Sunday, December 20, 2020

one busy day at a contemporary art museum

reminds one of the emperor's new clothes...

colour pencil sketch by dsnake1

one busy day at a contemporary art museum

the crowds have come to gawk and ogle.
they are talking of technique and colors.
he came too but his brows knit into a frown.
why, they have hung the picture upside down.


The artwork is a copy of Mondrian's "Composition  with Red, Blue and Yellow" (1930)

Happy Holidays, Friends!

β€œThe greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.”

― Daniel J. Boorstin

Β© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ) 2020

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Blogger Lisa said...

I love it! My kids were homeschooled, and we studied an artist a month. One was Mondrian, and they did their own styled after his with construction paper strips and shapes.
Your poem reminds me of an Arthur (the aardvark, a kids' show on PBS) where Binky notices a painting is hung wrong, but no one believes him, because he's the "stupid" kid. Finally the artist confirmed it.

21 December, 2020 00:16  
Blogger colleen said...

Perfect. I smiled and tilted my head!

21 December, 2020 01:25  
Blogger Magaly Guerrero said...

This is perfect, from intro to poem to final quote, just perfect. I laughed so loud, my husband came to check that all was well. Then I showed him, and he began to laugh. Don't you just love it when fun poetry gets contagious?

21 December, 2020 01:41  
Blogger Helen said...

This is wonderful fun!!! And I love your sketch!!!

21 December, 2020 01:41  
Blogger indybev said...

My exact response to abstract and some contemporary art! I enjoyed the post. Blessings on you and yours this holiday season!

21 December, 2020 08:10  
Blogger rallentanda said... would be hard to tell the difference....Merry Christmas DSnake !

21 December, 2020 14:19  
Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

My, how cynical you are!

21 December, 2020 18:50  
Blogger dsnake1 said...


it's great that your children studied an artist a month. i wished i could have gone on to study art when i was younger, but such are the pressures of a working world.
i was fascinated by Mondrian's shapes and his use of primary colors.
i have not seen that kids' show, but it certainly reminds you of this poem. πŸ˜€


haha! 😁


so it is a contagious poem? 😁
i have to slap a warning label on it.

21 December, 2020 20:09  
Blogger dsnake1 said...


Thank you! πŸ˜€


Ah, yes! They have to put a "This Side Up" label on the back. 😁
I have always enjoyed reading your poetry this year, thank you for it.
Happy Holidays to you and your family!



A Merry Christmas to you too!

21 December, 2020 20:43  
Blogger dsnake1 said...


Rosemary, guess i have been a bad boy this year?

21 December, 2020 21:05  
Blogger Thotpurge said...

That made me smile!!! Happy holidays!

22 December, 2020 11:17  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Thank you, Thotpurge!
Happy Holidays! :)

22 December, 2020 18:45  
Blogger said...

Good one. I am smiling.

23 December, 2020 10:09  
Anonymous dsnake1 said...

Thank you, purplepeninportland ! 😁

23 December, 2020 16:38  
Blogger Old Egg said...

They have indeed hung it upsidedown. It is always wise as an artist to check before the exhibition opens!

24 December, 2020 09:30  
Blogger dsnake1 said...



the artist thinks that this is the gallery's job.

24 December, 2020 14:18  
Blogger Yvonne Osborne said...

I feel like that about most, so-called, modern art.
Does it matter which way it's hung?!

24 December, 2020 22:52  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

I think it does. We have to respect the artist and his/her art.

thanks for the visit to my blog! :)

25 December, 2020 18:15  
Blogger A Cuban In London said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family! :-)

Greetings from London.

26 December, 2020 01:03  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Hi Mario, so glad to see you!
A Happy New Year to you and your family too. :)

26 December, 2020 15:28  
Blogger ayala said...

Such a fun poem! Happy New Year!

04 January, 2021 19:02  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Thank you, Ayala! :)

A Happy New Year to you and your family!

04 January, 2021 20:52  
Blogger -blessed b9, Catalyst4Christ said...

No doubt, dude:
a lifetime project,
saving souls.

09 January, 2021 09:20  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

thank you for visiting. :)

10 January, 2021 16:23  

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