Friday, March 4, 2011

A Sonnet for Modern Art History.

Dear Globlets,

For my ART180 Midterm, I chose to write a sonnet for the bonus question...

option (a) write a (tasteful) limerick, haiku, ballad, or other form of poetry about art work we’ve seen

option (b) draw a (tasteful) cartoon with a funny art historical caption

option (c) Ernest Hemmingway was challenged to write a six-word story; he wrote: "For sale: baby shoes, never used." Create a 6 word story for a piece of art or architecture we have seen in class; make sure you provide the title for the art piece in addition to your story.


I chose option A. It's not very good, but oh well.


Future is in the Air (A Fucking Square)

Through each movement of art
We see a new creation,
Ideas and visions expelled from one’s heart
From an artist’s mind and imagination
From Sardanapalus to Socrates
And Starry Nights to Gleaners
Visions are born, and not with ease
Academies always calling them wieners
Throw out the old and bring in the new
A sense of future is in the air
New art, still art, to me, to you
‘Til Malevich painted a square
A single square, a plain black square
It’s art, I swear; the future is in the air

Art pieces referenced:
Sardanapalus:


Socrates:


Starry Night:


Gleaners:


Malevich's Square (I draw the line here):



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