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24th Aug '17 12:55:09 AM VenomousSeal
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* Played for laughs in ''WesternAnimation/Hero108'' where Lin Chung has no inspiration for his art, yet still manages to produce masterpieces so good that the VillainOfTheWeek does a HeelFaceTurn. When he tries to explain, Commander Ape Truly calls him modest.
21st Jul '17 10:52:41 AM StFan
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'', Dean's hobby is constructing art sculptures from junk in his own scrapyard. At one point, he yells at the eponymous giant who has been indiscriminately eating the junk and happened to swallow some of the art pieces. At this the giant pulls a half-eaten sculpture from his mouth, adjusts a few parts, and then sets it down. Even though the giant only understands art as "what Dean doesn't want to be eaten", Dean decides that the result is as impressive as the other artistic displays, and in a later scene he is directing the giant in the construction of larger sculptures.
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventuresHowISpentMyVacation'' has Dizzy Devil upset because he is shedding, which means his hair will come out if he spins. Shirley trolls him by convincing him to do it anyway, and he winds up "[[FurryBaldness naked]]". He dons a box to cover himself, and some passing skaters mistake it for a fashion statement, get their own boxes, and declare "The Box Look is in!"

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'', Dean's hobby is constructing art sculptures from junk in his own scrapyard. At one point, he yells at ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'', Cosmo notices the eponymous giant who paint splatters Beetle has been indiscriminately eating left on the junk floor look kind of interesting, and happened to swallow some of the art pieces. At sawed-off piece of floor ends up winning a prize as a painting. (Thankfully, this isn't the giant pulls a half-eaten sculpture from his mouth, adjusts a few parts, and then sets it down. Even though the giant only understands art as "what Dean doesn't want to be eaten", Dean decides that the result is as impressive as the other artistic displays, and in a later scene he is directing the giant in the construction of larger sculptures.
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventuresHowISpentMyVacation'' has Dizzy Devil upset because he is shedding,
punchline, which means his hair will come out if he spins. Shirley trolls him by convincing him to do it anyway, and he winds up "[[FurryBaldness naked]]". He dons a box to cover himself, and some passing skaters mistake it for a fashion statement, get their own boxes, and declare "The Box Look is in!"instead involves Sarge falling down the hole.)



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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'', Dean's hobby is constructing art sculptures from junk in his own scrapyard. At one point, he yells at the eponymous giant who has been indiscriminately eating the junk and happened to swallow some of the art pieces. At this the giant pulls a half-eaten sculpture from his mouth, adjusts a few parts, and then sets it down. Even though the giant only understands art as "what Dean doesn't want to be eaten", Dean decides that the result is as impressive as the other artistic displays, and in a later scene he is directing the giant in the construction of larger sculptures.
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventuresHowISpentMyVacation'' has Dizzy Devil upset because he is shedding, which means his hair will come out if he spins. Shirley trolls him by convincing him to do it anyway, and he winds up "[[FurryBaldness naked]]". He dons a box to cover himself, and some passing skaters mistake it for a fashion statement, get their own boxes, and declare "The Box Look is in!"
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* In ''{{Tapeheads}}'', the main characters run an unsuccessful music video company. When a DeathMetal band that they taped [[DeathFromAbove is crushed by a piece of falling satellite]], they're asked for a copy of the unpremiered video. Being low on funds, they put it on a video that previously held a videotaped funeral, accidentally copying only the audio. Fortunately, the song just happened to fit the funeral visuals very well, and it is lauded as a masterful work of art, even winning an award.

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* In ''{{Tapeheads}}'', ''Film/{{Tapeheads}}'', the main characters run an unsuccessful music video company. When a DeathMetal band that they taped [[DeathFromAbove is crushed by a piece of falling satellite]], they're asked for a copy of the unpremiered video. Being low on funds, they put it on a video that previously held a videotaped funeral, accidentally copying only the audio. Fortunately, the song just happened to fit the funeral visuals very well, and it is lauded as a masterful work of art, even winning an award.



* In a ''Franchise/DisneyFairies'' book, Bess, an art talent fairy feels that her latest painting is missing something. Apparently that something was a whole mess of paint splattered on it by a passing frog.

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* In a ''Franchise/DisneyFairies'' book, Bess, an art talent fairy fairy, feels that her latest painting is missing something. Apparently that something was a whole mess of paint splattered on it by a passing frog.



* ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'' mentions a piece of modern art consisting of a pile of rags called "Don't Ask Me About Mondays". This art was intentional, but when Lord Vetinari viewed it, he displayed his opinions on modern art by having the artist nailed to a post by her ear. This installation (titled "Freedom") was an even bigger hit, and it's said she's planning on having herself nailed to several other things.

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* ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'' ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'':
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mentions a piece of modern art consisting of a pile of rags called "Don't Ask Me About Mondays". This art was intentional, but when Lord Vetinari viewed it, he displayed his opinions on modern art by having the artist nailed to a post by her ear. This installation (titled "Freedom") was an even bigger hit, and it's said she's planning on having herself nailed to several other things.



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* In ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'', Cosmo notices the paint splatters Beetle has left on the floor look kind of interesting, and the sawed-off piece of floor ends up winning a prize as a painting. (Thankfully, this isn't the punchline, which instead involves Sarge falling down the hole.)
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-->'''Art Dealer:''' It's called "Outsider Art". It could be by a hillbilly, a mental patient, or a chimpanzee.
-->'''Homer:''' Wow... in high school I was voted most likely to ''be'' a hillbilly, mental patient or chimpanzee!

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-->'''Art --->'''Art Dealer:''' It's called "Outsider Art". It could be by a hillbilly, a mental patient, or a chimpanzee.
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chimpanzee.\\
'''Homer:'''
Wow... in high school I was voted most likely to ''be'' a hillbilly, mental patient or chimpanzee!



* ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' had photos rendered incomprehensible through a darkroom accident win a contest.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' had has photos rendered incomprehensible through a darkroom accident win a contest.



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12th Apr '17 9:01:51 PM DustSnitch
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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': Squidward goes on a rampage, destroying his art studio. It turns out that in this rampage he created a replica of Michelangelo's ''David'', the same statue Spongebob had created earlier in the episode.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': Squidward goes on a rampage, destroying his art studio. It turns out that in this rampage he created a replica of Michelangelo's ''David'', ''Art/{{David}}'', the same statue Spongebob had created earlier in the episode.
26th Feb '17 10:43:12 AM nombretomado
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* HunterSThompson accidentally created GonzoJournalism. Thompson was a RidiculousProcrastinator who was [[ChristmasRushed up against his deadline]] and, lacking anything to submit for his story on the Kentucky Derby other than his bare-bones notes on the event, simply started ripping pages out of his notebook and sending them in. The magazine published his first-person notes from the Derby as-is, and thus Gonzo Journalism was born.

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* HunterSThompson Creator/HunterSThompson accidentally created GonzoJournalism. Thompson was a RidiculousProcrastinator who was [[ChristmasRushed up against his deadline]] and, lacking anything to submit for his story on the Kentucky Derby other than his bare-bones notes on the event, simply started ripping pages out of his notebook and sending them in. The magazine published his first-person notes from the Derby as-is, and thus Gonzo Journalism was born.
6th Oct '16 2:27:31 PM CaptainAmazing
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*** It was finally determined to have the ultra-weird signature of 13/16 time in [[http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2014/02/the_time_signature_of_the_terminator_score_is_a_mystery_for_the_ages.html/ this article]]
6th Oct '16 2:15:35 PM CaptainAmazing
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* HunterSThompson accidentally created GonzoJournalism. Thompson was a RidiculousProcrastinator who was [[ChristmasRushed up against his deadline]] and, lacking anything to submit for his story on the Kentucky Derby other than his bare-bones notes on the event, simply started ripping pages out of his notebook and sending them in. The magazine published his first-person notes from the Derby as-is, and thus Gonzo Journalism was born.
5th Oct '16 7:18:47 PM WillKeaton
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** Chocolate chip cookies, the most popular variety of cookie in the world, were supposedly created by accident. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Graves_Wakefield Ruth Graves Wakefield]], owner and cook of the Toll House Inn, was attempting to make a batch of chocolate cookies for her guests when she discovered she was short on baker's chocolate. She decided to substitute it with chunks of Nestle semi-sweet chocolate, thinking the chocolate would melt and absorb into the dough. They didn't, but she served them anyway, and they became wildly popular. So popular in fact that she signed a deal with Nestle to print her recipe on every pack of their semi-sweet chocolate bars, in exchange for a lifetime supply of chocolate.

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** Chocolate chip cookies, the most popular variety of cookie in the world, were supposedly created by accident. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Graves_Wakefield Ruth Graves Wakefield]], Wakefield,]] owner and cook of the Toll House Inn, was attempting to make a batch of chocolate cookies for her guests when she discovered she was short on baker's chocolate. She decided to substitute it with chunks of Nestle semi-sweet chocolate, thinking the chocolate would melt and absorb into the dough. They didn't, but she served them anyway, and they became wildly popular. So popular in fact that she signed a deal with Nestle to print her recipe on every pack of their semi-sweet chocolate bars, in exchange for a lifetime supply of chocolate.



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Found_art Found art]]. True found art is the deliberate designation of a non art object as art by an artist (sometimes with alteration but this is not necessary), but this trend in art is the inspiration for many examples of this trope in fiction and has increased the likelihood of real life occurrences.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Found_art Found art]]. art.]] True found art is the deliberate designation of a non art object as art by an artist (sometimes with alteration but this is not necessary), but this trend in art is the inspiration for many examples of this trope in fiction and has increased the likelihood of real life occurrences.



* A rather amusing one from the 19th century was the case of Emmanuel Domenech and the 'pictographs' he had found in the Bibliotheque de l'Arsenal. He thought he'd found native American artwork showing various things from their culture/history, but had actually discovered the misfiled notebook doodlings of a German school kid, complete with crude drawings of school life and sexual themes. It was also potentially an example of MistakenForExhibit, since the library itself someone thought this random set of drawings was an historic cultural piece and filed it away in the archives. You can see the full story [[http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/archive/permalink/the_pictographs_of_emmanuel_domenech in this Museum of Hoaxes article]].

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* A rather amusing one from the 19th century was the case of Emmanuel Domenech and the 'pictographs' he had found in the Bibliotheque de l'Arsenal. He thought he'd found native American artwork showing various things from their culture/history, but had actually discovered the misfiled notebook doodlings of a German school kid, complete with crude drawings of school life and sexual themes. It was also potentially an example of MistakenForExhibit, since the library itself someone thought this random set of drawings was an historic cultural piece and filed it away in the archives. You can see the full story [[http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/archive/permalink/the_pictographs_of_emmanuel_domenech in this Museum of Hoaxes article]].article.]]



* In 2012, an old Spanish woman without training was trying to restore a 19th century fresco at a local church and accidentally made a portrait of Jesus look like a smiling monkey. It seemed like a case of [[PricelessMingVase accidental destruction of valuable art]], but instead, it drew worldwide interest to the church and the painting that made it [[http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2013/08/14/ecce_mono_cecilia_gimenez_s_botched_fresco_restoration_turns_into_a_money.html far more famous and recognizable than the original]], which was not considered especially extraordinary.

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* In 2012, an old Spanish woman without training was trying to restore a 19th century fresco at a local church and accidentally made a portrait of Jesus look like a smiling monkey. It seemed like a case of [[PricelessMingVase accidental destruction of valuable art]], but instead, it drew worldwide interest to the church and the painting that made it [[http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2013/08/14/ecce_mono_cecilia_gimenez_s_botched_fresco_restoration_turns_into_a_money.html far more famous and recognizable than the original]], original,]] which was not considered especially extraordinary.
27th Sep '16 8:47:17 PM PaulA
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* In one of the novels of the ''Literature/ChanurSaga'' the main characters must carry an important ''stsho'' dignitary on their starship as a passenger. Knowing that the stsho love the color white they get their hands on whatever white furniture and decorations they can and hastily shove them into the stsho's room. It turns out that stsho art consists of abstract designs in infinite shades of white, and they'd created for their passenger a masterpiece of stsho interior design.

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* In one of the novels of the ''Literature/ChanurSaga'' ''Literature/ChanurNovels'' the main characters must carry an important ''stsho'' dignitary on their starship as a passenger. Knowing that the stsho love the color white white, they get their hands on whatever white furniture and decorations they can and hastily shove them into the stsho's room. It turns out that stsho art consists of abstract designs in infinite shades of white, and they'd created for their passenger a masterpiece of stsho interior design.
28th Jul '16 7:19:11 PM PaulA
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* ''[[Creator/RogerCorman A Bucket of Blood]]:'' The main character accidentally kills his landlady's pet and covers it in plaster to hide the evidence. His 'sculpture' is hailed as a masterpiece.

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* ''[[Creator/RogerCorman A Bucket of Blood]]:'' Creator/RogerCorman's ''Film/ABucketOfBlood'': The main character accidentally kills his landlady's pet and covers it in plaster to hide the evidence. His 'sculpture' is hailed as a masterpiece.
28th Jul '16 7:15:46 PM PaulA
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* In ''[[{{Literature/Fudge}} Fudge-A-Mania]]'' by JudyBlume, baby Tootsie accidentally walks through spilled paint and makes little footprints across one of Jimmy's father's canvases. He decides to make a series of "Baby Feet" paintings with her as a result. It's even referenced in ''Double Fudge,'' where Peter's family gets invited to a showing of Mr. Fargo's work, including the now wildly popular Baby Feet paintings.

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* In ''[[{{Literature/Fudge}} Fudge-A-Mania]]'' ''Literature/FudgeAMania'' by JudyBlume, Creator/JudyBlume, baby Tootsie accidentally walks through spilled paint and makes little footprints across one of Jimmy's father's canvases. He decides to make a series of "Baby Feet" paintings with her as a result. It's even referenced in ''Double Fudge,'' ''Literature/DoubleFudge'', where Peter's family gets invited to a showing of Mr. Fargo's work, including the now wildly popular Baby Feet paintings.
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