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8 hours ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

June 1

what are two things you were surprised to find were just different names for the same thing? (example, chickpea and garbanzo bean)

 

That Panthers and Leopards are just different flavours of the same kitty cat.

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8 hours ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

June 1

What are two things you were surprised to find were just different names for the same thing? (example, chickpea and garbanzo bean)

 

Chips and French Fries

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5 hours ago, Thoramel said:

Thought all day and couldn't come up with anything. 


How much Ground could a Groundhog cover if a Groundhog could cover Ground?

 

How much wood could a Woodchuck chuck, if a Woodchuck could chuck wood?

 

Woodchuck = Groundhog 

 

( Same animal )

 

Mind = Blown

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June 2,

"good artists borrow great artists steal" have you ever found a work you really enjoy because someone else was cribbing from it?

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11 minutes ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

June 2,

"good artist borrow great artists steal" have you ever found a work you really enjoy because someone else was cribbing from it?

For visual art, none come to mind aside from the occasional obvious parody of the original piece. Musically, there are great number of remixes or reinterpretations that are quite enjoyable. Again, no specific name comes to mind (I'm bad with names).

 

In most cases, the original source is well known, so it may not really be stealing (licensing and IP laws are messy things).

 

I do know there are some comic book artists that are famous "hacks" for constantly tracing, despite having pretty good looking end products.

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9 hours ago, TGP said:


How much Ground could a Groundhog cover if a Groundhog could cover Ground?

 

How much wood could a Woodchuck chuck, if a Woodchuck could chuck wood?

 

Woodchuck = Groundhog 

 

( Same animal )

 

Mind = Blown

 

I have a disturbing childhood story about my my mom cracking "ground chuck" jokes in reference to a groundhog/woodchuck that got hit on the road near the farm. But this is a family friendly forum so I'm just going to skip telling it.

 

42 minutes ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

June 2,

"good artists borrow great artists steal" have you ever found a work you really enjoy because someone else was cribbing from it?

 

I've probably been exposed to a lot of art, both visual and otherwise, by seeing or hearing someone else mimic it. The first thing that comes to mind are the works Kehinde Wiley. He does a lot of modern takes on classic paintings from the renaissance, and other, eras. Some are pretty famous and everyone has seen them, some are less famous and seeing his take at my local museum prompted me to seek out images of the originals. Here's his take on a Vespronck painting from the 1600's. 

 

The Wiley version I saw first:

 

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The Vespronck original:

 

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They're both really neat and it's hard to say which one I like more. I like Dutch Masters, but honestly outside of some of the more famous painters from that era I've not explored it much. This painting definitely prompted me to explore it further. Also, I recommend checking out Wiley's site if you like this kind of stuff. Very colorful and relatable to more modern viewers. And there are a lot of paintings in there where folks may recognize the original works. Fun stuff.

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I have found a lot of songs by first loving the Weird Al, Pentatonix, or Home Free version first.  In the case of the last two, I often like their versions better. Weird Al, though I often like his version better, it is for a different reason. ;)

 

 

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According to my coworker, rap artists often pull from each other in their lyrics. He's super into music and quite talented; while I am not, it makes for interesting conversation. 

 

I have to put a shout-out to all the people on the forum who I've been inspired by, There are a lot of knock-offs at my house. 

 

 

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11 hours ago, TGP said:


How much Ground could a Groundhog cover if a Groundhog could cover Ground?

 

How much wood could a Woodchuck chuck, if a Woodchuck could chuck wood?

 

Woodchuck = Groundhog 

 

( Same animal )

 

Mind = Blown

Also known as Whistle Pigs! [And they cook up nicely too!]

2 hours ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

June 2,

"good artists borrow great artists steal" have you ever found a work you really enjoy because someone else was cribbing from it?

Yup, many times in music, I enjoy the remake as much or more than the original.

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2 hours ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

June 2,

"good artists borrow great artists steal" have you ever found a work you really enjoy because someone else was cribbing from it?

While I disagree with your quote, many of my favorite artists I found by learning influences of other artists I enjoy. My former painting instructor is Ukrainian and one of the online schools I use is heavily influenced by Russian artists, so I found a huge swath of amazing artists that most people never get exposed to in the west. I guess it's more of a 'check this guy out for his brushwork' 'check this guy out for his shape design' etc.

Speaking of which, check out Aivazovsky's seascapes, Shishkin's landscapes and Fechin's portraits :) 

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2 hours ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

June 2,

"good artists borrow great artists steal" have you ever found a work you really enjoy because someone else was cribbing from it?

 

Most of my finds have been music-related; somebody did something, somebody else covered it ... and there are a couple of songs I have three or four versions of, because I liked a cover, stumbled over the original, and then found a second cover, not always in that order.

 

 

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