My curiosity was aroused; it is clear that this sign hails from another
era, and in France e-mail is just ‘mail’. Thanks to Frédéric and the
Hachette dictionary, I discovered émail is the process of enamelling
metal. In this instance, the sign was used to promote the manufacture of
advertising plaques – painted on the wall of a shop in a tiny hilltop village.
(La quincaillerie est l’ensemble d’objets ou ustensiles en métal,
c’est aussi le nom donné au magasin où l’on commerce ces produits.)
Advertising has come a long way since the days when ‘etc, etc’ said it all.
I am so sorry that I have not blogged or checked on everyone’s blogs recently. I have been absolutely slammed with work and school and am absolutely EXHAUSTED! Just knocked out an English assignment and found a few minutes to post this entry. My upcoming vacation to the Smoky Mountains/ATL area is much-needed. I promise that while there I will shoot and edit and blog like a demon! I’ll give ya’ll some mountain and city images as well as catch up with ya’ll’s posts. Till then wish me luck on my midterms and pre-Spring Break test. Word!
The most common search terms, hunger painting, famine,war, greed paintings, and the most viewed images on this site. So I think they bare repetition. It makes me wonder what kind of world are we in where these would be someone’s search terms. Maybe its the repetition, and the internet, that gets them seen. They haven’t been seen in any art shows since 1996.
‘Hunger’, 72″ X 120″, oil on canvas, 1993.
‘Hunger II’, oil on canvas, 36″ X 60″, 1993.
‘Hunger III’, oil on canvas, 36″ X 60″, 1993.
‘More’ 30″ X 40″, oil on canvas.
‘Greed’, 36″ X 60″, oil on canvas, 2010-2011.
With the exception of this one which was in an art show at the local theatre, in 2011.
So I will keep repeating them, interspersed with current works, old works, and anything else that comes to mind.
The house is on fire!!!