was referred to you on FB through a mutual friend. While stopping in to visit you there, discovered your lovely invitation to visit your blog where this inspiring photo appeared. So stopped to visit, this so looked like fun. There I remained, musing awhile, to see what might come. Thought then, why not, I'll give it a go.
    I don't know if I've done this correctly, so please forgive my plodding through.
    Cheers to you Tess. Great week to all.
    Maricet

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  22. Thanks tess! Sorry if mine was a tad longer than usual. I hope you will still enjoy.

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  23. Thanks for a great prompt Tess.

    Anna :o]

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  24. Wonderful image!
    I liked it so much I got lost clicking through the Schiller collection at the Columbus Museum of Art!

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  25. Lovely picture this week Tess - thank you

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  26. I wrote something for last week's Magpie, but unfortunately, couldn't post it on time! Here's the link: http://thegalnxtdoor.wordpress.com/2011/12/05/the-big-red-sofa/

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  27. This painting speaks volumes!!! Love it
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  28. Thanks for a new painter to study. Have a great week !

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  29. Thank you for this. I am not familiar with the artist. I thought it was one of Miller Brittain's that I had missed.

    Very potent.

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  30. A bit late to the party...but finally here! Thanks for the prompt - interesting as always.

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  31. the image made me think deeper...great prompt miss tess. thank you so much..

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  32. Thankyou for this super prompt! It took me right back to my school days....I love the painting as well.

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  33. Reminded me of my time volunteering at our local rescue mission. Inspired to write about those less fortunate.

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  34. just a quick one today...will return comments in a bit...crazy week this week so may not make it around to everyone...

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  35. I posted that painting in 2009! It's a great one. Mine is up and I am going back to bed...flu hoo. :(

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  36. The picture reminded me right away of George Orwells Big Brother.
    Thanks for an interesting prompt picture.

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  37. You pick some really marvelous painting for prompts Tess ... thank you.

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  38. thanks for the pic, gave me new ideas!!

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  39. Plenty to chew on in this week's picture, Tess. Best thanks.

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  40. I like this concept...this was the first of what I hope are many colaberations with this site!

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  41. hi tess, i am so curious about this intriguing photo... what he had in mind mr tooker.... thanks for the introduction to this painter

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  42. When all else fails... go low brow.

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  43. Weirdness! Just what I needed to give me some juice to write something. I dig it.

    Hey, everyone, I'm back! I'm up!

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  44. This one gave me the shivers. I have posted a response.

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  45. The Trellises have rewritten their menu! :)

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  46. I thought immediately of waiting in church pews for the confessional! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  47. Great image this week, Tess, thank you.

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  48. Thanks for the picture. This one threw me for a bit though. :-)

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  49. Tada! Finally got around to it! Thanks Tess!

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  50. 110 Bee's Blog link is not working! Typo!

    Made it - again by the skin of my teeth!

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  51. this was a bit sad

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