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Monthly artist appreciation thread?

Discussion in 'photography, graphics & art' started by Stanley Edwards, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

  2. clicker

    clicker nanook rubs it....

    Me too, but I must be a complete philistine because I wish he hadn't bothered with the curtains .
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  3. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Literally over the moon

    An artist who knew the value of a peseta as well as the worth of Art. He was renowned for the Dali cheque scam

    Don't care for his stuff meself. Probably not helped by the awful Dali museum I went to a couple of years ago
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  4. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Dali is the Jim Morrison of painting.
    Seems amazing and mind blowing when you're a teenager but a tedious old bore when you grow up.
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  5. dessiato

    dessiato Maholo e ke akua no kei la

    Which one was it? I love the one in St Petersburg and have been at least three times, and always with a guide, and a pair of binoculars! The gallery in Porto that did a Dali exhibition was singularly disappointing for its presentation, but the art, mainly lesser known works, was very interesting.
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  6. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Literally over the moon

    The One in ermm ( googles ) Figueres in Catalonia
  7. dessiato

    dessiato Maholo e ke akua no kei la

    I'm pleased you mentioned that one. I was planning to take Mrs D there as she is a great fan of Dali and is keen to go to where he started and to see some of the scenery that recurs in his paintings.
  8. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Literally over the moon

    it was hot and the queue was about 2 hours and it was expensive and the kids were kicking off and people were pushing in and there was precious little of his stuff there I thought...you may enjoy it though. I am wary of production line museums like this - just seemed like it is a profit generating machine and part of every coach trippers schedule
  9. dessiato

    dessiato Maholo e ke akua no kei la

    I think that it is very much a coach trip "must see," but since my wife is such a fan it seems worth the risk. The other thing is that some of the rooms have to be viewed from a specific angle to see the actual art. Dali fully understood his monetary value, and I have no doubt that this museum capitalises on this.
  10. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Literally over the moon

    Its very busy Dess' - and yes, some of the installations really require you to be in a very specific position and the *entire world* were queuing up inside to get that exact shot for their facebook . We did have some lovely tapas and cervesa on the way back to the campsite though, so it wasn't all wasted
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  11. dessiato

    dessiato Maholo e ke akua no kei la

    One of the best things about living in Spain is the beer and tapas, even when the beer isn't too good.

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