Category Archives: Art

New anti-Hillary campaign ad!

Bill Clinton portrait

H/t FOTM‘s maziel

~Eowyn

Artist as Con Man

Sold at Auction for $44 Million

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—Newman overwhelms and seduces the viewer with the totality of its sensual, cascading washes of vibrant blue coexisting with Newman’s vertical “Sign” of the human presence, his iconic and revolutionary “zip.” – Sotheby’s description

from twentytwowords.com

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Barnett Newman (January 29, 1905 – July 4, 1970) was an American artist. He is seen as one of the major figures in abstract expressionism and one of the foremost of the color field painters. His paintings are existential in tone and content, explicitly composed with the intention of communicating a sense of locality, presence, and contingency.[1] – Wikipedia

“I hope that my painting has the impact of giving someone, as it did me, the feeling of his own totality, of his own separateness, of his own individuality.”
– Barnett Newman

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“Any art worthy of its name should address ‘life’, ‘man’, ‘nature’, ‘death’ and ‘tragedy’.”
– Barnett Newman

"Onement VI" by Barnett Newman is on display during a preview of Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern Art sales in New York on May 3, 2013. Sotheby's is scheduled to hold its Impressionist & Modern Art sales May 7. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel DunandEMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images

Mr. Barnett, excuse me, I think you forgot to add the word “pretense” to your list. ~ TD


The enlightened residents of the Hamptons on Long Island have embraced the abstract expressionist movement like this work and inflated the prices.

There is so much I want to say, but at this moment I am too angry.

Thursday Funnies: Michael Bay movie parodies

Michael Bay, 50, is a Hollywood director/producer known for big-budget action movies that have grossed over $5 billion worldwide. They include Armageddon (1998), Pearl Harbor (2001), and the Transformers series that, after the first Transformers in 2007, get progressively execrable and unwatchable.

Bay often traces his interest in action films back to an incident during his childhood when he attached some firecrackers to a toy train and filmed the ensuing fiery disaster with his mother’s 8 millimeter camera. The fire department was called and he was grounded.

Bay’s movies are characterized by fast edits, CGI, and extreme use of special effects, including frequent depiction of explosions, which inspired these parodies.

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~Eowyn

We have a winner!

. . . for FOTM’s 113th Caption Contest!

As usual, FOTM‘s writers duly voted, each for what he/she considered to be the best (#1) and second-best (#2) captions. Each #1 vote is worth 3 points; each #2 vote is worth 2 points.

Happily, we have a clear winner!

And the winner of FOTM’s 113th Caption Contest, with four #1 votes, totaling 12 points, is . . .

Snoopy danceMomOfIV! 

Here is her winning caption:

Mother Earth

DomVD and LAH are both in 2nd place, each with two #2 votes, totaling 4 points each. Here are their respective captions:

Future Rock Star

Man never calculates the price of descent into the moral abyss.

cdalereed and torq are both in 3rd place, each with one #1 vote and 3 points. Here are their respective captions:

“ROCK a-bye-baby, on the hill top”

what you do to me you do to yourselves

Lola and another torq caption are both in 4th place, each with one #2 vote and 2 points. Here are their respective captions:

At their annual retreat, Planned Parenthood leaders carved a “clump of cells” into the side of a hill.

Please don’t kill me, or cause me harm, we need each other.

Well done, everyone!

Congratulations, MomOfIV!

Here’s your fancy-schmancy Award Certificate of Great Excellence, all ready for framing! LOL

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For all the other caption submissions, go here.

Be here tomorrow for our very exciting last caption contest of 2015! The winner will get a movie DVD as a prize!!!

Seen any good pics that you think would be great for our Caption Contest? Email them to us! :D

FOTM4ever@gmail.com

~Éowyn

Rejoice! The Lord is born for us

A light will shine on us this day:
the Lord is born for us.

Baby Jesus

Luke 2:15-16

When the angels went away from them to heaven,
the shepherds said to one another,
“Let us go, then, to Bethlehem
to see this thing that has taken place,
which the Lord has made known to us.”
So they went in haste and found Mary and Joseph,
and the infant lying in the manger.

Adoration of the Shepherds by Christian Wilhelm Dietrich

Adoration of the Shepherds by Christian Wilhelm Dietrich

Psalm 97:1-7, 10-12

The LORD is king; let the earth rejoice;
let the many isles be glad.
Cloud and darkness surround him;
justice and right are the foundation of his throne.
Fire goes before him,
consuming his foes on every side.
His lightening illumines the world;
the earth sees and trembles.
The mountains melt like wax before the LORD,
before the Lord of all the earth.
The heavens proclaim his justice,
and all peoples see his glory.
All who serve idols are put to shame,
who glory in worthless things;
all gods bow down before him….
You who love the LORD, hate evil,
he protects the souls of the faithful,
rescues them from the hand of the wicked.
Light dawns for the just,
and gladness for the honest of heart.
Rejoice in the LORD, you just,
and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.

LIGHTNING-CHRIST THE REDEEMER

Santa Funny!

Santa funny

And they still number in the MILLIONS in America alone.

According to yesterday’s (Dec. 23) Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll, Obama still has the approval of 47% brain-dead “likely U.S. voters,” while 53% disapprove of that piece of turd.

As Pogo the possum of Walter Kelly’s (1913-1973) old comic strip said:

Pogo we have met the enemy

H/t FOTM‘s Glenn47

~Eowyn

A kinder, gentler Caption Contest!

This is the 113th world-famous FOTM Caption Contest!

Here’s the pic (h/t the late William Barnham, aka Wild Bill Alaska):

Mother Earth

About the pic: An unborn human baby is carved into the rocky hillside next to a road between Santo Domingo Savio and Medellín in Colombia. (Source)

You know the drill:

  • Enter the contest by submitting your caption as a comment on this thread (scroll down until you see the “LEAVE A REPLY” box), not via email or on Facebook.
  • The winner of the Caption Contest will get a gorgeous Award Certificate of Excellence and a year’s free subscription to FOTM! :D
  • FOTM writers will vote for the winner.
  • Any captions proffered by FOTM writers, no matter how brilliant (ha ha), will not be considered. :(

To get the contest going, here’s my caption:

Mother Earth is pro-life.

This contest will be closed in a week, at the end of next Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015.

For the winners of our last Caption Contest, go here.

Seen any pics that you think will make good fodder for our caption contests? Send it to us at:

FOTM4ever@gmail.com

Thank you!

~Éowyn