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What's On Your Mind Atm??

Started by PearlThompsonsBloodflower, January 03, 2018, 22:52:40

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Ulrich

Wondering how many museums (or private owners) have a masterpiece in their collection and don't even know it?  :1f62e:

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/botticelli-bbc-show-1703712

Quote from: undefinedThis week it's a Botticelli, last week a Brueghel. The number of Old Masters in UK museums that would never see the light of day unless the broadcaster and art historian Bendor Grosvenor has spotted their potential is growing fast. Both paintings are now on public display, having been cleaned, reattributed, and revealed during the hit art detective TV series Britain's Lost Masterpieces. 

The Madonna and Child by the Italian Renaissance artist and his workshop went on show today at the National Museum Cardiff in Wales. It had been in storage for more than half a century, regarded as a mere copy. "It fell from grace because experts never quite made the effort to go and see it," Grosvenor tells Artnet News, pointing out its distance from London.
If only I'd thought of the right words...

SueC

That's a great story, @Ulrich.  I think how they do their detective work is fascinating. :cool

I do think (and most of the rest of the world disagrees) that a painting should really be judged by how good it is / how well you like it, not on who painted it (much as I can understand how it's possible to get fond of a particular painter, and that obviously, copycat paintings are just copycat paintings).  Unfortunately, for many people, art is a financial investment first.

There is a really good episode of Dr Who called Vincent and the Doctor (2010), in which the doctor and his crew travel back in time to meet van Gogh when he is an undiscovered artist living from hand to mouth...and they take him to a museum, in the future, to show him how loved his art is going to be. That's a nice happy ending to the van Gogh story, in this little fantasy world. :)  Not usually like that in reality...
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Ulrich

Quote from: SueC on December 18, 2019, 00:14:17I do think (and most of the rest of the world disagrees) that a painting should really be judged by how good it is / how well you like it, not on who painted it (much as I can understand how it's possible to get fond of a particular painter, and that obviously, copycat paintings are just copycat paintings).

Well of course, with a famous painter many people look differently at a painting as they would otherwise... (You can't go to the Louvre and look at the "Mona Lisa" without having "the most famous painting in the world" in the back of your head...)

On Sunday I went on a guided tour through a museum, wich was interesting & good, but one thing annoyed me a little bit: I didn't have much time to look at some paintings hanging in there (no famous painters). Guess one day I will return and walk around without a guide.  :cool

Over the years I became a bit of a "fan" of the renaissance painter Nicolas Poussin. One fine January day (a couple of years ago) I took the drive to Oberschleissheim (near Munich) to see just a few of his paintings - but the collection there has many other great (better) paintings by other artists! Well worth the trip and I might do it again one day.
If only I'd thought of the right words...

chemicaloverload

Officially finished with exams and the first semester- time for a long drink and a cigar.
Life is only a dream and we are the imagination of ourselves

dsanchez

Quote from: chemicaloverload on December 19, 2019, 13:43:44Officially finished with exams and the first semester- time for a long drink and a cigar.

enjoy that drink! talking about drinks...

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SueC

Quote from: chemicaloverload on December 19, 2019, 13:43:44Officially finished with exams and the first semester- time for a long drink and a cigar.

Yay!!!   :smth023  :cool  :happy
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MeltingMan

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Amphithéâtre des sciences mortes V. p. 254

chemicaloverload

Lord, three days til Christmas. I don't know if its excitement or dread but I'm feeling something...
Life is only a dream and we are the imagination of ourselves

SueC

Quote from: chemicaloverload on December 22, 2019, 12:49:14Lord, three days til Christmas. I don't know if its excitement or dread but I'm feeling something...

If I think about it, I get a sort of mild panic.  The tree is still outside.  I think my husband is going to decorate it.  :)
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MeltingMan

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L'Eglise est une telle merveille qu'elle vit et vivrait malgré
l'indignité de ses membres et qu'il faudrait la conserver
comme nécessaire, même si on la tenait pour fausse et
inauthentique.

Amphithéâtre des sciences mortes V. p. 254

Ulrich

The end of the year (and the decade) is approaching fast... (almost too fast for my liking).
Gotta say 2019 was better than 2018 on the whole. Not perfect, but what will ever be perfect?

This is a song I listened to quite a lot during the year and this part of the lyrics fit:
"You've got the wind at your back
but it hits me different
and colder...

There's worlds to be seen
 And fortunes to earn
 And I've got no clue what to do "
https://thestrange.info/track/lonesome-rider
(The lyrics shown there are not exactly what he sings...)

I expect 2020 to be similar to this year, just a little more expensive. :P
If only I'd thought of the right words...

word_on_a_wing

Is anyone else receiving heaps of email notifications from Curefans.com?  Every 20mins or so I get another one, saying I was quoted (when I wasn't). This hasn't happened before now. I've adjusted my settings (to not get notifications) but it keeps happening.
David is there a glitch in the system?
"Where the flesh meets the spirit world,
Where the traffic is thin..."

dsanchez

Quote from: word_on_a_wing on December 30, 2019, 22:51:10I've adjusted my settings (to not get notifications) but it keeps happening.

Hi WOAW, I see you have ALL type of notifications disabled, which means you won't get a notification about this reply in your email. If you still do, please let me know.
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word_on_a_wing

I completely turned off all notifications and that seems to have worked. As you say David there is the downside of not knowing if someone has actually posted a reply, but it beats the alternative (I had over 60 notifications from Curefans.com in my inbox this morning 😬)
"Where the flesh meets the spirit world,
Where the traffic is thin..."

dsanchez

2002 I was 25 and saw The Cure for the first time. 2020 is tomorrow.

"So you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking, racing around to come up behind you again... The sun is the same in a relative way but you're older, shorter of breath and one day closer to death"
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