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wickedgillie From: wickedgillie Date: April 1st, 2006 04:01 am (UTC) (Link)
We don't actually allow voting on the portrait swaps, since "identity" gets wrapped up in the actual art. It's been a long-standing tradition to NOT vote on this particular show each year, but rather to do it for personal gratification. :)

Thanks for the feedback--and the question!

Cheers!
-Amie
irrimiri From: irrimiri Date: April 1st, 2006 12:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
haha, no problem

thanks for your answer. I just misunderstood ^___^
I liked joining it anyway, hehe. It's fun to do a portrait swap. I got mine from Maria :D
From: (Anonymous) Date: April 3rd, 2006 03:40 am (UTC) (Link)

Portrait Swaps

I was reading that Vincent Van Gogh dreamed of setting up an Artists community, and mentioned before that EBSQ has probably realised that dream.

He also swapped paintings - particularly portraits - with other artists as a mark of respect. I'm not sure if it was just him, or if it was common practice. But the portrait swap, without voting, is following that tradition and I admire it for that.

OK, OK, I know I am mesmerised by Van Gogh and probably see his influence when it is not really there... just my tuppence worth :-)

John Penfold
wickedgillie From: wickedgillie Date: April 3rd, 2006 09:34 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Portrait Swaps

I think it's an interesting observation; thanks for sharing, as well as the compliment!
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