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confusing painting, but I love it

Man, I really loved the other painting of it having a nighttime and daytime scene going on, but I really didn’t know what it meant and what to write about sooo I chose this one. I like this one too. Anyways, as we all know it’s a canvas painting of the actual view through the window. I’m not quite sure what Rene wants the viewers to think about this one. I mean, art is what we see in the world but it’s not always a direct replica of it. Artists skew the image around to their own liking. I’ve been brainstorming ideas for a couple of minutes because this is so friggin confusing. Ugh. This painting could have a bunch of meanings. I guess that’s what Rene is purposefully doing. Darn you Rene.

Anyways, I was thinking maybe this could mean that people don’t see the whole picture. People draw and paint pictures of what they see, and in this painting they only see one part of the whole view of outside. People need to open up more and see the whole world, not just parts of it. OR maybe this could be like the Allegory of the Cave thingie we read this year. That’s the one with the discussion between Socrates and Plato and they’re talking about people in the cave who don’t see sunlight and just look at the shadows the people above create. The people in the cave think the shadows are the real thing, but the people above actually see the objects creating the shadows, which is actually real. It could be like that but the painting is what we think is real but the bigger picture, the whole window view, is reality.

                I really don’t know where I’m going with this and I’m sorry if I’m confusing you guys even more. WAIT! Another idea just popped into my head. I don’t understand how the painting could be exactly the same as outside. I mean, is the world on pause or something? The world seems to be standing still in the actual painting, unless the painter painted the painting EXACTLY then and the clouds haven’t moved at all. That’s so trippy. Maybe he’s saying that people are living in a stopped world? I don’t know how I could interpret that, but it’s possible.

It could also mean that he wants people to have a more open mind to the world. We see things just as they are and people are so literal. Maybe he wants us to open our minds more and not be so straightforward. In the painting, the person painted an exact replica of the window view. That could represent the people who see things just as they are and not any other way.

I feel like this painting could be much simpler. It’s just a painting of a painting in front of a window. It’s seriously that simple, but when you start staring at it and thinking about stuff, everything gets confusing. I think my brain just exploded.


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May. 21st, 2009 04:15 am (UTC)
Colorful language
I enjoyed reading this blog because he had some "colorful language". This sentence really got my attention, " I really don’t know where I’m going with this and I’m sorry if I’m confusing you guys even more. WAIT! Another idea just popped into my head". You seem very casual when you wrote this blog Sachika. Anyways, you seemed to try and look at the painting's meaning from several different perspectives, and I thought your interpretations of the confusing mastermind Rene tried to show us were dead-on the spot true. We must not see the world through only one perspective, or else we are living in a "world on pause". The very last sentence made me ROTFL: "I think my brain just exploded."
May. 22nd, 2009 02:15 am (UTC)
haha i love how ur mind wanders,....paintings can be complex in a simple way...
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