The Fossil Hunters
is a painting by Edwin Dickinson, created between 1926 and 1928. Its claim to fame in the history of art is that it was accidentally hung sideways first at the Carnegie International Exhibition of 1928, then subsequently at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and at the New York Academy of Design, where it received an award. Finally someone noticed that it was incorrectly oriented (according to what Dickinson said was supposed to be the right-side up).
I think it looks better on its side (below). At least, I can kinda make some sense out of the painting from that angle. But then, who said art was supposed to make sense!
Listed in chronological order. Newest comments at the end.
No side boobs = no interest
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 04/12/13 at 02:29 PM
@Cougar... I'm Dazed and Confused.
Posted by BMN on 04/12/13 at 03:30 PM
Perhaps it is art for drunks. Imagine passing out on the floor and then waking up to see the painting.
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 04/12/13 at 04:19 PM
Maybe it would look better if they just flipped it over.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/12/13 at 07:48 PM
Confusing, from any angle!
Posted by Tyrusguy on 04/12/13 at 08:15 PM
Patty, you mean, painted side to the wall? Sounds good to me!
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 04/12/13 at 09:23 PM
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 04/12/13 at 10:11 PM
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