Friday, April 10, 2009

"Art Move-oh"

Laura and Jacques take in the painting before them, and each has a decidedly different reaction, judging by their expressions.

“Isn’t Raymundo amazing?” chirps Laura. “He is just teeming with potential and I’ve invested a small fortune into him.”

Jacques moves around, but there doesn’t seem to any angle on Earth that will improve upon this work. The palette suggests a color-blind Hieronymus Bosch. The splatter-style of the brushwork makes Jackson Pollock look like a steady-handed Impressionist pointillist in comparison.

Jacques chews on the end of his sunglasses, the way so many do when they are trying to convey deep contemplation.

“He is on the verge of changing the very perception of art as we know it,” Laura chimes with her arms raised as if she is being moved by the Holy Spirit. “He is on the vanguard, he is an iconoclast and eventually, they will create a whole new movement around him.”

Jacques nods brusquely and says, “Yes, absolutely, and I believe it will be called the ‘bowel.’”


SkylersDad said...

I love this so damn much, very nice! Can I memorize it and use it when talking with my friends who like art?

Cormac Brown said...

Sky Dad,

Merci et, mais oui.

quin browne said...

"The palette suggests a color-blind Hieronymus Bosch. "--brilliant

Cormac Brown said...


Nothing, but nothing makes me happier when a reader gets a line in the context that I meant. This made my day.

pattinase (abbott) said...

If it wasn't two in the morning, I'd be laughing.

Cormac Brown said...


I admire you for your restraint, I woke up the building this morning revisiting this nugget and The Missus, and the neighbors were none too happy with my chortles.

Paul Brazill said...

this is a proper hoot. still chuckling.

Bubs said...


Can I imagine Jaques with a French accent? "I believe it weel be called ze bowel"

Pyzahn said...

I am howling. I got sucked into that and didn't see it coming. I was hung up on thinking..."Bosch? Hmmm. He's been reading Michael Connelly."

Tres bien.

Cormac Brown said...

Paulie Decibels,



Mais oui.


Very, very astute, et merci beaucoup.

Gifted Typist said...

Eek, I paint and I'm laughing

Cormac Brown said...


You know and I know that there are painters just like this, and that pretty much with any other medium, they would be seen for what they are.