Random Artwork Wednesday: Totally Serious Deep And Meaningful Art

You know how sometimes you see fun, relaxed, superficial, meaningless art? This is the other kind.

“the red painting” – jimmiwin, date unknown, medium unknown

I like the relationships. I mean, each character has his own story. The puppy is a bit too much, but you have to overlook things like that in these kinds of paintings. But the way he’s holding her, it’s almost… filthy. I mean, he’s about to kiss her, and she’s pulling away, and the way the leg is sort of smashed up against her. Look how he’s painted the blouse; sort of translucent, and you can just make out her breasts underneath, and it’s sort of touching him… It’s really pretty torrid, don’t you think? Then, of course, you have the onlookers peeking at them from behind the doorway like they’re all shocked. They wish. Yeah, I must admit, when I see a painting like this, I get emotionally… erect.

“Space Whores” – A.J. Rimmer, 1979, cover by Paul Stinson

Mmm… literature.

“Judith Beheading Holofernes” – Caravaggio, c. 1599, oil on canvas

All you need is smiles!
Lots and lots of smiley smiles!
Your sweet, pink mouth
Goes north, not south,
And just smiles!

All you need is smiles!
Hey… smile.

River

“Fixing your Bible… Bible’s broken. Contradictions, false logistics… doesn’t make sense… So, we’ll integrate non-progressional evolution theory with God’s creation of Eden. Eleven inherent metaphoric parallels already there… Noah’s ark is a problem. We’ll have to call it ‘early quantum state phenomenon.’ Only way to fit 5,000 species of mammals on the same boat… It’s broken. It doesn’t make sense.”

Autobiography

“… I calculated the odds of this succeeding versus the odds I was doing something incredibly stupid… and I went ahead anyway.”

This is sort of a CliffsNotes for pretty much any chapter in my life. My memoirs in a nutshell, if you will.

William Shatner, “You’ll Have Time”

“I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you’re gonna die. Maybe not today or even next year, but before you know it you’ll be saying, ‘Is this all there was? What was all the fuss? Why did I bother?’ Now, maybe you won’t suffer, maybe it’s quick, but you’ll have time to think, ‘Why did I waste it? Why didn’t I taste it?’… Live life like you’re gonna die. Because you’re going to.”