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So today we played hooky from work and went to the Art Institute of Chicago.  (If it's good enough for Ferris and Cameron…)

Holy crow but Van Gogh's self portrait
www.artic.edu/aic/collections/…
is *way* more vibrant in person than it ever looks in print.  For a dude who was possibly protanopically colorblind, dude knew his color theory.

I am also developing artist dude-crushes on
John Singer Sargent
Jusepe de Ribera
Pieter Claesz
Jean Baptiste Oudry
and
John Phillip Simpson.

I also am fascinated with the sculpture of Francois Rude and Charles Cordier.

I was going to spam you all with photos, but really, www.artic.edu has better ones already.  (Except for the sculptures.  Not nearly enough angles are taken to fully appreciate those, and my camera phone came out blurry.)

Saw American Gothic in person, and oddly enough found myself ignoring it in favor of a painting over in the corner of the room:  "Hogs Killing a Snake" by John Steuart Curry.



*This* is the kind of composition to which I can only aspire.

(Y'know what's really sad?  From the very depths of my nerd core I am *dying* to mylittleponify this.  I just can't figure out what the heck the Mane Six would be doing with a rattlesnake.)
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TheWrongestTrousers Jun 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is what I need in my life. I need to see more pigs fighting snakes. This is my new life.

They'd be fighting it, just like the pigs are, now.
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Obsequiosity Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh. That works.

So it'd probably be RD holding the snake, Flutters doing the main staredown, Rarity in foreground and Pinkie behind RD. AJ racing to the scene (she and RD can be interchanged based on what works best color wise in the composition), and behind her Twilight is creeped the @#$% out. (She doesn't care for snakes. Or bees.)

Alternately, swap out the one holding the snake for Pinkie Pie, and swap out the snake for a rubber chicken.
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TheWrongestTrousers Jun 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
There you go, you have it all figured out, now do it, already!
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