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squierbypetzl
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Dec 18, 2006, 7:52 AM
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So after a wonderful day spent with "the one who got (getting?) away" at the theatre (Brechts Exception and the Rule for the 3rd time) I went to work and started drawing, my medium of choice for mid.level angst/depression.

Being a fan of vanguard art, surreal and cubism in particular, I started drawing up some designs for some surreal(ist) graffitti, really trippy stuff btw, a la "pic #2", Iīm looking forward to putting it a wall (will post pics later).

Anyhoo, I was talking to a mate of mine on line and we were discussing Miro, Kandisnky, Baginski, the 4th wall and whatnot, and he asked if the painting in the pic looked familiar (note: hereīs where you look at the attached image, if u plz).

So I open the file, blow the image up 800%, and for the life of me I have no idea who the author of this red/blue/orange/yellow rectangle with a whiff of what appears to be smoke to the left on a grey background, is.

I really donīt know who the author is, thereīs just so many options. Anybody recognize the painting?

edit: ps: I think I recognize the smoke. . . which I believe are actually caterpillars that I know Iīve seen somewhere. . .
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Dec 18, 2006, 11:40 AM
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couldn't it be a Mondrian?


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The picture is too small, man, and it looks blurry when I enlarge it. I don't think it's Mondrian though.


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Definitely NOT Mondrian (from what I can tell from the small pic).


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Do you think the "smoke" is part of the painting? I would say it's an optic effect : it must be in front of the table.


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If its not Mondrian, then maybe one of his students. But with that small pic, its hard to say.

May also be Georges Vantongerloo

The movement was De Stijl / Dutch Modernism

These are examples of Mondrians work
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thomasribiere wrote:
Do you think the "smoke" is part of the painting? I would say it's an optic effect : it must be in front of the table.

Iīm almost positive that the grey objects to the left side are caterpillars (centipedes, i dunno, long little insects), and I know iīve seen them somewhere else.

Good thinking, but I donīt think itīs a Mondrian, something just doesnīt add up for me. . .dunno though


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Wow, that's really difficult.

It's not anything I recognise. Could be Mondrian, but it'd have to be very early, very late or a sketch; everyone knows his signature style and this obviously isn't it.

Other than that, if it is a complete work and not a fragment it could be just about anyone's: Braque, Van Doesburg, Duchamps and even Picasso produced various pieces in this style at various times.


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a Caterpillar in a museum? it must be an engineering museum...


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tradman wrote:
...everyone knows (Mondrian's) signature style and this obviously isn't it.

I'd be willing to wager a bet that not everyone knows Mondrian's signature style (myself included) Smile But maybe you were referring to the art geeks.


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