Friday, July 03, 2015

Vincent Van Caught

PHOTO PROMPT – © Jean L. Hays

When Vincent was five his parents organised an exhibition of his paintings at home.  Mother really wanted to book the local art gallery but Father baulked at the costs.  Still invitations were sent and a caterer provided hors d’oeuvre and drinks.

Mother said that Art brings about a refining quality.  While Vincent was her womb she read aloud the lives of famous artists and their techniques.   She felt vindicated by the artwork that Vincent produced at the childcare.

At eighteen Vincent was caught spraying profane graffiti ranting against art.  The local newspaper reported the 'artistic vandal'.  Mother was so proud.

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Written for the Friday Fictioneers  Word Count : 100.  

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16 comments :

  1. Dear Subroto,

    Clever title for an amusing story. I think Mother has a problem. ;)

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Mother had great expectations ;-) Thanks for your comments Rochelle, I am glad you liked it.

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  2. Oh dear. The mom must have mistook the vandalism for art, and still been proud :D

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    1. She did indeed, thanks for reading and commenting Vinay.

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  3. I think she's trying to live vicariously through her son. Fun story.

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    1. She does live for the Arts. Thanks for your comments Russell, I am glad you liked it.

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  4. You can't really disappoint this mother easily it seems :) Nicely done.

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    1. Anything artistic will do. Thanks for your comments Ansumani I am glad you liked it.

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  5. What a great title and I have to agree with Mum. A lot of graffiti is good art which is now being preserved and sold for a lot of money.

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    1. Maybe a Banksy in the making then? Thanks for reading and commenting Irene, I am glad you liked it.

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  6. Mum's expectations grew with the challenge, it seems. Good for her to be proud.

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    1. She does have great expectations :-) Thanks for your comments GaH.

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  7. I think you caught the essence of what art can be... caught is the true part of performing art I think.

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    1. That is also correct, thanks for your comments Björn.

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  8. If he's that angry, he may spray paint Mom next. Very amusing story, Subroto. :D --- Suzanne

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    1. Then she might not appreciate art that up close and personal. Thanks for you comments Suzanne I am glad you liked it.

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