A follow up on the world’s worst song post. The same people, Komar & Melamid, put together the most and least wanted paintings for a variety of nations. All based on polls. (The one above is what the US loves. Urk.) Almost all nations liked water/mountain/people from the old days/a four-footed edible scenes (the similarity is remarkable). See, for example, this ideal Portuguese painting:
most wanted painting (and not)
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The Dutch prove that the legalization of marijuana is an intelligent move.
Yep. I think next time I’m Europe I’ll pop over to Amsterdam. Haven’t been for years. I wonder if the Melkweg is still open.>>I think the Dutch just so sick of looking at Vermeers and Rembrandts etc. that they need the formlessness of abstraction. Plus the Dutch, y’know, don’t have mountains…
Did they say who did the Dutch painting? It really drew me in.
I might just be being very Dutch right now (’cause, well, I am), but I really do like the last one best.>>And yes, the Melkweg is still open.
I have had nothing but coffee and a cinnamon role for breakfast so I cannot blame my comments on a too altered brain…I like the Dutch choice, BUT I see a red bell pepper,an eggplant, and a squash! I need away from my office desk…for a long time…maybe a very long time :)
<>barbara<>, I think it’s computer generated.>><>foxomally<>, it’s been (mumble) years since I was in the Melkweg. What’s it like these days?>><>linda<>, for me there’s a kind of oddly-coloured aurora borealis look to it…
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