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Art of the Absurd

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Art of the Absurd

I love art that is absurd, playful, and has a twist. It loosely fits into the art category of surrealism as defined by wikipedia:   "Surrealist works feature the element of surprise, unexpected juxtapositions and non sequitur…."   I've painted a number of paintings in the past that are a playfully absurd and they are really fun.  I will be finishing some new works in the future.

I love the food photography ads that pop up occasionally in the magazines and tv. I collect the print ads in a file for a jump start of creativity when I am having an artist block.  Here's one of my favorites:

Ad from the Cattlemen's Beef Board

This ad is from the Cattlemen's Beef Board.  Pieces of beef as mountains with blue cheese sauce snow tips and broccoli trees in the valley.  Fantastic!  I love the use of meat as mountains – lots of symbolism in that.  And who hasn't called broccoli "trees" to try to get a child to eat them.  Great fun art!