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Modern Art Museum As

a: A modern art museum ~
b: being on Chatroullete

What: "Walking through a modern art museum is like being on Chatroullete, you can pretty much go in expecting to see a penis."

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Writer: corey
LCC: NC
Where:
Date: Feb 7 2012 9:29 PM


Abstract Painting Is Like A Conversation

a: Abstract painting ~
b: a conversation

What: " I enjoy this way of painting as process. .. so I guess it makes a life of its own and I just help it a bit. It is like having a conversation. I begin, then the sun speaks then I respond and the texture speaks then I respond and the paint speaks....and so on A dialogue with the unconscious or with hidden chemical processes becomes much more fun for me than is painting a specific thing."

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Writer: Kimberly Pratt
LCC: N
Where:
Date: Jul 18 2011 12:54 AM


Apple Store

a: An apple store ~
b: A Frank LLoyd Wright house

What: Both are very well thought out and pleasing to look at. I was at the Apple store in Palo Alto and noticed that nothing was overlooked. The uniforms and the names tags worn by the workers had all been included in the design of the whole building. Likewise with Frank Lloyd Wright creations: He designed the house, the interior, the furniture the dinner table, the dinner table chairs, the place settings, the silverware and the dress the dinner hostess was to wear. I'm not sure if these designers are great systematic thinkers or control freaks, but what they have created is surely nice to look at. Living in that environment is a different matter.

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Writer: mattyflynn
LCC: NA
Where:
Date: May 1 2010 9:59 AM


Apple Keyboard; Form Trumps Function

a: Apple latest keyboard design ~
b: Chinese foot binding

What: The form of the Current Apple key board is minimal and sleek. Appealing to the eyes it is, yes. But, as I put my fingers on the key board, they felt completely different. I learned to type by feel so I never really have to look at the key board. The recoil on the keys is severely diminished, which for me is big part of touch typing. This keyboard feels stripped down and exhibits a complete lack of sensual recoil. My hands started to hurt after playing around for a couple minutes. Which brought to mind Chinese foot binding. Someone in that culture decided small feed were beautiful and somehow it came to pass that many women destroyed their feet to conform to this minimalist cleanist sense of beauty. I hope Apple comes up with a more sensual key board, 'cause I don't want my hands looking like those twisted Chinese feet. The similarity; form trumps function. This is just the key board; the rest of the computer is great.

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Writer: mattyflynn
LCC: NK
Where:
Date: May 1 2010 10:17 AM


Applied Paint Is Like A Foreign Language

a: Applied paint ~
b: foreign language

What: "I do not know what I am saying while I apply paint to the canvas. It is like a foreign language until I realize it is finished."

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Writer: J. M. Snyder
LCC: N
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jul 18 2011 1:32 AM


Benjamin Linus

a: Benjamin Linus ~
b: a fairy-tale antagonist

What: "Benjamin Linus is like a fairy-tale antagonist". . . A discussion about what this character from the TV show LOST is all about..

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Writer: DharmaBum01
LCC: N
Where:
Date: Dec 23 2010 1:17 PM


Benjamin Linus

a: Benjamin linus ~
b: playing a game of mental and emotional chess

What: "Going tete-a-tete with Benjamin Linus is like playing a game of mental and emotional chess...against the computer. You know you're going to lose. But watching the competition is delicious fun!"......This page has a very clear and truthful discussion about this character from the TV show Lost.

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Writer: PenguinSage
LCC: N
Where:
Date: Dec 23 2010 1:21 PM


Brino's Art Is Like A Heart Beat

a: Brinos art ~
b: a heart beat

What: "My art is like breathing or a heart beat. The heart just keeps beating without a person even trying. That's how I feel about my art. I just get up every day and go do art."

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Writer: Brino
LCC: N
Where:
Date: Jul 18 2011 12:49 AM


Bronze As Memory

a: Bronze sculpture ~
b: the memory in your mind

What: "The everlasting presence of this bronze is like the memory in your mind. While the bronze may oxidize and leave marks from its experience with the weather, it will still stand. Similarly, while your memory of your loved one may slightly fade away as you grow old, you will never forget this moment: the last few breaths of someone that meant the world to you."

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Writer: Amberley Proctor
LCC: NB
Where:
Date: Jul 17 2013 7:25 PM


Ceramics/Heart

a: Ceramics Pottery ~
b: soul

What: Concept: Ceramics is a symbol of ones hearts

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Writer: LucretiaGermanica
LCC: N
Where:
Date: Aug 20 2009 10:42 AM


William Hemmerdinger's Use Of Color

a: Color use ~
b: the low, deep pitch of a primitive horn

What: "Hemmerdinger's private calligraphic marks act as a sign system by which one can traverse opaque regions. His use of color is like the low, deep pitch of a primitive horn, but, it is not inaccessible to the undistracted participant."

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Writer: Timothy App
LCC: N
Where:
Date: Jul 18 2011 2:44 AM


Fine Art Funding

a: Columbus Association for the Performing Arts ~
b: Sams Club of Fine Art

What: I heard about this organization on the radio. The analogy made by someone who helped run the organization. I guess consolidation saves money in just about every situation.

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Writer: lucreatia_germanica
LCC: N
Where:
Date: May 24 2010 11:56 PM


The Duality Of Contemporary Art?

a: Contemporary art ~
b: trickster

What: "Tricksters depicted in ancient mythologies, legends, and literatures are beings that can physically live in two worlds simultaneously. They travel between heaven and earth, live the lives of young men and old men, and tolerate light and dark at the same time. They are great at surpassing boundaries. Contemporary art is like a trickster. It always leads the audiences to new directions to overturn traditional way of thinking. "

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Writer: Victoria Lynn
LCC: N
Where:
Date: Apr 1 2012 11:49 PM


Ducks In Tony Soprano's Pool

a: Ducks leaving his pool ~
b: his family leaving him

What: This was David Chase's quote in his interview that was included in the season 1 box set. This discussion is at 3:30 in the interview.

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Writer: David Chase
LCC: N
Where:
Date: Jan 3 2011 2:01 PM


The Hermann-goering Of South Park---herr Cartman

a: Eric cartman ~
b: The Hermann-Goering of animation

What: Both are obese and anti Semitic.

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Writer: mattyflynn
LCC: N
Where:
Date: Jul 4 2010 7:26 AM


Fine Art

a: Fine art ~
b: The Pure Physics of Visual culture

What: "Because fine art is like the pure physics of visual culture, whereas illustration is like the applied physics and some of the modern art is like a particle accelerator, and the illustration is a bit like those ideas applied."

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Writer: Shaun Tan
LCC: N
Where:
Date: May 24 2010 11:56 PM


Fauvism And German Expressionism

a: German expressionism ~
b: Fauvism without the happy colors

What: One of the points of this article is that color can be manipulated to manipulate emotions. Color goes right to the heart. There is a reason traffic signals are red, yellow and green. Color goes to the heart in ways that STOP, CAUTION and GO do not. So these expressive artists used color to evoke and manipulated the emotions of the viewer. You see the same pattern in TV shows and commercials as of late. There is a lot of super saturated coloring to evoke in the viewer the desired emotional state .

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Writer: LucretiaGermanica
LCC: N
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Mar 19 2011 1:26 AM


Gerry Stecca Art

a: Gerry stecca art ~
b: A Virus

What: "His creative process happens slightly out of order; encountering first the materials that inspire the idea; eventually developing the piece that will fill and interact with light and space. It is only the completed piece that eventually explains itself. Sometimes site specific, mostly free form and adaptable, like a virus they grow and shrink and adapt to the conditions of the moment."

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Writer: SteccaSauraus
LCC: N
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Oct 21 2009 12:49 AM


Blank wall is like an open goal to a Graffiti arti

a: Giving Velazquez a clean wall ~
b: giving Gretzky an empty net

What: "Ben Velazquez stands on a sidewalk with a can of spray paint in hand and thing of beauty before his eyes: a blank warehouse wall. Giving Velazquez a clean wall is like giving Gretzky an empty net."

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Writer: Patrick Boyle
LCC: N
Where:
Date: Jul 18 2011 2:00 AM


Where Are My Memories?

a: Graphite ~
b: memory, always fleeting, never permanent

What: "My early lathe work with pencils originates from an interest in memory. My mother had recently died and she had suffered significant memory loss during her illness. Her illness made me question, where do our thoughts go? Working in my sketchbook, I realized that graphite was a good visual metaphor for the way our brain works. The smear of graphite is like memory, always fleeting, never permanent."

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Writer: Robert Lyon
LCC: N
Where:
Date: Aug 26 2013 6:55 PM


Artstor

a: In concept artstor ~
b: a digital version of the traditional slide library

What: "While in concept ARTstor is like a digital version of the traditional slide library, we are not a static or siloed repository, but rather an interconnected and dynamic online workspace aggregating scores of institutional and individual collections."

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Writer: Christine Kuan
LCC: N
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Oct 15 2010 1:01 AM


Les Demoiselles D’avignon

a: Les demoiselles d'avignon ~
b: a scientific research

What: "With all its preliminary studies, 'Les Demoiselles d'Avignon' is like a scientific research." .......Maybe this is a metaphor for the modern scientific process, much planning, much detail and the essential elements of any and every process broken down to manageable logical chunks.

Useful?
Writer: Javed Jalil
LCC: N
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Nov 5 2010 12:09 AM


Jackson Pollacks.... A Bed Of Roses

a: Looking at his paintings ~
b: Looking at a bed of roses

What: This is an approximation of a line from the movie "Pollack". It very a simple idea that says a lot about his work.

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Writer: lucretiagermanica
LCC: NC
Where:
Date: Jun 22 2011 6:16 AM


Buildings are like chewed food?

a: Looking at Works of other architects ~
b: eating chewed food

What: "Looking at Works of other architects is like eating chewed food, or digested food, we should pick from the wild our oun fresh ingredients and try not to overcook and over chew."

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Writer: Ammar khammash
LCC: NA
Where:
Date: Jul 18 2011 2:40 AM


Making a Painting is Like Raising a Child

a: Making a Painting ~
b: Raising a Child

What: "After I have prepared a canvas with gesso and possibly a colored ground, I make the first marks. Lines and colors flow onto surface. I am delighted and surprised at what appears. It is fresh and new. It is like falling in love with your new baby. Everything is a discovery, a surprise."

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Writer: M. Pia De Girolamo
LCC: N
Where:
Date: Jul 18 2011 1:37 AM


Modern Art

a: Modern art ~
b: Roy Lichtenstein's Bull Profile Series

What: Generally , Art over the last 100 years or so has been characterized by a transition from representational to NON-representational form. What does this mean? The series of prints from Roy Lichtenstein's "Bull Series" has 6 pieces. The first being a Bull and then the next prints showing the Bull being abstracted into basic geometric elements of line and circle and also basic color elements of yellow, blue and red. This series not only demonstrates how this artist can imagine, but encapsulates what many artists believe art is as such.

Useful?
Writer: mattyflynn
LCC: NC
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jan 9 2010 10:28 AM


A Modern Art Bowel Movement

a: Modern art ~
b: a good bowel movement

What: "Modern art is like a good bowel movement. Of great satisfaction to the artist, but of no interest what so ever to anyone else." She was a corker and a very real inspiration. She volunteered for years at our local art museum, so indeed knew the subject well.

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Writer: spinner's mother in-law
LCC: N
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Oct 20 2011 11:11 PM


Art And Money Go Hand In Hand......

a: Modern art ~
b: a stock market bubble

What: "When i was making serigraphs i got an uncanny feeling that i was printing money. And my show was an IPO (Initial print offering) There are huge parallels between art and money. Money is resource based or should be and art is a resource or may be. However contemporary hyped up modern art is like a stock market bubble...Prints are like small denomination notes...We have to survive while we train in the classical arts...:)"

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Writer: arjuna
LCC: NC
Where:
Date: Oct 20 2011 11:03 PM


Modern Art=religion

a: Modern art ~
b: religion

What: "Donner has turned against modernism, railing against the "easy victories" of the avant garde, and arguing that modern art is like religion, "only sustained by faith", a sham in which everyone is complicit. Again this all reflects back on the theme of blindness: whether, when looking at art, we all fill in the imaginative gaps, as Sophie does."

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Writer: Tom Stoppard
LCC: N
Where:
Date: Oct 20 2011 11:07 PM


Mona Lisa As The Sears Tower

a: Mona lisa ~
b: the sears tower

What: "If you think of architecture, the mona lisa is like the sears tower. Well crafted. Even artistic architects would respect it as a building. While you might like the Guggenheim more, the Sears Tower is still a masterpiece of architecture and engineering. That's why the Mona Lisa is so well respected."

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Writer: way2lazy2care
LCC: N
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Dec 8 2011 6:49 PM


Painting Is Like A Chemistry Experiment

a: Painting ~
b: a chemistry experiment

What: "To me, the subject is not as important as the interplay of light and shadow, the arrangement of elements and color. Sometimes I think painting is like a chemistry experiment. Each color laid down reacts to the color next to it. "

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Writer: Janice Wright
LCC: N
Where:
Date: Jul 18 2011 1:26 AM


Painting Is Like Boxing

a: Painting ~
b: Boxing

What: "Couldn't get the legs to behave, she was getting tired and her right knee started to droop. The sun came in lower and lower through the west-facing window changing all the colors every 20 minutes. I felt I had met my match. Then time was up. I look at it now and maybe it wasn't such a smack down after all. Judges will decide."

Useful?
Writer: Ross Skoggard
LCC: NC
Where:
Date: Jul 18 2011 2:17 AM


Painting Is Like Composing A Jazz Song

a: Painting for me ~
b: composing a jazz song

What: "My work is for the creative intellect. Chance, spontaneity, lyrical and rebellious are qualities in the work. Painting for me is like composing a jazz song... direct, romantic, unconventional and individualistic. Non-idiomatic improvisation and rhythmic motion of the unconscious are how I attack the canvas. The process of making art for me is emotionally charging and spiritual."

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Writer: PHILIP TAYLOR
LCC: NC
Where:
Date: Jul 18 2011 2:12 AM


Abstracted Bull Demonstrates Modern Art

a: Roy lichtenstein bull profile series ~
b: Modern Art

What: Generally , Art over the last 100 years or so has been characterized by a transition from representational to NON-representational form. What does this mean? The series of prints from Roy Lichtenstein's "Bull Series" has 6 pieces. The first being a Bull and then the next prints showing the Bull being abstracted into basic geometric elements of line and circle and also basic color elements of yellow, blue and red. This series not only demonstrates how this artist can imagine, but encapsulates what many artists believe art is as such.

Useful?
Writer: mattiflynn
LCC: N
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Apr 12 2012 5:46 PM


Scooby Doo

a: Scooby Doo ~
b: a catechism

What: "This one should go without saying. Scooby Doo is like a catechism- it always ends the same way, with these last words, usually after the face part of the villain's suit has been removed, unmasking them. "

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Writer: DG Rosetti
LCC: N
Where:
Date: Aug 14 2010 9:31 AM


Fine Art Conservation

a: Selecting a fine art conservator ~
b: Looking for a doctor

What: "Would you go to an osteopath for brain surgery? Or take your car to a vacuum cleaner repair service for a tune-up? Of course not."

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Writer: LucretiaGermanica
LCC: N
Where:
Date: May 24 2010 11:56 PM


St Louis As Boring Baltimore

a: St louis ~
b: Baltimore but much less interesting

What: "St Louis is like Baltimore but much less interesting. It is also somewhat slower-paced than Baltimore, although as others have said Baltimore isn't terribly fast either. Actually I'd say that a good way to describe Baltimore is that it has St Louis's culture/vibe combined with Philadelphia's physical architecture."

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Writer: NYMTman
LCC: NA
Where:
Date: Jun 2 2012 11:07 AM


Steampunk

a: Steampunk ~
b: a snapshot from the last moment in human history

What: Author Scott Westerfeld says Steampunk is like a snapshot from the last moment in human history when technology was intelligible to the layman. The Internet is global and seemingly omniscient. Westerfield describes iPods and phones as "microscopic workings encased in plastic blobjects."

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Writer: Linda Thomas
LCC: N
Where:
Date: Jan 18 2011 2:14 AM


The Sheba Cat

a: The cat ~
b: Jewel within a kaleidescope

What: "The cat is like a jewel within a kaleidescope." Comment regarding painting by Al Neaimi.

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Writer: Keelan McMorrow
LCC: N
Where:
Date: Jun 15 2010 11:11 PM


For Artists,the Internet Is Like A Refrigerator Do

a: The internet ~
b: a refrigerator door

What: "And now that we're all grown up, the Internet is like a refrigerator door for the whole world, a place where everyone can show their work, often for free."

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Writer: Bob ?
LCC: N
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jul 18 2011 2:06 AM


The Mona Lisa Is Like A Rockstar

a: The mona lisa ~
b: a rockstar

What: "Anyway, as my dad said, the Mona Lisa is like a rockstar: it is so famous and practically burnt into the back of every ones mind that it is somewhat anti-climactic." This is a travelogue about a trip to Louvre and an analysis of the trip to the museum and the walk to actually look at this painting.

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Writer: Mayumia
LCC: NC
Where:
Date: Dec 8 2011 7:00 PM


The Raft Of The Medusa

a: The raft of the medusa ~
b: a novel

What: "The Raft of the Medusa is like a novel, conveying to you not only the action in the scene, but also the shape and form of the figures as well as evoking feelings through the use of symbolism." ---> The rest of this page is a discussion of what constitutes good art.

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Writer: JAMES ANDERSON
LCC: N
Where:
Date: Dec 13 2010 5:57 AM


Karnak

a: The temple of karnak at luxor ~
b: a forest of bulbous tree

What: The temple of Karnak at Luxor is like a forest of bulbous tree"......to the link......

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Writer: Esfahan
LCC: NA
Where:
Date: Nov 5 2010 12:24 AM


Velvet Elvis

a: Velvet elvis ~
b: a portal connecting the world Jesus walked with the world we walk

What: "Velvet Elvis is like a portal connecting the world Jesus walked with the world we walk." and so on.......

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Writer: Matt Wilson
LCC: N
Where:
Date: Aug 10 2010 6:56 AM


The Cover Knows

a: Web page design ~
b: book cover

What: "Web page design is like the front cover of a book, where by quality of web design layout and creative graphics can determine the sucess of failure of any e-business venture."

Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC: NC
Where:
Date: Feb 14 2013 11:11 AM


Wood Firing Cermaics

a: Wood Firing ~
b: Emotional hardening

What: Metaphor for rigidifing one's soul or heart through a thermal process.

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Writer: LucretiaGermanica
LCC: N
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Aug 20 2009 10:56 AM


The Magma Dance

a: Working with molten glass ~
b: dancing the magma

What: "So I choose liquid heat as my main medium, and working with molten glass is like dancing the magma right out of the earth. It is hot and it is dangerous, and it feels like I am making love with the very essence of creation."

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Writer: Laura Donefer
LCC: N
Where:
Date: Jul 18 2011 1:41 AM



Green Venn Diagram

METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.