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Introduction The continuing art adventures of Doofus and the Duck and their Company of players, as created by my wonderful wife Emma during the never-ending time of COVID-19 pandemic continuing now for a third year into 2022. This is the eighteenth installment of works, the Company remaining at the height of their creative endeavors. Without further ado, back to the Doofus and the Duck… January 2022 Doofus and the Duck present, in honour of the Cycling of the Year in the Gregorian Calendar System (and in the fervent hope of a better twelve months for all than the last), and in memory of French 20th Century master Henri Émile Benoît Matisse’s “second life” (“une seconde vie”), an early cut paper collage that was a study for the curtain design of Sergei Diaghilev’s “Ballets Russes” performance of “Rouge et Noir,” entitled “Two Dancers (Deux danseurs) (1937–38),” starring the ABC Interpretive Dance Bandicoot as The Magnificent Dancer in Yellow; and Shaun the Sheep as The Dancer in Black
Introduction The continuing art adventures of Doofus and the Duck and their Company of players, as created by my wonderful wife Emma during the never-ending time of COVID-19 pandemic continuing now for a third year into 2022. This is the nineteenth installment of works, the Company remaining at the height of their creative endeavors. Without further ado, back to the Doofus and the Duck… February 2022 (cont.) Doofus and the Duck present, in honour of the 307th anniversary of the French Enlightenment engraver and art critic Charles-Nicolas Cochin le Jeune, their tableau of a painting by French post-Impressionist Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin created when he visited another famous artist in the city of Arles, entitled “The Painter of Sunflowers (Portrait of Vincent van Gogh) (1888),” starring the ABC Interpretive Dance Bandicoot as the World-Famous Dutch Artist who signed himself only as “Vincent;” and featuring The Little People of the Company as Sunflowers
Introduction The continuing art adventures of Doofus and the Duck and their Company of players, as created by my wonderful wife Emma during the never-ending time of COVID-19 pandemic continuing now for a third year into 2022. This is the twentyth installment of works, the Company remaining at the height of their creative endeavors. Without further ado, back to the Doofus and the Duck… April 2022 (cont.) Doofus and the Duck present, in honour of the Commencement of the Western Christian most sacred time known collectively as Holy Week and in memory of the 107th anniversay of the devastation caused by the eruption of Mount Tambora, their tableau of a work by current American “folk” artist Bill Hemmerling, entitled “Palm Sunday (date unknown, btw 2002-2009),” starring Shaun the Sheep as The Guy with the Palm Bouquet; and featuring the Family Stone Head as Palm Sunday Worshippers, and the Purple Hippo and the Little Penguin as The Kids
Introduction The continuing art adventures of Doofus and the Duck and their Company of players, as created by my wonderful wife Emma during the never-ending time of COVID-19 pandemic continuing now for a third year into 2022. This is the twenty-first installment of works, the Company remaining at the height of their creative endeavors. Without further ado, back to the Doofus and the Duck… June 2022 (cont.) Doofus and the Duck present, in honour of both the 118th anniversary of the birth of British novelist and essayist Eric Arthur Blair (better known as George Orwell) and 492nd anniversary of the Ausburg Confession being presented to the Holy Roman Emperor, their tableau of a panel from the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel created by the extraordinary Renaissance Florentine master Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, entitled “The Delphic Sibyl (1508-1512),” starring the ABC Interpretive Dance Bandicoot as The Awesome and Wise Delphic Oracle; and featuring the Purple Hippo and the Little Sheep as The Random Background Dudes Reading a Book, and the Little Blue Men as Architectural Support
Introduction The continuing art adventures of Doofus and the Duck and their Company of players, as created by my wonderful wife Emma during the never-ending time of COVID-19 pandemic continuing now for a third year into 2022. This is the twenty-second installment of works, the Company remaining at the height of their creative endeavors. Without further ado, back to the Doofus and the Duck… September 2022 Doofus and the Duck present, as part of their on-going series of solo works and commemorating the 25th anniversary of the death Diana, Princess of Wales in a car accident in Paris, their tableau of a late masterpiece by the Spanish 20th century genius Pablo Ruiz Picasso, done in the Cubist style, entitled “The Woman with the Fish-Hat (1942),” starring the ABC Interpretive Dance Bandicoot as the Tragic and Much-Loved Fabled Princess Flora du Chapeau-Poisson
Introduction The continuing art adventures of Doofus and the Duck and their Company of players, as created by my wonderful wife Emma during the never-ending time of COVID-19 pandemic continuing now for a third year into 2022. This is the twenty-third installment of works, the Company remaining at the height of their creative endeavors. Without further ado, back to the Doofus and the Duck… December 2022 Doofus and the Duck present, in honour of both the birthday of one of the Company’s earliest supporters (and a professional astronomer) and the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, their tableau of an engraving by 16th century Swiss-German artist Alban Graf taken from Gregor Reisch’s seminal work “Margarita philosophica,” entitled “The Allegory of Astromony (1503),” starring the ABC Interpretive Dance Bandicoot as the Mighty Astronomy, Mathematician, Geographer, and would-be King, Claudius Ptolemaeus
Introduction The continuing art adventures of Doofus and the Duck and their Company of players, as created by my wonderful wife Emma during the never-ending time of COVID-19 pandemic continuing now for a fourth year into 2023. This is the twenty-third installment of works, the Company remaining at the height of their creative endeavors. Without further ado, back to the Doofus and the Duck… January 2023 Doofus and the Duck present, in honour of the Ringing in of The New Year (Western-tradition) and in celebration of the Declaration of the Year of the Querulous Megapode (according to the followers of Terry Prachett), their work by current Australian First Nation’s artist Clifford Marsden (a Wujal Wujal man), entitled “Brush Turkey (date unknown),” starring The Duck as Goomble-Gubbon the Plain Turkey
Introduction The continuing art adventures of Doofus and the Duck and their Company of players, as created by my wonderful wife Emma during the never-ending time of COVID-19 pandemic continuing now for a fourth year into 2023. This is the twenty-third instalment of works, the Company remaining at the height of their creative endeavours. Without further ado, back to the Doofus and the Duck… March 2023 (cont.) Doofus and the Duck present, in honour of 422nd anniversary of the English Astronomer William Herschel discovering the planet Uranus and in celebration of International Critically Endangered Animals Day, the tableau of a hunting scene/genre painting by the Flemish Baroque master, Sir Peter Paul Rubens, currently in the Alte Pinakothek, Munich, entitled “The Hippopotamus and Crocodile Hunt (1616),” starring the ABC Interpretive Dance Bandicoot as The Poor Fellow About to be Mauled by A Frightening Hippopotamus and Shaun the Sheep as The Dead Fellow; and featuring the Purple Hippo as The Mighty and Fearsome Hippopotamus; and introducing the Little Crocodile as the Very Scary Crocodile
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