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JJamieson, PaulJoadoorJokelson, SusanJudgeMeryl StreepSitting Ducks (review von nali_warcow) ing the ShotsList : 4.00Our : 3.60Buy this PosterCeremonial DressList : 40.00Our : 39.99Buy this Art PrintCherub GuitarOur : 8.99Buy this PosterMichael Parkes GalleryBetter TogetherDiscouraging Word - 1981You are here:About Style Jewelry / AccessoriesHomeEssentialsHOLIDAY SHOPPING on About JewelryDiamonds & Engagement RingsBody Jewelry Advice & ShoppingBirthstone Facts & FolkloreFind a WatchArticles & ResourcesAntique JewelryAppraisal & InsuranceBeads & Beaded JewelryBirthstonesBody JewelryColored GemsDiamond BasicsEngagement RingsJewelry CareMetalsOrganic Gems & JewelryPersonal AccessoriesShop for JewelryShows & CareersWatchesBuyer's GuideBefore You BuyTop PicksProduct ReviewsArticlesForumsHelpToday's Big StoryThere isn't a Biggest Story for Today, yet.Hinde - Rywielen34x24 Fine Art Printby I.G. CaspelABCCartoon NetworkCBSDiscovery Kids / NBCDisney ChannelFOXLifetimeNBCNickelodeonNick Jr.PBSPBS KIDSReady Set Learn!TBSTLCUPNUSAWBReality, Talent, Game ShowsTV Highlightspage 1 of 1Sitting Ducks (1980)Starring : Michael Emil, Irene Forrest, more..Directed By : Henry JaglomWritten By : Henry JaglomProduced By : Meira Attia DorRating : RGenre : ComedyRelease Date : 3/11/2003Run Length : 88 minutesKategoriesuche AlleAbstrakte KunstAntike KunstBilder für KinderCartoonComputerkunstExpressionismusFotografieImpressionismusKalligrafieKryptorealismusModerneNaive MalereiNaturalismusPhantastischer RealismusPop-ArtRealismusRenaissanceRomantikSonstigeSportSurrealismusAlleAbstraktionAktArchitekturBlumenbildDoppelporträtEinzelporträtEmotionenFantasielandschaftGenreGruppenbildLandschaftsdarstellungLeuchtturmMusikOptische TäuschungPerformancePlakatkunstReligiöses MotivSeestückSelbstbildnisSportStadtansichtStilllebenSymbolbildTierdarstellungunbekanntVanitas-ThematikWarenästhetikZeichen & SymboleAlleAnjelica HustonSearch EncartaReference |dvd, dvds, dvd s, dvd-rom, dvd rom, dvd-video, dvd video, dvd-player, dvd player, dvd-recorder, dvd recorder, dvd rekorder digital versatile disc, digital video disc, versand, onlineshop, online shop, schweiz, europa, usa, code-free, code free, modifikation, hardware, software, zubehör, lager, filme, movies, kino, dvd movies, dvd filme, warenkorb, erotik, action, science-fictionAudubon, John JamesLeather Magazine ToteThe duck character was an excellent choice because of the nature of the animal itself. Even though a duck is vulnerable to attack by superior forces, this wonderful creature displays an aggressive attitude when confronted by danger. The duck's only defense is this bluff that creates uncertainty and fear with its adversaries. This attitude is what has made the duck an appropriate icon for challenging the problems that threaten us all.The duck characters immediately struck a chord with people about how fragile we feel in these modern times. The illusion that creature comforts create a safety zone from the dangers of life is so pervasive that many actually hide behind these paper-thin walls and feel protected.The Sitting Duck message pokes a funny hole through this fragile concept. It shows that even when one is having a safe moment relaxing with friends on a lounge chair with a favorite drink; one can suddenly become a target of one of life's merciless hunters. That theme of vulnerability carries through the Bedard duck series and has allowed the artist to expand his concept to examine the frailty of politics ( Failure of Marxism and Failure of Capitalism ) and even relationships ( Living Together and Ship of Fools ).Bedard says, I had no idea that these little characters would become so popular but I take great pleasure in that they've become universally accepted. As an artist, I am grateful to be able to communicate through a vehicle that transcends all language and cultural barriers. Bedard's work, both on the canvas and on the screen, is characterized by his uncanny ability to create an image with depth in both artistic quality and meaning. There is nearly always a social commentary that lies underneath his whimsical imagery. One must look beyond the simple visual statement employed by the composition to the real purpose of the painting -- usually an important social issue that concerns us all.Like many artists whose work is deceptively simple, Bedard is not. He is a complex and highly intelligent man. He labors over each work he creates, painstakingly researching the issues, the treatment of the characters and the effect on the viewer, executing drawing after drawing before he ever sets out to create the final product.As the work of Michael Bedard has grown, so has his worldwide appeal and marketability. In Japan, Bedard is thought of in almost 'superstar' status, beginning with a series of commercials that he did for Akai in the 1980's, continuing his success with The Santa Claus Brothers magazine covers and culminating with his successful Sitting Ducks television show and merchandising campaign.Michael Bedard has had numerous sold out one-man exhibitions in and around his current Los Angeles residence. His children's book, Sitting Ducks , has won three prestigious international awards for children's literature and his children's television show of the same name is tremendously popular in 48 countries. In Japan nearly one out of two children watch the show. In 2001, Bedard received an Emmy Award for his made-for-TV movie, The Santa Claus Brothers , which aired on Disney, YTV and ABC.Forever a student, Bedard is extremely knowledgeable about the history of world art. His large, airy home and studio in a remote section of the greater Los Angeles area is filled to the rafters with well-thumbed art and reference books.What isn't commonly known about Bedard is the wealth of material he has created over the last thirty years that has never been published -- works of art that are as wonderful and innovative as the ducks are amusing. Some of these include The Cubist Brothers as well as Quatro . It's that body of work which inspires the business direction behind OXO Art -- to introduce these other wonderful works to the art world at large and to fuel Bedard's creativity and energy to explore new creative ideas.Sitting Ducks are the creation of world-renown poster artist and Emmy Award winning producer Michael Bedard who sees his hatchlings as the perfect instrument with which to express his wry, slightly dark sense of humor and his own brand of social commentary.



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