Call it what it actually is, guys!

Friday Fictioneers!

This week’s photo is provided by Dale Rogerson.dales-symphony-2.jpg

Dan’s friends love art galleries. There was one which opened recently, featuring modern art, and they all went there together. Everyone was admiring the different art form, trying to interpret the artist’s vision. They were deep in discussion and having a great time.

But, a slight problem, Dan hated modern art.

They all were looking at this piece which they all adored and he was bored to death. His friends were all, “Oh! look at that!”, “It depicts our life and its intricacies.”, “I think its a modern representation of Dante’s Inferno.”

“It’s circles!”, Dan shouted. “It’s just concentric circles!”

(100 words)

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21 thoughts on “Call it what it actually is, guys!

  1. Art is in the eye of the beholder. Dan seems like my sort of straight-talking guy!


  2. Dan is a total breath of fresh air. I just saw the film “The Square” set in the” X-Royal”, a modern art gallery which is another great take on pseudo attitudes. Yours is a very imaginative take on the photo!

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    1. I had The Square in my mind when I wrote this. Remember that room with creaking weird chair pyramid! ๐Ÿ˜…

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      1. Yes, that bit where they were trying to have a “meaningful” conversation. Or at least the girl was. I think the leading man just wanted to do a runner. That scene, and the one where the kitten appeared in the little girl’s arms, made me laugh out loud. A kind of a guilty pleasure :)) I love art, and I love the Tate Modern, but I have to admit sometimes it’s all terribly Emperor’s New Clothes.

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  3. Ha! Poor Dan. At least he finally spoke up. It would be just circles to me also. Just a note, in the first sentence you should use there, not their. They went there as opposed to they wore their best clothes.

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    1. Oh Thanks athling2001! I’ll correct it right away๐Ÿ˜Š


  4. I had to laugh out loud at this one. I’m pretty sure I’ve overheard the very thing in an art museum before!


  5. Yep. I always feel these supposed art specialists sound so pompous. Of course, I can’t “see” what they can so… I’m with Dan on this one!

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  6. Love it… and precisely why I don’t torture my hubby with art museums. He would be seeing some new kind of antenna or spy device…

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  7. Good for Dan. Something tells me he won’t have the same set of friends for too long though.

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    1. I feel so too. I’ve heard that art lovers find it difficult as well to hang out with people who don’t share the same passion.

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  8. I like your interpretation of the circles.

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    1. Thank you! It was totally random, I seriously don’t have any affinity towards modern art. I am the one who look in brochures for explanations๐Ÿ˜…

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  9. Wow! This sounds exactly like conversations I’ve had with a few of my “way out there” friends. Eye roll! Well done.

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  10. Dear Shivam,

    Art is such a subjective thing and everyone has an opinion. Dan is probably the only honest one in the group. Nicely done.



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    1. I totally agree. The problem arises especially when the artist leaves it to the imagination of the viewer/listener. I love watching movies and I enjoy most when the film is like this๐Ÿ˜…. Thanks for reading Rochelle!


  11. Really like Dan. I’ve had many moments like that myself! ๐Ÿ™‚


  12. Perhaps they needed a few cocktails to see something other than circles ha ha

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    1. I agree. Then the circles will move! ๐Ÿ˜…

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  13. A man after my own heart. I don’t enjoy modern art either. If I have to torture myself with too much thinking, I’m not going to enjoy the piece. Good for you, Dan ๐Ÿ™‚


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