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Re: visual puns


From: Judy Nagel (jdnag_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Oct 08 2001 - 08:02:25 PDT

FYI "Humor in Art" can be found on page 386 in the Sax catalog. Judy
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From: "Sears, Ellen" <>
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Sent: Monday, October 08, 2001 7:00 AM
Subject: RE: visual puns

> I had to look this up - but in American Artist (1993) there was a great
> article on visual puns by Scott Moore - I used to do a surrealism/collage
> lesson with my middle schools based on this article -
> One of the paintings is titled "Star Gazing" - he started with the word
> star, wrote down related phrases (shooting star, starry eyed etc...) until
> he thought of star gazing - changed it to star 'grazing' and the scene is
> herd of cows among a star cookie cutter, rolling pin and a sky with the
> stars cut out like cookie dough - the cows are star grazing - several good
> examples -
> Roukes book - Humor in Art has wonderful examples - and an algorithm or
> formula for designing puns -
> Ellen
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