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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.

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Whoa! I like this one!
posted by Malaysian Eddy on October 3rd, 2007 9:43 PM

I love that this is particularly true during the Impressionist period! So many great paintings that I've drooled over have this concept in mind...candid moments. Great task...too bad it's retired!

Renior! Monet! Degas! hells yeah!


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

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Man cleans bathroom. A collaborative art piece my Stilted Midget and Capt. Cuddleworthy

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The Aesthetics of Minutiae by Water Dragon October 23rd, 2006 6:51 PM

The first thing I thought of when I read 'private moment' was taking a crap. Most people consider this to be a very private moment indeed and are not fond of other people being around when they are doing it. Furthermore it seems like the sort of thin...

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When I had cats I saw this every day, but very infrequently really watched it happen. The way a cat moves its tongue to drink is really pretty interesting, but it's the kind of thing we don't usually notice. So I give you: A Cat at Her Waterdish.

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The Aesthetics of Minutiae by Allie Schrader September 5th, 2006 9:13 PM

Class Taking Notes, there is nothing glamorous about city college, nor sitting in on someone else's class when you don't even go to that school. But there is was, this is an art history class, and there was nothing glamorous at all about it.

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there's no better breakfast than a public one that costs $3.00. the debris on the table at the end ensures a good day to come. i'm full.

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I call this "coworkers working". I took a picture of my coworkers working. Then I created a pencil sketch and scanned it. Finally I brought them both into *gasp* photoshop and added all the light sources from the original photo into my sketch.

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A time of reflection, refreshment, solitude and fortitude... The Afternoon Cuppa

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The Aesthetics of Minutiae by not here July 15th, 2006 10:42 AM


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The Aesthetics of Minutiae by KenDragon July 12th, 2006 12:51 PM

This is it

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