Atom of Glue2 chronicle created these awesome papercraft sculptures of characters from Hieronymus Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delight triptych: Link - via Bibi's BoxUpdate 1/23/07: The bird with the letter is from Bosch's Temptation of St. Anthony - Thanks ted!
See also: Hieronymus Bosch Models, previously on Neatorama.
Aggressive much? The "what was he on?" comment is far too prevalent and tiresome. Tummler was just making the point that some folks have an imagination that doesn't require chemical stimulation. Yes DMT is a chemical and external of the body it is considered a controled substance but that is just semantics. Suplementing your body's natural production of DMT is taking drugs to stimulate creativity. Dreaming is not taking drugs regardless of your clever arguments. So no, you didn't actually correct anything. He is correct. Not every piece of abstract art comes from drug usage. Arguing that dreaming is technically drug usage is like arguing that masturbating is technically sex.
"it would be significantly less beneficial for you to continue such a line, because the large majority of avant garde artists of any time are/were effected enormously by substance use."
1. the line he was arguing was that not all abstract art comes from drug use.
2. affected, not effected
3. You appear to suffer from an A+ education and a C- mind. You have big words and strong subject knowledge but you can't create a cogent argument. You were arguing against a point that tummler did not make. You were just pushing your own agenda.
I have no formal education past the 11th grade. However, I know how to think.
Let me correct you on one thing--dreaming is instigated by a chemical in your brain called DMT, DMT when ingested in extract form causes almost immediate REM cycles for 10-15 min in the consumer, DMT is a substance put into the most serious of all drug schedules in the US and is in the same tryptamine family group as Magic mushrooms and LSD. So, at least in the definition of the state, anything you derive from dreaming (visions, inspirations, forsight, or even material for a masterpiece painting) can be attributed at least in small part to this illegal chemical. If you are going to make a comment on how sober artists are just as talented and strange as drug induced artists, then I thought you might build a slightly less hol(e)y argument. Although, it would be significantly less beneficial for you to continue such a line, because the large majority of avant garde artists of any time are/were effected enormously by substance use. This group's output of importance far outweighs the straight and sober method that I assume you stick to. No drinks to lube up imagination, a cup of coffee to keep going, maybe a joint or two when no one is looking?