December 2, 2014

Drawn during a conversation.

Scanned conversation drawing

17 comments:

Rusty said...

Two things.
I didn't know you knew my wife.
How did you get her to sit still foir that sketch?

Meade said...

That could make a reasonable person fear for his life.

Ann Althouse said...

@Rusty You poor man!

Bob Boyd said...

I like it.
Its so subversive.

Meade said...

Yeah. Subversive and cool. The OMG coolest thing.

Texas Annie said...

Off topic, but as I was clicking to read Althouse this morning I noticed this. Sometimes the icons for my bookmarks in Chrome get messed up.

Currently, the bookmark for Althouse has the daschund icon from Dogshaming. An adorable icon that makes me think of Pupparazzo, although I rarely see many doxies in Meade's dog park shots.

Meade said...

Here
you go, Texas Annie.

Donald said...
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Donald said...

Perhaps more interesting than the picture (an admittedly high bar): what was the conversation about, and with whom?

My best guess: a junior faculty member who was describing with delight his/her latest research topic, which will result in a law review article read by 14 people.

Mike said...

Does this doodle support or refute the premise that, in some way, all portraits are self-portraits?

Ann Althouse said...

"what was the conversation about, and with whom?"

Well, yeah... that was the idea of posting this!

Ann Althouse said...

There's also the writing visible from the other side of the paper as well as the handwritten words and numbers on the front.

"Does this doodle support or refute the premise that, in some way, all portraits are self-portraits?"

There are 3 separate doodles, arguably.

William said...

The picture of the miffed woman was excellent. I thought it was another Klee entry. If you study art long enough, the quality of one's doodles improves enormously.......I'm more interested in the declension of angels to bees to lollipops to nothing to nipples. All roads lead to nipples. Or maybe it's an ascent from nipples to angels. That happens a lot also.

Richard Lawrence Cohen said...

@Rusty If she finds out you said that...

Mike said...

"There are 3 separate doodles, arguably."

Yes, but only one I would describe as a portrait. Perhaps Picasso would see the exploding boxes and top-hat as portraits but I would not.

Rusty said...

Richard Lawrence Cohen said...
@Rusty If she finds out you said that...

I'm already a dead man, but it's not too late to save yourself.

gadfly said...

320 angels
500 bees
5 lollipop nothing nipples

Everything is perfectly clear - the drawing is laid upon its side - wrong side up.