Every Mans Fantasy?  

rm_kevnico 55M
301 posts
4/23/2005 2:30 pm

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Every Mans Fantasy?

An Allegorical Perspective

Hanging on the wall in your living room, you have a painting that you have had since college. When first acquired, you use to admire the painting, studying every detail, every stroke of the artists brush. For years you took pride in showing the painting to every guest at your house.

As time passes, you to continue to care for your prized possession, keeping it free of dust, adjusting the frame when necessary. Its position continues to dominate your home, though you no longer feel the need show it off. You are comfortable and secure with your knowledge that it will always be there for you to enjoy.

And then one day you notice a new painting in a gallery. You stare at the work and admire the bold lines that dominate the image. Though not the same style as your painting at home, you think the two may complement each other. Back at home you find yourself studying your old painting, and yes there appears to be the ability to accommodate both pieces in the same room. After much haggling at the gallery, you secure the new work and take it home.

Where does it go from here? Any thoughts about how this continues?

DirtyLilSecret66 55F

4/23/2005 4:14 pm

Oh, I like this! One question before I answer - was this a 'hands on' exhibit?


rm_kevnico 55M
131 posts
4/23/2005 5:43 pm

Hmmm… I would have to state a qualified ‘no.’ I can’t elaborate further without leading the blog down a path I’m not ready to reveal. There are some interesting twists and I plan on letting this move in several directions. I have known some artwork that loved going to the scratch-n-sniff art shows and upscale galleries to be shown off. Not something I actively encourage but I would (did?) go along for the ride.

For the most part, being an allegory, I am combining some of my experiences (for good or bad is to be seen) along with my thoughts of how it could/should/would go. Also keep in mind this question: Is the man the art lover, or the painting? From the title of the post, the initial inclination is to think that the art lover is the man. That may or may not be the case. Ah… there in lies the rub.

HeyThereYou2 46F

5/11/2005 9:22 pm

well... at first glance i just assumed that we were talking about me and my painting... or man. which is why it didn't make sense. no guy i know would enjoy his wife bringing home a newer model, not to replace him, mind you, just to 'complement' him...

but after reading your reply to Lil's response, the man is the art lover (you), and yes, most straight men would dream of being able to bring a younger, different, more interesting new woman to their perfectly good old home... and nevermind how that old rag of a painting you've had since college feels about it. it's your posession and as such not allowed to have an input.

but that's just my oppinion... though, of course, i'm always right.

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