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‘Andre the Giant Has a Posse’ is a street art and viral marketing campaign based on a design by A created in 1989. But apparently ‘Andre the Giant’ was trademarked. So A,fearful of a lawsuit decided to use the slogan B for his design which was inspired by the movie C, a cult classic sci-fi film by John Carpenter from the previous year. In it, the protagonist discovers that the world is actually run by aliens hiding in plain sight, but can only be seen through special sunglasses. This ended up in making it even more iconic.
This film also had a certain dialogue which was spoken by that manliest of men hero of the eponymous tetrology of video games. It tends to send mooks clamouring for a certain confectionery.

Give me A,B,C, the dialogue and the video game franchise.

Circles and Lines

Where would you find all this? 

The lower section of text gives these proportions:

  • the length of the outspread arms is equal to the height of a man
  • from the hairline to the bottom of the chin is one-tenth of the height of a man
  • from below the chin to the top of the head is one-eighth of the height of a man
  • from above the chest to the top of the head is one-sixth of the height of a man
  • from above the chest to the hairline is one-seventh of the height of a man.
  • the maximum width of the shoulders is a quarter of the height of a man.
  • from the breasts to the top of the head is a quarter of the height of a man.
  • the distance from the elbow to the tip of the hand is a quarter of the height of a man.
  • the distance from the elbow to the armpit is one-eighth of the height of a man.
  • the length of the hand is one-tenth of the height of a man.

Different Strokes!

X is a 19th-century art movement that originated with a group of Paris-based artists. Their independent exhibitions brought them to prominence during the 1870s and 1880s, in spite of harsh opposition from the conventional art community in France. The name of the style derives from the title of a Claude Monet work, _______, soleil levant (________, Sunrise), which provoked the critic Louis Leroy to coin the term in a satirical review published in the Parisian newspaper Le Charivari.

X painting characteristics include relatively small, thin, yet visible brush strokes, open composition, emphasis on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities (often accentuating the effects of the passage of time), common, ordinary subject matter, inclusion of movement as a crucial element of human perception and experience, and unusual visual angles. The development of X in the visual arts was soon followed by analogous styles in other media that became known as X-ist music and X-ist literature.

Id the style X.  ______ and X are almost the same.

Cowabunga!

Found this poem randomly. A fairly workoutable question – Who wrote this poem, and what is it about? 🙂

Fake bonus points if you explain the title reference. 😛

 

I’ve grown a goitre by dwelling in this den–

As cats from stagnant streams in Lombardy,

Or in what other land they hap to be–

Which drives the belly close beneath the chin:

My beard turns up to heaven; my nape falls in,

Fixed on my spine: my breast-bone visibly

Grows like a harp: a rich embroidery

Bedews my face from brush-drops thick and thin.

My loins into my paunch like levers grind:

My buttock like a crupper bears my weight;

My feet unguided wander to and fro;

In front my skin grows loose and long; behind,

By bending it becomes more taut and strait;

Crosswise I strain me like a Syrian bow:

Whence false and quaint, I know,

Must be the fruit of squinting brain and eye;

For ill can aim the gun that bends awry.

Come then, Giovanni, try

To succour my dead pictures and my fame;

Since foul I fare and painting is my shame.

 

Wednesday Morning Blues

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A was an influential Russian painter and art theorist. He is credited with painting the first purely abstract works. Apparently, he suffered from B, a neurological condition which causes your senses to cross paths with each other. It may cause you to perceive one sensory input in through many senses or join data like dates and names with some sensory inputs. A recalled hearing a strange hissing noise when mixing colors in his paint box as a child, and later became an accomplished cello player, which he said represented one of the deepest blues of all instruments. He conceived three plays combining the arts of painting, music, theatre and dance into Wagnerian total works of art or Gesamtkunstwerks, which were designed to unify all the senses.

Recently a song C by the singer D also raised some speculations about the singer having the same condition due to the lyrics of the song and an interview.

Answer everything