Art and personality -- 11/08/08

Yesterday was damp with intermittent rain and drizzle. Today is damp and foggy but, as the past few days have been, fairly mild for this time of year. Tomorrow is supposed to be a mix of sun and clouds, perhaps a good day for another long Sunday walk. The nice thing about this weekend is that we have no obligations, no need to be anywhere.

I have a lot of work to do for my Flash course, but I have to wait to get a copy of Flash. I had been using a "free trial" version but my thirty days was up a couple of weeks ago. I had put off buying a copy because my manager was trying to find out if he could get me a license for it, but he finally determined that we had no unallocated licenses and although there were plans to get more, that wouldn't come about until after the first of the year. And then there was the question of what to buy. There are various bundles of Adobe products available and I thought it might be good to pick up a package that included Illustrator and PhotoShop... but Adobe has just brought out new versions of just about everything and the contents of the bundles have changed (and the prices seem to have gone up). So finally I just went to Academic Superstore and (after establishing that I was a student and thus entitled to the education discount) I ordered just a copy of Flash. So my copy of Adobe Flash CS4 is somewhere between Austin, Texas and here. (It might even be iin Rhode Island right now but UPS does not deliver on weekends.) I've scheduled a couple of vacation days so that I can catch up on the assignments I owe and complete the final procect for the semester.

So... about art and personality... A few days ago, Sarah had a post about an online quiz that established your tastes in art and then told you what this implied about your personality. I tried it and found it to be interesting... Here's what it said about me:

Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test...

Balanced, Secure, and Realistic.

22 Impressionist, 10 Islamic, 5 Ukiyo-e, -36 Cubist, -36 Abstract and 20 Renaissance!

Impressionism is a movement in French painting, sometimes called optical realism because of its almost scientific interest in the actual visual experience and effect of light and movement on appearance of objects. Impressionist paintings are balanced, use colored shadows, use pure color, broken brushstrokes, thick paint, and scenes from everyday life or nature.

People that like Impressionist paintings may not alway be what is deemed socially acceptable. They tend to move on their own path without always worrying that it may be offensive to others. They value friendships but because they also value honesty tend to have a few really good friends. They do not, however, like people that are rude and do not appreciate the ideas of others. They are secure enough in themselves that they can listen to the ideas of other people without it affecting their own final decisions. The world for them is not black and white but more in shades of grey and muted colors. They like things to be aestically pleasing, not stark and sharp. There are many ways to view things, and the impresssionist personality views the world from many different aspects. They enjoy life and try to keep a realistic viewpoint of things, but are not very open to new experiences. If they are content in their lives they will be more than likely pleased to keep things just the way they are.

Take What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test at HelloQuizzy

And here's a photograph of Tiger last night, looking at a picture of one of his cousins.

Tiger can't seem to resist climbing on to the kitchen table (well, at least when Nancy is not in the room to chase him off) -- especially when newspapers are spread out on the table. I'm not sure if it's because he just plain likes to lie down on newspapers or if it is because he sees us sitting there looking at the newspapers and he thinks that we really should be spending that time admiring him.

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