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Ink Tea
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The Aesthetics of Minutiae by Ink Tea, beverly penn

June 27th, 2006 4:17 PM


All those paintings of women, in art galleries, surprised at private moments. Nymph Sleeping. Susanna and the Elders. Woman Bathing, one foot in a tin tub -- Renoir, or was it Degas? Both, both women plump. Diana and her maidens, a moment before they catch the hunter's prying eyes. Never any paintings called Man Washing Socks in Sink.

--Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin

Create a visual depiction of a private moment that no one is likely to care about.

"Dancer, Flossing" by Ink Tea (model: Nicole Marie)
"Man Clipping Fingernails" by Nicole Marie (oil on canvas)

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posted by beverly penn on June 27th, 2006 4:30 PM

That photo made me laugh and laugh! That is perhaps the most ridiculous (in a very good way) picture of me ever taken.
Oh, Ink, you did a splendid job!

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posted by Ink Tea on June 27th, 2006 5:38 PM

You should have seen the ones I didn't use. You make awfully fun faces while being so graceful.

This task should be worth more than 15 points
posted by Jason 7au on June 27th, 2006 6:37 PM

or at least, I wish I could give you more than 3 bonus points. Amazing paintings, both.

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posted by space bug on June 28th, 2006 10:32 AM

I am an avid flosser, but it always incorporates my squinting into a mirror with floss ungracefully coiled between my index fingers on both hands, and never my foot in the air.

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posted by Jackie Hasa on October 18th, 2006 9:56 PM

I really like how "Man Clipping Fingernails" looks a lot like one of Degas's pastels...

Is the dancer quoting him too, or something else, or nothing?

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posted by Ink Tea on October 19th, 2006 5:22 AM

Yes, I was thinking of Degas, partially because I had Beverly Penn as a model, and I knew her dark secret.