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March Active Rain Challenge Book Smart,I read books but not on art...

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March Active Rain Challenge Book Smart,I read books but not on art...


First thing that comes to mind while writing this blog for this challenge is a Speechless Sunday-Ganesha-The Elephant God post that I did about maybe 7 and a half years ago when I took a art course at UDC. Though it is not a painting,it is a picture of an sculpture that I took while I was at an Art Museum in Washington DC. Haven't visited some art museums in a while come think of it. Maybe I need to make this a new hobby.



Anyway when I see paintings like this,I always ask myself 'What was the artist muse?"Something,someone or even a thought could've inspired him to paint this painting. Was he doing research on a particular topic and he got frustrated that he couldn't find what he was looking for so he decided to put the books on his head?




Did he get the bags under his eyes from hours upon hours of reading? Was it while he at a bar,he saw a very beautiful woman and wanted to look cool by putting a cigar in his mouth? That could also be a painting behind him. He looks like he is either a fashion designer or just someone who knows how to put a good outfit together. I wonder what other kind of paintings Paul Freed have painted in this past. 




From Paul Julien Freed Twitter page- he is New York and New England based. He is also a Raconteur. Raconteur? Honestly speaking I don't even know what that means. I know what an auteur is.  One thing I can also say is that I learned about a new painter today who I will also do more research on to find out more about his work as a painter.



Thank you very much  for coming up with this challenge.



March Active Rain Challenge Book Smart,I read books but not on art...

Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan  Very down to earth  concept and entry to Endre Barath, Jr.  contest 

Mar 20, 2019 10:27 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Lanre - learning is definitely good and it certainly seemed that this experience led you in that direction.  I'd call that successful.  

Mar 21, 2019 05:27 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

He certainly could have been trying to look cool with that cigar! 

Mar 22, 2019 04:11 AM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Hi Lanre - our paths haven't crossed here on Active Rain for quite a while - I'm glad you joined in this challenge. I'm loving reading the various "takes" on this piece of art.

Mar 22, 2019 07:20 PM
John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

Nice interpretation, Mr. Folayan! 

Mar 25, 2019 02:44 PM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 602.710.8161 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Hi Lanre, your post made me go back and look at the painting again. It seems I have the same hobby as you, when it comes to phone, pictures and art museums.

Mar 28, 2019 09:32 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

I love that you participated, Lanre! So good to see you here and love your interpretation too!

Mar 31, 2019 08:38 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

This was a funny contest with some very interesting results.  Good for you for taking the challenge!  I couldn't do it.

Jul 15, 2019 07:37 PM