The painting above, The Artist in Conversation with Johann Jakob Bodmer (1780), is by Henry Fuseli, a Swiss painter of the Romantic movement who favored supernatural scenes, the sublime, and dream-like exaggeration. "Seated in an informal pose that derives from classical sculpture, the young artist listens attentively to the words of Bodmer, an elderly Swiss man of letters and aesthete whose writings exalted the creative force of emotions and the imagination."
I certainly understand intriguing objects sparking a conversation.
"Wow those are cool! What are they? Where did you find them?"
"They're French garment display forms. Probably from a department store, high Art Deco, circa 1920's. GREAT androgynous styling."
Buy them for a conversation piece? THAT I don't fucking understand! Buy them because you love them. Buy them to have conversations with. Totally down with that.
"That would be a private conversation between myself and PBF! But since the floor is open I'll confess. I have conversations with Santa Clause and Jesus all the time."
BE BRAVE! Somebody buy these mold-blown plastic light-up Santa Clauses. Get the neighbors into a conversation. Get the whole hood's mouths a-flappin! They'll be calling you a Redneck. I have enough to cause a city wide panic!
Conversations should be sparked for the reason of getting to know someone better, learning their interests and passions. Bonding.
I just don't understand the term conversation piece. I'm guessing you're waiting for me to cross the line. Be inappropriate. So here goes! The only piece I can understand as a conversation piece, is a good piece of ass. Or a bad one for that matter. People need to be warned!
Bettin that's what the conversation is about in the painting up there at the top.
"A Little Less Conversation"